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Title Lipids in plant and algae development / Yuki Nakamura, Yonghua Li-Beisson, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2016]

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Series Subcellular Biochemistry ; v. 86
Sub-cellular biochemistry.
Subject Plants -- Development.
Algae -- Development.
Lipids.
Lipids -- physiology.
Plant Development -- physiology.
Stramenopiles -- growth & development.
Alt Name Nakamura, Yuki (Plant biologist),
Li-Beisson, Yonghua,
Description 1 online resource (524 pages)
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Contents Lipids: from chemical structures, biosynthesis, and analyses to industrial applications -- Roles of lipids in photosynthesis -- DGDG and glycolipids in plants and algae -- Thylakoid development and galactolipid synthesis cyanobacteria -- Role of lipids in chloroplast biogenesis -- Role of MGDG and non-bilayer lipid phases in the structure and dynamics of chloroplast thylakoid membranes -- Chemical genetics in dissecting membrane glycerolipid functions -- Triacylglycerol accumulation in photosynthetic cells in plants and algae -- Cellular organization of triacylglycerol biosynthesis in microalgae -- High-throughput genetics strategies for identifying new components of lipid metabolism in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii -- Plant sphingolipid meatbolism and function -- Plant surface lipids and epidermis development -- Role of lipid metabolism in plant pollen exine development -- Long-distance lipid signaling and its role in plant development and stress response -- Acyl-CoA-biinding proteins (ACBPs) in plant development -- The rise and fall of Jasmonate biological activities -- Green leaf volatiles in plant signaling and response -- Omics in Chlamydomonas for biofuel production -- Microalgae as a source for VLC-PUFA production -- Understanding sugar catabolism in unicellular cyanobacteria toward the application in biofuel and biomaterial production.
Summary This book summarizes recent advances in understanding the functions of plant and algal lipids in photosynthesis, in development and signaling, and in industrial applications. As readers will discover, biochemistry, enzymology and analytical chemistry, as well as gene knock-out studies have all contributed to our rapidly increasing understanding of the functions of lipids. In the past few decades, distinct physical and biochemical properties of specific lipid classes were revealed in plant and algal lipids and the functional aspects of lipids in modulating critical biological processes have been uncovered. These chapters from international authors across relevant research fields highlight the underlying evolutionary context of lipid function in photosynthetic unicellular and multicellular organisms. The book goes on to encompass what lipids can do for industrial applications at a time of fascination with plants and algae in carbon fixation and as sources for production of food, energy and novel chemicals. The developmental context is a part of the fresh and engaging perspective that is presented in this work which graduate students and scientists will find both illuminating and useful.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
ISBN 9783319259796
3319259792
3319259776 (print)
9783319259772
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-25979-6
OCLC # 945874820
Additional Format Print version: Lipids in Plant and Algae Development. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016 9783319259772