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Effects of O2 and CO2 on Nonsteady-State Photosynthesis (Further Evidence for Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase Limitation).

KA Mott, IE Woodrow

Plant Physiology | Published : 1993


The effects of CO2 and O2 on nonsteady-state photosynthesis following an increase in photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) were examined in Spinacia oleracea to investigate the hypotheses that (a) a slow exponential phase (the ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase [Rubisco] phase) of nonsteady-state photosynthesis is primarily limited by Rubisco activity and (b) Rubisco activation involves two sequential, light-dependent processes as described in a previous study (I.E. Woodrow, K.A. Mott [1992] Plant Physiol 99: 298-303). Photosynthesis was found to be sensitive to O2 during the Rubisco phase in the approach of photosynthesis to steady state. Analyses of this sensitivity to O2 ..

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