Long-distance translocation of photosynthates: a primer.
The storage of light energy in chemical form through photosynthesis is the key process underlying life as we know it. To utilize photosynthates efficiently as structural materials or as fuel to drive endergonic processes, they have to be transported from where they are produced to where they are needed. In this primer, we provide an overview of basic biophysical concepts underlying our current understanding of the mechanisms of photosynthate long-distance transport, and briefly discuss current developments in the field.
Review Article, Cytoplasmic streaming, Münch flow, Münch hypothesis, Phloem transport, Sieve tube, Symplasmic transport
Michael Knoblauch and Winfried S. Peters (2013).
Long-distance translocation of photosynthates: a primer.. Photosynthesis Research.117 (1-3), 189-196.