Carbohydrate reserves constitute the major part of edible portion of the plants. Latest researches in major crops like wheat, rice, maize, barley, potato, sugarcane, sugarbeet, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory and carbohydrates in trees have been included in this book. The book will be of great value to the basic plant biochemists, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, and genetic crop engineers and to the agricultural scientists working in different disciplines related to crop productivity. This compilation may act as a medium to initiate discussions among these scientists leading to new researches in the area of crop productivity and reserve carbohydrate metabolism.

Table of Contents

Carbon fixation, sucrose synthesis and its transport to storage tissue (Randhir Singh, Sarla Malohtra). The physiology of sucrose storage in sugarcane (Ewald Komor). Sucrose accumulation and synthesis in sugar beet (H.P.Getz). Starch synthesis and grain filling in wheat (G.W. Singletary). Starch synthesis and grain filling in rice (Jong-Ching Su). Starch synthesis in maize (David Pan). Grain filling and starch synthesis in barley (Alan H. Schulman, Pia Runeberg-Roos, Marko Jääskeläinen). Tuber filling and starch synthesis in potato (R. Viola). Regulation of starch synthesis in transgenic plants (P. Sathish, Heldi F. Kaeppler). Role of fructans redistributed from vegetative tissues in grain filling of wheat and barley (T.L. Housley). Fructan metabolism in Jerusalem artichoke and chicory (Anil K. Gupta, Narinder Kaur). Fructan synthesis in starch-storing tissue expressing a Bacillus Sac B gene (P.G. Caimi). Enzymology of fructan metabolism in grasses (Cynthia A Henson). Galactomannans as the reserve carbohydrate in legume seeds (M.S. Buckeridge, S.M.C. Dietrich, D.U. de Lima). Carbohydrates in trees (E. Magel, W. Einig, R. Hampp). Sugar alcohols as carbohydrate reserves in some higher plants (A. Moing).


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About the editors

N. Kaur

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biochemistry, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India


@from:T.W. Okita @qu:...this monograph will be useful to scientists in the field and as a reference book of information for those that want to know more about carbohydrate reserves in plants. The information is current and will be a useful reference book for many years. @source:Plant Science @from:H. Davies @qu:...for those who have a general involvement or interest in plant carbohydrate research the book would complement what currently exists on their shelves. @source:Phytochemistry