Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis

  • Beverley R. Green
  • William W. Parson

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction to Light-Harvesting

    1. Beverley R. Green, Jan M. Anderson, William W. Parson
      Pages 1-28
    2. Hugo Scheer
      Pages 29-81
    3. William W. Parson, V. Nagarajan
      Pages 83-127
    4. Beverley R. Green
      Pages 129-168
  3. Structure and Function in Light-Harvesting

    1. Bruno Robert, Richard J. Cogdell, Rienk van Grondelle
      Pages 169-194
    2. Robert E. Blankenship, Katsumi Matsuura
      Pages 195-217
    3. Herbert van Amerongen, Jan P. Dekker
      Pages 219-251
    4. Petra Fromme, Eberhard Schlodder, Stefan Jansson
      Pages 253-279
    5. Mamoru Mimuro, Hiroto Kikuchi
      Pages 281-306
    6. Elisabeth Gantt, Beatrice Grabowski, Francis X. Cunningham Jr.
      Pages 307-322
    7. Alisdair N. Macpherson, Roger G. Hiller
      Pages 323-352
  4. Biogenesis, Regulation and Adaptation

    1. Kenneth Cline
      Pages 353-372
    2. Norman P. A. Huner, Gunnar Öquist, Anastasios Melis
      Pages 401-421
    3. Paul G. Falkowski, Yi-Bu Chen
      Pages 423-447
    4. Conan S. Young, J. Thomas Beatty
      Pages 449-470
    5. Arthur R. Grossman, Lorraine G. van Waasbergen, David Kehoe
      Pages 471-493
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 495-515

About this book


Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis is concerned with the most important process on earth - the harvesting of light energy by photosynthetic organisms. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of photosynthetic light-harvesting antennas, from the biophysical mechanisms of light absorption and energy transfer to the structure, biosynthesis and regulation of antenna systems in whole organisms. It sets the great variety of antenna pigment-protein complexes in their evolutionary context and at the same time brings in the latest hi-tech developments. The book is unique in the degree to which it emphasizes the integration of molecular biological, biochemical and biophysical approaches. Overall, a well-organized, understandable, and comprehensive volume. It will be a valuable resource for both graduate students and their professors, and a helpful library reference book for undergraduates.


development evolution photosynthesis plant protein regulation synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Beverley R. Green
    • 1
  • William W. Parson
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Biochemistry DepartmentUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5468-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2087-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0233
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