Biochemical Analysis of Phenolics Compounds Accumulated During Developing Stages of Wheatgrass

  • Nikita Nimsarkar Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad-431004, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Mayuri Kulkarni Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad-431004, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Dr. Faiyaz Shaikh Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad-431004, Maharashtra, INDIA
Keywords: Wheatgrass, Phenolics compounds, Qualitative analysis


The current study was carried out to evaluate the accumulation of phenolic compounds in distinct developmental stages of Wheatgrass (Tritium aestivum). The wheatgrass was grown in the container/tray in the standard condition in the laboratory space provided by the department. Overnight soaked seeds were then sowed in the soil containers for 25 days. The accumulation of phenolics compounds was qualitatively and quantitatively checked in the leaves at 5, 10,15,20,25 days. Phenolics compounds were sequentially extracted in methanol, n-hexane, and acetone. For qualitative analysis, various biochemical tests were carried out and phenolics compounds were quantitatively estimated by Folin-Ciocalteu reagent. Among three solvents methanol extract was found to accumulate phenolics compounds in increasing concentration at various developmental stages i.e. 5th days - 0.7135 mg/ml, 10th days 1.2614 mg/ml, 15th days- 1.1244 mg/ml; 20th days - 1.8093 mg/ml and 25th days - 4.0693 mg/ml. On the qualitative check, methanol extract was found to be positive for tannins, terpenoids, and glycosides. These phenolics could be analyzed for antidiabetic and antimicrobial activities are the future perspective of this study.


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How to Cite
Nikita Nimsarkar, Mayuri Kulkarni, & Dr. Faiyaz Shaikh. (2021). Biochemical Analysis of Phenolics Compounds Accumulated During Developing Stages of Wheatgrass. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 8(2), 167-172.