Effects of polyaromatic hydrocarbons on photosystem II activity in pea leaves.

@article{Kreslavski2014EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of polyaromatic hydrocarbons on photosystem II activity in pea leaves.},
  author={Vladimir D. Kreslavski and Anton V Lankin and Galina K. Vasilyeva and Valery Yu Luybimov and Galina N Semenova and Franz-Josef Schmitt and Thomas Friedrich and Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2014},
  volume={81},
  pages={135-42}
}
The acute effects of three typical polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): naphthalene (Naph), phenanthrene (Phen) and fluoranthene (Flu) on photochemical activity of photosystem II (PSII) in detached leaves of 3-week-old pea plants were studied. The leaves were exposed in water with PAHs under white light for 0.5-72 h. The activity of PSII was examined by prompt and delayed chlorophyll a (Chl a) fluorescence. The effects of PAHs depended on their concentration and exposure time. This dependency was… CONTINUE READING