Plant Amino Acids: Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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CRC Press, Oct 27, 1998 - Science - 648 pages
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Covers the basic knowledge of the regulation of biosynthesis of various amino acids in plants and the application of this knowledge to the discovery of novel inhibitors of amino acid biosynthesis and for enhancing the nutritional value of plant products. Provides an exhaustive list of pathway inhibitors.
 

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Contents

Nitrogen Metabolism in Higher Plants
1
The Enzymes of Glutamine Glutamate Asparagine and Aspartate Metabolism
49
Serine and Glycine Metabolism in Higher Plants
111
The Shikimate Pathway
147
The Biosynthesis of Tryptophan Tyrosine and Phenylalanine from Chorismate
171
Lysine Threonine and Methionine Biosynthesis
205
Biosynthesis of Valine Leucine and Isoleucine
227
Regulation of Proline and Arginine Biosynthesis in Plants
249
Inhibitors of Tryptophan Phenylalanine and Tyrosine Biosynthesis as Herbicides
357
Inhibitors of Valine Leucine and Isoleucine Biosynthesis
385
Inhibitors of Histidine Biosynthesis
417
Inhibitors of Glutamine Biosynthesis
445
Crops Modified To Resist Amino Acid Biosynthesis Inhibitors
465
Enhancing the Content of the Essential Amino Acids Lysine and Threonine in Plants
487
Methionine Enhancement in Plants
509
Glucosinolates
523

Biosynthesis of Cysteine
267
Histidine Biosynthesis
293
Amino Acid Transport
305
Role of Amino Acids in Abiotic Stress Resistance
319
Biosynthesis of Cyanogenic Glycosides Cyanolipids and Related Compounds
563
Index
611
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