Antioxidants and Reactive Oxygen Species in Plants

Antioxidants and Reactive Oxygen Species in Plants

Editor(s): Nicholas Smirnoff

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405125291

Online ISBN: 9780470988565

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988565

About this Book

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced during the interaction of metabolism with oxygen. As ROS have the potential to cause oxidative damage by reacting with biomolecules, research on ROS has concentrated on the oxidative damage that results from exposure to environmental stresses and on the role of ROS in defence against pathogens. However, more recently, it has become apparent that ROS also have important roles as signalling molecules. A complex network of enzymatic and small molecule antioxidants controls the concentration of ROS and repairs oxidative damage, and research is revealing the complex and subtle interplay between ROS and antioxidants in controlling plant growth, development and response to the environment.

This book covers these new developments, generally focussing on molecular and biochemical details and providing a point of entry to the detailed literature. It is directed at researchers and professionals in plant molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology, in both the academic and industrial sectors.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Glutathione (pages 1–24)

      Christine H. Foyer, Leonardo D. Gomez and Philippus D.R. van Heerden

    3. Chapter 11

      Plant Responses to Ozone (pages 268–292)

      Pinja Jaspers, Hannes Kollist, Christian Langebartels and Jaakko Kangasjärvi

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