Issues in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Research

Original Research Article

Evaluation of two phytoextracts for induction of phenolic markers indicative of the physiological status improvement of cotton grown in Côte d’Ivoire

COULIBALY Idrissa1*, COULIBALY Souleymane2, N’GORAN Kouakou Désiré3, YEO Navigué Abou1, KOUAKOU Tanoh Hilaire3 and ZOUZOU Michel1

1Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, UFR Biosciences, 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
2Ecole Normale Supérieure, Département des Sciences et Technologies, Section Sciences de la Vie et de Terre, 08 BP 10 Abidjan 08, Côte d’Ivoire
3Université Nangui Abrogoua, UFR Sciences de la Nature, 02 BP 801 Abidjan 02, Côte d’Ivoire

*Corresponding Author Email: coulibalybenidriss(at)

Tel. :+2250708289358


COULIBALY Souleymane

N’GORAN Kouakou Désiré

YEO Navigué Abou

KOUAKOU Tanoh Hilaire


Article Number: ibspr.22.007  |   Pages: 39-50  |   Vol. 10 (3), July 2022   |   DOI:

 Received: April 27, 2022  Accepted: June 20, 2022  Published: July 6, 2022


The efficiency of exogenous application of sugarcane stem filtrate (FCS) and cotton stem filtrate (FTC) was investigated on cotton to stimulate phenol biosynthesis and to identify phenol markers of good physiological status of plant. The stem residues were dried and 500g were ground. The resulting powder was dissolved in 1 L of water and represents the hytoextract solution at 100%. The sugarcane stem filtrate (FCS) was prepared at 25% and the cotton stem filtrate (FTC) at 20% in this study. After spraying the cotton leaves, quantitative and qualitative analysis of phenols were evaluated as well as the physiological status of the plants through the determination of total chlorophyll. The results showed the ability of phytoextracts to promote phenol accumulation in cotton. FTC was the most effective treatment because the phenol content was higher than FCS. Furthermore, UHPLC analysis revealed that caffeyl-5 quinic acid and rutin as well as isoquercetin and astringin, induced only after application of FCS and FTC respectively, are phenol markers of good physiological status in cotton. FCS and FTC had beneficial effects on cotton-leaf chlorophyll content suggesting a biocontrol role. In fact, the application of FTC favored an intense activation of metabolic functions than FCS. The observed of good plant health status was related to phenol, which are responsible for developing disease resistance skills. Thus, the stimulation of natural defenses could be used as an alternative to chemical control of pathogens improving productivity while respecting the environment and the health of farmers. FTC can be recommended for the stimulation of defenses in cotton.


Chlorophyll, cotton, FCS, FTC, phenol, physiological status, polysaccharide

How to Cite this Article

Coulibaly I, Coulibaly S, N’Goran KD, Yeo NA, Kouakou TH, Zouzou M (2022). Evaluation of two phytoextracts for induction of phenolic markers indicative of the physiological status improvement of cotton grown in Côte d’Ivoire. Issues Biol. Sci. Pharma. Res. 10(3):39-50.

Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.

Select Language »