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TitleThe Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis
Author(s)Calvin, M.; Benson, A. A.
Publication DateMarch 08, 1948
Report NumberAECD-1912; UCRL--65
Unique IdentifierACC0304
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 927200
Research OrgErnest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (US) [LBL] [LBNL]; University of California Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Contract NoW-7405-Eng.-48; DE-AC02-05CH11231
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
Subject59 Basic Biological Sciences; Algae; Carbon; Carbon Dioxide; Distribution; Illuminance; Photosynthesis
Related Web PagesMelvin Calvin and Carbon in Photosynthesis
AbstractThe dark fixation of carbon dioxide by green algae has been investigated and found to be closely related to photosynthesis fixation. By illumination in the absence of carbon dioxide followed by treatment with radioactive carbon dioxide in the dark, the amount fixed has been increased ten to twenty fold. This rate of maximum fixation approaches photosynthesis maximum rates. The majority of the radioactive products formed under these conditions have been identified and isolated and the distribution of labeled carbon determined. From these results a tentative scheme for the mechanism of photosynthesis is set forth.
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