Application of Control Analysis to Photosynthetic Sucrose Synthesis

  • Mark Stitt
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 190)


Sucrose is the major product of photosynthesis, and it is exported to the rest of the plant via the phloem. However, a substantial portion of the photosynthate is retained in the leaf, often as starch. This starch is later degraded to provide respiratory substrate, or to support continued synthesis of sucrose for export during the night. Since major increases in crop productivity have been related to an improved allocation of photosynthate within the plant rather than an increase in the basic rate of photosynthesis (Gifford et al., 1984), there is considerable interest in understanding the mechanisms which regulate the partitioning of photosynthate, and in identifying sites which might allow this partitioning to be manipulated.


High Light Calvin Cycle Elasticity Coefficient Starch Synthesis Triose Phosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Stitt
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für PflanzenphysiologieUniversität BayreuthBayreuthFederal Republic of Germany

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