Evaluation of Total Chlorophyll Content in Microwave-Irradiated Ocimum basilicum L.

  • Ildiko Lung National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies
  • Loredana Soran National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologie
  • Manuela Stan National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies
  • C Bele University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
  • C Matea University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

Abstract

Microwave stress is an important cause of stress today. This study was carried out to
investigate the effect of microwave radiation derived from a wireless router on chlorophyll
pigments from Ocimum basilicum L. Treatments included reference (no microwave),
microwave-stressed plants and control plants (growth in normal condition). The extracts were
analyzed using a Shimadzu UV-160A spectrophotometer for chlorophyll content
determination. The content of chlorophylls a and b from plants subjected to microwaves was
smaller than in the reference plants.

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Published
2013-11-27