Fiziol. rast. genet. 2021, vol. 53, no. 1, 55-62, doi:

Dynamics of photosynthetic pigments content in leaves of Vaccinium corymbosum L. during vegetation

Deeva А.М., Lazaruk G.V., Pavlovskii N.B., Spiridovich A.V., Reshetnikov V.N.

  • Central Botanical Garden, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus 2B Surganova St., Minsk, 220012, Republic of Belarus

The quantitative indices of plastid photosynthetic pigments in the leaves of deciduous shrubbery Vaccinium corymbosum L., which grow in the same climatic conditions in the south of Belarus, were studied in order to quantify and compare seasonal changes in the efficiency of photosynthesis. For each variety of the studied plants V. corymbosum L., certain differences were noted on the content of photosynthetic pigments in regard to the ontogenetic stage, in particular to the natural light period, which manifested in the relative content of chlorophylls a and b, the ratio between them, the relative content of carotenoids to chlorophylls. The data obtained on the absolute and relative plastid pigments content, as well as on the ratio between them, indicate the presence of varietal specificity in the plant reaction on reducing the length of daylight hours.

Keywords: Vaccinium corymbosum L., chlorophyll, carotenoids, ontogenesis

Fiziol. rast. genet.
2021, vol. 53, no. 1, 55-62

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