Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1997, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (01): 68-70.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19970114

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Studies on Cell Kinetics VII.The non-growth metabolic characteristics of plant cells

Liu Yi,Tan Zhi-Qun,Xiong Ya,Song Zhao-Hua,Qu Song-Sheng,Wang Yuan-Xiang   

  1. Department of Chemistry,Wuhan University,Wuhan 430072
  • Received:1996-06-24 Revised:1996-08-27 Published:1997-01-15
  • Contact: Liu Yi


The heat output of the plant cells-Chlorella vulgaris has been determined using the LKB-2277 bioactivity monitor. The metabolic thermokinetic equation is
dP/t = k0, k0 = 0
The experimental results indicate that there is a linear relationship between the meatbolic power and the cell concentration and that the heat output produced by a single cell's metabolism depends on the cell concentration and is inhibited by the increase of the cell density. It presents a special kind of space effect.


Key words: Plant cell, Chlorella vulgaris, Metabolism, Thermochemistry, Thermokinetics