Living Systems as Energy Converters

Living Systems as Energy Converters

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: R. Buvet, M.J. Allen, J.-P. Massué
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163789

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Living Systems as Energy Converters documents the proceedings of the European Conference on Living Systems as Energy Converters held in Pont-a-Mousson, France on October 18-22, 1976. This book is organized into three main topics—energy in biological molecules; biological membranes as energy transducers; and energy in cells, organisms, and populations. In these topics, this compilation specifically discusses the energetic evolution of complex networks of reactions; protein ß-structure and the molecular evolution of biological energy conversion; and structure and function of ATP synthase. The calcium transport in biological membranes; conversion of solar energy into energy-rich phosphate compounds; and energy conservation in photosynthetic electron transport of chloroplasts are also deliberated. This text likewise covers the direct conversion of radiant into electrical energy using plant systems; energy budgets in natural and agricultural ecosystems; and recycling of excess carbon dioxide from fossil energy conversion by plants. This publication is intended for biologists and physical-chemists, including students concerned with the study of living systems as energy converters.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Conclusions of the European Conference on Living Systems as Energy Converters

    Introduction

    Living Systems as Energy Converters

    Energy in Biological Molecules

    Energy Conversion in the Context of the Origin of Life

    Energetics of Coupled Biochemical Processes and of their Chemical Models

    Energetic Evolution of Complex Networks of Reactions

    The Energetics of Protein-Lipid Interaction

    Iron-Sulfur Proteins and Energy Conversion Systems

    Protein ß-Structure and the Molecular Evolution of Biological Energy Conversion

    Structure and Function of ATP Synthase

    Report on the Session on Energy in Biological Molecules

    Biological Membranes as Energy Transducers

    Biological Membranes as Energy Transducers

    Model Systems Reconstructed from Bacteriorhodopsin

    The Potential of H2 Production by Photosynthetic Preparations from Chloroplasts and Cyanobacteria

    Energy Compartmentation in the Cell

    Calcium Transport in Biological Membranes

    Analysis of the Structure of the Photosynthetic Apparatus Based on Functional Experiments

    On the Bioenergetic Mechanism of Photosynthesis Results by Pulse Methods

    Conversion of Solar Energy into Energy-Rich Phosphate Compounds

    Electron Transfer in Photosynthetic Systems: Energy Conservation in Photosynthetic Electron Transport of Chloroplasts

    Report on the Session on Biological Membranes as Energy Transducers

    Energy in Cells, Organisms and Populations

    Energy and Materials Via Photosynthesis

    Adaptation of Bioenergetic Processes in Relation to Various Environments and to the Size of the Organism

    Direct Conversion of Radiant into Electrical Energy Using Plant Systems

    Utilization of the Photosynthetic Apparatus of Green Plants and Algae for the Production of Gaseous Hydrogen

    Hydrogen and Methane Production Through Microbial Photosynthesis

    Energy Budgets in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems

    The Energy Budget in Solar Energy Conversion in Ecological and Agricultural Systems

    Recycling of Excess Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Energy Conversion by Plants

    Energy Accounting in Human Societies

    Report on the Session on Energy in Cells, Organisms and Populations. Part I.

    Report on the Session on Energy in Cells, Organisms and Populations. Part II.

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163789

About the Editors

R. Buvet

M.J. Allen

J.-P. Massué

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