SpringerBriefs in Plant Science

Ascorbic Acid in Plants

Biosynthesis, Regulation and Enhancement

Authors: Zhang, Yuyang

  • New addition to the SpringerBrief in Plant Sciences series Covers the newest advances in this important protein Comprehensive and up-to-the-minute information

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Ascorbate acid (AsA) is an important antioxidant in plants, playing important roles in various physiological processes. Humans have lost the ability to synthesize AsA because of the lack of L-gulono-1,4-lactone oxidoreductase, and thus have to absorb ascorbate from diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are the major sources of ascorbate. Several pathways for AsA biosynthesis and metabolism have been identified in plants since 1998. More attention has been paid to improving ascorbate content in plants especially in fruits and vegetables. Significant progresses have been made on key enzymes and genes involved in the AsA biosynthesis and metabolism. Recently, more interests have arised in the regulation of AsA biosynthesis, as it is constantly regulated by the plant development and the environmental factors, e.g. light. Ascorbic acid is also frequently reported to affect plant growth and development e.g. flowering time and fruit ripening. The scope of the book is to cover the biological role, biosynthesis and metabolism, regulation, and metabolic modification of ascorbate in plants.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ascorbic Acid in Plants
Book Subtitle
Biosynthesis, Regulation and Enhancement
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Plant Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4127-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4127-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4126-7
Series ISSN
2192-1229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 117
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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