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A Molecular Approach to Primary Metabolism in Higher Plants

Edited By: Christine H Foyer and W Paul Quick

347 pages, Figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #59024 | ISBN: 0748404198
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #59022 | ISBN: 074840418X
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Discusses and explains the major advances in the new technology of applying molecular genetic techniques of modifying carbon and nitrogen in plants.


Primary nitrogen assimilation, carbon assimilation and carbon partitioning: the photosynthetic electron transport system - efficiency and control; the regulation and control of photosynthetic carbon assimilation; modulation of sucrose metabolism;modulation of starch synthesis; molecular crosstalk and the regulation of C- and N-responsive genes; manipulation of the pathways of sucrose biosynthesis and nitrogen assimilation; manipulation amino acid biosynthesis; regulation of C/N metabolism byreversible protein phosphorylation. Compartmentation, transport and whole plant interactions: compartmentation of C/N metabolism; plasmodesmal-mediated plant communication network - implications for controlling carbon metabolism and resource allocation;nitrogen uptake and assimilation in roots and root nodules; probing the carbon and nitrogen interaction - a whole plant perspective; the role of mycorrhiza. Related problems: respiration and the alternative oxidase; manipulation of oil biosynthesis andlipid composition; resource use efficiency and crop-performance - what is the link

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