Leaf Water Potential, Stomatal Resistance, and Photosynthetic Response to Water Stress in Peach Seedlings 1


Individual groups of peach (Prunus persica [L.] Batsch) seedlings stressed to −17, −26 and −36 bars recovered to control levels within 1, 3, and 4 days, respectively. Stomatal resistance was significantly correlated with both leaf water potential and net photosynthesis. In seedlings stressed to −52 bars, leaf water potential and stomatal resistance recovered sooner than net photosynthesis, despite recovery of 02 evolution at a rate similar to leaf water potential. Therefore, some nonstomatal factor other than reduction in photochemical activity must be responsible for the lag in recovery of CO2 assimilation following irrigation.

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