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Bioenergetic Processes of Cyanobacteria

From Evolutionary Singularity to Ecological Diversity

Editors: Peschek, Guenter A., Obinger, Christian, Renger, Gernot (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive description of current knowledge in the bioenergetics of cyanobacteria
  • Written by international experts in the field
  • Serves as an ideal resource for active researchers and graduate students who are interested in entering this fascinating field of life sciences
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About this book

This publication is unique among a number of books on cyanobacteria because it focuses on the bioenergetics of these widespread organisms which are the evolutionary prerequisite for the development of all higher forms of life on our "blue" planet. The book primarily addresses questions of energy conversion by the fundamental bioenergetic processes: (oxygenic) photosynthesis, (aerobic) respiration, and (anaerobic) fermentation which uniquely occur together in these prokaryotic cells. Thermophilic cyanobacteria offer the most suitable material for high resolution structure analyses of Photosystem I and II and other electron transport complexes by X-ray crystallography (for example, at present the structure of Photosystem II at atomic resolution is only known for these organisms). These achievements during the last decade represent a milestone in our understanding of the complexes which are crucial for solar energy exploitation through photosynthetic water splitting. The present work represents an ambitious attempt to achieve the goal of a synoptic state-of-the-art picture by casting together the mosaics of detailed knowledge described by leading experts in the field. It contains 24 chapters written by 35 authors from Europe, USA, India and Japan. The book is aimed at reaching a broad audience ranging from students to experienced scientists. The editors wish all readers a pleasant and stimulating journey through the fascinating “world” of the bioenergetics of cyanobacteria and sincerely hope that this book will not only be of great value for the experts but also entice young people into this exciting research area with the aim to address successfully the challenging problems of high relevance that are still waiting for a satisfactory answer.

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“This volume focuses on ways that cyanobacteria handle protons and electrons. … This well-produced volume includes many essential color illustrations of structures and mechanisms throughout. It is well written, mainly from a European perspective, and provides an interesting history of ideas and theories about many aspects of energy flow in cyanobacteria, as well as good reviews of evolutionary history as deduced by study of ‘primitive’ or primordial extant species. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (L. C. Davis, Choice, Vol. 49 (10), June, 2012)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Life Implies Work: A Holistic Account of Our Microbial Biosphere Focussing on the Bioenergetic Processes of Cyanobacteria, the Ecologically Most Successful Organisms on Our Earth

    Peschek, Günter A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-70

  • The Photosynthetic Apparatus of the Living Fossil, Cyanophora paradoxa

    Steiner, Jürgen M. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

  • An Alternate Hypothesis for the Origin of Mitochondria

    Sasikumar, Roschen (et al.)

    Pages 89-107

  • The Complex Regulation of the Phosphate Uptake System of Cyanobacteria

    Falkner, Gernot (et al.)

    Pages 109-130

  • The Site of Respiratory Electron Transport in Cyanobacteria and Its Implication for the Photoinhibition of Respiration

    Ardelean, Ioan I. (et al.)

    Pages 131-136

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $279.99
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Softcover $229.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0488-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioenergetic Processes of Cyanobacteria
Book Subtitle
From Evolutionary Singularity to Ecological Diversity
Editors
  • Guenter A. Peschek
  • Christian Obinger
  • Gernot Renger
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0388-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0388-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0352-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0488-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 720
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