Recent Advances in Phytochemistry

Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism

Editors: Ellis, Brian E., Kuroki, Gary W., Stafford, Helen A. (Eds.)

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In this volume of Recent Advances in Phytochmistry you will find a record of the pioneering attempts of plant biochemists and molecular biologists to modify the patterns of secondary metabolism in plants, as presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, in Asilomar, California, on June 27 -July I, 1993. The studies described here represent a marriage of the newest of technologies with one of the oldest human activities, exploitation of plant chemistry. They also represent the beginning of a new era of phytochemical research, an era that will undoubtedly begin to provide answers to some of the long-standing questions that have absorbed plant biochemists for the past century. There is, for instance, a common deflating experience to which every worker in the area of plant secondary metabolism can probably relate. After hearing about the latest research findings regarding some aspect of remarkable compound "X", someone in the audience finally directs the inevitable question at the hapless speaker. "Tell me, is anything known as to the biological role of compound "X" in the plant?" The answer, in most cases, must be "essentially nothing"! This is a frustrating scenario for both the speaker and the audience, since the very fact that a complex biosynthetic pathway remains encoded in a plant genome points to an associated selective advantage. The problem is that establishing the nature and scale of that advantage is a very complex task.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Progress in the Genetic Engineering of the Pyridine and Tropane Alkaloid Biosynthetic Pathways of Solanaceous Plants

    Robins, Richard J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Molecular Genetic Techniques Applied to the Analysis of Enzymes of Alkaloid Biosynthesis

    Kutchan, Toni M.

    Pages 35-59

  • Polyketide Biosynthesis: Antibiotics in Streptomyces

    Plater, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

  • The Biologist’s Palette: Genetic Engineering of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis and Flower Color

    Courtney-Gutterson, Neal

    Pages 93-124

  • Engineering Altered Glucosinolate Biosynthesis by Two Alternative Strategies

    Ibrahim, Ragai K. (et al.)

    Pages 125-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism
Editors
  • Brian E. Ellis
  • Gary W. Kuroki
  • Helen A. Stafford
Series Title
Recent Advances in Phytochemistry
Series Volume
28
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2544-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2544-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6085-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 368
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