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Seasonal Changes in Soluble Proteins of Some Native Desert Species
International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology
Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2016, Pages: 28-38
Received: Jun. 13, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 16, 2016; Published: Jul. 5, 2016
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EL-Sharkawi Hassanin Mohamed, Botany and microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Farghali Kotb Amer, Botany and microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Rayan Ahmed Mohmed, Botany and microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Tammam Susan Ahmed, Botany and microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
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This research was carried out on eight wild species inhabiting two oases in the Western Egyptian Desert. Plants in both regions were categorized into: a- Halophytes, namely: Salsola imbricata, Cressa cretica, and Suaeda monoica, b- Xerophytes include: Alhagi graecorum, Hyoscyamus muticus, Prosopis farcta, and Gossypium arboretum and c- Succulent Zygophyllum coccineum. The plant samples were collected at different sites during winter and summer seasons. Laboratory analyses on plants included total and specific soluble proteins. The resultsobtained indicated that: locations or its interaction with seasonality dominantly affect soluble proteins. Gel electrophoresis showed that the low molecular weight proteins had the high percentage. Halophytic species especially C. cretica, and S. imbricate had a relatively high molecular weight protein in summer while xerophytic species such as P. farcta and a succulent Z. coccineum had a relatively high molecular weight protein during winter.
Drought, Halophytes, Osmotic Adjustment, Xerophytes, Succulents
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EL-Sharkawi Hassanin Mohamed, Farghali Kotb Amer, Rayan Ahmed Mohmed, Tammam Susan Ahmed, Seasonal Changes in Soluble Proteins of Some Native Desert Species, International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, pp. 28-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ijee.20160102.12
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