Micropropagation and antioxidant screening of Lycium barbarum L. (goji) / Nurul Izzati Osman

Osman, Nurul Izzati (2012) Micropropagation and antioxidant screening of Lycium barbarum L. (goji) / Nurul Izzati Osman. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).


Lycium barbarum or known as goji is a type of plant species with potential medicinal values. It derives from Solanaceae family and native to some areas of China. The present study was conducted to apply micropropagation technique on L. barbarum for local propagation and to assess the antioxidant activity by DPPH (diphenyl picryhydrazyl) assay. The best explant and corresponding treatment for micropropagation part were determined. In addition, the antioxidant activities of different ages (two to five month old) and plant parts (leaf, stem and root) of in vitro seedlings were also identified. Leaves and nodes were used as explants in micropropagation. For in vitro regeneration, the optimum combination was found in leaf explant treated with 0.5 mg/L NAA and 0.5 mg/L BAP in MS media. For callus induction, the treatment of 0.3 mg/L 2,4-D and 0.1 mg/L or 0.3 mg/L BAP in MS media were the optimal treatments in leaf explant while 0.1 mg/L BAP with either 0.3 mg/L or 0.5 mg/L 2,4-D in MS media were the optimal treatments in nodal explant. As for somatic embryogenesis, after a series of subculture on MS basal media, the treatment of 10 mg/L 2,4-D and 0.1 mg/L BAP in MS media during callus induction phase in leaf explant were identified to be the best combination. Meanwhile, from the DPPH assay, the methanolic extracts from leaf and stem of two month old seedlings were found to have the highest antioxidant activity with the EC₅₀ value of 0.08 mg/mL. The results revealed that L. barbarum has the potency to be excellently micropropagated and possesses an outstanding activity of antioxidant.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Osman, Nurul Izzati
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Thesis advisor
Awal, Asmah
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Jaafar Sidik, Norrizah
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Analytical chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Master of Science
Keywords: Micropropagation, antioxidant, Lycium barbarum
Date: 2012
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39797
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