Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Transpiration in Maize Seedlings under Hypoxia Induced by Complete Flooding

Abstract

The majority of terrestrial plants cease to grow and even perish after prolonged shoot flooding. Complete flooding exerts an adverse effect on plants, especially on leaf metabolism evolutionary adapted to the life in the air. Flooding results in a persistently increased hypoxia and an increase in the water content in plant tissues. The oxygen deficiency becomes more serious in the direction from the leaf to root zone [1]. Reparation is possible only after a short-term flooding.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016046331214

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@article{Bragina2002PhotosynthesisRA, title={Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Transpiration in Maize Seedlings under Hypoxia Induced by Complete Flooding}, author={T. V. Bragina and I. S. Drozdova and Yu. V. Ponomareva and V. I. Alekhin and G. M. Grineva}, journal={Doklady Biological Sciences}, year={2002}, volume={384}, pages={274-277} }