Respiration and Photosynthesis
DCook at cau.edu
Mon Nov 10 16:49:03 EST 2003
Photorespiration was not part of the orginal question I fielded this
morning. My questioner referred specificaly to Krebs' cycle.
From: Artus, Nancy [mailto:nartus at wcupa.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 2:18 PM
To: Cook, Deborah
Subject: RE: Respiration and Photosynthesis
The CO2 from photorespiration is likely to be recycled. Often
mitochondria will be seen in close proximity with chloroplasts in C-3 mesophyll.
West Chester University
> From: "Cook, Deborah"
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 11:48 AM
> To: plant-ed at net.bio.net
> Subject: Respiration and Photosynthesis
> Hello everyone!
> It's been a long time since I've posted. I just got a call from a
> chemist, who claims that the carbon dioxide from respiration is recycled
> into photosynthesis. The premise is that plants are highly efficient
> because of this phenomena for sometime type of physics research. I think
> this is a HS science project. At the same time, I do not recall any old
> tracer studies that directly show this as being the case. Is this one
> of those great misconceptions out there that we have to clear up from
> time to time?
> Thanks for any replies,
> Deb Cook
> Deborah A. Cook Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Biological Sciences
> Clark Atlanta University
> (404) 880-6823
> (404) 880-8065
> dcook at cau.edu
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