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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Respiration: How Does It Affect the Carbon Balance of Plants?

item Van Iersel, Marc - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Bryla, David
item Frantz, Jonathan

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 15, 2004
Publication Date: July 1, 2004
Citation: Van Iersel, M., Bryla, D.R., Frantz, J. 2004. Respiration: how does it affect the carbon balance of plants? Hortscience. 39 p. 723.

Technical Abstract: Carbon exchange measurements are routine in horticultural research, but genereally focus more on photosynthesis than on respiration. However, a large fracion (up tp 50%) of the carbon fixed in photosyntesis is lost again in respiration. Clearly respiration is important in the carbon balance and growth of plants. Topics that will be discussed in the workshop will be the importance of respiration in plant growth (Jonathna Franz), modelling respiration over time (David Bryla), and the effects of temperature on respiration (Marc van Iersel). These three topics together will give a good overview of the importance of respiration in the carbon balance of plants.

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