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Plant Energetics

By: Octavian S Ksenzhek and Alexander G Volkov

389 pages, Tables, figs.

Academic Press

Hardback | Feb 1998 | #70567 | ISBN: 0124273505
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Presents the thermodynamics of energy processes in plants, their interconnection and arrangement, and the estimation of intrinsic energy needs of the plant connected with performing various physiological functions. The book also demonstrates the role of electrical and electrochemical processes in the plant's life cycle.


Light. Fluxes of Solar Radiation and Absorption of Light by Plants. Arrangement of Energy Processes in the Plants. Problems of Integration and Hierarchy of Structures. Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion by Plants. Electrochemistry and Processes of Energy Conversion in Plants. Photochemistry of Photosynthesis and Mechanism of Oxygen Evolution. Energetics of Dark Respiration and Mechanism of Cytochrome Oxidase Functioning. Plants and the Atmosphere: Heat and Moisture Exchange. Energetics of Permeation of Molecules and Ions across Membranes. Transpiration Stream. Entropy Balance of the Plant. Electrical Signals and Long Distance Communication in Plants. Artificial Photosynthesis in Organized Assemblies of Photosynthetic Pigments.The Man and the Plant. Subject Index.

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Octavian S. Ksenzhek received his doctoral degree in electrochemistry from Dniepropetrovsk Institute of Chemical Technology. Dr. Ksenzhek has been the director of the Bioelectrochemistry laboratory at the Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology since 1983. He is a member of the International Bioelectrochemical Society. Dr. Ksenzhek has published more than 350 research papers and reviews and haswritten three books. Alexander G. Volkov received his doctoral degree from the A.N. Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He is now with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a member of the Biophysical Society, the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, and the International Bioelectrochemical Society. He has presented more than 70 invited lectures at international meetings and seminars, published more than 120 research papers and 19 reviews, and has edited or written two books.

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