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Light stress is not effective to enhanced crassulacean acid metabolism.
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PMID:  20355326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clusia minor L., a C3-CAM intermediate, and Clusia multiflora H. B. K., a C3 obligate, present two physiotypes of a similar morphotype occurring sympatrically in the field. Both species, exposed 2 days to high light, show similar responses to this kind of stress: (i) the level of xanthophyll pigments in tested plants during the daycourse adapts to stress, (ii) the levels of antheraxanthin and zeaxanthin clearly increase during the afternoon showing increased de-epoxidation, (iii) the changes in the xanthophyll cycle are similar. Exposure to high light increases the malate levels in C. minor during the afternoon while decreases the day/night changes of the malate levels, and hence the Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) expression. It can be concluded that strong light applied as a single stress factor to well-watered plants is not effective in strengthing the CAM metabolism in a C3-CAM intermediate plant but rather suppresses the CAM activity despite exposure to high light energy. It is suggested that, when water supply is not limiting and other stresses do not prevail, C3 allows to use up the citrate pool, especially in the afternoon and enables a superior daily photon utilization.
Andrzej Kornas; Zbigniew Miszalski; Ewa Sur?wka; Elke Fischer-Schliebs; Ulrich L?ttge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift f?r Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0939-5075     ISO Abbreviation:  Z. Naturforsch., C, J. Biosci.     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-01     Completed Date:  2010-04-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912155     Medline TA:  Z Naturforsch C     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University, ul. Podbrzezie 3, 31-054 Krakow, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Clusia / metabolism*,  radiation effects*
Pigmentation / radiation effects
Plant Components, Aerial / metabolism,  radiation effects
Xanthophylls / metabolism,  radiation effects
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