Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2011, Vol. 2011 ›› Issue (4): 35-44.

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Seedlings photosynthesis traits and non-structural carbohydrate storage of common species in Tiantong National Forest Park, Zhejiang Province

ZHAO Lei1,2, YANG Hai-bo1,2, WANG Da-li1,2,ZHANG Na1,2, WANG Xi-hua1,2   

  1. 1. Department of Environment Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China;2. Tiantong National Ecosystem Observation and Research Station, Ningbo Zhejiang 315114, China
  • Received:2010-04-01 Revised:2010-07-01 Online:2011-07-05 Published:2011-11-12

Abstract: The photosynthesis traits and the storage of non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) of twenty common plants seedlings were studied in this case. The results are as follows. There are lower light compensation point (LCP), lower dark respiration rate (Rd), higher apparent quantum efficiency (AQE) and maximum net photosynthetic rate (Amax) in the seedlings of evergreen trees; while the deciduous species show the opposite results. The light saturation point (LSP) of evergreen shrubs is higher than that of evergreen trees. And the other photosynthetic paramaters have no significant difference. Roots are the key place of storage of NSC. The contents of sugar, starch and NSC in root and sugar in stem of evergreen trees seedlings are significantly higher than that of deciduous species, but the contents of starch and NSC in stem have no difference between them. The contents of sugar and NSC in root and starch and NSC in stem of evergreen shrubs are greater than that of evergreen trees, but the contents of starch in root and sugar in stem have no difference between them. Light-demanding species or pioneer species are the type of “fast-growth, low-storage”, and strong shade-tolerant evergreen shrubs are the type of “slow-growth, high-storage”, and photosynthetic capacity and carbohydrate storage of the semi-shade-tolerant evergreen trees are medium.

Key words: Tiantong, common species, seedlings, photosynthesis traits, non-structural carbohydrate

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