Brassicaceae: Characterization, Functional Genomics and Health Benefits


Minglin Lang, PhD (Editor)
Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: SCI007000

This book is believed to be the the first collection of articles to summarize the most advanced information and studies of Brassicaceae, a special genus with vast species, which not only have tremendous human health beneficial compounds for dietary consumption, but also comprise the most metal hyperaccumulating species worldwide discovered to date with potential usage in phytoremediation of polluted soil, air and water. The seven carefully selected chapters are authored by renowned experts from across the globe and cover the diverse beneficial roles of brassica-derived compounds and their molecular mechanisms of chlorophyll degradation.

It also includes the newly released Brasscas with great health benefits and high suitability for the fresh-cut and fifth range industries, the three-dimensional molecular structure prediction of the health-important BoSMT protein, and new discoveries on the molecular and physiology mechanisms of heavy metal hyper-accumation and tolerance species in Brassicaceae. This book can be a useful reference book for scientists, teachers, students and others who are interested in the health benefits of brassica vegetables or their potential application in phytoremediation. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Health Benefits of  Brassica Species
(Tzi Bun Ng, Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng and Jack Ho Wong, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 2. Benefits of Brassica Nutracentical Compounds on Human Health
Elsa M. Gonçalves, Carla Alegria and Marta Abreu, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agraria e Veterinária (INIAV), Portugal)

Chapter 3. New Broccoli Varieties with Improved Health Benefits and Suitability for the Fresh–Cut and Fifth Range Industries: An Opportunity to Increase its Consumption
(Ginés Benito Martínez–Hernández, Perla A. Gómez, Francisco Artés and Francisco Artés–Hernández, Postharvest and Refrigeration Group. Department of Food Engineering and Institute of Plant Biotechnology, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 4. Degradation of Chlorophyll during Postharvest Senescence of Broccoli
(Gustavo A. Martínez, Pedro M. Civello and María E. Gómez-Lobato, Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas – Instituto Tecnológico de Chascomús (IIB-INTECH) UNSAM-CONICET, Buenas Aires, Argentina and others)

Chapter 5. Mini-Review of the Molecular Properties and Physiological Functions of Non-Photoconvertible Water-Soluble Chlorophyll-Binding Proteins (WSCPS) in Brassicaceae Plants
(Shigekazu Takahashi and Hiroyuki Satoh, Department of Biomolecular Science, Toho University, Chiba, Japan)

Chapter 6. The Physiology, Functional Genomics, and Applied Ecology of Heavy Metal-Tolerant Brassicaceae
(Jillian E. Gall and Nishanta Rajakaruna, College of The Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, USA)

Chapter 7. Three-Dimensional Molecular Structure Prediction of Selenocysteine Methyltransferase (BoSMT) from Brassica oleracea
(Raman Chandrasekar, P.G. Brintha, Minglin Lang, M. Chandrasekaran and K. Murugan, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, and others)



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