Molecular Biology of Photosynthesis

  • Govindjee (Editor-in-Chief)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Genes and genetics

    1. Kazuo Shinozaki, Nobuaki Hayashida, Masahiro Sugiura
      Pages 1-25
    2. Kanji Ohyama, Takayuki Kohchi, Hideya Fukuzawa, Tohru Sano, Kazuhiko Umesono, Haruo Ozeki
      Pages 27-42
    3. Aine L. Plant, John C. Gray
      Pages 43-59
    4. William B. Cook, Donald Miles
      Pages 77-103
    5. Anthony A. Gatenby, Steven J. Rothstein, Douglas Bradley
      Pages 105-120
  3. Light harvesting systems

    1. Timothy J. Donohue, Patricia J. Kiley, Samuel Kaplan
      Pages 137-159
    2. Arthur R. Grossman, Peggy G. Lemaux, Pamela B. Conley, Brigitte U. Bruns, Lamont K. Anderson
      Pages 161-194
    3. Nicole Tandeau De Marsac, Didier Mazel, Thierry Damerval, Gérard Guglielmi, Véronique Capuano, Jean Houmard
      Pages 195-228
    4. Harold Riethman, George Bullerjahn, K. J. Reddy, Louis A. Sherman
      Pages 229-257
  4. Reaction centers; herbicide resistance

  5. Electron transport components; ATP synthase

    1. David L. Willey, John C. Gray
      Pages 497-516
    2. Jan Van Der Plas, Rolf De Groot, Martin Woortman, Fons Cremers, Mies Borrias, Gerard Van Arkel et al.
      Pages 517-542
    3. Graham S. Hudson, John G. Mason
      Pages 565-582
  6. Carbon; Rubisco

    1. Paul L. Hallenbeck, Samuel Kaplan
      Pages 583-591
    2. John Pierce, Tatsuo Omata
      Pages 593-606
    3. R. John Ellis, Saskia M. Van Der Vies
      Pages 661-675
    4. Ray D. Blackwell, Alan J. S. Murray, Peter J. Lea, Alan C. Kendall, Nigel P. Hall, Janice C. Turner et al.
      Pages 677-698
  7. Protein transport; synthesis

    1. Thomas H. Lubben, Steven M. Theg, Kenneth Keegstra
      Pages 713-734
    2. Michael L. Mishkind, Scott E. Scioli
      Pages 745-776
    3. A. Gnanam, C. C. Subbaiah, R. Mannar Mannan
      Pages 777-800
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 801-815

About this book


Molecular biology, particularly molecular genetics, is among the newest and most powerful approach in modern photosynthesis research. Development of molecular biology techniques has provided new methods to solve old problems in many biological disciplines. Molecular biology has its greatest potential for contribution when applied in combination with other disciplines, to focus not just on genes and molecules, but on the complex interaction between them and the biochemical pathways in the whole organism. Photosynthesis is surely the best studied research area in plant biology, making this field the foremost candidate for successfully employing molecular genetic techniques. Already, the success of molecular biology in photosynthesis has been nothing short of spectacular. Work performed over the last few years, much of which is sum­ marized in this volume, stands in evidence. Techniques such as site-specific mutagenesis have helped us in examining the roles of individual protein domains in the function of multiunit complexes such as the enzyme ribulose-l ,5-bisphos­ phate carboxylase/oxygenase (RUBISCO) and the oxygen evolving photo­ system (the photosystem II). The techniques of molecular biology have been very important in advancing the state of knowledge of the reaction center from the photosynthetic bacteria whose structure has been elegantly deduced by H. Michel and 1. Deisenhofer from the X-ray studies of its crystals.


ATP Chloroplast DNA Expression Nucleotide Photorespiration Polypeptide Protein Regulation Translation Transport gene expression pea reductase transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Govindjee (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at UrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7517-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2269-3
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