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  • Main Title The Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis VIII. The Role of MalicAcid


  • Author: Bassham, James A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Benson, Andrew A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Calvin, Melvin
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USAEC


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: "Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)"


  • Creation: 1950-01-25


  • English


  • Content Description: Malonate has been found to inhibit the formation of malic acid during short periods of photosynthesis with radioactive carbon dioxide. This result, together with studies which show the photosynthetic cycle to be operating normally at the same time, indicates that malic acid is not an intermediate in photosynthesis but is probably closely related to some intermediate of the cycle. Absence of labeled succinic and fumaric acids in these experiments, in addition to the failure of malonate to inhibit photosynthesis, precludes the participation of these acids as intermediates in photosynthesis.


  • Keyword: Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Keyword: Malic Acid
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Succinic Acid
  • Keyword: Carbon Dioxide
  • Keyword: Fumaric Acid
  • Keyword: Carbon Cycle
  • Keyword: Photosynthesis


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: UCRL--584
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/910351
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910351
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890654