Respiration and photosynthesis of bladders and leaves of aquatic utricularia species.

@article{Adamec2006RespirationAP,
  title={Respiration and photosynthesis of bladders and leaves of aquatic utricularia species.},
  author={Lubom{\'i}r Adamec},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={765-9}
}
In aquatic species of carnivorous utricularia, about 10 - 50 % of the total biomass consists of bladders. Utricularia bladders are physiologically very active organs though their chlorophyll content may greatly be reduced. To specify energetic costs of carnivory, respiration (RD) and net photosynthetic rate (PN) were compared in bladders and leaves or shoot segments of six aquatic utricularia species with differentiated (U. ochroleuca, U. intermedia, U. floridana) or non-differentiated shoots… CONTINUE READING