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Table 1 Leaf fresh weight, content and yield of artemisinin and artemisinic acid from leaf extracts of A. annua grown under different light spectra for 7 days

From: Variation in terpenoids in leaves of Artemisia annua grown under different LED spectra resulting in diverse antimalarial activities against Plasmodium falciparum

Treatment Leaf FW (g) Content (mg mL−1 dry weight) Yield (mg plant−1)
Artemisinin Artemisinic acid Artemisinin Artemisinic acid
W (445, 554 nm) 1.91 ± 0.08 a 0.45 ± 0.01 a 0.29 ± 0.01 b 0.87 ± 0.04 a 0.55 ± 0.02 a
B (445 nm) 1.66 ± 0.05 b 0.37 ± 0.01 b 0.35 ± 0.01 a 0.62 ± 0.01 b 0.58 ± 0.03 a
R (660 nm) 1.59 ± 0.05 b 0.36 ± 0.00 b 0.25 ± 0.01 c 0.57 ± 0.02 c 0.39 ± 0.01 b
  1. Different letters within the same column indicate highly significant differences at p ≤ 0.01 of mean (± SD) by Tukey’s HSD test