R F Sage

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of low atmospheric CO(2) on plants: more than a thing of the past
    R F Sage
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2, Toronto, Canada
    Trends Plant Sci 6:18-24. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Variation in the k(cat) of Rubisco in C(3) and C(4) plants and some implications for photosynthetic performance at high and low temperature
    Rowan F Sage
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    J Exp Bot 53:609-20. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint C(4) photosynthesis in terrestrial plants does not require Kranz anatomy
    Rowan F Sage
    Deparment of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S3B2
    Trends Plant Sci 7:283-5. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Is C4 photosynthesis less phenotypically plastic than C3 photosynthesis?
    Rowan F Sage
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON M5S3B2 Canada
    J Exp Bot 57:303-17. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Photorespiratory compensation: a driver for biological diversity
    R F Sage
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 15:624-38. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The response of the high altitude C(4) grass Muhlenbergia montana (Nutt.) A.S. Hitchc. to long- and short-term chilling
    J Pittermann
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S3B2
    J Exp Bot 52:829-38. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint C4 grasses in boreal fens: their occurrence in relation to microsite characteristics
    David S Kubien
    Dept of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, M5S 3B2, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Oecologia 137:330-7. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Photosynthetic pathway influences xylem structure and function in Flaveria (Asteraceae)
    Ferit Kocacinar
    Faculty of Forestry, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Merkez 46100 Kahramanmaras, Turkey
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1363-76. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Thermal acclimation of photosynthesis in black spruce [Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.]
    Danielle A Way
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1250-62. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Evolutionary physiology: the extent of C4 and CAM photosynthesis in the genera Anacampseros and Grahamia of the Portulacaceae
    Lonnie J Guralnick
    Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 97361, USA
    J Exp Bot 59:1735-42. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of low atmospheric CO(2) on plants: more than a thing of the past
    R F Sage
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2, Toronto, Canada
    Trends Plant Sci 6:18-24. 2001
    ..Adaptations to low CO(2) might still exist in plants and might constrain responses to a rising CO(2) concentration...
  2. ncbi request reprint Variation in the k(cat) of Rubisco in C(3) and C(4) plants and some implications for photosynthetic performance at high and low temperature
    Rowan F Sage
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    J Exp Bot 53:609-20. 2002
    ..Because k(cat) and K(m) vary proportionally, the low k(cat) indicates that Rubisco has been modified in a manner that reduces K(m) and thus increases the affinity for CO(2) in C(3) species from warm climates...
  3. ncbi request reprint C(4) photosynthesis in terrestrial plants does not require Kranz anatomy
    Rowan F Sage
    Deparment of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S3B2
    Trends Plant Sci 7:283-5. 2002
    ..These discoveries provide new inspiration for efforts to convert C(3) crops into C(4) plants because the anatomical changes required for C(4) photosynthesis might be less stringent than previously thought...
  4. ncbi request reprint Is C4 photosynthesis less phenotypically plastic than C3 photosynthesis?
    Rowan F Sage
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON M5S3B2 Canada
    J Exp Bot 57:303-17. 2006
    ..In total, the evidence indicates that C4 photosynthesis is less phenotypically plastic than C3 photosynthesis, and this may contribute to the more restricted ecological and geographical distribution of C4 plants across the Earth...
  5. doi request reprint Photorespiratory compensation: a driver for biological diversity
    R F Sage
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 15:624-38. 2013
    ..This may have allowed many C3 species to withstand severe competition from C4 plants in low CO2 atmospheres of recent geological time, thereby preserving some of the Earth's floristic diversity that accumulated over millions of years...
  6. ncbi request reprint The response of the high altitude C(4) grass Muhlenbergia montana (Nutt.) A.S. Hitchc. to long- and short-term chilling
    J Pittermann
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S3B2
    J Exp Bot 52:829-38. 2001
    ..The inability to overcome the Rubisco limitation at low temperature may be an inherent limitation restricting C(4) photosynthetic performance in cooler climates...
  7. ncbi request reprint C4 grasses in boreal fens: their occurrence in relation to microsite characteristics
    David S Kubien
    Dept of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, M5S 3B2, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Oecologia 137:330-7. 2003
    ..In these cool northern climates M. glomerata apparently persists because sufficient periods of temperatures favourable to C(4) photosynthesis occur, but this persistence likely requires some factor that suppresses the woody vegetation...
