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Photoprotection, Photoinhibition, Gene Regulation, and Environment

  • Barbara Demmig-Adams
  • William W. AdamsIII
  • Autar K. Mattoo


  • Exciting new research is unveiling a central role of chloroplast processes that are simultaneously involved in both protection and signaling

  • Provides a guide to future research into resolving current controversies and integrating the understanding of cellular signaling networks

  • Discusses the full continuum of processes from protection by defense mechanisms to cell death and senescence

  • Brief historical perspectives are provided by pioneers in the field


Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Barry Osmond, Britta Förster
    Pages 11-22
  3. Marvin Edelman, Autar K. Mattoo
    Pages 23-38
  4. Barbara Demmig-Adams, Volker Ebbert, C. Ryan Zarter, William W. Adams III
    Pages 39-48
  5. William W. Adams III, C. Ryan Zarter, Kristine E. Mueh, V’eronique Amiard, Barbara Demmig-Adams
    Pages 49-64
  6. Fermí Morales, Anunciacióon Abadía, Javier AbadÞa
    Pages 65-85
  7. Alexander V. Vener
    Pages 107-126
  8. Hou-Sung Jung, Krishna K. Niyogi
    Pages 127-143
  9. Norman P.A. Huner, Alexander G. Ivanov, Prafullachandra V. Sane, Tessa Pocock, Marianna Król, Andrius Balseris et al.
    Pages 155-173
  10. Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Norio Murata
    Pages 193-203
  11. Philip M. Mullineaux, Stanislaw Karpinski, Gary P. Creissen
    Pages 223-239
  12. Christine H. Foyer, Achim Trebst, Graham Noctor
    Pages 241-268
  13. Sacha Baginsky, Gerhard Link
    Pages 269-287
  14. Robert M. Larkin
    Pages 289-301
  15. Karl-Josef Dietz, Tina Stork, Iris Finkemeier, Petra Lamkemeyer, Wen-Xue Li, Mohamed A. El-Tayeb et al.
    Pages 303-319

About this book


Photoprotection, Photoinhibition, Gene Regulation, and Environment examines the processes whereby plants monitor environmental conditions and orchestrate their response to change, an ability paramount to the life of all plants. "Excess light", absorbed by the light-harvesting systems of photosynthetic organisms, is an integrative indicator of the environment, communicating the presence of intense light and any conditions unfavorable for growth and photosynthesis. Key plant responses are photoprotection and photoinhibition. In this volume, the dual role of photoprotective responses in the preservation of leaf integrity and in redox signaling networks modulating stress acclimation, growth, and development is addressed. In addition, the still unresolved impact of photoinhibition on plant survival and productivity is discussed. Specific topics include dissipation of excess energy via thermal and other pathways, scavenging of reactive oxygen by antioxidants, proteins key to photoprotection and photoinhibition, peroxidation of lipids, as well as signaling by reactive oxygen, lipid-derived messengers, and other messengers that modulate gene expression. Approaches include biochemical, physiological, genetic, molecular, and field studies, addressing intense visible and ultraviolet light, winter conditions, nutrient deficiency, drought, and salinity.


Chloroplast Expression Oxidation Protein Seed cyanobacteria environment gene expression genes photosynthesis proteins regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Demmig-Adams
    • 1
  • William W. AdamsIII
    • 1
  • Autar K. Mattoo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderU.S.A
  2. 2.Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research CenterBeltsvilleU.S.A

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