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Improved analysis of C₄ and C₃ photosynthesis via refined in vitro assays of their carbon fixation biochemistry

Sharwood, Robert E; Sonawane, Balasaheb V; Ghannoum, Oula; Whitney, Spencer M


Plants operating C₃ and C₄ photosynthetic pathways exhibit differences in leaf anatomy and photosynthetic carbon fixation biochemistry. Fully understanding this underpinning biochemical variation is requisite to identifying solutions for improving photosynthetic efficiency and growth. Here we refine assay methods for accurately measuring the carboxylase and decarboxylase activities in C₃ and C₄ plant soluble protein. We show that differences in plant extract preparation and assay conditions are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of experimental botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erw154
Access Rights: Open Access


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