The Photosynthetic Membrane: Molecular Mechanisms and Biophysics of Light Harvesting

This volume offers an introduction to the fundamental design and function of the photosynthetic membrane, one of the most common and most important structures of life. It describes the underlying structure of the membrane, the variety and roles of the membrane proteins, the molecular mechanisms and dynamics of light harvesting and primary transformations, and the broad range of adaptions to different light environments. Using the example of the photosynthetic membrane, the book shows how complex biological structures utilize principles of chemistry and physics to carry out biological functions.