Environmental and Biological Control of Photosynthesis

Proceedings of a conference held at the ‘Limburgs Universitair Centrum’, Diepenbeek, Belgium, 26–30 August 1974

  • R. Marcelle
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Environmental and Biological Control of Photosynthesis: Inaugural Address

  3. Relationships Between Carbon Dioxide Transfer Resistances and Some Physiological and Anatomical Features

  4. Tomato Leaf Photosynthesis and Respiration in Various Light and Carbon Dioxide Environments

    1. L. J. Ludwig, D. A. Charles-Edwards, A. C. Withers
      Pages 29-36
  5. The Basis of Expression of Leaf Photosynthetic Activities

    1. D. A. Charles-Edwards, L. J. Ludwig
      Pages 37-44
  6. Control of Photorespiration in Soybean and Maize

  7. Problems in Building Computer Models for Photosynthesis and Respiration

    1. J. D. Hesketh, J. M. McKinion, J. W. Jones, D. N. Baker, H. C. Lane, A. C. Thompson et al.
      Pages 53-60
  8. Effect of Growth Temperature on Photosynthetic and Photo-Respiratory Activity in Tall Fescue

  9. The Effects of Temperature and CO2 Enrichment on Photosynthesis in Soybean

  10. Response of Starch Synthesis to Temperature in Chilling-Sensitive Plants

  11. Enhanced Dark CO2 Fixation by Maize Leaves in Relation to Previous Illumination and Oxygen Concentration

  12. Studies on the Content of P 700 and Cytochromes in Sinapis alba During Growth Under Two Different Light Intensities

  13. The Effect of Light Intensity During Growth of Sinapis alba on the Electron-Transport and the Noncyclic Photophosphorylation

  14. Effect of Water Stress on the Decline of Leaf Net Photosynthesis with Age

  15. The Effect of Daylength on Daily CO2 Balances of Sinapis alba L.

  16. The Involvement of CO2 Uptake in the Flowering Behaviour of two Varieties of Antirrhinum majus

  17. Relations Between Photosynthesis and Flowering in Lemnaceae

    1. R. Kandeler, B. Hügel, Th. Rottenburg
      Pages 161-169
  18. Developmental Patterns of CO2 Exchange, Diffusion Resistance and Protein Synthesis in Leaves of Populus x euramericana

  19. Carbon Dioxide Exchange of Young Tobacco Leaves in Light and Darkness

  20. Characterization of Regulative Interactions Between the Autotrophic and Heterotrophic System in Phaseolus vulgaris and Triticum aestivum Seedlings

  21. Photosynthesis, Photorespiration, Respiration and Growth of Pea Seedlings Treated with Gibberellic Acid (Ga3)

  22. The Effects of CCC and GA on Some Biochemical and Photochemical Activities of Primary Leaves of Bean Plants

  23. Effects of CCC on Photosynthesis in Euglena

    1. J. M. Michel
      Pages 217-225
  24. Hormonal Influences on Stomatal Physiology and Photosynthesis

    1. P. E. Kriedemann, B. R. Loveys
      Pages 227-236
  25. Aspects of 14C-Sucrose Translocation Profiles in Hibiscus esculentus L. (Okra)

  26. Environmental and Biological Control of Photosynthesis: General Assessment

  27. Special Session on Crassulacean Acid Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. J. W. Bradbeer, W. Cockburn, S. L. Ranson
      Pages 265-272
    3. T. F. Neales
      Pages 299-310
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 405-408

About these proceedings


This book reports the proceedings of a meeting held in the 'Limburgs Universitair Centrum' , Diepenbeek, Belgium, August 26 to 30, 1974. In convening this meet­ ing, my aim was to bring together a small number of specialists working on photosynthesis of course but also always keeping in mind that plants are in­ fluenced by their environment (temperature, light quality and intensity, air com­ position, daylength . . . . . ) and can differently react according to their stage of deve­ lopment. In general, all these specialists work on whole plants cultivated in well­ known conditions (they are not 'market spinach specialists') but, when necessary, give up the idea of measuring photochemical activities in isolated they don't chloroplasts, enzyme kinetics . . . etc. It is noticeable that about 50% of them are working in laboratories directly involved with applied research in agriculture or forestry. The format of the meeting was intentionally kept small but it allowed generous time for discussion; thanks are due to Drs. O. BJÖRKMAN, J. W. BRADBEER, M. M. LUDLOW and C. B. OSMOND for taking the chairs during these discussions. In such a small meeting, the choice of invited scientists was really a personnal one and thus reflected my own fields of interest. When planning the conference, I was continually divided between the wish for inviting other interesting people and the necessity of keeping time free for discussions.


Chloroplast Expression Photorespiration Protein carbon development growth metabolism photosynthesis physiology quality respiration transport water

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Marcelle
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant PhysiologyResearch Station of GorsemSint-TruidenBelgium

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-6193-179-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1957-6
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