+ Translate
+ Most Popular
The pigeon tick (Argas reflexus): its biology, ecology, and epidemiological aspects
Prevalence of hemoglobin abnormalities in Kebili (Tunisian South)
Lipogranuloma: a preventable complication of dacryocystorhinostomy
Value of basal plasma cortisol assays in the assessment of pituitary-adrenal insufficiency
Bees from the Belgian Congo. The acraensis group of Anthophora
Placing gingival retraction cord
Total serum IgE, allergy skin testing, and the radioallergosorbent test for the diagnosis of allergy in asthmatic children
Acariens plumicoles Analgesoidea parasites des oiseaux du Maroc
Injuries of terminal phalanges of the fingers in children
Biology of flowering and nectar production in pear (Pyrus communis)
Das Reliktvorkommen der Aspisviper (Vipera aspis L.) im Schwarzwald
Hydrological modelling of drained blanket peatland
Pathologic morphology and clinical significance of the anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery from the right coronary artery. General review and autopsy analysis of 30 cases
Cyto genetic analyses of lymphocyte cultures after exposure to calcium cyclamate
Axelrodia riesei, a new characoid fish from Upper Rio Meta in Colombia With remarks concerning the genus Axelrodia and description of a similar, sympatric, Hyphessobrycon-species
Favorable evolution of a case of tuberculosis of pancreas under antibiotic action
RIFM fragrance ingredient safety assessment, Valencene, CAS Registry Number 4630-07-3
Parenteral microemulsions: an overview
Temperate pasture: management for grazing and conservation
Evaluation of a new coprocessed compound based on lactose and maize starch for tablet formulation
Thermal expansion and cracking of three confined water-saturated igneous rocks to 800C
Revision of the genera of the tribe Stigmoderini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) a discussion of phylogenetic relationships
Anal tuberculosis. Report of a case
Gastric tuberculosis in the past and present
Adaptive responses of the cardiovascular system to prolonged spaceflight conditions: assessment with Holter monitoring

Effects of light availability and soil flooding on growth and photosynthetic characteristics of Genipa americana L. seedlings

Effects of light availability and soil flooding on growth and photosynthetic characteristics of Genipa americana L. seedlings

New Forests 34(1): 41-50

ISSN/ISBN: 0169-4286

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-006-9036-1

Genipa americana L. (Rubiaceae) is a late successional neotropical fruit tree used in riparian forest restoration programs. We analyze the effects of light availability and soil flooding on the growth and photosynthetic characteristics of G. americana seedlings under nursery and natural light conditions. Two light levels (full sunlight and shade), and two levels of soil water (flooded and control) were used in the experiment. Flooding induced significant changes in the total seedling biomass (P < 0.01). The differences among water treatments were 70 and 10% at full sunlight and shade, respectively. These changes were explained by alterations in the maximum quantum efficiency of the photosystem 2 (Fv/Fm), light-saturated net photosynthetic rates (A(sat)) and intrinsic water use efficiency (WUE). G. americana has high physiological plasticity in relation to the light availability and flooding, although significant interactive effects between high light exposure and soil flooding were observed in several photosynthetic and growth variables. The results highlight the importance of the synergistic effects between physical environmental variables on the establishment and growth of G. americana seedlings. In the practical point of view we can indicate that, in degraded riparian forests subjected to soil flooding, seedlings of this species should be planted under partially shaded environments.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 013365873

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Leaf gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence and growth responses of Genipa americana seedlings to soil flooding. Environmental and Experimental Botany 50(3): 221-231, 2003

Photosynthetic and growth responses of Eugenia uniflora L seedlings to soil flooding and light intensity. Environmental And Experimental Botany: 2, 113-121, 2010

Photosynthetic and growth responses of Eugenia uniflora L. seedlings to soil flooding and light intensity. Environmental and Experimental Botany 68(2): 113-121, 2010

Effects of Light and Soil Flooding on the Growth and Photosynthesis of RAMIN (GONYSTYLUS BANCANUS) SEEDLINGS IN MALAYSIA. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 24(1): 54-63, 2012

Some photosynthetic and growth responses of Annona glabra L. seedlings to soil flooding. Acta Botanica Brasilica 19(4): 905-911, 2005

Effects of light regime on the growth and photosynthetic characteristics of Alnus formosana and A. cremastogyne seedlings. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 24(2): 351-358, 2013

Effects of flooding on the photosynthetic physiology characteristics of Pterocarya stenoptera seedlings. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 24(3): 675-682, 2013

Influence of flooding on growth, nitrogen availability in soil, and nitrate reduction of young oak seedlings (Quercus robur L.). Annals of Forest Science 62(6): 593-600, 2005

Effects of soil phosphorus on initial development of Genipa americana L. Scientia Forestalis 64: 69-77, 2003

Responses of ulmus americana seedlings to flooding of soil. Canadian Journal of Botany 60(9): 1688-1695, 1982

Effects of soil flooding and changes in light intensity on photosynthesis ofEugenia unifloraL. seedlings. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33(5): 1661-1668, 2011

Morphological characterization of seeds and seedlings of Genipa americana L. (Rubiaceae). Revista Brasileira de Sementes 20(1): 143-147, 1998

Effects of weak light on photosynthetic characteristics of peanut seedlings. Scientia Agricultura Sinica: 1, 65-71, 2010

Genipa infundibuliformis sp. nov. and notes on Genipa americana (Rubiaceae). Kew Bulletin 50(4): 761-771, 1995

Effects of low light on photosynthetic characteristics of different position leaves of cucumber seedlings. Scientia Agricultura Sinica: 11, 3698-3707, 2008