Amino Acids and their Derivatives in Higher Plants

Amino Acids and their Derivatives in Higher Plants

by R. M. Wallsgrove
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521050510

ISBN-13: 9780521050517

Pub. Date: 04/14/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Plants convert inorganic nitrogen into amino acids, the building blocks of a variety of functional compounds. They help to resist stresses and defend plants against pests and diseases. Experts from around the world review the biochemistry and molecular biology of protein amino acids and other such compounds found in the higher plants. The most recent research is…  See more details below

Overview

Plants convert inorganic nitrogen into amino acids, the building blocks of a variety of functional compounds. They help to resist stresses and defend plants against pests and diseases. Experts from around the world review the biochemistry and molecular biology of protein amino acids and other such compounds found in the higher plants. The most recent research is authoritatively presented on the physiological role of these compounds.This book will be of great value to researchers in plant biochemistry, physiology and phytochemistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521050517
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2008
Series:
Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series, #56
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Glutamine synthetase in higher plants: molecular biology meets plant physiology1
Interactions of nitrogen and carbon metabolism: implications of PEP carboxylase and isocitrate dehydrogenase19
The genetics of aspartate derived amino acids in higher plants29
Oxidyation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) in the generation of ethylene by plants51
Regulation of carbon flow through the branched chain amino acid biosynthetic pathway59
Amino acid metabolism and protein deposition in the endosperm of wheat: synthesis of proline via ornithine77
The glycine decarboxylase complex in higher plant mitochondria: structure, function and biogenesis87
Glycine and serine synthesis in non-photosynthetic tissues111
Biogenesis of N-heterocyclic amino acids by plants: mechanisms of biological significance119
Toxicity of non-protein amino acids from plants145
Processes involved in glutathione metabolism155
Betaines in higher plants - biosynthesis and role in stress metabolism173
Metabolism and function of polyamines during osmotically induced senescence in oat leaves and protoplasts205
Biosynthesis of cyanogenic glucosides. Elucidation of the pathway and characterization of the cytochromes P-450 involved227
The biosynthesis of glucosinolates in Brassicas243
Biochemical genetics of aliphatic glucosinolates in Brassica and Arabidopsis261
Index277

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