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Starch: Basic Science to Biotechnology
 
 

Starch: Basic Science to Biotechnology, 1st Edition

 
Starch: Basic Science to Biotechnology, 1st Edition,Mirta Sivak,Jack Preiss,Steve Taylor,ISBN9780120164417
 
 
 

Sivak   &   Preiss   &   Taylor   

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Key Features

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* Written for a broad readership
* Emphasizes the recent findings on the properties of starch biosynthetic enzymes and on studies describing their localization
* Details the implications these studies have on the seed, biotechnology, and modified starch industries
* Includes numerous references to the original literature
* Introduces the reader to the most important individuals and discoveries in the field

Description

This volume presents the physiological and biochemical aspects of storage carbohydrates, or starch granules, in plants. This up-to-date and thorough resource carefully integrates fundamental knowledge with the most recent information on the starch granule. It discusses the chemistry of the starch granule and the biochemistry, molecular biology, plant physiology, and genetics of plant starch synthesis. The books also describes the implications of these studies for theseed, biotechnology, and modified starch industries.

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in food science and nutrition.

Mirta Sivak

Mirta N. Sivak was born in Buenos Aires. She trained as a plant biologist and later as a starch biochemist with Carlos Cardini and Juana Tandecarz. After obtaining her Doctorate and spending a decade in England working on photosynthetic carbon assimilation, she continues her work on starch and glycogen synthesis at Michigan State University, where she is a Professor of Biochemistry. She has published extensively in these fields and has lectured on the subjects in America, Europe and Asia.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Starch Bio-Engineering Group, Michigan State University

Jack Preiss

Jack Preiss was born in Brooklyn. He earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry at City College of New York and completed his Ph.D. with P. Handler at Duke University. His post doctoral work was done with Paul Berg at Washington University at St. Louis and at Stanford and with G. Ashwell at NIH. In 1962 he became Assistant Professor at the University of California at Davis and went through the ranks from Professor to Chairman. In 1985 he came to Michigan State University as a Professor and Chairman of the Biochemistry Department. He has received many honors, among them the Alsberg-Schoch Memorial Lectureship Award of the American Association of Cereal Chemists and the Award of Merit of the Japanese Society of Starch Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Starch Bio-Engineering Group, Michigan State University

Steve Taylor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

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Starch: Basic Science to Biotechnology, 1st Edition

Preface. Abbreviations. Acknowledgments. Occurrence of Starch. Physico-Chemical Structure of the Starch Granule. The Biosynthetic Reactions of Starch Synthesis. ADPglucose Pyrophosphorylase. Starch Synthases. Branching Enzymes.The Site of Starch Synthesis in Non-Photosynthetic Plant Tissues. Regulation of the Starch Biosynthetic Pathway: Targets for Biotechnology. Starch Accumulation in Photosynthetic Cells. Starch Degradation. Industrial Applications of Starch.

Quotes and reviews

"...an extremely informative volume that is of benefit to individuals with research interests in starch science."
—CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS

"Recommended to all biochemists, chemists, food scientists, nutritionists, and others seriously interested in analysis."
—FOOD TECHNOLOGY

"This series will undoubtedly remain a major reference for some years to come."
—FOOD AND DRUG RESEARCH
 
 
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