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The removal of a ring of phloem, named girdling, is used for manipulating carbohydrate content above and below the girdle. To investigate the impact of girdling on leaf water status, an experiment was carried out in Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. and Karelinia caspica (Pall.) Less., which grew in the Cele oasis-desert transitional zone with the treatment of(More)
Leaf senescence can be described as the dismantling of cellular components during the terminal stage in the development of plant organs and tissues. In order to determine the leaf senescence process when stem girdling and leaf removal both exist. An experiment was carried out in Alhagi sparsifolia, which grew in the Cele oasis-desert transitional zone with(More)
Climate change is expected to result in an increase in the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events. Alhagi sparsifolia is an important factor for wind prevention and sand fixation in the forelands of the Taklamakan Desert. The effects of high temperature on desert plants remain widely unknown. In this work, chlorophyll a fluorescence induction(More)
Alhagi sparsifolia Sharp. is commonly considered as a type of sun plant, but shade-grown plants cannot acclimate to the strong irradiance which is normal for plant in a short time when kept in low-light conditions for a while. Alhagi sparsifolia Sharp., commonly considered as a type of sun plant, is the main vegetation found in the forelands of Taklamakan(More)
An trench profile method was used to study seasonal variation of root ecological characteristics of Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. seedlings under different irrigation treatments. The results indicated the following: (1) Root morphology: under excellent soil moisture conditions, A. sparsifolia seedlings developed many horizontal roots and root sprouts to compete(More)
A pot experiment was conducted to study the influences of different NaCl concentrations (0, 50, 100, 200, 400 mmol x L(-1)) on the growth, leaf hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), malonaldehyde (MDA) content, superoxide dismutases (SOD), catalases (CAT), peroxidase (POD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX) enzymes activity, water potential, soluble sugar and proline contents(More)
Phloem girdling can cause decline of photosynthetic rate (Pn), and the reason for Pn decline had been attributed to the reduction of stomatal conductance (Gs) and end-product feedback inhibition. In order to explore the reason for Pn decline, the different stages of girdling—control, semi-girdling (SG), and full-girdling (FG)—were performed on Alhagi(More)
Taking Cele oasis at the southern fringe of Taklimakan Desert as a case, this paper studied the effects of different disturbances (burning in spring, cutting in spring, and cutting in fall) on the morphological characteristics and aboveground biomass of natural vegetation Alhagi sparsifolia in the ecotone of oasis-desert. Burning in spring decreased the A.(More)
The aggravation process of oasisization leads to changes of land use type in oasis rim. In order to discuss the effects of different land use types on soil properties and soil quality, the four land use types located Cele oasis rim in south margin of Tarim Basin, which are the cotton field, orchard, and Caligonum mongolicum Turcz land use type reclaimed by(More)
Based on the 2005-2007 experimental data in Cele oasis in the southern margin of Tarim Basin of Xinjiang, the soil quality of four typical types of farmland with different utilization intensity, i.e., farmland with high input, farmland with normal input, newly reclaimed farmland, and farmland in oasis' interior, was analyzed and assessed by using(More)