carbon fixation

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carbon fixation

The reduction of CO2 to organic compounds by living organisms—classically equated to photosynthesis, which requires sunlight and H2O as an electron donor, converting inorganic carbon (CO2) into organic compounds.
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Two of the team's primary goals are to measure the rate of CO2 fixation in mine waste rock and tailings in a lab setting and to speed up the process.
(1998) stated that quantum yield of photo system II (PSII), which is the primary output of the fluorescence measurement is highly correlated with CO2 fixation. A highest quantum yield was found in leaves of clone-732, while lowest one in clone-747 (Fig.