Photosynthesis in Flowers of Petunia Hybrida: Low CO2 Flow and Coordinated Reduction Between Photosynthetic Systems

  • David Weiss
  • Adiva Shomer-Ilan
  • Abraham H. Halevy


In a previous paper (1) we reported on the presence of chloroplasts in the corollas of Petunia hybrida, in all stages of their development. Chloroplasts isolated from mature pink corollas carried out electron transport at only one quarter of the rate of chloroplasts from green leaves. The aim of the present work was to further characterize the photosynthetic systems of the Petunia corolla.


Green Leaf Photosynthetic System Light Fixation Leaf Conductance Epidermal Strip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Weiss
    • 1
  • Adiva Shomer-Ilan
    • 2
  • Abraham H. Halevy
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of HorticultureThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Dept of BotanyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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