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The book covers the expression of photosynthesis related genes including regulation both at transcriptional and translational levels. Biogenesis, turnover and senescence of thylakoid pigment protein complexes are reviewed and some crucial regulatory steps in carbon metabolism are highlighted. The stress and acclimation responses in chloroplasts are examined at molecular level. The book also provides examples of novel methods for studies of photosynthetic regulation.
Editorial. Preface. Color Plates. Part I: Evolution, Complexity and Regulation of Photosynthetic Structures. 1. Thylakoid Biogenesis and Dynamics: The Result of a Complex Phylogenetic Puzzle; R.G. Herrmann, P. Westhoff. Part II: Gene Expression and Signal Transduction. 2. Plastic RNA Polymerases in Higher Plants; K. Liere, P. Maliga. 3. Phytochrome and Regulation of Photosynthetic Gene Expression; M. Malakhov, C. Bowler. 4. Regulating Synthesis of the Purple Bacterial Photosystem; C.E. Bauer. 5. Redox Regulation of Photosynthetic Genes; G. Link. 6. Sugar Sensing and Regulation of Photosynthetic Carbon Metabolism; U. Sonnewald. 7. Editing, Polyadenylation and Degradation of mRNA in the Chloroplast; G. Schuster, R. Bock. 8. Regulation of Chloroplast Translation; A. Somanchi, S.P. Mayfield. Part III: Biogenesis, Turnover and Senescence. 9. Proteins Involved in Biogenesis of the Thylakoid Membrane; K.J. van Wijk. 10. Peptidyl-Prolyl Isomerases and Regulation of Photosynthetic Functions; A.V. Vener. 11. Role of the Plastid Envelope in the Biogenesis of Chloroplast Lipids; M.A. Block, et al. 12. Pigment Assembly - Transport and Ligation; H. Paulsen. 13. Chlorophyll Biosynthesis - Metabolism and Strategies of Higher Plants to Avoid Photooxidative Stress; K. Apel. 14. Transport of Metals: A Key Process in Oxygenic Photosynthesis; H. Pakrasi, et al. 15. Chloroplast Proteases and Their Role in Photosynthesis Regulation; Z. Adam. 16. Senescence and Cell Death in Plant Development: Chloroplast Senescence and its Regulation; P. Matile. Part IV: Regulation of Carbon Metabolism. 17. Dynamics of Photosynthetic CO2 Fixation: Control, Regulation and Productivity; S. Gutteridge, D.B. Jordan. 18. Chloroplastic Carbonic Anhydrases; G. Samuelsson, J. Karlsson. 19. Thioredoxin and Glutaredoxin: General Aspects and Involvement in Redox Regulation; A. Holmgren. 20. The Structure and Function of the Ferredoxin/Thioredoxin System in Photosynthesis; P. Schurmann, B.B. Buchanan. 21. Reversible Phosphorylation in the Regulation of Photosynthetic Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase in C4 Plants; J. Vidal, et al. Part V: Acclimation and Stress Responses. 22. Photodamage and D1 Protein Turnover in Photosystem II; B. Andersson, E.-M. Aro. 23. Phosphorylation of Photosystem II Proteins; E. Rintamaki, E.-M. Aro. 24. Novel Aspects on the Regulation of Thylakoid Protein Phosphorylation; I. Ohad, et al. 25. Enzymes and Mechanisms for Violaxanthin-Zeaxanthin Conversion; M. Eskling, et al. 26. The PsbS Protein: A Cab-Protein with a Function of Its Own; C. Funk. 27. Redox Sensing of Photooxidative Stress and Acclimatory Mechanisms in Plants; S. Karpinski, et al. 28. The Elip Family of Stress Proteins in the Thylakoid Membranes of Pro- and Eukaryota; I. Adamska. 29. Regulation, Inhibition and Protection of Photosystem I; Y. Hihara, K. Sonoike. 30. Regulation of Photosynthetic Electron Transport; P.J. Nixon, C.W. Mullineaux Part VI: Photosynthetic Regulation and Genomics -- Methodological Implications for the Future. 31. Functional Genomics in Synechocystic sp. PCC6803: Resources for Comprehensive Studies of Gene Function and Regulation; T. Kaneko, S. Tabata. 32. Arabidopsis Genetics and Functional Genomics in the Post-Genome Era; W.-R. Scheible, et al. Index.
'I was favorably impressed with the Regulation of Photosynthesis. The chapters are well-written and should be understandable to a broad audience; it will be an invaluable resource in graduate courses.' Plant Science,162 (2002)