Effect of Red and Blue Lights on Photomorphogenesis in Brassica chinensis

  • Nurul Najwa Ani
  • Ahmad Nizar Harun
  • Saiful Farhan M. Samsuri
  • Robiah Ahmad
Conference paper


An experiment was conducted to investigate the photomorphogenesis response of the combination of red (R) and blue (B) light in different photoperiod. Brassica chinensis were hydroponically cultured at 22/20 °C (day/night), 65 % relative humidity, 400 ppm CO2 level, and 100 μmol m−2 s−1 photon flux density under RB treatment T1 (12 h light, 12 h dark) and T2 (1 h lights, 15 min dark in a day) inside the control environment room for 30 days (14 days after sowing). The fresh weights (FW) and dry weights (DW) of the plants treated with T2 were higher than plants treated with T1. Blue and red LEDs induced relatively higher growth under pulse photoperiod (1 h light, 15 min dark in a day) than normal photoperiod (12 h light, 12 h dark). More importantly, it induces high growth and photomorphogenesis in control environment


Stomatal Conductance Transpiration Rate Light Quality Stomatal Frequency Control Environment Room 
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This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (4 F144) and GUP Tier 2 (002 J8) by the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nurul Najwa Ani
    • 1
  • Ahmad Nizar Harun
    • 1
  • Saiful Farhan M. Samsuri
    • 1
  • Robiah Ahmad
    • 1
  1. 1.Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala LumpurKuala LumpurMalaysia

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