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  1. Aktivitas Antioksidan Ekstrak Etanol Daun Bangun-bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.)

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    Sartika, Dewi

    2015-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. contain potential antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols. The recent studies said that Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. has anti-inflammatory effect, hepatoprotective, radioprotektive and protect chromosome damage. these effects caused by antioxidant properties that can prevent free radical damage to the body cells. Antioxidant activity of ethanol extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. The antioxidant activity of ethanol...

  2. Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance

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    Greetha Arumugam; Mallappa Kumara Swamy; Uma Rani Sinniah

    2016-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. is a perennial herb belonging to the family Lamiaceae which occurs naturally throughout the tropics and warm regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. This herb has therapeutic and nutritional properties attributed to its natural phytochemical compounds which are highly valued in the pharmaceutical industry. Besides, it has horticultural properties due to its aromatic nature and essential oil producing capability. It is widely used in folk medicine to trea...

  3. Pharmacognostical studies on the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng

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    Kaliappan Nirmala

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng belonging to the family Lamiaceae commonly known as Karpuravalli, Omavalli in Tamil, Patta ajavayin, Patharcur in Hindi, Country borage in English is a large succulent aromatic perennial herb. It is highly aromatic pubescent herb with distinctive smelling leaves. The plant is distributed throughout in India, cultivated in the gardens. The leaves of this plant have been used in malarial fever, hepatopathy, renal and vesical calculi, cough, chronic asthma, hiccough, bronchitis, anthelmintic, colic and convulsions. This paper deals with the micro morphological studies carried out on the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus one of the WHO accepted parameter for identification of medicinal plants. For the better understanding of structural details Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM also employed.

  4. Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance

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    Greetha Arumugam

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. is a perennial herb belonging to the family Lamiaceae which occurs naturally throughout the tropics and warm regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. This herb has therapeutic and nutritional properties attributed to its natural phytochemical compounds which are highly valued in the pharmaceutical industry. Besides, it has horticultural properties due to its aromatic nature and essential oil producing capability. It is widely used in folk medicine to treat conditions like cold, asthma, constipation, headache, cough, fever and skin diseases. The leaves of the plant are often eaten raw or used as flavoring agents, or incorporated as ingredients in the preparation of traditional food. The literature survey revealed the occurrence 76 volatiles and 30 non-volatile compounds belonging to different classes of phytochemicals such as monoterpenoids, diterpenoids, triterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, esters, alcohols and aldehydes. Studies have cited numerous pharmacological properties including antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antitumor, wound healing, anti-epileptic, larvicidal, antioxidant and analgesic activities. Also, it has been found to be effective against respiratory, cardiovascular, oral, skin, digestive and urinary diseases. Yet, scientific validation of many other traditional uses would be appreciated, mainly to discover and authenticate novel bioactive compounds from this herb. This review article provides comprehensive information on the botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and nutritional importance of P. amboinicus essential oil and its various solvent extracts. This article allows researchers to further explore the further potential of this multi-utility herb for various biomedical applications.

  5. Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance.

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    Arumugam, Greetha; Swamy, Mallappa Kumara; Sinniah, Uma Rani

    2016-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. is a perennial herb belonging to the family Lamiaceae which occurs naturally throughout the tropics and warm regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. This herb has therapeutic and nutritional properties attributed to its natural phytochemical compounds which are highly valued in the pharmaceutical industry. Besides, it has horticultural properties due to its aromatic nature and essential oil producing capability. It is widely used in folk medicine to treat conditions like cold, asthma, constipation, headache, cough, fever and skin diseases. The leaves of the plant are often eaten raw or used as flavoring agents, or incorporated as ingredients in the preparation of traditional food. The literature survey revealed the occurrence 76 volatiles and 30 non-volatile compounds belonging to different classes of phytochemicals such as monoterpenoids, diterpenoids, triterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, esters, alcohols and aldehydes. Studies have cited numerous pharmacological properties including antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antitumor, wound healing, anti-epileptic, larvicidal, antioxidant and analgesic activities. Also, it has been found to be effective against respiratory, cardiovascular, oral, skin, digestive and urinary diseases. Yet, scientific validation of many other traditional uses would be appreciated, mainly to discover and authenticate novel bioactive compounds from this herb. This review article provides comprehensive information on the botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and nutritional importance of P. amboinicus essential oil and its various solvent extracts. This article allows researchers to further explore the further potential of this multi-utility herb for various biomedical applications. PMID:27043511

  6. In-vitro anti- inflammatory activity of aqueous extract of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng

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    Ravikumar, V.R.; Dhanamani, M.; Sudhamani, T.

    2009-01-01

    Aqueous extract of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (lour.) Spreng, which is traditionally used in the treatment of cough and cold was screened for its anti- inflammatory activity by HRBC membrane stabilisation model. Aqueous extract (500 mcg/ml) showed significant anti-inflammatory activity as compared to that of hydrocortisone sodium.

  7. In-vitro anti- inflammatory activity of aqueous extract of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.

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    Ravikumar, V R; Dhanamani, M; Sudhamani, T

    2009-04-01

    Aqueous extract of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (lour.) Spreng, which is traditionally used in the treatment of cough and cold was screened for its anti- inflammatory activity by HRBC membrane stabilisation model. Aqueous extract (500 mcg/ml) showed significant anti-inflammatory activity as compared to that of hydrocortisone sodium. PMID:22557324

  8. Constituintes voláteis de Mentha pulegium L. e Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng Volatile constituents of Mentha pulegium L. and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng

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    R.A. Oliveira; I.C.G Sá; Duarte, L P; F.F Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Nesse trabalho foi investigado a composição química de óleos essenciais de duas plantas medicinais cultivadas em Ilhéus, Brasil, Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (hortelã-grosso) e Mentha pulegium L. (poejo). Os óleos essenciais foram extraídos das folhas frescas por hidrodestilação e foram analisados por CG/FID e CG-EM, na primavera e no inverno. P. amboinicus forneceu, tanto na primavera como no inverno, 0,10% de óleo sendo timol o componente majoritário. M. pulegium forneceu na prim...

  9. Pharmacognostical studies on the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng

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    Kaliappan Nirmala; Viswanathan Periyanayagam

    2008-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng belonging to the family Lamiaceae commonly known as Karpuravalli, Omavalli in Tamil, Patta ajavayin, Patharcur in Hindi, Country borage in English is a large succulent aromatic perennial herb. It is highly aromatic pubescent herb with distinctive smelling leaves. The plant is distributed throughout in India, cultivated in the gardens. The leaves of this plant have been used in malarial fever, hepatopathy, renal and vesical calculi, cough, chronic asthma, ...

  10. Antibacterial effects of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng (Lamiaceae) in Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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    Gurgel, Ana P.A.D.; Silva, Jackeline G. da; Grangeiro, Ana R.S.; Xavier, Haroudo Satiro; Oliveira, Rinalda Araújo Guerra de; Maria S.V. Pereira; Ivone A. Souza

    2009-01-01

    The present study describes some in vitro experiments with hydroalcoholic extract of leaves from Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng (Lamiaceae) in several Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains in the attempt to determine whether the popular use corroborates with pharmacological properties. The antimicrobial activity was determined by the agar diffusion assay method. The evaluation of the minimum inhibitory concentration was determined using the agar dilution method...

  11. Isolasi Senyawa Flavonoida Dari Daun Tumbuhan Bangun-Bangun(Plectranthus Amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.)

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    Naiborhu, Putri N. E.

    2015-01-01

    Isolation of flavonoid compounds from leaves of bangun-bangun (P.amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.) has been done with maceration by methanol solvent. The concentrated extract then dissolved with aethyl acetate until the solution clear. The concentrated extract of aethyl acetate then dissolved with methanol and partition extracted with N-hexane. The concentrated extract of methanol then acided by HCl 6% while heated. The filtrate continue partition extracted with chloroform to get the flavonoid comp...

  12. Diuretic activity of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng in male albino rats

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    Roshan Patel; Mahobia, Naveen K.; Ravindra Gendle; Basant Kaushik; Sudarshan K Singh

    2010-01-01

    The shade-dried powder of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng was subjected to successive extraction using the various solvents (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and water) in increasing order of polarity. The preliminary phytochemical analyses were carried out for all the extracts. The analyses of the leaves revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, proteins, amino acids, flavonoids, quinine, tannins, phenolic compounds and terpenoids. Since the phytocons...

  13. Induction of Apoptosis in Human Colon Cancer Cells by Methanol Fraction of Leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng

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    Preeja G Pillai

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing activities of the methanol extract from leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng in an attempt to determine whether the medicinal uses are supported by pharmacological effects. Cytotoxicity was determined by sulforhodamine B assay method. Cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing effect were evaluated in- vitro using human colon cancer cell line, COLO 205. There was statistically significant cell growth inhibition at the doses of 10, 20, 40 and 80 µg/ml methanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng. Similarly, Plectranthus amboinicus at the doses of 50 and 100 µg/ml induced apoptosis in COLO 205 cells. The results suggest that the methanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng possesses anti- proliferative and apoptosis inducing activities, supporting the folk use of this medicinal species.

  14. Constituintes voláteis de Mentha pulegium L. e Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng Volatile constituents of Mentha pulegium L. and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng

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    R.A Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Nesse trabalho foi investigado a composição química de óleos essenciais de duas plantas medicinais cultivadas em Ilhéus, Brasil, Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. (hortelã-grosso e Mentha pulegium L. (poejo. Os óleos essenciais foram extraídos das folhas frescas por hidrodestilação e foram analisados por CG/FID e CG-EM, na primavera e no inverno. P. amboinicus forneceu, tanto na primavera como no inverno, 0,10% de óleo sendo timol o componente majoritário. M. pulegium forneceu na primavera 0,20% de óleo e no inverno 0,09%. Os componentes majoritários dos óleos foram pulegona e trans-cariofileno; borneol, mentol e piperitona foram identificados em menores quantidades. No inverno foram observados maiores quantidades de mentol e isomentol. Acetatos de neoisomentila, de mentila e de isometila foram observados somente no inverno. Esse trabalho contribui para o conhecimento das espécies vegetais cultivadas na região do sul da BahiaThis work investigated the chemical composition of the essential oils of two medicinal plants grown in Ilhéus Municipality, Bahia State, Brazil: Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng (Mexican mint and Mentha pulegium L. (pennyroyal. The essential oils were extracted from fresh leaves by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS, in the spring and in the winter. In both seasons, P. amboinicus yielded 0.10% oil and had thymol as major component. M. pulegium yielded 0.20% and 0.09% oil in the spring and winter, respectively. The major components were pulegone and trans-caryophyllene, whereas borneol, menthol and piperitone were identified at small quantities. Higher menthol and isomenthol levels were detected in the winter. In addition, neoisomenthyl, menthyl and isomenthyl acetates were only observed in the winter. This work contributes to the knowledge of plant species grown in southern Bahia

  15. Analgesic and Antiinflammatory Activities of the Aqueous Extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. Both In Vitro and In Vivo

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    Yung-Jia Chiu; Tai-Hung Huang; Chuan-Sung Chiu; Tsung-Chun Lu; Ya-Wen Chen; Wen-Huang Peng; Chiu-Yuan Chen

    2012-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. is a native Labiatae plant of Taiwan. The plants are commonly used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of cough, fever, sore throats, mumps, and mosquito bite. The aim of this study was to investigate the analgesic and antiinflammatory properties of the aqueous extract from Plec...

  16. Efek Antiproliferatif Ekstrak N-Heksan Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng.) Terhadap Sel MCF7

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    Hasibuan, Poppy Anjelisa Z.; Rosidah; Ilyas, Syafruddin; Nasution, M.Pandapotan

    2016-01-01

    Mutasi onkogen dapat memicu terjadinya suatu mekanisme untuk membatasi perluasan atau perbanyakan sel, dengan penekanan proliferasi. Pada kondisi kanker, terjadi gangguan keseimbangan antara apoptosis dan proliferasi sehingga besar kemungkinan akan menyebabkan progresi tumor. Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng.) mengandung triterpenoid yang berkhasiat antikanker. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji kinetika proliferasi sel kanker payudara MCF7 akibat pe...

  17. Diuretic activity of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng in male albino rats.

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    Patel, Roshan; Mahobia, Naveen K; Gendle, Ravindra; Kaushik, Basant; Singh, Sudarshan K

    2010-03-01

    The shade-dried powder of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng was subjected to successive extraction using the various solvents (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and water) in increasing order of polarity. The preliminary phytochemical analyses were carried out for all the extracts. The analyses of the leaves revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, proteins, amino acids, flavonoids, quinine, tannins, phenolic compounds and terpenoids. Since the phytoconstituents present in the ethanolic and aqueous extracts were similar, both the extracts were selected for further study. The diuretic properties of ethanolic and aqueous extracts were evaluated by determination of urine volume and electrolyte concentration in male albino rats. Furosemide (10 mg/kg) was used as standard while normal saline (0.9%) was used as control. Both ethanolic and aqueous extracts (500 mg/kg) have shown significant increase in the volume of urine and urinary concentration of Na, K and Cl ions. Thus, from the is study it may be concluded that the leaves of P. amboinicus (Lour) Spreng possess diuretic activities. PMID:21808546

  18. Diuretic activity of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng in male albino rats

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    Roshan Patel

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The shade-dried powder of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng was subjected to successive extraction using the various solvents (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and water in increasing order of polarity. The preliminary phytochemical analyses were carried out for all the extracts. The analyses of the leaves revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, proteins, amino acids, flavonoids, quinine, tannins, phenolic compounds and terpenoids. Since the phytoconstituents present in the ethanolic and aqueous extracts were similar, both the extracts were selected for further study. The diuretic properties of ethanolic and aqueous extracts were evaluated by determination of urine volume and electrolyte concentration in male albino rats. Furosemide (10 mg/kg was used as standard while normal saline (0.9% was used as control. Both ethanolic and aqueous extracts (500 mg/kg have shown significant increase in the volume of urine and urinary concentration of Na, K and Cl ions. Thus, from the is study it may be concluded that the leaves of P. amboinicus (Lour Spreng possess diuretic activities.

  19. Variability in growth, nutrition and phytochemical constituents of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng. as influenced by indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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    Sevanan Rajeshkumar

    2008-01-01

    A study was conducted under greenhouse nursery condition on the efficacy of seven indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in the improvement of growth, biomass, nutrition and phytochemical constituents, namely total phenols, ortho dihydroxy phenols, flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins and saponins, in the roots and leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng. Seedlings were raised in polythene bags containing soil inoculated with isolates of seven different indigenous AM fungi, viz. Acaul...

  20. Induction of Apoptosis in Human Breast Cancer (MCF7) Cells by n-Hexane Extract of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.

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    Hasibuan, Poppy Anjelisa Z.

    2016-01-01

    The n-hexane extract of Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng. reduced the proliferation of MCF7 cells. The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of the extract on human breast cancer cells viability and apoptosis. To detect apoptotic cells, MCF7 cells were stained with etydium bromide-acrydine orange (double staining method). Quantitative detectin of apoptotic cells was performed by fluorescens microscope. The growth of MCF7 was inhibited by treatment with n-h...

  1. Induction of Apoptosis in Human Colon Cancer Cells by Methanol Fraction of Leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng

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    Preeja G Pillai; Suresh, P; Gitanjali Mishra

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate the cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing activities of the methanol extract from leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng in an attempt to determine whether the medicinal uses are supported by pharmacological effects. Cytotoxicity was determined by sulforhodamine B assay method. Cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing effect were evaluated in- vitro using human colon cancer cell line, COLO 205. There was statistically significant cell growth inhibition at the doses of 10, 20, 40...

  2. Combination Effect of Ethylacetate Extract of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. with Doxorubicin Againts HeLa Cell Lines

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    Hasibuan, Poppy Anjelisa Z.; Rosidah

    2016-01-01

    The aims of the study were to investigate the growth-inhibiting mediating effect of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. ethylacetate extract (PAE) in combination therapy with doxorubicin againts HeLa cell lines, to analyzed the apoptotic induction and expression of cyclin D1, Bcl2 and COX-2 (cyclooxigenase-2) proteins of HeLa cell lines after treatment of PAE. The cytotoxicity effects were determined by using MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazole-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromi...

  3. Efficacy of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng in a Murine Model of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Abscesses

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    Francisco Fábio Martins de Oliveira; Alba Fabiola Torres; Thially Braga Gonçalves; Gilvandete Maria Pinheiro Santiago; Cibele Barreto Mano de Carvalho; Milena Braga Aguiar; Lilia Maria Carneiro Camara; Silvia Helena Rabenhorst; Alice Maria Costa Martins; José Telmo Valença Junior; Aparecida Tiemi Nagao-Dias

    2013-01-01

    The present work aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against MRSA clinical isolates. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of the hydroalcoholic extract (HE), the ethyl acetate (EA) fraction and its subfractions were determined by broth microdilution and bioautography against MRSA clinical isolates. The microdilution checkerboard method was used to assess in vitro drug combination studies. To induce abscess formation, bacterial suspensions were added to...

  4. Analgesic and Antiinflammatory Activities of the Aqueous Extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. Both In Vitro and In Vivo

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    Yung-Jia Chiu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. is a native Labiatae plant of Taiwan. The plants are commonly used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of cough, fever, sore throats, mumps, and mosquito bite. The aim of this study was to investigate the analgesic and antiinflammatory properties of the aqueous extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (PA in vivo and in vitro. PA inhibited pain induced by acetic acid and formalin, and inflammation induced by carrageenan. The anti-inflammatory effect of PA was related to modulating antioxidant enzymes' activities in the liver and decreasing the Malondialdehyde (MDA level and the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α, and cyclooxygenase2 (COX-2 in edema-paw tissue in mice. In vitro studies show that PA inhibited the proinflammatory mediators in RAW 264.7 cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS. PA blocked the degradation of IκB-α and nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 subunit. Finally, the amount of carvacrol in the aqueous extract of PA was 1.88 mg/g extract. Our findings suggest that PA has analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. These effects were mediated by inhibiting the proinflammatory mediators through blocking NF-κB activation. Meanwhile, the effects observed in this study provide evidence for folkloric uses of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. in relieving pain and inflammation.

  5. Analgesic and Antiinflammatory Activities of the Aqueous Extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. Both In Vitro and In Vivo.

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    Chiu, Yung-Jia; Huang, Tai-Hung; Chiu, Chuan-Sung; Lu, Tsung-Chun; Chen, Ya-Wen; Peng, Wen-Huang; Chen, Chiu-Yuan

    2012-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. is a native Labiatae plant of Taiwan. The plants are commonly used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of cough, fever, sore throats, mumps, and mosquito bite. The aim of this study was to investigate the analgesic and antiinflammatory properties of the aqueous extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (PA) in vivo and in vitro. PA inhibited pain induced by acetic acid and formalin, and inflammation induced by carrageenan. The anti-inflammatory effect of PA was related to modulating antioxidant enzymes' activities in the liver and decreasing the Malondialdehyde (MDA) level and the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and cyclooxygenase2 (COX-2) in edema-paw tissue in mice. In vitro studies show that PA inhibited the proinflammatory mediators in RAW 264.7 cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). PA blocked the degradation of IκB-α and nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 subunit. Finally, the amount of carvacrol in the aqueous extract of PA was 1.88 mg/g extract. Our findings suggest that PA has analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. These effects were mediated by inhibiting the proinflammatory mediators through blocking NF-κB activation. Meanwhile, the effects observed in this study provide evidence for folkloric uses of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. in relieving pain and inflammation. PMID:21915187

  6. Combination Effect Of N-Hexane Extract Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (LOUR.) Spreng. With Doxorubicin Againts HeLa Cell Lines

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    Rosidah; Hasibuan, Poppy Anjelisa Z.

    2016-01-01

    The study was aimed to investigate the growth inhibiting effect of Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng n-hexane extract (PAN) in combination with doxorubicin againts HeLa cell Lines, to observe the apoptotic induction and immunocytochemistry of HeLa cell Lines on cyclin D1, Bcl-2, and Cox-2 after treatment of PAN. The percentage viability of the cell were carried out by using MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazole-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] assay. The effect of apoptosis...

  7. Cell Cycle Inhibition from Ethylacetate Extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng.) Leaves on HeLa Cells Lines

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    Rosidah; Hasibuan, Poppy Anjelisa Z.; Satria, Denny

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effects of ethylacetate extract (EAE) of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.) leaves on cell cyle on HeLa cell lines. Methods: Analysis of cell cycle distribution was performed using flowcytometer and the data was analyzed using ModFit LT 3.0 program. Results: The EAE changes the accumulation of cell cycle phase from G0 -G1 phase (54.61%) to sub-G1 phase (69.73%). Conclusions: Based on the results, EAE is potential to be developed as co-chemoth...

  8. Analisa Komponen Kimia Minyak Atsiri dari Daun Bangun−Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (lour) spreng) Secara GC−MS

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    Lestari, Ade Surya Ayu

    2015-01-01

    Telah dilakukan penelitian tentang kandungan minyak atsiri yang terkandung dalam daun Bangun-bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng), ini dilakukan dengan metode destilasi air dengan memakai alat Stahl. Adapun hasil yang diperoleh dengan alat GC-MS (Gas kromatografi-Spektrum massa) adalah Puncak dengan RT 12,724 menit merupakan senyawa dengan rumus molekul C15-H24 senyawa berupa Alpha-Gurjunene (1,33%), Puncak dengan RT 14,492 menit merupakan senyawa dengan rumus molekul C15¬H24 senyaw...

  9. Formulasi Sediaan Gel dari Ekstrak Etanol Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng) dan Uji Aktivitasnya terhadap Beberapa Bakteri Penyebab Jerawat

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    Bancin, Juni Dariyatyi

    2014-01-01

    Plectranthy leaves (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng) have activity as antibacterial of some microbes. Plectranthy leaves contain saponin, flavonoid and steroid, that potentially act as antibacterial. The purpose of this research to formulate and test gel of Plectranthy leaves ethanol extract as anti acne stability and test antibacterial cause acne (Propionibacterium acne and Staphylococcus epidermidis). The research included: identification, characterization and ph...

  10. Variability in growth, nutrition and phytochemical constituents of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng. as influenced by indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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    Sevanan Rajeshkumar

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available A study was conducted under greenhouse nursery condition on the efficacy of seven indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM fungi in the improvement of growth, biomass, nutrition and phytochemical constituents, namely total phenols, ortho dihydroxy phenols, flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins and saponins, in the roots and leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour Spreng. Seedlings were raised in polythene bags containing soil inoculated with isolates of seven different indigenous AM fungi, viz. Acaulospora bireticulata, A. scrobiculata, Gigaspora margarita, Glomus aggregatum, G. mosseae, G. geosporum, and Scutellospora heterogama. P. amboinicus seedlings raised in the presence of AM fungi generally showed an increase in plant growth, nutritional status and phytochemical constituents over those grown in the absence of AM fungi. The extent of growth, biomass, nutritional status and phytochemical constituents enhanced by AM fungi varied with the species of AM fungi inhabiting the roots and leaves of P. amboinicus seedlings. Considering the various plant growth parameters, nutritional status of the plant, total phenols, ortho dihydroxy phenols, alkaloids , flavonoids , tannins, and saponins in the roots and leaves, it was observed that Gigaspora margarita is the best AM symbiont for P. amboinicus used in this experiment.

  11. Pengaruh Ekstrak Etanol Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus Amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng) Terhadap Penghambatan Degranulasi Mastosit Yang Tersensititasi Aktif Pada Mencit Jantan Secara In Vitro

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    Ronal

    2013-01-01

    Mastocyte is important source in immune response is responsible for the occurrence of allergic reaction. Allergic reaction are caused by the bond between the antigen and antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE) which will cause the degranulation of mastocyte and basophil and thereby releasing chemical mediators such as histamine, prostaglandins, bradykinin, arachidonic acid. Bangun-bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng is a plant and its leaf has an activity as antiallergy. The objective of ...

  12. Efek Ekstrak Etanol Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng) Terhadap Kadar Nitro Oxide Pada Tikus Jantan yang Diinduksi Doksorubisin

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    Furaida

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    Doxorubicin is one of anthracycline class used in cancer treatment, but its use is limited due to its cardiotoxicity that is caused by increased nitric oxide (NO) level. The leaves of Plecranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng of the family of the family Lamiaceace has antioxidant property which can delay or inhibit oxidation so that prevent the cell damage caused by free radicals. This study aimed to determine the effect of ethanol extract of bangun-bangun leaves on blood nitric oxide level in do...

  13. Efficacy of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng in a Murine Model of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Abscesses.

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    de Oliveira, Francisco Fábio Martins; Torres, Alba Fabiola; Gonçalves, Thially Braga; Santiago, Gilvandete Maria Pinheiro; de Carvalho, Cibele Barreto Mano; Aguiar, Milena Braga; Camara, Lilia Maria Carneiro; Rabenhorst, Silvia Helena; Martins, Alice Maria Costa; Valença Junior, José Telmo; Nagao-Dias, Aparecida Tiemi

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    The present work aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against MRSA clinical isolates. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of the hydroalcoholic extract (HE), the ethyl acetate (EA) fraction and its subfractions were determined by broth microdilution and bioautography against MRSA clinical isolates. The microdilution checkerboard method was used to assess in vitro drug combination studies. To induce abscess formation, bacterial suspensions were added to Citodex and inoculated subcutaneously into male Swiss mice. The treatment protocol consisted of 2 doses of HE, the EA fraction or vancomycin introduced intraperitoneally into mice 3 and 12 h after infection. The EA fraction and its subfractions presented the lowest minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC, 0.25 to 0.5 mg/mL). The plant samples were bacteriostatic at 2x and 4x MIC and bactericidal at 100 mg/mL. The EA fraction presented synergism with vancomycin and an additive effect with ciprofloxacin. A significant reduction of abscess volume, bacterial cell counts in abscess slurries, and inflammatory scores was observed in the HE and EA fraction-treated groups. The samples were effective in treating the animals in a dose-dependent fashion. The present study proved the effectiveness of P. amboinicus fractions against MRSA using in vitro and in vivo assays. PMID:23533472

  14. Efficacy of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng in a Murine Model of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Abscesses

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    Francisco Fábio Martins de Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The present work aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng against MRSA clinical isolates. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of the hydroalcoholic extract (HE, the ethyl acetate (EA fraction and its subfractions were determined by broth microdilution and bioautography against MRSA clinical isolates. The microdilution checkerboard method was used to assess in vitro drug combination studies. To induce abscess formation, bacterial suspensions were added to Citodex and inoculated subcutaneously into male Swiss mice. The treatment protocol consisted of 2 doses of HE, the EA fraction or vancomycin introduced intraperitoneally into mice 3 and 12 h after infection. The EA fraction and its subfractions presented the lowest minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC, 0.25 to 0.5 mg/mL. The plant samples were bacteriostatic at 2x and 4x MIC and bactericidal at 100 mg/mL. The EA fraction presented synergism with vancomycin and an additive effect with ciprofloxacin. A significant reduction of abscess volume, bacterial cell counts in abscess slurries, and inflammatory scores was observed in the HE and EA fraction-treated groups. The samples were effective in treating the animals in a dose-dependent fashion. The present study proved the effectiveness of P. amboinicus fractions against MRSA using in vitro and in vivo assays.

  15. Pengaruh Ekstrak Etanol Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng) Terhadap Penghambatan Karsinogenesis Mammae Mencit Betina Yang Diinduksi Benzo(α)piren

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    Samosir, Arnes Anestesia

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    Breast cancer is one of the causes of cancer death worldwide after lung cancer, stomach, liver and colon. One of medicinal plants traditionally used to treat cancer is bangun-bangun leaves (Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng). The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of ethanolic leaves extract of bangun-bangun in the inhibition of mammary carcinogenesis induced by benzo(α)piren in female mice and to investigate the dose of ethanolic leaves extract of bangun-bangun that giv...

  16. Variação da quantidade de β-cariofileno em óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng., Lamiaceae, sob diferentes condições de cultivo Variation in the amount of β-caryophyllene in essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. Lamiaceae under different conditions of cultivation

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    Fabíola B. Carneiro; Irinaldo D. Júnior; Pablo Q. Lopes; Macêdo, Rui O.

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    O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a influência do adubo, da irrigação, da incidência solar, do horário de coleta e da idade da planta na quantidade de β-cariofileno no óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng., Lamiaceae. As plantas foram cultivadas em canteiros experimentais entre os meses de dezembro de 2006 a setembro de 2007. O substrato utilizado foi adubo orgânico (esterco bovino), adubo mineral 1 [NPK (nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio)] e adubo mineral 2...

  17. In vivo antimalarial activity of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (lour) spreng on Plasmodium berghei yoelii.

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    Periyanayagam, K; Nirmala Devi, K; Suseela, L; Uma, A; Ismail, M

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    An invivo study of aqueous extract of the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus on Plasmodium berghei yoelii was conducted on laboratory infected albino mice and compared with standard drug chloroquine. Reduction of parasitemia at 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg of aqueous extract for 24 hrs, 48 hrs, 72 hrs and 96 hrs were determined. The reduction of parasitemia after 96 hrs was 100%, 67.9% and 76.2% for standard, 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg of aqueous extract respectively. The isolation of active principle responsible for the reduction of parasitemia may give a promising drug molecule. PMID:19301696

  18. Effect of subinihibitory and inhibitory concentrations of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng essential oil on Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Gonçalves, Thially Braga; Braga, Milena Aguiar; de Oliveira, Francisco F M; Santiago, Gilvandete M P; Carvalho, Cibele B M; Brito e Cabral, Paula; de Melo Santiago, Thiago; Sousa, Jeanlex S; Barros, Eduardo Bedê; do Nascimento, Ronaldo Ferreira; Nagao-Dias, Aparecida T

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    We evaluated the antimicrobial activity and some mechanisms used by subinhibitory and inhibitory concentrations of the essential oil, obtained from leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus, against a standard strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae and 5 multiresistant clinical isolates of the bacteria. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC), the rate of kill and the pH sensitivity of the essential oil were determined by microdilution tests performed in 96-well plates. Subinhibitory and inhibitory concentrations of the essential oil were tested in order to check its action on K. pneumoniae membrane permeability, capsule expression, urease activity and cell morphology. The MIC and MBC of the essential oil were 0.09±0.01%. A complete inhibition of the bacterial growth was observed after 2 h of incubation with twice the MIC of the essential oil. A better MIC was found when neutral or alkaline pH broth was used. Alteration in membrane permeability was found by the increase of crystal violet uptake when the bacteria were incubated with twice the MIC levels of the essential oil. The urease activity could be prevented when all the subinhibitory concentrations were tested in comparison to the untreated group (pamboinicus can be a good candidate for future research. PMID:22776104

  19. Variação da quantidade de β-cariofileno em óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng., Lamiaceae, sob diferentes condições de cultivo Variation in the amount of β-caryophyllene in essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. Lamiaceae under different conditions of cultivation

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    Fabíola B. Carneiro

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a influência do adubo, da irrigação, da incidência solar, do horário de coleta e da idade da planta na quantidade de β-cariofileno no óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng., Lamiaceae. As plantas foram cultivadas em canteiros experimentais entre os meses de dezembro de 2006 a setembro de 2007. O substrato utilizado foi adubo orgânico (esterco bovino, adubo mineral 1 [NPK (nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio] e adubo mineral 2 (NPK com calcário sob diferentes tratamentos. A técnica analítica quantitativa utilizada foi a cromatografia gasosa (GC/FID. De acordo com os resultados obtidos nos meses de menor precipitação de chuvas obteve-se maior rendimento de óleo essencial, e os meses de maior precipitação de chuvas mostraram uma tendência de baixos rendimentos.This study aimed to evaluate the influence of fertilizer, irrigation, the incidence sun, the time of collection and the plant in the amount of β-caryophyllene in the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng., Lamiaceae. The plants were grown in experimental beds between the months of December 2006 to September 2007. The substrate was used organic fertilizer (esterco veal, fertilizer mineral 1 [NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium] and fertilizer mineral 2 (NPK with limestone under different treatments. The quantitative analytical technique was used to gas chromatography (GC/FID. According to the results obtained in months of lower precipitation of rainfall received are higher yield of essential oil, and the months of highest precipitation of rain showed a trend of low income.

  20. In Vitro and In Vivo Leishmanicidal Activity of Astronium fraxinifolium (Schott) and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis

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    Silvio César Gomes de Lima; Maria Jania Teixeira; José Evaldo Gonçalves Lopes Júnior; Selene Maia de Morais; Alba Fabiola Torres; Milena Aguiar Braga; Raphael Oliveira Rodrigues; Gilvandete Maria Pinheiro Santiago; Alice Costa Martins; Aparecida Tiemi Nagao-Dias

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    The aim of the present work was to evaluate antileishmanial activity of Astronium fraxinifolium and Plectranthus amboinicus. For the in vitro tests, essential oil of P. amboinicus (OEPA) and ethanolic extracts from A. fraxinifolium (EEAF) were incubated with 106  promastigotes of L. (Viannia) braziliensis. The OEPA was able to reduce the parasite growth after 48 h; nonetheless, all the EEAFs could totally abolish the parasite growth. For the in vivo studies, BALB/c mice were infected subcutan...

  1. In vitro and in vivo leishmanicidal activity of Astronium fraxinifolium (Schott) and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis.

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    de Lima, Silvio César Gomes; Teixeira, Maria Jania; Lopes, José Evaldo Gonçalves; de Morais, Selene Maia; Torres, Alba Fabiola; Braga, Milena Aguiar; Rodrigues, Raphael Oliveira; Santiago, Gilvandete Maria Pinheiro; Martins, Alice Costa; Nagao-Dias, Aparecida Tiemi

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    The aim of the present work was to evaluate antileishmanial activity of Astronium fraxinifolium and Plectranthus amboinicus. For the in vitro tests, essential oil of P. amboinicus (OEPA) and ethanolic extracts from A. fraxinifolium (EEAF) were incubated with 10(6) promastigotes of L. (Viannia) braziliensis. The OEPA was able to reduce the parasite growth after 48 h; nonetheless, all the EEAFs could totally abolish the parasite growth. For the in vivo studies, BALB/c mice were infected subcutaneously (s.c.) with 10(7) L. braziliensis promastigotes. Treatment was done by administering OEPA intralesionally (i.l.) for 14 days. No difference was found in lesion thickness when those animals were compared with the untreated animals. Further, golden hamsters were infected s.c. with 10(6) L. braziliensis promastigotes. The first protocol of treatment consisted of ethanolic leaf extract from A. fraxinifolium (ELEAF) administered i.l. for 4 days and a booster dose at the 7th day. The animals showed a significant reduction of lesion thickness in the 6th week, but it was not comparable to the animals treated with Glucantime. The second protocol consisted of 15 daily intralesional injections. The profiles of lesion thickness were similar to the standard treatment. In conclusion, in vivo studies showed a high efficacy when the infected animals were intralesionally treated with leaf ethanolic extract from A. fraxinifolium. PMID:24829921

  2. In Vitro and In Vivo Leishmanicidal Activity of Astronium fraxinifolium (Schott and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng against Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis

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    Silvio César Gomes de Lima

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present work was to evaluate antileishmanial activity of Astronium fraxinifolium and Plectranthus amboinicus. For the in vitro tests, essential oil of P. amboinicus (OEPA and ethanolic extracts from A. fraxinifolium (EEAF were incubated with 106  promastigotes of L. (Viannia braziliensis. The OEPA was able to reduce the parasite growth after 48 h; nonetheless, all the EEAFs could totally abolish the parasite growth. For the in vivo studies, BALB/c mice were infected subcutaneously (s.c. with 107  L. braziliensis promastigotes. Treatment was done by administering OEPA intralesionally (i.l. for 14 days. No difference was found in lesion thickness when those animals were compared with the untreated animals. Further, golden hamsters were infected s.c. with 106  L. braziliensis promastigotes. The first protocol of treatment consisted of ethanolic leaf extract from A. fraxinifolium (ELEAF administered i.l. for 4 days and a booster dose at the 7th day. The animals showed a significant reduction of lesion thickness in the 6th week, but it was not comparable to the animals treated with Glucantime. The second protocol consisted of 15 daily intralesional injections. The profiles of lesion thickness were similar to the standard treatment. In conclusion, in vivo studies showed a high efficacy when the infected animals were intralesionally treated with leaf ethanolic extract from A. fraxinifolium.

  3. Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Anopheles stephensi: a malarial vector mosquito.

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    Senthilkumar, Annadurai; Venkatesalu, Venugopalan

    2010-10-01

    Essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus was studied for its chemical composition and larvicidal potential against the malarial vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi. Totally 26 compounds were identified by GC and GC-MS. The major chemical compounds were carvacrol (28.65%) followed by thymol (21.66%), α-humulene (9.67%), undecanal (8.29%), γ-terpinene (7.76%), ρ-cymene (6.46%), caryophyllene oxide (5.85%), α-terpineol (3.28%) and β-selinene (2.01%). The larvicidal assay was conducted to record the LC(50) and LC(90) values and the larval mortality was observed after 12 and 24 h of exposure period. The LC(50) values of the oil were 33.54 (after 12 h) and 28.37 ppm (after 24 h). The LC(90) values of the oil were 70.27 (after 12 h) and 59.38 ppm (after 24 h). The results of the present study showed that the essential oil of P. amboinicus is one of the inexpensive and eco-friendly sources of natural mosquito larvicidal agent to control/reduce the population of malarial vector mosquito. PMID:20668876

  4. Indole acetic acid production by fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. from the rhizosphere of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. and their variation in extragenic repetitive DNA sequences.

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    Sethia, Bedhya; Mustafa, Mariam; Manohar, Sneha; Patil, Savita V; Jayamohan, Nellickal Subramanian; Kumudini, Belur Satyan

    2015-06-01

    Fluorescent Pseudomonas (FP) is a heterogenous group of growth promoting rhizobacteria that regulate plant growth by releasing secondary metabolic compounds viz., indole acetic acid (IAA), siderophores, ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. In the present study, IAA producing FPs from the rhizosphere of Plectranthus amboinicus were characterized morphologically, biochemically and at the molecular level. Molecular identification of the isolates were carried out using Pseudomonas specific primers. The effect of varying time (24, 48, 72 and 96 h), Trp concentrations (100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 μg x ml(-1)), temperature (10, 26, 37 and 50 ± 2 degrees C) and pH (6, 7 and 8) on IAA production by 10 best isolates were studied. Results showed higher IAA production at 72 h incubation, at 300 μg x ml(-1) Trp concentration, temperature 26 ± 2 degrees C and pH 7. TLC with acidified ethyl acetate extract showed that the IAA produced has a similar Rf value to that of the standard IAA. Results of TLC were confirmed by HPLC analysis. Genetic diversity of the isolates was also studied using 40 RAPD and 4 Rep primers. Genetic diversity parameters such as dominance, Shannon index and Simpson index were calculated. Out of 40 RAPD primers tested, 9 (2 OP-D series and 7 OP-E series) were shortlisted for further analysis. Studies using RAPD, ERIC, BOX, REP and GTG5 primers revealed that isolates exhibit significant diversity in repetitive DNA sequences irrespective of the rhizosphere. PMID:26155673

  5. Interference of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng essential oil on the anti-Candida activity of some clinically used antifungals Interferência do óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng sobre a atividade anti-Candida de alguns antifúngicos utilizados clinicamente

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    Rinalda de Araújo G. Oliveira; Edeltrudes de O. Lima; Souza, Evandro L.; Wellington L. Vieira; Freire, Kristerson R. L.; Vinícius N. Trajano; Igara O. Lima; Raimundo N. Silva-Filho

    2007-01-01

    Plants with medicinal properties have been applied for a long in the traditional health care, so that sometimes their use takes place concomitantly to the use of industrialized drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interference of Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil on the anti-Candida activity of some clinically used antifungals by the solid medium diffusion procedure. Assayed antifungals were amphotericin B (100 µg/mL), ketoconazole (50 µg/mL) and itraconazole (50 &...

  6. Interference of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng essential oil on the anti-Candida activity of some clinically used antifungals Interferência do óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng sobre a atividade anti-Candida de alguns antifúngicos utilizados clinicamente

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    Rinalda de Araújo G. de Oliveira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Plants with medicinal properties have been applied for a long in the traditional health care, so that sometimes their use takes place concomitantly to the use of industrialized drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interference of Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil on the anti-Candida activity of some clinically used antifungals by the solid medium diffusion procedure. Assayed antifungals were amphotericin B (100 µg/mL, ketoconazole (50 µg/mL and itraconazole (50 µg/mL. C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondii, C. krusei and C. stellatoidea were used as test microorganisms. P. amboinicus essential oil showed MIC value for most assayed yeast strains. The essential oil when assayed in its MIC value showed some interference on the anti-Candida effectiveness of the assayed antifungals. It was noted yeast growth inhibition zones with different diameters when the antifungals were tested alone and combined with the essential oil. P. amboinicus essential oil showed prominent interference on the anti-yeast activity of itraconazole providing a synergic effect on C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. stellatoidea. Also, the essential oil interfered on the anti-yeast activity of ketoconazole when interacting with C. albicans, C. guilliermondii and C. stellatoidea providing, respectively, an antagonic and synergic effect. On the other hand, it was found a small interference on the anti-yeast effect of amphotericin B. These data showed that combined use of medicinal plants and/or derivatives with industrialized drugs, particularly antimicrobials, could interfere on their expected therapeutic effects.As plantas com propriedades medicinais têm sido utilizadas por um longo tempo no cuidado tradicional de saúde, de modo que algumas vezes seu uso ocorre concomitantemente ao uso de drogas industrializadas. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a interferência do óleo essencial de Plectranthus amboinicus sobre atividade anti-Candida de

  7. Uji Sitotoksik Fraksi Etilasetat Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) terhadap Larva Artemia salina Leach dengan Metode Brine Shrimp Lethality Test (BSLT)

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    Pardede, E. Roslina

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    Background: Bangun-Bangun leaves (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng is one of the plants that have the potential to be developed as a cancer chemopreventive agent. The Purpose: The aim of the study were to find out the cytotoxic effect of ethylacetate fraction bangun-bangun leaves (FEDBB) on Artemia salina Leach larvae. Methods: This experimental study using 800 Artemia salina Leach larvae were divided into one control group negative 1 and 5 positive control group concentration10 μ...

  8. Estudo anatômico comparado de órgãos vegetativos de boldo miúdo, Plectranthus ornatus Codd. e malvariço, Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. - Lamiaceae

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    Claudia Mauro

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi feita uma investigação anatômica dos órgãos vegetativos de Plectranthus ornatus, "boldo miúdo" e Plectranthus amboinicus, "malvariço", da família Lamiaceae. Foram estudados o limbo foliar, pecíolo e caule destas duas espécies. Ambas apresentam limbo foliar com tricomas tectores, com tricomas glandulares pedicelados em P. amboinicus e pedicelados e sésseis em P. ornatus. Justifica-se esta investigação, pelo fato de se tratar de espécies utilizadas, popularmente, como fitoterápico.

  9. Estudo anatômico comparado de órgãos vegetativos de boldo miúdo, Plectranthus ornatus Codd. e malvariço, Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. - Lamiaceae

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    Claudia Mauro; Celi de Paula Silva; Juliana Missima; Thiana Ohnuki; Renata B. Rinaldi; Melissa Frota

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    Foi feita uma investigação anatômica dos órgãos vegetativos de Plectranthus ornatus, "boldo miúdo" e Plectranthus amboinicus, "malvariço", da família Lamiaceae. Foram estudados o limbo foliar, pecíolo e caule destas duas espécies. Ambas apresentam limbo foliar com tricomas tectores, com tricomas glandulares pedicelados em P. amboinicus e pedicelados e sésseis em P. ornatus. Justifica-se esta investigação, pelo fato de se tratar de espécies utilizadas, popularmente, como fitoterápico....

  10. The chemotherapeutic effect of essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) on lung metastasis developed by B16F-10 cell line in C57BL/6 mice.

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    Manjamalai, A; Grace, V M Berlin

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    Current investigation is to evaluate the anticancer activity of the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) on B16F-10 melanoma cell line injected C57BL/6 mice, and it was simultaneously treated with the essential oil of P. amboinicus (Lour) (50 μg/dose) via i.p. for 21 days. The present investigation exhibited the potent chemotherapeutic/chemopreventive effect of the essential oil of P. amboinicus (Lour) over lung metastasis that developed. To our knowledge, this is the first report in evaluating the effect of essential oil of P. amboinicus (Lour) using lung cancer model. PMID:23249189

  11. The transverse strength of acrylic resin after Coleus amboinicus, Lour extract solution immersion

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    Devi Rianti

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A laboratoric experimental study was conducted on the transverse strength of acrylic resin after Coleus amboinicus, Lour extract solution immersion. The aim of this study is to know the difference of acrylic resin transverse strengths caused by immersion time variations in a concentrate solution. The study was carried out on unpolished acrylic resin plates with 65 × 10 × 2,5 mm dimension; solution with 15% Coleus amboinicus, Lour extract, and 30, 60, 90 days immersion times to measure the transverse strength and sterilized aquadest was used as control. Acrylic resin plates transverse strength was measured using Autograph AG-10 TE. The data was analyzed using One-Way Anova and LSD with 5% degree of significance. The result showed that longer immersion time will decrease the transverse strength of the acrylic resin plates. After 90 days immersion time, the transverse strength decrease is still above the recommended standard transverse strength.

  12. PERUBAHAN MUTU DAN UMUR SIMPAN SUP DAUN TORBANGUN (Colues amboinicus Lour DALAM KEMASAN

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    Endang Warsiki

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTTorbangun leaves soup is one of the traditional diets commonly consumed by lactating mothers among the Batak society. The soup is believed to increase breast milk production and helps recovery process after the mother giving birth. Unfortunately, until now the soup is only served directly after cooking thereby limits its usefulness. Given the potential of the soup is quite important, the preservation of the cooked soup needs to be done so that the soup can be consumed at anytimeany time. This study aims to determine the shelf life of torbangun soup in a variety of packaging and at various storage temperatures. The soup is stored at three different temperatures (3-5oC, 10-12oC and 27-30oC and in 3 types of packaging namely polyethylene terephthalate (PET, polypropylene (PP and cans. Changes in product quality during storage are analyzed and estimated the shelf life of products. The results show that the soup stored at the 3-5oC and 10-12oC has longer shelf life compared to 27-30oC (day 8 vs day 3. In addition, the cans are the best packing among other packaging materials.Key words: torbangun leaf, Coleus amboinicus Lour, soup, shelf lifeABSTRAKSup daun Torbangun torbangun adalah salah satu makanan tradisional yang biasa dikonsumsi oleh ibu menyusuidi kalangan masyarakat Batak. Sup ini diyakini dapat meningkatkan produksi ASI dan membantu proses pemulihan setelah ibu melahirkan. Sayangnya, sampai saat ini sup daun torbangun hanya disajikan langsung setelah dimasak sehingga membatasi kegunaannya. Mengingat potensi sup ini cukup penting, penggunaan bahan pengawet pada sup matang perlu dilakukan agar sup ini dapat dikonsumsi kapan saja. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menentukan umur simpan sup torbangun dalam berbagai kemasan dan pada berbagai suhu penyimpanan. Pada penelitian ini sup disimpan pada tiga suhu berbeda (3-5oC, 10-12oC dan 27-30oC dan di simpan dalam tiga jenis kemasan yaitu polietilen tereftalat (PET, polypropylene (PP dan

  13. FORMULASI MINUMAN SUPLEMEN DAUN TORBANGUN (Coleus amboinicus Lour. UNTUK WANITA YANG MENDERITA PMS (PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

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    Pramadya Alfitra

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available 800x600 Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Torbangun (Coleus amboinicus Lour is one of Labiatae family containing a lot of micronutrients and active components. The plant is used as traditional medicine for relieving premenstrual syndromes (PMS. Based on the results of previous studies, a capsule containing 750 mg of dried Torbangun leaves can relieve PMS as well as commercial herbal, and better than placebo. Capsule supplement form seems less acceptable because it tastes like taking a drug. Therefore, it requires development for Torbangun supplement product in other forms, and one of them is a supplement drink. The study is aimed to formulate  a supplement drink from Torbangun leaves as the basic ingredients. Supplement drink formulation is made in trial and error by combining extract of torbangun leaves, sucrose, and lemon, obtaining three formulas: DT1 contains 10 g extract of torbangun leaves and 16 g sucrose, DT2 contains 10 g extract of torbangun leaves, 2 g lemon, 22 g sucrose, and DT3 contains 10 g extract of torbangun leaves, 4 g lemon, and 28 g sucrose. These formulas are then tested by organoleptic, physical, and chemical. The results show that the formula DT3 has the highest average score. Blanching treatment improves organoleptic properties of supplement drinks. Mean scores in color, aroma, and taste of the blanched supplement drink are different (p Key words: Torbangun leaves, premenstrual syndrome, supplement drink, blanching.

  14. БИОМОРФОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ ОСОБЕННОСТИ ШПОРОЦВЕТНИКА АМБОИНСКОГО (PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS (LOUR. J SPRENG.) В ЗАВИСИМОСТИ ОТ УРОВНЯ ОСВЕЩЕННОСТИ И ДОЗ УДОБРЕНИЙ

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    Цицилин, А.; Мотина, Е.

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    Описаны основные биоморфологические параметры растений Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng., растущих при трех уровнях освещенности100, 500, 2000 люкс и разных дозах удобрений. Растения образуют наибольшую листовую поверхность, имеют высокие декоративные качества и содержат максимальное количество эфирного масла при относительно высоком уровне освещенности 2000 люкс. При освещенности 500 люкс наблюдается достоверное увеличение площади листьев почти на 55% при использовании минеральных удоб...

  15. Plectranthus amboinicus and Centella asiatica Cream for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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    Yuan-Sung Kuo; Hsiung-Fei Chien; William Lu

    2012-01-01

    Effects of a topical cream containing P. amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (Lamiaceae) and C. asiatica (L.) Urban (Umbelliferae) were evaluated and compared to effects of hydrocolloid fiber wound dressing for diabetic foot ulcers. A single-center, randomized, controlled, open-label study was conducted. Twenty-four type 1 or type 2 diabetes patients aged 20 years or older with Wagner grade 3 foot ulcers postsurgical debridement were enrolled between October 2008 and December 2009. Twelve randomly ass...

  16. Avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana e antioxidante das espécies Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) e Mentha x villosa (Huds.)

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    Rosangela Correia Freitas; Rhuanna Rackel de Sá Azevedo; Larissa Isabela Oliveira Souza; Thiago José Matos Rocha; Aldenir Feitosa dos Santos

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    O uso de plantas medicinais com potencial terapêutico tem motivado a realização de estudos através de ensaios experimentais que visam fornecer informações úteis e de extrema importância. Assim o presente trabalho objetivou avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana e antioxidante das espécies de Coleus amboinicus (Lour.) e Mentha x villosa (Huds). A atividade antimicrobiana foi avaliada pelo método de difusão em disco, cepas bacterianas padronizadas Gram negativas Escherichia ...

  17. Ensaios clínicos toxicológicos, fase I, de um fitoterápico composto (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour e Eucalyptus globulus Labill) Phase I clinical toxicological assays of a complex herbal medicine (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour and Eucaliptus globulus Labill)

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    Patrícia Trindade C. Paulo; Margareth F. F. M. Diniz; Isac A. Medeiros; Liana C. S. L. Morais; Fábia Barbosa de Andrade; Hosana Bandeira Santos

    2009-01-01

    Neste estudo, foram realizados ensaios clínicos toxicológicos, fase I, do produto fitoterápico composto pelas plantas medicinais Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour e Eucalyptus globulus Labill. O estudo foi realizado no Hospital Universitário Lauro Wanderley/UFPB/PB e, para isto, foram selecionados 28 voluntários sadios, sendo 14 homens e 14 mulheres que ingeriram por via oral, ininterruptamente durante 8 semanas, 15 mL do produto, três vezes ao dia; e no 3º e 7º dia...

  18. Avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana e antioxidante das espécies Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. e Mentha x villosa (Huds.

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    Rosangela Correia Freitas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso de plantas medicinais com potencial terapêutico tem motivado a realização de estudos através de ensaios experimentais que visam fornecer informações úteis e de extrema importância. Assim o presente trabalho objetivou avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana e antioxidante das espécies de Coleus amboinicus (Lour. e Mentha x villosa (Huds. A atividade antimicrobiana foi avaliada pelo método de difusão em disco, cepas bacterianas padronizadas Gram negativas Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922 e ATCC 35218, cepas Gram positivas Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923 e S. aureus ATCC 27853, assim como fungos padrões de Cryptococcus neoformans (pertencentes à coleção de microrganismos do CESMAC. Como controle positivo foi usado o imipenem e fluconazol e como controle negativo um disco com etanol absoluto. A determinação do potencial antioxidante foi realizada utilizando os métodos DPPH, FTC e determinação de compostos fenólicos. Os extratos etanólicos de C. amboinicus e M. x villosa apresentaram excelentes resultados tanto relacionado à atividade antimicrobiana quanto à antioxidante. Nossos resultados mostram a potencialidade das plantas analisadas na prevenção e no combate de doenças.

  19. Karakteristik Pertumbuhan Vegetatif, Kandungan Sterol dan Klorofil dari Beberapa Aksesi Tanaman Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng)

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    Nasution, Nuraminah

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    Research was purposed to find the vegetative growth characteristic, sterols and chlorophyll content of some accessions indian borage. This research was held at home screen Agriculture Faculty, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan was began from December 2015 until February 2016 with accession Medan (Krakatau), Medan (Tuntungan), Sibolangit, Simalungun and Brastagi. The results showed that morphology character of accession plants Medan (Tuntungan), Sibolangit, Simalungun and Brastagi not signif...

  20. Ensaios clínicos toxicológicos, fase I, de um fitoterápico composto (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour e Eucalyptus globulus Labill Phase I clinical toxicological assays of a complex herbal medicine (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour and Eucaliptus globulus Labill

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    Patrícia Trindade C. Paulo

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo, foram realizados ensaios clínicos toxicológicos, fase I, do produto fitoterápico composto pelas plantas medicinais Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour e Eucalyptus globulus Labill. O estudo foi realizado no Hospital Universitário Lauro Wanderley/UFPB/PB e, para isto, foram selecionados 28 voluntários sadios, sendo 14 homens e 14 mulheres que ingeriram por via oral, ininterruptamente durante 8 semanas, 15 mL do produto, três vezes ao dia; e no 3º e 7º dia, 3ª e 6ª semanas e 24 h após a 8ª semana, foram feitas avaliações clínicas e laboratoriais para análise da toxicidade aguda e crônica. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que os pacientes não apresentaram alterações clínicas, laboratoriais e reações adversas significantes, apenas pequenas alterações foram detectadas no sangue através da aspartato transaminase (AST e fosfatase alcalina no grupo feminino para um p In this study, phase I clinical toxicological assays of the herbal medicine composed of the medicinal plants Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour and Eucaliptus globulus Labill were performed. The study was carried out at Hospital Universitário Lauro Wanderley/UFPB/PB/Brazil and for this purpose, 28 healthy volunteers were chosen, 14 men and 14 women who ingested 15 mL of the medicine per oral, with no interruption, three times a day; and on the 3rd and 7th days, on the 3rd and 6th weeks and 24h after the 8th week, clinical and laboratory evaluations were performed to analyze the acute and chronic toxicity. As results, the patients did not show significant clinical and laboratory alterations and adverse reactions, only little alterations were detected in blood through aspartate transaminase (AST and alkaline phosphatase in the female group to a p < 0.05; however, these values are according to the normality standard for adult individuals. It can be concluded that these data, complementary to those

  1. Plectranthus amboinicus and Centella asiatica Cream for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

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    Kuo, Yuan-Sung; Chien, Hsiung-Fei; Lu, William

    2012-01-01

    Effects of a topical cream containing P. amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (Lamiaceae) and C. asiatica (L.) Urban (Umbelliferae) were evaluated and compared to effects of hydrocolloid fiber wound dressing for diabetic foot ulcers. A single-center, randomized, controlled, open-label study was conducted. Twenty-four type 1 or type 2 diabetes patients aged 20 years or older with Wagner grade 3 foot ulcers postsurgical debridement were enrolled between October 2008 and December 2009. Twelve randomly assigned patients were treated with WH-1 cream containing P. amboinicus and C. asiatica twice daily for two weeks. Another 12 patients were treated with hydrocolloid fiber dressings changed at 7 days or when clinically indicated. Wound condition and safety were assessed at days 7 and 14 and results were compared between groups. No statistically significant differences were seen in percent changes in wound size at 7- and 14-day assessments of WH-1 cream and hydrocolloid dressing groups. A slightly higher proportion of patients in the WH-1 cream group (10 of 12; 90.9%) showed Wagner grade improvement compared to the hydrocolloid fiber dressing group but without statistical significance. For treating diabetic foot ulcers, P. amboinicus and C. asiatica cream is a safe alternative to hydrocolloid fiber dressing without significant difference in effectiveness. PMID:22693530

  2. Plectranthus amboinicus and Centella asiatica Cream for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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    Yuan-Sung Kuo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Effects of a topical cream containing P. amboinicus (Lour. Spreng. (Lamiaceae and C. asiatica (L. Urban (Umbelliferae were evaluated and compared to effects of hydrocolloid fiber wound dressing for diabetic foot ulcers. A single-center, randomized, controlled, open-label study was conducted. Twenty-four type 1 or type 2 diabetes patients aged 20 years or older with Wagner grade 3 foot ulcers postsurgical debridement were enrolled between October 2008 and December 2009. Twelve randomly assigned patients were treated with WH-1 cream containing P. amboinicus and C. asiatica twice daily for two weeks. Another 12 patients were treated with hydrocolloid fiber dressings changed at 7 days or when clinically indicated. Wound condition and safety were assessed at days 7 and 14 and results were compared between groups. No statistically significant differences were seen in percent changes in wound size at 7- and 14-day assessments of WH-1 cream and hydrocolloid dressing groups. A slightly higher proportion of patients in the WH-1 cream group (10 of 12; 90.9% showed Wagner grade improvement compared to the hydrocolloid fiber dressing group but without statistical significance. For treating diabetic foot ulcers, P. amboinicus and C. asiatica cream is a safe alternative to hydrocolloid fiber dressing without significant difference in effectiveness.

  3. Efek Imunomodulator Ekstrak Etanol Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng) Terhadap Respon Hipersensitivitas Tipe Lambat Dan Titer Antibodi Sel Imun Mencit Jantan

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    The immune system is useful to maintain the condition of the body against pathogenic microorganisms. When the immune system is not able to work well, improving the immune system becomes very important to keep the immune system still works optimally to face microorganisms attack. Bangun-bangun leaves is one of the plants that have the ability to enhance the body's defense. The objectives of this study was to know the immunomodulatory effect of ethanol extract of bangun-bangun leaves on delayed...

  4. Efek Antimutagenik Ekstrak Etil Asetat Daun Bangun-bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus, (Lour.) Spreng.) dan Gambaran Histopatologi Hati dan Ginjal Mencit yang Diinduksi Siklofosfamid

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    Hasibuan, Poppy Anjelisa Z.; Chrestella, Jessy

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    Latar belakang: Pengobatan kanker yang aman masih belum ditemukan karena obat kanker yang ideal seharusnya dapat menghabiskan sel kanker tanpa membahayakan jaringan sehat, oleh karena itu perlu terus dilakukan upaya menggali sumber alam nabati yang secara empiris telah banyak digunakan masyarakat untuk mengobati kanker. Daun bangun-bangun mempunyai aktifitas antioksidan yang tinggi, memiliki efek sebagai anticlastogenic dan berpotensi sebagai radioprotektif, mampu melindungi te...

  5. PATHORCHUR (COLEUS AROMATICUS): A REVIEW OF THE MEDICINAL EVIDENCE FOR ITS PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY PROPERTIES

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    Om Prakash Rout; Rabinarayan Acharya; Sagar Kumar Mishra; Rashmibala Sahoo

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    Coleus aromaticus Benth., (Fam. Lamiaceae), syn. Coleus amboinicus Lour. Spreng or Plectranthus ambonicus Lour, is commonly known as Indian/ country borage and ‘Pathorchur’ in Hindi and Bengali. It is recorded in the Indian system of medicine as one of the sources of Pashanabheda. It is large succulent aromatic perennial herb, shrubby below, hispidly villous or tomentose. It is found throughout India, Ceylon and Moluccas. The leaves of the plant are bitter, acrid and were being widely used tr...

  6. A Review on Source Plants of Dronpushpi - Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng and Leucas aspera Spreng

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    Sachin Chavan; Nishteswar K

    2013-01-01

    Dronpushpi is a classical medicinal plant attributed with certain specific indications like Vishamjwara, Kamalahara. Two different plant species of Leucas are taken in use in the name of Dronpushpi. Among them Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng has been accepted as an official equivalent to Dronpushpi by the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda in its official formulary. It has also been mentioned in Unani Materia Medica. Leucas aspera Spreng is the most widely used substitute of Dronapushp...

  7. Antimalarial activity of Malaysian Plectranthus amboinicus against Plasmodium berghei

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    Ramli, Norazsida; Ahamed, Pakeer Oothuman Syed; Elhady, Hassan Mohamed; Taher, Muhammad

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    Context: Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasitic protozoa from the genus of Plasmodium. The protozoans have developed resistance against many of current drugs. It is urgent to find an alternative source of new antimalarial agent. In the effort to discover new antimalarial agents, this research has been conducted on Plectranthus amboinicus. Aims: This study was conducted to evaluate the toxicity and antiplasmodial properties of P. amboinicus. Materials and Methods: Acute oral t...

  8. EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS

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    Arunkumar Sathasivam; Karthikeyan Elangovan

    2011-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus is a commonly available medicinal herb in India. The phytochemical active compounds qualitatively analyzed such as alkaloids, Terpenoids, Cardiac glycosides, saponin, tannins and flavonoids present in Plectranthus amboinicus. The aqueous, acetone and methanol crude plant extracts were prepared and tested against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The highest antibacterial activities were observed in methanol extract (11± 0.19, 16± 0.45, 15±0.57, 17±0.23, 16± 0....

  9. Allergic contact dermatitis to Plectranthus amboinicus masquerading as chronic leg ulcer.

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    Chang, Shyue-Luen; Chang, Ya-Ching; Yang, Chin-Hsun; Hong, Hong-Shang

    2005-12-01

    This report discusses a case of a 69-year-old woman who developed chronic non-healing leg ulcers after long-term topical use of Plectranthus amboinicus. The ulcer was proven to be allergic contact dermatitis to P. amboinicus by a patch test. The ulcer healed after discontinuation of P. amboinicus. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of allergic contact dermatitis to P. amboinicus masquerading as chronic leg ulcer. PMID:16364130

  10. Potential Use of Plectranthus amboinicus in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Jia-Ming Chang; Chun-Ming Cheng; Le-Mei Hung; Yuh-Shan Chung; Rey-Yuh Wu

    2010-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (P. amboinicus) is a folk herb that is used to treat inflammatory diseases or swelling symptoms in Taiwan. We investigated therapeutic efficacy of P. amboinicus in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) using collagen-induced arthritis animal model. Arthritis was induced in Lewis rats by immunization with bovine type II collagen. Serum anti-collagen IgG, IgM and C-reactive protein (CRP) were analyzed. To understand the inflammation condition of treated animals, production ...

  11. Rcdisterona de Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken Ecdysterone from Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken

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    Full Text Available As raízes secas da espécie brasileira Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken foram submetidas a extração com metanol. Deste extrato metanólico foram isolados a ecdisterona e o ácido oleanólico, através de processos de separação por HPLC e cromatografia em coluna. Tanto a ecdisterona como o ácido oleanólico foram identificados comparativamenve com os respec­tivos padrões. Análise quantitativa por HPLC mostrou 0,23% de ecdisterona. Este teor foi corsiderado baixo em relação a outra espécie, também brasileira, a Pfaffia iresinoides.In this paper, we wish to report the isolation and identification of ecdysterone from Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken. The roots of Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken were colected in the Mato Grosso State - Brazil. The dried and sliced roots (197g were extracted with hot MeOH. A suspension of the resulting MeOH extract in the water was treated with n-BuOH. The n-BuOH layer was concentrated in vacuo to give a brown viscous oil (5g, wich was chromatographed on silicagel (65g using CHCl3 - MeOH - H2O (80:20:10 lower phase, and 15ml fractions were collected. Fractions 11-13 were concentrated and the residual solid was recrystallized from EtOH to afford oleanolic acid (65mg. The crystalline residue obtained from fractions 44-56 was recrystallized from EtOAC-MeOH to give ecdysterone (87mg. Each compound was identified by direct comparison with an authentic sample. Further HPLC quantitative analysis showed lower content of ecdysterone (0,23% compared with that of Pfaffia iresinoides Spreng.

  12. Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activity of plectranthus amboinicus on normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

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    Viswanathaswamy, A H M; Koti, B C; Gore, Aparna; Thippeswamy, A H M; Kulkarni, R V

    2011-03-01

    The present study was undertaken to investigate the antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by single intraperitoneal administration of alloxan monohydrate (150 mg/kg). Normal as well as diabetic rats were divided into groups (n=6) receiving different treatments. Graded doses (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg) of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus were studied in both normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats for a period of 15 days. Glibenclamide (600 μg/kg) was used as a reference drug. Oral administration with graded doses of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus exhibited hypoglycemic effect in normal rats and significantly reduced the peak glucose levels after 120 min of glucose loading. In alloxan-induced diabetic rats, the daily oral treatment with ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus showed a significant reduction in blood glucose. Besides, administration of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus for 15 days significantly decreased serum contents of total cholesterol, triglycerides whereas HDL-cholesterol, total proteins and calcium were effectively increased. Furthermore, effect of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus showed profound elevation of serum amylase and reduction of serum lipase. Histology examination showed ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus exhibited almost normalization of damaged pancreatic architecture in rats with diabetes mellitus. Studies clearly demonstrated that ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus leaves possesses hypoglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects mediated through the restoration of the functions of pancreatic tissues and insulinotropic effect. PMID:22303055

  13. EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS

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    Arunkumar Sathasivam

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Plectranthus amboinicus is a commonly available medicinal herb in India. The phytochemical active compounds qualitatively analyzed such as alkaloids, Terpenoids, Cardiac glycosides, saponin, tannins and flavonoids present in Plectranthus amboinicus. The aqueous, acetone and methanol crude plant extracts were prepared and tested against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The highest antibacterial activities were observed in methanol extract (11± 0.19, 16± 0.45, 15±0.57, 17±0.23, 16± 0.48, 10±0.38 and 16±0.66 mm in diameter compared than acetone extract (6.0 ± 0.18, 6.0 ± 0.18, 6.0 ± 0.18, 6.0 ± 0.18 mm in diameter. There is low antibacterial activity in aqueous extract.

  14. Antihyperglycemic and Antihyperlipidemic Activity of Plectranthus Amboinicus on Normal and Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

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    A. H. M. Viswanathaswamy; Koti, B. C.; Aparna Gore; Thippeswamy, A.H.M.; Kulkarni, R. V.

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    The present study was undertaken to investigate the antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by single intraperitoneal administration of alloxan monohydrate (150 mg/kg). Normal as well as diabetic rats were divided into groups (n=6) receiving different treatments. Graded doses (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg) of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus were studied...

  15. Antineoplasic Effect of Aqueous Extract of Plectranthus Amboinicus in Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma

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    Brandao, Eduardo M.; Brandão, Paulo H. D. M.; Ivone A. Souza; Paiva, Gerson S.; de C. Carvalho, Marcos; Lacerda, Claudio M.

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    There are 46,000 new cases of peritoneal carcinomatosis per year in the USA and 17,700 in Brazil. New media, including plant derivatives, are being tested in its treatment. Plectranthus amboinicus is a medicinal plant widely used in Brazil, especially in the northeast region, for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer. This present study evaluates the intraperitoneal use of aqueous extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus (AEPa) at a dose of 200 mg / kg for the treatment of the asciti...

  16. Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activity of Plectranthus amboinicus on normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats

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    A. H. M. Viswanathaswamy

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study was undertaken to investigate the antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by single intraperitoneal administration of alloxan monohydrate (150 mg/kg. Normal as well as diabetic rats were divided into groups (n=6 receiving different treatments. Graded doses (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus were studied in both normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats for a period of 15 days. Glibenclamide (600 μg/kg was used as a reference drug. Oral administration with graded doses of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus exhibited hypoglycemic effect in normal rats and significantly reduced the peak glucose levels after 120 min of glucose loading. In alloxan-induced diabetic rats, the daily oral treatment with ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus showed a significant reduction in blood glucose. Besides, administration of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus for 15 days significantly decreased serum contents of total cholesterol, triglycerides whereas HDL-cholesterol, total proteins and calcium were effectively increased. Furthermore, effect of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus showed profound elevation of serum amylase and reduction of serum lipase. Histology examination showed ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus exhibited almost normalization of damaged pancreatic architecture in rats with diabetes mellitus. Studies clearly demonstrated that ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus leaves possesses hypoglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects mediated through the restoration of the functions of pancreatic tissues and insulinotropic effect.

  17. Alcoholic leaf extract of Plectranthus amboinicus regulates carbohydrate metabolism in alloxan-induced diabetic rats

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    Koti, B. C.; Aparna Gore; Thippeswamy, A.H.M.; A. H. M. Viswanatha Swamy; Rucha Kulkarni

    2011-01-01

    Objective: The present investigation was undertaken to explore the possible mechanisms of Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: Control and alloxan-induced diabetic albino rats received different treatments; orally control (vehicle), 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg of ethanol extract of Plectranthus amboinicus (PAEE) and 600 μg/kg of glibenclamide (standard) for 15 days. At the end of the experiment, the animals were sacrificed and enzyme ac...

  18. Potential Use of Plectranthus amboinicus in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Jia-Ming Chang

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Plectranthus amboinicus (P. amboinicus is a folk herb that is used to treat inflammatory diseases or swelling symptoms in Taiwan. We investigated therapeutic efficacy of P. amboinicus in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA using collagen-induced arthritis animal model. Arthritis was induced in Lewis rats by immunization with bovine type II collagen. Serum anti-collagen IgG, IgM and C-reactive protein (CRP were analyzed. To understand the inflammation condition of treated animals, production of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β from peritoneal exudates cells (PEC were also analyzed. P. amboinicus significantly inhibited the footpad swelling and arthritic symptoms in collagen-induced arthritic rats, while the serum anti-collagen IgM and CRP levels were consistently decreased. The production of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β were also decreased in the high dosage of P. amboinicus group. Here, we demonstrate the potential anti-arthritic effect of P. amboinicus for treating RA, which might confer its anti-rheumatic activity. This differs the pharmacological action mode of indomethacin.

  19. Potential Use of Plectranthus amboinicus in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    Chang, Jia-Ming; Cheng, Chun-Ming; Hung, Le-Mei; Chung, Yuh-Shan; Wu, Rey-Yuh

    2010-03-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (P. amboinicus) is a folk herb that is used to treat inflammatory diseases or swelling symptoms in Taiwan. We investigated therapeutic efficacy of P. amboinicus in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) using collagen-induced arthritis animal model. Arthritis was induced in Lewis rats by immunization with bovine type II collagen. Serum anti-collagen IgG, IgM and C-reactive protein (CRP) were analyzed. To understand the inflammation condition of treated animals, production of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β from peritoneal exudates cells (PEC) were also analyzed. P. amboinicus significantly inhibited the footpad swelling and arthritic symptoms in collagen-induced arthritic rats, while the serum anti-collagen IgM and CRP levels were consistently decreased. The production of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β were also decreased in the high dosage of P. amboinicus group. Here, we demonstrate the potential anti-arthritic effect of P. amboinicus for treating RA, which might confer its anti-rheumatic activity. This differs the pharmacological action mode of indomethacin. PMID:18955284

  20. Antimalarial activity of Malaysian Plectranthus amboinicus against Plasmodium berghei

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    Norazsida Ramli

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasitic protozoa from the genus of Plasmodium. The protozoans have developed resistance against many of current drugs. It is urgent to find an alternative source of new antimalarial agent. In the effort to discover new antimalarial agents, this research has been conducted on Plectranthus amboinicus. Aims: This study was conducted to evaluate the toxicity and antiplasmodial properties of P. amboinicus. Materials and Methods: Acute oral toxicity dose at 5000 mg/kg was conducted to evaluate the safety of this extract. Twenty mice were divided into control and experimental group. All the mice were observed for signs of toxicity, mortality, weight changes and histopathological changes. Antimalarial activity of different extract doses of 50, 200, 400 and 1000 mg/kg were tested in vivo against Plasmodium berghei infections in mice (five mice for each group during early, established and residual infections. Results: The acute oral toxicity test revealed that no mortality or evidence of adverse effects was seen in the treated mice. The extract significantly reduced the parasitemia by the 50 (P = 0.000, 200 (P = 0.000 and 400 mg/kg doses (P = 0.000 in the in vivo prophylactic assay. The percentage chemo-suppression was calculated as 83.33% for 50 mg/kg dose, 75.62% for 200 mg/kg dose and 90.74% for 400 mg/kg dose. Body weight of all treated groups; T1, T2, T3 and T4 also showed enhancement after 7 days posttreatment. Statistically no reduction of parasitemia calculated for curative and suppressive test. Conclusion: Thus, this extract may give a promising agent to be used as a prophylactic agent of P. berghei infection.

  1. Effects of shading on Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H. Hara growth

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    Fox A.D.; Meng F; Shen X; Yang X; Yang W; Cao L

    2013-01-01

    Effects of surface shading were measured on above- and below-ground biomass and fruit production of Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H. Hara plants grown from seed in replicated microcosm experiments, based on a control (no shading) and four treatments (25%, 50%, 75% and 90% shading). Above- and below-ground biomass was significantly reduced at treatments above 50% shading and first pistillate and staminate florescence dates were sign...

