Ozone susceptibility of ten azalea cultivars as related to stomatal frequency or conductance

C. M. Gesalman, Donald Durwood Davis

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Ten cultivars of azalea (Rhododendron sp.) were exposed to 0.30 ± 0.05 ppm ozone (590 ± 100 μg/m3) for 8 hours at various times during the summer. 'Louise Gable', 'Delaware Valley White' and 'Rose Greeley' were significantly more susceptible than were 'Stewartstonian', 'Fedora', 'Orange Beauty', 'Hino-crimson', 'Hershey Pink', 'Rosebud', and 'Springfield Crimson'. Neither rate of gas exchange nor stomatal frequency was correlated with degree of visible injury induced by ozone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Horticulture

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