Amino Acids in Higher Plants

Edited by J. P. F. D'Mello
May 2015
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    19th May 2015
  • ISBN 9781780642635
  • Language English
  • Pages 632 pp.
  • Size 8.625" x 11.75"
  • Images graphs & charts

This research-level book collates chapters on plant enzymes and metabolism, modulation, molecular aspects, secondary products, ecology and the environment and mammalian nutrition and toxicology.

It assesses the latest research on plant growth such as tuber development, water use and seed production, covers all aspects of pest management and reviews postharvest issues such as storage, global markets, and of course, nutritional value and flavor.

Amino Acids in Higher Plants has an applied, real-world focus and will be of interest to researchers in plant and nutritional biochemistry.

Part I: Enzymes and Metabolism

1) Glutamate Dehydrogenase - G.Osuji, Texas A&M University, USA
2) Alanine Aminotransferase - A.Raychaudhuri, Monsanto, USA
3) Aspartate Aminotransferase - Z-H. He and C. Leasure, San Francisco State University, USA
4) Tyrosine Aminotransferase - A.O. Hudson, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
5) Glutamine Synthetase - C. Sengupta-Gopalan, New Mexico State University, USA
6) Asparagine Synthetase - S.M. Duff, Monsanto, USA
7) Glutamate Decarboxylase - F. Gallardo, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
8) Threonine Dehydratase - E. Gonzales-Vigil
9) Nitric Oxide Synthase - F.J. Corpas and J.M Palma, CSIC, Spain
10) Polyamines: Biosynthesis and Role - A.K.Mattoo, USDA-ARS
11) Serine Acetyltransferase - R. Hofgen, M.Watanabe and H-M. Hubberten, Max-Planck Institut, Germany
12) Cysteine Homeostasis - I. Garcia Fernandez, CSIC-Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
13) Lysine Metabolism - R. Azevedo, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil
14) Histidine Biosynthesis - R. Ingle, University of Cape Town, South Africa
15) Engineering Amino Acid Auxotrophs in Plants - L.V.Nguyen
16) Amino Acid Synthesis Under Abiotic Stress - E.Planchet, UFR Sciences-University of Angers, France


17) Amino Acid Export - S. Okumoto, Virginia Tech, USA
18) Uptake and Transport of Amino Acids in Trees - S. Pfautsch, Tina Bell and A. Gessler, University of Sydney, Australia


19) Auxin Biosynthesis From Tryptophan - J.W. Chandler, Cologne University, Germany
20) Flavor - Mark Taylor, Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK

J. P. F. D'Mello

J.P.F. D’Mello is a double graduate of the University of Nottingham, obtaining a BSc Honors in 1964 and a PhD in 1967, both in the Department of Applied Biochemistry. He began work at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture in 1968, lecturing to students and commencing research with grants from the Agricultural Research Council, Tropical Products Institute (ODA), BP and ICI. He has supervised a number of Honors, MSc and PhD students during his years at Edinburgh, published extensively in refereed journals, and took charge of the Environmental Protection and Management degree course for four years until retirement. Since retiring, he has edited 5 books for CABI, with A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology: Human Disorders and Ecotoxicology published in December 2019 and the authored text Introduction to Environmental Toxicology publishing in late 2020.