Biosynthesis of Vitamins in Plants Part A

Biosynthesis of Vitamins in Plants Part A

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5

1st Edition - August 9, 2011

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  • Editors: Fabrice Rebeille, Roland Douce
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123864802
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864796

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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

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: August 9, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123864802
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864796

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

CEA Grenoble - iRTSV, Grenoble, France

Roland Douce

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Grenoble, France

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