© 2001

Regulation of Photosynthesis

  • Eva-Mari Aro
  • Bertil Andersson

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-CP-7
  2. Evolution, Complexity and Regulation of Photosynthetic Structures

  3. Gene Expression and Signal Transduction

    1. Karsten Liere, Pal Maliga
      Pages 29-49
    2. Michael Malakhov, Chris Bowler
      Pages 51-66
    3. Gerhard Link
      Pages 85-107
    4. Aravind Somanchi, Stephen P. Mayfield
      Pages 137-151
  4. Biogenesis, Turnover and Senescence

  5. Regulation of Carbon Metabolism

    1. Steven Gutteridge, Douglas B. Jordan
      Pages 297-312
    2. Göran Samuelsson, Jan Karlsson
      Pages 313-320

About this book


The progress in photosynthesis research has been transduction and expression of photosynthetic genes quite dramatic during the last two decades. The which occur both in the nuclear/cytosol compartment Nobel prizes awarded to Peter Mitchel (1978), to and in the chloroplast. Several chapters are devoted Johannes Deisenhofer, Hartmut Michel and Robert to the transcription machinery and the two plastid Huber (1988), to Rudolf Marcus (1992) and to Paul RNA-polymerase complexes, to the regulation of Boyer and John Walker (1997) have recognized— photosynthesis genes by redox signaling both in directly or indirectly—the structural or mechanistic chloroplasts and in the prokaryotic systems, as well discoveries related to the photosynthetic energy as to the sugar sensing mechanisms. Chapters also conversion. Actually, photosynthesis may be the first cover important regulatory aspects imposed by po- biological process described, not only in molecular transcriptional modifications and degradation of terms, but even in atomic terms. mRNA molecules, and the translational regulation Much of the excitement around photosynthesis is mechanisms operating in chloroplasts. based upon the connection between light and life. Part III—Biogenesis, turnover and senescence— is closely connected to the question of regulation. Light is an elusive ‘substrate’ that cannot be handled The chapters included emphasize how the c- in the same way as conventional chemical substrates plicated membrane structures, composed of both in biological metabolic reactions.


Chloroplast Expression Phytochrome Protein RNA Translation Transport enzymes gene expression metabolism photosynthesis plant development regulation transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Eva-Mari Aro
    • 1
  • Bertil Andersson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TurkuFinland
  2. 2.University of Stockholm/LinköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Regulation of Photosynthesis
  • Editors Eva-Mari Aro
    B. Andersson
  • Series Title Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6332-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-4146-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-48148-2
  • Series ISSN 1572-0233
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 613
  • Number of Illustrations 164 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Biochemistry, general
    Plant Sciences
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'I was favorably impressed with the Regulation of Photosynthesis. The chapters are well-written and should be understandable to a broad audience; it will be an invaluable resource in graduate courses.'
Plant Science,162 (2002)