The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has developed some pest and disease resistant cowpeas. From these the seeds of 8 cowpea cultivars were extracted with ethanol, and partitioned into chloroform and water-soluble fractions, the water-soluble fraction was further extracted with ethyl acetate. Residues from ethanol, chloroform and ethyl acetate soluble fractions for each of the 8 cowpea cultivars were screened against brine shrimp larvae. The seed extracts of cowpea cultivars IT93K - 596 - 9 - 12, IT90K - 277 - 2 and IT93K - 452 - 1 were found to be most active, indicating that they contain cytotoxic compound(s).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||African Journal of Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
- Bioactive compund
- Brine shrimp larvae
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