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The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution

H. Lepeduš
V. Cesar
M. Suver

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APA 6th Edition
Lepeduš, H., Cesar, V. & Suver, M. (2003). The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution. Acta Botanica Croatica, 62 (1), 27-35. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538
MLA 8th Edition
Lepeduš, H., et al. "The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution." Acta Botanica Croatica, vol. 62, no. 1, 2003, pp. 27-35. https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Lepeduš, H., V. Cesar and M. Suver. "The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution." Acta Botanica Croatica 62, no. 1 (2003): 27-35. https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538
Harvard
Lepeduš, H., Cesar, V., and Suver, M. (2003). 'The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution', Acta Botanica Croatica, 62(1), pp. 27-35. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538 (Accessed 05 April 2020)
Vancouver
Lepeduš H, Cesar V, Suver M. The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution. Acta Botanica Croatica [Internet]. 2003 [cited 2020 April 05];62(1):27-35. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538
IEEE
H. Lepeduš, V. Cesar and M. Suver, "The annual changes of chloroplast pigments content in current- and previous-year needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) exposed to cement dust pollution", Acta Botanica Croatica, vol.62, no. 1, pp. 27-35, 2003. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538. [Accessed: 05 April 2020]

Abstracts
Chloroplast pigments were shown to be very sensitive to various environmental influences. Changes in chlorophyll and carotenoid content were investigated in Norway spruce needles exposed to alkaline dust emitted by the cement industry. Pigments were extracted from current-year and previous-year needles and quantified spectrophotometrically. In both needle generations all measured pigments were reduced in dust-exposed needles compared to needles harvested from areas not polluted by cement dust. This was due to deceleration of the biosynthetic processes rather than degradation of pigments. Chlorophyll b content appeared to be more sensitive than chlorophyll a in current-year needles while in previous-year needles chlorophyll a was more affected. Total carotenoids needed a longer period of time to reach nearly the same level as in controls. The progression of pigment decline in previous-year needles appeared not to be dramatically accelerated. It might thus be concluded that the spruce needles had sufficient biosynthetic capacity to prevent irreversible damage by cement dust.

Keywords
Picea abies; chlorophyll; carotenoids; cement dust; air pollution

Hrčak ID: 3538

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/3538

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