Emissions of nitric oxide from 79 plant species in response to simulated nitrogen deposition.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To assess the potential contribution of nitric oxide (NO) emission from the plants grown under the increasing nitrogen (N) deposition to atmospheric NO budget, the effects of simulated N deposition on NO emission and various leaf traits (e.g., specific leaf area, leaf N concentration, net photosynthetic rate, etc.) were investigated in 79 plant species classified by 13 plant functional groups. Simulated N deposition induced the significant increase of NO emission from most functional groups, especially from conifer, gymnosperm and C(3) herb. Moreover, the change rate of NO emission was significantly correlated with the change rate of various leaf traits. We conclude that the plants grown under atmospheric N deposition, especially in conifer, gymnosperm and C(3) herb, should be taken into account as an important biological source of NO and potentially contribute to atmospheric NO budget.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, J; Wu, F-H; Liu, T-W; Chen, L; Xiao, Q; Dong, X-J; He, J-X; Pei, Z-M; Zheng, H-L

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 160 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 192 - 200

PubMed ID

  • 22035944

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-6424

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0269-7491

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.09.007


  • eng