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As research in plant metabolism and molecular biology continues to make great progress it has become essential for plant scientists to have an overview of both disciplines, which are becoming increasingly complementary in understanding plant function. Drawing on their own teaching and research experience, the editors and contributors have provided a timely, comprehensive and generously illustrated new edition of this successful introductory textbook. All of the chapters have been updated and revised, and a new chapter on secondary metabolism has been included. Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the plant sciences and to all those requiring an introduction to current concepts in molecular plant science.
Energy Production in Plant Cells (J. Bryce & S. Hill).
Photosynthesis in C_3 Plants: The Benson-Calvin Cycle and Photorespiration (R. Leegood).
Carbon Dioxide-Concentrating Mechanisms: C_4 Photosynthesis and Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (R. Leegood).
Carbohydrate Biochemistry (C. Smith).
Plant Lipids -
Their Metabolism, Function and Utilization (D. Murphy).
Nitrogen Fixation (R. Smith, et al.).
Nitrogen Metabolism (P. Lea).
Secondary Metabolism (R. Edwards & J. Gatehouse).
Plant Pigments (G. Hendry).
Genome Organization, Protein Synthesis and Processing in Plants (M. Watson & D. Murphy).
Regulation of Gene Expression (A. Shirsat, et al.).
Molecular Control of Development (J. Bryant & A. Cuming).
Cell Culture, Transformation and Gene Technology (R. Walden).
Reviews of the First Edition
"The aim of the editors to blend plant biochemistry with molecular biology is successfully reached and provided a new, well written text book which is easy to read."
- Journal of Plant Physiology
"The contributing chapters are well written with clear illustrations and I would expect undergraduates, to whom this book is primarily targeted, to enjoy using it."
- New Phytologist
"The evident teaching experience of the authors make this textbook a useful aid to students and researchers."