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Photosynthetica

, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 953–961 | Cite as

Prompt chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for crop phenotyping: an example of barley landraces exposed to various abiotic stress factors

  • H. M. Kalaji
  • A. Rastogi
  • M. Živčák
  • M. Brestic
  • A. Daszkowska-Golec
  • K. Sitko
  • K. Y. Alsharafa
  • R. Lotfi
  • P. Stypiński
  • I. A. Samborska
  • M. D. Cetner
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Abstract

The study examined photosynthetic efficiency of two barley landraces (cvs. Arabi Abiad and Arabi Aswad) through a prompt fluorescence technique under influence of 14 different abiotic stress factors. The difference in the behavior of photosynthetic parameters under the same stress factor in–between cv. Arabi Abiad and cv. Arabi Aswad indicated different mechanisms of tolerance and strategies for the conversion of light energy into chemical energy for both the landraces. This study confirmed the suitability of some chlorophyll fluorescence parameters as reliable biomarkers for screening the plants at the level of photosynthetic apparatus.

Keywords

chlorophyll a fluorescence JIP test photosystem II 

Abbreviations

ABS

absorption

ABC/RC

absorption flux per one active reaction center

Area

total complimentary area between the fluorescence induction curve

Chl

chlorophyll

CS

cross section

DOT

days of treatment

ETC

electron transport chain

ET

electron transport

F0

fluorescence at time 0

Ft

fluorescence at time t

Fv/F0

ratio of photochemical to nonphotochemical quantum efficiencies

HighPAR

high photosynthetic active radiation

HighT

high temperature

LowPAR

low photosynthetic active radiation

LowT

low temperature

PI(abs)

performance index on absorbance basis

RC

reaction center

TR0

trapped energy flux

ψ0

probability of an electron to reach the electron transport chain outside QA-.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Kalaji
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Rastogi
    • 3
    • 4
  • M. Živčák
    • 4
  • M. Brestic
    • 4
  • A. Daszkowska-Golec
    • 5
  • K. Sitko
    • 6
  • K. Y. Alsharafa
    • 7
  • R. Lotfi
    • 8
  • P. Stypiński
    • 9
  • I. A. Samborska
    • 10
  • M. D. Cetner
    • 10
  1. 1.Institute of Technology and Life Sciences (ITP)RaszynPoland
  2. 2.White Hill CompanyBiałystokPoland
  3. 3.Department of MeteorologyPoznan University of Life SciencesPoznanPoland
  4. 4.Department of Plant PhysiologySlovak University of AgricultureNitraSlovak Republic
  5. 5.Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental ProtectionUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland
  6. 6.Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental ProtectionUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland
  7. 7.Department of Biological Science, Faculty of ScienceMutah UniversityMutahJordan
  8. 8.Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education & Extension OrganizationMaraghehIran
  9. 9.Department of AgronomyWarsaw University of Life SciencesWarsawPoland
  10. 10.Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and BiologyWarsaw University of Life Science – SGGWWarsawPoland

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