Biochemical Control of Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation in Marine Organisms for Food and Feed Production

  • Clanton C. BlackJr.
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 14)


It is widely agreed today among plant biologists that higher plants possess several biochemical pathways for assimilating CO2 which are related to the production capabilities of plants. However the research which allows such a broad conclusion was conducted almost exclusively with terrestrial plants. The biochemistry of carbon assimilation with marine plants has not been vigorously studied. So, of necessity, we will summarize carbon metabolism and topics related to productivity in other plants and then consider marine plants. The purposes of this manuscript are: to assess the current status of knowledge on photosynthetic carbon biochemistry in marine plants; to identify some research areas where their biochemistry/ physiology is poorly understood; and to describe some potentially beneficial uses of marine plants for food, feed, fiber and fuel production.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clanton C. BlackJr.
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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