Distribution of thermogenic activity in floral tissues of Nelumbo nucifera

Nicole Grant, Rebecca Miller, Jennifer Watling, Sharon Robinson

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Thermogenesis in Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) has been known to scientists for many years; however, the extent of heating by different floral parts remains unclear. We present evidence that the receptacle, stamens and petals produce heat independently, and that the source of heating in these tissues is most likely the alternative oxidase (AOX).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085 - 1095
Number of pages11
JournalFunctional Plant Biology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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