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Reference Series in Phytochemistry

Transgenesis and Secondary Metabolism

Editors: Jha, Sumita (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive handbook with structured information, summaries and overviews
  • Combines reference information on genetic engineering, phytochemistry, and biotechnology in one place
  • Covers methods for traditional breeding and screening
  • Collects indirect genetic approaches for improvement of metabolite production
  • Includes functional genomics approaches and deals with metabolic engineering
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About this Reference Work

This handbook provides comprehensive reference information on the efficient production of secondary metabolites from plants by transgenesis and other genetic manipulation strategies. It reviews and summarizes selected important case studies in genetic methods applied to enhance the production of a given metabolite or a group of related or derived compounds. Readers will find reference information on a multitude of techniques and methods, including traditional breeding and screening; over-expression of genes encoding key enzymes; functional genomics approaches; metabolic engineering of the relevant biosynthetic pathways; indirect genetic approaches to improve metabolite production, including Agrobacterium mediated transformations. Furthermore, combinatorial biochemistry approaches to engineer secondary metabolic pathways are summarized, which can offer access to new structures or to the design of novel compounds.

Since many commercially valuable substances are still extracted from plants, being largely inaccessible to efficient modern laboratory synthesis methods, this book provides a valuable resource of information for biotechnological approaches that can help to find alternative and more efficient methods for the production of natural secondary metabolites. Thus adjusted production methods, with the help of tailored plant systems, can potentially help to release the stress on plants, which are currently suffering from extensive human harvesting, and to conserve global biodiversity.

Readers will find comprehensive reference information on plant genetic manipulation toward more efficient synthesis, accumulation and production of target secondary metabolites. The handbook will appeal to researchers and professionals, but also graduate students and scholars working in the fields of biotechnology, genetic engineering, medicinal plant research, pharmacy, and phytochemistry.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Sumita Jha is Professor in Botany in the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany of Calcutta University in India. She obtained her B.Sc. in Botany with Honours from the Lady Brabourne College in 1973. She then continued at Calcutta University, where she obtained her M.Sc. in 1975 and PhD in 1981 in Botany.

Sumitha Jha can look back on over 35 years of research experience in the fields of genetics and plant biotechnology. Her work has been honored with several awards during all stages of her career, from e.g. the “Science Academy Medal for Young Scientist” in 1983, to her election as Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India in 2008.

Prof. Jha has held positions at Calcutta University as University Lecturer, Reader, and then Professor in Botany and was visiting scientist e.g. in France and UK. She served as Head of the Department of Genetics and of the Department of Botany at her University.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • DNA Transfer to Plants by Agrobacterium rhizogenes: A Model for Genetic Communication Between Species and Biospheres

    Tepfer, David

    Pages 3-43

  • Secondary Metabolism and the Rationale for Systems Manipulation

    Ncube, Bhekumthetho (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Plant Cell Cultures as Producers of Secondary Metabolites: Podophyllum Lignans as a Model

    Silva, Cláudia Gontijo (et al.)

    Pages 67-102

  • Secondary Metabolite Production in Transformed Cultures

    Kumari, Madhumita (et al.)

    Pages 103-121

  • Antimalarial Compound Synthesis from Transgenic Cultures

    Kundu, Subrata (et al.)

    Pages 123-152

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28670-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transgenesis and Secondary Metabolism
Editors
  • Sumita Jha
Series Title
Reference Series in Phytochemistry
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Print ISBN
978-3-319-28668-6
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-28669-3
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28670-9
Series ISSN
2511-834X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 649
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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