Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering by R. VerpoorteApplications of Plant Metabolic Engineering by R. Verpoorte

Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering

byR. Verpoorte

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R. VERPOORTE Division of Pharmacognosy, section Metabolomics, IBL, Leiden University PO Box 9502, 2300RA Leiden, The Netherlands, Email: VERPOORT@LACDR.LeidenUniv.NL In the past years the interest in plant secondary has increased rapidly. Three major reasons can be mentioned for this. First because plants are a major source for the production of medicines and the development of novel medicines; second because plants contain health promoting secondary metabolites, third because of the interest in the resistance of plants against pests and diseases in which the secondary metabolism plays a crucial role. Seven years ago we edited a book (Verpoorte and Alfermann 2000) on the engineering of plant secondary metabolism. A general overview was given of plant secondary metabolism, and the strategies one could envisage for engineering plant secondary metabolite pathways. Furthermore, a number of examples were presented describing the state-of-the-art of engineering plant secondary metabolism. Now we have again compiled a series of papers on the engineering of plant metabolism.
Title:Applications of Plant Metabolic EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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)