The effect of low phosphorus on morphological and physiological characters of gooseberry plants (Physalis peruviana)

  • Gabriel Roveda National University of Colombia
  • L.P. Moreno-Fonseca
Keywords: Phosphorus stress, Physalis peruviana, plant adaptation


P-deficiency decreased total biomass and changed the dry matter distribution, the leaf numbers, the total leaf area, and the root length density, as consequence of the photosynthesis rate reduction. In addition, P-deficiency induced enhancement of antioxidant activity, CAT, POD, with a reduction of the total protein. There are evidences related to the damage of cell membranes by ROS.

Author Biography

Gabriel Roveda, National University of Colombia
Edificio 500, Oficina 212 Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, D.C.
2B Distribution of resources and growth in plants