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The hot and the cold: unravelling the variable response of plant respiration to temperature

Atkin, Owen; Bruhn, Dan; Hurry, Vaughan; Tjoelker, Mark G


When predicting the effects of climate change, global carbon circulation models that include a positive feedback effect of climate warming on the carbon cycle often assume that (1) plant respiration increases exponentially with temperature (with a constant Q10) and (2) that there is no acclimation of respiration to long-term changes in temperature. In this review, we show that these two assumptions are incorrect. While Q10 does not respond systematically to elevated atmospheric CO2...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1071/FP03176


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