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dc.contributor.author Frank R. en_US
dc.contributor.author John F. en_US
dc.contributor.editor Hans en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-05T12:44:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-05T12:44:41Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 978-1-4020-3588-3 en_US
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_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 119178 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3144 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3144
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_US
dc.format.extent 11 en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Plant Respiration. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 18 en_US
dc.title Respiratory/carbon costs of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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