Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria

Editors: Hunter, N., Daldal, F., Thurnauer, M.C., Beatty, J.Th. (Eds.)

  • A new edition of a well-accepted, well appreciated "Bible" in this field
  • The only comprehensive survey of the purple phototrophic bacteria since 1995; this book will remain relevant and topical for the next few years
  • An integrated treatment of multidisciplinary topics such as light harvesting, which covers structure, spectroscopy and modeling
  • Provides basic knowledge for bio/solar energy-related use of bacterial phototrophs, from light capture to hydrogen production
  • A valuable resource for graduate students and established scientists both within and newly entering the field
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About this book

The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of these fascinating bacteria, the metabolically most versatile organisms on Earth. This volume is organized into the following sections: Physiology, Evolution and Ecology; Biosynthesis of Pigments, Cofactors and Lipids; Antenna Complexes: Structure, Function and Organization; Reaction Center Structure and Function; Cyclic Electron Transfer Components and Energy Coupling Reactions; Metabolic Processes; Genomics, Regulation and Signaling; and New Applications and Techniques. This book is a compilation of 48 authoritative chapters, written by leading experts who highlight the huge progress made in spectroscopic, structural and genetic studies of these bacteria since 1995, when the last book on this topic was published i.e.Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria, Volume 2 in the Series, edited by Robert E. Blankenship, Michael T. Madigan and Carl E. Bauer. This new volume is similarly intended to be the definitive text on these bacteria for many years to come, and it will be a valuable resource for experienced researchers, doctoral & masters students, as well as advanced undergraduates in the fields of ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, integrative biology, and molecular & cell biology. Scientists interested in future applications of these bacteria which could harness their potential for nanotechnology, solar energy research, bioremediation, or as cell factories, will also find this book useful.

About the authors

C. Neil Hunter is an authority on the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophylls, chlorophylls and carotenoids and on the assembly and organization of bacterial photosynthetic membranes. Fevzi Daldal is an authority on the structure, function, regulation, proteomics and biogenesis of membrane cytochromes in Rhodobacter species. Marion C. Thurnauer is an authority on the analysis of reaction center photochemistry by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. J. Thomas Beatty is an authority on many aspects of photosynthetic bacteria; their ecology and regulation of gene expression, as well as biochemical and functional analysis of photosynthetic complexes.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The present book contains 48 authoritative contributions from more than 100 experts on all aspects of purple phototrophic bacteria. … will be a useful volume for guidance. In summary, this book typifies about biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, eco-physiology and evolution of purple photorophic bacteria. … This book, as rightfully claimed, shall have a long shelf-life in serving researchers, teachers and students as a reliable resource of references. We strongly recommend this book to all libraries around the world.” (Prasanna Mohanty and Sujata R. Mishra, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 47, September, 2009)

“Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Series brings a new comprehensive review of Purple Phototrophic Bacteria. … In any case the new book has all the qualities to become a new great successor of all the previous reviews of this field … . I am confident that it will represent a new basic text on anoxygenic phototrophs for many years to come, and it will become a basic source of reference and knowledge for experienced researchers as well as for students … .” (M. Koblížek, Photosynthetica, Vol. 47 (3), 2009)


Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • An Overview of Purple Bacteria: Systematics, Physiology, and Habitats

    Madigan, Michael T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Evolutionary Relationships Among Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria and the Origin of Proteobacterial Photosynthetic Systems

    Swingley, Wesley D. (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • New Light on Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs

    Yurkov, Vladimir (et al.)

    Pages 31-55

  • Biosynthesis of Bacteriochlorophylls in Purple Bacteria

    Willows, Robert D. (et al.)

    Pages 57-79

  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Biosynthesis in the Purple Bacteria

    Warren, Martin J. (et al.)

    Pages 81-95

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eBook $499.00
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Hardcover $629.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8814-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria
Editors
  • Neil Hunter
  • Fevzi Daldal
  • Marion C. Thurnauer
  • J. Thomas Beatty
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8815-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8815-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8814-8
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 1013
Topics