Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future

15th International Conference on Photosynthesis

  • Tingyun Kuang
  • Congming Lu
  • Lixin Zhang

Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Type I Reaction Centres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefano Santabarbara, Fabrice Rappaport, Kevin Redding
      Pages 7-12
    3. Venkateswarlu Yadavalli, Chandramouli Malleda, Rajagopal Subramanyam
      Pages 17-20
    4. Toru Kondo, Masahiro Matsuoka, Chihiro Azai, Hiroyuki Mino, Hirozo Oh-oka, Shigeru Itoh
      Pages 21-24
  3. Type II Reaction Centres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Tatiana Y. Fufina, Lyudmila G. Vasilieva, Ravil A. Khatypov, Vladimir A. Shuvalov
      Pages 46-49
    3. Cristina Pagliano, Fabiana Chimirri, Guido Saracco, James Barber
      Pages 55-58
    4. Joanna Kargul, Marko Boehm, Nina Morgner, Carol V. Robinson, Peter J. Nixon, James Barber
      Pages 59-63
    5. Asako Kawamori, Hiroyuki Mino, Jianren Shen
      Pages 64-66
    6. Shusuke Kakiuchi, Kentaro Ifuku, Megumi Tomita, Kunio Ido, Takumi Noguchi, Fumihiko Sato
      Pages 67-70
    7. Fernando Guerrero, Arezki Sedoud, Diana Kirilovsky, A. William Rutherford, Mercedes Roncel, José M. Ortega
      Pages 71-74
    8. Robert D. Fagerlund, Roger Young, Hao Luo, Fiona K. Bentley, Julian J. Eaton-Rye
      Pages 79-82

About these proceedings


Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and certain species of bacteria transform solar energy into chemical energy in the form of organic molecules. In fact, all life on the planet ultimately depends on photosynthetic energy conversion. The book provides a compressive and state-of-the-art of very recent progress on photosynthesis research. The topics span from atom to intact plants, from femtosecond reactions to season long production, from physics to agronomy. The book is to offer advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and research specialists the most recent advances in the all aspects of photosynthesis research. The book is intended to offer researchers detailed information on the most recent advances in all aspects of photosynthesis research.


Tingyun Kuang is a professor at Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academician of CAS; Congming Lu is a professor at Institute of Botany, CAS; Lixin Zhang is a professor at Institute of Botany, CAS and the Chief Scientist in the National Basic Research Program of China on photosynthesis.


ATSTC Biofuels Crop yield Electron transport Photosynthesis Solar energy conversion ZJUP

Authors and affiliations

  • Tingyun Kuang
    • 1
  • Congming Lu
    • 2
  • Lixin Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.key Laboratory of Photobiology Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Photosynthesis Research Center Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32033-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32034-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1995-6819
  • Series Online ISSN 1995-6827
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