The Effect of Low Intensity Blue Light on the Rates of Respiration and Photosynthesis, Composition and Growth of Lemna gibba
Low intensity blue light (BL) has been reported to increase the rate of respiration and metabolism of many lower plants, such as algae; this may be accompanied by a more rapid turnover of carbohydrates and synthesis of protein (1). While there are many and varied effects of BL on higher plants when given as extra lighting during the day period (2,3), there is very little information on the response of respiration (R), photosynthesis (P) and metabolism (M) when BL treatment is given at a low photon flux, during the night period only.
KeywordsBlue Light Night Period Initial Fresh Weight High Ambient Nighttime Respiration
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