Phytosterol composition in seeds ofBlepharis sindicaand its relation with bottom up, top down and plant metabolites factors

Manish Mathur
2012 Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries  
Phytosterol (cholesterol lowering agent) represent a diverse group of natural products and knowledge about their occurrence in various plants and their chemical compositions have largely been studied. In the present study modular, spatial and temporal variations in phytosterol composition in Corchorus depressus with in semi arid part of the Indian Thar desert were quantified. The study revealed that among different modules fruit possessed higher phytosterol during pulse events (rain) while
more » ... g semi-pulse (winter) and non-pulse events (summer) leaves possessed higher phytosterol compare to other modules. In whole plant semi-pulse (winter) conditions favors phytosterol concentration, while non-pulse (summer) conditions inhibit it. Principal component analysis revealed the significant (P<0.05) relationship between phytosterols composition and various bottom up, top down and plant primary and secondary metabolites. Soil pH, evenness and carbohydrate content showed synergistic relation with phytosterols concentration, while plant protein and phenol had antagonistic relation with it.
doi:10.5958/j.0975-4261.4.3.014 fatcat:wy6qsx22ubgypijjfesbwvj3s4