Dry Matter Yields and Photosynthetic Rates of Diploid and Hexaploid Triticum Species

The flag leaves of wild diploid species had higher rates of photosynthesis than those of the bread wheat varieties both when expressed per unit area of leaf or per unit weight of chlorophyll

R. B. Austin

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • The flag leaves of wild diploid species had higher rates of photosynthesis than those of the bread wheat varieties both when expressed per unit area of leaf or per unit weight of chlorophyll
  • per unit weight of chlorophyll were greater for the wild diploids
  • This compensated for the high photosynthetic rate of the former, such that the specific growth rates, assessed by carbon-14 fixation per unit shoot dry matter, were similar

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