The effects of two-year early season ozone exposure on physiological and biochemical stress response were investigated in model plant communities. Achillea millefolium and Veronica chamaedrys target plants were grown in monocultures and in mixed cultures with Poa pratensis (phytometer) and exposed in open-top chambers over two years for five weeks to charcoal-filtered (CF) air plus 25 nl l1 O3 (control) and non-filtered (NF) air plus 50 nl l1 O3. Significant O3 effects were detected in different physiological and biochemical parameters, evidencing interspecific differences in metabolic stress responses and a strong influence of the competition factor. O3 induced strong oxidative effects in Achillea irrespective to the different growth modality. Veronica showed less O3-induced effects in monoculture than when grown in competition with the phytometer. Poa exhibited a different behaviour against O3 depending on the species in competition, showing an overall higher sensitivity to O3 when in mixture with Achillea.
|Autori:||SCEBBA F; CANACCINI F; CASTAGNA A; BENDER J; WEIGEL H.J; RANIERI A|
|Titolo:||Physiological and biochemical stress responses in grassland species are influenced by both early-season ozone exposure and interspecific competition|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.envpol.2005.10.014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|