Vats, S K and Kumar, Sanjay (2006) Photosynthetic response of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle from different altitudes in Himalayan ranges. Photoynthetica, 44 (1). pp. 136-139. ISSN 0300-3604

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Plants of Podophyllum hexandrum, collected from lower, mid, and upper distribution limits in alpine Himalaya were studied under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the photosynthetic response. Net photosynthetic rates (PN), stomatal conductance (gs), and efficiency of carbon uptake increased with altitude. The maximum PN and gs were measured in the considered population during the 3–6th week of development. PN and gs decreased on an average by 58 and 48 % from maximum rates reached around 4th week to the 10th week of growth, respectively. The photosynthetic response in the three ecotypes appeared to be genetically controlled.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: efficiency of carbon uptake; intercellular CO2 concentration; stomatal conductance.
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 09:24
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 06:26

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