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TitleThe Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis XI. The Role of Glycolic Acid
Author(s)Schou, L.; Benson, A. A.; Bassham, J. A.; Calvin, M.
Publication DateSeptember 11, 1950
Report NumberUCRL--908
Unique IdentifierACC0314
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 4432889; OSTI ID: 910358
Research OrgUniversity of California Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, CA; Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (US) [LBL][LBNL]
Contract NoW-7405-eng-48; DE-AC02-05CH11231
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
Subject59 Basic Biological Sciences; Algae; Carbon; Glycine; Glycolic Acid; Metabolism; Photosynthesis; Scenedesmus; Serine
KeywordsBiology And Medicine; Acidity; Amino Acids; Biochemistry; Carbohydrates; Carbon 12; Carbon 14; Carbon Dioxide; Chemical Reactions; Chromatography; Distribution; Glyceric Acid; Labelled Compounds; Light; Metabolism; Organic Acids; Organic Compounds; Organic Phosphorus Compounds; Oxygen; Performance; Phosphoric Acid; Quantitative Analysis; Radioactivity; Radiochemistry; Reaction Kinetics; Saccharose; Separation Processes; Sugars; Tracer Techniques; Variations; Metabolic Processes
Related Web PagesMelvin Calvin and Carbon in Photosynthesis
AbstractThe metabolism of C{sup 14} labeled glycolic acid by Scenedesmus has been studied using radiochromatographic techniques for the separation and identification of products. When the pH of the medium was 2.8, appreciable assimilation occurred. The products were identical to those observed in C{sup 14}O{sub 2} photosynthesis. A major reaction anaerobically in the dark resulted in incorporation of C{sup 14} in almost equal amounts in the glycine and serine reservoirs. When the algae were illuminated, a diminution in the amount of glycine was observed.
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