Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms

Editors: Hell, R., Dahl, C., Knaff, D.B., Leustek, Th. (Eds.)

  • First volume that integrates knowledge on sulfur metabolism plants, algae and phototrophic prokaryotes
  • Comprehensive overview on phototrophic microbial sulfur and energy metabolism
  • Compilation of biochemical genomics of sulfur-driven processes in photosynthetic bacteria and plants
  • Comprehensive overview of plant sulfur relations from genome to environment
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Sulfur is one of the most versatile elements in life due to its reactivity in different oxidation and reduction states. In phototrophic organisms, the redox properties of sulfur in proteins, and of sulfur-containing metabolites, are particularly important in the interaction between the reductive assimilation processes of photosynthesis and reactive oxygen species that arise as by-products of electron transport chains. Thiol groups in proteins and metabolites are targets of reactive oxygen species, resulting in potential damage and at the same time giving rise to redox signal cascades that trigger repair reactions and adaptation to environmental stress. Further, reduced sulfur compounds play a prominent role as electron donors for photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixation in anoxygenic phototrophic sulfur bacteria. Interest in the investigation of the multiple functions of sulfur-related processes has increased exponentially in recent years, especially in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, agrobiotechnology and ecology. This book provides, for the first time, in-depth and integrated coverage of the functions of sulfur in phototrophic organisms including bacteria, plants and algae; it bridges gaps between biochemistry and cellular biology of sulfur in these organisms, and of biology and environments dominated by them. This book is designed to be a comprehensive resource on sulfur in phototrophic organisms for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, beginning researchers and teachers in the area of photosynthesis, bacterial energy metabolism, biotechnology, plant nutrition, plant production and plant molecular physiology.

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"This book is volume 27 of the series ‘Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration’. … The majority of authors are scientists well known from the literature. … The book is supplemented by many instructive tables and figures … and by a detailed numerical and alphabetical subject index. … volume 27 should certainly be on bookshelves of photosynthesis laboratories and university or research libraries." (Z. Šesták, Photosynthetica, Vol. 46 (4), 2008)

"The book in general provides a comprehensive and integrative knowledge of sulphur biology in phototrophic organisms. … The book is … useful for students and researchers in chemistry, plant and microbial physiology, and molecular biology. It is specially designed for advanced level graduate students working in the area of photosynthesis and bacterial bioenergetics. … The book … is useful for students working in agro-biotechnology. … I strongly recommend this book to libraries of universities and research institutions around the world." (Basanti Biswal, Current Science, Vol. 96 (4), February, 2009)

“The new volume of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration acquaints us with the metabolism of sulfur in photosynthetic systems. … the four chief editors, another 55 authors of the individual chapters participated in writing this book, scientists literally from all over the world. Thus, thanks to the editor of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Prof. Govindjee, an up-to-date, complete and well classified review of the contemporary knowledge of the sulfur metabolism in phototrophs is now available to the scientific public.” (D. Sofrova, Biologia Plantarum, Vol. 53 (3), September, 2009)

“The new volume of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration acquaints us with the metabolism of sulfur in photosynthetic systems. … the four chief editors, another 55 authors of the individual chapters participated in writing this book, scientists literally from all over the world. Thus, thanks to the editor of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Prof. Govindjee, an up-to-date, complete and well classified review of the contemporary knowledge of the sulfur metabolism in phototrophs is now available to the scientific public.” (D. Sofrova, Biologia Plantarum, Vol. 53 (3), September, 2009)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction to Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms

    Dahl, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Uptake, Distribution and Subcellular Transport of Sulfate

    Hawkesford, Malcolm J.

    Pages 15-30

  • Phylogenetic Analysis of Sulfate Assimilation and Cysteine Biosynthesis in Phototrophic Organisms

    Kopriva, Stanislav (et al.)

    Pages 31-58

  • Metabolism of Cysteine in Plants and Phototrophic Bacteria

    Hell, Rüdiger (et al.)

    Pages 59-91

  • Metabolism of Methionine in Plants and Phototrophic Bacteria

    Hesse, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 93-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms
Editors
  • Rüdiger Hell
  • Christiane Dahl
  • David B. Knaff
  • Thomas Leustek
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6863-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6863-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6862-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7742-4
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 518
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