Respiratory/carbon costs of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes

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dc.contributor.author Minchin, Frank R.
dc.contributor.author Witty, John F.
dc.contributor.editor Lambers, Hans
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-05T12:44:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-05T12:44:41Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Minchin , F R & Witty , J F 2005 , ' Respiratory/carbon costs of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes ' . in H Lambers (ed.) , Plant Respiration. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 18 . vol. 18 , Kluwer Academic Publishers , pp. 195-205 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4020-3588-3
dc.identifier.other PURE: 119178
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3144
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3144
dc.identifier.uri http://www.springer.com/life+sci/plant+sciences/book/978-1-4020-3588-3 en
dc.description Minchin, F. R., Witty, J. F. (2005). Respiratory/carbon costs of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes. In: 'Plant Respiration. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 18', Lambers, H., Ribas-Carbo, M., (Eds), 195-205. en
dc.description.abstract Respiration in plants, as in all living organisms, is essential to provide metabolic energy and carbon skeletons for growth and maintenance. As such, respiration is an essential component of a plant’s carbon budget. Depending on species and environmental conditions, it consumes 25-75% of all the carbohydrates produced in photosynthesis – even more at extremely slow growth rates. Respiration in plants can also proceed in a manner that produces neither metabolic energy nor carbon skeletons, but heat. This type of respiration involves the cyanide-resistant, alternative oxidase; it is unique to plants, and resides in the mitochondria. The activity of this alternative pathway can be measured based on a difference in fractionation of oxygen isotopes between the cytochrome and the alternative oxidase. Heat production is important in some flowers to attract pollinators; however, the alternative oxidase also plays a major role in leaves and roots of most plants. A common thread throughout this volume is to link respiration, including alternative oxidase activity, to plant functioning in different environments. en
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
dc.relation.ispartof Plant Respiration. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 18 en
dc.title Respiratory/carbon costs of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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