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Search Results for: photorespiration

Photorespiration

Definition noun (1) The process by which in the presence of light plant consumes oxygen and releases carbon dioxide (in... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... 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

Net photosynthesis

Definition noun (1) The difference between the total amount of photosynthesis and the sum of the rates of respiration (i.e.... Read More

Dark respiration

Definition noun (1) A form of respiration in plants where carbon dioxide is released without the aid of (sun)light. (2)... Read More

Rudp carboxylase

RuDP carboxylase --> ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase (Science: enzyme) A copper protein that catalyses the formation of... Read More

Hsk pathway

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

C4 carbon fixation pathway

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

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

Light-independent reaction

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

Gross photosynthesis

Definition noun (1) The oxygen production rate of photosystem II. (2) The total amount of carbohydrates produced from... Read More

Peroxisome

Definition noun, plural: peroxiomes A cell organelle whose major function is for the breakdown of very long chain of fatty... Read More

Carboxysome

Carboxysome is a protein-shell micro-compartment inside bacterial cell and is involved chiefly in carbon fixation. It is a... Read More