  2. Antineoplasic effect of aqueous extract of plectranthus amboinicus in ehrlich ascites carcinoma.

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    Brandao, Eduardo M; Brandão, Paulo H D M; Souza, Ivone A; Paiva, Gerson S; de C Carvalho, Marcos; Lacerda, Claudio M

    2013-01-01

    There are 46,000 new cases of peritoneal carcinomatosis per year in the USA and 17,700 in Brazil. New media, including plant derivatives, are being tested in its treatment. Plectranthus amboinicus is a medicinal plant widely used in Brazil, especially in the northeast region, for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer. This present study evaluates the intraperitoneal use of aqueous extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus (AEPa) at a dose of 200 mg / kg for the treatment of the ascitic form of Ehrlich carcinoma. It is concluded also the AEPa produced antineoplastic effect in ascitic form of Ehrlich carcinoma. PMID:23983822

  3. Chemical constituents of Plectranthus amboinicus and the synthetic analogs possessing anti-inflammatory activity.

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    Chen, Yuan-Siao; Yu, Hui-Ming; Shie, Jiun-Jie; Cheng, Ting-Jen Rachel; Wu, Chung-Yi; Fang, Jim-Min; Wong, Chi-Huey

    2014-03-01

    This study demonstrates that compounds 1-4 from an extract of Plectranthus amboinicus inhibit the binding of AP-1 to its consensus DNA sequence. Thymoquinone (5) was further identified as a nonpolar ingredient from the hexane extract of P. amboinicus to suppress the expression of lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). We then synthesized 2-alkylidenyl-4-cyclopentene-1,3-diones as the designed biomimetics of thymoquinone, and found that compounds 8a, 8b and 8d were more potent TNF-α inhibitors. PMID:24491635

  4. Evaluación de la toxicidad aguda de extractos de plantas medicinales por un método alternativo (Evaluation of acute toxicity of extracts of medicinal plants by an alternative testing)

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    Deodelsy Bermúdez Toledo:; |Emilio Monteagudo Jimenez; Maria Boffill Cárdenas; Luis E. Díaz Costa; Alexander Roca Simeón; Emoe Betancourt Morgado; Silveira Prado, Enrique A

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    Se evaluó la toxicidad a dosis única de seis extractos de plantas medicinales: Psidium guajava L. (guayaba), Eucalyptus citriodoraHooker (eucalipto de limón), Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf (caña santa, hierba de limón), Hibiscus elatus Sw. (majagua), Justicia pectoralis Jacq. (tilo), Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng (orégano francés) mediante un método alternativo e internacionalmente validado y aceptado (procedimiento de dosis fijas) en ratasSprague Dawley. El grupo tratado recibió po...

  5. Preliminary phytochemical screening of the pericarp of Crataeva magna (Lour.) DC. - a medicinal tree

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    Solomon Kiruba; Mony Mahesh; Zachariah Miller Paul; Solomon Jeeva

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To examine the phytochemicals present in the pericarp of Crataeva magna (C. magna) (Lour.) DC. which is used as a traditional medicine by the inhabitants of Kanyakumari district. Methods: Phytochemical screening of the pericarp was done to determine the secondary metabolites in various solvents studied. Results: The phytochemical screening on the pericarp of C. magna (Lour.) DC. proved the presence of phytochemicals such as phenols, saponins and tannins. Conclusions: The findings of the present study recommended that the pericarp of C. magna (Lour.) DC. have potential antimicrobial compounds that may be of use for developing plant based drugs for various ailments.

  6. Efek Anti Radang dan Toksisitas Akut Ekstrak Daun Jintan (Plectranthus amboinicus) pada Tikus yang Diinduksi Arthritis

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    Lailatul Muniroh; Santi Martini; Triska Susila Nindya; Rondius Solfaine

    2013-01-01

    Abstrak Tanaman Jintan (Plectranthus amboinicus) dikenal sebagai tanaman bangun-bangun, dikenal sebagai salah satu tanaman berkhasiat obat bagi masyarakat Indonesia. Penelitian ini bertujuan menganalisis aktivitas ekstrak daun jintan dan mengetahui efek toksisitas akut pada tikus putih yang diinduksi arthritis. Ekstrak dari daun jintan segar disarikan dengan metode maserasi ethanol 96%, dan diencerkan dengan larutan CMC-Na. Tikus putih Wistar jantan dan betina, umur 2-3 bulan ...

  7. Chemical Composition and Nutraceutical Potential of Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) Stem Extract

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    Praveena Bhatt; Gilbert Stanley Joseph; Pradeep Singh Negi; Mandyam Chakravarthy Varadaraj

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    The stem of Indian borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) was found to be an antioxidant rich fraction as evaluated by in vitro models such as DPPH free radical scavenging, reducing power assay, superoxide anion radical scavenging, and total antioxidant capacity. The extract also exhibited antiplatelet aggregation ability, antibacterial activity, and antiproliferative effect against cancer cell lines: Caco-2, HCT-15, and MCF-7. Phytochemical evaluation of the extract revealed the occurrence of tot...

  8. EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS LEAF ON HEALING OF BURN WOUND IN WISTAR RATS

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    Smita Shenoy; Sukesh,; Vinod MS; Shruthi; Mohan Amberkar; Arul Amuthan

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: To study the effect of ethanolic extract of the leaf of Plectranthus amboinicus on the healing of burn wounds in wistar rats and compare it with silver sulfadiazine treated group. Materials and Methods: Five groups of rats were used in the study. Partial thickness burn wounds were made on each rat under ketamine anesthesia.The wounds in the five groups of rats were treated topically with petroleum base, silver sulfadiazine,1%, 2% and 3% ointment of ethanolic extract of Plectran...

  9. In vitro antioxidant studies of Dioscorea esculenta (Lour). Burkill

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    Manickam Murugan; Veerabahu Ramasamy Mohan

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the total phenolic, flavonoid contents and in vitro antioxidant activity of methanol extract of Dioscorea esculenta (Lour). Burkill. Methods: Total phenolic content was estimated using the Folin Ciocalteu method. The flavonoid content was determined using aluminium chloride. In vitro antioxidant activities and reducing power capacity were determined using standard methods. Results: Total phenolic content in methanol extract of Dioscorea esculenta was found to be 0.79g/100g and flavonoids content was found to be 0.26 g/100g. The extract was screened for its potential antioxidant activities using tests such as DPPH radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, superoxide radical scavenging activity, ABTS radical cation scavenging activity and reducing power activity. Conclusions: The present studies confirm the methanol extracts have potential in vitro antioxidant activity. The phytochemical phenols and flavonoids could be the reason for its antioxidant activity.

  10. EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS LEAF ON HEALING OF BURN WOUND IN WISTAR RATS

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    Smita Shenoy

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To study the effect of ethanolic extract of the leaf of Plectranthus amboinicus on the healing of burn wounds in wistar rats and compare it with silver sulfadiazine treated group. Materials and Methods: Five groups of rats were used in the study. Partial thickness burn wounds were made on each rat under ketamine anesthesia.The wounds in the five groups of rats were treated topically with petroleum base, silver sulfadiazine,1%, 2% and 3% ointment of ethanolic extract of Plectranthus amboinicus, respectively, once daily for 21 days or till complete healing whichever was earlier. The wound contraction rate and period of epithelization were monitored. Results: The rate of wound contraction was significantly more in Plectranthusamboinicustreated groups in comparison to the control. The mean period of epithelization was significantly decreased in Plectranthus amboinicus treated group when compared to control (P < 0.01 and silver sulfadiazine (P =0.02 treated group. Conclusion: The ethanolic extract of Plectranthusamboinicus promoted healing of burn wound in wistar rats.

  11. PATHORCHUR (COLEUS AROMATICUS: A REVIEW OF THE MEDICINAL EVIDENCE FOR ITS PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY PROPERTIES

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    Om Prakash Rout

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Coleus aromaticus Benth., (Fam. Lamiaceae, syn. Coleus amboinicus Lour. Spreng or Plectranthus ambonicus Lour, is commonly known as Indian/ country borage and ‘Pathorchur’ in Hindi and Bengali. It is recorded in the Indian system of medicine as one of the sources of Pashanabheda. It is large succulent aromatic perennial herb, shrubby below, hispidly villous or tomentose. It is found throughout India, Ceylon and Moluccas. The leaves of the plant are bitter, acrid and were being widely used traditionally for various purposes. The plant has been worked out very well and isolated several chemical constituents and had shown various biological properties. This review is an effort to compile all the information reported on its macroscopic, microscopic features, nutritional content, phytochemistry, pharmacology and therapeutic uses.

  12. A Potent Phytotoxic Substance in Aglaia odorata Lour.

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    Kato-Noguchi, Hisashi; Suzuki, Masahiko; Noguchi, Kazutaka; Ohno, Osamu; Suenaga, Kiyotake; Laosinwattana, Chamroon

    2016-05-01

    Aglaia odorata Lour. (Meliaceae) was found to have very strong allelopathic activity and a bioherbicide PORGANIC(™) was developed from its leaf extracts. However, the phytotoxic substances causing the strong allelopathic activity of the plants have not yet been determined. Therefore, we investigated allelopathic properties and phytotoxic substances in A. odorata. Aqueous EtOH extracts of A. odorata leaves inhibited root and shoot growth of garden cress (Lepidum sativum), lettuce (Lactuca sativa), alfalfa (Medicago sativa), timothy (Phleum pratense), ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), and Echinochloa crus-galli with the extract concentration-dependent manner. The extracts were then purified and a major phytotoxic substance with allelopathic activity was isolated and identified by spectral data as rocaglaol. Rocaglaol inhibited the growth of garden cress and E. crus-galli at concentrations > 0.3 and 0.03 μm, respectively. The concentrations required for 50% inhibition ranged from 0.09 to 2.5 μm. The inhibitory activity of rocaglaol on the weed species, E. crus-galli, was much greater than that of abscisic acid. These results suggest that rocaglaol may be a major contributor to the allelopathic effect of A. odorata and bioherbicide PORGANIC(™) . PMID:27088639

  13. Effects of shading on Vallisneria natans (Lour. H. Hara growth

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    Fox A.D.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Effects of surface shading were measured on above- and below-ground biomass and fruit production of Vallisneria natans (Lour. H. Hara plants grown from seed in replicated microcosm experiments, based on a control (no shading and four treatments (25%, 50%, 75% and 90% shading. Above- and below-ground biomass was significantly reduced at treatments above 50% shading and first pistillate and staminate florescence dates were significantly delayed above 75% and 50% shading, respectively. Ratios of mature to unripe fruits produced (both in number or dry weight did not differ between shading treatments, but dry weight fruit production was significantly reduced at 90% shading. We conclude that above 50% surface shading, V. natans plants suffer reductions in accumulated biomass and investment in sexual reproduction. We contend that recent expansions in the extent of the native floating water chestnut Trapa spp. at seasonally inundated wetlands in the Yangtze River floodplain could, by shading, have contributed to the reduction in annual biomass and seed production of V. natans, contributing to declines in distribution and abundance.

  14. Phytochemical diversity of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng. from Western Himalaya.

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    Verma, Ram S; Chauhan, Amit; Padalia, Rajendra C; Jat, Sanjeev K; Thul, Sanjog; Sundaresan, Velusamy

    2013-04-01

    Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng. (Rutaceae), commonly known as 'curry leaf tree', is a popular spice and condiment of India. To explore the diversity of the essential-oil yield and aroma profile of curry leaf, growing wild in foot and mid hills of north India, 58 populations were collected during spring season. M. koenigii populations were found to grow up to an altitude of 1487 m in north India. Comparative results showed considerable variations in the essential-oil yield and composition. The essential-oil yield varied from 0.14 to 0.80% in shade-dried leaves of different populations of M. koenigii. Analysis of the essential oils by GC and GC/MS, and the subsequent classification by statistical analysis resulted in four clusters with significant variations in their terpenoid composition. Major components of the essential oils of investigated populations were α-pinene (2; 4.5-71.5%), sabinene (3; <0.05-66.1%), (E)-caryophyllene (11; 1.6-18.0%), β-pinene (4; <0.05-13.6%), terpinen-4-ol (9; 0.0-8.4%), γ-terpinene (8; 0.2-7.4%), limonene (7; 1.1-5.5%), α-terpinene (6; 0.0-4.5%), (E)-nerolidol (14; 0.0-4.1%), α-humulene (12; 0.6-3.5%), α-thujene (1; 0.0-2.5%), β-elemene (10; 0.2-2.4%), β-selinene (13; 0.2-2.3%), and myrcene (5; 0.5-2.1%). Comparison of the present results with those in earlier reports revealed new chemotypes of M. koenigii in investigated populations from Western Himalaya. The present study documents M. koenigii populations having higher amounts of sabinene (3; up to 66.1%) for the first time. PMID:23576349

  15. Mosquitocidal and water purification properties of Cynodon dactylon, Aloe vera, Hemidesmus indicus and Coleus amboinicus leaf extracts.

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    Ethanolic extracts of Cynodon dactylon, Aloe vera, Hemidesmus indicus and Coleus amboinicus were tested for toxicity to 3rd instar Anopheles stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Aedes aegypti. Median lethal concentrations (LC50) were, respectively, 0.44%, 0.51%, 0.59% and 0.68%. Cynodon dactylon...

  16. Pharmacological evaluation of Musa seminifera Lour.fruit

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    Sanjib Saha; Faroque Hossain; Md.Anisuzzman; Md.Khirul Islam

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE:To study potential antioxidant,analgesic,antidiarrheal,and antibacterial activities of the ethanol extract of Musa seminifera Lour.fruit in different established in vivo and in vitro experimental models.METHODS:In vitro antioxidant activity was studied in 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging assay.Phenolic content was determined using Folin-Ciocalteu's reagent.Reducing ability was evaluated by ferric reducing power assay.Peripherally and centrally acting analgesic activity was studied in three different in vivo models,namely,acetic acid-induced writhing,hot-plate test,and tail-flick test in Swiss albino mice.In vivo antidiarrheal activity was evaluated in castor oil-and magnesium sulfate-induced diarrhea in mice.Gastrointestinal motility test was also carried out in mice.All studies in mice were undertaken at the doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight.Antibacterial activity was assessed by disk diffusion assay against some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains.Acute toxicity test was conducted to assess the safe doses of the extract.RESULTS:The extract showed 50% inhibitory concentration value of 12.65 μg/mL in DPPH radicalscavenging assay.Phenolic content was found to be 589.83 mg gallic acid equivalent per 100 g of dried fruits extract.Reducing power was in a concentration-dependent manner,and strongly comparable with the standard ascorbic acid.The extract demonstrated significant inhibition of writhing in acetic acid-induced writhing test at both dose levels (P<0.01).The extract also raised pain threshold in both hot-plate and tail-flick test in a dose-dependent manner,and the results were statistically significant (P<0.01).The extract significantly (P<0.01) increased latent period,and decreased defecation in both castor oil-and magnesium sulfate-induced diarrhea.The extract also decreased gastrointestinal motility in mice.In disk diffusion assay,the extract showed potential antibacterial activity against all the

  17. Penggunaan Ekstrak Buah Barberry (Berberis Nepalensis (DC.) Spreng.) Sebagai Pewarna Dalam Sediaan Lipstik

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    Sinurat, Novalina

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    Barberry fruits (Berberis nepalensis (DC.) Spreng.) is one of millions biological resources which has a potention to be used as a natural colorant, because it has an attractive color. Barberry reddish purple color caused by anthocyanin pigment which can be used as a natural colorant. Natural colorant can be used to avoid a synthetic colorant that possible dangerous our health. The aim of this study was to make lipstick formula using natural colorant from barberry fruits extract. Barberr...

  18. Phytotoxicity and Cytotoxicity of Essential Oil from Leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus, Carvacrol, and Thymol in Plant Bioassays.

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    Pinheiro, Patrícia Fontes; Costa, Adilson Vidal; Alves, Thammyres de Assis; Galter, Iasmini Nicoli; Pinheiro, Carlos Alexandre; Pereira, Alexandre Fontes; Oliveira, Carlos Magno Ramos; Fontes, Milene Miranda Praça

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    The essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus and its chemotypes, carvacrol and thymol, were evaluated on the germination and root and aerial growth of Lactuca sativa and Sorghum bicolor and in acting on the cell cycle of meristematic root cells of L. sativa. The main component found in the oil by analysis in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and gas chromatography flame ionization detection was carvacrol (88.61% in area). At a concentration of 0.120% (w v(-1)), the oil and its chemotypes retarded or inhibited the germination and decreased root and aerial growth in monocot and dicot species used in the bioassays. In addition, all substances caused changes in the cell cycle of the meristematic cells of L. sativa, with chromosomal alterations occurring from the 0.015% (w v(-1)) concentration. The essential oil of P. amboinicus, carvacrol, and thymol have potential for use as bioherbicides. PMID:26416575

  19. Avaliação do potencial anti-hiperglicemiante da Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen (Amaranthaceae Evaluation of antihyperglyicemic potential of Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen (Amaranthaceae

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    Full Text Available As raízes de Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen, conhecida como ginseng brasileiro, são utilizadas na medicina popular como tônico afrodisíaco e antidiabético. O extrato metanólico bruto e suas frações obtidos das raízes foram utilizados para avaliar a atividade anti-hiperglicemiante em ratos da linhagem Wistar. Das quatro frações obtidas do extrato metanólico bruto, o extrato butanólico apresentou maior atividade anti-hiperglicemiante a partir de 50 mg/kg e o seu fracionamento resultou em perda desta atividade. A β-ecdisona identificada no extrato butanólico não está relacionada com a atividade anti-hiperglicemianteThe roots of Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen (Amaranthaceae, commonly known as Brazilian ginseng, are used in folk medicine as a tonic and as an aphrodisiac and antidiabetic medicine. The methanolic extract and its fractions obtained from roots were used to evaluate their antihyperglycemic potential in male Wistar rats. While the methanolic extract yielded four fractions, the butanolic extract had larger antihyperglycemic potential, starting from 50 mg/kg. No activity was shown by its fractionation. The β-ecdisone identified in the butanolic extract is not related with the antihyperglycemic effect

  20. Effects of shading on Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H. Hara growth

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    Fox, Anthony David; Meng, F; Shen, X;

    2013-01-01

    Effects of surface shading were measured on above- and below-ground biomass and fruit production of Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H. Hara plants grown from seed in replicated microcosm experiments, based on a control (no shading) and four treatments (25%, 50%, 75% and 90% shading). Above- and below-...... Trapa spp. at seasonally inundated wetlands in the Yangtze River floodplain could, by shading, have contributed to the reduction in annual biomass and seed production of V. natans, contributing to declines in distribution and abundance....

  1. Uji In Vitro Aktivitas Antelmintik Ekstrak Etanol Daun Pugun Tanoh [Curanga fel-terrae (Lour.) Merr.

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    Background: Ethanolic extract of Curanga fel-terrae (Lour.) Merr. leaves obtained by maceration has anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma. However the anthelmintic activity is affected by extraction method. Soxhletation can extract more chemical compounds of plant than maceration. Objective: Aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro anthelmintic activity of leaf ethanolic extract of C. fel-terrae obtained by soxhletation against P. posthuma. Methods: Dried material of C....

  2. A New Cycloartane-Type Triterpenoid Saponin Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor from Homonoia riparia Lour

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    Fan Xu; Xueqian Zhao; Lingli Yang; Xiuhua Wang; Jing Zhao

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    A new cycloartane-type triterpenoid saponin named riparsaponin (1) was isolated from the stem of Homonoia riparia Lour together with six known compounds. The structure of riparsaponin was determined by using NMR and mass spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography techniques. Additionally, riparsaponin has a significant inhibitory effect on xanthine oxidase in vitro, and the IC50 was 11.16 nmol/mL.

  3. A New Cycloartane-Type Triterpenoid Saponin Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor from Homonoia riparia Lour

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A new cycloartane-type triterpenoid saponin named riparsaponin (1 was isolated from the stem of Homonoia riparia Lour together with six known compounds. The structure of riparsaponin was determined by using NMR and mass spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography techniques. Additionally, riparsaponin has a significant inhibitory effect on xanthine oxidase in vitro, and the IC50 was 11.16 nmol/mL.

  4. Efek Anti Radang dan Toksisitas Akut Ekstrak Daun Jintan (Plectranthus amboinicus pada Tikus yang Diinduksi Arthritis

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    Lailatul Muniroh

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    Full Text Available Abstrak Tanaman Jintan (Plectranthus amboinicus dikenal sebagai tanaman bangun-bangun, dikenal sebagai salah satu tanaman berkhasiat obat bagi masyarakat Indonesia. Penelitian ini bertujuan menganalisis aktivitas ekstrak daun jintan dan mengetahui efek toksisitas akut pada tikus putih yang diinduksi arthritis. Ekstrak dari daun jintan segar disarikan dengan metode maserasi ethanol 96%, dan diencerkan dengan larutan CMC-Na. Tikus putih Wistar jantan dan betina, umur 2-3 bulan dibagi 5 kelompok: Kontrol, induksi arthritis (P1, induksi artritis dan ekstrak daun jintan dosis 19 g/kgBB (P2, induksi artritis dan ekstrak daun jintan dosis 38 g/kgBB (P3 dan kelompok obat allopurinol 2,5 mg/kgBB (P4. Seluruh kelompok tikus diinduksi arthritis menggunakan uric acid2% dan oxonic acid1,5% per oralselama 15 hari berturut-turut. Setelah terbentuk lesi arthritis, diberikan ekstrak daun jintan secara intra peritoneal selama 7 hari. Sampel serum darah diambil sebelum dan sesudah perlakuan untuk mengukur konsentrasi monosodium urea (MSU. Uji toksisitas akut menggunakan 4 kelompok tikus putih Wistar jantan dan betina yang diberi ekstrak daun jintan mulai dosis 1900 mg/kg BB, 3800 mg/kgBB dan 5000 mg/kgBB.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan ekstrak daun jintan secara kualitatif mempunyai kandungan senyawa Flavonoid, Saponin, Polifenol, Terpen dan Antrakuinon. Uji aktivitas ekstrak daun jintan memperlihatkan penurunan konsentrasi MSU (p 0,05 sebelum dan sesudah perlakuan. Uji toksisitas akut ekstrak daun jintan tidak menimbulkan kematian 50% (LD50 dan tidak menimbulkan gejala toksik, gangguan syarafi dan penurunan aktivitas pada semua kelompok perlakuan sehingga ekstrak daun jintan dapat digolongkan sebagai bahan yang “praktis tidak toksik”. Abstract Anti Inflammation Effects and Acute Toxicity of Jintan Leaves (Plectranthus amboinicus Extract on Arthritis Induced Rats.Jintan plant (Plectranthus amboinicus is known as bangun-bangun plant and known as one of medicinal

  5. Scanning electron microscopy of the leaf epidermis of Merostachys Spreng. (Poaceae: Bambusoideae Microscopia eletrônica de varredura da epiderme foliar de Merostachys Spreng. (Poaceae: Bambusoideae

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    Doria Maria Saiter Gomes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This study presents data on leaf micromorphology of 13 species of Merostachys Spreng. (Poaceae: Bambusoideae, a neotropical genus with numerous endemic species. Greatest species richness is found in Central and Southern Brazil, with 41 of the 46 species described. Species were collected in the field at the localities: Itatiaia National Park and Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro State; Fontes do Ipiranga State Park, São Paulo state; Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo State and Rio Doce State Park, Minas Gerais State. Dried plant material came from the herbarium at the São Paulo Botany Institute. The presence of prickles, silica bodies and macro hairs may be especially useful in delimiting species.São apresentados dados relativos à micromorfologia foliar de 13 espécies de Merostachys Spreng. (Poaceae:Bambusoideae, um gênero neotropical, com numerosas espécies endêmicas, que tem sua maior diversidade nas regiões central e sul do Brasil, onde ocorrem 41 das 46 espécies descritas. O material coletado foi obtido nas seguintes localidades: Parque Nacional do Itatiaia e Parque Nacional da Tijuca (RJ; Parque Estadual das Fontes do Ipiranga (SP; Propriedade dos Irmãos Martinelli, Vargem Alta, Santa Teresa (ES e Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (MG. As espécies herborizadas são provenientes do herbário do Instituto de Botânica de São Paulo (SP. Atenção especial é dada à presença de cerdas, corpúsculos silicosos e macropêlos, características que podem ser úteis na delimitação das espécies.

  6. Chemical composition of volatile oils from leaves of Nectandra megapotamica Spreng. (Lauraceae)

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    The volatile oils from Nectandra megapotamica Spreng. leaves, collected in February and August of 2007 and at 7:00 and 12:00 h (samples A - D), were extracted by hydrodistillation and the chemical composition was analyzed by GC-FID and GC/MS. A total of nineteen compounds were identified with predominance of oxygenated sesquiterpenes, among them, a-bisabolol, was the main constituent (62.3-69.4 %). After chromatographic separation procedures, this compound was purified from crude oil and its structure was confirmed by analysis of NMR data. This paper describes for the first time the composition of the leaves volatile oil from N. megapotamica. (author)

  7. Chemical Fingerprinting of the Fragrant Volatiles of Nineteen Indian Cultivars of Cymbopogon Spreng. (Poaceae)

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    Rajendra C. Padalia; Verma, Ram S.; Chanotiya, Chandan S; Anju Yadav

    2011-01-01

    The essential oil compositions of total nineteen cultivars of Cymbopogon Spreng. (Poaceae) species viz. C. martinii (Roxb.) Wats. var. motia Burk., C. flexuosus Nees ex Steud, C. winterinus Jowitt., C. pendulus Nees ex Steud. and a hybrid of C. khasianus (Hack) Stapf. ex Bor and C. pendulus Nees ex Steud. were examined and compared using capillary GC and GC-MS . The analysis led to the identification of 48 constituents forming 90.1% to 99.7% of their total oil compositions with monoterpenoids...

  8. Comparação entre os metais presentes em Croton floribundus Spreng. e Baccharis dracunculifolia DC.

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    Patrícia A.Telles Macari

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Metals are very important in the vegetal fisiology, if so, it's necessary their quantification. In the soil the plants are acumulatives and detectors of metals. The medicinal plants Croton floribundus Spreng. and Baccharis dracunculifolia DC. were collected in the Floresta Nacional de Ipanema (FLONA - Iperó - SP. The analysis method used the Atomic Absorption Spectrometry.

  9. (210)Po and (210)Pb in medicinal plants in the region of Karnataka, Southern India.

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    Chandrashekara, K; Somashekarappa, H M

    2016-08-01

    The activity concentrations of naturally occurring radionuclides (210)Po and (210)Pb were estimated in some selected medicinal plants and soil samples of coastal Karnataka in India. The mean activity concentrations of (210)Po and (210)Pb varied in the range of 4.7-42.9 Bq kg(-1) (dry weight) and 36.1-124 Bq kg(-1) (dry weight) in the soil samples, and 3.3-63.7 Bq kg(-1) (dry weight) and 12.0-406 Bq kg(-1) (dry weight), in the medicinal plant samples, respectively. The plants, Ocimum sanctum L. and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng had significantly higher activity concentrations of (210)Po and (210)Pb than other species sampled. In spite of disequilibrium between them, these two radionuclides were well correlated in both soil and medicinal plants. PMID:27155527

  10. Evaluation of nephroprotective, diuretic, and antioxidant activities of plectranthus amboinicus on acetaminophen-induced nephrotoxic rats.

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    Palani, S; Raja, S; Naresh, R; Kumar, B Senthil

    2010-05-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (PA), commonly known as country borage, is a folkoric medicinal plant. Juice from its leaves is commonly used for illnesses including liver and renal conditions in the Asian sub-continent. Acetaminophen (APAP), used as an analgesic, produces liver and kidney necrosis in mammals at high doses. The aim of this study was to investigate the nephroprotective, diuretic, and antioxidant activities of the ethanol extract of PA at two doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg bw on APAP-induced toxicity in rats. This study shows that APAP significantly increases the levels of serum urea (UR), hemoglobin (Hb), total leukocyte count, creatinine, raised body weight, and reduced levels of neutrophils, granulocytes, uric acid, and platelet concentration. Ethanol extract of PA rescued these phenotypes by increasing anti-oxidative responses as assessed by biochemistry and histopathology. In addition, the ethanol extract of PA at two doses showed a significant diuretic activity by increased levels of total urine output and urinary elerolytes such as sodium and potassium. In conclusion, these data suggest that the ethanol extract of PA possess nephroprotective and antioxidant effects against APAP-induced nephrotoxicity and strong diuretics effect in rats. PMID:20367443

  11. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract and its antimicrobial activity

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    Ajitha, B.; Ashok Kumar Reddy, Y.; Sreedhara Reddy, P.

    2014-07-01

    This study reports the simple green synthesis method for the preparation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) using Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract. The pathway of nanoparticles formation is by means of reduction of AgNO3 by leaf extract, which acts as both reducing and capping agents. Synthesized Ag NPs were subjected to different characterizations for studying the structural, chemical, morphological, optical and antimicrobial properties. The bright circular fringes in SAED pattern and diffraction peaks in XRD profile reveals high crystalline nature of biosynthesized Ag NPs. Morphological studies shows the formation of nearly spherical nanoparticles. FTIR spectrum confirms the existence of various functional groups of biomolecules capping the nanoparticles. UV-visible spectrum displays single SPR band at 428 nm indicating the absence of anisotropic particles. The synthesized Ag NPs exhibited better antimicrobial property towards gram negative Escherichia coli and towards tested Penicillium spp. than other tested microorganisms using disc diffusion method. Finally it has proven that the synthesized bio-inspired Ag NPs have potent antimicrobial effect.

  12. Chemical Composition and Nutraceutical Potential of Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus Stem Extract

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    Praveena Bhatt

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The stem of Indian borage (Plectranthus amboinicus was found to be an antioxidant rich fraction as evaluated by in vitro models such as DPPH free radical scavenging, reducing power assay, superoxide anion radical scavenging, and total antioxidant capacity. The extract also exhibited antiplatelet aggregation ability, antibacterial activity, and antiproliferative effect against cancer cell lines: Caco-2, HCT-15, and MCF-7. Phytochemical evaluation of the extract revealed the occurrence of total phenolics (49.91 mg GAE/g extract, total flavonoids (26.6 mg RE/g extract, and condensed tannins (0.7 mg TAE/g extract. Among the major phenolics, rosmarinic acid (6.160 mg/g extract was predominant, followed by caffeic acid (0.770 mg/g extract, rutin (0.324 mg/g extract, gallic acid (0.260 mg/g extract, quercetin (0.15 mg/g extract, and p-coumaric acid (0.104 mg/g extract. The appreciable biological activity and presence of biomolecules in the methanolic extract of stem indicate its potential application as functional food ingredients and nutraceuticals.

  13. Streblus asper Lour. (Shakhotaka: A Review of its Chemical, Pharmacological and Ethnomedicinal Properties

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    Subha Rastogi

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Streblus asper Lour is a small tree found in tropical countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Various parts of this plant are used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines for the treatment of different ailments such as filariasis, leprosy, toothache, diarrhea, dysentery and cancer. Research carried out using different in vitro and in vivo techniques of biological evaluation support most of these claims. This review presents the botany, chemistry, traditional uses and pharmacology of this medicinal plant.

  14. CONTRIBUTION TO THE WOOD ANATOMY OF TINOSPORA SINENSIS (LOUR) MERRILL IN RELATION WITH T.CORDIFOLIA MIERS

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    Bonde, S.D.; Upaehye, A.S.

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    Morphologically Tincspora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill is differentiated from T. cordifolia Miers. Only by the tomentose leaves. The present anatomical study aids in differentiating pieces of woods of T. sinensis from those of T. cordifolia which is often mixed as adulterant or substitute for T. cordifolia in several Ayurvedic compound preparations.

  15. Kuidas maikrahv uued rõivad sai. Leopold von Pezoldi "Maikrahvi sissesõit Tallinna" ja Theodor Albert Sprengeli "Reformatsiooni algus Tallinnas" avalik konserveerimine = How the May King got his new clother. Public conservation of Leopold von Pezol

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    Ülevaade baltisaksa kunstnike Leopold von Pezoldi ja Theodor Albert Sprengeli maalidest Suurgildi hoones, nende varasematest restaureerimistest, avalikust konserveerimisest ja tehnilistest uuringutest.

  16. Rhizofiltration of lead using an aromatic medicinal plant Plectranthus amboinicus cultured in a hydroponic nutrient film technique (NFT) system.

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    Ignatius, A; Arunbabu, V; Neethu, J; Ramasamy, E V

    2014-11-01

    Heavy metal contamination of water bodies and groundwater is a major concern of the modern world. Rhizofiltration--the use of plant root system to remove/extract pollutants from wastewater--has proven advantages over conventional methods of treatment. However, commercialization of this in situ remediation technology requires a better understanding of plant-metal interactions especially on the ability of different plant species to accumulate metals at different parts of the plant system which is critical for the successful remediation of contaminated medium. Many aquatic and terrestrial plants have been reported to accumulate heavy metals when grown hydroponically. Therefore, a batch experiment with different concentrations of lead and a nutrient film technique (NFT) experiment with recycling of wastewater were employed in this study in order to investigate the rhizofiltration of lead-containing wastewater using Plectranthus amboinicus, an aromatic medicinal plant. Results show that P. amboinicus is tolerant to a wide range of lead concentrations and nutrient deficiency. The plant accumulates considerable amount of lead, particularly in the roots, and translocation to the stem and leaf was limited, indicating that the use of leaves/above-ground parts of the plant for medicinal purposes is not hindered by its ability to remove lead from the soil or water. The study also suggests that the plant can be considered for the clean-up of lead-contaminated wastewater in combination with safe biomass disposal alternatives. PMID:24994103

  17. USE OF CANAFÍSTULA WOOD (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. IN THE MANUFACTURE OF PARTICLEBOARDSdubium (Spreng. Taub. in the manufacture of particleboards

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    Karina Soares Modes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050985087This study was carried out to evaluate the potential of use of ‘Canafístula’ wood (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. in manufacturing particleboards, bonded with tannin and urea-formaldehyde adhesives used in a ratio of 9% of the particles oven-dry weight. For each treatment, three boards were made with a nominal density of 0.63 g/cm3. The properties evaluated were the water absorption for two and 24 hours of immersion and the thickness swelling, the static bending (MOE and MOR, thee screw withdrawal (RAP and the internal bonding (LI,  according to the dimensions and procedures prescribed by ASTM D-1037 (2000. The results were compared with standards established by ANSI A208.1 (1987 and DIN 68761 (1971.  The urea-formaldehyde adhesive increased the water absorption of boards and the data results of thickness swelling tests were in accordance with the standards for both treatments. With the exception of the MOR, the resistance data results from the urea bonded boards were below of the minimum standard values; for tannin, all the properties were superior, with the exception of the RAP. According to the results of this study, ‘Canafístula’ wood, when combined with tannin-formaldehyde adhesive, can be an alternative source of raw material for particleboard production.

  18. Distribution and status of Vicia menziesii Spreng. (Leguminosae): Hawaii's first officially listed endangered plant species

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    Warshauer, F.R.; Jacobi, J.D.

    1982-01-01

    Vicia menziesii Spreng., Hawai'i's first officially listed endangered plant species, formerly occurred across a large area in the upper montane-mesic forest habitat on the windward side of the island of Hawai'i. Until this species was `rediscovered? in 1974, it had last been seen in 1915, and it was presumed to be extinct. The population is presently thought to number 150?300 plants, most of which are seedlings. These are located within a 200 ha area on the eastern flank of Mauna Loa volcano. The primary factors responsible for the decline of V. menziesii are habitat loss and excessive predation on the plants by introduced ungulates. Continued logging and cattle grazing within its remnant range are major threats to its existence. Enhancing the survival of V. menziesii may best be accomplished by stabilizing its remaining habitat and allowing the population to reestablish itself naturally.

  19. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from Aeolanthus suaveolens Mart. ex Spreng

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    The essential oils from leaves (sample A) and flowers (sample B) of Aeolanthus suaveolens Mart. ex Spreng were obtained by hydro distillation and analyzed by GC, GC-MS, and chiral phase gas chromatography (CPGC). Six compounds have been identified from the essential oils, representing ca 94.3 and 93% of the oils corresponding to samples A and B, respectively. The major constituents of samples A and B essential oils were respectively, linalool (34.2%/34.9%), (-)-massoialactone (25.9%/17.0%) and (E)-beta-farnesene (25.4%/29.1%). The enantiomeric distribution of the monoterpene linalool was established by analysis on heptakis-(6-O-methyl-2,3-di-O-pentyl)-beta-cyclodextrin capillary column. The antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from leaves and isolated compounds was also evaluated. (author)

  20. Composition and evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Senecio selloi Spreng DC.

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    G.N.S. Silva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil of the aerial parts of Senecio selloi Spreng. DC. was extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC/MS. Nineteen compounds were identified, representing 99.9% of the total. The main compounds were found to be sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (71.3%, most of them with a bisabolane skeleton (59.4%. The major constituent was α-zingiberene (54%, followed by monoterpene α-isolimonene (16%. The essential oil was also tested against two Gram-positive and two Gram-negative bacterial species, three yeasts, and an algae. From the strains assayed, only Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633 showed susceptibility (MIC and MBC = 4400 µg/mL to the essential oil.

  1. Extract of Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng Promoted the Hair Growth through Regulating the Expression of IGF-1

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    Ki Moon Park; Dong Woo Kim; Seung Ho Lee

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    Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng (ATRES) has been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and asthma. In this study, we investigated the hair growth promoting activities of ATRES on telogenic C57BL6/N mice. Hair growth was significantly increased in the dorsal skin of ethanol extract of ATRES treated mouse group compared with the control mouse group. To enrich the hair promoting activity, an ethanol-insoluble fraction was further extracted in sequence w...

  2. Effect of Extraction Solvents and Drying Methods on the Physicochemical and Antioxidant Properties of Helicteres hirsuta Lour. Leaves

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    Hong Ngoc Thuy Pham; Van Tang Nguyen; Quan Van Vuong; Michael C. Bowyer; Scarlett, Christopher J.

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    Helicteres hirsuta Lour. (H. hirsuta L.) is widely distributed in southeast Asian countries and has been used traditionally as a medicinal plant. However, optimal conditions for preparation of dried materials for further processing and suitable solvents for the extraction of bioactive compounds have not been investigated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different extraction solvents and different drying conditions on the physicochemical properties and antioxidant ca...

  3. Penetapan Kadar Mineral Besi, Magnesium Dan Seng Pada Daun Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus Amboinicus L.) Segar Dan Yang Direbus Secara Spektrofotometri Serapan Atom

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    Pasaribu, Jusia Marluga

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    Bangun-bangun leaf (Plectranthus amboinicus L.) is a plant that can use as a herb traditional in Indonesia. Batak women who are breastfeeding in Simalungun District, North Sumatera Province, has a tradition of consuming Bangun-bangun leaf in the form of vegetable soap for a month after born. They belive that by consuming the Bangun-bangun leaf soup, milk production will be increase. This Bangun-bangun leaf contain nutrient, especially iron, calsium, zinc, and magnesium. After observation fr...

  4. Effects of Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng pedersen aqueous extract on healing acetic acid-induced ulcers

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    Cristina Setim Freitas

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The present study was carried out to evaluate the acute toxicity and the effect of the aqueous extract of the roots from Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng Pedersen (Amaranthaceae (AEP on the prevention of acetic acid-induced ulcer and on the healing process of previously induced ulcers. The acute toxicity was evaluated in Swiss mice after oral administration of a single dose and the chronic gastric ulcer was induced with local application of acetic acid. The results showed that the LD50 of the extract was 684.6 mg.kg-1 for the intraperitoneal administration and higher than 10 mg.kg-1by the oral route. The administration of the AEP did not prevent ulcers formation. However, the AEP increased of the healing process of previously induced ulcers. The results suggest that AEP chronically administered promote an increase of tissue healing, after the damage induced by acetic acid and the extract seemed to be destituted of toxic effects in the mice by the oral route.Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng Pedersen (Amaranthaceae, uma planta conhecida popularmente como "Ginseng Brasileiro" e "paratudo", é utilizada para tratar distúrbios gástricos e como cicatrizante. Em estudos anteriores, foi demonstrado que o extrato aquoso bruto da P. glomerata (AEP protegeu a mucosa gástrica contra úlceras induzidas por etanol e estresse e reduziu a secreção ácida gástrica basal e estimulada em ratos com ligadura de piloro. Além disso, a secreção gástrica de animais tratados com AEP apresentou níveis de nitrato e nitrito aumentados. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar se o AEP previne o desenvolvimento de úlceras induzidas por ácido acético e o efeito desse extrato no processo de cicatrização em úlceras previamente formadas. A administração do AEP em diferentes doses produziu efeitos tóxicos baixos e não preveniu a formação de úlceras, porém aumentou o processo de cicatrização em úlceras já existentes, como evidenciado no estudo histopatológico. Em

  5. Changes of cell microstructure during development and senescence in perianth of Michelia figo (Lour.)Spreng.%含笑花被片发育和衰老过程中细胞超微结构的变化

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    郭素枝; 高华娟; 王湘平

    2009-01-01

    Dynamic changes of cell microstructure during development and senescence in perianth of Michelia . figo were studied. Experimental study of histochemistry showed that there were starch-similar compounds in ordinary parenchyma cells of perianth of M. figo and starch-similar compounds varied in numer dynamically during development and senescence in perianth of M. figo. There were very few starch-similar compounds and few chloroplasts contained at stage I in ordinary parenchyma cells of perianth of M. figo, mitochondria and lysosome were increased at stage Ⅱ and Ⅲ in perianth cells with bud growth and development. Perianth at stage Ⅳ had unfolded and starch-similar compounds gradually decreased and disappeared, mitochondria and lysosome in cells disintegrated in different degree. When perianth withered at stage Ⅴ , starch-similar compounds were less, cell wall seriously bended and deformed. Epidermis cells were tight and smooth at stage Ⅰ by SEM. Ornamentation on Epidermis cells was distinct and the quantity of starch-similar compounds in ordinary parenchyma cells were more and more with the growth and development of the perianth at stage Ⅱ and stage Ⅲ . When the perianth unfolded at stage Ⅳ , starch-similar compounds were discovered on ornamentation and interspaces of epidermis cells and stomata's orifice, but starch-similar compounds in cells gradually decreased and disappeared. When perianth withered at stage Ⅴ , epidermis cells collapsed, gaps appeared between epidermis cells, starch-similar compounds in cells disappeared and some flocculent substances were left. The relationship between cell microstructure changes and senescence in perianth of M. figo was discussed.%以含笑花被片为材料,研究了含笑花发育和衰老进程中细胞超微结构的动态变化.组织化学实验表明,花被片薄壁细胞具有淀粉复合物,其数量多少在花被片发育和衰老过程中呈动态变化.在透射电镜下,I时期花被片基本薄壁组织细胞中淀粉复合物极少,可见少量叶绿体;随着花蕾的生长发育,Ⅱ时期至Ⅲ时期花被片基本薄壁组织细胞中淀粉复合物、线粒体、溶酶体等逐渐增多;Ⅳ时期花被片已展开,其淀粉复合物逐渐减少或消失,细胞中的线粒体、溶酶体等细胞器出现不同程度解体;V时期花被片萎凋时,淀粉复合物甚少,细胞壁严重弯曲、变形.在扫描电镜下,从顶面观察花被片表皮细胞,可见I时期的表皮细胞紧密、光滑;Ⅱ时期至Ⅲ时期花被片表皮细胞表面纹饰结构清晰,同时,基本薄壁组织细胞中颗粒状淀粉复合物随着花被片的发育其数量逐渐增多;Ⅳ时期花被片展开时,表皮细胞垂周壁的条纹上、表皮细胞间隙、气孔孔口可见淀粉复合物,细胞中淀粉复合物逐渐减少且消失;V时期花被片已萎凋,表皮细胞塌陷、细胞间隙出现裂痕,细胞中淀粉复合物消失,有少量棉絮状物质.对含笑花被片细胞超微结构的变动与衰老的关系进行了讨论.

  6. Efeitos do sombreamento na anatomia foliar de Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms e Schinnus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo com o objetivo de analisar as alterações na anatomia foliar de Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms e Schinnus terebinthifolius Raddi quando cultivadas em ambientes de sombra moderada ou densa, simulando as condições naturais encontradas em sistemas agroflorestais tradicionais do sul da Bahia, Brasil. Plantas das duas espécies, com aproximadamente um ano de idade, foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação sob quatro níveis de sombreamento (25%, 17%, 10% e 5%. Estudos anatômicos do limbo foliar foram realizados a partir de material incluído em parafina e seccionado em micrótomo rotativo. Os diferentes níveis de sombreamento ocasionaram alterações na estrutura do mesofilo de ambas as espécies, com diferenças significativas na espessura do parênquima paliçádico, limbo foliar, e densidade estomática. Nas condições em que o experimento foi realizado os resultados obtidos indicaram que G. integrifolia apresenta maior capacidade de aclimatação a ambientes de sombra moderada e densa do que S. terebinthifolius, sendo mais indicada para o cultivo em sistemas agroflorestais pré-estabelecidos.

  7. Chemical Fingerprinting of the Fragrant Volatiles of Nineteen Indian Cultivars of Cymbopogon Spreng. (Poaceae

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    Rajendra C. Padalia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil compositions of total nineteen cultivars of Cymbopogon Spreng. (Poaceae species viz. C. martinii (Roxb. Wats. var. motia Burk., C. flexuosus Nees ex Steud, C. winterinus Jowitt., C. pendulus Nees ex Steud. and a hybrid of C. khasianus (Hack Stapf. ex Bor and C. pendulus Nees ex Steud. were examined and compared using capillary GC and GC-MS . The analysis led to the identification of 48 constituents forming 90.1% to 99.7% of their total oil compositions with monoterpenoids (78.9% to 97.4% as the most exclusive constituents. The comparative results showed considerable variation in the qualitative and quantitative compositions of essential oils from nineteen different cultivars of the studied Cymbopogon species. On the basis of chemical similarity the cultivars of genus Cymbopogon was divided into five chemical variants/groups within two series viz. Citrati and Rusae. The volatile profile of existing cultivars of Cymbopogon are useful for their commercial utilization as they possess range of essential oils and aroma chemicals used in perfumery, flavour, pharmaceutical and other allied industries. Moreover, the marker constituents in their essential oils may be utilized as an important tool in oil authentication.

  8. ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF ROTULA AQUATICA LOUR. ROOTS IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETIC RATS

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    Ashwini C.S.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Rotula aquatica (Lour. family-Boraginaceae roots are used for the treatment of diabetes traditionally. The aim of the present study was undertaken to investigate the hypoglycaemic and antidiabetic effect of single and repeated oral administration of the aqueous extract in normal and streptozotocin induced diabetic rats respectively, serum lipid profile was also examined. The dose of 200, 300 and 500 mg/kg body weight p.o. of the aqueous extract were evaluated and the dose of 200 mg/kg was identified as the most effective which reduced blood glucose level upto 40.6% after 4 hr of administration in normal rats and a fall of 38% in blood glucose level within 1 hr during glucose tolerance test (GTT in mild diabetic rats which has almost similar effect as that of standard drug glibenclamide (3 mg/kg bw. Severe diabetic rats were treated daily with 200 mg/kg bw for 14 days and a significant reduction of 56% was observed in fasting blood glucose level respectively, urine sugar level was decreasing with increasing in body weight and total cholesterol (TC, low density lipoprotein (LDL, triglyceride (TG levels were decreased by 24, 59 and 41% respectively, in severely diabetic rats whereas, cardioprotective, high density lipoprotein (HDL was increased by 26%. The data showed that aqueous extract has a remarkable hypoglycaemic, antidiabetic and hypolipidemic effect.

  9. The anti-cancer property of proteins extracted from Gynura procumbens (Lour. Merr.

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    Full Text Available Gynura procumbens (Lour. Merr. belongs to the Asteraceae Family. The plant is a well-known traditional herb in South East Asia and it is widely used to treat inflammation, kidney discomfort, high cholesterol level, diabetic, cancer and high blood pressure. Our earlier study showed the presence of valuable plant defense proteins, such as peroxidase, thaumatin-like proteins and miraculin in the leaf of G. procumbens. However, the effects of these defense proteins on cancers have never been determined previously. In the present study, we investigated the bioactivity of gel filtration fractionated proteins of G. procumbens leaf extract. The active protein fraction, SN-F11/12, was found to inhibit the growth of a breast cancer cell line, MDA-MB-231, at an EC50 value of 3.8 µg/mL. The mRNA expressions of proliferation markers, Ki67 and PCNA, were reduced significantly in the MDA-MB-23 cells treated with SN-F11/12. The expression of invasion marker, CCL2, was also found reduced in the treated MDA-MB-231 cells. All these findings highlight the anti-cancer property of SN-F11/12, therefore, the proteins in this fraction can be a potential chemotherapeutic agent for breast cancer treatment.

  10. Câmara Municipal de Loures: uma experiência em arquitetura paisagista no sector público

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    Pereira, Mariana Matos da Silva

    2016-01-01

    O presente relatório de estágio reflete o trabalho realizado e a experiência adquirida ao longo de seis meses na Câmara Municipal de Loures. Os trabalhos desenvolvidos correspondem, sobretudo, ao que era pretendido por parte da Câmara Municipal tendo sido aplicados, em parte, os conhecimentos adquiridos ao longo da licenciatura e do mestrado em Arquitetura Paisagista na Universidade de Évora. Este relatório incide sobre a regulamentação do mobiliário urbano em todo o Município de ...

  11. Assessing the Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Brazilian Plants-Eremanthus erythropappus (Asteraceae), Plectrantuns barbatus, and P. amboinicus (Lamiaceae).

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    Santos, Nara O Dos; Mariane, Bruna; Lago, João Henrique G; Sartorelli, Patricia; Rosa, Welton; Soares, Marisi G; da Silva, Adalberto M; Lorenzi, Harri; Vallim, Marcelo A; Pascon, Renata C

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    The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils obtained from three Brazilian plant species-leaves and branches of Eremanthus erythropappus (Asteraceae), leaves of Plectranthus barbatus, and leaves of P. amboinicus (Lamiaceae)-were determined. Analysis by GC/MS and determination of Kovats indexes both indicated δ-elemene (leaves-42.61% and branches-23.41%) as well as (-)-α-bisabolol (leaves-24.80% and stem bark-66.16%) as major constituents of E. erythropappus essential oils. The main components of leaves of P. barbatus were identified as (Z)-caryophyllene (17.98%), germacrene D (17.35%), and viridiflorol (14.13%); whereas those of leaves of P. amboinicus were characterized as p-cymene (12.01%), γ-terpinene (14.74%), carvacrol (37.70%), and (Z)-caryophyllene (14.07%). The antimicrobial activity against yeasts and bacteria was assessed in broth microdilution assays to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) necessary to inhibit microbial growth. In addition, the crude oil of branches of E. erythropappus was subjected to chromatographic separation procedures to afford purified (-)-α-bisabolol. This compound displayed biological activity against pathogenic yeasts, thus suggesting that the antimicrobial effect observed with crude oils of E. erythropappus leaves and branches may be related to the occurrence of (-)-α-bisabolol as their main component. Our results showed that crude oils of Brazilian plants, specifically E. erythropappus, P. barbatus, and P. amboinicus and its components, could be used as a tool for the developing novel and more efficacious antimicrobial agents. PMID:25970043

  12. Assessing the Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Brazilian Plants—Eremanthus erythropappus (Asteraceae, Plectrantuns barbatus, and P. amboinicus (Lamiaceae

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    Nara O. dos Santos

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils obtained from three Brazilian plant species—leaves and branches of Eremanthus erythropappus (Asteraceae, leaves of Plectranthus barbatus, and leaves of P. amboinicus (Lamiaceae—were determined. Analysis by GC/MS and determination of Kovats indexes both indicated δ-elemene (leaves—42.61% and branches—23.41% as well as (−-α-bisabolol (leaves—24.80% and stem bark—66.16% as major constituents of E. erythropappus essential oils. The main components of leaves of P. barbatus were identified as (Z-caryophyllene (17.98%, germacrene D (17.35%, and viridiflorol (14.13%; whereas those of leaves of P. amboinicus were characterized as p-cymene (12.01%, γ-terpinene (14.74%, carvacrol (37.70%, and (Z-caryophyllene (14.07%. The antimicrobial activity against yeasts and bacteria was assessed in broth microdilution assays to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC necessary to inhibit microbial growth. In addition, the crude oil of branches of E. erythropappus was subjected to chromatographic separation procedures to afford purified (−-α-bisabolol. This compound displayed biological activity against pathogenic yeasts, thus suggesting that the antimicrobial effect observed with crude oils of E. erythropappus leaves and branches may be related to the occurrence of (−-α-bisabolol as their main component. Our results showed that crude oils of Brazilian plants, specifically E. erythropappus, P. barbatus, and P. amboinicus and its components, could be used as a tool for the developing novel and more efficacious antimicrobial agents.

  13. Antioxidant activity, total phenolic, and total flavonoid of extracts from stems of Jasminum nervosum Lour

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    Wei, Xiangyong

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Guangxi traditional Chinese Medical University Universidad de Medicina Tradicional China de Guangxi This study evaluated the antioxidant activities of the extracts of Jasminum nervosum Lour. stems along with the effects of different extract solvents on total phenolics (TP, total flavonoids (TF, and antioxidant potential. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was assessed using the following methods: DPPH, ABTS+ both free radicals scavenging assays, and reducing assays. TP and TF were detected by spectrophotometric and HPLC methods. In former methods, the highest amount of TP content was ethy lacetate extract (EAE, expressed as gallic acid equivalents. The greatest TF content was in the n-butanol extract (BE, expressed as lutin equivalents. No significant difference was observed in the TP/TF content between these two extracts. The antioxidant activity and TP/TF content of three extracts seemed to follow the same trend. This implied that there is a good correlation between antioxidant activities and TP/TF content. But in HPLC methods, EAE contained the highest content of lutin and gallic acid, which decreased in the same order of EAE > BE > PE, the rank order of TP/TF content of EAE and BE were different according to antioxidant ability. The overall results showed that the EAE and BE were richer in phenolics and flavonoids than petroleum ether extract (PE, and may represent a good source of antioxidants.Este estudio evaluó las actividades antioxidantes de extractos de tallos de Jasminum nervosum Lour., y el efecto de diferentes disolventes de extracción en los fenoles totales (TP y flavonoides totales (TF, y su potencial antioxidante. La actividad antioxidante de los extractos fue evaluada usando los siguientes métodos: DPPH, ABTS+ y ensayos reductores. TP y TF fueron detectados por métodos espectroscópicos y por HPLC. Con el primer método, el contenido más alto de TP se obtuvo en el extracto con acetato de etilo (EAE, expresado como

  14. Assessing the Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Brazilian Plants—Eremanthus erythropappus (Asteraceae), Plectrantuns barbatus, and P. amboinicus (Lamiaceae)

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    Nara O. dos Santos; Bruna Mariane; João Henrique G. Lago; Patricia Sartorelli; Welton Rosa; Marisi G. Soares; Adalberto M. da Silva; Harri Lorenzi; Vallim, Marcelo A.; Pascon, Renata C.

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    The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils obtained from three Brazilian plant species—leaves and branches of Eremanthus erythropappus (Asteraceae), leaves of Plectranthus barbatus, and leaves of P. amboinicus (Lamiaceae)—were determined. Analysis by GC/MS and determination of Kovats indexes both indicated δ-elemene (leaves—42.61% and branches—23.41%) as well as (−)-α-bisabolol (leaves—24.80% and stem bark—66.16%) as major constituents of E. erythropappus essential ...

  15. Antibakterijski učinak ekstrakta lista biljke Plectranthus amboinicus Benth u uzorcima voća, povrća i pilećeg mesa

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    Kumar Gupta, Sandeep; Singh Negi, Pradeep

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    U radu je ispitan učinak ekstrakata lišća drevne indijske ljekovite biljke Plectranthus amboinicus Benth, izoliranih pomoću acetona i etilnog acetata, na sprečavanje rasta bakterija uzročnika kvarenja inokuliranih u uzorke svježeg kupusa i papaje, te na prirodnu mikrofloru pilećeg mesa. Dobiveni su ekstrakti uspješno smanjili broj bakterija u svim uzorcima hrane, no njihova je učinkovitost ovisila o složenosti sastava uzorka, pa je najveća bila u kupusu, zatim u papaji, a najmanja u mesu. Isp...

  16. Anticarcinogenesis effect of Gynura procumbens (Lour Merr on tongue carcinogenesis in 4NQO-induced rat

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available In Indonesia Gynura procumbens (Lour Merr leaves have been long used as various cancers medication. Many in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated anticarcinogenesis of ethanol extract of Gynura procumbens leaves. The aim of this study was to investigate the anticarcinogenesis of the ethanol extract of Gynura procumbens leaves on 4 nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO-induced rat tongue carcinogenesis. Fifty six 4 week old male Sprague Dawley rats were used in this study and divided into 7 groups. Group 1, 2 and 3 were lingually induced by 4NQO for 8 weeks. In groups 2 and 3 the extract was given simultaneously with or after 4NQO induction finished, each for 10 weeks and 26 weeks, respectively. Groups 4, 5 and 6 were induced by 4NQO for 16 weeks. However, in groups 5 and 6 the extract was given as well simultaneously with or after the 4NQO induction, each for 18 weeks, respectively. Group 7 served as the as untreated control group. The results from microscopical assessment showed that tongue squamous cell carcinomas (SCC developed in 100% (3/3 of group 1. However, only 33.3% (2/6 and 25% (2/8 of rats in groups 2 and 3, respectively demonstrated tongue SCC. Among groups 4, 5 and 6, no significant difference of tongue SCC incidence was observed. From these results it is apparent that the ethanol extract of Gynura procumbens leaves could inhibit the progression of 4NQOinduced rat tongue carcinogenesis in the initiation phase.

  17. Anti-tumour activities of fucoidan from the aquatic plant Utricularia aurea lour

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide with several biological activities, is usually isolated from marine seaweeds or from echinoderms. Here, we report on the anti-tumour activity of fucoidan isolated from the aquatic plant Utricularia aurea Lour (Lentibulariaceae. A crude extract (CE prepared by incubating U.aurea with hot water at 95ºC for 12 hr was partially purified by Sephadex G-50, eluting with a 50mM sodium acetate buffer, at pH 5.0, containing 0.5M NaCl. Partially purified fucoidan (PPF had a 3- fold increase in fucose content when compared with the CE and a molecular weigÄt of 11.6 kDa as determined by Sephadex G-200. Chemical analysis showed that CE consisted of 62.5% glucuronic acid, 5.0% fucose, 1.7% sulfate and 12.0% proteins while PPF consisted of 65.0% glucuronic acid, 15.3% fucose, 2.1 % sulfate and 8.3% proteins.The anti-tumour activity of the CE and PPF was determined by the MTT test. The CE at 125 μg/mL fucoidan and PPF at 250 μg/mL inhibited the growth of KB cells (a nasopharynx tumour cell line, but did not inhibit that of normal fibroblast cells. The inhibition was postulated to occur via apoptosis as significantlymore apoptotic cells were found after treatment than in the untreated KB cells (P<0.05 by the TUNNEL (TdT-mediated dUTP Nick-End Labelling assay.

  18. Effect ofBuchanania lanzan Spreng. bark extract on cyclophosphamide induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice

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    Ritesh Jain; Sanmati Kumar Jain

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To elucidate the effect of ethanolic extract ofBuchanania lanzan Spreng. (B. lanan) bark against cyclophosphamide induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice.Methods:The prevalence of micronuclei in bone marrow, the extent of lipid peroxidation, reduced glutathione and the status of the antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase and catalase in liver of mice were used as intermediate biomarkers for chemoprotection. Lipid peroxidation and associated compromised antioxidant defenses in cyclophosphamide treated mice were observed in the liver.Results: Pre-treatment withB. lanzan250, 500 and1 000mg/ kg,p.o., daily for7 days significantly reduced the chromosomal damage and lipid peroxidation with concomitant changes in antioxidants and detoxification systems.Conclusions: These results point out the presence of chemopreventive phytoconstituents in the crude extract offering protection against cyclophosphamide induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice.

  19. Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequence of Aquilaria sinensis (Lour. Gilg and the Evolution Analysis within the Malvalesorder

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    Ying eWang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Aquilaria sinensis (Lour. Gilg is an important medicinal woody plant producing agarwood, which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. High-throughput sequencing of chloroplast (cp genomes enhanced the understanding about evolutionary relationships within plant families. In this study, we determined the complete cp genome sequences for A. sinensis. The size of the A.sinensis cp genome was 159,565 bp. This genome included a large single-copy region of 87,482 bp, a small single-copy region of 19,857 bp, and a pair of inverted repeats (IRa and IRb of 26,113 bp each. The GC content of the genome was 37.11%. The A.sinensis cp genome encoded 113 functional genes, including 82 protein-coding genes, 27 tRNA genes, and 4 rRNA genes. Seven genes were duplicated in the protein-coding genes, whereas 11 genes were duplicated in the RNA genes. A total of 45 polymorphic simple-sequence repeat loci and 60 pairs of large repeats were identified. Most simple-sequence repeats were located in the noncoding sections of the large single-copy/small single-copy region and exhibited high A/T content. Moreover, 33 pairs of large repeat sequences were located in the protein-coding genes, whereas 27 pairs were located in the intergenic regions. Aquilaria sinensis cp genome bias ended with A/T on the basis of codon usage. The distribution of codon usage in A.sinensis cp genome was most similar to that in the Gonystylus bancanus cp genome. Comparative results of 82 protein-coding genes from 29 species of cp genomes demonstrated that A.sinensis was a sister species to G. bancanus within the Malvales order. Aquilaria sinensis cp genome presented the highest sequence similarity of >90% with the G. bancanus cp genome by using CGView Comparison Tool. This finding strongly supports the placement of A.sinensis as a sister to G. bancanus within the Malvales order. The complete A.sinensis cp genome information will be highly beneficial for further studies on this traditional

  20. Landslide susceptibility assessment and validation in the framework of municipal planning in Portugal: the case of Loures Municipality.

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    Guillard, Clemence; Zezere, Jose

    2012-10-01

    The legislation that demands the evaluation of landslide susceptibility in Portugal at the municipal level is the National Ecological Reserve (NER). A methodology for the evaluation of landslide susceptibility to be used in municipal planning is applied in Loures Municipality (169.3 km²) located north of Lisbon (Portugal). A landslide inventory was made for the whole area interpreting orthophoto maps and aerial photographs and using standard geomorphologic techniques in field work. It consists of 686 polygons, each polygon representing a rotational, a deep translational or a shallow translational slide, and is integrated into a GIS database. Landslide susceptibility is evaluated using algorithms based on statistical/probabilistic analysis (Information Value Method) over unique-condition terrain units in a raster basis. Three susceptibility models are elaborated independently according to the type of slide (rotational, deep translational, shallow translational). The landslide susceptibility maps are prepared by sorting all pixels according to the pixel susceptibility value in descending order. The robustness and accuracy of the landslide susceptibility models are evaluated by prediction-rate curves, which are used for the quantitative interpretation of the landslide susceptibility maps. Unstable slopes that have to be included into the National Ecological Reserve are extracted from the three susceptibility maps following the general rules to draw the NER that state that the area to be included in the NER should guarantee the inclusion of at least 70 % of the landslides identified in the landslide inventory. The obtained results allow us to conclude that 70 % of the future landslides should occur in these areas, classified as most susceptible to landslides corresponding to 20.3 % of the total area of Municipality. Thus, the consideration of these 20.3 % as regards prevention and protection of landslide risk could potentially reduce damage resulting from 70

  1. PERTUMBUHAN KALUS DAUN DEWA [Gynura procumbens (Lour Merr.] DENGAN KOMBINASI 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID DAN KINETIN SECARA INVITRO

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    Samkhatin Khaniyah

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Tanaman daun dewa [Gynura procumbens (Lour Merr.] berguna untuk menurunkan kadar kolesterol darah, mengobati diabetes, tumor, dan sebagai obat anti kanker. Daun dewa mengandung senyawa metabolit sekunder yaitu flavonoid, saponin, dan minyak atsiri. Oleh karena itu, perlu adanya kultur in vitro yang diharapkan mampu meningkatkan jumlah metabolit sekunder, maka perlu dilakukan penelitian tentang induksi kalusdengan penambahan kombinasi 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid dan kinetin yang tepat dapat digunakan untuk menginduksi kalus daun dewa. Tujuan penelitian ini untuk mengkaji pengaruh konsentrasi 2,4-D dan Kinetin serta interaksi keduanya terhadap induksi kalus daun dewa. Analisis menggunakan anava dua arah dan uji lanjut Duncan. Parameter yang diamati adalah parameter persentase eksplan yang hidup, persentase berkalus, berat basah, kering kalus, serta tekstur dan warna kalus . Dari Uji Jarak Berganda Duncan diperoleh hasil tertinggi pada konsentrasi 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid 0.5 ppm dan konsentrasi kinetin 1 ppm sebesar 33.33% pada parameter persentase berkalus.Daun dewa [Gynura procumbens (Lour. Merr.] plant can be used to lower the blood cholesterol levels, to treat diabetes and tumors, and may be used as an anti-cancer drug. Daun dewa plant produces of secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, saponins, and essential oils. An in vitro culture is a necessity to increase the quantity of secondary metabolites using callus induction with the addition of a combination of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and kinetin to induce daun dewa callus. The research will ecamine the influence of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and Kinetin in various concentrations and their interaction on callus induction of daun dewa. Data were analyzed using advanced two-way anova and Duncan test. The test showed that the highest yeield was obtained from the combination of 0.5 ppm 2,4-D and 1 ppm kinetin, where 33.33% of plants had callus.

  2. Ras-Related Nuclear Protein Ran3B Gene Is Involved in Hormone Responses in the Embryogenic Callus of Dimocarpus longan Lour.

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    Qilin Tian; Yuling Lin; Dongmin Zhang; Ruilian Lai; Zhongxiong Lai

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    Ras-related guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-binding nuclear protein (Ran) GTPases function as molecular switches and regulate diverse cellular events in eukaryotes. Our previous work suggested that DlRan3B is active during longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) somatic embryogenesis (SE) processes. Herein, subcellular localization of DlRan3B was found to be localized in the nucleus and expression profiling of DlRan3B was performed during longan SE and after exposure to plant hormones (indoleacetic aci...

  3. Assessment of physical vulnerability of buildings and analysis of landslide risk at the municipal scale – application to the Loures municipality, Portugal

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    C. Guillard-Gonçalves; Zêzere, J. L.; Pereira, S; Garcia, R. A. C.

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    This study offers a semi-quantitative assessment of the physical vulnerability of buildings to landslides in the Loures municipality, as well as an analysis of the landslide risk computed as the product of the vulnerability by the economic value of the buildings and by the landslide hazard. The physical vulnerability assessment, which was based on a questionnaire sent to a pool of Portuguese and European researchers, and the assessment of the subjectivity of their answers ar...

  4. Antioxidant potency of white (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) and Chinese (Brassica rapa L. var. pekinensis (Lour.)) cabbage: The influence of development stage, cultivar choice and seed selection

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    Šamec, D.; Piljac-Žegarac, J.; Bogovic, M.; Habjanic, K.; Grúz, Jiří

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 128, č. 2 (2011), s. 78-83. ISSN 0304-4238 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KAN200380801; GA ČR GA301/08/1649 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50380511 Keywords : Antimicrobial activity * Antioxidant capacity * Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata * rapa L. var. pekinensis Lour * Cabbage Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 1.527, year: 2011

  5. Evaluación de la toxicidad aguda de extractos de plantas medicinales por un método alternativo (Evaluation of acute toxicity of extracts of medicinal plants by an alternative testing

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    Deodelsy Bermúdez Toledo:

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la toxicidad a dosis única de seis extractos de plantas medicinales: Psidium guajava L. (guayaba, Eucalyptus citriodoraHooker (eucalipto de limón, Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf (caña santa, hierba de limón, Hibiscus elatus Sw. (majagua, Justicia pectoralis Jacq. (tilo, Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng (orégano francés mediante un método alternativo e internacionalmente validado y aceptado (procedimiento de dosis fijas en ratasSprague Dawley. El grupo tratado recibió por vía oral una dosis límite de 2000 mg/kg de masa corporal y el control negativocloruro de sodio 0,9%. En las condiciones del ensayo no se produjo mortalidad ni se manifestaron síntomas indicativos de toxicidad en los animales. Los estudios anatomopatológicos macroscópicos nomostraron ninguna alteración en los órganos estudiados. La DL50 de los extractos de estudio se encuentra por encima de 2000mg/kg de masa corporal, calificándose éstos, según el Sistema Global Armonizado, como “No clasificadas” (”No tóxicas”.A single dose toxicity study in six extracts of medicinal plants: Psidium guajava L. (guava, Eucalyptus citriodora Hooker (lemon eucalyptus, Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf (lemon grass, Hibiscus elatus Sw. (majagua, Justicia pectoralis Jacq. (linden, lectranthus amboinicus (Lour. Spreng (French oregano was done, using an alternative internationally validated and accepted method (Fix Dose Procedure in Sprague Dawley rats. The treated group received by oral route a dose limit of 2000 mg/kg of corporal mass and the controlnegative chloride of sodium 0.9%. Under the assay conditions didn't produced mortality neither they showed indicative symptoms oftoxicity in the animals. The macroscopic anatomopathology studies didn't show any alteration in the studied organs. The LD50 ofthe study extracts is above 2000 mg/kg of corporal mass, being qualified these, according to the Harmonized Global System,as "Not classified" ("Not toxic".

  6. Nitrogênio e fósforo no crescimento de plantas de ginseng brasileiro [Pfaffia glomerata(Spreng. Pedersen] cultivadas in vitro Nitrogen and phosphorus on growth of brazilian ginseng [Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen] in vitro cultured plants

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    Denise Russowski

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    Full Text Available O ginseng brasileiro [Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen] apresenta propriedades medicinais marcantes e, por isso, atualmente, é largamente explorado de forma extrativista, tanto por parte dos coletores de ervas como pela indústria farmacêutica. Este trabalho objetivou caracterizar o efeito da variação isolada da concentração de N e P do meio MS no crescimento de plantas de P. glomerata cultivadas in vitro. Segmentos nodais de 1,0cm de comprimento e sem folhas, de plantas já estabelecidas in vitro, foram cultivados em meio MS contendo cinco concentrações (0, 25, 50, 100 e 150% da concentração padrão do meio de cultura MS de nitrogênio ou fósforo. Aos 15 dias após a inoculação (DAI, o número de raízes e o percentual de enraizamento são maiores na concentração de N e P equivalentes a 50% daquela do meio de cultura MS. Aos 40 DAI, o crescimento em altura das brotações, número de segmentos nodais, índice de área foliar, número de folhas, matéria seca de raízes, da parte aérea e total da planta é maior na concentração de N e P, em média, próxima a 80% daquela do meio de cultura MS.Brazilian ginseng [Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen] has expressionable medicinal properties, and therefore, nowadays it is extensively exploited either by the herb collectors as well as the pharmaceutical industry. The aim of this work was to characterize the effect of N and P concentrations from the MS medium on growth of P. glomerata in vitro cultured plants. 1-node segment without leaves, from in vitro cultivated plants, were grown on five levels (0, 25, 50, 100, and 150% of the strength of the MS medium of N and P. After 15 days of inoculation, root number and rooting percentage are greater on N and P levels of the MS medium with 50% strength. After 40 days of inoculation, growth, based on sprout height, number of nodal segments per plant, leave area index per plant, number of leaves per plant, dry weight of aerial parts, roots

  7. 薯莨鞣质成分及生物活性的研究进展%Dioscorea Cirrhosae Lour Tannins Components and the Research Progress of Biological Activity

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    李忠军; 杨燕军; 孟巨光

    2015-01-01

    Studies have shown that Dioscorea cirrhosae Lour contains many biological active ingredient , the tannins is one of the most important effective components .Based on the recent more than ten years on Dioscorea cirrhosae Lour tannins of the latest research results , this paper expounds the Dioscorea cirrhosae Lour tannins chemical extraction process , types, medicinal, and the research progress of biological activity .%研究表明,薯莨含有大量的生物活性成分,其中鞣质是最重要有效成分之一。结合近10年来有关薯莨鞣质最新研究成果,阐述了薯莨鞣质化学成分提取工艺、种类、药用及生物活性的研究进展。

  8. Dioscorea Cirrhosae Lour Tannins Components and the Research Progress of Biological Activity%薯莨鞣质成分及生物活性的研究进展

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    李忠军; 杨燕军; 孟巨光

    2015-01-01

    Studies have shown that Dioscorea cirrhosae Lour contains many biological active ingredient , the tannins is one of the most important effective components .Based on the recent more than ten years on Dioscorea cirrhosae Lour tannins of the latest research results , this paper expounds the Dioscorea cirrhosae Lour tannins chemical extraction process , types, medicinal, and the research progress of biological activity .%研究表明,薯莨含有大量的生物活性成分,其中鞣质是最重要有效成分之一。结合近10年来有关薯莨鞣质最新研究成果,阐述了薯莨鞣质化学成分提取工艺、种类、药用及生物活性的研究进展。

  9. Renoprotective Effects of Vitex megapotamica (Spreng. Moldenke in C57BL/6 LDLr-Null Mice Undergoing High Fat Diet

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    Valdinei de Oliveira Araújo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Although Vitex megapotamica (Spreng. Moldenke is used in Brazilian folk medicine as hypolipidemic drug no study has been conducted to evaluate the effects of this species in an experimental model of atherosclerosis. So, the aim of this study was to evaluate the possible renoprotective activity of methanolic extract obtained from Vitex megapotamica (MEVM using C57BL/6 LDLr-null mice submitted to high fat diet (HFD. MEVM was orally administered at doses of 30, 100, and 300 mg/kg, for three weeks, starting from the 2nd week of HFD. Systolic blood pressure (SBP and diuretic activity were measured weekly. At the end of experiments the serum lipids, atherogenic index serum (AIS, oxidative stress, and markers of renal function were determined. HFD induced a significant increase in the systolic blood pressure, dyslipidemia, increase in AIS, and lipid peroxidation accompanied by an important reduction in renal function. Treatment with MEVM was able to prevent increase in SBP, total cholesterol, triglycerides, AIS, urea, and creatinine levels in LDLr-null mice. These effects were accompanied by a significant reduction in oxidative stress and renal injury. The data reported here support the potential of Vitex megapotamica as candidate to be an herbal medicine used in cardiovascular or renal diseases.

  10. Anti-herpes simplex virus activities of Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S. G. Harrison and essential oil, eugenol.

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    Tragoolpua, Y; Jatisatienr, A

    2007-12-01

    In this study, an extract from the flower buds of Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S. G. Harrison and the essential oil, eugenol, were evaluated for their anti-herpes simplex virus properties on standard HSV-1(F), standard HSV-2(G) and ten HSV isolates. The plaque reduction assay showed that HSV-1(F), HSV-2(G), two HSV-1 isolates (2, 30) and four HSV-2 isolates (1, 2, 3, 21) were inhibited by E. caryophyllus. Only HSV-1 isolates 1 and 30 were inhibited by eugenol. Thus, strains or isolates of viruses may affect the range of inhibition. Moreover, particles of HSV standard strains were directly inactivated by E. caryophyllus and eugenol. The total virus yield of HSV standard strains and isolates at 30 h also declined after treatment with E. caryophyllus and eugenol. The E. caryophyllus extract exerted higher antiviral replication on HSV-2(G) than on HSV-1(F). The inhibition of the viral yield of HSV-1 isolates was higher than standard HSV-1(F) and standard HSV-2(G) was also inhibited more than most of the HSV-2 isolates. The anti-HSV activity of eugenol against HSV-1(F) and HSV isolates was stronger than with the E. caryophyllus crude extract. However, the percentage inhibition was more pronounced on HSV-1(F) than on HSV-2(G). Moreover, HSV-1(1) and HSV-2(1, 32) could not replicate when eugenol was included in the assay. PMID:17628885

  11. Chemical constituents and antimicrobial properties of the essential oil and ethanol extract from the stem of Aglaia odorata Lour.

