Contents

Chapter 1

Archeabacterial phototaxis 1

Martin Engelhard, Georg Schmies, and Ansgar A. Wegener

Chapter 2

Invertebrate rhodopsins 40

Joachim Bentrop, and Reinhard Paulsen

Chapter 3

Vertebrate rhodopsin 77

Oliver P. Ernst, Klaus Peter Hofmann, and Krzysztof Palczewski

Chapter 4

Rhodopsin-related proteins, Copl, Cop2 and Chopl, in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii 124

Markus Fuhrmann, Werner Deininger, Suneel Kateriya, and Peter Hegemann

Chapter 5

The phytochromes: spectroscopy and function 136

Wolfgang Gärtner, and Silvia E. Braslavsky

Chapter 6

Phytochrome signal transduction 181

Ferenc Nagy, Eva Kevei, Klaus Harter, and Eberhard Schäfer

Chapter 7

Phytochromes and phytochrome-like proteins in cyanobacteria 203

Tilman Lamparter, and Jon Hughes

Chapter 8

The family of photoactive yellow proteins, the xanthopsins: from structure and mechanism of photoactivation to biological function 228

Klaas J. Hellingwerf, Johnny Hendriks, Michael van der Horst, Andrea Haker, Wim Crielaard, and Thomas Gensch

Chapter 9

Higher plant phototropins: photoreceptors not only for phototropism 272 Michael Salomon

Chapter 10

Cryptochromes and their functions in plant development 303

May Santiago-Ong, and Chentao Lin

Chapter 11

Blue light receptors in fern and moss 328

Masamitsu Wada

Chapter 12

Photoreceptors resetting the circadian clock 343

Paul F. Devlin

Subject Index 369

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