A Molecular Approach to Primary Metabolism in Higher Plants by Christine Foyer

By Christine Foyer

Discusses and explains the main advances that the recent know-how of making use of molecular genetic recommendations of enhancing carbon and nitrogen in crops has supplied, giving insights into its purposes for some great benefits of agriculture, the surroundings and guy. The textual content is split into 3 sections, the 1st targeting basic nitrogen and carbon assimilation and carbon partitioning; the second one compartmentation, delivery and entire plant interactions; and the 3rd to similar metabolism to supply a entire and up to date account of this subject.

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