Tuesday , 11 May 2021

Estimation of chlorophyll content of some medicinal plants of genus Terminalia of Marathwada region in Maharashtra

Kadam V.B*, Salve S. B, Sonawane M.D, Ahire P.P 
P.G. Department of Botany & Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nasik–422002

Abstract
The seasonal variation (summer, Monsoon and winter) of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carotenoid have been investigated in leaves of Terminalia cuneata Roth. Terminalia bellirica Roxb, Terminalia chebula Retz. and Terminalia catappa Linn. are important medicinal plants of family Combretaceae of Marathwada region in Maharashtra.  Comparative account of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carotenoid content of leaves of four medicinal plants revealed that, the highest amount of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carotenoid content in the leaves of Terminalia cuneata (4.97 mg/g fresh wt.), (3.51 mg/g fresh wt.) and (1.83 mg/g fresh wt.) in summer seasons and comparative lower amount of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carotenoid content in the leaves of Terminalia catappa (3.46 mg/g fresh wt.), ( 2.43 mg/g fresh wt.) and (1.27 mg/g fresh wt.) in monsoon seasons.
Keywords: Medicinal plant, Chlorophyll, Carotenoid and genus Terminalia

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