, 45:222

Leaf gas exchange characteristics and chlorophyll fluorescence of three wetland plants in response to long-term soil flooding

Original Papers

DOI: 10.1007/s11099-007-0036-y

Cite this article as:
Li, M., Yang, D. & Li, W. Photosynthetica (2007) 45: 222. doi:10.1007/s11099-007-0036-y


The effects of soil flooding on gas exchange and photosystem 2 (PS2) activity were analyzed in leaves of Phragmites australis, Carex cinerascens, and Hemarthria altissima. Pronounced decrease in net photosynthetic rate and stomatal conductance with flooding was found only in C. cinerascens. No significant changes in PS2 activity were observed in all three species which suggests that the photosynthetic apparatus was not damaged. Among the three species, H. altissima is better adapted to flooding than P. australis and C. cinerascens.

Additional key words

Carex cinerascens Hemarthria altissima irradiance net photosynthetic rate photosystem 2 Phragmites australis stomatal conductance transpiration water use efficiency 

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© Institute of Experimental Botany, ASCR 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wuhan Botanical GardenThe Chinese Academy of SciencesWuhan, HubeiP.R. China

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