Description

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.

Key Features

  • In-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences
  • Features varied reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology
  • Features reviews on biosynthesis of alkaloids in plants

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

ADVANCES IN BOTANICAL RESEARCH

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. Towards Complete Elucidation of Monoterpene Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis Pathway: Catharanthus roseus as a Pioneer System

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Division of MIA Biosynthesis Pathway

3 Organisation and Spatial Separation of MIA Biosynthesis

4 Large-Scale Genomic Approaches in Functional Characterisation of Genes Involved in MIA Biosynthesis

5 Metabolic Engineering of the MIA Biosynthesis Pathway

6 Conclusions and Perspectives

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Two. Increasing the Pace of New Discoveries in Tropane Alkaloid Biosynthesis

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Tropane Alkaloids in Plants: From Herbs to Trees

3 Biosynthesis of Tropane Alkaloids

4 Metabolic Engineering of Tropane Alkaloids

5 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Three. Deciphering the Evolution, Cell Biology and Regulation of Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids

1 Introduction

2 Regulation of MIA Biosynthesis Pathway

3 Spatial Organization of MIA Biosynthesis

4 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Four. Biosynthesis and Catabolism of Purine Alkaloids

1 Introduction

2 Occurrence of Purine Alkaloids in Plant Kingdom

3 Biosynthesis of Purine Alkaloids

4 Catabolism of Caffeine

5 Distribution of Purine Alkaloids in Tissues and Cells

6 Biotechnology of Purine Alkaloids

7 In Planta Function of Purine Alkaloids

8 Conclusions and Perspectives

References

Chapter Five. Camptothecin: Biosynthesis, Biotechnological Production and Resistance Mechanism(s)

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Camptothecin Biosynthetic Pathway

3 Biotechnological Production

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080994116
Print ISBN:
9780124080614

About the serial-volume-editor