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Regulation of Enzymatic Systems Detoxifying Xenobiotics in Plants : Archives Internationales D'Histoire Des Idees - Kriton K. Hatzios

Regulation of Enzymatic Systems Detoxifying Xenobiotics in Plants

Archives Internationales D'Histoire Des Idees

By: Kriton K. Hatzios (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780792346463
Number Of Pages: 385

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The NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Regulation of Enzymatic Systems Detoxifying Xenobiotics in Plants" intended to provide a forum to scientists from academia, industry, and govemment for discussing and critically assessing recent advances in the field of xenobiotic metabolism in plants and for identifying new directions for future research. Plants function in a chemical environment made up of nutrients and xenobiotics. Xenobiotics (foreign chemicals) are natural or synthetic compounds that can not be utilized by plants for energy-yielding metabolism. Plants may be exposed to xenobiotics either deliberately, due to their use as pesticides or accidentally, from industrial, agricultural, and other uses. Plants, like most other organisms, evolved a remarkable battery or metabolic reactions to defend themselves against the potentially toxic effects of xenobiotics. The main enzymatic reactions utilized by plants for xenobiotic detoxification include oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis and conjugation with glutathione, sugars (e.g., glucose), and amino acids. Eventually, xenobiotic conjugates are converted to insoluble bound residues or to secondary conjugates, which are deposited in the vacuole of plant cells.

`It should therefore be recommended to all plant scientists and agronomists ...' Journal of Plant Physiology, 154 (199) `...written by plant pysiologists dedicated to this field of research, the book contains a wealth of up-to-date information about the regulation of xenobiotic detoxification. It should therefor be recommended to all plant scientists adn agronomists, should they be interested in plant protection or not.'

Regulation of Enzymatic Systems Detoxifying Xenobiotics in Plants: A Brief Overview and Directions for Future Research
Endogenous Reactions and Substrate Specificity of Herbicide Metabolizing Enzymes
Induction of Plant Cytochrome P450
Role of Cytochrome P450s in Herbicide Metabolism and Selectivity and Multiple Herbicide Metabolizing Cytochrome P450 Activities in Maize
Inhibition of Plant Oxidative Deactivation: A Mechanism to Enhance Efficacy and Manage Resistance to Thiazopyr Herbicide
Enzymatic De-Esterification of Xenobiotics in Plants
The Ascorbate-Glutathione Cycle and Oxidative Stresses in Plants
Molecular Biology of the Antioxidant Defense Genes Encoding Catalases and Superoxide Dismutases in Maize
The Biosynthesis of Glutathione Explored in Transformed Plants
Glutathione, A Regulator of Chloroplast Transcription
Glutathione Transferases in Crops and Major Weeds
Characterization and Induction of Maize Glutathione S-Transferases Involved in Herbicide Detoxification
Role of the Different GST Isozymes of Maize in Herbicide Tolerance: Genetics and Biochemical Analysis
Activation of Proherbicides by Glutathione S-Transferase
Flavonoids and Phytohormones, two Toxic Secondary Metabolites, are GST Substrates
The Role of Glucosyl and Malonyl Conjugation in Herbicide Selectivity
Fate of Glutathione S-Conjugates in Plants: Degradation of the Glutathione Moiety
Compartmentation of Detoxified Xenobiotics in Plant Cells
Defining and Characterizing Synergism and Antagonism for Xenobiotic Mixtures
Regulation of Xenobiotic Degrading Enzymes with Herbicide Safeners
Regulation of Xenobiotic Degrading Enzymes with Insecticides and Other Synergists
Herbicide-Resistant Tobacco and Potato Plants Expressing Mammalian P450 Monooxygenases
Transgenic Plant Analysis as a Tool for the Study of Maize Glutathione S-Transferases
Foreign Detoxification Genes Expressed in Plants for Developing Herbicide Tolerant Genotypes: Development of Glufosinate Resistant Vegetables
Herbicide Tolerance in Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacterial Detoxification Genes. The Case of Bromoxynil
Cross-Resistance and Herbicide Metabolism in Alopecurus myosuroides Huds
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792346463
ISBN-10: 0792346467
Series: Archives Internationales D'Histoire Des Idees
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 31st July 1997
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.74