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A Molecular Approach to Primary Metabolism in Higher Plants by Christine Foyer

By Christine Foyer

Discusses and explains the foremost advances that the hot expertise of using molecular genetic strategies of enhancing carbon and nitrogen in crops has supplied, giving insights into its functions for the advantages of agriculture, the surroundings and guy. The textual content is split into 3 sections, the 1st concentrating on basic nitrogen and carbon assimilation and carbon partitioning; the second one taking a look at compartmentation, delivery and entire plant interactions; and the 3rd to comparable metabolism to supply a complete and updated account of this subject.

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The antioxidant defence system is composed of non-enzymic as well as enzymic components, in particular, ascorbic acid, glutathione, α-tocopherol and β-carotene. The ascorbate/ glutathione cycle (Foyer and Halliwell, 1976) involves successive oxidations and reductions of ascorbate, glutathione and NADPH by the enzymes ascorbate peroxidase (APX), monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDAR), dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR), and glutathione reductase (GR). e. O2¯ to H2O2, determines the concentration of superoxide available for the metal catalyzed Haber-Weiss and Fenton reactions and consequently controls the rate of hydroxyl formation.

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