carbon fixation


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carbon fixation

[′kär·bən fik¦sā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
During photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide from the air into organic molecules.
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With its proven capability to engineer a variety of crop plants for the production of industrial products, Metabolix will be a valuable partner in our work to increase carbon fixation in plants and enable the production of a greater variety of liquid fuels in camelina and other plants.
We look forward to applying our strong capabilities in crop science to the work with UCLA Engineering to improve the carbon fixation pathways of camelina and produce new routes to biofuels.
Although Moso bamboo stand stored a lower amount of carbon in the vegetation floor than Chinese fir and Masson pine stands (Table 5), the annual carbon fixation amount in Moso bamboo stand was greater than that in Chinese fir and Masson pine stands.
The annual carbon fixation amounts in the ecosystems of Moso bamboo, Chinese fir, and Masson pine stands were 9.
Comparison of Carbon Fixation Abilities of Different Forest Ecosystems
Based on the Company's unique front-end carbon fixation technologies, HDS has access to a significant market opportunity inaccessible to many of its biomass production competitors.
The capability of carbon fixation is expressed Pmax (Bassman & Zwier, 1991).
The Carbon Fixation is Associated with Biomass Accumulation
Calculation of a carbon budget is complicated by the necessity to include carbon uptake from both leaves and roots, and carbon fixation in the light and dark, as well as refixation of respiratory carbon.
ISG's carbon fixation technology uses a liquid reagent to coat unburned carbon particles and hinder their impact on the concrete mix.
In the collaboration, Rio Tinto will fund Maxygen to develop an improved biologically based carbon fixation system.