About the book
PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY: An Introduction opens with a chapter on metabolism and how the metabolic processes are compartmentalized to generate diverse metabolites in plants and discusses bioenergetics, plant cell structure, major bimolecular followed by major primary metabolic processes like photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrates, nitrogen, lipid and nucleic acid metabolism with reference to higher plants, secondary metabolites and the transporters involved in their transport. Details of economic importance of secondary metabolites like Alkaloids, Phenolic, Terpeniods, Cyanogenic glucosides, and non protein amino acids and their biosynthesis are highlighted. In Vitro production of secondary metabolites introduces various in vitro methods like suspension culture, hairy root culture, biotransformation and use of bioreactor for large scale manufacture of metabolites. The book also provides an overview of various compounds involved in the growth and development of plants. The final chapter outlines various techniques used in the phytochemical studies.
The book is an ideal text not only for graduates but also for researchers interested in understanding the basics of plant metabolism.