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Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis

Blankenship, Robert E.


3. Edition August 2021
352 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-80001-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Rediscover the foremost introduction to molecular photosynthesis on the market today

In the comprehensively revised Third Edition of Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis, distinguished researcher and professor Robert E. Blankenship delivers a brand-new update to the most authoritative textbook on the subject of photosynthesis. In addition to thorough coverage of foundational topics in photosynthesis, the book discusses cutting-edge advances in research in this area, including new structures and new information about the mechanism of oxygen production.

The author also describes advancements in the understanding of the regulation of photosynthesis and the critical process of photoprotection, as well as newly discovered pigments and organisms that extend oxygenic photosynthesis deeper into the near infrared spectral region.

Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of a fulsome appendix that incorporates a detailed introduction to the physical basis of photosynthesis, including thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy. A companion website offers downloadable figures as PowerPoint slides ideal for teaching. The book also includes:
* Thorough introductions to the basic principles of photosynthetic energy storage, photosynthetic organisms and organelles, and the history and early development of photosynthesis
* An expansive discussion of photosynthetic pigments, including their structure and spectroscopy
* Explorations of antenna complexes, energy transfer processes, reaction centers, and electron transport pathways in anoxygenic phototrophs and oxygenic photosynthetic organisms
* Comprehensive treatments of chemiosmotic coupling, ATP synthesis, and carbon metabolism
* Authoritative discussions of the evolution of photosynthesis and artificial photosynthesis

Perfect for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics, Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis will also earn a place in the libraries of students studying plant biology and seeking a one-stop resource in the field of molecular photosynthesis.

1 The Basic Principles of Photosynthetic Energy Storage

2 Photosynthetic Organisms and Organelles

3 History and Early Development of Photosynthesis

4 Photosynthetic Pigments: Structure and Spectroscopy

5 Antenna Complexes and Energy Transfer Processes

6 Reaction Centers and Electron Transport Pathways in Anoxygenic Phototrophs

7 Reaction Centers and Electron Transfer Pathways in Oxygenic Photosynthetic Organisms

8 Chemiosmotic Coupling and ATP Synthesis

9 Carbon Metabolism

10 Genetics, Assembly and Regulation of Photosynthetic Systems

11 The Use of Chlorophyll Fluorescence to Probe Photosynthesis

12 Origin and Evolution of Photosynthesis

13 Bioenergy Applications and Artificial Photosynthesis

Appendix: Light, Energy and Kinetic
Robert E. Blankenship is the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Emeritus, Washington University in St Louis, USA. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Photosynthesis Research and President of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.

R. E. Blankenship, Arizona State University