Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis is concerned with the most important process on earth - the harvesting of light energy by photosynthetic organisms. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of photosynthetic light-harvesting antennas, from the biophysical mechanisms of light absorption and energy transfer to the structure, biosynthesis and regulation of antenna systems in whole organisms. It sets the great variety of antenna pigment-protein complexes in their evolutionary context and at the same time brings in the latest hi-tech developments. The book is unique in the degree to which it emphasizes the integration of molecular biological, biochemical and biophysical approaches. Overall, a well-organized, understandable, and comprehensive volume. It will be a valuable resource for both graduate students and their professors, and a helpful library reference book for undergraduates.
Editorial. Preface. Color Plates. I: Introduction to Light-Harvesting. 1. Photosynthetic Membranes and Their Light-Harvesting Antennas; B.R. Green, J.M. Anderson, W.W. Parson. 2. The Pigments; H. Scheer. 3. Optical Spectroscopy in Photosynthetic Antennas; W.W. Parson, V. Nagarajan. 4. The Evolution of Light-Harvesting Antennas; B.R. Green. II: Structure and Function in Light-Harvesting. 5. The Light-Harvesting System of Purple Bacteria; B. Robert, R.J. Cogdell, R. van Grondelle. 6. Antenna Complexes from Green Photosynthetic Bacteria; R.E. Blankenship, K. Matsuura. 7. Light-Harvesting in Photosystem II; H. van Amerongen, J.P. Dekker. 8. Structure and Function of the Antenna System in Photsystem I; P. Fromme, E. Schlodder, S. Jansson. 9. Antenna Systems and Energy Transfer in Cyanophyta and Rhodophyta; M. Mimuro, H. Kikuchi. 10. Antenna Systems of Red Algae: Phycobilisomes with Photosystem II and Chlorophyll Complexes with Photosystem I; E. Gantt, B. Grabowski, F.X. Cunningham Jr. 11. Light-Harvesting Systems in Chlorophyll c-Containing Algae; A.N. Macpherson, R.G. Hiller. III: Biogenesis, Regulation and Adaptation. 12. Biogenesis of Green Plant Thylakoid Membranes; K. Cline. 13. Pulse Amplitude Modulated Chlorophyll Fluorometry and its Application in Plant Science; G.H. Krause, P. Jahns. 14. Photostasis in Plants, Green Algae and Cyanobacteria: The Role of Light-Harvesting Antenna Complexes; N.P.A. Huner, G. A-quist, A. Melis. 15. Photoacclimation of Light-Harvesting Systems in Eukaryotic Algae; P.G. Falkowski, Yi-Bu Chen. 16. Multi-level Regulation of Purple Bacterial Light-Harvesting Complexes; C.S. Young, J.T. Beatty. 17. Environmental Regulation of Phycobilisome Biosynthesis; A.R. Grossman, L.G. van Waasbergen, D. Kehoe. Index.