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carbon fixation

n
(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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Isotope fractionations due to bacterial carbon fixation and C-isotope signatures in ancient sedimentary rock have been studied.
30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biofuels is a class of fuels whose energy is derived biologically from carbon fixation.
In a paper published earlier this year in PLoS Computational Biology, Eric Smith, a Santa Fe Institute External Professor and Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellow Rogier Brkman mapped the most primitive forms of carbon fixation onto major, early branching points in the tree of life.
It has a strong carbon fixation capability, and is mainly distributed in South and Southeast Asia, particularly in China (Wu & Raven, 2006).
8) is no less fascinating than the ability of the mammalian liver to do the light-independent part of photosynthesis: carbon fixation.
Other promising proxies are: the Sr/Ca ratio in coccoliths, which correlates with rates of organic carbon fixation and calcifcation; [delta][sup.
C4 fixation is an improvement over the simpler and more ancient C3 carbon fixation strategy used by most plants.
Species rankings for carbon fixation rate, one estimate of competitiveness, depended on light levels to which their leaves were exposed.
Directions: Carbon Fixation = Carboxylation step; Rubisco (the minister) joins the two together to form a 6-carbon compound.
Among their topics are redox signal transduction, carbon fixation in chloroplasts, plant mitochondrial metabolism, and photosynthetic carbon-nitrogen interactions.
Kenaf has a considerably fast growing speed (usually growing at a speed of three to 9 times that of the average plant), and has a preeminent carbon fixation effect (1.
This process begins with carbon fixation and is initiated when carbon dioxide in the air diffuses into the leaves of plants and into spaces between photosynthetic cells.