Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

The Structure and Function of Plastids

Editors: Wise, Robert R., Hoober, J. Kenneth (Eds.)

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This volume provides a comprehensive look at the biology of plastids, the multifunctional biosynthetic factories that are unique to plants and algae. Fifty-six international experts have contributed 28 chapters that cover all aspects of this large and diverse family of plant and algal organelles. The book is divided into five sections: (I): Plastid Origin and Development; (II): The Plastid Genome and Its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome; (III): Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (IV): Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (V): Plastid Differentiation and Response to Environmental Factors. Each chapter includes an integrated view of plant biology from the standpoint of the plastid. The book is intended for a wide audience, but is specifically designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scientists in the fields of photosynthesis, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and plant biology.

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"This is the first book in the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration series (of Govindjee) that comprehensively describes the complete story of plastids that includes their diversity, origin, evolution, interconversion, different physiological functions, communicating systems with other cellular organelles and their responses to various environmental factors. The chapters covering these areas provide the most recent and relevant information." (B. Biswal and U.C.Biswal, India, Current Science, Vol.92(10) May 2007)

"The major aim of the editors … is to go beyond the familiar photosynthetic processes of the plastid to the other extensive, critical processes of this once autonomous organelle. … would serve as an excellent reference book for advanced graduate classes, and it would serve as a text for advanced graduate classes. Most certainly, it would be an excellent addition to the library of a researcher … . I strongly recommend that this volume be in all major biology libraries in the world." (A. Scott Holaday, Photosynthesis Research, 2007)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • The Diversity of Plastid Form and Function

    Wise, Robert R.

    Pages 3-26

  • Chloroplast Development: Whence and Whither

    Hoober, J. Kenneth

    Pages 27-51

  • Protein Import Into Chloroplasts: Who, When, and How?

    Vothknecht, Ute C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

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

    Sato, Naoki

    Pages 75-102

  • The Mechanism of Plastid Division: The Structure and Origin of The Plastid Division Apparatus

    Miyagishima, Shin-ya (et al.)

    Pages 103-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structure and Function of Plastids
Editors
  • Robert R. Wise
  • J. Kenneth Hoober
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4061-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4061-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4060-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6570-5
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 578
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