Diurnal and developmental changes in energy allocation of absorbed light at psii in field-grown rice

Satoshi Ishida, Nozomu Uebayashi, Youshi Tazoe, Masahiro Ikeuchi, Koki Homma, Fumihiko Sato, Tsuyoshi Endo

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    The allocation of absorbed light energy in PSII to electron transport and heat dissipation processes in rice grown under waterlogged conditions was estimated with the lake model of energy transfer. With regard to diurnal changes in energy allocation, the peak of the energy flux to electron transport, J PSII, occurred in the morning and the peak of the energy flux to heat dissipation associated with non-photochemical quenching of Chl fluorescence, JNPQ, occurred in the afternoon. With regard to seasonal changes in energy allocation, JPSII in the rapidly growing phase was greater than that in the ripening phase, even though the leaves of rice receive less light in the growing phase than in the ripening period in Japan. This seasonal decrease in JPSII was accompanied by an increase in JNPQ. One of the reasons for the lower JPSII in the ripening phase might be a more sever afternoon suppression of JPSII. To estimate energy dissipation due to photoinhibition of PSII, JNPQ was divided into Jfast, which is associated with fast-recovering NPQ mainly due to qE, and Jslow, which is mainly due to photoinhibition. The integrated daily energy loss by photoinhibiton was calculated to be about 3-8% of light energy absorption in PSII. Strategies for the utilization of light energy adopted by rice are discussed. For example, very efficient photosynthesis under non-saturating light in the rapidly growing phase is proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-182
    Number of pages12
    JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan


    • Chl fluorescence
    • Diurnal changes
    • Energy allocation in PSII
    • Non-photochemical quenching
    • Photoinhibition
    • Rice (Oryza sativa)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Plant Science
    • Cell Biology


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