Dark Relaxation of Variable Fluorescence of Green Leaves Measured by Means of Double Beam Fluorimeter

  • N. V. Karapetyan
  • N. G. Bukhov
  • M. G. Rakhimberdieva


Illumination of green leaves by intense light results in transient changes of the fluorescence yield. The complex kinetics of fluorescence induction reflects the gradual activation of photosynthetic apparatus (1–3): quick reduction of Q — primary electron acceptor of Photosystem 2, its reoxidation by P700 via electron transport chain, accumulation of plastoquinone pool in reduced state, the beginning of function of Photosystem 1 acceptor part and then the photosynthetic carbon cycle.


Methyl Viologen Fast Component Fluorescence Induction Actinic Light Variable Fluorescence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Karapetyan
    • 1
  • N. G. Bukhov
    • 2
  • M. G. Rakhimberdieva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BiochemistryMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Institute of Plant PhysiologyMoscowUSSR

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