Plant Metabolism was first published in 1990 under the title of 'Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology'. This edition has been thoroughly revised, reorganised and updated, incorporating the latest developments in this exciting field. The text is divided into ten sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of plant metabolism. Section I deals with the fundamentals of the control of metabolism. This includes new chapters on protein synthesis and the molecular biology of plant development. Section II contains new chapters on the cell wall, structure, communication and defense. Sections III to IX cover all other major processes and pathways of plant metabolism and have been revised and updated to incorporate recent changes and advances in the field. The final section of the book contains new chapters on the manipulation of carbon allocation in plants and on the biochemical basis for plant improvement.
Key Features:- Provides up to date information by authors who are actively engaged in research, so that each chapter presents the latest ideas in every area covered by the book- Plant biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology are integrated, rather than being presented as independent subjects- Particular care has been taken to present the text as a cohesive and consistent exposition of the field- As in the first edition, this edition continues to provide a comprehensive and easy-to-use index which is valuable for reference work. Plant Metabolism is written for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology, plant molecular biology and advanced plant physiology within biological science, plant science, biotechnology, environmental science and food science degree programmes. It also provides a valuable reference source for postgraduates and researchers in plant science and biotechnology.
David Dennis is a Professor, David H. Turpin is Professor and Vice Principal of Biology, Daniel D. Lefebvre is an Associate Professor and David B. Layzell is a Professor, all at the Department of Biology, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.