Effects of leaf, shoot and fruit development on photosynthesis of lychee trees (Litchi chinensis).

@article{Hieke2002EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of leaf, shoot and fruit development on photosynthesis of lychee trees (Litchi chinensis).},
  author={S Hieke and Christoph M Menzel and Peter L{\"u}dders},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 13},
  pages={955-61}
}
Changes in gas exchange with leaf age and fruit growth were determined in lychee trees (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) growing in subtropical Queensland (27 degrees S). Leaves expanded in a sigmoid pattern over 50 days during spring, with net CO2 assimilation (A) increasing from -4.1 +/- 0.9 to 8.3 +/- 0.5 micromol m-2 s-1 as the leaves changed from soft and red, to soft and light green, to hard and dark green. Over the same period, dark respiration (Rd) decreased from 5.0 +/- 0.8 to 2.0 +/- 0.1… CONTINUE READING