Metabolic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism

Editors: Verpoorte, Robert, Alfermann, A. Wilhelm (Eds.)

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Plant secondary metabolism is an economically important source of fine chemicals, such as drugs, insecticides, dyes, flavours, and fragrances. Moreover, important traits of plants such as taste, flavour, smell, colour, or resistance against pests and diseases are also related to secondary metabolites.
The genetic modification of plants is feasible nowadays. What does the possibility of engineering plant secondary metabolite pathways mean? In this book, firstly a general introduction is given on plant secondary metabolism, followed by an overview of the possible approaches that could be used to alter secondary metabolite pathways. In a series of chapters from various authorities in the field, an overview is given of the state of the art for important groups of secondary metabolites.
No books have been published on this topic so far. This book will thus be a unique source of information for all those involved with plants as chemical factories of fine chemicals and those involved with the quality of food and ornamental plants. It will be useful in teaching graduate courses in the field of metabolic engineering in plants.

Reviews

`The book can be recommended to anyone wishing to start manipulation of secondary plant metabolism.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 158:7 (2000)
`The book is a wonderful up-to-date comprehensive overview of the plant secondary metabolites field and will be very useful for plant biotechnologists. Moreover, this review is also suitable fo students and more generally for a broader readership.'
Plant Science, 161:201(2001)P

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Secondary Metabolism

    Verpoorte, R.

    Pages 1-29

  • General Strategies

    Verpoorte, R. (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Agrobacterium, A Natural Metabolic Engineer of Plants

    Hooykaas, P. J. J.

    Pages 51-67

  • Particle Gun Methodology as a Tool in Metabolic Engineering

    Leech, M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

  • Modulation of Plant Function and Plant Pathogens by Antibody Expression

    Fischer, R. (et al.)

    Pages 87-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metabolic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism
Editors
  • Robert Verpoorte
  • A. Wilhelm Alfermann
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9423-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9423-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6360-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5475-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
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