Research in Photobiology

  • Amleto Castellani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Solar Energy Farrington Daniels Memorial Lecture

  3. Photophysical and Photochemical Properties of Excited States

  4. Photoreactions In Biological Macromolecular Complexes

  5. Photomovement in Microorganisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Donat-P. Häder
      Pages 95-102
    3. Amleto Castellani
      Pages 103-108
  6. Photosynthesis

  7. Comparative Effects of Exciting and Ionizing Radiations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. E. Moustacchi, R. Chanet, M. Heude
      Pages 197-206
    3. H. Jung, W. Sontag, C. Lücke-Huhle, K. F. Weibezahn, H. Dertinger
      Pages 219-227
  8. Photosensitized Reactions of Nucleic Acids and Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. John D. Spikes
      Pages 231-233
    3. Ching-Nan Ou, Chee-Hway Tsai, Pill-Soon Song
      Pages 257-265
    4. M. A. Pathak, T. B. Fitzpatrick, J. A. Parrish, R. Biswas
      Pages 267-281
  9. Repair of Radiation Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Philip C. Hanawalt
      Pages 285-292
    3. A. R. Lehmann, S. Kirk-Bell, C. F. Arlett
      Pages 293-298
    4. E. C. Friedberg, K. H. Cook, K. Mortelmans, J. Rudé
      Pages 299-306
    5. Betsy M. Sutherland
      Pages 307-315
  10. Solar Energy Conversion Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Dan King, David L. Erbes, Ami Ben-Amotz, Martin Gibbs
      Pages 329-334
  11. Photobiology in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. James D. Regan
      Pages 387-390

About this book


Every four years the photobio1ogists of the world get together in an International Congress. They discuss and learn not only re­ search details and findings in their own, often narrow, fields but educate one another broadly in the many biological systems that interact with light. It is this latter purpose that is exemplified by these proceedings - the Symposium papers and Workshop summaries of the VIIth International Congress on Photobiology held in Rome, August 29 - September 3, 1976. Photobiology is one of the few true interdisciplinary fields. It has an air of excitement about it. A glance at the table of contents indicates clearly that photobiology and its practitioners (individuals whose primary interests are in medicine, plant sci­ ences, animal sciences, molecular properties, and energy conversion) interact with the entire and diverse world of living creatures. We supply not only the basic research background to help evaluate many present-day environmental problems but are also evaluating and pointing the way toward solutions to a number of these problems.


Chloroplast Phytochrome Protein bacteria development energy epidemiology evolution mechanics metabolism photobiology photochemistry photomovement photosynthesis plant

Editors and affiliations

  • Amleto Castellani
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Radiation ProtectionCNEN, Centro Studi NucleariRomeItaly

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