Dark respiration of leaves and traps of terrestrial carnivorous plants: are there greater energetic costs in traps?

Abstract

In this study, O2-based dark respiration rate (RD) in leaf and trap cuttings was compared in 9 terrestrial carnivorous plant species of 5 genera to decide whether traps represent a greater energetic (maintanence) cost than leaves or photosynthetic parts of traps. RD values of cut strips of traps or leaves of terrestrial carnivorous plants submerged in water… (More)
DOI: 10.2478/s11535-009-0080-7

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