Carbon isotope discrimination in photosynthetic bark

@article{Cernusak2001CarbonID,
  title={Carbon isotope discrimination in photosynthetic bark},
  author={Lucas A Cernusak and John D. Marshall and Jonathon P. Comstock and Nick J. Balster},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={128},
  pages={24-35}
}
We developed and tested a theoretical model describing carbon isotope discrimination during photosynthesis in tree bark. Bark photosynthesis reduces losses of respired CO2 from the underlying stem. As a consequence, the isotopic composition of source CO2 and the CO2 concentration around the chloroplasts are quite different from those of photosynthesizing leaves. We found three lines of evidence that bark photosynthesis discriminates against 13C. First, in bark of Populus tremuloides, the δ13C… CONTINUE READING

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