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Two Categories of ^(13)C/^(12)C Ratios for Higher Plants

Smith, Bruce N. and Epstein, Samuel (1971) Two Categories of ^(13)C/^(12)C Ratios for Higher Plants. Plant Physiology, 47 (3). pp. 380-384. ISSN 0032-0889. PMCID PMC365873.

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^(13)C/^(12)C ratios have been determined for plant tissue from 104 species representing 60 families. Higher plants fall into two categories, those with low δ_(PDB1) ^(13)C values (-24 to -34‰) and those with high δ ^(13)C values (-6 to -19‰). Algae have δ^(13)C values of -12 to -23‰. Photosynthetic fractionation leading to such values is discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1971 American Society of Plant Biologists. Research supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. BG-7517. Our thanks to Mrs. Jane Young and Joop Goris for expert technical help. We are also grateful to Drs. Patrick L. Parker, I. R. Kaplan, and W. M. Laetsch for stimulating discussions of our data. Appreciation is due the following institutions for plant material: Los Angeles County Arboretum, Huntington Memorial Gardens, Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, University of Texas Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas, University of California at Berkeley Botanical Gardens.
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Official Citation:Smith, Bruce N., and Samuel Epstein. “Two Categories of 13c/12c Ratios for Higher Plants”. Plant Physiology 47.3 (1971): 380–384.
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