Valda Gudynaitė-Franckevičienė

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  1. Valda

    Thank you for interesting presentation.
    I would like to find out your opinion about chlorophyll. Why it is important to determine content of chlorophyll in such type of studies? What is the difference between chlorophyll A and chlorophyll B?

  2. Valda Gudynaitė

    Chlorophyll content can be used as measurement of healthiness of plants canopy, therefore, higher chlorophyll content also indicates better plant health. Leaf chlorophyll is a key indicator of leaf greenness, and it is often used to investigate leaf nutrient deficiencies and changes in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll content is one of the most important physiological traits as it is closely related to leaf photosynthesis and crop yield potential. It is one of the most important traits in agricultural crops breeding. We want to investigate whether epigenetic can lead to chlorophyll amount changes. The main difference between chlorophyll A and B is their role in photosynthesis, chlorophyll A is the principal pigment involved in the photosynthesis whereas chlorophyll B is the accessory pigment, collecting the energy in order to pass into chlorophyll A. Chlorophyll A and B absorb light waves of different lengths.

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    Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry