de Silva, D. L. R. and Ruiz, L. P. and Atkinson, C. J. and Mansfield, T. A. (1994) Physiological disturbances caused by high rhizospheric calcium in the calcifuge Lupinus luteus. Journal of Experimental Botany, 45 (5). pp. 585-590. ISSN 1460-2431Full text not available from this repository.
A detailed study of the calcifuge Lupinus Iuteus L. (yellow lupin) has been carried out in an attempt to explain its poor performance in the presence of high concentrations of rhizosphenc calcium. Plants were grown on two different calcium regimes, 1 or 15 mol m– Ca and, after an establishment period, measurements were made of the rate of leaf extension, final length of the leaflets and the leaf gas exchange. In addition, the distribution of calcium within the leaf tissue was investigated. At 15 mol m–3 Ca, leaflet length at full expansion was reduced as a consequence of reduced extension rate and a decline in cell wall extensibility. Transpiration in excised leaves, assayed gravimetrically, was significantly reduced in plants grown in high calcium. Similar results were also obtained from gas exchange measurements. Analysis of A/C, curves indicated that in plants grown in high [Ca] there was a substantial reduction in net assimilation over a range of concentrations of CO2 X-ray microanalysis revealed that a large amount of cal cium delivered in the xylem sap is retained in the mesophyll tissue, and most of that reaching the epidermal tissue is not found in the guard cells but in the cells adjacent to them, which in this species are not anatomically distinct as ‘subsidiary’ cells.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Botany|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Calcium ; calcifuge ; Lupinus luteus ; stomata ; leaf growth|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2009 10:15|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:00|
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