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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Sep. 25, 2004
  • pp: 132–136

Delayed Luminescence of Biophotons from Plant Leaves

Baeck-Kyoung Sung, Seung-Ho Yi, Chang-Hoon Lee, Joon-Mo Yang, Jai-Soon Kim, Kwang-Sup Soh, and Jong-Soo Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 132-136 (2004)

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Delayed luminescence of plant leaves was imaged by a 2-D cooled charge-coupled device. We report the delayed luminescence imaging of normal/injured leaves picked ami the leaves intact. The luminescent intensity was lower in leaf veins, scars and edge cut. The intensity of delayed luminescence from intact leaves was higher than that of picked leaves. These results indirectly support the argument that the delayed luminescence of a photosynthetic system is closely related to the electron transfer process of PSII in the thylakoid membrane.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.5380) Medical optics and biotechnology : Physiology
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2004
Published: September 1, 2004

Baeck-Kyoung Sung, Seung-Ho Yi, Chang-Hoon Lee, Joon-Mo Yang, Jai-Soon Kim, Kwang-Sup Soh, and Jong-Soo Yang, "Delayed Luminescence of Biophotons from Plant Leaves," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 132-136 (2004)

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