Kinetics of Photosynthetic Carbon Dioxide Assimilation and Oxygen Evolution in a Green Alga

  • Thomas C. Moore


Brief inspection of the empirical summary equation of photosynthesis reveals that one molecule of oxygen is produced for each molecule of carbon dioxide fixed: $$\rm CO_2+2H_2O\ {\mathop{\longrightarrow}\limits_{green\ plant}}\ (CH_2O)+H_2O+O_2$$ The purpose of this experiment is to compare the kinetics of carbon dioxide assimilation and oxygen evolution in the alga Scenedesmus obliquus over a period of steady-state (constant rate) photosynthesis.


Oxygen Evolution Operating Valve Scenedesmus Obliquus Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Liquid Scintillation Vial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas C. Moore
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  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant PathologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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