oxidation in C4

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Sun Mar 15 22:19:08 EST 1998

> Janice M. Glime (jmglime at MTU.EDU) wrote:
> : If C4 plants benefit by being able to continue photosynthesis while 
> : keeping their guard cells closed, what happens to the excess CO2 during
> : that time?
OOPS!  Even proofreading didn't help!  I really wanted to ask what happens
to the excess O2, not CO2.

   My added question, can it be going to the closely aligned mitochondria,
and if so, what prevents loss of photosynthate through photorespiration,
especially at higher temperatures?
 Janice M. Glime, Professor  
 Department of Biological Sciences
 Michigan Technological University
 Houghton, MI 49931-1295
 jmglime at mtu.edu
 FAX 906-487-3167 

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