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Energy Conservation and Conversion

  • Editors
  • Günter Schäfer
  • Harvey S. Penefsky

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Petra Fromme, Ingo Grotjohann
    Pages 33-72
  3. Johann P. Klare, Igor Chizhov, Martin Engelhard
    Pages 73-122
  4. Peter Dimroth, Christoph von Ballmoos
    Pages 153-184
  5. Stefan Kerscher, Stefan Dröse, Volker Zickermann, Ulrich Brandt
    Pages 185-222
  6. Carola Hunte, Sozanne Solmaz, Hildur Palsdóttir, Tina Wenz
    Pages 253-278
  7. Boris A. Feniouk, Masasuke Yoshida
    Pages 279-308
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


The present book addresses fundamental questions of biological energy transformation and conservation, with a focus on those processes which can now be understood on a structural basis.

Current knowledge of selected examples of the biological energy conservation machinery such as cellular oxygen respiration, light-driven energy converters, and fermentation is reviewed. The machinery is highly variable, particularly that within microorganisms, but all of these devices universally rely on one unique underlying physico-chemical principle.

The book is a rich source for specialists interested in recent developments in bioenergetics research and novices in the field alike.


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