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C4 photosynthesis

The combination of atmospheric CO2 with a 3-carbon molecule phosphoenol pyruvate (PEP) in the mesophyll cells to make a 4-carbon acid which is… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
C(4) photosynthesis is one of the most convergent evolutionary phenomena in the biological world, with at least 66 independent… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
The C4 photosynthetic carbon cycle is an elaborated addition to the C3 photosynthetic pathway. It evolved as an adaptation to… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
C4 photosynthesis drives productivity in several major food crops and bioenergy grasses, including maize (Zea mays), sugarcane… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
AbstractThe C4 photosynthetic pathway is a series of structural and biochemical modifications around the more primitive C3… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Field-grown Miscanthus × giganteus maintains high photosynthetic quantum yields and biomass productivity in cool temperate… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Most plants are known as C3 plants because the first product of photosynthetic CO2 fixation is a three-carbon compound. C4 plants… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
An important adaptation to CO2-limited photosynthesis in cyanobacteria, algae and some plants was development of CO2… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Between 8 and 6 million years ago, there was a global increase in the biomass of plants using C4 photosynthesis as indicated by… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
THE most common and the most primitive pathway of the three different photosynthetic pathways used by plants is the C3 pathway… Expand
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
We discuss the physical and enzymatic bases of carbone isotope discrimination during photosynthesis, noting how knowledge of… Expand
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