The C 4 -pathway of photosynthesis. Evidence for an intermediate pool of carbon dioxide and the identity of the donor C 4 -dicarboxylic acid.

@article{Hatch1971TheC4,
  title={The C 4 -pathway of photosynthesis. Evidence for an intermediate pool of carbon dioxide and the identity of the donor C 4 -dicarboxylic acid.},
  author={Marshall D. Hatch},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1971},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={425-32}
}
1. Leaves were exposed to (14)CO(2) under steady-state conditions for photosynthesis. The kinetics of entry or loss of label in pools of CO(2) and other compounds was examined during the period of the pulse and a ;chase' with (12)CO(2). 2. With maize the kinetics of labelling of the major CO(2) pool and of depletion of label during a ;chase' was consistent with this pool being derived from the C-4 of malate and being the precursor of the C-1 of 3-phosphoglycerate. 3. Similar results were… CONTINUE READING