Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants / Edition 1

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Overview

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants is a major contribution to the plant sciences literature, superbly edited by three distinguished scientists, Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones, with contributions from more than 50 world-renowned scientists. With over 1,400 pages, 1,100 full-colour original drawings and 500 photographs this work qualifies, in the words of the Science reviewer, as:

"an essential reference for practicing plant biologists and for the increasing number of scientists from other disciplines who are entering the field of plant biology. To exploit fully the wealth of new information provided by the genome projects and to integrate the metabolic, regulatory, and signal transduction pathways of complex organisms, biologists will require a solid command of biochemistry and physiology. For this reason, the publication of Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants could not have come at a more opportune and auspicious time."

This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, useful both for teaching and for reference. The multi-authored work provides a contemporary view of its subject, including molecular biology, cell biology, and plant physiology, integrated around the themes of:

* compartmentation
* cell reproduction
* energetics
* metabolism
* development

Read the words of the reviewer in CELL:
"The great strength of this book is that it has integrated its three major components (molecular biology, cell biology, and plant biochemistry) in each of the 24 chapters, resulting in a comprehensive analysis of a multitude of specific topics."

Who should buy this spectacular text?
* Plant biologists and scientists in related fields
* Professors in departments of plant biology, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, and related fields
* Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of plant biology
* Researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agribusiness industries

Images are available directly from the ASPB web site at http://www.aspb.org/publications/biotext/

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Editorial Reviews

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“…good value for money for students and professionals specializing in molecular plant sciences.”  (Cell Biochemistry & Function, March-April 2005)
Booknews
Based on the contributions of leading specialists in the field, this text provides a contemporary view of molecular, cell, and plant physiology. Plant biologists Buchanan and Russell L. Jones (both of the U. of California at Berkeley) and Wilhelm Gruissem (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) present 24 chapters that cover compartments, cell reproduction, energy flow, metabolic and developmental integration, and plant environment and agriculture. Contains many color and b&w diagrams and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943088396
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/10/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1408
  • Sales rank: 798,421
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.79 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 COMPARTMENTS

Membrane Structure and Membranous Organelles

The Cell Wall

Membrane Transport

Protein Sorting and Vesicle Traffic

The Cytoskeleton

PART 2 CELL REPRODUCTION

Nucleic Acids

Genome Organization and Expression

Amino Acids

Protein Synthesis, Assembly, and Degradation

Lipids

Cell Division Regulation

PART 3 ENERGY FLOW

Photosynthesis

Carbohydrate Metabolism

Respiration and Photorespiration

PART 4 METABOLIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL INTEGRATION

Long-Distance Transport

Nitrogen and Sulfur

Biosynthesis of Hormones and Elicitor Molecules

Signal Perception and Transduction

Reproductive Development

Senescence and Programmed Cell Death

PART 5 PLANT ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Responses to Plant Pathogens

Responses to Abiotic Stresses

Molecular Physiology and Mineral Nutrient Acquisition, Transport, and Utilization

Natural Products (Secondary Metabolites)

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