First published in 1985: This book presents a comprehensive survey of progress and current knowledge of those biochemical processes with greater potential for the development of superior cultivars: Photosynthesis, photorespiration, nitrate assimilation, biological nitrogen fixation, and starch and protein synthesis.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introductory Chapters 1. Plant Breeding: Biochemistry and Crop Productivity 2. Production of Novel Crops by Somatic Hybridization 3. Use of Plant Tissue Culture Techniques in Plant Breeding Part 2: Carbon Nutrition 4. Efficiency and Capacity of the Photosynthetic Light Reactions 5. Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase: Properties and Regulation 6. Efficiency of Carbon Assimilation 7. Regulation of Photorespiration 8. Synthesis and Breakdown of Starch
Carlos A. Neyra, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Plant Physiology in the George H. Cook College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.