Lipids in Photosynthesis

Essential and Regulatory Functions

  • Hajime Wada
  • Norio Murata

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Hajime Wada, Norio Murata
    Pages 1-9
  3. Adrian P. Brown, Antoni R. Slabas, John B. Rafferty
    Pages 11-34
  4. Mie Shimojima, Hiroyuki Ohta, Yuki Nakamura
    Pages 35-55
  5. Radin Sadre, Margrit Frentzen
    Pages 57-76
  6. Ming Chen, Edgar B. Cahoon, Mariana Saucedo-García, Javier Plasencia, Marina Gavilanes-Ruíz
    Pages 77-115
  7. Reimund Goss, Christian Wilhelm
    Pages 117-137
  8. Eric R. Moellering, Rachel Miller, Christoph Benning
    Pages 139-155
  9. Norihiro Sato, Hajime Wada
    Pages 157-177
  10. Koichiro Awai, Sigal Lechno-Yossef, C. Peter Wolk
    Pages 179-202
  11. Jan Kern, Athina Zouni, Albert Guskov, Norbert Krauß
    Pages 203-242
  12. Hajime Wada, Naoki Mizusawa
    Pages 243-263
  13. Peter Dörmann, Georg Hölzl
    Pages 265-282
  14. Conrad W. Mullineaux, Helmut Kirchhoff
    Pages 283-294
  15. Reinat Nevo, Silvia G. Chuartzman, Onie Tsabari, Ziv Reich, Dana Charuvi, Eyal Shimoni
    Pages 295-328
  16. Dmitry A. Los, Vladislav V. Zinchenko
    Pages 329-348
  17. Juliette Jouhet, Emmanuelle Dubots, Eric Maréchal, Maryse A. Block
    Pages 349-372
  18. Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Dmitry A. Los, Norio Murata
    Pages 373-388
  19. Bettina Seiwert, Patrick Giavalisco, Lothar Willmitzer
    Pages 445-461
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 463-473

About this book


This book provides an essential summary of an exciting decade of research on relationships between lipids and photosynthesis.  This book, designed both for scientists whose work focuses on photosynthesis and lipids and for graduate students who are developing an interest in the field, brings together extensively cross-referenced and peer-reviewed chapters by 52 prominent researchers, from 9 countries.  The topics covered include the structure, molecular organization and biosynthesis of fatty acids, glycerolipids and non-glycerolipids in plants, mosses, lichens, algae, and cyanobacteria, as well as in chloroplasts and mitochondria.  Several chapters deal with the manipulation of the extent of unsaturation of fatty acids and the effects of such manipulation on photosynthesis and responses to various forms of stress.  The final chapters focus on lipid trafficking, signaling and advanced analytical techniques.  Ten years ago, Paul André Siegenthaler and Norio Murata had edited "Lipids in Photosynthesis: Structure, Function and Genetics," which has been a unique and an authoritative book in the field.  The current new volume belongs, beside its predecessor, on every plant and microbiological researcher's bookcase.


Chloroplast Expression Glycerolipid biotechnology cells gene expression photosynthesis photosystem regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Hajime Wada
    • 1
  • Norio Murata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and ScienceUniversity of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute for Basic BiologyOkazakiJapan

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