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The Photochemistry of Carotenoids

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

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-CP6
  2. Biosynthetic Pathways and the Distribution of Carotenoids in Photosynthetic Organisms

  3. Structure of Cartotenoid-Chlorophyll Protein Complexes

    1. The Structure and Function of the LH2 Complex from Rhodopseudomonas acidophila Strain 10050, with Special Reference to the Bound Carotenoid

      • Richard J. Cogdell, Paul K. Fyfe, Tina D. Howard, Niall Fraser, Neil W. Isaacs, Andy A. Freer et al.
      Pages 71-80
    2. The Structure of Reaction Centers from Purple Bacteria

      • G√ľnter Fritzsch, Andreas Kuglstatter
      Pages 99-122
  4. Ecophysiology and the Xanthophyll Cycle

    1. Ecophysiology of the Xanthophyll Cycle

      • Barbara Demmig-Adams, William W. Adams III, Volker Ebbert, Barry A. Logan
      Pages 245-269
    2. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Xanthophyll Cycle

      • Harry Y. Yamamoto, Robert C. Bugos, A. David Hieber
      Pages 293-303
  5. Model Systems

    1. Novel and Biomimetic Functions of Carotenoids in Artificial Photosynthesis

      • Thomas A. Moore, Ana L. Moore, Devens Gust
      Pages 327-339

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.

Keywords

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

Reviews

`...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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

    Harry A. Frank

  • Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

    Andrew J. Young

  • University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    George Britton

  • University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

    Richard J. Cogdell

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Photochemistry of Carotenoids

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

  • Series Title: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-48209-6

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

  • 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

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0102

  • 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, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology

Buying options

eBook USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-306-48209-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)