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dc.contributor.authorTarsisius, Byamugisha
dc.contributor.authorRobert, Byamukama
dc.contributor.authorMuhammad, Ntale
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-14T10:30:44Z
dc.date.available2021-12-14T10:30:44Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationTarsisius, B., Robert, B., & Muhammad, N. (2013). Tests confirm suitability of Ugandan soils for commercial growing of Artemisia annua Linn. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(36), 4565-4572.DOI:10.5897/AJAR2013.7021en_US
dc.identifier.issn1991-637X
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/479
dc.description.abstractThe content of artemisinin from Artemisia annua Linn plants grown in different geographical regions of Uganda was investigated. Two analytical methods; high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and an ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometric analytical procedure were used and the results were compared. The HPLC method was modified and revalidated before it was used for analysis of the plant samples. The spectrophotometric procedure was used without modification. Seven districts including Kapchorwa, Kabale, Kaberamaido, Kabarole, Wakiso, Rakai and Rukungiri were selected for the study. With both methods, higher content of artemisinin was obtained in plant samples from Kapchorwa (1.2%, w/w, HPLC) and Kabale (1.4%, w/w, HPLC) than in samples from Kaberamaido (0.47%, w/w, HPLC) and Wakiso (0.36%, w/w, HPLC). In the other districts, the content varied between 0.57 and 0.93%, w/w. Fortunately, even the low content of artemisinin that was observed in Kaberamaido and Wakiso compared very well with values reported in other parts of the world where the plant is widely grown for commercial and for experimental purposes. This suggested that Ugandan soils are adequately suitable for commercial production of A. annuaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAfrican Journal of Agricultural Researchen_US
dc.subjectArtemisia annuaen_US
dc.subjectContent of artemisinin,en_US
dc.subjectGeographical regionen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectHigh performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)en_US
dc.subjectUltraviolet (UV) spectroscopyen_US
dc.titleTests confirm suitability of Ugandan soils for commercial growing of Artemisia annual Linnen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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