STRESS DETECTION IN PLANTS
The photosynthesis efficiency of a healthy plant can reach up to 83%. When a plant is under stressful conditions photosynthesis decreases, sometimes even to the point that no light is absorbed at all. The amount of stress is determined by measuring the plants fluorescence. Under normal conditions, when photosynthesis efficiency is high, fluorescent emission is low. However, when a plant is under stressful conditions photosynthesis efficiency is low, and fluorescent emission is high. The experiments carried out in these case studies measure the plant’s stress level when put under potentially damaging conditions.