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Advances in Photosynthesis

Fundamental Aspects

Edited by Mohammad Najafpour

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Iran

Photosynthesis is one of the most important reactions on Earth. It is a scientific field that is the topic of many research groups. This book is aimed at providing the fundamental aspects of photosynthesis, and the results collected from different research groups. There are three sections in this book: light and photosynthesis, the path of carbon in photosynthesis, and special topics in photosynthesis. In each section important topics in the subject are discussed and (or) reviewed by experts in each book chapter.

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Advances in PhotosynthesisFundamental AspectsEdited by Mohammad Najafpour

Published: February 15th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1385

ISBN: 978-953-307-928-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4358-1

Copyright year: 2012

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126040 Total Chapter Downloads

53 Crossref Citations

159 Web of Science Citations

183 Dimensions Citations


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1. Photosynthesis: How and Why?

By Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour and Babak Pashaei


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2. The Guiding Force of Photons

By Kevin M. Folta


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3. Energy Conversion in Purple Bacteria Photosynthesis

By Felipe Caycedo-Soler, Ferney J. Rodríguez, Luis Quiroga, Guannan Zhao and Neil F. Johnson


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4. Carotenoids and Photosynthesis - Regulation of Carotenoid Biosyntesis by Photoreceptors

By Claudia Stange and Carlos Flores


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5. Mechanisms of Photoacclimation on Photosynthesis Level in Cyanobacteria

By Sabina Jodłowska and Adam Latała


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6. Photosynthesis in Microalgae as Measured with Delayed Fluorescence Technique

By Maja Berden-Zrimec, Marina Monti and Alexis Zrimec


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7. Fast Kinetic Methods with Photodiode Array Detection in the Study of the Interaction and Electron Transfer Between Flavodoxin and Ferredoxin NADP+-Reductase

By Ana Serrano and Milagros Medina


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8. Photosynthesis in Lichen: Light Reactions and Protective Mechanisms

By Francisco Gasulla, Joaquín Herrero, Alberto Esteban-Carrasco, Alfonso Ros-Barceló, Eva Barreno, José Miguel Zapata and Alfredo Guéra


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9. Energy Conductance from Thylakoid Complexes to Stromal Reducing Equivalents

By Lea Vojta and Hrvoje Fulgosi


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10. The Photomorphogenic Signal: An Essential Component of Photoautotrophic Life

By Sabrina Iñigo, Mariana R. Barber, Maximiliano Sánchez-Lamas, Francisco M. Iglesias and Pablo D. Cerdán


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11. Chloroplast Photorelocation Movement: A Sophisticated Strategy for Chloroplasts to Perform Efficient Photosynthesis

By Noriyuki Suetsugu and Masamitsu Wada


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12. Light Harvesting and Photosynthesis by the Canopy

By Mansour Matloobi


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13. The Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis – XXVIII – Response of Plants to Polyalkylglucopyranose and Polyacylglucopyranose

By Arthur M. Nonomura, Barry A. Cullen and Andrew A. Benson


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14. The Role of C to N Balance in the Regulation of Photosynthetic Function

By Vladimir I. Chikov and Svetlana N. Batasheva


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15. High-CO2 Response Mechanisms in Microalgae

By Masato Baba and Yoshihiro Shiraiwa


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16. Photosynthesis and Quantum Yield of Oil Palm Seedlings to Elevated Carbon Dioxide

By H.Z.E. Jaafar and Mohd Hafiz Ibrahim


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17. Oscillatory Nature of Metabolism and Carbon Isotope Distribution in Photosynthesizing Cells

By Alexander A. Ivlev


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18. Photosynthetic Carbon Metabolism: Plasticity and Evolution

By Roghieh Hajiboland


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19. Photosynthetic Adaptive Strategies in Evergreen and Semi-Deciduous Species of Mediterranean Maquis During Winter

By Carmen Arena and Luca Vitale


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20. The Core- and Pan-Genomes of Photosynthetic Prokaryotes

By Jeffrey W. Touchman and Yih-Kuang Lu


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21. A Review: Polyamines and Photosynthesis

By Sheng Shu, Shi-Rong Guo and Ling-Yun Yuan


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22. An Overview of Plant Photosynthesis Modulation by Pathogen Attacks

By Kumarakurubaran Selvaraj and Bourlaye Fofana


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23. The Stringent Response in Phototrophs

By Shinji Masuda


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24. Morphological and Physiological Adjustments in Juvenile Tropical Trees Under Contrasting Sunlight Irradiance

By Geraldo Rogério Faustini Cuzzuol and Camilla Rozindo Dias Milanez


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25. Transglutaminase is Involved in the Remodeling of Tobacco Thylakoids

By Nikolaos E. Ioannidis, Josep Maria Torné, Kiriakos Kotzabasis and Mireya Santos


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26. The Plant–Type Ferredoxin-NADP+ Reductases

By Matías A. Musumeci, Eduardo A. Ceccarelli and Daniela L. Catalano-Dupuy


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27. Primary Production in the Ocean

By Daniel Conrad Ogilvie Thornton


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