European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2013)

Effect of different levels of spacing, training and pruning on physiological and biochemical parameters of Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.)


TR Barath Kumar

Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.) is an important medicinal plant in Indian system of medicines. The leaves and fruits are having several alkaloids. These alkaloids have been identified and used in large scale by pharmaceutical industries for formulating new drugs against many diseases and illness of human beings. In order to exploit this medicinal herb for commercial cultivation, the present investigation was carried out to study the effect of different levels of spacing, training and pruning on physiological and biochemical parameters of Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.). The treatment consisted of three levels each of spacing 60 ´ 30 cm, 60 ´ 60 cm and 60 ´ 90 cm and training and pruning control(without training and pruning), Training alone (Without pruning) 30 cm height pruning with training 60 cm height pruning with training 90 cm height pruning with training The spacing 60 ´ 90 cm, 60 cm height training and pruning and its interactions influenced significantly on total chlorophyll content, photosynthetic rate, proline content and total soluble protein and nitrate reductase activity and alkaloid content. The maximum physiological and biochemical parameters were registered at 60 ´ 60cm along with 60cm height of training and pruning and its interactions.
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TR Barath Kumar. Effect of different levels of spacing, training and pruning on physiological and biochemical parameters of Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.). European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013, Pages 67-69
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience