Russian Journal of Plant Physiology

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 246–248 | Cite as

Mesostructure of the ginseng photosynthetic apparatus in relation to ecological strategy of the species

  • O. L. Burundukova
  • L. A. Ivanova
  • L. A. Ivanov
  • Yu. A. Khrolenko
  • E. V. Burkovskaya
  • Yu. N. Zhuravlev
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Mesostructure of the photosynthetic apparatus was investigated in the wild plants of ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Mey, Araliaceae) taken from various habitats. The revealed features of the structure of phototrophic tissues (large cells, small number of photosynthesizing cells and chloroplasts per leaf area unit, low values of membrane indices of the cells and chloroplasts) point to stress-tolerant type of ecological strategy ginseng pursues in Nature.

Key words

Panax ginseng leaf mesostructure ecological strategies stress tolerance 



cellular volume per chloroplast


mesophyll cell area per leaf area


chloroplast area per leaf area


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. L. Burundukova
    • 1
  • L. A. Ivanova
    • 2
  • L. A. Ivanov
    • 2
  • Yu. A. Khrolenko
    • 1
  • E. V. Burkovskaya
    • 2
  • Yu. N. Zhuravlev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Botanic Garden, Ural DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia

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