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Critical review: incorporating the arrangement of mitochondria and chloroplasts into models of photosynthesis and carbon isotope discrimination

Ubierna, Nerea; Cernusak, Lucas; Holloway-Phillips, Meisha-Marika; Busch, Florian; Cousins, Asaph B.; Farquhar, Graham


The arrangement of mitochondria and chloroplasts, together with the relative resistances of cell wall and chloroplast, determine the path of diffusion out of the leaf for (photo)respired CO2. Traditional photosynthesis models have assumed a tight arrangement of chloroplasts packed together against the cell wall with mitochondria located behind the chloroplasts, deep inside the cytosol. Accordingly, all (photo)respired CO2 must cross the chloroplast before diffusing out of the leaf. Different...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Photosynthesis Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-019-00635-8


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