This volume is designed to provide the reader with state–of–the–art accounts of our current knowledge of the major classes of higher plant regulatory photoreceptors and the signal transduction networks that comprise plant developmental photobiology. Consideration is also given to the ways in which knowledge of plant photoreceptors and their signalling networks can be exploited, for instance to improve the quality and productivity of commercially–grown plants. The book is directed at researchers and professionals working in plant molecular biology, plant physiology and plant biochemistry.
Chapter 1. Phytochromes.
Andreas Hiltbrunner, Ferenc Nagy and Eberhard Schäfer.
Albert–Ludwigs–Universität Freiburg, Institute of Biology II/ Botany, Schänzlestr. 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany, and Biological Research Centre, Institute of Plant Biology, P. O. Box 521, 6701 Szeged, Hungary.
Chapter 2. Cryptochromes.
Alfred Batschauer, Roopa Banerjee and Richard Pokorny.
Philipps–University, Biology–Plant Physiology; Karl–von–Frisch–Str. 8; 35032 Marburg; Germany.
Chapter 3. Phototropins and Other Lov–Containing Proteins.
John M. Christie.
Plant Science Group, Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.
Part 2: Photoreceptor Signal Transduction.
Chapter 4. Phytochrome Interacting Factors.
Peter H. Quail.
UC Berkeley, Plant Gene Expression Center, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, California 94710, USA.
Chapter 5. Phosphorylation/De–phosphorylation in Photoreceptor Signalling.
Catherine Lillo(1), Trudie Allen(2) and Simon Geir Møller(1,2,3).
(1) Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway.
(2) Department of Biology, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.
(3) Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021–3699, USA.
Chapter 6. The Role of Ubiquitin/Proteasome–Mediated Proteolysis in Photoreceptor Action.
Suhua Feng and Xing Wang Deng.
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 06520–8104, USA.
Chapter 7. UV–B Perception and Signal Transduction.
Gareth I. Jenkins and Bobby A. Brown.
Plant Science Group, Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Bower Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.
Part 3: Physiological Responses.
Chapter 8. Photocontrol of Flowering.
Dr Paul Devlin.
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK.
Chapter 9. Red: Far–red Ratio Perception and Shade Avoidance.
Keara A. Franklin and Garry C. Whitelam.
Department of Biology, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK.
Chapter 10. Photoreceptor Interactions with Other Signals.
Eve–Marie Josse and Karen J. Halliday.
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Daniel Rutherford Building, The King′s Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JR, UK.
Part 4: Applied Aspects of Photomorphogenesis.
Chapter 11. Photoreceptor Biotechnology.
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA.
Chapter 12. Light Quality Manipulation by Horticulture Industry.
Professor Nihal C. Rajapakse and Dr Yosepha Shahak.
Department of Horticulture, Clemson University, 168 Poole Agricultural Center, Box 340319, Clemson, SC 29634–0319, USA, and Department of Fruit Tree Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment, vol 11, 2007
′ Overall, the authors provide a very useful update on all aspects of photoreceptor structure, signalling and their impact on plant physiology... I highly recommend this book as a valuable read for graduate students and advanced researchers′
Annals of Botany 101: 479–482 2008