Calvin cycle

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Calvin cycle

n.
A series of chemical reactions that occur as part of photosynthesis, in which carbon is broken away from gaseous carbon dioxide and fixed as organic carbon in compounds that are ultimately converted into sugars.

[After Melvin Calvin.]

Calvin cycle

n
(Botany) botany a series of reactions, occurring during photosynthesis, in which glucose is synthesized from carbon dioxide
[C20: named after Melvin Calvin, who elucidated it]
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Calvin-Benson cycle has the potential to impact yield.
It must go on, it must go on, the Calvin-Benson Cycle must go on.
RubisCO is the key enzyme for fixing [CO.sub.2] into organic cellular components during the Calvin-Benson cycle. Measurement of rbcL gene expression may be a useful marker for determining changes in cellular growth rate.