New Light on Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Future Prospects - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124080614, 9780080994116

New Light on Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Future Prospects, Volume 68

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc'h
eBook ISBN: 9780080994116
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124080614
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 400
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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 of Camptothecin and Its Derivatives

4 Resistance Mechanism(s) in Camptothecin-Producing Plants

5 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Six. Improved Production of Plant Isoquinoline Alkaloids by Metabolic Engineering

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Isoquinoline Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Pathway Characterization

3 Metabolic Pathway Engineering

4 Perspectives

5 Conclusion

Acknowledgement

References

Chapter Seven. Bioengineering of Isoquinoline Alkaloid Production in Microbial Systems

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Design of IQA Biosynthetic Pathways and Their Enzymes in Bacteria

3 Perspectives

4 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Eight. From Bioreactor to Entire Plants: Development of Production Systems for Secondary Metabolites

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 General Strategies to Produce Secondary Metabolites from Plant Material

3 Tropane Alkaloids Produced by Solanaceae

4 Furanocoumarins Produced by Rutaceae

5 Evaluating Plant Bioproduction and Selecting High-Producing Genotypes

6 First Steps in the Development of Agronomical Bioproduction

7 Biotechnological Approaches: From Callus to Organ In Vitro Culture

8 Process Engineering and Low-Cost ‘Bioreactor’ Design

9 Comparison Between Biotech (In Vitro) and Field Production

10 Hydroponics and Aeroponics as Open Bioreactors for the Production and Exploitation of High-Quality Biomass

11 Future Perspectives and Limitations; Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Nine. New Methods of Analysis and Investigation of Terpenoid Indole Alkaloids

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Extraction and Purification Methods

3 Analytical Methods

4 Applications in Fingerprint Analysis

5 Conclusions

References

Chapter Ten. Like Cures Like: Caffeine Immunizes Plants Against Biotic Stresses

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Caffeine Biosynthesis

3 Caffeine-Producing Transgenic Plants

4 Biotic Stress Tolerance

5 Activation of Defence System

6 Caffeine Targets

7 Caffeine Signal Cascade

8 Plant Immunization

9 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Eleven. Alkaloids from Marine Bacteria

1 Introduction

2 Occurrence and Biological Activities of Alkaloids from Marine Bacteria

3 Biosynthesis of Alkaloids in Marine Bacteria

4 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Author Index

Subject Index


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


Details

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

About the Serial Volume Editors

Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc'h Serial Volume Editor