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Photosynthesis : Studies in Biology - David O. Hall

Photosynthesis

Studies in Biology

Paperback Published: 23rd August 1999
ISBN: 9780521644976
Number Of Pages: 248

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A clear, concise and vivid account of the process of photosynthesis is presented in this enlarged and fully revised sixth edition. The attractive presentation of this book, including the frequent use of line illustrations and color plates, leads the reader into a fascinating introduction to this sometimes complex topic. The details of photosynthetic processes at the macro and molecular level are discussed based on the results of biochemical, biophysical, and genetic studies. The role of photosynthesis in food production and in the global environment are also highlighted. To aid students in their practical work, a set of simple experiments are described and explained. A comprehensive further reading list is included. Although aimed primarily at undergraduate students in all fields of biological sciences, Photosynthesis will also appeal to the advanced school biology student and to all teachers in biological disciplines.

'The latest edition of this undergraduate text once again provides an excellent introduction to the light reactions of photostnthesis.' Journal of Experimental Biology ' ... an excellent introduction to the light reactions of photosynthesis.' Journal of Experimental Botany

Importance and role of photosynthesis
History and progress of ideas
Photosynthetic apparatus
Light absorption and the two photosystems
Photosynthetic electron transport and phosphorylation
Carbon dioxide fixation: the C3 and C4 pathways
Bacterial photosynthesis
Research in photosynthesis
Laboratory experiments
Appendix
Further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521644976
ISBN-10: 0521644976
Series: Studies in Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 23rd August 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.37  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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