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Plant Biochemistry

1st Edition

By Caroline Bowsher, Martin Steer, Alyson Tobin

Garland Science

478 pages | 332 B/W Illus.

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Plant Biochemistry presents each topic from the cellular level to the ecological and environmental levels, placing it in the context of the whole plant.

Biochemical pathways are represented as route maps, showing how one reaction follows another. These maps emphasize the dynamism and fl exibility of the plant in the face of environmental challenges. The unique and wide-ranging approach of this book emphasizes the importance of teaching and learning pathways within the framework of what the pathway does and why it is needed.

Plant Biochemistry is invaluable to undergraduate students who wish to gain insight into the relevance of plant biochemistry to humans and animals. It is an ideal reference text for graduates and researchers.


"The book is well arranged and printed. Many illustrations and blue boxes highlighting an area that merits a particular attention make sophisticated text readable. This very useful textbook certainly find place on the shelves of many students as well as their teachers." Biologia Plantarum

"… I very much appreciated this text book because it presents an updated source of basic knowledge on plant biochemistry, taking benefit from the recent advances in "omics"… This is clearly a textbook to recommend to students and their teachers." Plant Science

"These authors have provided a useful reference text for students and researchers." Biologist

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Plant Biochemistry

2. Approaches to Understanding Metabolic Pathways

3. Plant Cell Structure

4. Light Reactions of Photosynthesis

5. Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation

6. Respiration

7. Synthesis and Mobilization of Storage and Structural Carbohydrates

8. Nitrogen and Sulfur Metabolism

9. Lipid Biosynthesis

10. Alkaloids

11. Phenolics

12. Terpenoids

About the Authors

Caroline Bowsher is the Programme Director of the plant science and biology courses at the University of Manchester, UK.

Martin Steer is Professor of Botany and Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at University College Dublin, Eire.

Alyson Tobin is Dean of Science at the Centre for Evolution, Genes & Genomics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General