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Leaf Wilting Movement Can Protect Water-Stressed Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Plants Against Photoinhibition of Photosynthesis and Maintain Carbon Assimilation in the Field

Zhang , Ya-Li; Zhang, Hong-Zhi; Du, Ming -Wei; Li, Wei; Luo, Hong-Hai; Chow, Wah S (Fred); Zhang , Wang-Feng

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Under severe water stress, leaf wilting is quite general in higher plants. This passive movement can reduce the energy load on a leaf. This paper reports an experimental test of the hypothesis that leaf wilting movement has a protective function that mitigates against photoinhibition of photosynthesis in the field. The experiments exposed cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to two water regimes: water-stressed and well-watered. Leaf wilting movement occurred in water-stressed plants as the water...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26268
Source: Journal of Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s12374-009-9085-z

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