Mathematical modelling of light-induced electric reaction of Cucurbita pepo L. leaves

Jan Stolarek, Waldemar Karcz, Mariusz Pietruszka


The bioelectRIc reactions of 14-16 day old plants of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) and internodal cells of Nitellopsis obtusa to the action of visible and ultraviolet light (UV-C) were studied. The possibility of analyzing the bioelectric reaction of pumpkin plants induced by visible light by means of mathematical modelling using a linear differential equation of the second order was considered. The solution of this equation (positive and negative functions) can, in a sufficient way, reflect the participation of H+ and CI- ions in the generation of the photoelectric response in green plant cells.


bioelectric reaction; visible light; mathematical model

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