This ratio is expressed in delta notation (δ13C) as parts per mil (‰) difference from an internationally recognized standard (PDB) assigned by definition a value of 0 ‰ and computed as follows: Equation 1.δ13C = Rsample - Rstandard x 1000 ‰Rstandard where R = 13C/12C Fractionation associated with photosynthesis co-varies with the kinetic properties of carbon uptake and enzymatic processes of carbon fixation (Farquhar et al. In terrestrial plants, carbon isotope fractionation is contingent upon which of three photosynthetic pathways (C3, C4, CAM) plants use to metabolize atmospheric CO2.
When CO2 is taken up during photosynthesis, metabolic processes alter or fractionate the ratio of 13C/12C, depleting plant tissues in 13C relative to atmosphere (-7.7‰).
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δ13C values are passed from producer to consumer leaving a diagnostic signature in consumer tissues that does not co-vary with the skeletal element analyzed or sex of the sample independent of differences in feeding ecology (Hobson and Schwarcz 1986; Lovell et al. Enamel δ13C values record the intake of C3 versus C4 carbohydrates during the juvenile period of a human's lifetime since the enamel on permanent teeth, with the exception of third molars, forms early in life, derives primarily from the carbonates in blood and does not turn over once laid down.
Plants grown before fossil fuel depletion of atmospheric CO2 are enriched 1-2 ‰ relative to the above averages (Tieszen & Fagre 1993a).
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