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Mineral Nutrition

Asma Yousafzai, Asma [1].

Mineral composition in Vitis vinifera (vitaceae), Apium graveolen (Apiaceae), Trigonella foenum (Fabaceae), Coriandrum sativam (Apiaceae), Brassica campestris (Cruciferae) plants of Balochistan.

Plants have always been an essential link in the interaction between mankind and environment. Four edible plants were collected from different areas of Balochistan in summer 2006. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mineral content in these plants. Their taxonomic identification was done according to the flora of Pakistan and mineral analysis was carried out by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Plant species Vitis vinifera. L, Apium graveolens.L, Trigonella foenum.L, Coriandrum sativum. L, Brassica campestris.L. Highest amount of Iron (Fe) was found in brassica(0.13%), lowest amount of iron (Fe) was found in coriander(0.05%), Manganese(Mn) was found (0.01%) in grapes, brassica, coriander. Zinc (Zn) was found (0.05%) highest in grapes. Potassium (K) was found highest in grapes(1.89%) and lowest in celery.


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1 - Balochistan University of Information technology&Management Sciences, Biotechnology and Informatics, B-7, G.O.R Colony, Chaman Housing Scheme, Quetta., B-7, G.O.R Colony, Chaman Housing Scheme, Quetta, Quetta, Balochistan, 83700, Pakistan

Keywords:
Mineral nutrition
Edible plants.

Presentation Type: Plant Biology Abstract
Session: P
Location: Exhibit Hall (Northeast, Southwest & Southeast)/Hilton
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: P11006
Abstract ID:411

Canceled

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