Research in Photobiology

  • Amleto Castellani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Solar Energy Farrington Daniels Memorial Lecture

  3. Photophysical and Photochemical Properties of Excited States

  4. Photoreactions In Biological Macromolecular Complexes

  5. Photomovement in Microorganisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Donat-P. Häder
      Pages 95-102
    3. Amleto Castellani
      Pages 103-108
  6. Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Bessel Kok, Bruno Velthuys
      Pages 111-119

About this book


Every four years the photobio1ogists of the world get together in an International Congress. They discuss and learn not only re­ search details and findings in their own, often narrow, fields but educate one another broadly in the many biological systems that interact with light. It is this latter purpose that is exemplified by these proceedings - the Symposium papers and Workshop summaries of the VIIth International Congress on Photobiology held in Rome, August 29 - September 3, 1976. Photobiology is one of the few true interdisciplinary fields. It has an air of excitement about it. A glance at the table of contents indicates clearly that photobiology and its practitioners (individuals whose primary interests are in medicine, plant sci­ ences, animal sciences, molecular properties, and energy conversion) interact with the entire and diverse world of living creatures. We supply not only the basic research background to help evaluate many present-day environmental problems but are also evaluating and pointing the way toward solutions to a number of these problems.


Chloroplast Phytochrome Protein bacteria development energy epidemiology evolution mechanics metabolism photobiology photochemistry photomovement photosynthesis plant

Editors and affiliations

  • Amleto Castellani
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Radiation ProtectionCNEN, Centro Studi NucleariRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4162-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-4160-4
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