Anatomical and morphological responses of papaya, Carica papaya L., to various light conditions
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
David W. Lee
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Jennifer H. Richards
Fourth Advisor's Name
Jack B. Fisher
Papaya, Plants, Effect of light on, Light, Physiological effect
Date of Defense
Plants that develop under foliar shade encounter both low photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and low red to far red ratios (R:FR). Both of these factors are important in determining developmental responses to shade. Papaya (Carica papaya L.) seedlings grown under filtered shade (low PAR and low R:FR) were compared with seedlings grown under neutral shade (low PAR with R:FR similar to that of full sunlight), and high light (moderate PAR with R:FR similar to that of full sunlight). The results indicated that papaya exhibits a light seeking strategy as evidenced by morphological and anatomical differences between treatments. Based on past research the results also indicate shade developmental responses in papaya to be phytochrome mediated.
Buisson, Daniel Joseph, "Anatomical and morphological responses of papaya, Carica papaya L., to various light conditions" (1991). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1817.
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