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

  6. Cyclic Electron Transfer Components and Energy Coupling Reactions

    1. Carsten Sanders, Serdar Turkarslan, Ozlem Onder, Elaine R. Frawley, Robert G. Kranz, Hans Georg Koch et al.
      Pages 407-423
    2. Edward A. Berry, Dong-Woo Lee, Li-Shar Huang, Fevzi Daldal
      Pages 425-450
    3. J. Baz Jackson, U. Mirian Obiozo
      Pages 495-508
    4. Jérôme Lavergne, André Verméglio, Pierre Joliot
      Pages 509-536
  7. Metabolic Processes

    1. Davide Zannoni, Barbara Schoepp-Cothenet, Jonathan Hosler
      Pages 537-561
    2. Johannes Sander, Christiane Dahl
      Pages 595-622
    3. Judith P. Armitage
      Pages 643-654
    4. Francesca Borsetti, Pier Luigi Martelli, Rita Casadio, Davide Zannoni
      Pages 655-689
  8. Genomics, Regulation and Signaling

    1. Madhusudan Choudhary, Chris Mackenzie, Timothy J. Donohue, Samuel Kaplan
      Pages 691-706
    2. Carl E. Bauer, Aaron Setterdahl, Jiang Wu, Brigitte R. Robinson
      Pages 707-725
    3. Gabriele Klug, Shinji Masuda
      Pages 727-741
    4. Paulette M. Vignais
      Pages 743-757
    5. Bernd Masepohl, Robert G. Kranz
      Pages 759-775
    6. Jill Helen Zeilstra-Ryalls
      Pages 777-798
    7. Katie Evans, Toni Georgiou, Theresa Hillon, Anthony Fordham-Skelton, Miroslav Papiz
      Pages 799-809
    8. Johnny Hendriks, Michael A. van der Horst, Toh Kee Chua, Marcela Ávila Pérez, Luuk J. van Wilderen, Maxime T. A. Alexandre et al.
      Pages 811-837
  9. New Applications and Techniques

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 975-1013

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.


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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

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