In a career spanning over 50 years, Prof
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David Alan Walker was an Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Sheffield and also Fellow of the Royal Society. He had a marvelous 60 year career as a scientist, during which he was a researcher, mentor, valued colleague, and a prolific writer in the field of photosynthesis. His career was marked by creative breakthroughs in isolation and analysis of chloroplast metabolism in vitro and simple but valuable technical advances for measurement of photosynthesis in vivo that remain relevant on a global scale to production of crops and biofuels, as well as plant responses to climate change (Edwards & Heber, 2012).
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A range of complementary instruments have been continuously developed over the years in order to meet the needs of emerging trends in the scientific world. Modern oxygen measurement systems incorporate the S1 electrode to provide sensitive and reliable tools for a vast range of applications from the demonstration of oxygen evolution from photosynthetic organisms to the analysis of mitochondrial respiration rates.
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Hansatech Instruments is a small, British, scientific instrument company located in the heart of rural Norfolk. For over 40 years, our efforts have been concentrated towards the design & manufacture of high quality oxygen electrode and chlorophyll fluorescence measurement systems for the studies of cellular respiration & photosynthesis research. Our product range covers a wide range of applications within the following fields of study:
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Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) can be traced from Roman times through persons who noted a morning acid taste of some common house plants. From India in 1815, Benjamin-Heyne described a ‘daily acid taste cycle’ with some succulent garden plants. Recent work has shown that the nocturnally formed acid is decarboxylated during the day to become the CO2 for photosynthesis. Thus, CAM photosynthesis extends over a 24-hour day using several daily interlocking cycles. To understand CAM photosynthesis, several landmark discoveries were made at the following times: daily reciprocal acid and carbohydrate cycles were found during 1870 to 1887; their precise identification, as malic acid and starch, and accurate quantification occurred from 1940 to 1954; diffusive gas resistance methods were introduced in the early 1960s that led to understanding the powerful stomatal control of daily gas exchanges; C4 photosynthesis in two different types of cells was discovered from 1965 to ∼1974 and the resultant information was used to elucidate the day and night portions of CAM photosynthesis in one cell; and exceptionally high internal green tissue CO2 levels, 0.2 to 2.5%, upon the daytime decarboxylation of malic acid, were discovered in 1979. These discoveries then were combined with related information from C3 and C4