Vitamin B6 is a watersoluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B complex group. Several forms of the vitamin are known, but pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) is the active form and is a cofactor in many reactions of amino acid metabolism, including transamination, deamination, and decarboxylation. PLP also is necessary for the enzymatic reaction governing the release of glucose from glycogen.
Bioactive Vitamin B6 Characteristics:
1.Acts as a growth promoter accelerating the growth rate of plants and resulting in higher yield.
2.It functions as a nutrient and vitamin for supporting the growth and protection of living cells under stress.
3.It is needed for chlorophyll synthesis.
4.It helps in cellular growth and development.
5.It helps in hydrolysis of proteins, starch, synthesis of ethylene and chlorophyll.
6.It provides naturally occurring major and minor nutrients and also helps to intake of essential nutrients.
7.Contains strong antioxidant properties.
8.It maintains water equilibrium and recovers plant from Biotic & Abiotic stress.
9.It builds immunity in plants to ﬁght infection and improves disease resistance in the plants.
10.It builds capacity of causing systemic resistance in plants against infection of fungal pathogens.
11.The active ingredient Vitamin B6 is essential for all living organisms. Researchers have discovered an unexpected role for this micronutrient in relation to nitrogen metabolism. Fortiﬁcation of vitamin B6, helps diminish the occurrence of micronutrient deﬁciency in crops and improves nutritional quality.