Photoreceptor Evolution and Function
This work summarizes current knowledge of photoreceptor evolution and discusses recent research into the parallel evolution of photoreceptors in bacteria, algae, fungi, higher plants, arthropods, fish, birds and mammals. It stresses the fundamental similarity between photoreceptor molecules in plants and animals. Photoreceptor diversity and properties are considered first, and subsequent chapters expand upon the structure, mode of action and function of molecules, such as flavins, carotenoids, chlorophyll, haem porphyrins, phytochrome, phycobilins and visual pigments.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 152 x 229 x 21mm | 577g
- 01 Nov 1991
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Photoreceptor diversity, M.G. Holmes; photoreceptor properties, P.S. Song and S. Suzuki; flavins, P. Galland and H. Senger; carotenoids, T.W. Godwin; chlorophyll, T. Redlinger and S. Beale; haem porphyrins, L.O. Bjorn; phytochrome, P. Ellfeld and W. Haupt; phycobilins, A. Goldsworthy; visual pigments, bacterial rhodopsins and related retinoid-binding proteins, D.G. Stavega et al.