Advances in Plant Biology

Plastid Biology

Editors: Theg, Steven, Wollman, Francis-Andre (Eds.)

  • This book is intended to provide the research community with a comprehensive view of the state of research in and understanding of plastids, including those from green and non-green plants and from apicomplexan protists
  • It covers in 21 chapters nearly all actively investigated areas of plastid biology, from biosynthesis to function to their uses in biotechnology
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Plastids are the sites of conversion of solar energy into the chemical energy usable to sustain life. They are also responsible for the production of the vast majority of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Through these activities they play a unique role in the biosphere, producing two critical products upon which life on Earth depends. It covers in 21 chapters nearly all actively investigated areas of plastid biology, from biosynthesis to function to their uses in biotechnology. The editors have compiled an extensive list of international experts from whom to solicit chapters. As is evident from the suggested Table of Contents, the book will start with a discussion of genetic material and its expression, followed by differentiation and development of different plastid types and internal organization. This is followed by an in depth look at biogenesis and assembly of plastid proteins and protein complexes and then by the important metabolic functions in plastids. The book will end with two chapters discussing the role of plastid biology in protein expression biotechnology and in hydrogen and biofuel production.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Chloroplast Gene Expression—RNA Synthesis and Processing

    Börner, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 3-47

  • Chloroplast Gene Expression—Translation

    Nickelsen, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 49-78

  • The Chloroplast Genome and Nucleo-Cytosolic Crosstalk

    Rochaix, Jean-David (et al.)

    Pages 79-111

  • An Overview of Chloroplast Biogenesis and Development

    Pogson, Barry J. (et al.)

    Pages 115-128

  • Dynamic Architecture of Plant Photosynthetic Membranes

    Kirchhoff, Helmut

    Pages 129-154

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eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4211-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plastid Biology
Editors
  • Steven Theg
  • Francis-Andre Wollman
Series Title
Advances in Plant Biology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1136-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1136-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1135-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4211-4
Series ISSN
2363-8451
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 589
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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