Lipids in Photosynthesis: Essential and Regulatory Functions by Hajime WadaLipids in Photosynthesis: Essential and Regulatory Functions by Hajime Wada

Lipids in Photosynthesis: Essential and Regulatory Functions

EditorHajime Wada, Norio Murata

Hardcover | November 12, 2009

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Lipids in Photosynthesis: Essential and Regulatory Functions, provides an essential summary of an exciting decade of research on relationships between lipids and photosynthesis. The book brings together extensively cross-referenced and peer-reviewed chapters by prominent researchers. The topics covered include the structure, molecular organization and biosynthesis of fatty acids, glycerolipids and nonglycerolipids in plants, algae, lichens, mosses, and cyanobacteria, as well as in chloroplasts and mitochondria. Several chapters deal with the manipulation of the extent of unsaturation of fatty acids and the effects of such manipulation on photosynthesis and responses to various forms of stress. The final chapters focus on lipid trafficking, signaling and advanced analytical techniques. Ten years ago, Siegenthaler and Murata edited "Lipids in Photosynthesis: Structure, Function and Genetics," which became a classic in the field. "Lipids in Photosynthesis: Essential and Regulatory Functions," belongs, with its predecessor, in every plant and microbiological researcher's bookcase.
Title:Lipids in Photosynthesis: Essential and Regulatory FunctionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pagesPublished:November 12, 2009Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048128625

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Table of Contents

From the Series Editor.- Contents.- Preface.- Author Index.- Colour Plates.- 1.Lipids in Thylakoid Membranes and Photosynthesizing Cells;Hajime Wada and Norio Murata.- 2.Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Plants - Metabolic Pathways, Structure and Organization;Adrian P. Brown, Antoni R. Slabas and John B. Rafferty.- 3.Biosynthesis and Function of Chloroplast Lipids;Mie Shimojima, Hiroyuki Ohta and Yuki Nakamura.- 4.Lipids in Plant Mitochondria;Radin Sadre and Margrit Frentzen.-5.Plant Sphingolipids Structure, Synthesis and Function;Ming Chen, Edgar Cahoon, Mariana Saucedo-García, Javier Plasencia, and Marina Gavilanes-Ruíz.-6.Lipids in Algae, Mosses and Lichens;Reimund Goss and Christian Wilhelm.-7.Molecular Genetics of Lipid Metabolism in the Model Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii; Eric Moellering, Rachel Miller and Christoph Benning.-8.Lipid Biosynthesis and its Regulation in Cyanobacteria;Norihiro Sato and Hajime Wada.-9.Heterocyst Envelope Glycolipids;Koichiro Awai, Sigal Lechno-Yossef and Peter Wolk.-10.Lipids in the Structure of Photosystem I, Photosystem II and the Cyt b6f complex;Jan Kern, Athina Zouni, Albert Guskov, and Norbert Krauss.-11.The Role of Phosphatidylglycerol in Photosynthesis;Hajime Wada and Naoki Mizusawa.-12.The Role of Glycolipids in Photosynthesis;Peter Dörmann and Georg Hölzl.-13.Role of Lipids in Dynamics of Thylakoid Membranes;Conrad W. Mullineaux and Helmut Kirchhoff.-14.Architecture of Thylakoid Membrane Networks;Reinat Nevo, Silvia G. Chuartzman, Onie Tsabari,Ziv Reich, Dana Charuvi and Eyal Shimoni.-15.Regulatory Role of Membrane Fluidity in Gene Expression;Dmitry A. Los and Vladislav V. Zinchenko.-16.Lipid Trafficking in Plant Photosynthetic Cells;Juliette Jouhet, Emmanuelle Dubots, Eric Maréchal, and Maryse A. Block.-17.Regulatory Roles in Photosynthesis of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Membrane Lipids;Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Dmitry A. Los and Norio Murata.-18.Oxidation of Membrane Lipids and Function of Oxylipins;John Browse.-19.Biosynthesis and Biotechnology of Seed Lipids Including Sterols;Knut Meyer, and Anthony J. Kinney.-20.Advanced Mass Spectrometry Methods for Analysis of Lipids from Photosynthetic Organisms;Bettina Seiwert, Patrick Giavalisco and Lothar Willmitzer.- Index

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From the reviews:"This volume of AIPH is useful in that it addresses a wide spectrum of readers as well as the researchers in the field, just as volume 6 did. It would be an attractive addition to the graduate student and research scholar's desks. . this book is definitely very timely and much needed for plant scientists, microbiologists and agricultural scientists. . We recommend this book to all university and research libraries around the world. It is a value added book of the AIPH series." (Prasanna Mohanty and Jogadhenu Syamsundar Prakash, Current Science, Vol. 99 (8), April, 2010)"Lipids in photosynthesis is essential reading in a currently fast-changing topic. . it does provide an interesting and useful overview to most of the lipid pathways. The detail of each chapter, sometimes usefully placed in a historical context, is outstanding and very well referenced to the original literature. This detailed referencing, as well as the well-edited style of the book, will make this not only of technical importance but also a useful and authoritative text book on the subject for advanced students and academics." (Matthew P. Davey and Alison G. Smith, Annals of Botany, Vol. 111 (3), March, 2013)