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      C4 Green plants; rate of equivalent production; pressure effect.

    • Abstract

       

      The rate of glucose equivalent production in C4 green plants is investigated as a function of the intercellular partial pressure of CO2, so as to find the precise physical chemistry of photosynthesis. Expressions are first formulated for the dependence of photochemical efficiency and of rubisco activation on pressure. Then a pressure-dependent rate law is derived. The latter is successfully tested for two specific C4 plants, namely, Panicum antidotale and Panicum coloratum.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Anirban Panda1 Surjendu Bhattacharyya1 Sambhu N Datta1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076
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