Does increase photorespiration protect the leaves of common reed living in fragmented patches from excess light?

Sándor Dulai, Ferenc Horváth, Attila Pécsváradi, Mónika Bondár, István Molnár, László Erdei

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Abstract

The effects of non-photorespiratory conditions on some photosynthetic parameters were studied in the leaves of common reed from fragmented patches and closed stands at 1500 μmol m-2 AL intensity. At the steady-state photosynthesis level there was no significant difference in the effective quantum yield of PS II (DF/Fm') between untreated leaves from closed stands and fragmented patches. The application of phosphinothricin (PPT) and air containing 2% O2 resulted in a substantial decrease in DF/Fm', which was more significant in leaves from fragmented patches. Both PPT and low oxygen tension produced a similar effect on DF/Fm'. In addition the photorespiration (RP) was twice as high in leaves from fragmented patches than in closed stands and in parallel with this a linear regression ratio was found between RP and in vitro GS activity. The results suggest that the leaves of fragmented patches and closed stands might have divergent defensive strategies against excess light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume46
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Closed stands
  • Fragmented patches
  • Photorespiration
  • Phragmites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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