Photorespiration Update

David R. Hershey dh321 at excite.com
Wed Sep 15 18:40:04 EST 2004


The following paper provides evidence that photorespiration is not just
a wasteful process, as often presented in textbooks, but plays an
essential role in nitrate assimilation. 

Rachmilevitch, S., Cousins, A.B. and Bloom, A.J. 2004. Nitrate
assimilation in plant shoots depends on photorespiration. Proc. Nat.
Acad. Sci. 101(31): 11506-10.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/101/31/11506




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