Applications of Plant Metabolic Engineering

  • R. Verpoorte
  • A.W. Alfermann
  • T.S. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. G.B. Sunil Kumar, T.R. Ganapathi, L. Srinivas, V.A. Bapat
    Pages 45-77
  3. Tracey Ruhlman, Henry Daniell
    Pages 79-108
  4. Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Suvi T. Häkkinen, Heiko Rischer
    Pages 109-127
  5. Argelia Lorence, Craig L. Nessler
    Pages 197-217
  6. Joost Lücker, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Asaph Aharoni
    Pages 219-236
  7. Howard G. Damude, Anthony J. Kinney
    Pages 237-247
  8. Waraporn Putalun, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Shoyama
    Pages 283-295
  9. Masaaki Noji, Kazuki Saito
    Pages 297-309
  10. Praveen K. Saxena, Ian B. Cole, Susan J. Murch
    Pages 311-330
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 331-332

About this book


Written by leading international experts in the field of plant metabolic engineering, this book discusses, mainly, applications of plant metabolic engineering. Metabolic engineering, which is part of second generation biotechnology, has made several contributions at basic level as well as at conceptualising products ever since its emergence in the early 1980s. Applications resulting from metabolic engineering are expected to play a very important role in future for plant breeding, e.g. for improved resistance or improved traits concerning health promoting constituents, and production of fine chemicals such as medicines, flavors and fragrances.

Considering the tremendous progress that has been made since our first book in the year 2000 urgency was felt to bring together cutting edge research in plant metabolic engineering in applied aspects as a handy reference book. This book has been predominantly dedicated to applied research of metabolic engineering, and a part of it has been allotted for fundamental research that has potential applications. This book is a unique source of information for all those involved with plants as chemical factories of fine chemicals and also to more experienced scientists who work on transgenic plants, besides, senior researchers, graduate students, post-doctroral students, teachers and students as well.


Assimilat Chloroplast Plant metabolic engineering Tyrosin Vitamin biosynthesis biotechnology breeding microorganism microorganisms natural product plant breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Verpoorte
    • 1
  • A.W. Alfermann
    • 2
  • T.S. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. LtdNavi MumbaiIndia

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