Phytoluminography - imaging plants by delayed light-emission

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It is demonstrated that photographic images of plants can be produced in the absence of external illumination using an image intensifier. The image is produced by the weak delayed light emission (afterglow) from photosynthetically active chloroplasts. The use of such phytoluminographs is proposed for the study and diagnosis at an early stage of disturbances due to parasites, mineral deficiency, herbicides, frost, etc.

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  • Biological Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes