The Structure and Function of Plastids

  • Robert R. Wise
  • J. Kenneth Hoober

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Plastid Origin and Development

  3. The Plastid Genome and its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome

  4. Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Shaodong Dai, Kenth Hallberg, Hans Eklund, Peter Schürmann
      Pages 221-236
    3. Peter J. Nixon, Peter R. Rich
      Pages 237-251
    4. Sue G. Bartlett, Mautusi Mitra, James V. Moroney
      Pages 253-271
  5. Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Robert D. Willows
      Pages 295-313
    3. Crispin A. Howitt, Barry J. Pogson, Abby J. Cuttriss, Joanna L. Mimica
      Pages 315-334
    4. Peter Döormann
      Pages 335-353
    5. Muriel Lancien, Peter J. Lea, Ricardo A. Azevedo
      Pages 355-385
    6. Elizabeth A. H. Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon
      Pages 387-402
    7. Carl Hirschie Johnson, Richard Shingles, William F. Ettinger
      Pages 403-416
  6. Plastid Differentiation and Response to Environmental Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Florence Bouvier, Bilal Camara
      Pages 419-432
    3. Mary E. Rumpho, Farahad P. Dastoor, James R. Manhart, Jungho Lee
      Pages 451-473
    4. Soledad Funes, Xochitl Pérez-Martínez, Adri án Reyes-Prieto, Diego González-Halphen
      Pages 475-505
    5. Maria Palmieri, John Z. Kiss
      Pages 507-525
    6. Yoshikatsu Sato, Akeo Kadota
      Pages 527-537
    7. Barry A. Logan
      Pages 539-553
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 555-575

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive look at the biology of plastids, the multifunctional biosynthetic factories that are unique to plants and algae. Fifty-six international experts have contributed 28 chapters that cover all aspects of this large and diverse family of plant and algal organelles. The book is divided into five sections: (I): Plastid Origin and Development; (II): The Plastid Genome and Its Interaction with the Nuclear Genome; (III): Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (IV): Non-Photosynthetic Metabolism in Plastids; (V): Plastid Differentiation and Response to Environmental Factors. Each chapter includes an integrated view of plant biology from the standpoint of the plastid. The book is intended for a wide audience, but is specifically designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scientists in the fields of photosynthesis, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and plant biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert R. Wise
    • 1
  • J. Kenneth Hoober
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WisconsinOshkoshUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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