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    Joycharat, Nantiya; Thammavong, Sonesay; Voravuthikunchai, Supayang Piyawan; Plodpai, Patimaporn; Mitsuwan, Watcharapong; Limsuwan, Surasak; Subhadhirasakul, Sanan

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    The stem-derived essential oil of Aglaia odorata Lour. was obtained by hydrodistillation using a Clevenger-type system. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of the oil revealed the identification of 39 compounds, representing 76.4% of the oil; germacrene D (20.3%), α-humulene (17.1%), α-himachalene (12.7%) and β-caryophyllene (10.2%) were the major components. Ar-turmerone (1) and eichlerialactone (2) were isolated from the stem oil and ethanolic stem extract of this plant species, respectively. Antimicrobial activities of the oil and ethanol extract were tested against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains including Bacillus cereus ATCC 11778, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606 and Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, as well as three rice fungal pathogens Bipolaris oryzae, Pyricularia oryzae and Rhizoctonia solani using broth microdilution method. The oil and 1 exhibited significant antifungal activity against the three rice pathogens tested, whereas 2 exhibited good antibacterial activity against both the Gram-positive pathogens tested. PMID:24934340

  12. Identification of Suitable Reference Genes for Gene Expression Normalization in the Quantitative Real-Time PCR Analysis of Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans Lour.)

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    Quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR), a sensitive technique for quantifying gene expression, depends on the stability of the reference gene(s) used for data normalization. Several studies examining the selection of reference genes have been performed in ornamental plants but none in sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans Lour.). Based on transcriptomic sequencing data from O. fragrans buds at four developmental stages, six reference genes (OfACT, OfEF1α, OfIDH, OfRAN1, OfTUB, and OfUBC2) with st...

  13. Pengaruh Penambahan Ekstrak Etanol Beras Ketan Hitam (Oryza sativa.var. glutinosa (Lour) Korn) terhadap Nilai SPF Krim Tabir Surya Kombinasi Avobenzone dan Oktil Metoksisinamat secara In Vitro

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    Background: The sun has a very important role for the sustainability of life, but the sun can has an impact that is not good on the skin, especially if the number of excessive presentation, such as skin color becomes darker, erythema, sunburn, to skin cancer. To protect the skin from the adverse effects, one of them with the use of sunscreen cream. Black sticky rice (Oryza sativa Linn.var. glutinosa (Lour) Korn) has a pigment called anthocyanin which is a group of flavonoids that act as antio...

  14. Selection of Reference Genes for Expression Study in Pulp and Seeds of Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng.) Schum

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    Ferraz dos Santos, Lucas; Santana Silva, Raner José; Oliveira Jordão do Amaral, Daniel; Barbosa de Paula, Márcia Fabiana; Ludke Falcão, Loeni; Legavre, Thierry; Alves, Rafael Moyses

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    Cupuassu (Theobroma grandiflorum [Willd. ex Spreng.] Schum) is a species of high economic importance in Brazil with great potential at international level due to the multiple uses of both its seeds and pulp in the industry of sweets and cosmetics. For this reason, the cupuassu breeding program focused on the selection of genotypes with high pulp and seed quality—selection associated with the understanding of the mechanisms involved in fruit formation. Gene expression is one of the most used approaches related to such understanding. In this sense, quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is a powerful tool, since it rapidly and reliably quantifies gene expression levels across different experimental conditions. The analysis by qPCR and the correct interpretation of data depend on signal normalization using reference genes, i.e. genes presenting a uniform pattern of expression in the analyzed samples. Here, we selected and analyzed the expression of five genes from cupuassu (ACP, ACT, GAPDH, MDH, TUB) to be used as candidates for reference genes on pulp and seed of young, maturing and mature cupuassu fruits. The evaluation of the gene expression stability was obtained using the NormFinder, geNorm and BestKeeper programs. In general, our results indicated that the GAPDH and MDH genes constituted the best combination as reference genes to analyze the expression of cupuassu samples. To our knowledge, this is the first report of reference gene definition in cupuassu, and these results will support subsequent analysis related to gene expression studies in cupuassu plants subjected to different biotic or abiotic conditions as well as serve as a tool for diversity analysis based on pulp and seed quality. PMID:27501324

  15. Teratogenic effect of Euratorium adenophorum spreng extract in rats%紫茎泽兰醇提取物对大鼠致畸作用

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    李厚勇; 王蕊; 张振铃; 徐明; 王蓉; 修海迪

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨紫茎泽兰醇提取物对大鼠致畸作用.方法 按照《农药登记毒理学试验方法》,将孕鼠随机分为5组,紫茎泽兰高、中、低剂量组(分别于孕第6~16d经口灌胃给予1 000、500、200 mg/kg紫茎泽兰醇提取物),阴性对照组(蒸馏水),阳性对照组(阿司匹林300 mg/kg).于妊娠第20d处死孕鼠,观察孕鼠生殖情况和胎鼠生长发育、骨骼内脏畸形情况.结果 紫茎泽兰中、高剂量组吸收胎率分别为15.08%和7.62%,与阴性对照组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),其它各剂量紫茎泽兰组孕鼠进食、活动、体重增长、死胎率均未见明显影响;与阴性对照组比较,胎鼠体重、身长、尾长无明显差异(P>0.05);胎鼠外观、骨骼、内脏检查均未发现明显畸形.结论 紫茎泽兰醇提取物具有一定胚胎毒性,无明显致畸作用.%Objective To study the teratogenicity of Euratorium adenophorwn spreng extract in rats. Methods According to toxicological test methods of pesticides for registration,the pregnant rats were divided into 5 groups;three Euratorium adenophorwn spreng extract dosage groups(1000,500,200 mg/kg) .negative control group and positive control group(300 mg/kg aspirin). Euratorium adenophorum spreng extract and aspirin were given orally from 6th to 16th day of gestation. The pregnant rats were sacrificed on the 20th day of gestation. Embryonic and fetal developmental parameters were surveyed. The appearance, viscera and skeleton of the fetuses were examined. Results Absorbed fetus rate in moderate and high dose groups was 7. 62% and 15. 08% .showing obvious increases compared with negative control group. There was no difference in the rate of fetal mortality and weight gain in all treated and negative control group. The weight, body length and tail length showed no significant difference between the treated groups and negative control group. Euratorium adenophorum spreng extract didn' t induce obvious

  16. Screening of plants acting against Heterometrus laoticus scorpion venom activity on fibroblast cell lysis.

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    Uawonggul, Nunthawun; Chaveerach, Arunrat; Thammasirirak, Sompong; Arkaravichien, Tarinee; Chuachan, Chattong; Daduang, Sakda

    2006-01-16

    The aqueous extracts of 64 plant species, listed as animal- or insect-bite antidotes in old Thai drug recipes were screened for their activity against fibroblast cell lysis after Heterometrus laoticus scorpion venom treatment. The venom was preincubated with plant extract for 30 min and furthered treated to confluent fibroblast cells for 30 min. More than 40% efficiency (test/control) was obtained from cell treatment with venom preincubated with extracts of Andrographis paniculata Nees (Acanthaceae), Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn. (Lecythidaceae), Calamus sp. (Palmae), Clinacanthus nutans Lindau (Acanthaceae), Euphorbia neriifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae), Ipomoea aquatica Forssk (Convolvulaceae), Mesua ferrea L. (Guttiferae), Passiflora laurifolia L. (Passifloraceae), Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (Labiatae), Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae), Rumex sp. (Polygonaceae) and Sapindus rarak DC. (Sapindaceae), indicating that they had a tendency to be scorpion venom antidotes. However, only Andrographis paniculata and Barringtonia acutangula extracts provided around 50% viable cells from extract treatments without venom preincubation. These two plant extracts are expected to be scorpion venom antidotes with low cytotoxicity. PMID:16169172

  17. Comparative study of the assay of Artemia salina L. and the estimate of the medium lethal dose (LD50 value) in mice, to determine oral acute toxicity of plant extracts.

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    Logarto Parra, A; Silva Yhebra, R; Guerra Sardiñas, I; Iglesias Buela, L

    2001-09-01

    Artemia salina L. (Artemiidae), the brine shrimp larva, is an invertebrate used in the alternative test to determine toxicity of chemical and natural products. In this study the Medium Lethal Concentrations (LC50 value) of 20 plant extracts, Aloe vera (L.) Burm. F. (Aloeaceae), Artemisia absinthium L. (Asteraceae); Citrus aurantium L. (Rutaceae); Cymbopogon citratus (DC. Ex Nees) Stapf (Poaceae); Datura stramonium L. (Solanaceae); Justicia pectoralis Jacq. (Acanthaceae); Musa x paradisiaca L. (Musaceae); Ocimum basilicum L.; O. gratissimum L.; O. tenuiflorum L. (Lamiaceae); Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. (Myrtaceae); Piper auritum Kunth (Piperaceae); Plantago major L. (Plantaginaceae); Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (Lamiaceae); Ruta graveolens L. (Rutaceae); Senna alata (L.) Roxb. (Fabaceae); Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl (Verbenaceae); and Thuja occidentalis L. (Cupressaceae), were determined using Artemia salina L. (Artemiidae), with the objective of relating the results to the LD50 values reported in mice (tested at three concentrations: 10, 100, and 1000 microg/mL, for each extract). We found good correlation between the in vivo and the in vitro tests (r = 0.85 p < 0.05), and this method is a useful tool for predicting oral acute toxicity in plant extracts. PMID:11695884

  18. Screening of medicinal plants for induction of somatic segregation activity in Aspergillus nidulans.

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    Ramos Ruiz, A; De la Torre, R A; Alonso, N; Villaescusa, A; Betancourt, J; Vizoso, A

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    Knowledge about mutagenic properties of plants commonly used in traditional medicine is limited. A screening for genotoxic activity was carried out in aqueous or alcoholic extracts prepared from 13 medicinal plants widely used as folk medicine in Cuba: Lepidium virginicum L. (Brassicaceae): Plantago major L. and Plantago lanceolata L. (Plantaginaceae); Ortosiphon aristatus Blume, Mentha x piperita L., Melissa officinalis L. and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (Lamiaceae); Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf (Poaceae); Passiflora incarnata L. (Passifloraceae); Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae); Piper auritum HBK. (Piperaceae); Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardeaceae) and Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae). A plate incorporation assay with Aspergillus nidulans was employed, allowing detection of somatic segregation as a result of mitotic crossing-over, chromosome malsegregation or clastogenic effects. Aspergillus nidulans D-30, a well-marked strain carrying four recessive mutations for conidial color in heterozygosity, which permitted the direct visual detection of segregants, was used throughout this study. As a result, only in the aqueous extract of one of the plants screened (Momordica charantia) a statistical significant increase in the frequency of segregant sectors per colony was observed, and consequently, a genotoxic effect is postulated. PMID:8771452

  19. Effect of Extraction Solvents and Drying Methods on the Physicochemical and Antioxidant Properties of Helicteres hirsuta Lour. Leaves

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    Hong Ngoc Thuy Pham

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    Full Text Available Helicteres hirsuta Lour. (H. hirsuta L. is widely distributed in southeast Asian countries and has been used traditionally as a medicinal plant. However, optimal conditions for preparation of dried materials for further processing and suitable solvents for the extraction of bioactive compounds have not been investigated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different extraction solvents and different drying conditions on the physicochemical properties and antioxidant capacity of the H. hirsuta L. leaves. The results showed that both extraction solvents and drying conditions had a significant impact on physicochemical and antioxidant properties of H. hirsuta L. leaves. Among the five solvents investigated, water could extract the highest level of solid content and phenolic compounds, whereas methanol was more effective for obtaining flavonoids and saponins than other solvents. The leaves dried under either hot-air drying at 80 °C (HAD80, or vacuum drying at 50 °C (VD50 yielded the highest amount of total phenolic compounds (7.77 and 8.33 mg GAE/g, respectively and total flavonoid content (5.79 and 4.62 mg CE/g, respectively, and possessed the strongest antioxidant power, while leaves dried using infrared drying at 30 °C had the lowest levels of bioactive compounds. Phenolic compounds including flavonoids had a strong correlation with antioxidant capacity. Therefore, HAD80 and VD50 are recommended for the preparation of dried H. hirsuta L. leaves. Water and methanol are suggested solvents to be used for extraction of phenolic compounds and saponins from H. hirsuta L. leaves for the potential application in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries.

  20. Assessment of physical vulnerability of buildings and analysis of landslide risk at the municipal scale - application to the Loures municipality, Portugal

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    Guillard-Gonçalves, C.; Zêzere, J. L.; Pereira, S.; Garcia, R. A. C.

    2015-09-01

    This study offers a semi-quantitative assessment of the physical vulnerability of buildings to landslides in the Loures municipality, as well as an analysis of the landslide risk computed as the product of the vulnerability by the economic value of the buildings and by the landslide hazard. The physical vulnerability assessment, which was based on a questionnaire sent to a pool of Portuguese and European researchers, and the assessment of the subjectivity of their answers are innovative contributions of this work. The generalization of the vulnerability to the smallest statistical subsection was validated by changing the map unit and applying the vulnerability to all the buildings of a test site (approximately 800 buildings), which were inventoried during fieldwork. The economic value of the buildings of the Loures municipality was calculated using an adaptation of the Portuguese Tax Services formula. The hazard was assessed by combining the susceptibility of the slopes, the spatio-temporal probability and the frequency-magnitude relationship of the landslide. Finally, the risk was mapped for different landslide magnitudes and different spatio-temporal probabilities. The highest landslide risk was found for the landslide with a depth of 3 m in the landslide body, and a height of 1m in the landslide foot.

  1. Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract mediated synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles and its control of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm and blood sucking mosquito larvae

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    Vijayakumar, S.; Vinoj, G.; Malaikozhundan, B.; Shanthi, S.; Vaseeharan, B.

    2015-02-01

    In this study, zinc oxide nanoparticles were biologically synthesized using the leaf extract of Plectranthus amboinicus (Pam-ZnO NPs). The synthesized Pam-ZnO NPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectrophotometer, FTIR, TEM and XRD analysis. TEM analysis of Pam-ZnO NPs showed the average size of about 20-50 nm. Pam-ZnO NPs control the growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilms (MRSA ATCC 33591) at the concentration of 8-10 μg/ml. Confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) images revealed that Pam-ZnO NPs strongly inhibited the biofilm forming ability of S. aureus. In addition, Pam-ZnO NPs showed 100% mortality of fourth instar mosquito larvae of Anopheles stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex tritaeniorhynchus at the concentration of 8 and 10 μg/ml. The histopathological studies of Pam-ZnO NPs treated A. stephensi and C. quinquefasciatus larvae revealed the presence of damaged cells and tissues in the mid-gut. The damaged tissues suffered major changes including rupture and disintegration of epithelial layer and cellular vacuolization. The present study conclude that Pam-ZnO NPs showed effective control of S. aureus biofilms and mosquito larvae by damaging the mid gut cells.

  2. 细叶美女樱的栽培及应用研究%Studies on the Cultivation and its Application of Verbena tenera spreng

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    宋良红

    2003-01-01

    @@ 细叶美女樱(verbena tenera Spreng)马鞭草科,马鞭草属,原产于巴西、秘鲁和乌拉圭等美洲热带地区,我国的北京、上海等地有引种栽培.自1992年春季首次从北京市农林科学院引入郑州市后,我们对其进行了物候观测、栽培试验和应用研究,总结出了细叶美女樱在郑州地区的栽培管理要点,同时大量推广应用,取得了良好的效益.

  3. Tissue Culture and Rapid Propagation of Verbena rigida Spreng%直立美人樱的组织培养与快速繁殖

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    杨军方; 李大力; 郑换男; 杨成丽

    2009-01-01

    @@ 1 植物名称直立美人樱(Verbena rigida Spreng),又名美女樱、铺地锦、四季绣球等. 2 材料类别带腋芽的茎段. 3 培养条件(1)芽诱导培养基:MS+6-BA 2.0 mg·L~(-1)(单位下同)+NAA 0.3;(2)增殖培养基:MS+6-BA3.0+NAA 1.0:(3)生根培养基:1/2MS+NAA 0.5.以上培养基均添加3%蔗糖和0.7%琼脂,pH 5.8~6.0.

  4. Factors affecting in vitro seed germination and shoot multiplication of a pitcher plant (Nepenthes mirabilis (Lour. Druce

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Mature seeds of a pitcher plant (Nepenthes mirabilis (Lour. Druce were cultured in liquid and solid MS medium (Murashige and Skoog, 1962 supplemented with BA (6-benzyladenine at 1, 3 or 5 mg/l or withcoconut water (20% v/v. The cultures were incubated under light and dark conditions. Seeds germinated only under light incubation and BA supplemented to both types of media, and solid medium with 3 mg/l BAresulted the highest seed germination (26% with good development of seedlings. On the contrary, the addition of coconut water to the basal medium produced poor seed germination and seedling growth. Moreover,all cultures in liquid medium terminated their growth after 6 weeks of culture. Young seedlings were subsequently transferred to fresh media of the same treatments after 15 weeks of seed culture. Multipleshoots were proliferated in all levels of BA after 6 weeks of transferring and more shoots were produced as BA level was increased. However, at high BA level of 5 mg/l, rosetting of shoots occurred while lowering BA level to 3 mg/l, fewer shoots were produced but they were vigorous, larger shoots with complete leaves. Rootdevelopment finally occurred in all BA treatments except the addition of coconut water.To evaluate the potential of shoot multiplication in different strengths of MS macromutrient, two types of explants, viz. shoot explants and stem explants (both approx. 1.5 cm long from in vitro seedlings,were cultured on full-strength MS macronutrient medium, 1/2 MS, 1/4 MS and 1/8 MS medium. Following 16 weeks of culture, shoot production (number/ explant increased in both explant types as the macronutrientstrength decreased. However, when lowering to 1/8 MS, the fewest shoots were produced and exhibited nutrient deficiency of leaf chlorosis. The optimum strength of MS macronutrient for the maximumproduction of normal shoots with complete leaves was 1/2 MS medium while 1/4 MS medium produced the highest shoot number from stem explants but

  5. Comparison of Compositions and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils from Chemically Stimulated Agarwood, Wild Agarwood and Healthy Aquilaria sinensis (Lour. Gilg Trees

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    Full Text Available The composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils which were obtained from agarwood originated from Aquilaria sinensis (Lour. Gilg stimulated by the chemical method (S1 were characterized, taking wild agarwood (S2 and healthy trees (S3 respectively as the positive and negative controls. The chemical composition of S1 was investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS. The essential oil of S1 showed a similar composition to that of S2, being rich in sesquiterpenes and aromatic constituents. However, the essential oil of S3 was abundant in fatty acids and alkanes. Essential oils of S1 and S2 had better inhibition activities towards Bacillus subtilis and Staphyloccus aureus, compared with essential oil of S3. Escherichia coli was not sensitive to any of them.

  6. Levantamento do geopatrimónio no concelho de Loures e definição de percursos geoturísticos

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    O presente trabalho, sob a forma de Relatório de Estágio, constitui a fase final do Mestrado de Geografia Física e Ordenamento do Território e teve como objeto de estudo o levantamento do geopatrimónio do Município de Loures e posterior criação de percursos geoturísticos. Para tal, foi indispensável a discussão de alguns conceitos como geodiversidade, geopatrimónio, geossítio, património geomorfológico, geomorfossítio, geoconservação, geoturismo e pedestrianismo. Foram estabelecidas metodo...

  7. Effect of Essential Oil of Attarasa Leaves (Litsea Cubeba Lour. Pers) on Physico-Mechanical and Microstructural Properties Of Breadfruit Starch-Alginate Edible Film

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    Research on preparation of edible film from breadfruit starch and alginate incorporated with essential oil of attarasa leaves (Litsea cubeba Lour Pers.) has been done. The film was evaluated of their thickness, tensile strength, elongation at break, water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) and microstructural properties by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Incorporation of the oil increased thickness of film from 0.033 mm to 0.036 mm, tensile strength from 32.8 to 37.0 MPa, elongation at break from 48.92 % to 50.43 % but water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) decreased from 142.9 g/ m2.hour to 120.3 g/ m2.hour. However SEM analysis showed that the surface microstructural of the film was more rough and solid compare with film without incorporation of essential oil. (author)

  8. Assessment of physical vulnerability of buildings and analysis of landslide risk at the municipal scale: application to the Loures municipality, Portugal

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    Guillard-Gonçalves, C.; Zêzere, J. L.; Pereira, S.; Garcia, R. A. C.

    2016-02-01

    This study offers a semi-quantitative assessment of the physical vulnerability of buildings to landslides in a Portuguese municipality (Loures), as well as the quantitative landslide risk analysis computed as the product of the landslide hazard by the vulnerability and the economic value of the buildings. The hazard was assessed by combining the spatiotemporal probability and the frequency-magnitude relationship of the landslides. The physical vulnerability assessment was based on an inquiry of a pool of European landslide experts and a sub-pool of landslide experts who know the study area, and the answers' variability was assessed with standard deviation. The average vulnerability of the basic geographic entities was compared by changing the map unit and applying the vulnerability to all the buildings of a test site, the inventory of which was listed on the field. The economic value was calculated using an adaptation of the Portuguese Tax Services approach, and the risk was computed for different landslide magnitudes and different spatiotemporal probabilities. As a rule, the vulnerability values given by the sub-pool of experts who know the study area are higher than those given by the European experts, namely for the high-magnitude landslides. The obtained vulnerabilities vary from 0.2 to 1 as a function of the structural building types and the landslide magnitude, and are maximal for 10 and 20 m landslide depths. However, the highest risk was found for the landslides that are 3 m deep, because these landslides combine a relatively high frequency in the Loures municipality with a substantial potential damage.

  9. Wood anatomy of Mollinedia glabra (Spreng. Perkins (Monimiaceae in two Restinga Vegetation Formations at Rio das Ostras, RJ, Brazil

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    Fernanda da S. Novaes

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aimed to characterize the anatomical structure of the wood of specimens of Mollinedia glabra (Spreng. Perkins growing in two contiguous formations of restinga vegetation at Praia Virgem, in the municipality of Rio das Ostras, RJ. Both the Open Palmae (OPS and the Sandy Strip Closed Shrub (SSCS formations are found in coastal regions that receive between 1,100 and 1,300 mm of rainfall per year. Sapwood samples were collected in both formations. Typical anatomical features for this species include: solitary vessels, radial multiples or clusters elements, that are circular to angular in outline, 5-15 barred scalarifor perforation plates, ood parenchya scanty, septate fiber-tracheids, and wide multiseriate rays with prismatic crystals. Statistical analyses indicated a significant increase in the frequency of vessel elements and an increase in fiber-tracheid diameters in OPS individuals. These characteristics are considered structural adaptations to increased water needs caused by a greater exposure to sunlight. Continuous pruning may be responsible for the tyloses observed in OPS plants. The greater lengths and higher frequencies of the rays in SSCS trees ay be due to the greater diaeters of their branches. ur results suggest that . glabra develops structural adaptations to the restinga micro-environmental variations during its development.Este trabalho objetiva caracterizar a estrutura anatômica do lenho de Mollinedia glabra, ocorrente em duas formações vegetais contíguas na restinga da Praia Virgem, município de Rio das Ostras, RJ. Essas formações Arbustiva Aberta de Pal-mae (AAP e Arbustiva Fechada do Cordão Arenoso (AFCA estão sobre cordão arenoso e recebem precipitações anuais de 1.100-1.300 mm. Foram obtidas amostras do lenho das duas forações. São características anatôicas gerais da espécie: elementos de vasos solitários, em arranjos radiais ou cachos, de seção de circular a angular; placa de perfuração es

  10. Study on the Technology for Extracting Flavonoids in Tamarix chinensis Lour by Macroporous Resin%大孔树脂纯化柽柳总黄酮工艺的研究

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    沈广志; 金艳霞; 于春光

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the conditions for isolating and purifying flavonoids in Tamarix chinensis Lour by D-101 type of niacroporous adsorption resin. Methods The total flavonoids in Tamarix chinensis Lour was taken as a reference index. The sample volume, adsorption time, eluting velocity, ethanol concentration and pH value of the sample solution were investigated. Results The optimum conditions for isolating and purifying flavonoids in Tamarix chinensis Lour by D-101 type of macroporous adsorption resin were as follows; pH = 6-7, 15 mL sample of the original liquid, adsorption time of 30 min, 70% ethanol as an eluting reagent, and an eluting velocity of 3 BV ? H-1. Conclusion D-101 macroporous adsorptive resin can effectively isolate and purify total flavones from Tamarix chinensis Lour.%目的 研究D-101大孔吸附树脂分离纯化柽柳总黄酮的工艺条件.方法 以柽柳总黄酮为指标,对上样量、吸附时间、洗脱速度、乙醇浓度和上样药液pH进行考察.结果 大孔树脂分离柽柳总黄酮的最佳工艺条件为上样量15 mL,pH 6~7,吸附30 min,流速3 BV·h-1,乙醇浓度70%,乙醇用量3 BV.结论 D-101大孔吸附树脂能有效分离纯化柽柳总黄酮.

  11. Test Study on the Qualitative Identification of Chemical Components of Tinospora sinensis(Lour.)Merr.%宽筋藤化学成分定性鉴别的试验研究

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    吴凤荣; 曾聪彦; 胡玉良

    2015-01-01

    目的:考察岭南特色药材宽筋藤所含的化学成分。方法采用试管试验法,对宽筋藤的水、95%乙醇、石油醚提取物进行系统化学实验研究,通过多种显色剂和指示剂的颜色反应或沉淀反应,初步推断宽筋藤中可能含有的化学成分。结果经过系统溶剂预试验研究,提示宽筋藤中可能含有氨基酸、鞣质、有机酸、多糖、香豆素、醌类、强心苷、生物碱、甾体类等化学成分。结论宽筋藤中含有多种生物活性成分,值得进深入研究和开发。%Objective To investigate the chemical components of Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. , the special herbal material in Lingnan region. Methods The tube test method was adopted for the systematic chemical laboratory research on Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. with water,95% ethyl alcohol and petrole-um ether extract separately. Through the color reaction or precipitation reaction with a variety of chromogenic agents and indicators,the potential chemical components of Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. were analyzed. Results After solvent preliminary test study,it was suggested that amino acides,tannins,organic acides,pol-ysaccharides,coumarin,quinones,cardiac glycosides,alkaloids and sterioids were probably contained. Con-clusion Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. contains many biological active components. A deeper study and exploration are required.

  12. 宽筋藤化学成分定性鉴别的试验研究%Test Study on the Qualitative Identification of Chemical Components of Tinospora sinensis(Lour.)Merr.

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    吴凤荣; 曾聪彦; 胡玉良

    2015-01-01

    目的:考察岭南特色药材宽筋藤所含的化学成分。方法采用试管试验法,对宽筋藤的水、95%乙醇、石油醚提取物进行系统化学实验研究,通过多种显色剂和指示剂的颜色反应或沉淀反应,初步推断宽筋藤中可能含有的化学成分。结果经过系统溶剂预试验研究,提示宽筋藤中可能含有氨基酸、鞣质、有机酸、多糖、香豆素、醌类、强心苷、生物碱、甾体类等化学成分。结论宽筋藤中含有多种生物活性成分,值得进深入研究和开发。%Objective To investigate the chemical components of Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. , the special herbal material in Lingnan region. Methods The tube test method was adopted for the systematic chemical laboratory research on Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. with water,95% ethyl alcohol and petrole-um ether extract separately. Through the color reaction or precipitation reaction with a variety of chromogenic agents and indicators,the potential chemical components of Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. were analyzed. Results After solvent preliminary test study,it was suggested that amino acides,tannins,organic acides,pol-ysaccharides,coumarin,quinones,cardiac glycosides,alkaloids and sterioids were probably contained. Con-clusion Tinospora sinensis(Lour. )Merr. contains many biological active components. A deeper study and exploration are required.

  13. Semi-quantitative assessment of the physical vulnerability of buildings for the landslide risk analysis. A case study in the Loures municipality, Lisbon district, Portugal

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    Guillard-Gonçalves, Clémence; Zêzere, José Luis; Pereira, Susana; Garcia, Ricardo

    2016-04-01

    The physical vulnerability of the buildings of Loures (a Portuguese municipality) to landslides was assessed, and the landslide risk was computed as the product of the landslide hazard by the vulnerability and the market economic value of the buildings. First, the hazard was assessed by combining the spatio-temporal probability and the frequency-magnitude relationship of the landslides, which was established by plotting the probability of a landslide area. The susceptibility of deep-seated and shallow landslides was assessed by a bi-variate statistical method and was mapped. The annual and multiannual spatio-temporal probabilities were estimated, providing a landslide hazard model. Then, an assessment of buildings vulnerability to landslides, based on an inquiry of a pool of landslide European experts, was developed and applied to the study area. The inquiry was based on nine magnitude scenarios and four structural building types. A sub-pool of the landslide experts who know the study area was extracted from the pool, and the variability of the answers coming from the pool and the sub-pool was assessed with standard deviation. Moreover, the average vulnerability of the basic geographic entities was compared by changing the map unit and applying the vulnerability to all the buildings of a test site (included in the study area), the inventory of which was listed on the field. Next, the market economic value of the buildings was calculated using an adaptation of the Portuguese Tax Services approach. Finally, the annual and multiannual landslide risk was computed for the nine landslide magnitude scenarios and different spatio-temporal probabilities by multiplying the potential loss (Vulnerability × Economic Value) by the hazard probability. As a rule, the vulnerability values given by the sub-pool of experts who know the study area are higher than those given by the European experts, namely for the high magnitude landslides. The obtained vulnerabilities vary from 0

  14. Atividade antioxidante e toxicidade preliminar do extrato e frações obtidas das folhas e cascas do caule de Dasyphyllum tomentosum (Spreng. Cabrera

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    Full Text Available Dasyphyllum tomentosum (Spreng. Cabrera, açucará ou espinho-de-agulha, pertence à família Asteraceae, a qual compreende muitas espécies com propriedades terapêuticas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar extratos e frações de folhas e de cascas do caule de D. tomentosum, com relação as atividade antioxidante, citotóxica e hemolítica em testes in vitro. Todas as amostras apresentaram atividade antioxidante pelo método de inibição de DPPH, com destaque para a fração acetato de etila obtida das folhas cuja atividade foi comparável à dos padrões ácido ascórbico e rutina. Com relação à redução do complexo fosfomolibdênio, observou-se que esta mesma fração foi semelhante somente a rutina enquanto a fração obtida das cascas do caule apresentou resultado superior. Não foi observada atividade citotóxica e hemolítica frente aos modelos utilizados com os extratos e frações. Os resultados obtidos demonstram o potencial antioxidante da espécie sem apresentar toxicidade.

  15. Investigations on Leucas cephalotes (Roth.) Spreng. for inhibition of LPS-induced pro-inflammatory mediators in murine macrophages and in rat model

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    Patel, Neeraj K.; Khan, Mohd. Shahid; Bhutani, Kamlesh K.

    2015-01-01

    Silica gel column chromatography fractionation of the dichloromethane extract (LCD) of Leucas cephalotes (Roth.) Spreng. led to the isolation of five compounds namely β-sitosterol (1) + stigmasterol (2), lupeol (3), oleanolic acid (4) and laballenic acid (5). Also, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of sub-fraction (LCD-F1) of this extract showed the presence of eleven (6-16) compounds. In addition to this, 3-5 and LCD-F1 were evaluated for lipopolysachharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-1β production in RAW 264.7 and J774A.1 cells. Results directed that 4 and 5 were found to inhibit these mediators at half maximal inhibitory concentration of 17.12 to 57.20 μM while IC50 for LCD-F1 was found to be 15.56 to 31.71 μg/mL. Furthermore, LCD at a dose of 50, 100 and 400 mg/Kg was found to reduce significantly LPS induced tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-1β production in female Sprague Dawley (SD) rats. All the results findings evoked that the anti-inflammatory effects of Leucas cephalotes is partially mediated through the suppression of pro-inflammatory mediators and hence can be utilized for the development of anti-inflammatory candidates. PMID:26535039

  16. Impact of Precooling and Controlled-Atmosphere Storage on γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Accumulation in Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) Fruit.

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    Zhou, Molin; Ndeurumio, Kessy H; Zhao, Lei; Hu, Zhuoyan

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    Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) fruit cultivars 'Chuliang' and 'Shixia' were analyzed for γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) accumulation after precooling and in controlled-atmosphere storage. Fruit were exposed to 5% O2 plus 3%, 5%, or 10% CO2 at 4 °C, and GABA and associated enzymes, aril firmness, and pericarp color were measured. Aril softening and pericarp browning were delayed by 5% CO2 + 5% O2. GABA concentrations and glutamate decarboxylase (GAD; EC 4.1.1.15) activities declined during storage at the higher-CO2 treatments. However, GABA aminotransferase (GABA-T; EC 2.6.1.19) activities in elevated CO2-treated fruit fluctuated during storage. GABA concentrations increased after precooling treatments. GAD activity and GABA-T activity were different between cultivars after precooling. GABA concentrations in fruit increased after 3 days of 10% CO2 + 5% O2 treatment and then declined as storage time increased. GABA accumulation was associated with stimulation of GAD activity rather than inhibition of GABA-T activity. PMID:27412947

  17. Toksisitas Akut per Oral Ekstrak Etanol Daun Dewa (Gynura pseudochina (Lour. DC terhadap Kondisi Lambung Tikus Jantan dan Betina Galur Wistar

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    Full Text Available Acute oral toxicity is the adverse effects occurring within a short time of oral administration of a single dose of a substance or multiple doses given within 24 hours through body’s organs. Gastrointestinal tract potentially influenced by toxic materials exposure, shown as gastric erosion and ulcer. This is an acute oral toxicity experimental research, held in Pharmacology laboratorium of Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital on July–September 2009. This research aims to determine ethanol extract of Dewa leaf acute toxicity to gaster by measuring ulcer index of ethanol extract of Dewa leaf (Gynura pseudochina (Lour. DC in Wistar rats. This research approached with 3R (reduction, refinement and replacement to overcome negative impact. Ulcer index determined by ulcer’s quantity and diameter due to rats necropsy at 15th day, and histopathology examined. The results are statistically analyzed using Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and then continued with one sample T-test on Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS for windows version 13.0, at 95% confidence interval level. Ulcer index significantly different between control group and ethanol extract of Dewa leaf group dose >1.625 g/kgBB (p1.625 g/kgBB.

  18. CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITY OF N-HEXANE, CHLOROFORM AND CARBON TETRACHLORIDE FRACTIONS OF THE ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF LEAVES AND STEMS OF BACCAUREA RAMIFLORA (LOUR..

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    Apurba Sarker Apu et al.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to find out the cytotoxic activity of the n-hexane, chloroform and carbon tetrachloride fractions of the ethanolic extracts of the leaves and stems of Baccaurea ramiflora (Lour.. Ethanolic extracts of the leaves and stems of Baccaurea ramiflora were subjected to solvent-solvent partitioning using n-hexane, chloroform and carbon tetrachloride to obtain n-hexane leaves fraction, chloroform leaves fraction, n-hexane stems fraction, chloroform stems fraction and carbon tetrachloride stems fraction. Each fraction was assayed for their cytotoxic effect using brine shrimp lethality bioassay. Among the fractions, the n-hexane fractions of leaves and stems showed significant cytotoxic effects having LC50 values of 7.79 µg/ml (95% confidence interval 6.48-9.37 and 5.78 µg/ml (95% confidence interval 4.76-6.99 respectively as compared to vincristine sulfate (LC50= 2.81 µg/ml (95% confidence interval 1.97-4.01 which was used as positive control. The results support the traditional uses of B. ramiflora for various medicinal purposes and thus demand the isolation and identification of active principles and thorough bioassay.

  19. Genetic Diversity and Genetic Structure of Different Types of Natural Populations in Osmanthus fragrans Lour. and the Relationships with Sex Ratio, Population Structure, and Geographic Isolation

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    Hu, Shaoqing; Wu, Shuai; Wang, Yiguang; Zhang, Yuanyan

    2014-01-01

    Osmanthus fragrans Lour., an evergreen small tree, has the rare sexual system of androdioecy (coexistence of males and hermaphrodites), once with wide-spread natural distribution in the areas of the South Yangzi river basin. However, due to excessive human utilization, natural distribution became fragmented and the number and size of natural populations reduced sharply. With four different types of natural populations from the same region as research object, we aim to provide a comparative analysis on the relationships among genetic diversity, sexual system, population structure and size, and geographic isolation by ISSR. In genetic parameters of Ne, He, and I, the LQGC population had the highest value and the LQZGQ population had the lowest value. These indicated that LQGC population showed the highest genetic diversity, followed by QDH and JN population, and LQZGQ population exhibited the lowest genetic diversity. Genetic diversity in populations is closely related to population structure, reproduction mode, and sex ratio. However, there seems to be no obvious correlation between genetic diversity and population size. The results of AMOVA showed that genetic variations mostly occurred within populations. It indicates that no significant genetic differentiation among populations occurs, and geographic isolation has no significant effect on genetic diversity. PMID:25436228

  20. Initial Studies on NPK Nutrients Absorption of Melastoma dodecandrum Lour under Artificial Cultivation%地稔人工栽培的氮磷钾养分吸收特性初探

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    邱才飞; 彭春瑞; 刘光荣; 钱银飞; 邵彩虹; 谢江; 邓国强

    2012-01-01

    Melastoma dodecandrum Lou is a multi-purpose wild plant. Finding out the needed fertilizer characteristics is a key to success for artificial cultivation. Effect of N, P and K to Melastoma dodecandrum Lour growth and nutrient distribution under artificial cultivation was studied in this paper. The results showed that N, P, K can effectively increase Melastoma dodecandrum Lour's branch umber, leaf number, leaf size, flowering capacity, fruit number and dry mater quantity. N fertilizer is the most effective, followed by K and P fertilizer. The study also founds that coordinated application of 3 elements can promote the absorption of each element, and the growth of Melastoma dodecandrum Lour. The cooperative effect of nutrients was NPK > NK > NP > PK.%地稔为野生多用途植物,摸清地稔的需肥特性是决定地稔人工栽培能否成功的关键,研究了在地稔人工栽培中N、P、K三要素对地稔的生长状况及植株养分分配的影响.结果显示:N、P、K均可以有效增加地稔的分枝数、叶片数、叶面积、开花量、结果数和干物量,且以N肥效果最明显,其次是K和P肥,研究还发现三元素间配合施用具有相互促进吸收的作用,对促进地稔生长的效果更加明显,且养分配合效果大小依次是NPK> NK> NP> PK.

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng. Through Alteration in Production of TNF-α, ROS and Expression of Certain Genes

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    Ashim K. Chakravarty

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Search for a novel anti-inflammatory agent from a herbal source, such as Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng., a plant from the Eastern Himalayas, is of prime interest in the present investigation. Inflammation causes tissue destruction and development of diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and so forth. The ethanolic leaf extract of E. adenophorum (EEA was administered intravenously and in other cases topically at the site of delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH reaction in mouse foot paw induced with dinitrofluorobenzene. EEA can effectively inhibit DTH reaction and bring back normalcy to the paw much earlier than the controls. Efficacy of EEA on regulatory mechanisms for inflammation has also been considered. Intravenous administration of EEA increased the number of CD4+ T cells in spleen and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α in serum of DTH mice. Initially it was difficult to reconcile with the anti-inflammatory role of EEA and simultaneous induction of TNF-α, an established pro-inflammatory cytokine. EEA induces higher expression of TNF-α gene and amount of the cytokine in serum. We discussed the other role of TNF-α, its involvement in repairing tissue damage incurred in course of inflammatory reaction. EEA also induces TGF-β encoding a cytokine involved in tissue repair mechanism. EEA inhibits expression of another pro-inflammatory cytokine gene IL-1β and downregulates cycloxygenase 2 (COX2 gene responsible for metabolism of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins. Furthermore, anti-inflammatory role of EEA is also revealed through its inhibition of hydroxyl radical generation. Notably EEA does not necessarily affect the expression of other inflammation-related genes such as IL-6, IL-10 and IKK. The present study reports and analyzes for the first time the anti-inflammatory property of the leaf extract of E. adenophorum.

  2. Avaliação do efeito de polietilenoglicóis no perfil de extratos de Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae, e Passiflora edulis Sims, Passifloraceae Evaluation of PEG effects on the extracts obtaining from Passiflora edulis Sims, Passifloraceae, and Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae

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    Jorge de Medeiros

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Os polietilenoglicóis (PEG são polímeros hidrossolúveis capazes de reduzir a constante dielétrica de solventes como a água, e assim são utilizados como cossolventes para solubilização de diferentes fármacos. Atualmente, o PEG tem sido empregado satisfatoriamente na obtenção de extratos de matérias-primas vegetais por favorecer a extração de substâncias com polaridades semelhantes às extraídas pelos solventes hidroetanólicos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da concentração e da massa molar de PEG (400 e 4000 g/mol sobre a extração de flavonoides totais a partir de Passiflora edulis Sims, Passifloraceae, (maracujá e de cumarina a partir da Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae, (guaco. Este estudo revelou que o aumento da concentração de PEG promoveu um aumento na capacidade extrativa de flavonoides totais e cumarina a partir da Passiflora edulis e Mikania glomerata respectivamente, comportamento atribuído a alterações da constante dielétrica. Apesar de elevar a capacidade extrativa, os líquidos extratores contendo PEG exigiram elevada relação planta:solvente para alcançar teores extrativos semelhante ao solvente hidroetanólico utilizado, com exceção da extração de flavonoides totais com PEG 4000 g/mol a partir da Passilfora edulis.Polyethylene glycols (PEG are hydrosoluble polymers able to reducing dielectric constant of solvents like water and thus are used as cosolvents to enhance the aqueous solubility of several drugs. Actually, the PEG have been successful applied to obtain extracts of plant raw material once can facilitate the extraction of substances with polarities similar to those extracted by hydroethanol solvents. In this study, the objective was to evaluate the effect of PEG concentration and molecular weight (400 and 4000 g/mol on the extraction of total flavonoids from Passiflora edulis Sims, Passifloraceae, and coumarin from Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae. The results

  3. Potential of Spectral Reflectance as Postharvest Classification Tool for Flower Development of Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica (L. Spreng. Potencial de la Reflectancia Espectral como Herramienta para la Clasificación Poscosecha del Desarrollo Floral en Cala (Zantedeschia aethiopica (L. Spreng.

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    Antonio J . Steidle Neto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Unsuitable postharvest management is one of the most serious problems that floriculture has to face. An option for reducing postharvest losses is to use automatic systems for flower sorting and classification, which yield consistent results, reduce costs and speed up these tasks. The objective of this work was show the potential of spectral reflectance to distinguish different postharvest development stages of calla lily flowers, Zantedeschia aethiopica (L. Spreng., aiming the use of this technology within automatic systems for flower classification. The measuring equipment was a spectrometer connected to a portable computer and configured for reflectance data acquisition in the 400 to 1000 nm range. Based on the results, it was verified a differentiation between the spectral reflectance curves of calla lily flowers, with gradual decreases on the measured values according to the increase of the senescence stages. Thus, the spectral reflectance has potential to be used in the development of automatic systems for postharvest classification of calla lily flowers.El manejo poscosecha inadecuado es uno de los problemas más serios que la floricultura tiene que enfrentar. Una opción para reducir las pérdidas poscosecha es emplear sistemas automáticos para ordenar y clasificar las flores, los cuales permiten resultados consistentes, reducen gastos y aceleran estas tareas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue demostrar el potencial de la reflectancia espectral para discriminar las diferentes fases de desarrollo poscosecha de flores de cala (Zantedeschia aethiopica [L.] Spreng., visando el uso de esta tecnología en sistemas automáticos para la clasificación de flores. El equipo de medición fue un espectrómetro conectado a un computador portátil y configurado para la adquisición de datos de reflectancia comprendidos en la región espectral de 400 a 1000 nm. Con base en los resultados, se constató una diferencia entre las curvas de reflectancia

  4. Estudio de la composición química de las semillas y aceites seminales de Ligustrum lucidum Ait y Ligustrum sinense Lour

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    Nolasco, S. M.

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    Full Text Available The fruits of Ligustrum lucidum Ait and Ligustrum sinense Lour were harvested in Olavarria (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentine. The seeds and extracted oils were analysed for characteristics and composition. The seed contained 8,7-10 and 10,7 % (dry basis, respectively. The physicochemical characteristics of the crude oils were: refractive index 1,4647 and 1,4640 (at 25ºC, iodine value 93,7 and 88,8, saponification index 167 and 154, unsaponifiable matter 11 and 18 %, and free fatty acid content of 4,8 and 9,2 (mg KOH/g, respectively. Gas chromatographic analysis of the oils revealed high levels of oleic acid (57,8 and 51,10%, about 25,1 and 29,6 % of saturated acids, respectively, most of them consisting of palmitic acid, but they have a significant content of acid of more than 18 atoms of carbon. The residual seed meals contained low level of crude protein and of available lysine (2.45, 3.65, g/16g N, respectively. Total and phytic acid phosphorous, calcium, ash, crude fiber, and polysaccharides (non presence of starch contents are reported.Frutos de Ligustrum lucidum Ait y Ligustrum sinense Lour fueron cosechados en Olavarría (provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina y sus semillas separadas en forma manual. Las semillas se agotaron con n-hexano, obteniendo los aceites crudos con rendimientos del 8,7-10% y 10,7 % (base seca, respectivamente. Los aceites crudos se examinaron en sus características fisicoquímicas (Índice de refracción: 1,4647 y 1,4640 (a 25ºC, Indice de iodo: 93,7 y 88,8, Indice de saponificación: 167 y 154, insaponificable: 11 y 18 %, Indice de acidez: 4,8 y 9,2 (mgKOH/g respectivamente. El análisis por cromatografía gaseosa de los ésteres metílicos reveló alto porcentaje de ácido oleico (57,8 y 51,1%, alrededor de un 25,1 y 29,6 % de ácidos saturados, respectivamente, predominando el ácido palmítico, pero con un significativo contenido de ácidos de más de 18 átomos de carbono. Las harinas residuales de

  5. Biosynthesis, Antibacterial Activity and Anticancer Effects Against Prostate Cancer (PC-3) Cells of Silver Nanoparticles Using Dimocarpus Longan Lour. Peel Extract.

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    He, Yan; Du, Zhiyun; Ma, Shijing; Cheng, Shupeng; Jiang, Sen; Liu, Yue; Li, Dongli; Huang, Huarong; Zhang, Kun; Zheng, Xi

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    Metal nanoparticles, particularly silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), are developing more important roles as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for cancers with the improvement of eco-friendly synthesis methods. This study demonstrates the biosynthesis, antibacterial activity, and anticancer effects of silver nanoparticles using Dimocarpus Longan Lour. peel aqueous extract. The AgNPs were characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscope (FTIR). The bactericidal properties of the synthesized AgNPs were observed via the agar dilution method and the growth inhibition test. The cytotoxicity effect was explored on human prostate cancer PC-3 cells in vitro by trypan blue assay. The expressions of phosphorylated stat 3, bcl-2, survivin, and caspase-3 were examined by Western blot analysis. The longan peel extract acted as a strong reducing and stabilizing agent during the synthesis. Water-soluble AgNPs of size 9-32 nm was gathered with a face-centered cubic structure. The AgNPs had potent bactericidal activities against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria with a dose-related effect. AgNPs also showed dose-dependent cytotoxicity against PC-3 cells through a decrease of stat 3, bcl-2, and survivin, as well as an increase in caspase-3. These findings confirm the bactericidal properties and explored a potential anticancer application of AgNPs for prostate cancer therapy. Further research should be focused on the comprehensive study of molecular mechanism and in vivo effects on the prostate cancer. PMID:27316741

  6. Molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis of the gene encoding 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase from Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg

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    Juan Liu; Yanhong Xu; Liang Liang; Jianhe Wei

    2015-06-01

    The major constituents of agarwood oils are sesquiterpenes that are obtained from isoprenoid precursors through the plastidial methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway and the cytosolic mevalonate pathway. In this study, a novel full-length cDNA of 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase (DXR), which was the second key enzyme in the plastid MEP pathway of sesquiterpenes biosynthesis was isolated from the stem of Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg by the methods of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) technique for the first time, and named as AsDXR. The full-length cDNA of AsDXR was 1768 bp, containing a 1437 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a polypeptide of 478 amino acids with a molecular weight of 51.859 kD and the theoretical isoelectric point of 6.29. Comparative and bioinformatic analysis of the deduced AsDXR protein showed extensive homology with DXRs from other plant species, especially Theobroma cacao and Gossypium barbadense, and contained a conserved transit peptide for plastids, and extended pro-rich region and a highly conserved NADPH-binding motif owned by all plant DXRs. Southern blot analysis indicated that AsDXR belonged to a small gene family. Tissue expression pattern analysis revealed that AsDXR expressed strongly in root and stem, but weakly in leaf. Additionally, AsDXR expression was found to be activated by exogenous elicitor of MeJA (methyl jasmonate). The contents of three sesquiterpenes ($\\alpha$-guaiene, $\\alpha$-humulene and $\\delta$-guaiene) were significantly induced by MeJA. This study enables us to further elucidate the role of AsDXR in the biosynthesis of agarwood sesquiterpenes in A. sinensis at the molecular level.

  7. Effect of the water extract of Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh.leaves on7,12-dimethylbenz [a] antracene induced female mice liver carcinogensis%Effect of the water extract of Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh.leaves on 7,12-dimethylbenz [a] antracene induced female mice liver carcinogensis

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    Adam Hermawan; Retno urwanti; Nina Artant; Edy Meiyanto

    2011-01-01

    Liver cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide.Recently,natural products were used widely as an alternative therapy for liver cancer.Previous study reported Macrosolen cochnichinensis (Lour.) Tiegh.that grows in the host star fruit inhibited breast cancer cells growth in vitro.This study aims to observe the effect of water extract of M.cochinchinensis leaves (MCE) on Balb/c mice hepatocyte after initiation of 7,12-dimethylbenz [a] anthracene (DMBA) as a liver cancer model inducer.The experiment consisted of four mice groups,corn oil solvent control group,the DMBA dose 20 mg/kgBW p.o.ten times twice a week,DMBA+MCE dose 250 mg/kgBW,and DMBA+MCE 750 mg/kgBW.Extract which was dissolved into 0.5% CMC-Na was administered daily by the oral route 1 week before,during and terminated 1 week after the DMBA induction.At the end of the study,rat livers were collected and stained with Haematoxyllene and Eosin (H&E) method.Administration of MCE could not inhibit hepatic carcinogenesis in DMBA-induced female mice.There was no difference in liver tissue histopathology profile between the extract treatment group and DMBA control group.

  8. Oxidação fenólica, tipo de explante e meios de cultura no estabelecimento in vitro de canafístula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub..

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    Josiana Scherer Bassan

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A canafístula, Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. é uma espécie florestal nativa e com ampla dispersão geográfica, desempenhando um papel pioneiro nas áreas abertas, em capoeiras e matas degradadas. Apresenta um rápido crescimento e se adapta facilmente, sendo muito recomendada para reflorestamento homogêneo. A madeira é utilizada em construções civis, indústria de móveis, construção naval e militar. A micropropagação é uma técnica utilizada com bastante sucesso, apresentando, entre outras vantagens, um rápido aumento no número de plantas geneticamente idênticas partindo de plantas selecionadas. Os objetivos do trabalho são avaliar a influência da luz no controle da oxidação fenólica dos explantes de canafístula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng., determinar o meio nutritivo e o tipo de explante mais adequado para o estabelecimento in vitro de canafístula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng.. Foram realizados dois experimentos. No primeiro, ápices caulinares foram cultivados em meio base MS a 25 ± 3°C, por 7 dias no escuro e, posteriormente, sob fotoperíodo de 16 horas de luz e intensidade luminosa de 20 μmol.m2.s-1, fornecida por lâmpada fluorescente branca durante 21 dias ou permaneceram na câmara de crescimento com exposição à luz durante todo o experimento. Foi empregado o delineamento inteiramente casualizado com cinco repetições contendo quatro unidades experimentais (UE. A oxidação fenólica foi observada após 21 dias de cultivo. Não ocorreu oxidação fenólica em nenhum dos tratamentos analisados. No segundo experimento, ápices caulinares e segmentos nodais foram cultivados em meio base MS e meio WPM. Os explantes foram mantidos em sala de crescimento com fotoperíodo de 16 horas de luz e intensidade luminosa de 20 μmol.m2.s-1, fornecidas por lâmpada fluorescente branca fria e temperatura de 25 ± 3°C. A UE foi composta por um frasco de vidro de 150 mL contendo 30 mL de meio nutritivo e um explante. O

  9. Avaliação in vivo do efeito hipocolesterolêmico e toxicológico preliminar do extrato bruto hidroalcoólico e decocção da Vitex megapotamica (Spreng Moldenke (V. montevidensis Cham. Evaluation of prospective hypocholesterolemic effect and preliminary toxicology of crude extract and decoction from Vitex megapotamica (Spreng Moldenke (V. montevidensis Cham. in vivo

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    Anna Paula Brandt

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available As doenças cardiovasculares (DC estão, de modo geral, associadas a elevados níveis séricos de lipídeos, atingindo homens e mulheres, sem distinção de idade. Entre as propriedades atribuídas pela medicina popular à Vitex megapotamica (Spreng Moldenke (V. montevidensis Cham -Tarumã estão a de reduzir os níveis séricos de colesterol e triglicerídeo. O principal objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o potencial hipocolesterolêmico e hipolipidêmico da V. megapotamica, bem como fazer um estudo toxicológico preliminar. Para tanto, foi realizada indução hiperlipidêmica usando um modelo que preconiza o emprego de propiltiuracil 1,25 mg/300 g de peso e colesterol 200 mg/kg de peso, aplicados via oral em ratos machos pesando 300 ± 10 g. Foi administrado, por via oral, aos animais hiperlipidêmicos previamente induzidos 300 mg/kg de extrato hidroalcoólico das folhas de V. megapotamica ou 300 mL da decocção da casca da planta. Após o final de cada tratamento, o perfil lipídico foi ensaiado, bem como os níveis de glicose, quando relevante. Nossos resultados confirmaram o efeito hipolipidêmico do extrato hidroalcoólico e da decocção pela redução dos níveis séricos de colesterol e triacilglicerol nas concentrações, via e forma utilizadas. Além disso, foi possível verificar que não houve lesão cardíaca, hepática ou renal pelo extrato e decocção utilizados nas avaliações toxicológicas preliminares ensaiadas.The cardiovascular diseases are, in general, associated with high levels of serum lipids which have high incidence in middle-age men and women. Among other properties characterized by popular medicine, the Vitex megapotamica (Spreng Moldenke (V. montevidensis Cham - Tarumã, decreases the serum cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels. The main proposition of the present study was to evaluate the hypocholesterolemic and hipolipidaemic potential of V. megapotamica and to analyze the preliminary toxicity. It was an

  10. 不同地理种源紫茎泽兰的生态适应性比较%Ecological adaptability of different provenance Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng

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    周蒙; 刘文耀; 马文章; 赵相健

    2009-01-01

    采用交互移植法,对移栽在6种不同生境中的5个不同种源紫茎泽兰幼苗的存活率、株高、分枝数、生物量、单株花序数、产种量和种子萌发率进行了为期1年的对比研究.结果表明:各种源紫茎泽兰的幼苗生长和繁殖特性对样地环境条件变化均表现出很强的可塑性.试验样地因素对幼苗株高、分枝数、生物量、单株花序数和产种量的影响均达到极显著水平(P<0.001).随着样地纬度和海拔的升高,各种源的幼苗株高、分枝数量、单株生物量、每株花序数量和单株产种量均呈下降趋势,且各样地间的差异均达到显著水平(P<0.05).但种源因素对幼苗株高、分枝数、生物量、单株花序数和产种量的影响均不显著(P>0.05).除单株产种量外,种源与试验样地的交互作用对上述各指标的影响均不显著.在各样地内,当地种源幼苗的存活率、生长能力和繁殖能力均未表现出显著的优势.说明紫茎泽兰在我国西南地区入侵成功主要依靠其较高的表型可塑性,而局域适应的作用相对较小.%By using reciprocal transplant method, Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng. seedlings of five different provenances were reciprocally transplanted into six different sites in Yunnan Province, with the survival rate, plant height, branch number, biomass, flower number per plant, and seed production measured during the period from April 2007 to May 2008. The seedlings growth and reproductive traits of different provenance E. adenophorum all showed strong plasticity to environmental conditions. With increasing latitude and altitude of transplant site, plant height, branch number, biomass, flower number per plant, and seed production of different provenance E. adenophorum decreased, and the differences in these growth and reproductive traits were significant among the transplant sites. However, there were no significant differences in these traits among different

  11. Utilização de esgotos domésticos tratados através de um sistema biológico na produção de mudas de Croton floribundus Spreng. (Capixingui E Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (Copaíba Use of domestic wastewater after biological treatment system for Croton floribundus Spreng. and Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. seedling production

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    Danielle Camargo Celentano Augusto

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo o aproveitamento da água residuária proveniente de um sistema biológico de tratamento de esgotos domésticos como alternativa à fertirrigação convencional de viveiros florestais, visando a produção de mudas de Croton floribundus (capixingui e Copaifera langsdorffii (Copaíba via subirrigação. As variáveis avaliadas mensalmente foram altura e diâmetro do coleto da muda e, ao final do experimento, peso da matéria seca da parte aérea e da raiz, área foliar, razão parte aérea/ raiz, análise nutricional foliar, análises químicas do substrato antes e após o ensaio e análises nutricionais periódicas da água residuária. O crescimento das plantas, em geral, foi superior no tratamento convencional com adubos minerais. O desenvolvimento do sistema radicular foi favorecido no tratamento com água residuária, o que pode ser característica desejável para maior sobrevivência das mudas no campo. Os resultados mostraram que a água residuária pode ser utilizada na fertirrigação de viveiros para produção das espécies estudadas, pois todas as plantas se mostraram vigorosas, com bom desenvolvimento, sem mortalidade, deficiência ou toxidez. Entretanto, constatou-se que essas mudas necessitarão de um maior tempo no viveiro, quando comparadas com as produzidas com fertilizantes minerais.This work aimed to study the use of treated domestic wastewater from a biological treatment system as an alternative for a seedling-nursery conventional fertirrigation (irrigation fertilization of Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae and Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae production. The variables analyzed monthly were seedling height and diameter and shoot and root dry matter weight, leaf area, shoot/root ratio, leaf and substrate chemical status (before and after the experiment and periodical waste water nutritional analyses. Plant growth was greater when chemical fertilizers were

  12. Toxicological screening of Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae, extract in male Wistar rats reproductive system, sperm production and testosterone level after chronic treatment Triagem toxocológica do extrato de Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae, no sistema reprodutor, produção espermática e nível de testosterona em machos de ratos Wistar após tratamento crônico

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    Rita de Cássia da Silveira e Sá

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Some compounds present in therapeutic plants may be responsible for the occurrence of adverse side effects. Coumarin and flavonoids are substances found in many plant species that showed antifertility activity in female rats and dogs, respectively. Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae, known as guaco in Brazil, is a plant largely used in folk medicine and its leaves are reported to have coumarin and flavonoids. This work analyzes the effect of chronic administration of M. glomerata on the reproductive system of male rats. Thirty-day-old Wistar rats were treated with M. glomerata hydroalcoholic extract at a dose of 3.3 g/kg of body weight for ninety days. Body and organ weights, gamete concentration on the epididymis cauda, serum testosterone level and food consumption were evaluated. No significant alteration was observed in any of the variables analyzed, suggesting the absence of toxic action or antifertility activity of the M. glomerata hydroalcoholic extract.As plantas medicinais podem apresentar na sua constituição compostos capazes de causar efeitos adversos no organismo. Cumarina e flavonoides são substâncias encontradas em muitas espécies vegetais, cuja interferência na fertilidade de ratas e cadelas, respectivamente, foi evidenciada em estudos prévios. Mikania glomerata Spreng., Asteraceae, (guaco é uma planta usada no tratamento de doenças respiratórias e em suas folhas foi detectada a presença de cumarina e flavonoides. Neste estudo, avaliou-se o efeito do extrato hidroalcoólico, preparado com partes aéreas de guaco, no sistema reprodutor de ratos submetidos a tratamento crônico. Ratos Wistar (trinta dias de idade foram tratados com extrato hidroalcoólico de guaco na dose de 3,3 g/kg de peso corporal durante noventa dias. O peso corporal e de órgãos, a produção de espermatozoides, a concentração de testosterona plasmática e o consumo de ração foram avaliados. Não foi observada nenhuma alteração significativa

  13. Effect of ionizing radiation on the growth, morphogenic and metabolic activity of explant cultures of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng., Coronilla varia (L.) and Datura meteloides DC. ex Dunal

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    The effect of ionizing radiation on the growth, morphogenic and metabolic activity of explant cultures of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. and Coronilla varia (L.) was studied with doses of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 180 and 200 Gy. In the culture of Datura meteloides DC. ex Dunal the doses of radiation used were 0.5, 2.0, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, 120, 160, 180 and 200 Gy. In the first two cultures the results agree with thouse published elsewhere. Doses of 0.5-2.0 Gy slightly inhibited the growth of callus cultures of the bearberry and crown vetch; the development of embryogenic cultures was not influenced. Doses of 180 and 200 Gy strongly inhibited the growth, but no lethal effect was found. The morphogenic activity and the spectrum of metabolites were not influenced. In cultures of stramonium, a statistically significant stimulating effect on the growth after irradiation with a dose of 0.5 Gy was demonstrated. A dose of 200 Gy was not lethal, either. None of the doses used produced a formation of organs or somatic embryos or biosynthesis of tropane alkaloids. (author) 4 figs., 19 refs

  14. Effects of irradiation-degradated chitosan coating on quality and shelf-life of the fruits of Shatang Mandarin, Fortunella Margariat (LOUR) swingle and Lycopersicon Esculentum MILL. var. cerasiforme alef

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    Effects of irradiation-degradated chiotosan of different molecular weight on weight loss, rotting rate, total acid, soluble solid content, and ascorbic acid in Shatang mandarin, Fortunella margarita (lour) Swingle, and Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. var. cerasiforme Alef during storage were investigated. The result showed that, compared to control, all chitosan treatment could significantly reduce weight loss and rotting rate, and maintain the content of total acid, soluble solid, and ascorbic acid. After 18 days of storage, treatment of chitosan with molecular weight of 6.6 x 104 Da showed the highest capability of decreasing the rotting rate in S. mandarin, F. margarita, L. esculentum by 71.11%, 66.01% and 70.22%, respectively; increasing total acid by 55.60%, 36.75% and 36.68%, soluble solid content by 49.06%, 25.75% and 49.46%, and ascorbic acid by 42.80%, 41.65% and 51.70%, respectively. Accordingly, irradiation-degradated chitosan coating could effectively prevent the rotting rate and preserve the quality of the three kinds of fruit during storage and thus prolong their shelf life to 18 days. (authors)

  15. The Determination of Arbutin in Paederia Scandens (Lour) Merr by Capillary Electrophoresis with Amperometric Detection%毛细管电泳安培法测定鸡矢藤中熊果苷的含量

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    陈缵光; 张孔; 莫金垣; 潘爱华; 周琼

    2002-01-01

    @@ 1 引言 鸡矢藤(Herba Paederiae)为茜草科鸡矢藤属植物鸡矢藤(Paederia Scandens (Lour) Merr)的全草或根,为较重要和较常用的草药.药用主要为叶和茎.熊果苷(Arbutin)是鸡矢藤的重要有效成分之一,在药理上能抑制胰岛素的降解,口服后在体内水解产生氢醌而具有杀菌作用.中草药中熊果苷的测定主要有纸上层析-光度法,薄层-光密度法和高效液相色谱法等.毛细管电泳法测定鸡矢藤及熊果苷在国内外还未见报道.本文用毛细管电泳安培法研究了鸡矢藤中熊果苷的测定条件,为中草药开发应用、质量监控和药理研究提供一种快速、灵敏、准确而低成本的分析手段.

  16. Pengaruh Pemberian Ekstrak Herbal Terhadap Produktivitas Dan Mutu Ayam Pedaging

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    Productivity and quality of broiler are serious problem for breeders. Many studies were performed to solve these problems, such as utilization of natural products. Several plants have ability to increase productivity and quality of broiler. Objective of this study is to investigate effects of the ethanol extracts of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.), Cucurma xanthorrhiza Roxb, Plectranhus amboinicus Lour dan Carica papaya L. on productivity and quality of broiler. The subject of research u...

  17. Koenimbin, a natural dietary compound of Murraya koenigii (L Spreng: inhibition of MCF7 breast cancer cells and targeting of derived MCF7 breast cancer stem cells (CD44+/CD24-/low: an in vitro study

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    Full Text Available Fatemeh Ahmadipour,1 Mohamed Ibrahim Noordin,1 Syam Mohan,2 Aditya Arya,1 Mohammadjavad Paydar,3 Chung Yeng Looi,3 Yeap Swee Keong,4 Ebrahimi Nigjeh Siyamak,4 Somayeh Fani,1 Maryam Firoozi,5 Chung Lip Yong,1 Mohamed Aspollah Sukari,6 Behnam Kamalidehghan1 1Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2Medical Research Center, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 4UPM-MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 5Department of Medical Genetics, National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran; 6Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia Background: Inhibition of breast cancer stem cells has been shown to be an effective therapeutic strategy for cancer prevention. The aims of this work were to evaluate the efficacy of koenimbin, isolated from Murraya koenigii (L Spreng, in the inhibition of MCF7 breast cancer cells and to target MCF7 breast cancer stem cells through apoptosis in vitro. Methods: Koenimbin-induced cell viability was evaluated using the MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay. Nuclear condensation, cell permeability, mitochondrial membrane potential, and cytochrome c release were observed using high-content screening. Cell cycle arrest was examined using flow cytometry, while human apoptosis proteome profiler assays were used to investigate the mechanism of apoptosis. Protein expression levels of Bax, Bcl2, and heat shock protein 70 were confirmed using Western blotting. Caspase-7, caspase-8, and caspase-9 levels were measured, and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB activity was assessed using a high-content screening assay. Aldefluor™ and mammosphere formation assays were used to evaluate the effect of koenimbin on MCF7

  18. 大孔吸附树脂分离纯化桂花总黄酮工艺研究%Study on the Isolation and Purification Process of Total Flavonoids from Osmanthus fragrans Lour.with Macroporous Absorption Resin

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    郁建生; 罗显华

    2012-01-01

    [目的]研究大孔吸附树脂分离纯化桂花总黄酮的工艺条件.[方法]以贵州产桂花为原料,以桂花总黄酮吸附量及回收率等为考察指标,选用AB-8型大孔吸附树脂对桂花总黄酮进行分离纯化,分别采用静态试验和动态试验等考察AB-8型大孔树脂对桂花总黄酮的分离纯化最佳工艺条件及效果.[结果]pH值、洗脱剂、温度、上柱液浓度、径高比、流速、总黄酮与树脂质量比等工艺条件对桂花总黄酮的吸附洗脱量和回收率等影响很大.AB-8型大孔树脂分离纯化桂花总黄酮最佳工艺条件为上柱液pH值4~5;洗脱剂为浓度70%乙醇,料液比为1:4(g/ml),上柱总黄酮质量与树脂质量比为1:9.4,上柱液总黄酮浓度为17.86 mg/ml,流速为2~ 3ml/min;冲洗杂质用水体积2~3 BV,流速为3~4 ml/min;径高比为1.5:21.6;温度升高,吸附量下降但洗脱率加大.[结论]优选出了大孔吸附树脂分离纯化桂花总黄酮工艺条件,为桂花总黄酮的工业化生产提供试验依据.%[Objective] To study the isolation and purification process of total flavonoids from Osmanthus fragrans Lour. With macroporous absorption resin. [Method] Taking the adsorption capacity and recovery of total flavonoids as index, the optimum the isolation and purification process of total flavonoids from Guizhou O. Fragrans were respectively investigated by static test and dynamic test with AB-8 macroporous absorption resin. [Result] pH, eluant, temperature, concentration of column-loading sample, diameter-height ratio, current velocity and quality ratio of total flavonoids and absorption resin had great effects on the adsorption capacity and recovery of total flavonoids from O. Fragrans. The optimum conditions for extracting and purifying total flavonoids in static test were; the AB-8 type macroporous resin was blended with 4 times of pH 4-5sample solution (solid-liquid ratio of 1 :4 g/ml) together and then stirred to make it

  19. Sistema reprodutivo de Anadenanthera peregrina (L. Speg e Vochysia haenkiana (Spreng. Mart. em fragmento de cerrado na Chapada dos Guimarães - MT Reprodutive system of Anadenanthera peregrina and Vochysia haenkiana in a fragment of "Cerrado forest" from Chapada dos Guimarães - MT, Brazil

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    Reginaldo Brito da Costa

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetivou avaliar o sistema reprodutivo das espécies Anadenanthera peregrina (L. Speg. e Vochysia haenkiana (Spreng. Mart. Foram estudados aspectos do sistema de cruzamento, complementados pelas observações de maturação dos frutos e a germinação das sementes em função dos tipos de cruzamentos testados. As síndromes de dispersão das sementes foram também avaliadas através das características morfológicas dos frutos e sementes. O estudo foi realizado em um fragmento de cerrado com aproximadamente 32 ha, no município de Chapada dos Guimarães, MT, a 15(010' S, 55(035' W, e à altitude de 450m. O delineamento experimental utilizado na determinação do sistema de cruzamento para cada espécie foi o de blocos ao acaso, com seis tratamentos para a espécie Vochysia haenkiana e cinco tratamentos para Anadenanthera peregrina, ambas com três repetições. O sistema de cruzamento detectado para as duas espécies foi o preferencialmente alogâmico, porém, com a possibilidade, não desprezível, de produção de frutos/sementes por autofertilização, sugerindo um aumento gradual de autocompatibilidade genética como estratégia de geração de descendência no ambiente florestal fragmentado. A polinização cruzada em Anadenanthera peregrina é favorecida tanto pelo alto grau de auto-incompatibilidade genética quanto pela protandria detectada. O padrão de maturação dos frutos e sementes e o período de dispersão das sementes foram distintos em ambas as espécies, ocorrendo, entretanto, durante ou no final da estação seca, facilitando a distribuição dos propágulos anemocóricos. A germinação em ambas as espécies foi rápida e em alta percentagem.The study of the breeding system of Anadenanthera peregrina (L. Speg. and Vochysia haenkiana (Spreng. Mart. was the main purpose of this work. It was also studied fruit maturation, seed dispersal and seed germination to characterize the reproductive system of these

  20. Effect on Soil Nutrients of Planting Polygonatum sibiricum Red., Fallopia multilfora (Thunb.) and Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. Under Forest%林下种植黄精、何首乌及天门冬对土壤养分的影响

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    何银忠; 王有兵; 严毅; 王亚婷; 周庆宏

    2014-01-01

    为了了解林下种植黄精、何首乌及天门冬对林地土壤养分的影响,为以后大规模发展林下中药材种植提供一定的理论指导,研究黄精等3种中药材根际土壤的养分变化。结果表明,黄精能够使根际土壤酸化,对照土壤中有机质含量较低,仅为34.0 g/kg,无法满足植物的生长需求。由于受有机质含量的影响,水解性氮总体上也偏低,有效磷和速效钾基本上能够满足这3种药材的生长。由于针叶难以腐化成有机质,今后应该选择阔叶林地或混交林地作为种植地,也可以通过人工增加土壤有机质含量来改良土壤性质。%Effects on soil nutrients of planting Polygonatum sibiricum Red., Fallopia multiflora (Thunb.) and Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. under forest was studied. The aim of this study was to provide some theoretical guidance for after large-scale planting of Chinese herbal medicine under forest. Polygonatum sibiricum Red. can make the rhizosphere soil acidification. The low organic matter content in control soil of only 34.0g/kg is unable to meet the plant growth demand. Because of the influence of organic matter content, hydrolyzable nitrogen is generally low too, and available phosphorus and available potassium basically can satisfy the growth of these 3 kinds of herbs. Because the needles were difficult to decay into organic matter, so we should choose broad-leaved forest or mixed forest as planting fields. Also we can increase the content of soil organic matter artificially to improve the soil properties.

  1. Trachylobane and kaurane diterpenes from Croton floribundus spreng

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    Uchoa, Paula Karina S.; Silva Junior, Jose Nunes da; Silveira, Edilberto Rocha; Lima, Mary Anne S., E-mail: mary@dqoi.ufc.br [Departamento de Quimica Organica e Inorganica, Centro de Ciencias, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Braz-Filho, Raimundo [Laboratorio de Ciencias Quimicas, Centro de Ciencias Tecnologicas, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Campo dos Goytacazes, RJ (Brazil); Costa-Lotufo, Leticia Veras; Araujo, Ana Jersia; Moraes, Manoel Odorico de; Pessoa, Claudia do O [Departamento de Farmacologia e Fisiologia, Centro de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil)

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    A new trachylobane diterpene ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1) was isolated from root bark of Croton floribundus, along with known diterpenes ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (2), 15{beta}-hydroxy-ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (3), ent-trachyloban-19-ol (4), ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid (5), ent-kaur-16-ene-6{alpha},19-diol (6) and ent-16{alpha}-hydroxykaur-11-en-19-oic acid (7). ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1) was submitted to derivatization reactions affording four new compounds (8-11). Cytotoxic activity of diterpenes 1, 3, 4, 7-11 against three human cancer cell lines was evaluated. No compounds showed cytotoxic potential with IC{sub 50} values greater than 25 {mu}g/mL. Compound 6 was evaluated against five human cancer cell lines, showing moderate effect against three cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-435, HCT-8 and HCT-116, with IC{sub 50} values of 14.32, 13.47 and 12.1 {mu}g/mL, respectively. (author)

  2. Trachylobane and kaurane diterpenes from Croton floribundus spreng

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    Paula Karina S. Uchôa; José Nunes da Silva Jr.; Edilberto Rocha Silveira; Mary Anne S. Lima; Raimundo Braz-Filho; Letícia Veras Costa-Lotufo; Ana Jérsia Araújo; Manoel Odorico de Moraes; Claudia do Ó Pessoa

    2013-01-01

    A new trachylobane diterpene ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1) was isolated from root bark of Croton floribundus, along with known diterpenes ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (2), 15b-hydroxy-ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (3), ent-trachyloban-19-ol (4), ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid (5), ent-kaur-16-ene-6a,19-diol (6) and ent-16a-hydroxykaur-11-en-19-oic acid (7). ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1) was submitted to derivatization reactions affording four new compounds (8-11). Cytotoxic activity of diterpenes ...

