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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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She has used metabolic engineering methods to increase carbon assimilation and allocation in an oilseed crop and in model plant species including marine algae.
2009) compared ecosystem fluxes across a range of vegetation types and climate zones of Africa and found that maximum carbon assimilation rates were highly correlated with mean annual rainfall.
For example, it is a general trend that rates of carbon assimilation and specific leaf area under nursery conditions of shade-intolerant and tolerant species vary accordingly with the behavior found under natural conditions (Aleric & Kirkman, 2005).
Impacts of drought stress on water relations and carbon assimilation in grass land species at different altitudes.
The response of carbon assimilation rate to leaf internal concentration of CO2 (A/Ci) was determined in the growth chamber using the Li-6400 Portable Photosynthesis System (LI-COR, Inc.
Land Management Implications of Carbon Assimilation Rate Differences among Plant Communities--Measurement Process.
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.
AP] (LAR) was also higher in the conventional cultivar, regardless water condition, indicating lower carbon assimilation efficiency of the available leaf area.
When phosphate limitation was accompanied by a N:P ratio between 5-10, there was a better carbon assimilation and a higher IA concentration was obtained.
Over winter wheat canopy, the carbon assimilation values ranged from a maximum of -14.