Ashok K Ahuja

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Withanolides-steroidal lactones, isolated from various Solanaceous plants have received considerable attention due to their potential biological activities. Five selected withanolides (withanone, withaferin A, withanolide A, withanolide B, withanolide E) were identified by HPLC-UV (DAD) — positive ion electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy in Withania(More)
The effect of different abiotic elicitors [jasmonic acid, copper sulphate (CuSO4) and salicyclic acid] at varying concentrations on the stimulation of biomass and bacoside production in in vitro Bacopa monnieri shoot culture was studied. A systematic study conducted over a period of 35 days indicated that the maximum bacoside production (6.74 mg g(-1) dry(More)
Phytochemical investigations of multiple shoot cultures of selected accessions AGB002 and AGB025 of Withania somnifera established in vitro utilizing shoot tip apices cultured on Murashige and Skoog's medium supplemented with BAP (1 mg/L) have been carried out. This has lead to isolation of four glycowithanolides viz. Withanoside IV (WSG-3), Withanoside VI(More)
Plantlet regeneration in Celastrus paniculatus Willd (Celastraceae), an endangered medicinal plant has been achieved from cotyledonary leaf-derived callus. The cotyledonary leaves from mature embryo callused on MS medium supplemented with NAA (5 × 10-6 M) and Kinetin (5 × 10-6 M) with a doubling time of 16.2 days. Well developed multiple shoots of 5.6 cm(More)
Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle ex Benth (Scrophulariaceae), commonly known as Kutki, is a major ingredient of many ayurvedic preparations prescribed in the treatment of various diseases. Picrosides I and II are the active agents responsible for the medicinal effects of Kutki, and the variation in content of these compounds in plants at different altitudes is a(More)
Dissipation pattern and risk assessment of flubendiamide and its metabolite (desiodo flubendiamide) on chili were studied at four different agro-climatic locations of India at the standard and double dose at 60 and 120 g a.i. ha(-1) at 10 days interval. Quantification of residues was done on a high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) with a photo diode(More)
Direct rhizogenesis from leaf explants and establishment of an in vitro stolon culture system and subsequent plant regeneration for Glycyrrhiza glabra have been described. MS liquid medium supplemented with 0.01 mg l−1 of NAA was most effective for stolon proliferation. Extensive proliferation of stolon and shoot regeneration was achieved on medium(More)
Withaferin A (WA) is an important withanolide holding promise in cancer treatment and as a relatively safe radiosensitive/chemotherapeutic agent, which is present in traces in all parts of Withania somnifera except the leaves, where as it is reported to be present in only two non-Indian chemotypes (South African chemotype/Israel chemotype 1). The present(More)
BACKGROUND A mixture of trifloxystrobin and tebuconazole is excellent in controlling both powdery and downy mildew of grapes. The objective of the present work was to study the behaviour of trifloxystrobin and tebuconazole on grape berries and soil following treatment with Nativo 75 WG, a formulation containing both fungicides (trifloxystrobin 250 +(More)
Flubendiamide belongs to a novel class of insecticide which controls lepidopteran pest complex of cabbage such as diamondback moth, cabbage white butterfly, cluster caterpillar etc. Being a newly introduced insecticide no information is available on its residue persistence in cabbage. A study was undertaken to evaluate the residue persistence of(More)