Regulation of Primary Metabolic Pathways in Plants

  • Nicholas J. Kruger
  • Steven A. Hill
  • R. George Ratcliffe

Part of the Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe book series (PPSE, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Martin A. J. Parry, Alfred J. Keys, Graeme Bainbridge, Steven P. Colliver, P. John Andralojc, Matthew J. Paul et al.
    Pages 1-16
  3. Richard C. Leegood, Richard M. Acheson, László I. Técsi, Robert P. Walker
    Pages 37-51
  4. Fabrice Rébeillé, Roland Douce
    Pages 53-99
  5. Ulf-Ingo Flügge, Andreas Weber, Birgit Kammerer, Rainer E. Häusler, Karsten Fischer
    Pages 101-116
  6. Mike J. Emes, Ian J. Tetlow, Caroline G. Bowsher
    Pages 117-136
  7. Stephen Rawsthorne, Fan Kang, Peter J. Eastmond
    Pages 137-157
  8. Gertrud Lohaus, Dieter Heineke, Anne Kruse, Kirsten Leidreiter, Berti Riens, David G. Robinson et al.
    Pages 159-172
  9. Alison M. Smith
    Pages 173-193
  10. Christopher J. Pollock, Andrew J. Cairns, Joseph Gallagher, Judith Harrison
    Pages 195-226
  11. Irma Vijn, Anja van Dijken, Stefan Turk, Michel Ebskamp, Kees van Dun, Peter Weisbeck et al.
    Pages 227-237
  12. Richard N. Trethewey, Lothar Willmitzer
    Pages 239-256
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book


Over the past decade, advances in molecular biology have provided the impetus for a resurgence of interest in plant metabolism. At a general level, the potential for modifying the quantity or quality of harvestable crop products through genetic manipulation has provided an agronomic rationale for seeking a greater understanding of primary plant metabolism and its regulation. Moreover, the now facile techniques for transformation of many plant species and the consequential capacity to manipulate the amounts of specific individual enzymes within specific cell types provides an exciting direct approach for studying metabolic problems. Such transgenic plants are also becoming invaluable tools in studies at the interface between metabolism and other sub-disciplines such as physiology and ecology. The interest generated in plant metabolism by these developments has also encouraged the re-introduction of more conventional biochemical techniques for metabolic analysis. Finally, in common with other areas of cell biology, the wealth of information that can be obtained at the nucleic acid level has provided the stimulus for identification and characterisation of metabolic processes in far greater detail than previously envisaged. The result of these advances it that researchers now have the confidence to address problems in plant metabolism at levels not previously attempted. This book presents the proceedings of an international conference held on 9-11 January 1997 at St Hugh's College, Oxford under the auspices of the Phytochemical Society of Europe.


Cytosol Expression Moore Plant physiology Transport biochemistry biotechnology enzymes gene expression metabolism phloem physiology regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas J. Kruger
    • 1
  • Steven A. Hill
    • 1
  • R. George Ratcliffe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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