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- Israeli, Y.; Schwartz, A.; Plaut, Z.; Yakir, D.
- Plant, cell and environment 1996 v.19 no.2 pp. 225-230
- carbon dioxide; gas exchange; light intensity; Musa; transpiration; dry matter accumulation; carbon; diurnal variation; crop yield; photoperiod; chemical constituents of plants; photosynthesis; stable isotopes; leaves
- ... Banana plants (Musa sp., Musaceae) were grown for 2 years in the field in 12 X 20 m plots under irradiance levels incident upon the canopy of 100, 81, 62 and 32% of sunlight. Time-integrated parameters such as leaf delta 13C, yield and leaf mass to area ratio were linearly correlated with irradiance level (R2 > 0.9). In contrast, midday CO2 assimilation and transpiration efficiency (A/g) decreased ...