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A New and Comprehensive Book on "Chlorophyll a Fluorescence"

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Sat Oct 30 13:50:24 EST 2004

This note is addressed to those who teach "Photosynthesis"; who do
research in "Photosynthesis"; who work in "Plant Stress"; who do "Remote
Sensing"; and those who use "Chlorophyll a Fluorescence" for "Biochemistry
and Biophysics" and/or for measuring "Photosynthetic Reactions"; and
"Plant and/or Algal Productivity"; and many others.

  	Chlorophyll a Fluorescence: A Signature of Photosynthesis
is to appear soon in the Series : Advances in Photosynthesis and
Respiration, Volume  19; edited by  Papageorgiou, G.C.; and Govindjee
(2004), Approx. 820 p.8 illus. in color., HardcoverISBN: 1-4020-3217-X,
Due: December 2004 , Approximate price: $319.

(1) It was typeset by Larry Orr; and it has a nice cover by Dr. Nancy Kiang.

(2) It is published by SPRINGER, and you can find it at the following
website: Go to http://www.springeronline.com, and type =93Advances in
Photosynthesis and Respiration=94 in their Search window and you will find
this listing after going through a couple of windows.
(3) About 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, global ecology and

Please pass this information to your colleagues and to your libraries.
I can tell you that you will enjoy this book.

We even have photographs of almost all the authors in Chapter 1 by
Govindjee; it deals with a bit of basics and a bit of history!

  Thank you.

Series Editor, AIPH, Springer

Mailing address: Govindjee, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, Biophysics
and Plant Biology, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois,
265 Morrill Hall,MC-116, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,IL 61801-3707,

Telephones: 217-337-0627 (home); 217-333-1794 (office); fax: 217-244-7246
E-mail: gov at life.uiuc.edu; URL: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/govindjee


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