  3. Trachylobane and kaurane diterpenes from Croton floribundus spreng

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A new trachylobane diterpene ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1 was isolated from root bark of Croton floribundus, along with known diterpenes ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (2, 15b-hydroxy-ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (3, ent-trachyloban-19-ol (4, ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid (5, ent-kaur-16-ene-6a,19-diol (6 and ent-16a-hydroxykaur-11-en-19-oic acid (7. ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1 was submitted to derivatization reactions affording four new compounds (8-11. Cytotoxic activity of diterpenes 1, 3, 4, 7-11 against three human cancer cell lines was evaluated. No compounds showed cytotoxic potential with IC50 values greater than 25 mg/mL. Compound 6 was evaluated against five human cancer cell lines, showing moderate effect against three cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-435, HCT-8 and HCT-116, with IC50 values of 14.32, 13.47 and 12.1 mg/mL, respectively.

  4. Trachylobane and kaurane diterpenes from Croton floribundus spreng

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    A new trachylobane diterpene ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1) was isolated from root bark of Croton floribundus, along with known diterpenes ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (2), 15β-hydroxy-ent-trachyloban-19-oic acid (3), ent-trachyloban-19-ol (4), ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid (5), ent-kaur-16-ene-6α,19-diol (6) and ent-16α-hydroxykaur-11-en-19-oic acid (7). ent-trachyloban-18,19-diol (1) was submitted to derivatization reactions affording four new compounds (8-11). Cytotoxic activity of diterpenes 1, 3, 4, 7-11 against three human cancer cell lines was evaluated. No compounds showed cytotoxic potential with IC50 values greater than 25 μg/mL. Compound 6 was evaluated against five human cancer cell lines, showing moderate effect against three cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-435, HCT-8 and HCT-116, with IC50 values of 14.32, 13.47 and 12.1 μg/mL, respectively. (author)

  5. lour Object Tracking On Embedded Platform Using Open CV

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    PG Scholar Krutika A. Veerapur; Dr. Ganesh V Bhat

    2013-01-01

    Object tracking in real time is one of the most important topics in the field of computer Vision. Detection and tracking of moving objects in the video scenes is the first relevant step in the information extraction in many computer vision applications. This idea can be used for the surveillance purpose, video annotation, traffic monitoring, human-computer interaction, intelligent transportation, and robotics and also in the field of medical. In this paper, we are discussing color object trac...

  6. PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIDIARRHOEAL ACTIVITY OF DERRIS TRIFOLIATA LOUR.

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    Md. Golam Azam

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study was designed to investigate the antidiarrhoeal potential of 80% ethanol extract of aerial parts of Derris trrifoliata (DT on castor oil-induced diarrhea in mice. Phytochemical screening of the plant extracts for their active constituents was also carried out using standard procedures. Oral administration of ethanol extract of DT (500 and 1000 mg/kg significantly, and dose-dependently delayed the onset of diarrhoea induced by castor oil and also significantly reduced the number of diarrhoeal episodes and the number of animals exhibiting diarrhoea. The results were comparable to those of standard antimotility drug, hyoscine butylbromide (50 mg/kg. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of steroid, flavonoid, reducing sugar, tannin, gum and saponin as major constituents. The results point out the presence of some active principles in DT extract possessing anti-diarrhoeal effect and substantiate the use of this herbal remedy as a non-specific treatment for diarrhoea in folk medicine.

  7. Three New Apianen lactones Compounds from Dioscorea Cirrhosa Lour

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    ZHENG ShangZhen; GUO Zhen; SHEN Tong; ZHEN XuDong

    2001-01-01

    @@ Dioscorea Cirrhosa Laour. which is a species of the Dioscorea, grows abundantly in southern and eastern China. Its roots are used in Chinese medicine as a remedy for various diseases, especially use for tumours and cancers. These results have prompted a search for its chemical constituents. Continuing out previous work,further studies on the constituents of the drug yielded three new compounds along with three known compounds in the EtOAc Fr of EtOH extraction.

  8. Biological activity of fucoidan from leafy bladderwort (Utricularia aurea Lour.)

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    Chotigeat, W.; Phongdara, A.; Choosawad, D.

    2005-01-01

    Fucoidan extracted from aquatic plant Utricularia aurea was 1.3% of dry weight and comprised glucuronic acid 62.5% and fucose 4.98% of the crude extract and 28.74% of the fucose was sulfate. The fucoidan was investigated for antibacterial activity. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of crude fucoidan against Vibrio harveyi and Escherichia coli was 20 and 10 mg/ml. Moreover, the fucoidan had anticoagulant activity. The crude fucoidan had activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) at ...

  9. Biological activity of fucoidan from leafy bladderwort (Utricularia aurea Lour.

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    Chotigeat, W.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Fucoidan extracted from aquatic plant Utricularia aurea was 1.3% of dry weight and comprised glucuronic acid 62.5% and fucose 4.98% of the crude extract and 28.74% of the fucose was sulfate. The fucoidan was investigated for antibacterial activity. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC of crude fucoidan against Vibrio harveyi and Escherichia coli was 20 and 10 mg/ml. Moreover, the fucoidan had anticoagulant activity. The crude fucoidan had activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT at 4.47 IU/mg.

  10. lour Object Tracking On Embedded Platform Using Open CV

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    PG Scholar Krutika A. Veerapur

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Object tracking in real time is one of the most important topics in the field of computer Vision. Detection and tracking of moving objects in the video scenes is the first relevant step in the information extraction in many computer vision applications. This idea can be used for the surveillance purpose, video annotation, traffic monitoring, human-computer interaction, intelligent transportation, and robotics and also in the field of medical. In this paper, we are discussing color object tracking using OpenCV software on Eclipse platform and the implementation of the tracking system on the Pandaboard ES. CAMShift algorithm is used for object tracking which is based on Meanshift algorithm. The proposed approach is demonstrated for real-time multiple object tracking system.

  11. Use of Medical Plants in Schools Communities from Sinop, Mato Grosso.

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    A. C. M. Urtado

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This study was conducted in Sinop, Mato Grosso, on two school communities. It was applied semi-structured questionnaires with questions focused on socioeconomic and the use of medicinal plants. It has as finality proved the effective use of medicinal plants on the everyday and a levy of the most used plant. The general profile of the respondents has shown that the women detain the major part of the knowledge, and that pass this uses to the future generations and friends, and find these plants on specialty stores, backyards, supermarket, root stores, bush and fairs. The plants that were found more frequently was (Ruta graveolens L., Babosa (Aloe vera L., Erva-Cidreira (Lippia alba Mill., Erva-Santa-Maria (Chenopodium ambrosioides L., Boldo (Plectranthus amboinicus Spreng., Hortel(Menta x vilosa Huds. e Terramicina (Alternanthera dentata Moench..Keywords: medical plants, Sinop, school.

  12. Estudo da interferência de óleos essenciais sobre a atividade de alguns antibióticos usados na clínica Study of the interference of essential oils on the activity of some antibiotic used clinically

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    Rinalda A. Guerra de Oliveira; Edeltrudes de O. Lima; Wellington L. Vieira; Kristerson R. Luna Freire; Vinicius N. Trajano; Igara O. Lima; Souza, Evandro L.; Manuella S. Toledo; Raimundo N. Silva-Filho

    2006-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a interferência dos óleos essenciais de Lippia sidoides Cham, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour Spr., Conyza bonariensis L. e Eucalyptus citriodora Hook sobre o efeito de antibióticos utilizados na clínica. Os ensaios foram realizados com ampicilina (10 µg/mL), cefalotina (30 µg/mL), cloranfenicol (30 µg/mL), gentamicina (10 µg/mL) e tetraciclina (30 µg/mL) isolados e em associação com os óleos essenciais (4% v/v) através do método de difusão em meio sólido u...

  13. Propagation by cuttings of the rhizome of Aspilia montevidensis (Spreng. KuntzePropagação por estacas de rizoma de Aspilia montevidensis (Spreng. Kuntze

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    Angeline Martini

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The indication for use of native species in the landscape has become increasingly more frequent, but find them on the market still is not easy. One reason for this is the difficulty in production, which begins in the processes of propagation. Effective methods of spreading Aspilia montevidensis are not yet known. Thus the objective of this study was to vegetative propagation by cuttings of the rhizome of Aspilia montevidensis in different seasons. Two treatments were tested in each season: T1 – section of the tip of the rhizome and T2– section of the base of the rhizome, with three repetitions each of nine sections in the spring and summer and three replicates of ten sections each fal and winter. The variables were: percentage of rooted cuttings, dead and living, number of roots per cutting, number and length of shoots in each stake. Statistical analysis was performed by the SNK test at 95% probability. There were significant differences between treatments for the percentage of live cuttings in summer and during autumn for the percentage of rooted cuttings (T1= 30.7 % and T2= 0 %, living and the number of roots. In the other treatments and stations there were no statistical differences, although the highest rate of rooting was found in summer (T1 = 73.6 % and T2 = 38.15 %. We conclude that the season is a factor that influences the propagation by cuttings of rhizomes of Aspilia montevidensis A indicação do uso de espécies nativas no paisagístico tem se tornado a cada dia mais freqüente, porém encontrá-las no mercado ainda não é tarefa fácil. Um dos motivos para isso é a dificuldade na produção, que se inicia nos processos de propagação. Métodos eficazes de propagação de Aspilia montevidensis ainda não são conhecidos. Desta forma o objetivo desse trabalho foi realizar propagação vegetativa por estacas de rizoma de Aspilia montevidensis em diferentes estações do ano. Testaram-se dois tratamentos em cada estação: T1 – secção apical do rizoma e T2 – secção basal do rizoma, com três repetições de nove secções cada na primavera e verão e três repetições de dez secções cada no outono e inverno. As variáveis analisadas foram: percentagem de estacas enraizadas, vivas e mortas; número de raízes por estaca; número e comprimento das brotações em cada estaca. A análise estatística foi realizada pelo teste SNK a 95% de probabilidade. Houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos para a percentagem de estacas vivas no período de verão, e no período de outono para a percentagem de estacas enraizadas (T1 = 30,7% e T2 = 0%, vivas e o número de raízes. Nos demais tratamentos e estações do ano não se verificaram diferenças estatísticas, embora a maior taxa de enraizamento tenha sido encontrada no verão (T1 = 73,6% e T2 = 38,15%. Conclui-se que a estação do ano é um fator que influência na propagação vegetativa, por estacas de rizomas apicais de Aspilia montevidensis.

  14. Otimização da micropropagação de Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken Optimization of the micropropagation of Pfaffia tuberosa (Spreng. Hicken

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    Rejane Flores

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou otimizar o protocolo de micropropagação de Pfaffia tuberosa, uma espécie medicinal encontrada em várias regiões do Brasil. O tratamento da planta matriz com benomyl (0,1% e o uso sucessivo de soluções com detergente comercial (duas gotas/100mL de água, durante dois minutos, etanol (70%, por 10 segundos, hipoclorito de sódio (1% + detergente comercial (duas gotas/100mL de água, por 10 minutos e HgCl2 (0,1%, por 5 minutos na etapa de desinfestação dos explantes foram eficazes para a limpeza e regeneração de plantas. As plantas devem ser subcultivadas para um novo meio MS a cada 30 dias de cultivo. Explantes provenientes de segmentos nodais apresentaram uma maior taxa de multiplicação quando comparados com os apicais. Não foi observado declínio na taxa de propagação no decorrer de cinco subcultivos in vitro. As mudas apresentaram um índice elevado de sobrevivência durante a fase de aclimatização.This work aimed at optimizing the micropropagation protocol of Pfaffia tuberosa, a medicinal species found in several regions of Brazil. The treatment of donor plants with benomyl (1%, successively followed with solutions of commercial bleach (2 drops/100mL water; for 2 min, ethanol (70%; for 10 seconds, sodium hypochloride (1% + commercial bleach (2 drops/100mL water; for 10 minutes and HgCl2 (0.1%; for 5 min on the disinfection step of explants were suitable for disinfection and plant regeneration. in vitro plantlets must be subcultivated to a new MS medium at 30 days intervals. Explants from nodal segments showed a higher multiplication rate when compared to apical segments. A decline was not observed on the propagation rate during five successive subcultives in vitro. Plantlets showed an elevated index of survival in the acclimatization step.

  15. Hypnotic effect of ecdysterone isolated from Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen Efeito hipinótico de ecdisterona isolada de Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen

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    Raquel Fenner

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study the depressant effect of fractions from P. glomerata was initially evaluated using the mice barbiturate sleeping time test as reference. The fractions tested were the CHCl3, the EtOAc, the n-BuOH and the aqueous fraction obtained from P. glomerata subterraneous parts. Only the pretreatment with the lipophilic fraction (CHCl3: EtOAc, 1:1, w/w increased the barbiturate sleeping time (i.p 500 mg/kg; v.o. 1000 mg/kg. Ecdysterone, the main substance isolated from this lipophilic fraction, was identified by spectroscopic methods and its content in the ethanol extract was determined as 1.4% (w/w by HPLC. In order to investigate the hypothesis of ecdysterone displaying a depressant effect on nervous central system, an evaluation toward the hypnotic-sedative and anxiolytic effects of this drug was carried out. Ecdysterone 100 mg/kg, i.p, increased the barbiturate sleeping time without provoking hypothermia; when administered by oral route its minimal effective dose was 400 mg/kg. On the other hand, ecdysterone (100 mg/kg, i.p; 400 mg/kg, p.o did not impair motor coordination and was ineffective on pentylenetetrazole-induced convulsion, elevated plus-maze and step-down inhibitory avoidance tests, indicating that at these doses the drug does not present an anxiolytic profile and does not cause manifest neurotoxic effects as well. In conclusion, the lipophilic fraction from P. glomerata presents a hypnotic effect being ecdysterone one of the compounds responsible for this CNS activity.Neste trabalho foi avaliado, em roedores, o efeito depressor das frações clorofórmio (CHCl3, acetato de etila (EtOAc e n-butanol, obtidas das partes subterrâneas de Pfaffia glomerata, empregando-se o teste de tempo de sono barbitúrico como referência. Somente a fração lipofílica (CHCl3:EtOAc, 1:1, m/m (i.p. 500 mg/kg; v.o. 1000 mg/kg potenciou o tempo de sono induzido por pentobarbital. A ecdisterona foi isolada e identificada como constituinte majoritário (1,4% m/m desta fração, através de cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência e métodos espectroscópicos, respectivamente. Este composto potenciou o tempo de sono barbitúrico (100 mg/kg, i.p.; 400 mg/kg, v.o, sem causar hipotermia. Nestas mesmas doses, a ecdisterona não alterou a performance dos animais no rota-rod, esquiva inibitória e labirinto em cruz-elevado, além de não alterar o padrão de convulsões induzidas por pentilenotetrazol. Este perfil indica que esta substância, nestas doses, não apresenta perfil ansiolítico ou neurotóxico. Estes resultados indicam que a ecdisterona é o componente responsável pela ação hipnótica apresentada pela fração lipofílica obtida das partes subterrâneas de P. glomerata.

  16. Semeadura direta de canafístula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng.taub. No enriquecimento de capoeiras Direct seeding of canafistula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. taub. To regenerate shrubs

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    Vilmar Luciano Mattei

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o comportamento da canafistula (Peltophorumdubium, em semeadura direta a campo, em área de capoeira originada após o abandono do local utilizado com cultivos agrícolas sucessivos. No local foram roçadas faixas de 1,5 m, a cada 3 m. A semeadura foi realizada em setembro de 1997. Visando proteger os pontos semeados, foram utilizados diferentes tipos de protetores (copos de plástico e copos de papel, sem fundo e laminado de madeira, fixados sobre os pontos semeados com três sementes cada. As sementes foram escarificadas mecanicamente a 1.725 rpm, durante 60 segundos, com lixa Norton 60. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados, com seis repetições. As variáveis avaliadas foram emergência, sobrevivência, número de pontos com plantas, densidade a 1 ano e altura das plantas aos 18 meses. Os resultados obtidos aos nove meses demonstraram que a utilização de qualquer um dos protetores físicos contribuiu para o estabelecimento de plantas em mais de 80% dos pontos semeados, e em mais de 75%, um ano após a semeadura, quando utilizado o laminado, o que indica que a semeadura direta é uma alternativa de implantação para a espécie, possibilitando transformar as áreas de capoeiras em um sistema agroflorestal ou mesmo silvipastoril, no futuro.This work aimed to evaluate the development of Peltophorum dubium by direct seeding on a succesively cropped field. Seeding was performed in rows of 1.5 m, three meters apart, on September 1977. To protect the seed-spots shelters, bottomless paper and plastic cups were used and wood slates were fixed on them. Seeds were mechanically scarified for 60 seconds. The variables evaluated were emergence, seedling survival, number of seed-spots with plants plant density at one year and plant height at the 18th month. Results at the 9th month showed that the seed-spot shelters contributed for plant establishment in 80% of the seed-spots and in more than 75% of them one year after seeding, when wood slates were used. Direct seeding is a viable alternative for this species which will allow the transformation of shrub areas into an agroforest or even silvipastural system in the near future.

  17. Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera parasitoids of Lepidoptera caterpillars feeding on Croton floribundus Spreng (Euphorbiaceae Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera parasitóides de larvas de Lepidoptera associadas a Croton floribundus Spreng (Euphorbiaceae

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    Luciana Bueno dos Reis Fernandes

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Parasitoids of the family Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera were obtained during an inventory of Lepidoptera larvae caught feeding in the wild on Croton floribundus (Euphorbiaceae. The Lepidoptera larvae were collected from host plants along trails inside three preserved forest areas in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Fifteen different species of Ichneumonidae belonging to five subfamilies (Banchinae, Campopleginae, Cremastinae, Mesochorinae and Metopiinae were obtained. Seven species of Ichneumonidae were reared from leaf rollers: Meniscomorpha sp. (Banchinae and Leurus caeruliventris (Cresson (Metopiinae from Dichomeris sp. (Gelechiidae; Mesochorus sp.1 (Mesochorinae [as a parasitoid of Hypomicrogaster sp. (Braconidae, Microgastrinae], Campoplex sp. (Campopleginae and Leurus sp. from Olethreutinae sp. (Tortricidae; Sphelodon annulicornis Morley (Banchinae and Eutanygaster brevipennis Cameron (Cremastinae were also reared from two unidentified species of Gelechiidae. The other eight species were reared from the larvae of exposed feeders: Diradops sp. (Banchinae from Miselia albipuncta Hampson (Noctuidae, Casinaria sp. (Campopleginae from Hymenomima conia Prout (Geometridae, Charops sp. (Campopleginae from Bagisara paulensis Schaus (Noctuidae and Oxydia vesulia (Cramer (Geometridae, two species of Hyposoter Förster (Campopleginae from Semaeopus sp. (Geometridae and H. conia, two species of Microcharops Roman (Campopleginae from B. paulensis and an unidentified species of Limacodidae and Mesochorus sp. 2 [reared from what was probably Aleiodes sp. (Braconidae, Rogadinae] from an unidentified species of Noctuidae.Parasitóides da família Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera foram obtidos durante um inventário de larvas de Lepidoptera sobre Croton floribundus (Euphorbiaceae. As larvas de Lepidoptera foram coletadas sobre as plantas que ocorrem nas bordas de caminhos em três áreas preservadas de mata do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Quinze espécies pertencentes a cinco subfamílias (Banchinae, Campopleginae, Cremastinae, Mesochorinae and Metopiinae foram registradas. Sete espécies de Ichneumonidae foram obtidas de larvas que elaboram abrigos: Meniscomorpha sp. (Banchinae e Leurus caeruliventris (Cresson (Metopiinae parasitóides de Dichomeris sp. (Gelechiidae; Mesochorus sp.1 (Mesochorinae [parasitóide de Hypomicrogaster sp. (Braconidae, Microgastrinae], Campoplex sp. (Campopleginae e Leurus sp. sobre Olethreutinae sp. (Tortricidae; Sphelodon annulicornis Morley (Banchinae e Eutanygaster brevipennis Cameron (Cremastinae parasitóides de duas espécies não identificadas de Gelechiidae. As outras oito espécies foram obtidas de larvas encontradas em situações expostas: Diradops sp. (Banchinae sobre Miselia albipuncta Hampson (Noctuidae, Casinaria sp. (Campopleginae sobre Hymenomima conia Prout (Geometridae, Charops sp. (Campopleginae parasitóide de Bagisara paulensis Schaus (Noctuidae e Oxydia vesulia (Cramer (Geometridae, duas espécies de Hyposoter Förster (Campopleginae sobre Semaeopus sp. (Geometridae e H. conia, duas espécies de Microcharops Roman (Campopleginae sobre Bagisara paulensis e Limacodidae sp., e Mesochorus sp. 2 [provavelmente parasitóide de Aleiodes sp. (Braconidae, Rogadinae] sobre espécie não identificada de Noctuidae.

  18. Seasonal influence on the essential oil production of Nectandra megapotamica (Spreng. Mez

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    Lúcio de Paula Amaral

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the seasonal influence on the yield and chemical composition of the essential oil (EO of Nectandra megapotamica. Fresh young (YL and old leaves (OL obtained from three trees in each season (Nov/2010 to Sep/2011 collected in Santa Maria-RS were hydrodistilled in triplicate. The chemical composition was determined by the gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS and the yield on dry basis was evaluated by two-way ANOVA (seasons, development stage. Spring (Sp and summer (Su showed higher average incomes (0.45 and 0.33%, which occurred when flowering, fruiting, and growth of YL and senescence of OL took place, while autumn (Au presented the lowest yield (0.25% during the rustification of OL. The highest yield was obtained for the YL in Sp (0.59% and the lowest for the OL in Au (0.21%. The major constituents of the EO were independent from the season and were identified as α-pinene, bicyclogermacrene, β-pinene, germacrene D, and limonene. Seasonality and phenology influenced the production of EO probably due to morphological and metabolic alterations in the leaves as well as due to the needs of the tree, such as attraction and/or protection.

  19. Mating system in a natural population of Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng. Schum., by microsatellite markers

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    Alves Rafael M.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to study the mating system of a natural population of Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuassu from Nova Ipixuna, Pará state, using microsatellite markers. Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci were analyzed in eight families, each represented by 10 six-month old seedlings derived from open-pollinated pods. The estimation for the multilocus outcrossing rate (m = 1.0 and individual outcrossing rate ( = 1.0 for this population suggests that T. grandiflorum may be a perfect outbreeding (allogamous species. Likewise, for the studied population the estimate for single locus outcrossing rate (S was elevated (0.946, but lower than m, confirming the likely outcrossing character of the species and suggesting the occurrence of 5.4% biparental inbreeding rate (m - S. The estimation of genetic divergence (st between allelic frequencies in ovules and pollen revealed a deviation from random mating in 75% of the evaluated loci. Likewise, the estimate of correlation of paternity (P = 0.930 and the mean coefficient of co-ancestrality within families (XY = 0.501 indicated that the outcrossings were predominantly correlated, and the offspring were full-sibs. These results suggested that for this particular population of T. grandiflorum, the sampling strategy for genetic conservation and breeding should adopt specific models for families derived from correlated outcrossing (full-sibs and not the ones usually adopted in classic outcrossing species breeding programs (half-sibs.

  20. Old sleeping Sicilian beauty: seed germination in the palaeoendemic Petagnaea gussonei (Spreng.) Rauschert (Saniculoideae, Apiaceae).

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    De Castro, O; Gianguzzi, L; Carucci, F; De Luca, A; Gesuele, R; Guida, M

    2015-09-01

    Petagnaea gussonei (Apiaceae) is a perennial herbaceous species endemic to northeast Sicily (Nebrodi Mountains). It is considered a remnant of the Sicilian Tertiary flora, and is endangered according to the Red List. There is no information in the literature about the germinability of its seeds, even though seed production is know to occur. The aim of this study was to obtain data to better understand seed germination of this species and its biological implications. Thus, several approaches were employed: vitality analyses, gibberellic acid supply, germination and soil microbial flora analyses via end-point and qPCR. The results suggest that seed germination occurs after ca. 1.5 years at a rate of ca. 11%. The seeds can be classified as physiologically dormant, and probably require prolonged cold stratification for germination. Because seed germination is low, it is likely that agamic reproduction represents an important mean for its conservation and survival. These results have important implications for P. gussonei survival and should be considered in possible re-introduction attempts aimed at restoring threatened populations. PMID:25847095

  1. In vitro establishment of Peltophorum dubium ((Spreng. Taub. in function of concentrations of the MS medium

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    Andressa Vasconcelos Flôres

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of several concentrations of MS medium on in vitro establishment of Peltophorum dubium shoot apical segments (80-100 mm isolated from seedlings germinated under aseptic conditions. The salts concentrations 50, 75, 100, 125 and 150% of MS medium, were supplemented with 30 g L-1 sucrose, 100 mg L-1 of myo-inositol, 7 g L-1 agar and pH adjusted to 5.7. The experimental design was completely randomized, with 20 replications, each consisting of a vial containing one explant. The cultures were maintained for 60 days in culture room under 16-hour photoperiod, light intensity of 20 μmol m-2 s-1 and temperature of 25±2°C. There was no effect of different concentrations of MS medium for most variables. High average of in vitro survival (98% and establishment (98% were observed. The largest number of leaves (2.8 occurred at a dilution of 75%, decreasing from this point. At the same concentration the highest callus induction was observed, which was decreasing until not be observed under 125% of original composition; at 150% there was, again, the presence of calli. It was not observed rooting of explants during in vitro cultivation. Considering the set of variables and, additionally, that the presence of calli is not desirable, it is recommended the use of the original concentration of salts from the MS nutrient medium for the in vitro establishment of P. dubium shoot apicals segments.

  2. Phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of Globimetula oreophila (Oliv van Tiegh and Phragmanthera capitata (Spreng Balle

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    O O Ogbole

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Medicinal plants will continue to be relevant in the production of lead compounds that can be utilized for its antibacterial activity directly or through chemical modification (s. Aims: The present study is conducted to evaluate the antibacterial activity vis-ΰ-vis phytochemical constituents of Globimetula oreophila and Phragmanthera capitata. Materials and Methods: Cup plate agar diffusion assay was used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC of the extracts of both plants against Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Shigella spp., Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa by plotting the diameters of zones of inhibition against the logarithm of concentrations and the straight line graph so generated extrapolated to the value equivalent to the diameter of the cork-borer. The antilog of the corresponding value of concentration was taken as the MIC value. Statistical Analysis: All the values of the results of cup plate diffusion assay were expressed as means of two replicates ± standard deviation. Results: Preliminary phytochemical screening reveals the presence of saponin, tannins, alkaloids, anthraquinones and flavonoid in both plants. Antibacterial screening of both plants showed that both of them were active against all clinical bacterial isolates tested with P. capitata having a higher activity than G. oreophila on most of the isolates. The ability of both plants to inhibit the growth of S. typhi is a major breakthrough in the control of incidence of typhoid fever notwithstanding the reports of resistance to existing antibiotics. Conclusion: It therefore follows that the importance of both plants in the management and control of infections with which all the bacterial isolates used for this study were associated cannot be underestimated.

  3. Hallazgo de Laurembergia tetrandra (Schott ex Spreng.) Kanitz (Haloragaceae) en Colombia

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    S señala el hallazgo de Laurembergia tetrandra en territorio colombiano, con lo que se amplía La distribución del género y se complementa la revisión de la familia Haloragacaeae recientemente publicada en la Flora de Colombia. Un excelente dibujo complementa el articulo y se citan varios especímenes.

  4. The selects of bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (l. spreng. from natural populations in Poland

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    Hanna Malinowska

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Five plants of bearberry selected from natural stands in Poland and one from a Botanical Garden were propagated by cuttings. The clonal plants were first kept under observation for two years planted on different substrates in containers and were afterwards field cultivated for three subsequent years. The existence of a significant differentiation within these Arctostaphylos uva-ursi clones was proved. Two selects of good ornamental features as well as with high concentration of medicinal substance - arbutin were chosen. Plants started fruiting in the fourth year of growth and the area covered by a single plant exceeded 2 m2 after five years of cultivation.

  5. MODELO DE INCREMENTO PARA ÁRVORES SINGULARES – Nectandra megapotamica (Spreng. Mez

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    Peter Spathelf

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available No setor florestal, os modelos de crescimento e incremento são utilizados para predizer o crescimento de uma árvore, de um povoamento ou de uma floresta. Nas florestas heterogêneas e de várias idades do Rio Grande do Sul, modelos de árvores individuais são apropriados. O presente trabalho foi estabelecido para contribuir para a formulação de um modelo de incremento de uma espécie da Floresta Estacional Decidual do Rio Grande do Sul: a Nectandra megapotamica. A coleta de dados foi realizada no distrito de Vale Vêneto, próximo a Santa Maria, nos anos de 1994 e 1997. A vegetação foi classificada em diferentes estágios sucessionais e nesses estágios, instaladas unidades amostrais permanentes (uap. Em cada uap, todas as árvores com DAP ≥ 5 cm foram identificadas, numeradas e medidas. Adicionalmente, a posição sociológica e variáveis do sítio foram estimadas. Em cada uap, calcularam-se a área basal individual, área basal por ha e área basal das árvores maiores que a concorrida (BAL. Em seguida, estabeleceram-se funções de crescimento utilizando o procedimento stepwise. A fórmula geral do modelo é: Incremento (g/ano = f (Dimensões, Concorrência, Sítio. O melhor modelo para Nectandra megapotamica é: ICA = 0,002084 + 0,000001039 x DAP² – 0,0003498 x Degradação – 0,000375 x P.S. – 0,00000904 x Pedregosidade – 0,0000103 x BAL.

  6. Effects of maturity on physicochemical properties of Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng.).

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    Tran, Xuan T; Parks, Sophie E; Roach, Paul D; Golding, John B; Nguyen, Minh H

    2016-03-01

    The aril around the seeds of Gac fruit is rich in fatty acids and carotenoids (lycopene and β-carotene). Understanding how these qualities are affected by fruit maturity at harvest may identify indices for quality assessment. Some physical and chemical properties of Gac fruit were determined for fruit harvested between 8 and 16 weeks after pollination (WAP). Fruit respiration rates and ethylene production rates were assessed after harvest and up to 20 days in storage at 20°C. Fruit harvested at 14 WAP had the highest oil (0.27 ± 0.02 g/g DW), lycopene content (0.45 ± 0.09 mg/g FW), and β-carotene content (0.33 ± 0.05 mg/g FW) which declined by 16 WAP. External skin color and aril TSS were indicative of oil and carotenoid contents in aril. Skin color, TSS and potentially firmness were good indices of fruit quality. Harvesting less mature fruit at 12 WAP would be practical as the fruit were firmer and more capable of transport; however, quality during postharvest ripening may be limited. Fruits continued to ripen after they were harvested and an ethylene peak in the least mature fruit may reflect a climacteric behavior but this needs further investigation. PMID:27004120

  7. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of roots of Murraya koenigii (Linn. Spreng. (Rutaceae

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    Manisha Vats

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Murraya koenigii, family Rutaceae, commonly known as Curry leaf plant is a highly valued plant for its medicinal value and characteristic aroma. The plant is a rich source of carbazole alkaloids. The petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of roots of the plant were screened for phytochemical properties and antimicrobial activity for Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. Phytochemical screening showed the presence of carbohydrates, alkaloids, steroids and flavonoids in the root extracts of the plant. The study shows that all the extracts possess remarkable antibacterial activity. Additionally, petroleum ether and chloroform extracts also had antifungal activity.

  8. POPULATION STRUCTURE AND REGENERATION POTENCIALITY OF Attalea phalerata Mart. ex Spreng. (ACURI

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    Raquel Rejane Bonato Negrelle

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509812356Aiming to provide basis for the establishment of Attalea phalerata sustainable harvesting managementplan, the results of the evaluation of the population structure and its respective natural regeneration potentialare presented. Based on the obtained data, it was evaluated the potential capacity of fruit and oil yielding,related to the studied area. The research was performed in a 1ha plot representative of Acuri Dense Forest,located at RPPN SESC PANTANAL (Barão de Melgaço Mun., Mato Grosso state, Brazil. A total of1164 individuals were registered, being 462 representatives of reproductive adults and 209 representativesof immature adults. 123 individuals were included as young and 370 as seedlings. The population hadan inverted- J age structure, characteristic of stable populations with constant regeneration potentiality.The minimum immediate potential productivity was ca. 323 up to 970 Kg ha-1 for the mesocarp oil and370 up to 601 Kg ha-1 for the kernel oil. The maximum immediate potential productivity was ca. 970 up to2910 Kg ha-1 for the mesocarp oil and 1109 up to 1802 Kg ha-1 for kernel oil.

  9. Antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of Leucas cephalotes (Roxb.ex Roth) Spreng

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    Bhukya Baburao; Anreddy Rama Narsimha Reddy; Gangarapu Kiran; Yellu Narsimha Reddy; Gottumukkala Krishna Mohan

    2010-01-01

    The whole plant of the methanolic extract from Leucas cephalotes was screened for invitro antioxidant (using the DPPH method), invivo analgesic (using hot plate test in mice) and anti-inflammatory (using rat paw edema test) activities. The methanolic extract of Leucas cephalotes (MELC) scavenged the DPPH radicals in a dose-dependent manner. The IC50 value to scavenge DPPH radicals was found to be 421.3µg/ml. A significant (p

  10. Evaluation of Physiochemical Screening and Standardization on the Root of Rotula aquatica Lour.

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    Abhishek B*, Avinash Saini

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The root of Rotula aquatica is also called as pashanbed, belonging to the family Borogenaceae. It is widely distributed in India from kumaun to Assam and western to southern India.The medicinal values of plant lie in their component phytochemicals such as alkaloids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds and other nutrients like as amino acid, proteins, which produce a definite physiological action on the human body. The proximate values such as moisture content, ash value, extractive value, were carried out. The dried roots powder was subjected to successive extraction with different solvents like petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, methanol, ethanol and water. Macroscopic as well as microscopic studies of any crude drug are the primary steps to establish its botanical quality control before going to other studies. Hence Standardization of crude drug plays a very important role in identifying the purity and quality of crude drugs. The present investigation reveals Standardization which include Moisture Content, Total ash, Acid insoluble ash, Water soluble ash, Water soluble Extractive value, Alcohol soluble Extractive value, Phytochemical screening, and further isolation and identification of Phytoconstituents.

  11. Chemical Structure and Immunomodulating Activities of an α-Glucan Purified from Lobelia chinensis Lour

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    Xiao-Jun Li

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A neutral α-glucan, named BP1, with a molecular mass of approximately 9.45 kDa, was isolated from Lobelia chinensis by hot-water extraction, a Q-Sepharose Fast Flow column and Superdex-75 column chromatography. Its chemical structure was characterized by monosaccharide analysis, methylation analysis and analysis of its FT-IR, high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC and 1D/2D-NMR spectra data. The backbone of BP1 consists of →6α-d-Glcp1→6,3α-d-Glcp1→(6α-d-Glcp1x-6,3α-d-Glcp1-(6α-d-Glcp1y→. The side chains were terminal α-d-Glcp1→ and α-d-Glcp1→ (6α-d-Glcp1z→4α-d-Glcp1→3α-d-Glcp1→4α-d-Glcp1→ (x + y + z = 5, which are attached to the backbone at O-3 of 3,6α-d-Glcp1. The results of the effect of BP1 on mouse macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 indicate that BP1 enhances the cell proliferation, phagocytosis, nitric oxide production and cytokine secretion in a dose-dependent manner. Because the inhibitor of Toll-like receptor 4 blocks the BP1-induced secretion of TNF-α and IL-6, we hypothesize that α-glucan BP1 activates TLR4, which mediates the above-mentioned immunomodulating effects.

  12. Chemical Structure and Immunomodulating Activities of an α-Glucan Purified from Lobelia chinensis Lour.

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    Li, Xiao-Jun; Bao, Wan-Rong; Leung, Chung-Hang; Ma, Dik-Lung; Zhang, Ge; Lu, Ai-Ping; Wang, Shun-Chun; Han, Quan-Bin

    2016-01-01

    A neutral α-glucan, named BP1, with a molecular mass of approximately 9.45 kDa, was isolated from Lobelia chinensis by hot-water extraction, a Q-Sepharose Fast Flow column and Superdex-75 column chromatography. Its chemical structure was characterized by monosaccharide analysis, methylation analysis and analysis of its FT-IR, high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC) and 1D/2D-NMR spectra data. The backbone of BP1 consists of →₆α-d-Glcp¹→6,3α-d-Glcp¹→(₆α-d-Glcp¹)x-6,3α-d-Glcp¹-(₆α-d-Glcp¹)y→. The side chains were terminal α-d-Glcp¹→ and α-d-Glcp¹→ (₆α-d-Glcp¹)z→₄α-d-Glcp¹→₃α-d-Glcp¹→₄α-d-Glcp¹→ (x + y + z = 5), which are attached to the backbone at O-3 of 3,6α-d-Glcp¹. The results of the effect of BP1 on mouse macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 indicate that BP1 enhances the cell proliferation, phagocytosis, nitric oxide production and cytokine secretion in a dose-dependent manner. Because the inhibitor of Toll-like receptor 4 blocks the BP1-induced secretion of TNF-α and IL-6, we hypothesize that α-glucan BP1 activates TLR4, which mediates the above-mentioned immunomodulating effects. PMID:27314319

  13. A new megastigmane diglycoside from Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob

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    Wang, Yun-Song; Huang, Rong; Zhang, Hong-Bing; Yang, Jing-Hua, E-mail: yangjh@ynu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry for Natural Resource, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Science and Technology, Yunnan University (China); Liao, Zhen [Yunnan Academy of Tobacco Science (China); Li, Yan [State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

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    Phytochemical study on the leaves and twigs of afforded the new megastigmane diglycoside (6S, 7E, 9R)-6, 9-dihydroxy-4, 7-megastigmadien-3-one-9-O-[{alpha}-L-arabinofuranosyl-(1 ->6)]- {beta}-D-glucopyranoside (1), along with glycosides (6S, 7E, 9R)-roseoside (2), (7'R, 8'R)- 3, 5'-dimethoxy-9, 9'-dihydroxy-4, 7'-epoxylignan 4'-b-D-glucopyranoside (3), (7'R, 8'S)- dihydrodehydrodiconifenyl alcohol 9'-O-{beta}-D-xylopyranoside (4) and pinoresinol 3-O-{beta}-Dglucopyranoside (5). Their structures were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic and chemical methods. Compounds 2-5 were reported for the first time in this species. Compound 1 was evaluated for cytotoxic activities against human tumor cell lines (myeloid leukemia HL-60, hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC-7721, lung cancer A-549, breast cancer MCF-7 and colon cancer SW480 cells), for which it was proved to be inactive (IC{sub 50} > 40 {mu}M). (author)

  14. Uji In vitro Aktivitas Antelmintik Ekstrak Etilasetat Daun Pugun Tanoh [Curanga fel-terrae (Lour.) Merr.

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    Sitepu, Maria Atrina

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    Helminthiasis is a world health problem. Emerging of helminthical resistant strain to anthelmintics leads to the difficulty of helminthiasis treatment. Therefore, it is nessecary to do study to find out a new anthelmintic source. This study was to determine characteristics of dried material and ethylacetate extract of Curanga fel-terrae leaves, as well as the anthelmintic activity of the leaves extract. The extract was prepared by extracting C.fel-terrae dried leaves powder in ethylacetate...

  15. Effects of shading on Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H. Hara growth

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    Fox, Anthony David; Meng, F; Shen, X;

    2013-01-01

    , but dry weight fruit production was significantly reduced at 90% shading. We conclude that above 50% surface shading, V. natans plants suffer reductions in accumulated biomass and investment in sexual reproduction. We contend that recent expansions in the extent of the native floating water chestnut...... Trapa spp. at seasonally inundated wetlands in the Yangtze River floodplain could, by shading, have contributed to the reduction in annual biomass and seed production of V. natans, contributing to declines in distribution and abundance....

  16. A responsabilidade social na Câmara Municipal de Loures: projecto aplicado à Freguesia de Camarate

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    Ribeiro, Ana Cecília de Seabra Martins Saldanha

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    Mestrado em Gestão responsabilidade social organizacional é um conceito cada vez mais, implícito na gestão organizacional. Uma organização é socialmente responsável quando tem em conta, nos seus próprios objectivos, o ambiente, a comunidade onde está inserida e o capital humano. Existe assim, um investimento no desenvolvimento económico, tecnológico, social, cultural, ambiental, tendo em conta os direitos humanos, os valores e princípios de uma sociedade com ét...

  17. Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of Wampee (Clausena lansium (Lour. Skeels Peel

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    K. Nagendra Prasad

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    Full Text Available Antioxidant activities of wampee peel extracts using five different solvents (ethanol, hexane, ethyl acetate, butanol and water were determined by using in-vitro antioxidant models including total antioxidant capability, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH radical scavenging activity, reducing power, and superoxide scavenging activity. Ethyl acetate fraction (EAF exhibited the highest antioxidant activity compared to other fractions, even higher than synthetic antioxidant butylated hydroxyl toluene (BHT. In addition, the EAF exhibited strong anticancer activities against human gastric carcinoma (SGC-7901, human hepatocellular liver carcinoma (HepG-2 and human lung adenocarcinoma (A-549 cancer cell lines, higher than cisplatin, a conventional anticancer drug. The total phenolic content of wampee fraction was positively correlated with the antioxidant activity. This is the first report on the antioxidant and anticancer activities of the wampee peel extract. Thus, wampee peel can be used potentially as a readily accessible source of natural antioxidants and a possible pharmaceutical supplement.

  18. Pego do Diabo (Loures, Portugal: dating the emergence of anatomical modernity in westernmost Eurasia.

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    João Zilhão

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Neandertals and the Middle Paleolithic persisted in the Iberian Peninsula south of the Ebro drainage system for several millennia beyond their assimilation/replacement elsewhere in Europe. As only modern humans are associated with the later stages of the Aurignacian, the duration of this persistence pattern can be assessed via the dating of diagnostic occurrences of such stages. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using AMS radiocarbon and advanced pretreatment techniques, we dated a set of stratigraphically associated faunal samples from an Aurignacian III-IV context excavated at the Portuguese cave site of Pego do Diabo. Our results establish a secure terminus ante quem of ca. 34,500 calendar years ago for the assimilation/replacement process in westernmost Eurasia. Combined with the chronology of the regional Late Mousterian and with less precise dating evidence for the Aurignacian II, they place the denouement of that process in the 37th millennium before present. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These findings have implications for the understanding of the emergence of anatomical modernity in the Old World as a whole, support explanations of the archaic features of the Lagar Velho child's anatomy that invoke evolutionarily significant Neandertal/modern admixture at the time of contact, and counter suggestions that Neandertals could have survived in southwest Iberia until as late as the Last Glacial Maximum.

  19. Effect of Rotula aquatica Lour. on ethylene-glycol induced urolithiasis in rats.

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    Christina A.J.M

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The effect of the alcoholic extract of Rotula aquatica (Boraginaceae against ethylene glycolinduced urolithiasis in albino rats is summarized in this study. Lithiasis was induced in rats by administrating 1% ethylene glycol in drinking water for 28 days and was manifested by high urinary calcium, phosphate, oxalate, protein, uric acid, creatinine and low urinary magnesium content. The alcoholic extract of Rotula aquatica was administered in 200 mg/kg body weight orally for 28 days along with 1% ethylene glycol. Urinary calcium, phosphate, oxalate, protein, uric acid, creatinine was reduced and urinary magnesium level was elevated. It also increased the urine volume, thereby reducing the tendency for crystallization. The histopathological studies confirmed the induction of lithiasis as microcrystal deposition was observed in section of kidney from animals treated with ethylene glycol. This was reduced, however, after treatment with the extract. These observations enable us to conclude that alcoholic extract of Rotula aquatica is effective against ethylene-glycol induced urolithiasis in albino rats.

  20. Adjuvant effect of an extract from Cochinchina momordica seeds on the immune responses to ovalbumin in mice

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    XIAO Chenwen; HU Songhua; Rajput Zahid Iqbal

    2007-01-01

    The seed of the Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.)Spreng as a traditional Chinese medicine has been utilized in China for more than 1 200 years.It is traditionally used for the treatment of inflammatory swelling,scrofula,tinea,diarrhea as well as suppurative skin infections such as sore,carbuncles,furuncles and boils in both humans and animals.In this study,an extract from Cochinchina momordica seeds(ECMS)is evaluated for its adjuvant effect and safety.The results suggest that when co-administered with ECMS in Balb/c mice,ovalbumin(OVA,10μg)may induce significantly higher specific antibody production than OVA used alone(P<0.05).Analysis of antibody isotypes indicates that the ECMS can promote the production of both IgG1 and IgG2a,concanavalin A,lipopolysaccharides or OVA are significantly higher in mice immunized with OVA mixed with ECMS than immunized with OVA alone or mixed with aluminum hydroxide(P<0.05).No local reactions and negative effects on the body weight gain occurred after the injection of OVA mixed with various amounts of ECMS in mice.Therefore,the ECMS is safe for injection and can be used as a potential vaccine adjuvant biasing the production of IgG2a in mice.

  1. 香港大榄郊野公园的植物组成与植被数量分类%Floristic Composition and Quantitative Classification in Tai Lam Country Park,Hong Kong

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    曾绮微; 李海生; 陈桂珠; 叶创兴; 黄颂诗; 黄超弘

    2008-01-01

    通过对香港大榄郊野公园森林群落的样地调查,利用组平均法和除趋势对应分析两种方法,对样方进行聚类与排序分析.把35个样地划分为11个植被类型,森林群落可划分为台湾相思(Acacia confusa Merr.)林、红胶木(Lophostemon confertus (R. Br.) Peter G. Wilson ex J. T. Waterh.)林、木荷(Schima superba Gardner ex Champ.)林、柠檬桉(Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.)林、湿地松+鸭脚木(Pinus elliottii Engelm.+ Schefflera octophylla (Lour.) Harms.)林、土沉香(Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Spreng.)林、毛叶桉(Eucalyptus torelliana F. Muell.)林; 灌木群落分为山油柑+越南叶下珠(Acronychia pedunculata (L.) Miq.+ Phyllanthus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng.)矮树灌丛、豺皮樟+桃金娘(Litsea rotoundifolia (Nees) Hemsl. var. oblongifolia (Nees) C. K. Allen+Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Alton) Hassk.)矮树灌丛、大头茶(Gordonia axillaris (Roxb. ex Ker Gawl.) D. Dietr.)矮树灌丛、桃金娘+芒萁(Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Alton) Hassk.+Dicranopteris dichotoma (Thunb.) Bernh.)灌草丛.DCA排序结果反映海拔高度与各个森林群落的分布格局和物种组成关系不大,而环境湿度是影响森林群落物种组成的主要因素.多样性分析结果显示,台湾相思林和土沉香林多样性指数最高,说明台湾相思林逐渐向次生林演变,除了红胶木林和少数郁闭度低的台湾相思林中有强阳生性树种外,大部分人工林下植物以阳生性稍耐阴的树种为主.调查结果显示,大榄郊野公园植物生长条件东部优于西部,西部的物种丰富度和多样性指数较低,主要以人工林和灌丛为主,加上山火频繁发生,导致长期处于先锋阶段.

  2. Enraizamento e germinação na propagação de Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen (ginseng-brasileiro Rooting and germination in propagation of Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen (ginseng-brasileiro

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    Silvana de Paula Quintão Scalon

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de avaliar a propagação sexuada e assexuada de Pfaffia glomerata (ginseng brasileiro. As sementes foram pré-embebidas por 24 horas em KNO3 1%; ácido giberélico 50, 100 e 200 mg L-1 ; emágua e as sementes que não receberam tratamento serviram como testemunha. A semeadura foi em placas de petri sobre duas folhas de papel de filtro e a incubação a 25ºC, sob iluminação constante e na ausência de luz. As estacas com º15 cm foram imersas durante 6 horas em IAA 250 e IBA 500 mg L-1, ácido bórico 1% e em água e plantadas em embalagem plástica, contendo terra+areia (1:1. O primeiro experimento foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 (níveis de luz x 6 (tratamento de pré-embebição em 4 repetições de 20 sementes. O segundo em DIC com 5 tratamentos, 4 repetições de 15 estacas por repetição. As sementes de ginseng brasileiro necessitam de tratamento de pré-embebição para acelerar a germinação, sendo a imersão em KNO3 o método mais eficiente, proporcionando 63% de germinação. Apresentam fotoblastismo neutro, com germinação média de 45%. As estacas de ginseng brasileiro imersas apenas em água apresentaram 100% de enraizamento, maior número de brotos (2,5 e maior comprimento de raiz (8,6 cm. A espécie apresenta potencial para ambos os métodos de propagação.The objective of this study was to evaluate sexual and asexual propagation of Pfaffia glomerata (Brazilian Ginseng. The seeds were pre-soaked for 24 hours in KNO3 1% , gibberellic acid 50, 100, 200 mg L-1 , and in water. Untreated seeds served as control. Sowing was accomplished in petri dishes on 2 sheets of filter paper, at 25ºC incubation, under constant illumination, and in the absence of light. The cuttings with º1,5 cm were immersed for 6 hours in IAA 250 and 500mg L-1, boric acid1% ,and in water. Soon after they were planted in plastic containers with soil + sand (1:1. The first experiment was in factorial design 2 (light levels x 6 (pre-soak treatment in 4 repetitions of 20 seeds per repetition. The second in ERD in 5 treatments, 4 repetitions of 15 cuttings per repetition. Brazilian Ginseng seeds need pre-soak treatment to accelerate germination. We found immersion in KNO3 the most efficient method, providing 63% germination. They presented neuter photoblastism with an average germination of 45%. The Brazilian Ginseng cuttings immersed in water presented 100% rooting, a higher number of sprouts (2,5, and greater length (8,6 cm. The species presents potential for both propagation methods.

  3. Morfoanatomia e ontogênese do fruto e semente de Vernonia platensis (Spreng. Less. (Asteraceae Morphology, anatomy and ontogeny of the fruit and seed of Vernonia platensis (Spreng. Less. (Asteraceae

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    Natália Arias Galastri

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Asteraceae possui cerca de 23.000 espécies e Vernonieae tem sua maior representatividade no Brasil, sendo Vernonia o maior gênero da tribo. Devido à ampla ocorrência nos Cerrados, V. platensis foi selecionada para a realização deste trabalho, que objetiva descrever a morfoanatomia e o desenvolvimento do pericarpo e da semente desta espécie, comparando os resultados com a literatura. O material coletado foi processado segundo técnicas usuais. O ovário é ínfero, bicarpelar, sincárpico, unilocular, com um óvulo anátropo, unitegumentado, tenuinucelado, formado em placentação basal. A parede ovariana é homogênea, com células mais densas perifericamente. O tegumento possui três regiões, destacando-se evidente endotélio. Na maturidade, a maioria das camadas colapsa, mantendo-se as fibras mesocárpicas externas; o pápus duplo persiste formado por células lignificadas. A semente madura apresenta testa restrita a uma faixa de células colapsadas; o endosperma é celular, persistindo residualmente na maturidade, e o embrião exibe eixo hipocótilo-radícula axial, espesso e curto. Em apenas 40% das cipselas maduras analisadas, há sementes completamente desenvolvidas. As observações deste trabalho corroboram pesquisas anteriores com Asteraceae, mas destaca-se o papel nutritivo do tegumento no desenvolvimento seminal e a baixa produção de sementes em V. platensis.The Asteraceae comprises approximately 23,000 species and Vernonieae is best represented in Brazil; Vernonia is the largest genus in this tribe. Due to occurrence in extensive areas of Cerrado, Vernonia platensis was selected for this work that aims to describe the morphology, anatomy and development of the pericarp and seed of this species, comparing the results with the literature. The collected material was processed by conventional techniques. The ovary is inferior, bicarpellate, syncarpous, unilocular with a single anatropous ovule, unitegmic, tenuinucelate, attached in a basal placenta. The ovary wall is homogenous with dense cells peripherally. The integument has three zones, with a conspicuous endothelium. At maturity, most layers collapse, only the outer mesocarp fibers remaining; the double pappus persists and has lignified cells. The mature seed has a testa composed of collapsed cells; the endosperm is cellular, residual at maturity, and the embryo has a thick, short, and axial embryo axis. Completely developed seeds were found in only 40% of the mature cypselae evaluated. Our observations corroborate previous research with Asteraceae; we call attention to the nutritive role of the seed coat in seed development, and the low production of seeds in V. platensis.

  4. Morfologia do fruto, da semente e morfo-anatomia da plântula de Vitex megapotamica (Spreng. Moldenke (Lamiaceae Fruit and seed morphology and morpho-anatomy of seedlings of Vitex megapotamica (Spreng. Moldenke (Lamiaceae

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    Nelson Luiz Cosmo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Vitex megapotamica (tarumã é espécie arbórea, decídua, com ocorrência, no Brasil, desde Minas Gerais até o Rio Grande do Sul. Visando à caracterização morfológica do fruto, da semente e morfo-anatômica da plântula, frutos desta espécie foram coletados e as sementes postas para germinar em laboratório. As plântulas foram coletadas desde a protrusão da raiz até o desenvolvimento do primeiro par de eofilo. Foram realizadas medições e pesagem de frutos, e contagem do número de sementes por frutos. As características morfológicas do fruto e da semente são aqui descritas e ilustradas, assim como a morfo-anatomia da plântula. O fruto é drupóide, nuculânio, tetralocular, contendo apenas uma ou duas sementes com fina camada de endosperma e embrião axial, foliáceo. O diásporo (pirênio é constituído pelo endocarpo mais a semente. O endocarpo lenhoso parece exercer restrição sobre a germinação das sementes desta espécie. A plântula é epigea, fanerocotiledonar, com paracotilédones elípticos, com margem inteira, e eofilos opostos, simples, elípticos, com margem serreada, apresentando tricomas tectores. Tanto o paracotilédone quanto o eofilo apresentam mesofilo heterogêneo, dorsiventral, feixe colateral em forma de arco e estômatos anomocíticos. A raiz é poliarca, com córtex parênquimático; o hipocótilo possui tricomas glandulares e não-glandulares, colo distinto, e com cerca de 20 dias encontra-se em início de crescimento secundário. Diversas das características da plântula de Vitex megapotamica estão relacionadas à sua condição de espécie heliófila.Vitex Megapotamica (tarumã is a deciduous tree occurring in Brazil from Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul States. In order to characterize fruit and seed morphology and morpho-anatomy of seedlings, fruits of this species were collected and seeds were germinated in the laboratory. Seedlings were collected from root protrusion to development of the first pair of eophylls. The fruits were measured and weighed and the number of seeds per fruit counted. Fruit and seed morphology were described and illustrated, as well as morphoanatomy of the seedling. The fruit is a 4-locular drupe containing only one or two seeds with a thin layer of endosperm and an axial, foliate embryo. The woody endocarp seems to restrict germination in this species. The seedling has epigeal, phanerocotylar development; elliptical paracotyledons with entire margins, and opposite, simple, elliptical eophylls with serrate margins, and simple multicelullar trichomes. Paracotyledons and eophylls have heterogeneous dorsiventral mesophyll, collateral bundle, and anomocytic stomata. The root is polyarc, with parenchymatous cortex; the hypocotyl has glandular and non-glandular trichomes, a distinct collet, and within 20 days it starts secondary growth. Many characteristics of seedlings in V. megapotamica are related to the fact that it is a heliophyte.

  5. Aspectos da anatomia e do óleo essencial em folhas de Pindaíba (Xylopia brasiliensis Spreng. Aspects of the anatomy and essential oil in leaves of pindaíba (Xylopia brasiliensis Spreng.

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    Breno Régis Santos

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, estudaram-se aspectos de anatomia foliar, extraiu-se e caracterizou-se o óleo essencial presente nos tecidos foliares de pindaíba (Xylopia brasiliensis. Os cortes transversais foram realizados à mão livre com o auxílio de uma lâmina de barbear e submetidos ao processo de coloração com safranina e azul de astra. A extração e a caracterização do óleo essencial foram realizadas pela técnica de arraste de vapor de água. Na seção transversal da folha da pindaíba foi observada a presença de cavidade oleífera, sendo o óleo constituído principalmente de óxido de cariofileno.Aspects of leaf anatomy, extraction and characterization of essential oils present in leaf tissues of Pindaíba (Xylopia brasiliensis, were studied. The anatomical cuts were manually performed and their visualization were made through a coloration process using safranine and astra blue. The extraction and characterization of the essential oil used the steam drag’s method. With these studies it was observed the presence of oily idioblasts filled mainly with cariophylene oxide.

  6. Morphological, physico-chemical and structural characterization of mucilage isolated from the seeds of Buchanania lanzan Spreng

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    Sudarshan Singh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Mucilage isolated from the seeds of Buchanania lanzan a wild Indian plant. This mucilage can be commercially exploited, by evaluating physico-chemical properties of this mucilage. Materials and Methods: Various physico-chemical parameter using scanning electron microscopy (SEM, molecular weight, X-ray diffraction (XRD spectrometry, zeta potential (ZP, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR spectroscopy and 1D ( 1 H and 13 C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR have been employed to characterize mucilage in the present study. Results: SEM analysis suggests that the mucilage has irregular particle size. Thermogravimetry analysis suggested that mucilage had good thermal stability with two stage decomposition. The weight-average molecular weight of mucilage was determined to be 4883, by gel permeation chromatography. The XRD pattern of the mucilage indicated a completely amorphous structure. The ZP was obtained 1.56 and −9.49 mV in water and 0.1 N NaCl respectively. The major functional groups identified from FT-IR spectrum include 3459/cm (-OH, 1667/cm (Alkenyl C-H and C = C stretch, 1407/cm (-COO- and 1321/cm (-CH 3 CO. Analysis of mucilage by paper chromatography and 1D NMR indicated the presence of rhamnose, arabinose and fructose. Conclusion: The spectral and chromatography analysis of mucilage indicate that the mucilage is composed of basic sugar moiety such as (arabinose, rhamnose, fructose and mannose as complex carbohydrates.

  7. Chemical Composition and Physical Characteristics of the Essential Oil of Cymbopogon schoenanthus (L.) Spreng of Burkina Faso

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    Yentema, Onadja; Alioune, Ouedraogo; Abdoul Dorosso, Samate

    Essential oils have a significant role in the society where they are variously used in fields such as medicine, pharmacy, cosmetics, chemical and food-processing industries. This justifies interest which they cause and thus systematic studies are undertaken on aromatic species, allowing without any doubt their use advisedly. This study concerns the characterization of the essential oil of Cymbopogon schoenanthus of Burkina Faso, extracted by drive with the water vapor in a distillation operation. The analysis of the chemical composition is carried out by Gas Chromatography. It shows that the 16 made up ones identified account for 65. 2% of the essential oil composition. These compounds belong to the two classes regularly met in essential oils: the mono ones and sesquiterpenes. However, proportion of monoterpenes (53. 2%) is higher than that of sesquiterpenes (12%). Among the identified compounds two monoterpenes (the piperitone and δ-2-carene) remain the principal components in the essential oil. Then the authors determine the density d = 0.9057 by double weighing, the optical activity α = +28.175 by polarimetry and the refractive index n = 1.465 by an interferometric method which they describe. Cymbopogon schoenanthus is an aromatic plant of the family of Poaceae very often used in traditional pharmacopoeia for internal as well as external treatments.

  8. Anesthesia and transport of fat snook Centropomus parallelus with the essential oil of Nectandra megapotamica(Spreng. Mez

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    Juliana Simoni Moraes Tondolo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzed the chemical composition and anesthetic potential of essential oil (EO of Nectandra megapotamica in fat snook (Centropomus parallelus. For the extraction of EO by hydrodistillation, leaves were separated in young (EO-Y or old (EO-O, and the chemical composition of the EOs was determined by CG-MS. The anesthetic potential was assessed by the evaluation of induction and recovery time of anesthesia and stress response from anesthesia and transport. Three experiments were carried out: i four different concentrations of each EO were tested to evaluate anesthesia induction and recovery time; ii two concentrations of EO-O were tested for the evaluation of its effects on stress parameters (glucose, lactate, and Na+ and K+ plasma levels caused by anesthesia; and iii fish were transported in plastic bags, supplied with two concentrations of EO-O for the evaluation of water quality and mortality. All experiments were performed on fish acclimated to 0 and 33 ppt salinity. The main constituents of the Y and O-EOs were bicyclogermacrene (46.5/34.6%, α-pinene (26.8/26.2%, β-pinene (7.9/12.3%, and germacrene D (9.6/9.1%. Mild sedation was achieved at 30 °L L-1(1.3-3.2 min and deep anesthesia at 150 °L L-1(5.6-8.0 min with both EOs. The recovery time ranged from 1-10 min. The EO-O was not able to avoid the stress of anesthesia evidenced by elevated glucose and lactate plasma levels observed in all groups. Plasma levels of Na+ and K+ were not significantly affected by treatments. During transport, the use of EO-O did not prevent deterioration in water quality and the post-transport mortality. In conclusion, the EO of N. megapotamica has anesthetic activity in fat snook, but it was not able to prevent the stress of anesthesia and transport.

  9. Development in nursery of different clones of cupuaçu tree (Theobroma grandiflorum (Wild. Ex Spreng. Schum

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to present the results of initial development in nursery of 4 genetic materials of cupuaçu trees, being one a material without selection (control and three clones of cupuaçu tree resistant to the fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa, causal agent of Witches' Broom. The seeds from Embrapa Amazônia Oriental (Belém - PA were put in seed bed for germination. After 25 days of seedling emergence these were transplanted in to plastic bags, arranged in a shade house (60%, and containing agricultural substrate and forest humus (1: 3. At the end of 130 days after sowing were compared the patterns of development of girth, height and relation height / girth in a randomized block design consisting of 4 treatments and 4 replicates, each replicate consisting of 16 seedlings. Results were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA and the averages compared by Tukey (5%. The values ​​obtained to girth not differ, presented as overall mean 5.08 mm, however in relation to height cultivar 215 (31cm excelled on the cultivar 174 (25 cm and control (23 cm, however their average not differ of material 186 (27 cm. As regards the height / girth the values ​​obtained for the control and cultivars 175, 186 and 215, were respectively, 4.6, 5.2, 5.1 and 5.9 cm / mm, being cultivar 215 different to control.

  10. Effect of benzyladenine on the abundance and quality of the leaf yield in the calla lily (Zantedeschia Spreng.

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    Beata Janowska

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The soaking of rhizomes, 15-18 cm in circumference in the cultivars ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Mango’ and 20+ cm in cultivar ‘Albomaculata’, with leaf buds 0.5-2 cm in length, in solutions of benzyladenine at concentrations of 100, 350 and 600 mg·dm-3 lasted 30 and 60 min. After this practice, lightly dried rhizomes were planted into 20-cm pots. BA at concentrations of 100-600 mg·dm-3 reduces the yield of leaves in cultivar ‘Mango’, and at concentrations of 350-600 mg·dm-3 – in cultivar ‘Albomaculata’. Leaves growing from rhizomes soaked in BA at concentrations of 100-600 mg·dm-3 have a higher greenness index and a higher protein and sugar content.

  11. Effect of flurprimidol and benzyladenine on growth and flowering of calla lily (Zantedeschia Spreng. cultivated in pots

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    Full Text Available Effect of flurprimidol used directly into root and benzyladenine used for rhizomes soaking on growth and flowering of two Zantedeschia cultivars was evaluated: ‘Pink Pimpernel and ‘Mango’. Plants bloomed more abundantly after application of benzyladenine and flurprimidol in compare with control plants. The greatest number of flowers was noticed after rhizomes soaking in solution of benzyladenine connected with plants watering solution of flurprimidol in concentration of 112.5 mg·dm-3. Flurprimidol and also benzyladenine inhibited growth of peduncles, but had no effect on length of spathes. The greater number of leaves was noticed after application of benzyladenine in ‘Pink Pimpernel’ cultivar, except combination with benzyladenine in concentration of 100 mg·dm-3 and flurprimidol in concentration of 75.0 mg·dm-3. Cultivar ‘Pink Pimpernel’ had shorter petioles, more rounded leaf blades and higher leaf greenness index in response of benzyladenine and benzyladenine with retardant. Flurprimidol had stimulating effect on the number of leaves and benzyladenine inhibited this feature in ‘Mango’ cultivar. More rounded leaf blades were noticed only in plants of ‘Mango’ cultivar treated with retardant in concentration of 112.5 mg·dm-3.  

  12. Human perceptions of landscape change: The case of a monodominant forest of Attalea speciosa Mart ex. Spreng (Northeast Brazil).

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    de Almeida, Gabriela M A; Ramos, Marcelo A; Araújo, Elcida L; Baldauf, Cristina; Albuquerque, Ulysses Paulino

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    From the perception of human populations, we can assess the changes occurring in certain landscapes and the factors that cause those changes. Such studies have proven helpful in increasing the knowledge of the history of a landscape, recognizing past formations and projecting its future. Our research objective was to determine how a landscape dominated by the palm tree Attalea speciosa, a species of ecological, economic, and cultural importance, has been changing over time by synthesizing and comparing historical documents and local perceptions. This study was conducted in Araripe Environmental Protection Area, Northeast Region, Brazil. To understand local landscape change, we interviewed active harvesters in four communities in which A. speciosa use has been documented. Historical documents were evaluated as a complement to the interview data. According to local informants, areas previously used for cultivation and animal husbandry that were abandoned or decimated by droughts in the region may have fostered the expansion of a monodominant A. speciosa forest. Furthermore, other forms of landscape management resulting from human population growth may also have affected the current and past distribution of this forest. PMID:26743910

  13. PENINGKATAN PRODUKSI DAN PERBAIKAN UKURAN UMBI KENTANG HITAM (Plectranthus rotundifolius (Poir. Spreng MELALUI TEKNIK BUDIDAYA SEBAGAI UPAYA KONSERVASI

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    Peni Lestari

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    Full Text Available Penurunan peranan suatu spesies dalam budaya masyarakat dapat menyebabkan kelangkaan bahkan kepunahan spesies tersebut. Seiring dengan program pemerintah untuk melakukan diversifikasi pangan, tanaman minor yang potensial sebagai sumber karbohidrat dapat dipopulerkan kembali dengan tujuan sebagai upaya konservasi tanaman tersebut. Terkait hal tersebut, kentang hitam (Plectranthus rotundifolius dapat menjadi sumber pangan alternatif bagi masyarakat yang menempati daerah kering. Kentang hitam tidak hanya berperan sebagai sumber karbohidrat dengan indeks glikemik rendah, tetapi juga kaya vitamin dan sejumlah mineral penting. Informasi mengenai teknik budidaya menjadi hal penting yang perlu dipersiapkan dalam rangka pengembangannya. Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk menjawab pertanyaan mengenai teknik budidaya yang perlu dilakukan untuk meningkatkan kualitas hasil panen kentang hitam di pasaran. Penelitian dirancang berdasarkan Rancangan Acak Kelompok (RAK dua faktor, yaitu aksesi dan teknik budidaya. Empat aksesi kentang hitam yang digunakan: Nganjuk, Sangian, klon 6G dan O3; dan empat jenis teknik budidaya: bumbun, pangkas, jerami, and pengangkatan tajuk Setiap perlakuan terdiri dari empat ulangan, dengan tiga tanaman/ulangan. Pengamatan dilakukan pada parameter pertumbuhan dan hasil. Hasil penelitian  menunjukkan aksesi kentang hitam yang berbeda memerlukan teknik budidaya berbeda untuk meningkatkan hasil dan ukuran umbi. Penggunaan mulsa jerami padi pada budidaya kentang hitam dapat meningkatkan ukuran umbi kentang hitam di musim hujan.

  14. Chemical constituents of Galianthe brasiliensis (Spreng.) E.L.Cabral and Bacigalupo (Rubiaceae); Constituintes quimicos de Galianthe brasiliensis (Rubiaceae)

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    Moura, Wagner Marques de; Santos, Daniela Pereira dos; Santini, Silvana Maria de Oliveira [Universidade Estadual de Maringa, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail: smoliveira@uem.br; Carvalho, Joao Ernesto de; Foglio, Mary Ann [Centro Pluridisciplinar de Pesquisas Quimicas, Biologicas e Agricolas, Campinas, SP (Brazil)

    2006-05-15

    The paper describes the chemical constituents isolated from aerial parts of the plant Galianthe brasiliensis. From a methanol extract, the iridoid glycosides asperuloside, deacetylasperuloside, mixture of Z- and E-6-O-p-coumaroylscandoside methyl ester, the triterpene ursolic acid and the steroids stigmasterol, campesterol, b-sitosterol and 3-O-b-glucopyranosyl sitosterol were isolated. The structures of the natural products were identified on the basis of spectral data, including 2D NMR experiments. The antiproliferative properties of the crude methanolic extract were investigated against a series of nine human cancer cell lines. (author)

  15. LOMBRICOMPOSTAS Y APERTURA DE LA ESPATA EN POSCOSECHA DEL ALCATRAZ "GREEN GODDESS" (Zantedeschia aethiopica (L) K. Spreng) EN CONDICIONES TROPICALES

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    J. G. Cruz-Castillo; P. A. Torres-Lima; M. Alfaro-Chilmalhua; M. L. Albores-González; J. Murguía-González

    2008-01-01

    En un área tropical de altura se llevaron a cabo estudios sobre el alcatraz Green Goddess . Las plantas, bajo un sombreado de 35 %, fueron colocadas en macetas con varios tipos de lombricomposta; pulpa de café + estiércol de bovino; pulpa de café + gallinaza + bagazo de caña. Otros tratamientos fueron pulpa de café + fertilizante químico (12-11-18-3 mg) + Organozyma® (promotor natural de crecimiento). El área foliar, el número de tallos emergidos y la longitud del escapo floral fueron signif...

  16. Kinnow madarin (Citrus nobilis lour × Citrus deliciosa tenora fruit waste silage as potential feed for small ruminants

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    B. A. Malla

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Study was conducted to ascertain the quality of Kinnow mandarin waste (KMW silage and its utilization by adult male goats. Materials and Methods: KMW was collected, dried to 30% dry matter level and ensiled in silo pit after addition of disodium hydrogen orthophosphate as source of phosphorus as KMW is deficient in phosphorus. Oat was collected at milking stage, chopped finely and ensiled in a silo pit for 2 months. Twelve nondescript local adult male goats of about 8-10 months age and mean body weight of 23.00±0.90 kg were selected. The goats were randomly allotted on body weight as per randomized block design into two equal groups, six animals in each group (n=6 namely “oat silage (OS” and “Kinnow silage.” Goats were offered weighed quantities of respective silage on ad libitum basis. The silages were evaluated for proximate principles and silage quality attributes. Results: Differences were found between chemical composition of both silages with higher organic matter, ether extracts, nitrogen free extract (p0.05 for CP and possess comparable (2.23 vs. 2.06; p>0.05 calcium content. The pH, ammonia nitrogen (percent of total nitrogen and soluble carbohydrate content were lower (4.20 vs. 3.30; 4.14 vs. 3.80; 2.73 vs. 1.86; p0.05 among the two dietary groups. Conclusion: It can be concluded that KMW can be used to prepare good quality silage for feeding of goats.

  17. Kinnow madarin (Citrus nobilis lour × Citrus deliciosa tenora) fruit waste silage as potential feed for small ruminants

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    Malla, B. A.; Rastogi, A.; Sharma, R. K.; Ishfaq, A.; Farooq, and J.

    2015-01-01

    Aim: Study was conducted to ascertain the quality of Kinnow mandarin waste (KMW) silage and its utilization by adult male goats. Materials and Methods: KMW was collected, dried to 30% dry matter level and ensiled in silo pit after addition of disodium hydrogen orthophosphate as source of phosphorus as KMW is deficient in phosphorus. Oat was collected at milking stage, chopped finely and ensiled in a silo pit for 2 months. Twelve nondescript local adult male goats of about 8-10 months age and mean body weight of 23.00±0.90 kg were selected. The goats were randomly allotted on body weight as per randomized block design into two equal groups, six animals in each group (n=6) namely “oat silage (OS)” and “Kinnow silage.” Goats were offered weighed quantities of respective silage on ad libitum basis. The silages were evaluated for proximate principles and silage quality attributes. Results: Differences were found between chemical composition of both silages with higher organic matter, ether extracts, nitrogen free extract (psilage as compared to OS. However, silages were isonitrogenous (8.20 vs. 8.17; p>0.05 for CP) and possess comparable (2.23 vs. 2.06; p>0.05) calcium content. The pH, ammonia nitrogen (percent of total nitrogen) and soluble carbohydrate content were lower (4.20 vs. 3.30; 4.14 vs. 3.80; 2.73 vs. 1.86; psilage, whereas, lactic acid concentration was higher (6.23 vs. 8.14; psilage indicating its superior quality as compared to OS. Body weight (kg) of goats and silage intake (g/day), were comparable (p>0.05) among the two dietary groups. Conclusion: It can be concluded that KMW can be used to prepare good quality silage for feeding of goats. PMID:27046989

  18. Emission and Accumulation of Monoterpene and the Key Terpene Synthase (TPS) Associated with Monoterpene Biosynthesis in Osmanthus fragrans Lour

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    Zeng, Xiangling; Liu, Cai; Zheng, Riru; Cai, Xuan; Luo, Jing; Zou, Jingjing; Wang, Caiyun

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    Osmanthus fragrans is an ornamental and economically important plant known for its magnificent aroma, and the most important aroma-active compounds in flowers are monoterpenes, mainly β-ocimene, linalool and linalool derivatives. To understand the molecular mechanism of monoterpene production, we analyzed the emission and accumulation patterns of these compounds and the transcript levels of the genes involved in their biosynthesis in two O. fragrans cultivars during flowering stages. The resu...

  19. Emission and accumulation of monoterpene and the key terpene synthase (TPS associated with monoterpene biosynthesis in Osmanthus fragrans Lour.

