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What limits CO2 diffusion inside leaves? Dissecting the diffusion path with Arabidopsis mutants. [ 2007-01-01 - 2010-07-31 ]

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[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0771413]

Researchers: Prof Susanne Von Caemmerer (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr John Evans (Chief Investigator)

Brief description What limits CO2 diffusion inside leaves? Dissecting the diffusion path with Arabidopsis mutants. Human induced increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is now generally accepted as contributing to global warming. Forecasting our future impact relies on models of terrestrial photosynthesis which use a signature in the atmosphere created by plants when they discriminate against the heavy stable isotope of carbon during photosynthesis. Discrimination between isotopes is affected by carbon dioxide diffusion within leaves and key steps in this process will be identified through the use of Arabidopsis mutants. Better representation of this process in models will improve estimates of terrestrial photosynthesis and climate change forecasts

Funding Amount $263,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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