The fact that HL treatment also decreases the non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) (Carr and Björk 2007) confirms strongly a relation between NPQ and photoelectrical STAT inhibitor quenching (Vredenberg 2011). Also the variable fluorescence PARP inhibitor emission associated with release of photoelectrochemical quenching was less after HL treatment; in the R plant it even became zero. This indicates that the electrochemical potential of protons becomes lower after HL treatment, possibly due to damage to the thylakoid membrane associated with photoinhibition. The F CET components illustrate the release of quenching due to the proton
potential build up by cyclic electron transport (Vredenberg 2011). After HL treatment, this release of quenching was decreased in the R plants,
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