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Compartmentation of Plant Metabolism in Non-Photosynthetic Tissues

Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series Volume: 42

Edited By: MJ Emes

220 pages, 7 b/w photos, 35 illus, 22 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Feb 1991 | #11238 | ISBN: 052136132X
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Many of the most important plant crop products, including oils, starch and protein, are produced in non-photosynthetic tissues such as seeds, roots and tubers. Unlike the situation found in leaves, metabolism in these tissues is not necessarily dominated by plastidial activities, and the provision of energy for biosynthetic processes is therefore different from that in green cells. In this book, leading researchers in the field present a fine overview of the latest thinking on the organisation of metabolism in such organs and the development of the cellular compartments responsible for the synthesis of important crop products. Graduate students as well as researchers in the field of plant biochemistry will find this book of great interest.


Preface; 1. Metabolic compartments in plant cells H. Beevers; 2. Fatty acid and lipid biosynthesis J. L. Harwood; 3. Structure, synthesis, and degradation of oil bodies in maize A. H. C. Huang; 4. Biogenesis of protein bodies and glyoxysomes in Ricinus communis seeds J. M. Lord; 5. Isozymes and compartmentation in leucoplasts D. T. Dennis; 6. Interconversion of C-6 and C-3 sugar phosphates in non-photosynthetic cells of plants T. Ap Rees; 7. The pathway and compartmentation of starch synthesis in developing wheat grain P. L. Keeling; 8. Autophagy triggered by sucrose deprivation in sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) cells R. Douce; 9. Integration and compartmentation of carbon and nitrogen metabolism in roots M. J. Emes and C. G. Bowsher; 10. Control of the rate of respiration in roots: compartmentation, demand and the supply of substrate J. F. Farrar and J. H. H. Williams; 11. Control of the rate of respiration in shoots: light, calcium and plant growth regulators A. R. Wellburn and J. H. Owen; Index.

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