Consequences of light absorptance in calculating electron transport rate of desert and succulent plants

@article{Stemke2011ConsequencesOL,
  title={Consequences of light absorptance in calculating electron transport rate of desert and succulent plants},
  author={J. A. Stemke and Louis S Santiago},
  journal={Photosynthetica},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={195-200}
}
The proportional light absorptance by photosynthetic tissue (α) is used with chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence methods to calculate electron transport rate (ETR). Although a value of α of 0.84 is often used as a standard for calculating ETR, many succulent plant species and species with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) have photosynthetic tissues that vary greatly in color or are highly reflective, and could have values of α that differ from 0.84, thus affecting the calculation of ETR. We… CONTINUE READING

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