Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Functions and Applications

  • Bernhard Grimm
  • Robert J. Porra
  • Wolfhart Rüdiger
  • Hugo Scheer

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVI
  2. Mathias O. Senge, Arno Wiehe, Claudia Ryppa
    Pages 27-37
  3. Manuel Zapata, José L Garrido, Shirley W. Jeffrey
    Pages 39-53
  4. Masami Kobayashi, Machiko Akiyama, Hideo Kise, Tadashi Watanabe
    Pages 55-66
  5. Masami Kobayashi, Machiko Akiyama, Hiromi Kano, Hideo Kise
    Pages 79-94
  6. Wolfhart Rüdiger, Bernhard Grimm
    Pages 133-146
  7. Samuel I. Beale
    Pages 147-158
  8. Niels-Ulrik Frigaard, Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, Julia A. Maresca, Donald A. Bryant
    Pages 201-221
  9. Christoph F. Beck, Bernhard Grimm
    Pages 223-235
  10. Bernhard Kräutler, Stefan Hörtensteiner
    Pages 237-260
  11. Anthony W. D. Larkum
    Pages 261-282

About this book


Chlorophylls are the most obvious natural pigments on Earth where they can be observed even from satellites in outer space: they also sustain life on Earth through their involvement in photosynthesis. With 37 authoritative chapters, this book reviews recent progress and current status of studies on the chemistry, metabolism and spectroscopy of chlorophylls, bacteriochlorophylls and their protein complexes. Also discussed is progress on the applications of the chlorophylls as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy of cancerous tumours, and as molecular probes in biochemistry, medicine, plant physiology, ecology and geochemistry.

This book summarizes the chemical, physical, biological and medical aspects of chlorophyll (and bacteriochlorophyll) research and development, with a focus on the tremendous progress achieved over the past 15 years. Each section has an up-to-date introductory overview which is followed by a series of concise well-focused and fully-referenced chapters written by experts in (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, photobiology and photomedicine.


Biophysics Glutamat Oxidation Peptide Plant physiology Polypeptide Tetrapyrrole Transport fluorescence magnetic resonance metabolism photobiology photosynthesis physiology reductase

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Grimm
    • 1
  • Robert J. Porra
    • 2
  • Wolfhart Rüdiger
    • 3
  • Hugo Scheer
    • 4
  1. 1.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany
  2. 2.CSIRO Plant IndustryCanberraAustralia
  3. 3.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
  4. 4.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4515-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4516-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0233
  • About this book