Calvin, Melvin


1911–1997 American biochemist who used radiocarbon tracers to elucidate the chemical pathways of photosynthesis.

Keywords: metalloporphyrins; photosynthesis; radiocarbon; 3‐phosphoglyceric acid; carcinogenesis

Further Reading

Calvin M (1962) The path of carbon in photosynthesis. Science 135: 879–889.

Calvin M (1963) The path of carbon in photosynthesis. Nobel Lectures: Chemistry, 1942–1962, pp. 618–646. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Calvin M (1992) Following the trail of light. In: Seeman JI (ed.) Profiles, Pathways and Dreams; Autobiographies of Eminent Scientists. Washington DC: American Chemical Society.

Farber E (1963) Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry 1901–1961, pp. 301–308. London: Abelard‐Schuman.

Husic HD and Husic WD (1993) Melvin Calvin. in: James LK (ed.) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992, History of Modern Chemistry Series, pp. 422–427. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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Coley, Noel G(Apr 2001) Calvin, Melvin. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002746]