C-Allocation in höheren Pflanzen

C-Allocation in höheren Pflanzen

Depending on environmental conditions plants are strongly influenced in development, growth, reproduction and acclimation. For example the anthropogenic input of carbon and nitrogen due to fossil combustion and fertilization into the nutrient cycle results in an imbalance of cellular C:N:P rations. This leads to shifts in carbon allocation patterns observed as different macromolecular composition in terms of e.g. proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Since the macromolecular composition is closely related to physiological key processes, the measurement of carbon allocation pattern can be used as a physiological fingerprint in ecological trait based approaches. However, up to now a biochemical characterization of plant material in large scale experiments is not feasible. As an alternative to standard biochemical methods we develop a new infrared (IR) spectroscopy approach as a high throughput method to analyze the carbon partitioning in plants.

Kontakt: Dr. Heiko Wagner, Jennifer Albrand

letzte Änderung: 19.08.2015