Using the LI-6800, the study was able to quantify high mesophyll conductance (gm) to determine to what extent gm influences photosynthesis. The study found that a high rate of photosynthesis in Takanari was supported primarily by greater stomatal conductance at the panicle initiation stage and by gm at the grain filling stage.
LI-6800 One-Sided Leaf Gas Exchange
The new One-Sided Leaf Measurement kit (9968-313) allows users to explore gas exchange by looking at stomatal density or stomatal ratio on one side of the leaf. Dr. Paul Nabity at the University of California-Riverside, is using the kit to look at the formation of stomates and changes in stomatal density on the adaxial surface of grapes from phylloxera, a gall-forming, aphid-like parasite. The feeding and induced stomata formation helps promote assimilation of carbon into the gall.
For more information on the 9968-313 One Sided Leaf Measurement kit, see the application note.