Effect of inoculation with PGPR on basil antioxidant activity

Pavlović Ružica Ždero and Blagojević Bojana and Stamenov Dragana and Hajnal-Jafari Tímea and Đurić Simonida and Popović Boris M.: Effect of inoculation with PGPR on basil antioxidant activity.

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) is a widely utilized culinary herb. It is used to flavour foods such as vegetables, meats, fish, etc. In traditional medicine is used for treatment of various disorders such as colds, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic and gastrointestinal disorders, etc. The effects of climate changes on agriculture can result in lower yield and nutritional quality of plants. The inoculation of plants with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) such as Azotobacter, Streptomyces, and Bacillus are well known to lead to improvement in germination, growth, and yield. Also, it was found that PGPR enhance defence capacity of the plant. In this study, the basil seed were inoculated with selected PGPR isolates: Bac3, Azb, and Act. Control seeds were immersed into distilled water. After 6 weeks plant material was collected, and methanol extracts were prepared for antioxidant determinations. The changes in total phenol and flavonoid content, as well as antioxidant activity, were monitored. PGPR applied in the experiment have not cause significant changes in total phenol content. However, treatments with Azb and Act isolates have increased flavonoid content in basil plants. The antioxidant activity of basil plant has been measured as the ability of plant extracts to reduce DPPH radicals. Obtained results show that only treatment with Azb isolates significantly increases the antioxidant activity of basil plants. Results obtained in this study suggested that investigated isolates have different effects on the antioxidant characteristics of the basil plant. Further investigation is still needed to explore the possibility of using these PGPRs as potent bio-fertilizer in basil production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2022
Volume: 28
ISBN: 978-963-306-904-2
Page Range: pp. 388-392
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: 28th International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Szeged
Event Dates: 2022. november 14-15.
Related URLs: https://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/78308/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Növénykémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 392. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.04. Chemical sciences
Date Deposited: 2023. Mar. 24. 09:44
Last Modified: 2023. Mar. 24. 09:44
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/78576

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