Metabolism of alpha-Ketoglutarate by Roots of Woody Plants.

  title={Metabolism of alpha-Ketoglutarate by Roots of Woody Plants.},
  author={J S Titus and W E Splittstoesser and Paulette Spencer},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={43 4},
The uptake and metabolism of alpha-ketoglutarate-5-(14)C by peach, apple, and privet root tissues were studied over various time intervals. As much as 80% of the absorbed (14)C appeared as (14)CO(2) in 320 minutes in peach roots. Apple and privet roots were less effective in this conversion with the bulk of the (14)C found in the organic acid fraction. This… CONTINUE READING