Their success stems from a physiological CO2-concentrating pump, which leads to high photosynthetic efficiency in warm climates and low atmospheric CO2 concentrations. We critically review the proposal that declining atmospheric CO2 triggered this tropical revolution via its effects on the photosynthetic efficiency of leaves. Our synthesis of the latest geological evidence from South Asia and North America suggests that this emphasis is misplaced. Instead, we find important roles for regional climate change and fire in South Asia, but no obvious environmental trigger for C4 success in North America. CO2-starvation is implicated in the origins of C4 plants 25—32 Myr ago, raising the possibility that the pathway evolved under more extreme atmospheric conditions experienced 10 times earlier. However, our geochemical analyses provide no evidence of the C4 mechanism at this time, although possible ancestral components of the C4 pathway are identified in ancient plant lineages. We suggest that future research must redress the substantial imbalance between experimental investigations and analyses of the geological record. Introduction Photosynthetic CO2-fixation has provided the carbon for life on Earth for at least the past 2. It works by pumping CO2 from the mesophyll into a specialized ring of bundle sheath cells centred around leaf veins, where an extremely localized version of C3 photosynthesis operates, bathed in high CO2 concentrations figure 1; Hatch
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Despite the fact that winter temperatures in Shanghai are not particularly low, the wind chill factor combined with the high humidity can actually make it feel less comfortable than some much colder places which experience frequent snowfalls. In between, spring can feature lengthy periods of cloudy, often rainy, weather, while Autumn is generally mild to warm and sunny. Get in[ edit ] Shanghai is one of China’s main travel hubs and getting in from pretty much anywhere is easy.
By plane[ edit ] Shanghai has two main airports  , with Pudong the main international gateway and Hongqiao serving mostly domestic flights, so be sure to check which one your flight is leaving from. Transfer between the two takes about 1 hour by taxi. There are also direct shuttle buses. You can get between the two airports in nearer two hours by Metro subway. Both airports are on line two, the main East-West line through downtown Shanghai, but at opposite ends of it.
You can reduce the time some by taking the Maglev train described in the next section part of the way.
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Since the mass of these particles is on the order of 80 GeV, the uncertainty principle dictates a range of about meters which is about. The weak interaction changes one flavor of quark into another. For example, in the neutron decay depicted by the Feynman diagram at left above, one down quark is changed to an up quark, transforming the neutron into a proton. The primitive vertices in the Feynman diagrams for the weak interaction are of two types, charged and neutral. For leptons they take the following form The electron is used as an example in these diagrams, but any lepton can be substituted on the incoming side.
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