The New Diverse Accession to the List of the Monospecific Genera Bixa orellana L., a Natural Food Dye Plant from Bangalore, Karnataka

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Poornima, S. and Ambika, S.R. (2014) The New Diverse Accession to the List of the Monospecific Genera Bixa orellana L., a Natural Food Dye Plant from Bangalore, Karnataka. Global Journal For Research Analysis, 3 (7). pp. 11-16. ISSN 2277 - 8160

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Abstract

Bixa orellana L., is an evergreen shrub or a small tree, measuring 2-8 m and is a native of Brazil. The tree is Cultivated for its Non-Toxic, Edible Food dye Bixin also called popularly as Annatto having Orange- red color. Bixa orellana L., is one of the 13 natural food dye yielding plants. The pigment bixin extracted from its seeds are economically important next to caramel and saffron .Bixin also replaces the most expensive saffron as a colouring agent in various food preparations as it is not all that expensive as saffron. Bixa orellana L., being Monospecific genera, there are no concrete evidences in the literature to classify the various species in this genus. Our earlier studies reported the existence of Intraspecific diversity by identifying the 5 diverse accessions out of 20 accessions of Bixa orellana L., identified and studied from various areas of Bangalore, Karnataka showing Morphological, Physiological and Genetic Variations and also variations in the dye-Bixin content among the above mentioned 5 diverse accessions of the same. The present study reported the 6th diverse accession of Bixa orellana L., identified from Bangalore itself in confirmation of our earlier reports of the existence of intraspecific diversity in the sa

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bixa orellana L.; Intraspecific Diversity; Morphological Variations; Bangalore
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Narayanaswamy B V
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 06:59
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 06:59
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/4183

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