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    Xaingling eZeng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Osmanthus fragrans is an ornamental and economically important plant known for its magnificent aroma, and the most important aroma-active compounds in flowers are monoterpenes, mainly β-ocimene, linalool and linalool derivatives. To understand the molecular mechanism of monoterpene production, we analyzed the emission and accumulation patterns of these compounds and the transcript levels of the genes involved in their biosynthesis in two O. fragrans cultivars during flowering stages. The results showed that both emission and accumulation of monoterpenes varied with flower development and glycosylation had an important impact on floral linalool emission during this process. Gene expression demonstrated that the transcript levels of terpene synthase (TPS genes probably played a key role in monoterpene production, compared to the genes in the MEP pathway. Phylogenetic analysis showed that OfTPS1 and OfTPS2 belonged to a TPS-g subfamily, and OfTPS3 and OfTPS4 clustered into a TPS-b subfamily. Their transient and stable expression in tobacco leaves suggested that OfTPS1 and OfTPS2 exclusively produced β-linalool, and trans-β-ocimene was the sole product from OfTPS3, while OfTPS4, a predictive sesquiterpene synthase, produced α-farnesene. These results indicate that OfTPS1, OfTPS2 and OfTPS3 could account for the major floral monoterpenes, linalool and trans-β-ocimene, produced in O. fragrans flowers.

  20. Emission and accumulation of monoterpene and the key terpene synthase (TPS) associated with monoterpene biosynthesis in Osmanthus fragrans Lour.

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    Xaingling eZeng; Cai eLiu; Riru eZheng; Xuan eCai; Jing eLuo; Jingjing eZou; Caiyun eWang

    2016-01-01

    Osmanthus fragrans is an ornamental and economically important plant known for its magnificent aroma, and the most important aroma-active compounds in flowers are monoterpenes, mainly β-ocimene, linalool and linalool derivatives. To understand the molecular mechanism of monoterpene production, we analyzed the emission and accumulation patterns of these compounds and the transcript levels of the genes involved in their biosynthesis in two O. fragrans cultivars during flowering stages. The resu...

  1. Estudo da interferência de óleos essenciais sobre a atividade de alguns antibióticos usados na clínica Study of the interference of essential oils on the activity of some antibiotic used clinically

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    Rinalda A. Guerra de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a interferência dos óleos essenciais de Lippia sidoides Cham, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour Spr., Conyza bonariensis L. e Eucalyptus citriodora Hook sobre o efeito de antibióticos utilizados na clínica. Os ensaios foram realizados com ampicilina (10 µg/mL, cefalotina (30 µg/mL, cloranfenicol (30 µg/mL, gentamicina (10 µg/mL e tetraciclina (30 µg/mL isolados e em associação com os óleos essenciais (4% v/v através do método de difusão em meio sólido utilizando discos de papel de filtro. Os resultados mostraram interferência de alguns óleos essenciais sobre a atividade dos antibióticos ensaiados. Observou-se o desenvolvimento de halos de inibição do crescimento bacteriano com diferentes diâmetros quando da aplicação de antibióticos isolados e em combinação com os óleos essenciais. A ocorrência de comportamento sinérgico ou antagônico foi observada mais proeminentemente nas interações com cepas de S. aureus e S. epidermidis. De outra forma, observou-se uma menor interferência dos óleos essenciais no efeito dos antibióticos sobre as cepas Gram negativas, principalmente P. aeruginosa. Estes resultados mostram que o uso de produtos derivados de plantas pode em algumas situações interferir sobre a efetividade de antibióticos de uso no tratamento clínico.The aim of this study was to evaluate the interference of essential oils from Lippia sidoides Cham, Plectranthus amboinicus Lour Spr., Conyza bonariensis L. and Eucalyptus citriodora Hook on the antibacterial effect of clinically used antibiotics. The assays were carried out with ampicillin (10 µg/mL, cephalotin (30 µg/mL, chloraphenicol (30 µg/mL, gentamicin (10 µg/mL and tetracyclin (30 µg/mL isolated and associated with essential oils (4% v/v by the solid medium diffusion procedure using filter paper discs. The results showed interference of some essential oils on the antibacterial activity of the assayed antibiotics

  2. Uji Antagonis Tanaman Bangun-Bangun (Plectranthus amboinicus L.) Fungisida Nabati terhadap Penyakit Jamur Akar Putih (Rigidoporus microporus Swartz) di Laboratorium dan di Lapangan

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    Siregar, Neny Yanti

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    This experimentwas aimed to obtain the optimal concentrations of the bangun-bangun extract in laboratory and to determine the inhibition potential of bangun-bangun plant against R. microporus directly on the rubber stum in polybag. The experiment was conducted in the laboratory and experimental garden of Sungei Putih Research with ± 80 m above mean sea level (amsl), from October 2015 to January 2016. Experiment in the laboratory used Completely Randomized Design (CRD) Non Factorial with thirt...

  3. Influence of salt stress on essential oil yield and composition of lemon grass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus L. Spreng. ssp. Laniger (Hook) Maire et Weil).

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    Khadhri, Ayda; Neffati, Mohamed; Smiti, Samira; Nogueira, José Manuel F; Araujo, Maria Eduarda M

    2011-01-01

    Cymbopogon is an aromatic plant valued for its citrus scent aroma. In this article, the effect of saline irrigation water on yield and quality of Cymbopogon schoenanthus L. was evaluated. Compounds of essential oils were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and/or (13)C-NMR spectroscopy. Results showed that the growth of the aerial part was not affected at a concentration of 50 mmol NaCl. Under salt stress, the content of major chemical compounds was affected differently by the treatment level. PMID:21246437

  4. Ozone-induced responses in Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae: metabolic cross-talk between volatile organic compounds and calcium oxalate crystal formation.

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    Poliana Cardoso-Gustavson

    Full Text Available Here, we proposed that volatile organic compounds (VOC, specifically methyl salicylate (MeSA, mediate the formation of calcium oxalate crystals (COC in the defence against ozone (O3 oxidative damage. We performed experiments using Croton floribundus, a pioneer tree species that is tolerant to O3 and widely distributed in the Brazilian forest. This species constitutively produces COC. We exposed plants to a controlled fumigation experiment and assessed biochemical, physiological, and morphological parameters. O3 induced a significant increase in the concentrations of constitutive oxygenated compounds, MeSA and terpenoids as well as in COC number. Our analysis supported the hypothesis that ozone-induced VOC (mainly MeSA regulate ROS formation in a way that promotes the opening of calcium channels and the subsequent formation of COC in a fast and stable manner to stop the consequences of the reactive oxygen species in the tissue, indeed immobilising the excess calcium (caused by acute exposition to O3 that can be dangerous to the plant. To test this hypothesis, we performed an independent experiment spraying MeSA over C. floribundus plants and observed an increase in the number of COC, indicating that this compound has a potential to directly induce their formation. Thus, the tolerance of C. floribundus to O3 oxidative stress could be a consequence of a higher capacity for the production of VOC and COC rather than the modulation of antioxidant balance. We also present some insights into constitutive morphological features that may be related to the tolerance that this species exhibits to O3.

  5. Ozone-Induced Responses in Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae): Metabolic Cross-Talk between Volatile Organic Compounds and Calcium Oxalate Crystal Formation

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    Poliana Cardoso-Gustavson; Vanessa Palermo Bolsoni; Debora Pinheiro de Oliveira; Maria Tereza Gromboni Guaratini; Marcos Pereira Marinho Aidar; Mauro Alexandre Marabesi; Edenise Segala Alves; Silvia Ribeiro de Souza

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    Here, we proposed that volatile organic compounds (VOC), specifically methyl salicylate (MeSA), mediate the formation of calcium oxalate crystals (COC) in the defence against ozone (O3) oxidative damage. We performed experiments using Croton floribundus, a pioneer tree species that is tolerant to O3 and widely distributed in the Brazilian forest. This species constitutively produces COC. We exposed plants to a controlled fumigation experiment and assessed biochemical, physiological, and morph...

  6. Ozone-induced responses in Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae): metabolic cross-talk between volatile organic compounds and calcium oxalate crystal formation.

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    Cardoso-Gustavson, Poliana; Bolsoni, Vanessa Palermo; de Oliveira, Debora Pinheiro; Guaratini, Maria Tereza Gromboni; Aidar, Marcos Pereira Marinho; Marabesi, Mauro Alexandre; Alves, Edenise Segala; de Souza, Silvia Ribeiro

    2014-01-01

    Here, we proposed that volatile organic compounds (VOC), specifically methyl salicylate (MeSA), mediate the formation of calcium oxalate crystals (COC) in the defence against ozone (O3) oxidative damage. We performed experiments using Croton floribundus, a pioneer tree species that is tolerant to O3 and widely distributed in the Brazilian forest. This species constitutively produces COC. We exposed plants to a controlled fumigation experiment and assessed biochemical, physiological, and morphological parameters. O3 induced a significant increase in the concentrations of constitutive oxygenated compounds, MeSA and terpenoids as well as in COC number. Our analysis supported the hypothesis that ozone-induced VOC (mainly MeSA) regulate ROS formation in a way that promotes the opening of calcium channels and the subsequent formation of COC in a fast and stable manner to stop the consequences of the reactive oxygen species in the tissue, indeed immobilising the excess calcium (caused by acute exposition to O3) that can be dangerous to the plant. To test this hypothesis, we performed an independent experiment spraying MeSA over C. floribundus plants and observed an increase in the number of COC, indicating that this compound has a potential to directly induce their formation. Thus, the tolerance of C. floribundus to O3 oxidative stress could be a consequence of a higher capacity for the production of VOC and COC rather than the modulation of antioxidant balance. We also present some insights into constitutive morphological features that may be related to the tolerance that this species exhibits to O3. PMID:25165889

  7. Effects of Mikania glomerata Spreng. and Mikania laevigata Schultz Bip. ex Baker (Asteraceae) extracts on pulmonary inflammation and oxidative stress caused by acute coal dust exposure

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    Freitas, T.P.; Silveira, P.C.; Rocha, L.G.; Rezin, G.T.; Rocha, J.; Citadini-Zanette, V.; Romao, P.T.; Dal-Pizzol, F.; Pinho, R.A.; Andrade, V.M.; Streck, E.L. [University Extremo Catarinense, Criciuma (Brazil)

    2008-12-15

    Several studies have reported biological effects of Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata, used in Brazilian folk medicine for respiratory diseases. Pneumoconiosis is characterized by pulmonary inflammation caused by coal dust exposure. In this work, we evaluated the effect of pretreatment with M. glomerata and M. laevigata extracts (MGE and MLE, respectively) (100 mg/kg, s.c.) on inflammatory and oxidative stress parameters in lung of rats subjected to a single coal dust intratracheal instillation. Rats were pretreated for 2 weeks with saline solution, MGE, or MLE. On day 15, the animals were anesthetized, and gross mineral coal dust or saline solutions were administered directly in the lung by intratracheal instillation. Fifteen days after coal dust instillation, the animals were killed. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was obtained; total cell count and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity were determined. In the lung, myeloperoxidase activity, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) level, and protein carbonyl and sulfhydryl contents were evaluated. In BAL of treated animals, we verified an increased total cell count and LDH activity. MGE and MLE prevented the increase in cell count, but only MLE prevented the increase in LDH. Myeloperoxidase and TBARS levels were not affected, protein carbonylation was increased, and the protein thiol levels were decreased by acute coal dust intratracheal administration. The findings also suggest that both extracts present an important protective effect on the oxidation of thiol groups. Moreover, pretreatment with MGE and MLE also diminished lung inflammatory infiltration induced by coal dust, as assessed by histopathologic analyses.

  8. Plasticidade fenotípica de Baccharis genistelloides subsp. crispa (Spreng. Joch. Müll. (2006 - Asteraceae - sob manejo orgânico

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    L.A. Sousa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho, relacionado a produção orgânica, utilizou preparados homeopáticos visando incremento na biomassa e no teor de flavonóides em plantas dióicas de carqueja. Os tratamentos foram: controle com água, controle com álcool 70%, Phosphorus 12CH, Sulphur 6CH, e a combinação destas homeopatias. Variações fenotípicas foram registradas a partir da análise de crescimento, realizada quinzenalmente durante 60 dias e dos caracteres morfológicos, tais como: como altura, número de ramificações, comprimento do ramo principal, diâmetro do caule e ala caulinar mediana. Na colheita foram medidos: a fitomassa fresca/seca e o volume de raiz. Posteriormente, foi quantificado o teor de flavonóides totais conforme as análises prescritas pela Farmacopéia Brasileira. O experimento foi avaliado em delineamento de blocos casualizados (2x5x2, sendo suas médias avaliadas pelo teste Tukey e o coeficiente de variação ambiental para estimar a plasticidade. Quanto ao estudo do crescimento da planta ao longo do tempo, verificou-se aumento linear simples para a maioria das variáveis nos dois sexos. Foram detectadas respostas plásticas na maioria dos caracteres avaliados. De acordo com os resultados, em ambos os sexos, 60 dias de cultivo são suficientes para obtenção de matéria prima com teor aceitável de flavonóides, bem como para verificação dos efeitos de patogenesia e similitude na aplicação de preparados homeopáticos Phosphorus 12CH, Sulphur 6CH e sua combinação Phosphorus 12CH + Sulphur 6CH. A fitomassa e o teor de flavonóides totais foram semelhantes entre plantas dióicas durante o período de estudo.

  9. Genetic resources of the functional food, teramnus labialis (L.f.) spreng for improving seed number, flavonol content, oil %, and fatty acid compositions

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    Teramnus labialis is used as food in India and has potential to be used as a functional food vegetable in the U.S.A. Photoperiod-sensitive T. labialis accessions were grown in the greenhouse from 2010 to 2011 and evaluated for flavonol content, oil %, and fatty acid compositions. Significant variati...

  10. Responsabilidade social… administrativa um plano de resposta a preocupações económicas, sociais e ambientais para os SMAS de Loures

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    Santos, Sílvia Cristina Ribeiro Mendes dos

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    Trabalho de projecto, Mestrado em Administração Pública A Responsabilidade Social é, cada vez mais, um mecanismo utilizado pelas empresas, que encontram neste meio uma forma de dar resposta a preocupações económicas, sociais e ambientais. Por seu lado, as organizações públicas encontram-se perante um novo paradigma baseado em valores que se traduzem numa gestão cada vez mais qualitativa e “humana” dos recursos públicos, num contexto que nos parece totalmente adequado à adop...

  11. 中华青牛胆扦插繁育试验研究%Experimental Study on Cutting Propagation of Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.

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    兰玲; 李融兴

    2008-01-01

    [目的]为中华青牛胆的扦插育苗提供理论依据.[方法]以野生中华青牛胆1 年生健壮枝为插穗,设置3个因素(扦插基质、激素、插穗粗度)3个水平的正交试验.研究不同处理对中华青牛胆生根率、生根量以及根长度的影响.[结果]不同因素对中华青牛胆扦插生根率的影响依次为ABT 1号生根粉>基质>插穗直径.影响中华青牛胆插穗单株平均根长的主要因素是基质,以黄心土+河沙混合基质为最好;插穗直径的影响最小.影响插穗生根量的主要因素是插穗直径,插穗粗度以15.0 mm最佳,其次是基质和ABT号生根粉. [结论]中华青牛胆的扦插育苗最佳处理组合为(黄心土+河沙)+ABT 1号生根粉200 mg/L+插穗直径15.0 mm;(黄心土+河沙)+ABT 1号生根粉100 mg/L+插穗直径15.0 mm.

  12. Production and Metabolism of Indole Acetic Acid in Root Nodules and Symbiont (Rhizobium undicola Isolated from Root Nodule of Aquatic Medicinal Legume Neptunia oleracea Lour.

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    Pallab Kumar Ghosh

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    Full Text Available Indole acetic acid is a phytohormone which plays a vital role in plant growth and development. The purpose of this study was to shed some light on the production of IAA in roots, nodules, and symbionts of an aquatic legume Neptunia oleracea and its possible role in nodular symbiosis. The symbiont (N37 was isolated from nodules of this plant and identified as Rhizobium undicola based on biochemical characteristics, 16S rDNA sequence homology, and DNA-DNA hybridization results. The root nodules were found to contain more IAA and tryptophan than root; however, no detectable amount of IAA was found in root. The IAA metabolizing enzymes IAA oxidase, IAA peroxidase (E.C.1.11.1.7, and polyphenol oxidase (E.C.1.14.18.1 were higher in root than nodule but total phenol and IAA content were reversed. The strain N37 was found to produce copious amount of IAA in YEM broth medium with tryptophan and reached its stationary phase at 20 h. An enrichment of the medium with mannitol, ammonium sulphate, B12, and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde was found to promote the IAA production. The presence of IAA metabolizing enzymes and IAA production with PGPR traits including ACC deaminase activity of the symbionts was essential for plant microbe interaction and nodule function.

  13. Comparative immunomodulation potential of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. F., Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill and Tinospora cordifolia growing on Azadirachta indica A. Juss.

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    Narkhede, A N; Jagtap, S D; Kasote, D M; Kulkarni, O P; Harsulkar, A M

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    Guduchi has been widely used in the traditional medicine as an immunomodulator. Description of guduchi in Ayurvedic literature resemble with T. sinensis rather than with commonly available T. cordifolia and hence this may be used as substitutes for T. sinensis. T. cordifolia growing on Azadirachta indica commonly called Neem-guduchi has more immunomodulatory potential. Thus, immunomodulatory activity of three Tinospora spp. was assessed by checking humoral and cell mediated immune responses to the antigenic challenges with sheep RBCs and by neutrophil adhesion tests on albino Wistar rats using Guduchi-Satwa, a well known dosage form. Results revealed that Neem-guduchi possesses higher immunomodulatory potential at the dose of 300 mg/kg, po and validated the traditional claim. Hence, Neem-Guduchi can be employed in immunomodulatory formulation prepared using guduchi. PMID:25141544

  14. MicroRNA390-directed TAS3 cleavage leads to the production of tasiRNA-ARF3/4 during somatic embryogenesis in Dimocarpus longan Lour.

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    Yuling eLin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Trans-acting short-interfering RNAs (tasiRNAs originate from TAS3 families through microRNA (miRNA 390-guided cleavage of primary transcripts and target auxin response factors (ARF3/-4, which are involved in the normal development of lateral roots and flowers in plants. However, their roles in embryo development are still unclear. Here, the pathway miR390-TAS3-ARF3/-4 was identified systematically for the first time during somatic embryo development in Dimocarpus longan. We identified the miR390 primary transcript and promoter. The promoter contained cis-acting elements responsive to stimuli such as light, salicylic acid, anaerobic induction, fungal elicitor, circadian control and heat stress. The longan TAS3 transcript, containing two miR390-binding sites, was isolated; the miR390- guided cleavage site located near the 3' end of the TAS3 transcript was verified. Eight TAS3-tasiRNAs with the 21-nucleotide phase were found among longan small RNA data, further confirming that miR390-directed TAS3 cleavage leads to the production of tasiRNA in longan. Among them, TAS3_5'D5+ and 5'D6+ tasiRNAs were highly abundant, and verified to target ARF3 and -4, implying that miR390-guided TAS3 cleavage with 21-nucleotide phase leading to the production of tasiRNA-ARF is conserved in plants. Pri-miR390 was highly expressed in friable-embryogenic callus (EC, and less expressed in incomplete compact pro-embryogenic cultures,while miR390 showed its lowest expression in EC and highest expression in torpedo-shaped embryo. DlTAS3 and DlARF4 both exhibited their lowest expressions in EC, and reached their peaks in the globular embryos stage, which were mainly inversely proportional to the expression of miR390, especially at the GE to CE stages. While DlARF3 showed little variation from the EC to torpedo-shaped embryos stages, and exhibited its lowest expression in the cotyledonary embryos stage. There was a general lack of correlation between the expressions of DlARF3 and miR390. In addition, miR390, DlTAS3, DlARF3, and -4 were up-regulated by 2,4-D in a concentration-dependent manner. They were also preferentially expressed in roots, pulp, and seeds of ‘Sijimi’ longan, implying their extended roles in the development of longan roots and fruit. This study provided insights into a possible role of miR390-tasiRNAs-ARF in plant somatic embryo development.

  15. Efecto de la profundidad del suelo en rottboellia cochinchinensis (lour clayton en caña de azúcar (saccharum officinarum l.

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    Full Text Available Se muestrearon cuatro lotes con diferente textura de suelo, sembrados con caña de azúcar durante cuatro años consecutivos. El lote A con suelo franco arcilloso, el lote B con suelo franco arenoso, el lote C con suelo arcilloso y el lote D con suelo franco. Se seleccionaron lotes con una población de R. cochinchinensis de 75 a 150 plantas/ m2. Se contó el número de plantas de la maleza en un área de 0,25 m2, en dos micro-hábitats: el surco y entre-surco. A cada planta se le escarbó el suelo que la rodeaba hasta encontrar la semilla de la que provenía y se midió la profundidad a la que ésta se encontró, para luego determinar qué porcentaje del total de plantas contabilizadas provenía de semillas localizadas en cada uno de los siguientes estratos: 0,0; >0,0 a 2,5; >2,5 a 5,0; >5,0 a 10 y >10,0 a 15,0 cm de profundidad. Además, se evaluó en invernadero el efecto de cada profundidad de los estratos citados. A nivel de laboratorio y en platos Petri, se evaluó el efecto de la luz y la oscuridad sobre la germinación de la semilla de R. cochinchinensis. Se encontró que la mayoría de las plantas en campo provenían de semillas que se encontraban de >0 a 2,5 cm, seguido por aquellas que estaban de >2,5 a 5,0 cm donde se dieron las mejores condiciones para la germinación. No se observaron diferencias entre los tipos de suelo o los micro-hábitats evaluados. En invernadero el tratamiento a 0,0 cm fue el que mostró la mayor germinación y esto fue producto de la exposición a la luz, lo cual se corroboró en el estudio en laboratorio donde el tratamiento con luz presentó también, la mayor germinación

  16. Polyploid Induction of Buddleja asiatica Lour. by Colchicine%秋水仙素诱导七里香多倍体

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    陈高; 孙卫邦

    2006-01-01

    以不同浓度(0.02%、0.04%、0.08%、0.16%)秋水仙素溶液与二甲基亚砜和丙草胺的体积混合比为2000:10:l的溶液诱导七里香种子萌发苗1~3d的结果表明,所有处理均得到七里香多倍体,其中以秋水仙素浓度为0.08%的混合液处理3 d的诱导效果最好,多倍体诱导率达36.7%.

  17. Utilização de esgotos domésticos tratados através de um sistema biológico na produção de mudas de Croton floribundus Spreng. (Capixingui) E Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (Copaíba) Use of domestic wastewater after biological treatment system for Croton floribundus Spreng. and Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. seedling production

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    Danielle Camargo Celentano Augusto; Iraê Amaral Guerrini; Vera Lex Engel; Guillaume Xavier Rousseau

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    O presente trabalho teve por objetivo o aproveitamento da água residuária proveniente de um sistema biológico de tratamento de esgotos domésticos como alternativa à fertirrigação convencional de viveiros florestais, visando a produção de mudas de Croton floribundus (capixingui) e Copaifera langsdorffii (Copaíba) via subirrigação. As variáveis avaliadas mensalmente foram altura e diâmetro do coleto da muda e, ao final do experimento, peso da matéria seca da parte aérea e da raiz, área foliar, ...

  18. Physicochemical characteristcs and enzymatic activity of peroxidase and polyphenoloxidase in four genotypes of cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd ex-Spreng Schum submitted to freezingCaracterísticas físico-químicas e atividade da peroxidase e polifenoloxidase em genótipos de cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd ex-Spreng Schum submetidos ao congelamento

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    Salomão Rocha Martim

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    Full Text Available During the freezing of fruits pulps, the enzyme activity is not finished completely. Sensory, nutritional and coloring changes may occur on fruits due to the action of oxidative enzymes such as peroxidase and polyphenoloxidase. The frozen cupuaçu pulps, sold in Brazil, have a shelf life of one year and become browned during this period. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of frozen storage on the physicochemical characteristics, polyphenoloxidase activity and soluble and ionically bound peroxidases presented in the pulps of four new cupuaçu genotypes over twelve months. The cupuaçu genotypes developed by the West Amazonian Agroforestry Research Center (EMBRAPA were pulped, frozen and stored at – 30 °C. The polyphenoloxidase of the four cupuaçu genotypes showed an increase in activity according to the storage time with peaks in the sixth, ninth and tenth months, but the peroxidases exhibited oscillations in the enzyme activity. The physicochemical properties of the pulps showed variations during the twelve months of storage under freezing. The vitamin C content of D 28-10 and P 3-10 genotypes decreased from the fourth and tenth months, respectively. Moreover P 9-8 e B 28-7 genotypes remained stable. In relation the acidity of citric acid, the B-28-7, D 28-10 and P 9-8 samples were not different, but P 3-10 genotype presented a reduction. The pH and total soluble solids of all genotypes decreased over the study period. There was an increase in sugar concentration of B 28-7, P 3-10 and P 9-8 genotypes, except for D 28-10 sample which remained unchanged. All genotypes were in accordance with physical-chemicals standards required by legislation, except for P 3-10 genotype that showed a lower acidity. In respect of the enzymatic parameters, there were variations in the activity of peroxidase and polyphenoloxidases of all genotypes. No congelamento de polpas de frutas a atividade enzimática não é completamente cessada. Podem ocorrer mudanças sensoriais, nutricionais e de coloração devido à ação de enzimas oxidativas, como a peroxidase e a polifenoloxidase. Considerando que as polpas de cupuaçu congeladas, comercializadas no Brasil, têm um prazo de validade de um ano e tornam-se escurecidas ao longo deste período, objetivou-se neste estudoavaliar o efeito do tempo de congelamento nas características físico-químicas e nas atividades da polifenoloxidase e peroxidases solúvel e insolúvel presentes nas polpas de quatro novos genótipos de cupuaçu, durante doze meses. Os frutos dos genótipos de cupuaçu, desenvolvidos pela Embrapa Amazônia Ocidental, foram despolpados, congelados e armazenados à temperatura de –30 ºC. A polifenoloxidase das polpas dos quatro genótipos apresentou aumento na sua atividade com picos no sexto, nono e décimo mês e as peroxidases apresentaram oscilações na atividade enzimática. As propriedades físico-químicas das polpas apresentaram variações durante os doze meses de armazenamento sob congelamento. O teor de vitamina C dos genótipos D 28-10 e P 3-10 diminuiu a partir do 4º e 10º mês, respectivamente. Por outro lado os genótipos B 28-7 e P 9-8 permaneceram estáveis. Em relação à acidez em ácido cítrico, as amostras B-28-7, D 28-10 e P 9-8 não diferiram, havendo redução no genótipo P 3-10. O valores de pH e sólidos solúveis totais de todos os genótipos diminuíram ao longo do período avaliado. Houve aumento na concentração de açúcares das polpas dos genótipos B 28-7, P 3-10 e P 9-8, com exceção da amostra D 28-10 que permaneceu inalterada. Todos os genótipos apresentaram-se dentro dos padrões físico-químicos exigidos pela legislação, com exceção do genótipo P 3-10 que apresentou acidez inferior. Em relação aos parâmetros enzimáticos, houve variações na atividade das peroxidases e polifenoloxidases de todos os genótipos avaliados.

  19. Utilização de parâmetros morfoanatômicos na análise da fitotoxidez do flúor em folhas de Magnolia ovata (A. St.-Hil. Spreng. (Magnoliaceae Use of morphoanatomic parameters in the analysis of fluoride toxicity in leaves of Magnolia ovata (A. St.-Hil. Spreng. (Magnoliaceae

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    Bruno Francisco Sant'Anna-Santos

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    Full Text Available Com os objetivos de avaliar o grau de suscetibilidade e caracterizar as injúrias na morfoanatomia de folhas de Magnolia ovata, mudas foram submetidas à chuva simulada com flúor (10 µg.ml-1 de F- por 10 dias consecutivos. No tratamento controle, utilizou-se apenas água deionizada. Folhas foram coletadas para quantificação de flúor na matéria seca e fixadas para análises em microscopia de luz e eletrônica de varredura. As folhas apicais apresentaram pequena porcentagem de necroses intervenais e marginais em uma ou ambas as faces e maior acúmulo de flúor, em relação ao controle, quando comparadas com as folhas da porção basal. A análise micromorfológica das folhas aparentemente sadias indicou alterações nas paredes periclinais externas da epiderme e formação de concavidades, além de cristas estomáticas danificadas, erosão de ceras epicuticulares e presença de esporos e hifas de fungos. A caracterização estrutural das injúrias evidenciou retração de protoplasto das células epidérmicas, colapso das células do mesofilo e da epiderme e acúmulo de compostos fenólicos em células das regiões necrosadas. As alterações micromorfológicas das folhas ocorreram antes que sintomas fossem observados, o que comprova a importância da micromorfologia na diagnose precoce da injúria. As plantas de M. ovata apresentaram poucos sintomas visuais em resposta ao flúor, entretanto as alterações morfoanatômicas indicam que essa espécie possui potencial para ser utilizada como bioindicadora.This work aimed to evaluate the degree of susceptibility and characterize the injuries caused by fluoride in the morphoanatomy of Magnolia ovata. Seedlings were subjected to fluoride simulated rain (10 µg.ml-1 of F- during 10 consecutive days. In the control treatment, only deionized water was used. Leaves were collected for quantification of fluoride in the dry weight and fixed for light and scanning electron microscopy analyses. The apical leaves presented a small percentage of interveinal and margin necrosis in one or both leaf surfaces and greater fluoride accumulation, in relation to the control, than the basal portion leaves. Micromorphological analyses indicated that the areas apparently healthy of epidermis presented alterations in the external periclinal walls and formation of concave shapes, beyond damaged stomatic ledge, erosion of epicuticular waxes and presence of spores and fungal hyphae. The structural characterization of the injuries showed retraction of the protoplast of the epidermal cells, collapse of the mesophyll and epidermal cells and accumulation of phenolic compounds in cells of the necrotic regions. The micromorphological variations occurred before leaf symptoms, confirming the importance of micromorphology in early diagnosis of the injury. Plants of M. ovata presented few visible symptoms in response to fluoride; however, morphoanatomic responses suggest that this species possesses potential features to be used as a bioindicator.

  20. Study of the Interference between Plectranthus Species Essential Oils from Brazil and Aminoglycosides.

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    Galvão Rodrigues, Fabíola Fernandes; Costa, José Galberto Martins; Rodrigues, Fábio Fernandes Galvao; Campos, Adriana Rolim

    2013-01-01

    Plectranthus is one of the most representative genera of Lamiaceae family. In this study, the essential oils from Plectranthus amboinicus, Plectranthus ornatus, and Plectranthus barbatus were investigated for their chemical composition and antimicrobial and modulatory activities. The major components found were carvacrol (54.4%-P. amboinicus) and eugenol (22.9%-P. ornatus e 25.1%-P. barbatus). In vitro antimicrobial activity was conducted against Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus aureus (multiresistant) using microdilution method. The results of bioassay showed that all strains were sensitive to the oils, except P. aeruginosa that was resistant to P. amboinicus and P. ornatus. A synergistic effect of all essential oils combined with the aminoglycosides was demonstrated. These results show that P. amboinicus, P. ornatus, and P. barbatus inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganism, and besides this they present antibiotic modifying activity, providing a new perspective against the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. PMID:23662150

  1. Study of the Interference between Plectranthus Species Essential Oils from Brazil and Aminoglycosides

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    Fabíola Fernandes Galvão Rodrigues; José Galberto Martins Costa; Fábio Fernandes Galvao Rodrigues; Adriana Rolim Campos

    2013-01-01

    Plectranthus is one of the most representative genera of Lamiaceae family. In this study, the essential oils from Plectranthus amboinicus, Plectranthus ornatus, and Plectranthus barbatus were investigated for their chemical composition and antimicrobial and modulatory activities. The major components found were carvacrol (54.4%—P. amboinicus) and eugenol (22.9%—P. ornatus e 25.1%—P. barbatus). In vitro antimicrobial activity was conducted against Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus c...

  2. Antioxidative ability and membrane integrity in salt-induced responses of Casuarina glauca Sieber ex Spreng. in symbiosis with N2-fixing Frankia Thr or supplemented with mineral nitrogen.

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    Scotti-Campos, Paula; Duro, Nuno; Costa, Mário da; Pais, Isabel P; Rodrigues, Ana P; Batista-Santos, Paula; Semedo, José N; Leitão, A Eduardo; Lidon, Fernando C; Pawlowski, Katharina; Ramalho, José C; Ribeiro-Barros, Ana I

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    The actinorhizal tree Casuarina glauca tolerates extreme environmental conditions, such as high salinity. This species is also able to establish a root-nodule symbiosis with N2-fixing bacteria of the genus Frankia. Recent studies have shown that C. glauca tolerance to high salt concentrations is innate and linked to photosynthetic adjustments. In this study we have examined the impact of increasing NaCl concentrations (200, 400 and 600mM) on membrane integrity as well as on the control of oxidative stress in branchlets of symbiotic (NOD+) and non-symbiotic (KNO3+) C. glauca. Membrane selectivity was maintained in both plant groups at 200mM NaCl, accompanied by an increase in the activity of antioxidative enzymes (superoxide dismutase, ascorbate peroxidase, glutathione reductase and catalase). Regarding cellular membrane lipid composition, linolenic acid (C18:3) showed a significant decline at 200mM NaCl in both NOD+ and KNO3+ plants. In addition, total fatty acids (TFA) and C18:2 also decreased in NOD+ plants at this salt concentration, resulting in malondialdehyde (MDA) production. Such initial impact at 200mM NaCl is probably due to the fact that NOD+ plants are subjected to a double stress, i.e., salinity and low nitrogen availability. At 400mM NaCl a strong reduction of TFA and C18:3 levels was observed in both plant groups. This was accompanied by a decrease in the unsaturation degree of membrane lipids in NOD+. However, in both NOD+ and KNO3+ lipid modifications were not reflected by membrane leakage at 200 or 400mM, suggesting acclimation mechanisms at the membrane level. The fact that membrane selectivity was impaired only at 600mM NaCl in both groups of plants points to a high tolerance of C. glauca to salt stress independently of the symbiotic relation with Frankia. PMID:27070734

  3. Research Progress of Resourceful Treatment of An Invasion Plant:Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng%入侵植物紫茎泽兰资源化利用研究进展

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    朱先洲

    2012-01-01

    紫茎泽兰(Eupatorium adenophorum)是我国外来入侵物种中危害最为严重的植物之一,广泛分布于我国西南地区,并有向东南部和中南部蔓延的趋势,严重影响农林业生产、威胁生物多样性安全.因此,加强对紫茎泽兰防治方法的研究显得尤为迫切.近年来,越来越多的研究发现紫茎泽兰可以进行多种不同的资源化处理,在参考了国内外较大量紫茎泽兰的资源化利用的文献资料后,综述了紫茎泽兰资源化利用的研究进展,并就其利用前景进行了探讨.%Eupatorium adenophorum is one of the most dangerous invasive plants in China. It has spread rapidly throughout south-western China and has a great potential for invading south-eastern and south-central China. It has influenced the farming and forestry production seriously,and threatened the biodiversity safety of China. Therefore, it's urgent to study the successful control method of this weed. Recently, more and more studies indicated that E. Adenophora can be adopted for many different kinds of resourceful treatments. According to the documents related with research progress of resourceful treatment of E. Adenophora. Research progress of resourceful treatment of E. Adenophora were reviewed, and their prospects were also discussed.

  4. Chemotaxonomic significance of flavonoids, coumarins and triterpenes of Augusta longifolia (Spreng. Rehder, Rubiaceae-Ixoroideae, with new insights about its systematic position within the family Significância quimiotaxômica de flavonoides, cumarinas e triterpenos de Augusta longifolia (Spreng. Rehder, Rubiaceae-Ixoroideae, com novos entendimentos sobre a posição sistemática dentro da família

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    Rafael Choze

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Augusta has traditionally been placed in the tribe Rondeletieae, subfamily Cinchonoideae. However, recent molecular phylogenies positioned it near to Wendlandia (Ixoroideae, but locate A. longifolia near to the clade Ixoroidinae II. The study of A. longifolia afforded two coumarins, five flavonoids, three triterpenoids and one benzoic acid derivative. These metabolites reinforce the separation of Augusta as a monospecific genus, and Lindenia as a genus of three species, closely related to Wendlandia.Augusta tem sido tradicionalmente colocada na tribo Rondeletieae, Cinchonoideae subfamília. No entanto, recentes filogenias moleculares posicionou-a perto de Wendlandia, porém localizando A. longifolia perto do clado Ixoroidinae II. O estudo de A. longifolia resultou em duas cumarinas, cinco flavonoides, três triterpenoides e um derivado do ácido benzóico. Estes metabolitos reforçam a separação da Augusta como um gênero monoespecífico, e Lindenia como um gênero de três espécies, intimamente relacionada com Wendlandia.

  5. Redução de aminoácidos em polpas de bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart, cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd ex-Spreng Schum e murici (Byrsonima crassifolia L. processado (aquecido e alcalinizado Amino acids reduction in processed (heated and alkalinized pulps of bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart, cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd ex-Spreng Schum and murici (Byrsonima crassifolia L.

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    Alexandre Porte

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A literatura científica é pobre a respeito de frutas da Amazônia, como o murici, e suas características químicas devem ser estudadas. Por isso, esta pesquisa teve por proposta determinar o perfil aminoacídico das polpas de bacuri, cupuaçu e murici sob diferentes valores de pH (3,3, 5,8, 8,0 e 12,0, sem aquecimento ou com aquecimento por 12 horas/100 ºC com agitação e refluxo. Valores de pH, glicose, frutose e sacarose também foram determinados nas polpas sem aquecimento. Os nutrientes foram determinados por CLAE (Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Eficiência. As polpas de bacuri, cupuaçu e murici apresentaram valores de pH 3,2, 3,6 e 3,35, respectivamente. A sacarose foi, quantitativamente, o principal carboidrato nas polpas de cupuaçu (38,34% e bacuri (36,93%, sendo que os teores de frutose e glicose foram similares, tanto na polpa de cupuaçu (8,93% e 9,03% como na de bacuri (12,63% e 11,65%, respectivamente. Em contraste, a polpa de murici foi quase isenta de sacarose (0,57%, mas não de frutose (11,51% ou glicose (11,39%. Nas polpas sem aquecimento, os principais aminoácidos foram: ácido glutâmico (46,6 mg/kg, ácido aspártico (28,8 mg/kg e arginina (25,3 mg/kg na polpa de bacuri; ácido aspártico (56,3 mg/kg, ácido glutâmico (44,0 mg/kg e alanina (24,2 mg/kg na polpa de cupuaçu; prolina (73,5 mg/kg, ácido glutâmico (23,7 mg/kg e ácido aspártico (23,5 mg/kg na polpa de murici. O aquecimento reduziu as concentrações de todos os aminoácidos nas 3 polpas. O meio fortemente alcalino (pH 12 produziu a maior degradação de aminoácidos. Lisina foi mais sensível ao aquecimento do que outros aminoácidos em pH 12.Scientific literature presents few studies about fruits of the Amazonia, like murici, and yours chemical characteristics should be studied. Therefore, amino acid profiles of the bacuri, cupuaçu and murici pulps were determined under different values of pH (3.3, 5.8, 8.0 and 12.0 with heating (12 hours/100 ºC, with stirring and refluxing or without heating. Glucose, fructose, sucrose and pH values also were obtained in the pulps without heating. All nutrients were analised by HPLC. The pHs were: 3.2, 3.6 and 3.35 in the bacuri, cupuaçu and murici pulps, respectively. Sucrose (38.34% and 36.93% was the major carbohydrate while fructose (8.93% and 12.63% and glucose (9.03% and 11.65% shown similar percentages in the cupuaçu and bacuri pulps. Murici pulp was almost free of sucrose (0.57%, but not of fructose (11.51% or glucose (11.39%. In the pulps without heating the major amino acids were: glutamic acid (46.6 mg/kg, aspartic acid (28.8 mg/kg and arginine (25.3 mg/kg in the bacuri pulp; aspartic acid (56.3 mg/kg, glutamic acid (44.0 mg/kg and alanine (24.2 mg/kg in the cupuaçu pulp; proline (73.5 mg/kg, glutamic acid (23.7 mg/kg and aspartic acid (23.5 mg/kg in the murici pulp. The heating of the 3 pulps decresead the concentration of all amino acids. The medium strongly alkaline (pH 12 produced more degradation of the amino acids than others pHs. Lysine was more sensible to the heating than others amino acids in pH 12.

  6. Redução de aminoácidos em polpas de bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart), cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd ex-Spreng Schum) e murici (Byrsonima crassifolia L.) processado (aquecido e alcalinizado) Amino acids reduction in processed (heated and alkalinized) pulps of bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart), cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd ex-Spreng Schum) and murici (Byrsonima crassifolia L.)

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    Alexandre Porte; Claudia Moraes Rezende; Octavio Augusto Ceva Antunes; Luciana Helena Maia

    2010-01-01

    A literatura científica é pobre a respeito de frutas da Amazônia, como o murici, e suas características químicas devem ser estudadas. Por isso, esta pesquisa teve por proposta determinar o perfil aminoacídico das polpas de bacuri, cupuaçu e murici sob diferentes valores de pH (3,3, 5,8, 8,0 e 12,0), sem aquecimento ou com aquecimento por 12 horas/100 ºC com agitação e refluxo. Valores de pH, glicose, frutose e sacarose também foram determinados nas polpas sem aquecimento. Os nutrientes foram ...

  7. MonoTrap法捕集白木香愈伤组织挥发性成分及其GC-MS分析%GC-MS Analysis on the Volatile Constituents Adsorbed with Mono Trap from Callus of Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg

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    采用新型材料MonoTrap作为顶空固相萃取的吸附剂,捕集茉莉酸甲酯(MeJA)处理后的白木香愈伤组织挥发性成分,并应用GC-MS分析测定其化学成分及相对含量.结果表明,从MeJA不同处理下的白木香愈伤组织中共鉴定出56种挥发物成分,主要成分为脂肪烃类、芳香族类和倍半萜类等成分;通过正交实验法确定最佳捕集方法为:不破碎愈伤组织材料,于30℃条件下、采用MonoTrap捕集6h.MonoTrap法结合气质联用具有高灵敏度、强针对性和可操作性强的优点,可以为白木香的开发利用提供理论依据.

  8. Research on the acute toxicity and genetic toxicity of Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg.leaf%沉香叶的急性毒性和遗传毒性研究

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    李庆; 黄俊明; 杨颖; 陈美芬; 梁扬盛; 陈秀娟

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    目的 对沉香叶的急性经口毒性、遗传毒性进行研究,为沉香叶的开发和应用提供毒理学安全性实验依据.方法 按照GB 15193-2003对沉香叶进行小鼠经口急性毒性试验(Horn’s法,设21.5 g/kg体重、10.0 g/kg体重、4.64 g/kg体重、2.15 g/kg体重4个剂量组)、小鼠精子畸形试验(设10.0 g/kg体重、5.00 g/kg体重、2.50 g/kg体重3个剂量组及阴性、阳性对照组)、小鼠骨髓细胞微核试验(设10.0 g/kg体重、5.00 g/kg体重、2.50 g/kg体重3个剂量组及阴性、阳性对照组)及鼠伤寒沙门菌回复突变试验(设5 000 μg/皿、1 000 μg/皿、200 μg/皿、40μg/皿、8μg/皿5个剂量组,同时设自发回变、溶剂对照和阳性对照组).结果 沉香叶对小鼠的急性经口LD50 >21.5 g/kg体重;各剂量组微核率、精子畸形率、回复突变数和阴性对照组比较均无显著性增加;3项毒理学遗传试验结果均为阴性.结论 在本实验条件下,沉香叶属于无毒级物质,未见有遗传毒性作用.

  9. 龙眼胚性愈伤组织中TFL1基因克隆及其表达分析%Cloning and Characterization of TFL1 Family Genes from Embryogenic Callus in Dimocarpus longan Lour.

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    TFL1 is belonging to the FT/TFL1 family, and it is involved in delaying the plant flowering time through maintaining the apical meristem. The RT-PCR combined with RACE method was used to obtain the complete cDNA and gDNA sequences of DlTFL1 from embryogenic callus in Dimocarpus longan. The complete cDNA sequence of DlTFL1 was 866 bp, encoding 175 amino acids. The gDNA sequence of DlTFL1 was 1 492 bp, contains three introns and for exons. DlTFL1 was stable and hydrophilic proteins, without signal peptides and Tran membrane structures, had the PEBP protein function domain. Phylogenetic tree analyses indicated that DlTFL1 has a close genetic relationship with Jatropha curca、Vitis vinifera、Populus trichocarpa. qPCR result indicated that the expressing of DlTFL1 was very differential in“Sijimi” different tissues, it expressed at the highest level in the flower bud, lower in root, leaf and flower, but not expressing in other tissues. DlTFL1 is a plant TFL1 homologous gene, may have inhibitory effect on flowering, it may promote the development of early flowers of“Sijimi”longan.%TFL1是FT/TFL1家族的一个成员,TFL1通过对顶端分生组织的维持从而延迟了植物开花时间。以龙眼松散型胚性愈伤组织为材料,采用RT-PCR结合RACE法克隆了TFL1的cDNA全长和gDNA序列,命名为DlTFL1。 DlTFL1全长866 bp,编码175个氨基酸。 DlTFL1的gDNA序列长为1492 bp,由3个内含子和4个外显子组成。 DlTFL1为稳定的亲水蛋白,没有信号肽与跨膜结构,含有PEBP功能保守结构域。进化树分析表明, DlTFL1与小油桐、葡萄、毛果杨等植物TFL1的亲缘关系较近。 q-PCR表明,DlTFL1在“四季蜜”龙眼不同组织部位中的表达差异明显,在花蕾中的表达量最高,在根、叶和花中表达量较低,在其他部位甚至不表达。说明DlTFL1是植物TFL1同源基因,可能具有抑制开花作用,对“四季蜜”龙眼花早期的器官发育可能有促进作用。

  10. Extraction of Water-Soluble Pigment from Fruit Peels of Ligustrum sinense Lour. and Its Light Sensitivity%小蜡果皮水溶性色素的提取及光敏感性

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    2006-01-01

    以去离子水和不同体积分数乙醇从小蜡果皮中浸提红色素,用光谱扫描法检测该红色素的光吸收特性,比较不同浸提时间及不同体积分数乙醇对浸提效果的影响,并用暴露方式进行光敏感性测定.结果显示,小蜡果皮色素在纯水中的溶解性最好,属水溶性色素,延长浸提时间可提高色素的浸出率,但杂质质量分数也随之提高,紫外线对色素的色度影响最大,直接照射可使色素的色度大幅度下降.

  11. 植物染料に関する研究(第 2 報) : ソメモノイモ (Dioscorea chirrhosa L_>) の染色性(林学科)

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    屋我, 嗣良; 太田, 薫; 金城, 一彦; Yaga, Shiryo; Oota, Kaoru; Kinjo, Kazuhiko

    1989-01-01

    ソメモノイモの染色性について検討し, 次の結果を得た。1)ソメモノイモの熱水抽出物は約17%であった。2)素材に絹布を用いて染色条件を検討した。その結果, 最適染色条件は染料濃度が5%, 染色温度が80℃, および染色時間は60分であった。3)最適染色条件で染色した絹布を重クロム酸カリウム, 及び硫酸第一鉄で媒染を行ったとき発色が顕著だった。また, この時の媒染色剤濃度は, 重クロム酸カリウムで75ppm, 硫酸第一鉄で100ppmが適当と考えられた。4)染色堅牢度のうち最も重要な日光堅牢度, および洗濯堅牢度について検討した。最適染色条件で染色し, ここでは, 重クロム酸カリウム, および硫酸第一鉄で媒染した。その結果, 日光堅牢度が優れており(5級以上), また洗濯堅牢度も5回以上の重ね染めにより安定した。...

  12. Study on the Polyploid Induction of Melastoma dodecandrum Lour. by Using Colchicine%利用秋水仙素诱导地菍多倍体的研究

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    胡松梅; 蒋道松; 龚泽修

    2008-01-01

    [目的]探索利用秋水仙素诱导地蒸多倍体的可行性.[方法]以秋水仙素作为诱变剂,对地菍无菌试管苗丛芽进行多倍体诱导,研究秋水仙素浓度、处理方法和处理时间对地菍组培苗丛芽诱导效果的影响.经纯化和鉴定后,分析地菍多倍体的外部形态和叶片气孔特征.[结果]采用混培法用0.1%秋水仙素对地菍处理14 d的诱导率达28%,明显优于浸泡法.秋水仙素浓度对地菍染色体的加倍率影响显著.采用不定芽技术切取变异株顶芽继代5次后,可得到纯合四倍体地菍植株,染色体数目为2n=56.与正常二倍体相比,四倍体地菍植株表现出多倍体巨大型特征.[结论]采用混培法用0.1%秋水仙素处理地菍试管苗丛芽21 d,可获得最好的诱导效果.

  13. Performance of resistance gene pyramids to races of rice bacterial blight in Zhejiang Province

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    ZHENGKangle; ZHUANGJieyun; WANGHanrong

    1998-01-01

    The effect of gene pyramiding on resistance to bacterial blight (BB) in rice was evahlated among the IR24-based near isogenic lines conraining single resistance gene and gene pyramids containing two, three or lour resistancegenes (see table).

  14. Study of the Interference between Plectranthus Species Essential Oils from Brazil and Aminoglycosides

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Plectranthus is one of the most representative genera of Lamiaceae family. In this study, the essential oils from Plectranthus amboinicus, Plectranthus ornatus, and Plectranthus barbatus were investigated for their chemical composition and antimicrobial and modulatory activities. The major components found were carvacrol (54.4%—P. amboinicus and eugenol (22.9%—P. ornatus e 25.1%—P. barbatus. In vitro antimicrobial activity was conducted against Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus aureus (multiresistant using microdilution method. The results of bioassay showed that all strains were sensitive to the oils, except P. aeruginosa that was resistant to P. amboinicus and P. ornatus. A synergistic effect of all essential oils combined with the aminoglycosides was demonstrated. These results show that P. amboinicus, P. ornatus, and P. barbatus inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganism, and besides this they present antibiotic modifying activity, providing a new perspective against the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

  15. Variation of karyotype and nuclear DNA content among four species of Plectranthus L’ Héritier, 1788 (Lamiaceae) from Brazil

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    Nani, Thaís Furtado; Mesquita, Amanda Teixeira; Bustamante, Fernanda de Oliveira; Barbosa, Sandro; Barbosa, João Vítor Calvelli; Davide, Lisete Chamma

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Plectranthus is a genus which includes species of ornamental and medicinal potential. It faces taxonomic problems due to aggregating species previously belonging to the genus Coleus, a fact that has contributed to the existence of various synonymies. The species Plectranthus amboinicus, Plectranthus barbatus, Plectranthus grandis and Plectranthus neochilus are included in this context. Some authors consider Plectranthus barbatus and Plectranthus grandis as synonyms. The present work was carried out with the aim of comparing plants of the above-mentioned species, originating from different localities in Brazil, with regards to chromosome number and karyotypic morphology, correlated to the nuclear DNA content. There was no variation in chromosome number among plants of the same species. Plectranthus amboinicus was the only species to exhibit 2n=34, whereas the others had 2n=30. No karyotypic differences were found among the plants of each species, except for Plectranthus barbatus. The plants of the Plectranthus species revealed little coincidence between chromosome pairs. The nuclear DNA content allowed grouping Plectranthus amboinicus and Plectranthus neochilus, with the highest mean values, and Plectranthus grandis and Plectranthus barbatus with the lowest ones. Differences in DNA amount among the plants were identified only for Plectranthus barbatus. These results allow the inference that the populations of Plectranthus amboinicus and Plectranthus neochilus present coincident karyotypes among their plants, and Plectranthus grandis is probably a synonym of Plectranthus barbatus. PMID:26753074

  16. Variation of karyotype and nuclear DNA content among four species of Plectranthus L' Héritier, 1788 (Lamiaceae) from Brazil.

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    Nani, Thaís Furtado; Mesquita, Amanda Teixeira; Bustamante, Fernanda de Oliveira; Barbosa, Sandro; Barbosa, João Vítor Calvelli; Davide, Lisete Chamma

    2015-01-01

    Plectranthus is a genus which includes species of ornamental and medicinal potential. It faces taxonomic problems due to aggregating species previously belonging to the genus Coleus, a fact that has contributed to the existence of various synonymies. The species Plectranthus amboinicus, Plectranthus barbatus, Plectranthus grandis and Plectranthus neochilus are included in this context. Some authors consider Plectranthus barbatus and Plectranthus grandis as synonyms. The present work was carried out with the aim of comparing plants of the above-mentioned species, originating from different localities in Brazil, with regards to chromosome number and karyotypic morphology, correlated to the nuclear DNA content. There was no variation in chromosome number among plants of the same species. Plectranthus amboinicus was the only species to exhibit 2n=34, whereas the others had 2n=30. No karyotypic differences were found among the plants of each species, except for Plectranthus barbatus. The plants of the Plectranthus species revealed little coincidence between chromosome pairs. The nuclear DNA content allowed grouping Plectranthus amboinicus and Plectranthus neochilus, with the highest mean values, and Plectranthus grandis and Plectranthus barbatus with the lowest ones. Differences in DNA amount among the plants were identified only for Plectranthus barbatus. These results allow the inference that the populations of Plectranthus amboinicus and Plectranthus neochilus present coincident karyotypes among their plants, and Plectranthus grandis is probably a synonym of Plectranthus barbatus. PMID:26753074

  17. Utilização de esgotos domésticos tratados através de um sistema biológico na produção de mudas de Croton floribundus Spreng. (Capixingui) E Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (Copaíba)

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    Augusto Danielle Camargo Celentano; Guerrini Iraê Amaral; Engel Vera Lex; Rousseau Guillaume Xavier

    2003-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve por objetivo o aproveitamento da água residuária proveniente de um sistema biológico de tratamento de esgotos domésticos como alternativa à fertirrigação convencional de viveiros florestais, visando a produção de mudas de Croton floribundus (capixingui) e Copaifera langsdorffii (Copaíba) via subirrigação. As variáveis avaliadas mensalmente foram altura e diâmetro do coleto da muda e, ao final do experimento, peso da matéria seca da parte aérea e da raiz, área foliar, ...

  18. Effects of Stand Types on the Community Diversity of Ground-Dwelling Beetles in the Invaded Regions of Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng.%林分类型对西昌紫茎泽兰入侵地地表甲虫群落的影响

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    2013-01-01

    The diversity of ground-dwelling beetles in 5 stand types from the suburbs of Xichang city was investigated with the bait-traps method.886 beetles' specimens were gathered and belonged to 15 families.The Geotrupidae,Rutelidae and Staphylinidae were the dominant groups whose individuals were the most.The number of individuals of ground-dwelling beetles was the highest in the Pinus yunnanensis forest among the five stand types (P<0.01).The study of diversity showed that the richness of the ground-dwelling in Pinus yunnanensis forest and the Cupressus funebris forest were significantly higher than that of the Quercus acutissima forest(P<0.05).The dominance and evenness of the 5 stand types had no significant difference.The diversity of the Pinus yunnanensis forest had very significant difference with the Abies sp.forest and Dodonaea viscose shrub (P<0.01).The study of similarity showed that most of the similarity was middling dissimilar and middling similar,but the similarity of the Abies sp.forest and shurb was significantly different.The results showed that the composition and individuals of the ground-dwelling beetles in the 5 stand types of the suburbs of Xichang city had significant difference with the natural pure forest.It was suggested to design stand rebuilding for the artificial pure forest to increase the biodiversity.%2010年7~9月主要采用巴氏罐诱法对四川西昌市郊紫茎泽兰入侵地5种类型林分的地表甲虫群落进行调查,共采集地表甲虫标本886份,隶属15科,其中粪金龟科、隐翅虫科和丽金龟科昆虫个体数量多,是西昌市郊林下地表甲虫的优势类群.云南松(Pinus yunnanensis)林林下地表甲虫个体数量极显著高于其他4种林分(P<0.01).多样性分析表明,云南松林与柏木(Cupressus funebris)林林下地表甲虫丰富度指数显著高于麻栎(Quercus acutissima)林(P<0.05).各林分类型地表甲虫优势度指数及均匀度指数差异不显著,柏木林优势度指数、均匀度指数最高.云南松林与冷杉(Abies sp.)林、车桑子(Dodonaea viscose)灌丛林林下地表甲虫多样性指数差异极显著(P<0.01).相似性研究表明,不同林分类型地表甲虫群落相似性多为中等不相似及中等相似,仅冷杉林和车桑子灌丛林为极不相似.研究结果表明,西昌市郊各类型林分地表甲虫组成和数量分布与天然林存在一定差异,建议对人工纯林进行林分改造以增加生物多样性.

  19. Los géneros Cajanus y Rhynchosia (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae, Cajaninae) en la península de Yucatán, México The genera Cajanus and Rhynchosia (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae, Cajaninae) in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

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    Angélica Martínez-Bernal; Rodrigo Duno-de Stefano; Lilia Lorena-Can

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    Se presenta información general de los géneros Cajanus DC. y Rhynchosia Lour. (subfamilia Papilionoideae, tribu Phaseoleae, subtribu Cajaninae) en la península de Yucatán. En esta región, Cajanus incluye 1 especie introducida y Rhynchosia incluye 6 nativas. Se presentan claves para géneros y especies, información ecológica, fenológica, nombres comunes y usos de cada especie.An overview of the genera Cajanus DC. and Rhynchosia Lour. (subfamily Papilionoideae, tribe Phaseoleae, subtribe Cajanin...

  20. Lantana montevidensis Essential Oil: Chemical Composition and Mosquito Repellent Activity against Aedes aegypti

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    The essential oil (EO) of Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. (L. sellowiana Link & Otto) was investigated for its chemical composition and mosquito repellent activity. The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of aerial plant parts was analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. The major constituents we...

  1. Review of traditional and non-traditional medicinal genetic resources in the USDA, ARS, PGRCU collection evaluated for flavonoid concentrations and anthocyanin indexes

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    Non-traditional medicinal species include velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medik.), Desmodium species, Termanus labialis (L.f.) Spreng. and the traditional species consists of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). There is a need to identify plant sources of flavonoids and anthocyanins since they have s...

  2. Enkele nieuwe vondsten van Cladonia’s in Nederland

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    Masselink, A.K.; Sipman, H.J.M.

    1985-01-01

    Some interesting records of lichens belonging to the genus Cladonia Wigg. are reported. Cladonia cariosa (Ach.) Spreng. and C. fragilissima Østh. & P. James have recently been found for the first time in the Netherlands. C. symphycarpa (Ach.) Fr., hitherto only collected once, has been discovered on

  3. Chromosome studies on African plants. 11. The tribe Andropogoneae (Poaceae: Panicoideae

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    J. J. Spies

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available Representative specimens of various species of the genera  Andropogon L.,  Cymbopogon Spreng.,  Elionurus Kunth ex Willd.,  Hyparrhenia Foum. and  Hyperthelia Clayton were cytogenetically studied. All specimens had a secondary basic chromosome number of ten. Polyploidy, either as alloploidy or segmental alloploidy. was frequent. The taxa studied represent mature polyploid complexes.  

  4. Antileishmanial activity of piceatannol isolated from Euphorbia lagascae seeds

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    Duarte, Noelia; Kayser, Oliver; Abreu, Pedro; Ferreira, Maria-Jose U.

    2008-01-01

    In the search for biologically active compounds from Euphorbia lagascae Spreng, an herbaceous plant native to southeast of Iberic Peninsula, a stilbene, two coumarins and two 1-2-deoxyphorbol diterpene esters were isolated by chromatographic methods, from the methanol extracts of its defatted seeds.

  5. Study on Comprehensive Effect of Grafting Siraitia grosvenorii on Cucurbitaceae Plants%葫芦科植物嫁接罗汉果的综合效应研究

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    薛进军; 秦忠明

    2013-01-01

    采用葫芦科植物栝楼、葫芦、木鳖作为砧木嫁接罗汉果,以罗汉果本砧和组培苗作为对照,探讨了不同砧穗组合对罗汉果生长与结果等方面的综合效应.结果表明,葫芦科植物科内嫁接罗汉果具有良好的亲和性;用葫芦做砧木的罗汉果嫁接植株与罗汉果本砧相比,具有结果多、产量高、品质好、抗根结线虫能力较强的特点,而且嫁接操作比较容易;木鳖根系强大,抗根结线虫能力强,嫁接罗汉果成活率最高,植株生长旺盛,但是嫁接植株没有开花,可以考虑做基砧用;栝楼种子发芽比较困难,通过变温催芽处理(25 ℃/12 h、35℃/12 h)可提高发芽率,做砧木嫁接罗汉果亲和性一般,坐果率高,高抗根结线虫,但产量和品质不如葫芦砧和罗汉果组培苗,可以作为备选砧木考虑;罗汉果本砧和组培苗易发生根结线虫病,但是组培苗的果实产量和品质较好.在嫁接方法选择上,劈接法嫁接的成活率高于顶插法,而且在株高、茎粗、叶片数和叶片大小等幼苗生长能力方面都显著高于顶插法;在嫁接苗的管理上,于园土中加入20%蚯蚓粪的混合基质能显著促进罗汉果嫁接苗的生长.%Cucurbitaceae plants including Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim,Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.,Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.)Spreng.were used as grafting rootstock of Siraitia grosvenorii (Swingle) C.Jeffrey ex Lu et Z.Y.Zhang,taking S.grosvenorii tissue culture seedlings and S.grosvenorii raw plant as rootstock as control to explore the comprehensive effects of different combinations of scion on the growth and fruiting of S.grosvenorii.Results showed that the Cucurbitaceae plants and S.grosvenorii had good grafting compatibility.Compared to S.grosvenorii tissue culture seedlings and S.grosvenorii raw plant as rootstock,using L.siceraria as rootstock,the S.grosvenorii was with more fruits,high yield,good quality,strong Meloidogyne

  6. 'N Pragmatiese benadering tot die Ontwikkeling van Geweegde Aansoekvorm

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    L. J. Fick

    1975-11-01

    Full Text Available Simplified procedures for the development of a weighted application blank to combat labour turnover of co loured employees in the clothing industry are outlined and discussed. Opsomming Vereenvoudigde prosedures vir die ontwikkeling van ‘n geweegde aansoekvorm ter bekamping van arbeidsomset onder gekleurde werknemers in die klerasiebedryf, word sistematies bespreek.

  7. [A herbalogical study on traditional Mongolian medicine "lideri"].

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    Bao, Y; Zhao, B; Bu, R

    2001-11-01

    By herbalogical study and investigation, "lideri" used by Mongolia doctors in different areas mainly contains 10 species from 4 genera of 4 families, but the quality materials only contains 3 species, Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr., T. cordifolia Miers and T. capillipes Gagnep. PMID:15575169

  8. Music, Synergies and Interculturality: "MUSSI at School" Project

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    Corte-Real, Maria De Sao Jose

    2008-01-01

    MUSSI is the name of a she-cat from an imaginary story invented and told by children from two elementary schools through different performing modalities. It is also the name of a pilot project of Applied Ethnomusicology funded by a major Portuguese Company, SONAE Sierra, through the local Loures Shopping Centre, which paid for the musical…

  9. The application of HPLC ESI MS in the investigation of the flavonoids and flavonoid glycosides of a Caribbean Lamiaceae plant with potential for bioaccumulation.

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    Peter, Sonia R; Peru, Kerry M; Fahlman, Brian; McMartin, Dena W; Headley, John V

    2015-01-01

    As part of an exchange technology program between the government of Barbados and Environment Canada, methanolic and aqueous extracts from the flavonoid-rich Lamiaceae family were characterized using negative-ion electrospray mass spectrometry. The species investigated is part of the Caribbean Pharmacopoeia, and is used for a variety of health issues, including colds, flu, diabetes, and hypertension. The extracts were investigated for structural elucidation of phenolics, identification of chemical taxonomic profile, and evidence of bio-accumulator potential. The methanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus yielded rosmarinic acid, ladanein, cirsimaritin, and other methoxylated flavonoids. This genus also shows a tendency to form conjugates with monosaccharides, including glucose, galactose, and rhamnose. The aqueous extract yielded four isomeric rhamnosides. The formation of conjugates by Plectranthus amboinicus is thus evidence of high bioaccumulator significance. PMID:26357892

  10. Genetic similarities among four species of the Plectranthus (L’Hér.) genus - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i1.880 Genetic similarity among four species of Plectranthus genus - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i1.880

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    Eugenia Jacira Bolacel Braga; José Antonio Peters; Valmor João Bianchi; Sílvia Rubin; Juliana de Magalhães Bandeira

    2009-01-01

    The Plectranthus genus comprises several species generally referred to as boldo, which are highly used in popular medicine due to their anti-dyspeptic, analgesic and digestion-stimulating properties. The amount of natural active principles can vary greatly in the related genotypes, which may lead to the inappropriate use of these plants. This work aimed to analyze the interspecific diversity among four species of the Plectranthus genus (P. grandis, P. barbatus, P. neochilus and P. amboinicus)...

  11. Genetic similarities among four species of the Plectranthus (L’Hér.) genus = Similaridade genética de quatro espécies do gênero Plectranthus

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    Juliana de Magalhães Bandeira; Valmor João Bianchi; Silvia Rubin; José Antonio Peters; Eugenia Jacira Bolacel Braga

    2010-01-01

    The Plectranthus genus comprises several species generally referred to as boldo, which are highly used in popular medicine due to their anti-dyspeptic, analgesic and digestion-stimulating properties. The amount of natural active principles can vary greatly in the related genotypes, which may lead to the inappropriate use of these plants. This work aimed to analyze the interspecific diversity among four species of the Plectranthus genus (P. grandis, P. barbatus, P. neochilus and P. amboinicus)...

  12. Variation of karyotype and nuclear DNA content among four species of Plectranthus L’ Héritier, 1788 ( Lamiaceae ) from Brazil

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    Nani, Thaís Furtado; Mesquita, Amanda Teixeira; Bustamante, Fernanda de Oliveira; Barbosa,Sandro; Barbosa, João Vítor Calvelli; Davide, Lisete Chamma, 1953-

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Plectranthus is a genus which includes species of ornamental and medicinal potential. It faces taxonomic problems due to aggregating species previously belonging to the genus Coleus , a fact that has contributed to the existence of various synonymies. The species Plectranthus amboinicus , Plectranthus barbatus , Plectranthus grandis and Plectranthus neochilus are included in this context. Some authors consider Plectranthus barbatus and Plectranthus grandis as synonyms. The present wo...

  13. Toxicity of essential oil from Indian borage on the larvae of the African malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae

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    Kweka Eliningaya J; Senthilkumar Annadurai; Venkatesalu Venugopalan

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Essential oils are currently studied for the control of different disease vectors, because of their efficacy on targeted organisms. In the present investigation, the larvicidal potential of essential oil extracted from Indian borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) was studied against the African anthropophagic malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. The larvae of An. gambiae s.s laboratory colony and An. gambiae s.l of wild populations were assayed and the larval mortality w...

  14. Screening and antibacterial activity analysis of some important medicinal plants

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    G. Senthilmurugan Viji

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The screening and study of five different plant specimens belonging to different families for phytochemical constituents was performed using generally accepted laboratory technique for qualitative determinations. The constituents screened were saponins, combined anthraquinones, terpenoids, flavonoids, carotenoids, steroids, xantho proteins, couramins, alkaloids, quinones, vitamin C. The distribution of these constituents in the plant specimens were assessed and compared. The medicinal plant studied were Acalypha indica, Camellia sinensis, Plectranthus amboinicus, Curcuma longa, Rauvolfia tetraphylla. All the plant speciemens were found to contain terpenoids, xantho proteins, couramins and vitamin C. They also contain Saponins (except Curcuma longa, Combined anthroquinones (except Acalypha indica, Camellia sinensis, Curcuma longa flavonoids (except Acalypha indica, Camellia sinensis, Carotenoids (except Acalypha indica, Curcuma longa, and steroids (except Plectranthus amboinicus, Rauvolfia tetraphylla Quinones were found in one out of the five specimens. Some of the medicinal plant seemed to have potential as source of useful drugs. Though the one percent extracts of all the plants showed some degree of antimicrobial activity, it was significant in Acalypha indica, Camellia sinensis, Plectranthus amboinicus, Curcuma longa, and Rauvolfia tetraphylla. The extract of Camellia sinensis and Acalypha indica was most effective against Enterobacter faecalis (ZI = 3 cm and ZI = 1.7cm and Camellia sinensis and Acalypha indica was most effective against Staphylococcus aureus (ZI = 2.1 cm.

  15. Detection of Antimicrobial Compounds by Bioautography of Different Extracts of Leaves of Selected South African Tree Species

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    Suleimana, MM; McGaw, LJ; Naidoo, V.; Eloff, JN

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    The hexane, acetone, dichloromethane and methanol extracts of Combretum vendae A.E. van Wyk (Combretaceae), Commiphora harveyi (Engl.) Engl. (Burseraceae), Khaya anthotheca (Welm.) C.DC (Meliaceae), Kirkia wilmsii Engl. (Kirkiaceae), Loxostylis alata A. Spreng. ex Rchb. (Anacardiaceae), Ochna natalitia (Meisn.) Walp. (Ochnaceae) and Protorhus longifolia (Bernh. Ex C. Krauss) Engl. (Anacardiaceae) were screened for their antimicrobial activity. The test organisms included bacteria (Enterococcu...

  16. Novedades agrostológicas (poaceae) para colombia, méxico y venezuela

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    Se registran por primera vez para Colombia Aristida schiedeana Trin. & Rupr.,Calamagrostis guamanensis Escalona, Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene, Elionurusmuticus (Spreng.) Kuntze y Tripogon spicatus (Nees) Ekman. Por su parte, Axonopuscapillaris (Lam.) Chase es citada por primera vez para México, mientras queCalamagrostis jamesonii Steud. y Elionurus muticus se registran por primera vezpara Venezuela. Asimismo, se reporta por primera vez para la región andina a Raddiellaesenbeckii (Steud.) C....

  17. Variações no comprimento dos indivíduos de uma população do mexilhão dourado, Limnoperna fortunei (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Mytilidae), ao longo do ano, na Praia do Veludo, Lago Guaíba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Length variation over a one-year period in specimens of the golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Veludo Beach, Guaíba Lake, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Cintia P. dos Santos; Maria Cristina D. Mansur; Norma L. Würdig

    2008-01-01

    The individual size of Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) was evaluated twice a month, for a year, based on samples from Veludo Beach (30º12'35"S, 51º11'68"W) in Guaiba Lake, southern Porto Alegre, Brazil. Physical and chemical data on water quality, such as temperature, transparency, depth, pH, dissolved oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, chlorophyll "a", and conductivity were also recorded. Adult samples were collected from underwater "sarandi" branches, Cephalanthus glabratus (Spreng) K. Schum ...

  18. Slope variation and population structure of tree species from different ecological groups in South Brazil

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    Edmilson Bianchini; Garcia, Cristina C.; José A. Pimenta; José M.D. Torezan

    2010-01-01

    Size structure and spatial arrangement of 13 abundant tree species were determined in a riparian forest fragment inParaná State, South Brazil (23"16'S and 51"01'W). The studied species were Aspidosperma polyneuron Müll. Arg., Astronium graveolens Jacq. and Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng) Harms (emergent species); Alseis floribunda Schott, Ruprechtia laxiflora Meisn. and Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (shade-intolerant canopy species); Machaerium paraguariense Hassl, Myroxylum peruiferum L. a...

  19. New species of Hydrellia (Diptera: Ephydridae) from the southern United States

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    Deonier, D. L.

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    Five new species of Hydrellia Robineau-Desvoidy are described from localities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. H. alabamae, n. sp. was first collected on water primrose in northern Alabama and later in northern Florida on Nuphar and Nymphoides. At present, there is no indication about potential host plant species. H. naiadis, n. sp. was reared from Najas guadalupensis (Spreng) Morong in northern Florida and later collected throughout the state and also in southeastern Texas. H. apal...

  20. Response of a lichen and two epiphytic vascular species as indicators of air pollution

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    Coria, G.; Gonzalez, C.M.; Gudino, G.L.; Wannaz, E.D. [Univ. Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba (Argentina). Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales; Carreras, H.A.; Pignata, M.L. [Univ. Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba (Argentina). Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales]|[Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biologia Vegetal (IMBIV-UNC), Cordoba (Argentina)

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    Plant material from Ramalina celastri (Spreng.) Krog and Swinsc., Tillandsia capillaris Ruiz and Pav. f. capillaris and Tillandsia tricholepis Baker were transplanted to eleven monitoring sites, categorized as urban, farming and farming/cattle-raising. The concentrations of pigments, hydroperoxy conjugated dienes, malondialdehyde and sulfur were determined. Chlorophyll b / chlorophyll a, phaeophytin a / chlorophyll a ratios were also calculated, and a Pollution Index (PI) and a Foliar Damage Index (FDI) were calculated from some physiological parameters. (orig.)

  1. Cytotoxic effect of Argentine medicinal plant extracts on human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line.

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    Ruffa, M J; Ferraro, G; Wagner, M L; Calcagno, M L; Campos, R H; Cavallaro, L

    2002-03-01

    Methanolic extracts from Achyrocline satureioides (Dc.) Lam, Aristolochia macroura Gomez, Lithraea molleoides (Vell.) Engl., Schinus molle L., unlike those from Celtis spinosa Spreng, Chenopodium ambrosioides L., Petiveria alliacea L., and Plantago major L. showed cytotoxic activity against a human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line, Hep G2. Schinus molle L. was the most active (IC50=50+/-7 microg/ml). These results call for further studies of these extracts. PMID:11849838

  2. Biology and systematics of the New World Phyllocnistis Zeller leafminers of the avocado genus Persea (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae)

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    Donald Davis; David Wagner

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Four New World species of Phyllocnistis Zeller are described from serpentine mines in Persea (Family Lauraceae). Phyllocnistis hyperpersea ,new species, mines the upper leaf surfaces of avocado, Persea americana Mill., and red bay, Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng. and ranges over much of the southeastern United States into Central America. Phyllocnistis subpersea ,new species, mines the underside and occasionally upper sides of new leaves of Persea borbonia in southeastern United States....

  3. Isolation of antibacterial compounds from Quercus dilatata L. through bioassay guided fractionation

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    Jamil Maryam; ul Haq Ihsan; Mirza Bushra; Qayyum Mazhar

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Four medicinal plants (Chrozophora hierosolymitana Spreng, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L., Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf, and Quercus dilatata L.) used by indigenous healers to treat various infectious diseases were selected for the present study. The major objective of the present study was isolation and characterization of antimicrobial components from the crude plant extracts using bioassay guided fractionation. Methods Seven methanolic extracts of the four plants we...

  4. MORPHOLOGY OF EMBRYOS AND SEEDLINGS OF WOODY SPECIES NORTHEASTERN ARGENTINA MORFOLOGÍA DE EMBRIONES Y PLÁNTULAS DE ESPECIES LEÑOSAS DEL NORDESTE ARGENTINO

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    María C Franceschini

    2010-01-01

    In this paper embryos and seedlings of six native woody species of Northeast of Argentina are studied: Chrysophyllum marginatum (Hook. et Arn.) Radlk. subsp. marginatum (Sapotaceae),
    Eugenia uniflora L., Hexachlamys edulis (O. Berg) Kausel et D. Legrand (Myrtaceae), Polygala albicans (A.W. Benn.) Grondona (Polygalaceae), Sapium haematospermun Müll. Arg. and Sebastiania brasiliensis Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae). Descriptions and i...

