Dark CO2 fixation in leaves of tomato plants grown with ammonium and nitrate as nitrogen sources

The dark (non-photosynthetic) CO2 fixation was studied in the leaves of ammonium-fed and nitratefed tomato plants. The ability to fix14CO2 in the dark of ammonium-fed plants was remarkably lower as compared with nitrate-fed plants, supporting the previous finding that the synthesis of C4-compounds from C3-compounds was reduced in the leaves of ammonium-fed… (More)