Focuses on the pathways of plant primary metabolism and their control, emphasising the multi-layers of control - from transcriptional, through to translational and post-translational. Also takes account of the impact of genomics and proteomics on the subject.
Contributors. Preface. 1. Evaluation of the Transcriptome and Genome to Inform the Study of Metabolic Control in Plants (Oliver Thimm, Oliver E. Blasing, Bjorn Usadel and Yves Gibon) 2. The Use of Proteomics in the Study of Metabolic Control (Lee J. Sweetlove) 3. Study of Metabolic Control in Plants by Metabolomics (Oliver Fiehn) 4. Metabolite Transporters in the Control of Plant Primary Metabolism (Mechthild Tegeder and Andreas P.M. Weber) 5. Role of Protein Kinases, Phosphatases and 14-3-3 Proteins in the Control of Primary Plant Metabolism (Greg B.G. Moorhead, George W. Templeton and Hue T. Tran) 6. Redox Signal Transduction in Plant Metabolism (Santiago Mora-Garcia, Fabiana G. Stolowicz and Ricardo A. Wolosiuk) 7. Control of Carbon Fixation in Chloroplasts (Brigitte Gontero, Luisana Avilan and Sandrine Lebreton) 8. Control of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase in Plants (Hugh G. Nimmo) 9. Control of Sucrose Biosynthesis (Elspeth Macrae and John Lunn) 10. Control of Starch Biosynthesis in Vascular Plants and Algae (Matthew K. Morrell, Zhongyi Li, Ahmed Regina, Sadiq Rahman, Christophe D'Hulst and Steven G. Ball) 11. The Organization and Control of Plant Mitochondrial Metabolism (Allison E. McDonald and Greg C. Vanlerberghe) 12. Photosynthetic Carbon-Nitrogen Interactions: Modelling Inter-Pathway Control and Signalling (Christine H. Foyer, Graham Noctor and Paul Verrier) 13. Control of Sulfur Uptake, Assimilation and Metabolism (Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Jonathan R. Howarth and Peter Buchner) Index.
Dr William Plaxton, Department of Biology, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr Michael McManus, Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Aimed at scientists in the fields of plant biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, and cell biology, the reviews gathered in this volume are excellent sources of information about the basics, as well as recent advances in our understanding of the control of primary metabolism in plants.Marissa N. Oppel in Journal of Botanical Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2007