Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.
← Back to Search

Low Growth Temperatures Modify The Efficiency Of Light Use By Photosystem II For CO2 Assimilation In Leaves Of Two Chilling-tolerant C4 Species, Cyperus Longus L. And Miscanthus X Giganteus.

P. Farage, D. Blowers, S. Long, N. Baker
Published 2006 · Medicine, Biology

Cite This
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Two C4 plants, Miscanthus x giganteus and Cyperus longus L., were grown at suboptimal growth temperatures and the relationships between the quantum efficiencies of photosynthetic electron transport through photosystem II (PSII) (PSII operating efficiency; Fq'/Fm') and CO2 assimilation (phiCO2) in leaves were examined. When M. x giganteus was grown at 10 degrees C, the ratio of the PSII operating efficiency to phiCO2 increased relative to that found in leaves grown at 14 and 25 degrees C. Similar increases in the Fq'/Fm': phiCO2 occurred in the leaves of two C. longus ecotypes when the plants were grown at 17 degrees C, compared to 25 degrees C. These elevations of Fq'/Fm': phiCO2 at low growth temperatures were not attributable to the development of anthocyanins, as has been suggested for maize, and were indicative of the operation of an alternative sink to CO2 assimilation for photosynthetic reducing equivalents, possibly oxygen reduction via a Mehler reaction, which would act as a mechanism for protection of PSII from photoinactivation and damage. Furthermore, in M. x giganteus grown at 10 degrees C, further protection of PSII was effected by a 20-fold increase in zeaxanthin content in dark-adapted leaves, which was associated with much higher levels of non-photochemical quenching of excitation energy, compared to that observed in leaves grown at 14 and 25 degrees C. These differences may explain the long growing season and remarkable productivity of this C4 plant in cool climates, even in comparison to other C4 species such as C. longus, which occur naturally in such climates.
This paper references
7 – Environmental Responses
S. P. Long (1999)
Modifications to Thylakoid Composition during Development of Maize Leaves at Low Growth Temperatures.
G. Y. Nie (1991)
The relationship between the quantum yield of photosynthetic electron transport and quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence
B. Genty (1989)
Factors Associated with Depression of Photosynthetic Quantum Efficiency in Maize at Low Growth Temperature
M. Fryer (1995)
Can perennial C4 grasses attain high efficiencies of radiant energy conversion in cool climates
C. V. Beale (1995)
C4 Photosynthesis at Low Temperature. A Study Using Transgenic Plants with Reduced Amounts of Rubisco1
D. S. Kubien (2003)
Cold Tolerance of C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus × giganteus: Adaptation in Amounts and Sequence of C4 Photosynthetic Enzymes1
S. Naidu (2003)
The Seasonal Pattern of Growth and Production of a Temperate C4 Species, Cyperus longus
R. Collins (1986)
A quantitative review comparing the yields of two candidate C4 perennial biomass crops in relation to nitrogen, temperature and water
E. Heaton (2004)
The distribution of C4 species of the Cyperaceae in North America in relation to climate
J. A. Teeri (2004)
Low‐temperature photosynthetic performance of a C4 grass and a co‐occurring C3 grass native to high latitudes
D. S. Kubien (2004)
The effect of growth at low temperature on photosynthetic characteristics and mechanisms of photoprotection of maize leaves
A. Massacci (1995)
Applications of chlorophyll fluorescence can improve crop production strategies: an examination of future possibilities.
N. Baker (2004)
Photosynthetic performance and resistance to photoinhibition of Zea mays L. leaves grown at sub‐optimal temperature
P. Haldimann (1996)
The effects of development at sub‐optimal growth temperatures on photosynthetic capacity and susceptibility to chilling‐dependent photoinhibition in Zea mays
Gui‐Ying ‐Y Nie (1992)
Chilling stress and oxygen metabolizing enzymes in Zea mays and Zea diploperennis
L. S. Jahnke (1991)
An integrating sphere leaf chamber
D. Idle (1983)
Response of the photosynthetic apparatus in maize leaves grown at low temperature on transfer to normal growth temperature
G. Y. Nie (1995)
Characterization of chilling effects on photosynthetic performance of maize crops during early season growth using chlorophyll fluorescence
J. Andrews (1995)
Effect of Chilling on Carbon Assimilation, Enzyme Activation, and Photosynthetic Electron Transport in the Absence of Photoinhibition in Maize Leaves
A. Kingston-Smith (1997)
Antioxidant enzyme responses to chilling stress in differentially sensitive inbred maize lines
D. Hodges (1997)
C4 photosynthesis in Cyperus longus L., a species occurring in temperate climates
M. Jones (1981)
Measurement of leaf and canopy photosynthetic CO2 exchange in the field
S. Long (1996)
Leaf photosynthesis in the C4-grass Miscanthus x giganteus, growing in the cool temperate climate of southern England
C. V. Beale (1996)
Leaf anthocyanin content changes in Zea mays L. grown at low temperature: Significance for the relationship between the quantum yield of PS II and the apparent quantum yield of CO2 assimilation
F. Pietrini (2004)
Ecological evidence concerning the adaptive significance of the C4 dicarboxylic acid pathway of photosynthesis
L. H. Doliner (2004)
The ecological distribution of C4 and C3 grasses in the Hawaiian Islands
P. Rundel (2004)
Relationship between CO2 Assimilation, Photosynthetic Electron Transport, and Active O2 Metabolism in Leaves of Maize in the Field during Periods of Low Temperature
Fryer (1998)
High resolution imaging of photosynthetic activities of tissues, cells and chloroplasts in leaves.
N. Baker (2001)
The distribution of C3 and C4 grasses and carbon isotope discrimination along an altitudinal and moisture gradient in Kenya
L. Tieszen (2004)
THE WATER-WATER CYCLE IN CHLOROPLASTS: Scavenging of Active Oxygens and Dissipation of Excess Photons.
K. Asada (1999)
A photoprotective role for O(2) as an alternative electron sink in photosynthesis?
D. Ort (2002)
The involvement of the photoinhibition of photosystem II and impaired membrane energization in the reduced quantum yield of carbon assimilation in chilled maize
A. Ortíz-López (2004)
1 – Why C4 Photosynthesis?
R. Sage (1999)
Potential mechanisms of low-temperature tolerance of C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus × giganteus: an in vivo analysis
S. Naidu (2004)
Crop production in artificial culture solutions and in soils with special reference to factors influencing yields and absorption of inorganic nutrients.
D. Arnon (1940)

