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By O. Björkman (auth.), R. Marcelle (eds.)

This publication experiences the lawsuits of a gathering held within the 'Limburgs Universitair Centrum' , Diepenbeek, Belgium, August 26 to 30, 1974. In convening this meet­ ing, my target used to be to compile a small variety of experts engaged on photosynthesis in fact but in addition consistently conserving in brain that crops are in­ fluenced by way of their atmosphere (temperature, gentle caliber and depth, air com­ place, daylength . . . . . ) and will otherwise react in keeping with their degree of deve­ lopment. commonly, some of these experts paintings on complete vegetation cultivated in good­ identified stipulations (they aren't 'market spinach specialists') yet, while beneficial, surrender the assumption of measuring photochemical actions in remoted they do not chloroplasts, enzyme kinetics . . . and so on. it really is seen that approximately 50% of them are operating in laboratories without delay concerned with utilized learn in agriculture or forestry. The structure of the assembly used to be deliberately saved small however it allowed beneficiant time for dialogue; thank you are as a result of Drs. O. BJÖRKMAN, J. W. BRADBEER, M. M. LUDLOW and C. B. OSMOND for taking the chairs in the course of those discussions. In this type of small assembly, the alternative of invited scientists was once relatively a personnal one and hence mirrored my very own fields of curiosity. while making plans the convention, i used to be always divided among the want for inviting different attention-grabbing humans and the need of preserving time loose for discussions.

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O. (ed): Photosynthesis and Photorespiration. Pp 89-96. Wiley-Interscience. Oben, G. & R. Marcelle (1974): This volume. P. Poincelot (1972): The distribution of carbonic anhydrase and ribulose diphosphate carboxylase in Maize leaves. , 50: 336-340. L. (1971): Reactions des feuilIes de Lotium multijlorum al'eclairement pendant la croissance et variation des resistances aux echanges gazeux photosynthetiques. Photo· synthetica, 5: 364-375. L. (1973): Eclairement de croissance et infrastructure des chloroplastes de Lotium multijlorum Lam.

1970): Prior illumination and the respiration of maize leaves in the dark. PI. , 46: 359-362. , Saeki, T. T. (1965): Photosynthesis in artificial communities of cotton plants in relation to leaf area. I. Experiments with progressive defoliation of mature plants. Aust. 1. Bial. , 18: 1103-1118. l. H. Troughton (1966): Prediction ofgrowth rate at different light levels from measured photosynthesis and respiration rates. PI. , 41: 559-566. l. (1970): An equation for the rate of respiration of white c10ver plants grown under controlled conditions.

V. 7 kPa water vapour pressure defieit, 300 vpm CO 2 and either 80 Wm- 2 PAR (400-700 nm) du ring a 16 h light period or 20 Wm- 2 during an 8 h light period. Plants were also grown in a glasshouse in pots of peat-sand eontaining base fertilizer. The minimum glasshouse day and night temperature was set at 20 0 C, with ventilators opening at 24° C. 8 MJm- 2 . 29 Six week old plants were moved to the laboratory where the CO 2 exchange rates of either the fifth or sixth leaf were measured for one day under standard conditions using IR GA techniques.

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