Maya Y. Velitchkova

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10-5 M methyl jasmonate (JA-Me) treatment itself did not considerably change the 14CO2 fixation, parameters of room temperature chlorophyll fluorescence induction, proline content, and Na+ as well as Cl- accumulation. Salt stress (30 mM NaCl) lead to a decrease of both 14CO2 fixation and relative water content, and to an increase of proline content.(More)
Exposure of winter rye leaves grown at 20 degrees C and an irradiance of either 50 or 250 micromol m(-2) s(-1) to high light stress (1600 micromol m(-2) s(-1), 4 h) at 5 degrees C resulted in photoinhibition of PSI measured in vivo as a 34% and 31% decrease in deltaA820/A820 (P700+). The same effect was registered in plants grown at 5 degrees C and 50(More)
The effect of pre-treatment with 200 mM NaCl on the response of four barley cultivars (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Bülbül-89, Kalaycı-97, Tarm-92 and Tokak-157/37) to UV-B radiation was investigated. Salt stress as well as UV-B irradiation led to a decrease of the total chlorophyll (chl) content in all cultivars, except in Kalaycı-97. While carotenoids are(More)
Two different membrane perturbing agents cholesterol and benzyl alcohol were applied to modify the fluidity of pea thylakoid membranes. Well pronounced decrease of membrane fluidity was observed upon increasing of cholesterol added. Rigification of thylakoid mem­ branes was accompanied by reduction of cation-induced increase of light-scattering intensity(More)
UV-B responses of three rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars (Sasanishiki, Norin 1 and Surjamkhi) with different photolyase activity were investigated. Carbon dioxide assimilation data support that Sasanishiki was less sensitive to UV-B than Norin 1 and Surjamkhi. UV-B radiation sharply decreased the content of Rubisco protein in Surjamkhi and has no effect in(More)
The influence of two factors - high temperature and high light intensity, acting separately or simultaneously on the pigment composition, fluorescent characteristics, membrane integrity and synthesis of protective substances was investigated in tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum cv. M 82). Moderate elevated temperatures (38/29 °C) were applied under(More)
The effect of lipid phase order of isolated thylakoid membranes on fluorescent characteristics of both photosystems during illumination with high light intensity at 22 degrees C and 4 degrees C was investigated. For artificial modification of membrane fluidity two membrane perturbing agents were applied-cholesterol and benzyl alcohol. 77 K fluorescence(More)
The fast growing world population requires an increase in plant productivity. With the natural biodiversity and the present available technologies, it would be difficult to cope with this huge task. Plants are sessile organisms and are subjected to continuous environmental constrains as climate change, pollution, soil degradation, and so forth due to(More)
The acclimation to high light, elevated temperature, and combination of both factors was evaluated in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum cv. M82) by determination of photochemical activities of PSI and PSII and by analyzing 77 K fluorescence of isolated thylakoid membranes. Developed plants were exposed for six days to different combinations of temperature and(More)
The resurrection plant, Haberlea rhodopensis can survive nearly total desiccation only in its usual low irradiation environment. However, populations with similar capacity to recover were discovered recently in several sunny habitats. To reveal what kind of morphological, structural and thylakoid-level alterations play a role in the acclimation of this(More)