HSK pathway

HSK pathway

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Hatch-Slack-Kortshak pathway — (= Hatch Slack pathway) Metabolic pathway responsible for primary CO2 fixation in C4 plant photosynthesis. The enzymes that are found in mesophyll chloroplasts include PEP carboxylase, that adds CO2to phosphoenolpyruvate to give the 4 carbon… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • C4 plants — Plants found principally in hot climates whose initial fixation of CO2 in photosynthesis is by the HSK pathway. The enzyme responsible is PEP carboxylase, whose products contain four carbon atoms. Subsequently the CO2 is released and re fixed by… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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