Bowsher, Caroline et al.
Taking an ecological approach that roots plant biochemistry in the context of the whole plant and its environment, Bowsher (plant science and biology, U. of Manchester) and other UK scientists introduce processes unique to plants and those shared with other organisms. Excluding topics typically covered in introductory texts, (e.g., DNA and protein structure, mechanisms of gene expression), they review current theories and research on such topics as metabolic pathways, photosynthesis, the role of carbohydrate metabolism in higher plants, and major classes of plant compounds. Chapters for those studying plant biochemistry at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level include diagrams of biochemical interactions, boxed information on basic and interesting applied aspects, further reading, and color plates.
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