© 2002

Photosynthetic Nitrogen Assimilation and Associated Carbon and Respiratory Metabolism

  • Christine H. Foyer
  • Graham Noctor

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-CP-3
  2. P. Ananda Kumar, Martin A. J. Parry, Rowan A. C. Mitchell, Altaf Ahmad, Yash P. Abrol
    Pages 23-34
  3. Werner M. Kaiser, Maria Stoimenova, Hui-Min Man
    Pages 63-70
  4. Francisco J. Florencio, José C. Reyes
    Pages 93-113
  5. Jean Vidal, Nadia Bakrim, Michael Hodges
    Pages 135-150
  6. Per Gardeström, Abir U. Igamberdiev, A. S. Raghavendra
    Pages 151-172
  7. A. Harvey Millar, David A. Day, Christel Mathieu
    Pages 193-204
  8. Anne Krapp, Sylvie Ferrario-Méry, Bruno Touraine
    Pages 205-225
  9. Tatsuo Sugiyama, Hitoshi Sakakibara
    Pages 227-238
  10. Gertrud Lohaus, Karsten Fischer
    Pages 239-263
  11. John A. Raven, Linda L. Handley, Mitchell Andrews
    Pages 265-274
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 275-284

About this book


According to many textbooks, carbohydrates are the photosynthesis and mitochondrial respiration fluctuate in a circadian manner in almost every unique final products of plant photosynthesis. However, the photoautotrophic production of organic organism studied. In addition, external triggers and environmental influences necessitate precise and nitrogenous compounds may be just as old, in appropriate re-adjustment of relative flux rates, to evolutionary terms, as carbohydrate synthesis. In the algae and plants of today, the light-driven assimilation prevent excessive swings in energy/resource provision of nitrogen remains a key function, operating and use. This requires integrated control of the alongside and intermeshing with photosynthesis and expression and activity of numerous key enzymes in respiration. Photosynthetic production of reduced photosynthetic and respiratory pathways, in order to carbon and its reoxidation in respiration are necessary co-ordinate carbon partioning and nitrogen assim- ation. to produce both the energy and the carbon skeletons required for the incorporation of inorganic nitrogen This volume has two principal aims. The first is to into amino acids. Conversely, nitrogen assimilation provide a comprehensive account of the very latest developments in our understanding of how green is required to sustain the output of organic carbon cells reductively incorporate nitrate and ammonium and nitrogen. Together, the sugars and amino acids into the organic compounds required for growth.


Chloroplast Expression Photorespiration Transport biochemistry electron transport enzymes gene expression metabolism regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine H. Foyer
    • 1
  • Graham Noctor
    • 2
  1. 1.Crop Performance and Improvement DivisionIACR-RothamstedHarpendenUK
  2. 2.Institut de la Biotechnologie des PlantesUniversité Denis Diderot Paris VIIOrsayFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photosynthetic Nitrogen Assimilation and Associated Carbon and Respiratory Metabolism
  • Editors C.H. Foyer
    G. Noctor
  • Series Title Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6336-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5469-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-48138-3
  • Series ISSN 1572-0233
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Biochemistry, general
    Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
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"All chapters are excellent reviews of recent literature with conclusions for both the dvelopments of sicence, and praxis. [...] this is a basic book for plant physiological, biochemica, and genetic laboratories and libraries."
(Photosynthetica, 41:3 (2003)