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Characteristics of Mango Leaf Photosynthetic Inhibition by Enhanced UV-B Radiation

Version 1 : Received: 10 November 2021 / Approved: 12 November 2021 / Online: 12 November 2021 (12:56:40 CET)

How to cite: Hong, W.; Yujian, G.; Kun, Y.; Kaibing, Z. Characteristics of Mango Leaf Photosynthetic Inhibition by Enhanced UV-B Radiation. Preprints 2021, 2021110221 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0221.v1). Hong, W.; Yujian, G.; Kun, Y.; Kaibing, Z. Characteristics of Mango Leaf Photosynthetic Inhibition by Enhanced UV-B Radiation. Preprints 2021, 2021110221 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0221.v1).

Abstract

To investigate the photosynthetic change characteristics of mango leaves under enhanced UV-B radiation, adult ‘Tainong No. 1’ mango (Mangifera indica) trees were treated (N=nine individuals) with simulated enhanced UV-B radiation [24 and 96 kJ/(m2·d)] in the field, and the photochemical reactions, activities of key enzymes in carbon assimilation, and the expression of genes were observed. The results showed that compared with the control, there was a decrease in tree yield and nutritional flavor quality of the fruits under the 96 kJ/(m2·d) treatment, while no significant changes were observed under 24 kJ/(m2·d). After 20 or 40 days, leaves’ net photosynthetic rate (Pn), stomatal conductance (Sc), transpiration rate (Tr), intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci), and chlorophyll a/b under exposure to 96 kJ/(m2·d) of UV-B were significantly lower than in the control, whereas chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids, Hill reaction activity, photochemical quenching coefficient (qP), and Rubisco activities were significantly higher. By contrast, the Hill activity and Rubisco activity under 24 kJ/(m2·d) were significantly higher than the control, while Pn, Sc, Tr, Ci, and the content of photosynthetic pigments were similar to the control. The expression of gene coding the Rubisco big subunit (rbcL) was inhibited by the 96 kJ/(m2·d) treatment. We conclude that stomatal limitation was directly induced by 96 kJ/(m2·d), resulting in the inhibition of photosynthesis and the reduction in yield and deterioration of the quality of mango.

Keywords

Mangifera indica; photosynthesis; stomatal limitation; enhanced UV-B radiation

Subject

BIOLOGY, Horticulture

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