Special Issue "Light and Its Influence on the Growth and Quality of Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1792
Interests: herbal plants, Controlled Environmental Agriculture, light in plant cultivation, nutritional value of vegetables
Light is one of the most important abiotic environmental factors that strongly affects the growth and development of plants. By controlling the amount of light and its color, we can modify the growth and development of plants. In particular, light plays a role in the absorption and utilization of nutrients in plants. Plant productivity is not only influenced by light quantity but also by the qualitative characteristics of light that strongly influence plant growth, morphology, physiology, and phytochemical accumulation.
By learning and understanding more about the importance of light in plant cultivation, we can obtain plants of good quality and high nutritional content. However, each species and cultivar has different light requirements and sensitivity. In addition, other growing factors also affect the light–plant correlation. Therefore, a considerable amount of research is needed to be able to determine the best spectrum for a particular species/cultivar, taking into account the purpose of the crop, the growth stage of the plant, and the growing conditions.
The main goal of this Special Issue is to gather the most recent research results, delivering a wide range of results on light and its influence on plants.
Dr. Barbara Frąszczak
Dr. Anita Schroeter-Zakrzewska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- artificial light
- LED light
- light spectrum
- supplementary light
- plant growth
- plant quality
- photosynthesis photomorphogenesis
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Comparative analysis of the effect of fluorescent and LED lighting technologies in the temperature and humidity in the environmental and micro environmental conditions of plant cultures in in vitro chambers
- the effects of abnormal light/dark cycles (24/12 h, 48/24 h, 96/48 h) on some plant species
- Effect of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) spectrum on potato (Solanum tuberosume L.）
- Blue-light-mediated plant elongation and its application in controlled environment crop production
- the syndrome of shade avoidance response and the sensibility of specific organs to intercept the incoming light
- Amber light emitting diode’s effect on leaf photosynthesis and whole plant growth.