Euglena: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Steven D. Schwartzbach
  • Shigeru Shigeoka

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 979)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Biochemistry and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bożena Zakryś, Rafał Milanowski, Anna Karnkowska
      Pages 3-17
    3. Verena Zimorski, Cessa Rauch, Jaap J. van Hellemond, Aloysius G. M. Tielens, William F. Martin
      Pages 19-37
    4. Masami Nakazawa
      Pages 39-45
    5. Takahiro Ishikawa, Shun Tamaki, Takanori Maruta, Shigeru Shigeoka
      Pages 47-64
    6. Fumio Watanabe, Kazuya Yoshimura, Shigeru Shigeoka
      Pages 65-90
    7. Rafael Moreno-Sánchez, Sara Rodríguez-Enríquez, Ricardo Jasso-Chávez, Emma Saavedra, Jorge D. García-García
      Pages 91-121
  3. Cell and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. ThankGod Echezona Ebenezer, Mark Carrington, Michael Lebert, Steven Kelly, Mark C. Field
      Pages 125-140
    3. David C. McWatters, Anthony G. Russell
      Pages 141-158
    4. Dion G. Durnford, Steven D. Schwartzbach
      Pages 183-205
    5. Donat-P. Häder, Mineo Iseki
      Pages 207-235
    6. Donat-P. Häder, Ruth Hemmersbach
      Pages 237-266
  4. Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Hiroshi Inui, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masahiro Tamoi
      Pages 269-283
    3. Kengo Suzuki
      Pages 285-293
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-303

About this book


This much-needed book is the first definitive volume on Euglena in twenty-fire years, offering information on its atypical biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and potential biotechnology applications. This volume gathers together contributions from well-known experts, who in many cases played major roles in elucidating the phenomenon discussed. Presented in three parts, the first section of this comprehensive book describes novel biochemical pathways which in some instances have an atypical subcellular localization. The second section details atypical cellular mechanisms of organelle protein import, organelle nuclear genome interdependence, gene regulation and expression that provides insights into the evolutionary origins of eukaryotic cells. The final section discusses how biotechnologists have capitalized on the novel cellular and biochemical features of Euglena to produce value added products. Euglena: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology will provide essential reading for cell and molecular biologists with interests in evolution, novel biochemical pathways, organelle biogenesis and algal biotechnology. Readers will come away from this volume with a full understanding of the complexities of the Euglena as well as new realizations regarding the diversity of cellular processes yet to be discovered.    



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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven D. Schwartzbach
    • 1
  • Shigeru Shigeoka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of AgricultureKindai UniversityNaraJapan

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