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Photosynthetic acclimation of plants to growth irradiance: The relative importance of specific leaf area and nitrogen partitioning in maximizing carbon gain

Evans, John; Poorter, H


Changes in specific leaf area (SLA, projected leaf area per unit leaf dry mass) and nitrogen partitioning between proteins within leaves occur during the acclimation of plants to their growth irradiance. In this paper, the relative importance of both of these changes in maximizing carbon gain is quantified. Photosynthesis, SLA and nitrogen partitioning within leaves was determined from 10 dicotyledonous C3 species grown in photon irradiances of 200 and 1000 μmol m-2 s-1. Photosynthetic rate per...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3040.2001.00724.x


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