Plant Biochemistry takes a systematic approach and gives a broad overview of plant biochemistry. Biochemistry is placed within the context of the life of the growing plant - from a cellular level to, where applicable, an ecological and environmental level -, using a host of examples. This approach, combined with a careful balance of textual description, explanation and illustration, provides an uncomplicated scientific view of an otherwise complex subject.
1. Introduction 2. Approaches to Understanding Metabolic Pathways 3. Plant Cell Structure 4. Light Reactions of Photosynthesis 5. Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation 6. Respiration 7. Synthesis and Mobilisation of Storage and Structural Carbohydrates 8. Nitrogen and Sulfur Metabolism 9. Lipid Biosynthesis 10. Alkaloids 11. Phenolics 12. Terpenoids
The book is well arranged and printed. Many illustrations and blue boxes highlighting an area that merits a particular attention make sophisticated text readable. This very useful textbook certainly find place on the shelves of many students as well as their teachers. Biologia Plantarum "! I very much appreciated this text book because it presents an updated source of basic knowledge on plant biochemistry, taking benefit from the recent advances in "omics"! This is clearly a textbook to recommend to students and their teachers." Plant Science "These authors have provided a useful reference text for students and researchers." Biologist
Caroline Bowsher is the Programme Director of the plant science and biology courses at the University of Manchester, UK. Martin Steer is Professor of Botany and Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at University College Dublin, Eire. Alyson Tobin is Dean of Science at the Centre for Evolution, Genes & Genomics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.