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Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology

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Abstract

ZERVOUDAKIS, George; SALAHAS, George; KASPIRIS, George  and  KONSTANTOPOULOU, Eleni. Influence of light intensity on growth and physiological characteristics of common sage (Salvia officinalis L.). Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.1, pp. 89-95. ISSN 1516-8913.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132012000100011.

The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of four different light intensities on the growth characteristics, physiological parameters and leaf photosynthetic pigments of Salvia officinalis L. The plant's dry mass, number of the leaves and physiological parameters indicated a strong positive correlation with the light intensity. On the other hand, the plant's height and leaf photosynthetic pigments were increased at low light treated plants. These results suggest that the aromatic herb Salvia officinalis L. is adaptable to different light environments.

Keywords : growth; photosynthetic pigments; physiological parameters; Salvia officinalis; solar radiation.

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