Use of chlorophyll fluorescence induction techniques in the study of low temperature stress in plants

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Abstract

Low temperature may cause a severe decrease in the photosynthesising ability, especially in chilling-sensitive plants. The chlorophyll fluorescence induction technique provides a non-destructive method for investigating the photosynthetic apparatus of plants. Partly due to a technical improvement over the last decade, this technique has become a widely used method in basic and applied research. This study discusses the effects of one of the most important crop limiting factors, low temperature stress, on a number of chlorophyll fluorescence induction parameters in the fast and slow phases of the fluorescence induction curve, on quenching components and on the F685/F730 ratio. The investigations covered both the temperature dependence of the chlorophyll fluorescence induction parameters and the effect of low temperature stress and low temperature-induced photoinhibition on these parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Chilling
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence induction
  • Frost tolerance
  • Photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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