Chilling Stress and Active-Oxygen Enzymes in Zea mays and Zea diploperennis

  • Leland S. Jahnke
  • Mark R. Hull
  • Stephen P. Long


Photosynthesis is one of the first processes affected when chilling-sensitive plants are exposed to chilling temperatures (1,2). The symptoms of chilling damage are particularly pronounced in the presence of light and dioxygen. Many workers have shown that decreasing oxygen partial pressures from air levels produces a significant decrease in the chilling inhibition of photosynthesis (3,4,5,6). This suggests that oxygen is a third stress factor which directly interacts with chilling temperatures and light in producing inhibition of the photosynthetic mechanism.


Superoxide Dismutase Glutathione Reductase Oxygen Partial Pressure Chilling Temperature Electron Transport Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leland S. Jahnke
    • 1
  • Mark R. Hull
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Long
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of BiologyUniv. of EssexColchester, EssexUK

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