Number of quanta expended for assimilation of each CO2 molecule in CCM

Range 3-4 Unitless
Organism Green algae
Reference Fridlyand L, Kaplan A, Reinhold L. Quantitative evaluation of the role of a putative CO2-scavenging entity in the cyanobacterial CO2-concentrating mechanism. Biosystems. 1996 37(3):229-38. p. 237 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID8924647
Primary Source Burger, J., Miyachi, S., Gallard, P. and Senger, H., 1988, Quantum requirements of photosynthetic oxygen evolution and 77K fluorescence emission spectra in unicellular green algae grown under low and high CO2 conditions. Bot. Acta. 101, 229-232.
Comments The operation of the CCM in microalgae requires additional expenditure of about three to four quanta per each assimilated CO2 molecule (primary source) see BNID 102630
Entered by Uri M
ID 102631