Journal article

Bark and leaf chlorophyll fluorescence are linked to wood structural changes in Eucalyptus saligna

Denise Johnstone, Michael Tausz, Gregory Moore, Marc Nicolas

AOB PLANTS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

Wood structure and wood anatomy are usually considered to be largely independent of the physiological processes that govern tree growth. This paper reports a statistical relationship between leaf and bark chlorophyll fluorescence and wood density. A relationship between leaf and bark chlorophyll fluorescence and the quantity of wood decay in a tree is also described. There was a statistically significant relationship between the leaf chlorophyll fluorescence parameter Fv/Fm and wood density and the quantity of wood decay in summer, but not in spring or autumn. Leaf chlorophyll fluorescence at 0.05 ms (the O step) could predict the quantity of wood decay in trees in spring. Bark chlorophyll f..

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