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The effects of Root Zone Temperature and Electrical Conductivity on the Lycopene, β-carotene, Chlorophyll Concentration and Quality of Tomato Fruit grown in Hydroponic Culture.

  title={The effects of Root Zone Temperature and Electrical Conductivity on the Lycopene, $\beta$-carotene, Chlorophyll Concentration and Quality of Tomato Fruit grown in Hydroponic Culture.},
  author={Dhulfiqar J. Hmiz and Bhram Abedi and G. Davarynejad and Ali Tehranifar},
The effect of different levels of root zone temperature (RZT) and electrical conductivity (EC) of nutrient solution on lycopene, β-carotene, chlorophyll concentration and tomato quality (TSS, TA and TSS/TA ratio) of tomato plants grown under greenhouse conditions were determined. Tomato plants were irrigated with various EC (0, 1.5, 3 and 6 ds.m) via pumps connected to 4 sets of water tanks and RZT (20, 25 and 30 C) regulated via electrical heater in each experimental unit. All the plants were… 

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