Discoveries in Photosynthesis

Discoveries in Photosynthesis


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Table of contents

I.. Editorials

1. Celebrating the millennium — historical highlights of photosynthesis research, Part 1
Govindjee, Howard Gest

2. Celebrating the millennium — historical highlights of photosynthesis research, Part 2
Govindjee, J. Thomas Beatty, Howard Gest

3. Celebrating the millennium — historical highlights of photosynthesis research, Part 3
Govindjee, John F. Allen, J. Thomas Beatty

II.. Overviews and Timelines

4. History of the word photosynthesis and evolution of its definition
Howard Gest

5. In one era and out the other
Jack Myers

6. Time line of discoveries: anoxygenic bacterial photosynthesis
Howard Gest, Robert E. Blankenship

7. Discoveries in oxygenic photosynthesis (1727–2003): a perspective
Govindjee, David Krogmann

III.. Tributes

8. ‘And whose bright presence’ — an appreciation of Robert Hill and his reaction
David Alan Walker

9. The contributions of James Franck to photosynthesis research: a tribute
Jerome L. Rosenberg

10. Hydrogen metabolism of green algae: discovery and early research — a tribute to Hans Gaffron and his coworkers
Peter H. Homann

11. Samuel Ruben’s contributions to research on photosynthesis and bacterial metabolism with radioactive carbon
Howard Gest

12. Contributions of Henrik Lundegårdh
Anthony William Derek Larkum

IV.. Excitation Energy Transfer

13. Photosynthetic exciton theory in the 1960s
Robert M. Pearlstein

14. Excitation energy trapping in anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria
Jan Amesz, Sieglinde Neerken

15. Fluorescence lifetime, yield, energy transfer and spectrum in photosynthesis, 1950–1960
Seymour Steven Brody

16. Visualization of excitation energy transfer processes in plants and algae
Mamoru Mimuro

17. Plastoquinone redox control of chloroplast thylakoid protein phosphorylation and distribution of excitation energy between photosystems: discovery, background, implications
John F. Allen

18. Excitation transfer between photosynthetic units: the 1964 experiment
Pierre Joliot, Anne Joliot

V.. Reaction Centers

19. Research on photosynthetic reaction centers from 1932 to 1987
Roderick K. Clayton

20. Chlorophyll chemistry before and after crystals of photosynthetic reaction centers
Jack Fajer

21. Electron donors and acceptors in the initial steps of photosynthesis in purple bacteria: a personal account
William W. Parson

22. My daily constitutional in Martinsried
James P. Allen

23. The two-electron gate in photosynthetic bacteria
André Verméglio

24. Steps on the way to building blocks, topologies, crystals and X-ray structural analysis of Photosystems I and II of water-oxidizing photosynthesis
Horst Tobias Witt

25. The identification of the Photosystem II reaction center: a personal story
Kimiyuki Satoh

26. The isolated Photosystem II reaction center: first attempts to directly measure the kinetics of primary charge separation
Michael Seibert, Michael R. Wasielewski

27. Discovery of pheophytin function in the photosynthetic energy conversion as the primary electron acceptor of Photosystem II
Vyacheslav V. Klimov

28. Engine of life and big bang of evolution: a personal perspective
James Barber

29. Role of bicarbonate at the acceptor side of Photosystem II
Jack J. S. Rensen

30. Unraveling the Photosystem I reaction center: a history, or the sum of many efforts
Petra Fromme, Paul Mathis

31. Photosystem I reaction center: past and future
Nathan Nelson, Adam Ben-Shem

32. P430: a retrospective, 1971–2001
Bacon Ke

VI.. Oxygen Evolution

33. Apparatus and mechanism of photosynthetic oxygen evolution: a personal perspective
Gernot Renger

34. Period-four oscillations of the flash-induced oxygen formation in photosynthesis
Pierre Joliot

35. Period four oscillations in chlorophyll a fluorescence
Renée Delosme, Pierre Joliot

36. Chloride and calcium in Photosystem II: from effects to enigma
Peter H. Homann

37. The bicarbonate effect, oxygen evolution, and the shadow of Otto Warburg
Alan J. Stemler

38. Early indications for manganese oxidation state changes during photosynthetic oxygen production: a personal account
Thomas J. Wydrzynski

