Evolution of the Calvin–Benson cycle

Range ~2 billion years ago
Organism Biosphere
Reference Arrivault S et al., Metabolite profiles reveal interspecific variation in operation of the Calvin-Benson cycle in both C4 and C3 plants. J Exp Bot. 2019 Mar 27 70(6):1843-1858. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz051 p.1843 left columnPubMed ID30773587
Primary Source Rasmussen B, Fletcher IR, Brocks JJ, Kilburn MR. Reassessing the first appearance of eukaryotes and cyanobacteria. Nature. 2008 Oct 23 455(7216):1101-4. doi: 10.1038/nature07381PubMed ID18948954
Comments P.1843 left column: "The Calvin–Benson cycle (CBC) evolved ~2 billion years ago (primary source), is the most abundant biochemical pathway on Earth in terms of nitrogen investment (Ellis, 1979, Raven, 2013), and plays a dominant role in the global carbon (C) and O2 cycles."
Entered by Uri M
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