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Changes in the metabolite profile and antioxidant capacity of Levisticum officinale, a wild medicinal plant by salicylic acid elicitation

Mansooreh Khodashenas, Batoul Keramat, Majid Behzadi

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.13(1), 257-263, July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/20.2.1-20

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Levisticum officinale (Apiaceae) is an important medicinal plant. It is in danger of extinction in Iran due to the fact that it was only grows in a small circumscribed area in south west of Iran. All parts of the plant are aromatic and are used in folk medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of foliar application of salicylic acid (SA) on the plant metabolite profile) including: total phenolic contents, total flavonoid contents, total anthocyanin contents and free radical scavenging. Free radical scavenging activity was determined according to the elimination of DPPH radicals. The total phenol and Total flavonoid content was determined by the Folin–Ciocalteu reaction and Aluminum chloride colorimetric method, respectively. Results showed that SA foliar application had a significant effect on all measured traits. This effect was more significant at 750ppm concentration. These results indicate that the metabolite profile in L. officinale can be increased by suitable concentration of SA foliar application.


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