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Fig. 1. Wavelength spectra of the different lamps used in the experiments (see specs in Table 1).Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
2.3. Vegetative and physiological measurements
2.4. Biochemical determination
2.4.1. Extraction of phenolic compound
5 g of basil leaf and strawberry Masitinib frozen samples were thawed at room temperature and homogenized with 20 mL of methanol/H2O/acetone (60:30:10 v/v/v) (Hartmann et al., 2008). Each mixture was centrifuged (ALLEGRA™ 25R Centrifuge, BECKMAN, El Cajon, CA, USA) at 15.300 × g for 10 min and the herbaceous supernatant was collected. The extraction was repeated one time and the final extract (10 mL) was used for the determination of total phenolic and flavonoid content and total antioxidant capacity.
2.4.2. Determination of total phenolic and flavonoid contents
2.4.3. Total antioxidant capacity
Total antioxidant capacity was measured by Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) assay (Benzie and Strain, 1999) after some modification (Aaby et al., 2007).