Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Plant Organelles

Chloroplasts and Mitochondria

  • Henry Daniell
  • Christine Chase

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Organelle Genomes and Proteomics

    1. Michael W. Gray
      Pages 15-36
    2. S. Heinhorst, C. L. Chi-Ham, S. W. Adamson, G. C. Cannon
      Pages 37-92
    3. Rudolph Hagemann
      Pages 93-113
    4. R. M. Maier, C. Schmitz-Linneweber
      Pages 115-150
    5. C. Fauron, J. Allen, S. Clifton, K. Newton
      Pages 151-177
    6. C. Colas des Francs-Small, B. Szurek, I. Small
      Pages 179-209
  3. Organelle Gene Expression and Signaling

    1. Andreas Weihe
      Pages 213-237
    2. R. Michael Mulligan
      Pages 239-260
    3. Alice Barkan
      Pages 295-322
    4. William Zerges
      Pages 347-383
    5. Zach Adam
      Pages 419-440
  4. Organelle Biotechnology

    1. Henry Daniell, Paul R. Cohill, Shashi Kumar, Nathalie Dufourmantel
      Pages 443-490
    2. Amit Dhingra, Henry Daniell
      Pages 491-511
    3. Joe H. Cherry, Brent L. Nielsen
      Pages 513-525
    4. Niranjan Baisakh, Swapan Datta
      Pages 527-542
    5. Karen Bohmert, Oliver P. Peoples, Kristi D. Snell
      Pages 565-591
    6. Christine D. Chase, S. Gabay-Laughnan
      Pages 593-621
    7. W. W. Guo, X. D. Cai, J. W. Grosser
      Pages 635-659

About this book


We have taught plant molecular biology and biotechnology at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 20 years. In the past few decades, the field of plant organelle molecular biology and biotechnology has made immense strides. From the green revolution to golden rice, plant organelles have revolutionized agriculture. Given the exponential growth in research, the problem of finding appropriate textbooks for courses in plant biotechnology and molecular biology has become a major challenge. After years of handing out photocopies of various journal articles and reviews scattered through out the print and electronic media, a serendipitous meeting occurred at the 2002 IATPC World Congress held in Orlando, Florida. After my talk and evaluating several posters presented by investigators from my laboratory, Dr. Jacco Flipsen, Publishing Manager of Kluwer Publishers asked me whether I would consider editing a book on Plant Organelles. I accepted this challenge, after months of deliberations, primarily because I was unsuccessful in finding a text book in this area for many years. I signed the contract with Kluwer in March 2003 with a promise to deliver a camera-ready textbook on July 1, 2004. Given the short deadline and the complexity of the task, I quickly realized this task would need a co-editor. Dr. Christine Chase was the first scientist who came to my mind because of her expertise in plant mitochondria, and she readily agreed to work with me on this book.


bioinformatics biology biotechnology Chloroplast gene expression genetic engineering growth metabolism mitochondria molecular biology Organe Proteomics RNA transcription translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry Daniell
    • 1
  • Christine Chase
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Horticultural Sciences DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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