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Author Blankenship, Robert E.

Title Molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis / by Robert E. Blankenship
Edition Second edition
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley/Blackwell, 2014
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Contents Titlepage; Copyright; Dedication; Introduction to the second edition; Acknowledgements; About the companion website; Chapter 1: The basic principles of photosynthetic energy storage; 1.1 What is photosynthesis?; 1.2 Photosynthesis is a solar energy storage process; 1.3 Where photosynthesis takes place; 1.4 The four phases of energy storage in photosynthesis; References; Chapter 2: Photosynthetic organisms and organelles; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Classification of life; 2.3 Prokaryotes and eukaryotes; 2.4 Metabolic patterns among living things; 2.5 Phototrophic prokaryotes
2.6 Photosynthetic eukaryotesReferences; Chapter 3: History and early development of photosynthesis; 3.1 Van Helmont and the willow tree; 3.2 Carl Scheele, Joseph Priestley, and the discovery of oxygen; 3.3 Ingenhousz and the role of light in photosynthesis; 3.4 Senebier and the role of carbon dioxide; 3.5 De Saussure and the participation of water; 3.6 The equation of photosynthesis; 3.7 Early mechanistic ideas of photosynthesis; 3.8 The Emerson and Arnold experiments; 3.9 The controversy over the quantum requirement of photosynthesis; 3.10 The red drop and the Emerson enhancement effect
3.11 Antagonistic effects3.12 Early formulations of the Z scheme for photosynthesis; 3.13 ATP formation; 3.14 Carbon fixation; References; Chapter 4: Photosynthetic pigments: structure and spectroscopy; 4.1 Chemical structures and distribution of chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls; 4.2 Pheophytins and bacteriopheophytins; 4.3 Chlorophyll biosynthesis; 4.4 Spectroscopic properties of chlorophylls; 4.5 Carotenoids; 4.6 Bilins; References; Chapter 5: Antenna complexes and energy transfer processes; 5.1 General concepts of antennas and a bit of history; 5.2 Why antennas?
5.3 Classes of antennas5.4 Physical principles of antenna function; 5.5 Structure and function of selected antenna complexes; 5.6 Regulation of antennas; References; Chapter 6: Reaction centers and electron transport pathways in anoxygenic phototrophs; 6.1 Basic principles of reaction center structure and function; 6.2 Development of the reaction center concept; 6.3 Purple bacterial reaction centers; 6.4 Theoretical analysis of biological electron transfer reactions; 6.5 Quinone reductions, role of the Fe and pathways of proton uptake; 6.6 Organization of electron transfer pathways
6.7 Completing the cycle -- the cytochrome bc1 complex6.8 Membrane organization in purple bacteria; 6.9 Electron transport in other anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria; References; Chapter 7: Reaction centers and electron transfer pathways in oxygenic photosynthetic organisms; 7.1 Spatial distribution of electron transport components in thylakoids of oxygenic photosynthetic organisms; 7.2 Noncyclic electron flow in oxygenic organisms; 7.3 Photosystem II structure and electron transfer pathway; 7.4 Photosystem II forms a dimeric supercomplex in the thylakoid membrane
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Molecular biology.
Photosynthesis -- Molecular aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013047915
ISBN 1118796969 (ePub)
1118796993 (Adobe PDF)
9781118796962 (ePub)
9781118796993 (Adobe PDF)