Part I: Cyanobacteria and their environment
1. Life implies work -- A holistic account of our microbial biosphere focusing on the bioenergetic processes of cyanobacteria, the ecologically most successful organisms on ou earth; Gunther A. Peschek et al. 2. The photosynthetic apparat of the living fossil, Cyanophora paradoxa; Jurgen M. Steiner, Wolfgang Loffelhardt
3. An alternate hypothesis for the origin of mitochondria; Roschen Sasikumar et al.
4. The complex regulation of the phosphate uptake system of cyanobacteria; Gernot Falkner, Renate Falkner
5. The site of respiratory electron transport in cyanobacteria and its implication for the photoinhibition of respiration; Ioan I. Ardelean, Gunther A. Peschek
6. Nitrogen fixation and hydrogen metabolism in cyanobacteria; Hermann Bothe et al.
7. Hydrogen peroxide degradation in cyanobacteria; Marcel Zamocky et al.
Part II: Cyanobacteria -- the first electric power plants ("discovery" of biological electron transport, the clue to most efficient bioenergetic processes)
8. History and function: The respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport chains; Peter Nicholls
9. Bioenergetics in a primordial cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421; Mamoru Mimuro et al.
10. ATP synthase in cyanobacteria: structure, function and regulation of a complex machine; Dirk Bald
Part III: Cyanobacteria and light: Oxygenic photosynthesis (and other uses of light).
11. The evolution of cyanobacteria and photosynthesis; Gerhart Drews
12. Structure of cyanobacterial Photosystems I and II; Petra Fromme, Ingo Grotjohann
13. Mechanism of photosynthetic production and respiratory reduction of molecular dioxygen: A biophysical and biochemical comparison; Gernot Renger, Bernhard Ludwig
14. Photoprotection in cyanobacteria: The orange carotenoid protein and energy dissipation; Cheryl Kerfeld, Diane Kirilovsky
15. Manganese transport and the assembly of Photosystem II; Eitan Salomon et al.
Part IV: Electron entry (Dehydrogenation)
16. Structure and physiological function of NDH-I complexes in cyanobacteria; Eva-Mari Aro, Peter J. Nixon
17. The superfamily of succinate: quinine oxidoreductases and its implications for the cyanobacterial enzymes; C. Roy D. Lancaster
Part V: Connecting (-) and (+): Electron and protein circuits between dehydrogenases and oxygen reductases in cyanobacteria
18. The water soluble cytochromes of cyanobacteria; Kwok Ki Hio et al.
19. Transient interactions between soluble electron transfer proteins -- The case of plastocyanin and cytochrome f; Derek S. Bendall et al.
20. Center of the cyanobacterial electron transport network: the cytochrome b6f complex; Gabor Bernat, Matthias Roegner
21. The convergent evolution of cytochrome c6 and plastocyanin has been driven by geochemical changes; Miguel De la Rosa et al.
22. Flavodiiron proteins and their role in cyanobacteria; Vera L. Goncalves et al.
Part VI: Electron exit (terminal oxidation)
23. Survey of the various potential terminal oxidases and electron donors in cyanobacteria according to genomic records and biophysical investigations; Christian Obinger
Part VII: Progress in the genetic manipulation of cyanobacteria
24. Tools for genetic manipulation of cyanobacteria; Annegret Wilde, Dennis Dienst