A Genetic Approach to Plant Biochemistry

  • Anne D. Blonstein
  • Patrick J. King

Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. James B. Reid
    Pages 1-34
  3. Maarten Koornneef
    Pages 35-54
  4. Christa Critchley, Warwick Bottomley
    Pages 55-72
  5. Wayne L. Gerlach, Martin M. Sachs, Danny Llewellyn, E. Jean Finnegan, Elizabeth S. Dennis
    Pages 73-100
  6. Peter I. Payne
    Pages 207-231
  7. Richard I. S. Brettell, Anthony J. Pryor
    Pages 233-246
  8. David L. Mulcahy
    Pages 247-258
  9. Anne D. Blonstein
    Pages 259-279
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 281-291

About this book


Biologists ask how the growth, development and behaviour of organisms happen, how these processes are co-ordinated and how they are regulated by the environment. Today the questions are phrased in terms of the genes involved, their structure and the control of their expression. Mutations (recognised by a change in phenotype) label genes and can be used to study gene structure, gene function and the organisation of the genome. This is "Genetics". Study of phenotypes down to the level of the enzymes and structural proteins coded for by genes is "Biochemistry". It is self evident that only by studying phenotype ("Biochemistry") can we do "Ge­ netics" and that "Genetics" (perturbation of the phenotype) is the key to understanding the "Biochemistry". There can surely be no better argu­ ments for a more holistic approach to biology than the massive output of knowledge from microbial "Biochemical Genetics" and the more recent revelations from "Molecular Genetic" studies of development in Droso­ phila.


biochemistry plant plant biochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne D. Blonstein
    • 1
  • Patrick J. King
    • 2
  1. 1.Friedrich Miescher-InstitutBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Friedrich Miescher-InstitutBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7463-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-6989-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0175-2073
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