Cell and Molecular Biology of Plastids by Ralph BockCell and Molecular Biology of Plastids by Ralph Bock

Cell and Molecular Biology of Plastids

byRalph Bock

Paperback | October 22, 2010

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The present book provides a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge on plastid biogenesis, plastid-nuclear communication, and the regulation of plastid gene expression at all levels. It also assesses the state-of-the-art in key technologies, such as proteomics and chloroplast transformation. Written by recognized experts in the field, the book further covers crucial post-translational processes in plastid biogenesis and function, including protein processing.

Title:Cell and Molecular Biology of PlastidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:524 pagesPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642094600

ISBN - 13:9783642094606


Table of Contents

Plastid biogenesis and differentiation.- Structure, function, and inheritance of plastid genomes.- DNA replication, recombination, and repair in plastids.- Transcription and transcriptional regulation in plastids.- Processing, degradation, and polyadenylation of chloroplast transcripts.- RNA splicing and RNA editing in chloroplasts.- Translation and translational regulation in chloroplasts.- Assembly of protein complexes in plastids.- Protein stability and degradation in plastids.- Protein import into plastids.- Insights into chloroplast proteomics: from basic principles to new horizons.- Plastid-nucleus communication: anterograde and retrograde signalling in the development and function of plastids.- The genetic transformation of plastids.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"As the title suggests, the emphasis of the book is on molecular aspects of plastid biology. . this volume gives an excellent overview of the progress and current status of molecular studies on plastids, particularly on chloroplast. The book is recommended for all plant molecular biologists, primarily for those working in plastid biology, photosynthesis, and biotechnology." (M. Tichý, Photosynthetica, Vol. 46 (3), 2008)