Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

Photosynthesis in Bryophytes and Early Land Plants

Editors: Hanson, David T., Rice, Steven K. (Eds.)

  • Contributions from world-wide experts on bryophyte photosynthetic mechanisms, ecophysiology and terrestrialization processes create a single-source for students and research professionals alike
  • Fossil, biogeochemical, systematic and comparative physiological evidence brought together to understand the diversification and biogeochemical implications of the evolution and adaptation of photosynthetic organisms during the terrestrialization of the Earth
  • Ecophysiology chapters review critical aspects of bryophyte carbon and water balance as they relate to ecological function and global change
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Bryophytes, which are important constituents of ecosystems globally and often dominate carbon and water dynamics at high latitudes and elevations, were also among the pioneers of terrestrial photosynthesis. Consequently, in addition to their present day ecological value, modern representatives of these groups contain the legacy of adaptations that led to the greening of Earth. This volume brings together experts on bryophyte photosynthesis whose research spans the genome and cell through whole plant and ecosystem function and combines that with historical perspectives on the role of algal, bryophyte and vascular plant ancestors on terrestrialization of the Earth. The eighteen well-illustrated chapters reveal unique physiological approaches to achieving carbon balance and dealing with environmental limitations and stresses that present an alternative, yet successful strategy for land plants.

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“I recommend this book for researchers in the field of not only bryology but also the evolutionary history of land plants, photosynthesis in non-seed plants, and adaptations to living in extreme environments. Additionally, I recommend this book to libraries at Universities with advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Plant Biology (Botany), Plant Sciences, General Biology, and Biotechnology. For many of us, it can be refreshing to be reminded of the importance and broad utility of organisms besides Arabidopsis.” (Robert R. Wise, Photosynthesis Research, Vol. 127, 2016)

“Photosynthesis in Bryophytes and Early Land Plants is aimed at researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. I recommend this well-designed volume for those scientists, or indeed for anyone interested in the current status of bryophyte research.” (Robert R. Wise, Plant Science Bulletin, Vol. 61 (1), 2015)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • What Can We Learn From Bryophyte Photosynthesis?

    Hanson, David T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Early Terrestrialization: Transition from Algal to Bryophyte Grade

    Graham, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Photosynthesis in Early Land Plants: Adapting to the Terrestrial Environment

    Raven, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-58

  • The Diversification of Bryophytes and Vascular Plants in Evolving Terrestrial Environments

    Proctor, Michael C. F.

    Pages 59-77

  • Best Practices for Measuring Photosynthesis at Multiple Scales

    Rice, Steven K. (et al.)

    Pages 79-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photosynthesis in Bryophytes and Early Land Plants
Editors
  • David T. Hanson
  • Steven K. Rice
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6988-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6988-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6987-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0077-9
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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