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Plant biochemistry

Author: Caroline Bowsher; Martin W Steer; Alyson K Tobin
Publisher: New York, NY : Garland Science, ©2008.
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The biochemistry of plants is distinct from that of other organisms for two main reasons: they are autotrophic and sessile. Plants can't move away from environmental stress or predation, so their biochemical pathways are particularly flexible and examples are given throughout of how plants respond to environmental challenges. As plants are autotrophs, many biochemical pathways that are catabolic in non-autotrophs,
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowsher, Caroline.
Plant biochemistry.
New York, NY : Garland Science, ©2008
(OCoLC)742513191
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Bowsher; Martin W Steer; Alyson K Tobin
ISBN: 9780815341215 0815341210
OCLC Number: 191865168
Description: xvi, 446 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction to plant biochemistry --
Approaches to understanding metabolic pathways --
Plant cell structure --
Light reactions of photosynthesis --
Photosynthetic carbon assimilation --
Respiration --
Synthesis and mobilization of storage and structural carbohydrates --
Nitrogen and sulfur metabolism --
Lipid biosynthesis --
Alkaloids --
Phenolics --
Terpenoids.
Responsibility: Caroline Bowsher, Martin Steer, and Alyson Tobin.
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