Alternative pathways of carbon dioxide fixation: insights into the early evolution of life?

@article{Fuchs2011AlternativePO,
  title={Alternative pathways of carbon dioxide fixation: insights into the early evolution of life?},
  author={Georg Fuchs},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={65},
  pages={631-58}
}
The fixation of inorganic carbon into organic material (autotrophy) is a prerequisite for life and sets the starting point of biological evolution. In the extant biosphere the reductive pentose phosphate (Calvin-Benson) cycle is the predominant mechanism by which many prokaryotes and all plants fix CO(2) into biomass. However, the fact that five alternative… CONTINUE READING