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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 353-356      |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Histochemical studies of the rhizome of Alpinia galanga L. willd.


Maya C  and Naveen Kumar SP2


1Professor of Botany, Dept. of Botany, Bangalore university, Bangalore-56.

2Research scholar, Dept of Botany, Bangalore University, Bangalore-56.

Received : 15.03.2018      |      Accepted : 10.04.2018     |      Published : 25.04.2018

The rhizome of Alpinia galanga L. Willd (Family: Zingiberaceae), were collected from three different regions, i.e., Udupi, Bisle ghat and Shringeri, shade dried under normal room temperature conditions and were subjected to histochemical studies for the presence of chemical components like calcium, starch, callose, chitin, lignin, phenolics, tannins and total proteins. The analyses revealed different colouration that indicated the presence either partially/completely or absence which were due to the growth of Alpinia galanga L. Willd in different regions had experienced change in various climatic factors like light, temperature etc.


Keywords: Alpinia galanga L. Willd, calcium, starch, callose, chitin, lignin, phenolics, tannins, total proteins.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Maya C   and Naveen Kumar SP (2018) Histochemical studies of the rhizome of Alpinia galanga L. willd., Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 353-356. 



All the authors are very thankful to Principal, Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur for providing the full research facilities to conduct the present work.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives 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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