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ID 20742
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creator
Cape, J. Neil
subject
HONO
OH radical
Scots pine
Open top chamber
NDC
Construction. Civil engineering
abstract
An open top chamber experiment was carried out in the summer of 2003 to examine the effect of nitrous acid (HONO) gas on the physiological status of Scots pine saplings (Pinus sylvestris). Four-year-old pine trees were exposed to two different levels of HONO gas (at ca. 2.5 ppb and 5.0 ppb) and a control (filtered air) from early evening to early morning (18:00–6:00), in duplicate open top chambers. Significant decreases in the ratios of chlorophylls a to b, an increase in the carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratio, and a reduction of maximum yield of PS II (Fv/Fm) in pine needles were also observed after the 2 months' fumigation. Cation contents of pine needles were also decreased by the fumigation with HONO gas. The results could be explained by the harmful effects of OH radicals, generated from photolysis of HONO gas, and/or aqueous phase HONO (NO2-/HONO), on the photosynthetic capacity of pine needles.
journal title
Environmental Pollution
volume
Volume 147
issue
Issue 3
start page
532
end page
534
date of issued
2007-06
publisher
Elsevier Science Ltd
issn
0269-7491
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publisher doi
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
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format
application/pdf
text version
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rights
Copyright (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd
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department
Graduate School of Biosphere Science