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The Effect of Short-tenn Intermittent Light Exposure on Total Carbon Content and Quality of Dark-stored Ornamental Chilli Plants

T. M. M., Mahmud and M. F., Ramlan and Ahmad, Siti Hajar and S. J., Kays (1997) The Effect of Short-tenn Intermittent Light Exposure on Total Carbon Content and Quality of Dark-stored Ornamental Chilli Plants. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 20 (1). pp. 13-18. ISSN 0126-6128

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Abstract

Using ornamental chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.) as a model plant, a study was conducted on carbon balance analysis to determine the potential of using 2-3 hours of intensive light exposure per day to maintain the plant quality during 16 days storage period. Carbon input/output ratios were ascertained by measuring respiratory carbon losses and photosynthetic carbon inputs. Replacement of respiratory carbon losses (i. e. approx. 95 %) using 2-3 hours of light exposure was sufficient to maintain growth attributes (i.e. plant height, leaf area, leaf, stem, root and total dry weight).

Item Type:Article
Keyword:carbon balance, carbon allocation, postharvest quality, pot plants, storage
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3650
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 08:15
Last Modified:27 May 2013 15:10

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