Photosynthetic characteristics of C3-C4 intermediate Flaveria floridana (Asteraceae) in natural habitats: evidence of advantages to C3-C4 photosynthesis at high leaf temperatures

R. K. Monson, C. H. Jaeger

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Abstract

The high photosynthesis rates at high leaf temperatures in F. floridana were not due to higher leaf nitrogen contents, but rather to its reduced rate of photorespiration. C3-C4 intermediate photosynthesis can thus provide plants with an advantage at high leaf temperatures, compared to C3 plants. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-800
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of botany
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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