Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

Non-Photochemical Quenching and Energy Dissipation in Plants, Algae and Cyanobacteria

Editors: Demmig-Adams, B., Garab, G., Adams III, W.W., Govindjee (Eds.)

  • Covers photoprotection over multiple scales from the molecule to the ecosystem
  • Includes a broad range of disciplines, e.g. photophysics, biochemistry, molecular genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolution
  • Integrates photosynthesis and photoprotection into the context of whole-plant function
  • All chapters are authored by the leading authorities in each sub-discipline
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Harnessing the sun’s energy via photosynthesis is at the core of sustainable production of food, fuel, and materials by plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. Photosynthesis depends on photoprotection against intense sunlight, starting with the safe removal of excess excitation energy from the light-harvesting system, which can be quickly and non-destructively assessed via non-photochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence (NPQ). By placing NPQ into the context of whole-organism function, this book aims to contribute towards identification of plant and algal lines with superior stress resistance and productivity. By addressing agreements and open questions concerning photoprotection’s molecular mechanisms, this book contributes towards development of artificial photosynthetic systems. A comprehensive picture –from single molecules to organisms in ecosystems, and from leading expert’s views to practical information for non-specialists on NPQ measurement and terminology – is presented.

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“The editors are to be complimented now for compiling such a comprehensive collection of wisdom on energy dissipation in photosynthetic organisms. … the library of any institution committed to teaching frontline plant biology provide access to this book for graduate students, postdocs, and research leaders. Moreover, it is indispensible for any laboratory engaged in next generation research in photosynthesis … .” (Barry Osmond, Photosynthesis Research, Vol. 24, 2015)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • The Non-Photochemical Quenching of the Electronically Excited State of Chlorophyll a in Plants: Definitions, Timelines, Viewpoints, Open Questions

    Papageorgiou, George C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Lessons from Nature: A Personal Perspective

    Adams, William W. (et al.)

    Pages 45-72

  • Developments in Research on Non-Photochemical Fluorescence Quenching: Emergence of Key Ideas, Theories and Experimental Approaches

    Horton, Peter

    Pages 73-95

  • Photophysics of Photosynthetic Pigment-Protein Complexes

    Ostroumov, Evgeny E. (et al.)

    Pages 97-128

  • Non-Photochemical Quenching Mechanisms in Intact Organisms as Derived from Ultrafast-Fluorescence Kinetic Studies

    Holzwarth, Alfred R. (et al.)

    Pages 129-156

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eBook $259.00
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Hardcover $329.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Photochemical Quenching and Energy Dissipation in Plants, Algae and Cyanobacteria
Editors
  • Barbara Demmig-Adams
  • Gyözö Garab
  • William W. Adams III
  • Govindjee
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9032-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9032-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9031-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0628-3
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 649
Number of Illustrations and Tables
82 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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