Dark respiration measurement

Dark respiration

Dark respiration is the light-independent phase of photosynthesis, during which plants and other organisms use the chemical energy of ATP and NAD(P)H formed during light-dependent phase to convert carbon dioxide and into carbohydrates or sugars.

Dark respiration can be measured with the Oroboros O2k.

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Erich Gnaiger, PhD
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Includes the 2.0 mL and 0.5 mL O2k-Chambers needed to measure dark respiration.


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Doerrier C, Garcia-Souza LF, Krumschnabel G, Wohlfarter Y, Mészáros AT, Gnaiger E (2018) High-Resolution FluoRespirometry and OXPHOS protocols for human cells, permeabilized fibers from small biopsies of muscle, and isolated mitochondria. Methods Mol Biol 1782:31-70. -»Bioblast link«

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