The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook: Organellar and Metabolic Processes v. 2

The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook: Organellar and Metabolic Processes v. 2

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Edited by David Stern, Edited by Elizabeth H. Harris

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  • Publisher: Academic Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 1040 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 249mm x 53mm | 2,087g
  • Publication date: 27 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: San Diego
  • ISBN 10: 0123708753
  • ISBN 13: 9780123708755
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, black & white tables, colour tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,507,797

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This second volume of The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook provides the background and techniques for using this important organism in plant research. From biogenesis of chloroplasts and mitochondria and photosynthesis to respiration and nitrogen assimilation, this volume introduces scientists to the functions of the organism. The volume then moves on to starch biosynthesis, sulfur metabolism, response to heavy metals, and hydrogen production. * Describes molecular techniques, analysis of the recently sequenced genome, and reviews of the current status of the diverse fields in which Chlamydomonas is used as a model organism * Includes contributions from leaders in particular areas of research * Provides methods for Chlamydomonas research and best practices for applications in research, including methods for culture, preservation of cultures, preparation of media, lists of inhibitors and other additives to culture media * Assists researchers with common laboratory problems such as contamination * Includes valuable student demonstrations and properties of particular strains and mutants * Edited by the leading researcher in Chlamydomonas science

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David Stern is the Associate Dean for Public Services at Milner Library, Illinois State University. David has degrees in Biological Sciences; History & Philosophy of Science; and Library Science, and was the founder and principal of Maximize Information. Previously Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at Brown University, and Director of Science Libraries at Yale University, David taught library science graduate courses and serves as a consultant and advisor to a number of professional bodies. David served on the Board of Directors (2000-2003) and as the Chair of the Knowledge Management Division (2007-2008) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and as Editor of the journal Science and Technology Libraries from 2005-2007. His research interests include electronic retrieval and transmission of data and the development of end-user search systems for both local and remote hosts. He is currently working on the development of standards and cost models for federated full-text search and retrieval systems. David has many articles, several chapters, two edited special issues of Science and Technology Libraries, and a book, Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences, to his credit. He is a regular speaker at conferences.

Table of contents

1. Starch Metabolism Steven G. Ball and Philippe Deschamps 2. Glycerolipid Biosynthesis Wayne R. Riekhof and Christoph Benning 3. Nitrogen Assimilation and Its Regulation Emilio Fernández, Ángel Llamas, and Aurora Galván 4. Amino Acid Metabolism Olivier Vallon and Martin H. Spalding 5. Sulfur: From Acquisition to Assimilation David Gonzalez-Ballester and Arthur R. Grossman 6. Phosphate Metabolism and Responses to Phosphorus Deficiency Jeffrey Moseley and Arthur R. Grossman 7. Hydrogenases, Hydrogen Production, and Anoxia Matthew C. Posewitz, Alexandra Dubini, Jonathan E. Meuser, Michael Seibert, and Maria L. Ghirardi 8. The CO2-Concentrating Mechanism and Carbon Assimilation Martin H. Spalding 9. Rubisco Katia Wostrikoff and David B. Stern 10. Transition Metal Nutrition: A Balance Between Deficiency and Toxicity Marc Hanikenne, Sabeeha S. Merchant and Patrice Hamel 11. Thioredoxins and Related Proteins Laure Michelet, Mirko Zaffagnini and Stéphane D. Lemaire 12. The Mitochondrial Genome Pierre Cardol and Claire Remacle 13. Oxidative Phosphorylation: Building Blocks and Related Components Pierre Cardol, Francisco Figueroa, Claire Remacle, Lars-Gunnar Franzén , and Diego González-Halphen 14. Light-harvesting Proteins Jun Minagawa 15. Photosystem I Kevin E. Redding 16. Photosystem II: A Structural Perspective Zoee Gokhale and Richard T. Sayre 17. The Cytochrome b6f Complex Catherine de Vitry and Richard Kuras 18. The CF0F1 ATPsynthase-ase Complex of Photosynthesis Giovanni Finazzi, Dominique Drapier and Fabrice Rappaport 19. Chaperones and Proteases Michael Schroda and Olivier Vallon 20. Biosynthesis of Chlorophylls and Hemes Samuel I. Beale 21. Carotenoids Martin Lohr 22. State Transitions Jean-David Rochaix 23. Photoprotection and High Light Responses Krishna K. Niyogi 24. The Chloroplast Genome David Higgs 25. Chloroplast Transcription Uwe Kelin 26. Chloroplast RNA splicing Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont 27. Chloroplast RNA Processing and Stability David L. Herrin 28. Protein Synthesis in the Chloroplast William Zerges and Charles Hauser 29. The CES Process Yves Choquet and Francis-André Wollman