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Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering

Editors: Verpoorte, Robert, Alfermann, A.W., Johnson, T.S. (Eds.)

  • Details all the latest research developments in plant metabolic engineering
  • Comprehensive, essential text for scientists in the field
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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.

Considering the tremendous progress that has been made since our first book in the year 2000 urgency was felt to bring together cutting edge research in plant metabolic engineering in applied aspects as a handy reference book. This book has been predominantly dedicated to applied research of metabolic engineering, and a part of it has been allotted for fundamental research that has potential applications. This book is a unique source of information for all those involved with plants as chemical factories of fine chemicals and also to more experienced scientists who work on transgenic plants, besides, senior researchers, graduate students, post-doctroral students, teachers and students as well.

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"Impressive progress has been made in this rapidly growing area of second generation biotechnology. … is an updated comprehensive reference on the applications of plant metabolic engineering. … This book will prove useful for researchers and professionals alike who are into the field of plant metabolic engineering. It must be emphasized that each chapter in the book is well referenced with current literature, which highlights the task of ending a book in this ever-expanding field … . The authors have done a commendable job." (C. Jayabaskaran, Current Science, Vol. 93 (12), 2007)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Pathway Engineering of the Plant Vitamin C Metabolic Network

    Argelia Lorence, Craig L. Nessler

    Pages

  • Biosynthesis of Plant Natural Products and Characterization of Plant Biosynthetic Pathways in Recombinant Microorganisms

    Erin K. Marasco, Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

    Pages 1-43

  • Metabolic Engineering of the Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Plants: Functional Genomics Approaches

    Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Suvi T. Häkkinen, Heiko Rischer

    Pages 109-127

  • Polyamine Biosynthetic Pathway: A Potential Target for Enhancing Alkaloid Production

    Esha Bhattacharya, M. V. Rajam

    Pages 129-143

  • Application of Metabolic Engineering to Vanillin Biosynthetic Pathways in Vanilla Planifolia

    Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, Faith C. Belanger

    Pages 175-196

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Hardcover $239.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering
Editors
  • Robert Verpoorte
  • A.W. Alfermann
  • T.S. Johnson
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6031-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6031-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6030-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7510-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 332
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