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Title: Alleviation of photoinhibition in Heliconia grown under tropical natural conditions after release from nutrient stress
Authors: He, J. 
Tan, L.P. 
Goh, C.J. 
Issue Date: 2000
Source: He, J.,Tan, L.P.,Goh, C.J. (2000). Alleviation of photoinhibition in Heliconia grown under tropical natural conditions after release from nutrient stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition 23 (2) : 181-196. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have previously reported that full sun-grown Heliconia 'Golden Torch' leaves exhibited sustained decreased in PS II efficiency as compared to those grown under shade conditions. In this study, full sunlight plus low level of fertilization caused a further reduction of photosynthesis, chlorophyll content and F(v)/F(m) ratio while plants grown at high level of nutrient showed higher values of all these parameters. When plants grown under intermediate and deep shade, there was no significant difference in all parameters irrespective of nutrient supply. In the recovery experiments, plants without fertilizer were re-fertilized weekly. Maximal photosynthetic rates, chlorophyll content, and F(v)/F(m) ratio increased gradually after re-fertilizing the plants grown under full sunlight. However, no significant changes of these parameters were observed in plants grown under intermediate and deep shade over the same period. Total leaf nitrogen (N) was measured parallel with all the parameters. Photosynthetic rates, chlorophyll content, and F(v)/F(m) ratio showed a clear linear correlation with total leaf N in plants grown under full sunlight while there was no clear relationship observed in those plants grown under intermediate and deep shade. These results suggest that acclimation of Heliconia under full sunlight could be achieved by high level of nutrient fertilization.
Source Title: Journal of Plant Nutrition
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99642
ISSN: 01904167
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