THE INFLUENCE OF PRECEDING PLANT CULTIVATION ON GROWTH AND PHYSIOLOGY OF AN OCIMUM BASILICUM L. CULTIVAR

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LX
Written by Marian BURDUCEA, Andrei LOBIUC, Naela COSTICĂ, Maria-Magdalena ZAMFIRACHE

The paper aimed to assess some morphometric and physiological parameters of a purple leaved Ocimum basilicum L. cultivar plants grown in substrates in which other plants (a green leaved Ocimum basilicum L. and Armoracia rusticana Gaertn. Mey. & Scherb.) were grown. The number of lateral stems and leaves and the mass of plants were positively influenced by cultivation after the other plants. Photosynthesis and transpiration rates of the same plants decreased, however the chlorophyll fluorescence parameters (Fv/Fm and ɸPSII) did not reveal a major influence on the photosynthetic apparatus. Chlorophyll and total phenolic contents decreased in plants grown after green basil and increased in plants grown after horseradish. The results show that basil can be grown in the same substrate used by the tested species with positive influences on growth.

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M. BURDUCEA, LOBIUC A., COSTICĂ N., ZAMFIRACHE M.M. 2016, THE INFLUENCE OF PRECEDING PLANT CULTIVATION ON GROWTH AND PHYSIOLOGY OF AN OCIMUM BASILICUM L. CULTIVAR. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LX, Print ISSN 2285-5653, 225-232.


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