Plastid Biology

  • Steven M. Theg
  • Francis-André Wollman

Part of the Advances in Plant Biology book series (AIPB, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Genetic Material and its Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Börner, Petya Zhelyazkova, Julia Legen, Christian Schmitz-Linneweber
      Pages 3-47
    3. Jörg Nickelsen, Alexandra-Viola Bohne, Peter Westhoff
      Pages 49-78
    4. Jean-David Rochaix, Silvia Ramundo
      Pages 79-111
  3. Plastid Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Barry J. Pogson, Veronica Albrecht-Borth
      Pages 115-128
    3. Jodi Maple-Grødem, Cécile Raynaud
      Pages 155-187
    4. Amutha Sampath Kumar, Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar, Jeffrey L. Caplan
      Pages 189-207
    5. Lilach Sheiner, Boris Striepen
      Pages 209-238
  4. Biogenesis of Chloroplast Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Paul Jarvis, Felix Kessler
      Pages 241-270
    3. Carole Dabney-Smith, Amanda Storm
      Pages 271-289
    4. Franziska Hempel, Kathrin Bolte, Andreas Klingl, Stefan Zauner, Uwe-G Maier
      Pages 291-303
    5. Kentaro Inoue, Elzbieta Glaser
      Pages 305-323
    6. Raphael Trösch, Michael Schroda, Felix Willmund
      Pages 325-357
    7. Zach Adam, Wataru Sakamoto
      Pages 359-389
  5. Chloroplast Photophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Luca Dall’Osto, Roberto Bassi, Alexander Ruban
      Pages 393-435
    3. Giles N. Johnson, Pierre Cardol, Jun Minagawa, Giovanni Finazzi
      Pages 437-464
    4. Marc Hanikenne, María Bernal, Eugen-Ioan Urzica
      Pages 465-514
  6. Chloroplast Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 515-515
    2. Ghislaine Tissot-Lecuelle, Saul Purton, Manuel Dubald, Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont
      Pages 517-557
    3. Yonghua Li-Beisson, Gilles Peltier, Philipp Knörzer, Thomas Happe, Anja Hemschemeier
      Pages 559-585
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 587-589

About this book


Plastids are the sites of conversion of solar energy into the chemical energy usable to sustain life.  They are also responsible for the production of the vast majority of oxygen in the atmosphere. Through these activities they play a unique role in the biosphere, producing two critical products upon which life on Earth depends. This book provides the scientific  community with a critical overview of the state of research in plastids that include those from green and non-green plants and from apicomplexan protists.  It covers actively investigated areas of plastid biology, from biosynthesis to function to their uses in biotechnology.  Contributed by world renowned plant biologists, as the fifth title in the Advances in Plant Biology book series, Plastid Biology is therefore both timely and unique in scope. Essential topics cover the differentiation and development of different plastid types and internal organization.  They are followed by an in depth look at biogenesis and assembly of plastid proteins and protein complexes, and then by the important metabolic functions in plastids.  The book ends with two chapters discussing the role of plastid biology in protein expression biotechnology and in hydrogen and biofuel production. It will serve as a reference resource for instructors and researchers for many years to come.


Advances in Plant Biology Plastid Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven M. Theg
    • 1
  • Francis-André Wollman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyUniveristy of California-DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Physiologie Membranaire et Moléculaire du ChloroplasteInstitut de Biologie Physico-ChimiqueParisFrance

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