Leaf day respiration: Low CO2 flux but high significance for metabolism and carbon balance
Tcherkez, Guillaume; Gauthier, Paul; Buckley, Thomas N; Busch, Florian; Barbour, Margaret; Bruhn, Dan; Heskel, Mary A.; Gong, Xiaoying; Crous, Kristine Y; Griffin, Kevin; Way, Danielle; Turnbull, Matthew H; Adams, Mark; Atkin, Owen; Farquhar, Graham; Cornic, Gabriel
It has been 75 yr since leaf respiratory metabolism in the light (day respiration) was identified as a low-flux metabolic pathway that accompanies photosynthesis. In principle, it provides carbon backbones for nitrogen assimilation and evolves CO2 and thus impacts on plant carbon and nitrogen balances. However, for a long time, uncertainties have remained as to whether techniques used to measure day respiratory efflux were valid and whether day respiration responded to environmental gaseous...[Show more]
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