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Additional Reading

Attridge, T. H. 1992. Light and plant responses: A study of plant photophysiology and the natural environment. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Baker, N. R. 1996. Oxygenic photosynthesis: The light reactions. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publications.

Deisenhofer, J., and J. R. Norris. 1993. The photosynthetic reaction center. Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Dennis, D. T., and D. H. Turpin (Eds.). 1990. Plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Douce, R., and D. A. Day (Eds.). 1985. Higher plant cell respiration. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Galston, A. W. 1993. Life processes of plants: Mechanisms for survival. New York: W. H. Freeman.

Goodwin, T. W. 1988. Plant pigments. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Goodwin, T. W., and E. I. Mercer. 1983. Introduction to plant biochemistry. New York: Pergamon Press.

Gutteridge, S. 1990. Limitations of the primary events of CO2 fixation in photosynthetic organisms: The structure and mechanism of rubisco. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1015: 1-14.

Hopkins, W. G. 1999. Introduction to plant physiology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Jones, H. G. 1992. Plants and microclimate: A quantitative approach to plant physiology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Kozlowski, T. T., and S. G. Pallady (Eds.). 1995. Physiology of woody plants, 2d ed. Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Lehninger, A. L., D. L. Nelson, and M. M. Cox. 1992. Principles of biochemistry, 2d ed. New York: Worth.

Salisbury, F. B., and C. W. Ross. 1992. Plant physiology, 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Taiz, T., and E. Zeiger. 1998. Plant physiology, 2d ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

Ting, I. P. 1985. Crassulacean acid metabolism. Annual Review of Plant Physiology 36: 595-622.

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