This book covers recent advances in the field of plant genomics and how these discoveries can be exploited to understand evolutionary processes and the complex network of hormonal and genetic control of ripening.
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List of Contributors Chapter 1 Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening Sonia Osorio and Alisdair R. Fernie Introduction Central Carbon Metabolism Ethylene in Ripening Polyamines Volatiles Cell Wall Metabolism Concluding Remarks References Chapter 2 Fruit—An Angiosperm Innovation Sandra Knapp and Amy Litt Introduction Fruit in the Fossil Record Fruit Variation and Angiosperm Phylogeny Fruit Development Fruit as a Driver of Angiosperm Diversity Acknowledgments References Chapter 3 Ethylene and the Control of Fruit Ripening Don Grierson Introduction Ethylene and Climacteric and Nonclimacteric Fruits A Molecular Explanation for System-1 and System-2 Ethylene Ethylene and Ripening Gene Networks in Flower and Fruit Development Ethylene Perception and Signaling Ethylene Response Factors Ethylene and Ripening Gene Expression Conclusions Acknowledgments References Chapter 4 Carotenoid Biosynthesis and Chlorophyll Degradation Peter M. Bramley Introduction Distribution of Carotenoids and Chlorophylls in Fruit Chlorophyll Degradation and Recycling Carotenoids and Carotenoid Metabolites Future Perspectives Acknowledgments Bibliography Chapter 5 Phenylpropanoid Metabolism and Biosynthesis of Anthocyanins Laura Jaakola Introduction Cinnamic Acids Monolignols, Lignans, and Lignin Coumarins Stilbenoids Flavonoids Engineering Elevated Levels of Flavonoids and Other Phenylpropanoids Conclusion References Chapter 6 Biosynthesis of Volatile Compounds A. Granell and Jose Luis Rambla Introduction Metabolic Pathways Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for Volatiles Metabolic Engineering of the Fruit Volatile Pathway Future Perspectives References Chapter 7 Cell Wall Architecture and Metabolism in Ripening Fruit and the Complex Relationship with Softening Eliel Ruiz-May and Jocelyn K.C. Rose Introduction Building Blocks of Fruit Cell Walls The Architecture of Fruit Cell Walls Cell Wall Dynamics in Ripening Fruit The Cuticular Cell Wall and Fruit Softening Summary Acknowledgments References Chapter 8 Regulatory Networks Controlling Ripening Betsy Ampopho, Natalie Chapman, Graham B. Seymour, and James J. Giovannoni Hormonal Control Genetic Networks Epigenetic Regulation References Index
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