C3 photosynthesis in the desert plant Rhazya stricta is fully functional at high temperatures and light intensities
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2013
© 2013 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2013 New Phytologist Trust
Volume 201, Issue 3, pages 862–873, February 2014
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Lawson, T., Davey, P. A., Yates, S. A., Bechtold, U., Baeshen, M., Baeshen, N., Mutwakil, M. Z., Sabir, J., Baker, N. R. and Mullineaux, P. M. (2014), C3 photosynthesis in the desert plant Rhazya stricta is fully functional at high temperatures and light intensities. New Phytologist, 201: 862–873. doi: 10.1111/nph.12559
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 16 AUG 2013
- Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR)
- King Abdul Aziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Grant Number: D 008/431
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