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C4 carbon fixation pathway

Definition noun A metabolic pathway where CO2 is first added to phosphoenolpyruvate by the enzyme, PEP carboxylase,... Read More

Fixation

Definition noun, plural: fixations (biological technique) The use of a fixative to preserve histological, cytological, or... Read More

Hsk pathway

Definition noun An abbreviation for hatch slack kortshak pathway: a metabolic pathway first determined by Burr and Kortshak... Read More

Hatch-Slack pathway

Definition noun A metabolic pathway first delineated in depth by M. D. Hatch and C. R. Slack (in 1966). In this pathway, the... Read More

Light-independent reaction

The process of photosynthesis is a biological procedure in which plants produce oxygen and energy (sugar) by using light... Read More

C3 carbon fixation pathway

Definition noun A metabolic pathway where CO2 is converted to 3-phosphogylycerate, the first stable intermediate organic... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

C4 plant

Definition noun (botany) (1) A plant that utilizes the C4 carbon fixation pathway in which the CO2 is first bound to a... Read More

CAM

Definition noun An acronym for:Crassulacean acid metabolism (botany), an elaborate carbon fixation pathway in plants, such... Read More

Glucose

Glucose occurs naturally and is ubiquitous. It is one of the three most common monosaccharides; the other two are fructose... Read More

Nitrogen fixation

Definition noun The conversion of atmospheric nitrogen (N2) into a more usable form by natural means, such as by the... Read More

C3 plant

Definition noun (botany) (1) A plant that utilizes the C3 carbon fixation pathway as the sole mechanism to convert CO2 into... Read More

CAM plant

Definition noun (botany) A plant that utilizes the Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) as an adaptation for arid... Read More