Author(s): Smith BN, Epstein S
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Abstract (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 delta(PDBI) (13)C values (-24 to -34 per thousand) and those with high delta (13)C values (-6 to -19 per thousand). Algae have delta (13)C values of -12 to -23 per thousand. Photosynthetic fractionation leading to such values is discussed.
This article was published in Plant Physiol
and referenced in Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change