The text book of metabolic pathways is prepared for the graduate as well as post graduate students of various sub fields of biology. This book features detailed chapters giving up-to-date and correct information prescribed by different universities. This book provides a solid foundation to plant metabolism.
The introductory chapter covers a briefing of metabolism, its history, anabolism, catabolism, regulation, experimental approaches for studying metabolism. The subsequent chapters also cover wide range of topics viz. bioenergetics, enzymes, photosynthesis, carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid, nucleotide metabolism. This book also takes a glance at the metabolic disorders. At the end a brief chapter dealing with simple chemical tests of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipid, nucleic acid and experiments to demonstrate photosynthesis and respiration is also presented. For the students as well as the teachers interested in plant metabolism, the objective questions given at the end of each chapter is also very useful. The language of the book is simple with neatly drawn diagrams. Flow diagrams, charts and tables make the subject easy for the students to grasp it nicely.