Abdul Hamid, Hazandy and Ab Shukor, Nor Aini and Mat, Sapari and Senin, Abdul Latib and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman (2009) Effects of Waterlogging on Growth and Physiology of Hopea odorata Roxb. International Journal of Biology, 1 (2). pp. 87-93. ISSN 1916-9671
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This study examines the growth and physiological characteristics of Hopea odorata growing under waterlogging condition. H. odorata was selected as it is widely planted as urban landscape tree species which experienced some growth stresses. Two waterlogging treatments and a control were designed. Forty 5-year old saplings each were subjected to waterlogged condition for 30 days which were then allowed to recover for a further 30 days as Treatment 1 (T1) and waterlogged condition for 60 days as Treatment 2 (T2). Aboveground and belowground biomass including leaf area was determined before and at 30 and 60 days of study. The net photosynthesis (Anet), stomatal conductance (Gs), transpiration rate per unit leaf area (EL) and leaf to air vapour pressure deficit (W) were assessed weekly for 60 days. The results showed that there were no significant differences between treatments for all growth attributes. There were also no significant reductions of these attributes found within treatments throughout the experimental period. Furthermore, no significant effects were observed in gas exchange variables. The results demonstrate that severe waterlogged condition did not affect the physiology of H. odorata. These findings add to the increasing evidences that H. odorata is a flood as well as a pollution tolerance species that ensuring it to survive and grow well in urban areas by regulating the partitioning strategies.
|Keyword:||Waterlogging, Hopea odorata, Gas exchange, Growth, Physiology|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Forestry|
|Deposited By:||Norhazura Hamzah|
|Deposited On:||03 Jun 2010 12:32|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2010 23:16|
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