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Title: Biochemical studies on Lichens as potential source of Agrochemicals
Researcher: Goel, Mayurika
Guide(s): Rani, Archana
Dureja, Prem
Keywords: Chemistry
Applied Chemistry
Upload Date: 3-Dec-2013
University: University of Delhi
Completed Date: 2012
Abstract: Agriculture is the pivotal sector for ensuring food and nutritional security, sustainable development and for alleviation of poverty. It is the key sector for generating employment opportunities for the vast majority of the population; most of them depend for their livelihoods. With limited land available of cultivation, there are growing concerns about environmental sustainability; growth of agricultural output must come through productivity improvements on the existing land. However, this additional production can only be achieved in part by suitable control of losses due to biotic agents (pests, weeds), which is estimated to be 38-42 % of the potential production. newlineIn the present scenario, when the scientist community is compelled to develop environmentally benign pest control strategies, the present work was initiated aiming at the survey and collection of lichens from the high altitudes unexplored habitats. A survey was done from higher ridges of Himalayas and various endemic foliose and fructicose forms of lichens were collected. Current study was undertaken aiming at the isolation and identification of bioactive metabolites (chemical constituents) from the Himalayan lichen species unexplored for their agrochemical potential. newlineOn the basis of the comprehensive and comparative study carried out, it can be concluded that investigated lichen extracts manifested strong, but varying degree of agrochemical activities. These similarities and differences in the agrochemical potentiality of extracts of different species of lichens are probably a consequence of the synergistic effect of different components present in the crude extracts. Biologically active extracts of all the lichen species yielded twenty four compounds. In total, fourteen compounds (Pr Ia- Pr XIVb) were isolated and identified from P. reticulata, six compounds (Rr Ia- Rr VIb) were isolated and identified from R. roesleri, three compounds (Ul Ia- Ul IIIb) were isolated and identified from U.
Pagination: xv, 163p.
Appears in Departments:Dept. of Chemistry

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