Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Potato peel mediated improvement in organic substances of vigna mungo growing under copper stress
Shabana Askari, Aisha Siddiqui and Maria Kaleem
Present study was carried out to investigate the potentials of potato peel powder in the improvement of organic substances of Vigna mungo growing under copper stress. Copper is a toxic metal which cause adverse effects in plants, when supplied in high concentrations. Increasing concentration of copper in agricultural soil due to industrialization is an alarming situation for all living organisms. Removal of heavy metals by low cost adsorbents is a resent technique which is more efficient with no side effects. Potato peels were collected free of cost from French fries shops, shade dry and ground. Healthy seeds were surface sterilized and sown in pots containing 1kg soil, each pot was supplied with different concentrations of copper i.e., 0,25,50,75,100 ppm. Treated plants were supplied with 6 gms potato peel powder/kg soil along with different concentrations of copper (0,25,50,75, ppm). Experiment was designed in a randomized block fashion. Photosynthetic pigments regarding chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll and carotenoids were examined in experimental as well as treated plants and were compared with control plants. Results were also confirmed with the analysis of carbohydrate, protein and DNA contents. Biophysical parameters like % germination, growth with respect to root, shoot length, leaf area, biomass and relative water contents were also pragmatic to corroborate consequences.
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Shabana Askari, Aisha Siddiqui and Maria Kaleem. Potato peel mediated improvement in organic substances of vigna mungo growing under copper stress. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(4):1373-1378.