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Plant Pigments

Out of Print

By: T Goodwin

372 pages, Illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1988 | #22593 | ISBN: 0122898478
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About this book

The biochemistry of plant pigments attracts continuing interest and research from a wide range of pure and applied biochemists and plant scientists. In many areas the first two editions of Professor Goodwin's Chemistry and Biochemistry of Plant Pigments have been overtaken by research and the need for a new, up-to-date summary has become pressing. This new book was conceived in response to this need. The burgeoning literature mitigates against a comprehensive treatment. Instead Professor Goodwin has identified seven topics which represent growing points in plant pigment research and has invited experts to prepare critical reviews of recent developments in them. The resulting book is an essential companion to the earlier volumes and will ensure that workers in this field are absolutely up to date with the latest thinking.

I would strong recommend this book for the undergraduate library, and to anyone wanting to bring themselves up to date in the area of plant science it covers. --JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY


Contents

W. Rudiger and S. Schoch, Chlorophylls. T.W. Goodwin and G. Britton, Distribution and Analysis of Carotenoids. G. Britton, Biosynthesis of Carotenoids. R. Cogdell, The Function of Pigments in Chloroplasts. W. Rau, Functions of Carotenoids Other Than in Photosynthesis. G. Whitelam and H. Smith, Phytochrome. J.B. Harborne, The Flavonoids: Recent Advances.

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Biography

Dr. Irun R. Cohen studied philosophy at Northwestern University (B.A., 1959) and medicine at Northwestern Medical School (MD., 1963). He did pediatric training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and research in infectious diseases as a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, Dr. Cohen is the Director of the Robert Koch-Minerva Center for Research in Autoimmune Diseases, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Emerging Diseases, in Jerusalem, Israel. He has published numerous scientific journal articles and edited or co-authored 4 books.

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