AGRICULTURAL PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

AGRICULTURAL PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

$149.00

  • ISBN: 9781681172439
  • Editor: Stefanos Palmer
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 274
  • Availability: In Stock

  • Description

Plant Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Plant Biochemistry is not only an important field of basic science explaining the molecular function of a plant, but is also an applied science that is in the position to contribute to the solution of agricultural and pharmaceutical problems. Plant biochemistry is an important emerging field in the agricultural sciences. Basic knowledge of the chemistry and the biochemical mechanisms of the plant in synthesizing various components are essential for advancements needed in other areas of agriculture like plant breeding, plant protection, plant production, etc. Plant Biochemistry is not only an important field of basic science explaining the molecular function of a plant, but is also an applied science that is in the position to contribute to the solution of agricultural and pharmaceutical problems. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life. Over the last 40 years, biochemistry has become so successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life sciences from botany to medicine are engaged in biochemical research. Today, the main focus of Plant Biochemistry is in understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells, which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of whole organisms. The book, agricultural plant biochemistry, deals with the cellular and molecular biology and interaction between bimolecules along with the study of photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrition, plant hormone functions which are associated with plant morphology, ecology and environmental effects on plants. The book is aimed at providing good information to graduate and post-graduate students in agriculture and biology. It will also serve as a valuable tool to researchers in plant breeding, agronomy, plant physiology and plant protection and will come in handy to solve many global problems by the present and future generations.