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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part H (2015)

Study on exploring the potential of Nymphoides peltatum as animal feed growing in Dal lake of Kashmir Himalaya

Study on exploring the potential of Nymphoides peltatum as animal feed growing in Dal lake of Kashmir Himalaya

Author(s)
Javeed IA Bhat and Zubair A Dar
Abstract
The present study was conducted to investigate the biochemical attributes of Nymphoides peltatum an aquatic plant at three study sites viz., site I (Ashai Bagh, near residential area); site II (Telbal) and site III (Nehru Park) of Dal Lake, Kashmir. The sampling was done on monthly basis and the entire study period was divided into two phases i.e., the active growth phase (summer- July and August) and the senescence phase (September, October, early November and late November). The biochemical assessment (chlorophyll, amino acids, sugar content, total protein content and starch) of selected macrophyte at three sites revealed that the concentration of chlorophyll-a varied between (3.10 to 5.42µg mL−1 at site-I); (0.08 to 2.38 µg mL−1 at site-II) and (0.14 to 2.48 µg mL−1 at site-III); chlorophyll-b varied between (0.003 to 1.40 µg mL−1 1 at site-I); (0.001 to 1.10 µg mL−1 at site-II) and (0.002 to 1.12 µg mL−1 at site-III); total chlorophyll concentration varied between (3.33 to 5.6 µg mL−1at site-I); (1.00 to 2.12 µg mL−1 at site-II) and (1.18 to 2.67 µg mL−1at site-III). Similarly, the results of proteins follow the same trend decreasing from peak growth phase to senescence phase with (0.88 to 1.14 mg mL−1 at site-I); (0.048 to 1.08 mg mL−1 at site-II) and (0.053 to 1.124 mg mL−1 at site-III). The concentration of starch also follows the same trend highest in peak growth phase and lowest in senescence phase. The results revealed that the biosynthesis of various biomolecules accelerated during the active growth phase at Site-I (July) while as, low range of biomolecules was observed at site-II in the senescence phase (November). The finding of the present study suggests that the macrophyte can be used as a potential source of food and fodder for bovine animals and as fertilizers for agriculture fields and flowering gardens.
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How to cite this article:
Javeed IA Bhat, Zubair A Dar. Study on exploring the potential of Nymphoides peltatum as animal feed growing in Dal lake of Kashmir Himalaya. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(9):514-517.
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