The Chloroplast: From Molecular Biology to Biotechnology

  • Joan H. Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou
  • Horst Senger

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASHT, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Structure of Photosynthetic Membrane Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. G. Hiller, M. J. Broughton, P. M. Wrench, F. P. Sharples, D. J. Miller, J. Catmull
      Pages 3-10
    3. N. V. Karapetyan, V. V. Shubin, I. N. Bezsmertnaya, M. G. Rakhimberdieva, L. E. Mazhorova, I. V. Terekhova et al.
      Pages 27-34
    4. Noam Adir, Rina Anati, Valeria Cheredman, Natalia Lerner
      Pages 35-40
    5. Jürgen Marquardt, Erhard Mörschel
      Pages 41-46
    6. M. Droppa, Z. Kóta, T. Páli, B. Szalontai, L. I. Horváth, G. Horváth
      Pages 55-60
  3. Chloroplast Gene Expression/Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. T. Börner, B. Hedtke, W. R. Hess, J. Legen, R. G. Herrmann, A. Weihe
      Pages 73-78
    3. I. Lisitsky, G. Schuster
      Pages 85-90
    4. N. P. Yurina, Y. P. Oleskina, S. M. Melnik, M. S. Odintsova
      Pages 91-96
    5. Ulrich Sperling, Geneviève Frick, Barbara van Cleve, Klaus Apel, Gregory A. Armstrong
      Pages 97-102
    6. S. K. Mishra, A. R. Menhaj, S. Bezhani, K. Kloppstech
      Pages 107-112
    7. M. C. Piques, T. Lino-neto, K. Palme, M. S. Pais, R. M. Tavares
      Pages 113-116
    8. J. Krajčovič, R. Vacula, J. M. Steiner, W. Löffelhardt, A. Belicová, S. Sláviková et al.
      Pages 121-128
  4. Chloroplast Envelope Membrane

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. K. Sohrt, J. Soll
      Pages 131-136
    3. P. Jarvis, C. Peto, J. Chory, L.-J. Chen, H.-M. Li
      Pages 137-142
    4. N. Rolland, G. Amoroso, D. Berny-Seigneurin, A.-J. Dorne, D. F. Sültemeyer, J. Joyard et al.
      Pages 143-148
    5. M. Sonoda, H. Katoh, A. Katoh, H. Ohkawa, W. Vermaas, T. Ogawa
      Pages 149-154
    6. H. Aronsson, J. Almkvist, C. Sundqvist, M. P. Timko, C. Dahlin
      Pages 167-170
  5. Pigment Biosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. W. Rüdiger, H. Klement, M. Helfrich, A. Tanaka, S. Schoch, U. Oster
      Pages 185-190
    3. J. Walmsley, H. Adamson, M. Wright, P. Wrench
      Pages 201-205
    4. M. Seyyedi, M. P. Timko, C. Sundqvist
      Pages 207-212
    5. S. Schoch, U. Oster, K. Mayer, R. Feick, W. Rüdiger
      Pages 213-216
    6. Susanne Römer
      Pages 217-223
  6. Regulatory Mechanisms in Photosynthetic Unit Biogenesis/Turnover

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Jun Sun, Donald A. Heck, Wu Xu, Vaishali P. Chitnis, Parag R. Chitnis
      Pages 227-232
    3. E. Houben, R. Nilsson, J. W. de Gier, J. Brunner, N. E. Hoffman, K. J. van Wijk
      Pages 237-242
    4. Stefan K. Muehlbauer, Lutz A. Eichacker
      Pages 243-246
    5. J. H. Georgakopoulos, A. Prombona, J. H. Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou
      Pages 247-252
    6. Wim F. J. Vermaas
      Pages 253-258

About this book


From August 10 to August 15, 1998, an international Advanced Research Workshop-Lecture Course on The chloroplast: from Molecular Biology to Biotechnology was held at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari-Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece. After five previous meetings on the chloroplast topic in Marburg (1975), Spetses (1978), Rhodos (1985), Aghia Pelaghia, Crete (1991) and Marburg (1995) this conference proved again that chloroplast research is continuously in the focus of intensive research interest. The meeting, sponsored by NATO and supported by the Federation of the European Societies for Plant Physiology (FESPP) and the Greek Ministry of Development (General Secretariat of Research and Development), was held under the auspices of the International Society for Chloroplast Development and the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens-Greece. Aim of the workshop was to bring together experts and students from different disciplines, coming from various countries around the world, studying chloroplast biogenesis from different perspectives in an effort to propose biotechnological approaches, via genetic manipulation of the organelle, applicable in solving problems of economic importance. Ninety scientists (including observers) coming from 19 countries actively participated and discussed recent advances in the field. During the meeting it became clear that as a result of the progress made in molecular biology, including genomic sequence, and in biochemistry over recent years, this exciting field of chloroplast development is continuously promoted by renewed interest in as yet unsolved but very important questions.


Biosynthese Chloroplast Expression Protein biosynthesis biotechnology gene expression genes membrane proteins molecular biology photosynthesis proteins regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan H. Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou
    • 1
  • Horst Senger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of BiologyNCSR “Demokritos”AthensGreece
  2. 2.Fachbereich Biologie/BotanikPhilipps UniversitätMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5577-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4788-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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