Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Comparative phytochemical analysis of bioactive constituents present in in vitro and in vivo plant parts of Merremia aegyptia and Merremia dissecta
Author(s): Ridhi Joshi, Rishikesh Meena and Vidya Patni
Abstract: GC-MS is a highly effective and versatile analytical technique with numerous scientific applications to cater the field of applied Sciences and Technology. It is a very useful technique for quality control, analytical research, impurity profiling and maintenance for human welfare and development. The bioactive constituents (alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and phenolics) present in the plants aid in their medicinal properties and can be analysed and detected by Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectroscopy technique. The in vivo plant part (leaf) and in vitro callus tissues of Merremia aegyptia and Merremia dissecta were tested for their phytochemical constituents. Methanol extracts of these parts were prepared through soxhlet extraction. A wide range of fatty acids, heterocyclic compound with antibacterial activity, antispasmodic activity, antihyperglycemic, hypolipidemic, anti inflammatory or anti cancerous properties were observed. Other metabolites such as Lauric acid, Oleamide, Dibutyl phthalate, 1,2benzenedicarboxylic, Stigmasterol, Alpha-Amyrin, ßeta Amyrin, Mandelic acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phloroglucinol were reported from the samples. Further research work is needed on these identified compounds to analyse their mode of action and usefulness in phytopharmaceutical industries.
How to cite this article:
Ridhi Joshi, Rishikesh Meena, Vidya Patni. Comparative phytochemical analysis of bioactive constituents present in in vitro and in vivo plant parts of Merremia aegyptia and Merremia dissecta . J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):679-684.