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Two distinct strategies of cotton and soybean differing in leaf movement to perform photosynthesis under drought in the field

Chow, Wah Soon; Zhang, Ya-Li; Hu, Yuan-Yuan; Luo, Hong-Hai; Zhang, Wang-Feng


This paper reports an experimental test of the hypothesis that cotton and soybean differing in leaf movement have distinct strategies to perform photosynthesis under drought. Cotton and soybean were exposed to two water regimes: drought stressed and well watered. Drought-stressed cotton and soybean had lower maximum CO2 assimilation rates than well-watered (control) plants. Drought reduced the light saturation point and photorespiration of both species – especially in soybean. Area-based...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Plant Biology 38 (2011): 567–575
DOI: 10.1071/FP11065


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