Carbon dioxide concentration in most natural aquatic environments

Range <15 μM
Organism Biosphere
Reference Price GD, Badger MR, Woodger FJ, Long BM. Advances in understanding the cyanobacterial CO2-concentrating-mechanism (CCM): functional components, Ci transporters, diversity, genetic regulation and prospects for engineering into plants. J Exp Bot. 2008 59(7):1441-61 p.1442 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17578868
Comments "In the relatively few cyanobacterial species so far studied, it is clear that a basal form of the CCM (CO2-concentrating-mechanism) is an obligate requirement for growth in most natural aquatic environments (i.e. typical [CO2] of <15µM), including seawater environments where the Ci (inorganic carbon) level sits at a fairly constant 2 mM."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109895