Comparative Studies of Minerals between Collected and Certified Samples of Some Important Barley Cultivars Grown in Pakistan

  • Ghulam Qadir Shar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Tasneem Gul Kazi National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080, Pakistan
  • Wahid Bux Jatoi Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Pirbho Mal J. Makheja Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Liaquat Ali Shar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Khalida Parveen Mahar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Abdul Hussain Shar National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080, Pakistan
  • Fateh M. Soomro Department of Microbiology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan

Abstract

Essential and trace elements; Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Co, Cr, Ni, Pb, Cd, Ba, and Al were determined in eight barley cultivar samples collected from wheat research station, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam. The dried samples were digested in HNO3 followed by H2O2, diluted with deionized water, and element were determined with atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The results were in the mg/kg range 1127.88-2312.45 (Na), 6663.3-7482.91 (K), 8.91-122.45 (Ca), 2079.08-2522.64 (Mg),  841.01-2141.9 (Fe), 30.24-53.05 (Zn), 21.93-38.69 (Mn), 7.02-10.46 (Cu), 1.66-4.41 (Co), 0.84-1.22 (Cr), 0.7-1.23 (Ni), 0.55-1.21 (Pb), 0.23-0.49 (Cd), 3.96-9.25 (Ba), and 10.42-25.35 (Al). These results of collected samples were compared with certified samples of Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department of Pakistan. 

Published
Dec 1, 2014
How to Cite
SHAR, Ghulam Qadir et al. Comparative Studies of Minerals between Collected and Certified Samples of Some Important Barley Cultivars Grown in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, p. 6, dec. 2014. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/206>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.