The Chloroplast: Interactions with the Environment by Anna Stina SandeliusThe Chloroplast: Interactions with the Environment by Anna Stina Sandelius

The Chloroplast: Interactions with the Environment

byAnna Stina SandeliusEditorHenrik Aronsson

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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Chloroplasts are vital for life as we know it. At the leaf cell level, it is common knowledge that a chloroplast interacts with its surroundings - but this knowledge is often limited to the benefits of oxygenic photosynthesis and that chloroplasts provide reduced carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. This book presents the intricate interplay between chloroplasts and their immediate and more distant environments. The topic is explored in chapters covering aspects of evolution, the chloroplast/cytoplasm barrier, transport, division, motility and bidirectional signalling. Taken together, the contributed chapters provide an exciting insight into the complexity of how chloroplast functions are related to cellular and plant-level functions. The recent rapid advances in the presented research areas, largely made possible by the development of molecular techniques and genetic screens of an increasing number of plant model systems, make this interaction a topical issue.

Anna Stina Sandelius pursued her PhD degree in Plant Physiology with Prof Conny Liljenberg at the University of Gothenburg. She graduated in 1983 and spent the following year and a half with Prof D. James Morré at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. She returned to the University of Gothenburg in 1985, where she attained...
Title:The Chloroplast: Interactions with the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:300 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642088201

ISBN - 13:9783642088209


Table of Contents

Diversity and Evolution of Plastids and Their Genomes.- The Chloroplast Envelope Proteome and Lipidome.- The Chloroplast Protein Import Apparatus, Its Components, and Their Roles.- Chloroplast Membrane Lipid Biosynthesis and Transport.- The Role of Metabolite Transporters in Integrating Chloroplasts with the Metabolic Network of Plant Cells.- Retrograde Signalling.- Plastid Division Regulation and Interactions with the Environment.- Chloroplast Photorelocation Movement.- A Sentinel Role for Plastids.