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Handbook of Photosynthesis

Authored by: Mohammad Pessarakli

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482230734
eBook ISBN: 9781482230758
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19498
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Since the publication of the previous editions of the Handbook of Photosynthesis, many new ideas on photosynthesis have emerged in the past decade that have drawn the attention of experts and researchers on the subject as well as interest from individuals in other disciplines. Updated to include 37 original chapters and making extensive revisions to the chapters that have been retained, 90% of the material in this edition is entirely new.

With contributions from over 100 authors from around the globe, this book covers the most recent important research findings. It details all photosynthetic factors and processes under normal and stressful conditions, explores the relationship between photosynthesis and other plant physiological processes, and relates photosynthesis to plant production and crop yields.

The third edition also presents an extensive new section on the molecular aspects of photosynthesis, focusing on photosystems, photosynthetic enzymes, and genes. New chapters on photosynthesis in lower and monocellular plants as well as in higher plants are included in this section.

The book also addresses growing concerns about excessive levels and high accumulation rates of carbon dioxide due to industrialization. It considers plant species with the most efficient photosynthetic pathways that can help improve the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Completely overhauled from its bestselling predecessors, the Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition provides a nearly entirely new source on the subject that is both comprehensive and timely. It continues to fill the need for an authoritative and exhaustive resource by assembling a global team of experts to provide thorough coverage of the subject while focusing on finding solutions to relevant contemporary issues related to the field.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Biogenesis of Thylakoid Membranes Correlation of Structure and Function  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Nature of Light from the Perspective of a Biologist What Is a Photon?  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Adaptation and Regulation of Photosynthetic Apparatus in Response to Light Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Estimation of Mesophyll Conductance and Its Applications Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Development of Chloroplast Biogenesis, Senescence, and Regulations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Physicochemical Properties of Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Thylakoid Ndh Complex Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Redox Metabolism in Photosynthetic Organisms Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Regulation of Chlorophyll Metabolism in Plants Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Carbonic Anhydrases of Higher Plant Thylakoids and Their Participation in Photosynthesis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hybrid Interfaces for Electron and Energy Transfer Based on Photosynthetic Proteins Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Quality Control of Photosystem II Role of Structural Changes of Thylakoid Membranes and FtsH Proteases in High Light Tolerance and Recovery from Photoinhibition Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Cytochrome c -Like Proteins in Cyanobacteria, Algae, and Higher Plants Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Role of the LHCII Organization for the Sensitivity of the Photosynthetic Apparatus to Temperature and High Light Intensity E.L. Apostolova and A.G. Dobrikova Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Impact of Solar Ultraviolet (280–400 nm) Exclusion on Photosynthesis in C and C Plants Download PDF
Chapter  16:  What Role Does UVB Play in Determining Photosythesis? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Small Fruit Crop Responses to Leaf Intercellular CO, Primary Macronutrient Limitation and Crop Rotation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Photosynthesis in Nontypical C Species C4 Cycles without Kranz Anatomy and C4 Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Transitions  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Structural and Functional Studies of the Cytochrome bc Complex from Photosynthetic Purple Bacteria Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Photosynthetic Apparatus in Cyanobacteria and Microalgae Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Excess Light and Limited Carbon Two Problems with Which Cyanobacteria and Microalgae Cope  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Rethinking the Limitations of Photosynthesis in Cyanobacteria Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Induction and Relaxation of Bacteriochlorophyll Fluorescence in Photosynthetic Bacteria  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Photosynthesis in Eukaryotic Algae with Secondary Plastids Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Current Methods in Photosynthesis Research Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Forage Crops and Their Photosynthesis Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Photosynthetic Competition between Forest Trees Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Functional Traits and Plasticity of Plants Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Carbon Photoassimilation and Photosynthate Partitioning in Plants Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Genetic Factors Affecting Photosynthesis Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Quantifying Growth Nondestructively Using Whole-Plant CO Exchange Is a Powerful Tool for Phenotyping Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Nonubiquitous Carotenoids in Higher Plants Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Role of Phosphorus in Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation and Partitioning Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Photosynthesis in Plants under Stressful Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Effects of Salinity and Drought Stress on Photosynthesis, Growth, and Development of Ornamental Plants Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Photosynthetic Strategies of Desiccation-Tolerant Organisms Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Drought Tolerance of Photosynthesis Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Photosynthesis under Heat Stress Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Evolutionary Ecology of s-Triazine-Resistant Plants Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Next Evolution of Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Strategies for Optimizing Photosynthesis with Biotechnology to Improve Crop Yield Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Efficiency of Light-Emitting Diodes for Future Photosynthesis Soleyman Dayani, Parisa Heydarizadeh, and Mohammad Reza Sabzalian Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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