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Isolation and Characterization of Starch of some Medicinally Important Zingiberaceae Members

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  • Department of Botany, Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity Laboratory, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar, Tripura, India

Abstract


Native starches irrespective of their source are not desirable for many applications. Their structure and relative proportion play an important role in determining the properties of starch. Starches from six medicinally important Zingiberaceae were extracted. It was found that starch and CNH data could be useful in taxonomic identification of species as well corroborated with the molecular data. The identical features of the species specific starch granules can be used to find adulterant of those medicinally important Zingiberaceae plants at commercial level.

Keywords

Starch, Zingiberaceae, CNH Data, India

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