VII.. Light-Harvesting and Pigment-Protein Complexes

39. Purple bacterial light-harvesting complexes: from dreams to structures
Richard J. Cogdell, Hideki Hashimoto, Alastair T. Gardiner

40. The FMO protein
John M. Olson

41. Physical separation of chlorophyll-protein complexes
Teruo Ogawa

42. How the chlorophyll-proteins got their names
Edith L. Camm, Beverley R. Green

43. Phycobiliproteins and phycobilisomes: the early observations
Nicole Tandeau Marsac

VIII.. Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis

44. Discovery and characterization of electron transfer proteins in the photosynthetic bacteria
Terrance E. Meyer, Michael A. Cusanovich

45. Membrane-anchored cytochrome c as an electron carrier in photosynthesis and respiration: past, present and future of an unexpected discovery
Fevzi Daldal, Meenal Deshmukh, Roger C. Prince

46. The Q-cycle — a personal perspective
Antony R. Crofts

47. The isolation of a functional cytochrome b6f complex: from lucky encounter to rewarding experiences
Günter Hauska

48. Ironies in photosynthetic electron transport: a personal perspective
William A. Cramer

49. The unfinished story of cytochrome f
Derek S. Bendall

50. Early research on the role of plastocyanin in photosynthesis
Sakae Katoh

51. Irrungen, Wirrungen? The Mehler reaction in relation to cyclic electron transport in C3 plants
Ulrich Heber

52. Photophosphorylation and the chemiosmotic perspective
André T. Jagendorf

53. Protons, proteins and ATP
Wolfgang Junge

54. On why thylakoids energize ATP formation using either delocalized or localized proton gradients — a Ca2+ mediated role in thylakoid stress responses
Richard A. Dilley

IX.. Techniques and Applications

55. The stopped-flow method and chemical intermediates in enzyme reactions — a personal essay
Britton Chance

56. The chequered history of the development and use of simultaneous equations for the accurate determination of chlorophylls a and b
Robert J. Porra

57. The contribution of photosynthetic pigments to the development of biochemical separation methods: 1900–1980
Per-Åke Albertsson

58. On some aspects of photosynthesis revealed by photoacoustic studies: a critical evaluation
René Delosme

59. The history of photosynthetic thermoluminescence
Imre Vass

60. Trails of green alga hydrogen research — from Hans Gaffron to new frontiers
Anastasios Melis, Thomas Happe

61. Engineering the chloroplast encoded proteins of Chlamydomonas
Ling Xiong, Richard T. Sayre

62. Pictorial demonstrations of photosynthesis
Roger P. Hangarter, Howard Gest

X.. Biogenesis and Membrane Architecture

63. Membrane biogenesis in anoxygenic photosynthetic prokaryotes
Gerhart Drews, Robert A. Niederman

64. Chloroplast structure: from chlorophyll granules to supra-molecular architecture of thylakoid membranes
L. Andrew Staehelin

65. Changing concepts about the distribution of Photosystems I and II between grana-appressed and stroma-exposed thylakoid membranes
Jan M. Anderson

66. Chloroplasts in living cells and the string-of-grana concept of chloroplast structure revisited
S. G. Wildman, Ann M. Hirsch, S. J. Kirchanski, Donald Spencer

67. From chloroplasts to chaperones: how one thing led to another
R. John Ellis

XI.. Reductive and Assimilatory Processes

68. ‘Every dogma has its day’: a personal look at carbon metabolism in photosynthetic bacteria
John Ormerod

69. Research on carbon dioxide fixation in photosynthetic microorganisms (1971-present)
F. Robert Tabita

70. Nitrogen fixation by photosynthetic bacteria
Paul W. Ludden, Gary P. Roberts

71. Following the path of carbon in photosynthesis: a personal story
Andrew A. Benson

72. Mapping the carbon reduction cycle: a personal retrospective
James A. Bassham

73. Chloroplasts in envelopes: CO2 fixation by fully functional intact chloroplasts
David Alan Walker

74. Along the trail from Fraction I protein to Rubisco (ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase)
Sam G. Wildman

