Carbon Isotope Effects as a Tool to Study Photosynthesis

  • Alexander A. Ivlev
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 129)


Previously it was shown [1] that metabolic carbon isotope effects (13C/12C) are a useful tool to investigate temporal organization of cell processes. The analysis of carbon isotopic composition of metabolites and their isotopic patterns proved the existence of a certain sequence of metabolic events in glycolytic chain of heterotrophic and photosynthesizing organisms. This finding agrees with the idea [2] that the processes in glycolytic chain oscillate. In present lecture we’ll try to apply the same approach to investigate photosynthesis organization.


Carbon Isotope Carbon Flux Isotope Fractionation Isotope Effect Carbon Isotope Composition 
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  • Alexander A. Ivlev
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  1. 1.Moscow Agriculture Academy of K.A. TimiryazevMoscowRussia

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