Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms by Dr. Christiane Dahl, Rüdiger Hell, Thomas Leustek, David

By Dr. Christiane Dahl, Rüdiger Hell, Thomas Leustek, David Knaff (auth.), Rüdiger Hell, Dr. Christiane Dahl, David Knaff, Thomas Leustek (eds.)

Sulfur is among the so much flexible parts in lifestyles because of its reactivity in several oxidation and relief states. In phototrophic organisms, the redox homes of sulfur in proteins, and of sulfur-containing metabolites, are really very important within the interplay among the reductive assimilation procedures of photosynthesis and reactive oxygen species that come up as by-products of electron delivery chains. Thiol teams in proteins and metabolites are goals of reactive oxygen species, leading to power harm and even as giving upward thrust to redox sign cascades that set off fix reactions and variation to environmental pressure. additional, diminished sulfur compounds play a trendy position as electron donors for photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixation in anoxygenic phototrophic sulfur micro organism. curiosity within the research of the a number of services of sulfur-related procedures has elevated exponentially in recent times, specifically in molecular and mobile biology, biochemistry, agrobiotechnology and ecology. This ebook offers, for the 1st time, in-depth and built-in insurance of the services of sulfur in phototrophic organisms together with micro organism, crops and algae; it bridges gaps among biochemistry and mobile biology of sulfur in those organisms, and of biology and environments ruled by means of them. This booklet is designed to be a complete source on sulfur in phototrophic organisms for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, starting researchers and lecturers within the quarter of photosynthesis, bacterial strength metabolism, biotechnology, plant meals, plant construction and plant molecular physiology.

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