Amino Acids in Higher Plants

Amino Acids in Higher Plants

By: J. P. Felix D'Mello (editor), Mattoo Mattoo (contributor), F. J. Corpas (contributor), S. M. Duff (contributor), A. O. Hudson (contributor), Hoefgen Hoefgen (contributor), A. Raychaudhuri (contributor), F. Gallardo (contributor), C. Sengupta-Gopalan (contributor), E. Gonzales-Vigil (contributor)Hardback

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Amino acids play a role in the defence mechanisms and stress responses of plants, as well as in food quality and safety for humans and animals. Recent advances in the field make a comprehensive overview of the information a necessity; this book collates chapters on plant enzymes and metabolism, modulation, molecular aspects and secondary products. Also including information on ecology, the environment and mammalian nutrition and toxicology, it provides an authoritative resource.

About Author

J.P.F. D'Mello has published extensively, with 87 journal papers, 16 book chapters and 6 edited books to his name. He has been retired since 2003, but from 1968-2003 was a researcher and lecturer at the Scottish Agricultural College, UK. D'Mello received his PhD, 'Biochemical and nutritional aspects of amino acid interactions' in 1968 from the University of Nottingham.


1: Enzymes and Metabolism 1: Glutamate Dehydrogenase 2: Alanine Aminotransferase: Amino Acid Metabolism in Higher Plants 3: Aspartate Aminotransferase 4: Tyrosine Aminotransferase 5: An Insight Into the Role and Regulation of Glutamine Synthetase in Plants 6: Asparagine Synthetase 7: Glutamate Decarboxylase 8: l-Arginine-Dependent Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity 9: Ornithine: At the Crossroads of Multiple Paths to Amino Acids and Polyamines 10: Polyamines in Plants: Biosynthesis From Arginine, and Metabolic, Physiological and Stress-response Roles 11: Serine Acetyltransferase 12: Cysteine Homeostasis 13: Lysine Metabolism 14: Histidine 15: Amino Acid Synthesis Under Abiotic Stress 16: The Central Role of Glutamate and Aspartate in the Post-translational Control of Respiration and Nitrogen Assimilation in Plant Cells 2: Dynamics 17: Amino Acid Export in Plants 18: Uptake, Transport and Redistribution of Amino Nitrogen in Woody Plants 3: Chemical Ecology 19: Auxin Biosynthesis 20: Involvement of Tryptophan-pathway-derived Secondary Metabolism in the Defence Responses of Grasses 21: Melatonin: Synthesis From Tryptophan and its Role in Higher Plants 22: Glucosinolate Biosynthesis From Amino Acids 23: Natural Toxins that Affect Plant Amino Acid Metabolism 24: Glyphosate: The Fate and Toxicology of a Herbicidal Amino Acid Derivative 4: Plant Products: Quality and Safety 25: Amino Acid Analysis of Plant Products 26: Metabolic Amino Acid Availability in Foods of Plant Origin: Implications for Human and Livestock Nutrition 27: Toxicology of Non-protein Amino Acids 5: Conclusions 28: Delivering Innovative Solutions and Paradigms for a Changing Environment

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  • ISBN13: 9781780642635
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9781780642635
  • weight: 1530
  • ISBN10: 1780642636

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