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Metabolic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism

A. Wilhelm Alfermann

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Published by Springer Dez 2010, 2010
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Neuware - Plant secondary metabolism is an economically important source of fine chemicals, such as drugs, insecticides, dyes, flavours, and fragrances. Moreover, important traits of plants such as taste, flavour, smell, colour, or resistance against pests and diseases are also related to secondary metabolites. The genetic modification of plants is feasible nowadays. What does the possibility of engineering plant secondary metabolite pathways mean In this book, firstly a general introduction is given on plant secondary metabolism, followed by an overview of the possible approaches that could be used to alter secondary metabolite pathways. In a series of chapters from various authorities in the field, an overview is given of the state of the art for important groups of secondary metabolites. No books have been published on this topic so far. This book will thus be a unique source of information for all those involved with plants as chemical factories of fine chemicals and those involved with the quality of food and ornamental plants. It will be useful in teaching graduate courses in the field of metabolic engineering in plants. 286 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9789048154753

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Title: Metabolic Engineering of Plant Secondary ...

Publisher: Springer Dez 2010

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Taschenbuch

Book Condition: Neu

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Plant secondary metabolism is an economically important source of fine chemicals, such as drugs, insecticides, dyes, flavours, and fragrances. Moreover, important traits of plants such as taste, flavour, smell, colour, or resistance against pests and diseases are also related to secondary metabolites.
The genetic modification of plants is feasible nowadays. What does the possibility of engineering plant secondary metabolite pathways mean? In this book, firstly a general introduction is given on plant secondary metabolism, followed by an overview of the possible approaches that could be used to alter secondary metabolite pathways. In a series of chapters from various authorities in the field, an overview is given of the state of the art for important groups of secondary metabolites.
No books have been published on this topic so far. This book will thus be a unique source of information for all those involved with plants as chemical factories of fine chemicals and those involved with the quality of food and ornamental plants. It will be useful in teaching graduate courses in the field of metabolic engineering in plants.

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`The book can be recommended to anyone wishing to start manipulation of secondary plant metabolism.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 158:7 (2000)
`The book is a wonderful up-to-date comprehensive overview of the plant secondary metabolites field and will be very useful for plant biotechnologists. Moreover, this review is also suitable fo students and more generally for a broader readership.'
Plant Science, 161:201(2001)P

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