Aquatic Photosynthesis: Second Edition / Edition 2

Aquatic Photosynthesis: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Paul G. Falkowski, John A. Raven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691115516

ISBN-13: 9780691115511

Pub. Date: 01/22/2007

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Aquatic Photosynthesis is a comprehensive guide to understanding the evolution and ecology of photosynthesis in aquatic environments. This second edition, thoroughly revised to bring it up to date, describes how one of the most fundamental metabolic processes evolved and transformed the surface chemistry of the Earth. The book focuses on recent biochemical

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Aquatic Photosynthesis is a comprehensive guide to understanding the evolution and ecology of photosynthesis in aquatic environments. This second edition, thoroughly revised to bring it up to date, describes how one of the most fundamental metabolic processes evolved and transformed the surface chemistry of the Earth. The book focuses on recent biochemical and biophysical advances and the molecular biological techniques that have made them possible.

In ten chapters that are self-contained but that build upon information presented earlier, the book starts with a reductionist, biophysical description of the photosynthetic reactions. It then moves through biochemical and molecular biological patterns in aquatic photoautotrophs, physiological and ecological principles, and global biogeochemical cycles. The book considers applications to ecology, and refers to historical developments. It can be used as a primary text in a lecture course, or as a supplemental text in a survey course such as biological oceanography, limnology, or biogeochemistry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691115511
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/22/2007
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition ix

Preface to the First Edition xi

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Photosynthesis in Aquatic Systems 1

Chapter 2: Light Absorption and Energy Transfer in the Photosynthetic Apparatus 44

Chapter 3: The Photosynthetic Light Reactions 81

Chapter 4: Photosynthetic Electron Transport and Photophosphorylation 118

Chapter 5: Carbon Acquisition and Assimilation 156

Chapter 6: The Molecular Structure of the Photosynthetic Apparatus 201

Chapter 7: Photosynthesis in Continuous Light 237

Chapter 8: Making Cells 278

Chapter 9: Photosynthesis and Primary Production in Nature 319

Chapter 10: Aquatic Photosynthesis in Biogeochemical Cycles 364

References 411

Index 465

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