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Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering

Edited by Verpoorte, R.; Alfermann, A.W.; Johnson, T.S. 
Springer  2007  



Hardcover  332 pp  ISBN 9781402060304      £117.00
Written by leading international experts in the field of plant metabolic engineering, this book discusses, mainly, applications of plant metabolic engineering. Metabolic engineering, which is part of second generation biotechnology, has made several contributions at basic level as well as at conceptualising products ever since its emergence in the early 1980s. Applications resulting from metabolic engineering are expected to play a very important role in future for plant breeding, e.g. for improved resistance or improved traits concerning health promoting constituents, and production of fine chemicals such as medicines, flavors and fragrances.

Written for teachers from college and universities; graduate, postgraduate students and researchers; professors at university level as handy reference book; plant breeding companies.

Contents

  • Biosynthesis of plant natural products and characterization of plant biosynthetic pathways in recombinant microorganisms; Erin K. Marasco and Claudia Schmidt-Dannert.
  • Plant Molecular Farming: Host Systems, Technology and Products; G.B. Sunil Kumar, T.R. Ganapathi, L. Srinivas and V.A. Bapat
  • Plastid Pathways, metabolic engineering via the chloroplast genome; Tracey Ruhlman and Henry Daniell.
  • Metabolic engineering of the alkaloid biosynthesis in plants: functional genomics approaches; Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Suvi T. Häkkinen & Heiko Rischer.
  • Polyamine Biosynthetic Pathway: A Potential Target for Enhancing Alkaloids Production; Esha Bhattacharya and M.V. Rajam
  • Metabolic Engineering in Alkaloid Biosynthesis: Case Studies in Tyrosine- and Putrescine-Derived Alkaloids; Fumihiko Sato, Koji Inai and Takashi Hashimoto
  • Application of Metabolic Engineering to Vanillin Biosynthetic Pathways in Vanilla planifolia; Daphna Havkin-Frenkel and Faith C. Belanger.
  • Pathway Engineering of the Plant Vitamin C Metabolic Network; Argelia Lorence and Craig L. Nessler.
  • Metabolic Engineering of Terpenoid Biosynthesis in Plants; Joost Lücker, Harro J. Bouwmeester and Asaph Aharoni.
  • Metabolic Engineering Of Seed Oil Biosynthetic Pathways for Human Health; Howard G. Damude and Anthony J. Kinney.
  • Metabolic Engineering in Sugarcane: assisting the transition to a bio-based economy; Robert G. Birch
  • Single-chain Fv antibody stimulates biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in plants; Waraporn Putalun, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Yukihiro Shoyama.
  • Metabolic engineering of sulfur assimilation in plants: Molecular and biochemical analysis of serine acetyltransferase and cysteine synthase; Masaaki Noji and Kazuki Sait
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