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Respiratory Metabolism in CAM Plants

Tcherkez, Guillaume


CAM metabolism involves a CO2 concentration mechanism in which organic acids are used as transitory carbon storage. The substrate on which CO2 is fixed derives from sugars via glycolysis. Therefore, CAM metabolism is intrinsically linked to enzymatic steps of catabolism and respiration. Respiration is essential to recycle products of malate metabolism (pyruvate) or to provide energy and reductive power sustaining malate synthesis and accumulation. Despite this importance, many aspects of CAM...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Plant Respiration: Metabolic Fluxes and Carbon Balance
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68703-2_11


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