Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 41, Plant Polysaccharides
Biosynthesis and Bioengineering
Annual Plant Reviews
1. Edition December 2010
2010. 504 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-8172-3 - John Wiley & Sons
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Plant Polysaccharides, an exceptional new volume in Wiley-Blackwell's successful Annual Plant Reviews series, covers the polysaccharides and proteins that form the fundamental architecture of the plant cell wall, and the genes that encode the cellular machinery that synthesizes them.
The volume focuses on the evolution of the many families of genes whose products are required to make a particular kind of polysaccharide, bringing attention to the specific biochemical properties of the proteins to the level of kinds of sugar linkages they make.
Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, this exceptional new volume provides cutting edge up-to-date information on such important topics as cell wall biology, composition and biosynthesis, glycosyltransferases, hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins, enzymatic modification of plant cell wall polysaccharides, glycan engineering in transgenic plants, and polysaccharide nanobiotechnology.
Drawing together some of the world's leading experts in these areas, the editor, Peter Ulvskov, has provided a landmark volume that is essential reading for plant and crop scientists, biochemists, molecular biologists and geneticists. All libraries in universities and research establishments
where plant sciences, agriculture, biological, biochemical and molecular sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this important volume.
From the contents
Cell wall composition.
Chemical strategies and tools for organic synthesis of pectic fragments.
High through-put methods.
Feeding wall polysaccharide biosynthesis from central metabolism.
CAZy families of GTs.
GT2 + GT48.
GT34 + GT37.
Non-GT enzymes involved in polysaccharide biosnthesis.
The gene families of AGPs and extensins.
Beyond the Golgi: polysaccharide secretion and deposition in the wall.
Functional properties and polysaccharide behavior at high concentrations.
Cell wall architecture.
The use of fungal genes for polysaccharide engineering in transgenic plants.
Heterologous polysaccharide production in transgenic plants.
Glycan engineering in transgenic plants.
Oligosaccharide engineering and production in prokaryotic hosts.
Exploiting nanoscale phenomena and biological properties of plant polysaccharides.
Polysaccharides in dispersed systems.
Polysaccharide nanobiotechnology - a case study of dental implant coating.
Immunomodulatory and anticancer activities of complex plant polysaccharides.