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Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement in Eucalyptus nitens leaves during winter

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Close, DC and Beadle, CL and Hovenden, MJ, Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement in Eucalyptus nitens leaves during winter, Oecologia, 134, (1) pp. 32-36. ISSN 0029-8549 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00442-002-1097-z

Abstract

Eucalyptus nitens is a species that is adapted to low temperature. This study examines xanthophyll-cycle engagement in E. nitens seedlings exposed to cold-induced photoinhibitory conditions under different levels of irradiance and nutrient status. Xanthophyll-cycle pool size indicated an increased requirement for light energy dissipation under high irradiance and low nutrient status. Greater sensitivity to photoinhibition of non-shaded seedlings indicated that sustained xanthophyll-cycle engagement may occur in response to damaged chlorophyll. Within irradiance treatments, fertilised seedlings had higher photochemical efficiency and faster recovery from photoinhibition than unfertilised seedlings. These results demonstrate that fertilised compared to unfertilised seedlings can utilise a greater proportion of incident light under cold temperature conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Close, DC (Associate Professor Dugald Close)
Author:Hovenden, MJ (Associate Professor Mark Hovenden)
ID Code:27295
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-05-18
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