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dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Graziele C.
dc.contributor.authorVieira, Willyam L.
dc.contributor.authorBertolli, Suzana C. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorPacheco, Ana Claudia
dc.identifier.citationChilean Journal Of Agricultural Research. Chillan: Inst Investigaciones Agropecuarias, v. 76, n. 1, p. 123-128, 2016.
dc.description.abstractThe modulation of light is of importance during cultivation of medicinal plants to obtain desirable morphological and physiological changes associated with the maximum production of active principles. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the light spectrum transmitted by colored shade nets on growth, essential oil production and photosynthetic behavior in plants of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) Plants were cultivated in pots for 4-mo under black, red, and blue nets with 50% shading, and full sunlight exposure. Biometric and anatomical variables, essential oil yield, global solar radiation, photon flux density, chlorophyll content, and gas exchange parameters were measured in M. officinalis leaves. The results showed that despite being considered a partial shade plant, this species is able to adapt to full sunlight conditions without increasing biomass production. The spectral changes provided by colored shade nets did not caused any noticeable change in leaf anatomy of M. officinalis. However, the use of blue net resulted in increments of 116% in plant height, 168% in leaf area, 42% in chlorophyll content and 30% in yield of essential oil in lemon balm plants. These plant's qualities make the use of blue net a cultivation practice suitable for commercial use.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
dc.publisherInst Investigaciones Agropecuarias
dc.relation.ispartofChilean Journal Of Agricultural Research
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectMedicinal plant
dc.subjectgas exchange
dc.subjectleaf anatomy
dc.titlePhotosynthetic behavior, growth and essential oil production of Melissa officinalis L. cultivated under colored shade netsen
dcterms.rightsHolderInst Investigaciones Agropecuarias
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Oeste Paulista
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Oeste Paulista, Fac Ciencias Agr, BR-19067175 Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Oeste Paulista, Fac Ciencias Biol, Presidente Prudente Sao, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo, Brazil
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