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Photobiology

By: E Kohen, J Hirschberg and R Santus

506 pages, Illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Aug 1995 | #47072 | ISBN: 0124177557
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About this book

This text deals with the effects of light and other forms of radiant energy on living organisms. Photobiological techniques are used to study a number of light-dependent biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis, bioluminescence, vision, and the influence of light upon hydrocarbons that leads to air pollution.


Contents

Introducing Light: The Nature of Light. Pathways of Molecular Excitation and Deactivation. Spectroscopy and Instrumentation. Light and Biological Systems: From Photosynthesis to Photochemistry. Photochemistry of Biological Molecules. Bioluminescense. Environmental Photobiology (With an Appendix). Marine Photobiology. Photosynthesis. Photoregulatory Mechanisms. Molecular Mechanisms of Visual Transduction. Light and Health: Biological Effects of Solar Ultraviolet Radiation. Optical Properties of Skin. Photocarcinogenesis. Photoimmunology. Photosensitive, Photallergic, Anf Light-Aggravated (Photo-Kroebner) Photodermatoses. Phototherapy. Photochemotherapy. Photodynamic. Phototherapy (PDT). Subject Index.

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