This paper is referenced by
The importance of life cycle assessment methodology in the regulation of biofuels
Carly Whittaker (2013)
U.S. Billion-ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry
M. Downing (2011)
C 4 bioenergy crops for cool climates , with special emphasis on perennial C 4 grasses
de Melo Peixoto (2015)
Benefits versus risks of growing biofuel crops: the case of Miscanthus
U. Jørgensen (2011)
Development and status of dedicated energy crops in the United States
R. Jessup (2009)
Chlorophyll fluorescence: a probe of photosynthesis in vivo.
N. Baker (2008)
Determining the limitations and regulation of photosynthetic energy transduction in leaves.
N. Baker (2007)
Projections of global and UK bioenergy potential from Miscanthus × giganteus—Feedstock yield, carbon cycling and electricity generation in the 21st century
A. Shepherd (2020)
Transcriptional responses indicate maintenance of photosynthetic proteins as key to the exceptional chilling tolerance of C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus × giganteus
Ashley K. Spence (2014)
Understanding the physiological and molecular basis of chilling tolerance across species of the C4 genera Miscanthus and Spartina
Ashley K. Spence (2012)
C4 bioenergy crops for cool climates, with special emphasis on perennial C4 grasses.
R. Sage (2015)
Is the parameter electron transport rate useful as a predictor of photosynthetic carbon assimilation rate
Y. Miyazawa (2006)
Cold-tolerance of Miscanthus seedlings and effects of spring and autumn frosts on mature clonally replicated cultivars.
C. Kaiser (2015)
Analysis of Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Reliable Technique in Determination of Stress on Plants
M. K. Adak (2018)
Predicting Potential Global Distributions of Two Miscanthus Grasses: Implications for Horticulture, Biofuel Production, and Biological Invasions
H. Hager (2014)
Miscanthus: A Promising Biomass Crop
E. Heaton (2010)
Fitorremediação de águas residuais contaminadas com Cd e Ni por três genótipos de Miscanthus
Oliveira Carvalheiro (2014)
Structural and functional modifications in a typical arid zone species Aristida adscensionis L. along altitudinal gradient
Sana Fatima (2018)
Electron Transport in Leaves: A Physiological Perspective
G. Cornic (2012)
Miscanthus: Genetic resources and breeding potential to enhance bioenergy production
W. Vermerris (2008)
Photorespiration plays an important role in the regulation of photosynthetic electron flow under fluctuating light in tobacco plants grown under full sunlight
W. Huang (2015)
Biomass Accumulation, Photosynthetic Traits and Root Development of Cotton as Affected by Irrigation and Nitrogen-Fertilization
Z. Chen (2018)
Bundle sheath chloroplast volume can 1 house sufficient Rubisco to avoid limiting C 4 2 photosynthesis during chilling 3 4
Charles P Pignon (2018)
High photosynthetic rate and water use efficiency of Miscanthus lutarioriparius characterize an energy crop in the semiarid temperate region
J. Yan (2015)
More Productive Than Maize in the Midwest: How Does Miscanthus Do It?1[W][OA]
F. Dohleman (2009)
Increased Rubisco content in maize mitigates chilling stress and speeds recovery
Coralie E Salesse-Smith (2019)
Chilling tolerance of Cicer arietinum lines evaluated by photosystem II and antioxidant activities
Ö. Turan (2014)
Exploitation and utilization of Miscanthus as energy plant.
Yi Zi-li (2013)
Does greater leaf-level photosynthesis explain the larger solar energy conversion efficiency of Miscanthus relative to switchgrass?
F. Dohleman (2009)
Decrease in the capacity for RuBP carboxylation and regeneration with the progression of cold-induced photoinhibition during winter in evergreen broadleaf tree species in a temperate forest.
Y. Miyazawa (2007)
Variation in chilling tolerance for photosynthesis and leaf extension growth among genotypes related to the C 4 grass Miscanthus ×giganteus
W. Gr (2014)
Yields of Miscanthus × giganteus and Panicum virgatum decline with stand age in the Midwestern USA
R. Arundale (2014)
See more
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar