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  1. Evaluation of anti-HSV-2 activities of Barleria lupulina and Clinacanthus nutans.

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    Yoosook, C; Panpisutchai, Y; Chaichana, S; Santisuk, T; Reutrakul, V

    1999-11-01

    Barleria lupulina Lindl. and Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, both belonging to the family Acantaceae, are well-known medicinal plants used in Thai folklore medicine. Virucidal effects of organic extracts of these two plants against herpes simplex virus type 2 strain G, HSV-2 (G), the standard HSV-2 strain were noted. The extracts were assessed for intracellular activities against HSV-2 (G) and five clinical HSV-2 isolates. B. lupulina extract exhibited activity against all five isolates but not the standard strain while that of C. nutans did not show any activity against these viruses as determined by plaque inhibition assay. When the activities were verified by yield reduction assay, anti-HSV-2 activities of B. lupulina extract were observed against HSV-2 (G) as well. The results suggest a therapeutic potential of B. lupulina but not C. nutans against HSV-2. PMID:10619382

  2. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EXTRACT OF SUCCULENT LEAVES OF LIVING PLANT WITH METHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF BERLERIA LUPULINA LINDL. AGAINST PATHOGENIC MICROBES BY DISC DIFFUSION AND SPECTROPHOTOMETRY

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    Shibabrata Pattanayak

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Berleria lupulina Lindl. was evaluated for its reported antimicrobial activity in a novel way. The extract of succulent leaves collected from living plant was studied along with conventional methanolic and watery extracts made from the dry leaves of the plant. The extracts were tested on three pathogenic bacteria and the antimicrobial activity was tested both by conventional single disc diffusion method and a novel Spectrophotometric method. In disc diffusion study, it was found that the methanolic extract (100 mg/ml. and 200 mg/ ml. diluted in 70% of methanol and extract of succulent leaves can induce 12 mm, 13 mm and 14 mm diameter zone of inhibition comparable with 24 mm of Ceftriaxone against Escherichia coli. The zone of inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus were 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm and 25 mm and against Salmonella enteritides were 12 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm and 28 mm correspondingly. The watery extract made from the dry plant and the methanolic extract diluted in water failed to induce any inhibition in growth of the organisms. In spectrophotometric study, the methanolic extract showed antimicrobial efficacy in the concentration of 10 mg/ml. or above against Salmonella enteritides and Staphylococcus aureus. But against Escherichia coli, effective control was found in 20 mg/ml concentration. The fresh extract of the plant showed antimicrobial efficacy in the concentration of 16.5%. The anti microbial efficacy above that concentration cannot be detected in the available spectrophotometrical method for presence of color material in that fresh extract.

  3. BARLERIA CRISTATA LINN.: PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND HPTLC ANALYSIS

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    Rajasekaran Narmadha

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Phytochemical examination (qualitative and quantitative and HPTLC analysis of phytochemicals of the crude extract Barleria cristata Linn. leaves were investigated. Preliminary phytochemical screening of various extracts of the leaves revealed the presence of compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, proteins, phenolic groups, saponins, steroids, tannins and terpenoids. HPTLC finger printing analysis support the presence of alkaloids and phenolic compounds (Quercetin in this plant extract. The present study provides information with respect to phytochemicals of Barleria cristata L.

  4. Studies on Medicago lupulina saponins. 1. Isolation and identification of sapogenins from M. lupulina tops

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    Piotr M. Górski

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Saponins from M. lupulina tops were investigated for the first time. Eight aglycones were found in the acid hydrolysates of saponins. All of the aglycones were isolated. On the basis of chromatography, mass spectrometry and infrared spectrometry the aglycanes were identified as soyasapogenols B, C, D, E, F and medicagenic acid. Two new aglycones were also isolated and identified as pentacyclic triterpens of β-amyrin structure. Both possess a methyl ester group which is rarely present in nature.

  5. Studies on Medicago lupulina saponins. 1. Isolation and identification of sapogenins from M. lupulina tops

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    Piotr M. Górski; Marian Jurzysta; Stanisław Burda; Wiesław A. Oleszek; Michał Płoszyński

    2014-01-01

    Saponins from M. lupulina tops were investigated for the first time. Eight aglycones were found in the acid hydrolysates of saponins. All of the aglycones were isolated. On the basis of chromatography, mass spectrometry and infrared spectrometry the aglycanes were identified as soyasapogenols B, C, D, E, F and medicagenic acid. Two new aglycones were also isolated and identified as pentacyclic triterpens of β-amyrin structure. Both possess a methyl ester group which is rarely present in nature.

  6. BARLERIA CRISTATA LINN.: PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND HPTLC ANALYSIS

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    Rajasekaran Narmadha; Kanakasabapathi Devaki

    2012-01-01

    Phytochemical examination (qualitative and quantitative) and HPTLC analysis of phytochemicals of the crude extract Barleria cristata Linn. leaves were investigated. Preliminary phytochemical screening of various extracts of the leaves revealed the presence of compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, proteins, phenolic groups, saponins, steroids, tannins and terpenoids. HPTLC finger printing analysis support the presence of alkaloids and phenolic compounds (Quercetin) in this...

  7. Studies on Medicago lupulina saponins. 3. Effect of M. Iupulina saponins on the growth and feed utilization by mice

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    Piotr M. Górski; Marian Jurzysta; Stanisław Burda; Wiesław A. Oleszek; Michał Płoszyński

    2014-01-01

    The effect of M. lupulina saponins on the growth of mice and feed utilization was investigated. The nutritive value of diets containing different amounts of M. lupulina meal or saponins was evaluated using a diet containing clover meal as the control. Feeding expermients revealed that M. lupulina meal in concentrations higher than 5% in the diet caused significant growth depression in mice. The diet containing 30% M. lupulina meal was toxic to mice. It was shown that the fraction of saponins ...

  8. Studies on Medicago lupulina saponins. 2. Isolation, chemical characterization and biological activity of saponins from M. lupulina tops

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    Piotr M. Górski

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Two pure saponin fractions from the tops of M. lupulina were isolated and characterized. The fractions named Ma and Ss varied in composition and biological activity. It was shown by TLC that fraction Ma contained 5 components. In the acid hydrolysates of that fraction only one aglycone (medicagenic acid and 4 sugars: rhamnose, xylose, arabinose, glucuronic acid were found. The Ss fraction contained 11 components. In its acid hydrolysates, soyasapogenols B, C, D, E, F and two new aglycones N and An were found. The same sugars as above and additionally glucose and galactose were identified. It was found that the Ma fraction of saponins (medicagenic acid glycosides was highly fungistatic, haemolytic and toxic to fishes. The Ss fraction of saponins (soyasapogenol glycosides showed no such activity.

  9. ANTIHEPATOTOXIC EFFECT OF BARLERIA MONTANA LEAVES AGAINST ANTI-TB DRUGS INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY

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    Jyothi Basini

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the protective activity of 95% hydroalcoholic extract of Barleria Montana leaves against anti-TB drugs induced hepatotoxicity. Methods: Hepatotoxicity was induced by anti-TB drugs once daily for 35 days and simultaneously 95% hydroalcoholic extract of Barleria Montana (250 & 500 mg/kg p.o. was administered one hour prior administration of anti-TB drugs. Silymarin was used as standard drug (100 mg/kg p.o.. Results: Elevated levels of SGOT, SGPT, ALP, TB & total cholesterol and decreased total HDL following anti-TB drugs administration. Pretreatment of 95% hydroalcoholic extract of Barleria Montana with anti-TB drugs were significantly reduced biochemical markers and increased total HDL. In vivo antioxidant parameters such as SOD, CAT, GSH, GPx and GRx were suppressed in hepatic control animals. Pre treatment of 95% hydroalcoholic extract of Barleria Montana with anti-TB drugs significantly reduced lipid per oxidation and increased antioxidant activities. Conclusion: The result of the present study was indicated that Barleria Montana showed protective effect on liver toxicity induced by anti-TB drugs might be attributed to its antioxidant activity.

  10. ANTIHEPATOTOXIC EFFECT OF BARLERIA MONTANA LEAVES AGAINST ANTI-TB DRUGS INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY

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    Jyothi Basini; S. Mohana lakshmi; K.Anitha

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the protective activity of 95% hydroalcoholic extract of Barleria Montana leaves against anti-TB drugs induced hepatotoxicity. Methods: Hepatotoxicity was induced by anti-TB drugs once daily for 35 days and simultaneously 95% hydroalcoholic extract of Barleria Montana (250 & 500 mg/kg p.o.) was administered one hour prior administration of anti-TB drugs. Silymarin was used as standard drug (100 mg/kg p.o.). Results: Elevated levels of...

  11. IDENTIFICATION AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SAPONIN FRACTION FROM THE LEAVES OF BARLERIA CRISTATA L.

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    D. Victor Arokia Doss et al

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A simple HPTLC method was used to determine the saponin profile of Barleria cristata L. crude leaf extract. The antimicrobial activity of saponin fraction from the leaves of Barleria cristata L. was studied in-vitro against four bacterial species and four fungal species by agar disc diffusion method. Klebsiella Pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Aspergillus parasites were the most inhibited microorganism. The present study suggests that the saponin fraction possess significant antimicrobial activity and can be used to develop a potential antimicrobial agent.

  12. In vitro antioxidant activity of Barleria noctiflora L. f.

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    Sangilimuthu Alagar Yadav; Anitha Jabamalai Raj; R Sathishkumar

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the antioxidant activity of defatted methanol extract of Barleria noctiflora (B. noctiflora) L.f. leaf and root using in vitro models. Methods: DPPH radical scavenging activity, ferrous reducing power, Fe2+ chelating activity assay, nitric oxide radical scavenging activity ABTS.+ radical cation decolourisation assay, superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide radical scavenging activities were studied. Results: The extracts showed good antioxidant capacity in DPPH radical scavenging assay, when compared to other in vitro models and the IC50 value were found to be 150 μg/mL in leaf extract and 140 μg/mL in root extract. The total phenolic content using Folin's-Ciocalteu reagent indicated that 1 mg of leaf and root extracts contain 368 μg and 481 μg with gallic acid equivalent and also the total flavonoid content found to be 240 μg and 410μg respectively with quercetin equivalence. Conclusion: The results showed that the antioxidant potential of the extracts is high in root extract compared to the leaf extract. This is the first ever report of antioxidant studies in B. noctiflora L. f.

  13. Assessment of Effectiveness of Barleria prionitis on Oral Health

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    Gupta, Devanand; Gupta, Rajendra Kumar; Jain, Ankita; Bindhumadhav, Suresh; Sangeeta; Garg, Purnima; Chaturvedi, Saurabh; Chattu, Vijay Kumar

    2016-01-01

    Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of Barleria prionitis extract mouthwash in comparison with gold standard chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash on the oral health. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 subjects were randomly divided into two groups, B. prionitis group and the CHX gluconate mouthwash group. The data were collected at the baseline and 3 days. The plaque was disclosed using erythrosine disclosing agent and their scores were recorded using the Quigley and Hein plaque index modified by Turesky-Gilmore-Glickman. Statistical analysis was performed to compare the effect of the two drug regime. Results: Our result showed that the CHX and the B. prionitis were statistically equally effective against dental plaque. Although the action of CHX was more pronounced. Conclusions: This study has confirmed antimicrobial potential of the plant B. prionitis, thus supporting its folklore application as preventive remedy against oral microbial diseases. SUMMARY Within the limitation of this trial, herbal mouthwash has been shown to demonstrate similar effects on plaque as compared to the standard drug CHX. Further long term research needs to be done to check the efficacy and effectiveness of herbal products over standard drug regime. PMID:27365983

  14. Studies on Medicago lupulina saponins. 5. Isolation and chemical characterization of blossom saponins

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    Marian Jurzysta; Stanisław Burda; Wiesław Oleszek; Piotr Górski; Michał Płoszyński

    2014-01-01

    The separation of saponins derived from Medicago lupulina L. flowers yielded two saponin fractions. The first one, made up of crystalline saponins, readily precipitable from water solution, was a mixture of three glycosides of soyasapogenol B. Acid hydrolysis of these saponins yielded soyasapogenol B and its three artifacts: soyasapogenols C. D and F. Xylose, rhamnose, galactose, glucose and glucuronic acid were found as sugar constituents. The second fraction obtained by cholesterol precipit...

  15. Micromorphology of leaf surface of Coelogyne Lindl. species (Orchidaceae Juss.) in greenhouse conditions

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    Alexander G. Gyrenko

    2013-01-01

    The micromorphological characteristics of both adaxial and abaxial leaf surfaces of the plants of five Coelogyne Lindl. species (C. assamicaLinden & Rchb.f., C. brachyptera Rchb.f., C. cumingii Lindl., C. fimbriataLindl., C. lentiginosaLindl.) under glasshouse conditions have been described.

  16. Micromorphology of leaf surface of Coelogyne Lindl. species (Orchidaceae Juss. in greenhouse conditions

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    Alexander G. Gyrenko

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The micromorphological characteristics of both adaxial and abaxial leaf surfaces of the plants of five Coelogyne Lindl. species (C. assamicaLinden & Rchb.f., C. brachyptera Rchb.f., C. cumingii Lindl., C. fimbriataLindl., C. lentiginosaLindl. under glasshouse conditions have been described.

  17. Evaluation of Antiulcer and Antioxidant Activity of Barleria gibsoni Dalz. Leaves

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    Tamboli, Firoj A.; More, Harinath N.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Peptic ulcer is a digestive disorder most commonly found in clinical practice. Given the many side effects of modern medicine, the initial acquisition of fewer side effects, and medication of indigenous drugs, it should be considered as a better alternative for the treatment of peptic ulcer. Objective: To assess antiulcer and antioxidant activity of ethanol extract of Barleria gibsoni (EBG) Dalz. leaves in ulcer-induced rats and in vitro antioxidants method, respectively. Materials and Methods: Ethanol EBG was screened for antiulcer activity in pylorus ligation-induced ulcer models in Wistar rats. In vitro antioxidant activity of the extracts was tested using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), nitric oxide (NO) radical scavenging activity. Total phenol and flavonoid content in the extracts were determined spectrophotometrically. Results: Oral administration of ethanol extract of leaves at doses of 250, 500 mg/kg p.o. reduced significant gastric lesions induced by pylorus ligation-induced ulcer as compared to standard omeprazole (20 mg/kg p.o.). The IC50 values were found to be 150 μg/mL in leaves extract. The ethanol extracts showed good antioxidant capacity in DPPH radical scavenging assay and NO radical scavenging activity when compared to standard. The total phenolic content using Folin–Ciocalteu reagent estimated in 1 mg of leaves extracts was 368 μg and 481 μg with gallic acid equivalent and also the total flavonoid content found to be 240 and 410 μg, respectively, with quercetin equivalence. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the leaves of B. gibsoni possessed antiulcer potential and antioxidant compared to standard. This is the first ever report of antiulcer and antioxidant activities in B. gibsoni (Acanthaceae). SUMMARY In vivo antiulcer and in vitro antioxidant activity of Barleria gibsoni was evaluated.Soxhelt extraction was carried out and extracts were subjected to qualitative phytochemical analysis. Extract obtained by

  18. Chemical constituents of Habenaria petalodes Lindl. (Orchidaceae)

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    Cota, Betania B.; Siqueira, Ezequias P.; Alvesa, Tania M.A.; Zani, Carlos L. [Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Lab. de Quimica de Produtos Naturais]. E-mail: zani@cpqrr.fiocruz.br; Magalhaes, Alvicler [Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeirop, RJ (Brazil). Instituto Tecnologico de Farmacos; Pimenta, Adriano M.C. [Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Bioquimica e Imunologia

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    Habenarioside, a new natural product identified as [(2R)-2-[(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-{beta}-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-2-(2-methylpropyl) -1,4- dioxo-1,4-butanediyl]bis(oxymethylene-4,1-phenylene) bis-{beta}-D-glucopyranoside, along with two known related metabolites, loroglossin and militarin, were isolated from the ethanol extract of the whole plant Habenaria petalodes Lindl. (Orchidaceae). The flavonoids isoquercitrin, isorhamnetin 3-O-{beta}-D-glucopyranoside, and isorhamnetin 3,7-di-O-{beta}-D-glucopyranoside were also isolated. The structures of all compounds were established by analysis of their MS, IR, UV, 1D and 2D NMR spectra, and comparison with published data. (author)

  19. In Vivo Assessment of Antioxidants and Antihyperglycemic Effect of Barleria cristata leaves in Streptozotocin- Induced Diabetic Rats

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    Narmadha Rajasekaran

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Many new bioactive drugs isolated from plants having hypoglycaemic effects showed anti diabetic activity equal and sometimes even more potent than known oral hypoglycaemic agents. In this present study, designed to evaluate antihyperglycermic and antioxidants effect on ethanolic leaf extracts Barleria cristata (EtBc in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats at dose level 400mg/kg body weight for the treatment of 45 days. Method and materials: The experimental rats were randomly divided into five groups as a control, streptozotocin induced with diabetes (45mg/kg bw without any treatment, treated with standard drug glibenclamide (1.25 mg/kg bw, EtBc (400 mg/kg bw in diabetic induced rats and treated with EtBc alone without diabetic rats. At the end of 45th day animals were sacrificed, collect the serum, liver, kidney and pancreas for estimate the glucose, insulin, C-peptide, glycosylated hemoglobin, hemoglobin in serum, protein, enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in tissues. Results: After the administration of EtBc, blood glucose levels were showed significantly reduction (P<0.05 in diabetic rats and it has been observed alternation occured in body and organ weight and it was also normalized the serum level of glycemic profile like insulin, C-peptide, total hemoglobin and glycosylated hemoglobin levels similar to that of control rats. Antioxidants enzymes were return to back their levels as control in different tissues when compared to diabetic rats and also observed no significance difference between control and EtBc alone group rats at the end of 45th day. Therefore it was suggested that Barleria cristata may act by potentiation of pancreatic secretion of insulin or increasing glucose uptake by muscle cells. Conclusion: In this study, suggested the efficacy of Barleria cristata proved the maintenance of glucose homeostasis and may be used as a therapeutic agent in the management of diabetes mellitus.

  20. [Development of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in Highly Responsive and Mycotrophic Host Plant-Black Medick (Medicago lupulina L.)].

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    Yurkova, A P; Jacobi, L M; Gapeeva, N E; Stepanova, G V; Shishova, M F

    2015-01-01

    The main phases of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) development were analyzed in black medick (Medicago lupulina) with Glomus intraradices. Methods of light and transmission electron microscopy were used to investigate AM. The first mycorrhization was identified on the seventh day after sowing. M. lupulina with AM-fungus Glomus intraradices formed Arum type of AM. Roots of black medick at fruiting stage (on the 88th day) were characterized by the development of forceful mycelium. The thickness of mycelium was comparable with the vascular system of root central cylinder. The development of vesicules into intraradical spores was shown. Micelium, arbuscules, and vesicules developed in close vicinity to the division zone of root tip. This might be evidence of an active symbiotic interaction between partners. All stages of fungal development and breeding, including intraradical spores (in inter-cellular matrix of root cortex), were identified in the roots of black medick, which indicated an active utilization of host plant nutrient substrates by the mycosymbiont. Plant cell cytoplasm extension was identified around young arbuscular branches but not for intracellular hyphae. The presence of active symbiosis was confirmed by increased accumulation of phosphorus in M. lupulina root tissues under conditions of G. intraradices inoculation and low phosphorus level in the soil. Thus, black medick cultivar-population can be characterized as an ecologically obligate mycotrophic plant under conditions of low level of available phosphorus in the soil. Specific features of AM development in intensively mycotrophic black medick, starting from the stage of the first true leaf until host plant fruiting, were evaluated. The obtained plant-microbe system is a perspective model object for further ultracytological and molecular genetic studies of the mechanisms controlling arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiotic efficiency, including selection and investigation of new symbiotic plant mutants.

  1. CONSTITUENTS OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL OF CHIMONANTHUS ERA GRANCE LINDLE

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    KATAYOUN JAVIDN1A; RAMTN MIRI; MARYAM CHERIKI ABBAS SHAFIEE

    1999-01-01

    The constituent of the essential oil ofChimonanthus fragrance Lindle (Calycanthaceae) were characterized by GLC and GC/MS. Twenty components representing 97% of the oil composition of which fifteen were sesquiterpenes were identified. The major components were p-Elemene, p-Caryophyllene, y-Cadinene, y-Bisabolene, p-EIemenone and a-Eudesmol.

  2. Evaluation of three endemic Mediterranean plant species Atriplex halimus, Medicago lupulina and Portulaca oleracea for Phytoremediation of Ni, Pb and Zn

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    Chami, Ziad Al; Amer, Nasser; Bitar, Lina Al; Mondelli, Donato; Dumontet, Stefano

    2013-04-01

    The success of phytoremediation depends upon the identification of suitable plants species that hyperaccumulate/tolerate heavy metals and produce large amounts of biomass. In this study, three endemic Mediterranean plant species Atriplex halimus, Medicago lupulina and Portulaca oleracea, were grown hydroponically to assess their potential use in phytoremediation of Ni, Pb and Zn and biomass production. The objective of this research is to improve phytoremediation procedures by searching for a new endemic Mediterranean plant species which can be used for phytoremediation of low/moderate contamination in the Mediterranean arid and semiarid conditions and bioenergy production. The hydroponics experiment was carried out in a growth chamber using half strength Hoagland's solution as control (CTR) and 5 concentrations for Pb and Zn (5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg L-1) and 3 concentrations for Ni (1, 2, and 5 mg L-1). Complete randomized design with five replications was adopted. Main growth parameters (shoot and root dry weight, shoot and root length and chlorophyll content) were determined. Shoots and roots were analyzed for their metals contents. Some interesting contributions of this research are: (i) plant metal uptake efficiency ranked as follows: A. halimus > M. lupulina > P. oleracea, whereas heavy metal toxicity ranked as follows: Ni > Zn > Pb, (ii) none of the plant species was identified as hyperaccumulator, (iii) Atriplex halimus and Medicago lupulina can accumulate Ni, Pb and Zn in their roots, (iv) translocate small fraction to their above ground biomass, and (v) indicate moderate pollution levels of the environment. In addition, as they are a good biomass producer, they can be used in phytostabilisation of marginal lands and their above ground biomass can be used for livestock feeding as well for bioenergy production.

