PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF VARIOUS CULTIVARS OF PUNICA GRANATUM (L.) WITH AN EYE TO ACCLIMATIZATION TO ROMANIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII
Written by Ana-Maria PETRE, Aurelia DOBRESCU, Adrian PETICILĂ, Monica Luminița BADEA

The phytotherapeutic and economic importance given to Punica granatum (L.) in the last decades indicates the rebirth of this species. In Romania, the species is barely known by farmers and hobby growers, while the pomegranate products are widely consumed. This research is supposed to ensure the physiological data that will be the basis for the development of pomegranate crop technology for eight P. granatum cultivars that were introduced for acclimatization in the experimental fields of University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest. In this study, physiological processes are described, insisting on photosynthesis, transpiration and respiration in interrelation with the chlorophyll content, water and dry matter content existing in leaves. The measurements were performed during the main growth and flowering phenophases, starting late March 2016. The results showed a connection between the photosynthesis process, leaf dry matter and leaf chlorophyll content, transpiration process and leaf water content, respiration process and the flowering phenophase (in some cultivars, not in all).

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PETRE A.M., DOBRESCU A., PETICILA A., BADEA M.L. 2018, PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF VARIOUS CULTIVARS OF PUNICA GRANATUM (L.) WITH AN EYE TO ACCLIMATIZATION TO ROMANIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII, Print ISSN 2285-5653, 93-100.


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