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Edited by Jean-Claude Kader and Michel Delseny and supported by an international Editorial Board, 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 eclectic volume features reviews on cutting-edge topics of interest to postgraduates and researchers alike.

Key Features

  • 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
  • Reviews cutting-edge topics of interest to postgraduates and researchers alike

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors to Volume 59

Preface

Vitamins: a plant affair

Contents of volumes 35-58

Vitamin B6 in Plants: More Than Meets the Eye

I. Introduction

II. Biological Functions and Requirements

III. Distribution

IV. Biosynthesis and Cellular Location of the Pathways

V. Regulation, Turnover and Catabolism

VI. Impact of the Vitamin on Plant Physiology and Development

VII. Comparison with Other Autotrophic Non-Plant Organisms

VIII. Engineering the Pathway for Nutritional Enhancement

IX. Conclusions

Biotin (Vitamin B8) Synthesis in Plants

I. Introduction

II. The Biosynthetic Pathway

III. Protein Biotinylation

IV. Concluding Remarks

Metabolism of Folates in Plants

I. Folates Structure

II. Biological Functions of Folates: C1-Metabolism and Beyond

III. Folate Synthesis, Turnover and Homeostasis in Plants

IV. Folate Synthesis in Other Autotrophs

V. Physiology of Folate in Human Health and Disease

VI. Folate Biofortification in Plants

Vitamin C: The Metabolism and Functions of Ascorbic Acid in Plants

I. Introduction

II. Ascorbate Biosynthesis: The D-Mannose/L-Galactose (Man/L-Gal) Pathway

III. Are There Multiple Pathways for Ascorbate Biosynthesis?

IV. The Control of Ascorbate Biosynthesis and Pathway Engineering

V. Ascorbate Catabolism

VI. Ascorbate Transport and Subcellular Compartmentation

VII. Ascorbate Conjugates

VIII. The Redox Reactions of Ascorbate

IX. The Functions of Ascorbate

X. Conclusions

Vitamin E

I. A Brief History of Vitamin E Research

II. Structure and Chemistry of Tocochromanols and Vitamin E

III. Tocochromanol Distribution in Plant Tissues and Foods

IV. Vitamin E Requirement in Humans and Biological Functions

Details

No. of pages:
337
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123858542
Print ISBN:
9780123858535

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