Photosynthesis Research

, 73:251

C4 photosynthesis: discovery and resolution

  • Marshall D. Hatch

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020471718805

Cite this article as:
Hatch, M.D. Photosynthesis Research (2002) 73: 251. doi:10.1023/A:1020471718805


This Minireview provides a brief account of the scene and interesting turn of events surrounding the discovery and resolution of the mechanism of C4 photosynthesis, as well as the recognition of the process by the wider plant science community.

G.O. BurrC4 dicarboxylic acidsC4 pathwayC4 photosynthesisC.E. Hartt, M.D. HatchY. KarpilovH.P. Kortschakmaizephotosynthetic carbon assimilationC.R. Slacksugar cane

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marshall D. Hatch
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  1. 1.Division of Plant IndustryCSIRO, CSIRO Plant IndustryCanberraAustralia