Editors: Hernâni Gerós, Manuela Chaves, Serge Delrot

The Biochemistry of the Grape Berry

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Printed Copy: US $121
Library License: US $396
ISBN: 978-1-60805-540-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-360-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080536051120101


Grapes (Vitis spp.) are economically significant fruit species. Many scientific advances have been achieved in understanding physiological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of grape berry maturation. Some of these advances have led to the improvement of wine quality through better grape growing practices; but this avenue of research is still wide open due to the complexity of the biochemical mechanisms involved in the development and ripening of grapes and their response to environment.

The Biochemistry of the Grape Berry is a pioneer offering for readers - giving a focused and integrated coverage of the key biochemical and molecular aspects of grape berry development and ripening. Readers will benefit from a comprehensive and updated coverage on key steps, mechanisms and regulation in grapevine biochemistry and molecular biology, provided by an international team of leading scientists. It provides useful references on this research area and original data from laboratories worldwide. The comprehensive range of topics covered in this e-book is valuable to a multidisciplinary readership including plant physiologists, enologists, microbiologists, wine makers, biochemists and students. Thus The Biochemistry of the Grape Berry represents a step forward in the comprehension of grape berry biochemistry, wine quality and health benefits.

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José M. Martínez Zapater
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Hernâni Gerós, M. Manuela Chaves, Serge Delrot
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List of Contributors

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Water Relations of the Grape Berry and Aquaporins

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S. D. Tyerman, M. M. Chaves, F. Barrieu
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Mineral Compounds in the Grape Berry

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V. Martins, A. Cunha, H. Gerós, M. Hanana, E. Blumwald
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Source/Sink Relationships and Molecular Biology of Sugar Accumulation in Grape Berries

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C. Davies, P. K. Boss, H. Gerós, F. Lecourieux, S. Delrot
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The Biochemistry of Organic Acids in the Grape

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C. M. Ford
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Phenolics in Grape Berry and Key Antioxidants

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S. D. Castellarin, L. Bavaresco, L. Falginella, M. I. V. Z. Gonçalves, G. Di Gaspero
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Aroma and Aroma Precursors in Grape Berry

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P. Darriet, C. Thibon, D. Dubourdieu
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Polyamines and Grape Berry Development

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M. N. Panagiotis, A. Aziz, R. -A. A. Kalliopi
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Grape Cell Vacuoles: Structure-Function and Solute Transport Across the Tonoplast

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N. Fontes, S. Delrot, H. Gerós
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Tackling the Cell Wall of the Grape Berry

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L. F. Goulao, J. C. Fernandes, P. Lopes, S. Amâncio
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Hormonal Control of Grape Berry Development and Ripening

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C. Böttcher, C. Davies
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Transcriptomics and Metabolomics for the Analysis of Grape Berry Development

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G. B. Tornielli, A. Zamboni, S. Zenoni, M. Delledonne, M. Pezzotti
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The Microbial Community of Grape Berry

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V. Loureiro, M. M. Ferreira, S. Monteiro, R. B. Ferreira
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Wine and Health

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P. -L. Teissedre
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