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Handbook of Photosynthesis

3rd Edition

Edited by Mohammad Pessarakli

CRC Press

846 pages | 289 B/W Illus.

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Since the publication of the previous editions of the Handbook of Photosynthesis, many new ideas on photosynthesis have emerged in the past decade that have drawn the attention of experts and researchers on the subject as well as interest from individuals in other disciplines. Updated to include 37 original chapters and making extensive revisions to the chapters that have been retained, 90% of the material in this edition is entirely new.

With contributions from over 100 authors from around the globe, this book covers the most recent important research findings. It details all photosynthetic factors and processes under normal and stressful conditions, explores the relationship between photosynthesis and other plant physiological processes, and relates photosynthesis to plant production and crop yields.

The third edition also presents an extensive new section on the molecular aspects of photosynthesis, focusing on photosystems, photosynthetic enzymes, and genes. New chapters on photosynthesis in lower and monocellular plants as well as in higher plants are included in this section.

The book also addresses growing concerns about excessive levels and high accumulation rates of carbon dioxide due to industrialization. It considers plant species with the most efficient photosynthetic pathways that can help improve the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Completely overhauled from its bestselling predecessors,the Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition provides a nearly entirely new source on the subject that is both comprehensive and timely. It continues to fill the need for an authoritative and exhaustive resource by assembling a global team of experts to provide thorough coverage of the subject while focusing on finding solutions to relevant contemporary issues related to the field.

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Compiled and edited by Mohammad Pessarakli, a professor at the University of Arizona, School of Plant Sciences. This newly revised, updated, and expanded third edition includes many new ideas on photosynthesis that have emerged in the past decade, and which have drawn the attention of experts and researchers on the subject as well as interest from individuals in other disciplines. This new edition of the "Handbook of Photosynthesis" has now includes 37 original chapters and making extensive revisions to the chapters that have been retained, 90% of the material in this edition is entirely new.

The "Handbook of Photosynthesis" covers the most recent important research findings. It explores the relationship between photosynthesis and other plant physiological processes, and relates photosynthesis to plant production and crop yields.

The "Handbook of Photosynthesis" also addresses growing concerns about excessive levels and high accumulation rates of carbon dioxide due to industrialization. It considers plant species with the most efficient photosynthetic pathways that can help improve the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Essentially, the "Handbook of Photosynthesis", provides a nearly entirely new source on the subject that is both comprehensive and timely. It continues to fill the need for an authoritative and exhaustive resource by assembling a global team of experts to provide thorough coverage of the subject while focusing on finding solutions to relevant contemporary issues related to the field.

The "Handbook of Photosynthesis" is a standard and successful textbook on the subject and with all the new data provided, will continue to be a critically important and comprehensive foundation of a college level Agricultural Studies curriculum on photosynthesis. While a 'must' for college and library Agricultural Studies collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers.

Table of Contents

PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Biogenesis of Thylakoid Membranes: Correlation of Structure and Function

Łucja Kowalewska and Agnieszka Mostowska

Nature of Light from the Perspective of a Biologist: What Is a Photon?

Randy Wayne, Selene Casella, Fang Huang, and Lu-Ning Liu

Adaptation and Regulation of Photosynthetic Apparatus in Response to Light

Selene Casella, Fang Huang, and Lu-Ning Liu

Estimation of Mesophyll Conductance and Its Applications

Naomi Kodama and Wataru Yamori

BIOCHEMISTRY OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Development of Chloroplast: Biogenesis, Senescence, and Regulations

Basanti Biswal and Jitendra K. Pandey

Physiochemical Properties of Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls

Masami Kobayashi, Yuhta Sorimachi, Daisuke Fukayama, Hirohisa Komatsu, Terumitsu Kanjoh, Katsuhiro Wada, Masanobu Kawachi, Hideaki Miyashita, Mayumi Ohnishi-Kameyama, and Hiroshi Ono

The Thylakoid Ndh Complex

Bartolomé Sabater and Mercedes Martín

Redox Metabolism in Photosynthetic Organisms

Sergio A. Guerrero, Diego G. Arias, and Alberto A. Iglesias

Regulation of Chlorophyll Metabolism in Plants

Koichi Kobayashi and Tatsuru Masuda

Carbonic Anhydrases of Higher Plant Thylakoids and Their Participation in Photosynthesis

L.K. Ignatova and B.N. Ivanov

Hybrid Interfaces for Electron Transfer and Energy Transfer Based on Photosynthetic Proteins

R. Roberto Tangorra, Alessandra Antonucci, Francesco Milano, Simona la Gatta, Gianluca Farinola, Angela Agostiano, Roberta Ragni, and Massimo Trotta

MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS: PHOTOSYSTEMS, PHOTOSYNTHETIC ENZYMES AND GENES

Quality Control of Photosystem II: The Role of Structural Changes of Thylakoid Membranes and FtsH Proteases in High-Light Tolerance and Recovery from Photoinhibition

Miho Yoshioka-Nishimura

Cytochrome c6-Like Proteins in Cyanobacteria, Algae, and Higher Plants

Alejandro Torrado and Fernando P. Molina-Heredia

ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Role of the LHCII Organization for the Sensitivity of the Photosynthetic Apparatus to Temperature and High Light Intensity

E.L. Apostolova and A.G. Dobrikova

Impact of Solar Ultraviolet (280–400 nm) Exclusion on Photosynthesis in C3 and C4 Plants

K. N. Guruprasad and Sunita Kataria

What Role Does UVB Play in Determining Photosynthesis?

