Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2014)
Comparison of Chemical constituents of tissue cultured and field grown plants of Duchesnea indica, (Andr.) Focke
Author(s): B.T Umesh, John E Thoppil
Abstract: To investigate the chemical constituents of the herbage extract of the in vitro derived plants of Indian Strawberry, Duchesnea indica, (Andr.) Focke, the essential oil isolated was subjected to GC-MS analysis. The fresh tissue cultured plants of Duchesnea indica was shade dried at room temperature for 30 days and the dried, flaked and powdered plant material was hydrodistilled in a Clevenger apparatus for 4 hours at 100 °C. The phytochemical screening studies identified 25 chemical constituents in the herbage extract; most of them are having proven beneficial activities. The major components analysed was carvacryl acetate, valencene, nona hexacontanoic acid, aistalone, dehydro aromadendrene, eicosane, 2-hexa decan – 1 ol, aromadendrene etc. The chemical constituents of in vitro derived plants were different from the components of field grown plants.
How to cite this article:
B.T Umesh, John E Thoppil. Comparison of Chemical constituents of tissue cultured and field grown plants of Duchesnea indica, (Andr.) Focke. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 3(3): 68-70.