Effect of water stress on leaf photosynthesis, chlorophyll content, and growth of oriental lily

Effect of water stress on leaf photosynthesis, chlorophyll content, and growth of oriental lily The photosynthetic characterization of the oriental lily (Lilium) cv. Sorbonne and its response to increasing water stress were analyzed based on the net photosynthetic rate (P n), stomatal conductance (g s), intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci), transpiration rate (E), water use efficiency (WUE), and stomatal limitation (Ls) in the Horqin Sandy Land of western China. A photosynthesis-PAR response curve was constructed to obtain light-compensation and light-saturation points (LCP and LSP), the maximum photosynthetic rates (P max) and dark respiration rates (R D). The growth of lilies in the pots was analyzed after anthesis. Various intensities of water stress (5, 10, and 20 days without water, and an unstressed control) were applied. The results indicated that drought stress not only significantly decreased P n, E, g s, photosynthetic pigment content (Chl a, Chl b, and Chl (a + b)) and increased intrinsic water use efficiency (WUE), but also altered the diurnal pattern of gas exchange. Drought stress also affected the photosynthesis (P n)-PAR response curve. Drought stress increased LCP and R D and decreased LSP and P max. There were both stomatal and nonstomatal limitations to photosynthesis. Stomatal limitation dominated in the morning, whereas nonstomatal limitation dominated in the afternoon. Thus, drought stress decreased potential photosynthetic capacity and affected the diurnal pattern of gas exchange and P n-PAR response curves, thereby reducing plant quality (lower plant height, flower length, flower diameter, and leaf area). Water stress is likely the main limitation to primary photosynthetic process in the lily. Appropriate watering is recommended to improve photosynthetic efficiency and alleviate photodamage, which will increase the commercial value of the lily in the Horqin Sandy Land. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Effect of water stress on leaf photosynthesis, chlorophyll content, and growth of oriental lily

Loading next page...
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright © 2011 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Life Sciences; Plant Physiology; Plant Sciences
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial