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TitlePhotosynthesis: The Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis and the Primary Quantum Conversion Act of Photosynthesis
Author(s)Calvin, Melvin
Publication DateNovember 22, 1952
Report NumberUCRL--2040
Unique IdentifierACC0325
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 4369596; OSTI ID: 915411
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; Carbon; Chlorophyll; Excitation; Metabolism; Photosynthesis; Sensitizers; Thioctic Acid
KeywordsChemistry; Alcohols; Cycloalkanes; Light; Organic Acids; Organic Sulfur Compounds; Pentane; Review; Thiols; Variations
Related Web PagesMelvin Calvin and Carbon in Photosynthesis
AbstractThis constitutes a review of the path of carbon in photosynthesis as it has been elaborated through the summer of 1952, with particular attention focused on those aspects of carbon metabolism and its variation which have led to some direct information regarding the primary quantum conversion act. An introduction to the arguments which have been adduced in support of the idea that chlorophyll is a physical sensitizer handing its excitation on to thioctic acid, a compound containing a strained 1, 2 -dithiolcyclopentane ring, is given.
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