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The Structure and Function of Plastids

  • Robert R. Wise
  • J. Kenneth Hoober

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Plastid Origin and Development

  3. The Plastid Genome and its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome

  4. Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Shaodong Dai, Kenth Hallberg, Hans Eklund, Peter Schürmann
      Pages 221-236
    3. Peter J. Nixon, Peter R. Rich
      Pages 237-251
    4. Sue G. Bartlett, Mautusi Mitra, James V. Moroney
      Pages 253-271
  5. Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Robert D. Willows
      Pages 295-313

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive look at the biology of plastids, the multifunctional biosynthetic factories that are unique to plants and algae. Fifty-six international experts have contributed 28 chapters that cover all aspects of this large and diverse family of plant and algal organelles. The book is divided into five sections: (I): Plastid Origin and Development; (II): The Plastid Genome and Its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome; (III): Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (IV): Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (V): Plastid Differentiation and Response to Environmental Factors. Each chapter includes an integrated view of plant biology from the standpoint of the plastid. The book is intended for a wide audience, but is specifically designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scientists in the fields of photosynthesis, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and plant biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert R. Wise
    • 1
  • J. Kenneth Hoober
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WisconsinOshkoshUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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From the reviews:

"This is the first book in the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration series (of Govindjee) that comprehensively describes the complete story of plastids that includes their diversity, origin, evolution, interconversion, different physiological functions, communicating systems with other cellular organelles and their responses to various environmental factors. The chapters covering these areas provide the most recent and relevant information." (B. Biswal and U.C.Biswal, India, Current Science, Vol.92(10) May 2007)

"The major aim of the editors … is to go beyond the familiar photosynthetic processes of the plastid to the other extensive, critical processes of this once autonomous organelle. … would serve as an excellent reference book for advanced graduate classes, and it would serve as a text for advanced graduate classes. Most certainly, it would be an excellent addition to the library of a researcher … . I strongly recommend that this volume be in all major biology libraries in the world." (A. Scott Holaday, Photosynthesis Research, 2007)