New Book Announcement

Govindjee gov at
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I am pleased to announce the publication of :Photosynthetic Nitrogen
Assimilation and Associated Carbon and Respiratory Metabolism, Volume 12
in Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, 304 pp.

Edited by Christine H. Foyer, UK, and, Graham Noctor, France

Its regular price is US $135. Special discounts are available for members
of International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR):

Address for Foyer and Noctor book at the Kluwer Site is ;

Series Editor, Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration


This book focuses on the very latest developments in our understanding of
how plants use light energy and fixed carbon to assimilate nitrate and
ammonium into the organic compounds required for growth. From the
partitioning of organic nitrogen within the photosynthetic apparatus,
through the primary  processes of reduction of nitrate and nitrite and the
assimilation of ammonium and its cycling in photorespiration, the complex
interactions inherent in the cross talk between carbon and nitrogen
assimilation are considered and exciting new developments such as nitric
oxide production evaluated. Attention is paid throughout to the close
coordination of photosynthetic and respiratory processes in nitrogen
assimilation. Emerging concepts of the interdependence of chloroplasts and
mitochondria are described, and essential communication, transport and
signaling processes are highlighted. This is the first comprehensive
treatise on photosynthetic nitrogen assimilation. Written by a
multinational team of experts, this work will be an invaluable tool for
students at final-year undergraduate and graduate level, as well as
essential and engaging reading for all those whose enthusiasm is fired by
  the intricate metabolic networks that support the growth of the earth's
major crops.
Editorial by Govindjee
Table of Contents
Preface by C.H. Foyer & G. Noctor
Color Plates: 3

Chapter 1. Photosynthetic Nitrogen Assimilation: Inter-Pathway Control and
Signaling; C.H. Foyer, G. Noctor

Chapter 2. Photsynthesis and Nitrogen-Use Efficiency; P.A. Kumar, M.A.J.
Parry, R.A.C. Mitchell, A. Ahmad, Y.P. Abrol

Chapter  3. Molecular Control of Nitrate Reductases and Other Enzymes
Involved in Nitrate Assimilation; W.H. Campbell

Chapter 4. Soluble and Plasma Membrane-Bound Enzymes Involved in Nitrate and
Nitrite Metabolism;  C. Meyer, C. Stohr

Chapter 5. What Limits Nitrate Reduction in Leaves?; W.M. Kaiser, M.
Stoimenova,H-M  Man

Chapter  6. The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetic Manipulation
of Primary  Ammonia Assimilation; B. Hirel, P.J. Lea

Chapter 7. Regulation of Ammonium Assimilation in Cyanobacteria; F.J.
Florencio, J.C.  Reyes

Chapter 8  Photorespiratory Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling: Evidence from
Studies of Mutant and Transgenic Plants;  A.J. Keys, R.C. Leegood

Chapter 9. The Regulation of Plant Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase by
Reversible Phosphorylation; J. Vidal, N. Bakrim, M. Hodges

Chapter 10. Mitochondrial Functions in the Light and Significance to
Carbon-Nitrogen Interactions; P. Gardestrom, A.U. Igamberdiev, A.S.

Chapter 11. Alternative Oxidase: Integrating Carbon Metabolism and
Electron Transport in Plant Respiration; G.C. Vanlerberghe, S.H. Ordog

Chapter 12. Nitric Oxide Synthesis by Plants and its Potential Impact on
Nitrogen and  Respiratory Metabolism; A.H. Millar, D.A. Day,C. Mathieu

Chapter 13. Nitrogen and Signaling; A. Krapp, S. Ferrario-Mery,B. Turaine

Chapter 14. Regulation of Carbon and Nitrogen Assimilation Through  Gene
Expression; T. Sugiyama, H. Sakakibara

Chapter 15. Intracellular and Intercellular Transport of Nitrogen and
Carbon; G. Lohaus, K. Fischer

Chapter 16. Optimizing Carbon-Nitrogen Budgets: perspectives for Crop
Improvement; J.A. Raven, L.L. Handley,M. Andrews



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