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https://doi.org/10.56612/ijaaeb.v3i1.80

Spatio-temporal variation in synthesis of some nutraceutical components of thorowax foldwing (Dicliptera bupleuroides Nees)

Authors

  • Iftikhar Ahmad Department of Botany, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

  • Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Mansoor Hameed Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Ahmed Muneeb Department of Botany, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Muhammad Imran Department of Botany, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

  • Mumtaz Hussain Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Farooq Ahmad World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Nowshera, Pakistan

  • Farooq Ahmad Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Ansa Asghar Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Sana Basharat Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Sana Fatima Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

  • Iqra Parvez Department of Botany, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

  • Syed Mohsan Raza Shah Department of Botany, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

Keywords:

Nutrients, Soone Valley, Medicinal plants, Alkaloids, Flavonoids

Abstract

The present research was carried out to determine the spatiotemporal variation in accumulation of different nutritional and medicinal components in Dicliptera bupleuroides from the Soone valley in the Salt Range of Punjab, Pakistan. Most of the biochemical attributes were higher in the spring season than those in the other seasons; this might have been due to high soil pH during spring. High amounts of minerals and high pH are necessary for the synthesis of alkaloids, phenols, flavonoids, and fibers. Proteins, N, dry matter, fats and nitrogen free extract (NFE) were higher in summer, which might have been due to considerable availability of macro-nutrients during this season due to high moisture content because of high rainfall during the season. Spatial variation showed that phenols and flavonoids were associated with the population from Khabeki site (despite enough minerals and moisture availability) which might have been due to physical injuries caused by grazing and cutting. Minerals, proteins and N were also associated with the Khabeki population probably due to large amounts of minerals and moisture retention in the soil of the site and prevalent optimum environmental conditions therein. Alkaloids, fats, moisture and some minerals were associated with Anga and Knotti Garden sites which might have been due to high pH and prolonged salt stressed conditions at both sites.

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Published

2024-01-02

How to Cite

Ahmad, I., Ahmad, M. S. A., Hameed, M., Muneeb, A., Imran, M., Hussain, M., Ahmad, F., Ahmad, F., Asghar, A., Basharat, S., Fatima, S., Parvez, I., & Shah, S. M. R. (2024). Spatio-temporal variation in synthesis of some nutraceutical components of thorowax foldwing (Dicliptera bupleuroides Nees). International Journal of Applied and Experimental Biology, 3(1), 37–49. https://doi.org/10.56612/ijaaeb.v3i1.80

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Plant Biology

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