Carotenoids in Photosynthesis

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Significant developments in recent years have led to a deeper understanding of the role and function of carotenoids in photosynthesis. For the first time the biological, biochemical, and chemical aspects of the role of these pigments in photosynthesis are brought together in one comprehensive reference volume. Chapters focus on the photochemistry of carotenoids in light harvesting and photoprotection, the nature and distribution of carotenoids in photosynthetic organisms, their biosynthesis, the herbicidal ...
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Overview

Significant developments in recent years have led to a deeper understanding of the role and function of carotenoids in photosynthesis. For the first time the biological, biochemical, and chemical aspects of the role of these pigments in photosynthesis are brought together in one comprehensive reference volume. Chapters focus on the photochemistry of carotenoids in light harvesting and photoprotection, the nature and distribution of carotenoids in photosynthetic organisms, their biosynthesis, the herbicidal inhibition of carotenogenesis and the 'xanthophyll cycle'. Throughout details are given of the various methodologies used. A detailed appendix provides physical data for the major compounds. Carotenoids in Photosynthesis is an invaluable reference source for all plant scientists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401049429
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Structure and nomenclature. Occurrence and distribution of carotenoids in photosynthetic systems. Carotenoids in pigment-protein complexes. Biosynthesis of carotenoids. Inhibition of carotenoid biosynthesis. Factors that affect the carotenoid composition of higher plants and algae. The xanthophyll cycle. Photochemistry and function of carotenoids in photosynthesis. Spectroscopic studies of carotenoids in photosynthetic systems. Methods for the isolation and analysis of carotenoids. Appendix.
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