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Induction of oscillations in chlorophyll fluorescence by re-illumination of intact isolated pea chloroplasts

  • Sonja Veljović-Jovanović
  • Zoran G. Cerović


Oscillations in chlorophyll fluorescence yield were observed upon re-illumination of intact isolated pea (Pisum sativumL.) chloroplasts that had attained their maximal rate of photosynthesis and had spent a short period in darkness. The oscillations depended on the length of the previous dark period, the length of previous illumination, and the reaction temperature. This finding confirms the presence of an “oscillatory center” in the chloroplasts temselves.

Key words

Chlorophyll fluorescence (oscillations) Chloroplast (intact, isolated) Photosynthesis (oscillations) Pisum (chlorophyll fluorescence oscillations) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Veljović-Jovanović
    • 1
  • Zoran G. Cerović
    • 2
  1. 1.INEP, Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection
  2. 2.Institute of Botany, University of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia

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