The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8814-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-8815-5 (Online)

Table of contents (48 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-liv

  2. Physiology, Ecology and Evolution

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      Pages 1-15

      An Overview of Purple Bacteria: Systematics, Physiology, and Habitats

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      Pages 17-29

      Evolutionary Relationships Among Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria and the Origin of Proteobacterial Photosynthetic Systems

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      Pages 31-55

      New Light on Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs

  3. Molecular Structure and Biosynthesis of Pigments and Cofactors

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      Pages 57-79

      Biosynthesis of Bacteriochlorophylls in Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 81-95

      Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Biosynthesis in the Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 97-117

      Distribution and Biosynthesis of Carotenoids

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      Pages 119-134

      Membrane Lipid Biosynthesis in Purple Bacteria

  4. Antenna Complexes: Structure, Function and Organization

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      Pages 135-153

      Peripheral Complexes of Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 155-179

      Reaction Center-Light-Harvesting Core Complexes of Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 181-198

      Structure-Function Relationships in Bacterial Light-Harvesting Complexes Investigated by Reconstitution Techniques

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      Pages 199-212

      Spectroscopic Properties of Antenna Complexes from Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 213-230

      Energy Transfer from Carotenoids to Bacteriochlorophylls

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      Pages 231-252

      Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Excitation Transfer and Trapping in Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 253-273

      Organization and Assembly of Light-Harvesting Complexes in the Purple Bacterial Membrane

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      Pages 275-294

      From Atomic-Level Structure to Supramolecular Organization in the Photosynthetic Unit of Purple Bacteria

  5. Reaction Center Structure and Function

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      Pages 295-321

      Structural Plasticity of Reaction Centers from Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 323-336

      Structure and Function of the Cytochrome c 2:Reaction Center Complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides

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      Pages 337-353

      Directed Modification of Reaction Centers from Purple Bacteria

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      Pages 355-377

      Mechanism of Charge Separation in Purple Bacterial Reaction Centers

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      Pages 379-405

      The Acceptor Quinones of Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria — Structure and Spectroscopy

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