Plant Respiration: Metabolic Fluxes and Carbon Balance

  • Guillaume Tcherkez
  • Jaleh Ghashghaie

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Cyril Abadie, Adam Carroll, Guillaume Tcherkez
    Pages 1-18
  3. Camille Bathellier, Franz-W Badeck, Jaleh Ghashghaie
    Pages 43-68
  4. Patrick Meir, Alexander Shenkin, Mathias Disney, Lucy Rowland, Yadvinder Malhi, Martin Herold et al.
    Pages 89-105
  5. Owen K. Atkin, Nur H. A. Bahar, Keith J. Bloomfield, Kevin L. Griffin, Mary A. Heskel, Chris Huntingford et al.
    Pages 107-142
  6. Margaret M. Barbour, Svetlana Ryazanova, Guillaume Tcherkez
    Pages 143-160
  7. Robert O. Teskey, Mary Anne McGuire, Jasper Bloemen, Doug P. Aubrey, Kathy Steppe
    Pages 181-207
  8. Elisabeth Planchet, Jérémy Lothier, Anis M. Limami
    Pages 209-226
  9. Guillaume Tcherkez
    Pages 227-246
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-302

About this book


Plants assimilate carbon dioxide (CO2) via photosynthesis but also evolve CO2 via respiration and photorespiration. In the past decades, our understanding of factors that determine photosynthesis and photorespiration rates has been extensive, but the knowledge of effective determinants of respiration has remained elusive. At the heart of this paradigm is the way respiratory metabolism utilizes carbon fixed by photosynthesis to provide energy and carbon skeletons for growth. Unsurprisingly therefore, the control of plant respiration and global impacts of CO2 evolution by plants is a rapidly growing research field, which takes advantage of new generation technologies, from stable isotopes to wide-scale modelling.

This book has a strong research orientation, telling readers what the latest views and concepts about plant respiration are in the present research scene, and how methodologies for metabolic fluxes have been used to maximize effectiveness in terms of understanding processes in plant respiration. The book is intended for a readership including post-graduates and researchers in plant physiology. This book provides the essential knowledge of plant respiratory metabolism, written by international experts. The book covers hot topics from metabolic fluxes, enzymatic regulation by post-translational modifications, interactions between metabolic pathways, alternative respiratory metabolism, and models of CO2 efflux under a changing climate. 


Plant respiration Metabolism Tricarboxylic acid pathway Fluxes Carbon balance Regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Guillaume Tcherkez
    • 1
  • Jaleh Ghashghaie
    • 2
  1. 1.Research School of BiologyCollege of Science, Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution (ESE), UMR 8079Université de Paris-Sud, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Université de Paris-SaclayOrsayFrance

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