Carbon isotopic composition of legumes with photosynthetic stems from mediterranean and desert habitats.

@article{Nilsen1997CarbonIC,
  title={Carbon isotopic composition of legumes with photosynthetic stems from mediterranean and desert habitats.},
  author={Elena Nilsen and M. H. Sharifi},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 12},
  pages={1707}
}
The carbon isotopic compositions of leaves and stems of woody legumes growing in coastal mediterranean and inland desert sites in California were compared. The overall goal was to determine what factors were most associated with the carbon isotope composition of photosynthetic stems in these habitats. The carbon isotope signature (d13C) of photosynthetic stems was less negative than that of leaves on the same plants by an average of 1.51 ± 0.42 ;pp. The d13C of bark (cortical chlorenchyma and… CONTINUE READING