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This paper describes different chlorophyll fluorescence parameters and their possible application for the determination of the potential photosynthetic activity. A correlation of the room temperature fluorescence emission of green algae (via the fluorescence emission ratio) with the photosynthetic capacity is not possible due to the lack of reabsorption processes. Using the fluorescence induction kinetics of a dark adapted sample (leaf or algae), the potential photosynthetic ability can be estimated from the ratio of the fluorescence decrease to the steady state fluorescence. A clear correlation of photosynthetic activity with changes in the fluorescence lifetime components is not yet established.

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Authors: SCHLITTENHARDT P, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);SCHMUCK G, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);VAN DER LINDE D W, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Third European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules, Bologna (IT), Sept. 10-15, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35001 ORA
Record Number: 198911231 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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