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Kinetics of Action of Different Photosystem II Herbicides on Thylakoids

  • Jean-Marc Ducruet , Sophie Creuzet and Josiane Viénot

The kinctics of inhibition of photosystem II electron transfer by different diuron-like herbicides (ureas, triazines, triazinoncs, biscarbamates. uraciles) were studied, mainly by chlorophyll fluorescence measurements. Uracil derivatives and cyanazine, a particular triazinc. were the slowest acting compounds. The half-times of action were strongly temperature-dependent and were of the order of tens of seconds at 5 °C for urea or triazine inhibitors. The role of different limiting steps in the binding process is discussed.

Received: 1989-11-8
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1990-5-1

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