The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants textbook is composed for students ofboth biology and biochemistry. The contents are built around five major, but broad, topic areas. Among these topics, students will find valuable material on cell reproduction, energy flow, metabolic and developmental integration as well as plant environment.
The first chapters cover cellular concepts and other topics without the assumption of prior knowledge to precursor components. The contents are generally explanatory and provide understandable material. Intended for beginner students, the textbook of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants is rather mild and not at all too thick. It has 24 chapters that contains C4 metabolic cycle diagrams, micrographs of Krantz anatomy and close-up images of cells involved in C4 photosynthesis. More detailed presentations are found in the book to help students further understand the topic. The textbook is a great source for research material and is also considered to be a very reliable reference or handbook during class lectures. In some colleges and universities, it is compulsory to own at least one recent edition.
The chapters in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants textbook include topics on Compartments and Cell Reproduction. Under these topics, the student will find comprehensive details on the membrane structure, membranous organelles, the cell wall, membrane transport and cytoskeleton. Under the Cell Reproduction chapter, students can learn more on the activities of nucleic acids, amino acids, expression & organisation of Genome and the assembly and degradation of protein synthesis.
Prerequisite and Helpful Subjects
Despite the subject matter of the textbook, there are other concepts presented in an attempt to compare how non-plant systems are similar or dissimilar to biological systems. Other subjects may seem incomprehensible as the topic escalates to a level beyond the college chemistry and biology. Students are more likely to understand certain difficult parts if they have had advanced coursework. Students without enough biochemisty experience may not be able to interpret data shown in the textbook, for example; gels and patch-damp traces. A course or class in cellular or molecular biology could help students catch up with the difficult topics, those who have had advanced biochemistry lessons will not have much to worry about. The rest of the textbook, however, is completely comprehensible and does not usually require prerequisite subjects, provided that the student is in training to become a biologist or is taking up a class with that topic.
This textbook is available nationwide in almost all educational bookstores as well as online. Depending on the university, the textbook may be purchasable in the library or within school grounds. It is meant for students of biochemistry, cellular biology and molecular biology. The book is edited by three distinguished plant biologists; Wilhelm Gruissem, Russell L. Jones and Bob B. Buchanan. It has been credited as a major contribution to the literature of plant science and widely used as a handbook in biology classes.
Covering the themes of compartment, cell reproduction, energetic, metabolism and development, the textbook is a primary source for students to understand the biochemistry & molecular biology of plants.