The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria

  • C. Neil Hunter
  • Fevzi Daldal
  • Marion C. Thurnauer
  • J. Thomas Beatty

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liv
  2. Physiology, Ecology and Evolution

    1. Michael T. Madigan, Deborah O. Jung
      Pages 1-15
    2. Vladimir Yurkov, Julius T. Csotonyi
      Pages 31-55
  3. Molecular Structure and Biosynthesis of Pigments and Cofactors

    1. Robert D. Willows, Alison M. Kriegel
      Pages 57-79
    2. Martin J. Warren, Evelyne Deery
      Pages 81-95
    3. Shinichi Takaichi
      Pages 97-117
    4. Banita Tamot, Christoph Benning
      Pages 119-134
  4. Antenna Complexes: Structure, Function and Organization

    1. Mads Gabrielsen, Alastair T. Gardiner, Richard J. Cogdell
      Pages 135-153
    2. Per A. Bullough, Pu Qian, C. Neil Hunter
      Pages 155-179
    3. Harry A. Frank, Tomáš Polívka
      Pages 213-230
    4. Rienk van Grondelle, Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin
      Pages 231-252
  5. Reaction Center Structure and Function

    1. Herbert Axelrod, Osamu Miyashita, Melvin Okamura
      Pages 323-336
    2. JoAnn C. Williams, James P. Allen
      Pages 337-353
    3. William W. Parson, Arieh Warshel
      Pages 355-377

About this book


The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of these fascinating bacteria, the metabolically most versatile organisms on Earth. This volume is organized into the following sections: Physiology, Evolution and Ecology; Biosynthesis of Pigments, Cofactors and Lipids; Antenna Complexes: Structure, Function and Organization; Reaction Center Structure and Function; Cyclic Electron Transfer Components and Energy Coupling Reactions; Metabolic Processes; Genomics, Regulation and Signaling; and New Applications and Techniques. This book is a compilation of 48 authoritative chapters, written by leading experts who highlight the huge progress made in spectroscopic, structural and genetic studies of these bacteria since 1995, when the last book on this topic was published i.e.Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria, Volume 2 in the Series, edited by Robert E. Blankenship, Michael T. Madigan and Carl E. Bauer. This new volume is similarly intended to be the definitive text on these bacteria for many years to come, and it will be a valuable resource for experienced researchers, doctoral & masters students, as well as advanced undergraduates in the fields of ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, integrative biology, and molecular & cell biology. Scientists interested in future applications of these bacteria which could harness their potential for nanotechnology, solar energy research, bioremediation, or as cell factories, will also find this book useful.


ATP Expression Lipid Mutation Phytochrome Proteobacteria Tetrapyrrole bacteria biochemistry evolution metabolism microbiology photosynthesis physiology systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Neil Hunter
    • 1
  • Fevzi Daldal
    • 2
  • Marion C. Thurnauer
    • 3
  • J. Thomas Beatty
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaUSA
  3. 3.Argonne National LaboratoryUSA
  4. 4.University of British ColumbiaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8814-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8815-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0233
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