, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 679-686

On the nature of the light-induced component of dark respiration of plants

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Abstract

The data on the isotope composition of carbon of CO2 of the light-induced dark respiration component have been analyzed using the oscillation model of photosynthesis. It was concluded that this component originates during the transformation of sucrose accumulated by the plant in the oxygenase phase of photosynthetic oscillations in the light period into organic acids. The transformation occurs in the dark period. It this process, C-3 and C-4 atoms, which determine the “heavy“ isotope composition of carbon of CO2 of the light-induced dark respiration component, are split off from the hexose link of sucrose.

Original Russian Text © A A. Ivlev, Yu.A. Dubinsky, 2011, published in Biofizika, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 696–704.