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Diel leaf growth cycles in Clusia spp. are related tochanges between C3 photosynthesis and crassulacean acid metabolism during development and during water stress

Walter, Achim; Christ, Maja M; Rascher, Uwe; Schurr, Ulrich; Osmond, C Barry


This study reports evidence that the timing of leaf growth responds to developmental and environmental constraints in Clusia spp. We monitored diel patterns of leaf growth in the facultative C3-crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) species Clusia minor and in the supposedly obligate CAM species Clusia alata using imaging methods and followed diel patterns of CO2 exchange and acidification. Developing leaves of well-watered C. minor showed a C3-like diel pattern of gas exchange and growth, with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01777.x


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