Articles written in Proceedings – Section B
Volume 64 Issue 5 November 1966 pp 273-282
Respiration is higher in the infected leaves during the initial increase in the relative virus content. But when the concentration of virus is highest (on the 8th day), the rate of oxygen uptake is significantly lower than in the healthy controls. Thus the sudden decrease in the virus concentration on the 10th day is preceded by a low rate of respiration on the 8th day, when the RQ also is much lower in the infected tissue than in the corresponding healthy controls.