The Effect of Photosynthesis on Different Steps of Dark Respiration

  • Natasha Mamushina
  • Helene Zubkova
  • Ludmila Filippova


The physiological and biochemical studies of the interaction of photosynthesis and dark respiration in the light give conflicting conclusions. It should be stressed that the most of these investigations were carried out on different green plant material (algae, protoplasts or whole leaves), where oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (OPPP), glycolysis, Krebs cycle oxidative phosphorylation were studied separetely (1,2,3,4,5,6). No attempts have been made to consider the interaction of different steps of dark respiration during photosynthesis on the one plant under constant conditions. We have accordingly investigated the major dark respiration reactions — OPPP, glycolysis and Kreb cycle — on the leaves of different plants under conditions optimal photosynthesis by means of specific exogenous labelled substrates.


Krebs Cycle Dark Respiration Total Uptake Green Cell Barley Seedling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natasha Mamushina
    • 1
  • Helene Zubkova
    • 1
  • Ludmila Filippova
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of PhotosynthesisKomarov Botanical InstituteLeningradUSSR

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