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Starch : Basic Science to Biotechnology: Volume 41 - Steve Taylor

Starch

Basic Science to Biotechnology: Volume 41

By: Steve Taylor (Editor), Mirta Noemi Sivak (Editor), Jack Preiss (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 1998
ISBN: 9780120164417
Number Of Pages: 199

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This volume presents the physiological and biochemical aspects of storage carbohydrates, or starch granules, in plants. This up-to-date and thorough resource carefully integrates fundamental knowledge with the most recent information on the starch granule. It discusses the chemistry of the starch granule and the biochemistry, molecular biology, plant physiology, and genetics of plant starch synthesis. The books also describes the implications of these studies for theseed, biotechnology, and modified starch industries.
Key Features
* Written for a broad readership
* Emphasizes the recent findings on the properties of starch biosynthetic enzymes and on studies describing their localization
* Details the implications these studies have on the seed, biotechnology, and modified starch industries
* Includes numerous references to the original literature
* Introduces the reader to the most important individuals and discoveries in the field

Industry Reviews

"...an extremely informative volume that is of benefit to individuals with research interests in starch science." -CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS "Recommended to all biochemists, chemists, food scientists, nutritionists, and others seriously interested in analysis." -FOOD TECHNOLOGY "This series will undoubtedly remain a major reference for some years to come." -FOOD AND DRUG RESEARCH

Preface
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Occurrence of Starch
Physico-Chemical Structure of the Starch Granule
The Biosynthetic Reactions of Starch Synthesis
ADPglucose Pyrophosphorylase
Starch Synthases
Branching Enzymes.The Site of Starch Synthesis in Non-Photosynthetic Plant Tissues
Regulation of the Starch Biosynthetic Pathway: Targets for Biotechnology
Starch Accumulation in Photosynthetic Cells
Starch Degradation
Industrial Applications of Starch
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ISBN: 9780120164417
ISBN-10: 0120164418
Series: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research : Book 41
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 3rd August 1998
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 15.49  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.52

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