Respiration in Plant Compartments

  • Dieter Overdieck
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


Results quantifying respiration of leaves, stems, and roots from a series of measurements are presented. It is proved that there is no effect of [CO2] on dark respiration of leaves. CO2 efflux from stems is described by exponential curves in response to increasing air temperature. An example of the daily course of fine-root respiration in response to temperature is given.


Leaf dark respiration CO2 efflux from stems Exponential temperature relationship Fine-root respiration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Overdieck
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  1. 1.Institute of Ecology, Ecology of Woody PlantsTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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