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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 1062-1073

The Influence of Pterocladia capillacea Extract on Growth and Antioxidant System of Cicer arietinum
Hamed M. El-Shora*, Shaaban-Dessouki, S.A. and Shaimaa E. El-Shafeey
Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Egypt
*Corresponding author

The chickpea, Cicer arietinum L. (Family: Fabaceae), is one of the most important legume crop in the world because it has high nutritional value due to high protein content and dietary fiber. Seaweeds are marine algae and they are rich source of highly bioactive secondary metabolites. Therefore, chickpea seedlings were treated with Pterocladia capillacea (S.G. Gmelin) Bornet (Rhodophyta) extract to find out whether this extract can affect growth and defense system of chickpea. The root length, shoot length, number of lateral roots and number of lateral shoots increased under treatment with different algal extracts.  The non-antioxidant compounds including reduced glutathione (GSH), ascorbate, and proline of chickpea seedlings increased under the treatment. Also, the activities of antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (EC:, catalase (EC: 1.11.16) and ascorbate peroxidase (EC: increased with different rates. It was observed that the total protein and total carbohydrate contents of Cicer seedlings increased. The rate of increase in the antioxidant system was dependent on extract concentration.

Keywords: Pterocladia capillacea Extract,Cicer arietinum,Antioxidant

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Hamed M. El-Shora, Shaaban-Dessouki, S.A. and Shaimaa E. El-Shafeey. 2016. The Influence of Pterocladia capillacea Extract on Growth and Antioxidant System of Cicer arietinum.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 1062-1073. doi:
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