Original Articles

Effect of the intensity and phenophase of defoliation and water stress on the rate of photosynthesis and the recovery of carbohydrate reserves in acacia karroo hayne

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1988.9648146
Author(s): W.R. Teague,


A field study was conducted with Acacia karroo plants to determine changes in relative photosynthetic rates, the extent of carbohydrate reserve depletion and the rate reserves take to recover, following defoliation by goats at different intensities and phenophases, at a “wet” and a “dry” site.

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