Endogenous rhythms and chaos in crassulacean acid metabolism

  title={Endogenous rhythms and chaos in crassulacean acid metabolism},
  author={Ulrich E. L{\"u}ttge and Friedrich Beck},
Endogenous free-running regular circadian oscillations of net CO2 exchange in the crassulacean-acidmetabolism (CAM) plant Kalanchoë daigremontiana Hamet et Perrier de la Bâthie under constant external conditions in continuous light have been shown to change to irregular non-predictable (chaotic) time behaviour as irradiance or temperature are raised above a critical level. A model of CAM has been constructed with pools of major metabolites of varying concentrations, flows of metabolites leading… CONTINUE READING