1st Edition

A Molecular Approach To Primary Metabolism In Higher Plants

Edited By Christine Foyer, W. Paul Quick Copyright 1997

    Discusses and explains the major advances that the new technology of applying molecular genetic techniques of modifying carbon and nitrogen in plants has provided, giving insights into its applications for the benefits of agriculture, the environment and man. The text is divided into three sections, the first focusing on primary nitrogen and carbon assimilation and carbon partitioning; the second looking at compartmentation, transport and whole plant interactions; and the third to related metabolism to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of this subject.

    SECTION ONE Primary Nitrogen Assimilation, Carbon Assimilation and Carbon Partitioning 1 The photosynthetic electron transport system: efficiency and control 2 The regulation and control of photosynthetic carbon assimilation 3 Modulation of sucrose metabolism 4 Modulation of starch synthesis 5 Molecular crosstalk and the regulation of C- and N[1]responsive genes 6 Manipulation of the pathways of sucrose biosynthesis and nitrogen assimilation in transformed plants to improve photosynthesis and productivity 7 Manipulating amino acid biosynthesis 8 Regulation of C/N metabolism by reversible protein phosphorylation SECTION TWO Compartmentation, Transport and Whole Plant Interactions 9 Compartmentation of C/N metabolism 10 Plasmodesmal-mediated plant communication network: implications for controlling carbon metabolism and resource allocation 11 Nitrogen uptake and assimilation in roots and root Nodules 12 Probing the carbon and nitrogen interaction: a whole plant perspective 13 The role of mycorrhiza SECTION THREE Related Metabolism 14 Respiration and the alternative oxidase 15 Manipulation of oil biosynthesis and lipid Composition 16 Resource use efficiency and crop performance: what is the link?


    CHRISTINE H.FOYER Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth and W.PAUL QUICK Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield.