Plant Peroxisomes

Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Biotechnological Applications

  • Alison Baker
  • Ian A. Graham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peroxisome functions

    1. Harry Beevers
      Pages 1-17
    2. Johanna E. Cornah, Steven M. Smith
      Pages 57-101
    3. Michael Heinze, Bernt Gerhardt
      Pages 103-140
    4. Luis A. del Río, Luisa M. Sandalio, José M. Palma, Francisco J. Corpas, Eduardo López-Huertas, María C. Romero-Puertas et al.
      Pages 221-258
    5. Robert P. Donaldson
      Pages 259-278
    6. Makoto Hayashi, Mikio Nishimura
      Pages 279-303
  3. Peroxisome biogenesis and protein import

    1. Wayne Charlton, Eduardo Lopez-Huertas
      Pages 385-426
  4. Peroxisome — biotechnological potential

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 497-505

About this book


In the two decades since the last comprehensive work on plant peroxisomes appeared, the scientific approaches employed in the study of plant biology have changed beyond all recognition. The accelerating pace of plant research in the post-genomic era is leading us to appreciate that peroxisomes have many important roles in plant cells, including reserve mobilisation, nitrogen assimilation, defence against stress, and metabolism of plant hormones, which are vital for productivity and normal plant development. Many plant scientists are finding, and will no doubt continue to find, that their own area of research is connected in some way to peroxisomes.

Written by the leading experts in the field, this book surveys peroxisomal metabolic pathways, protein targeting and biogenesis of the organelle and prospects for the manipulation of peroxisomal function for biotechnological purposes. It aims to draw together the current state of the art as a convenient starting point for anyone, student or researcher, who wishes to know about plant peroxisomes.


Assimilat Oxidation beta-Oxidation biochemistry cyclin enzymes membrane proteins metabolism molecular biology nitrogen physiology plant development proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Alison Baker
    • 1
  • Ian A. Graham
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.University of YorkYorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6007-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9858-3
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