Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 105, Issue 3, pp 201–208 | Cite as

Celebrating Andrew Alm Benson’s 93rd birthday

Guest Editorial


We celebrate Andy Benson’s 93rd birthday on September 24, 2010 through this Editorial. This short account about Andy Benson should serve as a prelude to the short article that Andy has written for the entire photosynthesis community, which gives a glimpse of why he left the field of the “path of carbon in photosynthesis,” when he had already discovered, together with Melvin Calvin, James Alan Bassham, and others, most of the major steps in what we now call the Calvin–Benson cycle.


James A. Bassham Carl B. Benson Emma C. Alm Benson Dee Benson Calvin-Benson cycle Melvin Calvin Martin Kamen Lifetime Achievement Award of the Rebeiz Foundation Robert A. Millikan Samuel Ruben University of California at Berkeley University of California, San Diego 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Department of Plant Biology, and Center of Biophysics and Computational BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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