Publication
Title
Diurnal changes in the response of canopy photosynthetic rate to elevated $CO_{2}$ in a coupled temperature-light environment
Author
Abstract
 The relative increase with elevated CO2 of canopy CO2 uptake rate (A), derived from continuous measurements during the day, was examined in full-cover vegetative Lolium perenne canopies after 17 days of regrowth. The stands were grown at ambient (358 +/- 50-mu-mol mol-1) and increased (626 +/- 50-mu-mol mol-1) CO2 concentration in sunlit growth chambers. Over the entire range of temperature and light conditions (which were strongly coupled and increased simultaneously), A was on average twice as large in high compared to ambient CO2. This response (called M = A in high CO2/A in ambient CO2) could not be explained by changes in canopy conductance for CO2 diffusion (GC). In spite of interaction and strong coupling between temperature and light intensity, there was evidence that temperature rather than light determined M. Further, high CO2 treatment was found to alleviate the afternoon depression in A observed in ambient CO2. A temperature optimum shift or/and a larger carbohydrate sink capacity through altered root/shoot ratio are proposed in explanation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Photosynthesis research: an international journal. - The Hague
Publication
The Hague : 1992
ISSN
0166-8595
Volume/pages
32:2(1992), p. 121-130
ISI
A1992JB49500004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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