Global carbon dioxide assimilation via oxygenic photolithotrophy

Range >100 Pg carbon/year
Organism Biosphere
Reference Raven JA, Beardall J, Larkum AW, Sánchez-Baracaldo P. Interactions of photosynthesis with genome size and function. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2013 Jun 10 368(1622):20120264. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0264. p.1 bottom paragraphPubMed ID23754816
Comments P.1 bottom paragraph: "On Earth today, oxygenic photolithotrophy assimilates carbon dioxide globally at over 100 Pg carbon per year in net primary productivity: the corresponding numbers for anoxygenic photolithotrophy and chemolithotrophy (mainly nitrification) are, respectively, 0.03–0.07 and 0.3 Pg C per year [refs 5,6], although anoxygenic photolithotrophy was quantitatively more important in the past [refs 5–8]."
Entered by Uri M
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