Books  Animal & General Biology  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 

Plant Lipids: Biology, Utilisation and Manipulation

Series: Biological Sciences Series

Edited By: Denis J Murphy

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Nov 2004 | #147931 | ISBN: 1405119047
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £190.00 $242/€225 approx

About this book

This volume provides a broad, contemporary review of plant lipid biology and its applications, drawing on recent advances in cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genomics, molecular biology and genetic engineering. It is directed at researchers and professionals in plant biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and genetics, in both the academic and industrial sectors.

Contents
1. The study and utilisation of plant lipids: from margarine to lipid rafts
2. Fatty acid biosynthesis
3. Fatty acid manipulation
4. Membrane lipids
5. Storage lipids
6. Lipid-associated proteins
7. The plant cuticle: formation and structure of epidermal surfaces
8. Inositol-containing lipids - roles in cellular signalling
9. Oxylipins
10. Prenyllipids and their derivatives: Sterols, prenylquinones, carotenoids and terpenoids
11. Non-food lipids
References
Index

...this volume provides a review of recent advances of some essential aspects in the biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology of plant lipids. (Hartmut Lichtenthaler, Insititute of Botany, University of Karlsruhe, Germany in Journal of Plant Physiology 162 (2005)) "(the book)...guarantees topical reviews, which are needed for the scientific community especially for those newly starting their research in one of the covered fields." (Hartmut Lichtenthaler, Insititute of Botany, University of Karlsruhe, Germany in Journal of Plant Physiology 162 (2005)).


Contents

1. The study and utilisation of plant lipids: from margarine to lipid rafts Denis J. Murphy, Biotechnology Unit, School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK 2. Fatty acid biosynthesis John L. Harwood, School of Biosciences, University of Cardiff, UK 3. Fatty acid manipulation David Hildebrand, Keshun Yu, Charles McCracken and Suryadevara S. Rao, Department of Agronomy, Agricultural Science Center, North Lexington, Kentucky, USA 4. Non-food lipids Sevim Z. Erhan, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois, USA and Atanu Adhvaryu, Chemical Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA 5. Membrane lipids Peter Dormann, Department of Molecular Physiology, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany 6. Storage lipids Randall J. Weselake, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 7. Lipid-associated proteins Denis J. Murphy, Biotechnology Unit, School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom 8. The plant cuticle: formation and structure of epidermal surfaces L. Kunst and A.L. Samuels, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and R. Jetter, Department of Chemistry and Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 9. Inositol-containing lipids - roles in cellular signalling Bjorn K. Drobak, Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK 10. Oxylipins Sabine Rosahl, Department of Stress and Developmental Biology, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle / Saale, Germany and Ivo Feussner, Department for Plant Biochemistry, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg-August-University, Gottingen, Germany 11. Prenyllipids and their derivatives: Sterols, prenylquinones, carotenoids and terpenoids Pierre Benveniste, Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes, Departement Biogenese et Fonctions des Isoprenoides, UPR-CNRS, Strasbourg, France References Index

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

NHBS Price: £89.99 $115/€107 approx

The Cell Cycle

NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€41 approx

The Molecular Life of Plants

NHBS Price: £47.50 $61/€56 approx

The Cyanobacteria

NHBS Price: £215.00 $274/€255 approx

Molecular Evolution

NHBS Price: £41.99 $54/€50 approx