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|Title:||Temperature affects N and C assimilation and translocation in Curcuma alismatifolia Gagnep|
|Keywords:||Agricultural and Biological Sciences|
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
|Abstract:||Curcuma alismatifolia has become popular as an ornamental plant because of its colourful, long-lasting, and repeated growth of inflorescences. The effects of temperature on N and C assimilation and transport during the initial flowering stage were investigated using15N and13C. Treatments at 15°C, 25°C, or 35°C had no significant effect on total15N absorption by the plants. However, the distribution of15N was affected by temperature. The concentration of15N in new rhizomes and leaves was lower at 15°C than at 25°C, although the concentrations of15N in old rhizomes and old storage roots were higher. The concentration of15N in roots and leaves was lower at 35°C than at 25°C.Total plant 13C concentrations were highest at 25°C, followed by 15°C, and lowest at 35°C. The concentration of13C in new rhizomes was the highest, followed by leaves and inflorescences at 25°C. The concentrations and distribution of13C in new rhizomes and in new storage roots were highest at 25°C. These results indicate that temperature regulates the assimilation and transport of N and C, with the optimum temperature being between 25° - 35°C.|
|Appears in Collections:||CMUL: Journal Articles|
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