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Aquatic Photosynthesis : Second Edition - Paul G. Falkowski

Aquatic Photosynthesis

Second Edition

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Published: 11th February 2007
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"Aquatic Photosynthesis" is a comprehensive guide to understanding the evolution and ecology of photosynthesis in aquatic environments. This second edition, thoroughly revised to bring it up to date, describes how one of the most fundamental metabolic processes evolved and transformed the surface chemistry of the Earth. The book focuses on recent biochemical and biophysical advances and the molecular biological techniques that have made them possible.

In ten chapters that are self-contained but that build upon information presented earlier, the book starts with a reductionist, biophysical description of the photosynthetic reactions. It then moves through biochemical and molecular biological patterns in aquatic photoautotrophs, physiological and ecological principles, and global biogeochemical cycles. The book considers applications to ecology, and refers to historical developments. It can be used as a primary text in a lecture course, or as a supplemental text in a survey course such as biological oceanography, limnology, or biogeochemistry.

"Despite the ubiquity and critical importance of this topic to the study of aquatic ecology, there are very few books dedicated primarily to aquatic photosynthesis, and none cover the subject matter with comparable elegance or continuity from the molecule to the ecosystem as does this one, authored by two of the leading researchers in the subject... [I]t is a pleasure to have this important volume back in print after a hiatus of several years. No other text covers the subject as lucidly or completely as this one, and that makes it an extremely valuable pedagogical reference. It will be a welcome addition to any library or personal collection."--Richard C. Zimmerman, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin "Indeed a magnificent book that will, perhaps, be welcomed as one of the best and the most useful ones for all biologists and oceanographers... No other text covers the subject as lucidly or completely as this one, and that makes it an extremely valuable pedagogical reference. It will be a welcome addition to any library or personal collection."--Richard C. Zimmerman, Current Engineering Practice

Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
An Introduction to Photosynthesis in Aquatic Systemsp. 1
Light Absorption and Energy Transfer in the Photosynthetic Apparatusp. 44
The Photosynthetic Light Reactionsp. 81
Photosynthetic Electron Transport and Photophosphorylationp. 118
Carbon Acquisition and Assimilationp. 156
The Molecular Structure of the Photosynthetic Apparatusp. 201
Photosynthesis in Continuous Lightp. 237
Making Cellsp. 278
Photosynthesis and Primary Production in Naturep. 319
Aquatic Photosynthesis in Biogeochemical Cyclesp. 364
Referencesp. 411
Indexp. 465
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ISBN: 9780691115511
ISBN-10: 0691115516
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 11th February 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.42  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised