Principles of Plant Biochemistry focuses on the methodologies, approaches, and techniques employed in plant biochemistry, including analysis of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and metabolism.
The publication first takes a look at proteins and carbohydrates. Discussions focus on general properties and structure of proteins, amino acid composition of proteins and properties of the protein molecule, isolation of proteins and the establishment of their homogeneity, monosaccharides, polysaccharides, and steroids. The text then elaborates on vitamins and secondary plant compounds, including aliphatic organic acids, glycosides, tannins, essential oils and resins, herbicides, antibiotics, and phytonicides.
The manuscript examines enzymes and the role of metabolism in living organisms, as well as general properties and classification of enzymes and oxidases. The book then ponders on photosynthesis and chemosynthesis, interconversion of carbohydrates, and fermentation and respiration. The inter-relationship of metabolic processes and amino acid and protein metabolism are also discussed.
The publication is a dependable reference for readers interested in plant biochemistry.
Foreword to the English Edition
General Properties of Proteins
The Chemical Structure of Proteins
General Properties of Amino Acids
Individual Amino Acids
The Amino Acid Composition of Proteins and Properties of the Protein Molecule
The Physico-Chemical Properties of Proteins
The Isolation of Proteins and the Establishment of their Homogeneity
The Classification of Proteins
3. Fats, Lipids and Fat-Soluble Pigments
Fat-Soluble Pigments (Chlorophyll and Carotenoids)
The Vitamin Requirements of Plants and Micro-Organisms
5. Secondary Plant Compounds
Aliphatic Organic Acids
Essential Oils and Resins
Rubber and Gutta-Percha
Plant and Micro-Organism Growth Stimulants 'Growth Substances'
The General Properties of Enzymes
The Classification and Properties of Enzymes
7. The Role of Metabolism in Living Organisms
8. Photosynthesis and Chemosynthesis
9. The Interconversion of Carbohydrates
10. Fermentation and Respiration
The Chemistry and Inter-Relationship of Fermentation and Respiration
11. Organic Acid Metabolism
12. Fat and Lipid Metabolism
13. Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism
The Assimilation of Nitrogenous Compounds
The Biosynthesis of Amino Acids and Proteins
The Breakdown of Proteins and Amino Acids
14. The Inter-Relationship of Metabolic Process. The Effect of Environment on Metabolism
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- © Pergamon 1966
- 1st January 1966
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