The CO2 Concentrating Mechanism of C4 Photosynthesis: Bundle Sheath Cell CO2 Concentration and Leakage

@inproceedings{Jenkins1997TheCC,
  title={The CO2 Concentrating Mechanism of C4 Photosynthesis: Bundle Sheath Cell CO2 Concentration and Leakage},
  author={Colin L D Jenkins},
  year={1997}
}
The C4 acid cycle functions in C4 photosynthesis to concentrate CO2 in bundle sheath (BS) cells, thereby minimising oxygenase activity of Rubisco and associated photorespiration. Some key features of this process are reviewed here. During steady-state photosynthesis, the CO2 concentration maintained in BS cells must be a compromise since, at the higher levels required to prevent photorespiration, the potential for CO2 leakage from BS cells would be increased. Despite its central importance in… CONTINUE READING