  5. Structure of staminate flowers, microsporogenesis, and microgametogenesis in Helosis cayennensis var. cayennensis (Balanophoraceae)

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    González, Ana María; Popoff, Orlando Fabián; Salgado Laurenti, Cristina

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    We analyzed the microgametogenesis and microsporogenesis of the male flowers of the holoparasitic Helosis cayennensis (Sw.) Spreng. var. cayennensis using optical and scanning electron microscopy. The unisexual flowers are embedded in a dense mass of uniseriate trichomes (filariae). Male flowers have a tubular 3-lobed perianth, with bilayered and non vascularized tepals. The androecium consists of three stamens with filaments and thecae connated into a synandrium. It has adnate a free central...

  6. HPLC estimation of berberine in Tinospora cordifolia and Tinospora sinensis

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    Srinivasan G; Unnikrishnan K; Rema Shree A; Balachandran Indira

    2008-01-01

    A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the estimation of berberine in the stem of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. ex Hook.f. and Thoms. and Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill is described. The dried stems of T. cordifolia and T. sinensis were defatted with petroleum ether (60-80°). The marc was dried and further extracted with methanol. The concentration of berberine in methanol extract was determined using a C-18 reverse phase column with a mobile phase of a...

  7. A Herbalogical Study on Traditional Mongolian Medicine "Lideri"%蒙药利得日的本草考证

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    宝音图; 赵百岁; 布日额

    2001-01-01

    经调查考证,今蒙藏各地传统医学所用的利得日各有不同,其原植物有4科4属10种,其中正品利得日的原植物应为宽筋藤Tinospora sinensis(Lour.)Merr、心叶宽筋藤Tinospora cordifolia Miers和金果榄Tinospora capillipes Gagnep.等三种藤本植物.

  8. Early Evaluation of Compatibility between Commercial Citrus Varieties and Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix) and Carrizo Citrange (C. sinensis Osb. x P. trifoliata L. Raf.) Rootstocks at Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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    Le Thi Khoe; Tran Van Mi

    2015-01-01

    The results of investigation on early evaluation of compatibility between commercial citrus varieties, and Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) and Carrizo citrange (C. sinensis Osb. x P. trifoliata L. Raf.) rootstocks, at Mekong Delta Vietnam, during four successive years from 2010 to 2013, reported that out of the tested combinations of the recent commercial citrus varieties, included Da xanh pumelo (C. grandis Osbeck), seedless Mat orange (C. sinensis L. Osbeck), Sanh orange (C. nobilis Lour.) and...

  9. Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity of Three Bitter Plants Enhydra Fluctuans, Andrographis Peniculata and Clerodendrum Viscosum.

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    Ruhul Amin, M.; Ripon Mondol; M. Rowshanul Habib; M. Tofazzal Hossain

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    Purpose: In this study, three important medicinal plants (Enhydra fluctuans Lour, Clerodendrum viscosum Vent and Andrographis peniculata Wall) of Bangladesh were investigated to analyze their antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities against some pathogenic microorganisms and Artemia salina (brine shrimp nauplii). Methods: The coarse powder material of leaves of each plant was extracted separately with methanol and acetone to yield methanol extracts of leaves of Enhydra fluctuans (MLE), Cleroden...

  10. Gynura procumbens: An overview of the biological activities

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    Hui Li eTan; Kok Gan eChan; Priyia ePusparajah; Learn-Han eLee; Bey Hing eGoh

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    Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr. (Family Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant commonly found in tropical Asia countries such as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Traditionally, it is widely used in many different countries for the treatment of a wide variety of health ailments such as kidney discomfort, rheumatism, diabetes mellitus, constipation and hypertension. Based on the traditional uses of G. procumbens, it seems to possess high therapeutic potential for treatment of variou...

  11. Gynura procumbens: An Overview of the Biological Activities

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    Tan, Hui-Li; Chan, Kok-Gan; Pusparajah, Priyia; Lee, Learn-Han; Goh, Bey-Hing

    2016-01-01

    Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr. (Family Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant commonly found in tropical Asia countries such as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Traditionally, it is widely used in many different countries for the treatment of a wide variety of health ailments such as kidney discomfort, rheumatism, diabetes mellitus, constipation, and hypertension. Based on the traditional uses of G. procumbens, it seems to possess high therapeutic potential for treatment of vario...

  12. 山苍子野生苗造林和挥发油土法蒸馏技术%Reforestation of Litsea cubeba (Lout.)Pers.with wild seedling and indigenous method of distilling out its volatile oil

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    1988-01-01

    @@ 山苍子[Litsea cubeba(Lour)Pers]俗称野胡椒、山鸡椒、木姜子.属樟科.是我国南方主要芳香油料树种.其挥发油可提取紫罗蓝酮,是食品、化妆品的主要香料,也是我国出口的重要物资之一.

  13. A new cytotoxic 2-(2-phenylethyl)chromone from Chinese eaglewood

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    Jun Liu; Jiao Wu; You Xing Zhao; Yuan Yuan Deng; Wen Li Mei; Hao Fu Dai

    2008-01-01

    A new compound 8-chloro-5,6,7-trihydroxy-2-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4H-chromen-4-one (1) was isolated from the Chinese eaglewood [Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg]. Its structure was elucidated on the basis of spectral data. Compound 1 showed cytotoxicity against human gastric cancer cell line (SGC-7901) in vitro by MTT method with the IC50 value of 14.6 μg/mL.

  14. A New Furost-20(22)-ene Oligoglycoside from Asparagus cochinchinensis

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    A new furost-20(22)-ene oligoglycoside named as aspacochioside C was isolated from the roots of Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr.. Its structure was elucidated to be 26-O-β- D-glucopyranosyl-(25S)-5β-furost-20(22)-en-3α,26-diol-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-β-D- glucopyranoside on the basis of spectroscopic techniques including 1D and 2D NMR experiments.

  15. Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laubach Dynamics and Succession in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria (East Africa): Implications for Water Quality and Biodiversity Conservation

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    John Gichuki; Reuben Omondi; Priscillar Boera; Tom Okorut; Ally Said Matano; Tsuma Jembe; Ayub Ofulla

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    This study, conducted in Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria, assessed ecological succession and dynamic status of water hyacinth. Results show that water hyacinth is the genesis of macrophyte succession. On establishment, water hyacinth mats are first invaded by native emergent macrophytes, Ipomoea aquatica Forsk., and Enydra fluctuans Lour., during early stages of succession. This is followed by hippo grass Vossia cuspidata (Roxb.) Griff. in mid- and late stages whose population peaks during clima...

  16. Composição do óleo essencial de quatro espécies do gênero Plectranthus Essential oil composition of four Plectranthus species

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    J.M Bandeira; F.F. Barbosa; L.M.P Barbosa; I.C.S. Rodrigues; M.A Bacarin; Peters, J A; E.J.B Braga

    2011-01-01

    O gênero Plectranthus é considerado um dos mais ricos em óleos essenciais dentro da família Lamiaceae, compreendendo muitas espécies com propriedades medicinais. Algumas destas são conhecidas popularmente como boldo, as quais possuem semelhanças taxonômicas e diversas sinonímias, possuindo ações anti-dispépticas, analgésicas e digestivas. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar quantitativa e qualitativamente os óleos essenciais presentes nas folhas das espécies P. amboinicus, P. barbatus, P. gra...

  17. Plants used in the treatment of leishmanial ulcers due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in an endemic area of Bahia, Brazil.

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    França, F; Lago, E L; Marsden, P D

    1996-01-01

    This paper records the plants used in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis (L(V)b) among the rural population of a cocoa-producing coastal area of Bahia state, Brazil. An enquiry conducted among a hundred patients identified 49 plants species used to treat skin ulceration caused by this Leishmania species. The principal plants used are caju-branco (Anacardium occidentale, Anacardiaceae), used by 65% of the population, folha-fogo (Clidemia hirta,Melastomataceae) 39%, alfavaca-grossa (Plectranthus amboinicus, Lamiaceae) 33%, mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides, Chenopodiaceae) 31%, erva-de-santa-maria (Solanum americanum, Solanaceae) (25%) and transagem (Plantago major, Plantaginaceae) 2%. PMID:8701041

  18. Plants used in the treatment of leishmanial ulcers due to Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis in an endemic area of Bahia, Brazil

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    Flávio França

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper records the plants used in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis (L(Vb among the rural population of a cocoa- producing coastal area of Bahia state, Brazil. An enquiry conducted among a hundred patients identified 49 plant species used to treat skin ulceration caused by this Leishmania species. The principal plants used are caju-branco (Anacardium occidentale - Anacardiaceae, used by 65% of the population, folha-fogo (Clidemia hirta - Melastomataceae 39%, alfavaca-grossa (Plectranthus amboinicus - Lamiaceae 33%, mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides - Chenopodiaceae 31%, erva-de-santa-maria (Solatium americanum - Solanaceae (25% and transagem (Plantago major - Plantaginaceae. 2%.

  19. The genus Plectranthus in India and its chemistry.

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    Waldia, Shobha; Joshi, Bipin C; Pathak, Uma; Joshi, Mukesh C

    2011-02-01

    Phytochemical constituents isolated from Indian species of the genus Plectranthus reported up to 2009 are compiled. In India, the genus Plectranthus is found in all the habitats and altitudes, particularly in the Himalaya, the Southern Ghats, and the Nilgiri region. P. amboinicus, P. barbatus, P. caninus, P. mollis, P. coetsa, and P. incanus are the most common species found in India. Phytochemical studies of the genus revealed that Indian Plectranthus species are rich in essential oil, and that the most abundant secondary metabolites are diterpenoids, i.e., labdanes, abietanes, and ent-kauranes, as well as triterpenoids. PMID:21337498

  20. Atividade antimicrobiana in vitro de produtos vegetais em otite externa aguda In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants in Acute Otitis Externa

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    Janaina Cândida Rodrigues Nogueira; Margareth de Fátima Melo Diniz; Edeltrudes de O. Lima

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    Otite externa aguda é a inflamação do conduto auditivo externo, e plantas medicinais podem ser utilizadas, na cultura popular, para seu tratamento. OBJETIVO: Avaliar atividade antimicrobiana in vitro de Aleolanthus suaveolens, Caryophyllus aromaticus, Cymbopogon citratus, Matricaria chamomila, Pithecellobium avaremotemo, Plectranthus amboinicus e Ruta graveolens sobre agentes etiológicos de otite externa. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: A concentração inibitória mínima de extratos e óleos destas planta...

  1. Genetic similarities among four species of the Plectranthus (L’Hér. genus - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i1.880 Genetic similarity among four species of Plectranthus genus - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i1.880

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    Eugenia Jacira Bolacel Braga

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The Plectranthus genus comprises several species generally referred to as boldo, which are highly used in popular medicine due to their anti-dyspeptic, analgesic and digestion-stimulating properties. The amount of natural active principles can vary greatly in the related genotypes, which may lead to the inappropriate use of these plants. This work aimed to analyze the interspecific diversity among four species of the Plectranthus genus (P. grandis, P. barbatus, P. neochilus and P. amboinicus and the intraspecific diversity of P. barbatus collected from different places in southern Brazil, by means of the RAPD technique. A higher genetic similarity was observed between the P. neochilus and P. amboinicus species (80%, followed by P. grandis and P. barbatus (77%. P. barbatus genotypes from Passo Fundo and Porto Alegre showed a genetic similarity which was close to 100%, while the genetic similarity for P. barbatus genotypes from other locations was higher than 96%. Although a low variability among genotypes of this species was found in this study, RAPD markers allowed a clear differentiation among the analyzed genotypes, showing a 53% mean genetic similarity, with a high correlation value (r = 0.99, which proves a high agreement between the genetic similarity and clustering data.Medicinal plants are widely used by the population, therefore they are important sources of natural chemical products. Plectranthus includes species related as “boldo” that have anti-dyspeptics, analgesic and stimulants of digestion properties. Related species or genotypes can differ widely in the amount of natural active principles, in such case the lack of genetic fitness can lead to the use of not appropriate plants to the population health. Molecular techniques can be used for DNA-fingerprinting of plants providing its correct identification. This work aimed at verifying the genetic diversity among four species of Plectranthus genus (P. grandis, P. barbatus, P

  2. Composición y capacidad antioxidante in-vitro de aceites esenciales ricos en Timol, Carvacrol, trans-Anetol o Estragol Composition and in-vitro antioxidant capacity of essential oils rich in Thymol, Carvacrol, trans-Anethole or Estragole

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    Amner Muñoz-Acevedo; Kouznetsov, Vladimir V.; Elena E. Stashenko

    2009-01-01

    Se determinó por cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas (GC-MS) la composición química de aceites esenciales (AE), aislados por hidrodestilación asistida por la radiación de microondas (MWHD), de las especies vegetales aromáticas Artemisia dracunculus, Foeniculum vulgare, Illicium verum, Lippia micromera, Lippia origanoides, Ocimum spp., Plectranthus amboinicus, Tagetes filifolia, Tagetes lucida y Thymus vulgaris. Los valores de capacidades antioxidantes in vitro de estos a...

  3. [Repellent activity of plant essential oils against bites of Lutzomyia migonei (Diptera: Psychodidae)].

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    Nieves, Elsa; Fernández Méndez, Janett; Lias, José; Rondón, Maritza; Briceño, Benito

    2010-12-01

    Natural repellents from plant extracts have demonstrated good efficacy against bites of some insect species. The present study evaluated the repellent effect of essential oils extracted from 8 plants species against bites of Lutzomyia migonei, the Leishmania vector. The essential oils were extracted by steam destillation in Clevenger chamber, from the following plants: Hyptis suaveolens, Pimenta racemosa, Piper marginatum, Monticalia imbricatifolia, Pseudognaphalium caeruleocanum, Espeletia shultzii, Plecthranthus amboinicus and Cinnamomun zeylanicum. Repellency tests were performed under laboratory conditions by the human hand method in cage assays, using female colonies of L. migonei. The more effective oils were tested at variable concentrations on different volunteers. The protection percentage and time were calculated. The results showed what oils of P. caeruleocanum and C. zeylanicum were the most effective. Although P. amboinicus oil also had repellent effect showed an irritant effect. The oils P. marginatum, H. suaveolens and P. racemosa showed no repellent effect, while the rest of oil extracts showed significant repellency in variable degrees. P. caeruleocanum and C. zeylanicum oils provided the 95% protection against bites of L. migonei for 3 h. The P. caeruleocanum oil showed the greatest protection time, with a mean over 4h and 3h at concentrations of 50% and 10% respectively. The results suggest that the P. caeruleocanum oil could represent a potential natural repellent against Leishmania vectors. PMID:21250485

  4. Plants used in the treatment of leishmanial ulcers due to Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis in an endemic area of Bahia, Brazil

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    Flávio França

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper records the plants used in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis (L(Vb among the rural population of a cocoa- producing coastal area of Bahia state, Brazil. An enquiry conducted among a hundred patients identified 49 plant species used to treat skin ulceration caused by this Leishmania species. The principal plants used are caju-branco (Anacardium occidentale - Anacardiaceae, used by 65% of the population, folha-fogo (Clidemia hirta - Melastomataceae 39%, alfavaca-grossa (Plectranthus amboinicus - Lamiaceae 33%, mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides - Chenopodiaceae 31%, erva-de-santa-maria (Solatium americanum - Solanaceae (25% and transagem (Plantago major - Plantaginaceae. 2%.Este trabalho relata as plantas usadas no tratamento da leishmaniose cutânea, causada por Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis (L(Vb, na população rural da faixa litorânea produtora de cacau do estado da Bahia, Brasil. Um inquérito realizado entre 100 pacientes, identificou 49 espécies de plantas usadas para tratar úlceras de pele causadas por esta espécie de Leishmânia. As principais plantas usadas foram o cajueiro-branco (Anacardium occidentale - Anacardiaceae usado por 65% da população, a folha-fogo (Clidemia hirta - Melastomataceae 39%, a alfavaca-grossa (Plectranthus amboinicus - Lamiaceae 33%, o mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides - henopodiaceae 31%, a erva-de-santa-maria (Solanum americanum - Solanaceae 25% e a transagem (Plantago major - Plantaginaceae 2%.

  5. Taxonomic novelties in Mikania (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae) from Atlantic Forest, Brazil

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    Borges, R.A.X.; Forzza, R.C.; Fraga, C.N.

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    During studies of Brazilian Atlantic Forest Asteraceae, a new species and a replacement name were determined: Mikania amorimii from Bahia State and Mikania capixaba from Espírito Santo State. The former is a new species related to M. ternata but distinct by its leaves, involucral bracts and cypsela morphology. The latter is proposed as a replacement name for Mikania dentata G.M.Barroso, a later homonym of M. dentata Spreng. Line drawings and comments about conservation status are made for bot...

  6. Fungi Associated with Capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea) Myrsinaceae Fruits and Seeds Fungos Associados aos Frutos e Sementes de Capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea) Myrsinaceae

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    Suelen Santos Rego; Álvaro Figueredo dos Santos; Antonio Carlos de Souza Medeiros

    2010-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to identify the fungi associated with capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea Spreng) fruits and seeds from different lots and check the incidence of fungi between green and ripe fruits and
    seeds from these fruits. For fungi detection Blotter test (BT) method was utilized, being 400 fruits and 400 seeds each sample, and incubated at 20 ºC ±1 ºC, 12 h dark light/12 h complete dark, for seven days, followed by the evaluation of the fungi incidence (%). It was...

  7. Review on studies of Eupatorium adenophorum--an important invasive species in China

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    SUNXiao-yu; LUZhao-hua; SANGWei-guo

    2004-01-01

    Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng. was introduced in Yunnan Province of China around 1940. Since then it has been spreading rapidly, particularly in the southern and southwestern parts of China and caused serious economic loss. The biological research and integrated control on E. adenophorum were carried out from 1980's in Yunnan Province. Together with other 15 invasive external species, the weed has been listed in the White Paper by The State Environmental Protection Administration of China. This paper briefly reviews thestudies on natural distribution, biological character, ecological character, chemical component, hazard, potential application and the control of E. adenophorum. The research direction for this invasive external species in future was also discussed.

  8. Medicamentos herbarios en el centro-oeste argentino, V. Clematis montevidensis var. montevidensis, caracterización de la droga

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    Petenatti, Marta E.; Álvarez, María E; Petenatti, Elisa M.; Del Vitto, Luis A.; Saad, José R.; Mauricio R. Téves; Giordano, Oscar S.

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    Clematis montevidensis Spreng. var. montevidensis (Ranunculaceae) es una liana denominada vulgarmente "barba de viejo", "cabello de ángel", "bejuco" o "loconte", empleada en medicina popular por sus propiedades rubefacientes hasta vesicantes en la región centro-oeste de la Argentina, donde está ampliamente distribuida. Ensayos recientes han demostrado que la droga ejerce fuerte acción irritante y moderada acción diurética. Para definir adecuadamente sus caracteres y contribuir al efectivo con...

  9. О НОВЫХ И НАИБОЛЕЕ РЕДКИХ ВИДАХ ТАМБОВСКОЙФЛОРЫ. СООБЩЕНИЕ 4

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    В работе сообщаются сведения о новых (Astragalus pubiflorus (Pall.)) DC., Veronica persica Poir., Dipsacus strigosus Willd. ex Roem. et Schult.) и наиболее редких (Ephedra distachya L., Stipa lessingiana Trin. et Rupr., S. pulcherrima C. Koch, Rhynchospora alba (L.) Vahl, Carex humilis Leysser, Veratrum nigrum L., Anthericum ramosum L., Lilium martagon L., Ceratocarpus arenarius L., Arenaria procera Spreng., Silene sibirica (L.) Pers., Actaea spicata L., Aconitum anthora L., Clematis integrif...

  10. Sesquiterpene lactones. XXXVI. Sesquiterpene lactones in several subgenera of the genus Centaurea L.

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of both known and new sesquiterpene lactones was determined in six species classified in different subgenera of Centaurea L. Chlorojanerin, cynaropicrin and janerin were isolated from C. phaeopappoides Bordz. and C. thracica (Janka Hayek. C. marschalliana Spreng. was found to contain acroptilin, chlorojanerin, cebellin D and janerin while C. adjarica Alb. had repin, acroptilin, chlorojanerin, centaurepensin, janerin, repidiolide, cebellin D, E, F and L A new, hitherto underscribed cebellin J quaianolide was found in C. bella Trautv. and another germacranolide, 3α, 15-dihydroxycostunolide was found in C. sphaerocephala subsp. lusitanica (Boiss. et Reuter Nyman.

  11. USE OF ULTRASOUND FOR ESTIMATIVE OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Peltophorum dubium WOOD

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    Diego Martins Stangerlin; Darci Alberto Gatto; Rafael Rodolfo de Melo; Leandro Calegari; Magnos Alan Vivian; Patrícia Aparecida Rigatto Castelo; Rafael Beltrame

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    The aimed this study was evaluate the use of dynamic elastic constant obtained by non-destructive test as a parameter in the estimative of mechanical properties of Peltophorum dubium (Spreng.) Taub. wood obtained by destructive test. For this, ultrasonic equipment (not-destructive method) was utilized with point-contact transducersof 45 kHz. The ultrasonic velocity was determined considering the wave transmission along the length of the samples, which dimensions of 2.5 x 2.5 x 41 cm in thickn...

  12. HPLC Estimation of berberine in Tinospora cordifolia and Tinospora sinensis

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    Srinivasan, G. V.; Unnikrishnan, K. P.; Rema Shree, A B; Balachandran, Indira

    2008-01-01

    A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the estimation of berberine in the stem of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. ex Hook.f. and Thoms. and Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill is described. The dried stems of T. cordifolia and T. sinensis were defatted with petroleum ether (60-80°). The marc was dried and further extracted with methanol. The concentration of berberine in methanol extract was determined using a C-18 reverse phase column with a mobile phase of acetonitrile:wat...

  13. 自制莲黄苏打液治疗隐翅虫皮炎394例

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    刘彦; 梁瑜; 曾桥; 李彬彬; 程爱兰; 郭勤

    2002-01-01

    @@ 1999年9月10月,我院新建学生宿舍区出现大量毒隐翅虫(Paederus),从而引起隐翅虫皮炎(Paederus dermatitis)的爆发流行.在学校整治宿舍周边环境的同时,我教研室利用半边莲(Lobelia cknensis Lour)、藤黄(Garcinia henaburyiHook)等配制的莲黄苏打液用于治疗学生的隐翅虫皮炎,取得了较好的疗效,特报道如下:

  14. Anisotropy magnetic susceptibility measurements of vulcanic rock from merapi mountain in central Java

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    Anisotropy Magnetic susceptibility indicated a differences of Magnetic susceptibility value of a sample due to the direction or orientation of magnetic field on it. The 22 sample's were taken from lour area around Merapi mountain in central Java and their Anisotropy Magnetic susceptibility were measured by using MS2 Bartington. The 22 sample's shown a high susceptibility value about 8037.5 x 105. Eleven sample's have high anisotropy ( it's anisotropy degree about 16% ). The rest of the sample have an anisotropy degree less than 6% (sample's from pasar bubar, Kali Kuning, Kali Gendong, Kali Gendol Utara). This result give an indication that a part of the sample's can be used for paleomagnetic

  15. 中国南方叶刺瘿螨亚科3新种记述(蜱螨亚纲,瘿螨总科)%Three New Species of Phyllocoptinae (Acari, Eriophyoidea) from South China

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    朱辉; 韦绥概; 李国军

    2009-01-01

    randiae sp. nov. infesting Randia sinensis (Lour.) Schultes (Rubiaceae) are described and illustrated. All mites are vagrant on the undersurfaces of host leaves.%本文记述了叶刺瘿螨亚科Phyllocoptinae 3新种:菝葜离子瘿螨Leipothrkr smilax sp.nov.,白饭树顶冠瘿螨Tegohrphus virosae sp.nov.,鸡爪簕顶冠瘿螨Tegohrphus randiae sp.nov..本文所用量度单位均为微米(μm).模式标本保存在广西大学农学院.

  16. New Distribution of Paederia in Rubiaceae in t he Northeast of China%东北茜草科的一个新分布属和种

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    王青; 李艳; 陈辰

    2001-01-01

    The plant of Paederia in Rubiaceae has never been found in the northeast of China.Chinese Fevervine Paederia scan dens is new distribution in the northeast of China indeed.This is first report ed.%茜草科鸡矢藤 属(Paederia)的植物以前在东北地区未曾发现,经过鉴定,鸡矢藤Paederia(Lour. )Merr.确属茜草科在东北地区的1个新分布属种,此次首次报道.

  17. 几种麦冬及其伪品的组织学鉴别比较研究%Comparative Study on Histological Identification of Tuber of Dwarf Lilyturf and False Medical Material

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    2005-01-01

    对麦冬的药典品种麦冬Ophiopogon japonicus(Thunb)Ker-Gawl,地方品种湖北麦冬Liriope spicata(Thunb.)Lour.var.proliferaY.T.Ma及阔叶麦冬Liriope platyphylla Wang et Tang,伪品淡竹根Lophatherum gracile Brongn.及石刁柏根Asparagus officinalis L.进行了组织学鉴别、显微摄影和特征比较等方面的研究.

  18. Two New Furostanol Glycosides from Asparagus cochinchinensis

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    2002-01-01

    Two new furostanol oligoglycosides named as aspacochioside A (1) and B (2) were isolated from the roots of Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr.. Their structures were elucidated to be 3-O-[{α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)}{β-D-glucopyranosyl}]-26-O-[β-D-glucopy- ranosyl]-(25S)-5β-furostane-3β,22α,26-triol 1 and 3-O-[{α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)}{(-D-glu- copyranosyl}]-26-O-[β-D-glucopyranosyl]-22α-methoxy-(25S)-5β-furostane-3β,26-diol 2 on the basis of spectroscopic techniques and chemical methods.

  19. Antropologia Funerária e Paleobiologia das Populações Pós-Medievais Portuguesas: Os Casos de Nossa Senhora da Anunciada e Espírito Santo

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    Ferreira, Nathalie Antunes

    2015-01-01

    As desigualdades sociais na saúde constituem a problemática abordada nesta dissertação, tendo sido escolhidas para explorar esta questão duas séries esqueléticas – igreja de Nossa Senhora da Anunciada (Setúbal) e capela do Espírito Santo (Loures) – cronologicamente enquadradas no período pós-medieval, entre os séculos XVI e XIX, e cujos indivíduos apresentavam estatutos socioeconómicos diferenciados. Na concretização deste objectivo foi realizada uma primeira abordagem que incidiu no estud...

  20. Comparative leaf morphology and anatomy of three Asteraceae species

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper was to describe and compare the morphology and anatomy of mature leaves of Mikania glomerata Spreng., Porophyllum ruderale Cass. and Vernonia condensata Baker (Asteraceae species that have different habits emphasizing their secretory structures. Longitudinal and transversal sections of mature leaf blades of the three species were analyzed at the apex, base, and medium third part of the midvein of the leaf blade and of the margin. M. glomerata had uniseriate glandular trichomes and secretory ducts; P. ruderale had hydathodes and secretory cavities; and V. condensata had idioblasts and uni-and biseriate glandular trichomes.Este trabalho teve por objetivo descrever e comparar a morfo-anatomia das folhas adultas de Mikania glomerata Spreng., Porophyllum ruderale Cass. e Vernonia condensata Baker (Asteraceae, que possuem diferentes hábitos, enfatizando suas estruturas secretoras. Secções longitudinais e transversais dos limbos foliares foram analisadas nas regiões do ápice, da base e do terço médio na altura da nervura central, do limbo foliar e da margem. M. glomerata apresentou tricomas glandulares unisseriados e ductos secretores; P. ruderale tinha hidatódios e cavidades secretoras; e V. condensata apresentou idioblastos e tricomas glandulares uni- ou bisseriados.

  1. Slope variation and population structure of tree species from different ecological groups in South Brazil.

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    Bianchini, Edmilson; Garcia, Cristina C; Pimenta, José A; Torezan, José M D

    2010-09-01

    Size structure and spatial arrangement of 13 abundant tree species were determined in a riparian forest fragment in Paraná State, South Brazil (23°16'S and 51°01'W). The studied species were Aspidosperma polyneuron Müll. Arg., Astronium graveolens Jacq. and Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng) Harms (emergent species); Alseis floribunda Schott, Ruprechtia laxiflora Meisn. and Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (shade-intolerant canopy species); Machaerium paraguariense Hassl, Myroxylum peruiferum L. and Chrysophyllum gonocarpum (Mart. & Eichler ex Miq.) Engl. (shade-tolerant canopy species); Sorocea bonplandii (Baill.) Bürger, Trichilia casaretti C. Dc, Trichilia catigua A. Juss. and Actinostemon concolor (Spreng.) Müll. Arg. (understory small trees species). Height and diameter structures and basal area of species were analyzed. Spatial patterns and slope correlation were analyzed by Moran's / spatial autocorrelation coefficient and partial Mantel test, respectively. The emergent and small understory species showed the highest and the lowest variations in height, diameter and basal area. Size distribution differed among emergent species and also among canopy shade-intolerant species. The spatial pattern ranged among species in all groups, except in understory small tree species. The slope was correlated with spatial pattern for A. polyneuron, A. graveolens, A. floribunda, R. laxiflora, M. peruiferum and T. casaretti. The results indicated that most species occurred in specific places, suggesting that niche differentiation can be an important factor in structuring the tree community. PMID:21562693

  2. Harm,Comprehensive Control and Utilization of Invasion Plant E.adenophorum%入侵植物紫茎泽兰的危害及综合防控与利用

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    周启武; 于龙凤; 王绍梅; 李晓君; 彭泽琴; 赵宝玉

    2014-01-01

    入侵植物紫茎泽兰对我国生态环境、生物多样性、农林渔牧业发展以及人类健康等社会经济造成严重危害。论文在对文献资料分析、归纳的基础上,就入侵植物紫茎泽兰的生物学性状、地理分布、灾害情况、综合防控技术及开发利用研究现状进行综述,探讨了今后的研究方向,为充分研究和开发利用紫茎泽兰提供参考。%The invasive plant E.adenophorum Spreng have caused the serious threat to the socio-economic of ecological environment,biodiversity,development of agriculture,forestry,fishery and animal husband-ry,and human health in China.According to the analysis and summary of data reported,research status of biological characteristics,geographical distribution,harmful situation,comprehensive control techniques, exploitation and utilization of E.adenophorum Spreng were reviewed and discussed in this paper,in order to provide the important theoretical basis to research,exploit and utilize E.adenophorum.

  3. Nocturnal sleep disturbance through aircraft noise. Do wakening reactions begin at maximum levels of 60 decibels (A)?; Naechtliches Erwachen durch Fluglaerm. Beginnen Aufwachreaktionen bei Maximalpegeln von 60 Dezibel(A)?

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    Maschke, C. [Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Technische Akustik; Hecht, K. [Inst. fuer psychosoziale Gesundheit, Berlin (Germany); Wolf, U. [Bundesgesundheitsamt, Berlin (Germany). Robert-Koch-Institut

    2001-10-01

    The present paper is not concerned with the question whether it makes sense from the viewpoint of preventive medicine to use the onset of noise-induced wakening reactions as the sole criterion for nocturnal noise protection. On this point reference is made to the mediation process ''Extension of Frankfurt am Main Airport''. The attending experts (Bullinger, Griefhahn, Hecht, Kastka, Maschke, Spreng) were agreed that 52 to 53 dB (A) should be regarded as the maximum nocturnal noise level at which vegetative impairment begins. According to present knowledge the minimum protection goal that must be demanded, therefore, is to ensure that sleeping persons are exposed to maximum continuous nocturnal noise levels of less than 52 dB (A). [German] Im vorliegenden Beitrag wird nicht der Frage nachgegangen, ob es praeventivmedizinisch sinnvoll ist, ein naechtliches Schutzkriterium allein auf den Beginn von laermbedingten Aufwachreaktionen abzustellen. In diesem Zusammenhang ist auf das Mediationsverfahren ''Ausbau Flughafen Frankfurt/Main'' hinzuweisen. Von den anwesenden Experten (Bullinger, Griefahn, Hecht, Kastka, Maschke, Spreng) wurde uebereinstimmend ein naechtlicher Maximalpegel von 52 bis 53 dB(A) als Beginn fuer vegetative Beeintraechtigungen angesehen. Nach heutigen Kenntnisstand ist daher als minimales Schutzziel zu fordern, dass regelmaessige naechtliche Maximalpegel von 52 dB(A) am Ohr des Schlaefers vermieden bzw. unterschritten werden sollten. (orig.)

  4. Plant diversity of sacred groves and its comparative account with surrounding denuded hills from Bhor region of Western Ghats

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Sacred groves in western Maharashtra are patches of forest preserved on religious ground. Only these preserved forest patches remain undamaged whereas the surrounding areas have scanty or eroded vegetation. Many studies show that the floristic surveys of sacred groves were carried out without emphasizing the comparative account with surrounding vegetation. In the present investigation we selected four sacred groves i.e. Somjaichi Rai, Maulidevichi Rai, Nivgunjaichi Rai, and Umberjaichi Rai; and focussed on comparative study between the floristic composition of sacred groves and its surrounding areas. These sacred groves look like a single isolated patch of forest; whereas the surrounding area supports very scanty trees and shrubs. The selected sacred groves depict such situation. Plant diversity in each sacred grove was very unique than its surrounding open areas. Some common species in all sacred groves are Acacia concinna DC, Bridelia retusa (L. Spreng, Cassia fistula L., Mangifera indica L., Erythrina varigeta L., Meyna laxiflora Robyns, Syzygium cumini (L. Skeels and Terminalia chebula Retz. Some rarely occurring plants were Entada rheedei Spreng, Zingiber cerneum Dalz and Zingiber neesanum (Grah. Raman. We compared between these sacred groves and its surrounding areas at taxa level.

  5. Novelties in Casearia (Flacourtiaceae for Argentina NOVEDADES EN CASEARIA (FLACOURTIACEAE PARA ARGENTINA

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    2010-07-01

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    Casearia obliqua Spreng. (Flacourtiaceae is recorded for the first time to Argentina, based on
    specimens collected beside Iguazú river, in Misiones province. The taxon is here described
    and illustrated. The presence of Casearia gossypiosperma Briq. in Misiones, a tree mentioned
    in 1936 for that province, is here documented by mean herbarium material. A key for identifying
    the argentinean species is included
    Se cita por primera vez para la flora de Argentina, Casearia obliqua Spreng. (Flacourtiaceae,
    sobre la base de ejemplares recolectados junto al río Iguazú, en la provincia de Misiones. Este
    taxón es descripto e ilustrado. Se certifica mediante material de herbario la presencia en
    Misiones de Casearia gossypiosperma Briq., especie arbórea que fue mencionada para dicha
    provincia en 1936. Se incluye una clave para determinar las especies de Casearia de
    Argentina.

  6. MORPHOLOGY OF EMBRYOS AND SEEDLINGS OF WOODY SPECIES NORTHEASTERN ARGENTINA MORFOLOGÍA DE EMBRIONES Y PLÁNTULAS DE ESPECIES LEÑOSAS DEL NORDESTE ARGENTINO

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    In this paper embryos and seedlings of six native woody species of Northeast of Argentina are studied: Chrysophyllum marginatum (Hook. et Arn. Radlk. subsp. marginatum (Sapotaceae,
    Eugenia uniflora L., Hexachlamys edulis (O. Berg Kausel et D. Legrand (Myrtaceae, Polygala albicans (A.W. Benn. Grondona (Polygalaceae, Sapium haematospermun Müll. Arg. and Sebastiania brasiliensis Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae. Descriptions and illustrations of seeds, embryos, germination and seedlings are given
    En este documento se estudian embriones y plántulas de seis especies leñosas nativas del nordeste de Argentina: Chrysophyllum marginatum (Hook. et Arn. Radlk. subsp. marginatum (Sapotaceae, Eugenia uniflora L., edulis Hexachlamys (O. Berg Kausel et D. Legrand (Myrtaceae, Polygala albicans (AW Benn. Grondona (Polygalaceae, Sapium haematospermun Müll. Arg. y Sebastiania brasiliensis Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae. Comprende las descripciones e ilustraciones de las semillas, embriones, germinación y plántulas

  7. 宽筋藤的本草考证

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    吴凤荣; 曾聪彦; 戴卫波; 梅全喜; 陈小露

    2015-01-01

    通过文献检索,查阅、整理有关宽筋藤的本草记载资料,并进行对比分析和归纳总结.宽筋藤之名始见于《生草药性备要》,其后多部岭南药学本草都有记载,但其基原品种尚不确定,有防己科中华青牛胆Tinospora sinensis(Lour.) Merr.或石松科石松Lycopodium japonicum Thunb.ex Murray、铺地蜈蚣Lycopodium cerumum L等多种来源的可能.直至1959年出版的《广西中兽医药用植物》才首次以防己科植物中华青牛胆Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.正品明确收载.传统中医药以其藤茎部分人药,主要有舒筋活络、祛风止痛的功效;民族医药则以其藤茎、叶、根入药,除有舒筋活络、祛风止痛的功效外,还有补虚、调经等作用.

  8. Early Evaluation of Compatibility between Commercial Citrus Varieties and Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix and Carrizo Citrange (C. sinensis Osb. x P. trifoliata L. Raf. Rootstocks at Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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    Le Thi Khoe

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of investigation on early evaluation of compatibility between commercial citrus varieties, and Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix and Carrizo citrange (C. sinensis Osb. x P. trifoliata L. Raf. rootstocks, at Mekong Delta Vietnam, during four successive years from 2010 to 2013, reported that out of the tested combinations of the recent commercial citrus varieties, included Da xanh pumelo (C. grandis Osbeck, seedless Mat orange (C. sinensis L. Osbeck, Sanh orange (C. nobilis Lour. and Duong mandarin  (C. reticulata, budded on Kaffir lime and Carrizo citrange, in the 3rd and 4th  year after planting under the trial fields at Mekong Delta Vietnam, the trees of Sanh orange (C. nobilis Lour. budded on Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix were supperior with precocity, producing high number of fruits (16.67 fruits per tree , and very good fruit quality of larger fruit size (334.6 g and 11.16 cm, fruit weight and diameter, respectively, higher total soluble solids (12.5 brix, better orange-yellow juice color development, and excellent flavor and aroma of juice, as compared to the typical characteristics; meanwhile these were followed by trees of seedless Mat orange budded on Kaffir lime, which produced the highest number of fruits (47.33 fruits per tree, with little inferior quality of seedy fruit (1-3 seeds per fruit, lower total soluble solids (7.33%, and no good flavor and aroma, as somewhat differed from the typical fruit traits.

  9. STRUKTUR DAN KOMPOSISI JENIS HUTAN MANGROVE DI GOLO SEPANG – KECAMATAN BOLENG KABUPATEN MANGGARAI BARAT

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    M. Hidayatullah

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to determine mangrove forest structure and composition in Golo Sepang Village, Manggarai Barat District. Important value index and diversity index value obtained from mangrove vegetation analysis were used as indicators for determining mangrove forest structure and diversity. Transect method with square frame along the line was applied in vegetation analysis. Totally 10 lines and 30 plots were applied for getting types of mangrove, growth parametersvalue (height and diameter and others related information. This study found that the stucture of mangrove consist of 5 familyes with 10 species, namely: Rhizophoraceae (Ceriops tagal (Perr, Rhizophora apiculata (Bi, R. mucronata Lmk., Bruguiera parviflora (Roxb., B. sexangula (Lour dan B. gymnorrizha (L. Lamk., Fabaceae (Derris trifoliata Lour, Meliaceae (Xylocarpus granatum Koen, Pteridaceae (Acrosthicum aereum Linn and Lythraceae (Phempis acidula Forst. R. apiculata (Bi is the most dominant species founded in 7 of 10 total sites. Two sites, Sotri and Muara Kiri, have the highest important value index (300% for R. Apiculata species. The highest individual density is found at Sotri site, with value 1.300 tree/hectare, while the lowest density, 100 trees/hectare is found at Muara Kanan site. In diversity of mangrove, all sites were categorized as low with highest diversity index value 1,06.Keywords: Mangrove forest, structure and composition, Golo Sepang

  10. 中药天冬研究进展%Research Progress of Chinese Medicine Asparagus cochinchinensis

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    韦树根; 马小军; 柯芳; 黄宝优; 付金娥

    2011-01-01

    Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr was a kind of perennial liana plant from Asparagus Linn, of liliaceae and was one of the traditional Chinese medicine. The study on resource distribution, chemical composition, pharmacological activi-ty and clinical applications of A. Cochinchinensis in last decade was summarized. It provided a reference for the further de-velopment of A. Cochinchinensis.%天冬[Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.)Merr]为百合科天门冬属藤本植物,是中国传统的常用大宗中药材之一.文章分析了近十几年来国内外对天冬的研究概况,对其资源分布、化学成分、药理活性及临床应用等方面的进展进行了阐述,为天冬的进一步开发利用研究提供参考依据.

  11. Composição do óleo essencial de quatro espécies do gênero Plectranthus Essential oil composition of four Plectranthus species

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    J.M Bandeira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O gênero Plectranthus é considerado um dos mais ricos em óleos essenciais dentro da família Lamiaceae, compreendendo muitas espécies com propriedades medicinais. Algumas destas são conhecidas popularmente como boldo, as quais possuem semelhanças taxonômicas e diversas sinonímias, possuindo ações anti-dispépticas, analgésicas e digestivas. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar quantitativa e qualitativamente os óleos essenciais presentes nas folhas das espécies P. amboinicus, P. barbatus, P. grandis e P. neochilus. A extração do óleo foi realizada por hidrodestilação, utilizando pentano como solvente extrator, repetida por três vezes para cada uma das espécies. A análise dos componentes dos óleos essenciais das quatro espécies de Plectranthus, através da CG/EM, permitiu identificar 14 componentes químicos, sendo a maioria sesquiterpenos. O trans-cariofileno se apresentou em elevada concentração nos óleos estudados. Alguns componentes químicos demonstraram ser específicos para cada espécie e outros apresentaram ocorrência comum a todas as quatro, possibilitando a diferenciação das mesmas em dois grupos, um formado por P. amboinicus e P. neochilus e o outro por P. grandis e P. barbatus. Conclui-se que as quatro espécies de boldo apresentam diferenças significativas quanto ao teor e à constituição química do óleo essencialPlectranthus has been considered one of the richest genera in essential oils within the Lamiaceae family, which includes several species with medicinal properties. Some of them are commonly known as boldo and present taxonomic similarities and several synonymies, with antidyspeptic, analgesic and digestive actions. The aim of this study was to evaluate quantitatively and qualitatively the essential oils from P. amboinicus, P. barbatus, P. grandis and P. neochilus leaves. The oil was extracted by hydrodistillation using pentane as extracting solvent and was repeated three times for each

  12. Protective effect of carvacrol on acute lung injury induced by lipopolysaccharide in mice.

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    Feng, Xiaosheng; Jia, Aiqing

    2014-08-01

    Carvacrol, the major component of Plectranthus amboinicus, has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of carvacrol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemia and acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Mice were injected intraperitoneally (i.p.) with LPS and the mortality of mice for 7 days were observed twice a day. Meanwhile, the protective effect of carvacrol (20, 40 or 80 mg/kg) on LPS-induced endotoxemia were detected. Using an experimental model of LPS-induced ALI, we examined the effect of carvacrol in resolving lung injury. The results showed that carvacrol could improve survival during lethal endotoxemia and attenuate LPS-induced ALI in mice. The anti-inflammatory mechanisms of carvacrol may be due to its ability to inhibit NF-κB and MAPKs signaling pathways, thereby inhibiting inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β production. PMID:24577726

  13. Atividade antimicrobiana in vitro de produtos vegetais em otite externa aguda In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants in Acute Otitis Externa

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    Janaina Cândida Rodrigues Nogueira

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    Full Text Available Otite externa aguda é a inflamação do conduto auditivo externo, e plantas medicinais podem ser utilizadas, na cultura popular, para seu tratamento. OBJETIVO: Avaliar atividade antimicrobiana in vitro de Aleolanthus suaveolens, Caryophyllus aromaticus, Cymbopogon citratus, Matricaria chamomila, Pithecellobium avaremotemo, Plectranthus amboinicus e Ruta graveolens sobre agentes etiológicos de otite externa. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: A concentração inibitória mínima de extratos e óleos destas plantas foi obtida em amostras de otite externa. RESULTADOS: Staphylococcus aureus em 10 culturas, Pseudomonas aeruginosa em 8, Pseudomonas aeruginosa e Staphylococcus aureus, em associação, em 5 culturas e Candida albicans e Candida krusei em 4 culturas. P. aeruginosa foi resistente a todos os extratos e óleos essenciais testados; os extratos de A. suaveolens, P. avaremotemo e de R. graveolens foram inativos, o óleo essencial de C. aromaticus e M. chamomila foram ativos contra 3 cepas de S. aureus e as cepas de Candida; Sete das cepas de S. aureus foram sensíveis ao extrato de P. amboinicus, mas o óleo não mostrou atividade, 4 cepas de S.aureus e as cepas de Candida foram sensíveis ao óleo essencial de R. graveolens. CONCLUSÃO: Algumas plantas apresentaram resultados satisfatórios, dependendo do agente etiológico, porém se faz necessário estudos mais detalhados, para melhorar o aproveitamento destas plantas.Acute Otitis Externa is an inflammation of the outer auditory meatus, and according to popular saying, medicinal plant extracts can be used in its treatment. AIM: to assess the in vitro antimicrobial activity of the following plants: Aleolanthus suaveolens; Caryophyllus aromaticus; Cymbopogon citratus; Matricaria chamomila; Pithecellobium avaremotemo; Plectranthus amboinicus and Ruta graveolens on the germs that cause otitis externa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: the minimum inhibitory concentration of extracts and oils from these plants was

  14. Genetic similarities among four species of the Plectranthus (L’Hér. genus = Similaridade genética de quatro espécies do gênero Plectranthus

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    Juliana de Magalhães Bandeira

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Plectranthus genus comprises several species generally referred to as boldo, which are highly used in popular medicine due to their anti-dyspeptic, analgesic and digestion-stimulating properties. The amount of natural active principles can vary greatly in the related genotypes, which may lead to the inappropriate use of these plants. This work aimed to analyze the interspecific diversity among four species of the Plectranthus genus (P. grandis, P. barbatus, P. neochilus and P. amboinicus and the intraspecific diversity of P. barbatus collected from different places in southern Brazil, by means of the RAPD technique. A higher genetic similarity was observed between the P. neochilus and P. amboinicus species (80%, followed by P. grandis and P. barbatus (77%. P. barbatus genotypes from Passo Fundo and Porto Alegre showed a genetic similarity which was close to 100%, while the genetic similarity for P. barbatus genotypes from other locations was higher than 96%. Although a low variability among genotypes of this species was found in this study, RAPD markers allowed a clear differentiation among the analyzed genotypes, showing a 53% mean genetic similarity, with a high correlation value (r = 0.99, which proves a high agreement between the genetic similarity and clustering data.O gênero Plectranthus abrange plantas de diversas espécies, referidas como boldo, que são utilizadas na medicina popular pelas suas propriedades antidispépticas, analgésicas e estimulantes da digestão. Genótipos relacionados podem diferir amplamente na quantidade de princípios ativos naturais, resultando no uso de plantas não-apropriadas à saúde da população. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a diversidade genética interespecífica de quatro espécies do gênero Plectranthus (P. grandis, P. barbatus, P. neochilus e P. amboinicus e intraespecífica de P. barbatus, coletadas em diferentes localidades da região Sul do Brasil, por meio da técnica de RAPD

  15. Explosion protection in nuclear power plants equipped with LWRs (general and case-specific requirements). Draft. Publication 6/00

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    The KTA draft safety code, KTA 2103, applies to nuclear power plants equipped with light-water reactors. The draft specifies general requirements for ensuring safe functioning and protection of safety components from hazards emanating from substances transported to the site or on site, or that can penetrate into the site, or can form on site, and build up an explosive atmosphere or other explosive mixtures. The draft safety code does not apply to protective measures against hazards of explosions induced by: (a) the handling of materials covered by the Explosives Act, (SprengG), sub-section 1 of section 1; (b) handling of explosive materials off the power plant site; (c) accidentally released hydrogen (LOCAs in LWRs, radiolysis); (d) gaseous wastes from power plant operation; (e) diesel engines on site. (orig./CB)

  16. Phenology of two Ficus species in seasonal semi-deciduous forest in Southern Brazil.

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    Bianchini, E; Emmerick, J M; Messetti, A V L; Pimenta, J A

    2015-11-01

    We analyzed the phenology of Ficus adhatodifolia Schott ex Spreng. (23 fig tree) and F. eximia Schott (12 fig tree) for 74 months in a remnant of seasonal semi-deciduous forest (23° 27'S and 51° 15'W), Southern Brazil and discussed their importance to frugivorous. Leaf drop, leaf flush, syconia production and dispersal were recorded. These phenophases occurred year-round, but seasonal peaks were recorded in both leaf phenophases for F. eximia and leaf flushing for F. adhatodifolia. Climatic variables analyzed were positively correlated with reproductive phenophases of F. adhatodifolia and negatively correlated with the vegetative phenophases of F. eximia. In despite of environmental seasonality, little seasonality in the phenology of two species was observed, especially in the reproductive phenology. Both species were important to frugivorous, but F. adhatodifolia can play a relevant role in the remnant. PMID:26602353

  17. Estimation of electric power generation using coal from the fruit peel of cupuassu in Amazonas State, Brazil; Estimativa de geracao de energia eletrica utilizando o carvao da casca do fruto do cupuacuzeiro no estado do Amazonas

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    Silva, Antonio Cleuder Lima da [Manaus Energia S/A., Manaus, AM (Brazil); Santos, Eyde Cristiane Saraiva dos [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (FCA/UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias. Dept. de Engenharia Agricola e Solos], e-mail: eyde_cristianne@yahoo.com.br

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    The application of the charcoal of agroforestry residue for the generation of electric energy, for being renewable power plant and possessing technology for application, comes being evidenced. In this research the potential of generation of electric energy was estimated, in the main producing cities of the State of Amazonas of the fruit of the cupuacuzeiro (Theobroma grandiflorum Wild. Ex. Spreng. Shum.), using the rind carbonized in technology of gasification, substitution of diesel. The charcoal of the rind of the fruit of the cupuacuzeiro presents to be able calorific next to the one to the deriving coal of the wood. Known the annual production of each one the cities, the amount and the cost of production of the generated electric energy, determined in this research, it justifies the exploitation of this residue, for having economic advantages, when comparative with the tariff of the adopted electric energy in the region for the concessionaire. (author)

  18. Slope variation and population structure of tree species from different ecological groups in South Brazil

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    Edmilson Bianchini

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Size structure and spatial arrangement of 13 abundant tree species were determined in a riparian forest fragment inParaná State, South Brazil (23"16'S and 51"01'W. The studied species were Aspidosperma polyneuron Müll. Arg., Astronium graveolens Jacq. and Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms (emergent species; Alseis floribunda Schott, Ruprechtia laxiflora Meisn. and Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (shade-intolerant canopy species; Machaerium paraguariense Hassl, Myroxylum peruiferum L. and Chrysophyllum gonocarpum (Mart. & Eichler ex Miq. Engl. (shade-tolerant canopy species; Sorocea bonplandii (Baill. Bürger, Trichilia casaretti C. Dc, Trichilia catigua A. Juss. and Actinostemon concolor (Spreng. Müll. Arg. (understory small trees species. Height and diameter structures and basal area of species were analyzed. Spatial patterns and slope correlation were analyzed by Moran's / spatial autocorrelation coefficient and partial Mantel test, respectively. The emergent and small understory species showed the highest and the lowest variations in height, diameter and basal area. Size distribution differed among emergent species and also among canopy shade-intolerant species. The spatial pattern ranged among species in all groups, except in understory small tree species. The slope was correlated with spatial pattern for A. polyneuron, A. graveolens, A. floribunda, R. laxiflora, M. peruiferum and T. casaretti. The results indicated that most species occurredin specific places, suggesting that niche differentiation can be an important factor in structuring the tree community.Visando contribuir para o conhecimento das estratégias devida de espécies em fragmentos florestais, foram determinadas as estruturas de tamanho e espacial de 13 espécies arbóreas do remanescente de floresta ciliar no Estado do Paraná, no Sul do Brasil (23"16'S e 51"01'W. Foram analisadas as espécies: Aspidosperma polyneuron Müll. Arg., Astronium graveolens Jacq. e Gallesia

  19. NOVEDADES EN HOUSSAYANTHUS Y SERJANIA (SAPINDACEAE

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    María Silvia Ferrucci

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Sobre la base de Urvillea sparrei Barkl, el combiriation nueva Houssayanthus sparrei (Barkl. Ferrucci se establece, y su taxonomía es discutida en relación con las otras especies del género: H.macrolophus (Radlk. Hunzik. y H.fiebrigii (Barkl. Hunzik.Cromosoma. número de H.sparrei se informa (12 II. Un nuevo nombre, Serjania herteri Ferrucci se propone para S.australis (St. Hil. Herter no Spreng.

  20. Alternative dentistry with medicinal plants in Chapada dos Guimarães – Mato Grosso – Brazil

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    Aneliza Meireles BORBA

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In Mato Grosso, the use of plant species as a therapeutic alternative is passed through generations. Objective: This research aimed at a survey of the vegetal species used by the neighborhood of Santa Cruz community, Chapada dos Guimarães city, their therapeutical indications and methods of use to the oral health. Material and methods: Forty local informers were questioned through qualitative approach. The collection of 65 vegetable species was cataloged and filed for identification in the UFMT/Herbário Central. Results and conclusion: The most cited for teeth eruption was chamomile(Matricaria chamomilla L.; to stomatitis, the saffron (Crocus sativus L.; to tooth pain, the “arnica-da-serra” (Brickelia brasiliensis (Spreng.(Robinson. The leaf was the most used part of the plant, and the tea, by decoction, the most common method of use.

  1. In vitro cytotoxic activity of Brazilian Middle West plant extracts

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    Talal Suleiman Mahmoud

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Cytotoxic activity of eight plant extracts, native from the Mid-West of Brazil comprising Cerrado, Pantanal and semideciduous forest, was evaluated for MDA-MB-435, SF-295, and HCT-8 cancer cell strains. A single 100 µg.mL-1 dose of each extract was employed with 72 h of incubation for all tests. Doxorubicin (1 µg.mL-1 was used as the positive control and the MTT method was used to detect the activity. Cytotoxicity of distinct polarities was observed in thirty extracts (46%, from different parts of the following species: Tabebuia heptaphylla (Vell. Toledo, Bignoniaceae, Tapirira guianensis Aubl., Anacardiaceae, Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão, Anacardiaceae, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, Gomphrena elegans Mart., Amaranthaceae, Attalea phalerata Mart. ex Spreng., Arecaceae, Eugenia uniflora L., Myrtaceae, and Annona dioica A. St.-Hil., Annonaceae. Extracts of at least two tested cell strains were considered to be highly active since their inhibition rate was over 75%.

  2. Four newly recorded species of Dryopteridaceae from Kashmir valley, India

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    SHAKOOR AHMAD MIR

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    Full Text Available Mir SA, Mishra AK, Reshi ZA, Sharma MP. 2014. Four newly recorded species of Dryopteridaceae from Kashmir valley, India. Biodiversitas 15: 6-11. Habitat diversity, elevation, cloud cover, rainfall, seasonal and temperature variations have created many ideal sites for the luxuriant growth of pteridophytes in the Kashmir valley, yet all the regions of the valley have not been surveyed. In Kashmir valley the family Dryopteridaceae is represented by 31 species. During the recent extensive field surveys of Shopian district four more species viz., Dryopteris caroli-hopei Fraser-Jenkins, Dryopteris blanfordii subsp. nigrosquamosa (Ching Fraser-Jenkins, Dryopteris pulvinulifera (Bedd. Kuntze and Polystichum Nepalense (Spreng C. Chr. have been recorded for the first time from the valley. The taxonomic description, synonyms, distribution and photographs of each species are given in this article.

  3. 广东省野生树种地理分布新记录%The New Geographical Distribution Records of Wild Tree Species in Guangdong Province, China

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    韩维栋; 陈杰

    2013-01-01

    对广东省雷州半岛各地野生木本植物实地踏查与标本采集鉴定,并参照相关文献,发现广东省地理分布新记录树种6个,分别是:硬骨藤(Pycnarrhena poilanei(Gagnep.)Forman)、光叶海桐(Pittosporum glabratum Lindl.)、台琼海桐(Pittosporum pentandrum (blanco) Merr.var.hainanense(Gagnep.)Li.)、铁线子(Manilkara hexandra(Roxb.)Dubard)、光叶柿(Diospyros diversilimba Merr.et Chun)、玉蕊(Barringtonia racemosa(Linn.)Spreng.).

  4. Occurrence of limnic molluscs and crustaceous on clusters of the golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857, formed on “sarandi” at Guaíba Lake (rs, Brazil

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    Regina Maria de Fraga Alberto

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to verify the occurrence of invetebrates associated with macro clusters of Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857 formed on branches of “sarandi” (Chephalanthus glabratus (Spreng. K. Schum, quantitative samplings (N=28 were conducted for two years (2002 to 2004 at Veludo Beach on Guaíba Lake (municipality of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. From the results, the gastropod Heleobia piscium (Orbigny, 1835 was identified as a constant (78.57% species, while Potamolithus jacuyensis Pilsbry 1899 (35.71% and the crustaceous Hyalella curvispina Shoemaker 1942 (26% were indicated as accessory species. The other taxa were accidental (<25%: Ampullariidae (young individuals, Heleobia davisi (Silva & Thomé, 1985, Chilina parva (Martens, 1868 and Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774. Currently, the interspecific relationships among these taxa are poorly known.

  5. Complete assignments of NMR data and assessment of trypanocidal activity of new eremantholide C derivatives

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    Saude-Guimaraes, Denia Antunes, E-mail: saude@ef.ufop.br, E-mail: saudeguima@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), MG (Brazil); Raslan, Delio S.; Chiari, Egler; Oliveira, Alaide B. de [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    Chemical transformations of eremantholide C (1), a sesquiterpene lactone that was isolated from Lychnophora trichocarpha Spreng. led to five new derivatives: 1’,2’- epoxyeremantholide C (2), 5-n-propylamine-4,5-dihydro-1’,2’-epoxyeremantholide C (3), 5-n-propylammonium-4,5-dihydro-1’,2’-epoxyeremantholide C chloride (4), 5-n-propylammonium-4,5-dihydroeremantolide C chloride (5) and 16-O-ethyleremantholide C (6). The structures of all these derivatives were assigned on the basis of IR, MS, {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR data by 1D and 2D techniques. Eremantholide C and the derivatives 2, 4 and 5 were evaluated against trypomastigotes Y and CL strains of Trypanosoma cruzi. Eremantholide C completely inhibited the growth of both the parasites strains while all derivatives were partially active against the CL strain and inactive against the Y strain. (author)

  6. Transfer of uranium and radium to Chinese cabbage from soil containing elevated levels of natural radionuclides

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    The transfer of 238U and 226Ra to Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. subsp. pekinensis (Lour.) Hanelt) was investigated from soils contaminated with uranium-mill tailings (UMT) by means of a pot experiment in laboratory-based conditions applying different levels of soil contamination under various growing conditions. Activity concentrations for 226Ra in Chinese cabbage varied from 56-276, 156-502 and 277-877 Bq kg-1 dry mass for 20, 40 and 60 % of UMT content in the soil, respectively, and for 238U from 1.0-2.3 and 2.3-4.7 Bq kg-1 dry mass for 40 and 60 % of UMT content in the soil, respectively. The results showed increased accumulation of 226Ra and low accumulation of 238U in cabbage leaves in more contaminated soil. (author)

  7. HPLC estimation of berberine in Tinospora cordifolia and Tinospora sinensis

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    Srinivasan G

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the estimation of berberine in the stem of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. Miers. ex Hook.f. and Thoms. and Tinospora sinensis (Lour. Merrill is described. The dried stems of T. cordifolia and T. sinensis were defatted with petroleum ether (60-80°. The marc was dried and further extracted with methanol. The concentration of berberine in methanol extract was determined using a C-18 reverse phase column with a mobile phase of acetonitrile:water (10:90 v/v at a flow rate of 0.6 ml/min and with UV detection at 266 nm. TLC and HPLC comparison of both the species revealed significant variation in the chemical constitution of the two species. This observation becomes important in the context of the use of T. sinensis in place of the genuine drug T. cordifolia .

  8. HPLC Estimation of berberine in Tinospora cordifolia and Tinospora sinensis.

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    Srinivasan, G V; Unnikrishnan, K P; Rema Shree, A B; Balachandran, Indira

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    A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the estimation of berberine in the stem of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. ex Hook.f. and Thoms. and Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill is described. The dried stems of T. cordifolia and T. sinensis were defatted with petroleum ether (60-80 degrees ). The marc was dried and further extracted with methanol. The concentration of berberine in methanol extract was determined using a C-18 reverse phase column with a mobile phase of acetonitrile:water (10:90 v/v) at a flow rate of 0.6 ml/min and with UV detection at 266 nm. TLC and HPLC comparison of both the species revealed significant variation in the chemical constitution of the two species. This observation becomes important in the context of the use of T. sinensis in place of the genuine drug T. cordifolia. PMID:20390090

  9. A New Monoterpenoid and a New Flavonoid Glycoside from the Peels of Clausena lansium.

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    Deng, Hui-Dong; Cai, Cai-Hong; Liu, Shuai; Zeng, Yan-Bo; Mei, Wen-Li; He, Fan; Hua, Min; Dai, Hao-Fu; Li, Shao-Peng

    2016-05-01

    One new monoterpenoid, nerol oxide-8-carboxylic acid (1), and one new flavonoid glycoside, claulansoside A (2), together with six known compounds, clausenamide (3), quercetin (4), isorhamnetin (5), dihydromyric (6), 2",3"-dihydroxyanisolactone (7) and (E,E)-8-(7-hydroxy-3,7-dimethylocta-2,5-dienyloxy)psoralen (8), have been isolated from the peels of Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels. Their structures were determined using a combination of 1D, and 2D NMR (HMQC, HMBC, COSY and NOESY) techniques, and HR-ESI-MS analyses. Compounds 1 and 7 exhibited antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus with the diameter of inhibition zones of 11.5 mm and 14.2 mm. Compounds 3 and 6 showed α-glucosidase inhibitory activity in vitro. PMID:27319119

  10. Molecular authentication of Radix Puerariae Lobatae and Radix Puerariae Thomsonii by ITS and 5S rRNA spacer sequencing.

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    Sun, Ye; Shaw, Pang-Chui; Fung, Kwok-Pui

    2007-01-01

    In the present study, we examined nuclear DNA sequences in an attempt to reveal the relationships between Pueraria lobata (Willd). Ohwi, P. thomsonii Benth., and P. montana (Lour.) Merr. We found that internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA are highly divergent in P. lobata and P. thomsonii, and four types of ITS with different length are found in the two species. On the other hand, DNA sequences of 5S rRNA gene spacer are highly conserved across multiple copies in P. lobata and P. thomsonii, they could be used to identify P. lobata, P. thomsonii, and P. montana of this complex, and may serve as a useful tool in medical authentication of Radix Puerariae Lobatae and Radix Puerariae Thomsonii. PMID:17202681

  11. PORTUGUESE MODERNISM AND BRAZILIAN MODERNISM: WAS THERE A DIALOGUE? INTERVIEW WITH EDUARDO LOURENÇO

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    Full Text Available The interview with Eduardo Loureço now published, was made as a complement to my PHD thesis held in 2007 at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.  Entitled “Modernismos em língua desdobrada: Portugal e Brasil”, the work intended to discuss the relations between Portuguese and Brazilian modernism. Two interviews were made aiming a contemporary reflection about such an important period: one with Eduardo Lourenço and the other with Silviano Santiago. Eduardo Lourenço was chosen as a critical reference seemed obvious for his important writings on the subject, but also and above all, for his fearless perspective – frequently critical – in dealing with Portuguese culture. From the interview, I picked up the parts where the comparison between the two modernisms are the main subject. 

  12. How Repeated Time To Event (RTTE) modelling of opioid requests after surgery may improve future post-operative pain management

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    Juul, Rasmus Vestergaard; Rasmussen, Sten; Kreilgaard, Mads;

    Title: How Repeated Time To Event (RTTE) modelling of opioid requests after surgery may improve future post-operative pain management Author: Rasmus Vestergaard Juul (1) Sten Rasmussen (2) Mads Kreilgaard (1) Ulrika S. H. Simonsson (3) Lona Louring Christrup (1) Trine Meldgaard Lund (1) Institution...... at Orthopaedic Department, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark during the period May-Dec 2012. Morphine administration times (estimated precision: ±5mins), formulations and doses were extracted from medical journals in the hospitalization period or until 96 hours after surgery. RTTE modelling was performed...... of surgery specific, drug concentration related, population specific and/or time-varying covariates of opioid requests and pain events. Conclusions: A framework has been developed based on RTTE modelling that may help improve future pain management by 1) Identification of surgery specific patterns in pain...

  13. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of fatty acids of buddleja asiatica by GC-MS

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    To analyze the fatty acid contents of Buddleja asiatica Lour,both the non-volatile oil and fat obtained from the n-hexane soluble sub- fraction were subjected to GC/MS using BSTFA (N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl) trifloroacetamide) derivatization. The oil showed the presence of six fatty acids including palmitic acid (46.75 %), linoleic acid (37.80 %), stearic acid (10.98 %), arachidic acid, margaric acid and lignoceric acid (< 3 %) . Analysis of the fat revealed nine fatty acids including lignoceric acid (43.12 %), behenic acid (26.39 %), arachidic acid (9.29 %) and stearic acid (5.3 %). Cerotic acid, montanic acid, melissic acid and palmitic acid were found in low amounts (< 5 %) while trycosylic acid (4.83 %) was the only fatty acid with odd number of carbon atoms. The oil showed a low thermal stability. (author)

  14. Detection of DNA Hypomethylation Mediated Floral Induction in Longan and Spinach Using the HAT-RAPD Technique

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the HAT-RAPD technique was used to detect DNA methylation in the four plant species, rice (Oryza sativa, petunia (Petunia hybrida, spinach (Spinacea oleracea L. and longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour., which were treated using 5-azacytidine, potassium chlorate (KClO3 and a low temperature induction. Rice and petunia were chosen to be induced because in these species it is known that 5-azacytidine is able to induce hypomethylation in their genomes leading to morphological changes, in particular floral induction, in the developing plants. Using the HAT-RAPD technique, DNA methylation was detected using the restriction enzymes HpaII and MspI in rice and petunia (as expected and in spinach, but was found to be absent in longan, which suggests that floral induction in longan is undetectable in longan.

  15. Clinical Evaluation Of A New Emollient Cream In Cry Skin Conditions

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    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Dry skin is a common problem both in healthy individuates and in patients with skin diseases. In all cases, emollients play important role in rehydrating the stratum corneum. To evaluate the efficacy of a new emollient, thirty-six patients with symptomatic dry skin disorders were enrolled. They were given the test emollient cream for topical application twice daily for 3 weeks and followed up weekly. Subjective complaints included pruritus and discomfort while objective parameters included scaling, erythema, roughness of skin, fissuring and hypopigmentation. Treatment with the test emollient cream reduced the severity in a majority of patients. Moreover, being free of perfume, co lour, urea and lanolin, the test cream was well tolerated by all participants.

  16. 鸡矢藤蚜Neoaulacorthum nipponicum (Essig & Kuwana)

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    陈静; 乔格侠

    2011-01-01

    鸡矢藤蚜Neoaulacorthum nipponicum(Essig&Kuwana)隶属于半翅目Hemiptera蚜科Aphididae长管蚜亚科Macrosiphinae,活体橘红色,头部背面、附肢及腹管黑色。寄主植物为茜草科Rubiaceae鸡矢藤属(PaederiaL.)植物,包括鸡矢藤(Paederia scandens(Lour.)Merr.,)毛鸡矢藤(Paederia tomentosa)(Paederia scandens var.mairei)和(Paederia scandens var.maritima),主要在叶片及茎上为害。主要分布于东亚地区,包括中国(四川、福建、台湾)、日本、韩国、泰国、爪哇、印度东北部等地区。主要鉴别特征:

  17. 九种植物抽提物对小菜蛾产卵驱避作用的研究%Studies on repelling action of extracts from 9 species of plants against Plutella xylostella L.

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    彭跃峰; 庞雄飞

    2004-01-01

    以干扰作用控制指数(IIPC)为评价指标,测定了8个科9种植物茎叶乙醇抽提物对小菜蛾成虫的产卵驱避作用.结果表明,反枝苋(Amaranthus retroflexus L.)、茜草(Rubiaceae L.)、打碗花(Calystegia hedracea Wall.)、猪毛草(Scirpus wallichii Nees.)和粪箕笃(Stephania longa Lour.)对小菜蛾均有较好的驱避作用,处理24h后的驱避效果达80%以上;其对小菜蛾的驱避作用随施用后时间的延长而逐渐减弱.

  18. 五种花灌木对低温胁迫的生理响应及抗寒性评价%Evaluation of cold resistance and physiological response to low temperature stress on five kinds of flowering shrubs

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    雷帅; 蒋倩; 汉梅兰; 张建旗; 朱亚灵; 牛伟丽; 韩艳; 邵金霞

    2015-01-01

    为了明确‘金叶锦带’(Weigela florida‘Gold rush’)、‘猬实’(Kolkwitzia amabilis Geaebn)、‘欧洲雪球’(Viburnum opulus)、‘大花圆锥绣球’(Hydrangea paniculata var.grandiflora Sieb.)、‘小紫珠’(Callicarpa di-chotoma (Lour)K.Koch)5种花灌木在兰州地区的越冬性与抗寒性,以一年生枝条为试材,采用梯度降温法,研究低温处理后枝条的生活力及其抗寒生理指标,并应用 Logistic 方程、隶属函数分析方法,对供试材料抗寒性进行了评价.结果表明:‘欧洲雪球’‘大花圆锥绣球’‘猥实’‘金叶锦带’‘小紫珠’的半致死温度(LT50)分别为-28.91、-26.08、-23.60、-22.66、-15.89℃;随着冷冻处理温度的降低,5种灌木相对电导率、丙二醛(MDA)含量、可溶性糖含量、游离脯氨酸含量持续升高,处理温度与相对电导率之间呈显著负相关.抗寒能力综合比较显示欧洲雪球抗寒性最强,小紫珠抗寒性最差;5种花灌木的抗寒性排序为:‘欧洲雪球’>‘大花圆锥绣球’>‘猬实’>‘金叶锦带’>‘小紫珠’.%In order to understand the overwintering performance and cold resistance of five kinds of flowering shrubs in winter of Lanzhou area,one-year old branches of Weigela florida'Gold rush'),Kolk-witziaamabilis Geaebn,Viburnumopulus,Hydrangeapaniculata Var.grandifloraSieb.,Callicarpadi-chotoma (Lour)K.Koch)were taken as materials,by using gradient cooling method to study the life force and related cold physiological characteristics of these branches.Logistic equation,membership function a-nalysis method were applied for evaluation the cold resistance.The results showed that semi-lethal temper-ature (LT50)of ‘Viburnumopulus’,‘Hydrangeapaniculata var.grandiflora Sieb.’,‘Kolkwitziaama-bilis Geaebn’,Weigela florida‘Gold rush’,‘Callicarpa dichotoma (Lour)K.Koch)’was -28.91 ℃,-26.08 ℃,-23.60 ℃,-22.66 ℃ and -15.89 ℃,respectively.With the freezing

  19. 黑胡椒荜澄茄与南五味子性状鉴别

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    戚秀萍; 侯沧

    2000-01-01

    @@ 黑胡椒,为胡椒科植物胡椒Piper nigrum L.的干燥近成熟果实.荜澄茄,为胡椒科植物荜澄茄Piper cubeba L.或樟科植物山鸡椒Litsea cubeba(Lour.)Pers.的干燥成熟果实.南五味子,为木兰科植物华中五味子Schisandra sphenanthera Rehd.et Wils.的干燥成熟果实.三者均为直径3~6 mm的近球形果实,表面颜色相近,极易混淆.

  20. Interference effects of extracts of non-preferable plants on experimental population of Plutella xylostella%非嗜食植物次生化合物对小菜蛾实验种群的干扰作用

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    彭跃峰

    2005-01-01

    以干扰作用控制指数(IIPC)为评价指标,评价了20种非嗜食植物乙醇抽提物对小菜蛾实验种群的控制作用.结果表明,白花蒿Artemisia lactiflora Wall.、反枝苋Amaranthus retroflexus L.、茜草Rubia cordifolia L.、飞机草Chromolaena odorata L.、打碗花Calystegia hederacea Wall.、粪箕笃Stephania longga Lour.、刺儿菜Cephalanoplos segetum Bge.、猪毛草Scirpus wallichii Nees.对小菜蛾实验种群具有较强的干扰作用,干扰作用控制指数均在0.2以下.

  1. 非嗜食植物次生物质对小菜蛾实验种群的干扰作用%Interference Effect on the Experiment Popoulation of Plutella xylostella with By-substance from Its Disliking Plant

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    彭跃峰; 庞雄飞

    2004-01-01

    以干扰作用控制指数(IIPC)为评价指标,研究了20种非嗜食植物乙醇抽提物对小菜蛾实验种群的干扰作用.结果表明,白花蒿(Artemisla lactiflora Wall.)、反枝苋(Amaranthus retroflexus L.)、茜草(Rubia cordifolia L.)、飞机草(Chromolaena odorata L.)、打碗花(Calystegia hederalea Wall.)、粪箕笃(Sephania. longa Lour.)、刺儿菜(Cephalanoplos segetum Bge.)、猪毛草(Scirpus wallichii Nees.)对小菜蛾实验种群具有较强的干扰作用,干扰作用控制指数均在0.2以下.

  2. Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laubach dynamics and succession in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria (east Africa): implications for water quality and biodiversity conservation.

