Respiratory properties of developing bean and pea leaves

J. Azcon-Bieto, H. Lambers, D. A. Day

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The rate of O2 uptake in the dark in Phaseolus vulgaris leaves decreased during development, largely due to a decline in the activity and capacity of the cytochrome path. However, the capacity of the alternative path remained more or less constant with leaf expansion, and thus percentage cyanide resistance of respiration increased with leaf expansion. Similar trends were observed with mitochondria isolated from leaves of Pisum sativum. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-245
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Plant Physiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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