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Provides an essential summary of an exciting decade of research on relationships between lipids and photosynthesis
Brings together extensively cross-referenced and peer-reviewed chapters by prominent researchers
Is a sequel to a previous volume on Lipids, Volume 6 in this series, which became a classic in its field
Edited by two distinguished international scientists, Hajime Wada and Norio Murata
This book provides an essential summary of an exciting decade of research on relationships between lipids and photosynthesis. This book, designed both for scientists whose work focuses on photosynthesis and lipids and for graduate students who are developing an interest in the field, brings together extensively cross-referenced and peer-reviewed chapters by 52 prominent researchers, from 9 countries. The topics covered include the structure, molecular organization and biosynthesis of fatty acids, glycerolipids and non-glycerolipids in plants, mosses, lichens, algae, and cyanobacteria, as well as in chloroplasts and mitochondria. Several chapters deal with the manipulation of the extent of unsaturation of fatty acids and the effects of such manipulation on photosynthesis and responses to various forms of stress. The final chapters focus on lipid trafficking, signaling and advanced analytical techniques. Ten years ago, Paul André Siegenthaler and Norio Murata had edited "Lipids in Photosynthesis: Structure, Function and Genetics," which has been a unique and an authoritative book in the field. The current new volume belongs, beside its predecessor, on every plant and microbiological researcher's bookcase.
From the Series Editor.- Contents.- Preface.- Author Index.- Colour Plates.- 1.Lipids in Thylakoid Membranes and Photosynthesizing Cells;Hajime Wada and Norio Murata.- 2.Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Plants – Metabolic Pathways, Structure and Organization;Adrian P. Brown, Antoni R. Slabas and John B. Rafferty.- 3.Biosynthesis and Function of Chloroplast Lipids;Mie Shimojima, Hiroyuki Ohta and Yuki Nakamura.- 4.Lipids in Plant Mitochondria;Radin Sadre and Margrit Frentzen.-5.Plant Sphingolipids Structure, Synthesis and Function;Ming Chen, Edgar Cahoon, Mariana Saucedo-García, Javier Plasencia, and Marina Gavilanes-Ruíz.-6.Lipids in Algae, Mosses and Lichens;Reimund Goss and Christian Wilhelm.-7.Molecular Genetics of Lipid Metabolism in the Model Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii; Eric Moellering, Rachel Miller and Christoph Benning.-8.Lipid Biosynthesis and its Regulation in Cyanobacteria;Norihiro Sato and Hajime Wada.-9.Heterocyst Envelope Glycolipids;Koichiro Awai, Sigal Lechno-Yossef and Peter Wolk.-10.Lipids in the Structure of Photosystem I, Photosystem II and the Cyt b6f complex;Jan Kern, Athina Zouni, Albert Guskov, and Norbert Krauss.-11.The Role of Phosphatidylglycerol in Photosynthesis;Hajime Wada and Naoki Mizusawa.-12.The Role of Glycolipids in Photosynthesis;Peter Dörmann and Georg Hölzl.-13.Role of Lipids in Dynamics of Thylakoid Membranes;Conrad W. Mullineaux and Helmut Kirchhoff.-14.Architecture of Thylakoid Membrane Networks;Reinat Nevo, Silvia G. Chuartzman, Onie Tsabari,Ziv Reich, Dana Charuvi and Eyal Shimoni.-15.Regulatory Role of Membrane Fluidity in Gene Expression;Dmitry A. Los and Vladislav V. Zinchenko.-16.Lipid Trafficking in Plant Photosynthetic Cells;Juliette Jouhet, Emmanuelle Dubots, Eric Maréchal, and Maryse A. Block.-17.Regulatory Roles in Photosynthesis of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Membrane Lipids;Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Dmitry A. Los and Norio Murata.-18.Oxidation of Membrane Lipids and Function of Oxylipins;John Browse.-19.Biosynthesis and Biotechnology of Seed Lipids Including Sterols;Knut Meyer, and Anthony J. Kinney.-20.Advanced Mass Spectrometry Methods for Analysis of Lipids from Photosynthetic Organisms;Bettina Seiwert, Patrick Giavalisco and Lothar Willmitzer.- Index