UPM Institutional Repository

Leaf chlorophyll content of ornamental plants: a choice of destructive or non-destructive measurement


Ramlan, Mohd Fauzi and Tengku Muda Mohamed, Mahmud and Awang, Yahya and Hassan, Siti Aishah (1999) Leaf chlorophyll content of ornamental plants: a choice of destructive or non-destructive measurement. Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Science, 27 (1). pp. 123-127. ISSN 1394-9829; ESSN: 2289-9650


Most leaf chlorophyll determination requires collection and chemical extraction of tissue samples. This destructive method may not be suitable for the time series experiments and studies involving gas exchanges where the in situ measurements of total leaf chlorophyll are needed. Thus, in this study, a portable chlorophyll meter was used to compare the accuracy and validity of chlorophyll determination techniques. Leaf tissues of seven ornamental species were analysed for both methods. Strong correlation values were found between the acetoneextractable method and the portable chlorophyll meter readings. Regression equations were plotted and in most cases the correlations were more than 0.70. These regression equations therefore can be used to give conveniente, fast and accurate values to the users.

Download File

PDF (Abstract)
Leaf chlorophyll content of ornamental plants a choice of destructive or non-destructive measurement.pdf

Download (34kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher: Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Keywords: Chlorophyll; Non-destructive sampling; Ornamental crops; SPAD-502
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 09:48
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 09:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48897
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item