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Editors: Thomas B. Buchner and Nicolas H. Ewingen
Book Description:
Photosynthesis is a metabolic pathway that converts light energy into chemical energy. Its initial substrates are carbon dioxide and water; the energy source is sunlight (electromagnetic radiation); and the end-products are oxygen and (energy-containing) carbohydrates, such as sucrose, glucose or starch. This process is one of the most important biochemical pathways, since nearly all life on Earth either directly or indirectly depends on it as a source of energy. It is a complex process occurring in plants, algae, as well as bacteria such as cyanobacteria. This new book presents the latest research in the field with special emphasis on energy, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Table of Contents:

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1. Highly Efficient Light-Harvesting Nano- and Biomaterials: Material Design and New Laser Spectroscopy, pp. 1-42
(Jun Takeda, Dept. of Physics, Yokohama National Univ., Japan, Ikufumi Katayama, Interdisciplinary Research Center, Yokohama National Univ., Japan, Ichiro Akai, Shock Wave and Condensed Matter Research Center, Kumamoto Univ., Japan, Mutsumi Kimura, Dept. of Functional Polymer Science, Shinshu Univ., Japan)

Chapter 2. The FK506-Binding Proteins (FKBPs) of the Thylakoid: Emerging Roles in Plant Photosynthesis, pp. 43-79
(Peter J. Gollan and Mrinal Bhave, Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 3. Thylakoid Protein Phosphorylation and Its Impact on Short- and Long-Term Acclimation of Photosynthesis, pp. 81-109
(Paolo Pesaresi, Dipartimento di Produzione Vegetale, Univ. degli studi di Milano c/o Parco Technologico Padano Via Einstein, Lodi, Italy, Tatjana Kleine, and Dario Leister, Lehrstuhl fur Botanik, Dept. Biologie I, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ., Munchen, Germany)

Chapter 4. Impact of Root-Zone Temperature on Photosynthetic Efficiency of Aeroponically Grown Temperate and Subtropical Vegetable Crops in the Tropics, pp. 111-143
(Jie He, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore)

Chapter 5. Photosynthesis of Methane and Hydrogen through Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide with Water, pp. 145-161
(Seng Sing Tan, School of Engineering Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore)

Chapter 6. Two Closed-Coil Photobioreactors Operating at High Dean Number in Dense Algal Cultures, pp. 163-178
(Pietro Carlozzi, Benjamin Pushparaj, and Edoardo Pinzani, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sede di Firenze, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Polo Scientifico, Firenze, Italy)

Chapter 7. Synthetic Models of Photosynthetic Water Oxidizing Complex (OEC): O2 Evolution from Water by Heterogeneous Manganese-Oxo Complexes, pp. 179-192
(Masayuki Yagi, Hirosato Yamazaki, Takeshi Aoki, and Komei Narita, Faculty of Education, and Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Niigata Univ., Niigata, Japan)

Chapter 8. Photosystem I as a Natural Example of the Efficient Bio-Solar Energy Nano-Converter, pp. 193-211
(Alexey Amunts and Nathan Nelson, Biochemistry Department, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Chapter 9. Multiplicity of NDH-1 Complexes in Cyanobacteria, pp. 213-225
(Weimin Ma, College of Life and Environment Sciences, Shanghai Normal Univ., Shanghai, China, Hualing Mi, National Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China)

Short Communication

Natural Product Biosynthetic Gene Cluster from Cyanobacteria, pp. 227-237
(Tomoyasu Nishizawa, Munehiko Asayama, Makoto Shirai, College of Agriculture, Ibaraki Univ., Ibaraki, Japan)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: pp. 255
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-719-9
   Status: AV
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