Growth and Evaluation of Phenolic Compounds in Physalis angulata L. at Two Different Periods in the Bahia Reconcavo, Brazil

Claudia Brito de Abreu, Manuela Oliveira de Souza, Fabrício Mendes Miranda, Torben Grael dos Santos Rodrigues, Fabio de Souza Dias


Physalis angulata L. has aroused the interest of the researchers, since its properties come from the great therapeutic potential attributed to the commonly called substances of physalins. However, its cultivation in the study region lacks important information on the species adaptation to local soil and climate characteristics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the growth and concentration of phenolic compounds in P. angulata L. at two different periods in the Bahia Reconcavo. The experimental design was completely randomized blocks with 10 replicates. We evaluated the stem height and diameter, number of leaves and fruits, dry mass of leaves, stems and roots, leaf area, specific leaf area, leaf area ratio, leaf mass ratio and total phenolics, total flavonoids and antioxidant activity in the different organs of the plant. The growth was favorable from April to June. However, the concentration of phenolic compounds was higher in the period from December to February. The cultivation period influenced the growth and concentration of phenolic compounds in P. angulata L. in the Bahia Reconcavo.

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