Mohd. Idrees

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Plant secondary metabolites constitute the most important class of natural products with diverse and valuable chemical properties and biological activities. Artemisinin, isolated from Artemisia annua L., is potentially a drug that could be effective against multidrug-resistant strains of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium. Salicylic acid (SA) acts as a(More)
In the present investigation, the role of salicylic acid (SA) in inducing salinity tolerance was studied in Artemisia annua L., which is a major source of the antimalarial drug artemisinin. SA, when applied at 1.00 mM, provided considerable protection against salt stress imposed by adding 50, 100, or 200 mM NaCl to soil. Salt stress negatively affected(More)
Boron is an essential plant micronutrient, but it is phytotoxic if present in excessive amounts in soil for certain plants such as Artemisia annua L. that contains artemisinin (an important antimalarial drug) in its areal parts. Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone with an endoperoxide bridge. It is quite expensive compound because the only commercial(More)
Plant biological yield appears to be comparatively low in calcium deficient soils of Aligarh, Western Uttar Pradesh, India. Here, Ca deficiency poses a serious yield and quality limitation for several crops, including various medicinal legumes in this region of India. Cassia sophera L. is an important medicinal herb of great therapeutic value and is used in(More)
Soil salinity is one of the key factors adversely affecting the growth, yield, and quality of crops. A pot study was conducted to find out whether exogenous application of salicylic acid could ameliorate the adverse effect of salinity in lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus Steud. Wats.). Two Cymbopogon varieties, Krishna and Neema, were used in the study.(More)
Triacontanol (TRIA) has been realized as a potent plant growth promoting substance for a number of agricultural and horticultural crops. Out of a large number of essential oil bearing plants, mint (Mentha arvensis L.) constitutes the most important source of therapeutic agents used in the alternative systems of medicine. The mint plant has marvelous(More)
Recently, brassinosteroids (BRs) have emerged as a new group of growth promoting phytohormones. 28-homobrassinolide (HBR) is one of the several brassinosteroids, the role of which in enhancing growth, productivity and quality of plants, via improving various physiological processes, has been established both under stress and normal conditions. Out of a(More)
Exogenous application of plant growth regulators (PGRs) has vital impact on the growth and productivity of plants. Foliar application of selected PGRs, viz. indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), indole-3-butyric acid (IBA), naphthalene acetic acid (NAA), 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP), kinetin (KIN), thidiazuron (TDZ), gibberellic acid (GA3), salicylic acid (SA),(More)
Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone with a peroxide linkage, has been held responsible for antimalarial activity of the Artemisia annua L. Recently, it was reported that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important role in the biosynthesis of artemisinin by catalyzing some important intermediate steps. The effect of exogenously supplied hydrogen peroxide(More)