Image Instrumentation of Chlorophyll a Fluorescence for Diagnosing Photosynthetic Injury

  • Kenji Omasa
  • Kotaro Takayama


Environmental stress factors such as air pollutants, agricultural chemicals, water deficit, chilling, and UV light can affect the health of plants (Larcher 1995; Kramer and Boyer 1995; Yunus and Iqbal 1996; De Kok and Stulen 1998). The first symptoms to appear are decreases in photosynthesis and growth. Later symptoms include visible injury of leaves and withering. In recent years forest decline, which may be due to environmental stress factors including meteorological changes, has been widely reported (Schulze et al. 1989; Larcher 1995; Sandermann et al. 1997).


Chlorophyll Fluorescence Fluorescence Yield Nonphotochemical Quenching PSII Reaction Center Actinic Light 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenji Omasa
    • 1
  • Kotaro Takayama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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