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Shade compromises the photosynthetic efficiency of NADP-ME less than that of PEP-CK and NAD-ME C4 grasses

Sonawane, Balasaheb V.; Sharwood, Robert; Whitney, Spencer; Ghannoum, Oula


The high energy cost and apparently low plasticity of C4 photosynthesis compared with C3 photosynthesis may limit the productivity and distribution of C4 plants in low light (LL) environments. C4 photosynthesis evolved numerous times, but it remains unclear how different biochemical subtypes perform under LL. We grew eight C4 grasses belonging to three biochemical subtypes [NADP-malic enzyme (NADP-ME), NAD-malic enzyme (NAD-ME), and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEP-CK)] under shade (16%...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-04-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ery129
Access Rights: Open Access


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