The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook: Organellar and Metabolic Processes - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123708755, 9780080919560

The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook: Organellar and Metabolic Processes

2nd Edition

Volume 2

Editors: David Stern
eBook ISBN: 9780080919560
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th November 2008
Page Count: 1040
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This second volume of The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook provides the background and techniques for using this important organism in plant research. From biogenesis of chloroplasts and mitochondria and photosynthesis to respiration and nitrogen assimilation, this volume introduces scientists to the functions of the organism. The volume then moves on to starch biosynthesis, sulfur metabolism, response to heavy metals, and hydrogen production.

Key Features

  • Describes molecular techniques, analysis of the recently sequenced genome, and reviews of the current status of the diverse fields in which Chlamydomonas is used as a model organism
  • Includes contributions from leaders in particular areas of research
  • Provides methods for Chlamydomonas research and best practices for applications in research, including methods for culture, preservation of cultures, preparation of media, lists of inhibitors and other additives to culture media
  • Assists researchers with common laboratory problems such as contamination
  • Includes valuable student demonstrations and properties of particular strains and mutants
  • Edited by the leading researcher in Chlamydomonas science


Researchers in cell biology, genetics, and reproductive medicine; Phycologists; Plant & Agricultural biologists; Libraries at related research institutions

Table of Contents

  1. Starch Metabolism Steven G. Ball and Philippe Deschamps

  2. Glycerolipid Biosynthesis Wayne R. Riekhof and Christoph Benning

  3. Nitrogen Assimilation and Its Regulation Emilio Fernández, Ángel Llamas, and Aurora Galván

  4. Amino Acid Metabolism Olivier Vallon and Martin H. Spalding

  5. Sulfur: From Acquisition to Assimilation David Gonzalez-Ballester and Arthur R. Grossman

  6. Phosphate Metabolism and Responses to Phosphorus Deficiency Jeffrey Moseley and Arthur R. Grossman

  7. Hydrogenases, Hydrogen Production, and Anoxia Matthew C. Posewitz, Alexandra Dubini, Jonathan E. Meuser, Michael Seibert, and Maria L. Ghirardi

  8. The CO2-Concentrating Mechanism and Carbon Assimilation Martin H. Spalding

  9. Rubisco
    Katia Wostrikoff and David B. Stern

  10. Transition Metal Nutrition: A Balance Between Deficiency and Toxicity Marc Hanikenne, Sabeeha S. Merchant and Patrice Hamel

  11. Thioredoxins and Related Proteins Laure Michelet, Mirko Zaffagnini and Stéphane D. Lemaire

  12. The Mitochondrial Genome Pierre Cardol and Claire Remacle

  13. Oxidative Phosphorylation: Building Blocks and Related Components Pierre Cardol, Francisco Figueroa, Claire Remacle, Lars-Gunnar Franzén , and Diego González-Halphen

  14. Light-harvesting Proteins Jun Minagawa

  15. Photosystem I Kevin E. Redding

  16. Photosystem II: A Structural Perspective Zoee Gokhale and Richard T. Sayre

  17. The Cytochrome b6f Complex Catherine de Vitry and Richard Kuras

  18. The CF0F1 ATPsynthase-ase Complex of Photosynthesis Giovanni Finazzi, Dominique Drapier and Fabrice Rappaport

  19. Chaperones and Proteases Michael Schroda and Olivier Vallon

  20. Biosynthesis of Chlorophylls and Hemes Samuel I. Beale

  21. Carotenoids Martin Lohr

  22. State Transitions Jean-David Rochaix

  23. Photoprotection and High Light Responses Krishna K. Niyogi

  24. The Chloroplast Genome David Higgs

  25. Chloroplast Transcription Uwe Kelin

  26. Chloroplast RNA splicing Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont

  27. Chloroplast RNA Processing and Stability David L. Herrin

  28. Protein Synthesis in the Chloroplast William Zerges and Charles Hauser

  29. The CES Process Yves Choquet and Francis-André Wollman


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About the Editor

David Stern

David Stern is the Associate Dean for Public Services at Milner Library, Illinois State University. David has degrees in Biological Sciences; History & Philosophy of Science; and Library Science, and was the founder and principal of Maximize Information. Previously Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at Brown University, and Director of Science Libraries at Yale University, David taught library science graduate courses and serves as a consultant and advisor to a number of professional bodies. David served on the Board of Directors (2000-2003) and as the Chair of the Knowledge Management Division (2007-2008) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and as Editor of the journal Science and Technology Libraries from 2005-2007. His research interests include electronic retrieval and transmission of data and the development of end-user search systems for both local and remote hosts. He is currently working on the development of standards and cost models for federated full-text search and retrieval systems. David has many articles, several chapters, two edited special issues of Science and Technology Libraries, and a book, Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences, to his credit. He is a regular speaker at conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY

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