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New Light on Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Future Prospects

Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 68th volume, the series features varied reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume features reviews on a new light on alkaloid biosynthesis and future prospects.


Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-408061-4


    1. Towards Complete Elucidation of Monoterpene Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis Pathway: Catharanthus Roseus as a Pioneer System
      Vonny Salim and Vincenzo De Luca

    2. Increasing the Pace of New Discoveries in Tropane Alkaloid Biosynthesis
      Jan Jirschitzka, Franziska Dolke and John C. D´Auria

    3. Deciphering the Evolution, Cell Biology and Regulation of Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids
      Benoit St-Pierre, Sébastien Besseau, Marc Clastre, Vincent Courdavault, Martine Courtois, Joel Crèche, Eric Ducos, Thomas Dugé de Bernonville, Christelle Dutilleul, Gaëlle Glevarec, Nadine Imbault, Arnaud Lanoue, Audrey Oudin, Nicolas Papon, Olivier Pichon and Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc’h

    4. Biosynthesis and Catabolism of Purine Alkaloids
      Hiroshi Ashihara, Takao Yokota and Alan Crozier

    5. Camptothecin: Biosynthesis, Biotechnological Production and Resistance Mechanism(s)
      Supaart Sirikantaramas, Mami Yamazaki and Kazuki Saito

    6. Improved Production of Plant Isoquinoline Alkaloids by Metabolic Engineering
      Fumihiko Sato

    7. Bioengineering of Isoquinoline Alkaloid Production in Microbial Systems
      Akira Nakagawa, Eitaro Matsumura, Fumihiko Sato, and Hiromichi Minami

    8. From Bioreactor to Entire Plants: Development of Production Systems for Secondary Metabolites
      Thi Khieu Oanh Nguyen, Rebecca Dauwe, Frédéric Bourgaud and Eric Gontier

    9. New Methods of Analysis and Investigation of Terpenoid Indole Alkaloids
      Dalia Goldhaber-Pasillas, Young Hae Choi and Robert Verpoorte

    10. Like Cures Like: Caffeine Immunizes Plants against Biotic Stresses
      Hiroshi Sano, Yun-Soo Kim and Yong-Eui Choi

    11. Alkaloids from Marine Bacteria
      Sergey B. Zotchev


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