We investigate the baryonic contributions to the dilepton yield in high
energy heavy ion collisions within the context of a transport model. The
relative contribution of the baryonic and mesonic sources are examined. It is
observed that most dominant among the baryonic channels is the decay of
N*(1520) and mostly confined in the region below the rho peak. In a transport
theory implementation we find the baryonic contribution to the lepton pair
yield to be small.