Metabolic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism

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Title Metabolic engineering of plant secondary metabolism
Author Verpoorte, R. and Alfermann, A.W
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Year 2000
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers

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Verpoorte, R. and Alfermann, A.W. 2000. Metabolic engineering of plant secondary metabolism. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Table of contents

  1. Secondary Metabolism
  • Introduction
  • Major Secondary Metabolite Pathways
  • Chemodiversity and Pathway Architecture
  • Regulation
  • Conclusions
  • References
  1. General Strategies
  • Introduction
  • Biosynthetic Pathway Mapping and Gene Cloning
  • Strategies to Increase the Level of Secondary Metabolite Production
  • Strategies to Produce New Compounds
  • Strategies to Reduce Levels of a Certain Compound
  • Further Considerations
  • Conclusions
  • References
  1. Agrobacterium, a Natural Metabolic Engineer of Plants
  • Introduction
  • Virulence Genes Involved in DNA Transfer Plant Vectors
  • T-DNA Integration
  • Applications
  • Identifying Useful Genes
  • Recalcitrance to Transformation
  • T-DNA Expression
  • Novel Tools
  • References
  1. Particle Gun Methodology as a Tool in Metabolic Engineering
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Particle Bombardment: General Methodology
  • Engineering of Secondary Metabolic Pathways in Plants
  • Multigene Metabolic Engineering Using Particle Bombardment
  • Concluding Remarks
  • References
  1. Modulation of Plant Function and Plant Pathogens by Antibody Expression
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Generation of Recombinant Antibodies
  • Antibody Expression in Plants
  • Application of Antibodies in Plants
  • Further Directions and Perspectives for Antibodies in Plants
  • Summary
  • References
  1. Transcriptional Regulators to Modify Secondary Metabolism
  • Introduction
  • Regulation of the Phenylpropanoid and Flavonoid Pathways
  • Modification of Flavonoid Metabolism Using Transcription Factors
  • The Terpenoid Indole Alkaloid Biosynthetic Pathway
  • Conclusions
  • References
  1. Plant Colour and Fragrance
  • Introduction
  • The Flavonoids
  • The Carotenoids
  • Fragrance
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  1. Metabolic Engineering of Condensed Tannins and Other Phenolic Pathways in Forage and Fodder Crops
  • Introduction
  • Current Research
  • Anticipated Developments and Future Applications
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  1. Metabolic Engineering of Crops with the Tryptophan Decarboxylase of Catharanthus Roseus
  • Introduction
  • Molecular Cloning of Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylases
  • Expression of TDC in Transgenic Tobacco Plants
  • Other Effects of Metabolic Engineering Plants with TDC
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  1. Genetic Engineering of Enzymes Diverting Amino Acids into Secondary Metabolism
  • Introduction
  • Improvement of Secondary Product Levels by Genetic Engineering – Some General Considerations
  • Branching Point Enzymes
  • Overexpression of Enzymes Linking Primary and Secondary Pathways
  • Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase and Cinnamic Acid Derived Metabolites
  • Tryptophan Decarboxylase and Tryptamine Derived Metabolites
  • Tyrosine Decarboxylase and Tyramine Derived Metabolites
  • Ornithine, Arginine and Lysine Decarboxylases and Diamine Derived Metabolites
  • Outlook
  • References
  1. Modification of Plant Secondary Metabolism by Genetic Engineering
  • Introduction
  • Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism Using the Stilbene Synthase Technology
  • Disease Resistance by Engineering Phytoalexin Pathways
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • References
  1. Expression of the Bacterial ubiC Gene Opens a New Biosynthetic Pathway in Plants
  • Introduction
  • Constitutive Expression of ubiC in Tobacco
  • References
  1. Regulation of Tropane Alkaloid Metabolism in Plants an Plant Cell Cultures
  • Introduction
  • Importance of Tropane Alkaloids
  • Biosynthesis and Enzymology of Tropane Alkaloids
  • Production of Tropane Alkaloids in Hairy Root Cultures
  • Genetic Engineering of Tropane Alkaloid Producing Plants and Tissue Cultures
  • Future Aspects
  • Acknowledgement
  • References

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