Protocol Online logo
Top : Forum Archives: : Botany and Plant Biology

Plant source for project - (Oct/29/2008 )

Hi all,
I am doing a project for 4th year on the purification of acid phosphatase from a plant source. I am also going to be looking at the levels of acid phosphatase before and after germination to see if there is any effect. Now my problem is I need a simple plant source that could somewhat grow in 5-6 week. Any suggestions?

-G Campbell-

I help out in an undergraduate practical in which the students extract enzymes from wheat germ seedlings. The seedlings take 2-3 weeks to sprout roots and a coleoptile about 5cm long and the students usually get lots of active enzyme from their preparations. Also you can buy it from many wholefoods stores,



Ok thats great thanks very much.

-G Campbell-