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Primary Processes in Photosynthesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483229591, 9781483274454

Primary Processes in Photosynthesis

1st Edition

Author: Martin D. Kamen
Editor: Anthony San Pietro
eBook ISBN: 9781483274454
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 196
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Advanced Biochemistry: A Series of Monographs: Primary Processes in Photosynthesis focuses on the processes involved in photosynthesis, including chloroplast structure, electronic spectra of polyatomic molecules, and photochemistry.

The monograph first tackles the natural history of photosynthesis, photosynthetic apparatus, and radiation physics. Discussions focus on electronic spectra of polyatomic molecules, molecular spectroscopy of porphyrins and chlorophylls, chloroplast composition, individual components of the chromatophore, chloroplast structure and development, and systematics of photosynthesis. The publication then examines photochemistry, including fast reactions of excited molecules as revealed by fluorescence quenching, photochemistry of chlorophyll, two-quantum process in chloroplasts, and prospects for the biochemical era.

The monograph is a valuable source of data for plant science experts and researchers interested in photosynthesis.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface

Editor's Preface

Chapter 1 The Natural History of Photosynthesis

I. Definitions

II. A Small Aside on Traditional Attitudes

III. The Time Sequence in Photosynthesis

IV. Another Look at Definitions

V. Systematics of Photosynthesis

VI. Collateral Reading


Chapter 2 The Photosynthetic Apparatus

I. Nature and Distribution

II. Chloroplast Composition

III. Chloroplast Structure and Development

IV. Chromatophore Composition

V. Individual Components of the Chromatophore

VI. Chromatophore Development

VII. Remarks in Extenso on the Fine Structure of the Photosynthetic Apparatus


Chapter 3 The Era of Radiation Physics: pts 15 to pts 9

I. Preliminaries

II. Some Asides on Absorption of Radiation

III. Electronic Spectra of Polyatomic Molecules

IV. Molecular Spectroscopy of Porphyrins and Chlorophylls

V. The Whole Picture


Chapter 4 The Era of Photochemistry: pts 9 to pts 4

I. Generalities

II. Fast Reactions of Excited Molecules as Revealed by Fluorescence Quenching

III. The Photochemistry of Chlorophyll

IV. The Study of Reactions from pts 5 to pts 2 by Spectrophotometric Methods

V. The Two-Quantum Process in Chloroplasts

VI. Prospects for the Biochemical Era; pts 4 and Beyond


Subject Index


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About the Author

Martin D. Kamen

About the Editor

Anthony San Pietro

Affiliations and Expertise

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.

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