Ismaël Moya

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The early light-induced proteins (ELIPs) belong to the multigenic family of light-harvesting complexes, which bind chlorophyll and absorb solar energy in green plants. ELIPs accumulate transiently in plants exposed to high light intensities. By using an Arabidopsis thaliana mutant (chaos) affected in the posttranslational targeting of light-harvesting(More)
This paper presents a field platform for continuous measurement of fluorescence at the canopy level. It consists of a 21-m-high crane equipped for fluorescence measurements. The crane is installed in the middle of the fields dedicated to agricultural research. Thanks to a jib of 24 m and a railway of 100 m distance, fluorescence measurements can be(More)
The effect of leaf temperature (T), between 23 and 4 degrees C, on the chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence spectral shape was investigated under moderate (200 microE m-2 s-1) and low (30-35 microE m-2 s-1) light intensities in Phaseolus vulgaris and Pisum sativum. With decreasing temperature, an increase in the fluorescence yield at both 685 and 735 nm was(More)
We report the first direct decomposition of the fluorescence lifetime heterogeneity during multiphasic fluorescence induction in dark-adapted leaves by multi-frequency phase and modulation fluorometry (PMF). A very fast component, assigned to photosystem I (PSI), was found to be constant in lifetime and yield, whereas the two slow components, which are(More)
Dualex (dual excitation) is a field-portable instrument, hereby described, for the assessment of polyphenolic compounds in leaves from the measurement of UV absorbance of the leaf epidermis by double excitation of chlorophyll fluorescence. The instrument takes advantage of a feedback loop that equalizes the fluorescence level induced by a reference red(More)
We have studied the time-resolved fluorescence properties of the light-harvesting complexes (Lhc) of photosystem II (Lhcb) in order to obtain information on the mechanism of energy dissipation (non-photochemical quenching) which is correlated to the conversion of violaxanthin to zeaxanthin in excess light conditions. The chlorophyll fluorescence decay of(More)
Chlorophyll (Chl) and epidermal polyphenol (EPhen) contents were estimated in vivo using two optical leaf-clips, SPAD-502 and Dualex, respectively. The area-based measurements were transformed into mass-based data by taking into account the leaf dry mass per area (LMA). Measurements were performed on forest trees and on saplings grown under controlled(More)
The relationship between the fluorescence lifetime (tau) and yield (Phi) obtained in phase and modulation fluorometry at 54 MHz during the chlorophyll fluorescence induction in dark-adapted leaves under low actinic light has been investigated. Three typical phases have been identified: (i) linear during the OI photochemical rise, (ii) convex curvature(More)
Under UV-excitation, leaves emit red (RF) and far-red (FRF) fluorescence from chlorophyll and blue-green fluorescence (BGF) from hydroxycinnamic acids. In this study, the aim was to develop a fluorescence signature of wheat leaf ageing after the emergence of the lamina. FRF and BGF were examined in the first three leaves of 2-week-old wheat plants. It was(More)
Room temperature single photon timing measurements on intact, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells at low excitation energies have been analysed using a four exponential kinetic model. Closing the PSII reaction centres produced two major variable lifetime and two minor constant lifetime components. The yield of each component mirrored the changes in lifetime.(More)