Variation in leaf photosynthetic traits of wild cherry (prunus avium L.) families in a nursery trial

Saša Orlović, Srdan Stojnić, Andrej Pilipović, Saša Pekeč, Milan Mataruga, Branislav Cvjetković, Danijela Miljković

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The paper presents the results of investigation of variability of nel photosynthesis (A), transpiration (E), slomalal conductance (gs) and water use efficiency (WUE) in one year old seedlings of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.), assessed in a nursery trial. Study involved 5 families of half-sib progenies which originate from the Northern part of Serbia (Vojvodina Province). The results showed significant dilferences among families in regards of stomatal conductance (0.163-0.256 mol m+2 s-1), transpiration (3.27-5.28 mmol m+2 s-1) and water use efficiency ( 1.98-3.80 μ mol mmol-1) (p≤0.001), while dilferences regarding nel photosynthesis (10/19-12/14 μ mol m-2 s-1) were not statistically significant (p≤0.124). Canonical discriminant, analysis (CDA) was performed in order to estimate multivariate relations among analyzed leaf pholosynlelical traits, families were separated by the first canonical axis (CD1), which described 82% of variability. Presence of dilferences in regards of E, gs and WUE indicate the possibility of choosing the best families for a breeding program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalSumarski List
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Half-sib progenies
  • Leaf pholosynthetic traits
  • Wild cherry


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