In order to function and survive, plants produce a wide array of chemical compounds not found in other organisms. Photosynthesis requires a large array of pigments, enzymes, and other compounds to function, and these chemicals have multiple practical uses in the human world as well, with applications to agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. This book presents an important collection of research and studies on the physiology of photosynthesis.
CONTENTS: Chloroplast Two-Component Systems:Evolution of the Link Between Photosynthesis and Gene Expression • Ecological Selection Pressures for C4 Photosynthesis in the Grasses • Modeling the Fitness Consequences of a Cyanophage-Encoded Photosynthesis Gene • An Evaluation of the Effects of Exogenous Ethephon, an Ethylene Releasing Compound, on Photosynthesis of Mustard (Brassica juncea)
Cultivars that Differ in Photosynthetic Capacity • High-Susceptibility of Photosynthesis to Photoinhibition in the Tropical Plant Ficus microcarpa L. f. cv. Golden Leaves • The Role of Chlorophyll B in Photosynthesis: Hypothesis • Exploring Photosynthesis Evolution by Comparative Analysis of Metabolic Networks Between Chloroplasts and Photosynthetic Bacteria • Effects of Cu2+, Ni2+, Pb2+, Zn2+ and Pentachlorophenol on Photosynthesis and Motility in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in Short-Term Exposure Experiments • Comparative Genomic Analysis of C4 Photosynthetic Pathway Evolution in Grasses • The ACC ENT-VOCBAS Field Campaign on Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Mediterranean Ecosystem of Castelporziano (Rome):Site Characteristics, Climatic and Meteorological Conditions, and Eco-Physiology of Vegetation • Molecular Adaptation during Adaptive Radiation in the Hawaiian Endemic Genus Schiedea • Analysis of the Chloroplast Protein Kinase Stt7 during State Transitions • A Rapid, Non-Invasive Procedure for Quantitative Assessment of Drought Survival Using Chlorophyll Fluorescence • CO2 Assimilation, Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase, Carbohydrates and Photosynthetic Electron Transport Probed by the JIP-Test, of Tea Leaves in Response to Phosphorus Supply • Index