The responsiveness to temperature of the extension rates of leaves of wheat triticum aestivum cultivar gamenya growing in the field under different levels of nitrogen fertilizer

Kemp, D.R.; Blacklow, W.M.

Journal of Experimental Botany 33(132): 29-36


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0957
Accession: 006755159

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The response of the rates of extension (LER) of wheat leaves (T. aestivum cv. Gamenya) to temperatures maintained for a short period was measured by changing the temperature of the extension zone and recording the changes in leaf length. The range of temperatures used was from C. The LER of all leaves responded to increases in temperature as field temperatures were suboptimal. The data obtained from several series of measurements over different ranges of temperature were combined to produce a general response curve. The minimum temperature for LER was .apprx. C, the optimum was C, while the maximum was > C. The responsiveness of LER to temperature, measured by the Q10, declined exponentially from > 6 at C to 2 at C. The Q10 at C was not affected by N supply.