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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

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Dr. Santosh Pawar 


Original Article


Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2015; 3(4):351-359 |  Available online, December 30, 2015

Phytotoxicity of Profenofos 50% EC (Curacron 50 EC) to Vigna radiata, L. seedlings: III. Studies on Secondary

metabolites and enzymes



Mishra IP, Sabat G and Mohanty BK*

P.G Department of Botany & Biotechnology, Khallikote University(formerly Khallikote Autonomous College) Berhampur-760 001, Odisha, India,

*Corresponding author e-mail:

Received: 20.11.2015  | Revised:01.12.2015  |  Accepted: 17.12.2015  

Profenofos 50% EC (Curacron 50 EC) is a hazardous pesticide commonly used in agriculture is also an important contaminant of environment. Its presence in biological system has gained importance due to bioaccumulation in food chain. The phyto-toxic effect of profenofos was assessed based on the secondary metabolites like Phenolic Compounds, Flavinoids)   and Enzymes of the test species, Vigna radiata, L. The concentrations of pesticide chosen were based on EC50 and are in the range of 0.02, 0.05, 0.08, 0.1 and 0.2 % of profenofos. The changes in phenol and flavinoids   enzymes (peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase) are not dose dependant but the catalase enzyme activity was profenophos  concentration dependant.


Keywords: Profenofos, organophosphate, seedlings, morphology, pigments


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Mishra IP, Sabat G and Mohanty BK (2015) Phytotoxicity of Profenofos 50% EC (curacron 50 EC) to Vigna radiata,L. seedlings: III. Studies on Secondary metabolites and enzymes, International J. of Life Sciences, 3(4): 351-359.



Authors are thankful to HOD & Principal, Khallikote Autonomous College, Berhampur for necessary laboratory facilities and encouragement for research activities.


Copyright: © 2015 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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