© 1982

Plant Carbohydrates I

Intracellular Carbohydrates

  • Frank A. Loewus
  • Widmar Tanner

Part of the Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology book series (PLANT, volume 13 / A)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Monomeric and Oligomeric Sugars and Sugar Derivatives — Occurrence, Metabolism, Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. S. Feingold
      Pages 3-76
    3. L. Beevers
      Pages 103-123
    4. E. Beck
      Pages 124-157
    5. R. L. Bieleski
      Pages 158-192
    6. F. A. Loewus, D. B. Dickinson
      Pages 193-216
    7. G. Avigad
      Pages 217-347
  3. Macromolecular Carbohydrates — Occurrence, Metabolism, Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. H. Meier, J. S. G. Reid
      Pages 418-471
    3. D. J. Manners, R. J. Sturgeon
      Pages 472-514
    4. R. R. Selvendran, M. A. O’Neill
      Pages 515-583
    5. D. J. Bowles
      Pages 584-600
    6. A. D. Elbein
      Pages 601-612
    7. M. Axelos, C. Péaud-Lenoël
      Pages 613-631
  4. Physiological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 633-633

About this book


The essential features of constitution, configuration, and conformation in carbo­ hydrate chemistry, so well established in the . first half of this century, had yet to be exploited by those concerned with biochemical and physiological processes in plants when the original Encyclopedia appeared. Two outstanding developments, discovery of sugar nucleotides and the advent of chromatography, brought together the insight and a means of probing complexities inherent in plant carbohydrates. These advances, combined with a modern knowledge of enzymes and cellular metabolism, have provided new horizons of investigation for the student of plant physiology. This volume and its companion (Vol. 13B) present a comprehensive assess­ ment of the current viewpoint in plant carbohydrates with emphasis on those aspects which impinge on physiological processes of growth and development. To accommodate the extensive amount of information to be presented, subject matter has been divided, somewhat arbitrarily, into intracellular and extracellular carbohydrates, with the latter defined as carbohydrates occurring in space out­ side the plasma membrane (plasmalemma). This classification is not exclusive; rather it is intended to lend a degree of flexibility to the way in which subject matter is arranged between volumes. The first section of this volume addresses the occurrence, metabolism, and function of monomeric and higher saccharides of fungi, algae, and higher plants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Frank A. Loewus
    • 1
  • Widmar Tanner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biological ChemistryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Institut für BotanikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Carbohydrates I
  • Book Subtitle Intracellular Carbohydrates
  • Editors F.A. Loewus
    W. Tanner
  • Series Title Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11060-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-68277-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-68275-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 918
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Plant Sciences
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