  3. EMBRYO RESCUE Dendrobium anosmum Lindl. USING IN VITRO CULTURE

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    Putu Yuni Astriani Dewi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the research is to analyse germination percentage, effect of coconut water addition in the media to number of last stage embryos and development of final stage D. anosmum Lindl. embryo. Research was conducted at Plant Structure and Development of Laboratory, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences University of Udayana and UPT. Balai Benih Induk Tanaman Pangan dan Hortikultura Provinsi Bali from February 2015 to July 2015. Three type of media were employed, i.e. PDA, Organic, MS. Three different concentration of coconut was added to media, i.e. 0 ml/L 50 ml/L, 100 ml/L. Results showed that seed D. anosmum Lindl. on PDA, Organic and MS has not germinated yet on all media, only swollen cells observed. Seed dormancy and maturity of seed were the main factors affecting seed germination. Addition of 100 ml / L coconut water in MS showed that media is capable to increase the formation of final stages embryos (> 32 cells. Embryo development on PDA and Organic largely showed cell stage embryos 1 to 8 cells, while MS media already showed embryo development stages of > 32 cells.

  4. Facile biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Barleria cristata: mosquitocidal potential and biotoxicity on three non-target aquatic organisms.

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    Govindarajan, Marimuthu; Benelli, Giovanni

    2016-03-01

    Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) act as vectors of important pathogens and parasites, such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and lymphatic filariasis. The use of synthetic mosquitocides often leads to high operational costs and adverse non-target effects. Recently, plant-borne compounds have been proposed for rapid extracellular biosynthesis of mosquitocidal nanoparticles. However, the impact of these nanomosquitocides against biological control agents of mosquito larval populations has been poorly studied. In this research, we biosynthesized silver nanoparticles (Ag NP) using the Barleria cristata leaf extract as a reducing and stabilizing agent. The biosynthesis of Ag NP was confirmed analyzing the excitation of surface plasmon resonance using ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometry. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed the clustered and irregular shapes of Ag NP. The presence of silver was confirmed by energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy investigated the identity of secondary metabolites, which may also act as Ag NP capping agents. The acute toxicity of B. cristata leaf extract and biosynthesized Ag NP was evaluated against larvae of Anopheles subpictus, Aedes albopictus, and Culex tritaeniorhynchus. Compared to the leaf aqueous extract, biosynthesized Ag NP showed higher toxicity against An. subpictus, Ae. albopictus, and Cx. tritaeniorhynchus with lethal concentration (LC)50 values of 12.46, 13.49, and 15.01 μg/mL, respectively. Notably, biosynthesized Ag NP were found safer to non-target organisms Diplonychus indicus, Anisops bouvieri, and Gambusia affinis, with respective LC50 values ranging from 633.26 to 866.92 μg/mL. Overall, our results highlight that B. cristata-fabricated Ag NP are a promising and eco-friendly tool against young instar populations of mosquito vectors of medical and veterinary importance.

  5. COMPARATIVE HAEMOSTATIC EFFICACY OF SUCCULENT LEAF EXTRACTS AND LATEX OF SOME WOUND HEALING PLANTS ON FRESH WOUND OF RABBIT

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    Shibabrata Pattanayak

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Ethnomedicinal report of haemostatic activity of six medicinal plants was validated by a study of the effect of succulent leaf extract of plant parts on the punch wound of rabbit for the first time. It was found that the succulent leave extracts of Artemisia nilagirica (Clarke, Barleria lupulina Lindl., Blumea lacera Dc., Croton bonplandianum Baill, Glinus lotoides Lin. and Mikania scandens (L Willd. can induce haemostasis in fresh wounds as compared to automatic haemostasis (120.00 ±2.91 seconds. The fresh leave extract of Mikania scandens took 25.00 ±1.87 seconds for haemostatic activity. Artemisia nilagirica (35.00 ± 1.50 seconds, Barleria lupulina (30.00 ±2.34 seconds, Blumea lacera (38.00 ±1.87 seconds, Glinus lotoides (35.00 ±2.29 seconds are having better action than Croton bonplandianum (leaf extract, which took 40.00 ±2.69 seconds time for haemostasis. The latex collected from the wounded small branches of living Croton bonplandianum plant is having highest efficacy in causing haemostasis (10.00 ±1.22 seconds, better than the positive control of Tincture Ferric per Chloride (13.00 ±2.54 seconds. The dermal toxicity study reveals that the application of the fresh plant extract on the skin of rat failed to produce any detrimental effect. The plant extracts collected from succulent plant leaves and particularly the latex collected from the living Croton bonplandianum Baill. plant can be used as haemostatic agents.

  6. A Novel Flavonoid Glucoside from Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl.

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    2006-01-01

    Eight compounds were isolated from the ethyl acetate- and n-butanol-soluble fractions of the ethanolic extract of the whole plant of Anoectochilus roxburghii(Wall.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae). On the basis of spectroscopic methods,the structures of these compounds were elucidated as quercetin-7-O-β-D-[6"-O-(trans-feruloyl)]-glucopyranoside (compound 1), 8-C-p-Hydroxybenzylquercetin (compound 2), isorhamnetin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (compound 3), isorhamnetin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (compound 4), kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (compound 5), kaempferol-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (compound 6), 5-hydroxy-3',4',7-trimethoxyflavonol-3-O-β-D-rutinoside (compound 7), and isorhamnetin-3-O-β-D-rutinoside (compound 8). Of the compounds isolated, compound 1 was a new flavonoid glucoside and exhibited strong scavenging activity against the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl free radical, whereas the ethanolic extract showed weak activity. Compounds 2-8 were obtained from this family for the first time.

  7. Nonfluorescent chlorophyll catabolites in loquat fruits (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.).

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    Ríos, José Julián; Roca, María; Pérez-Gálvez, Antonio

    2014-10-29

    Nonfluorescent chlorophyll catabolites (NCCs) and nonfluorescent dioxobilane chlorophyll catabolites (NDCCs) are the terminal compounds of the chlorophyll degradation pathway that may display beneficial properties to human health related to their antioxidant properties, which were recently shown. A profile of NCCs/NDCC of the loquat fruit Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. is described. From the 13 known different NCC structures described to date, three have been identified in loquats. Two new structures not defined so far were characterized in loquat fruits: Ej-NCC2, which corresponds to the methyl ester at C13(2) of Bn-NCC1 and in very low amount Ej-NDCC1, the only NDCC found in loquats. Keto-enol tautomerism at the C13(1) position in NCCs is described for the first time as a regular process in chlorophyll catabolism, probably through a nonspecific mechanism since almost all the chlorophyll catabolites structures detected in fruits of loquat present keto and enol tautomers. The results obtained have been possible through a high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization ion trap and quadropole time-of-flight mass spectrometry fitted with a powerful postprocessing software.

  8. Cryopreservation of Dendrobium heterocarpum Lindl. via encapsulation-dehydration method

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    Witaya Pimda

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The species Dendrobium heterocarpum Lindl., a wild orchid native to north and northeastThailand, creates an aura of mystique and grandeur with their intricate flower appearance which enthralsmany collectors within the country. An increase in collection for trade or any orther purposes may lead toa dramatic decrase in the population of this species, thus becoming rare or endangered species in thenear future. Cryopreservation is an alternative means for conservation of plant genetic resourceswhich can be applied to this species. This study, therefore, was aimed to optimize the conditions forencapsulation-dehydration method in D. heterocarpum. The protocorms were successfully cryopreservedas the following protocol. The protocorms were encapsulated with Ca-alginate, precultured on solid NDmedium supplemented with 0.25 M sucrose for 1 week in the dark at 0°C and subsequently preculturedin liquid ND medium supplemented with 0.25 M sucrose for 2 days in the dark at 0°C. Then, they weredehydrated by air-drying for 12 hours and plunged into LN for 1 day. Recovery percentage was 8.33%after 2 weeks of regrowth. However, preculture with ABA was found to insufficiently enhance freezingand thawing tolerance. TTC staining was negative and further regrowth on solid ND medium confirmedno survival of the cryopreserved protocorms.

  9. De sectie Corylifolii Lindl. en verwanten van het genus Rubus L. in Nederland

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    Beek, van de Bram

    2014-01-01

    In het kader van het voorbereiden van de checklist van de Nederlandse bramen was er dringend behoefte aan een herziening van de sectie Corylifolii Lindl.. Dit artikel voorziet daarin. De volgende nieuwe taxa werden beschreven: — Nieuwe sectie: Subidaei (Focke) A.Beek. Omdat de Subidaei in een andere

  10. Syringa oblata Lindl var. alba as a source of oleuropein and related compounds

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    Nenadis, N.; Vervoort, J.J.M.; Boeren, J.A.; Tsimidou, M.Z.

    2007-01-01

    The leaf methanol extract of Syringa oblata Lindl var. alba was investigated as a source of oleuropein and related compounds. The extract had a high total phenol content and a radical scavenging activity similar to that of the respective extract from Olea europaea leaves. HPLC-DAD characterisation o

  11. Factors affecting seed germination and protocorm development of Vandopsis gigantea (Lindl.) Pfitz. in vitro

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    Thibul, S.; Jantasilp, A.

    2006-01-01

    Seeds of Vandopsis gigantea (Lindl.) Pfitz. germinated with highest percentage of 60.62±7.24% on modified VW (Vacin and Went, 1949) medium supplemented with coconut water under light condition. Light not only caused seed germination percentage significantly higher than in darkness (p

  12. UJI VIABILITAS BENIH ANGGREK HITAM (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl. DENGAN MASA SIMPAN YANG BERBEDA

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    VEMY CLAUDIA

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl. is an epiphytic orchid spesies that iscurrently endangered. To protect and maintain the genetic resources it is necessary to find theproper way to store seeds in a long time. The purpose this study is to determine the viability ofthe black orchid seeds sowed in organic medium with different storage period. The result showedthat the seeds sown in fresh condition has the highest percentage of growth up to 60%, seedswith storage period of 2 weeks has growth percentage of 20%, while the storage period of 4weeks has growth percentage of 2.5%. The growth phase of sowed seeds in fresh condition andseeds storage in 2 weeks periode is phase 4 (second leaf formed embryo and seeds storage in 2weeks periode is phase 2 (green embryo. This suggest that the storage condition of black orchidseeds is influence physiology and seed viability.Keywords: Coelogyne pandurata Lindl., seed viability, storage periode

  13. AKLIMATISASI ANGGREK HITAM (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl.) HASIL PERBANYAKAN IN VITRO PADA MEDIA BERBEDA

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    Ni Kade Ayu Purnama Adi; Ida Ayu Astarini; Ni Putu Adriani Astiti

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    Black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl.) is an orchid endemic to the island ofBorneo. However, its existence is increasingly threatened with extinction. Conventionalpropagation efforts require a long time. Therefore in vitro propagation was performed. Thepurpose of this study was to determine the growth response of black orchids on the media anddifferent planting techniques. Black orchid plantlets that have been sub-cultured wasacclimatized in four different media types ie moss, fern, wood c...

  14. UJI VIABILITAS BENIH ANGGREK HITAM (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl.) DENGAN MASA SIMPAN YANG BERBEDA

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    VEMY CLAUDIA; IDA AYU ASTARINI; SANG KETUT SUDIRGA

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    The black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl.) is an epiphytic orchid spesies that iscurrently endangered. To protect and maintain the genetic resources it is necessary to find theproper way to store seeds in a long time. The purpose this study is to determine the viability ofthe black orchid seeds sowed in organic medium with different storage period. The result showedthat the seeds sown in fresh condition has the highest percentage of growth up to 60%, seedswith storage period of 2 weeks has...

  15. AKLIMATISASI ANGGREK HITAM (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl. HASIL PERBANYAKAN IN VITRO PADA MEDIA BERBEDA

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    Ni Kade Ayu Purnama Adi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl. is an orchid endemic to the island ofBorneo. However, its existence is increasingly threatened with extinction. Conventionalpropagation efforts require a long time. Therefore in vitro propagation was performed. Thepurpose of this study was to determine the growth response of black orchids on the media anddifferent planting techniques. Black orchid plantlets that have been sub-cultured wasacclimatized in four different media types ie moss, fern, wood charcoal, wood charcoal andcoconut fiber mixture and different planting techniques namely compot (community pot andthe individual, were allowed to grow for three months. Randomized block design (RBD wasutilised, obtained 8 combination treatments, with 7 replicates. The results showed blackorchid has a good growth response in the media moss, ferns, and a mixture of wood charcoaland coconut fiber, while the wood charcoal media showed unfavorable results. Differentplanting techniques showed no significant results. Percentage of high life shown in mixedmedia wood charcoal and coconut fiber and compot techniques.Keyword : Black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl., acclimatization, media

  16. Biomorphologische und Umwelt Arten der Gattung Marribium L., der Familie der Lamiaceae Lindl., Weit verbreitet in der Flora der Autonomen Republik Nachitschewan

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    Alekperow Ramiz

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    (Lamiaceae Lindl) Dieser Beitrag stellt biomorphologische, Umwelteigenschaften, Lebensraumtypen und die Perspektiven der zur Gattung Marrubium L., Familie der Lippenblütler gehörenden Arten, gemeinsame in der Flora der Autonomen Republik Nachitschewan.

  17. Identification of volatile compounds in thinning discards from plum trees (Prunus salicina Lindl. cultivar Harry Pickstone

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    Rossana Podestá

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. cv. Harry Pickstone, a China indigenous fruit, is widely produced and consumed in countries such as Japan and Brazil. The practice of thinning is common in horticulture and the fruits removed are discarded as waste. Like the great majority of vegetables, these thinning discards also contain essential oils which have not been investigated until the present time. The extraction of the plum thinning discards volatile oil, through the hydrodistillation method, produced a yield of 0.06% (m/m and a total of 21 components were identified, with 11 of them being responsible for 72,9% of the total oil composition. The major compounds determined through GC and GC-MS were Z-α-bisabolene (13.7%, n-hexadecanoic acid (12.7%, phytol (12.7%, and β-caryophyllene (10.4%.

  18. Bioguided identification of antifungal and antiproliferative compounds from the Brazilian orchid Miltonia flavescens Lindl.

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    Porte, Leticia F; Santin, Silvana M O; Chiavelli, Lucas U R; Silva, Cleuza C; Faria, Terezinha J; Faria, Ricardo T; Ruiz, Ana L T G; Carvalho, João E; Pomini, Armando M

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    The Orchidaceae family is appreciated worldwide for the beauty of its flowers, and hundreds of species of this family occur in Brazil. Yet little is known about the potential of orchids for therapeutic application. We have investigated bioactive compounds produced by the South Brazilian orchid Miltonia flavescens Lindl. Bioguided studies with the fungus Cladosporium herbarum allowed the identification of hydrocinnamic acid as the active antifungal compound. In addition, the chloroform fraction exhibited an interesting activity against human cancer cells, and 5,7-dihydroxy-6,4'-dimethoxyflavone isolated from this fraction was found to be active against seven human cancer cell lines, including NCI/ADR-RES ovary sarcoma, with an IC50 value of 2.6 microg/mL. This is the first report on the cytostatic activity of this flavone against human ovary sarcoma. PMID:24772822

  19. In vitro seed germination and seedling growth of Calanthe discolor Lindl

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    Bae Kee Hwa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the effects of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl and culture medium on embryo swelling and germination of Calanthe discolor Lindl., and established a method for determining the swelling and protocorm formation of C. discolor seeds via in vitro examination of immature seeds. Treatment of immature seeds with NaOCl greatly enhanced the extent of embryo swelling and protocorm formation of immature zygote embryos compared to seeds without NaOCl treatment. The effects of the culture media were also evaluated with regard to embryo swelling and protocorm formation of in vitro cultured seeds with and without NaOCl treatment. Additionally, the effects of white fluorescent light and red and blue LED lights on seedling growth in in vitro culture were examined. The most suitable condition for seedling growth after 12 weeks of culture was the red LED light with POM medium. These results show effective asymbiotic germination and growth of C. discolor.

  20. In-Vitro Seed Germination and Effect of Growth Regulators on Subsequent Development of Protocorms of Eulophia Nuda Lindl

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    Varsha Dawande

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Asymbiotic seed germination of Eulophia nuda Lindl. was observed on Knudson C medium. About 90% seeds germinated within 8-10 weeks and formed green protocorms in 11-12 weeks. Effect of BA and IBA was studied on plantlet development from protocorms. BA shows the best results with respect to number and length of shoots. Maximum number (6.45±1.36 and length (3.90±0.99 was observed on MS medium supplemented with 4.44μM.BA. Maximum root growth was also observed on same medium (4.8±0.99 number of roots and 1.43±0.13cm length. The regenerated plantlets were successfully acclimatized and transferred to earthen pots. The results presented here show that in vitro seed germination and plantlet development in Eulophia nuda Lindl., an endangered orchid, can be achieved at a higher rate by this method.

  1. Influence of extraction techniques on antioxidant properties and bioactive compounds of loquat fruit (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) skin and pulp extracts

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    Delfanian, Mojtaba; Esmaeilzadeh Kenari, Reza; Sahari, Mohammad Ali

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the bioactive compounds of loquat fruit (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) skin and pulp extracted by two extraction methods (solvent and ultrasound-assisted) with three solvents (ethanol, water and ethanol–water) were compared to supercritical fluid extraction. The antioxidant activities of skin and pulp extracts were evaluated and compared to tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH˙) radical scavenging, β-carotene bleaching, and the Rancimat ass...

  2. Investigation of Antileishmanial Effect of Alcoholic Extract and Essential Oil of Medicinal Plant Leaf Black Alfalfa (Medicago Lupulina, on The Number of Clinical Isolates of Leishmania Major Promastigotes in Vitro

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    E Gharirvand Eskandari

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Leishmaniasis has created enormous global health problems. Side effects, drug resistance and the lack of effective vaccines had led to the new effective compounds effective of plants. The aim of this study was to introduce a traditional medicinal plant called Black alfalfa (Medicago Lupulina that can be used as a valuable resource against cutaneous leishmaniasis. Methods: In this experimental study, alcoholic extract was prepared by maceration and essential oil by distillation water method. Leishmania major promastigotes were cultured at 25 ± 2° C in N.N.N culturemedium, then in Schneider and next were cultured in RPMI- 1640. afterward, using MTT (Methyl Thiazole Tetrazolium, the IC50 (Inhibitory Concentrations 50% for extracts, essence and Glucantime were determined. The results using Tukey and t-test were analyzed and were presented by software SPSS16. MTT assay were repeated. 3 times for each sample. Results: IC50 for alfalfa leaf extract and essential oil of black alfalfa and Glucantime against L. major promastigotes was determined after 24, 48 and 72 hours, 240, 130 and 69 micrograms per ml, and 801, 340 and 190 micrograms per ml, also 26, 19 and 11 micrograms per ml , respectively. There was a significant differences between the IC50 plant extract and essential oil and Glucantime after 24, 48 and 72 hours. Conclusion: Alcoholic extracts and essential oil the plant had significant anti leishmaniasis effects in vitro. In this way, it can be considered as an anti-leishmaniasis among the herbs.

  3. Germination and Regeneration of Cymbidium findlaysonianum Lindl. on a Medium Supplemented with Some Organic Sources

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    Supavadee TAWARO

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Seeds of Cymbidium findlaysonianum Lindl. were germinated and regenerated on media supplemented with various additives. After germination for 3 months, solidified Vacin and Went (VW medium supplemented with, 15 % coconut water, 5 % banana homogenate, 5 % potato homogenate, 0.2 % activated charcoal and 20 g/l sucrose promoted higher seedling germination than the control medium. The number of protocorm cultured in a modified liquid VW medium with Murashige and Skoog (MS vitamin (VWM increased 4 times for every month of culture, a significant difference from the VW medium, MS medium and half strength MS medium (½ MS. Moreover, the activated charcoal added to the medium stimulated seedlings growth significantly more than when coconut water, banana homogenate and/or potato homogenate were added to the medium. Healthy plants transferred to a plastic tray containing coconut peat successfully acclimatized (70 % in the greenhouse. More than 100,000 plantlets may be obtained from a capsule after being cultured for a year. Thus, organic additives and medium components had an effect on the growth and development of asymbiotic seeds in C. findlaysonianum.

  4. Effects of Lanthanum and Europium on Rooting of Plantlet Eriobotrya Japonica Lindl. in vitro

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    宋卫平; 洪法水; 万志刚; 周玉珍

    2002-01-01

    The effect of La3+ and Eu3+ on the rooting of Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. plantlet in vitro was studied with adding La3+ and Eu3+ to the rooted medium. The rooting rate, the number of root and the length of root were studied after transplanting 20 d. The activity of peroxidase, nitrate reductase and fresh weight of roots were determined after transplanting 44 d. The results show that the optimum concentration range of La3+ (1.0~3.0 μmol·L-1), Eu3+ (2.0~3.0 μmol*L-1) in the rooted medium can increase the rooting rate and the fresh weight of roots, and promote the length of root and raise the activities of peroxidase and nitrate reductase significantly. La3+ has more effect in improving the rooting rate, root length and the activities of peroxidase and less effect in promoting root fresh weight and the activities of nitrate reductase than Eu3+.

  5. Micropropagation of Chinese Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. Using Mature Stem Segments

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    Ying-Ning ZOU

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available An effective in vitro culture system for mature stem segments of Chinese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. cv. �Gulf-ruby� was established. The nodal segments of 1 cm were cut from young shoots in open field, sterilized and established in vitro. The successfully induced culture was achieved on woody plant medium (WPM supplemented with 0.05-0.1 mg/l IBA, 0.5-1.0 mg/l BA, 30 g/l glucose, 5 g/l agar and 1.0 g/l Vc. The successful shoot multiplication was achieved on WPM with 0.05-0.1 mg/l IBA, 0.2 mg/l BA, 0.3 mg/l KT and 1.0 g/l casein hydrolysate. Elongation of the shoot in vitro was facilitated on WPM with 0.05 mg/l IBA, 0.3 mg/l KT/BA and 1.0 g/l casein hydrolysate. The shoots from microcuttings were rooted in 1/2 MS (half strength MS supplemented with 0.2-0.5 mg/l IBA, 15 g/l sucrose and 20-40 mg/l phloroglucinol (PG. Regenerated shoots successfully acclimatized to greenhouse conditions and grew vigorously with no apparent phenotypic aberrations.

  6. Long-term preservation of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. using encapsulation method

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    Sutarat Khonkayan

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The species Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl., a wild orchid native to north and northeastThailand, is rapidly depopulated in its natural stand by ingathering for trade within the country. Thiscauses it to become a rare or endangered species in the near future. Long-term preservation is analternative approach for conservation of plant genetic resources which can be applied to this species.This study was aimed to optimize the conditions for seed germination, protocorm induction andproliferation, and preserving D. chrysotoxum protocorms via encapsulation-dehydration method. Seedssuccessfully germinated on solid ND medium in the absence of plant growth regulators. Solid ND mediumsupplemented with 4 mg/l BA was found to promote protocorm proliferation. The proliferation rate was85%. The seed-derived protocorms were successfully cryopreserved as the following protocol. Theprotocorms were encapsulated with Ca-alginate and then precultured in liquid ND medium supplementedwith 0.25 M sucrose for 1 week in the dark at 4 °C. They were further precultured in liquid ND mediumsupplemented with 0.75 M sucrose for 2 days in the dark at 4 °C and dehydrated by air-drying for 5 hand subsequently placed in a freezer at -80 °C for 2 weeks. TTC staining exhibited viability rate of 64%.

  7. Improvement of grafting procedures for the ornamental species: II. Abies concolor [(Gord. & Glend. Lindl

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    Ioan Blada

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The achieved results concerning the grafting silver-fir - Abies concolor [(Gord. & Glend. Lindl] scions on white-fir (Abies alba Mill. rootstocks are reporting in this article. The double-side-veneer grafting method and the plastic tape and the ecological CeraltinŽ wax were applied in four experimental variants. The side-veneer-grafting method and the classic materials, such as raffia and the hot wax were used at the two controls involved in this experiment. The grafting success expressed in percents, were transformed in arcsin square root of percent values, and a two-way analysis of variance was performed. Highly significant (p < 0.001 statistical differences were found between grafting variants, including controls. The Duncan Multiple Range Test showed that the four experimental grafting variants were highly significantly (p < 0.01 be-tter than the two controls. The grafting success of the best experimental variant has surpassed the two controls by 129 and 153%, respectively. Consequently, the double-side-veneer grafting method, the new developed plastic tape and the ecological CeraltinŽ wax have contributed to this grafting success owing to which they are recommended to be used for grafting silver-fir ornamental trees.

  8. Extracción de ADN y una prueba inical de primers en Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. Para marcadores AFLP

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    Gabriela Orozco Gutiérrez; Ramón del Val Díaz; Mario González Chavira; Hipólito Jesús Muñoz Flores; Víctor M. Coria Avalos; J. Jesús García Magaña

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    Se desarrollo un método de extracción de ADN simple, rápido y de alto rendimiento para Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. del área semillera establecida en Jerahuaro, Michoacán para la producción de semilla de calidad. Se implementaron herramientas moleculares (AFLP) para identificar su relación genética inter-especie. Es muy importante contar con el protocolo de extracción y purificación de ADN estandarizado para la especie de interés, debido a que este proceso constituye una etapa clave en todos lo...

  9. Efeito do ácido indolbutírico no enraizamento de estacas de ramos de plantas de ameixeira (Prunus salicina, Lindl. Effect of indolbutyric acid on the rooting of plum branch cuttings (Prunus sofrena, Lindl.

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    E. Kersten

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de quatro concentrações de ácido indolbutírico (IBA, no enraizamento de estacas de ramos de ameixeira (Prunus salicina, Lindl., coletadas de plantas tratadas com bórax e sulfato de zinco e controle, executado em quatro épocas. Os experimentos foram conduzidos em viveiros, sob condição de nebulização artificial intermitente. Os resultados obtidos mostram a influência de cultivar, época e concentração de IBA, não sendo verificado efeito de bórax ou sulfato de zinco na percentagem de estacas enraizadas.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of four concentrations of indolbutyric acid on the rooting of plum branch cuttings (Prunus salicina, Lindl. collected from plants treated with borax and zinc sulfate, in four periods. The experiments were conducted in a nursery with intermitent artificial mist conditions. The results showed a positive effect of cultivars, periods and IBA concentrations, and there was no effect of either borax or zinc sulfate on rooting of branch cuttings.

  10. Anatomia foliar de quatro espécies do gênero Cattleya Lindl. (Orchidaceae do Planalto Central Brasileiro Foliar anatomy of four species of genus Cattleya Lindl. (Orchidaceae of the Brazilian Central Planalt

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    Rosane Zanenga-Godoy

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    Full Text Available As espécies analisadas (Cattleya araguaiensis Pabst, C. bicolor Lindl., C. nobilior Rchb. e C. walkeriana Gardn. apresentam epiderme uniestratificada em ambas as faces da lâmina foliar, ocorrendo estômatos na face abaxial; deposição de cera epicuticular em crostas, escamas, flocos e plaquetas; em C. araguaiensis ocorrem estegmatas incrustados nas células epidérmicas; em todas as espécies ocorre hipoderme com células de paredes espessadas; mesofilo bifacial, compacto; células paliçádicas atípicas, com barras de espessamento; feixes vasculares colaterais dispostos alternadamente, acompanhados por bainha de fibras; cordões fibrosos acompanhados por estegmatas ocorrem longitudinalmente na lâmina foliar; presença de ráfides. Os aspectos descritos revelam acentuada xeromorfia, em função de economia de água.The analyzed species (Cattleya araguaiensis Pabst, C. bicolor Lindl., C. nobilior Rchb. e C. walkeriana Gardn. present unistratified epidermis at both surfaces with stomata at abaxial surface; deposition of epicuticular wax in crusts, scales, granules and plates; C. araguaiensis presents stegmata at epidermal cells; others characteristics present at all species are: hypodermis cells with thick walls; bifacial and compact mesophyll; atipic cells ofpalisade parenchyma with thichness bars; collateral vascular bundles alternate accompanied by sheath fibers; cordon fibers accompanied by stegmata in the foliar blade; raphids. The described aspects reveal accentuate xeromorphy for water economy.

  11. Transcriptome Analysis of Syringa oblata Lindl. Inflorescence Identifies Genes Associated with Pigment Biosynthesis and Scent Metabolism.

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    Jian Zheng

    Full Text Available Syringa oblata Lindl. is a woody ornamental plant with high economic value and characteristics that include early flowering, multiple flower colors, and strong fragrance. Despite a long history of cultivation, the genetics and molecular biology of S. oblata are poorly understood. Transcriptome and expression profiling data are needed to identify genes and to better understand the biological mechanisms of floral pigments and scents in this species. Nine cDNA libraries were obtained from three replicates of three developmental stages: inflorescence with enlarged flower buds not protruded, inflorescence with corolla lobes not displayed, and inflorescence with flowers fully opened and emitting strong fragrance. Using the Illumina RNA-Seq technique, 319,425,972 clean reads were obtained and were assembled into 104,691 final unigenes (average length of 853 bp, 41.75% of which were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database. Among the annotated unigenes, 36,967 were assigned to gene ontology categories and 19,956 were assigned to eukaryoticorthologous groups. Using the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway database, 12,388 unigenes were sorted into 286 pathways. Based on these transcriptomic data, we obtained a large number of candidate genes that were differentially expressed at different flower stages and that were related to floral pigment biosynthesis and fragrance metabolism. This comprehensive transcriptomic analysis provides fundamental information on the genes and pathways involved in flower secondary metabolism and development in S. oblata, providing a useful database for further research on S. oblata and other plants of genus Syringa.

  12. Polar extracts from (Tunisian Acacia salicina Lindl. Study of the antimicrobial and antigenotoxic activities

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    Boubaker Jihed

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Methanolic, aqueous and Total Oligomer Flavonoids (TOF-enriched extracts obtained from the leaves of Acacia salicina 'Lindl.' were investigated for antibacterial, antimutagenic and antioxidant activities. Methods The antimicrobial activity was tested on the Gram positive and Gram negative reference bacterial strains. The Mutagenic and antimutagenic activities against direct acting mutagens, methylmethane sulfonate (MMS and 4-nitro-o-phenylenediamine (NOPD, and indirect acting mutagens, 2-aminoanthracene (2-AA and benzo[a]pyrene (B(aP were performed with S. typhimurium TA102 and TA98 assay systems. In addition, the enzymatic and nonenzymatic methods were employed to evaluate the anti-oxidative effects of the tested extracts. Results A significant effect against the Gram positive and Gram negative reference bacterial strains was observed with all the extracts. The mutagenic and antimutagenic studies revealed that all the extracts decreased the mutagenicity induced by B(aP (7.5 μg/plate, 2-AA (5 μg/plate, MMS (1.3 mg/plate and NOPD (10 μg/plate. Likewise, all the extracts showed an important free radical scavenging activity towards the superoxide anion generated by the xanthine/xanthine oxidase assay system, as well as high Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC, against the 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid diammonium salt (ABTS+• radical. TOF-enriched extract exhibited the highest protective effect against free radicals, direct acting-mutagen and metabolically activated S9-dependent mutagens. Conclusions The present study indicates that the extracts from A. salicina leaves are a significant source of compounds with the antimutagenic and antioxidant activities, and this may be useful for developing potential chemopreventive substances.

  13. Simulation of water-limited growth of the forage shrub saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) in a low-rainfall environment of southern Australia

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    Descheemaeker, K.K.E.; Smith, A.P.; Robertson, M.J.; Whitbread, A.; Huth, N.I.; Davoren, W.; Emms, J.; Llewellyn, R.

    2014-01-01

    Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) is a useful forage shrub for livestock in the low-rainfall areas of the world, and particularly in Australia. In these semi-arid and arid environments, saltbush is valuable for increasing the production from otherwise marginal areas of the farm and durin

  14. Low soil water and nutrient availability below New Zealand kauri ( Agathis australis (D. Don) Lindl.) trees increase the relative fitness of kauri seedlings

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    Verkaik, E.; Berendse, F.; Gardner, R.O.

    2007-01-01

    Tree species can affect the soil they are growing on and this might influence their fitness. The New Zealand gymnosperm tree species kauri (Agathis australis (D. Don) Lindl.) which grows in mixed angiosperm¿gymnosperm forests has a substantial effect upon the soil. We studied the hypotheses that: (1

  15. Effects of different factors on immature embryo culture, PLBs differentiation and rapid mass multiplication of Coelogyne suaveolens (Lindl.) Hook.

