Regulation of Photosynthesis provides final year
undergraduates, graduate students and researchers with a state-of-art
overview of regulatory mechanisms governing the development, function,
turnover and stress tolerance of the photosynthetic apparatus. The
structural components of the photosynthetic apparatus are relatively
well known and the next challenge will be to resolve the multitude of
the regulatory functions occurring in chloroplasts at the molecular
The book is divided into six sections. The first section gives an overview of evolution and complexity of thylakoid structure. The second section examines the expression of photosynthesis-related genes, including signal transduction and redox regulation at both the transcriptional and translational levels. The third section focuses on the biogenesis, turnover and senescence of the thylakoid pigment protein complexes. The fourth section examines crucial regulatory steps in carbon metabolism including those in the ferredoxin-thioredoxin system. Various molecular mechanisms leading to acclimation and stress responses in chloroplasts are reviewed in the fifth section. The sixth section provides examples of novel methods that have become available with information obtained from sequencing programs of photosynthetic organisms and which are now becoming crucial tools also in the studies of photosynthetic regulation. The book is intended for students, teachers and researchers in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, integrative biology, stress biology and plant biology.
Editorial. Preface. Color Plates. Part I: Evolution,
Complexity and Regulation of Photosynthetic Structures.
1. Thylakoid Biogenesis and Dynamics: The Result of a Complex
Phylogenetic Puzzle; R.G. Herrmann, P. Westhoff. Part
II: Gene Expression and Signal Transduction. 2. Plastic RNA
Polymerases in Higher Plants; K. Liere, P. Maliga. 3.
Phytochrome and Regulation of Photosynthetic Gene Expression; M.
Malakhov, C. Bowler. 4. Regulating Synthesis of the Purple
Bacterial Photosystem; C.E. Bauer. 5. Redox Regulation of
Photosynthetic Genes; G. Link. 6. Sugar Sensing and
Regulation of Photosynthetic Carbon Metabolism; U. Sonnewald.
7. Editing, Polyadenylation and Degradation of mRNA in the
Chloroplast; G. Schuster, R. Bock. 8. Regulation of
Chloroplast Translation; A. Somanchi, S.P. Mayfield. Part
III: Biogenesis, Turnover and Senescence. 9. Proteins
Involved in Biogenesis of the Thylakoid Membrane; K.J. van Wijk.
10. Peptidyl-Prolyl Isomerases and Regulation of Photosynthetic
Functions; A.V. Vener. 11. Role of the Plastid Envelope in
the Biogenesis of Chloroplast Lipids; M.A. Block, et al.
12. Pigment Assembly Transport and Ligation; H.
Paulsen. 13. Chlorophyll Biosynthesis Metabolism and
Strategies of Higher Plants to Avoid Photooxidative Stress; K.
Apel. 14. Transport of Metals: A Key Process in Oxygenic
Photosynthesis; H. Pakrasi, et al. 15. Chloroplast
Proteases and Their Role in Photosynthesis Regulation; Z. Adam.
16. Senescence and Cell Death in Plant Development: Chloroplast
Senescence and its Regulation; P. Matile. Part IV: Regulation
of Carbon Metabolism. 17. Dynamics of Photosynthetic
CO2 Fixation: Control, Regulation and Productivity; S.
Gutteridge, D.B. Jordan. 18. Chloroplastic Carbonic
Anhydrases; G. Samuelsson, J. Karlsson. 19. Thioredoxin
and Glutaredoxin: General Aspects and Involvement in Redox Regulation;
A. Holmgren. 20. The Structure and Function of the
Ferredoxin/Thioredoxin System in Photosynthesis; P.
Schürmann, B.B. Buchanan. 21. Reversible
Phosphorylation in the Regulation of Photosynthetic
Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase in C4 Plants; J.
Vidal, et al. Part V: Acclimation and Stress Responses.
22. Photodamage and D1 Protein Turnover in Photosystem II; B.
Andersson, E.-M. Aro. 23. Phosphorylation of
Photosystem II Proteins; E. Rintamäki, E.-M. Aro.
24. Novel Aspects on the Regulation of Thylakoid Protein
Phosphorylation; I. Ohad, et al. 25. Enzymes and
Mechanisms for Violaxanthin-Zeaxanthin Conversion; M. Eskling, et
al. 26. The PsbS Protein: A Cab-Protein with a Function of
Its Own; C. Funk. 27. Redox Sensing of
Photooxidative Stress and Acclimatory Mechanisms in Plants; S.
Karpinski, et al. 28. The Elip Family of Stress Proteins in
the Thylakoid Membranes of Pro- and Eukaryota; I. Adamska.
29. Regulation, Inhibition and Protection of Photosystem I;
Y. Hihara, K. Sonoike. 30. Regulation of Photosynthetic
Electron Transport; P.J. Nixon, C.W. Mullineaux Part VI:
Photosynthetic Regulation and Genomics Methodological
Implications for the Future. 31. Functional Genomics in
Synechocystic sp. PCC6803: Resources for Comprehensive Studies
of Gene Function and Regulation; T. Kaneko, S. Tabata. 32.
Arabidopsis Genetics and Functional Genomics in the Post-Genome
Era; W.-R. Scheible, et al. Index.
Springer (Kluwer Academic Publishers), Dordrecht
Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6332-9
August 2001, 640 pp.
EUR 260.00 / USD 226.00 / GBP 159.00
Volume 11 in the series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Govindjee, series editor.
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