In situ seagrass photosynthesis measured using a submersible, pulse-amplitude modulated fluorometer (Page 1)

In situ seagrass photosynthesis measured using a submersible, pulse-amplitude modulated fluorometer

Ralph PJ, Gademann R, and Dennison WC ·
1998

Assessments of photosynthetic activity in marine plants can now be made in situ using a newly developed, submersible, pulse-amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometer: Diving-PAM. PAM fluorometry provides a measure of chlorophyll a fluorescence using rapid-light curves in which the electron-transport rate can be determined for plants exposed to ambient light conditions. This technique was used to compare the photosynthetic responses of seagrasses near Rottnest Island, Western Australia.


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Photosynthetic capacity in coral reef systems: Investigations into ecological applications for the underwater PAM fluorometer (Page 1)

Photosynthetic capacity in coral reef systems: Investigations into ecological applications for the underwater PAM fluorometer

Jones AB and Dennison WC ·
1998

A submersible pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometer was used to determine the effects of desiccation, ultraviolet radiation, changes in solar radiation and nutrient availability on the photosynthetic apparatus of a variety of marine plants (zooxanthellae, benthic microalgae and macroalgae) at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The PAM measures photosynthesis as irradiance-dependent photosystem II electron transport.


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