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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCEMENT OF SUGARCANE GERMPLASM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CULTIVARS AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION Title: Efficient Chlorophyll Fluorescence Measurements of Sugarcane

item Glaz, Barry
item Irey, Michael - US SUGAR CORP
item El-Hout, Nael - US SUGAR CORP
item Langdale, Jason - US SUGAR CORP

Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 10, 2008
Publication Date: November 1, 2008
Citation: Glaz, B.S., Irey, M.S., El-Hout, N., Langdale, J. 2008. Efficient Chlorophyll Fluorescence Measurements of Sugarcane. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. On CD 720-5

Technical Abstract: As with many crops, chlorophyll fluorescence emission is a promising tool for measuring responses of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) to biotic and abiotic stresses. Chlorophyll fluorescence can be easily measured using portable fluorometers. However, several factors should be considered in order to optimize efficiency of data collection. The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate the effects of leaf measurement surface, number of measurements, dark-period duration, and leaf storage during the dark period on sugarcane chlorophyll fluorescence measurements with a portable fluorometer. Four replications of eight sugarcane genotypes were planted in pots filled either with organic (muck) soil, sand soil, or sand soil with organic matter added.

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