Various aspects of inhibition of photosynthesis under light/chilling stress: "Photoinhibition at chilling temperatures" versus "chilling damage in the light"

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At chilling temperatures, plants suffer damage to photosynthesis. The sites and the mechanisms involved in this damage differ under different chilling conditions. The current status of our understanding of this damage is reviewed, and how chilling temperatures affect photosynthesis is discussed with emphasis on the role of light and the phase separation of membrane lipids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Plant Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar



  • Chilling damage
  • Environmental stress
  • Excitation pressure
  • Phase separation of membrane lipids
  • Photoinhibition
  • Photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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