Plant Biotechnology Series

Biosynthesis and Manipulation of Plant Products

Editors: Grierson, Donald (Ed.)

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Volumes I and 2 of this Plant Biotechnology series reviewed fundamental aspects of plant molecular biology and discussed production and analysis of the first generation of transgenic plants of potential use in agriculture and horticulture. These included plants resistant to insects, viruses and herbicides, which were produced by adding genes from other organisms. Realisation of the potential of plant breeding has led to a resurgence of interest in methods of altering the structure, composition and function of plant constituents, which represents an even greater challenge and offers scope for improving the quality of a wide range of agricultural products. This, in tum, has resulted in a re-evaluation of priorities and targets by industry. Volume 3 of this series considers the biochemical and gentic basis of the biosynthesis of plant products such as starch, lipids, carotenoids and cell walls, and evaluates the ways in which biosynthesis of these products can be modified for use in the food industries. Authors also cover the biosynthesis of rare secondary products and the function and application of proteins for plant protection and therapeutic use. The emphasis throughout is on the relationship between fundamen­ tal aspects of biosynthesis and structure-function relationships, and application of this knowledge to the redesigning and altering of plant products by molecular genetics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Starch biosynthesis and the potential for its manipulation

    Smith, A. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-54

  • Cell walls, structure, utilisation and manipulation

    Tucker, G. A. (et al.)

    Pages 55-103

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of lipid biosynthesis in plants: potential for genetic manipulation

    Slabas, A. R. (et al.)

    Pages 104-138

  • Carotenoid biosynthesis and manipulation

    Bramley, P. M. (et al.)

    Pages 139-177

  • Manipulating secondary metabolism in culture

    Hamill, J. D. (et al.)

    Pages 178-209

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosynthesis and Manipulation of Plant Products
Editors
  • Donald Grierson
Series Title
Plant Biotechnology Series
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2142-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2142-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7514-0060-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4949-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 254
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