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Is there any type of organism or bacterium that can convert CO2 to O2 more efficiently than plants, and if not what is the most efficient plant for converting CO2 to O2.


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The following should be helpful:

http://faculty.clintoncc.suny.edu/faculty/michael.gregory/files/bio%20101/Bio%20101%20Lectures/Photosynthesis/photosyn.htm

efficiency from greatest to less efficient CAM plants such as cacti > C4 plants such as grasses > C3 plants such as most other plants and trees

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) also carry on photosynthesis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanobacteria

Other photosynthetic bacteria:

http://photoscience.la.asu.edu/photosyn/education/photointro.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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