Re: Colorless leaves

> From: Chris Teichreb <teichrch at Meena_CC.URegina.CA>
> Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 09:18:14 -0600 (CST)
> Subject: Java fern leaves colourless
>     The problem is that the new leaves or plantlets that
> the Java fern is producing are very light in colour.  At the
> tips of the leaves, they are actually almost clear.  It's as
> though it's not manufacturing chlorophyll.  The only possibility
> I could think of is that it's due to potassium deficiency.  Can
> anyone tell me if this is what the probable cause is, or can
> you point me in the direction of what else may be going wrong?
> TIA.
> Regards,
> Chris Teichreb
> Department of Biology
> University of Regina
> Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA
> teichrch at Meena_CC.URegina.CA

I think iron deficiency can also prevent chlorophyll synthesis.
Curtis Hoganson
Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824   517-355-9715 ext 260