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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Determination of Sugar Content in Lactuca sativa L. Grown at Different Temperatures

Najia Shwerif , Kirsten Brandt , Stephen Wilcockson

International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-2,Issue-2, March - April 2018, Pages 1-3, 10.22161/ijreh.2.2.1

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Temperature has a large impact on the growth and development of plants. The temperature conditions that the plant is grown in may affect the content of phytochemicals, which in turn affects the quality of crops. This study investigates the effects of different growth temperature regimes on sugar content of two variety of lettuce grown in a controlled environment. The results showed that, highly significant effects of the temperature growth regimes on the lettuce varieties were observed. There were higher levels of sugar in plants grown at low temperature compared with high temperature.

Abiotic stress, Leafy vegetables, Sugar content, Temperature.

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