Chlorophyll a fluorescence as an indicator of water stress in Calophyllum brasiliense

  • Lucas C. REIS Federal University of Grande Dourados, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Road Dourados-Itahum, Km 12, Rural Subdivision, CEP: 79804970, Dourados, State Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Silvana P.Q. SCALON Federal University of Grande Dourados, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Road Dourados-Itahum, Km 12, Rural Subdivision, CEP: 79804970, Dourados, State Mato Grosso do Sul https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2024-7695
  • Daiane DRESCH Federal University of Grande Dourados, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Road Dourados-Itahum, Km 12, Rural Subdivision, CEP: 79804970, Dourados, State Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Andressa Caroline FORESTI Federal University of Grande Dourados, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Road Dourados-Itahum, Km 12, Rural Subdivision, CEP: 79804970, Dourados, State Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Cleberton C. SANTOS Federal University of Grande Dourados, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Road Dourados-Itahum, Km 12, Rural Subdivision, CEP: 79804970, Dourados, State Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Zefa V. PEREIRA Federal University of Grande Dourados, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Road Dourados-Itahum, Km 12, Rural Subdivision, CEP: 79804970, Dourados, State Mato Grosso do Sul
Keywords: abscisic acid; Dickson quality; leaf area; photosystem II

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate chlorophyll a fluorescence as a stress indicator in Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess seedlings grown with different concentrations of abscisic acid (ABA) under intermittent water deficit condition: daily irrigation without ABA (I); daily irrigation + 10 μM ABA (I 10); daily irrigation + 100 μM ABA (I 100); suspension of daily irrigation without ABA (SI); suspension of daily irrigation + 10 μM ABA (SI 10) and  suspension of daily irrigation + 100 μM ABA (SI 100). The intermittent water deficit reduces water status and impairs the photochemical apparatus functioning and seedling quality. The fluorescence measurements helped identify the stress condition of water deficit in the cultivation of C. brasiliense and the beneficial effect of the application of 10 μM of ABA in minimizing stress and facilitating the recovery of seedlings after re-irrigation, while maintaining the integrity and function of the photosynthetic apparatus.

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Published
2020-03-31
How to Cite
REIS, L. C., P.Q. SCALON, S., DRESCH, D., FORESTI, A. C., SANTOS, C. C., & PEREIRA, Z. V. (2020). Chlorophyll a fluorescence as an indicator of water stress in Calophyllum brasiliense. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 48(1), 210-220. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha48111757
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Research Articles

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