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Ref ID: 26607
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Ehleringer, J. R.
Lin, Z. F.
Field, C. B.
Sun, G. C.
Kuo, C. Y.
Title: Leaf carbon isotope ratios of plants from a subtropical monsoon forest
Date: 1987
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/BF00385053
Abstract: Carbon isotope ratios were used to survey the distribution of photosynthetic pathways among taxa, the relationship between photosynthetic pathway and habitat light levels, and the relationship between intercellular CO₂ levels of C₃ plants and habitat light levels within a subtropical monsoon forest in southern China. Of 128 species, most (94) possessed the C₃ photosynthetic pathway
33 species possessed the C₄ pathway and all of these were restricted to high light locations. There was one epiphytic CAM species. The C₃ species were classified as occurring in open, intermediate, and closed canopy sites. Among C₃ species, carbon isotope ratios tended to become more negative with decreasing light availability in the habitat.
Date Created: 5/15/2019
Volume: 72
Number: 1
Page Start: 109
Page End: 114