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Nocturnally retained zeaxanthin does not remain engaged in a state primed for energy dissipation during the summer in two Yucca species growing in the Mojave Desert

Barker, D; Adams, W W; Demmig-Adams, B; Logan, B; Verhoeven, A S; Smith, S D

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Differently oriented leaves of Yucca schidigera and Yucca brevifolia were characterized in the Mojave Desert with respect to photosystem II and xanthophyll cycle activity during three different seasons, including the hot and dry summer, the relatively cold winter, and the mild spring season. Photosynthetic utilization of a high percentage of the light absorbed in PSII was observed in all leaves only during the spring, whereas very high levels of photoprotective, thermal energy dissipation were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88299
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1046/j.0016-8025.2001.00803.x

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