Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

Including Bioenergy and Related Processes

Description

The book series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration – Including Bioenergy and Related Processes provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art account of research in photosynthesis, respiration, bioenergy production and related processes. Virtually all life on our planet Earth ultimately depends on photosynthetic energy capture and conversion to energy-rich organic molecules. These are used for food, fuel, and fiber. Photosynthesis is the source of almost all Bioenergy on Earth. The fuel and energy uses of photosynthesized products and processes have become an important area of study and competition between food and fuel has led to resurgence in photosynthesis research. This series of books spans topics from physics to agronomy and medicine; from femtosecond processes through season-long production to evolutionary changes over the course of the history of the Earth; from the photophysics of light absorption, excitation energy transfer in the antenna to the reaction centers, where the highly-efficient primary conversion of light energy to charge separation occurs, through intermediate electron transfer reactions, to the physiology of whole organisms and ecosystems; and from X-ray crystallography of proteins to the morphology of organelles and intact organisms. In addition to photosynthesis in natural systems, genetic engineering of photosynthesis and artificial photosynthesis is included in this series. The goal of the series is to offer beginning researchers, advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and even research specialists, a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the remarkable advances across the full scope of research on photosynthesis and related energy processes. This series is designed to improve understanding of photosynthesis and bioenergy processes at many levels both to improve basic understanding of these important processes and to enhance our ability to use photosynthesis for the improvement of the human condition.

For more information, please contact the Series Editors Govindjee, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801-3707, USA. E-mail: gov@uiuc.edu; fax: 1-217-244-7246, phone (office): 1-217-333-1794; phone (home): 1-217-337-0627 or Thomas D. Sharkey,Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A. E-mail: tsharkey@msu.edu; phone 1-517-353-0804
A complete list of references listed per volume can be found following this link: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/govindjee/Reference-Index.htm

Advisory Editors

Elizabeth Ainsworth (USA); Basanti Biswal (India); Robert E. Blankenship (USA); Ralph Bock (Germany); Julian Eaton-Rye (New Zealand); Wayne Frasch (USA); Johannes Messinger (Sweden); Masahiro Sugiura (Japan); Davide Zannoni (Italy); and Lixin Zhang (China)