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Bioenergetics (Bioelectrochemistry: Principles and Practice)

Bioenergetics (Bioelectrochemistry: Principles and Practice)   



  • Peter Gräber
  • Giulio Milazzo 


  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhauser; 1 edition (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764352957
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764352950


Book Description

Bioelectrochemistry: Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive compilation of all the physicochemical aspects of the different biochemical and physiological processes.

Approximately 0.05% of all the sunlight reaching the surface of the earth is used by photosynthetic organisms to synthesize organic compounds. All the organisms use these compounds as energy sources for their metabolism. Biooenergetics, the fourth volume in the Bioelectrochemistry series, describes the energetics, kinetics and molecular mechanisms of these processes. The volume begins by examining the thermodynamics of open systems, and the global aspects of the biological processes involved. It then reviews the differences between scalar and vectorial chemical reactions in the cell, and the coupling between the different reactions. It also describes energy transduction in bacteria, chloroplasts, and mitochondria as well as the different pathways evolved in order to utilize energy from various external sources. Finally, the molecular mechanisms of some important energy transducing enzyme complexes are examined.

Further volumes will be added to the series, which is intended as a set of source books for graduate and postgraduate students as well as research workers at all levels in bioelectrochemistry.