Assay of chilling injury in wild and domestic tomatoes based on photosystem activity of the chilled leaves.

@article{Smillie1979AssayOC,
  title={Assay of chilling injury in wild and domestic tomatoes based on photosystem activity of the chilled leaves.},
  author={Robert M. Smillie and Rhoda L Nott},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={796-801}
}
Tomato leaves were detached and stored at 0 C for various periods of time. Chloroplasts were isolated from the leaves and their photoreductive activities were determined. Comparisons were made between two altitudinal forms of the wild tomato Lycopersicon hirsutum Humb. and Bonpl. (a tropical lowlands form and a highlands form adapted to growth at 3,100 meters), and two cultivars of the domestic tomato L. esculentum Mill. In each case the capacity of the isolated chloroplasts to photoreduce… CONTINUE READING