Effect of Magnesium on Gas Exchange and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Coffee Plants Grown under Different Light Levels
AbstractThe aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of magnesium on the gas exchange and photosynthetic efficiency of Coffee seedlings grown in nutrient solution under different light levels. The experiment was conducted under controlled conditions in growth chambers and nutrient solution at the Department of Plant Pathology of the Federal University of Lavras. The treatments consisted of five different Mg concentrations (0, 48, 96, 192 and 384 mg·L−1) and four light levels (80, 160, 240 and 320 µmol photon m−2·s−1). Both the Mg concentration and light levels affected gas exchange in the coffee plants. Photosynthesis increased linearly with the increasing light, indicating that the light levels tested were low for this crop. The highest CO2 assimilation rate, lowest transpiration, and highest water use efficiency were observed with 250 mg·Mg·L−1, indicating that this concentration was the optimal Mg supply for the tested light levels. View Full-Text
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Dias, K.G.L.; Guimarães, P.T.G.; Neto, A.E.F.; Silveira, H.R.O.; Lacerda, J.J.J. Effect of Magnesium on Gas Exchange and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Coffee Plants Grown under Different Light Levels. Agriculture 2017, 7, 85.
Dias KGL, Guimarães PTG, Neto AEF, Silveira HRO, Lacerda JJJ. Effect of Magnesium on Gas Exchange and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Coffee Plants Grown under Different Light Levels. Agriculture. 2017; 7(10):85.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dias, Kaio Gonçalves de Lima; Guimarães, Paulo Tácito Gontijo; Neto, Antônio Eduardo Furtini; Silveira, Helbert Rezende Oliveira de; Lacerda, Julian Junio de Jesus. 2017. "Effect of Magnesium on Gas Exchange and Photosynthetic Efficiency of Coffee Plants Grown under Different Light Levels." Agriculture 7, no. 10: 85.
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