Fast Liglht-Evoked Potential from Leaves

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Science  24 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3769, pp. 1556-1557
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3769.1556


When a leaf is illuminated with an intense flash of light, an elec trical response with a time course in milliseconds can be recorded. This re sponse was obtained between two wick electrodes placed at different positions on top of the leaf, with the entire leaf uniformly illuminated by the flash. During the first millisecond or so, the electrode nearer the apex of the leaf always became negative with respect to an electrode at the base, which indi cates that the voltage-generating source is fixed longitudinally in the leaf.