Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 123, Issue 2, pp 115–116 | Cite as

Andrew Benson honored on birthday № 97

  • Bob B. BuchananEmail author
  • Roland Douce


We present a brief account of the 97th birthday celebration of Andrew A. Benson, a scientific legend who is known, among other contributions, for his pioneering work on the path of carbon in photosynthesis (the Calvin-Benson cycle).


Andrew A. Benson award Brandt iHammer Calvin-Benson cycle Plant lectins 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant & Microbial BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Universite´ de Grenoble, CEA, DRCD/PCVGrenoble Cedex 9France

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