The Metabolism, Structure, and Function of Plant Lipids

  • Paul K. Stumpf
  • J. Brian Mudd
  • W. David Nes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biosynthesis and Function of Sterols and Other Isoprenoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William R. Nes
      Pages 3-9
    3. Rodney Croteau
      Pages 11-18
    4. Bernard O. Phinney, Clive R. Spray
      Pages 19-27
    5. Leo W. Parks, Thomas A. Lewis, Christopher Low, Kristen Haeckler
      Pages 57-61
    6. Vipin K. Garg, Trevor J. Douglas, Leslie G. Paleg
      Pages 83-85
    7. Penny A. Haughan, John R. Lenton, L. John Goad
      Pages 91-93
    8. L. John Goad, Jan Zimowski, Richard P. Evershed, Victoria L. Male
      Pages 95-102
    9. Edward J. Parish, Patrick K. Hanners, W. David Nes
      Pages 103-105
    10. Yves Sauvaire, Beni Tal, Rick C. Heupel, Roger England, Patrick K. Hanners, W. David Nes et al.
      Pages 107-110
    11. George J. Piazza, Edward J. Saggese, Marvin P. Thompson
      Pages 111-113
    12. C. L. Skrukrud, S. E. Taylor, D. R. Hawkins, M. Calvin
      Pages 115-118

About this book


The Seventh International Symposium on the Structure and Function of Plant Lipids took place at the University of California, Davis, California July 27th to August 1st, 1986. This was the first time the Symposium was held in the United States. The list of previous host cities reads, Norwich, Karlsruhe, Goteborg, Paris, Groningen, Neuchatel. The addition of Davis to this distinguished list was made by the organizers with the doubts of people who give invitations to parties - will anybody come? In fact 155 participants registered and there were 21 spouses in attendance. The scientific program was composed of nine sessions: biochemistry of isoprenoids and sterols, function of isoprenoids and sterols, structure and function of lipids, biosynthesis of complex lipids, fatty acid oxygenases and desaturases, medium and long chain fatty acids, interaction of university, government and industrial research, algal lipids, and genetics and biotechnology. In addition to these sessions of plenary lectures, there were four poster sessions in which about 140 posters were presented. All of this was packed into four days, and there was some comment about the scarcity of time to ask questions of the speakers, discuss the posters and even to eat lunch. The compression of the program was a result of the continued desire of the organizing committees to avoid concurrent sessions. The congregation of participants into a single session increases interaction and generates a feeling of unity at these symposia.


Glycerolipid Pathogen Protein amino acid biosynthesis biotechnology carbon cell development metabolism nitrogen plant quality regulation systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul K. Stumpf
    • 1
  • J. Brian Mudd
    • 2
  • W. David Nes
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.ARCO Plant Cell Research InstituteDublinUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Department of AgricultureAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5265-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5263-1
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