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The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria

Series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Volume: 28

Edited By: C Neil Hunter, Fevzi Daldal, Marion C Thurnauer and J Thomas Beatty

1068 pages, Illustrations (some col.)


Hardback | Sep 2008 | #187457 | ISBN-13: 9781402088148
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The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of these fascinating bacteria, the metabolically most versatile organisms on Earth. This book is a compilation of 48 authoritative chapters, written by leading experts who highlight the huge progress made in spectroscopic, structural and genetic studies of these bacteria since 1995, when the last book on this topic was published.

This new volume is similarly intended to be the definitive text on these bacteria for many years to come, and it will be a valuable resource for experienced researchers, doctoral & masters students, as well as advanced undergraduates in the fields of ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, integrative biology, and molecular & cell biology. Scientists interested in future applications of these bacteria which could harness their potential for nanotechnology, solar energy research, bioremediation, or as cell factories, will also find this book useful.

From the reviews: "The present book contains 48 authoritative contributions from more than 100 experts on all aspects of purple phototrophic bacteria. ! will be a useful volume for guidance. In summary, this book typifies about biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, eco-physiology and evolution of purple photorophic bacteria. ! This book, as rightfully claimed, shall have a long shelf-life in serving researchers, teachers and students as a reliable resource of references. We strongly recommend this book to all libraries around the world." (Prasanna Mohanty and Sujata R. Mishra, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 47, September, 2009) "Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Series brings a new comprehensive review of Purple Phototrophic Bacteria. ! In any case the new book has all the qualities to become a new great successor of all the previous reviews of this field ! . I am confident that it will represent a new basic text on anoxygenic phototrophs for many years to come, and it will become a basic source of reference and knowledge for experienced researchers as well as for students ! ." (M. KobliA ek, Photosynthetica, Vol. 47 (3), 2009)


Part 1: Physiology, Evolution and Ecology: 1 An Overview of Purple Bacteria: Systematics, Physiology, and Habitats.-2 New Light on Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs.-3 Evolutionary Relationships Among Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria and the Origin of Proteobacterial Photosynthetic Systems.- Part 2: Biosynthesis of Pigments, Cofactors and Lipids: 4 Biosynthesis of Bacteriochlorophylls in Purple Bacteria.-5 Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Biosynthesis in the Purple Bacteria.- 6 Distribution and Biosynthesis of Carotenoids.-7 Membrane Lipid Biosynthesis in Purple Bacteria.-Part 3: Antenna Complexes: Structure, Function and Organization: 8 Peripheral Complexes of Purple Bacteria.-9 Reaction Center-Light-Harvesting Core Complexes of Purple Bacteria.-10 Structure-Function Relationships in Bacterial Light-Harvesting Complexes Investigated by Reconstitution Techniques.-11 Spectroscopic Properties of Antenna Complexes from Purple Bacteria.-12 Energy Transfer from Carotenoids to Bacteriochlorophylls.-13 Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Excitation Transfer and Trapping in Purple Bacteria.-14 Organization and Assembly of Light-Harvesting Complexes in the Purple Bacterial Membrane.-15 From Atomic-level Structure to Supramolecular Organization in the photosynthetic Unit of Purple Bacteria.-Part 4: Reaction Centre Structure and Function: 16 Structural Plasticity of Reaction Centers from Purple Bacteria.-17 Structure and Function of the Cytochrome c2:Reaction Center Complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides.-18 Directed Modification of Reaction Centers from Purple Bacteria.-19 Mechanism of Charge Separation in Purple Bacterial Reaction Centers.-20 The Acceptor Quinones of Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria-- Structure and Spectroscopy.-Part 5: Cyclic Electron Transfer Components and Energy Coupling Reactions: 21 Biogenesis of c-type Cytochromes and Cytochrome Complexes.-22 Structural and Mutational Studies of the Cytochrome bc1 Complex.-23 The Cytochrome bc1 and Related bc Complexes: The Rieske/Cytochrome b Complex as the Functional Core of a Central Electron/Proton Transfer Complex.-24 Proton Translocation and ATP Synthesis by the FoF1-ATPase of Purple Bacteria.-25 Proton-Translocating Transhydrogenase in Photosynthetic Bacteria.-26 Functional Coupling Between Reaction Centers and Cytochrome bc1 Complexes.-Part 6: Metabolic Processes: 27 Respiration and Respiratory Complexes.- 28 Carbon Dioxide Metabolism and its Regulation in Nonsulfur Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria.- 29 Degradation of Aromatic Compounds by Purple Nonsulfur Bacteria.-30 Metabolism of Inorganic Sulfur Compounds in Purple Bacteria.-31 Dissimilatory and Assimilatory Nitrate Reduction in the Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria.-32 Swimming and Behavior in Purple Non-Sulfur Bacteria.-33 Metals and Metalloids in Photosynthetic Bacteria: Interactions, Resistance and Putative Homeostasis Revealed by Genome Analysis.-Part 7: Genomics, Regulation and Signalling:34 Purple Bacterial Genomics.- 35 Regulation of Gene Expression in Response to Oxygen Tension.-36 Regulation of Genes by Light.-37 Regulation of Hydrogenase Gene Expression.-38 Regulation of Nitrogen Fixation.-39 Regulation of the Tetrapyrrole Biosynthetic Pathway.-40 Bacteriophytochromes Control Photosynthesis in Rhodopseudomonas palustris.-41 Photoreceptor Proteins from Purple Bacteria.-Part 8: New Applications and Techniques: 42 Foreign Gene Expression in Photosynthetic Bacteria.-43 Assembly of Bacterial Light Harvesting Complexes on Solid Substrates.-44 Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Light-Harvesting Complexes from Purple Bacteria.-45 De novo Designed Bacteriochlorophyll-Binding Helix-Bundle Proteins.-46 Design and Assembly of Functional Light-Harvesting Complexes.-47 The Supramolecular Assembly of the Photosynthetic Apparatus of Purple Bacteria Investigated by High-Resolution Atomic Force Microscopy.-48 Protein Environments and Electron Transfer Processes Probed with High-Frequency ENDOR.-

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C. Neil Hunter is an authority on the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophylls, chlorophylls and carotenoids and on the assembly and organization of bacterial photosynthetic membranes. Fevzi Daldal is an authority on the structure, function, regulation, proteomics and biogenesis of membrane cytochromes in Rhodobacter species. Marion C. Thurnauer is an authority on the analysis of reaction center photochemistry by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. J. Thomas Beatty is an authority on many aspects of photosynthetic bacteria; their ecology and regulation of gene expression, as well as biochemical and functional analysis of photosynthetic complexes.

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