Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology

Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology

Editor(s): Hiroshi Ashihara, Alan Crozier, Atsushi Komamine

Published Online: 28 MAR 2011 08:35PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470747032

Online ISBN: 9781119991311

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991311

About this Book

Various plant metabolites are useful for human life, and the induction and reduction of these metabolites using modern biotechnical technique is of enormous potential important especially in the fields of agriculture and health. Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology describes the biosynthetic pathways of plant metabolites, their function in plants, and some applications for biotechnology. Topics covered include:

  • biosynthesis and metabolism of starch and sugars
  • lipid biosynthesis
  • symbiotic nitrogen fixation
  • sulfur metabolism
  • nucleotide metabolism
  • purine alkaloid metabolism
  • nicotine biosynthesis
  • terpenoid biosynthesis
  • benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis
  • monoterpenoid indole alkaloid biosynthesis
  • flavonoid biosynthesis
  • pigment biosynthesis: anthocyanins, betacyanins and carotenoids
  • metabolomics in biotechnology

Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology is an essential guide to this important field for researchers and students of biochemistry, plant biology, metabolic engineering, biotechnology, food science, agriculture, and medicine.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 12

      Pigment Biosynthesis I. Anthocyanins (pages 321–342)

      Yoshihiro Ozeki, Yuki Matsuba, Yutaka Abe, Naoyuki Umemoto and Nobuhiro Sasaki

    3. Chapter 14

      Metabolomics in Plant Biotechnology (pages 373–388)

      Yozo Okazaki, Akira Oikawa, Miyako Kusano, Fumio Matsuda and Kazuki Saito

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