Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering by Robert VerpoorteApplications of Plant Metabolic Engineering by Robert Verpoorte

Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering

EditorRobert Verpoorte

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Written by leading international experts in the field of plant metabolic engineering, this book discusses how the technology can be applied. Applications resulting from metabolic engineering are expected to play a very important role in the future of plant breeding: for example, in the fields of improved resistance or improved traits concerning health promoting constituents, as well as in the production of fine chemicals such as medicines, flavors and fragrances.

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Title:Applications of Plant Metabolic EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048175100

ISBN - 13:9789048175109

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1.Biosynthesis of plant natural products and characterization of plant biosynthetic pathways in recombinant microorganisms; Erin K. Marasco and Claudia Schmidt-Dannert.- 2.Plant Molecular Farming: Host Systems, Technology and Products; G.B. Sunil Kumar, T.R. Ganapathi, L. Srinivas and V.A. Bapat.- 3. Plastid Pathways, metabolic engineering via the chloroplast genome; Tracey Ruhlman and Henry Daniell.- 4.Metabolic engineering of the alkaloid biosynthesis in plants: functional genomics approaches; Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Suvi T. Häkkinen & Heiko Rischer.- 5.Polyamine Biosynthetic Pathway: A Potential Target for Enhancing Alkaloids Production; Esha Bhattacharya and M.V. Rajam.- 6.Metabolic Engineering in Alkaloid Biosynthesis: Case Studies in Tyrosine- and Putrescine-Derived Alkaloids; Fumihiko Sato, Koji Inai and Takashi Hashimoto.- 7. Application of Metabolic Engineering to Vanillin Biosynthetic Pathways in Vanilla planifolia; Daphna Havkin-Frenkel and Faith C. Belanger.- 8.Pathway Engineering of the Plant Vitamin C Metabolic Network; Argelia Lorence and Craig L. Nessler.- 9.Metabolic Engineering of Terpenoid Biosynthesis in Plants; Joost Lücker, Harro J. Bouwmeester and Asaph Aharoni.- 10.Metabolic Engineering Of Seed Oil Biosynthetic Pathways for Human Health; Howard G. Damude and Anthony J. Kinney.- 11.Metabolic Engineering in Sugarcane: assisting the transition to a bio-based economy; Robert G. Birch.- 12.Single-chain Fv antibody stimulates biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in plants; Waraporn Putalun, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Yukihiro Shoyama.- 13.Metabolic engineering of sulfur assimilation in plants: Molecular and biochemical analysis of serine acetyltransferase and cysteine synthase; Masaaki Noji and Kazuki Sait.-

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From the reviews:"Impressive progress has been made in this rapidly growing area of second generation biotechnology. . is an updated comprehensive reference on the applications of plant metabolic engineering. . This book will prove useful for researchers and professionals alike who are into the field of plant metabolic engineering. It must be emphasized that each chapter in the book is well referenced with current literature, which highlights the task of ending a book in this ever-expanding field . . The authors have done a commendable job." (C. Jayabaskaran, Current Science, Vol. 93 (12), 2007)