C4 photosynthesis: discovery and resolution

  • Marshall D. Hatch
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 20)


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.

Key words

G.O. Burr C4 dicarboxylic acids C4 pathway C4 photosynthesis C.E. Hartt M.D. Hatch Y. Karpilov H.P. Kortschak maize photosynthetic carbon assimilation C.R. Slack sugar cane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marshall D. Hatch
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  1. 1.Division of Plant Industry, CSIROCSIRO Plant IndustryCanberraAustralia

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