Hazem M Kalaji

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The photosynthetic responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) leaves to different levels of drought stress were analyzed in potted plants cultivated in growth chamber under moderate light. Low-to-medium drought stress was induced by limiting irrigation, maintaining 20 % of soil water holding capacity for 14 days followed by 3 days without water supply to(More)
The aim of this educational review is to provide practical information on the hardware, methodology, and the hands on application of chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence technology. We present the paper in a question and answer format like frequently asked questions. Although nearly all information on the application of Chl a fluorescence can be found in the(More)
This review is dedicated to David Walker (1928–2012), a pioneer in the field of photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence. We begin this review by presenting the history of light emission studies, from the ancient times. Light emission from plants is of several kinds: prompt fluorescence (PF), delayed fluorescence (DF), thermoluminescence, and(More)
The photosynthetic activity of two Syrian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces, Arabi Abiad (A. Abiad) and Arabi Aswad (A. Aswad), grown under low- and high- temperature stresses, were studied by analyzing the measured chlorophyll fluorescence signals. Both the applied stresses influenced photosystem II (PSII) activity. However, the effects depend on the(More)
The impact of some macro (Ca, S, Mg, K, N, P) and micro (Fe) nutrients deficiency on the functioning of the photosynthetic machinery in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) plants grown in hydroponic cultures were investigated. Plants grown on a complete nutrient solution (control) were compared with those grown in a medium, which lacked(More)
Water deficit is one of the most important environmental factors limiting sustainable crop yields and it requires a reliable tool for fast and precise quantification. In this work we use simultaneously recorded signals of photoinduced prompt fluorescence (PF) and delayed fluorescence (DF) as well as modulated reflection (MR) of light at 820nm for analysis(More)
Photosystem II (PSII) thermostability and acclimation effects on PSII photochemical efficiency were analyzed in thirty field grown winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes using prompt chlorophyll a fluorescence kinetics before and after dark heat treatment. A gradual increase in temperature caused the appearance of K-bands at 300 μs on the chlorophyll(More)
In this study, we have compared photosynthetic performance of barley leaves (Hordeum vulgare L.) grown under sun and shade light regimes during their entire growth period, under field conditions. Analyses were based on measurements of both slow and fast chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence kinetics, gas exchange, pigment composition; and of light incident on(More)
Photosynthetic efficiency of two Syrian barley landraces Arabi Aswad and Arabi Abiad grown under different light intensities were studied by the application of qualitative and quantitative analysis of chlorophyll a fluorescence. Different values of fluorescence parameters, quantum efficiencies, specific and phenomenological energy fluxes were obtained for(More)