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Lipids in Plant and Algae Development

  • Yuki Nakamura
  • Yonghua Li-Beisson


  • Overviews the functions of plant and algal lipids in photosynthesis

  • Highlights the underlying evolutionary context of lipid function in photosynthetic unicellular and multicellular organisms

  • Considers industrial applications for the very latest knowledge of what lipids can do


Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yonghua Li-Beisson, Yuki Nakamura, John Harwood
    Pages 1-18
  3. Lipids in Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Koichi Kobayashi, Kaichiro Endo, Hajime Wada
      Pages 21-49
    3. Barbara Kalisch, Peter Dörmann, Georg Hölzl
      Pages 51-83
    4. Koichi Kobayashi, Hajime Wada
      Pages 103-125
    5. Florian Chevalier, Laura Cuyàs Carrera, Laurent Nussaume, Eric Maréchal
      Pages 159-175
  4. Lipids in Development and Signaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Changcheng Xu, Carl Andre, Jilian Fan, John Shanklin
      Pages 207-221
    3. Kyle D. Luttgeharm, Athen N. Kimberlin, Edgar B. Cahoon
      Pages 249-286
    4. Camille Delude, Steven Moussu, Jérôme Joubès, Gwyneth Ingram, Frédéric Domergue
      Pages 287-313
    5. Dabing Zhang, Jianxin Shi, Xijia Yang
      Pages 315-337
    6. Allison M. Barbaglia, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning
      Pages 339-361
    7. Shiu-Cheung Lung, Mee-Len Chye
      Pages 363-404
    8. Thierry Heitz, Ekaterina Smirnova, Emilie Widemann, Yann Aubert, Franck Pinot, Rozenn Ménard
      Pages 405-426
    9. Kenji Matsui, Takao Koeduka
      Pages 427-443

About this book


This book summarizes recent advances in understanding the functions of plant and algal lipids in photosynthesis, in development and signaling, and in industrial applications. As readers will discover, biochemistry, enzymology and analytical chemistry, as well as gene knock-out studies have all contributed to our rapidly increasing understanding of the functions of lipids. In the past few decades, distinct physical and biochemical properties of specific lipid classes were revealed in plant and algal lipids and the functional aspects of lipids in modulating critical biological processes have been uncovered.

These chapters from international authors across relevant research fields highlight the underlying evolutionary context of lipid function in photosynthetic unicellular and multicellular organisms. The book goes on to encompass what lipids can do for industrial applications at a time of fascination with plants and algae in carbon fixation and as sources for production of food, energy and novel chemicals. The developmental context is a part of the fresh and engaging perspective that is presented in this work which graduate students and scientists will find both illuminating and useful.


Photosynthesis Enzymology Analytical chemistry Functions of lipids Oil engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuki Nakamura
    • 1
  • Yonghua Li-Beisson
    • 2
  1. 1.Academia SinicaInstitute of Plant and Microbial BiTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Institut de Biologie Environnementale etUniversité Aix MarseilleSaint-Paul-lez-DuranceFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lipids in Plant and Algae Development
  • Editors Yuki Nakamura
    Yonghua Li-Beisson
  • Series Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-25977-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79870-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25979-6
  • Series ISSN 0306-0225
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Lipidology
    Biomedicine, general
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