The dynamic of accumulation of carotenoides and chlorophylls during maize leaf development

  • Sanda CRAPATUREANU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Gavrila NEAMTU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Carmen SOCACIU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Gino ROSCA University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Edward MUNTEAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: HPCL, carotenoids, maize, leaves, cholrophylls

Abstract

A new high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for the rapid separation of carotenoids and chlorophylls in leaves is reported. The method allows the separation of eight pigments in less than 13 minutes and employs a 25 cm C18 column with a flow rate of 1.2 ml/min. Using this method photosynthetic pigment content and composition during, maize leaf development were determined. Correlations between the rate of chlorophyll a and B-carotene biosynthesis and chlorophyll b lutein biosynthesis were established as well as between violaxanthin accumulation and the need of photoprotection in young leaves.

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Published
1997-08-05
How to Cite
CRAPATUREANU, S., NEAMTU, G., SOCACIU, C., ROSCA, G., & MUNTEAN, E. (1997). The dynamic of accumulation of carotenoides and chlorophylls during maize leaf development. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 27(1), 67-77. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha271294
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