Über den Autor
Frank Kempken graduated from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He is professor for genetics and molecular biology in botany at the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel, Germany.
Preface: Introduction to plant mitochondria FRANK KEMPKEN, KIEL nDynamics, Genes & Genomes n1. Evolutionary origin and endosymbiotic aspects of mitochondria VOLKER KNOOP, BONN n2. Dynamics of mitochondrial shape, size etc. DAVID LOGAN, SASKATCHEWANn3. Plant mitochondrial genomes & recombination SALLY MACKENZIE, LINCOLN nTranscription & RNA processing n4. Transcription in plant mitochondria THOMAS BÖRNER, BERLIN n5. RNA processing and RNA stability STEFAN BINDER, ULM n6. RNA splicing LINDA BONEN, OTTAWA n7. RNA editing FRANK KEMPKEN, KIEL n8. RNA binding proteins required for chloroplast RNA processing CHRISTIAN SCHMITZ-LINNEWEBER, BERLINnTranslation & Import n9. Translation and mitochondrial proteom in plants HARVEY MILLAR, CRAWLEY n10. Import of RNAs into plant mitochondria LAURENCE MARÉCHAL-DROUARD, STRASBOURG n11. Import of proteins into plant mitochondria ELISABETH GLASER, STOCKHOLM n12. Mitochondrial import in fungi and animals WOLFGANG VOOS, BONN nBiochemistry, Regulation & Functionn13. Biogenesis and supramolecular organization of mitochondrial membrane complexes in plants HANS-PETER BRAUN, HANNOVER n14. Electron Transport & Stress ALLAN RASMUSSON, LUND n15. Interaction of mitochondria and plastids (and other cellular compartments?) KO NOGUCHI, TOKYO n16. Mitochondrial retrograde regulation DAVID RHOADS, MESA n17. Programmed cell death PAUL MCCABE, DUBLIN nMitochondrial Dysfunction & Repair n18. Cytoplasmic male sterility & fertility restoration by nuclear genes KRISTINA.GLIMELIUS, UPPSALA n19. Human mitochondrial mutations and repair SUSAN LEDOUX, MOBILE
Mitochondria are the product of a long evolutionary history. It is now a well established fact that mitochondria did evolve from free living bacteria being the common ancestor of both, eukaryotic mitochondria and a-proteobacteria. Advances in genome sequencing, the establishment of in organello and in vitro assays to name only a few, contributed significantly to advances in plant mitochondrial research. Second generation sequencing and the ability to directly sequence and analyse the whole plant transcriptome certainly will help to develop the research on plant mitochondria to another level in the future. In this book the current knowledge about plant mitochondria is presented in a series of detailed chapters, which have been organized in five main sections: (i) dynamics, genes and genomes; (ii) transcription and RNA processing; (iii) translation and import; (iv) biochemistry, regulation and function; and (v) mitochondrial dysfunction and repair. These sections consist of two to five chapters, each written by well-known specialists in the field. This book thus provides a comprehensive inside in the field of plant mitochondria for the specialist. The addition of a glossary and text boxes to each chapter provides easy access for readers from other subjects and hopefully will attract young scientist to the fascinating and exiting field of plant mitochondria.
Comprehensive insight into the many aspects of plant mitochondrial
Fungal and animal mitochondria are covered to highlight common aspects and differences
Editor is a definite expert in the field