Springer Series in Biophysics

Photoprotection in Plants

Optical Screening-based Mechanisms

Authors: Solovchenko, Alexei

  • Summarizes the current knowledge on photoprotection of plants via optical screening of solar radiation in the UV and visible parts of the spectrum by extrathylakoid pigments
  • Focuses on the effects of screening pigment accumulation on plant optical properties
  • Includes a summary of key screening pigments, their spectral properties in planta and numerous illustrated cases
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About this book

Optical screening of excessive and potentially harmful solar radiation is an important photoprotective mechanism, though it has received much less attention in comparison with other systems preventing photooxidative damage to photoautotrophic organisms. This photoprotection in the form of screening appears to be especially important for juvenile and senescing plants as well as under environmental stresses—i.e. in situations where the efficiency of enzymatic ROS elimination, DNA repair and other ‘classical’ photoprotective systems could be impaired. This book represents an attempt to develop an integral view of optical screening-based photoprotection in microalgae and higher plants. Towards this end, the key groups of pigments involved in the screening of ultraviolet and visible components of solar radiation in microalgae and higher plants, and the patterns of their accumulation and distribution within plant cells and tissues, are described. Special attention is paid to the manifestations of screening pigment accumulation in the optical spectra of plants. It is also demonstrated that understanding these effects and their relationships to screening pigments’ makeup and spectroscopy in plants provides valuable insights into the state of plants’ long-term photoacclimation, as well as ample opportunities for the non-destructive quantification of screening pigments and the assessment of the efficiency of photoprotection providing by these pigments in situ.

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“The book is well written and clearly structured in seven chapters. … This book is primarily directed at professionals and experts. … due to its textbook-like character, comprehensible style of writing and well designed figures and cartoons, the book can also provide detailed insight into the role of plant screening pigments to advanced students in plant biology.” (Matthias Gilbert, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 167, 2010)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Optical Screening as a Photoprotective Mechanism

    Solovchenko, Alexei

    Pages 1-7

  • Screening Pigments: General Questions

    Solovchenko, Alexei

    Pages 9-31

  • Stress-Induced Buildup of Screening Pigments

    Solovchenko, Alexei

    Pages 33-65

  • Localization of Screening Pigments Within Plant Cells and Tissues

    Solovchenko, Alexei

    Pages 67-88

  • Manifestations of the Buildup of Screening Pigments in the Optical Properties of Plants

    Solovchenko, Alexei

    Pages 89-118

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26487-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photoprotection in Plants
Book Subtitle
Optical Screening-based Mechanisms
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Biophysics
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13887-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13887-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13886-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26487-0
Series ISSN
0932-2353
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 170
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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