© 1999

The Photochemistry of Carotenoids

  • Harry A. Frank
  • Andrew J. Young
  • George Britton
  • Richard J. Cogdell

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Model Systems

    1. Wieslaw I. Gruszecki
      Pages 363-379
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 381-400

About this book


Each of the twenty chapters in The Photochemistry of Carotenoids is written by leading experts in the area of carotenoid research and gives a comprehensive overview of a particular topic in the field. The book is organized into five sub-areas: (1) Biosynthetic pathways and the distribution of carotenoids in photosynthetic organisms; (2) Structure of carotenoid-chlorophyll protein complexes; (3) Electronic structure, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, dynamics and radicals; (4) Eco-physiology and the xanthophyll cycle; and (5) Model systems. Correlations between the photochemical behavior of carotenoids in vitro and in vivo are discussed. The various contributions review the basic hypotheses about how carotenoids function and give details regarding testing different molecular models using state-of-the-art experimental methodologies.
The book is intended for use by beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students and researchers in Plant Physiology, Ecology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Medicine, and will also be extremely useful as a general reference on photochemical processes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.


Liana Plant physiology Protein Regulation biochemistry biophysics magnetic resonance metabolism photosynthesis photosystem physiology pigment-protein spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Harry A. Frank
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Young
    • 2
  • George Britton
    • 3
  • Richard J. Cogdell
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Photochemistry of Carotenoids
  • Editors H.A. Frank
    A. Young
    G. Britton
    Richard J. Cogdell
  • Series Title Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5942-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5310-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-48209-0
  • Series ISSN 1572-0233
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 401
  • Number of Illustrations 124 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Organic Chemistry
    Biochemistry, general
    Physical Chemistry
    Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
Industry Sectors


`...this book can certainly be recommended as a valuable source fo information for researchers, and as a useful introductory text for advanced students.But the broad spectrum represented by the various authors will be appreciated by plant physiologists, biologists, chemists, and physicists working in photosynthesis research and related fields.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 158 (2001)
`This book is a useful analysis for all scientists interested in the photoprotective role of carotenoids.'
Plant Science, 161(2001)