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Chlorophyll a Fluorescence
Why should a book on chlorophyll a (Chl a) fluorescence appeal to people who work on algae? At first sight there might seem to be a nexus between the two subjects. However, on reflection the two areExpand
Overexpression of gamma-tocopherol methyl transferase gene in transgenic Brassica juncea plants alleviates abiotic stress: physiological and chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements.
It is shown that alpha-tocopherol plays an important role in the alleviation of stress induced by salt, heavy metal and osmoticum in Brassica juncea. Expand
On the relation between the Kautsky effect (chlorophyll a fluorescence induction) and Photosystem II: basics and applications of the OJIP fluorescence transient.
  • A. Stirbet, Govindjee
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B…
  • 1 July 2011
An educational review on how the Kautsky effect has been exploited through analysis of the fast OJIP fluorescence transient, by discussing basic assumptions, derivation of equations, as well as application to PSII-related questions. Expand
Spectral signatures of photosynthesis. I. Review of Earth organisms.
The "near-infrared (NIR) end" of the red edge to trend from blue-shifted to reddest for snow algae, temperate algae, lichens, mosses, aquatic plants, and finally terrestrial vascular plants is found. Expand
Effects of salt stress on photosystem II efficiency and CO2 assimilation of two Syrian barley landraces
Gas exchange and chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence measurements were made to study the effect of salinity stress (120 mmol NaCl) on the photosynthetic activity of two Syrian barley (Hordeum vulgareExpand
Spectral signatures of photosynthesis. II. Coevolution with other stars and the atmosphere on extrasolar worlds.
M star planets could be a half to a tenth as productive as Earth in the visible, but exceed Earth if useful photons extend to 1.1 microm for anoxygenic photosynthesis, and under water, organisms would still be able to survive ultraviolet flares from young M stars and acquire adequate light for growth. Expand
ChlorophyllaFluorescence Induction in Higher Plants: Modelling and Numerical Simulation
Abstract Chlorophyll a fluorescence induction is extensively used as a probe of photosynthesis, and thus, it has become necessary to quantitatively analyse it to extend its usefulness. We simulateExpand
Chlorophyll a fluorescence induction: a personal perspective of the thermal phase, the J–I–P rise
It is concluded that the mainstream interpretation of the O–J–I–P transient is the most credible one, as none of the alternative ideas provide adequate explanation or experimental proof for the almost complete reduction of QA at the end of theO–J phase, and for the origin of the fluorescence rise during the thermal phase. Expand
Chlorophyll a Fluorescence: A Bit of Basics and History
The goal is to bring to the readers the basics of Chl fluorescence, a bit of history, it's potential in understanding primary photophysical events (excitation energy transfer; charge separation), and secondary reactions (electron transport). Expand