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08/04/1911 American biochemist Melvin Calvin is born

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Interview with Melvin Calvin

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Nature's smallest factory: The Calvin cycle - Cathy Symington

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Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8

Calvin is known for his discovery of what is today known as the Calvin cycle (together with Andrew Benson and James Bassham). It's an important part of photosynthesis. The cycle took place inside a specialized compartment in plant cell called the chloroplast.