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Effect Of Water And Temperature Stress On The Content Of Active Constituents Of Hypericum Brasiliense Choisy.
Plant Physiology And Biochemistry : Ppb / Société Française De Physiologie Végétale. v. 43, n. 3, p. 241-8, 2005-Mar.
Nacif de Abreu, Ilka
Hypericum brasiliense is a medicinal herb containing several compounds with important pharmacological activity. In this study, we investigated the effects of water stress (waterlogging and drought) and temperature (low and high, constant and alternate) on the content of betulinic acid and phenolic compounds (quercetin, rutin, 1,5-dihydroxyxanthone, isouliginosin B) in this species. In general, the water stress increased the levels of all of the compounds analyzed, particularly some of the phenolic compounds. On the other hand, the responses to alternating temperatures varied according to the compound. The results for plants kept in growth chambers indicated that low light intensity might have influenced the levels of the compounds. There was also a reallocation of carbon, with water-stressed plants showing a reduction in growth while the levels of the compounds increased. In the temperature treatments, such an increase was evident only for the phenolic compounds.43241-8