Concepts in Photobiology

Photosynthesis and Photomorphogenesis

  • G. S. Singhal
  • G. Renger
  • S. K. Sopory
  • K.-D. Irrgang
  • Govindjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to Photobiology, Photosynthesis and Photomorphogenesis

    1. G. Renger, S. K. Sopory, G. S. Singhal, K.-D. Irrgang, Govindjee
      Pages 1-7
  3. Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Basic Principles and Primary Processes

      1. John Whitmarsh, Govindjee
        Pages 11-51
      2. Gilbert R. Seely, Gordon Tollin
        Pages 91-103
      3. Mamoru Mimuro, Hiroto Kikuchi, Akio Murakami
        Pages 104-135
    3. Photosynthetic Apparatus

      1. Klaus-D. Irrgang
        Pages 139-180
      2. Pradip Manna, Parag R. Chitnis
        Pages 221-262
      3. Demetrios F. Ghanotakis, Georgios Tsiotis, Terry M. Bricker
        Pages 264-291
    4. Photophosphorylation and CO2 Metabolism

      1. J. F. H. Snel, W. J. Vredenberg
        Pages 367-388
      2. Heinrich Strotmann, Noun Shavit
        Pages 389-429
      3. I. S. Sheoran, Randhir Singh
        Pages 430-473
  4. Stress Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 475-475
    2. Light Stress

      1. Barry A. Logan, Barbara Demmig-Adams, William W. Adams III
        Pages 477-512
      2. Isabelle S. Booij, Franklin E. Callahan, Marcel A. K. Jansen, Marvin Edelman, Autar K. Mattoo
        Pages 549-571

About this book


Photobiology is an important area of biological research since a very large number of living processes are either dependent on or governed by light that we receive from the Sun. Among various subjects, photosynthesis is one of the most important, and thus a popular topic in both molecular and organismic biology, and one which has made a considerable impact throughout the world since almost all life on Earth depends upon it as a source of food, fuel and oxygen. However, for growth of plants, light is equally essential, and research on photomorphogenesis has revealed exciting new developments with the application of newer molecular biological approaches. The present book brings together and integrates various aspects of photosynthesis, biology of pigments, light regulation of chloroplast development, nuclear and chloroplast gene expression, light signal transduction, other photomorphogenetic processes and some photoecological aspects under one cover. The chapters cover biochemical and molecular discussions of most of the above topics in a comprehensive manner and include a wide range of `hot topics' that are currently under investigation in the field of photobiology of cyanobacteria, algae and plants.
The authors of this book are selected international authorities in their fields from USA, Europe, Australia and Asia. The book is designed primarily to be used as a text book by graduates and post-graduates. It is, however, also intended to be a resource book for new researchers in plant photobiology. Several introductory chapters are designed as suitable reading for undergraduate courses in integrative and molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics.


Chloroplast Expression Polypeptide biology carbon development gene expression metabolism molecular biology photobiology photosynthesis plant plants regulation synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • G. S. Singhal
    • 1
  • G. Renger
    • 2
  • S. K. Sopory
    • 3
  • K.-D. Irrgang
    • 2
  • Govindjee
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Technische UniversitätBerlinGermany
  3. 3.International Centre for Genetic Engineering and BiotechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.University of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6026-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4832-0
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