Regulation of Catalase Activity in Leaves of Nicotiana sylvestris by High CO(2).

The effect of high CO(2) (1% CO(2)/21% O(2)) on the activity of specific forms of catalase (CAT-1, -2, and -3) (EA Havir, NA McHale [1987] Plant Physiol 84: 450-455) in seedling leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris, Nicotlana tabacum) was examined. In high CO(2), total catalase activity decreased by 50% in the first 2 days, followed by a more gradual… CONTINUE READING