Variability of the chlorophyll content in white clover (Trifolium repens L.)

  • Ioan PUIA University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Attila T. SZABO University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Gh. ILLYES University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: Trifolium repens, clorophyll a, clorophyll b, cultivars, variability

Abstract

White clover cultivars from the "giganteum", "intermedium" and "nanum" cultivar groups have been tested for the variability of chlorophyll content in leaflets according to Mackinney spectrophotometric method. The chlorophyll content (a, b, a+b, a/b mg/100mgDM) was studied in relation to certain morphological characteristics of the leaflets (length, width, surface, weight, weight/surface). The method seems to be useful for the screening of strains for high chlorophyll content. Cultivars from the nanum group had generaly lower values; calculated from the dry weight of the assimilatory tissues under the same leaf surface this tendency disappears.

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Published
1981-08-05
How to Cite
PUIA, I., SZABO, A. T., & ILLYES, G. (1981). Variability of the chlorophyll content in white clover (Trifolium repens L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 11(1), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha111141
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Research Articles

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