Evolution of the biochemistry of the photorespiratory C2 cycle.

  title={Evolution of the biochemistry of the photorespiratory C2 cycle.},
  author={M. Hagemann and Alisdair R. Fernie and George S. Espie and Ramona Kern and Marion Eisenhut and Sigrun Reumann and Hermann Bauwe and Andreas P M Weber},
  journal={Plant biology},
  volume={15 4},
Oxygenic photosynthesis would not be possible without photorespiration in the present day O2 -rich atmosphere. It is now generally accepted that cyanobacteria-like prokaryotes first evolved oxygenic photosynthesis, which was later conveyed via endosymbiosis into a eukaryotic host, which then gave rise to the different groups of algae and streptophytes. For… CONTINUE READING