PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN SOYBEAN INHIBITED BY GASEOUS POLLUTANTS BUT NOT BY ACID RAIN

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The responses of several physiological processes and indices were studied in soybean plants [Glycine max (L.) Merr. cv. ‘Davis’] exposed to combinations of polluted air (0.1 μl l−1 SO2+ 0.05 μl l−1 O3) and simulated acid rain (pH 3.4, 4.2 and 5.0). Plants exposed to the gaseous air pollutants had lower foliar concentrations of mineral nutrients and chlorophyll. Leaf abscission was increased and photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and vegetative growth were inhibited by SO2+ O3. There was no evidence of adverse effects from acid rain on the physiology of this cultivar, regardless of the gaseous pollutant treatment. In the absence of fundamental physiological dysfunctions, acid rain is unlikely to reduce yield; hence, this study with ‘Davis’ soybeans supports the conclusion of those field studies that have indicated no adverse effects of acid rain on soybeans. Copyright © 1985, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • NORBY, RJ; RICHTER, DD; LUXMOORE, RJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 85

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-8137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-646X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1985.tb02759.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus