Photosynthesis in Action examines the molecular mechanisms, adaptations and improvements of photosynthesis. With a strong focus on the latest research and advances, the book also analyzes the impact the process has on the biosphere and the effect of global climate change. Fundamental topics such as harvesting light, the transport of electronics and fixing carbon are discussed. The book also reviews the latest research on how abiotic stresses affect these key processes as well as how to improve each of them. This title explains how the process is flexible in adaptations and how it can be engineered to be made more effective.
End users will be able to see the significance and potential of the processes of photosynthesis. Edited by renowned experts with leading contributors, this is an essential read for students and researchers interested in photosynthesis, plant science, plant physiology and climate change.
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Table of Contents
Section I: Principles 1. Harvesting light 2. Transport of electrons 3. Carbon fixation
Section II: Adaptations 4. Abiotic stress and adaptation in light harvesting 5. Abiotic stress and adaptation of electron transport: Regulation of the production and processing of ROS signals in chloroplasts 6. Abiotic stress, acclimation, and adaptation in carbon fixation processes
Section III: Action 7. Improving light harvesting 8. Improving the transport of electrons 9. Improving carbon fixation
Section IV: Synthesis 10. Integrating the stages of photosynthesis 11. Photosynthesis in action: The global view