An experiment in open-top chambers was carried out in summer 2008 at Curno (Northern Italy) in order to study the effects of ozone and mild water stress on poplar cuttings (Oxford clone). In this experiment direct fluorescence parameters (JIP-test) were measured in leaves from different sections of the crown (L: lower; M: medium; U: upper parts of the crown). The parameters considered were calculated at the different steps of the fluorescence transient, and include: maximum quantum yield efficiency in the dark adapted state (Fv/Fm); the L-band, at 100 μs, that expresses the stability of the tripartite system reaction centre – harvesting light complex – core antenna; the K-band, at 300 μs, that expresses the efficiency of the oxygen evolving complex (OEC); the J-phase, at 2 ms, that expresses the efficiency with which a trapped exciton can move an electron into the electron transport chain from QA- to the intersystem electron acceptors; the IP-phase, that expresses the efficiency of electron transport around the PSI to reduce the final acceptors of the ETC (electron transport chain), i.e. ferredoxin and NADP; and, finally the Performance Index total (PItot) for energy conservation from photons absorbed by PSII to the reduction flux of PSI end acceptors. The main results are: (i) different dynamics were observed between lower section leaves, whose Performance Index total decreased over time, and those in the upper sections in which it increased, with a dynamic connected to the leaf age; (ii) ozone depressed all the considered fluorescence parameters in basal leaves of well watered plants, while it had little or no damaging effect on medium level or upper section leaves; (iii) PItot and IP-phase increased in upper leaves of plants subjected to ozone stress, as well as the net photosynthesis; (iv) water stress increased total Performance Index of leaves in all levels of the crown. The results suggest that ozone damaged poplar plants compensate, at least partially, the loss of photosynthesis with the emission of young leaves (in the upper section of the crown), more efficient to fix carbon.

Chlorophyll a fluorescence analysis along a vertical gradient of the crown in a poplar (Oxford clone) subjected to ozone and water stress / R. Desotgiu; M. Pollastrini; C. Cascio; G. Gerosa; R. Marzuoli; F. Bussotti. - In: TREE PHYSIOLOGY. - ISSN 0829-318X. - STAMPA. - 32:(2012), pp. 976-986. [10.1093/treephys/tps062]

Chlorophyll a fluorescence analysis along a vertical gradient of the crown in a poplar (Oxford clone) subjected to ozone and water stress

DESOTGIU, ROSANNA;POLLASTRINI, MARTINA;BUSSOTTI, FILIPPO
2012

Abstract

An experiment in open-top chambers was carried out in summer 2008 at Curno (Northern Italy) in order to study the effects of ozone and mild water stress on poplar cuttings (Oxford clone). In this experiment direct fluorescence parameters (JIP-test) were measured in leaves from different sections of the crown (L: lower; M: medium; U: upper parts of the crown). The parameters considered were calculated at the different steps of the fluorescence transient, and include: maximum quantum yield efficiency in the dark adapted state (Fv/Fm); the L-band, at 100 μs, that expresses the stability of the tripartite system reaction centre – harvesting light complex – core antenna; the K-band, at 300 μs, that expresses the efficiency of the oxygen evolving complex (OEC); the J-phase, at 2 ms, that expresses the efficiency with which a trapped exciton can move an electron into the electron transport chain from QA- to the intersystem electron acceptors; the IP-phase, that expresses the efficiency of electron transport around the PSI to reduce the final acceptors of the ETC (electron transport chain), i.e. ferredoxin and NADP; and, finally the Performance Index total (PItot) for energy conservation from photons absorbed by PSII to the reduction flux of PSI end acceptors. The main results are: (i) different dynamics were observed between lower section leaves, whose Performance Index total decreased over time, and those in the upper sections in which it increased, with a dynamic connected to the leaf age; (ii) ozone depressed all the considered fluorescence parameters in basal leaves of well watered plants, while it had little or no damaging effect on medium level or upper section leaves; (iii) PItot and IP-phase increased in upper leaves of plants subjected to ozone stress, as well as the net photosynthesis; (iv) water stress increased total Performance Index of leaves in all levels of the crown. The results suggest that ozone damaged poplar plants compensate, at least partially, the loss of photosynthesis with the emission of young leaves (in the upper section of the crown), more efficient to fix carbon.
2012
32
976
986
R. Desotgiu; M. Pollastrini; C. Cascio; G. Gerosa; R. Marzuoli; F. Bussotti
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