Menu

Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.
You are here

Photobiology — The science of light and life

Editor:
  • Lars Olof Björn
Publishing year: 2002
Language: English
Pages:
Document type: Book
Publisher: Kluwer

Abstract english

Photobiology -- the science of light and life -- begins with basic principles and the physics of light and continues with general photobiological research methods, such as generation of light, measurement of light, and action spectroscopy. In an interdisciplinary way, it then treats how organisms tune their pigments and structures to the wavelength components of light, and how light is registered by organisms. Then follow various examples of photobiological phenomena: the design of the compound eye in relation to the properties of light, phototoxicity, photobiology of the human skin and of vitamin D, photomorphogenesis, photoperiodism, the setting of the biological clock by light, and bioluminescence. A final chapter is devoted to teaching experiments and demonstrations in photobiology. This book encompasses topics from a diverse array of traditional disciplines: physics, biochemistry, medicine, zoology, botany, microbiology, etc., and makes different aspects of photobiology accessible to experts in all these areas as well as to the novice. It is intended primarily for graduate students and for researchers who wish to look outside their speciality, but can also act as a source of information for undergraduate students.

Keywords

  • Biological Sciences
  • Photobiology Light Life

Other

Published
  • Photobiology
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISBN: 1-4020-0842-2
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Molecular Cell Biology

+46 46 222 72 53

B-A340

4