The aim of our work is to understand how the photosynthetic apparatus is assembled in all major cell-types of a leaf.
The oxaloacetate is converted to other 4-carbon intermediates that are transported to photosynthetic cells, where CO 2 is released by decarboxylation.
For stations at in the Irminger Basin, a model based on phytoplankton photosynthetic responses to changes in spectral irradiance was the most accurate.
Since photosynthetic light reactions produce ATP, the ATP dependence of RuBisCO activation provides a mechanism for light-dependent activation of the enzyme.
All of the photosynthetic pigments are designed to absorb visible light across a range of wavelengths suitable for any number of environments.