Rates of light-saturated inorganic carbon assimilation in various aquatic plants

Range Table - link nmol C/(m^2 plant surface)/sec
Organism Plants
Reference Raven JA (1984) ‘Energetics and transport in aquatic plants.’ (A. R. Liss: New York) Chapter 5 The transport and fixation of inorganic carbon p.236 table 5.7
Primary Source Data from primary sources [1] & [2], except for Anacystis nidulans which is from [3] & [4]. [1] Raven JA. Nutrient transport in microalgae. Adv Microb Physiol. 1980 21: 47-226. [2] Raven JA 1981, Nutritional strategies of submerged benthic plants: the acquisition of C, N & P by rhizophytes and haptophytes, New Phytol 88: 1-30 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1981.tb04564.x [3] Myers Kratz 1956 Relations between pigment content and photosynthetic characteristics in a blue-green alga, J Gen Physiol 39 11-22 doi:10.1085/jgp.39.1.11 [4] Lang & Whitton (1973). In Carr NG, Whitton BA (eds): "The biology of blue-green algae." Oxford: Blackwell scientific publications, pp66-98PubMed ID6778091
Comments "The reactions which are involved in inorganic carbon assimilation can be divided into (1) transport of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate in the medium, (2) interconversion of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate in the medium, (3) passive or active transport of carbon dioxide or bicarbonate across the plasmalemma and the plastid envelope, (4) intracellular (cytosol or stroma) interconversion of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate, and (5) RUBISCO (and subsequent reaction) activity. The maximal rates of inorganic carbon assimilation which these various reactions permit are quoted in table 5.7. The state of the art is such that reasonably definitive data are only available for a few plants." See notes beneath table
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