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Year : 2015 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 49-52

Influence of different shade levels on photosynthetically active radiation,
stomatal conductance and chlorophyll content in mint (Mentha spp.) types

M. Palanikumar1*, P.C. Jessykutty, K. Sundharaiya, P. Arul Arasu and G. Sathish2

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M. Palanikumar*

Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

  • 1. Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • 2. Department of Plantation crops and Spices, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala

Received on: 09/05/2016

Revised on: 09/05/2016

Accepted on: 09/05/2016

Published on: 09/05/2016

  • M. Palanikumar, P.C. Jessykutty, K. Sundharaiya, P. Arul Arasu and G. Sathish (2015), Influence of different shade levels on photosynthetically active radiation,
    stomatal conductance and chlorophyll content in mint (Mentha spp.) types. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 2(1): 49-52. doi: 10

Abstract

Fifteen accessions of Japanese mint (Mentha arvensis L.), pepper mint (Mentha piperita L.) and spear mint (Mentha spicata L.) were evaluated under different shade conditions (Open, 25 and 50 per cent shade). Japanese mint recorded higher Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and pepper mint recorded increased Stomatal Conductance (Cs) under 25 per cent shade condition (162.57 μ mol m-2 s-1 and 2.57 μ mol m-2 s-1respectively).

Keywords

chlorophyll content, different shades, photosynthetically active radiation, stomatal conductance