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Red leaf margins indicate increased polygodial content and function as visual signals to reduce herbivory in Pseudowintera colorata.
This study provides direct experimental evidence for aposematic coloration in red leaves and indicates that red leaf margins provide a reliable and effective visual signal of chemical defence in P. colorata. Expand
Functional significance of anthocyanins in peduncles of Sambucus nigra
It was found that peduncle reddening required exposure to sunlight, and that the sub-epidermal anthocyanins significantly reduced the transmission of green light to subjacent chlorenchyma and under saturating white light, quantum efficiencies of photosystem II were higher in red than in green peduncles. Expand
Reprint of “Photoprotection from anthocyanins and thermal energy dissipation in senescing red and green Sambucus canadensis peduncles”
Abstract Senescing photosynthetic tissues utilize a number of photoprotective mechanisms, including thermal energy dissipation involving the xanthophyll cycle, and often the screening of light energyExpand
Storing carbon in leaf lipid sinks enhances perennial ryegrass carbon capture especially under high N and elevated CO2
Engineering a novel lipid carbon sink into ryegrass leaves induced leaf physiological changes that increased overall carbon capture and growth, and enhanced the photosynthetic response to elevatedExpand
Redressing the roles of anthocyanin pigments in vegetative and reproductive organs
The roles of anthocyanins in vegetative and reproductive organs introduction and literature review and the coevolution hypothesis are presented, which suggest that leaf colour affects aphid behaviour and hence the need for further investigation into these roles. Expand
Changes in Leaf-Level Nitrogen Partitioning and Mesophyll Conductance Deliver Increased Photosynthesis for Lolium perenne Leaves Engineered to Accumulate Lipid Carbon Sinks
It is shown that increased carbon demand via DGAT+CO lipid sink accumulation can induce leaf-level changes in L. perenne which deliver increased rates of photosynthesis and growth. Expand
Theme 2- Food and Nutritional Security
IAPB 2018 Adapting Technologies in Food and Agriculture to Consumer Preferences Scientific research and innovative technologies led to outstanding progress in production and processing of foods andExpand
Transcriptomic Insights into the Responses in Leaves Storing Lipid Organelles under Different Irradiances
Combined, the data suggests that the increased photosynthesis capacity in the HME likely corresponds to an increase of micro-lipid sink strength; these are influenced by available light energy and may be related to diffusional and biochemical activities of stomata. Expand