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    Sungkumlong; Deb, Chitta Ranjan

    2008-04-01

    In vitro mass production of C. suaveolens (Lindl.) Hook, an endangered orchid with its snowy white flowers having horticultural potential was accomplished through immature seed culture, and subsequent plant regeneration. The developmental stage of the immature seeds and nutrient media significantly influenced the germination frequency. Seeds at 13 months after pollination cultured on 3% sucrose containing Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium with 9 microM alpha-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), and 15% coconut water exhibited 93% germination after 40 days of culture. Upon subculture, the germinated shoots on MS medium with 9 microM BA, 6 microM NAA, 3% casein hydrolysate and 0.1% activated charcoal (AC) yielded >12 shoots per shoot or bud. Addition of AC favoured the enlargement of pseudobulbs and better rooting. The plantlets transferred to community potting mix after in vitro hardening (8-10 wk) displayed 85% survival. PMID:18512333

  16. Effects of different factors on immature embryo culture, PLBs differentiation and rapid mass multiplication of Coelogyne suaveolens (Lindl.) Hook.

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    Sungkumlong; Deb, Chitta Ranjan

    2008-04-01

    In vitro mass production of C. suaveolens (Lindl.) Hook, an endangered orchid with its snowy white flowers having horticultural potential was accomplished through immature seed culture, and subsequent plant regeneration. The developmental stage of the immature seeds and nutrient media significantly influenced the germination frequency. Seeds at 13 months after pollination cultured on 3% sucrose containing Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium with 9 microM alpha-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), and 15% coconut water exhibited 93% germination after 40 days of culture. Upon subculture, the germinated shoots on MS medium with 9 microM BA, 6 microM NAA, 3% casein hydrolysate and 0.1% activated charcoal (AC) yielded >12 shoots per shoot or bud. Addition of AC favoured the enlargement of pseudobulbs and better rooting. The plantlets transferred to community potting mix after in vitro hardening (8-10 wk) displayed 85% survival.

  17. CARACTERIZAÇÃO HISTOQUÍMICA DOS FOLÍOLOS DE SPONDIAS TUBEROSA ARRUDA (ANACARDIACEAE LINDL.

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    Osmar Nascimento-Silva

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Is a native species of the Brazilian half-barren, pertaining to the family Anacardiaceae Lindl., being of importance socioeconomic for the populations of these regions. With intention to supply subsidies that contribute for optimum knowledge of the species, the present work has for objective the histochemistry characterization of leaflets of Spondias tuberosa Arruda. For this study cuts of the transversal from medium portion of leaflets, submitting them later the diverse reagents and corantings. The analyses had evidenced the starch granule presence, oxalate of calcium crystals, greasy composites, resins, phenolic composites and tannins. Mucilages peptics and reducing sugars had not been found in no tissues to leaflet. One expects that the results of the histochemistry tests serve as elements to qualitative comparison for identification of phytotherapeutics drugs and to the prospection of the principle(s active(s of the vegetable.

  18. Short-term and long-term effects of tannins on nitrogen mineralisation and litter decomposition in kauri (Agathis australis (D. Don) Lindl.) forests

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    Verkaik, E.; Jongkind, A.G.; Berendse, F.

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    Kauri (Agathis australis (D. Don) Lindl.) occurs naturally in the warm temperate forest of northern New Zealand where it grows mixed with angiosperm tree species. Below mature kauri trees thick organic layers develop in which large amounts of nitrogen are accumulated. This nitrogen seems to be inaccessible to plants. While litter quality can explain the low decomposition rate below kauri, it is not known what causes the accumulation of nitrogen. We hypothesised that kauri tannins reduce nitro...

  19. The effect of some organic compounds and NAA application on the in vitro growth of the black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl.)

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    2006-01-01

    Coelogyne pandurata Lindl. is a lowland epiphytic orchid that has pale green flowers with typically black markings on the lips. This species conventionally propagated asexually by rhizome. This orchid is now facing a great conservation problem and threatened to extinction due to human exploitation. That is why conservation activities such as developing proper cultivation, are urgently required. An in vitro experiment was conducted at the Laboratory of Tissue Culture at Bogor Botanic Garden. T...

  20. 花叶假杜鹃花中的环烯醚萜苷[英]/Suksamrarn S…//Planta Med

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    王洋

    2005-01-01

    花叶假杜鹃(Barleria lupulina)传统用作抗炎剂,可治疗虫蛇咬伤、单纯疱疹和带状疱疹。本次从该植物花中分离出1个新的环烯醚萜二糖苷(1)和8个已知的环烯醚萜葡糖苷(2~9)。

  1. Morfoanatomia dos órgãos vegetativos de Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. (Oncidiineae, Orchidaceae = Morphoanatomic characterization of the vegetative organs of Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. (Oncidiineae, Orchidaceae

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    Greta Aline Dettke

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de caracterizar os tecidos especializados que tornam Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. capaz de ocupação do ambiente epifítico, seus órgãos vegetativos foram analisados morfoanatomicamente. As folhas estão recobertas por cutícularelativamente fina, e os estômatos estão presentes apenas na face abaxial. A hipoderme adaxial está formada por uma camada de células e o parênquima clorofiliano é do tipo homogêneo. Nos feixes vasculares foliares, do tipo colateral, há calotas de fibras em ambosos polos de tecidos condutores, enquanto que, nos pseudobulbos e rizoma, mostram-se com calota mais evidente junto ao polo floemático. Compondo o parênquima fundamental dos pseudobulbos, estão células de dimensões variadas, sempre com paredes finas. Nas raízes, ocorrem 3-5 camadas de velame e 5-8 camadas corticais. A exoderme apresenta paredes pouco espessadas, enquanto que, na endoderme, são espessadas em “U” ou “O” quando maduras.The objective of this study was to morphologically and anatomically analyze the vegetative organs of Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f., in order to characterize the specialized tissues that enable thisspecies to thrive in epiphytic environments. The leaves are covered by a relatively thin cuticle, with the stomata present only in the abaxial surface. A single layer of cells makes up the adaxial hypodermis, and the chlorenchyma is homogeneous. In the collateral vascular bundles, there are fiber sheaths on both poles of conductor tissues, while pseudobulbs and rhizomes present a more evident sheath of fibers only by the phloematic pole. Cells of various dimensions, with thin walls, compose the fundamental parenchyma of thepseudobulb. Roots are composed of three to seven velamen layers and five to eight cortical layers. The exodermis features thin walls, while in the endoderm they are thickened in a “U” or “O” shape when mature.

  2. Anatomia foliar de Corymbia calophylla (Lindl. K.D.Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Myrtaceae Leaf anatomy of Corymbia calophylla (Lindl. K.D. Hill e L.A.S. Johnson (Myrtaceae

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    Patrícia Mathias Döll-Boscardin

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Corymbia pertence à família Myrtaceae e envolve mais de 100 espécies arbóreas. Particularmente, a espécie Corymbia calophylla (Lindl. K.D.Hill & L.A.S. Johnson é um dos taxa transferidos de Eucalyptus para Corymbia, com utilização para a fabricação de mobiliário requintado e para o tratamento de disfunções digestivas, segundo a medicina tradicional australiana. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar as características anatômicas da folha de C. calophylla, a partir de espécimes coletados na Embrapa Florestas (Colombo-PR, Brasil. As análises anatômicas foram conduzidas a partir dos métodos usuais de microscopia fotônica e microscopia eletrônica. A anatomia foliar revelou a presença de estômatos anomocíticos na face abaxial da folha, mesofilo dorsiventral e nervura mediana com cavidades secretoras inseridas no sistema vascular. Em secção transversal, o pecíolo apresentou formato plano-convexo. Na estrutura anatômica do limbo foliar, da nervura mediana e do pecíolo foram observadas cavidades secretoras contendo material de natureza lipofílica, além de idioblastos de conteúdo fenólico. Alguns idioblastos contendo drusas de oxalato de cálcio foram também observados no parênquima da nervura mediana de C. calophylla.Corymbia, a genus of Myrtaceae, shows more than 100 tree species. In particular, Corymbia calophylla (Lindl. K.D.Hill & L.A.S. Johnson is one of the taxa changed from Eucalyptus to Corymbia. C. calophylla has been used for fine furniture and for treating digestive upsets according to the Australian traditional medicine. The goal of this paper was to study the anatomical data of leaves from C. calophylla. The botanical material was collected from Embrapa Forest (Colombo-PR, Brazil. The anatomical analyses were performed by the usual light and scanning microtechniques. Anomocytic stomata were observed on the abaxial surface. The foliar blade showed dorsiventral mesophyll. Midrib having secretory

  3. Phylogeography of Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus Lindl.) inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA: insights into evolutionary patterns and demographic history.

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    Chen, T; Chen, Q; Luo, Y; Huang, Z-L; Zhang, J; Tang, H-R; Pan, D-M; Wang, X-R

    2015-07-01

    Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus Lindl.) is a commercially valuable fruit crop in China. In order to obtain new insights into its evolutionary history and provide valuable recommendations for resource conservation, phylogeographic patterns of 26 natural populations (305 total individuals) from six geographic regions were analyzed using chloroplast and nuclear DNA fragments. Low levels of haplotype and nucleotide diversity were found in these populations, especially in landrace populations. It is likely that a combined effect of botanical characteristics impact the effective population size, such as inbreeding mating system, long life span, as well as vegetative reproduction. In addition, strong bottleneck effect caused by domestication, together with founder effect after dispersal and subsequent demographic expansion, might also accelerate the reduction of the genetic variation in landrace populations. Interestingly, populations from Longmen Mountain (LMM) and Daliangshan Mountain (DLSM) exhibited relatively higher levels of genetic diversity, inferring the two historical genetic diversity centers of the species. Moreover, moderate population subdivision was also detected by both chloroplast DNA (GST = 0.215; NST = 0.256) and nuclear DNA (GST = 0.146; NST = 0.342), respectively. We inferred that the episodes of efficient gene flow through seed dispersal, together with features of long generation cycle and inbreeding mating system, were likely the main contributors causing the observed phylogeographic patterns. Finally, factors that led to the present demographic patterns of populations from these regions and taxonomic varieties were also discussed. PMID:25521479

  4. Proteomic and morphometric study of the in vitro interaction between Oncidium sphacelatum Lindl. (Orchidaceae) and Thanatephorus sp. RG26 (Ceratobasidiaceae).

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    López-Chávez, Mariana Yadira; Guillén-Navarro, Karina; Bertolini, Vincenzo; Encarnación, Sergio; Hernández-Ortiz, Magdalena; Sánchez-Moreno, Irene; Damon, Anne

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    Orchidaceae establish symbiotic relationships with fungi in the Rhizoctonia group, resulting in interactions beneficial to both organisms or in cell destruction in one of them (pathogenicity). Previous studies have focused mostly on terrestrial species with a few, preliminary studies, on epiphytes. To further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in these symbioses, we evaluated the interaction between Oncidium sphacelatum Lindl. and the mycorrhizal fungus Thanatephorus sp. strain RG26 (isolated from a different orchid species) in vitro using morphometric and proteomic analyses. Evidence from the morphometric and microscopic analysis showed that the fungus promoted linear growth and differentiation of orchid protocorms during 98 days interaction. On day 63, protocorm development was evident, so we analyzed the physiological response of both organisms at that moment. Proteome results suggest that orchid development stimulated by the fungus apparently involves cell cycle proteins, purine recycling, ribosome biogenesis, energy metabolism, and secretion that were up-regulated in the orchid; whereas in the fungus, a high expression of proteins implicated in stress response, protein-protein interaction, and saccharides and protein biosynthesis were found in the symbiotic interaction. This is the first work reporting proteins differentially expressed in the epiphytic orchid-fungus interaction and will contribute to the search for molecular markers that will facilitate the study of this symbiosis in both wild orchids and those in danger of extinction.

