Starch

Metabolism and Structure

Editors: Nakamura, Yasunori (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, and bioengineering of plant starch and its practical applications
  • Provides up-to-date information about plant-specific metabolism
  • Elaborates on the unresolved subjects, necessary approaches, and future prospects in starch metabolism
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This book provides a detailed overview of the current understanding of the metabolic system of starch biosynthesis and degradation in plants. The focus is on new topics regarding the functional interaction between multiple enzymes and the initiation process of starch biosynthesis, which are essential for further understanding of related metabolic features. The book also explains and discusses the distinct structures of amylopectin and amylose and the crystalline structure of starch granules. At the same time, readers will be made aware of areas where further research remains to be done, such as the regulation of starch metabolism, the fine structure of starch molecules, and the manipulation of the structure and functional properties of starch by genetic and molecular technology.

Also described are aspects of the biosynthetic machinery of starch, the structure and metabolism of which have developed and been refined during the process of plant evolution. In addition, recent approaches to producing novel starches with distinct physicochemical and functional properties in gene-modified mutants and transgenic plants for industrial applications are introduced. Finally, the book elaborates on the unresolved topics, necessary approaches and future prospects to achieve a complete understanding of the regulation of starch metabolism.

This volume is of great value for general scientists, students and anyone wishing to understand the specific and complicated events of starch metabolism and biotechnology. It will be especially useful for food scientists and engineers in academia and industry.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Starch
Book Subtitle
Metabolism and Structure
Editors
  • Yasunori Nakamura
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55495-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55495-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55494-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56196-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 451
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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