Alternative respiration and heat evolution in plants.

  title={Alternative respiration and heat evolution in plants.},
  author={A. Ordentlich and R A Linzer and Ilya Raskin},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={97 4},
The alternative respiratory pathway dissipates most of the chemical energy of respiratory substrates as heat. We have shown that this heat can be quantified by microcalorimetry and is a measure of alternative pathway activity in vivo. The alternative pathway is known to increase in aged potato (Solanum tuberosum) slices and in chill-stressed leaves. Aging of potato slices for 24 hours was accompanied by an almost fourfold increase in the rate of heat evolution. This heat increase was resistant… CONTINUE READING


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