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Chlorophyll Fluorescence as a Tool in Cereal Crop Research

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Chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence is a subtle reflection of primary reactions of photosynthesis. Intricate relationships between fluorescence kinetics and photosynthesis help our understanding of photosynthetic biophysical processes. Chl fluorescence technique is useful as a non-invasive tool in eco-physiological studies, and has extensively been used in assessing plant responses to environmental stress. The review gives a summary of some Chl fluorescence parameters currently used in studies of stress physiology of selected cereal crops, namely water stress, heat stress, salt stress, and chilling stress.

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Sayed, O. Chlorophyll Fluorescence as a Tool in Cereal Crop Research. Photosynthetica 41, 321–330 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:PHOT.0000015454.36367.e2

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