  5. Ex Vitro Seedling Development from In Vitro Rhizome-Like Bodies in Eulophia promensis Lindl.: A New Technique for Orchid Propagation

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    Mohammad Musharof Hossain

    2015-01-01

    This communication describes in vitro seed germination, embryo differentiation, and ex vitro seedling production from in vitro rhizome-like bodies of a terrestrial orchid, Eulophia promensis Lindl. Effects of two nutrient media, namely, Murashige and Skoog (MS) and Phytotechnology Orchid Seed Sowing medium (P723) supplemented with 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP; 0.5–1.0 mgL−1) and/or α-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA; 0.5–1.0 mgL−1) and activated charcoal (2.0 gL−1), were studied on seed germination a...

  6. Morphology and stucture of wild apple (Malus silvestris Mill.).common pear (Pyrus cofnmunis L.) and Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb) Lindl. seeds

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    Stanisław Pelc

    2014-01-01

    The outer and inner structure of wild apple (Malus silvestris Mill.), common pear (Pyrus communis L.) and Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. seeds was investigated. It was found that the outer structure exhibits good diagnostic features expressed in the first place in the relief of the seed coat and further in the arrangement and appearance of the site of attachment of the free end of the funiculus and the shape of the seeds. In ripe seeds there is, under the thick seed coat, an endosperm l...

  7. Morphology and stucture of wild apple (Malus silvestris Mill..common pear (Pyrus cofnmunis L. and Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb Lindl. seeds

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    Stanisław Pelc

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The outer and inner structure of wild apple (Malus silvestris Mill., common pear (Pyrus communis L. and Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb. Lindl. seeds was investigated. It was found that the outer structure exhibits good diagnostic features expressed in the first place in the relief of the seed coat and further in the arrangement and appearance of the site of attachment of the free end of the funiculus and the shape of the seeds. In ripe seeds there is, under the thick seed coat, an endosperm layer completely surrounding the embryo which has large cotyledons and a thick rootlet.

  8. Distribuição espacial de Mesadenella cuspidata (Lindl. Garay (Orchidaceae em uma floresta ribeirinha em Santa Maria, RS, Brasil Spatial distribution of Mesadenella cuspidata (Lindl. Garay (Orchidaceae in a riparian forest, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    Jean Carlos Budke

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    Full Text Available Mesadenella cuspidata é uma orquídea terrícola encontrada no interior de florestas no Sul do Brasil. Apesar de seu valor ecológico e ornamental, pouco se conhece sobre a biologia desta espécie. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram identificar o padrão de distribuição espacial de M. cuspidata e verificar se há correlação entre o número de indivíduos jovens e adultos em uma floresta ribeirinha. Para o levantamento, foram amostradas 60 parcelas de 16m² cada. Durante agosto e setembro/2001 foram inventariados os indivíduos jovens e adultos das parcelas. Para identificar-se o padrão de distribuição espacial, utilizaram-se o índice de Morisita (MI e a razão de variância/média (R. Foram encontrados 463 indivíduos jovens e 178 adultos. Indivíduos jovens e adultos apresentaram distribuição espacial agrupada, sendo que os adultos (IM = 2,17; R = 4,52 estão mais agrupados que os jovens (IM = 1,82; R = 7,82. O coeficiente de correlação linear encontrado r = 0,61, demonstrou que a densidade de indivíduos adultos está altamente relacionada à densidade de indivíduos jovens.Mesadenella cuspidata (Lindl. Garay is a terrestrial orchid found inside Southern Brazilian forests. In spite of its ecological and ornamental value, little information is aviable on its biology. The aim of this work was the identification of the spatial distribution patterns of M. cuspidata in a riparian forest. We have sampled 60 quadrats of 16m² each. All the young and adult individuals of the quadrats were included. To identify the pattern of spatial distribution, the Morisita Index (MI and the variance/mean Reason (R were used. The linear correlation coefficient was used to verify if there is correlation between populations of the juvenils and adults. From 641 individuals sampled, 463 were juvenils and 178 were adults. Juvenils and adult individuals presented gregarious spatial distribution, but the adults (MI = 2,17; R = 4,52 were more gregarious than the

  9. Efecto del carbón activado y ácido indol acético en el desarrollo de protocormos de Masdevallia coccinea Linden ex Lindl. y Maxillaria nutans Lindl.. In vitro

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    Jaime Alonso Pedroza-Manrique

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Título en inglés: Effect of activated charcoal indol and acetic acid in the development of Masdevallia coccinea Linden ex Lindl y Maxillaria nutans Lindl. protocorm like bodies under in vitro. Resumen En esta investigación se pretende estimular el desarrollo de protocormos de Masdevallia coccinea y Maxillaria nutans bajo condiciones in vitro utilizando diferentes concentraciones de ácido indol acético y carbón activado. El protocolo obtenido es una alternativa de la conservación de orquídeas que se encuentran en vías de extinción, y además permite contribuir con el mejoramiento medioambiental. En la evaluación del desarrollo vegetativo bajo condiciones in vitro de los protocormos de Masdevallia coccinea y Maxillaria nutans, orquídeas en vías de extinción, se obtuvo que solamente Maxillaria nutans alcanzará su desarrollo exitoso mediante el cultivo in vitro en el medio Murashige y Skoog (1962, donde se evaluó el efecto de la interacción entre el carbón activado (0,0; 0,5, 1,0 % (p/v y el ácido indol acético (0,0; 0,5; 1,0 mg/L-1. El medio de cultivo empleado fue enriquecido con sacarosa al 3% y el Myo inositol al 0,1 g/L-1. Los protocormos de Masdevallia coccinea evidenciaron que se encontraban inmaduros, situación por la cual no lograron su desarrollarlo vegetativo en el experimento planteado, en atención a que se encontraban en el periodo de latencia. Por esta razón, es de gran importancia tener en cuenta que las cápsulas de las orquídeas deben estar bien maduras, a fin de garantizar que los protocormos que se forman in vitro sean maduros y completen con facilidad su morfofisiológía. Mientras que los protocormos de Maxillaria nutans dieron un mayor rendimiento en su desarrollo vegetativo. En esta investigación se determinó que el efecto de la interacción de 0,5% de carbón activado con 0,5 mg/L-1 de AIA es positivo sobre la tasa de crecimiento para el desarrollo de los protocormos de Maxillaria nutans bajo

  10. Biogeografia do gênero Galeandra lindl. (Orchidaceae : Catasetinae) no neotrópico e estudo taxonômico para o estado do Paraná

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    Braga, Thuane Bochorny de Souza

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    Resumo: A região neotropical abriga a maior diversidade de espécies do planeta, contendo aproximadamente 37% de todas as plantas conhecidas atualmente. Explicar esta extraordinária diversidade tem sido um grande desafio, que requer identificar padrões de distribuição geográfica dos táxons e compreender quais processos podem ter influenciado sua diversificação. Galeandra Lindl. é um gênero de orquídeas neotropicais, que possui 18 espécies de forma de vida epífita ou terrícola. Suas espécies sã...

  11. WILD PINEAPPLE (ANANAS BRACTEATUS (LINDL.), VAR. ALBUS) HARVESTED IN FOREST PATCHES IN RURAL AREA OF VIÇOSA, MINAS GERIAS, BRAZIL: EXCELLENT SOURCE OF MINERALS AND GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEINS AND VITAMIN C

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    GALDINO XAVIER DE PAULA FILHO; TIBÉRIO FONTENELLE BARREIRA; GILBERTO BERNARDO DE FREITAS; HÉRCIA STAMPINI DUARTE MARTINO; HELENA MARIA PINHEIRO SANT’ANA

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    ABSTRACT In the rural region of the municipality of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, forest patches are encountered and they present a great diversity of wild and edible fruit, where wild pineapple (Ananas bracteatus (Lindl.), var. albus) is one of those of greatest occurrence. Given that, little is known about the nutritional characteristics of this fruit, the present study aimed to investigate the physical and physic-chemical characteristics, chemical composition (titratable acidity, total soluble so...

  12. Morfoanatomia dos órgãos vegetativos de Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. (Oncidiineae, Orchidaceae - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i1.1407 Morphoanatomic characterization of the vegetative organs of Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. (Oncidiineae, Orchidaceae - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i1.1407

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    Michelli Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de caracterizar os tecidos especializados que tornam Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. capaz de ocupação do ambiente epifítico, seus órgãos vegetativos foram analisados morfoanatomicamente. As folhas estão recobertas por cutícula relativamente fina, e os estômatos estão presentes apenas na face abaxial. A hipoderme adaxial está formada por uma camada de células e o parênquima clorofiliano é do tipo homogêneo. Nos feixes vasculares foliares, do tipo colateral, há calotas de fibras em ambos os polos de tecidos condutores, enquanto que, nos pseudobulbos e rizoma, mostram-se com calota mais evidente junto ao polo floemático. Compondo o parênquima fundamental dos pseudobulbos, estão células de dimensões variadas, sempre com paredes finas. Nas raízes, ocorrem 3-5 camadas de velame e 5-8 camadas corticais. A exoderme apresenta paredes pouco espessadas, enquanto que, na endoderme, são espessadas em “U” ou “O” quando madurasMiltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f. (Oncidiineae, Orchidaceae. The objective of this study was to morphologically and anatomically analyze the vegetative organs of Miltonia regnellii (Lindl. Rchb. f., in order to characterize the specialized tissues that enable this species to thrive in epiphytic environments. The leaves are covered by a relatively thin cuticle, with the stomata present only in the abaxial surface. A single layer of cells makes up the adaxial hypodermis, and the chlorenchyma is homogeneous. In the collateral vascular bundles, there are fiber sheaths on both poles of conductor tissues, while pseudobulbs and rhizomes present a more evident sheath of fibers only by the phloematic pole. Cells of various dimensions, with thin walls, compose the fundamental parenchyma of the pseudobulb. Roots are composed of three to seven velamen layers and five to eight cortical layers. The exodermis features thin walls, while in the endoderm they are thickened in a “U” or “O” shape

  13. Effect of management (organic vs conventional) on volatile profiles of six plum cultivars (Prunus salicina Lindl.). A chemometric approach for varietal classification and determination of potential markers.

