Steady and dynamic photosynthetic responses of seedlings from contrasting successional groups under low-light growth conditions.

@article{Chen2011SteadyAD,
  title={Steady and dynamic photosynthetic responses of seedlings from contrasting successional groups under low-light growth conditions.},
  author={Jun-wen Chen and Qiang Zhang and Xiao-Shuang Li and Kun-Fang Cao},
  journal={Physiologia plantarum},
  year={2011},
  volume={141 1},
  pages={84-95}
}
To test the hypothesis that leaf-level photosynthetic-related traits might confer late successionals a competitive advantage over early successionals in low-light growth conditions, steady photosynthetic assimilation- and dynamic photosynthetic induction-related traits were examined in low-light-grown seedlings with contrasting successional status. Compared with the early successionals, late successionals as a group significantly exhibited lower leaf gas exchange rates. While late successionals… CONTINUE READING