Biologia Plantarum

, 38:413 | Cite as

Photosynthesis of natural cocksfoot populations under water and salt stresses

  • P. Ramos
  • N. Pedrol
  • M. J. Reigosa
Original Papers


Sampling of natural cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) populations was carried out on the O Morrazo peninsula in NW Spain, characterized by a strong moisture gradient. The plants were kept in greenhouse under standard conditions. Nevertheless, they differ in height of plants, length and width of flag leaves, panicle size, stomatal density and size as well as in flowering period. The effects of two levels of soil water deficit and two levels of salinity on photosynthetic rate were tested. One population was exceptionally well adapted to its original environment with great tolerance to water deficit and salinity

Additional key words

Dactylis glomerataGramineae ecophysiology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ramos
    • 1
  • N. Pedrol
    • 1
  • M. J. Reigosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Fisiología Vegetal, Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de VigoVigoSpain

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