The photosynthesis and respiration facility at UPSC provides a comprehensive range of instruments to assay photosynthetic and respiratory activities for a broad spectrum of samples, from isolated complexes to intact leaves, needles or roots, and of species ranging from cyanobacteria and algae to Arabidopsis and trees.
The facility offers unique possibilities to test the effect of light intensity and fluctuations under various conditions. Our objective is to assist researchers in their investigation of plant physiology.
Chlorophyll fluorescence: SpeedZen, HandyFluorCAM and Dual-PAM
In vivo spectroscopy: JTS-100 & Laser
Oxygen concentration: Clark-type oxygen electrode system
Gas exchange system: LI-COR 6400XT
LED panels: White light LED panel, RGB LED panel
Pigment content: CCM-200, CCM-300
Low-temperature Chl fluorescence: Fluorolog TCSPC spectrofluorometer
Biochemical assays: Luminometer, Spectrophotometer