Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis / Edition 1

Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis / Edition 1

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by Robert E. Blankenship
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632043210

ISBN-13: 9780632043217

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

"Photosynthesis is a biological process that is as complex as it is fundamental. It is a field that spans time scales from the cosmic to the femtosecond, and bridges disciplines from biochemistry to geology. In the last ten years major advances in the field and improved research techniques have further deepened the understanding of the process of photosynthesis."…  See more details below

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"Photosynthesis is a biological process that is as complex as it is fundamental. It is a field that spans time scales from the cosmic to the femtosecond, and bridges disciplines from biochemistry to geology. In the last ten years major advances in the field and improved research techniques have further deepened the understanding of the process of photosynthesis." Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis stands as an ideal introduction to this subject. Robert E. Blankenship, a leading authority in photosynthesis research, offers a modern approach to photosynthesis in this accessible and well-illustrated text. The book provides a concise overview of the basic principles of energy storage and the history of the field, then progresses into more advanced topics such as electron transfer pathways, kinetics, genetic mutations, and evolution. Throughout, Blankenship includes an interdisciplinary emphasis that makes this book appealing across fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632043217
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Basic Principles of Photosynthetic Energy Storage1
2Photosynthetic Organisms and Organelles11
3History and Early Development of Photosynthesis26
4Photosynthetic Pigments: Structure and Spectroscopy42
5Antenna Complexes and Energy Transfer Processes61
6Reaction Center Complexes95
7Electron Transfer Pathways and Components124
8Chemiosmotic Coupling and ATP Synthesis157
9Carbon Metabolism171
10Genetics, Assembly and Regulation of Photosynthetic Systems204
11Origin and Evolution of Photosynthesis220
AppLight, Energy and Kinetics258
Index306

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Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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R.E. Blankenship uses a well organized approach in telling the story of the photosynthesis in his new book. Photosynthesis is so interdisciplinary that a good background in several fields is required to establish a foothold in understanding it. This book has all the elements needed to make it a good introductory text. Together with the simple and easy-to-read writing, it promises to be a classic.