Influence of Potassium Deficiency on Photosynthesis, Chlorophyll Content, and Chloroplast Ultrastructure of Cotton Plants

@article{Zhao2004InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of Potassium Deficiency on Photosynthesis, Chlorophyll Content, and Chloroplast Ultrastructure of Cotton Plants},
  author={Duli Zhao and Derrick M. Oosterhuis and Craig W. Bednarz},
  journal={Photosynthetica},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={103-109}
}
In cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) grown in controlled-environment growth chamber the effects of K deficiency during floral bud development on leaf photosynthesis, contents of chlorophyll (Chl) and nonstructural saccharides, leaf anatomy, chloroplast ultrastructure, and plant dry matter accumulation were studied. After cotton plants received 35-d K-free nutrient solution at the early square stage, net photosynthetic rate (PN) of the uppermost fully expanded main-stem leaves was only 23 % of the… 

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