Plant Nitrogen Metabolism

  • Jonathan E. Poulton
  • John T. Romeo
  • Eric E. Conn

Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andris Kleinhofs, Robert L. Warner, James M. Melzer
    Pages 117-155
  3. Peter J. Lea, Ray D. Blackwell, Alan J. S. Murray, Knenneth W. Joy
    Pages 157-189
  4. David Rhodes, Dennis G. Brunk, José R. Magalhães
    Pages 191-226
  5. Thomas Okita, Arun Aryan, Christopher Reeves, Woo Taek Kim, Douglas Leisy, Jim Hnilo et al.
    Pages 289-327
  6. Hector E. Flores, Calixto M. Protacio, Mark W. Signs
    Pages 329-393
  7. Linda E. Fellows, Geoffrey C. Kite, Robert J. Nash, Monique S. J. Simmonds, Anthony M. Scofield
    Pages 395-427
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 459-474

About this book


This volume is based on papers presented by invited speakers at a symposium entitled "Plant Nitrogen Metabolism" held in conjunction with the 28th Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America. The meeting took place on the campus of the University of Iowa at Iowa City during June 26-30, 1988, and attracted 110 participants from 11 countries. The goal of the symposium was to trace the pathway by which nitrogen passes from soil and atmosphere into both primary and secondary nitrogenous metabolites, focusing upon areas which were felt to be most rapidly expanding. From nodulines (nodule specific proteins) and GS/GOGAT mutants to sugar mimics (polyhydroxyalkaloids) and herbicide inhibitors of amino acid metabolism, research in nitrogen metabolism has expanded into areas barely envisioned only a few years ago. Both the nitrogen specialist and the general plant biochemist will be pleased by the range of topics covered here. Following an overview in Chapter 1 of plant nitrogen metabolism, the remaining chapters are loosely organized into three groups. Chapters 2-6 deal primarily with the biochemistry and molecular biology of nitrogen assimilation and transport, Chapters 7-9 with amino acid metabolism, and Chapters 10-12 with secondary metabolites.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan E. Poulton
    • 1
  • John T. Romeo
    • 2
  • Eric E. Conn
    • 3
  1. 1.University of lowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.University of California, DavisDavisUSA

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