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.
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
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
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
Induction and Relaxation of Bacteriochlorophyll Fluorescence in Photosynthetic Bacteria
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
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
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
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.
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.