Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms

New Concepts and Experimental Approaches

  • Thomas J. Bach
  • Michel Rohmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción, Albert Boronat
    Pages 1-16
  3. Song Xiang, Gerlinde Usunow, Gudrun Lange, Marco Busch, Liang Tong
    Pages 17-28
  4. Marc Fischer, Sophie Meyer, Maryline Oswald, Patricia Claudel, Francis Karst
    Pages 65-71
  5. Jérôme Maury, Mohammad A. Asadollahi, Luca R. Formenti, Michel Schalk, Jens Nielsen
    Pages 73-89
  6. Christopher J. Paddon, Derek McPhee, Patrick J. Westfall, Kirsten R. Benjamin, Douglas J. Pitera, Rika Regentin et al.
    Pages 91-106
  7. Pamela Weathers, Melissa Towler, Yi Wang, Kristin K. Wobbe
    Pages 107-117
  8. Jochen Wiesner, Armin Reichenberg, Martin Hintz, Regina Ortmann, Martin Schlitzer, Serge Van Calenbergh et al.
    Pages 119-137
  9. Isabel Nogués, Francesco Loreto
    Pages 139-153
  10. Michael Gutensohn, Dinesh A. Nagegowda, Natalia Dudareva
    Pages 155-169
  11. David J. Miller, Rudolf K. Allemann
    Pages 171-183
  12. Marco Herde, Katrin Gärtner, Tobias Köllner, Benjamin Fode, Wilhelm Boland, Jonathan Gershenzon et al.
    Pages 185-198
  13. Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Juan Antonio López-Ráez, Catarina Cardoso, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Radoslava Matusova, Wouter Kohlen et al.
    Pages 199-211
  14. Chris C. N. van Schie, Michel A. Haring, Robert C. Schuurink
    Pages 213-232
  15. Reuben J. Peters
    Pages 233-249
  16. Michael H. Walter, Daniela S. Floss, Heike Paetzold, Kerstin Manke, Jessica Vollrath, Wolfgang Brandt et al.
    Pages 251-270
  17. Alain Tissier, Christophe Sallaud, Denis Rontein
    Pages 271-283
  18. Vincent Courdavault, Marc Clastre, Andrew John Simkin, Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc’h
    Pages 285-296
  19. Maureen Whalen, Colleen McMahan, David Shintani
    Pages 329-345
  20. Laurent Wentzinger, Esther Gerber, Thomas J. Bach, Marie-Andrée Hartmann
    Pages 347-365
  21. Alain Rahier, Sylvain Darnet, Florence Bouvier, Bilal Camara
    Pages 367-380
  22. Daisaku Ohta, Masaharu Mizutani
    Pages 381-391
  23. Sam T. Mugford, Anne Osbourn
    Pages 405-424
  24. Wolfgang Kreis, Frieder Müller-Uri
    Pages 425-438
  25. Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción, Narciso Campos, Albert Ferrer, Albert Boronat
    Pages 439-456
  26. Patricia León, Elizabeth Cordoba
    Pages 457-464
  27. Back Matter
    Pages 493-505

About this book


Isoprenoids are important in primary and secondary metabolism. They have implications in a myriad of physiological processes notably in plants, microorganisms and parasites, and biological activities at the cellular, organism, and ecosystem levels. The importance of isoprenoids in various areas of the scientific world has spurred intense research worldwide. Also their role in "nutraceuticals" has stimulated scientific curiosity. Literature on isoprenoids is widely scattered in journals with quite differing readerships and geographic distribution.

A comprehensive book on isoprenoids does not exist. Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches fills this gap by presenting the latest and the most applicable information on isoprenoids. The most recent TERPNET conference serves as the backdrop and provides much of the inspiration for the topics covered in the book. Additional topics of interest are covered as well, making Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches the most comprehensive review of isoprenoid synthesis to date.



Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Bach
    • 1
  • Michel Rohmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie Moléculaire, Département RéseauxUniversité de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2., Institut Le BelUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourg CXFrance

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