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Photosynthesis

6th Edition

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Part of Studies in Biology

  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521644976

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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.

    • Fulfils a basic need of all biology undergraduate students in explaining a fundamental concept
    • Uses clear and concise language to aid fast learning
    • Introduces students to practical experiments - a first step to future research careers
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    Review of the hardback: 'The latest edition of this undergraduate text once again provides an excellent introduction to the light reactions of photosynthesis.' Journal of Experimental Biology

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    • Edition: 6th Edition
    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521644976
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General preface to the series
    Preface to the sixth edition
    1. Importance and role of photosynthesis
    2. History and progress of ideas
    3. Photosynthetic apparatus
    4. Light absorption and the two photosystems
    5. Photosynthetic electron transport and phosphorylation
    6. Carbon dioxide fixation: the C3 and C4 pathways
    7. Bacterial photosynthesis
    8. Research in photosynthesis
    9. Laboratory experiments
    Appendix
    Further reading
    Index.

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    Photosynthesis

    David O. Hall, Krishna Rao

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