Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and certain species of bacteria transform solar energy into chemical energy in the form of organic molecules. In fact, all life on the planet ultimately depends on photosynthetic energy conversion. The book provides a compressive and state-of-the-art of very recent progress on photosynthesis research. The topics span from atom to intact plants, from femtosecond reactions to season long production, from physics to agronomy. The book is to offer advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and research specialists the most recent advances in the all aspects of photosynthesis research. The book is intended to offer researchers detailed information on the most recent advances in all aspects of photosynthesis research.
Tingyun Kuang is a professor at Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academician of CAS; Congming Lu is a professor at Institute of Botany, CAS; Lixin Zhang is a professor at Institute of Botany, CAS and the Chief Scientist in the National Basic Research Program of China on photosynthesis.
Assembly of Photosynthetic Protein Complex.- Bioenergetics of Photosynthetic Electron Flow.- Biogenesis of Photosynthetic Apparatus.- C3, C4 and CAM and Genetic Engineering.- CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms.- Computational Systems Biology.- Control of the Calvin-Benson Cycle and Its Manipulation.- Crop Yield Improvement.- Further Perspective in Basic and Applied Photosynthesis Research.- Global Photosynthesis in Relation to Global Energy Demand and Climate Change.- Light Harvesting Systems.- Marine Photosynthesis and global impact.- Mechanism of water oxidation.- Mechanism of water oxidation.- Microbial.