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Handbook of Photosynthesis

Presents 37 new chapters and makes extensive revisions to the remaining ones, making more than 90% the material new
Contains a new section on the molecular aspects of photosynthesis
Details all photosynthetic factors and processes under normal and stressful conditions
Addresses growing concerns about excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations by considering plant species with the most efficient photosynthetic pathways that can improve environmental conditions
Includes numerous tables, figures, and illustrations to facilitate accessibility to the desired information

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series

By: Mohammad Pessarakli (Editor)

816 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; 289 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 58 tables

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Apr 2016 | Edition: 3 | #232417 | ISBN-13: 9781482230734
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About this book

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, Handbook of Photosynthesis 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.

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.

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.


Contents

PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Biogenesis of Thylakoid Membranes: Correlation of Structure and Function
      Lucja 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 Masarovicová, 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


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Biography

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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