Biophysical modeling of Agave pacifica under controlled environments

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Title:
Biophysical modeling of Agave pacifica under controlled environments
Author:
Reyes-Sanchez, Jose, 1958-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Biophysical models were developed for biomass accumulation, transpiration and carbon dioxide (CO₂) assimilation of Agave pacifica as functions of air CO₂ concentration, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) and irrigation interval. Parameter estimation and validation were performed for the Gompertz's equation for biomass accumulation and for the Penman-Monteith equation for transpiration. A new biophysical model for CO₂ assimilation is proposed consisting of four components: stomatal opening and CO₂ fixation; malic acid accumulation; malic acid depletion; and photosynthetic carbon assimilation. The main and interactive effects of air CO₂ concentration, PPF and irrigation interval on biomass accumulation, transpiration and CO₂ assimilation of Agave pacifica were also determined.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Plant Physiology.; Biology, Ecology.; Biophysics, General.; Biology, Plant Physiology.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jordan, Kenneth A.; Cuello, Joel L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleBiophysical modeling of Agave pacifica under controlled environmentsen_US
dc.creatorReyes-Sanchez, Jose, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorReyes-Sanchez, Jose, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractBiophysical models were developed for biomass accumulation, transpiration and carbon dioxide (CO₂) assimilation of Agave pacifica as functions of air CO₂ concentration, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) and irrigation interval. Parameter estimation and validation were performed for the Gompertz's equation for biomass accumulation and for the Penman-Monteith equation for transpiration. A new biophysical model for CO₂ assimilation is proposed consisting of four components: stomatal opening and CO₂ fixation; malic acid accumulation; malic acid depletion; and photosynthetic carbon assimilation. The main and interactive effects of air CO₂ concentration, PPF and irrigation interval on biomass accumulation, transpiration and CO₂ assimilation of Agave pacifica were also determined.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Plant Physiology.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectBiophysics, General.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Plant Physiology.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Biosystems Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJordan, Kenneth A.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorCuello, Joel L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9806849en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37563750en_US
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