Pal, Madan and rao, l s and Jain, Vanita and srivastava, a c and Pandey, Renu and Raj, anupam and singh, k p (2005) Effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen on wheat growth and photosynthesis. Biologia Plantarum .
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The effects of nitrogen [75 and 150 kg (N) ha-1] and elevated CO2 on growth, photosynthetic rate, contents of soluble leaf proteins and activities of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) and nitrate reductase (NR) were studied on wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. HD-2285) grown in open top chambers under either ambient (AC) or elevated (EC) CO2 concentration (350 ± 50, 600 ± 50 μmol mol-1) and analyzed at 40, 60 and 90 d after sowing. Plants grown under EC showed greater photosynthetic rate and were taller and attained greater leaf area along with higher total plant dry mass at all growth stages than those grown under AC. Total soluble and Rubisco protein contents decreased under EC but the activation of Rubisco was higher at EC with higher N supply. Nitrogen increased the NR activity whereas EC reduced it. Thus, EC causes increased growth and PN ability per unit uptake of N in wheat plants, even if N is limiting.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||nitrate reductase, protein content, Rubisco, specific leaf area, Triticum aestivum|
|Subjects:||Agricultural Sciences and Technology > Plant Physiology|
|Deposited By:||Dr Renu Pandey|
|Deposited On:||19 Oct 2010 17:31|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2010 17:31|
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