Plastids: Annual Plant Reviews, Volume Thirteen / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
Plastids provides a broad, state-of-the-art review of plastids, which are essential plant organelles, vital for life on earth. The most common plastids are cholorplasts, which carry out photosynthesis, produce a variety of essential lipids, amino acids and growth regulators, and are involved in many essential intermediary metabolic pathways. The last decade has seen enormous advances in plastid research, and advances in our understanding of how plastids function, offering the potential for the development of safer ways of plant genetic engineering. This volume is directed at researchers and professionals working in plant physiology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and agriculture.
Table of Contents1. The genomic era of chloroplast research.
Dario Leister and Paolo Pesaresi, Abteilung für Pflanzenzüchtung und Ertragsphysiologie, Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Köln, Germany.
2. Plastid development and differentiation.
Mark Waters and Kevin Pyke, Plant Sciences Division, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, UK.
3. Plastid metabolic pathways.
Ian Tetlow and Michael J. Emes, College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Steve Rawsthorne, Department of Metabolic Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK and Christine Raines, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK.
4. Plastid division in higher plants.
Simon Geir Møller, Department of Biology, University of Leicester, UK.
5. The protein import pathway into chloroplasts: a single tune or variations on a common theme?.
Ute C. Vothknecht and Jürgen Soll, Department of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
6. Biogenesis of the thylakoid membrane.
Colin Robinson, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, UK and Alexandra Mant, Department of Plant Biology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
7. The chloroplast proteolytic machinery.
Zach Adam, The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.
8. Regulation of nuclear expression by plastid signals.
John C. Gray, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK.
9. Chloroplast avoidance movement.
Masahiro Kasahara, Gene ResearchCenter, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan and Masamitsu Wada, Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.
10. Chloroplast genetic engineering for enhanced agronomic traits and expression of proteins for medical/industrial applications.
Andrew L. Devine and Henry Daniell, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA.