Subcellular Biochemistry

Lipids in Plant and Algae Development

Editors: Nakamura, Yuki, Li-Beisson, Yonghua (Eds.)

  • Overviews the functions of plant and algal lipids in photosynthesis
  • Highlights the underlying evolutionary context of lipid function in photosynthetic unicellular and multicellular organisms
  • Considers industrial applications for the very latest knowledge of what lipids can do
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This book summarizes recent advances in understanding the functions of plant and algal lipids in photosynthesis, in development and signaling, and in industrial applications. As readers will discover, biochemistry, enzymology and analytical chemistry, as well as gene knock-out studies have all contributed to our rapidly increasing understanding of the functions of lipids. In the past few decades, distinct physical and biochemical properties of specific lipid classes were revealed in plant and algal lipids and the functional aspects of lipids in modulating critical biological processes have been uncovered.

These chapters from international authors across relevant research fields highlight the underlying evolutionary context of lipid function in photosynthetic unicellular and multicellular organisms. The book goes on to encompass what lipids can do for industrial applications at a time of fascination with plants and algae in carbon fixation and as sources for production of food, energy and novel chemicals. The developmental context is a part of the fresh and engaging perspective that is presented in this work which graduate students and scientists will find both illuminating and useful.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Lipids: From Chemical Structures, Biosynthesis, and Analyses to Industrial Applications

    Li-Beisson, Yonghua (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Roles of Lipids in Photosynthesis

    Kobayashi, Koichi (et al.)

    Pages 21-49

  • DGDG and Glycolipids in Plants and Algae

    Kalisch, Barbara (et al.)

    Pages 51-83

  • Thylakoid Development and Galactolipid Synthesis in Cyanobacteria

    Awai, Koichiro

    Pages 85-101

  • Role of Lipids in Chloroplast Biogenesis

    Kobayashi, Koichi (et al.)

    Pages 103-125

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eBook $269.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-25979-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Hardcover $349.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-25977-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lipids in Plant and Algae Development
Editors
  • Yuki Nakamura
  • Yonghua Li-Beisson
Series Title
Subcellular Biochemistry
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25979-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25979-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25977-2
Series ISSN
0306-0225
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 533
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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