Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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ISSN: 2167-0412

Sabouri A

Sabouri A

Rasht, P.O. 41635-1314
West Indies

  • Research Article
    Prediction of Leaf Area, Fresh and Dry Weight in Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) by Linear Regression Models
    Author(s): Sabouri A and Hassanpour YSabouri A and Hassanpour Y

    Leaf area, fresh and dry weight measurements are necessary in several agronomical and physiological researches. Although stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has a long history of use as a medicine, food source and a source of fibre, the trichomes of leaves and stems of plant when touched, will inject a mixture of chemical compounds cause a painful sting. Therefore accurate, non-destructive and safer method to determine leaf area (LA) and fresh (FW) and dry weight (DW) could be a useful tool in researches. In the present study prediction of LA, FW and DW in stinging nettle involved leaf dimensions including measurements of leaf length and width. Plant Samples were selected from around of Rudbar city. It located in northern part of Iran warm Mediterranean climate. Twenty regression models for estimation of leaf area and totally twenty-six models for estimation of leaf fresh and dry weight u.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000188

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