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Main Title Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Loblolly Pine. 1. Growth, Photosynthesis and Pigment Production in Greenhouse-Grown Seedlings.
Author Sullivan, J. H. ; Teramura, A. H. ;
CORP Author Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Botany.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R-814-017-01-0; EPA/600/J-89/499;
Stock Number PB91-146381
Additional Subjects Solar ultraviolet radiation ; Pine trees ; Photosynthesis ; Plant tissues ; Dose-response relationships ; Plant growth ; Seedlings ; Ozone ; Seasonal variations ; Reprints ; Ultraviolet B ; Pinus taeda L. ; Loblolly pine trees
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-146381 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 8p
One-year old loblolly pine(Pinus taeda L.) seedlings were grown in an unshaded greenhouse for seven months under four levels of ultraviolet-B(UV-B) radiation simulating stratospheric ozone reductions of 16, 25, and 40% and included a control with no UV-B radiation. Seedlings receiving the lowest supplemental UV-B irradiance showed reductions in growth and photosynthetic capacity after only one month of irradiation. These reductions persisted and resulted in lower biomass production, while no increases in UV-B-adsorbing compounds in needles were observed. Seedlings receiving UV-B radiation which simulated a 25% stratospheric ozone reduction showed an increase in UV-B-absorbing-compound concentrations after six months, which paralleled a recovery in photosynthesis and growth after an initial decrease in these characteristics. The seedlings grown at the highest UV-B irradiance (40% stratospheric ozone reduction) showed a more rapid increase in the concentration of UV-B-absorbing compounds and no effects of UV-B radiation on growth or phtosynthetic capacity until after four months at this irradiance. Changes in photosynthetic capacity were probably the result of direct effects on light-dependent processes, since no effects were observed on either needle chlorophyll concentrations or stomatal conductance.