Principles of Plant Biochemistry

Principles of Plant Biochemistry

4th Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: V. L. Kretovich
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185231

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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.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword to the English Edition

    Introduction

    1. Proteins

    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

    References

    2. Carbohydrates

    Monosaccharides

    Polysaccharides

    References

    3. Fats, Lipids and Fat-Soluble Pigments

    Fats

    Waxes

    Phosphatides

    Fat-Soluble Pigments (Chlorophyll and Carotenoids)

    Steroids

    References

    4. Vitamins

    Fat-Soluble Vitamins

    Water-Soluble Vitamins

    Anti-Vitamins

    The Vitamin Requirements of Plants and Micro-Organisms

    References

    5. Secondary Plant Compounds

    Aliphatic Organic Acids

    Aromatic compounds

    Glycosides

    Tannins

    Essential Oils and Resins

    Rubber and Gutta-Percha

    Alkaloids

    Plant and Micro-Organism Growth Stimulants 'Growth Substances'

    References

    6. Enzymes

    The General Properties of Enzymes

    The Classification and Properties of Enzymes

    Oxidases

    References

    7. The Role of Metabolism in Living Organisms

    References

    8. Photosynthesis and Chemosynthesis

    References

    9. The Interconversion of Carbohydrates

    References

    10. Fermentation and Respiration

    Fermentation

    Plant Respiration

    Anaerobic Respiration

    The Chemistry and Inter-Relationship of Fermentation and Respiration

    References

    11. Organic Acid Metabolism

    Lower Plants

    Higher Plants

    References

    12. Fat and Lipid Metabolism

    References

    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

    References

    14. The Inter-Relationship of Metabolic Process. The Effect of Environment on Metabolism

    References

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 476
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185231

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V. L. Kretovich

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