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About this book
About this book
This volume provides a general background and overview of nitrogen acquisition in plants and presents a comprehensive description of recent advances in the understanding of both nitrogen assimilation and nitrogen fixation using new technologies. It covers many important aspects, including transport systems, regulatory and signaling mechanisms, plant development and senescence, and metabolic cross-talk between nitrogen assimilation and other metabolic pathways.
Chapter 1. Overview: an overview of nitrogen assimilation by plants considering the impact of recent developments for crop improvement (Ben Mifflin and Peter Lea). Chapter 2. Overview: an overview of nitrogen fixation by legumes considering the impact of recent developments for crop improvement (Tony Gordon and Frank Minchin). Chapter 3. Global pathway regulation, inter-pathway signalling and transcriptional controls (Mark Stitt). Chapter 4. Transcriptional profiling approaches to nitrogen metabolism in wheat (Malcolm Hawkesforde). Chapter 5. Transcriptional profiling approaches to nitrogen fixation (Marcelle Holsters). Chapter 6. QTL approaches to improving nitrogen assimilation (Francoise Vedele). Chapter 7. Proteomics approaches to nitrogen assimilation and fixation (Michael Udvardi). Chapter 8. Metabolomics approaches to nitrogen assimilation and fixation (Alistair Fernie and Mark Stitt):. Chapter 9. Integration of nitrogen assimilation with respiration and redox pathways (Graham Noctor and Christine Foyer). Chapter 10. Integration of amino acid synthesis pathways (Nigel Halford). Chapter 11. Intra-cellular compartmentation and integration with photorespiration (Bob Ludwig).
Christine Helen Foyer and Hanma Zhang are based at the Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.
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Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 42: Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants in the Post-genomicEra is an essential purchase for advanced students, researchers and professionals in plant sciences, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics and agricultural sciences, working in the academic and industrial sectors." (O Six Media, 15 February 2011)