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carbon fixation

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(Botany) the process by which plants assimilate carbon from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form metabolically active compounds

carbon fixation

The process by which carbon from the atmosphere is converted into carbon compounds, such as carbohydrates, in plants and algae, usually by photosynthesis.
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The assimilation of SMOS soil moisture into a carbon assimilation scheme built around a terrestrial biosphere model was found to improve global CO2 flux estimates.
Demand for cytokinins has been on the rise owing to their extensive use in enhancing capacity of plants to endure water deficiency by protecting the nitrogen and carbon assimilation process during stress.
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2] uptake are jointly controlled by leaf stomata, and therefore carbon assimilation and water use by plants can be tightly coupled.
2007 Study the characteristics of carbon assimilation by Bamboo (phyllostachy Pubescens) plant in Tianmu Mountain.
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But more importantly, it has the potential to leave more carbon dioxide, ranked as the first strongest greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere by decreasing carbon assimilation in trees.
Louis, MO) has patented nucleic acid sequences from plant cells, in particular, nucleic acid sequences from maize and soybean associated with the carbon assimilation pathway enzymes.