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By Erin K. Marasco, Claudia Schmidt-Dannert (auth.), R. Verpoorte, A.W. Alfermann, T.S. Johnson (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402060300

ISBN-13: 9781402060304

Written through top foreign specialists within the box of plant metabolic engineering, this e-book discusses, normally, purposes of plant metabolic engineering. Metabolic engineering, that is a part of moment iteration biotechnology, has made a number of contributions at easy point in addition to at conceptualising items ever when you consider that its emergence within the early Nineteen Eighties. functions caused by metabolic engineering are anticipated to play a crucial position in destiny for plant breeding, e.g. for more suitable resistance or more desirable features referring to healthiness selling elements, and creation of good chemical compounds reminiscent of medications, flavors and fragrances.

Considering the super development that has been made seeing that our first booklet within the 12 months 2000 urgency was once felt to collect innovative learn in plant metabolic engineering in utilized features as a convenient reference ebook. This publication has been predominantly devoted to utilized study of metabolic engineering, and part of it's been distributed for basic learn that has power purposes. This ebook is a distinct resource of data for all these concerned with vegetation as chemical factories of good chemical substances and in addition to more matured scientists who paintings on transgenic vegetation, along with, senior researchers, graduate scholars, post-doctroral scholars, lecturers and scholars in addition.

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Science 300(5628):2089–2091. Bouvier F, Rahier A, Camara B (2005) Biogenesis, molecular regulation and function of plant isoprenoids. Progr Lipid Res 44(6):357–429. Bouvier F, Suire C, Mutterer J, et al. (2003b) Oxidative remodeling of chromoplast carotenoids: Identification of the carotenoid dioxygenase CsCCD and CsZCD genes involved in Crocus secondary metabolite biogenesis. Plant Cell 15(1):47–62. Broun P, Somerville C (2001) Progress in plant metabolic engineering. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98(16):8925–8927.

2006). The E. coli pathway consisted of a 4-coumaroyl ligase from A. thaliana and a stilbene synthase from Arachis hypogaea. Phenylpropanoids were fed to the recombinant cells and 4-coumaric acid was converted to resveratrol and caffeic acid to piceatannol; ferulic acid was not converted to isorhapontigenin however. 4. CONCLUSIONS The major thesis of this chapter was to show how recombinant microbial systems have aided in plant biosynthetic pathway elucidation and represents a potential method for industrial production of plant natural products.

2004). , 2005). Major pathways have been identified and installed in non-carotenogenic recombinant microorganisms leading to the production of carotenoids with C40 (derived from GGDP) or C30 (derived from FDP) backbones. Most known carotenoid enzymes of microbial or plant origin can function cooperatively when installed in a host allowing for the recombinant biosynthesis of diverse cyclic and acyclic structures in E. , 2005; Sandmann, 2002). Carotenoids are especially amenable to genetic engineering because of the color screening, complementation of both microbial and plant enzymes and plasticity of the biosynthetic enzymes.

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