Chlorophyll fluorescence: a probe of photosynthesis in vivo.

  title={Chlorophyll fluorescence: a probe of photosynthesis in vivo.},
  author={Neil R. Baker},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
  • N. Baker
  • Published 29 April 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual review of plant biology
The use of chlorophyll fluorescence to monitor photosynthetic performance in algae and plants is now widespread. This review examines how fluorescence parameters can be used to evaluate changes in photosystem II (PSII) photochemistry, linear electron flux, and CO(2) assimilation in vivo, and outlines the theoretical bases for the use of specific fluorescence parameters. Although fluorescence parameters can be measured easily, many potential problems may arise when they are applied to predict… 

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