Nature of ergastic substances in some Poaceae seeds
Seeds of 48 species of Poaceae were examined for the presence of alkaloid, protein, fats and oil, inulin, starch and tannins. All taxa investigated indicated the presence of starch, fats and oils and protein and were devoid of tannins and inulin. Only 12 seed samples indicated the presence of alkaloids. The Positively indicated taxa are suggested for further investigation.
Key words: Poaceae, starch, fats and oils, alkaloid, protein, tannins, inulin.