Leaf architecture and direction of incident light influence mesophyll fluorescence profiles.

  title={Leaf architecture and direction of incident light influence mesophyll fluorescence profiles.},
  author={Daniel M. Johnson and William K. Smith and Thomas C. Vogelmann and Craig R. Brodersen},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={92 9},
Light propagation and distribution inside leaves have been recognized as important processes influencing photosynthesis. Monochromatic light absorption across the mesophyll was measured using chlorophyll fluorescence generated from illumination of the cut edge (epi-illumination), as well as the adaxial or abaxial surfaces of the leaf. Species were selected that had basic leaf types: laminar leaf with adaxial palisade layer (Rhododendron catawbiense), needle with palisade (Abies fraseri), and… 

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