Metabolism of Jatropha : A Biodiesel Plant in Relation to Four Major Types of Indian Soils as Growing Medium

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Sapna La'Verne
P. K. Tandon
Vibhuti Rai

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Various types of soils are found in India that differs widely in their physico-chemical characteristics. Their response towards plants varies for the growth and development for example, in the Jatropha plant which is an important biodiesel plant. Experiments were carried in clay pots to study the effects of four types of soils (as growing medium) viz. Alluvial, Mountain, Desert and Red on certain metabolic parameters in Jatropha curcus plant.
Lot of variations with regard to certain metabolic parameters such as concentrations of chlorophyll, carotenoid and protein along with the activities of two iron enzymes i.e. catalase and peroxidase were recorded. These are discussed in the light of metabolic activity with important results being discussed.

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La’Verne S, Tandon P, Rai V. Metabolism of Jatropha : A Biodiesel Plant in Relation to Four Major Types of Indian Soils as Growing Medium. sms [Internet]. 25Dec.2014 [cited 29Jan.2023];6(02):111-6. Available from: https://smsjournals.com/index.php/SAMRIDDHI/article/view/1135
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