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Plastid Development in Leaves during Growth and Senescence

  • Basanti Biswal
  • Karin Krupinska
  • Udaya C. Biswal
  • Provides emerging concepts of chloroplast development during plant growth and senescence

  • Includes chapters on current development of knowledge of inter-organellar signalings regulating chloroplast development

  • Updates recent information on environmental modulation of chloroplast development and senescence


Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. General Aspects of Chloroplast Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karin Krupinska, Udaya C. Biswal, Basanti Biswal
      Pages 3-16
    3. Mukesh K. Raval, Bijaya K. Mishra, Basanti Biswal, Udaya C. Biswal
      Pages 17-35
  3. Chloroplast Biogenesis During Leaf Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Katalin Solymosi, Henrik Aronsson
      Pages 39-71
    3. Karin Meierhoff, Peter Westhoff
      Pages 73-100
    4. Yukako Hihara, Kintake Sonoike
      Pages 101-116
    5. Harry Roy
      Pages 117-129
    6. Maryse A. Block, Emmanuelle Dubots, Eric Maréchal
      Pages 131-154
    7. John C. Gray
      Pages 169-186
  4. The Plastid Genome and Its Expression During Chloroplast Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Qihua Ling, Raphael Trösch, Paul Jarvis
      Pages 239-280
  5. Leaf Senescence and Chloroplast Dismantling

About this book


The major function of chloroplasts in green plants and algae is oxygenic photosynthesis. Further, chloroplasts manufacture essential metabolites and phytohormones. Because of the extensive interconnection with cellular metabolic and regulatory networks, development of the organelle and the organism are coordinately regulated. Conversion of proplastids to chloroplasts is associated with the development of the entire organism, and dismantling of chloroplasts during the chloroplast-to-gerontoplast transition is coupled to senescence, the terminal phase of development. The availability of genomic tools of model plants, especially those of Arabidopsis, have allowed us to understand many complex problems associated with organelle biogenesis and senescence. Twenty-eight chapters in this book provide updated information on chloroplast development. The dynamic nature of plastid genome expression, regulation, and stability during development have been critically reviewed. In addition, authors describe how the development of emerging techniques and tools of bioinformatics, as well as rapid progress in plant molecular biology, have significantly expanded our knowledge in the area of biogenesis of the chloroplast. The book reviews the current literature on the coordinated synthesis of lipids, pigments and proteins, trafficking of the essential components, the assembly and the regulation of the protein complexes in the thylakoids as well as of the CO2-fixing enzyme Rubisco. The book provides information on genetically programmed leaf senescence and regulated disassembly of the organellar complexes during chloroplast to gerontoplast transformation. The book also deals with the response of the developing chloroplast to environmental signals through modifications and adaptation. This book was designed for those interested in plastid biology, plant development and photosynthesis, but will also be of general interest to plant biologists.



Chloroplast Development Photosynthesis Senescence Signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Basanti Biswal
    • 1
  • Karin Krupinska
    • 2
  • Udaya C. Biswal
    • 3
  1. 1., School of Life SciencesSambalpur UniversitySambalpurIndia
  2. 2.Botanisches InstitutUniversität KielKielGermany
  3. 3.School of Life SciencesSambalpur UniversityOrissaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plastid Development in Leaves during Growth and Senescence
  • Editors Basanti Biswal
    Karin Krupinska
    Udaya C. Biswal
  • Series Title Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv.Photosynthesis,Resp.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-5723-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0508-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-5724-0
  • Series ISSN 1572-0233
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLI, 685
  • Number of Illustrations 77 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Plant Physiology
    Plant Biochemistry
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