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Effects of fluorescent lighting on in vitro micropropagation of Lemna minor
Author(s): Kollawat Somsri; Pataradawn Pinyopich; Waleed S. Mohammed
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Paper Abstract

The vegetative in vitro propagation of Lemna minor stain SING-4 exposed to two different types of fluorescent light sources, Philips TLD 36W/54 and Toshiba FL40T8BRF/36, was studied. The liquid culture medium contained 4.43gl-1 phytohormone-free full-strength Murashige & Skoog (MS) basal medium with vitamins, 30gl-1 sucrose, and 1gl-1 MES. The results showed that both plant cultures had undergone normal asexual reproduction with an exponential increase trend. Cultures exposed to Toshiba FL40T8BRF/36 reproduced at a slightly faster rate while expressing significantly greener foliage (leaf color chart shade No.8), which indicates the presence of more chlorophyll, than cultures exposed to Philips TLD 36W/54 (leaf color chart shade No.4). The data obtained from our experiment reveals that light emitted from Toshiba FL40T8BRF/36 produces healthier and higher quality cultures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7743, Southeast Asian International Advances in Micro/Nanotechnology, 77430G (19 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861349
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Kollawat Somsri, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
Pataradawn Pinyopich, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
Waleed S. Mohammed, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7743:
Southeast Asian International Advances in Micro/Nanotechnology
Waleed S. Mohammed; Te-Yuan Chung, Editor(s)

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