MOLEULAR WEIGHT AND AMYLOSE/AMYLOPETIN RATION OF THE STARCH FROM GLADIOLUS ACTINOMORPHANTUS

  • MU Adikwu Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Keywords: Gladiolus actinomorphantus, Iridiaceae, starch, molecular weight, amylose/amylopectin ratio

Abstract

Gladiolus actinomorphantus starch is oval with single, double and triple rayed clefts with a molecular weight of 5.85x103. The amylose/amylopectin ration shows that the starch is composed mainly of amylopectin (91.05%)

Key Words: Gladiolus actinomorphantus, Iridiaceae, starch, molecular weight, amylose/amylopectin ratio.

Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.2 1998: 54-56
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