Hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon isotope ratios of cellulose from submerged aquatic crassulacean acid metabolism and non- crassulacean acid metabolism plants

Leonel Sternberg, Michael J. Deniro, Jon E. Keeley

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Isotope ratios of cellulose and cellulose nitrate from aquatic Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) and non-CAM plants were determined. Cellulose oxygen istope ratios for all plants that grew together were virtually identical, whereas large differences were observed for hydrogen isotope ratios of cellulose nitrate between CAM and non-CAM plants. Carbon isotope ratios of cellulose nitrate did not differentiate CAM from non-CAM plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Physiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Genetics
  • Physiology

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