Phytotoxic effect of Alhagi maurorum on the growth and physiological activities of Pisum sativum L.

Radwan Khalil, Mohammad Yusuf, Fardous Bassuony, Amina Gamal, Mahmoud Madany

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Abstract

The present work was conducted to evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of Alhagi maurorum at different rates (1, 5, 10, 15%, w/v) on the growth as well as some physiological parameters of pea (Pisum sativum L.). The pot experiment revealed that Alhagi maurorum aqueous extract reduced all growth parameters of pea plant along with photosynthesis pigments, insoluble sugars, total carbohydrate, total protein and total phenolics. On the other hand, soluble sugars, soluble protein, proline, flavonoids and antioxidant enzymes increased upon treatment with aqueous solution of Alhagi maurorum. The adverse effect of the extract on the growth of treated pea plants especially hydroquinone and sinapyl alcohol that were found in relatively high concentration in the extract were identified and quantified by the GC–MS of the methanolic extract of Alhagi maurorum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-258
Number of pages9
JournalSouth African Journal of Botany
Volume131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Alhagi maurorum
  • Carbohydrates
  • Chlorophyll
  • Flavonoids
  • Pisum sativum
  • Proline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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