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Photobiology of seagrasses: a systems biology perspective
Buapet, P. (2017). Photobiology of seagrasses: a systems biology perspective, in: Kumar, M. et al. (Ed.) Systems biology of marine ecosystems. pp. 133-165.
In: Kumar, M.; Ralph, P.J. (Ed.) (2017). Systems biology of marine ecosystems. Springer: Cham. ISBN 978-3-319-62092-3. xviii, 351 pp., more

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    Chemical reactions > Photochemical reactions > Photosynthesis
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    Stress physiology; Omics

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  • Buapet, P.

    In addition to their well-recognized ecosystem services, seagrass meadows have recently gained considerable attention for their significant role in the marine carbon cycle. Accurate estimation of the carbon budgets of seagrass meadows does require a systems understanding of photosynthetic processes particularly in the dynamic environments of their coastal habitats and inevitably in the global change scenarios. Also, the frequent fluctuations in physicochemical factors in seagrass habitats can directly affect their photosynthetic activity and its interplay with other connecting metabolic pathways. With high-throughput experiments being increasingly common, combining the “omics” approaches can help to elucidate complex photosynthetic responses in such dynamic environment of seagrass habitats. Here, seagrass photosynthesis basics with an emphasis on its unique adaptation to submerged conditions, as well as research progress in molecular physiology are summarized. The knowledge gaps are discussed as well as further prospects for integrating photophysiology with systems biology.

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