© 1996

Oxygenic Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions

  • Donald R. Ort
  • Charles F. Yocum
  • Iris F. Heichel

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

  3. Thylakoid Membranes: Structure

    1. Gregory R. Wolfe, J. Kenneth Hoober
      Pages 31-40
  4. Thylakoid Membranes: Synthesis and Assembly of Thylakoid Membranes

    1. Andrew N. Webber, Neil R. Baker
      Pages 41-58
    2. László Mustárdy
      Pages 59-68
    3. Roland Douce, Jacques Joyard
      Pages 69-101
  5. The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Oxygen Evolution

    1. Terry M. Bricker, Demetrios F. Ghanotakis
      Pages 113-136
    2. R. David Britt
      Pages 137-164
    3. Michael Haumann, Wolfgang Junge
      Pages 165-192
  6. The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Photosystem II

    1. Bruce A. Diner, Gerald T. Babcock
      Pages 213-247
    2. John Whitmarsh, Himadri B. Pakrasi
      Pages 249-264
    3. Jérôme Lavergne, Jean-Marie Briantais
      Pages 265-287
  7. The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Photosystem I

  8. The Photosynthetic Apparatus: Components of Intersystem Electron Transfer

    1. Günter Hauska, Michael Schütz, Michael Büttner
      Pages 377-398

About this book


Structure and function of the components of the photosynthetic apparatus and the molecular biology of these components have become the dominant themes in advances in 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 b6-f 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 comprehensive 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.


ATP Lipid Nucleotide Oxidation Plant physiology Polypeptide Regulation biochemistry photosynthesis physiology proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald R. Ort
    • 1
  • Charles F. Yocum
    • 2
  • Iris F. Heichel
    • 3
  1. 1.USDA/ARS, Photosynthesis Research UnitUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biology/ChemistryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.University of IllinoisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Oxygenic Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions
  • Editors Donald R. Ort
    Charles F. Yocum
  • Series Title Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3683-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3684-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-48127-7
  • Series ISSN 1572-0233
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 683
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Biochemistry, general
    Plant Sciences
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`In summary, the book offers ample information on the light reaction of the chloroplast. It can be recommended as a reference book to researchers inside and outside this field. It will be of help even for graduate students in plant physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics.' Journal of Plant Physiology, 151:6