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Oxygenic Photosynthesis book

Oxygenic Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions

Edited by Donald R. Ort, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Charles F. Yocum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Assistant Editor: Iris F. Heichel

Advances in Photosynthesis 4

Structure and function of the components of the photosynthetic apparatus and the molecular biology of these components have become the dominant themes in advancing our understanding of the light reactions of oxygenic photosynthesis. Oxygenic Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions presents our current understanding of these reactions in thylakoid membranes.

Topics covered include the photosystems, the cytochrome b6f complex, plastocyanin, ferredoxin, FNR, light-harvesting complexes, and the coupling factor. Chapters are also devoted to the structure of thylakoid membranes, their lipid composition, and their biogenesis. Updates on the crystal structures of cytochrome f, ATP synthase and Photosystem I are presented and a section on molecular biology and evolution of the photosynthetic apparatus is also included. The chapters in this book provide a comprehenive overview of photosynthetic reactions in eukaryotic thylakoids.

The book is intended for a wide audience, including graduate students and researchers active in this field, as well as those individuals who have interests in plant biochemistry and molecular biology or plant physiology.

Contents and Contributors


1. Electron Transfer and Energy Transduction in Photosynthesis: An Overview
D. R. Ort and C. F. Yocum

Thylakoid Membranes: Structure

2. Structure, Composition, Functional Organization and Dynamic Properties of Thylakoid Membranes
L. Andrew Staehelin and Georg W. M. van der Staay

3. Evolution of Thylakoid Structure
Gregory R. Wolfe and J. Kenneth Hoober

Thylakoid Membranes: Synthesis and Assembly of Thylakoid Membranes

4. Control of Thylakoid Membrane Development and Assembly
Andrew N. Webber and Neil R. Baker

5. Development of Thylakoid Membrane Stacking
László Mustárdy

6. Biosynthesis of Thylakoid Membrane Lipids
Roland Douce and Jacques Joyard

7. Targeting of Proteins Into and Across the Thylakoid Membrane
Colin Robinson

The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Oxygen Evolution

8. Introduction to Oxygen Evolution and the Oxygen-Evolving Complex
Terry M. Bricker and Demetrios F. Ghanotakis

9. Oxygen Evolution
R. David Britt

10. Protons and Charge Indicators in Oxygen Evolution
Michael Haumann and Wolfgang Junge

The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Photosystem II

11. Introduction to the Photosystem II Reaction Center--Isolation and Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization
Kimiyuki Satoh

12. Structure, Dynamics, and Energy Conversion Efficiency in Photosystem II
Bruce A. Diner and Gerald T. Babcock

13. Form and Function of Cytochrome b-559
John Whitmarsh and Himadri B. Pakrasi

14. Photosystem II Heterogeneity
Jérôme Lavergne and Jean-Marie Briantais

The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Photosystem I

15. Introduction to Photosystem I: Reaction Center Function, Composition and Structure
Rachel Nechushtai, Amir Eden, Yuval Cohen and Judith Klein

16. Photosystem I Electron Transfer Reactions--Components and Kinetics
Richard Malkin

17. Ferredoxin and Ferredoxin-Dependent Enzymes
David B. Knaff

18. Structure Analysis of Single Crystals of Photosystem I by X-Ray, EPR and ENDOR: A Short Status Report
H. T. Witt

The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Components of Intersystem Electron Transfer

19. The Cytochrome b6f Complex--Composition, Structure and Function
Günter Hauska, Michael Schütz and Michael Büttner

20. Basic Aspects of Electron and Proton Transfer Reactions with Applications to Photosynthesis
Lev I. Krishtalik and William A. Cramer

21. Plastocyanin: Structure, Location, Diffusion and Electron Transfer Mechanisms
Elizabeth L. Gross

22. Some Consequences of the High Resolution X-Ray Structure Analysis of Cytochrome f
S. E. Martinez, D. Huang, J. L. Smith and W. A. Cramer

The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Coupling Factor

23. An Overview of the Function, Composition and Structure of the Chloroplast ATP Synthase
Richard E. McCarty

24. The Relationship Between the Structure and Catalytic Mechanism of the Chloroplast ATP Synthase
Mark L. Richter and Denise A. Mills

25. The Regulation of Chloroplast ATP Synthase, CFo-CF1
John D. Mills

26. The Structure of the CF1 Part of the ATP-Synthase Complex from Chloroplasts
Egbert J. Boekema and Uwe Lücken

The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Light Harvesting Complexes

27. Light-harvesting Complexes of Plants and Algae: Introduction, Survey and Nomenclature
David John Simpson and Jürgen Knoetzel

28. The Light-Harvesting Chlorophyll a/b-Binding Polypeptides and Their Genes in Angiosperm and Gymnosperm Species
Eran Pichersky and Stefan Jansson

29. Excitation Energy Transfer: Functional and Dynamic Aspects of Lhc (cab) Proteins
Anastasios Melis

30. Carotenoids: Localization and Function
Harry Y. Yamamoto and Roberto Bassi

Molecular Biology/Genetics of the Photosynthetic Apparatus: The Chloroplast Genome

31. Chloroplast Gene Expression: Regulation at Multiple Levels
Marina K. Roell and Wilhelm Gruissem

32. Chloroplast Transformation: Current Results and Future Prospects
Jeanne M. Erickson

Molecular Biology/Genetics of the Photosynthetic Apparatus: The Nuclear Genome

33. Regulation of Expression of Nuclear Genes Encoding Polypeptides Required for the Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
John C. Gray

34. The Evolution of Plastids and the Photosynthetic Apparatus
Michael Reith


Springer (Kluwer Academic Publishers), Dordrecht
1996, 698 pp.
Hardbound USD 380.00/Dfl 410.00/GBP 165.00 // ISBN 0-7923-3683-6
Paperback USD 135.00/Dfl 200.00/GBP 80.00 // ISBN 0-7923-3684-4

Volume 4 in the series: Advances in Photosynthesis, Govindjee, series editor.

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