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Biosynthesis of Vitamins in Plants Part A - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123864796, 9780123864802

Biosynthesis of Vitamins in Plants Part A, Volume 58

1st Edition

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5

Serial Volume Editors: Fabrice Rebeille Roland Douce
eBook ISBN: 9780123864802
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864796
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th August 2011
Page Count: 322
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Table of Contents


Vitamins: a plant affair



I. Biological Function

II. Distribution

III. Carotenoid Biosynthesis

IV. Regulation of Carotenoid Biosynthesis

V. Nutrition

VI. Conclusions


Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

I. Introduction

II. Thiamine Biosynthesis

III. TDP-dependent Enzymes in Plants

IV. Thiamine Transport, Distribution and Storage in Plant Tissues

V. Role of Thiamine in the Sensing, Response and Adaptation to Plant Stress

VI. Practical Aspects and Future Perspectives


Biosynthesis of Vitamin B2 and Flavocoenzymes in Plants

I. Introduction

II. A Single Plant Enzyme, RibAB Generates Both Committed Precursors for the Riboflavin Pathway

III. Deaminase/Reductase

IV. Lumazine Synthase

V. Riboflavin Synthase

VI. Riboflavin Kinase and FAD Synthetase

VII. Cellular Topology of Flavocoenzyme Biosynthesis in Plants

VIII. Regulation of Riboflavin Biosynthesis

IX. Excretion and Enhanced Formation of Riboflavin by Iron-Deficient Roots

X. Evolution of Flavocoenzyme Biosynthesis Enzymes in Plants

XI. Riboflavin Biosynthetic Enzymes as Potential Herbicide Targets

XII. Riboflavin and Plant Resistance

XIII. Biosynthesis of 5-deaza-7,8-didemethyl-8-hydroxy-riboflavin in Algae

XIV. Conclusions

Biosynthesis of NAD and Its Manipulation in Plants☆

I. Introduction

II. NAD in Human Nutrition and Health

III. NAD in Plant Biology

IV. Compartmentation and Transport of NAD in Plants

V. Plant Pathways of NAD Synthesis and Recycling

VI. Manipulating NAD Contents in Plants

VII. Conclusions and Perspectives


Pantothenate Biosynthesis in Higher Plants

I. Biological Function and Requirements

II. Distribution in Plants

III. Biosynthetic Pathway and Location of the Pathway

IV. Regulation, Turnover, and Metabolism

V. Major Differences to Eubacteria and Other Prototrophic Organisms

VI. Engineering the Pathway

VII. Conclusion


Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. The series features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume features reviews on cutting-edge topics on BIOSYNTHESIS OF VITAMINS IN PLANTS.

Key Features

  • Covers cutting-edge topics on BIOSYNTHESIS OF VITAMINS IN PLANTS
  • Each chapter covers biological functions and requirements, distribution, Biosynthesis and location of the pathway, regulation, turnover and catabolism, Main differences with other autotrophic organisms, and engineering the pathway for nutritional enhancement


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


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Fabrice Rebeille

Fabrice Rebeille

Fabrice Rébeillé is a research director at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), Grenoble, France, in the laboratory of Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Grenoble in 1978 and completed a PhD in 1983. He was recruited by the CEA in 1983. In 1984-1985 he joined as a post-doc fellow the Marshall D. Hatch laboratory at CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. From 1995 to 2000, he was Professor of biochemistry at the University of Grenoble. His domains of expertise are about plant cell metabolism, including respiration, photosynthesis and photorespiration, biosynthesis of vitamins and more recently lipid metabolism.

Affiliations and Expertise

Unité de Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale, Unité Mixte de Recherche 5168 (CEA - CNRS - INRA - Université Grenoble Alpes), Bioscience and Biotechnologies Institute of Grenoble, CEA-Grenoble 17, rue des Martyrs 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Roland Douce

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Grenoble, France