Chlorophyll a Fluorescence

A Signature of Photosynthesis

  • George Christos Papageorgiou
  • Govindjee

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. George Christos Papageorgiou
    Pages 43-63
  3. Neil R. Baker, Kevin Oxborough
    Pages 65-82
  4. Rienk van Grondelle, Bas Gobets
    Pages 107-132
  5. Shigeru Itoh, Kana Sugiura
    Pages 231-250
  6. David M. Kramer, Thomas J. Avenson, Atsuko Kanazawa, Jeffrey A. Cruz, Boris Ivanov, Gerald E. Edwards
    Pages 251-278
  7. Reto J. Strasser, Merope Tsimilli-Michael, Alaka Srivastava
    Pages 321-362
  8. Ladislav Nedbal, John Whitmarsh
    Pages 389-407
  9. Talila Golan, Xiao-Ping Li, Patricia Muller-Moule, Krishna K. Niyogi
    Pages 525-554
  10. William W. Adams III, Barbara Demmig-Adams
    Pages 583-604
  11. Nikolai G Bukhov, Robert Carpentier
    Pages 623-635
  12. George Christos Papageorgiou, Kostas Stamatakis
    Pages 663-678
  13. J. Kenneth Hoober, Joan H. Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou
    Pages 679-712
  14. Paul G. Falkowski, Michal Koblfzek, Maxim Gorbunov, Zbigniew Kolber
    Pages 757-778
  15. John A. Raven, Stephen C. Maberly
    Pages 779-793
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 795-818

About this book


Chlorophyll a Fluorescence: A Signature of Photosynthesis highlights chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence as a convenient, non-invasive, highly sensitive, rapid and quantitative probe of oxygenic photosynthesis. Thirty-one chapters, authored by 58 international experts, provide a solid foundation of the basic theory, as well as of the application of the rich information contained in the Chl a fluorescence signal as it relates to photosynthesis and plant productivity. Although the primary photochemical reactions of photosynthesis are highly efficient, a small fraction of absorbed photons escapes as Chl fluorescence, and this fraction varies with metabolic state, providing a basis for monitoring quantitatively various processes of photosynthesis. The book explains the mechanisms with which plants defend themselves against environmental stresses (excessive light, extreme temperatures, drought, hyper-osmolarity, heavy metals and UV). It also includes discussion on fluorescence imaging of leaves and cells and the remote sensing of Chl fluorescence from terrestrial, airborne, and satellite bases. The book is intended for use by graduate students, beginning researchers and advanced undergraduates in the areas of integrative plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, plant biology, biochemistry, biophysics, plant physiology, global ecology and agriculture.


Chlorophyll Fluorescence Photosynthesis Plant physiology Transport biochemistry physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • George Christos Papageorgiou
    • 1
  • Govindjee
    • 2
  1. 1.National Center for Scientific Research DemokritosGreece
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3217-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3218-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0233
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