carbon fixation

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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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Photosystem II (PSII) that oxidizes water to O2 and 4 H+ and photosystem I (PSI) which in the light provides the most negative redox potential in nature that can drive numerous reactions including CO2 assimilation and hydrogen (H2) production.
The net CO2 assimilation rate showed a bi-peak diurnal pattern and midday depression of CO2 assimilation was observed at 13:00 h.
Salinity Increases CO2 Assimilation but Reduces Growth in Field-Grown Irrigated Rice.
While PEPCase plays a role in C4 plants for the CO2 assimilation that produces carbohydrate, EPSPS functions in the shikimate pathway that produces the aromatic amino acids and many aromatic secondary metabolites (Herrmann, 1995).
Gasometric open system enabling laboratory and field conditions, accurate measurement of changes in the concentration of co2 and h2o based on infrared spectroscopy and enabling the subsequent calculation of co2 assimilation rate, transpiration rate, intercellular co2 concentration and stomatal conductance of plants.
Stomatal conductance, leaf transpiration rate, net CO2 assimilation and biomass, however, were not affected until the treatment with 19.
Maximum Rubisco carboxylation efficiency (Vcmax), CO2 assimilation rate (Amax) and electron transport rate (Jmax) were estimated from individual A/Pi curves as described by Shi et al.