Toxic and genotoxic effects of aqueous extracts of Polygonum weyrichii Fr. Schmidt on the Allium test taken as an example

Authors

  • Maria V. Smirnova Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Laboratory of medical and biological technologies 184209, Murmansk region, Apatity, 14Fersman str
  • Anna V. Korovkina Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Laboratory of medical and biological technologies 184209, Murmansk region, Apatity, 14Fersman str

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36253/caryologia-1051

Keywords:

Allium test, Polygonum weyrichii, oxidative stress, aqueous extract, flavonoids

Abstract

The plant Poligonum weyrichii Fr. Schmidt is a promising plant in Murmansk region because it is a valuable source of flavonoid compounds. The aim of the study is to investigate, using a sensitive and the well-established Allium test, toxic and genotoxic effects of aqueous extracts of inflorescences and leaves of the middle tier, which differ in concentration (20, 50, 80 and 100%). According to the observations, aqueous extracts of inflorescences and leaves of P. weyrichii of 50%, 80% and 100% concentration have a mitodepressive effect on the cells of the root meristem of Allium cepa L., and inhibit the root growth, causing chromosomal abnormalities. The further investigations are necessary on selection of aqueous extracts concentrations of P. weyrichii.

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Published

2021-10-08

How to Cite

Smirnova, M. V., & Korovkina, A. V. (2021). Toxic and genotoxic effects of aqueous extracts of Polygonum weyrichii Fr. Schmidt on the Allium test taken as an example. Caryologia, 74(2), 79-88. https://doi.org/10.36253/caryologia-1051

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