Forgive me for returning to an old theme that I have troubled you with in
For half a century or more, it has been clear that the path of
starch synthesis in chloroplasts starts with triose
phosphates and progresses to polymer formation via
glucose-1-P rather than free glucose. Glucose is no more a product of carbon
assimilation by illuminated chloroplasts than is sucrose.
So, why do textbooks insist that it is?.
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Best Christmas wishes
>From David Alan Walker, FRS; Emeritus Professor of Photosynthesis,
University of Sheffield, UK.