Amino acids play a role in the defence mechanisms and stress responses of plants as well as in food quality and safety for humans and animals recent advances in the field make a comprehensive overview of the information a necessity this book collates chapters on plant enzymes and metabolism modulation molecular aspects and secondary products. Amino acids in higher plants ed jpf dmello 315 181 abstract nitrogen n is the main limiting macronutrient for plant growth and n deficits lead to severe negative effects in. In contrast plants are able to synthesize these amino acids de novo and are an important source for these compounds in the human diet however bcaa cannot only be synthesized in plants leucine and probably also valine and isoleucine can also be degraded. For 150 years scientists at the rothamsted experimental station have studied aspects of plant nitrogen nutrition and amino acid biosynthesis this book is the result of a meeting held to mark this century and a half of work there
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