These volumes contain an excellent, up-to-date review of the rapidly developing field of photosynthesis research. They comprise the proceedings of the Ninth International Congress on Photosynthesis, held in Nagoya, Japan, in 1992, which was the first in the series to be held in Asia. The Congress was attended by over 1000 active participants from 43 countries, who contributed plenary lectures, symposium talks, posters and discussions. The volumes contain most of these contributions, in the form of review papers and short communications, assembled in 26 chapters, which cover a wide variety of subjects, such as: fundamental aspects, excitation energy transfer, primary reactions, bioenergetic processes, carbon metabolism, and its metabolic and genetic regulations; applied aspects, herbicides and artificial photosynthesis, and environmental aspects, photosynthesis under stress conditions and global climate change.
Research in Photosynthesis is therefore an important document, containing the latest high-level information about photosynthesis in its broadest sense. The four volumes are a valuable reference source. Furthermore, the volumes are important for background study for those enetering this exciting and promising field of investigation.
Preface. 1. Antenna Systems in Photosynthetic Procaryotes. 2. Antenna Systems in Algae and Higher Plants. 3. Bacterial Reaction Center. 4. Photosystem I. 5. Photosystem II. 6. Oxygen Evolution. 7. Electron Transport System. 8. Energy Transduction. 9. Chemical Models and Artificial Photosynthesis. 10. Synthesis and Function of Pigments and Lipids. 11. Protein Import and Processing. 12. Expression of Plastidic Genes. 13. Genetic Approaches in Photosynthesis Research. 14. Evolution of Photosynthesis. 15. Design and Action of Herbicides. 16. Rubisco. 17. Metabolic Interaction between Chloroplasts and Cytosol. 18. Specialization in Carbon Assimilation. 19. Nitrogen and Sulfur Metabolism. 20. Temperature Stress. 21. Water and Salt Stresses. 22. Light Acclimation. 23. Photoinhibition. 24. Photosynthesis in Intact Leaf. 25. Photosynthesis Control by Sink. 26. Photosynthesis and Global Climate Change.