|Plant respiration consumes a large amount of photosynthates, and produces reductants and ATP for growth and maintenance. Therefore, it is important to study how plant respiration responds to environmental changes.|
In plants, there are several characteritic pathways in plant respiratory system. In particular, the alternative oxidase (AOX) and type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenases do not link to ATP production. We are studying how these wasteful pathways respond to environmental changes.