Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 2Pages: 314-318

Comparative studies on some biochemical parameters of Cajanus scarabaeoides (L.) Thouars and Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.

Joyeeta Dey*, Puja Rani Saha, Priyanki Debnath and R. K. Sinha
*Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Lab., Department of Botany, Tripura University, Tripura, India
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Studies of some biochemical parameters in wild Cajanus scarabaeoides was carried out and compared with Cajanus cajan as its cultivated relative. C. scarabaeoides is considered to have a potent source of genetic variation carrying genes for resistance to various biotic and abiotic stresses and other morphological traits. Comparative analysis of biochemical parameters revealed distinct genomic diversity between the two species. Electrophoretic study of leaf isoperoxidases in two species of Cajanus indicated the presence of species specific variability in terms of relative mobility values of isozymes. Higher values of total amino acids, sugar and protein content in C. scarabaeoides also indicates ethnobotanical significance of the species as compared to widely cultivated C. cajan.
Zymogram pattern of leaf isoperoxidases: <strong>A, </strong><em>Cajanus cajan</em>; <strong>B, </strong> <em>Cajanus scarabaeoide</em>s.

Fig.: Zymogram pattern of leaf isoperoxidases: A, Cajanus cajan; B, Cajanus scarabaeoides.