Seasonal time-course of gradients of photosynthetic capacity and mesophyll conductance to CO2 across a beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) canopy.

@article{Montpied2009SeasonalTO,
  title={Seasonal time-course of gradients of photosynthetic capacity and mesophyll conductance to CO2 across a beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) canopy.},
  author={Pierre Montpied and Andr{\'e} Granier and Erwin Dreyer},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={2407-18}
}
Leaf photosynthesis is known to acclimate to the actual irradiance received by the different layers of a canopy. This acclimation is usually described in terms of changes in leaf structure, and in photosynthetic capacity. Photosynthetic capacity is likely to be affected by mesophyll conductance to CO(2) which has seldom been assessed in tree species, and… CONTINUE READING