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Comprehensive Series in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

Primary Processes of Photosynthesis

Principles and Apparatus

Primary Processes of Photosynthesis

Gernot Renger (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-85404-364-4
Copyright: 2007
Format: Hardback
Extent: 1088
Price:  £339.00

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The primary processes of photosynthesis lead to transformation of solar radiation into electrochemical Gibbs energy - the driving force for life on Earth. These intricate and fascinating processes have been researched and analysed for generations and in this two part set the Editor has brought together contributions from numerous leading scientific experts providing a compendium of information offering the most up-to-date understanding of the primary processes of photosynthesis. In addition to providing high quality structure information at atomic resolution for a range of reaction centres and antenna complexes the contributors have competently summarized the current knowledge on the mechanisms of light harvesting, charge separation, electron transport, water cleavage and ATP synthesis. This outstanding work represents the activity of researchers across the globe and will be of utmost interest to all those working in the fields of Photochemistry, Bio-organic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Crystallography, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and related disciplines.

Author Information

Gernot Renger is Professor at the Technical University of Berlin and has over 40 years experience in photosynthesis research. His scientific work is documented in some 350 publications. He is one of the consulting editors on the book series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration and has co-edited other books addressing related topics.


"I can certainly recommend the set to colleagues and would think it a must for any library serving a scientific community with serious interests in this area."
Source : JACS, Vol 131, No 4 2009