Biochemistry and Physiology of Polyamines in Plants provides a comprehensive introduction to commonly used methods in polyamine research and the problems unique to plant studies. Topics discussed include polyamine metabolism in plants, the functions of polyamines in plant growth and development, and an examination of analytical methods for polyamines and enzymes of polyamine metabolism. Agronomists, plant physiologists, and biochemists interested in polyamines in plants will find this book to be a valuable reference resource.
INTRODUCTION An Historical Perspective On Research in Plant Polyamine Biology (Terence A. Smith). POLYAMINE METABOLISM IN PLANTS. Polyamine Biosynthesis in Plants (Robert D. Slocum). Polyamine Catabolism in Plants (Rodolfo Federico and Riccardo Angelini). Polyamines and Plant Secondary Metabolites (Hector E. Flores and Josette Martin-Tanguy). Metabolic and Physiological Relationships Between the Polyamine and Ethylene Biosynthetic Pathways (Mosbah M. Kushad and Erwin B. Dumbroff). Tissue and Subcellular Localization of Polyamines and Enzymes of Polyamine Metabolism (Robert D. Slocum). Uptake and Transport of Polyamines and Inhibitors of Polyamine Metabolism in Plants (Nello Bagni and Rosella Pistocchi). Uncommon Polyamines in Plants and Other Organisms (Gregory C. Phillips and Glenn D. Kuehn). Molecular Analyses of Polyamine Synthesis in Higher Plants (Russell L. Malmberg and Erin Bell). POLYAMINES IN PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. Polyamines in Cell Division, Fruit Set and Development, and Seed Germination (Marcos Egea-Cortines and Yosef Mizrahi). Cell Cycle-Dependent Changes in Plant Polyamine Metabolism (Donatella Serafini-Fracassini). Polyamines and Plant Morphogenesis (Arthur W. Galston and Hector E. Flores). Effects of Light and Plant Growth Regulators on Polyamine Metabolism in Higher Plants (Rajeev Rastogi and Peter J. Davies). Physiological and Biochemical Studies on the Antisenescence Properties of Polyamines in Plants (Ravindar Kaur-Sawhney and Arthur W. Galston). Changes in Polyamine Metabolism in Response to Abiotic Stress (Hector E. Flores). ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR POLYAMINES AND ENZYMES OF POLYAMINE METABOLISM. Chromatographic Methods for the Identification and Quantitation of Polyamines (Mary A. Smith). Assay Methods for Enzymes of Polyamine Metabolism (Helena Birecka). INDEX.