Concepts in Photobiology

Concepts in Photobiology : Photosynthesis and Photomorphogenesis

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This text brings together various aspects of photosynthesis, biology of pigments, light regulation of chloroplast development, nuclear and chloroplast gene expression, light signal transduction, other photomorphogenetic processes and some photoecological aspects under one cover. Photobiology is an important area of biological research since a very large number of living processes are either dependent on, or governed by, light that we receive from the Sun. The book looks at photosynthesis which has a considerable impact throughout the world since almost all life on Earth depends upon it as a source of food, fuel and oxygen. However, for growth of plants, light is equally essential, and the research on photomorphogenesis, included here, has revealed developments with the application of advanced molecular biological approaches.
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  • Hardback | 1019 pages
  • 165.1 x 243.8 x 40.6mm | 1,746.35g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0792355199
  • 9780792355199

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The book is primarily aimed at graduate and post-graduate students to be used as textbook in biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology. It is also meant for all those who want to enter the field of plant photobiology or update their knowledge in photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis, and for such a purpose it can really be recommended.' Journal of Plant Physiology, 157 (2000)
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Table of contents

1. Introduction to Photobiology: Photosynthesis and Photomorphogenesis; G. Renger, et al. Part A: Photosynthesis. Section I: Basic Principles and Primary Processes. 2. The Photosynthetic Process; J. Whitmarsh, Govindjee. 3. Basic Principles of Photophysics and Photochemistry; G. Renger. 4. Models of the Light Reaction of Photosynthesis; R.G. Seely, G. Tollin. 5. Structure and Function of Phycobilisomes; M. Mimuro, et al. Section II: Photosynthetic Apparatus. 6. Architecture of the Thylakoid Membrane; K.-D. Irrgang. 7. Biology of Photosystem I: Structural Aspects; P. Fromme. 8. Function and Molecular Genetics of Photosystem I; P. Manna, P.R. Chitnis. 9. Polypeptides of Photosystem II: Structure and Function; D.F. Ghanotakis, et al. 10. Mechanism of Photosynthetic Water Cleavage; G. Renger. 11. Synthetic Catalyst for Non-Biological Water Oxidation: Comparison to the Photosynthetic Water Oxidation Complex; W. Ruettinger, G.C. Dismukes. Section III: Photophosphorylation and CO2 Metabolism. 12. The Elctrochemical Properties of the Thylakoid Membrane; J.F.H. Snel, W.I. Vredenberg. 13. Photophosphorylation; H. Strotmann, N. Shavit. 14. Carbon Dioxide Metabolism in Photosynthesis; I.S. Sheoran, R. Singh. Part B: Stress Response. Section IV: Light Stress. 15. Acclimatization of Photosynthesis to the Environment; B.A. Logan, et al. 16. How Higher Plants Respond to Excess Light: Energy Dissipation in Photosystem II; A.M. Gilmore, Govindjee. 17. Photoregulation and Photoprotection of the Photosystem II Reaction Centre Heterodimer; I.S. Booij, et al. 18. Molecular Adaptation to Irradiance: The Dual Functionality of Photosystem II; C. Critchley. 19. UV-Effects on Plants; M. Tevini. Section V: Other Stress Factors. 20. Elevated Temperature Stress Effects on Photosystems: Characterization and Evaluation of the Nature of Heat-Induced Impairments; N.G. Bukhov, P.K. Mohanty. 21. Salt Tolerance Engineering -- Which Are the Essential Mechanisms; H.J. Bohnert, et al. 22. Oxidative Stress in Photodynamic Herbicidal Action of 5-aminolevulinic Acid; B.C. Tripathy, G.S. Singhal. Part C: Gene Regulation and Photomorphogenesis. Section VI: Chloroplast Molecular Biology and Regulation. 23. Molecular Biology of Chloroplast Genome; N. Tuteja, K.K. Tewart. 24. Regulation of Plastid Gene Expression; A.K. Tyagi. Section VII: Photoreceptors and Functions. 25. Phytochromes: Molecular Structure, Photoreceptor Process and Physiological Function; V.A. Sineshchekov. 26. Blue Light Perception and Signal Transduction in Higher Plants; J.P. Khurana, K. Poff. 27. UV-B Effects in Plants, Receptors and Targets; L.O. Bjorn. Section VIII: Photoresponses and Molecular Mechanism.28. Photomorphogenesis in Lower Plants; J. Hughes, E. Hartmann. 29. The Photoperiodic Control of Plant Reproduction; S.D. Jackson, B. Thomas. 30. Light Signal Transduction and Nuclear Gene Expression; S.K. Sopory, et al. 31. Use of Mutants and Transgenics in Understanding Photomorphogenesis.
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