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Isoflavone content in soybean seeds was enhanced by the elicitor-mediated approachunder field conditions through the floral application of abiotic elicitors-salicylicacid, methyl jasmonate and biotic elicitors-Aspergillus niger and Rhizopus oligosporus. Among isoflavones, daidzein and glycitein were found to be highly responsive to elicitors,with an increase of 53.7% and 78.7%, respectively as compared to control. Highest totalisoflavone content (1276.4 mg g–1 of seeds) was observed upon the administration of 0.1mM salicylic acid, which is 92.7% higher than in control. This study would be valuable for augmentation of the isoflavone content in soybean seeds in field grown plants for better nutraceutical potential.
Glycine max L isoflavone elicitation
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Saini, R. K., Akitha Devi, M. K., Parvatam, G., & Ravishankar, G. A. (2013). Augmentation of major isoflavones in Glycine max L. through elicitor mediated approach. Acta Botanica Croatica, 72(2). Retrieved from https://www.abc.botanic.hr/index.php/abc/article/view/642