631 pages, B/w illus, figs
First published in 1990 under the title of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – this edition has been thoroughly revised, reorganised and updated, incorporating the latest developments in this exciting field.
The text is divided into ten sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of plant metabolism. Section I deals with the fundamentals of the control of metabolism. This includes new chapters on protein synthesis and the molecular biology of plant development. Section II contains new chapters on the cell wall, structure, communication and defence. Sections III to IX cover all other major processes and pathways of plant metabolism and have been revised and updated to incorporate recent changes and advances in the field. The final section of Plant Metabolism contains new chapters on the manipulation of carbon allocation in plants and on the biochemical basis for plant improvement.
"The chapters provide highly authoritative, up-to-date, well-balanced overviews of their subject [...] supported by an excellent index that helps to unify the book through cross-referencing."
- Times Higher Education Supplement on first edition
Preface List of contributors
1. The Control of Metabolism
2. Cytosolic Carbon Metabolism
3. Mitochondrial Metabolism
4. Mitochondrial-Cytosol Interactions
6. Chloroplast-Cytosol Interactions
7. The Formation and Breakdown of Lipids
8. Nitrogen Metabolism
9. Assimilate Partitioning and Storage
10. Prospects for Plant Improvement
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David Dennis is a Professor, David H. Turpin is Professor and Vice Principal of Biology, Daniel D. Lefebvre is an Associate Professor and David B. Layzell is a Professor, all at the Department of Biology, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.