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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 1567-1574
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.180


C4 Photosynthesis and Biomass
Suraj Kar1*, Rakesh Kumar2, Parveen Kumar3, Magan Singh2, Pooja Gupta Soni2, Govind Makarana2, Deepa Joshi2 and Manish Kushwaha2
1Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2Forage Research and Management Center (FR&MC), ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
3ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Hatch-Slack pathway, more popularly known as the C4 photosynthetic pathway in sugarcane leaves. Since then, there had been a significant development in understanding the C4 syndrome and its evolutionary background. C4 photosynthesis produces almost a quarter of the world’s entire primary productivity, despite having merely a few plant lineages to compete with. This clearly depicts the extraordinary capacity of the system to effectively trap carbon and converting it into plant biomass. It’s not a surprise that C4s represent some of the major crops in the world. This paper discusses the capacity of C4 photosynthesis, its advantage and limitations in producing plant biomass for the sustainable energy future of our planet.


Keywords: Biomass crops, C4 Photosynthesis, Bioenergy
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Suraj Kar, Rakesh Kumar, Parveen Kumar, Magan Singh, Pooja Gupta Soni, Govind Makarana, Deepa Joshi and Manish Kushwaha. 2017. C4 Photosynthesis and Biomass.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 1567-1574. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.180