Plastid Biology, Energy Conversion and Carbon Assimilation

  • Julian J. Eaton-Rye
  • Baishnab C. Tripathy
  • Thomas D. Sharkey

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin F. Hohmann-Marriott, Robert E. Blankenship
      Pages 3-32
  3. Plastid Biochemistry and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Denis Falconet
      Pages 35-61
    3. Baishnab C. Tripathy, Gopal K. Pattanayak
      Pages 63-94
    4. Klaas J. van Wijk
      Pages 151-173
    5. Wolfhart Rüdiger, Ulrike Oster
      Pages 175-190
    6. Maryse A. Block, Juliette Jouhet, Eric Maréchal, Olivier Bastien, Jacques Joyard
      Pages 191-216
    7. Basanti Biswal, Pranab K. Mohapatra, Udaya C. Biswal, Mukesh K. Raval
      Pages 217-230
  4. Photosynthetic Responses of Plants to Environmental Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Balázs Szalontai, Ildikó Domonkos, Zoltán Gombos
      Pages 233-250
    3. Prasanna Mohanty, Vladimir D. Kreslavski, Vyacheslav V. Klimov, Dmitry A. Los, Mamoru Mimuro, Robert Carpentier et al.
      Pages 251-274
    4. Mounia Heddad, Johannes Engelken, Iwona Adamska
      Pages 299-317
  5. Energy Conversion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. George C. Papageorgiou
      Pages 415-443
    3. Prafullachandra Vishnu Sane, Alexander G. Ivanov, Gunnar Öquist, Norman P. A. Hüner
      Pages 445-474
    4. Iain L. McConnell, Julian J. Eaton-Rye, Jack J. S. van Rensen
      Pages 475-500
    5. David Spetzler, Robert Ishmukhametov, Tassilo Hornung, James Martin, Justin York, Lixia Jin-Day et al.
      Pages 561-590
    6. Gabriel Cornic, Neil R. Baker
      Pages 591-605
    7. Wah Soon Chow
      Pages 607-622
  6. Carbon Assimilation, Sucrose Synthesis and Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 623-623
    2. Hideya Fukuzawa, Teruo Ogawa, Aaron Kaplan
      Pages 625-650
    3. Thomas D. Sharkey, Sean E. Weise
      Pages 651-674
    4. Elspeth MacRae, John E. Lunn
      Pages 675-702
    5. Naohiro Aoki, Tatsuro Hirose, Robert T. Furbank
      Pages 703-729
  7. Climate Change and Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 731-731
    2. Andrew D. B. Leakey, Elizabeth A. Ainsworth, Carl J. Bernacchi, Xinguang Zhu, Stephen P. Long, Donald R. Ort
      Pages 733-768
  8. Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 769-769
    2. Jane F. Hill
      Pages 771-800
  9. The Career of Govindjee

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 801-801
    2. George C. Papageorgiou
      Pages 803-813
    3. Julian J. Eaton-Rye
      Pages 815-833
    4. Robert McDonald Clegg
      Pages 835-844
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 845-856

About this book


Solar energy is the source of almost all life on this Earth. An important factor in increasing the production of biomass, bioenergy and biofuel, which is needed to solve the global energy crisis, is the overall efficiency of photosynthesis. To manipulate overall efficiency we must understand the basic reactions of photosynthesis. This volume (Photosynthesis: Plastid Biology, Energy Conversion and Carbon Assimilation) in the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration series provides a comprehensive view of the current understanding of photosynthesis; it is divided into several sections to help the readers see the broad categories of photosynthetic processes. The first twenty-nine chapters in this volume cover the topics central to our current understanding of Photosynthesis. An additional chapter focuses on historical aspects tracing the development of concepts in photosynthesis. A strong evolutionary thread runs through the chapters; evolutionary insights aid in understanding why photosynthesis today has so many of its special properties. In this volume readers will find discussions of the origins of photosynthesis through to the future of photosynthesis, both near term as affected by global change and even further, the prospects for engineering artificial photosynthesis. Readers will learn about bacteria that use just parts of the photosynthetic system found in plants and how duplication and specialization in a small number of progenitor pigments, and proteins, gave rise to the vast array of pigments and proteins that are found in photosynthetic systems today. This book is dedicated to Govindjee, the founding series editor, whose research contributions are enormous, and are included in the last three chapters of this book. This volume will be of interest to advanced undergraduates in plant biology, and plant biochemistry and to graduate students and instructors wanting a single reference volume on the latest understanding of the critical components of photosynthesis. For biologists, biochemists, and biophysicists, this volume will provide quick background understanding for the breadth of issues in photosynthesis that are important in research and instructional settings.


Carbon fixation Oxygen evolution Photosynthesis Solar energy capture by plants Sucrose biosynthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian J. Eaton-Rye
    • 1
  • Baishnab C. Tripathy
    • 2
  • Thomas D. Sharkey
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. BiochemistryUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesUniversity of New DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.East LansingUSA

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