Flux Control in Biological Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126330700, 9780323139427

Flux Control in Biological Systems

1st Edition

From Enzymes to Populations and Ecosystems

Authors: Ernst-Detlef Schulze
eBook ISBN: 9780323139427
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd January 1994
Page Count: 494
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Table of Contents

Flux Control at the Cellular Level:<$> R. Scheibe, E. Beck,<$> The Malate Valve: Flux Control at the Enzymic Level. M. Stitt,<$> Flux Control at the Level of the Pathway: Studies with Mutants and Transgenic Plants Having a Decreased Activity of Enzymes Involved in Photosynthesis Partitioning. C. Schafer<$>,<$> Controlling the Effects of Excessive Light Energy Fluxes: Dissipative Mechanisms, Repair Processes, and Long-Term Acclimation. Flux Control at the Organismic Level:<$> M. Stitt and E.-D. Schulze,<$><$> Plant Growth, Storage, and Resource Allocation: From Flux Control in a Metabolic Chain to the Whole-Plant Level. E. Beck,<$><$> The Morphogenic Response of Plants to Soil Nitrogen: Adaptive Regulation of Biomass Distribution and Nitrogen Metabolism by Phytohormones. E. Komor,<$><$> Regulation by Futile Cycles: The Transport of Carbon and Nitrogen in Plants. E.-D. Schulze,<$><$> The Regulation of Plant Transpiration: Interactions of Feedforward, Feedback, and Futile Cycles. E. Steudle,<$><$> The Regulation of Plant Water at the Cell, Tissue, and Organ Level: Role of Active Processes and of Compartmentation. Flux Control at the Soil-Organism Interface:<$> W. Zech and I. Kogel-Knabner,<$><$> Patterns and Regulation of Organic Matter Transformation in Soils: Litter Decomposition and Humification. R. Horn,<$><$> The Effect of Aggregation of Soils on Water, Gas, and Heat Transport. Flux Control at the Population and Ecosystem Level:<$> H. Zwolfer,<$><$> Structure and Biomass Transfer in Foodwebs: Stability, Fluctuations, and Network Control. E.-D. Schulze and H. Zwolfer,<$><$> Fluxes in Ecosystems. U. Jensen and H. Zwolfer,<$><$> Adjustments of GeneFlow at the Population, Species, and Ecosystem Level: Thistles and Their Herbivores. Flux Control in Biological Systems: A Comparative View:<$> E.-D. Schulze, E. Beck, E. Steudle, M. Stitt, and H. Zwolfer,<$><$> Flux Control in Biological Systems: A Compa


Comprehending and modelling biomass production, nutrient, and water fluxes in biological systems requires understanding control mechanisms at various levels of organiztion. This new book, with 16 pages of four-colorplates, compares patterns and mechanisms of regulation-starting from enzyme reactions and ending at the population and ecosystem level. By doing so, the book investigates the general principles of how fluxes are adjusted and regulated. Such principles areessential for preparing effective models and for predicting human impacts on ecosystems. Flux Control in Biological Systems: From Enzymes to Populations and Ecosystems will be an essential personal library addition for student and professional environmental biologists, ecologists, physiologists, biochemists, botanists, microbiologists, soil scientists, and zoologists; as well as anyone who investigate patterns of matter and energy transfer in biological systems of different levels of complexity.

Key Features

  • Presents the mechanisms of flux control

  • Explains the similarities of flux control at various levels of complexity and organization

  • Demonstrates how fluxes are adjusted in complex systems of interacting groups of organisms


Researchers in ecology, plant science, agriculture, and biogeochemistry, agronomists, microbiologists, and soil scientists.


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@qu:The book is well organised. Each chapter has a nicely balanced conclusions section, with a very useful list. @source:-- T.H. Thomas, IACR Brooms Barn, in PLANT GROWTH REGULATION

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About the Authors

Ernst-Detlef Schulze Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Max-Planck-Institute of Biogeochemistry, Germany