Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 3

Existence of MeFox and Function Research in Cereal Crops

Fatema Akter, Md Shariful Islam*, Ling Jiang, Chunyi Zhang and Qiuju Liang

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

*Corresponding Author: Md Shariful Islam, Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

Received: December 11, 2022; Published: February 21, 2023


MeFox is the part of Prirazino-s-triazine vitamers that are oxidized from 5 methylTHF. Cereal plants (rice, maize, wheat) contain a high amount of MeFox, more than the other folate derivatives. 5-methylTHF is the most biologically active, but MeFox is not biologically active. The present study aimed to analyse the MeFox and 5-methylTHF content in rice, maize and wheat. Cereal plants rice, maize and wheat varieties are selected and determined total folate content from their germination, vegetative and mature stage of grain by liquid-chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. The MeFox levels of the cereals germination stage, vegetative stage and harvesting stage, respectively 63.85-748.02 μg/100g, 8.77- 867.44 μg/100g and 12.01-1807.35 μg/100g with an average of 396 μg/100g, 107 μg/100g and 526 μg/100g. The 5-MTHF levels of the cereals germination, vegetables and gain stages respectively 20-1.31 μg/100g, 51-1.92 μg/100g and 36.51-4.17 μg/100g with an average of 28 μg/100g, 18 μg/100g and 15 μg/100g. The highest folate content was MeFox in wheat and rice grain (> 1153.39 μg/100g). The highest 5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolate was 65.98 μg/100g in the vegetative rice stage.
Maize stems have a four-fold increase in the MeFox, and a two-fold increase in the 5-MTHF. MeFox and 5-MTHF are increasing two-fold in rice roots and stems. MeFox has a function in plant metabolism. Only one-hour MeFox solution drippinMaize and rice gave positive results of 5-MTHF and MeFox. It's clear that MeFox have a function the plant metabolism.

Keywords: MeFox; MeFox Content; MeFox Function; Cereal Crops


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Citation: Md Shariful Islam., et al. “Existence of MeFox and Function Research in Cereal Crops". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.3 (2023): 32-37.


Copyright: © 2023 Md Shariful Islam., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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