Plant Lipids

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Overview

New research tools have revealed many surprising aspects of the dynamic nature of lipids and their participation in processes such as recognition, intra- and inter-cellular signalling, deterrence and defence against pathogens, membrane trafficking and protein function. This is in addition to new information on the more established roles of plant lipids as structural components of membranes and as long-term storage products. Plant lipids are also increasingly being seen as sources of a new generation of environmentally friendly, biodegradable and renewable industrial products, including biopolymers and high grade lubricants.

This volume provides a broad overview of plant lipid research and its many applications, linking the various disciplines and providing an interesting and wide-ranging perspective on this fast-moving field. Extensive lists of references are provided, totalling well over two thousand non-redundant citations and offering a point of entry to the detailed literature.

This is a book for researchers and professionals in plant biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and genetics, in both the academic and industrial sectors.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...this volume provides a review of recent advances of some essential aspects in the biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology of plant lipids." (Hartmut Lichtenthaler, Insititute of Botany, University of Karlsruhe, Germany in Journal of Plant Physiology 162 (2005))

"(the book)...guarantees topical reviews, which are needed for the scientific community especially for those newly starting their research in one of the covered fields." (Hartmut Lichtenthaler, Insititute of Botany, University of Karlsruhe, Germany in Journal of Plant Physiology 162 (2005)).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405119047
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/18/2004
  • Series: Biological Sciences Series
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The study and utilisation of plant lipids: from margarine to lipid rafts.

Denis J. Murphy, Biotechnology Unit, School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK.

2. Fatty acid biosynthesis.

John L. Harwood, School of Biosciences, University of Cardiff, UK.

3. Fatty acid manipulation.

David Hildebrand, Keshun Yu, Charles McCracken and Suryadevara S. Rao, Department of Agronomy, Agricultural Science Center, North Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

4. Non-food lipids.

Sevim Z. Erhan, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois, USA and Atanu Adhvaryu, Chemical Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA.

5. Membrane lipids.

Peter Dörmann, Department of Molecular Physiology, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany.

6. Storage lipids.

Randall J. Weselake, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

7. Lipid-associated proteins.

Denis J. Murphy, Biotechnology Unit, School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom.

8. The plant cuticle: formation and structure of epidermal surfaces.

L. Kunst and A.L. Samuels, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and R. Jetter, Department of Chemistry and Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

9. Inositol-containing lipids - roles in cellular signalling.

Bjørn K. Drøbak, Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.

10. Oxylipins.

Sabine Rosahl, Department of Stress and Developmental Biology, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle / Saale, Germany and Ivo Feussner, Department for Plant Biochemistry, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany.

11. Prenyllipids and their derivatives: Sterols, prenylquinones, carotenoids and terpenoids.

Pierre Benveniste, Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes, Departement Biogenese et Fonctions des Isoprenoides, UPR-CNRS, Strasbourg, France.

References.

Index

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