Photosynthesis: Physiology and Metabolism

Photosynthesis: Physiology and Metabolism

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Photosynthesis: Physiology and Metabolism is the we have concentrated on the acquisition and ninth volume in theseries Advances in Photosynthesis metabolism of carbon. However, a full understanding (Series Editor, Govindjee). Several volumes in this of reactions involved in the conversion of to series have dealt with molecular and biophysical sugars requires an integrated view of metabolism. aspects of photosynthesis in the bacteria, algae and We have, therefore, commissioned international cyanobacteria, focussing largely on what have been authorities to write chapters on, for example, traditionally, though inaccurately, termed the `light interactionsbetween carbon and nitrogen metabolism, reactions'(Volume 1, The Molecular Biology of on respiration in photosynthetic tissues and on the Cyanobacteria;Volume2,AnoxygenicPhotosynthetic control of gene expression by metabolism. Photo- Bacteria, Volume 3, Biophysical Techniques in synthetic carbon assimilation is also one of the most Photosynthesis and Volume 7, The Molecular Biology rapid metabolic processes that occurs in plant cells, of the Chloroplasts and Mitochondria in Chlamy- and therefore has to be considered in relation to domonas). Volume 4 dealt with Oxygenic Photo- transport, whether it be the initial uptake of carbon, synthesis: The Light Reactions, and volume 5 with intracellular transport between organelles, inter- Photosynthesis and the Environment, whereas the cellular transport, as occurs in plants, or transport structure and function of lipids in photosynthesis of photosynthates through and out of the leaf. All was covered in Volume 6 of this series: Lipids in these aspects of transport are also covered in the Photosynthesis: Structure, Function and Genetics, book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 625 pages
  • 198 x 264 x 42mm | 1,560.35g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • 41 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 625 p. 41 illus.
  • 0792361431
  • 9780792361435

Table of contents

Preface. Color Plates. 1. Introduction; R.C. Leegood, et al. 2. The Calvin Cycle and Its Regulation; W. Martin, et al. 3. Rubisco: Assembly and Mechanism; H. Roy, T.J. Andrews. 4. Rubisco: Physiology in Vivo; S. von Caemmerer, W.P. Quick. 5. Photorespiration; R. Douce, H.-W. Heldt. 6. Metabolite Transport Across the Chloroplast Envelope of C3-Plants; U.-I. Flugge. 7. Photosynthesis, Carbohydrate Metabolism and Respiration in Leaves of Higher Plants; O.K. Atkin, et al. 8. Regulation of Carbon Fluxes in the Cytosol: Coordination of Sucrose Synthesis, Nitrate Reduction and Organic Acid and Amino Acid Biosynthesis; C.H. Foyer, et al. 9. Starch Metabolism in Leaves; R.N. Trethewey, A.M. Smith. 10. Control of Photosynthesis, Allocation and Partitioning by Sugar Regulated Gene Expression; I.A. Graham, T. Martin. 11. Intercellular Transport and Phloem Loading of Sucrose, Oligosaccharides and Amino Acids; C. Schobert, et al. 12. Regulation of Sugar Alcohol Biosynthesis; W.H. Loescher, J.D. Everard. 13. Fructans: Synthesis and Regulation; A.J. Cairns, et al. 14. Acquisition and Diffusion of CO2 in Higher Plant Leaves; J.R. Evans, F. Loreto. 15. Carbonic Anhydrase and Its Role in Photosynthesis; J.R. Coleman. 16. CO2 Acquisition, Concentration and Fixation in Cyanobacteria and Algae; M.R. Badger, M.H. Spalding. 17. Photosynthetic Fractionation of Carbon Isotopes; E. Brugnoli, G.D. Farquhar. 18. C4Photosynthesis: Mechanism and Regulation; R.T. Furbank, et al. 19. Transport During C4 Photosynthesis; R.C. Leegood. 20. Developmental Aspects of C4 Photosynthesis; N.G. Dengler, W.C. Taylor. 21. The Physiological Ecology of C4 Photosynthesis; R.F. Sage, R.W. Pearcy. 22. CO2 Assimilation in C3-C4 Intermediate Plants; R.K. Monson, S. Rawsthorne. 23. Induction of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Molecular Aspects; J.C. Cushman, et al. 24. Ecophysiology of Plants with Crassulacean Acid Metabolism; A.M. Borland, et al. Index.
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Review quote

`...this multi-author book is a "must" for anyone who is working and teaching in this field of photosynthesis. Graduate students of biology, biochemistry and agriculture will profit from the ample information given.' Journal of Plant Physiology, 157 (2000)
`In summary, this volume serves very well the described purpose of providing up-to-date coverage of photosynthetic carbon assimilation. The presentations are well coordinated, and they occur in a logical sequence without significant overlap between chapters. It also is of value in indicating gaps in knowledge and the need for future work.' Plant Science, 160 (2001)
`...offers a superb overview of the topics that are discussed in the book. The editors ... have done a commendable job of giving a fully integrated picture dealing with all aspects from molecular biology to ecophysiology, further, they have provided comprehensive and current overviews of physiology and metabolism of photosynthesis in higher plants, algae and cyanobacteria. Each chapter contains a wealth of information laden with illustrative sketches, diagrams and tables, and reproduction of original data. This volume ...has many attractive and novel features beginning from the cover page to the end... The editors and the contributors ... shall receive the appreciation of the large body of readers which they richly deserve for their scholarly efforts. ...magnificent publication. Prasanna Mohanty in Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 59 (2000)
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