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    Gichuki, John; Omondi, Reuben; Boera, Priscillar; Okorut, Tom; Matano, Ally Said; Jembe, Tsuma; Ofulla, Ayub

    2012-01-01

    This study, conducted in Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria, assessed ecological succession and dynamic status of water hyacinth. Results show that water hyacinth is the genesis of macrophyte succession. On establishment, water hyacinth mats are first invaded by native emergent macrophytes, Ipomoea aquatica Forsk., and Enydra fluctuans Lour., during early stages of succession. This is followed by hippo grass Vossia cuspidata (Roxb.) Griff. in mid- and late stages whose population peaks during climax stages of succession with concomitant decrease in water hyacinth biomass. Hippo grass depends on water hyacinth for buoyancy, anchorage, and nutrients. The study concludes that macrophyte succession alters aquatic biodiversity and that, since water hyacinth infestation and attendant succession are a symptom of broader watershed management and pollution problems, aquatic macrophyte control should include reduction of nutrient loads and implementing multifaceted approach that incorporates biological agents, mechanical/manual control with utilization of harvested weed for cottage industry by local communities. PMID:22619574

  3. Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms-Laubach Dynamics and Succession in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria (East Africa: Implications for Water Quality and Biodiversity Conservation

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    John Gichuki

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study, conducted in Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria, assessed ecological succession and dynamic status of water hyacinth. Results show that water hyacinth is the genesis of macrophyte succession. On establishment, water hyacinth mats are first invaded by native emergent macrophytes, Ipomoea aquatica Forsk., and Enydra fluctuans Lour., during early stages of succession. This is followed by hippo grass Vossia cuspidata (Roxb. Griff. in mid- and late stages whose population peaks during climax stages of succession with concomitant decrease in water hyacinth biomass. Hippo grass depends on water hyacinth for buoyancy, anchorage, and nutrients. The study concludes that macrophyte succession alters aquatic biodiversity and that, since water hyacinth infestation and attendant succession are a symptom of broader watershed management and pollution problems, aquatic macrophyte control should include reduction of nutrient loads and implementing multifaceted approach that incorporates biological agents, mechanical/manual control with utilization of harvested weed for cottage industry by local communities.

  4. Growth analysis of Fafia in relation to the propagation method used Análise de crescimento de fáfia em função do tipo de propagação

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    André May

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A trial was carried out in Campinas, Brazil, from August 2005 to August 2006, in order to analyze the effect of two propagation methods (seeds and cuttings on the development of Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen. The experimental design was a completely randomized block, with five replications, and two methods of plant propagation. Plant height, aerial part dry mass and root dry mass were evaluated. Plants propagated from cuttings showed greater accumulation of dry mass on the aerial part. Root dry mass accumulation curves showed an exponential pattern, and at the end of the experimental period, the average of roots dry mass for both treatments were similar, up to 349,65 g plant-1.Neste trabalho, realizado no Instituto Agronômico, em Campinas-SP, de agosto/05 a agosto/06, estudou-se a influência de dois tipos de propagação no desenvolvimento de Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng. Pedersen. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com cinco repetições, sendo nos tratamentos, estudadas duas formas de propagação da planta (semente e estacas. Foi avaliada a altura da planta, massa seca da parte aérea e massa seca da raiz. As plantas propagadas por estaca apresentaram maior acúmulo de massa seca da parte aérea comparativamente àquelas propagadas por sementes. As curvas de acúmulo de massa seca da raiz apresentaram comportamento exponencial, sendo que, ao final do período experimental, a produção de raízes foi semelhante para os dois tratamentos estudados, atingindo valores de até 349,65 g planta-1 de massa seca da raiz.

  5. Estrutura fitossociológica da vegetação arbórea do Parque Natural Municipal de Santo Ângelo, Santo Ângelo, RS

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado no Parque Natural Municipal de Santo Ângelo (RS, pertencente à Prefeitura Municipal de Santo Ângelo, com o objetivo de avaliar a composição florística e estrutura fitossociológica da floresta, em uma área de 13 hectares. Para tanto, foram utilizadas 12 parcelas de tamanho 10 x 20 m distribuídas sistematicamente na área, nas quais foram medidos e identificados todos os indivíduos com DAP maior ou igual a 10 cm. Os resultados obtidos foram analisados e processados com o uso do programa FITOANÁLISE, calculando-se os parâmetros fitossociológicos de densidade, dominância, frequência, valor de importância, valor de cobertura, índice de diversidade de Shannon H' e índice de Morisita. Foram encontradas 35 espécies, pertencentes a 30 gêneros e 21 famílias, das quais branquilho (Sebastiania commersoniana (Baill. L. B. Sm. & Downs, açoita-cavalo (Luhea divaricata Mart, maria-preta (Diatenopterix sorbifolia Radlk e canela-preta (Nectandra megapotamica Spreng. foram as que apresentaram maior representatividade nos parâmetros fitossociológicos do componente arbóreo desta floresta. As espécies com maior Valor de Importância (VI foram açoita-cavalo (Luhea divaricata Mart com 50,53; branquilho (Sebastiania commersoniana (Baill. com 46,24; maria-preta (Diatenopterix sorbifolia Radlk com 26,93; canela-preta (Nectandra megapotamica Spreng. com 20 e farinha-seca (Machaerium stipitatum Vogel com 16,64. Já na estrutura vertical da floresta, Luehea divaricata apresentou maiores valores no estrato superior e Sebastiania commersoniana Baill. nos estratos médio e inferior.

  6. UHPLC-PDA-ESI-TOF/MS metabolic profiling of Arctostaphylos pungens and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. A comparative study of phenolic compounds from leaf methanolic extracts.

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    Panusa, Alessia; Petrucci, Rita; Marrosu, Giancarlo; Multari, Giuseppina; Gallo, Francesca Romana

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    The aim of this study was to get a rapid metabolic fingerprinting and to gain insight into the metabolic profiling of Arctostaphylos pungens H. B. K., a plant morphologically similar to Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. (bearberry) but with a lower arbutin (Arb) content. According to the European Pharmacopoeia the Arb content in the dried leaf of A. uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. must be at least 7% (wt/wt) but other species, like A. pungens, are unintentionally or fraudulently marketed instead of it. Therefore, methanolic leaf extracts of nine A. uva-ursi and six A. pungens samples labeled and marketed as "bearberry leaf" have been analyzed. A five-minute gradient with a UHPLC-PDA-ESI-TOF/MS on an Acquity BEH C18 (50×2.1 mm i.d.) 1.7 μm analytical column has been used for the purpose. A comprehensive assignment of secondary metabolites has been carried out in a comparative study of the two species. Among twenty-nine standards of natural compounds analyzed, fourteen have been identified, while other fifty-five metabolites have been tentatively assigned. Moreover, differences in both metabolic fingerprinting and profiling have been evidenced by statistical multivariate analysis. Specifically, main variations have been observed in the relative content for Arb, as expected, and for some galloyl derivative like tetra- and pentagalloylglucose more abundant in A. uva-ursi than in A. pungens. Furthermore, differences in flavonols profile, especially in myricetin and quercetin glycosilated derivatives, were observed. Based on principal component analysis myricetrin, together with a galloyl arbutin isomer and a disaccharide are herein proposed as distinctive metabolites for A. pungens. PMID:25702282

  7. 大白菜黑斑病室内苗期抗性鉴定方法的研究%Study on Resistance Identification Method for Black Spot of Chinese Cabbage at Seedling Stage in Laboratory

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    甘彩霞; 祝花; 崔磊; 袁伟玲; 高翔; 符义彬; 梅时勇

    2012-01-01

    为了选育大白菜(Brassica campestris L.ssp pekinensis (Lour.) Olsson)抗黑斑病(A lternaria brassicae)新品种和种质创新,在室内利用6个品种的大白菜研究了接种物浓度、苗龄和温度对大白菜黑斑病发病的影响,结果表明,在(25±1)℃光照培养室内,选择浓度为1.0×104个孢子/mL或1.0×105个孢子/mL的黑斑病病菌孢子悬浮液喷雾接种于苗龄为3~4片真叶的大白菜幼苗,保湿24~48 h,10d后进行病情调查,可对大白菜种质资源抗黑斑病的抗性进行正确评价.%In order to provide technical support for breeding new varieties and germplasm innovation of Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp pekinensis(Lour.) Olsson) with resistance to black spot(Alternaria brassicae), the influence of inoculation spore concentration, seedling stage and temperature on black spot occurrence was studied with six varieties. It was showed that by spraying 1.0×104pfu/mL or 1.0×105pfu/mL spore suspension on seedling at 3~4 leaf stage and then moisturizing for 24~48 h at (25±1)℃ in door, the resistance of radish varieties on the black spot could be accurately evaluated 10 d after inoculation.

  8. The New Geographical Distribution Records of Wild Tree Species in Guangdong Province,China(II)%广东省野生树种地理分布新记录(续)

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    韩维栋; 陈杰

    2014-01-01

    近2年对广东省雷州半岛各地野生木本植物实地踏查与标本采集鉴定,并参照相关植物区系文献,发现广东省新分布野生树种5种1变种,分别为:琼刺榄( Xantolis longispinnsa( Merr.) H.S.Lo)、顶花杜茎山( Maesa balansae Mez)、海南山麻杆( Alchornea rugosa ( Lour.) Muell.Arg.var.pubescens ( Pax et Hoffm.) H.S.Kiu)、刺茉莉( Azima sarmentosa ( Bl.) Benth.et Hook.f.)、单叶拿身草( Desmodium zonatum Miq.)、过山崖爬藤( Tetrastigma pseudocruciatum C.L.Li)。%For the last two years ,based on the related flora references and the author′s field survey in Leizhou Peninsula of Guang-dong Province,China,there were 5 species and 1 variety found as new wild tree species records of their geographical distribution in Guangdong Province.They were Xantolis longispinnsa ( Merr.) H.S.Lo, Maesa balansae Mez., Alchornea rugosa ( Lour.) Muell.Arg.var.pubescens (Pax et Hoffm.)H.S.Kiu,Azima sarmentosa(Bl.) Benth.et Hook.f.,Desmodium zonatum Miq.,Tet-rastigma pseudocruciatum C.L.Li.

  9. Potencial alelopático de espécies nativas na germinação e crescimento inicial de Lactuca sativa L. (Asteraceae Allelopathic potential of native species in Lactuca sativa L. (Asteraceae germination and initial growth

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    Fabiana Maraschin-Silva

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A alelopatia caracteriza-se pelos efeitos danosos ou benéficos sobre o desenvolvimento da vegetação, causados por substâncias químicas produzidas e liberadas para o ambiente por uma planta. Com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial alelopático de espécies brasileiras, foram testados extratos foliares de Cecropia pachystachya Trec. (Urticaceae, Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. (Fabaceae, Psychotria leiocarpa Cham. & Schltdl (Rubiaceae, Sapium glandulatum (Vell. Pax (Euphorbiaceae e Sorocea bonplandii (Baill. Burg., Lanj. & Boer (Moraceae, utilizando-se bioensaios de germinação e crescimento e alface (Lactuca sativa L. como planta alvo. Nesses bioensaios, foram usados extratos foliares aquosos nas concentrações de 2 e 4%, preparados por maceração estática com água fria e quente. Os extratos das cinco espécies causaram atraso na germinação dos aquênios da alface, bem como efeitos tóxicos no crescimento das plântulas, com redução e enfraquecimento das raízes. Os resultados obtidos mostraram a presença de substâncias químicas inibidoras nos extratos, revelando potencial alelopático para as cinco espécies avaliadas.Allelopathy is characterized by harmful or beneficial effects on vegetation development, caused by chemical substances produced and released into the environment by the plant. Aiming to assess the allelopathic potential of Brazilian species, aqueous leaf extracts of Cecropia pachystachya Trec. (Urticaceae, Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. (Fabaceae, Psychotria leiocarpa Cham. & Schltdl (Rubiaceae, Sapium glandulatum (Vell. Pax (Euphorbiaceae, and Sorocea bonplandii (Baill. Burger, Lanj. & Boer (Moraceae were tested on lettuce using germination and growth bioassays. In these bioassays, aqueous leaf extracts were used at concentrations of 2 and 4%, prepared by static maceration with cold and hot water. The five species extracts delayed lettuce germination and produced toxic effects on seedling growth, with root

  10. Ambientes de ocorrência e flora acompanhante do gênero Himatanthus em Alcântara, Maranhão, Brasil Occurrence environments and accompanying vegetation of genus Himatanthus in Alcântara, Maranhão, Brazil

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    Full Text Available A janaúba (Himatanthus spp., ocorre em populações naturais em ecossistemas florestais e apresenta amplo espectro de usos na medicina popular que vai desde o tratamento de inflamações uterinas, gastrite, uso veterinário, complemento alimentar, até tratamento de câncer. O extrativismo de látex de janaúba em Alcântara vem adquirindo importância crescente como alternativa de renda. Sendo assim, o estabelecimento de estudos que viabilizem o manejo sustentado em seu ambiente natural é necessário. O objetivo deste trabalho foi de caracterizar os ambientes de ocorrência de Himatanthus no município de Alcântara, Maranhão, Brasil, e identificar a flora acompanhante. As amostragens foram definidas por indicação de informantes, e aparente frequência na comunidade vegetal; os ambientes foram descritos considerando as unidades de paisagem e histórico de uso. Como resultados, a maior área de ocorrência foi a terra firme seguida por várzeas de restinga; a principal tipologia vegetacional foi a mata secundária. O bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart., tucum (Astrocaryum vulgare Mart. e a murta verdadeira (Myrcia selloi (Spreng. N. Silveira, foram às principais espécies associadas.The Frangipani (Himatanthus spp. occur in natural populations in forest ecosystems and present a wide spectrum of uses. in folk medicine ranging from the treatment of uterine inflammation, gastritis, veterinary, food supplement to medicinal treatment of cancer. The extraction of latex Janaúba Alcantara has been gaining increasing importance as an alternative income. Therefore, the establishment of studies that enable sustainable management in their natural environment is necessary. The overall objective of this study was to characterize the occurrence of Himatanthus environments in the municipality of Alcântara, Maranhão, Brazil, and identify the accompanying vegetation. The samples were defined by word of informants, and apparent frequency in the plant

  11. Fungi Associated with Capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea Myrsinaceae Fruits and Seeds Fungos Associados aos Frutos e Sementes de Capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea Myrsinaceae

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    Suelen Santos Rego

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were to identify the fungi associated with capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea Spreng fruits and seeds from different lots and check the incidence of fungi between green and ripe fruits and
    seeds from these fruits. For fungi detection Blotter test (BT method was utilized, being 400 fruits and 400 seeds each sample, and incubated at 20 ºC ±1 ºC, 12 h dark light/12 h complete dark, for seven days, followed by the evaluation of the fungi incidence (%. It was possible to verify the transmission of the fungus Alternaria sp., Cladosporium sp., Colletotrichum sp., Fusarium sp., Macrophomina sp. and Pestalotia sp. fruit for seeds. Evaluated in three lots, Pestalotia sp. had the highest percentage of incidence in the seeds. The fungal contamination in fruits were higher than in seeds, indicating that the seed treatment reduces the appearance of fungi. There were differences in the occurrence of fungi among the lots evaluated, and the lot from Colombo County had higher incidence of fungi.

    doi: 10.4336/2009.pfb.58.87

    Os objetivos neste trabalho foram identificar os fungos associados aos frutos e sementes de capororoca (Myrsine ferruginea Spreng obtidos de diferentes lotes e verificar a incidência de fungos entre frutos verdes e maduros e nas sementes obtidas destes frutos. Para a detecção de fungos utilizou-se o método de papel-filtro (PF, sendo 400 frutos e 400 sementes para cada amostra, incubadas sob 12 horas luz negra/12 horas escuro, na temperatura de 20 ºC ± 1 ºC durante sete dias, avaliando-se a incidência (% de fungos. Pôde-se verificar a possível transmissão dos fungos Alternaria sp., Cladosporium sp., Colletotrichum sp., Fusarium sp., Macrophomina sp. e Pestalotia sp. dos frutos para as sementes. Nos três lotes avaliados, Pestalotia sp. apresentou a maior percentagem de incidência nas sementes. A contaminação fúngica nos frutos foi maior que nas sementes, indicando que o

  12. Bioprospecting insecticidal compounds from plants native to Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Bioprospecção de substâncias inseticidas de plantas nativas de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil

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    Full Text Available This paper reports on an evaluation of the insecticidal activity of extracts prepared from leaves of Tapirira guianensis Aubl. (Anacardiaceae, Attalea phalerata (Mart. ex Spreng. Burret (Arecaceae, Eugenia uniflora L. (Myrtaceae, and Gomphrena elegans Mart. (Amaranthaceae and from stems of Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão (Anacardiaceae. Four extracts and 18 fractions with a range of polarities were tested. Ten-gram batches of wheat grains were each nebulized with 1 mL of a separate extract at 10% w/v. After solvent evaporation at 38 ºC, the grains were placed into flasks along with 20 unsexed 10- to 20-day old adult individuals of Sitophilus zeamais. The assessment was carried out on the fifth and tenth day by counting and discarding the dead insects. Leaf extracts of G. elegans showed an insecticidal effect ranging from 27% to 60% by the fifth day, whereas the effect of the remaining extracts tested (if active at all did not exceed 20% in the same period. By the tenth day, the most active extracts were those of A. phalerata (hexanic, 36.5% and all those of G. elegans (5280.5%, whereas the effect of the other extracts did not exceed 30%.No presente trabalho foi avaliada a atividade inseticida de extratos de limbos foliares de Tapirira guianensis Aubl. (Anacardiaceae, Attalea phalerata (Mart. ex Spreng. Burret (Arecaceae, Eugenia uniflora L. (Myrtaceae e Gomphrena elegans Mart. (Amaranthaceae e de caules de Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão (Anacardiaceae. Foram testados quatro extratos e 18 frações, com diferentes polaridades. Dez gramas de grãos de trigo foram pulverizados com 1 mL de cada extrato a 10% (p/v. Após a evaporação do solvente a 38 ºC, os grãos foram acondicionados em recipientes juntamente com 20 indivíduos adultos de Sitophilus zeamais não sexados, com 10 a 20 dias de idade. As avaliações foram feitas no quinto e no décimo dia, contando-se o número de insetos mortos e descartando-os. Os extratos foliares de G. elegans

  13. Optimization of AFLP reaction system in Canarium album%橄榄基因组AFLP扩增体系的优化

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    王燕平; 陈勤; 周志钦; 周俊辉

    2012-01-01

    为建立适于橄榄研究用的AFLP技术体系,以10个橄榄品种为材料,对其基因组DNA从酶切、连接、预扩增和选择性扩增等方面进行条件优化。研究结果表明,DNA模板用量为500ng,酶切体系中限制性内切酶EcoRⅠ和MseⅠ各加入3U,37℃水浴4h;连接体系中T4 DNA连接酶加入1.5U,16℃连接6h;并利用优化后的预扩增体系和选择性扩增体系筛选出6对适合于橄榄AFLP分析的引物组合:E/AAC—M/CAT、E/AAC—M/CTT、E/ACA—M/CAA、E/AGG—M/CAA、E/ACC—M/CAA、E/ACT—M/CAT。采用该体系得到的电泳条带清晰可靠、多态性好,可用于对橄榄遗传多样性的研究。%To establish an appropriate AFLP(Amplifiied Fragment Length Polymorphism) analysis system for Canariurn album (Lour.) Raeusch, 10 cuhivars of C. album (Lour.) Raeusch were involved in optimization of enzyme digestion, ligation, pre-amplification and selective amplification. The results suggested that about 500 ng DNA should be digested with 3 units of EcoR I and Mse I enzymes respectively in a reaction volume of 20 μL, and incubated at 37 ℃ for 4 h. Double-stranded adaptors were legated to the restriction fragments with 1.5 units of T4DNA ligation enzyme at 16 ℃ for 6 h. With the optimized pre-amplifieation and selective amplification systems, 6 pairs of primers (E/AAC-M/CAT, E/AAC-M/CTT, E/ ACA-M/CAA, E/ACC-M/CAT, E/ACC-M/CAA, E/ACT-M/CAT) were selected for the AFLP reaction system of Canarium album. The clear and highly polymorphic AFLP bands could be obtained by this reaction system, which was useful for the further research on genetic diversity of Canarium album in Guangdong province.

  14. Researches on Physiological and Biochemical Indexes of Drought Resistance Stress of Three Ornamental Bamboos%3种观赏竹抗旱性生理生化指标研究

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    陈羡德; 陈珺

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    研究了干旱胁迫条件下,凤尾竹、孝顺竹、四季竹等3种观赏竹叶片的游离脯氨酸含量、可溶性糖含量,超氧岐化酶(SOD)以及过氧化氢酶(CAT)的活性变化。结果表明:随着干旱胁迫时间的延长,3个竹种叶片脯氨酸含量呈增加趋势,叶片可溶性糖含量呈先升后降趋势,而叶片超氧岐化酶( SOD)以及过氧化氢酶( CAT)活性总体上均呈下降趋势。根据4项生理指标,采用模糊隶属函数法对其抗旱性进行综合评价,抗旱能力强弱顺序为:四季竹>凤尾竹>孝顺竹。%The contents of free proline , soluble sugar and SOD activity , CAT activity of three bamboo leaves ( B.multiplex cv.Fernleaf,B.multiplex (Lour.) Raeuschelex J,S.tootsik (Sieb.) Makino ) were studied under natural drought stress condi-tions.The results showed that free proline contents of bamboo leaves increased ,the soluble sugar content increased at first and then decreased ,SOD activity and CAT activity decreased with the prolongation of the stress time.The method of obscure mathematics was used to evaluate their drought resistance ability comprehensively based on physiological and biochemical indexes .The ability of drought resistance indicated that S.tootsik ( Sieb.) Makino>B.multiplex cv.Fernleaf>B.multiplex ( Lour.) Raeuschelex J accord-ing to the results of fuzzy administering function.

  15. Cold-induced photoinhibition and growth of seedling snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) under differing temperature and radiation regimes in fragmented forests

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    Fluorescence characteristics and growth of seedling snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng.) during autumn and winter were related to variation in radiation and temperature regime in a fragmented forest. Seedlings were planted in four treatments along transects perpendicular to tree island edges to characterize plant responses to microclimates ranging from those of cleared areas to those beneath forest canopies. Three-dimensional mapping of seedling leaf display, in combination with information retrieved from hemispherical photographs about shading from overstory canopies, were used to calculate the intercepted amounts of direct radiation energy for unit area of leaves on clear days (IDRE). IDRE was highest on the outside, most variable at the edges and lowest well inside the tree islands. Minimum temperature decreased with increasing view of the sky. Photoinhibition, measured as decrease in Fv/Fm, was correlated with spatial and seasonal differences in weekly minimum temperature and IDRE. Seedlings in the open and under the most canopy cover, with low variability in IDRE in a scale of weeks, exhibited less variability in photoinhibition than those growing along forest edges. Seedlings in the open tended to be most photoinhibited and grew the most. The combination of increased IDRE with reduced minimum temperatures resulted in persistent and strong photoinhibition as the season progressed. Results are discussed in relation to the potential for seedling establishment following forest fragmentation. (author)

  16. Floristic and phytosociological investigation of trees in a seasonal deciduous forest fragment at São Miguel do Oeste, Santa Catarina

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    Geniane Schneider

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    Full Text Available The forests in Santa Catarina have been reduced and fragmented, and seasonal deciduous forests are among the most afflicted. The aim of the investigation was to describe arboreal composition and structure in a seasonal deciduous forest fragment. We established ten sample units of 20x20 m, covering a total area of 0.4 ha. Trees with circumference at breast height (CBH ≥ 25 cm were identified, and species richness and diversity were evaluated. A total of 205 individuals was sampled from 54 species, representing 44 genera and 23 families. Tree diversity was estimated to be 3.472 (nats using the Shannon-Weiner index (H’, and Pielou’s evenness (J’ was estimated at 0.87. The families with the largest number of species were Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Meliaceae, Lauraceae and Sapindaceae. The species with the highest importance and coverage values were Nectandra megapotamica (Spreng. Mez, Sorocea bonplandii (Baill. W.C. Burger, Lanjouw & Boer, and Ocotea diospyrifolia (Meisn. Mez. Species richness and diversity are within the range of values cited for seasonal deciduous forests in the Floristic Forest Inventory of Santa Catarina, which shows the impact of exploration and fragmentation on this habitat. Nevertheless, the studied area has apparently conserved a significant portion of the tree species cited for this forest type.

  17. Oxidative stability of biodiesels produced from vegetable oils having different degrees of unsaturation

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    Highlights: • We obtained biodiesel from açai, cupuaçu, passion fruit and linseed oil. • Determined the properties of biodiesel, such as kinematic viscosity, cold filter plugging point and oxidative stability. • Evaluated the influence of antioxidants on biodiesel. • The PG antioxidant was more efficient than BHA and TBHQ for the açaí biodiesel. - Abstract: In the present paper, methyl esters were obtained from the transesterification of cupuaçu fat lipids (Theobroma grandiflorum) (Willd. ex Spreng.) (K. Schum.), açaí (Euterpe oleracea), passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) and linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) oils, using a basic catalyst. The triglycerides were characterized by their fatty acid composition, and the biodiesels were characterized according to standard methods. The critical properties, such as the cold filter plugging point, kinematic viscosity and oxidative stability, of the biodiesels were studied. The influence of butyl-hydroxyanisole (BHA), propyl gallate (PG) and tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) antioxidants on the açaí, passion fruit and linseed biodiesels was evaluated at concentrations from 500 to 4000 ppm. PG was found to be the most efficient antioxidant for the studied biodiesels

  18. Defensive Sesquiterpenoids from Leaves of Eupatorium adenophorum

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    石伟; 骆世洪; 黎胜红

    2012-01-01

    The invasive plant Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng has caused great economic loss in China, and is gravely threatening the native biodiversity and ecosystem. The plant has been phytochemically investigated for the defen- sive chemical substances in its leaves. Three active sesquiterpenoids were isolated and identified, which include a new sesquiterpenoid (1), and two known sesquiterpenoids (2, 3). Their structures were established by spectroscopic studies such as 1D- and 2D-NMR and MS analyses. Meanwhile, the antifeedant activities of these compounds against two generalist plant-feeding insects, Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera exigua, were carried out. Com- pound 1 showed significant antifeedant activity against S. exigua with ECs0 = 7.46 μg/cm^2, while compounds 2 and 3 were more active against H. armigera (EC50=2.57 and 3.04 μg/cm^2 respectively). These findings suggest a de- fensive role of sesquiterpenoids in E. adenophorum against herbivores.

  19. Chemotaxonomical markers in essential oil of Murraya koenigii.

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    Nagappan, Thilahgavani; Ramasamy, Perumal; Vairappan, Charles Santhanaraju

    2012-10-01

    The composition of the essential oils of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng, cultivated at six locations in Peninsula Malaysia and Borneo are presented. The oils were obtained from fresh leaves by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS); 61 compounds were identified, of which eleven were present in all the specimens analyzed. The two major volatile metabolites were identified as beta-caryophyllene (16.6-26.6%) and alpha-humulene (15.2-26.7%) along with nine minor compounds identified as beta-elemene (0.3-1.3%), aromadendrene (0.5-1.5%), beta-selinene (3.8-6.5%), spathulenol (0.6-2.7%), caryophyllene oxide (0.7-3.6%), viridiflorol (1.5-5.5%), 2-naphthalenemethanol (0.7-4.8%), trivertal (0.1-1.0%) and juniper camphor (2.6-8.3%). The results suggest that beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene could be used as chemotaxonomical markers for Malaysian M. koenigii, hence these specimens could be of the same stock and different from the ones in India, Thailand and China. PMID:23157015

  20. New records of Pteridophytes for Kashmir Valley, India

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Mir SA, Mishra AK, Reshi ZA, Sharma MP. 2014. New Records of Pteridophytes for Kashmir Valley, India. Biodiversitas 15: 131-136. During the recent field survey of district Shopian four species of Pteridophytes are reported for the first time that constitutes new records for Kashmir valley. These species are Hypolepis polypodioides (Blume Hook, Pteris stenophylla Wall. ex Hook. & Grev., Dryopteris subimpressa Loyal and Dryopteris wallichiana (Spreng. Hylander. The diagnostic features of H. polypodioides are presence of long-creeping slender rhizome and eglandular, colorless or brown tinged hairs throughout the frond. P. stenophylla is characterized by having dimorphic fronds and 3 to 5 pinnae clustered at stipe apex. D. subimpressa is marked by pale-green lamina and the largest basiscopic basal pinnule in the lowest pair of pinnae. Similarly, the characteristic features of D. wallichiana are presence of huge frond size, glossier and dark-green lamina and dense browner scales in stipe and rachis. In present communication taxonomic description, synonyms, ecology and photographs are provided for each of these newly recorded species.

  1. Vasoactive and antioxidant activities of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

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    Ibarra-Alvarado, C; Rojas, A; Mendoza, S; Bah, M; Gutiérrez, D M; Hernández-Sandoval, L; Martínez, M

    2010-07-01

    This study demonstrated that the aqueous extracts of plants employed in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases are able to modify the tone of arterial smooth muscle. Agastache mexicana (Kunth) Lint & Epling (Labiatae), Chenopodium murale L. (Chenopodiaceae), Chirantodendron pentadactylon Larreat (Sterculiaceae), Dracocephalum moldavica L. (Labiatae), Psittacanthus calyculatus G. Don (Loranthaceae), Prunus serotina ssp. capuli (Cav. ex Spreng) McVaugh (Rosaceae), and Sechium edule Sw. (Cucurbitaceae) contain secondary metabolites that promote vascular relaxation and display antioxidant activities. As expected, their antioxidant effects showed a significant correlation with the polyphenolics content. However, a lower correlation was found between the antioxidant activity and the maximum vasodilatory effect, suggesting that the vasodilatation elicited by the plant extracts could be only partly attributed to their antioxidant properties. The extract of P. calyculatus, which displayed a maximum vasorelaxant effect that was higher than that of acetylcholine, induced endothelium-dependent vasodilatation. Futhermore, the vasorelaxant response to the P. calyculatus extract was reduced after adding an inhibitor of soluble guanylate cyclase activity, providing evidence that the NO/cGMP pathway is involved. On the other hand, the extracts of Bocconia frutescens L. (Papaveraceae), Magnolia grandiflora L. (Magnoliaceae), and Solanum rostratum Dunal (Solanaceae) induced concentration-dependent contraction of rat aortic rings, suggesting that these plants have potential health benefits for the treatment of ailments such as venous insufficiency. The pharmacological activities of the extracts studied provide scientific support for their ethnomedical use. PMID:20645769

  2. Antioxidant and anti-glycation activities correlates with phenolic composition of tropical medicinal herbs

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    JS Ramkissoon; MF Mahomoodally; N Ahmed; AH Subratty

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    Objective: To determine the contribution of total phenolic content (TPC) in glycation inhibitory activity of common tropical medicinal food and spices with potential antioxidative properties. Methods: In vitro glucose-bovine serum albumin (BSA) assay was used. Ethanolic extracts of ten common household condiments/herbs (Allium sativum, Zingiber officinale, Thymus vulgaris, Petroselinum crispum, Murraya koenigii Spreng, Mentha piperita L., Curcuma longa L., Allium cepa L., Allium fistulosum and Coriandrum sativum L.) were evaluated for antioxidative activity by 2,2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and the TPC, flavonoid and tannins content were determined. Results: Findings showed good correlation between TPC/DPPH (r= 0.8), TPC/FRAP (r= 0.8), TPC/Anti-glycation (r=0.9), DPPH/Anti-glycation (r= 0.6), FRAP/Anti-glycation (r = 0.9), Flavonoid/Anti-glycation (r= 0.7) and Tannins/Anti-glycation (r = 0.8) and relatively fair correlation for TPC/Flavonoids (r = 0.5) and TPC/Tannins (r =0.5). Results imply that these plants are potential sources of natural antioxidants which have free radical scavenging activity and might be used for reducing oxidative stress. Conclusions: The positive glycation inhibitory and antioxidative activities of these tropical herbs suggest a possible role in targeting ageing, diabetic complications and oxidative stress related diseases.

  3. Response of Brazilian native trees to acute ozone dose.

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    Moura, Bárbara Baêsso; de Souza, Sílvia Ribeiro; Alves, Edenise Segala

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    Ozone (O3) is a toxic secondary pollutant able to cause an intense oxidative stress that induces visual symptoms on sensitive plant species. Controlled fumigation experiment was conducted with the aim to verify the O3 sensibility of three tropical species: Piptadenia gonoachanta (Mart.) Macbr. (Fabaceae), Astronium graveolens Jacq. (Anacardiaceae), and Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae). The microscopical features involved in the oxidative stress were recognized based on specific histochemical analysis. The three species showed visual symptoms, characterized as necrosis and stippling between the veins, mostly visible on the adaxial leaf surface. All the studied species presented hypersensitive-like response (HR-like), and peroxide hydrogen accumulation (H2O2) followed by cell death and proanthocyanidin oxidation in P. gonoachanta and A. graveolens. In P. gonoachanta, a decrease in chlorophyll autofluorescence occurred on symptomatic tissues, and in A. graveolens and C. floribundus, a polyphenol compound accumulation occurred. The responses of Brazilian native species were similar to those described for sensitive species from temperate climate, and microscopical markers may be useful for the detection of ozone symptoms in future studies in the field. PMID:24297466

  4. Isolation of antibacterial compounds from Quercus dilatata L. through bioassay guided fractionation

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Four medicinal plants (Chrozophora hierosolymitana Spreng, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L., Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf, and Quercus dilatata L. used by indigenous healers to treat various infectious diseases were selected for the present study. The major objective of the present study was isolation and characterization of antimicrobial components from the crude plant extracts using bioassay guided fractionation. Methods Seven methanolic extracts of the four plants were screened to identify any antimicrobial agents present in them. The active crude plant extract was fractionated first by solvent partitioning and then by HPLC. Characterization of the active fractions was done by using spectrophotometer. Results All the seven methanolic extracts showed low antifungal activity, however, when these extracts were tested for antibacterial activity, significant activity was exhibited by two extracts. The extract of aerial parts of Q. dilatata was most active and therefore, was selected for further analysis. Initially fractionation was done by solvent-solvent partitioning and out of six partitioned fractions, ethanol fraction was selected on the basis of results of antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis. Further, fractionation was carried out by RP- HPLC and purified active subfractions were characterized by comparing their absorption spectra with that of the known natural products isolated from the plants of Quercus genus. Discussion and conclusion The results suggest that this is the first report of the isolated antibacterial compounds from this genus.

  5. BC3EE2,9B, a synthetic carbazole derivative, upregulates autophagy and synergistically sensitizes human GBM8901 glioblastoma cells to temozolomide

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    CHEN, CHIEN-MIN; SYU, JHIH-PU; WAY, TZONG-DER; HUANG, LI-JIAU; KUO, SHENG-CHU; LIN, CHUNG-TIEN; LIN, CHIH-LI

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    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most fatal form of human brain cancer. Although temozolomide (TMZ), an oral alkylating chemotherapeutic agent, improves the survival rate, the prognosis of patients with GBM remains poor. Naturally occurring carbazole alkaloids isolated from curry leaves (Murraya koenigii Spreng.) have been shown to possess a wide range of anticancer properties. However, the effects of carbazole derivatives on glioblastoma cells remain poorly understood. In the present study, anti-glioblastoma profiles of a series of synthetic carbazole derivatives were evaluated in vitro. The most promising derivative in this series was BC3EE2,9B, which showed significant anti-proliferative effects in GBM8401 and GBM8901 cells. BC3EE2,9B also triggered cell-cycle arrest, most prominently at the G1 stage, and suppressed glioblastoma cell invasion and migration. Furthermore, BC3EE2,9B induced autophagy-mediated cell death and synergistically sensitized GBM cells to TMZ cytotoxicity. The possible mechanism underlying BC3EE2,9B-induced autophagy may involve activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase and the attenuation of the Akt and mammalian target of the rapamycin downstream signaling pathway. Taken together, the present results provide molecular evidence for the mode of action governing the ability of BC3EE2,9B to sensitize drug-resistant glioblastoma cells to the chemotherapeutic agent TMZ. PMID:26329365

  6. A controlled study to determine the efficacy of Loxostylis alata (Anacardiaceae in the treatment of aspergillus in a chicken (Gallus domesticus model in comparison to ketoconazole

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    Suleiman Mohammed M

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The poultry industry due to intensive methods of farming is burdened with losses from numerous infectious agents, of which one is the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. In a preliminary study, the extracts of Loxostylis alata A. Spreng, ex Rchb. showed good activity in vitro against A. fumigatus with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 0.07 mg/ml. For this study crude, a crude acetone extract of L. alata leaves was evaluated for its acute toxicity in a healthy chicken model and for efficacy in an infectious model of aspergillosis (A. fumigatus. Results At a dose of 300 mg/kg, the extract induced some toxicity characterised by decreased feed intake and weight loss. Consequently, 100 and 200 mg/kg were used to ascertain efficacy in the infectious model. The plant extract significantly reduced clinical disease in comparison to the control in a dose dependant manner. The extract was as effective as the positive control ketoconazole dosed at 60 mg/kg. Conclusions The results indicate that a crude extract of L. alata leaves has potential as an antifungal agent to protect poultry against avian aspergillosis.

  7. Neolignans from Nectandra megapotamica (Lauraceae Display in vitro Cytotoxic Activity and Induce Apoptosis in Leukemia Cells

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    Vitor Ponci

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Nectandra megapotamica (Spreng. Mez. (Lauraceae is a well-known Brazilian medicinal plant that has been used in folk medicine to treat several diseases. In continuation of our ongoing efforts to discover new bioactive natural products from the Brazilian flora, this study describes the identification of cytotoxic compounds from the MeOH extract of N. megapotamica (Lauraceae leaves using bioactivity-guided fractionation. This approach resulted in the isolation and characterization of eight tetrahydrofuran neolignans: calopeptin (1, machilin-G (2, machilin-I (3, aristolignin (4, nectandrin A (5, veraguensin (6, ganschisandrin (7, and galgravin (8. Different assays were conducted to evaluate their cytotoxic activities and to determine the possible mechanism(s related to the activity displayed against human leukemia cells. The most active compounds 4, 5 and 8 gave IC50 values of 14.2 ± 0.7, 16.9 ± 0.8 and 16.5 ± 0.8 µg/mL, respectively, against human leukemia (HL-60 tumor cells. Moreover, these compounds induced specific apoptotic hallmarks, such as plasma membrane bleb formation, nuclear DNA condensation, specific chromatin fragmentation, phosphatidyl-serine exposure on the external leaflet of the plasma membrane, cleavage of PARP as well as mitochondrial damage, which as a whole could be related to the intrinsic apoptotic pathway.

  8. Biological screening of selected medicinal Panamanian plants by radioligand-binding techniques.

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    Caballero-George, C; Vanderheyden, P M; Solis, P N; Pieters, L; Shahat, A A; Gupta, M P; Vauquelin, G; Vlietinck, A J

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    Nineteen plants from the Republic of Panama were selected by their traditional uses in the treatment of hypertension, cardiovascular, mental and feeding disorders and 149 extracts were screened using radioligand-receptor-binding assays. The methanol:dicloromethane extracts of the bark and leaves of Anacardium occidentale L., the leaves of Begonia urophylla Hook., the roots of Bocconia frutescens L., the stems and leaves of Cecropia cf.obtusifolia Bertol., the branches of Clusia coclensis Standl., the bark of Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.)Spreng., the roots of Dimerocostus strobilaceus Kuntze, the bark of Guazuma ulmifolia Lam., the leaves of Persea americana Mill. and the branches of Witheringia solanaceae L'Her. inhibited the [3H]-AT II binding (angiotensin II AT1 receptor) more than 50%. Only extracts of the roots of Dimerocostus strobilaceus Kuntze and the stems of Psychotria elata (Sw.) Hammel were potent inhibitors of the [3H] NPY binding (neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor) more than 50% and the ethanolic extracts of the leaves of Cecropia cf. obtusifolia Bertol., the leaves of Hedyosmum bonplandianum H.B.K., the roots of Bocconia frutescens L., the stem of Cecropia cf. obtusifolia Bertol. and the branches of Psychotria elata (Sw.) Hammel showed high inhibition of the [3H] BQ-123 binding (endothelin-1 ET(A) receptor) in a preliminary screening. These results promote the further investigation of these plants using the same assays. PMID:11292241

  9. New high-performance liquid chromatography-dad method for analytical determination of arbutin and hydroquinone in rat plasma

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    F R Gallo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural substances present in herbal preparations should be carefully used because they can give toxic or therapeutic effects despite of their amount or the way of administration. The safety of products of vegetable origin must be assessed before commercialisation by monitoring the active ingredients and their metabolites. This study was therefore designed to identify and quantify arbutin and its metabolite hydroquinone, naturally present in Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L. Spreng plant in rat plasma, after an acute and subacute administration of aqueous arbutin solution in Wistar rats. For this purpose a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array detection was developed to assess the pharmacokinetic of arbutin and hydroquinone in plasma of female rats treated with aqueous arbutin solutions. The detection (arbutin: 0.0617 µg/ml and hydroquinone 0.0120 µg/ml and quantification (arbutin: 0.2060 µg/ml and hydroquinone: 0.0400 µg/ml limits were determined. At the arbutin concentration level of 10.7 µg/ml repeatability was 13.33% and its recovery 93.4±6.93%, while at the hydroquinone concentration level of 10.6 µg/ml repeatability was 11.66% and its recovery 92.9±7.75%. Furthermore the method was fully validated and the obtained data indicate that the new method provides good performances.

  10. New High-performance Liquid Chromatography-DAD Method for Analytical Determination of Arbutin and Hydroquinone in Rat Plasma.

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    Gallo, F R; Pagliuca, G; Multari, G; Panzini, G; D'amore, E; Altieri, I

    2015-01-01

    Natural substances present in herbal preparations should be carefully used because they can give toxic or therapeutic effects despite of their amount or the way of administration. The safety of products of vegetable origin must be assessed before commercialisation by monitoring the active ingredients and their metabolites. This study was therefore designed to identify and quantify arbutin and its metabolite hydroquinone, naturally present in Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng plant in rat plasma, after an acute and subacute administration of aqueous arbutin solution in Wistar rats. For this purpose a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array detection was developed to assess the pharmacokinetic of arbutin and hydroquinone in plasma of female rats treated with aqueous arbutin solutions. The detection (arbutin: 0.0617 µg/ml and hydroquinone 0.0120 µg/ml) and quantification (arbutin: 0.2060 µg/ml and hydroquinone: 0.0400 µg/ml) limits were determined. At the arbutin concentration level of 10.7 µg/ml repeatability was 13.33% and its recovery 93.4±6.93%, while at the hydroquinone concentration level of 10.6 µg/ml repeatability was 11.66% and its recovery 92.9±7.75%. Furthermore the method was fully validated and the obtained data indicate that the new method provides good performances. PMID:26798166

  11. Antileishmanial activity of medicinal plants used in endemic areas in northeastern Brazil.

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    De Queiroz, Aline Cavalcanti; Dias, Thays de Lima Matos Freire; Da Matta, Carolina Barbosa Brito; Cavalcante Silva, Luiz Henrique Agra; de Araújo-Júnior, João Xavier; de Araújo, Givanildo Bernardino; Moura, Flávia de Barros Prado; Alexandre-Moreira, Magna Suzana

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    This study investigates the leishmanicidal activity of five species of plants used in folk medicine in endemic areas of the state of Alagoas, Brazil. Data were collected in the cities of Colonia Leopoldina, Novo Lino, and União dos Palmares, Alagoas state, from patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania amazonensis) who use medicinal plants to treat this disease. Plants extracts were tested at a concentration of 1-100 μg/mL in all experiments, except in an assay to evaluate activity against amastigotes, when 10 μg/mL was used. All plants extracts did not show deleterious activity to the host cell evidenced by LDH assay at 100, 10, and 1 μg/mL after 48 h of incubation. The plants extracts Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit, Aloe vera L., Ruta graveolens L., Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng.) Pedersen, and Chenopodium ambrosioides L. exhibited direct activity against extracellular forms at 100 μg/mL; these extracts inhibited growth by 81.9%, 82.9%, 74.4%, 88.7%, and 87.4%, respectively, when compared with promastigotes. The plants extracts H. pectinata, A. vera, and R. graveolens also significantly diminished the number of amastigotes at 10 μg/mL, inhibiting growth by 85.0%, 40.4%, 94.2%, and 97.4%, respectively, when compared with control. Based on these data, we conclude that the five plants exhibited considerable leishmanicidal activity. PMID:25126099

  12. USE OF ULTRASOUND FOR ESTIMATIVE OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Peltophorum dubium WOOD

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    Diego Martins Stangerlin

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The aimed this study was evaluate the use of dynamic elastic constant obtained by non-destructive test as a parameter in the estimative of mechanical properties of Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. wood obtained by destructive test. For this, ultrasonic equipment (not-destructive method was utilized with point-contact transducersof 45 kHz. The ultrasonic velocity was determined considering the wave transmission along the length of the samples, which dimensions of 2.5 x 2.5 x 41 cm in thickness, width and length, respectively. Based on the relationship between ultrasonic velocity and densityof the wood was determined the dynamic elastic constant. The ultrasonic method sensibility was evaluated with subsequent static-bending test where modulus of elasticity and rupture determination. The results showed that ultrasonic method it’s fast and moderately efficient tool for inference non-destructive of mechanical properties. However, was verified difference in the adjustment of statistical models generated to estimate the properties, and found the best regression parameters to estimate the modulus of elasticity,compared with the modulus of rupture.

  13. Preferência Floral de Vespas (Hymenoptera, Vespidae no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Alexandre Somavilla

    2012-03-01

    Abstract Wasps integrate the floral visitors’ community and they can constitute a representative portion of the pollinators. For this reason, it was aimed to know and to analyze the floral preference of the Vespidae species and to investigate the use of floral resources for these wasps. The collects were performed between 2001 and 2008 in different localities of Rio Grande do Sul state (Estrela Velha, Santa Cruz do Sul, São Francisco de Paula e Sinimbu between 08:00 at 17:00 hours, utilizing entomological nets to catch the flower-visiting wasps. The collected specimens were deposited at the Coleção Entomológica de Santa Cruz do Sul (CESC. 1.483 specimens were captured belonging to 73 wasp species, whose 78.9% were Polistinae (30 species and 21.1% Eumeninae (43 species, visiting the flowers of 33 plant species classified in 16 botanical families; the families with the larger number of plant species were Asteraceae (12, Fabaceae (4 and Apiaceae (3. The plant species with the largest number of wasps collected was Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (616, followed by Eryngium pandanifolium L. (137 and Eryngium horridum Spreng (122. The analysis of the trophic niche overlap of 26 species with four or more visited plant species, showed an overlap equal or higher than 50% in six cases.

  14. Effect of chipping on emergence of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and recovery of the laurel wilt pathogen from infested wood chips.

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    Spence, D J; Smith, J A; Ploetz, R; Hulcr, J; Stelinski, L L

    2013-10-01

    Significant mortality ofredbay trees (Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng.) in the southeastern United States has been caused by Raffaelea lauricola, T.C. Harr., Fraedrich, & Aghayeva (Harrington et al. 2008), a fungal symbiont of the exotic redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, Eichhoff (Fraedrich et al. 2008). This pathogen causes laurel wilt, which is an irreversible disease that can kill mature trees within a few weeks in summer. R. lauricola has been shown to be lethal to most native species of Lauraceae and cultivated avocado (Persea americana Mill.) in the southeastern United States. In this study, we examined the survival of X. glabratus and R. lauricola in wood chips made from infested trees by using a standard tree chipper over a 10-wk period. After 2 wk, 14 X. glabratus were recovered from wood chips, whereas 339 X. glabratus emerged from nonchipped bolts. R. lauricola was not found 2 d postchipping from wood chips, indicating that the pathogen is not likely to survive for long inside wood chips. In contrast, R. lauricola persisted in dead, standing redbay trees for 14 mo. With large volumes of wood, the potential for infested logs to be moved between states or across U.S. borders is significant. Results demonstrated that chipping wood from laurel wilt-killed trees can significantly reduce the number of X. glabratus and limit the persistence of R. lauricola, which is important for sanitation strategies aimed at limiting the spread of this disease. PMID:24224251

  15. Biology and systematics of the New World Phyllocnistis Zeller leafminers of the avocado genus Persea (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

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    Donald Davis

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Four New World species of Phyllocnistis Zeller are described from serpentine mines in Persea (Family Lauraceae. Phyllocnistis hyperpersea, new species, mines the upper leaf surfaces of avocado, Persea americana Mill., and red bay, Persea borbonia (L. Spreng. and ranges over much of the southeastern United States into Central America. Phyllocnistis subpersea, new species, mines the underside and occasionally upper sides of new leaves of Persea borbonia in southeastern United States. Phyllocnistis longipalpa, new species, known only from southern Florida also mines the undersides of new leaves of Persea borbonia. Phyllocnistis perseafolia, new species, mines both leaf surfaces and possibly fruits of Persea americana in Colombia, South America. As in all known species of Phyllocnistis, the early instars are subepidermal sapfeeders in young (not fully hardened foliage, and the final instar is an extremely specialized, nonfeeding larval form, whose primary function is to spin the silken cocoon, at the mine terminus, prior to pupation. Early stages are illustrated and described for three of the species. The unusual morphology of the pupae, particularly the frontal process of the head, is shown to be one of the most useful morphological sources of diagnostic characters for species identification of Phyllocnistis. COI barcode sequence distances are provided for the four proposed species and a fifth, undescribed species from Costa Rica.

  16. A win-win technique of stabilizing sand dune and purifying paper mill black-liquor

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    WANG Hanjie; Penning de Vries FRITS; JIN Yongcan

    2009-01-01

    The principle and technique were reported here to produce lignin-based sand stabilizing material (LSSM) using extracted lignin from black liquor of straw paper mills. Field tests by using LSSM to stabilize and green sand dunes started in 2002. The field experiment was carried out in August 2005 when the newly formed plant community was 3 years old. The results from the comprehensive field experiment demonstrated that unlike polyvinyl acetate or foamed asphalt commonly used for dune stabilization, LSSM was plant-friendly material and could be used in combination with seeding and planting of desert species. By the help of LSSM, the desert species (i.e., Agriophyllum squarrosum (L.) Moq. and Artemisia desertorum Spreng. etc.) could be used to form community in 2-3 yeas and to stabilize sand dune effectively. The newly formed community was sustainable under an extremely dry climate conditions. The organic matter and total nitrogen in the soil increased significantly as the community were formed, while the change in P and K contents of the soil was negligible.

  17. Relationships between structure of the tree component and environmental variables in a subtropical seasonal forest in the upper Uruguay River valley, Brazil

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    Máida Ariane de Mélo

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to analyze relationships among the structure of the tree component, edaphic variables and canopy discontinuity along a toposequence in a seasonal upland (hillside forest in southern Brazil. Soil and vegetation were sampled in 25 plots of 20 × 20 m each. We described the vegetation in terms of structure, richness and diversity, as well as by species distribution patterns. We evaluated canopy continuity, determined sloping and calculated spatial coordinates. We applied partial canonical correspondence analysis (pCCA to determine whether species distribution correlated with environmental and spatial variables. We identified 1201 individuals belonging to 76 species within 30 families. The species with highest density and frequency were Gymnanthes concolor Spreng., Calyptranthes tricona D.Legrand, Eugenia moraviana O.Berg and Trichilia claussenii DC. The pCCAs indicated significant correlations with environmental and spatial variables. Sand content, boron content and soil density collectively explained 36.17% of the species matrix variation (total inertia, whereas the spatial variables x, y and xy² collectively explained 14.27%. The interaction between environmental and spatial variables explained nearly 4.5%. However, 45.05% remained unexplained, attributed to stochastic variation or unmeasured variables. Terrain morphology and canopy discontinuity had no apparent influence on richness, and changes in species distribution were correlated with sloping, which affects soil features and determines the directional distribution of some species.

  18. Persistência de plantas medicinais em sistemas agroflorestais no município de São Bento do Sul, SC, Brasil

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    A.L. Hanisch

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available No final da década de 90, a comunidade de Rio Natal, no município de São Bento do Sul, SC, passou a fazer parte de uma Área de Preservação Ambiental e desde então, muitas áreas de cultivo, paulatinamente, estão retomando o processo de formação florestal. Neste cenário, foi sugerido pela comunidade, a possibilidade de cultivo de plantas medicinais adaptadas às condições de sombreamento. Em atendimento a essa demanda foi realizada uma pesquisa participativa na comunidade, de 2005 a 2008, onde foram avaliadas 14 espécies de plantas medicinais com potencial de mercado, cultivadas em áreas sombreadas, em três propriedades familiares. Foram avaliados: taxa de sobrevivência das espécies, incidência de doenças e pragas, teor de massa seca e altura das plantas. Apresentaram persistência ao cultivo em áreas sombreadas as espécies: Curcuma longa L. (açafrão-da-índia; Arctium lappa L. (bardana; Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng Pedersen (fáfia ou ginseng-brasileiro; Mikania glomerata Sprengel (guaco; Alternanthera brasiliana L. Kuntze (penicilina; Pogostemon cablin (Blanco Benth (patchuli e Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. Ex Reissek (espinheira-santa.

  19. Teste de especificidade hospedeira de Phaedon confinis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, um potencial agente de biocontrole de Senecio brasiliensis (Asteraceae.

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    Julianne Milléo

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    Abstract. Senecio brasiliensis (Spreng. Less when ingested by cattle and horses, the plant causes seneciosis, a serious poisoning. Due to the great financial losses to cattle ranchers, controlling the plant using insects has become attractive. Systematic survey efforts have revealed that Phaedon confinis Klug causes serious damage to the plant, and may be a great biocontrol agent. The object was to extend the tests of host specificity to 52 plants using 1st larval instar and adult chrysomelid bettles. The insects were submitted to “no-choice” and “multiple-choice” tests. The following results were obtained: “NO-CHOICE” L1 – 52 plants tested: null 90.39%; negligible damage 5.77%; light 1.92%; and normal in only S. brasiliensis 1.92%, where 31.67% of larvae obtained an adult phase. “NO-CHOICE” ADULTS – 46 plants. Null damage was recorded in 82.60%; 13.04% showed negligible damage; 2.17% light; 2.17% normal in S. brasiliensis. The chysomelids oviposited during observation days only on S. brasiliensis leaves. 615 eggs were oviposited with 73.01% viability. “MULTIPLE CHOICE” LARVAE – nine plants tested. 66.67% null; 11.11% weak; 11.11% negligible damage; and 11.11% normal in S. brasiliensis. The results indicate that the normal diet, oviposition, survival and development of P. confinis is restricted to S. brasiliensis and corroborates its potential as a biocontrol agent.

  20. Acaricidal activity of Annonaceae fractions against Tetranychus tumidus and Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae and the metabolite profile of Duguetia lanceolata (Annonaceae using GC-MS

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    Dejane Santos Alves

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    Full Text Available Species of the Tetranychus genus feed on plant tissues, which reduces the rate of photosynthesis and can lead to the death of plant tissues. As a result, considerable production losses are caused by these arthropods. Thus, in order to aid in the development of new products for the control of Tetranychus tumidus Banks and Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae, the initial objective of this study was to select Annonaceae derived fractions that were soluble in dichloromethane and have acaricidal activity. Then, an exploratory analysis of the metabolite profile of the most successful fraction was performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS. Among the dichloromethane soluble fractions derived from Annona cacans Warm., Annona coriacea Mart., Annona neolaurifolia H. Rainer, Annona sylvatica A.St.-Hil., Duguetia lanceolata A.St.-Hil., Guatteria australis A.St.-Hil., Xylopia brasiliensis Spreng., Xylopia emarginata Mart. and Xylopia sericea A.St.-Hil., only the fraction from D. lanceolata stem bark reduced the survival of T. tumidus females. However, ovicidal activity was not detected when D. lanceolata stem bark was evaluated against T. tumidus eggs. Further, we studied the effect of dichloromethane soluble fractions from D. lanceolata leaves, berry fruits and stem bark on T. urticae, and the stem bark was found to be the most active fraction against T. urticae. The metabolite profile analysis of D. lanceolata stem bark by GC-MS, suggested that the main constituents were 2,4,5-trimethoxystyrene and trans-asarone.

  1. Selecting matched root architecture in tree pairs to be used for assessing N 2 fixation based on soil- 15N-labelling

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    Nasr, Hafedh; Ghorbel, Mohamed Habib; Wallander, Håkan; Dommergues, Yvon René

    2005-03-01

    It is commonly assumed that soil- 15N-labelling provides reliable estimates of N 2 fixation in trees by matching N 2-fixing and non-N 2-fixing tree pairs. As root system is a key parameter in determining suitability of the tree pairs, we compared root architecture of Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. and Casuarina glauca Sieber ex. Spreng. (two N 2-fixing trees) with Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn. and Ceratonia siliqua L. (two non-N 2-fixing trees) at 4-year-old in Mediterranean-semiarid zone. The rhizobium strain used appeared more motile than Frankia strain. A. cyanophylla and E. camaldulensis had extensive rooting area and volume of fine roots, and both species tended to develop marked horizontal rooting, compared to C. glauca and C. siliqua. Characteristics of fine- and horizontal-root components can be used in selecting matched root systems of N 2-fixing and reference-paired trees. Root architecture of C. glauca was more similar to C. siliqua, than to E. camaldulensis, and that of A. cyanophylla was more similar to E. camaldulensis than to C. siliqua. Accordingly, E. camaldulensis is an appropriate reference to estimate actual N 2 fixation by A. cyanophylla, and C. siliqua is an appropriate reference for C. glauca, when using soil- 15N-labelling method in the prevailing site environment.

  2. Molecular cloning and characterization of a gene encoding RING zinc finger ankyrin protein from drought-tolerant Artemisia desertorum

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    Xiuhong Yang; Chao Sun; Yuanlei Hun; Zhongping Lin

    2008-03-01

    A RING zinc finger ankyrin protein gene, designated AdZFP1, was isolated from drought-tolerant Artemisia desertorum Spreng by mRNA differential display and RACE. Its cDNA was 1723 bp and encoded a putative protein of 445 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 47.9 kDa and an isoelectric point (pI) of 7.49. A typical C3HC4-type RING finger domain was found at the C-terminal region of the AdZFP1 protein, and several groups of ankyrin repeats were found at the N-terminal region. Alignments of amino acid sequence showed that AdZFP1 was 66% identical to the Arabidopsis thaliana putative RING zinc finger ankyrin protein AAN31869. Transcriptional analysis showed that AdZFP1 was inducible under drought stress in root, stem and leaf of the plant. Semi-quantitative reverse-transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis showed that the transcript of AdZFP1 was strongly induced by exogenous abscisic acid (ABA) and also by salinity, cold and heat to some extent. Overexpression of the AdZFP1 gene in transgenic tobacco enhanced their tolerance to drought stress.

  3. Musgos urbanos do recanto das Emas, Distrito Federal, Brasil

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    Câmara Paulo Eduardo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fruto da ocupação desordenada de Brasília, o Recanto das Emas é uma das mais recentes cidades criadas no entorno da capital. Localizada a 25,8km do Plano Piloto, conta com área de 101.476km². O Recanto das Emas foi criado em 1993 e hoje conta com população de aproximadamente 100.000 habitantes. Foram selecionados vários pontos de coleta procurando abranger toda a cidade e diferentes áreas. Foram encontrados relativamente poucos representantes da brioflórula, com predomínio de espécies ruderais. A divisão Bryophyta conta com 10 espécies e sete famílias, destacandose a família Bryaceae com três espécies. Barbula indica (Hook. Spreng. é citada pela primeira vez para a região Centro-Oeste. Os resultados explicam-se pelo pouco tempo de existência da cidade, que conta com poucos substratos para fixação das populações de briófitas e não permitiram ainda o estabelecimento de nova cobertura vegetal.

  4. The response of longan fruit to cold and gamma irradiation treatments for quarantine eradication of exotic pests

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    In separate treatments, fruit of Dimocarpus longan Lour. were subjected to 15 d at 1.1°C or to gamma irradiation from a 60Co source. Cold-treated fruit were not significantly different from untreated fruit in characteristics including decay susceptibility, firmness, and the percentage of total soluble solids and acids in the pulp, but treatment produced patches of bronze discolouration on the pericarp. Gamma irradiation at 100, 200, or 300 Gy did not significantly affect susceptibility to decay or injure fruit, nor were firmness or external and interior colour reduced. Irradiated fruit, however, had lower percentages of total soluble solids and acids, with a concomitantly higher pH, but sensory evaluations could not differentiate these fruits from untreated ones. Due primarily to the injurious effects of cold treatment on the longan pericarp, irradiation at 100 to 300 Gy would be preferable for maintaining quality of longans that require quarantine treatment for the eradication of exotic pests and are destined for the fresh market. (author)

  5. Herbivory effects of Argopistes tsekooni, a chrysomelid beetle, on container-grown Chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense

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    Yan-Zhuo Zhang; James L.Hanula; Jiang-Hua Sun

    2011-01-01

    The impact of Argopistes tsekooni Chen (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a herbivore, on Chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense Lour. (Scrophulariales: Oleaceae), an invasive shrub in the United States, was studied in China. Five densities of adults were inoculated into 3-year-old potted Chinese privet plants in cages under field conditions for 1 month. Plants exposed to high densities of adults were severely damaged and the above-ground portions of some were killed, while the survival rates of adult A. tsekooni were comparatively high. The amount of new growth of the main stem, the number of new leaves, and oven-dried biomass were significantly reduced by the combined feeding of larvae and adults. Above-ground plant mortality was 100% when plants were exposed to 24 and 30 adults/plant. In this study A. tsekooni had a significant negative impact on Chinese privet growing in pots, which suggests that it may be a promising candidate for biological control of Chinese privet in the field in North America.

  6. Rapid Identification and Assignation of the Active Ingredients in Fufang Banbianlian Injection Using HPLC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MS.

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    Li, Sensen; Lin, Zongtao; Jiang, Haixiu; Tong, Lingkun; Wang, Hong; Chen, Shizhong

    2016-08-01

    Fufang Banbianlian Injection (FBI) is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine formula composed of three herbal medicines. However, the systematic investigation on its chemical components has not been reported yet. In this study, a high-performance liquid chromatography combined with diode-array detector, and coupled to an electrospray ionization with ion-trap time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MS) method, was established for the identification of chemical profile in FBI. Sixty-six major constituents (14 phenolic acids, 14 iridoids, 20 flavonoids, 2 benzylideneacetone compounds, 3 phenylethanoid glycosides, 1 coumarin, 1 lignan, 3 nucleosides, 1 amino acids, 1 monosaccharides, 2 oligosaccharides, 3 alduronic acids and citric acid) were identified or tentatively characterized by comparing their retention times and MS spectra with those of standards or literature data. Finally, all constituents were further assigned in the individual herbs (InHs), although some of them were from multiple InHs. As a result, 11 compounds were from Lobelia chinensis Lour, 33 compounds were from Scutellaria barbata D. Don and 38 compounds were from Hedyotis diffusa Willd. In conclusion, the developed HPLC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MS method is a rapid and efficient technique for analysis of FBI sample, and could be a valuable method for the further study on the quality control of the FBI. PMID:27107094

  7. 宽筋藤的骨科临床应用研究进展

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    廖国平; 孙德贵; 尹新生; 胡建华; 邓芳文

    2015-01-01

    宽筋藤为防己科植物中华青牛胆属植物中华青牛胆(Tinospora sinensis(Lour.)Merr)的干燥茎藤,别名亦为无地生须、青宽筋藤、伸筋藤、无地根、青筋藤、砍不死、打不死、软筋藤。宽筋藤具有祛风止痛和舒筋活络等功效,主治风湿痹痛、腰肌劳损和跌打损伤等疾病。近年来,研究发现宽筋藤还能治疗膝关节骨性关节炎、腰椎间盘突出症、关节僵硬、骨折术后和上肢痹症等疾病。本文从其临床应用方面进行综述,旨在为后续研究

  8. Compounded Ecological Ditch used for Improving Fishpond Water

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    Jian-qiang Zhu

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to guarantee a good water quality for freshwater aquiculture in fishpond, compounded ecological was constructed around the fishpond and an experimental study was made that it improves fishpond water quality. A compounded ecological ditch based on the simple transformation of general ditch, has a regular cross-section of isosceles trapezoid, with a lining of permeable brick where ceramsite stroma etc were filled in the grids of the permeable bricks and some hydrophytes were grown in the ditch, including spatterdock, Myriophyllum verticillatum, Vallisneria natans (Lour. Hara etc. According to the study, after aquiculture wastewater treated by the compounded ecological ditch, the water quality will be improved obviously; the important sign is an increase for DO and apparent decrease for TN, TP, NO3 --N, NH4 +-N and CODMn. The removal rate (Rm of the main substances is significantly relative to their initial Concentration (C0 and the distance of them carried by flowing water (Df. When compounded ecological ditch is used to purify fishpond water, besides slow velocity of the flow (6-9 m/h, the ditch must have a certain length which is suggested to be more than 100 m. On the other hand, a good effect will be procured in fishpond water purification only if an initial concentration exceeds 2.0 mg /L for TN, 0.6 mg/L for NO3 --N and 8.0 mg/L for CODMn.

  9. 龙眼花芽与叶芽差异蛋白分析%Analysis of Differential Proteins during Development Stages of Flower Bud and Leaf Bud in Longan

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    庞国彩; 谢东丽; 陈清西; 陈伟; 龙强

    2009-01-01

    以龙眼(Dimocarpus longan Lour.)花芽和叶芽为材料,对龙眼花芽与叶芽分化发育过程中的差异蛋白质进行分析和鉴定,并探讨其生物学功能.本研究共鉴定出10个差异蛋白质:ATP synthase beta subunit,fructokinase,LHCII type Ⅰ chlorophyll a/b binding protein,peroxidase,ascorbate peroxidase,14-3-3 protein,14-3-3 family protein,putative cytosolic cysteine synthase 7,retrotransposon protein,putative,Ty1-copia subclass,Protein Group similar to late embryogenesis abundant proteins.这些差异蛋白质可能与龙眼花芽与叶芽的物质和能量代谢、自由基清除和抗氧化作用、信号转导和基础代谢、氨基酸代谢等生理过程密切相关.

  10. [Choice of plant light status for space greenhouse: results of ground-based experience].

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    Berkovich, Iu A

    2000-01-01

    To decide on the light status of plants in space greenhouse, a theoretical study was undertaken to correlate specific productivity of space greenhouse with illumination characteristics including vertical PAR flux density (I), photoperiod (tau), and crop leaf index (L). It was demonstrated that in pace with I the daily productivity per a volume unit tended to monotonously approach maximum at I = Ip, whereas the greenhouse energy efficiency ME peaked at I = IE, IK crop photosynthesis. Proposed are compromise criteria to optimize illumination as a maximum of linear combination of MV and ME and coefficients which account for the cost of a space station volume unit and a unit of board power supply, and as maximum of product Q = MV.ME. Experimental results serve as the basis for a technique for determination of the best, by the Q criterion, light status parameters for three types of space greenhouses: research growth chamber for synchronous cultivation of leaf mustard, wheat growth chamber with fixed crop density, and green conveyer for cultivation of Brassica pekinensis (Lour Rupor). For the last mentioned Q effective I and tau values differed with the conveyer step. The technique allows design of ground-based experiments aimed at determination of the most effective light status of space-grown crops. PMID:10732194

  11. The expulsive and attractive effects of 16 species of plants on Golden Apple Snails(Ampullaria gigas Spix)%16种植物对福寿螺的趋避效果研究

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    徐武兵; 钟秋华; 李林峰; 郭荣荣; 章家恩; 罗明珠

    2010-01-01

    于实验室内通过自制的八边形分室趋避试验装置观察研究了16种植物对福寿螺(A mpullaria gigas Spix)的趋避效果.结果表明:福寿螺具有沿壁爬行的偏好性,沿壁爬行的福寿螺数量平均为非沿壁爬行福寿螺数的3.77倍.同时发现,在所选的16种植物中,白千层(Melaleuca leucadendra L)、扶桑(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.)2种植物对福寿螺有较大的吸引作用;金叶假连翘(Duranta repens cv.Dwarf Yellow)、木麻黄(Casuarina equisetifolia L)、红龙草(A lternanthera dentata cv.Ruliginosa)、鸭脚木[Schefflera octophylla(Lour.)Harms]、剑麻(Agave Sisalana Perrine)5种植物对福寿螺有一定的驱赶作用.

  12. Risk spreading, habitat selection and division of biomass in a submerged clonal plant: Responses to heterogeneous copper pollution

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    Heterogeneity of contaminant-stress can be an important environmental factor for clonal plants. We focused on Cu transport among the clones, the foraging or fugitive behavior and biomass allocation of submerged plant, Vallisneria natans (Lour.) Hara, exposed to heterogeneous sediments. This study was carried out in aquatic mesocosms between March and September 2010. Cu accumulated in contaminated ramets was exported horizontally via stolons to other ramets in uncontaminated patches, and then transported both acropetally to leaves and basipetally to belowground structures. There was no indication that V. natans adopted morphological plasticity in response to heterogeneous contaminated habitat. In contrast to predictions, more biomass was allocated to belowground tissues in contaminated patches. We concluded that risk of Cu stress spread among submerged clones, and V. natans did not actively select habitat in contaminated patchy environment. Furthermore, V. natans adopted compensatory investments instead of division of labor to acquire nutrient and survive. -- Highlights: ► Response of submerged clonal plant in heterogeneous Cu soil was studied. ► Cu can spread among V. natans clones in contaminated patches. ► Ramets of V. natans grow randomly instead of habitat selection actively. ► Individual growth in patchy pollution was relative independent rather than DoL. -- Cu can spread among V. natans clones and the clones grow randomly and relative independent in heterogeneous Cu-contaminated sediment

  13. Extraction Process of Total Flavones in the roots of Clerodendrum chinense%重瓣臭茉莉根总黄酮提取工艺的优化

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    吴冬凡; 房志坚

    2013-01-01

    Using single factor test and orthogonal test, the optimal processes of extracting total flavonoids from Clerodendrum Chinense (Lour) Merr were established by the absorption of total flavonoids. The optimum conditions for extracting the total flavonoids assisted were as follow:extraction temperature 80℃, extraction time 90 min, 80%ethanol and ratio of solid to liquid 1∶25. The mass fraction of total flavonoids extracted was up to 2.68%. It was suggested that the optimum extraction process was simple, stable, efficient and feasible.%以总黄酮的提取率为考察目标,通过单因素及正交试验,对重瓣臭茉莉根中总黄酮的提取工艺进行优化。结果表明,最佳提取工艺条件为:以25倍量80%乙醇,在80℃下回流提取90 min。重瓣臭茉莉根中总黄酮的平均质量分数为2.68%。此优化工艺简单可行且稳定高效,可作为重瓣臭茉莉根中总黄酮的优选提取工艺。

  14. The biology and preliminary host range of Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) and its impact on kudzu growth.

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    Zhang, Yanzhuo; Hanula, James L; Horn, Scott

    2012-02-01

    The bean plataspid, Megacopta cribraria (F.), recently was discovered in the United States feeding on kudzu, Pueraria montana Lour. (Merr.) variety lobata (Willd.), an economically important invasive vine. We studied its biology on kudzu and its impact on kudzu growth. We also tested its ability to use other common forest legumes for oviposition and development. Flight intercept traps operated from 17 May 2010 to 31 May 2011 in a kudzu field near Athens, GA showed three peaks of adult flight activity suggesting there are two generations per year on kudzu. Vine samples examined for eggs from April 2010 to April 2011 and June to October 2011 showed two periods of oviposition activity in 2010, which coincided with the peaks in adult activity. In 2011, the second period of oviposition began on or before 24 June and then egg abundance declined gradually thereafter until late August when we recovered Dum. Cours.) G. Don had 122.2 and 108.4 eggs per plant, respectively. Kudzu and soybean were the only species M. cribraria completed development on. Plots protected from M. cribraria feeding by biweekly insecticide applications had 32.8% more kudzu biomass than unprotected plots. Our results show that M. cribraria has a significant impact on kudzu growth and could help suppress this pest weed. PMID:22525058

  15. Levels,trends and risk assessment of arsenic pollution in Yangzonghai Lake,Yunnan Province,China

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    2010-01-01

    The arsenic contamination accident in Yangzonghai Lake,Yunnan has been of wide concern.In order to investigate the arsenic distribution and concentration trends after the accident,samples including lake water,sediments,soil,aquatic organisms and crops were collected in November 2008,as well as in February,May and September 2009.The average arsenic concentrations (arithmetic average) in lake water in the four sampling events were 176.9,147.3,159.3,and 161.1 μg/L,while those in the sediments were 32.87,62.41,62.99,and 46.96 μg/g,respectively.The highest content of total arsenic in soil in the vicinity of Yangzonghai was 23.33 μg/g,which was below the limits of the relevant national standard.The total arsenic levels in most aquatic plants were in the range of 100-200 μg/g,with Vallisneria natans (Lour.) Hara having the highest concentration of ~300 μg/g.The arsenic levels of fish and shrimps were in the range of 1.52-11.4 μg/g (dry weight).

  16. 模拟酸雨对4种果树生长发育的影响%The effect of simulant acid rain on the growth and development of four fruit crops

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    肖艳; 黄建昌; 陈敬舜; 张英妹

    2004-01-01

    采用模拟酸雨的方法,研究了不同pH值酸雨对荔枝(Litchi Chinensis Sonu.)、龙眼(Dimocarpus longan Lour.)、黄皮(Clausena lansiumclour Skeels.)、芒果(Mangifera indical L.)等4种果树的新梢增长、叶片伤害、果实生长发育和叶片叶绿素含量的影响.结果表明,不同pH值酸雨对4种果树的新梢增长、果实生长发育有不同程度的抑制;酸雨的pH值越低,叶片在短期内出现的可见伤斑越多,受害叶面积越大,且叶片叶绿素含量越低.不同果树之间对酸雨的抗性有明显差异,其强弱顺序为芒果、黄皮、龙眼、荔枝.

  17. Effect of Plant Growth Regulators on Rooting of Aquilaria sinensis Cuttings%植物生长调节剂对白木香扦插生根的影响

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    黄结雯; 李明; 唐堃; 赵盼; 董闪; 李龙明; 黎韵琪

    2015-01-01

    采用植物生长调节剂6-BA、IAA、NAA、IBA及温水、蔗糖、VB6组合,处理白木香[Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg.]的半木质化插穗,研究不同组合处理对白木香扦插生根的影响及生根过程中插穗里的PPO活性变化.结果表明,温水浸泡2 h+IAA 1 500 mg/L、1%蔗糖液浸泡2 h+IAA 1 500 mg/L、6-BA 10mg/L+NAA1 500 mg/L、VB610 mg/L+NAA1 500 mg/L这4个组合在各类处理中能够显著提高白木香的扦插生根率;温水浸泡2 h+NAA 1 500 mg/L、1%蔗糖液浸泡2 h+NAA 1 500 mg/L、6-BA 10 mg/L+ IAA 1 500mg/L、VB6 10 mg/L+NAA 1 500 mg/L4个组合在各类处理中能显著提高生根过程中插穗的PPO活性.

