Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on the Photosynthetic Pigments and Protein Content of Strawberry

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Justin Masih

Abstract

The effects of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiations were studied on strawberry. The transplanted plants were irradiated with UV-B (280-320 nm) for 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes on 20th, 40th, and 60th days after transferring. The enhanced UV-B radiation caused a negative effect on photosynthetic pigments and protein content of strawberry. Distinct decreased as a result of UV-B irradiation in contents of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids and protein content was observed in strawberry. The impact of increase of duration of UV-B irradiation was also observed and found to be directly proportional.

Keywords:
Photosynthetic pigment, protein, UV-B, strawberry (Fragaria ananassa).

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Masih, J. (2019). Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on the Photosynthetic Pigments and Protein Content of Strawberry. Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research, 3(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajacr/2019/v3i430098
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