About the book
Photosynthesis is one of the most significant phenomenon on Earth to sustain life. The progenitors of chloroplasts had developed an extraordinary partnership with eukaryotic cells, allowing successors to colonize on the land for a sustainable life. The organelles; the chloroplasts, mitochondria and the nucleus in a plant cell are performing functions in close coordination with each other. The whole-genome sequencing, robust OMICS approaches, and advanced genetic engineering methods have opened new opportunities to improve the genetic makeup of plants, consequently, traits that are impossible to introduce by conventional means are introduced. Provision of funds by various Foundations promise advancements of inventions from laboratories to the clinic.
This book will provide information on evolutionary biology, including the structure and function of chloroplasts. It will explain OMICS and other advanced approaches to decipher the plastome (chloroplast genome) gene expression and its crosstalk with other cell organelles.Also the book will discuss the approaches to develop recombinant chloroplasts to express agronomic, industrial and medicinal traits."