Increasing concerns of global climate change have stimulated research interests in all aspects of carbon exchange. This has restored interest in leaf photosynthetic models to predict and assess changes in photosynthetic CO2 assimilation in different environments.
This is a comprehensive presentation of the most widely used models of steady-state photosynthesis by an author who is a world authority. Treatments of CO3, CO4 and intermediate pathways of photosynthesis in relation to environment have been update to include work on antisense transgenic plants. It will be a standard reference for the formal analysis of photosynthetic metabolism in vivo by advanced students and researchers.
The kinetics and regulation of Rubisco
Modelling C3 photosynthesis
Chlorophyll fluorescence and O2 exchange during C3 photosynthesis
Modelling C4 photosynthesis
Models of C3 - C4 intermediate photosynthesis
This book should serve as a guide to contemporary techniques which are suited to the 'beginning researcher', the graduate student or the post-doctoral fellow, as well as the established researcher who might wish to enter a new field.
“Von Caemmerer’s writing is clear, technical, and often involving; concepts are logically presented and well grounded in the literature, and important questions are emphasized."
Choice October 2000
“This book is written with great clarity and focus… invaluable summary of the current status of photosynthesis modelling which will be excellent both as an introduction for graduate students and a reference for established researchers.”
Rowan Mitchell (Annals of Botany v.87 no.1, January 2001)
“The book will help in the understanding of quantitative regulation of photosynthetic processes and may highlight gaps in our knowledge in this field.”
Claus Buschmann (Journal of Plant Physiology v.158 no.7, 2001)
“… the reader will find the book well organized, each concept being thoroughly introduced and accompanied by a remarkable reference list.”
Laurent Cournac, Centre de Cadarache, France (Plant Science 160, February 2001)
“The book is well produced and carefully edited. I can recommend it as a perfect guide to modelling photosynthesis.”
J Catsky (Photosynthetica 39(4): 528, 2001)