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Modern Topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes

Metabolism, Bioenergetics, and Omics

  • Patrick C. Hallenbeck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Christiane Dahl
    Pages 27-66
  3. Yuichi Fujita, Hisanori Yamakawa
    Pages 67-122
  4. Sébastien Zappa, Carl E. Bauer
    Pages 123-161
  5. Sascha Rexroth, Marc M. Nowaczyk, Matthias Rögner
    Pages 163-191
  6. Robert A. Niederman
    Pages 193-224
  7. Frédéric Deschoenmaeker, Baptiste Leroy, Ruddy Wattiez
    Pages 225-270
  8. Natalia A. Pronina, Elena V. Kupriyanova, Abir U. Igamberdiev
    Pages 271-303
  9. Benjamin Ledermann, Marco Aras, Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel
    Pages 305-340
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-350

About this book


This book offers authoritative contributions by world experts actively working on different aspects of phototrophic prokaryotes. Providing up-to-date information in this rapidly advancing field, it covers the range of topics that are currently the focus of research with this group of organisms. As essentially single-celled organisms, phototrophic prokaryotes process many environmental signals and use this information to optimize their metabolism, growth rate, DNA replication and cell division.

Phototrophic prokaryotes are collectively of great interest for a number of different fundamental and applied perspectives and have long served as models for understanding such basic fundamental biological processes as photosynthesis and respiration. On an ecological/environmental level they are extremely important, being the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth and responsible for the majority of the primary productivity in the oceans. They also hold great promise as biotechnological catalysts, being able to couple solar energy conversion through photosynthesis and carbon fixation to the production of biofuels, commodity chemicals and nutraceuticals.

The book is recommended to advanced students and scientists dealing with life sciences, especially in genetics, microbiology and molecular biology.


bacteria bioenergetics biotechnology genomics photosynthesis systems biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick C. Hallenbeck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyLife Sciences Research Center, United States Air Force AcademyColorado SpringsUSA

About the editors

Patrick C. Hallenbeck has a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Biophysics. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal. Dr. Hallenbeck’s research focuses on microbial physiology, applied microbiology, biotechnology, biological energy production, anaerobic metabolism, nitrogen fixation, molecular genetics, and protein chemistry. 

Dr. Hallenbeck has conducted numerous projects in both fundamental and applied research, and teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is currently President of the Biohydrogen Division of the International Hydrogen Energy Association, and on the editorial boards of "Bioresource Technology", "Frontiers in Microbiology" and "Marine Biotechnology". He is the editor of “Recent Advances in Phototrophic Prokaryotes” based on the proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes and published by Springer

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes
  • Book Subtitle Metabolism, Bioenergetics, and Omics
  • Editors Patrick C. Hallenbeck
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-51363-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84630-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51365-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 350
  • Number of Illustrations 43 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Genetics
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