Plant Mitochondria

  • Frank Kempken

Part of the Advances in Plant Biology book series (AIPB, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dynamics, Genes & Genomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Volker Knoop, Ute Volkmar, Julia Hecht, Felix Grewe
      Pages 3-29
    3. Iain Scott, David C. Logan
      Pages 31-63
    4. Maria P. Arrieta-Montiel, Sally A. Mackenzie
      Pages 65-82
  3. Transcription & RNA Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Karsten Liere, Thomas Börner
      Pages 85-105
    3. Stefan Binder, Angela Hölzle, Christian Jonietz
      Pages 107-130
    4. Linda Bonen
      Pages 131-155
    5. Anika Bruhs, Frank Kempken
      Pages 157-175
    6. Reimo Zoschke, Christiane Kupsch, Christian Schmitz-Linneweber
      Pages 177-203
  4. Translation & Import

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Anne-Marie Duchêne, Samira El Farouk-Ameqrane, François Sieber, Laurence Maréchal-Drouard
      Pages 241-260
    3. Elzbieta Glaser, James Whelan
      Pages 261-287
    4. D. Becker, U. K. Seibold, W. Voos
      Pages 289-324
  5. Biochemistry, Regulation & Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Elina Welchen, Jennifer Klodmann, Hans-Peter Braun
      Pages 327-355
    3. Allan G. Rasmusson, Ian M. Møller
      Pages 357-381
    4. David M. Rhoads
      Pages 411-437
    5. Mark Diamond, Paul F. McCabe
      Pages 439-465
  6. Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Jenny Carlsson, Kristina Glimelius
      Pages 469-491
    3. Nadiya M. Druzhyna, Glenn L. Wilson, Susan P. LeDoux
      Pages 493-521
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 523-535

About this book


Mitochondria are the product of a long evolutionary history. It is now a well established fact that mitochondria did evolve from free living bacteria being the common ancestor of both, eukaryotic mitochondria and α-proteobacteria. Advances in genome sequencing, the establishment of in organello and in vitro assays to name only a few, contributed significantly to advances in plant mitochondrial research. Second generation sequencing and the ability to directly sequence and analyse the whole plant transcriptome certainly will help to develop the research on plant mitochondria to another level in the future. In this book the current knowledge about plant mitochondria is presented in a series of detailed chapters, which have been organized in five main sections: (i) dynamics, genes and genomes; (ii) transcription and RNA processing; (iii) translation and import; (iv) biochemistry, regulation and function; and (v) mitochondrial dysfunction and repair. These sections consist of two to five chapters, each written by well-known specialists in the field. This book thus provides a comprehensive inside in the field of plant mitochondria for the specialist. The addition of a glossary and text boxes to each chapter provides easy access for readers from other subjects and hopefully will attract young scientist to the fascinating and exiting field of plant mitochondria. Frank Kempken graduated from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He is professor for genetics and molecular biology in botany at the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel, Germany.

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Kempken
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanisches InstitutUniversität KielKielGermany

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