Carotenoids in Photosynthesis

  • Andrew J. Young
  • George Britton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. G. Britton
    Pages 96-126
  3. P. M. Bramley
    Pages 127-159
  4. B. Demmig-Adams, W. W. Adams III
    Pages 206-251
  5. H. A. Frank, R. J. Cogdell
    Pages 252-326
  6. G. Britton, A. J. Young
    Pages 409-457
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 458-498

About this book


Significant developments in recent years have led to a deeper understanding of the role and function of carotenoids in photosynthesis. For the first time the biological, biochemical, and chemical aspects of the role of these pigments in photosynthesis are brought together in one comprehensive reference volume. Chapters focus on the photochemistry of carotenoids in light harvesting and photoprotection, the nature and distribution of carotenoids in photosynthetic organisms, their biosynthesis, the herbicidal inhibition of carotenogenesis and the `xanthophyll cycle'. Throughout details are given of the various methodologies used. A detailed appendix provides physical data for the major compounds. Carotenoids in Photosynthesis is an invaluable reference source for all plant scientists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew J. Young
    • 1
  • George Britton
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological and Earth SciencesLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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