A New Chlorophyll a Fluorescence Book (2004)

Govindjee gov at uiuc.edu
Sat Oct 30 22:51:57 EST 2004


Chlorophyll a Fluorescence is being used as a probe of productivity of
plants including those in the forests. I wanted to alert you to an
extensive book on Chlorophyll a Fluorescence: A Signature of
Photosynthesis.

Chlorophyll a FluorescenceA Signature of PhotosynthesisSeries : Advances
in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Volume  19 Papageorgiou, G.C.; and
Govindjee (Eds.)2004, Approx. 820 p.8 illus. in color., HardcoverISBN:
1-4020-3217-X, Due: December 2004 , Approximate price: $319.


About the book: (It was typeset by Larry Orr of Arizona State University
in Tempe ; and it has a nice cover by Nancy Kiang of NASA).

 It is published by SPRINGER, and you can find it at the following
website: Go to http://www.springeronline.com, and type “Advances in
Photosynthesis and Respiration” in their Search window and you will find
this listing after going through a couple of windows.

The book "Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Signature of Photosynthesis"
highlights chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence as a convenient, non-invasive,
highly sensitive, rapid and quantitative probe of oxygenic photosynthesis.
Thirty-one chapters, authored by 58 international experts, provide a solid
foundation of the basic theory, as well as of the application of the rich
information contained in the Chl a fluorescence signal as it relates to
photosynthesis and plant productivity. Although the primary photochemical
reactions of photosynthesis are highly efficient, a small fraction of
absorbed photons escapes as Chl fluorescence, and this fraction varies
with metabolic state, providing a basis for monitoring quantitatively
various processes of photosynthesis. The book explains the mechanisms with
which plants defend themselves against environmental stresses (excessive
light, extreme temperatures, drought, hyper-osmolarity, heavy metals and
UV). It also includes discussion on fluorescence imaging of leaves and
cells and the remote sensing of Chl fluorescence from terrestrial,
airborne, and satellite bases. The book is intended for use by graduate
students, beginning researchers and advanced undergraduates in the areas
of integrative plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, plant
biology, biochemistry, biophysics, plant physiology, and agriculture."

Please do request your library to purchase a copy from Springer.


Govindjee
Series Editor, AIPH

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