Susceptibility to photoinhibition in seedlings of six tropical fruit tree species native to Malaysia following transplantation to a degraded land

  title={Susceptibility to photoinhibition in seedlings of six tropical fruit tree species native to Malaysia following transplantation to a degraded land},
  author={Mitsutoshi Kitao and Reiji Yoneda and Hiroyuki Tobita and Yoosuke Matsumoto and Yutaka Maruyama and Abdu Arifin and A. Mohamad Azani and Majid Nik Muhamad},
To investigate the adaptive capacity to a strong light environment when planted on degraded land, we examined photosynthetic properties in relation to photoinhibition for the sun-leaves of six tropical fruit tree species native to Malaysia before and after transplanting. The six species were: Bouea macrophylla (Bm), Callerya atropurpurea (Ca), Canarium pilosum (Cp), Cynometra cauliflora (Cc), Morinda citrifolia (Mc) and Syzygium sp. (Ssp), which produce edible fruit for endemic animals and… 
Variation in photoinhibition among Sasa senanensis, Quercus mongolica, and Acer mono in the understory of a deciduous broad-leaved forest exposed to canopy gaps caused by typhoons
None of the species examined had increased photosynthetic capacity 1 month after gap formation, indicating that shade-grown leaves were unable to fully acclimate to increased light, suggesting mechanisms for tolerating sudden increases in light intensity following canopy gap formation.
Leaf Photosynthetic and Growth Responses on Four Tropical Tree Species to Different Light Conditions in Degraded Tropical Secondary Forest, Peninsular Malaysia
Responses indicated that the first group may be categorized to less tolerant species for strong light conditions during the early transplanted stage, since these responses contribute to raise the photosynthetic efficiency under shade conditions.
Morpho-physiological responses in Cedrela fissilis Vell. submitted to changes in natural light conditions: implications for biomass accumulation
Results show that C. fissilis can grow under the shade or full sunlight, however, when shade plants were transferred to full sunshine, they reached an efficient acclimation to the new environment through physiological alterations in their leaves and morphological modifications in the whole plant.
Fluorescence imaging of light acclimation of brazilian atlantic forest tree species
The obtained results suggested that a knowledge of acclimation capacity, by means of Chl fluorescence imaging yields, is a useful indicator of species successional grouping.
Acclimation responses to high light by Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (Malvaceae) leaves at different stages of development.
Both the maintenance of mature, photosynthetically active leaves and the production of new leaves with a high capacity to cope with excess energy were important for acclimation of G. ulmifolia seedlings.
Chlorophyll fluorescence and initial growth of two liana species, Cuspidaria sceptrum (Cham.) L.G. Lohmann and Fridericia florida (DC) L.G. Lohmann, under changes of natural light conditions
The physiological alterations as well as the growth were evaluated in seedlings of two liana species, Cuspidaria sceptrum and Fridericia florida, which were transferred from shade to full sunlight conditions, and the initial photoinhibition influenced growth responses of these lianaspecies, in spite of their heliophyte character as adult plants.
Photosynthesis of seedlings of Otoba novogranatensis (Myristicaceae) and Ruagea glabra (Meliaceae) in abandoned pasture, secondary forest and plantation habitats in Costa Rica.
Results suggest that foliar N may be of greater importance than soil water content and micrometeorological factors in driving differences in photosynthetic processes across planting habitats.
Reduced Photoinhibition under Low Irradiance Enhanced Kacip Fatimah (Labisia pumila Benth) Secondary Metabolites, Phenyl Alanine Lyase and Antioxidant Activity
Significant positive correlation of production of total phenolics, flavonoids and antocyanin content with Fv/Fm, Fm/Fo and photosynthesis indicated up-regulation of carbon-based secondary metabolites (CBSM) under reduced photoinhibition on the under low light levels condition.
Growth and photosynthetic response of four Malaysian indigenous tree species under different light conditions.
Growth and photosynthetic response of four indigenous tree seedlings were studied under different light conditions in a degraded secondary forest and changes in the growth rate and Amax with canopy openness were categorised into two groups.


Acclimation to sudden increase in light favoring an invasive over native trees in subtropical islands, Japan
Ecophysiological characters of B. javanica in simulated canopy openings indicated rapid photosynthesis acclimation in existing shade leaves by minimizing photoinhibition and a rapid deployment of new sun leaves with high photosynthetic capacity.
Susceptibility to photoinhibition of three deciduous broadleaf tree species with different successional traits raised under various light regimes
Results suggest that shade-grown Q. mongolica had a higher tolerance for additional stresses such as high temperature and water stress in the field, possibly due to their lower plasticity in leaf anatomy to low light environment.
Photoinhibition in seedlings of Fraxinus and Fagus under natural light conditions: implications for forest regeneration?
Light acclimation in the two species occurred primarily through adjustments in rates of photochemistry, suggesting a greater degree of phenotypic plasticity in photosynthetic capacity in this earlier successional species.
Light-dependent photosynthetic characteristics indicated by chlorophyll fluorescence in five mangrove species native to Pohnpei Island, Micronesia.
It appears that the co-ordination of leaf absorptance, thermal dissipation and consumption of absorbed light energy through electron transport is important in the acclimation of mangrove species to exposed habitats.
Diurnal changes in leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence in tropical tree species with contrasting light requirements
Data provide evidence to support the hypothesis that ecophysiological characteristics link with plant’s regeneration behavior and successional status and indicate that stomatal closure rather than reduced photochemical capacity limited Pn in the daytime.
Acclimation of shade-developed leaves on saplings exposed to late-season canopy gaps.
After four weeks in a canopy gap, photosynthetic rates of shade-developed leaves of both species had increased in response to the increase in irradiance, although final acclimation was more complete in red oak than in sugar maple.
High susceptibility to photoinhibition of young leaves of tropical forest trees
The high degree of reversible photoinhibition observed in these young sun leaves probably represents a dynamic regulatory process protecting the photosynthetic apparatus from severe damage by excess light.
High resistance to low‐temperature photoinhibition in two alpine, snowbank species
At high elevation, the combination of low temperature and high solar irradiance may be particularly conducive to the low-temperature photoinhibition of photosynthesis (LTP). Microclimate and
On the significance of photoinhibition of photosynthesis in the field and its generality among species
Of these three limitations of carbon assimilation, photoinhibition was the major one at limiting light only in naturally exposed willow leaves in the field, and was the same independent of the species, the light-acclimation state of the leaf and the light intensity.
Sky exposure, crown architecture, and low‐temperature photoinhibition in conifer seedlings at alpine treeline
In the alpine-treeline ecotone of the Snowy Range in Wyoming, USA, microsite sky exposure of Englemann spruce (Picea englemannii) and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) seedlings (< 5 years) was