Brian R. Jordan, Å. Strid, and J.J. Wargent

Small Fruit Crop Responses to Leaf Intercellular CO2 Primary Macronutrient Limitation and Crop Rotation

Hong Li

PHOTOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS IN VARIOUS CROP PLANTS

Photosynthesis in Nontypical C4 Species: C4 Cycles without Kranz Anatomy and C4 Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Transitions

María Valeria Lara and Carlos Santiago Andreo

PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN LOWER AND MONOCELLULAR PLANTS

Structural and Functional Studies of the Cytochrome bc1 Complex from Photosynthetic Purple Bacteria

Fei Zhou, Lothar Esser, Chang-An Yu, and Di Xia

Photosynthetic Apparatus in Cyanobacteria and Microalgae

Isabella Moro, Nicoletta La Rocca, and Nicoletta Rascio

Excess Light and Limited Carbon: Two Problems That Cyanobacteria and Microalgae Have to Cope With

Nicoletta La Rocca, Isabella Moro, and Nicoletta Rascio

Rethinking the Limitations of Photosynthesis in Cyanobacteria

Yehouda Marcus

Induction and Relaxation of Bacteriochlorophyll Fluorescence in Photosynthetic Bacteria

Péter Maróti

Photosynthesis in Eukaryotic Algae with Secondary Plastids

Christian Wilhelm and Reimund Goss

PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN HIGHER PLANTS

Current Methods in Photosynthesis Research

J. Papenbrock, Y. Churakova, B. Huchzermeyer, and H.-W. Koyro

Forage Crops and Their Photosynthesis

M. Anowarul Islam and Albert T. Adjesiwor

Photosynthetic Competition between Forest Trees

Piotr Robakowski

Functional Traits and Plasticity of the Plants

Elena Masarovičová, Mária Májeková, and Ivana Vykouková

PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PLANT/CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND PHOTOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTS

Carbon Photoassimilation and Photosynthate Partitioning in Plants

Carlos M. Figueroa, Claudia V. Piattoni, Karina E.J. Trípodi, Florencio E. Podestá, and Alberto A. Iglesias

PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PLANT GENETICS

Genetic Factors Affecting Photosynthesis

A.K. Joshi and Shree P. Pandey

PHOTOSYNTHETIC ACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS AND ANALYSIS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS

Quantifying Growth Nondestructively Using Whole-Plant CO2 Exchange Is a Powerful Tool for Phenotyping

Evangelos D. Leonardos and Bernard Grodzinski

Nonubiquitous Carotenoids in Higher Plants: Presence, Role in Photosynthesis, and Guidelines for Identification

Raquel Esteban and José Ignacio García-Plazaola

PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANT NUTRIENT ELEMENTS

Role of Phosphorus in Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation and Partitioning

Anna M. Rychter, Idupulapati M. Rao, and Juan Andrés Cardoso

PHOTOSYNTHESIS UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CONDITIONS

Photosynthesis in Plants under Stressful Conditions

Rama Shanker Dubey

Effects of Salinity and Drought Stress on Photosynthesis, Growth, and Development of Ornamental Plants

Hyun-Sug Choi, Xiaoya Cai, and Mengmeng Gu

Photosynthetic Strategies of Desiccation-Tolerant Organisms

Beatriz Fernandez-Marin, Andreas Holzinger, and José Ignacio García-Plazaola

Drought Tolerance of Photosynthesis

Katya Georgieva and Gergana Mihailova

Photosynthesis under Heat Stress

Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Wahid, and Kadambot H.M. Siddique

PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE PROSPECTIVE

Evolutionary Ecology of s-Triazine-Resistant Plants: Pleiotropic Photosynthetic Reorganization in the Chloroplast Chronomutant

Jack Dekker

The Next Evolution of Agriculture: A Review of Innovations in Plant Factories

Merrill F. Brandon, Na Lu, Toshitaka Yamaguchi, Michiko Takagaki, Toru Maruo, Toyoki Kozai, and Wataru Yamori

Strategies for Optimizing Photosynthesis with Biotechnology to Improve Crop Yield

Wataru Yamori, Louis J. Irving, Shunsuke Adachi, and Florian A. Busch

Efficiency of Light-Emitting Diodes for the Future Photosynthesis

Soleyman Dayani, Parisa Heydaryzadeh, and Mohammad Reza Sabzalian

About the Editor

Mohammad Pessarakli is a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he earned his PhD in soil and water science. His work at the university includes research and extension services as well as teaching courses in turfgrass science, management, and stress physiology. He has authored or coauthored 185 journal articles and 55 trade magazine articles, written 20 book chapters, edited several books, and is a member of editorial boards and book review committees for scientific journals. He is also an active member of various organizations on agricultural fields, agronomy, crop science, and soil science and is an executive board member of the American Association of the University Professors, Arizona chapter. His research on environmental stress and expertise on plants and crops is internationally recognized.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General