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