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Interactive effect of drought and sea water treatments on metabolic profile of two different Moringa species

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Hameed Alsamadany, Aysha Alrashedi, Yahia Al-Zahrani, Abdualmonem A. Al-Toukhy

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Int. J. Biosci.12( 1), 168-177, January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.1.168-177


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Current study deals with the assessment of interactive effect of drought and sea water treatment on primary and secondary metabolic contents of Moringa peregrina and M. oleifera. Different intervals (2, 7 and 14days) of drought and alternating concentrations (0, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100%) of sea water were interactively integrated with both species of Moringa with three factorial arrangements in RCBD design. By following the set protocols the primary (sucrose, glucose, fructose, mannitol, raffinose, starch and proline) and secondary (phenols, alkaloids, flavonoids and tannins) metabolic contents were extracted. It was observed that with increasing levels of both drought and salinity a dynamic decline was noticed both in the concentration of primary and secondary metabolites. However this decline was more dynamic for   M. oleifera as compared to M. peregrina. Besides a contrary trend was noticed for proline whose concentration was dramatically increased with increasing levels f both drought and salinity stress. Present study authenticates that both stresses negatively affect the primary and secondary metabolic processes of plant. Therefore, metabolite profiling for any plant can be considered as an important tool to monitor the consequences of abiotic stresses at molecular level.


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Interactive effect of drought and sea water treatments on metabolic profile of two different Moringa species

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