Garlic Mustard Photosynthesis in Winter


I heard from a reliable source that the invasive plant garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), which stays green in winter, actually grows in the winter even in the cold. Alternatively, it may simply be dormant for the winter, the maintenance of green allowing it to grow rapidly int he spring (see e.g. This project will attempt to test these hypotheses.



This protocol measures a series of factors that allow us to estimate: stomatal conductance (via changes in humidity and leaf temperature);
ATP synthase conductivity, pmf parameters through DIRK(ECS) The rate of turnover of the cytochrome b6f complex through DIRKP(700) Chlorophyll fluorescence parameters Phi2, NPQ(t), PhiNPQ, PhiNO, qL(t) ...


  1. Condition of the plant (Multiple Choice)



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