10. Control of Starch Biosynthesis in Vascular Plants and Algae

  1. William C. Plaxton1 and
  2. Michael T. McManus2
  1. Matthew K. Morell,
  2. Zhongyi Li,
  3. Ahmed Regina,
  4. Sadiq Rahman,
  5. Christophe d'Hulst and
  6. Steven G. Ball

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988640.ch10

Annual Plant Reviews Volume 22: Control of Primary Metabolism in Plants

Annual Plant Reviews Volume 22: Control of Primary Metabolism in Plants

How to Cite

Morell, M. K., Li, Z., Regina, A., Rahman, S., d'Hulst, C. and Ball, S. G. (2007) Control of Starch Biosynthesis in Vascular Plants and Algae, in Annual Plant Reviews Volume 22: Control of Primary Metabolism in Plants (eds W. C. Plaxton and M. T. McManus), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988640.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Institute of Molecular Bio Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130967

Online ISBN: 9780470988640

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Keywords:

  • vascular plants;
  • biosynthesis;
  • algae;
  • carbohydrate;
  • germination

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Synthesis of bacterial glycogen

  • Synthesis of starch in vascular plants

  • Starch synthesis and breakdown in leaves and tubers

  • Control of starch biosynthesis in monocotyledonous species

  • Starch synthesis in green algae

  • Starch synthesis in other systems

  • Control of starch biosynthesis

  • Opportunities for the manipulation of starch synthesis and structure

  • Conclusions