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The seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L., an important medicinal herb in Indian and Chinese Pharmacopeia were exposed to gamma rays (2.5, 5, 10, 15 and 20 kGy) from Co(60) source at dose rate of 1.65 kGy h(-1). Enzymatic and non-enzymatic anti-oxidant responses were verified according to the developmental stages and gamma dose applied. Plants grown from seeds(More)
Gamma irradiation of seeds is known to be an important factor in stimulating biochemical and physiological processes. The aim of the present study was to investigate phenylpropanoids and associated enzymes responsible for the production of active metabolites. Furanocoumarin content was estimated in seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L. during two successive(More)
BOD (Biochemical oxygen demand) is the pollution index of any water sample. One of the main factors influencing the estimation of BOD is the nature of microorganisms used as seeding material. In order to meet the variation in wastewater characteristics, one has to be specific in choosing the biological component that is the seeding material. The present(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of NaCl on growth and some key antioxidants in chickpea. Eight genotypes of chickpea were grown hydroponically for 15 days and then treated with different concentrations of salt [0 mM (T0), 25 mM (T1), 50 mM (T2), 75 mM (T3), and 100 mM (T4)]. Salinity showed marked changes in growth parameters (fresh(More)
CO₂ fixing microbes are the species primarily engaged in complexing the inorganic carbon dioxide to organic carbon compounds. There are many microorganisms from archaeal and bacterial domain that can fix carbon dioxide through six known CO₂ fixing pathways. These organisms are ubiquitous and can survive in wide range of aerobic and anaerobic habitats. This(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Although many plants are claimed to possess anticonvulsant/antiepileptic (AC/AE) properties, but there is very little information available about plants used by various ethnic communities in different parts of India to treat epilepsy, one of the most common disorders of central nervous system (CNS); this communication provides(More)
Nitrogen (N) is essential for proper plant growth and its application has proven to be critical for agricultural produce. However, for unavoidable economic and environmental problems associated with excessive use of N-fertilizers, it is an urgent demand to manage application of fertilizers. Improving the N-use efficiency (NUE) of crop plants to sustain(More)
Forty-five-day-old plants of Glycine max (soybean) were exposed to several Deltamethrin (synthetic pyrethroid insecticide) concentrations (0.00%, 0.05%, 0.10%, 0.15% and 0.20%) through foliar spray in the field conditions. In the treated plants, as observed at the pre-flowering (10 DAT), flowering (45 DAT) and post-flowering (70 DAT) stages, lipid(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Dysentery and diarrhoea are major causes of morbidity and mortality in rural communities of developing world. The Bhoxa community is an important primitive indigenous community of Uttarakhand, India. In this paper we have tried to scientifically enumerate ethnomedicinal plants and herbal preparations used by Bhoxa community to(More)
In order to investigate the influence of genetic background on salt tolerance in soybean (Glycine max), ten soybean genotypes (Pusa-20, Pusa-40, Pusa-37, Pusa-16, Pusa-24, Pusa-22, BRAGG, PK-416, PK-1042, and DS-9712) released in India, were selected and grown hydroponically. The 10-day-old seedlings were subjected to 0, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150 mM(More)