Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

The Chloroplast

Basics and Applications

Editors: Rebeiz, C.A., Benning, C., Bohnert, H., Daniell, H., Hoober, J.K., Lichtenthaler, H.K., Portis, A.R., Tripathy, B.C. (Eds.)

  • Addresses the major problem of increasing the food-making capabilities of green plants by rewiring the chloroplast via chloroplast bioengineering
  • Focus future attention on "Chloroplast Bioengineering" as an integrated novel field of research
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The world population is expected to increase to 9 billion by the year 2050 which will generate food and fuel shortages. Since it will be difficult to increase the land area under cultivation without serious environmental consequences, higher productivity for biomass is required. Improvement in photosynthetic efficiency would require increased knowledge and deeper understanding of :(a) the biosynthesis of photosynthetic membrane components such as hemes, chlorophylls, carotenoids, quinones, and lipids; (b) photosynthetic membrane apoprotein biosynthesis; (c) the biosynthesis and regulation of the assembly of pigment-apoprotein complexes; and (d) the complexities of carbon sensing, biosynthesis and allocation. These goals may be accomplished by bioengineering of chloroplasts with higher photosynthetic efficiency and superior adaptation to various stresses and/or alteration of the kinetic properties of the CO2-assimilating enzyme, Rubisco. Advances towards this goal are addressed in this volume that will foster cooperation between biochemists and molecular biologists, scientists involved in photosynthesis research and biotechnologists involved in plant and plastid genomics and transformation. We envision future research to focus attention on "Chloroplast Bioengineering" as an integrated novel field of research. This book is designed for graduate students and researchers in chlorophyll metabolism, integrative plant biology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, biotechnology, bioenergy and biofuels.

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“This book is another valuable contribution to the growing library of volumes in the Springer series ‘Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration’ … . the volume focuses on the bioengineering of improved photosynthetic efficiency as a method to increase agricultural plant productivity, improve biofuel production, and even support extra-terrestrial space colonization. … Beginning students will gain much from the review material and advanced researchers will find the chapters on direct applications to be very useful in guiding their thinking and future experiments.” (Robert R. Wise, Annals of Botany, Vol. 112 (3), August, 2013)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Chapter 1 Investigation of Possible Relationships Between the Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Pathway, the Assembly of Chlorophyll–Protein Complexes and Photosynthetic Efficiency

    Rebeiz, Constantin A.

    Pages 1-24

  • Chapter 2 Evidence for Various 4-Vinyl Reductase Activities in Higher Plants

    Kolossov, Vladimir L. (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Chapter 3 Control of the Metabolic Flow in Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis: Regulation of Expression and Activity of Enzymes in the Mg Branch of Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis

    Grimm, Bernhard

    Pages 39-54

  • Chapter 4 Regulation and Functions of the Chlorophyll Cycle

    Tanaka, Ryouichi (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Chapter 5 Magnesium Chelatase

    Gamini Kannangara, C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Chloroplast
Book Subtitle
Basics and Applications
Editors
  • Constantin A. Rebeiz
  • Christoph Benning
  • Hans Bohnert
  • Henry Daniell
  • J. Kenneth Hoober
  • Hartmut K. Lichtenthaler
  • Archie R. Portis
  • Baishnab C. Tripathy
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8531-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8531-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8530-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3287-2
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 426
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