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Bioelement Levels of Some Prominent Endemic Plant Species in Turkey
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Volume 5, 2017
Issue 6 (December)
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Laçine Aksoy, Department of Chemistry (Biochemistry Division), Faculty of Science and Arts, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
Gülşen Yıldırım Şenyer, Department of Animal Nutrition, International Center for Livestock Research and Training, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara, Turkey.
The present study was planned to determine mineral substance content of Centaurea tchihatcheffii, Thermopsis turcica, Liquidambar orientalis and Sideritis amasiaca endemic species in Turkey. Bioelement content of these species were identified with ICP-OES. Boron mineral was found only in Centaurea tchihatcheffii plant. Sodium content was identified insufficient amounts in all plant species. Iron amounts were found to be plenty and sufficient in plant species. While low manganese levels were determined in the plants, zinc deficiency was only observed in Sideritis amasiaca plant. It was observed that these endemic species had significant bioelement content. It would be possible to use these species in phytotherapy due to the essential elements they contain. Use of these endemic species will be beneficial only for the related country. Thus, it would be beneficial to conduct studies that would determine the suitable growth conditions and create a gene bank, to prevent extinction of these species.
Centaurea Tchihatcheffii, Thermopsis Turcica, Liquidambar Orientalis, Sideritis Amasiaca, Bioelement
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