Photosynthesis. Carbon metabolism: by day and by night

Holtum, Joseph A.M., Kelly, Grahame J., and Latzko, Erwin (2006) Photosynthesis. Carbon metabolism: by day and by night. In: Kelly, G.J., and Latzko, E., (eds.) Thirty Years of Photosynthesis: 1974-2004. Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 130-156.

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Abstract

The extent and complexity of metabolic activity in photosynthetic cells during darkness has been overshadowed by those more novel portions of metabolism that are unique to photosynthetic cells in the light. This review attempts to correct some of this imbalance by emphasizing recent advances in our understanding of the nighttime activity of photosynthetic cells, including the role of the newly discovered regulatory metabolite fructose-2,6-P2, and a detailed review of that variant of photosynthesis which has a cellar-like attribute to it, i.e. CAM, in which C02 is taken up nocturnally. The recently discovered finer details of daytime photosynthetic carbon metabolism are also covered for the period since our last review in Volume 46 of Progress in Botany.

Item ID: 1139
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: photoshynthesis, carbon metabolism
ISBN: 978-3-54028-382-9
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060705 Plant Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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