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Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and Future

15th International Conference on Photosynthesis

Kuang, Tingyun, Lu, Congming, Zhang, Lixin (Eds.)

Jointly published with Zhejiang University Press

2013, VI, 845 p. 497 illus., 29 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of the latest progress on photosynthesis research
  • Includes all aspects of photosynthesis research
  • Introduces photosynthesis research applied in agronomy for crop yield improvement
  • Contains photosynthesis research applied in biofuels

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and certain species of bacteria transform solar energy into chemical energy in the form of organic molecules. In fact, all life on the planet ultimately depends on photosynthetic energy conversion. The book provides a compressive and state-of-the-art of very recent progress on photosynthesis research. The topics span from atom to intact plants, from femtosecond reactions to season long production, from physics to agronomy. The book is to offer advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and research specialists the most recent advances in the all aspects of photosynthesis research. The book is intended to offer researchers detailed information on the most recent advances in all aspects of photosynthesis research.


Tingyun Kuang is a professor at Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academician of CAS; Congming Lu is a professor at Institute of Botany, CAS; Lixin Zhang is a professor at Institute of Botany, CAS and the Chief Scientist in the National Basic Research Program of China on photosynthesis.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ATSTC - Biofuels - Crop yield - Electron transport - Photosynthesis - Solar energy conversion - ZJUP

Related subjects » Agriculture - Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Energy Technology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Assembly of Photosynthetic Protein Complex.- Bioenergetics of Photosynthetic Electron Flow.- Biogenesis of Photosynthetic Apparatus.- C3, C4 and CAM and Genetic Engineering.- CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms.- Computational Systems Biology.- Control of the Calvin-Benson Cycle and Its Manipulation.- Crop Yield Improvement.- Further Perspective in Basic and Applied Photosynthesis Research.- Global Photosynthesis in Relation to Global Energy Demand and Climate Change.- Light Harvesting Systems.- Marine Photosynthesis and global impact.- Mechanism of water oxidation.- Mechanism of water oxidation.- Microbial.

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Distribution rights in China: Zhejiang University Press

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