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Carbon isotope composition and mode of photosynthesis in<I> Clusia</I> species from Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Vargas-Soto, J. en
dc.contributor.author Andrade, Jose Luis en
dc.contributor.author Winter, Klaus en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-21T16:40:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-21T16:40:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Vargas-Soto, J., Andrade, Jose Luis, and Winter, Klaus. 2009. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F15961">Carbon isotope composition and mode of photosynthesis in Clusia species from Mexico</a>." <em>Photosynthetica</em>. 47 (1):33&ndash;40. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s11099-009-0007-6">https://doi.org/10.1007/s11099-009-0007-6</a> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/15961
dc.description.abstract The neotropical genus Clusia comprises arborescent species exhibiting Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) as was first reported for a Mexican species, Clusia lundellii. Here, the occurrence of CAM photosynthesis was studied in 20 species of Clusia, 18 from Mexico, and 2 from Guatemala, using leaf carbon isotopic composition. In most species, samples from individuals collected in different locations were analyzed. CAM was present in at least 11 species, eight of which contained specimens with d13C values less negative than -20.0 , indicating strong CAM (C. chanekiana, C. flava, C. lundellii, C. mexicana, C. quadrangula, C. rosea, C. suborbicularis, and C. tetra-trianthera). d13C was highly variable in some species, but CAM expression was not correlated to life form (epiphytic, hemiepiphytic, terrestrial) or habitat. CAM specimens were not collected at altitudes above 1 700 m a.s.l. en
dc.relation.ispartof Photosynthetica en
dc.title Carbon isotope composition and mode of photosynthesis in<I> Clusia</I> species from Mexico en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 78998
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11099-009-0007-6
rft.jtitle Photosynthetica
rft.volume 47
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 33
rft.epage 40
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 33
dc.citation.epage 40


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