Increased antioxidant activity and changes in phenolic profile of Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamarck) Persoon (Crassulaceae) specimens grown under supplemental blue light.

@article{Nascimento2013IncreasedAA,
  title={Increased antioxidant activity and changes in phenolic profile of Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamarck) Persoon (Crassulaceae) specimens grown under supplemental blue light.},
  author={Luana Beatriz dos Santos Nascimento and Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Leal-Costa and Marcela Ara{\'u}jo Soares Coutinho and Nattacha dos Santos Moreira and Celso Luiz Salgueiro Lage and Nancy dos S Barbi and S{\^o}nia Soares Costa and E S Tavares},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={391-9}
}
Antioxidant compounds protect plants against oxidative stress caused by environmental conditions. Different light qualities, such as UV-A radiation and blue light, have shown positive effects on the production of phenols in plants. Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamarck) Persoon (Crassulaceae) is used for treating wounds and inflammations. Some of these beneficial effects are attributed to the antioxidant activity of plant components. We investigated the effects of blue light and UV-A radiation… CONTINUE READING