Observed and expected biomass production and CO2 release by embryos in culture

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Organism Plant rapeseed Brassica napus
Reference Schwender J, Goffman F, Ohlrogge JB, Shachar-Hill Y. Rubisco without the Calvin cycle improves the carbon efficiency of developing green seeds. Nature. 2004 Dec 9 432(7018):779-82. p.781 table 1PubMed ID15592419
Comments "...Rubisco, together with the non-oxidative enzymes of the pentose phosphate pathway, allows the conversion of carbohydrate into 20% more acetyl-CoA and therefore oil than does glycolysis, with 40% less carbon lost as CO2. This metabolic route is consistent with the mass balance data shown in Table 1, which, given the absence of substantial other CO2 refixing mechanisms, are incompatible with the glycolytic route." See notes beneath table.
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