The Chloroplast

Basics and Applications

  • Constantin A. Rebeiz
  • Christoph Benning
  • Hans J. Bohnert
  • Henry Daniell
  • J. Kenneth Hoober
  • Hartmut K. Lichtenthaler
  • Archie R. Portis
  • Baishnab C. Tripathy

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Vladimir L. Kolossov, Constantin A. Rebeiz
    Pages 25-38
  3. Ryouichi Tanaka, Hisashi Ito, Ayumi Tanaka
    Pages 55-78
  4. C. Gamini Kannangara, Diter von Wettstein
    Pages 79-88
  5. William A. Cramer, Sergei Savikhin, Jiusheng Yan, E. Yamashita
    Pages 89-94
  6. Esther Gerber, Andréa Hemmerlin, Thomas J. Bach
    Pages 127-138
  7. Dinesh A. Nagegowda, David Rhodes, Natalia Dudareva
    Pages 139-154
  8. Yuki Nakamura, Mie Shimojima, Hiroyuki Ohta, Koichi Shimojima
    Pages 185-202
  9. Harald Paulsen, Christoph Dockter, Aleksei Volkov, Gunnar Jeschke
    Pages 231-244
  10. Tracey A. Ruhlman, Jeffrey W. Cary, Kanniah Rajasekaran
    Pages 245-262
  11. Ruth Grene, Pinghua Li, Hans J. Bohnert
    Pages 323-346
  12. Yoshihiko Nanasato, Chikahiro Miyake, Kentaro Takahara, Kaori Kohzuma, Yuri Nakajima Munekage, Akiho Yokota et al.
    Pages 363-378
  13. Anchalee Sirikhachornkit, Krishna K. Niyogi
    Pages 379-396
  14. Baishnab C. Tripathy, Gopal K. Pattanayak
    Pages 397-412
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 413-423

About this book


The world population is expected to increase to 9 billion by the year 2050 which will generate food and fuel shortages. Since it will be difficult to increase the land area under cultivation without serious environmental consequences, higher productivity for biomass is required. Improvement in photosynthetic efficiency would require increased knowledge and deeper understanding of :(a) the biosynthesis of photosynthetic membrane components such as hemes, chlorophylls, carotenoids, quinones, and lipids; (b) photosynthetic membrane apoprotein biosynthesis; (c) the biosynthesis and regulation of the assembly of pigment-apoprotein complexes; and (d) the complexities of carbon sensing, biosynthesis and allocation. These goals may be accomplished by bioengineering of chloroplasts with higher photosynthetic efficiency and superior adaptation to various stresses and/or alteration of the kinetic properties of the CO2-assimilating enzyme, Rubisco. Advances towards this goal are addressed in this volume that will foster cooperation between biochemists and molecular biologists, scientists involved in photosynthesis research and biotechnologists involved in plant and plastid genomics and transformation. We envision future research to focus attention on "Chloroplast Bioengineering" as an integrated novel field of research. This book is designed for graduate students and researchers in chlorophyll metabolism, integrative plant biology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, biotechnology, bioenergy and biofuels.


Chloroplast Expression Plant physiology Protein Tetrapyrrole Transport biochemistry biotechnology genetic engineering photosynthesis physiology protein complexes regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Constantin A. Rebeiz
    • 1
  • Christoph Benning
    • 2
  • Hans J. Bohnert
    • 3
  • Henry Daniell
    • 4
  • J. Kenneth Hoober
    • 5
  • Hartmut K. Lichtenthaler
    • 6
  • Archie R. Portis
    • 7
  • Baishnab C. Tripathy
    • 8
  1. 1.Rebeiz Foundation for Basic ResearchChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  4. 4.Central Florida UniversityOrlandoUSA
  5. 5.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  6. 6.University of KarlsruheGermany
  7. 7.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  8. 8.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information