Theoretical Studies and Photosynthesis Aspects
“Photosynthesis is THE process to reduce our carbon footprint, and at the same time valuable biomass is produced. This wonderful book provides a broad overview of photosynthesis and its applications in agriculture with special emphasis on agricultural biocatalysis. It provides a highly valuable contribution important for a sustainable society.”Prof. Christiane Funk, Umeå University, Sweden
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 9789814968461
- Series: Jenny Stanford Series on Biocatalysis
- Subject: Agriculture
- Published: January 2023
- Pages: 500
Agricultural biocatalysis is of immense scientific interest nowadays owing to its increasing importance in the efforts for more sustainable agriculture while optimizing environmental impacts. Plant compatibility is essential for developing eco-friendly and sustainable microbial products. Therefore, our search for novel technologies ought to be in the foreground, for which a thorough understanding of biochemical processes, applications of agricultural enzymes, traits, and viruses should get the highest priority.
Volumes 8 to 10 in this series compile the recent research on agricultural biocatalysis by interdisciplinary teams from international institutes for chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and materials and chemical engineering, who have been investigating agricultural-biocatalytic topics related to biochemical conversions or bioremediation, modern biological and chemical applications exemplified by the use of selected and highly innovative agricultural enzymes, traits, and viruses. The editors are prominent researchers in agrochemistry and theoretical biophysical chemistry, and these three volumes are useful references for the students and researchers in the fields of agrochemistry, biochemistry, biology, biophysical chemistry, natural product chemistry, materials, and drug design. Volume 8 covers the research on biosynthesis, biocatalysis, and photosynthesis aspects for use in agrochemistry, including nano-biocatalytic processing, atrazine toxicity, and theoretical studies in biocatalysis and biological processes.
“Photosynthesis is THE process to reduce our carbon footprint, and at the same time valuable biomass is produced. This wonderful book provides a broad overview of photosynthesis and its applications in agriculture with special emphasis on agricultural biocatalysis. It provides a highly valuable contribution important for a sustainable society.”~Prof. Christiane Funk, Umeå University, Sweden
“In this volume, the reader will find very interesting and useful reviews on the theoretical and applied aspects of biocatalytic processes and on photosynthesis with a wealth of references and clear, simple illustrations, all written by established researchers in their fields.”~Dr Brigitte Meunier, Université Paris-Saclay, France
“This book covers a broad range of topics relevant to agricultural biocatalysis. The chapters are nicely written to provide the needed background for a student to follow the fundamental concepts for a more complete understanding of the topics discussed while also serving as a useful review and reference for scientists. It nicely pulls together the theoretical concepts and understanding while linking the science with key scientific challenges of today that demand our attention.”~Dr Clayton Larue, Bayer Crop Science, USA
“The book nicely shows how theory can be linked up with solutions for various modern-day agricultural challenges. It starts off on a light note, with historical and philosophical considerations, and continues to lay out a theoretical groundwork for thermodynamics, showing how these apply to global carbon capture under rising temperatures. It subsequently touches upon a range of interrelated topics, such as enzymatic conversions of agricultural side streams, the application of the principles of photosynthesis to solar energy capture, innovative herbicides, and the biosynthesis of betaines as relieve agents for stressed crops. While chapters can be read in isolation, the book in its entirety shows how fundamental and applied sciences can converge.”~Dr ir G. A. Kleter, Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands