Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2001, pp. 563–564. Translated from Fiziologiya Rastenii, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2001, pp. 653–654. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Polesskaya. BOOK REVIEWS Plant Respiration: Physiological Aspects, T.K. Golovko, St. Petersburg: Nauka, 1999 An authority in the physiology and ecophysiology their capacities to resist particular stresses and in their of plant respiration wrote this book by compiling the patterns of respiratory responses. published evidence and her own experimental data. The Plant respiration functions as the metabolic sink for book comprises of six chapters describing respiration carbon assimilated in photosynthesis: on average, as the major process of plant vital activity, the respira- plants oxidize 30–70% of photoassimilates via respira- tory gas exchange, the ecological aspects of respiratory tion. To grasp the controls over the respiration and the regulation, the functional components of respiration in production process as a whole, one must evaluate the the whole plant and its particular tissues, respiration input of respiration into maintaining the various plant functions. To accomplish such an evaluation, plant res- within plant source–sink relations, and respiration as piration is divided into two functional components: res- related to the cenotic productivity. piration for growth
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Published: Oct 10, 2004
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