Possible Errors in Photosynthetic Measurements Arising from the Use of UV-Absorbing Cuvettes: Some Examples in Higher Plants

  • Arno Bogenrieder
  • Richard Klein
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


Young plants of Picea ables L., Achillea millefolium L., Lactuca sativa L. and Rumex alpinus L. show different development of their photosynthetic capacity depending on whether the assimilation cuvettes are made from material allowing (Quartz) or not allowing (Plexiglass) transmission of UV radiation. The results show that with cuvettes made from UV-absorbing material measurements of photosynthesis may be incorrect.


Artificial Light Atmospheric Ozone Achillea Millefolium Photosynthetic Measurement Plant Photosynthetic Production 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arno Bogenrieder
    • 1
  • Richard Klein
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological Institute IIUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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