Carbon-concentrating mechanisms in seagrasses.

  title={Carbon-concentrating mechanisms in seagrasses.},
  author={Anthony William Derek Larkum and Peter A. Davey and John Kuo and Peter J. Ralph and John A Raven},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={68 14},
Seagrasses are unique angiosperms that carry out growth and reproduction submerged in seawater. They occur in at least three families of the Alismatales. All have chloroplasts mainly in the cells of the epidermis. Living in seawater, the supply of inorganic carbon (Ci) to the chloroplasts is diffusion limited, especially under unstirred conditions. Therefore, the supply of CO2 and bicarbonate across the diffusive boundary layer on the outer side of the epidermis is often a limiting factor. Here… CONTINUE READING
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