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A study of changes in phytochemical properties of selected plants due to solid waste pollution in Agra City, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, St. John's College, Agra, UP, India
  • 2Department of Applied Sciences, JMIETI (Kurukshetra University), Radaur, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India
  • 3Uttrakhand Open University, Dehradun, UK, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (7), Pages 39-43, July,22 (2018)

Abstract

Inadequate management of solid wastes is one of the main causes of environmental contamination. A preliminary phytochemical analysis of 5 selected plants in the city of Agra was carried out in a natural and polluted habitat. The plants were selected Acalypha indicates, Procera, Cannabis sativa, Croton bonplandianum and Daturastramonium. Phytochemical qualitative analysis of plants confirmed the presence of different phytochemicals such as alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, saponins, terpenoids, natural tannins, contaminated aqueous extraction, ethanolic their habitats. In the present study, in contaminated habitats, the number of fitoconstituents decreased compared to the natural habitat for all plant species tested when using both ethanol from aqueous extracts, while Daturastramonium was not influenced in its bioactive profile.

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