Canadian Forest Service Publications

Photosynthetic pigments: A bibliography. 1999. Stockburger, K.A.; Mitchell, A.K. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-383. 30 p.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 5317

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The chlorophyll content of plant tissue is often determined as a routine analysis in ecological and physiological investigations. Carotenoids have also become useful indicators of the size and structure of the photosystems and of foliar responses to environmental change. There are several approaches to pigment analysis which include in vitro extraction and in vivo methods. This bibliography lists over 300 references related to plant pigments, predominantly between 1940 and 1998. They are arranged in five sections: photosynthetic pigments, pigment measurement, environment, physiology, and ecology. Many of the references focus on forest trees and forestry; however, some references to work on other plant species are included to vie a more complete perspective. This bibliography is intended to provide readers with a guide to the conduct and application of determinations of foliar photosynthetic pigments.