Membrane Biogenesis

Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, and Bacteria

  • Alexander Tzagoloff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alexander Tzagoloff
    Pages 1-14
  3. Henry R. Mahler, Roberto N. Bastos, Fred Feldman, Urs Flury, Chi Chung Lin, Philip S. Perlman et al.
    Pages 15-61
  4. A. Goffeau, M. Briquet, A. M. Colson, J. Delhez, F. Foury, F. Labaille et al.
    Pages 63-97
  5. Anthony W. Linnane, Peter D. Crowfoot
    Pages 99-124
  6. Hanns Weiss, Andreas J. Schwab, Sigurd Werner
    Pages 125-153
  7. Ronald A. Butow, William F. Bennett, David B. Finkelstein, Rodney E. Kellems
    Pages 155-199
  8. Lawrence Bogorad
    Pages 201-245
  9. Itzhak Ohad
    Pages 279-350
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 455-460

About this book


There are currently a growing number of laboratories actively studying the mechanism by which various biological membranes are assembled. This area of research is still relatively new to biochemists and molecular biologists, but in view of the rapid progress being made, a review of the field at this time is justified. The present volume focuses on the biogenesis of three related membranes. Mitochondria and chloroplasts are semiautonomous organelles whose biogenesis is carried out partly in the external cytoplasm and partly by the organelles themselves. Both membranes are principally concerned with the energy metabolism of the cell, and this commonality of function is reflected in a considerable degree of similarity in their ul­ trastructure and enzymatic composition. Although the bacterial cell membrane is a much more diversified structure, it also fulfills the basic energy requirements of the cell, and depending on the organism, this can take the form of photosynthesis or oxidative phosphorylation. The addi­ tional consideration that prokaryotic organisms may, in fact, be the evolu­ tionary ancestors of mitochondria and chloroplasts, makes it all the more compelling that those interested in biogenesis be aware of new develop­ ments in each of these three areas. In organizing this book, I felt that the contributors should summarize and bring up to date their own research and review the literature only in­ sofar as would be necessary to provide the proper perspective for their work.


Chloroplast cell membrane metabolism mitochondria phosphorylation photosynthesis synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Tzagoloff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryThe Public Health Research Institute of the City of New York, Inc.New YorkUSA

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