Sugarcane yellow leaf virus Infection Leads to Alterations in Photosynthetic Efficiency and Carbohydrate Accumulation in Sugarcane Leaves

@inproceedings{Gonalves2005SugarcaneYL,
  title={Sugarcane yellow leaf virus Infection Leads to Alterations in Photosynthetic Efficiency and Carbohydrate Accumulation in Sugarcane Leaves},
  author={Marcos C. Gonçalves and Jorge Vega and Jurandi Gonçalves de Oliveira and Mara De Menezes De Assis Gomes},
  year={2005}
}
Infection by Sugarcane yellow leaf virus (ScYLV) causes severe leaf symptoms in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) hybrids, which indicate alterations in its photosynthetic apparatus. To gain an overview of the physiological status of infected plants, we evaluated chlorophyll a fluorescence and gas exchange assays, correlating the results with leaf metabolic surveys, i.e., photosynthetic pigments and carbohydrate contents. When compared to healthy plants, infected plants showed a reduction in potential… CONTINUE READING