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Photobiology

The Science and Its Applications

  • Emanuel Riklis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Opening of the Congress

    1. R. Latarjet
      Pages 1-2
  3. AIP President Lecture

    1. K. K. Rohatgi-Mukherjee
      Pages 3-11
  4. A Half Century of Photobiology: The Alexander Hollaender Memorial Symposium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. R. Latarjet
      Pages 15-16
    3. A. R. Lehmann
      Pages 21-26
    4. Barry S. Rosenstein, Li-Wen Lai
      Pages 27-34
    5. E. A. Drobetsky, A. J. Grosovsky, A. Skandalis, L. R. Shekter, B. W. Glickman
      Pages 35-40
  5. Ultraviolet and Ionizing Radiations: From Molecules to Cells

  6. UV Light and DNA Damage Repairs and Mutagenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Friederike Eckardt-Schupp, Alfred Ahne, Sabine Obermaier, Susanne Wendel
      Pages 155-162
    3. Mélanie Spotheim-Maurizot, Françoise Culard, Philippe Grebert, Jean-Claude Maurizot, Michel Charlier
      Pages 163-168
    4. Kendric C. Smith, Neil J. Sargentini
      Pages 169-176
    5. John R. Battista, Takehiko Nohmi, Caroline E. Donnelly, Graham C. Walker
      Pages 177-182
    6. M. M. Seidman, D. Brash, S. Settharam, K. H. Kraemer, A. Bredberg
      Pages 183-192
    7. Charles R. Ashman
      Pages 193-198
    8. The Edna Roe Memorial Lecture

  7. Photochemistry and Photophysics: Probing the Unknown

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. T. G. Truscott
      Pages 237-247
    3. G. D. Cimino, H. B. Gamper, M. Ferguson, S. T. Isaacs, J. E. Hearst
      Pages 249-266
    4. Gabriella Gabor
      Pages 267-276
    5. S. G. Taneva, I. B. Petkanchin
      Pages 277-286
    6. A. Weinreb, M. Deutsch, S. Chaitchik
      Pages 293-303
    7. Elli Kohen, Cahide Kohen, Dietrich O. Schachtschabel, Joseph G. Hirschberg, Burton L. Shapiro, Aline McHeileh
      Pages 305-318
    8. Shiao-Chun Tu, Humphrey I. X. Mager
      Pages 319-328
    9. D-P. Häder
      Pages 329-343
    10. M. Kuwabara, A. Minegishi, K. Takakura, K. Hieda, T. Ito
      Pages 355-363
  8. Light Regulated Biological Processes — Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. R. Van Grondelle, H. Bergström, V. Sundström
      Pages 367-378
    3. Jonathan L. Sessler, Martin R. Johnson, Stephen E. Creager, James Fettinger, James A. Ibers, Juan Rodriguez et al.
      Pages 391-399
  9. Photoreceptors: Phytochrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409

About this book

Introduction

It is not always the case that the subject of a scientific book and its relevance to everyday li fe are so timely. Photobiology and its si ster subject Radiobiology are now a must for understanding the environment we live in and the impact light, ultraviolet light, and radiation have on all aspects of our life. Photobiology is a true interdisciplinary field. Photobiology research plays a direct role in diverse fields, and a glance at the topics of the symposia covered in this book by over 100 articles shows the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired in fundamental research and its impact on the major issues and applied problems the world is facing. Half a century of photobiology research brought about an understanding of the importance of light to life, both as a necessary source of energy and growth as weIl as its possible dangers. Research in photochemistry and photobiology led to the discoveries of ceIlular repair mechanisms of UV induced damages to DNA and this led to understanding of the effects of hazardous environmental chemieals and mutagenecity , and to the development of genetic engineering. This topic was given due emphasis in several symposia and chapters in this book.

Keywords

Chloroplast DNA Nucleotide bacteria brain development diagnosis enzymes growth mutation nucleic acid photosynthesis radiation radiobiology receptor

Editors and affiliations

  • Emanuel Riklis
    • 1
  1. 1.Israel Atomic Energy CommissionBeer-ShevaIsrael

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