Photosynthetic efficiency

Range 4.6 for C3 plants: 6.0 for C4 plants %
Organism Plants
Reference Blankenship RE et al., Comparing photosynthetic and photovoltaic efficiencies and recognizing the potential for improvement. Science. 2011 May 13 332(6031):805-9. p.806 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID21566184
Primary Source Zhu XG, Long SP, Ort DR. Improving photosynthetic efficiency for greater yield. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2010 Jun 2 61 :235-61.PubMed ID20192734
Comments Taking into account the known losses in light harvesting, overpotentials, and respiration, the maximum limit to photosynthetic efficiency is reduced to 4.6 and 6.0% for C3 and C4 plants, respectively (primary source)
Entered by Uri M
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