Rubidium export from individual leaves of maturing wheat

Schenk, D; Feller, Urs (1990). Rubidium export from individual leaves of maturing wheat. Journal of plant physiology, 137(2), pp. 175-179. Gustav Fischer Verlag 10.1016/S0176-1617(11)80077-5

[img] Text
1990_JPlantPhysiol_137_175.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (696kB) | Request a copy

Rubidium (similar to the highly mobile macronutrient K) and strontium (immobile in the phloem) were fed through a flap into one of the three uppermost leaves of field grown wheat. In all cases rubidium (supplied to the plants shortly after ear emergence) was mainly translocated into shoot parts above the feeding position. Strontium accumulated in the fed leaf and was essentially not detectable in other plant parts. These results indicate that direct contamination with the feeding solution was negligible and Rb was redistributed through long distance translocation. A considerable amount flowed from the flag leaf into the maturing grains. Rb fed into the two lower leaves accumulated in the internode below the flag leaf and only a minor portion reached the ear. A high percentage of the Rb was lost from the shoots at the end of maturation. This decrease was most pronounced after feeding the lowest leaf. The proper consideration of losses caused by leakage in the rain and of export patterns from individual leaves might allow a further insight into the redistribution physiology and the K-economy of field grown cereals.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Plant nutrition [discontinued]
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Feller, Urs

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0176-1617

Publisher:

Gustav Fischer Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

07 Mar 2017 09:27

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2017 08:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S0176-1617(11)80077-5

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Grain filling, redistribution, rubidium, senescence, strontium, wheat

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91910

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91910

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback