The Structure and Function of Plastids

Edited by Wise, Robert R.; Hoober, J. Kenneth 
Springer  2006  

Hardback  573 pp  ISBN 978140204060-3      £287.00

Softcover  573 pp  ISBN 9781402065705      £103.00
This volume provides a comprehensive look at the biology of plastids, the multifunctional biosynthetic factories that are unique to plants and algae. Fifty-nine international experts have contributed 28 chapters that cover all aspects of this large and diverse family of plant and algal organelles.

Of interest to researchers, graduates, upper level undergraduates.


A Dedication to Pioneers of Research on Chloroplast Structure
Colour Section.

  • Plastid Origin and Development: The Diversity of Plastid Form and Function. Chloroplast Development. Protein Import into Plastids: Who, When and How?.

Origin and Evolution of Plastids: Genomic View on the Unification and Diversity of Plastids

  • The Mechanism of Plastid Division: The Structure and Origin of The Plastid Division Apparatus The Plastid Genome and its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome: Expression, Prediction and Function of the Thylakoid Proteome in Higher Plants and Green Algae. The Role of Nucleus and Chloroplast-Encoded Factors in the Synthesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus.

Plastid Transcription: Competition, Regulation, and Promotion by Plastid- and Nuclear-Encoded Polymerases

  • Plastid-to-Nucleus Signaling. Trace Metal Utilization in Chloroplasts. Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids: Light/Dark Regulation of Chloroplast Metabolism Chlororespiratory Pathways and their Physiological Significance. CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms. Synthesis, Export, and Partitioning of the End Products of Photosynthesis

Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids: Chlorophyll Synthesis.- Carotenoids

  • Lipid Synthesis, Metabolism and Transport. Amino Acid Synthesis in Plastids Sulfur Metabolism in Plastids Regulation and Role of Ca+ Fluxes in Chloroplasts

Plastid Differentiation and Response to Environmental Factors: The Role of Plastids in Ripening Fruits

  • Fate and Activities of Plastids During Leaf Senescence. The Kleptoplast. The Apicoplast. The Role of Plastids in Gravitropism. Plastid Movements in Response to Environmental Signals. Oxygen Metabolism and Stress Physiology

Subject Index Species Index.
Author Index.

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