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By J.A. Callow (Ed.)

ISBN-10: 0120059185

ISBN-13: 9780120059188

This quantity includes 4 reports overlaying topics of curiosity to a huge +ange of botanists. Saxe examines the influence of polluted air on photosynthesis and stomatal functionality, and using physiological and biochemical responses for early detection of harm as a result of pressure and pollution. Streeter presents and evaluation of the shipping and metabolism of carbon and nitrogen in legume nodules, and van Gardingen and charm speak about the interplay of crops with wind, together with the impact of plants on air circulate and the ensuing impacts on microclimate, and description the newest advances in examine in to the physiological responses to wind. the development of fibre optic microprobes and their purposes in measuring the sunshine microenvironment inside of plant tissues are thought of through Vogelman and his colleagues.

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3. Respiration response to short-term SO2 exposure There have been only afew studies on respiration responses to air pollutants since Black (1984) reviewed the rather sparse literature. , 1980). Takemoto and Noble found neither inhibited photorespiration nor stimulated dark respiration to explain the observed decline of photosynthesis in soybean. The stimulated dark respiration was generally believed to reflect an increased “repair” rate. 26 H. SAXE Hunt and Black (1988) found that dark respiration of Vicia faba was enhanced in response to SO2 under optimum environmental conditions, irrespective of the SO2concentration supplied (0-600 ppb).

Black and Unsworth (1980) demonstrated that the effect on stornatal conductance of 35 ppb SO2 depended on both the species and on the vapour pressure deficit (measured in kilopascal (kPa) which translates into RH%). 5 ppb SO2 exposures, stornatal conductance increased within 1 h, and then remained relatively stable throughout the exposure period (except for night closure); recovery of normal (lower) stornatal opening was not complete even a day and a half later. Majernik and Mansfield (1972) found that both light and C02 affect the stomatal reaction in Vicia faba to SOZ.

1987). The stimulation increased linearly from the beginning of exposure, and the effect increased with SO2 exposure up to 120ppb. With 150ppb SO*, however, the stimulation was less than that at 120ppb (Table I). In general, the changes in dark respiration had little effect on the observed inhibitions of photosynthesis by low SO2 levels (Hallgren and Gezelius, 1982). PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND STOMATAL RESPONSES 33 4. Summary of the responses to long-term SO2 exposure Stimulation of both photosynthesis and stomatal conductance by low external doses of SO2, typically turned to a reduction in photosynthesis and stomatal closure with higher concentrations and longer exposure times (Table I).

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