Accession Number:

AD0617639

Title:

THE PRODUCTION OF GLYCOLLATE DURING PHOTOSYNTHESIS,

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Corporate Author:

QUEEN MARY COLL LONDON (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The products of photosynthesis in Chlorella have been investigated over a range of concentrations of CO2 above and below that in air. At low CO2 concentrations, a large fraction of CO2 fixed in photosynthesis is converted to glycolic acid, and to the amino acids glycine and serine. As the CO2 concentration increases, the production of glycolic acid and glycine decreases and sucrose becomes the major product. Other compounds, e.g., alanine, malic, and aspartic acids, are not markedly affected by changing the CO2 concentration within the range studied, and represent a relatively small fraction of the total carbon fixed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE