Photobiosynthesis of isoprene as an example of leaf excretory function in the light of contemporary thermodynamics

Photobiosynthesis of isoprene as an example of leaf excretory function in the light of... Various aspects in photobiosynthesis of isoprene and its release from leaves into the environment are presently well known. The release of isoprene from the cell can be regarded as dissipation of excess energy (entropy). The systemic release of metabolites into the external medium should be considered as a result of cell excretory activity, one of the most important functions of living systems. Energy dissipation terminates the sustained passage of thermodynamic flows and regulates the overall stability of cell stationary condition. These issues are considered in this review from the standpoint of contemporary thermodynamics. It is concluded that the excretory capacity of living cell is based on thermodynamic dissipation of entropy during irreversible processes that provide for stability and sustainable development of the living organism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Photobiosynthesis of isoprene as an example of leaf excretory function in the light of contemporary thermodynamics

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Publisher
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences ; Plant Physiology
ISSN
1021-4437
eISSN
1608-3407
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1021443710010012
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Abstract

Various aspects in photobiosynthesis of isoprene and its release from leaves into the environment are presently well known. The release of isoprene from the cell can be regarded as dissipation of excess energy (entropy). The systemic release of metabolites into the external medium should be considered as a result of cell excretory activity, one of the most important functions of living systems. Energy dissipation terminates the sustained passage of thermodynamic flows and regulates the overall stability of cell stationary condition. These issues are considered in this review from the standpoint of contemporary thermodynamics. It is concluded that the excretory capacity of living cell is based on thermodynamic dissipation of entropy during irreversible processes that provide for stability and sustainable development of the living organism.

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Russian Journal of Plant PhysiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 12, 2010

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