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Authors Akhani, H; Lara, MV; Ghasemkhani, M; Ziegler, H; Edwards, GE
Author Full Name Akhani, Hossein; Lara, Maria Valeria; Ghasemkhani, Maryam; Ziegler, Hubert; Edwards, Gerald E.
Title Does Bienertia cycloptera with the single-cell system of C-4 photosynthesis exhibit a seasonal pattern of delta C-13 values in nature similar to co-existing C-4 Chenopodiaceae having the dual-cell (Kranz) system?
Source PHOTOSYNTHESIS RESEARCH
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Bienertia cycloptera; C-4 Plants; Carbon isotope discrimination; Chenopodiaceae; Kranz anatomy; NAD-ME Subtype
Keywords Plus CARBON-ISOTOPE DISCRIMINATION; TRIBE SALSOLEAE CHENOPODIACEAE; NADP-MALIC ENZYME; PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVATE CARBOXYKINASE; PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION; ARALOCASPICA CHENOPODIACEAE; S.L. CHENOPODIACEAE; ANATOMY; PLANTS; LEAVES
Abstract Family Chenopodiaceae is an intriguing lineage, having the largest number of C-4 species among dicots, including a number of anatomical variants of Kranz anatomy and three single-cell C-4 functioning species. In some previous studies, during the culture of Bienertia cycloptera Bunge ex Boiss., carbon isotope values (delta C-13 values) of leaves deviated from C-4 to C-3-C-4 intermediate type, raising questions as to its mode of photosynthesis during growth in natural environments. This species usually co-occurs with several Kranz type C-4 annuals. The development of B. cycloptera morphologically and delta C-13 values derived from plant samples (cotyledons, leaves, bracts, shoots) were analyzed over a complete growing season in a salt flat in north central Iran, along with eight Kranz type C-4 species and one C-3 species. For a number of species, plants were greenhouse-grown from seeds collected from the site, in order to examine leaf anatomy and C-4 biochemical subtype. Among the nine C-4 species, the cotyledons of B. cycloptera, and of the Suaeda spp. have the same respective forms of C-4 anatomy occurring in leaves, while cotyledons of members of tribe Caroxyloneae lack Kranz anatomy, which is reflected in the delta C-13 values found in plants grown in the natural habitat. The nine C-4 species had average seasonal delta C-13 values of -13.9% (with a range between species from -11.3 to -15.9%). The measurements of delta C-13 values over a complete growing season show that B. cycloptera performs C-4 photosynthesis during its life cycle in nature, similar to Kranz type species, with a seasonal average delta C-13 value of -15.2%.
Author Address [Akhani, Hossein; Ghasemkhani, Maryam] Univ Tehran, Coll Sci, Sch Biol, Dept Plant Sci, Tehran, Iran; [Lara, Maria Valeria] Fac Ciencias Bioquim & Farmaceut, Ctr Estudios Fotosintect & Bioquim, RA-2000 Rosario, Argentina; [Ziegler, Hubert] Kommiss Okol Bayer Akad Wissensch, D-80539 Munich, Germany; [Edwards, Gerald E.] Washington State Univ, Sch Biol Sci, Pullman, WA 99164 USA
Reprint Address Akhani, H (reprint author), Univ Tehran, Coll Sci, Sch Biol, Dept Plant Sci, POB 14155-6455, Tehran, Iran.
E-mail Address akhani@khayam.ut.ac.ir; edwardsg@wsu.edu
ResearcherID Number Akhani, Hossein/E-3029-2013
Funding Agency and Grant Number Geobotanical Studies in Different Parts of Iran [6104037/01]; Research Council, University of Tehran; National Science Foundation [IBN-0641232]; Franceschi Imaging and Microscopy Center, Washington State University
Funding Text This material is based, in part, on work supported by the research project Geobotanical Studies in Different Parts of Iran (6104037/01), a grant from the Research Council, University of Tehran to H. Akhani for sabbatical study, and the National Science Foundation under Grant no. IBN-0641232 to G. E. A large part of the isotope analysis was kindly provided through the valuable assistance of Dr. C. Deigele and Dipl. Eng. P. Trimborn, GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany. M. V. Lara is a Researcher Career Member of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Argentina. We acknowledge the Franceschi Imaging and Microscopy Center, Washington State University, for use of facilities and the advice of the staff for anatomical studies, C. Cody, for plant growth management, and Mr. M. Djamali for providing the map in Fig. 1.
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Cited Reference Count 48
Times Cited 13
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 13
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0166-8595
29-Character Source Abbreviation PHOTOSYNTH RES
ISO Source Abbreviation Photosynth. Res.
Publication Date JAN
Year Published 2009
Volume 99
Issue 1
Beginning Page 23
Ending Page 36
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s11120-008-9376-0
Page Count 14
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number 382AW
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000261578100003
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