Short‐ and Long‐term Effects of High Temperatures (47–49 °C) on Tobacco Leaves. I. Photosynthesis

ALIZA BEN ZIONI, CHANAN ITAI

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Abstract

Detached Nicotiana rustica leaves were exposed for 2 minutes to temperatures in the range 36° to 51°C. Above 45°C, 14CO2 fixation was reduced by half as compared with controls. The fall in 14CO2 fixation continued for 2 1/2 h. Recovery was completed 45 h after the treatment. Above 45°C there was an increase in the labeled cationic and anionic fractions and a decrease in the neutral fractions, both increase and decrease being associated with the impaired CO2 fixation. However, these changes in products were also demonstrated when leaves were exposed to the high temperature after labeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1972
Externally publishedYes

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