BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES OF VARIOUS METABOLITES IN CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS (LINN) SCHRAD


Mahesh Chand Meena, Rishi Kesh Meena, Rambilash Meena, Vijay Prakash Meena

Abstract


Citrullus colocynthis (Bitter apple) is a medicinally important plant. It is also known as colocynth. It belongs to family cucurbitaceae. In the present set of investigations, biochemical changes of various cellular metabolites/enzymes were observed from in vivo (leaf, stem, fruit and root) and in vitro (callus and differentiating callus) of Citrullus colocynthis. Total soluble sugar content was observed maximum in differentiating callus while minimum amount was observed in callus. Maximum amount of reducing sugar was observed in callus while minimum amount was observed in root sample. Starch was observed maximum in root while minimum amount was observed in callus. α-amylase activity was maximum in callus and minimum in root sample. More α-amylase activity could be correlated to less starch contents and vice-versa.

Keywords: Primary metabolites, Total soluble sugar, Reducing sugar, Starch, α- amylase, Citrullus colocynthis.


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BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES OF VARIOUS METABOLITES IN CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS (LINN) SCHRAD

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07-10-2014

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 6, Issue 4 (Oct-Dec 2014) Page: 45-48

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Mahesh Chand Meena

Rishi Kesh Meena

Rambilash Meena

Vijay Prakash Meena


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