Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 73, Issue 1, pp 251-256

C4 photosynthesis: discovery and resolution

  • Marshall D. HatchAffiliated withDivision of Plant Industry, CSIRO, CSIRO Plant Industry

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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.

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