Photosynthesis and Respiration by William G. HopkinsThe ultimate source of energy is the sun, and the portal through which this life force flows into the biosphere is carried out by green plants. As a result, all organismsplants, animals, and microbesuse photosynthetic energy for their own needs. Photosynthesis and Respiration introduces the concept of plants as photosynthetic machines and follows the flow of energy and carbon through the natural processes of photosynthesis and respiration. The interaction between photosynthesis and the environment is explored throughout this volume, as well as the role that plants play in balancing the global carbon budget. This reference is a vital tool for students and teachers of biological processes.
Call Number: QK882 .H68 2006
Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment by John Beardall; Mats Björk; Sven Beer"Marine photosynthesis provides for at least half of the primaryproduction worldwide..." Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment constitutes acomprehensive explanation of photosynthetic processes as related tothe special environment in which marine plants live. The first partof the book introduces the different photosynthesising organisms ofthe various marine habitats: the phytoplankton (both cyanobacteriaand eukaryotes) in open waters, and macroalgae, marine angiospermsand photosymbiont-containing invertebrates in those benthicenvironments where there is enough light for photosynthesis tosupport growth, and describes how these organisms evolved. Thespecial properties of seawater for sustaining primary productionare then considered, and the two main differences betweenterrestrial and marine environments in supportingphotosynthesis and plant growth are examined, namely irradiance andinorganic carbon. The second part of the book outlines the generalmechanisms of photosynthesis, and then points towards thedifferences in light-capturing and carbon acquisition betweenterrestrial and marine plants. This is followed by discussing theneed for a CO2 concentrating mechanism in most of thelatter, and a description of how such mechanisms function indifferent marine plants. Part three deals with the various ways inwhich photosynthesis can be measured for marine plants, with anemphasis on novel in situ measurements, includingdiscussions of the extent to which such measurements can serve as aproxy for plant growth and productivity. The final chapters of thebook are devoted to ecological aspects of marine plantphotosynthesis and growth, including predictions for the future.
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants by Bob B. Buchanan (Editor); Wilhelm Gruissem (Editor); Russell L. Jones (Editor); Kathleen Vickers (Editor)Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, 2nd Edition has been hailed as a major contribution to the plant sciences literature and critical acclaim has been matched by global sales success. Maintaining the scope and focus of the first edition, the second will provide a major update, include much new material and reorganise some chapters to further improve the presentation. This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, having over 1,000 full-colour illustrations and 500 photographs. It is divided into five parts covering: Compartments, Cell Reproduction, Energy Flow, Metabolic and Developmental Integration, and Plant Environment and Agriculture. Specific changes to this edition include: Completely revised with over half of the chapters having a major rewrite. Includes two new chapters on signal transduction and responses to pathogens. Restructuring of section on cell reproduction for improved presentation. Dedicated website to include all illustrative material. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants holds a unique place in the plant sciences literature as it provides the only comprehensive, authoritative, integrated single volume book in this essential field of study.
Publication Date: 2015
Terrestrial Photosynthesis in a Changing Environment by Jaume Flexas; Francesco Loreto; Hipólito MedranoUnderstanding how photosynthesis responds to the environment is crucial for improving plant production and maintaining biodiversity in the context of global change. Covering all aspects of photosynthesis, from basic concepts to methodologies, from the organelle to whole ecosystem levels, this is an integrated guide to photosynthesis in an environmentally dynamic context. Focusing on the ecophysiology of photosynthesis - how photosynthesis varies in time and space, responds and adapts to environmental conditions and differs among species within an evolutionary context - the book features contributions from leaders in the field. The approach is interdisciplinary and the topics covered have applications for ecology, environmental sciences, agronomy, forestry and meteorology. It also addresses applied fields such as climate change, biomass and biofuel production and genetic engineering, making a valuable contribution to our understanding of the impacts of climate change on the primary productivity of the globe and on ecosystem stability"-- Provided by publisher.