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Jing Huang, Ya-liang Xu, Fa-min Duan, Xu Du, Qi-chang Yang, and Yin-jian Zheng

studies have verified the importance of the combination of red and blue light for improving plant growth and nutritional quality compared with than monochromatic light in crops such as lettuce, cucumber, soybean seedlings, and pak choi ( Chen and Yang

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Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Anwar A. Hamama

helping to increase the availability of this crop as an oilseed. The objectives of these studies were to determine fresh yield and nutritional quality traits of canola sprouts and to assess the potential of canola sprouts by comparing their composition

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Rolland Agaba, Phinehas Tukamuhabwa, Patrick Rubaihayo, Silver Tumwegamire, Andrew Ssenyonjo, Robert O.M. Mwanga, Jean Ndirigwe, and Wolfgang J. Grüneberg

magnitudes of variance components for yield and nutritional quality traits provide information for better understanding of germplasm properties. Similarly, genotypic and phenotypic variation coefficients (GCV and PCV, respectively) give a measure of the

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Desire Djidonou, Amarat H. Simonne, Karen E. Koch, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Xin Zhao

study on sweet bell pepper showed no difference between grafted and nongrafted plants in the nutritional quality parameters evaluated ( Colla et al., 2008 ). Furthermore, findings of improved nutritional quality of tomato fruit by grafting have also been

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Haijie Dou, Genhua Niu, Mengmeng Gu, and Joseph G. Masabni

Chl b were calculated according to Porra et al. (1989) and were used to calculate Chl a+b concentration and Chl a/b ratio. Nutritional quality measurement. Six plants per treatment were randomly selected for measurements of soluble sugar percent

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Noriko Ohtake, Masaharu Ishikura, Hiroshi Suzuki, Wataru Yamori, and Eiji Goto

lettuce. We posed three questions: 1) Does continuous irradiation with alternating red/blue light enhance plant growth? 2) Does it affect nutritional quality, including concentrations of sugar, ascorbic acid, and anthocyanins? 3) What mechanisms are

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Celina Gómez and Juan Jiménez

nutritional quality of lettuce, most studies have focused on providing constant radiation quantities or qualities throughout the production cycle ( Caldwell and Britz, 2006 ; Li and Kubota 2009 ; Lin et al., 2013 ; Ohashi-Kaneko et al., 2007 ; Viršilė et

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Lie Li, Yu-xin Tong, Jun-ling Lu, Yang-mei Li, and Qi-chang Yang

) regions. Different light qualities or wavelengths have distinctly different biological influences on plants, including plant growth, morphology, photochemical compounds, photosynthesis, organ growth, development, and nutritional quality. For example, G can

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Gene Lester

This article examines the nutritional quality and human health benefits of melons, specifically, muskmelon or cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naud.) and honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L. var. inodorus Naud.) types. Melons are naturally low in fat and sodium, have no cholesterol, and provide many essential nutrients such as potassium, in addition to being a rich source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. Although melons are an excellent source of some nutrients, they are low in others, like vitamin E, folic acid, iron, and calcium. Since the U.S. diet is already high in fat and protein content, melons should be included in everyone's diet, along with five to eight servings per day of a variety of other fruit and vegetables, to ensure adequate nutrition, promote individual health, and reduce one's risk of cancer and certain other chronic diseases.

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Zhengnan Yan, Dongxian He, Genhua Niu, Qing Zhou, and Yinghua Qu

, G. Gu, M.M. Masabni, J.G. 2018 Responses of sweet basil to different daily light integrals in photosynthesis, morphology, yield, and nutritional quality HortScience 53 496 503 Dougher, T.A.O. Bugbee, B. 2001 Differences in the response of wheat