Percentage of ATP produced that is used for biomass production

Range ~11 %
Organism Sunflower Helianthus annuus
Reference Alonso AP, Goffman FD, Ohlrogge JB, Shachar-Hill Y. Carbon conversion efficiency and central metabolic fluxes in developing sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) embryos. Plant J. 2007 Oct52(2):296-308 p.302 right column top paragraphPubMed ID17683473
Comments "...only about 11% of the ATP produced is used for biomass production. Additional ATP is presumably consumed to power the import of the carbohydrate and amino acid precursors of storage end products and for cellular maintenance."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108773