Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants in the Post-genomic Era by Christine Foyer, Hanma Zhang

By Christine Foyer, Hanma Zhang

Nitrogen Metabolism in vegetation offers a common historical past and assessment of nitrogen acquisition in crops and offers a entire description of modern advances in our figuring out of either nitrogen assimilation and nitrogen fixation utilizing new applied sciences. this significant new publication covers many vital facets, together with delivery structures, regulatory and signaling mechanisms, plant improvement and senescence, and metabolic cross-talk among nitrogen assimilation and different metabolic pathways. a part of Wiley-Blackwell's hugely acclaimed and profitable Annual Plant reports, this new quantity is a necessary buy for all plant scientists.

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2006; Miyashita & Good, 2008). Analysis of the A. thaliana sequence database by Purnell et al. (2005) identified the presence of a second DNA sequence that could code for a ␤-subunit. , 2003). However, enzyme analysis of A. , 2006; Miyashita & Good, 2008), which would be expected if At3g03910 led to the expression of a functional protein. The conclusion is that there is probably only one functional gene for the ␤-subunit in A. thaliana. Genes for GDH have been isolated from Nicotiana species.

1988) and Lea et al. (2007). It was the detailed investigation by Atkins et al. (1975), who first gave the important indication that particularly high asparaginase activity could be detected during the development of L. albus cotyledons inside the pod. , 1978; Murray & Kennedy, 1980; Chang & Farnden, 1981). Sodek et al. (1980) then described an asparaginase in both the testa and maturing cotyledons of peas that was totally dependent on the presence of potassium (K+ ) ions. The asparaginase in developing soybean cotyledons was also shown to be K+ dependent (Gomes & Sodek, 1984; Tonin & Sodek, 1990).

Annals of Applied Biology 145, 25–40. S. J. (1975) Asparagine metabolism – key to the nitrogen nutrition of developing legume seeds. Plant Physiology 56, 807–812. , et al. (2006) GS-MS based metabolite profiling implies three interdependent ways of ammonium assimilation in Medicago truncatula root nodules. Journal of Biotechnology 127, 79–83. E. R. (1987) Different rates of synthesis and degradation of two chloroplastic ammonium-inducible NADP-specific glutamate dehydrogenase isoenzymes during induction and deinduction in Chlorella sorokiniana cells.

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