This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.In order to function and survive, plants produce a wide array of chemical compounds not found in other organisms. Photosynthesis requires a large array of pigments, enzymes, and other compounds to function, and these chemicals have multiple practical uses in the human world as well, with applicat

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Ecological Selection Pressures for C4 Photosynthesis in the Grasses

BySujith Puthiyaveetil and John F. Allen Colin P. Osborne and Robert P. Freckleton

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The Role of Chlorophyll b in Photosynthesis: Hypothesis

ByLaura L. Eggink, Hyoungshin Park, J. Kenneth Hoober