75. The discovery of Rubisco activase — yet another story of serendipity
Archie R. Portis, Michael E. Salvucci

76. The ferredoxin/thioredoxin system: from discovery to molecular structures and beyond
Bob B. Buchanan1, P. Schürmann, Ricardo A. Wolosiuk, Jean-Pierre Jacquot

77. How is ferredoxin-NADP reductase involved in the NADP photoreduction of chloroplasts?
Masateru Shin

78. C4 photosynthesis: discovery and resolution
Marshall D. Hatch

79. Crassulacean acid metabolism photosynthesis: ‘working the night shift’
Clanton C. Black, C. Barry Osmond

XII.. Transport, Regulation and Adaptation

80. Three decades in transport business: studies of metabolite transport in chloroplasts — a personal perspective
Hans-Walter Heldt

81. The present model for chlororespiration
Pierre Bennoun

82. Affixing the O to Rubisco: discovering the source of photorespiratory glycolate and its regulation
William L. Ogren

83. Linking the xanthophyll cycle with thermal energy dissipation
Barbara Demmig-Adams

84. Photoinhibition — a historical perspective
Noam Adir, Hagit Zer, Susana Shochat, Itzhak Ohad

85. A molecular understanding of complementary chromatic adaptation
Arthur R. Grossman

86. Anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria from extreme environments
Michael T. Madigan

87. Light-induced behavioral responses (‘phototaxis’) in prokaryotes
Judith P. Armitage, Klaas J. Hellingwerf

XIII.. Genetics

88. The early history of the genetics of photosynthetic bacteria: a personal account
Barry L. Marrs

89. Photosynthesis genes and their expression in Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1: a tribute to my students and associates
Samuel Kaplan

90. Regulation of photosystem synthesis in Rhodobacter capsulatus
Carl Bauer

91. Photosynthesis research: advances through molecular biology — the beginnings, 1975–1980s and on. . .
Lawrence Bogorad

92. The three genomes of Chlamydomonas
Jean-David Rochaix

93. History of chloroplast genomics
Masahiro Sugiura

94. Gene-targeted and site-directed mutagenesis of photosynthesis genes in cyanobacteria
Sergey V. Shestakov

XIV.. Evolution

95. Thinking about the evolution of photosynthesis
John M. Olson, Robert E. Blankenship

96. Evolutionary relationships among photosynthetic bacteria
Radhey S. Gupta

97. On the natural selection and evolution of the aerobic phototrophic bacteria
J. Thomas Beatty

98. Prochlorophyta — a matter of class distinctions
Ralph A. Lewin

99. The archaeal concept and the world it lives in: a retrospective
Carl R. Woese

XV.. Laboratories and National Perspectives

100. The Laboratory of Photosynthesis and its successors at Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Yaroslav Kouchkovsky

101. Photosynthesis and the Charles F. Kettering Research Laboratory
Leo P. Vernon

102. Chlorophyll isolation, structure and function: major landmarks of the early history of research in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union
Alexander A. Krasnovsky

103. Studies of chlorophyll biosynthesis in Russia
Olga B. Belyaeva

104. The beginnings of research on biophysics of photosynthesis and initial contributions made by Russian scientists to its development
Alexander Borisov

105. Photosynthesis research in Greece: a historical snapshot (1960–2001)
George C. Papageorgiou

106. Photosynthesis research in India: transition from yield physiology into molecular biology
Agepati S. Raghavendra, Prafullachandra Vishnu Sane, Prasanna Mohanty

107. Photosynthesis research in the People’s Republic of China
Ting-Yun Kuang, Chunhe Xu, Liang-Bi Li, Yun-Kang Shen

XVI.. Retrospectives

108. A list of personal perspectives with selected quotations, along with lists of tributes, historical notes, Nobel and Kettering awards related to photosynthesis
Govindjee, David W. Krogmann

109. Passage of a young Indian physical chemist through the world of photosynthesis research at Urbana, Illinois, in the 1960s: a personal essay
Ashish K. Ghosh

110. The conference at Airlie House in 1963
Hans Joachim Rurainski

111. A list of photosynthesis conferences and of edited books in photosynthesis

Keywords: Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biophysics/Biomedical Physics

Publication year
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Page amount
1344 pages
Natural Sciences

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