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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Amazônia Oriental - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2005
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: ARAGÃO, D. V.
FORTINI, L. B.
MULKEY, S. S.
ZARIN, D. J.
ARAUJO, M. M.
CARVALHO, C. J. R. de
Additional Information: DEBORA VEIGA ARAGÃO, UFRA; CLAUDIO JOSE REIS DE CARVALHO, CPATU.
Title: Correlation but no causation between leaf nitrogen and maximum assimilation: the role of drought and reproduction in gas exchange in an understory tropical plant Miconia ciliata (Melastomataceae).
Publisher: American Journal of Botany, v. 92, n. 3, p. 456-461, Mar. 2005.
Language: en
Keywords: Amazon
Compensatory photosynthesis
Drought seasonality
Reprodutive phenology
Secondary forest.
Description: Alternative hypotheses were tested to explain a previously reported anomaly in the response of leaf photosynthetic capacity at light saturation (A..) in Miconia ciliata to dry-season irrigation. The anomaly is characterized by an abrupt increase in leaf A._ for nonirrigated plants at the onset of the rainy season to values that significantly exceeded corresponding measurements for plants that were irrigated during the previous dry season. Hypothesis I posits that a pulse in leaf nitrogen increases CO2 assimilation in nonirrigated plants at the onset of the wet season and is dampened for irrigated plants; this hypothesis was rejected because, although a wet-season nitrogen pulse did occur, it was identical for both irrigated and nonirrigated plants and was preceded by the increase in assimilation by nonirrigated plants. Hypothesis 2 posits that a reproduction-related, compensatory photosynthetic response occurs in nonirrigated plants following the onset of the wet season and is dampened in irrigated plants; consistent with hypothesis 2, high maximum assimilation rates for control plants in the wet season were significantly correlated with fruiting and flowering, whereas irrigation caused flowering and fruiting in the dry season, spreading M. ciliata reproductive activity in irrigated plants across the entire year.
NAL Thesaurus: nitrogen content.
Data Created: 2009-12-18
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