  8. doi request reprint Photosynthetic pathway influences xylem structure and function in Flaveria (Asteraceae)
    Ferit Kocacinar
    Faculty of Forestry, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Merkez 46100 Kahramanmaras, Turkey
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1363-76. 2008
    ..C(3)-C(4) species exhibited reduced K(L) but little change in WUE compared to C(3) species, indicating that some reduction in hydraulic efficiency preceded increases in WUE...
  9. doi request reprint Thermal acclimation of photosynthesis in black spruce [Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.]
    Danielle A Way
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1250-62. 2008
    ..At 40 degrees C, photosynthesis in LT seedlings might be limited by Rubisco activase capacity, while in HT seedlings, acclimation removed this limitation...
  10. doi request reprint Evolutionary physiology: the extent of C4 and CAM photosynthesis in the genera Anacampseros and Grahamia of the Portulacaceae
    Lonnie J Guralnick
    Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 97361, USA
    J Exp Bot 59:1735-42. 2008
    ..This report suggests there may be only one clade which contains C(4) photosynthetic members with CAM-like characteristics...
  11. doi request reprint Rubisco, Rubisco activase, and global climate change
    Rowan F Sage
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3B2
    J Exp Bot 59:1581-95. 2008
    ..Because black spruce is the dominant species in the boreal forest of North America, Rubisco activase may be an unusually important factor determining the response of the boreal biome to climate change...
  12. doi request reprint Functional constraints of CAM leaf anatomy: tight cell packing is associated with increased CAM function across a gradient of CAM expression
    Elizabeth A Nelson
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks Street, Toronto ON, M5S 3B3, Canada
    J Exp Bot 59:1841-50. 2008
    ..However, reduced IAS and L(mes)/area limit C(3) photosynthesis, potentially mediating a bimodal distribution of weak and strong CAM species with high and low IAS and L(mes)/area values, respectively...
  13. doi request reprint The temperature response of photosynthesis in tobacco with reduced amounts of Rubisco
    David S Kubien
    Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, 10 Bailey Dr, Fredericton, NB, Canada
    Plant Cell Environ 31:407-18. 2008
    ..Our observations are consistent with the hypothesis that the high temperature decline in A in the WT is because of an RuBP regeneration limitation, rather than the capacity of Rubisco activase to maintain high Rubisco activation state...
  14. ncbi request reprint Temperature response of photosynthesis in transgenic rice transformed with 'sense' or 'antisense' rbcS
    Amane Makino
    Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 1 1 Tsutsumidori Amamiyamachi, Sendai, 981 8555 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 48:1472-83. 2007
    ..We discuss the possibility that the decline in Rubisco activation at intermediate and high temperatures is part of a regulated response to a limitation in other photosynthetic processes...
  15. ncbi request reprint The functional significance of C3-C4 intermediate traits in Heliotropium L. (Boraginaceae): gas exchange perspectives
    Patrick J Vogan
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    Plant Cell Environ 30:1337-45. 2007
    ..The presence of multiple species displaying C3-C4 intermediate traits indicates that Heliotropium could be a valuable new model for studying the evolutionary transition from C3 to C4 photosynthesis...
  16. ncbi request reprint The temperature response of C(3) and C(4) photosynthesis
    Rowan F Sage
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON M5S3B2 Canada
    Plant Cell Environ 30:1086-106. 2007
    ..Limitations in electron transport and Rubisco activase capacity should be more common in the warmer, high CO(2) conditions expected by the end of the century...
  17. pmc C4 photosynthesis at low temperature. A study using transgenic plants with reduced amounts of Rubisco
    David S Kubien
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B2
    Plant Physiol 132:1577-85. 2003
    ..On the basis of these results, we propose that the lack of C(4) success in cool climates reflects a constraint imposed by having less Rubisco than their C(3) competitors...
  18. pmc The regulation of Rubisco activity in response to variation in temperature and atmospheric CO2 partial pressure in sweet potato
    Yan Ping Cen
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Plant Physiol 139:979-90. 2005
    ..At low CO(2), where Rubisco capacity was predicted to limit photosynthesis, full activation of Rubisco was observed at all measurement temperatures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Photosynthetic pathway alters hydraulic structure and function in woody plants
    Ferit Kocacinar
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, M5S3B2, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Oecologia 139:214-23. 2004
    ..By establishing a link between C(4) photosynthesis and xylem structure, this study indicates that other phenomena that affect WUE, such as atmospheric CO(2) variation, may also affect the evolution of wood structure and function...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cleome, a genus closely related to Arabidopsis, contains species spanning a developmental progression from C(3) to C(4) photosynthesis
    Diana M Marshall
    Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Plant J 51:886-96. 2007
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