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Respiration and Photosynthesis

Cook, Deborah DCook at cau.edu
Mon Nov 10 16:49:03 EST 2003

Photorespiration was not part of the orginal question I fielded this
morning.  My questioner referred specificaly to Krebs' cycle.


-----Original Message-----
From: Artus, Nancy [mailto:nartus at wcupa.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 2:18 PM
To: Cook, Deborah
Subject: RE: Respiration and Photosynthesis

The CO2 from photorespiration is likely to be recycled. Often
mitochondria will be seen in close proximity with chloroplasts in C-3 mesophyll.

Nancy Artus
West Chester University

> ----------
> From: 	"Cook, Deborah"
> Sent: 	Monday, November 10, 2003 11:48 AM
> To: 	plant-ed at net.bio.net
> Subject: 	Respiration and Photosynthesis
> Hello everyone!
> It's been a long time since I've posted.  I just got a call from a
> chemist, who claims that the carbon dioxide from respiration is recycled
> into photosynthesis. The premise is that plants are highly efficient
> because of this phenomena for sometime type of physics research. I think
> this is a HS science project.  At the same time, I do not recall any old
> tracer studies that directly show this as being the case.  Is this one
> of those great misconceptions out there that we have to clear up from
> time to time? 
> Thanks for any replies,
> Deb Cook
> Deborah A. Cook Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Biological Sciences
> Clark Atlanta University
> (404) 880-6823
> (404) 880-8065
> dcook at cau.edu
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