Metabolic Engineering in Plants [electronic resource] / edited by Tariq Aftab, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
- Singapore : Springer Nature Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2022.
- 1st ed. 2022.
- Physical Description:
- XII, 413 p. 1 illus. online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Aftab, Tariq, Hakeem, Khalid Rehman, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Chapter 1. Metabolic Engineering: New approaches in Pharmaceuticals Production -- Chapter 2. Ameliorating abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants by metabolic engineering -- Chapter 3. Enhancing Photosynthetic Efficiency of Crop Through Metabolic Engineering -- Chapter 4. Transcription factor mediated plant metabolite production in response to environmental stress factors: current understanding and future aspects -- Chapter 5. Secondary Metabolite Engineering for Plant Immunity against Various Pathogens -- Chapter 6. Role of metabolic engineering in enhancing crop nutritional quality -- Chapter 7. miRNA and RNAi Mediated Metabolic Engineering in Plants -- Chapter 8. CRISPR/Cas genome editing in engineering plant secondary metabolites of therapeutic benefits -- Chapter 9. Enhanced Production of plant aromatic compounds through metabolic engineering -- Chapter 10. Molecular Farming: Sustainable manufacturing of vaccines, antibodies and other therapeutic substances -- Chapter 11. CRISPR/Cas Mediated Genome Engineering for Abiotic Stress Resilience in Plants -- Chapter 12. CRISPR/Cas Mediated Genome Engineering for Abiotic Stress Resilience in Plants -- Chapter 13. Use of Metabolic Engineering/Biotechnology in Crops Breeding and Development of New Crops -- Chapter 14. Improving the quality of medicinal and aromatic plants through metabolic engineering -- Chapter 15. Polymeric composites: A promising tool for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency of crops -- Chapter 16. Metabolic engineering approaches to produce compounds of interest in plants -- Chapter 17. Carbon-based Nanomaterials: An efficient tool for improving the nutritional quality of crops -- Chapter 18. Plant Metabolic Engineering for a Futuristic Economy -- Chapter 19. Ethical perspectives and limitations of metabolic engineering technologies in plants.
- This edited book highlights the plant and cell/organ culture systems, and environmental and genetic transformation-based modulation of biochemical pathways. Special focus is given to microRNA-based technology, heterologous systems expression of enzymes and pathways leading to products of interest, as well as applications using both model and non-model plant species. Metabolic engineering is usually defined as the re-routing of one or more enzymatic reactions to generate new compounds, increase the production of existing compounds, or facilitate the degradation of compounds. Plants are the foundation of numerous compounds which are synthesized via assimilated complex biosynthetic routes. Plants have evolved an incredible arrangement of metabolic pathways leading to molecules/compounds capable of responding promptly and effectively to stress situations imposed by biotic and abiotic factors, some of which supply the ever-growing needs of humankind for natural chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, agrochemicals, food and chemical additives, biofuels, and biomass. However, in foreseeable future we will be forced to think about the accessibility of resources for the generations to come. For these reasons, the book proposes alternative options of food/food supplement, medicines and other essential items, by using plant metabolic engineering approach. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers and academic experts. Also, the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students of biotechnology and molecular biology of plants.
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- text file PDF
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