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By: David O Hall and Krishna K Rao

214 pages, 15 col plates, 16 illus, 99 figs, 10 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 1999 | Edition: 6 | #90469 | ISBN: 0521644976
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Hardback | Jun 1999 | Edition: 6 | #90468 | ISBN: 0521642574
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Clear, concise and vivid account of the process of photosynthesis in this enlarged and fully revised edition. Highlights include details of the photosynthetic processes at the macro and molecular levels based on the results of biochemical, biophysical and genetic studies, and the role of photosynthesis in food production and in the global environment.

'The latest edition of this undergraduate text once again provides an excellent introduction to the light reactions of photostnthesis.' Journal of Experimental Biology ' ! an excellent introduction to the light reactions of photosynthesis.' Journal of Experimental Botany


1. Importance and role of photosynthesis; 2. History and progress of ideas; 3. Photosynthetic apparatus; 4. Light absorption and the two photosystems; 5. Photosynthetic electron transport and phosphorylation; 6. Carbon dioxide fixation: the C3 and C4 pathways; 7. Bacterial photosynthesis; 8. Research in photosynthesis; 9. Laboratory experiments; Appendix; Further reading; Index.

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