Nitrogen metabolism in higher plants; the enzymes of glutamine, glutamate, asparagine and aspartate metabolism; seine and glycine metabolism in higher plants; the shikmate pathway; the biosynthesis of tryptophan, tyrosine and phenyalanine from chorismate; lysine, threonine and methionine biosynthesis; biosynthesis of valine, leucine, and isoleucine; regulation of proline and arginine biosynthesis in plants; biosynthesis of cysteine; histine biosynthesis; amino acid transport; role of amino acides in abiotic satress resistance; inhibitors of tryptophan, phenylalanine and tyrosine biosynthesis as herbicides; inhibotors of histidine biosynthesis; inhibitors of glutamine biosynthesis; herbicide-resistant crops to inhibitors of amino acid biosynthesis; enhancing the content of the essential amnio acids lysine and thereonine in plants; methionine enhancement in plants; glucosinolates; biosynthesis of cyanogenic glycosides, cyanolipids, and related compounds.
." . .a thorough treatise of an important field of plant biochemistry, written in a scholarly way, without thousands of full references. . .that can serve as a sourcebook for all interested members of the scientific community" ---Folia Microbiologica, 1999 ." . .the authors of each chapter have given precise and useful information. . .which renders this book immensely valuable" ---Journal of Food Science and Technology, 1999 ." . .absolutely essential for scientists working on amino acids" ---Phytochemistry, 1999