  18. Weed populations and their buried seeds in rice fields of the MUDA area

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    A total of 25 weed species belonging to 15 families were found in rice fields near Kampung Tandop, in the Muda Irrigation Scheme, Kedah, Malaysia. The dominant weeds in dry-seeded rice were Utricularia aurea Lour., Fimbristylis miliacea (L.) vahl., Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) Beauv., Monochoria vaginalis (Burm. Q Presl. and Najas graminea (Del.) Redl. In wet-seeded rice, the dominant species were N. graminea, Lemna minor L., Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn., U. aured, and Sagittaria guayanensis H. B. K., while in volunteer seedling rice fields, the dominant species were Echinochloa colonum (L.) Link., Fimbristylis alboviridis C. B. Clarke, E miliacea, Cyperus babakan Steud. and Fuirena umbellata Rottb. Dry-seeded rice fields contained the highest number of weed seeds (930 910/m2 in the top 15 cm of soil); volunteer seedling rice fields contained 793.162/m2 and wet-seeded rice fields 712 228/m2. In general, the seed numbers declined with increasing soil depth. At 1015 cm depth, seeds of U aurea and S. zeylanica were the most abundant in dry and wet-seeded rice fields, whilst seeds of Scirpusjuncoides Roxb. and E miliacea were most abundant in volunteer seedling fields. (Author)

  19. [Penicher: an manuscript addendum to his pharmacopoeia of 1695 on the copy of Pharmacy College Library].

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    Bonnemain, Bruno

    2016-03-01

    Penicher's pharmacopeia (1695) was part of the Library of the "College de Pharmacie". The inventory of this Library was done in 1780 and is kept by the Library of the BIU Santé, Paris-Descartes University in Paris that digitized it recently. This copy contains handwritten texts that complete the original edition. The first main addition, at the beginning of the document, is three recipes of drugs, in Latin, one of them being well known at the early 18th century, the vulnerary balm of Leonardo Fioraventi (1517-1588), that is also known as Fioraventi's alcoholate. This product will still be present in the French Codex until 1949. The Penicher' book also includes, at the end, three handwritten pages in French which represent the equipment of apothecaries. These drawings are very close to the ones of Charas' Pharmacopeia. One can think that these additions are from the second part of the 18th century, but before the gift of the pharmacopeia to the College de Pharmacie by Fourcy en 1765. The author is unknown but he is probably one of the predecessor of Fourcy in Pharmacie de l'Ours (Bear's pharmacy). This gift done by Fourcy when joining the Community of Parisians pharmacists did not prevent the fact that Fourcy was sentenced by his colleagues pharmacists, a few years later, for the sales of "Chinese specialties" that someone called Jean-Daniel Smith, a physician installed in Paris, asked him to prepare. PMID:27281932

  20. The Genetic Architecture of Flowering Time and Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize as Revealed by QTL Review and Meta Analysis

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    Jie Xu; Tingzhao Rong; Yaxi Liu; Jian Liu; Moju Cao; Jing Wang; Hai Lan; Yunbi Xu; Yanli Lu; Guangtang Pan

    2012-01-01

    The control of flowering is not only important for reproduction,but also plays a key role in the processes of domestication and adaptation.To reveal the genetic architecture for flowering time and photoperiod sensitivity,a comprehensive evaluation of the relevant literature was performed and followed by meta analysis.A total of 25 synthetic consensus quantitative trait loci (QTL) and four hot-spot genomic regions were identified for photoperiod sensitivity including 11 genes related to photoperiod response or flower morphogenesis and development.Besides,a comparative analysis of the QTL for flowering time and photoperiod sensitivity highlighted the regions containing shared and unique QTL for the two traits.Candidate genes associated with maize flowering were identified through integrated analysis of the homologous genes for flowering time in plants and the consensus QTL regions for photoperiod sensitivity in maize (Zea mays L.).Our results suggest that the combination of literature review,meta-analysis and homologous blast is an efficient approach to identify new candidate genes and create a global view of the genetic architecture for maize photoperiodic flowering.Sequences of candidate genes can be used to develop molecular markers for various models of marker-assisted selection,such as marker-assisted recurrent selection and genomic selection that can contribute significantly to crop environmental adaptation.

  1. Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity of Three Bitter Plants-Enhydra fluctuans, Andrographis Peniculata and Clerodendrum Viscosum.

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    M. Ruhul Amin

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In this study, three important medicinal plants (Enhydra fluctuans Lour, Clerodendrum viscosum Vent and Andrographis peniculata Wall of Bangladesh were investigated to analyze their antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities against some pathogenic microorganisms and Artemia salina (brine shrimp nauplii. Methods: The coarse powder material of leaves of each plant was extracted separately with methanol and acetone to yield methanol extracts of leaves of Enhydra fluctuans (MLE, Clerodendrum viscosum (MLC and Andrographis peniculata (MLA, and acetone extracts of leaves of Enhydra fluctuans (ALE, Clerodendrum viscosum (ALC and Andrographis peniculata (ALA. The disc diffusion method and the method described by Meyer were used to determine the antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of each plant extract. Results: Among the test samples, MLE and ALE showed comparatively better antimicrobial activity against a number of bacteria and fungi with inhibition zones in the range of 06-15 mm and according to the intensity of activity, the efficacy against microorganisms were found in the order of Enhydra fluctuans> Andrographi speniculata> Clerodendrum viscosum. In cytotoxicity assay, all samples were found to be active against brine shrimp nauplii (Artemia salina and ALA produced lowest LC50 value (7.03 μg/ml. Conclusion: Enhydra fluctuans and Andrographi speniculata possesses significant antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities.

  2. A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship between Longan Canopy Temperature and Air Temperature during Overwintering Period%龙眼越冬期间冠层温度与大气温度关系的初步分析

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    蒙文交; 谭宗琨; 刘春峰

    2008-01-01

    [Objective] The study aimed to provide supports for developing chilling and freezing injury monitoring and disaster damage assessment of longan (Dimocarpus Longan Lour.). [Method] Based on field observation data, the relationships between longan canopy temperature and air temperature under different weather types (sunny, cloudy to sunny, cloudy, rainy, radiation chilling injury and advection chilling injury) in 2007-2008 winter were analyzed. [Result] Diurnal variations of longan canopy temperature under sunny and radiation chilling injury weather conditions were most dramatic, followed with those under cloudy to sunny condition, while variations under cloudy, rainy and advection chilling injury conditions were mild. Diurnal variations of orchard air temperature were also closely related to weather types. By using linear and curvilinear regression methods, the relationship models between longan canopy temperature and observation station air temperature were established. The models for cloudy, rainy and advection chilling injury had better effects than those for sunny, cloudy to sunny and radiation chilling injury; the models for night were better than those for daytime and the whole day.[Conclusion] To some extent, applying the relationship models between longan canopy temperature and observation station air temperature could make up the shortcoming of meteorological data which were higher than the real values.

  3. 天冬及其混伪品羊齿天门冬的比较鉴别

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    孙晓菊; 肖英华

    2001-01-01

    @@ 天冬为少常用中药,始载于《神农本草经》,商品主要为百合科植物天门冬Asparagus coch in chinensis (Lour.) Merr.的块根,具有养阴润燥,清肺生津的作用。因其不常用,其正品与混伪品常在一些医院被混为一体。笔者近日发现一种其混伪品,与正品性状相似,经鉴定为同科植物羊齿天门冬Asparagus filicinus Ham. ex D. Don的块根,药材习称羊齿天门冬。为保证药用品种正确,本文从性状,显微等方面作了比较鉴别。

  4. Ectopic Expression of the Chinese Cabbage Malate Dehydrogenase Gene Promotes Growth and Aluminum Resistance in Arabidopsis.

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    Li, Qing-Fei; Zhao, Jing; Zhang, Jing; Dai, Zi-Hui; Zhang, Lu-Gang

    2016-01-01

    Malate dehydrogenases (MDHs) are key metabolic enzymes that play important roles in plant growth and development. In the present study, we isolated the full-length and coding sequences of BraMDH from Chinese cabbage [Brassica campestris L. ssp. pekinensis (Lour) Olsson]. We conducted bioinformatics analysis and a subcellular localization assay, which revealed that the BraMDH gene sequence contained no introns and that BraMDH is localized to the chloroplast. In addition, the expression pattern of BraMDH in Chinese cabbage was investigated, which revealed that BraMDH was heavily expressed in inflorescence apical meristems, as well as the effect of BraMDH overexpression in two homozygous transgenic Arabidopsis lines, which resulted in early bolting and taller inflorescence stems. Furthermore, the fresh and dry weights of aerial tissue from the transgenic Arabidopsis plants were significantly higher than those from the corresponding wild-type plants, as were plant height, the number of rosette leaves, and the number of siliques produced, and the transgenic plants also exhibited stronger aluminum resistance when treated with AlCl3. Therefore, our results suggest that BraMDH has a dramatic effect on plant growth and that the gene is involved in both plant growth and aluminum resistance. PMID:27536317

  5. Effects of N Forms and Rates on Vegetable Growth and Nitrate Accumulation

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    WANG Zhao-Hui; LI Sheng-Xiu

    2003-01-01

    Experiments were carried out on a vegetable field with Peking cabbage (Brassica pekinensis (Lour.)Rupr.), cabbage (Brassica chinensis var. Oleifera Makino and nemoto), green cabbage (Brassica chinensis L.), spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) and rape (Brassica campestris L.) to study the effects of N forms and N rates on their growth and nitrate accumulation. The results indicated that application of ammonium chloride,ammonium nitrate, sodium nitrate and urea significantly increased the yields and nitrate concentrations of Peking cabbage and spinach. Although no significant difference was found in the yields after application of the 4 N forms, nitrate N increased nitrate accumulation in vegetables much more than ammonium N. The vegetable yields were not increased continuously with N rate increase, and oversupply of N reduced the plant growth, leading to a yield decline. This trend was also true for nitrate concentrations in some vegetables and at some sampling times. However, as a whole, the nitrate concentrations in vegetables were positively correlated with N rates. Thus, addition of N fertilizer to soil was the major cause for increases in nitrate concentrations in vegetables. Nitrate concentrations were much higher in roots, stems and petioles than in blades at any N rate.

  6. Ethnomedicine and ethnobotany of fright, a Caribbean culture-bound psychiatric syndrome

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background "Fright" is an English-speaking Caribbean idiom for an illness, or ethnomedical syndrome, of persistent distress. A parallel ethnopsychiatric idiom exists in the French Antilles as sésisma. Fright is distinct from susto among Hispanics, though both develop in the wake of traumatic events. West Indian ethnophysiology (ethnoanatomy theorizes that an overload of stressful emotions (fear, panic, anguish or worry causes a cold humoral state in which blood coagulates causing prolonged distress and increased risks of other humorally cold illnesses. Methods Qualitative data on local explanatory models and treatment of fright were collected using participant-observation, informal key informant interviews and a village health survey. Ethnobotanical and epidemiological data come from freelist (or "free-list" tasks, analyzed for salience, with nearly all adults (N = 112 of an eastern village in Dominica, and a village survey on medicinal plant recognition and use (N = 106. Results Along with prayer and exercise, three herbs are salient fright treatments: Gossypium barbadense L., Lippia micromera Schauer, and, Plectranthus [Coleus] amboinicus [Loureiro] Sprengel. The survey indicated that 27% of village adults had medicated themselves for fright. Logistic regression of fright suffering onto demographic variables of age, education, gender, parental status and wealth measured in consumer goods found age to be the only significant predictor of having had fright. The probability of having (and medicating for fright thus increases with every year. Conclusions While sufferers are often uncomfortable recalling personal fright experiences, reporting use of medicinal plants is less problematic. Inquiry on fright medical ethnobotany (or phytotherapies serves as a proxy measurement for fright occurrence. Cross-cultural and ethnopharmacology literature on the medicinal plants suggests probable efficacy in accord with Dominican ethnomedical notions

  7. Evaluation of some aromatic plant extracts for mosquito larvicidal potential against Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti, and Anopheles stephensi.

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    Jayaraman, M; Senthilkumar, A; Venkatesalu, V

    2015-04-01

    In the present investigation, larvicidal potential of hexane, choloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, and methanol extracts of seven aromatic plants, viz., Blumea mollis, Chloroxylon swietenia, Clausena anisata, Feronia limnonia, Lantana camera, Plectranthus amboinicus, and Tagetes erecta were screened against Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti, and Anopheles stephensi. The larval mortality was observed after 12 and 24 h of exposure period. The results revealed that all the extracts showed varied levels of larvicidal activity against the mosquito species tested. However, the ethyl acetate extract of Chloroxylon swietenia showed the remarkable larvicidal activity against C. quinquefasciatus, Ae. aegypti, and An. stephensi. After 12 h of exposure period, the larvicidal activity was LC50 = 194.22 and LC90 = 458.83 ppm (C. quinquefasciatus), LC50 = 173.04 and LC90 = 442.73 ppm (Ae. aegypti), and LC50 = 167.28 and LC90 = 433.07 ppm (An. stephensi), and the larvicidal activity after 24-h exposure period was LC50 = 94.12 and LC90 = 249.83 ppm (C. quinquefasciatus), LC50 = 80.58 and LC90 = 200.96 ppm (Ae. aegypti), and LC50 = 76.24 and LC90 = 194.51 ppm (An. stephensi). The larvicidal potential of other plant extracts were in order of ethyl acetate extract of Clausena anisata > methanol extract of P. amboinicus > acetone extract of F. limonia > methanol extract of T. erecta > methanol extract of B. mollis > and methanol extract of L. camera. The results of the present study offer a possible way for further investigations to find out the active molecule responsible for the activity. PMID:25630696

  8. Specific leaf mass, fresh: dry weight ratio, sugar and protein contents in species of Lamiaceae from different light environments.

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    Castrillo, M; Vizcaino, D; Moreno, E; Latorraca, Z

    2005-01-01

    Samples from eleven species of Lamiaceae were collected from different light environments in Venezuela for laboratory analysis. The studied species were: Plectranthus scutellarioides (Ps), Scutellaria purpurascens (Sp), Hyptis pectinata (Hp)), H. sinuata (Hs). Leonorus japonicus (Lj), Plecthranthus amboinicus (Pa) Ocimum hasilicum (Ocb), O. campechianum (Occ) Origanum majorana (Orm), Rosmarinus officinali, (Ro) and Salvia officinalis (So). Protein and soluble sugar contents per unit of area were measured, Specific Leaf Mass (SLM) and fresh:dry weight (FW/DW) ratios were calculated. The higher values for soluble sugars contents were present in sun species: Lj, Pa, Ocb, Occ, Orm, Ro and So; the lower values were obtained in low light species: Ps, Sp, Hp, Hs. The values of protein content do not show any clear trend or difference between sun and shade environments. The lowest values for the fresh weight: dry weight ratio are observed in sun species with the exception of Lj and Pa, while the highest value is observed in Pa, a succulent plant. The higher values of specific leaf mass (SLM) (Kg DMm(-2)) are observed in sun plants. The two way ANOVA revealed that there were significant differences among species and between sun and low light environments for sugar content and FW:DW ratio. while SLM was significant for environments but no significant for species, and not significant for protein for both species and environments. The soluble sugar content, FW:DW ratio and SLM values obtained in this work, show a clear separation between sun and shade plants. The sugar content and FW:DW ratio are distinctive within the species, and the light environment affected sugar content. FW:DW ratio and SLM. These species may he shade-tolerant and able to survive in sunny environments. Perhaps these species originated in shaded environments and have been adapting to sunny habitats. PMID:17354417

  9. Toxicity of essential oil from Indian borage on the larvae of the African malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae

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    Kweka Eliningaya J

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Essential oils are currently studied for the control of different disease vectors, because of their efficacy on targeted organisms. In the present investigation, the larvicidal potential of essential oil extracted from Indian borage (Plectranthus amboinicus was studied against the African anthropophagic malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. The larvae of An. gambiae s.s laboratory colony and An. gambiae s.l of wild populations were assayed and the larval mortality was observed at 12, 24 and 48 h after exposure period with the concentrations of 3.125, 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50 and 100 ppm. Findings Larval mortality rates of the essential oil was entirely time and dose dependent. The LC50 values of the laboratory colony were 98.56 (after 12h 55.20 (after 24 h and 32.41 ppm (after 48 h and the LC90 values were 147.40 (after 12h, 99.09 (after 24 h and 98.84 ppm (after 48 h. The LC50 and LC90 values of the wild population were 119.52, 179.85 (after 12h 67.53, 107.60 (after 24 h and 25.51, 111.17 ppm (after 48 h respectively. The oil showed good larvicidal potential after 48 h of exposure period against An. gambiae. The essential oil of Indian borage is a renowned natural source of larvicides for the control of the African malaria vector mosquito, An. gambiae. Conclusion The larvicidal efficacy shown by plant extracts against An. gambiae should be tested in semi field and small scale trials for effective compounds to supplement the existing larval control tools.

  10. Herbal Antibacterials: A Review

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    Chirag Modi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Plants are rich source of antibacterial agents because they produce wide array of bioactive molecules, most of which probably evolved as chemical defense against predation or infection. A major part of the total population in developing countries still uses traditional folk medicine obtained from plant resources With an estimation of WHO that as many as 80% of world population living in rural areas rely on herbal traditional medicines as their primary health care, the study on properties and uses of medicinal plants are getting growing interests. In recent years this interest to evaluate plants possessing antibacterial activity for various diseases is growing. Different solvent extracts (aqueous, alcohol and ethanol of leaves, flower and seed of various plants selected based on an ethnobotanical survey from India were subjected to in vitro antibacterial activity assay against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria employing different diffusion method. Based on local use of common diseases and Ethnobotanical knowledge, an attempt has been made to assess the antibacterial properties of selected medicinal plants viz. Argemone mexicana (Shialkanta, Aster lanceolatus (White panicle, Capparis thonningii and Capparis tomentosa (Woolly caper bush, Cardiospermum halicacabum (Balloonvine, Cassia alata (Herpetic alata, Centaurea sclerolepis, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon, Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Cymbopogon nervatus, Ficus religiosa (Peepal, Indigofera aspalathoides (Ajara, Marrubium vulgare (Horehound, Medicago Spp.(Medick, Burclover, Morus alba (Mulberry, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi, Origanum marjorana (Marjoram, Oxalis corniculata (Amli, Piper nigrum (Kala mirch, Plectranthus amboinicus (Indian borage, Patharchur, Plumeria acutifolia (Kachuchi, Salvadora persica (Piludi, Salvia repens and Syzygium aromaticum (Clove for potential antibacterial activity against some important bacterial strains, namely Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus

  11. Fenologia do florescimento e frutificação de espécies nativas dos Campos - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v29i3.478 Flowering phenology and fruit set of native species of the Campos ecosystem - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v29i3.478

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    Antonio Carlos Batista

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a fenologia de 12 espécies ocorrentes no ecossistema de Campos no Estado do Paraná. A pesquisa foi realizada no Campus III, da Universidade Federal do Paraná, na cidade de Curitiba. As espécies selecionadas para a avaliação fenológica foram: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H. Rob., Lessingianthus glabratus (Less. H. Rob. (Asteraceae, Eryngium sanguisorba Cham. & Schtdl. (Apiaceae, Moritzia dusenii Johnston (Boraginaceae, Petunia linoides Sendtn. (Solanaceae, Senna neglecta (Vogel H. S. Irwin & Barneby (Fabaceae, Tibouchina gracilis (Bonpl. Cogn. (Melastomataceae e Verbena rigida Spreng (Verbenaceae. A metodologia utilizada foi a avaliação qualitativa dos dados fenológicos (floração e frutificação, observados quinzenalmente, durante o ano de 2004. As variáveis climáticas: temperatura, umidade relativa do ar, precipitação e fotoperíodo foram obtidas diariamente para verificar sua relação com as fenofases. Os resultados indicaram que, das espécies estudadas, seis tiveram fase fenológica reprodutiva entre janeiro e agosto, enquanto as demais tiveram a interrupção do período reprodutivo durante o inverno, com exceção de Aspilia montevidensis que apresentou floração e frutificação durante todo o ano.The aim of this work is to study the phenology of twelve species that occur in “Campos” ecosystem in Paraná state. This research was carried out at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Campus III, in Curitiba city. The selected species for phenologic evaluation were: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H

  12. Fenologia do florescimento e frutificação de espécies nativas dos Campos = Flowering phenology and fruit set of native species of the Campos ecosystem

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    Antonio Carlos Batista

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a fenologia de 12 espécies ocorrentes no ecossistema de Campos no Estado do Paraná. A pesquisa foi realizada no Campus III, da Universidade Federal do Paraná, na cidade de Curitiba. As espécies selecionadas para a avaliação fenológica foram: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H. Rob., Lessingianthus glabratus (Less. H. Rob. (Asteraceae, Eryngium sanguisorba Cham. &Schtdl. (Apiaceae, Moritzia dusenii Johnston (Boraginaceae, Petunia linoides Sendtn. (Solanaceae, Senna neglecta (Vogel H. S. Irwin & Barneby (Fabaceae, Tibouchina gracilis (Bonpl. Cogn. (Melastomataceae e Verbena rigida Spreng (Verbenaceae. A metodologiautilizada foi a avaliação qualitativa dos dados fenológicos (floração e frutificação, observados quinzenalmente, durante o ano de 2004. As variáveis climáticas: temperatura, umidade relativa do ar, precipitação e fotoperíodo foram obtidas diariamente para verificar sua relação com as fenofases. Os resultados indicaram que, das espécies estudadas, seis tiveram fase fenológica reprodutiva entre janeiro e agosto, enquanto as demais tiveram a interrupção do período reprodutivo durante o inverno, com exceção de Aspilia montevidensis que apresentou floração e frutificação durante todo o ano.The aim of this work is to study the phenology of twelve species that occur in “Campos” ecosystem in Paraná state. This research was carried out at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Campus III, in Curitiba city. The selected species for phenologic evaluation were: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H. Rob

  13. Morpho-anatomical features of underground systems in six Asteraceae species from the Brazilian Cerrado

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    Full Text Available In the Brazilian Cerrado (neotropical savanna, the development of bud-bearing underground systems as adaptive structures to fire and dry periods can comprise an important source of buds for this ecosystem, as already demonstrated in the Brazilian Campos grasslands and North American prairies. Asteraceae species from both woody and herbaceous strata have subterranean organs that accumulate carbohydrates, reinforcing the adaptive strategy of these plants to different environmental conditions. This study aims to analyse the morpho-anatomy of underground systems of six species of Asteraceae (Mikania cordifolia L.f. Willd., Mikania sessilifolia DC, Trixis nobilis (Vell. Katinas, Pterocaulon alopecuroides (Lam. DC., Vernonia elegans Gardner and Vernonia megapotamica Spreng., to describe these structures and to verify the occurrence and origin of shoot buds, and to analyse the presence of reserve substances. Individuals sampled in Cerrado areas in São Paulo State showed thick underground bud-bearing organs, with adventitious or lateral roots and presence of fructans. Xylopodium was found in all studied species, except for Trixis nobilis, which had stem tuber. The presence of fructans as reserve, and the capacity of structures in the formation of buds indicate the potential of herbaceous species of Asteraceae in forming a viable bud bank for vegetation regeneration in the Brazilian Cerrado.No Cerrado brasileiro (savana neotropical, o desenvolvimento de sistemas subterrâneos que produzem gemas, como estruturas adaptativas contra o fogo e períodos de seca, pode compreender um importante suprimento de gemas para esse ecossistema, como já demonstrado nos campos brasileiros e nas pradarias norte-americanas. Espécies de Asteraceae tanto do estrato lenhoso, quanto do herbáceo têm órgãos que acumulam carboidratos, reforçando a estratégia adaptativa dessas plantas a diferentes condições ambientais. Este estudo tem o objetivo de analisar a morfo

  14. Meiose e viabilidade polínica na família Araceae Meiosis and pollen viability in Araceae family

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    Maria Goreti Senna Corrêa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar a microsporogênese e a viabilidade dos grãos de pólen em 17 espécies de aráceas coletadas no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Nove espécies foram analisadas quanto à ocorrência de células mãe de pólen (CMP normais e anormais nas fases de metáfase, anáfase e telófase, tanto da meiose I (M I como da meiose II (M II; 10 espécies foram estudadas quanto à presença de tétrades com número normal ou anormal de micrósporos e 17 espécies quanto à viabilidade dos grãos de pólen. As CMP anormais apresentaram, tanto em M I quanto em M II, cromossomos fora da placa metafásica ou cromossomos retardatários em anáfase e/ou telófase. As freqüências de CMP normais/anormais encontradas na microsporogênese salientam a grande variação existente entre as espécies. Ressalta-se a ausência de CMP com anomalias na microsporogênese de Monstera deliciosa Adans., assim como em M I de Anthurium scandens (Aubl Engl. e em M II de Caladium hortulanum Birdsey. O número observado de CMP anômalas, em M I e M II, nas espécies Syngonium podophyllum Schott e Zantedeschia aethiopica Spreng, foi maior que o esperado. A freqüência média de tétrades normais em dez espécies de aráceas, assim como a de grãos de pólen viáveis em 17 espécies, foi significativamente superior à freqüência média de anormais e de inviáveis, respectivamente.The objective of this work was to analyze microsporogenesis and pollen viability in 17 species of the Araceae family collected at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Occurrence of normal and abnormal pollen mother cells (PMC was analyzed in metaphase, anaphase and telophase, in meiosis I (M I and meiosis II (M II of nine species; tetrads with normal or abnormal number of microspores was observed in 10 species, and pollen grain viability, in 17 species. Abnormal PMC presented chromosomes outside the metaphasic plate or laggard chromosomes in anaphase and/or telophase in both M I and M

  15. Leaf litter as a possible food source for chironomids (Diptera in Brazilian and Portuguese headwater streams Detritos foliares como possível fonte de alimento para Chironomidae (Diptera em riachos de cabeceira brasileiros e portugueses

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    Marcos Callisto

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Our objective was to evaluate the potential use of leaf detritus by chironomid larvae. Field and laboratory experiments were performed using leaves and chironomid species collected in Portugal and Brazil. Laboratory experiments under controlled conditions were done using microbial conditioned senescent leaves of Alnus glutinosa (L. Gaertn, Neriumoleander L., Protium heptaphilum (Aubl. March, Protium brasiliense (Spreng Engl., Myrcia guyanensis(Aubl. DC and Miconia chartacea Triana. Laboratory experiments were performed using specimens collected from leaf litter in local streams. Whenever possible, after the experiments, chironomids were allowed to emerge as adults and identified. In Portugal the following taxa were identified: Micropsectra apposita (Walker, 1856, Polypedilum albicorne (Meigen, 1838,Eukiefferiella claripennis Lundbeck (1898, Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus atripes Rempel (1937 and Ablabesmyia Johannsen (1905 (Diptera, Chironomidae. Consumption rates ranged from 0.15 ± 0.10 mg (AFDM of leaf animal-1 day-1 (Micropsectra apposita feeding on Alnus glutinosa up to 0.85 ± 0.33 mg (AFDM of leaf animal-1 day-1 (Polypedilum albicorne feeding on Miconia chartacea. In Brazil, the following taxa were identified from leaves: Phaenopsectra sp., Chironomus spp. and Polypedilum sp. and maximum consumption rates reached 0.47 ± 0.28 (AFDM of leaf mg.animal-1.day-1 (Chironomus Meigen (1803 feeding on Protium heptaphilum. Feeding experiments with laboratory cultured specimens, revealed that some chironomids were unable to feed on decomposing leaves (e.g., C. xanthus Rempel (1939 on P.brasiliensis and M.guyanensis. Our results suggest that some stream chironomids (not typical shredders can use leaf litter of riparian vegetation as a complementary food source.O objetivo foi avaliar o potencial uso de detritos foliares por larvas de Chironomidae. Foram realizados experimentos em campo e em laboratório utilizando folhas e larvas de Chironomidae

  16. Basic specific gravity and anatomy of Peltophorum dubium wood as a function of provenance and radial position. Densidade aparente e anatomia da madeira de Peltophorum dubium em função da procedência e posição radial.

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    Israel Luiz de LIMA

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    Full Text Available We studied the wood of Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. (Fabaceae, popularly known in Brazil as canafístula, from two seed provenances with different climates. The trees were planted in a third place and cut when 28 years old. Based on differences in seed origins, we hypothesized that some differences would be observed in wood density and anatomical features between provenances and that the radial variation pattern would also differ. However, we did not observe any differences in basic specific gravity or anatomical features between the provenances, which may partly be explained by the conservative nature of wood compared with the external characteristics more susceptible to environmental stresses. In fact, based on the literature and our previous findings, radial variation in P. dubium was similar to that found in many native species, including, for example, increase in basic specific gravity, length and wall thickness of the fibers, increase in vessel diameter and decrease in vessel frequency toward the bark. Based on our results, it can be concluded that P. dubium has high plant adaptability in different locations and that consistency in the quality of its wood can be maintained between provenances, with concomitant implications for both production and use. Estudamos a madeira de Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. (Fabaceae, popularmente conhecida no Brasil como canafístula, a partir de duas procedências de sementes com diferentes climas. As árvores foram plantadas em um terceiro lugar e cortadas aos 28 anos. Com base nas diferentes origens das sementes, hipotetizamos que diferenças seriam observadas na densidade aparente e características anatômicas da madeira entre as procedências e que o padrão de variação radial também diferisse. No entanto, não foram observadas quaisquer diferenças na densidade aparente ou nas características anatômicas entre as procedências, o que pode em parte ser explicado pela natureza conservativa

  17. Diferentes métodos de controle de plantas indesejáveis em pastagem nativa Different methods for controlling undesirable plants in native pasture

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    Luiz Giovani de Pellegrini

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi desenvolvido em área de pastagem nativa representativa da transição entre a Serra do Sudeste e a Depressão Central do Rio Grande do Sul, onde as espécies indesejáveis foram representadas especialmente por carqueja (Baccharis trimera (Less. DC., caraguatá (Eryngium horridum (Spreng. Less. e alecrim (Vernonia nudiflora Less.. Foram avaliados os efeitos iniciais de dois métodos de controle de espécies indesejáveis (até 60 dias após aplicação sobre a produção de forragem, a dinâmica da vegetação e a eficiência de controle: sem-controle; controle mecânico; e controle químico (herbicida comercial à base de Picloram [64 g/L] + 2,4-D [240 g/L], na dosagem de 5 L do produto comercial/ha. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em um delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. A massa gramíneas verdes secas e a massa total de MS não diferiram entre os métodos de controle. Foram obtidos valores de 587,9; 472,0 e 0 kg de MS com o controle mecânico, o controle químico e sem-controle, respectivamente, o que comprova influência do método de controle sobre a massa de forragem de leguminosas. A eficiência de controle das espécies indesejáveis, em comparação à ausência de controle, foi de 76,2% para o controle químico e 27,9% para o controle mecânico. A eficiência de controle de espécies, sob aspectos de freqüência dos componentes da pastagem, evidenciou que o controle mecânico não foi eficiente aos 60 dias após aplicação no controle de plantas de alecrim no segundo toque (-27,7% e plantas de caraguatá no primeiro toque (-30,0%.The study was conducted in a representative native pasture area in the transition between the Serra do Sudeste and Depressão Central of RS. The main undesirable species were represented by: carqueja (Baccharis trimera (Less. DC., caraguatá (Eryngium horridum (Spreng. Less. and alecrim (Vernonia nudiflora Less. It was evaluated the initial effect (until 60 days after

  18. Controle de invasão biológica por capim-anonni em margem viária mediante a introdução de gramíneas Control of biological invasion by South African lovegrass on a roadside by introducing grasses

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o controle da invasão biológica por Eragrostis plana Nees (capim-anonni em margens de rodovia com a introdução de gramíneas concorrentes associada a práticas de preparo do solo e adubação. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados com parcelas subdivididas e três repetições. Nas parcelas, foram avaliadas duas práticas de preparo do solo: solo subsolado e gradeado com aplicação de calcário e fósforo; e solo apenas subsolado, e nas subparcelas, as espécies de gramíneas: capim-mombaça (Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq. B. K. Simon & S. W. L. Jacobs; capim-kazangula (Setaria sphacelata (Schumach. Stapf & C. E. Hubb. ex M. B. Moss; mistura de sementes de três gramíneas nativas, grama-de-forquilha (Paspalum notatum Alain ex Flüggé, macega-do-banhado (Paspalum regnelli Mez e capim-das-roças (Paspalum urvillei Steud.; avaliadas em comparação a uma subparcela de exclusão (testemunha. Nos levantamentos florísticos, realizados em 8 de janeiro de 2005, e após o plantio, em 26 de janeiro e 25 de junho de 2006, observou-se alta riqueza florística, com 86 espécies botânicas distribuídas em 29 famílias e 21% de espécies exóticas. O solo subsolado, gradeado, corrigido e adubado, associado às introduções de M. maximus e S. kazungula, foram as alternativas que mais contribuíram para reduzir a cobertura de E. plana. As gramíneas nativas presentes na vegetação do acostamento, Paspalum plicatulum Mitchx, Piptochaetium montevidense (Spreng. Parodi e a espécie nativa introduzida (Paspalum urvillei têm potencial para controlar a invasão de E. plana.The objective of this study was to control biological invasion by Eragrostis plana Nees (South African lovegrass on a roadside by introducing competitor grasses associated with soil management and fertilization practices. The experimental design was a complete randomized block with split-plots parcels and three replications. In the parcels, it was

  19. Seleção de descritores botânico-agronômicos para caracterização de germoplasma de cupuaçuzeiro Selection of morpho-agronomic descriptors for cupuaçuzeiro germplasm characterization

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi selecionar descritores botânicoagronômicos quantitativos para caracterizar acessos de cupuaçuzeiro [Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng. Schum]. Foram avaliados 53 descritores associados a características de folha (14, de flor (18, de fruto (16, e descritores agronômicos (5. No descarte dos descritores, foi empregada a técnica multivariada de componentes principais, em duas etapas. Na primeira, a seleção aconteceu dentro de cada grupo. Em seguida, foi realizada análise conjunta para a seleção final. Três critérios foram adotados para descarte das variáveis. Foram descartados 34 descritores, representando redução de 64% dos inicialmente considerados. A lista mínima de descritores para o cupuaçuzeiro ficou assim composta: comprimento do pecíolo foliar, espessura do limbo foliar, largura do acume foliar, angulação das nervuras de base, comprimento do botão estriado, comprimento do pedúnculo floral, diâmetro do pedúnculo floral, diâmetro do ovário, número de óvulos, comprimento da lâmina da pétala, comprimento dos estaminóides, diâmetro transversal da semente, semente chocha, acidez, brix, pH, número de botões caídos ao solo, número de frutos imaturos caídos precocemente e número de vassouras-de-bruxa produzidas.The objective of this work was to select morphological and agronomic quantitative descriptors to characterize accessions of cupuaçuzeiro [Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng. Schum]. Fifty three descriptors were evaluated, including 14 from leaves, 18 from flowers, 16 from fruits, and 5 agronomic traits. To discard redundant or non-discriminating descriptors, a two step multivariate analysis of principal components was applied. The first phase included the selection of descriptors within each group of characteristics individually (leaf; flower; fruit; agronomic. Based on the descriptors selected in this first phase, a joined analysis of principal components for

  20. Plantas medicinais usadas para a saúde bucal pela comunidade do bairro Santa Cruz, Chapada dos Guimarães, MT, Brasil Medicinal plants used for oral health in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso State, Brazil

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    Aneliza Meireles Borba

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Em Mato Grosso, populações tradicionais recorrem ao uso de espécies vegetais como alternativa terapêutica. Na cidade de Chapada dos Guimarães, o bairro Santa Cruz se destaca por abrigar famílias nascidas em áreas urbanas ou rurais que conservam esses conhecimentos transmitidos por gerações. Esta pesquisa tem como objetivo o levantamento das plantas medicinais utilizadas pela comunidade local, indicações terapêuticas, preparos e modos de uso visando a manutenção e recuperação da saúde bucal. Foram entrevistados 40 residentes, através de abordagem qualitativa, usando entrevista semi-estruturada. As espécies catalogadas foram depositadas para identificação no UFMT/Herbário Central. Foram citadas 87 espécies pertencentes a 48 famílias utilizadas na saúde bucal, encontradas no bioma Cerrado ou cultivadas nas residências. Conforme as afecções bucais citadas, as espécies utilizadas são: para erupção dentária: camomila (Matricaria chamomilla L.; candidíases, estomatites, gengivites e afta: açafrão (Crocus sativus L.; dor de dente: arnica-da-serra (Brickelia brasiliensis (Spreng. Robinson. A folha foi a parte da planta mais usada e o chá, por decocção, modo de preparo mais comum. Pessoas idosas, líderes comunitários, parteiras e benzedeiras entrevistados apresentaram um maior conhecimento sobre o assunto. Constatou-se que a comunidade utiliza espécies vegetais, nativas do cerrado ou exóticas, com finalidade terapêutica para manutenção e recuperação da saúde bucal, sendo uma alternativa tradicional, econômica e atuante.In the State of Mato Grosso, traditional populations turn to the use of many plant species as a therapeutic alternative. In the city of Chapada dos Guimarães, the Santa Cruz neighborhood is well known for harboring families from urban and rural communities who preserve this knowledge passed down through many generations. The objective of this research was to survey the medicinal plants used

  1. Propriedades físico-mecânicas da madeira de canafístula aos 10 anos de idade Physical and mechanical properties of 10 years old wood trees of canafístula

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    Magnos Alan Vivian

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa objetivou caracterizar as propriedades físico-mecânicas da madeira de canafístula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. proveniente de árvores com 10 anos, por meio da determinação da massa específica básica, da retratibilidade, do módulo de elasticidade e do módulo de ruptura em flexão estática, do módulo de elasticidade em compressão perpendicular, da resistência máxima à compressão paralela à grã, da dureza de Janka, da resistência máxima ao cisalhamento e da resistência ao choque. A determinação da massa específica básica e da retratibilidade seguiu as normas COPANT 30:1-004 (1971 e 30:1-005 (1971, respectivamente, e os ensaios mecânicos seguiram as normas ASTM D 143-94 (2000 e NF B 51-009 (1942. A massa específica básica e o coeficiente de anisotropia encontrado para a espécie permitiram classificar sua madeira como leve e medianamente estável, respectivamente; já os valores médios das propriedades mecânicas encontradas definem a madeira como de resistência fraca a média. As características tecnológicas determinadas indicam que sua madeira, quando proveniente de plantios jovens, deve ser utilizada com cautela em situações que exijam elevada estabilidade dimensional e resistência mecânica, sendo, portanto, aconselhável seu corte em idades mais avançadas.This research aimed to characterize the physic-mechanical properties of the canafístula wood (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. from 10 years' old trees. There was determined the specific gravity, shrinkage, modulus of elasticity and modulus of rupture in static bending, modulus of elasticity in compression perpendicular to the grain, compression strength parallel to the grain, hardness, shear and impact resistance. Specific gravity and shrinkage determination were conducted according to COPANT 30:1:004 (1971 and 30:1-005 (1971, respectively, and the mechanical tests followed ASTM D 143-94 (2000 and NF B51-009 (1942. The specific

  2. Preferência Floral de Vespas (Hymenoptera, Vespidae no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Alexandre Somavilla

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available As vespas integram a comunidade de visitantes florais e podem constituir uma parcela representativa dos polinizadores. Por este motivo, objetivou-se conhecer e analisar a preferência floral das espécies de Vespidae, bem como investigar o uso de recursos florais por estas vespas. Foram realizadas coletas entre o período de 2001 a 2008 em diferentes localidades do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Estrela Velha, Santa Cruz do Sul, São Francisco de Paula e Sinimbu, entre 08:00 a 17:00 horas, utilizando redes entomológicas para a captura dos vespídeos visitando flores. Os espécimes coletados foram depositados na Coleção Entomológica de Santa Cruz do Sul (CESC. Coletou-se 1.483 indivíduos alocados em 73 espécies de vespas, sendo que 78,9% são Polistinae (30 espécies e 21,1% Eumeninae (43 espécies, visitando as flores de 33 espécies de plantas classificadas em 16 famílias botânicas; as famílias com maior número de espécies vegetais foram Asteraceae (12, Fabaceae (4 e Apiaceae (3. A planta com o maior número de vespídeos coletados foi Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (616, seguida por Eryngium pandanifolium L. (137 e Eryngium horridum Spreng (122. A análise da sobreposição de nicho trófico de 26 espécies que visitaram quatro ou mais floração, mostrou que a sobreposição foi igual ou maior que 50% em apenas seis casos.Floral Preferences of Wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae in the Rio Grande do Sul State, BrazilAbstract Wasps integrate the floral visitors’ community and they can constitute a representative portion of the pollinators. For this reason, it was aimed to know and to analyze the floral preference of the Vespidae species and to investigate the use of floral resources for these wasps. The collects were performed between 2001 and 2008 in different localities of Rio Grande do Sul state (Estrela Velha, Santa Cruz do Sul, São Francisco de Paula e Sinimbu between 08:00 at 17:00 hours, utilizing entomological nets to catch the

  3. Effect of temperature and substrate on germination of Peltophorum dubium (Sprengel Taubert seeds - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.7057 Effect of temperature and substrate on germination of Peltophorum dubium (Sprengel Taubert seeds - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.7057

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    Mácio Faria de Moura

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. is a species belonging to the family Fabaceae, and is known popularly as golden shower tree. Its wood has multiple uses in reforestation programs and as an ornamental tree, and is also considered an endangered species, requiring studies that assist in its preservation. The present work was conducted with the objective of determine the ideal substrate type and temperature to perform germination and vigor tests with P. dubium seeds. The experiment was carried out at the Seed Analysis Laboratory (Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal Paraíba, Areia, Paraíba, Brazil, in a completely randomized design. The treatments were distributed in a 4 x 6 factorial scheme; temperatures (constant temperatures of 25, 30 and 35°C; and alternate temperatures of 20-30°C and substrate (paper towel, over blotting paper, in sand, in vermiculite, Bioplant® and Plantmax® on four replications of 25 seeds. The following parameters were analyzed: germination percentage, germination speed index, first germination count, length and dry mass of seedlings. The constant temperature of 30°C and 20-30°C alternate, and the substrates into sand and paper towel can be recommended for germination and vigor tests of P. dubium seeds. The temperature of 25°C should not be used in germination and vigor tests of P. dubium seeds in any of the tested substrates.Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. is a species belonging to the family Fabaceae, and is known popularly as golden shower tree. Its wood has multiple uses in reforestation programs and as an ornamental tree, and is also considered an endangered species, requiring studies that assist in its preservation. The present work was conducted with the objective of determine the ideal substrate type and temperature to perform germination and vigor tests with P. dubium seeds. The experiment was carried out at the Seed Analysis Laboratory (Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal

  4. A validated capillary gas chromatography method for guaco (Mikania glomerata S. quality control and rastreability: from plant biomass to phytomedicines Método validado por cromatografia gasosa capilar para o controle de qualidade e rastreabilidade de guaco (Mikania glomerata S.: da matéria-prima ao fitoterápico

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    Paula C. P. Bueno

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This work describes a full validation of a capillary gas chromatography analytical methodology using internal standardization for the quantification of coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone in guaco (Mikania glomerata Spreng - Asteraceae products: syrup, plant and its extract, including the stability study of the phytomedicine. For the analysis, it was used an HP-5 capillary column (30 m x 0.32 mm x 0.25 µm, hydrogen at a flow rate of 1.8 mL/min and the increasing temperature gradient was: 100 ºC to 250 ºC, 15 ºC/min. The temperature of injector (split 1:20 and detector were kept at 250 ºC and 270 ºC, respectively. The retention times of the standards for the above conditions were 2.86 minutes for 1, 2, 3, 4-tetramethylbenzene, 4.45 min for piperonal (internal standards, and 5.36 minutes for coumarin. After extraction procedure, the recovery of coumarin determined for plant raw material was 101.6 %, while for syrup it was 100.8 %. Detection and quantification limits were 0.5 µg/mL and 1.5 µg/mL, respectively. Precision was determined for all samples and the results were lower than 2.5 %. The total amount of coumarin in plant raw material, its extract and syrup were 0.38% w/w, 1.33 mg/mL and 0.143 mg/mL, respectively.Este trabalho descreve a validação completa de metodologia analítica empregando cromatografia gasosa capilar com padronização interna para quantificação da cumarina (1,2-benzopirona em produtos contendo guaco (Mikania glomerata Spreng - Asteraceae: xarope, planta e extrato padronizado, além do estudo de estabilidade do fitoterápico em questão. Utilizou-se uma coluna capilar HP-5 (30 m x 0,32 mm x 0,25 µm, hidrogênio a 1,8 mL/min e rampa de temperatura de 100 ºC a 250 ºC, a 15 ºC/min. A temperatura do injetor (split 1:20 foi de 250 ºC, enquanto a do detector foi de 270 ºC. Os tempos de retenção dos padrões foram: 2,86 minutos para o 1, 2, 3, 4-tetrametilbenzeno, 4,45 minutos para o piperonal (padrões internos e 5

  5. Nitrogenous compounds, phenolic compounds and morphological aspects of leaves: comparison of deciduous and semideciduous arboreal legumes Compostos nitrogenados, fenólicos e aspecto morfológico em folhas: comparação entre leguminosas arbóreas semidecíduas e decíduas

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    Ana Lúcia da Silva Lima

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available In general, perennial species contain higher concentrations of certain secondary compounds, such as phenolics, lower levels of nitrogenous compounds, and greater specific leaf mass (SLM than deciduous species. The aim of this study was to verify whether the comparative data reported in the literature regarding deciduous and evergreen species, also applies to four selected species of a semideciduous tropical forest (a remnant of the Atlantic Forest. The four species chosen for this study, each with apparently different leaf life spans, were two semideciduous (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang., and Lonchocarpus guilleminianus (Tul. Malme, and two deciduous (Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong., and Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub.. Plants were grown in a greenhouse in plastic pots containing soil taken from their natural habitat. Mature leaves were harvested for determination of the SLM and contents of phenolic compounds, tannins, nitrate, protein, free amino acids, chlorophyll, and nitrogen. Data registered are in agreement with those of the literature. Leaves with the longest life span had the highest content of phenolics and the lowest levels of tannins, nitrate, protein, amino acids, chlorophyll and nitrogen, as well as presenting the greatest SLM.Em geral as espécies perenifólias possuem maior concentração de alguns compostos secundários, como por exemplo fenóis, menor concentração de compostos nitrogenados e maior massa foliar específica (MFE, quando comparadas a espécies decíduas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar se as observações encontradas na literatura, comparando espécies perenifólias e decíduas aplicam-se também a quatro espécies de uma mata semidecídua, remanescente da Mata Atlântica. Das quatro espécies usadas neste estudo, que aparentemente apresentavam longevidades foliares diferentes, duas eram semidecíduas (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. e

  6. Levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais na cidade de Ipameri - GO Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Ipameri City - Goiás State

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    M.R. Zucchi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: identificar as espécies vegetais utilizadas com fins medicinais pela comunidade de Ipameri (Estado de Goiás; investigar as preferências com relação à produção e comercialização dessas plantas; e diagnosticar o perfil de gênero e as faixas etárias e salariais de seus usuários. Para isso, foram realizadas entrevistas estruturadas com 200 famílias da cidade e coletadas as plantas visando-se a sua correta identificação. O material foi herborizado, identificado e depositado no Herbário da Universidade Estadual de Goiás (HUEG. Das 200 famílias entrevistadas, 75 disseram não fazer uso de plantas com fins medicinais (37,5%, enquanto 125 afirmaram fazê-lo (62,5%. O grupo que utiliza relacionou 35 espécies mais empregadas: hortelã-rasteira (Mentha x villosa L., boldo-sete-dores (Plectranthus barbatus Andrews., capim-cidreira (Cymbopogon citratus (DC. Stapf., quebra-pedra (Phyllanthus niruri L., camomila (Chamomilla recutita (L. Rauschert., poejo (Mentha pulegium L., guaco (Mikania glomerata Spreng., mentrasto (Ageratum conyzoides L., alfavacão (Ocimum gratissimum L., losna (Artemisia canphorata Vill., bálsamo (Eysenhardtia platycarpa Mich., carqueja (Baccharis trimera (Less. DC., funcho (Foeniculum vulgare Mill., babosa (Aloe vera L. e malva (Althaea officinalis L.. Todas as famílias consumidoras (100% afirmaram preferir as plantas cultivadas de forma orgânica, selecionando-as através da boa aparência (68% das famílias e consumindo-as in natura (sem beneficiamento, 100%. A utilização de plantas medicinais em Ipameri é independente do sexo (54%, mulheres e 46%, homens e se estende às várias faixas etárias e também sócio-econômicas, configurando-se assim, um bom mercado consumidor.The aims of this study were: to identify the plant species used for medicinal purposes by the community at Ipameri (Goiás State; to investigate the preferences with respect to the production and marketing

  7. Efeito de um protetor físico na semeadura direta de duas espécies florestais em área de domínio ciliar The effects of a shelter upon seeding of two forest tree species in a riparian area

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    Ubirajara Contro Malavasi

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available O ensaio avaliou o uso de uma garrafa plástica tipo PET de 2.000 mL como protetor físico na semeadura direta de Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong. e Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. em área de domínio ciliar no Oeste do Paraná. Nas semeaduras executadas no outono, inverno e primavera, utilizaram-se quatro sementes pré-embebidas de cada espécie por cova. As avaliações constaram da percentagem acumulada de plântulas vivas por parcela 30 dias após a semeadura (emergência, da percentagem de plântulas vivas 90 dias após a semeadura (sobrevivência e da percentagem de covas por parcela (formada por 15 covas com pelo menos uma plântula viva 90 dias após a semeadura (densidade populacional, assim como da altura e diâmetro do colo das plântulas. A semeadura realizada no outono resultou em 45% de plântulas de timburi vivas 30 dias após a semeadura, enquanto a emergência de plântulas de canafistula (média de 75,5% foi indiferente às épocas de semeadura. O uso do protetor aumentou a emergência de plântulas das espécies estudadas quando semeadas no outono (12% ou no inverno (10%, assim como na sobrevivência da semeadura da primavera, e na densidade populacional nas semeaduras de outono e da primavera em covas semeadas com canafístula.The study compared the effects of a plastic bottle as a shelter on direct spot seeding of two forest species. Four water soaked seeds of Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong. (timburi or Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub. (canafistula were spot seeded in autumn, winter or spring in a riparian area located on the western portion of Parana state, Brazil. Calculation of population variables included accumulative percentage of live germinants 30 days after seeding (emergency, percentage of live seedlings 90 days after seeding (survival, percentage of seeded spots per plot (formed by 15 seeding spots with at least one live seedling (population density, as well as seedling height and

  8. Composição florística do componente arbóreo de um trecho de Floresta Atlântica na Área de Proteção Ambiental da Serra da Capoeira Grande, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil Floristic survey of the tree layer in an area of Atlantic Rainforest in Serra da Capoeira Grande Environmental Protection Area, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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    Gustavo Luna Peixoto

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available A Área de Proteção Ambiental (APA da Serra da Capoeira Grande (22º59'03"S e 43º38'59"W tem área total de 80ha e é um dos últimos remanescentes florestais com pau-brasil (Caesalpinia echinata Lam. no município do Rio de Janeiro. Além disso, ocorrem na área outras três espécies ameaçadas de extinção: Cariniana ianeirensis R. Knuth, Acosmium lentiscifolium Spreng. e Machaerium incorruptible (Vell. Fr. All. ex Benth. O levantamento fitossociológico foi realizado por meio do método dos quadrantes, tendo sido alocados 200 pontos e tendo-se como critério de inclusão 15cm de circunferência do tronco a 1,30m de altura do solo. A composição florística é o resultado desta amostragem acrescida de coletas feitas durante caminhadas no fragmento, totalizando 29 famílias, 58 gêneros e 69 espécies. As famílias que apresentaram maior número de espécies foram: Leguminosae (13, Myrtaceae (6, Euphorbiaceae (5, Bignoniaceae, Bombacaceae, Celastraceae, Flacourtiaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae e Solanaceae (3. Analisando a similaridade florística entre a APA da Serra da Capoeira Grande e outras 18 áreas florestais do Rio de Janeiro, observou-se maior identidade florística entre a área estudada e florestas de baixada localizadas próximas ao mar. Todas as florestas reuniram-se com um baixo nível de similaridade, refletindo a diversidade florística das florestas do Rio de Janeiro.The 80-hectare site (22º59'03"S and 43º38'59"W, is one of the last forest remnants in Rio de Janeiro municipality, where brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata Lam. occurs naturally. Furthermore, three other endangered species occur in this area: Cariniana ianeirensis R. Knuth, Acosmium lentiscifolium Spreng., and Machaerium incorruptible (Vell. Fr. All. ex Benth. Trees were sampled according to the point-centered-quarter method. The inclusion criteria was PBH >15cm; a total of 200 points were surveyed. The floristic composition was comprised of the sampled

  9. Espectro e distribuição vertical das estratégias de dispersão de diásporos do componente arbóreo em uma floresta estacional no sul do Brasil Spectrum and vertical distribution of diaspore dispersal modes in a seasonal forest in Southern Brazil

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    Eduardo Luís Hettwer Giehl

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available A dispersão de diásporos é um evento de elevada importância para as espécies vegetais, que dispõem de diversas estratégias para este fim. O presente estudo teve por objetivos conhecer e caracterizar o espectro das diferentes estratégias de dispersão do componente arbóreo em uma floresta estacional de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (próximo às coordenadas 53º54'W e 29º38'S e, a partir desses dados, investigar sua relação com os estratos verticais da floresta. Foram amostrados todos os indivíduos com perímetro à altura do peito > 15 cm, em 100 unidades amostrais de 10×10 m. A caracterização das estratégias de dispersão foi realizada por meio de observações a campo de frutos e potenciais dispersores, e consulta à bibliografia especializada. Foram amostradas 58 espécies pertencentes a 26 famílias botânicas. Dessas espécies, 74% apresentaram estratégia de dispersão zoocórica; 24%, estratégia de dispersão anemocórica e apenas Gymnanthes concolor Spreng. apresentou a estratégia autocórica. Analisando-se a proporção das estratégias de dispersão por meio da densidade relativa, verificou-se que 80% dos indivíduos são zoocóricos, 12% anemocóricos e 8% autocóricos. Para a floresta analisada foram encontradas diferenças significativas nos padrões de distribuição vertical das espécies agrupadas de acordo com a estratégia de dispersão. A zoocoria ocorreu em espécies de todos os estratos, enquanto a autocoria ficou limitada ao sub-bosque. Já a anemocoria foi mais importante entre as espécies com indivíduos emergentes.Diaspore dispersal is presumed to have great fitness for plants, which could be enhanced by different dispersal modes. Our aim was to generate a dispersal spectrum and to seek for analyze relative ecological importance of tree-species dispersal modes in a seasonal forest in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (approximately 53º54'W and 29º38'S and, with these data, to

  10. Briófitas do Município de Poconé, Pantanal de Mato Grosso, MT, Brasil Bryophytes from Pocone county, Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil

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    Paulo Eduardo Aguiar Saraiva Câmara

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Sofrendo influências de outros ecossistemas, tais como o Cerrado e a Floresta Amazônica, o Pantanal de Mato Grosso constitui um ecossistema único. Embora sua flora fanerogâmica seja relativamente bem conhecida, a brioflora ainda necessita ser estudada mais profundamente. Fazendo parte da bacia do bio Paraguai e localizado a 94,8km de Cuiabá nas coordenadas 16º15'24"S e 56º36'24"W, o Município de Poconé possui uma população de cerca de 30.000 habitantes. Foram realizadas coletas briológicas nos anos de 1984, 1999 e 2000, tendo sido encontradas 12 espécies pertencentes a 12 famílias de Bryophyta e 10 espécies distribuídas em duas famílias de Marchantiophyta, sendo Lejeuneaceae a melhor representada, com oito espécies. Foram encontradas cinco novas ocorrências para o região Centro-Oeste: Trichosteleum fluviale (Mitt. Jaeg., Frullania tetraptera Nees & Mont., Lejeunea glauscescens Gottsche, Lejeunea calcicola Schuster, Lejeunea caespitosa Lindenb. São ainda citadas nove novas ocorrências para o Estado do Mato Grosso: Hyophila involuta (Hook. A. Jaeg., Groutiella apiculata (Hook. Crum & Steere, Fabronia macroblepharis Schwaegr., Trichosteleum fluviale (Mitt. Jaeg., Frullania arecae (Spreng. Gottsche, Frullania tetraptera Nees & Mont., Lejeunea glauscencens Gottshe, Lejeunea calcicola Schuster e Lejeunea caespitosa Lindenb. Lejeunea calcicola Schuster é citada pela segunda vez para o Brasil.Under the influence of outer ecosystems, such as the Cerrado and Amazon rain forest, the Pantanal of Mato Grosso is a unique ecosystem. Otherwise his fanerogamic flora is well known, the bryoflora is yet to be properly discovered. As part of Paraguai river basin and located at 94.8km from Cuiabá at 16º15'24"S and 56º36'24"W, the county of Poconé has a population around 30,000 hab. Colects were taken in 1984, 1999 and 2000. Among the Division Bryophyte 12 species in 12 familie were founs. In the Division Marchantiophyta 10 species in two

  11. Structure of staminate flowers, microsporogenesis, and microgametogenesis in Helosis cayennensis var. cayennensis (Balanophoraceae

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    González, Ana María

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We analyzed the microgametogenesis and microsporogenesis of the male flowers of the holoparasitic Helosis cayennensis (Sw. Spreng. var. cayennensis using optical and scanning electron microscopy. The unisexual flowers are embedded in a dense mass of uniseriate trichomes (filariae. Male flowers have a tubular 3-lobed perianth, with bilayered and non vascularized tepals. The androecium consists of three stamens with filaments and thecae connated into a synandrium. It has adnate a free central pistillode without megagametophyte. Staminal filaments, fused at their base to the perianth tube and distally free along a short section, have a single vascular bundle. The distal portion of the synandrium is formed by nine pollen sacs: six outer sacs are located laterally to each filament and three longer inner sacs. The anther wall consists of the epidermis, two parietal layers (that collapse at anther maturity, and an uninucleate secretory tapetum. There is no endothecium. During microsporogenesis, the stem cells produce tetrads of microspores by meiosis. The cytokinesis is simultaneous, forming tetrahedrally arranged tetrads. When pollen grains are in the tricellular state, the synandrium emerges from the mass of filariae, and anthers dehiscence occurs apically through longitudinal slits. In conclusion, despite the extreme reduction of flowers, the anatomic characteristics and gametophyte development of staminate flowers of H. cayennensis are perfectly normal and functional. They are thus highly similar to other genera of the holoparasitic subfamily Helosidoideae. Sterile parts of flowers and inflorescence maintain the same distinctive and aberrant features of the plant vegetative parts.Se analizó la estructura de las flores masculinas de Helosis cayennensis (Sw. Spreng. var. cayennensis con microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido y se estudió la microesporogénesis y la microgametogénesis. Las flores funcionalmente unisexuales se encuentran

  12. Regeneração de espécies arbóreas e relações com componente adulto em uma floresta estacional no vale do rio Uruguai, Brasil Tree regeneration and relationships with adult trees in a seasonal forest in the Uruguai river valley, Brazil

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    Gabriela Leyser

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo de fenômenos relacionados às variações na estrutura das comunidades vegetais tem cada vez mais envolvido a avaliação do potencial de regeneração das espécies arbóreas, uma vez que a regeneração torna as florestas capazes de se restaurarem após distúrbios naturais ou antrópicos. Neste sentido, objetivou-se avaliar o componente arbóreo regenerante, identificando composição e abundância, grupos funcionais de dispersão, estratificação vertical e necessidades de luz para germinação, além de estimativas de riqueza e diversidade e comparar estes valores com o respectivo componente adulto. O levantamento foi realizado em 20 unidades amostrais de 10 x 10 m, sendo amostrados todos os indivíduos com altura > 0,30 m e diâmetro a altura do solo 4,7 cm. Foram amostrados 1.649 indivíduos em regeneração, pertencentes a 64 espécies, com densidade total estimada em 8.245 ind.ha-1. As espécies com maior densidade absoluta foram Gymnanthes concolor Spreng., Trichilia elegans A.Juss. e Calyptranthes tricona D.Legrand. Uma análise de coordenadas principais indicou nítida separação das unidades amostrais amostradas e um teste de Mantel revelou haver independência entre as matrizes de composição e abundância dos componentes adulto e regenerante (r = 0,19; p = 0,1. Dentre os grupos funcionais, verificou-se que o componente regenerante está mantendo as mesmas proporções observadas para o componente adulto, com maior proporção de espécies zoocóricas, dependentes de luz para germinação e formadoras do dossel florestal. Ao contrário do esperado, houve diminuição da riqueza no componente regenerante (p Studies related to variation in plant communities have been involved the analysis of regenerative potential of tree species, because saplings may enable forests to restore themselves after natural or human disturbances. The goal of this study was to analyze tree regeneration by identifying composition and abundance

  13. Diversidad genética intra e inter-específica de ñame (Dioscorea spp. de la región Caribe de Colombia mediante marcadores AFLP Genetic diversity intra and inter-specific yam (Dioscorea spp. from the colombian caribbean region by AFLP markers

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    Hernando Javier Rivera-Jiménez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Conocer la variabilidad genética del ñame, Dioscorea spp., permite apoyar estrategias de mejoramiento y conservación de este recurso fitogenético. El objetivo de este estudio fue la caracterización molecular de 20 accesiones de Dioscorea spp. mediante la técnica molecular de AFLP para determinar cómo se distribuye la variabilidad genética de manera intra e inter-específica. Los datos fueron analizados mediante los métodos de agrupación de correspondencia múltiple y análisis de similaridad de Dice, estableciendo los niveles de confiabilidad de los grupos genéticos mediante remuestreos. En términos de diversidad interespecífica, los valores promedios de similitud variaron entre 41.81% entre D. alata L. y D. rotundata Poir., y 33.51% entre D. trifida L.f. y D. esculenta (Lour. Burkill, lo que sugiere alta diversidad genética entre las accesiones estudiadas, que formaron cuatro grupos genéticos: D. alata, D. rotundata, D. esculenta y D. trifida, confirmando correspondencia entre la caracterización morfológica, clasificación botánica y la caracterización molecular. En términos de diversidad intraespecífica para la especie D. alata, el análisis también reveló una composición heterogénea en la región Caribe colombiana. Estos estudios ayudarán a definir una estrategia adecuada para fines de conservación y apoyar los esfuerzos futuros en los programas de mejoramiento genético.Knowing the genetic variability of yams, Dioscorea spp., is a good tool to support development and conservation strategies of this plant as genetic resource. The aim of this study was to carried out the molecular characterization of 20 accessions of Dioscorea spp. using the AFLP molecular technique to determine how genetic variation is distributed intra-and inter-specifically. Using multiple correspondence analysis and level of reliability of the genetic groups by resampling, the results showed high genetic variability among the accessions studied

  14. Thermal studies on natural polysaccharide

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    Sunil B Bothara; Sudarshan Singh

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To characterize thermal property of natural gums obtained from the seeds of Diospyros melonoxylon(D. melonoxylon) Roxb, Buchanania lanzan (B. lanzan) spreng and Manilkara zapota (M. zapota) (Linn.) P. Royen syn. Methods: Natural gums were thermally characterized using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA) and thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) under nitrogen atmosphere. Major thermal transitions as well as activation energies of the major decomposition stages were determined. Elemental analysis was performed in order to determine the composition of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur. Results: DSC traces indicated a major intense exothermic transition (around 200℃) followed by weaker exotherm(s). Thermogravimetric analysis showed two phase of weight loss. The first phase has minor weight loss in samples is attributed to the loss of adsorbed and structural water of biopolymers or due to desorption of moisture as hydrogen bound water to the saccharide structure. The second weight loss event may be attributed to the polysaccharide decomposition. The initial decomposition temperature (IDT) was calculated from thermograms obtained of TGA, seed Polysaccharide of D. melonoxylon (IDT 221.21℃), B. lanzan (IPDT 170.4℃) and M. zapota (IPDT 178.6℃) were obtained. According to the integral procedural decomposition temperature (IPDT) values calculated based on the TGA thermograms; D. melonoxylon (IPDT 563.3℃), B. lanzan (IPDT 598.1℃) and M. zapota (IPDT 600.6℃) were obtained respectively. The elemental analysis study shows that the isolated natural Polysaccharides consist of certain percentage of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and hydrogen in all the gums. Conclusions: The results of the present investigation reveal that the natural gums are thermally stable and these gums can be used as release modifiers in various dosage forms.

  15. New models for estimating the carbon sink capacity of Spanish softwood species

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    Ruiz-Peinado, R.; Rio, M. del; Montero, G.

    2011-07-01

    Quantifying the carbon balance in forests is one of the main challenges in forest management. Forest carbon stocks are usually estimated indirectly through biomass equations applied to forest inventories, frequently considering different tree biomass components. The aim of this study is to develop systems of equations for predicting tree biomass components for the main forest softwood species in Spain: Abies alba Mill., A. pinsapo Boiss., Juniperus thurifera L., Pinus canariensis Sweet ex Spreng., P. halepensis Mill., P. nigra Arn., P. pinaster Ait., P. pinea L., P. sylvestris L., P. uncinata Mill. For each species, a system of additive biomass models was fitted using seemingly unrelated regression. Diameter at the breast height and total height were used as independent variables. Diameter appears in all component models, while tree height was included in the stem component model of all species and in some branch component equations. Total height was included in order to improve biomass estimations at different sites. These biomass models were compared to previously available equations in order to test their accuracy and it was found that they yielded better fitting statistics in all cases. Moreover, the models fulfil the additivity property. We also developed root:shoot ratios in order to determine the partitioning into aboveground and belowground biomass. A number of differences were found between species, with a minimum of 0.183 for A. alba and a maximum of 0.385 for P. uncinata. The mean value for the softwood species studied was 0.265. Since the Spanish National Forest Inventory (NFI) records species, tree diameter and height of sample trees, these biomass models and ratios can be used to accurately estimate carbon stocks from NFI data. (Author) 55 refs.

  16. Detection of antimicrobial compounds by bioautography of different extracts of leaves of selected South African tree species.

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    Suleimana, M M; McGaw, L J; Naidoo, V; Eloff, J N

    2010-01-01

    The hexane, acetone, dichloromethane and methanol extracts of Combretum vendae A.E. van Wyk (Combretaceae), Commiphora harveyi (Engl.) Engl. (Burseraceae), Khaya anthotheca (Welm.) C.DC (Meliaceae), Kirkia wilmsii Engl. (Kirkiaceae), Loxostylis alata A. Spreng. ex Rchb. (Anacardiaceae), Ochna natalitia (Meisn.) Walp. (Ochnaceae) and Protorhus longifolia (Bernh. Ex C. Krauss) Engl. (Anacardiaceae) were screened for their antimicrobial activity. The test organisms included bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus), and fungi (Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Microsporum canis and Sporothrix schenckii). A simple bioautographic procedure, involving spraying suspensions of the bacteria or fungi on thin layer chromatography (TLC) plates developed in solvents of varying polarities was used to detect the number of antibacterial and antifungal compounds present in the extracts. All the extracts had antimicrobial activity against at least one of the test microorganisms. This activity was denoted by white spots against a red-purple background on the TLC plates after spraying with tetrazolium violet. Twenty seven TLC plates; 9 for each solvent system and 3 different solvent systems per organism were tested in the bioautographic procedure. Of the bacteria tested, S. aureus was inhibited by the most compounds separated on the TLC plates from all the tested plants. Similarly, growth of the fungus C. neoformans was also inhibited by many compounds present in the extracts. Loxostylis alata appeared to be the plant extract with the highest number of inhibition bands when compared with other plants tested against both bacteria and fungi. This species was selected for in depth further study. PMID:21304615

  17. First Microsatellite Markers Developed from Cupuassu ESTs: Application in Diversity Analysis and Cross-Species Transferability to Cacao.

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    Ferraz Dos Santos, Lucas; Moreira Fregapani, Roberta; Falcão, Loeni Ludke; Togawa, Roberto Coiti; Costa, Marcos Mota do Carmo; Lopes, Uilson Vanderlei; Peres Gramacho, Karina; Alves, Rafael Moyses; Micheli, Fabienne; Marcellino, Lucilia Helena

    2016-01-01

    The cupuassu tree (Theobroma grandiflorum) (Willd. ex Spreng.) Schum. is a fruitful species from the Amazon with great economical potential, due to the multiple uses of its fruit´s pulp and seeds in the food and cosmetic industries, including the production of cupulate, an alternative to chocolate. In order to support the cupuassu breeding program and to select plants presenting both pulp/seed quality and fungal disease resistance, SSRs from Next Generation Sequencing ESTs were obtained and used in diversity analysis. From 8,330 ESTs, 1,517 contained one or more SSRs (1,899 SSRs identified). The most abundant motifs identified in the EST-SSRs were hepta- and trinucleotides, and they were found with a minimum and maximum of 2 and 19 repeats, respectively. From the 1,517 ESTs containing SSRs, 70 ESTs were selected based on their functional annotation, focusing on pulp and seed quality, as well as resistance to pathogens. The 70 ESTs selected contained 77 SSRs, and among which, 11 were polymorphic in cupuassu genotypes. These EST-SSRs were able to discriminate the cupuassu genotype in relation to resistance/susceptibility to witches' broom disease, as well as to pulp quality (SST/ATT values). Finally, we showed that these markers were transferable to cacao genotypes, and that genome availability might be used as a predictive tool for polymorphism detection and primer design useful for both Theobroma species. To our knowledge, this is the first report involving EST-SSRs from cupuassu and is also a pioneer in the analysis of marker transferability from cupuassu to cacao. Moreover, these markers might contribute to develop or saturate the cupuassu and cacao genetic maps, respectively. PMID:26949967

  18. TRIAGEM PRELIMINAR DA PRESENÇA DE INULINA EM PLANTAS ALIMENTÍCIAS

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    Daniele Misturini ROSSI

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Inulina e oligofrutose são polímeros de frutose encontrados em diferentes espécies vegetais e amplamente pesquisados com relação aos seus benefícios para saúde e propriedades tecnológicas na indústria de alimentos. Atualmente a chicória (Chichorium intybus é a fonte principal de inulina para aplicação industrial, mas outras espécies vegetais como Helianthus tuberosus L. (alcachofra de Jerusalém e Smallanthus sonchifolius (Poepp. H. Rob. (yacon, batata-yacon ou yacon-dos-andes têm sido pesquisadas com relação ao seu conteúdo de inulina e oligofrutose. Um levantamento preliminar do conteúdo de inulina foi realizado em 4 espécies vegetais, em sua maioria não cultivada, colhidas na região de Porto Alegre. Para isso, as raízes ou bulbos foram triturados e homogeneizados em água quente para extração da inulina, e os extratos fi ltrados analisados em HPLC. A triagem preliminar detectou a presença de inulina em todos os extratos analisados, sendo que o yacon-gaúcho (Smallanthus connatus (Spreng. H. Rob. e araruta (Maranta arundinacea L. se destacaram como as espécies de maior conteúdo de inulina dentre as plantas analisadas, com 43,18 e 45,83% de inulina em base seca, respectivamente, seguidas pelo radite nativo (Hypochaeris chillensis (Kunth Britton, que apresentou 21,05% de inulina em base seca. Estas foram superiores à batatayacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius, também analisado e que apresentou 13,37% de inulina (base seca, resultado este condizente com outros já descritos na literatura.

  19. New models for estimating the carbon sink capacity of Spanish softwood species

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    Quantifying the carbon balance in forests is one of the main challenges in forest management. Forest carbon stocks are usually estimated indirectly through biomass equations applied to forest inventories, frequently considering different tree biomass components. The aim of this study is to develop systems of equations for predicting tree biomass components for the main forest softwood species in Spain: Abies alba Mill., A. pinsapo Boiss., Juniperus thurifera L., Pinus canariensis Sweet ex Spreng., P. halepensis Mill., P. nigra Arn., P. pinaster Ait., P. pinea L., P. sylvestris L., P. uncinata Mill. For each species, a system of additive biomass models was fitted using seemingly unrelated regression. Diameter at the breast height and total height were used as independent variables. Diameter appears in all component models, while tree height was included in the stem component model of all species and in some branch component equations. Total height was included in order to improve biomass estimations at different sites. These biomass models were compared to previously available equations in order to test their accuracy and it was found that they yielded better fitting statistics in all cases. Moreover, the models fulfil the additivity property. We also developed root:shoot ratios in order to determine the partitioning into aboveground and belowground biomass. A number of differences were found between species, with a minimum of 0.183 for A. alba and a maximum of 0.385 for P. uncinata. The mean value for the softwood species studied was 0.265. Since the Spanish National Forest Inventory (NFI) records species, tree diameter and height of sample trees, these biomass models and ratios can be used to accurately estimate carbon stocks from NFI data. (Author) 55 refs.

  20. INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITIES OF ESSENTIAL OILS EXTRACTED FROM THREE SPECIES OF POACEAE ON ANOPHELES GAMBIAE SPP, MAJOR VECTOR OF MALARIA

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    Full Text Available In this paper, the insecticidal activities on Anopheles gambiae spp of the essential oils (EO extracted from the dry leaves of some species collected in Benin were studied. The essential oil yields are 2.8, 1.7 and 1.4�0respectively for Cymbopogon schoanenthus (L. Spreng (CS, Cymbopogon citratus Stapf. (CC and Cymbopogon giganteus (Hochst. Chiov (CG. The GC/MS analysis showed that the EO of CS had a larger proportion in oxygenated monoterpenes (86.3�20whereas those of the sheets of CC and CG are relatively close proportions (85.5�0and 82.7�0respectively with. The piperitone (68.5�  2-carene (11.5� and -eudesmol (4.6�20are the major components of the EO of CS while trans para-mentha-1(7,8-dien-2-ol (31.9� trans para-mentha-2,8-dien-1-ol (19.6� cis para-mentha-2,8-dien-1-ol (7.2� trans piperitol (6.3�20and limonene (6.3�20prevailed in the EO of CG. The EO of CC revealed a rich composition in geranial (41.3� neral (33� myrcene (10.4� and geraniol (6.6� The biological tests have shown that these three EO induced 100�0mortality of Anopheles gambiae to 1.1, 586.58 and 1549 µg•cm-2 respectively for CC, CS and CG. These effects are also illustrated by weak lethal concentration for 50�0anopheles population (CC: 0.306; CS: 152.453 and CG: 568.327 µg•cm-2 in the same order of reactivity. The EO of CC appeared most active on two stocks (sensitive and resistant of Anopheles gambiae.