Photosynthesis

Influence of mitochondrial respiration on diurnal stomatal behaviour

Photosynthesis, the primary determinant of plant biomass depends on light intensity and CO2 availability at the sites of carboxylation. Stomatal conductance (gs), a measure of the ease at which gas diffuses through stomata over the leaf ...


Can a low-cost chlorophyll fluorescence imager be used to monitor plant performance?

Monitoring plant performance in the greenhouse is essential to achieve an optimal and automatic control of the climate that can respond to changes in plant performance. In research studies, leaf chlorophyll fluorescence is ...


Measuring the diurnal rhythms of photosynthesis

Like most organisms, plants have an internal clock that regulates processes on a 24 hour schedule. This includes processes connected to photosynthesis, such as diurnal CO2 uptake, stomatal conductance, chlorophyll fluorescence, ...


The light response of photosynthetic induction

Plants in nature or greenhouses are often exposed to rapidly changing light intensities, which has major impacts on these plants’ photosynthesis rate. The rapidity with which a plant can respond to a change in light intensity is ...


Photosynthetic induction at high [CO2]: quantifying the “dip”

Irradiance frequently fluctuates under natural conditions and in greenhouses. When light intensity suddenly increases, leaf photosynthesis progressively increases rather than instantaneously increasing to the steady-state level ...


Using seedlings to predict photosynthetic induction in mature plants?

Plants in nature or greenhouses are often exposed to rapidly changing light intensities, which has major impacts on these plants’ photosynthesis rate. The rapidity with which a plant can respond to a change in light intensity is often ...


Desk study: Meta-analysis of photosynthesis dynamics – would you like to crunch data?

In nature, leaves are often exposed to fluctuations in light intensities, causing photosynthesis to respond at various time scales. While we are only starting to realize how ...



Unraveling Environmental Effects on Excess Light Energy Dissipation in CAM-Photosynthesis of Orchids

Phalaenopsis is an economically important ornamental crop in the Netherlands, which employs Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis as a basic source for ...


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