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    Cuevas, F J; Moreno-Rojas, J M; Arroyo, F; Daza, A; Ruiz-Moreno, M J

    2016-05-15

    The volatile profiles of six plum cultivars ('Laetitia', 'Primetime', 'Sapphire', 'Showtime', 'Songold' and 'Souvenir') produced under two management systems (conventional and organic) and harvested in two consecutive years were obtained by HS-SPME-GC-MS. Twenty-five metabolites were determined, five of which (pentanal, (E)-2-heptenal, 1-octanol, eucalyptol and 2-pentylfuran) are reported for the first time in Prunus salicina Lindl. Hexanal stood out as a major volatile compound affected by the management system. In addition, partial least square discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) achieved an effective classification of genotypes based on their volatile profiles. A high classification accuracy model was obtained with a sensitivity of 97.9% and a specificity of 99.6%. Furthermore, the application of a dual criterion, based on a method of variable selection, VIP (variable importance in projection) and the results of a univariate analysis (ANOVA), allowed the identification of potential volatile markers in 'Primetime', 'Showtime' and 'Souvenir' genotypes (cultivars not characterised to date).

  14. Study on the effects of gamma ray irradiation on the morphological variations of Brassia verrucosa Lindl. from in vitro bud clusters

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    The idea of creating sources of morphological variation of Warty Brassia (Brassia verrucosa Lindl.) was made on the basis of using in vitro bud clusters by gamma ray irradiation, aimed at selecting varieties to overcome these limitations and enhance the value of Warty Brassia. The study consists of the following contents: determining doses of gamma radiation to create variation of Warty Brassia; evaluating the effect of gamma radiation to the formation changes of the trees; isolated and selective variations to generate material source for mutation breeding. The results showed that gamma ray irradiation treatment, Co-60 source at doses 10-50 Gy of Warty Brassia from in vitro bud clusters isolated 6 different morphological variation; the variant of morphology, structure and diameter of pseudobulb were very difference comparing to control; the variant types are good growth and development in green house. In particular, there are two lines of variation, with large pseudobulb, dark green leaves and round pseudobulb, short leaves, is very promising for the development of potential mutants. The types of variation will be analyzed using molecular biology techniques to prove mutations and are going to continue selective color, flower shape in green house. (author)

  15. Effects of photoperiod, plant growth regulators and culture media on in vitro growth of seedlings of Cyrtochilum loxense (Lindl. Kraenzl. an endemic and endangered orchid from Ecuador

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    Yadira González

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Cyrtochilum loxense (Lindl. Kraenzl. is an endemic and seriously endangered orchid species endemic in the Loja Province (Southern Ecuador. The main goals of this research were to analyze how culture media, plant growth regulators and photoperiod affect the growth of C. loxense. Eight month old plants (approximate 1 – 1.5 cm in height obtained by in vitro germination, were cultivated on MS media or Knudson C; MS with three levels of naphthalene acetic acid (NAA and 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP (2/0.5; 1/0.5 y 0.5/ 0.5 mg-1L; and three photoperiodic regimes (24/0, 16/8, 8/16 h on MS with and without plant growth regulators. No significant differences of shoot induction were observed on media with or without plant growth regulators, and all tested photoperiods. The highest growth (1.2 cm was observed in plantlets cultivated on growth regulator-free media with a 16/8 photoperiod. Also the shoot and root formation was better in this species in absence of plant growth regulators. Probably this response is due to the endogenous hormone levels in the tissues or due to the kind and concentrations of PGRs used were too low to induce positive morphogenetic responses.

  16. The effect of some organic compounds and NAA application on the in vitro growth of the black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl.

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    RINI UNTARI

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Coelogyne pandurata Lindl. is a lowland epiphytic orchid that has pale green flowers with typically black markings on the lips. This species conventionally propagated asexually by rhizome. This orchid is now facing a great conservation problem and threatened to extinction due to human exploitation. That is why conservation activities such as developing proper cultivation, are urgently required. An in vitro experiment was conducted at the Laboratory of Tissue Culture at Bogor Botanic Garden. The experiment was carried out using a completely randomized design with two factors and ten replications. The treatments were the supplementation of the basal media i.e. Vacin and Went added with sugar, activated charcoal and agar, with 30 different combinations of organic compounds i.e., coconut water 250 mL/L, banana 150 g/L, potato 200 g/L, sweet potato 150 g/L, soybean 150 g/L and no organic compound as a control, and application of NAA (0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 ppm. The result showed that there was a significant effect of the organic compounds and NAA application on the length and the number of roots, height, number of leaves and number of shoots produced by the explants. The combination of sweet potato 150 g/L without NAA application showed the best result.

  17. Evaluation of antioxidant activity of loquat fruit (Eriobotrya japonica lindl.) skin and the feasibility of their application to improve the oxidative stability of soybean oil.

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    Delfanian, Mojtaba; Kenari, Reza Esmaeilzadeh; Sahari, Mohammad Ali

    2016-05-01

    The effects of ultrasound-assisted, supercritical CO2 and solvent extraction techniques on antioxidant activity of loqua (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) skin extract in oxidation stability of soybean oil was evaluated. The antioxidant efficacy of extracts was determined using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH(•)) radical scavenging capacity, β-carotene/linoleic acid, and Rancimat test system. Results showed that solvent extract of loquat fruit skin at 400 ppm had the highest antioxidant activity compared to ultrasound-assisted and supercritical CO2 extracts. Further, solvent extraction was the most effective method for extraction of phenolic compounds. Protective effects of extracts in stabilization of soybean oil during both frying and storage conditions were tested and compared to tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) by measuring their peroxide value, free fatty acids, conjugated dienes and trienes value. During frying process solvent extract of skin at 400 ppm (SOEA) exhibited stronger antioxidant activity in oil compared to other oil samples, but this antioxidant potential was lower than TBHQ in storage conditions. Present study showed that loquat fruit skin is a good source of natural antioxidant compounds, and has the potential to be used as a substitute for synthetic antioxidants in vegetable oils. PMID:27407190

  18. Comparative Transcriptome Analysis of Genes Involved in GA-GID1-DELLA Regulatory Module in Symbiotic and Asymbiotic Seed Germination of Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall. Lindl. (Orchidaceae

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    Si-Si Liu

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall. Lindl. (Orchidaceae is an endangered medicinal plant in China, also called “King Medicine”. Due to lacking of sufficient nutrients in dust-like seeds, orchid species depend on mycorrhizal fungi for seed germination in the wild. As part of a conservation plan for the species, research on seed germination is necessary. However, the molecular mechanism of seed germination and underlying orchid-fungus interactions during symbiotic germination are poorly understood. In this study, Illumina HiSeq 4000 transcriptome sequencing was performed to generate a substantial sequence dataset of germinating A. roxburghii seed. A mean of 44,214,845 clean reads were obtained from each sample. 173,781 unigenes with a mean length of 653 nt were obtained. A total of 51,514 (29.64% sequences were annotated, among these, 49 unigenes encoding proteins involved in GA-GID1-DELLA regulatory module, including 31 unigenes involved in GA metabolism pathway, 5 unigenes encoding GID1, 11 unigenes for DELLA and 2 unigenes for GID2. A total of 11,881 genes showed significant differential expression in the symbiotic germinating seed sample compared with the asymbiotic germinating seed sample, of which six were involved in the GA-GID1-DELLA regulatory module, and suggested that they might be induced or suppressed by fungi. These results will help us understand better the molecular mechanism of orchid seed germination and orchid-fungus symbiosis.

  19. Comparative Transcriptome Analysis of Genes Involved in GA-GID1-DELLA Regulatory Module in Symbiotic and Asymbiotic Seed Germination of Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae).

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    Liu, Si-Si; Chen, Juan; Li, Shu-Chao; Zeng, Xu; Meng, Zhi-Xia; Guo, Shun-Xing

    2015-12-18

    Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae) is an endangered medicinal plant in China, also called "King Medicine". Due to lacking of sufficient nutrients in dust-like seeds, orchid species depend on mycorrhizal fungi for seed germination in the wild. As part of a conservation plan for the species, research on seed germination is necessary. However, the molecular mechanism of seed germination and underlying orchid-fungus interactions during symbiotic germination are poorly understood. In this study, Illumina HiSeq 4000 transcriptome sequencing was performed to generate a substantial sequence dataset of germinating A. roxburghii seed. A mean of 44,214,845 clean reads were obtained from each sample. 173,781 unigenes with a mean length of 653 nt were obtained. A total of 51,514 (29.64%) sequences were annotated, among these, 49 unigenes encoding proteins involved in GA-GID1-DELLA regulatory module, including 31 unigenes involved in GA metabolism pathway, 5 unigenes encoding GID1, 11 unigenes for DELLA and 2 unigenes for GID2. A total of 11,881 genes showed significant differential expression in the symbiotic germinating seed sample compared with the asymbiotic germinating seed sample, of which six were involved in the GA-GID1-DELLA regulatory module, and suggested that they might be induced or suppressed by fungi. These results will help us understand better the molecular mechanism of orchid seed germination and orchid-fungus symbiosis.

  20. In vitro symbiotic seed germination and molecular characterization of associated endophytic fungi in a commercially important and endangered Indian orchid Vanda coerulea Griff. Ex Lindl.

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    Simmi Aggarwal

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The technique of symbiotic seed germination-using fungi to cultivate orchid seedlings in vitro leading to their reintroduction in situ has considerable potential for conservation as evidenced by studies mostly in Australia and North America. However, its use has yet to be fully realized throughout the world. On the Indian subcontinent, which harbors a considerable number of orchid species, symbiotic germination has been virtually unexplored. In the present studies, we provide a protocol for the symbiotic seed germination and ecorestoration of an endangered orchids Vanda coerulea Griff. ex Lindl., which is a floriculturally significant epiphyte used to progenate a vast variety of hybrids. Seeds were obtained from the mature un-dehisced capsules and sown on oat meal agar medium with the fungus isolated from the roots of mature V. coerulea plants in situ. Using molecular characterization techniques, cultures were assignable to Rhizoctonia zeae with teleomorph Thanatephorus cucumeris. All the seeds germinated within 5 wks of culture and very healthy, dark green protocorms were obtained in 5 month old cultures. Seedlings with 1–2 roots and 2–3 leaves were obtained in 8 months. These were acclimatized in the greenhouse for a year and introduced to their natural habitat at Manipur in North East India. Seedling growth and development was continuously monitored, demonstrating active growth during monsoon season (April–July. Out of 29 plants reintroduced, 23 survived and are growing well with the formation of new roots and leaves, observed after twelve months of reintroduction.

  1. Characterisation of Phenolic Compounds in South African Plum Fruits (Prunus salicina Lindl. using HPLC Coupled with Diode-Array, Fluorescence, Mass Spectrometry and On-Line Antioxidant Detection

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    Dalene de Beer

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Phenolic compounds are abundant secondary metabolites in plums, with potential health benefits believed to be due to their antioxidant activity, amongst others. Phenolic characterisation of South African Prunus salicina Lindl. plums is necessary to fully evaluate their potential health benefits. An HPLC method using diode-array detection (DAD for quantification of phenolic compounds was improved and fluorescence detection (FLD was added for quantification of flavan-3-ols. Validation of the HPLC-DAD-FLD method showed its suitability for quantification of 18 phenolic compounds, including flavan-3-ols using FLD, and phenolic acids, anthocyanins and flavonols using DAD. The method was suitable for characterisation of the phenolic composition of 11 South African plum cultivars and selections, including various types with yellow and red skin and flesh. The method was used in conjunction with mass spectrometry (MS to identify 24 phenolic compounds. Neochlorogenic acid and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside were the major compounds in most of the plums, while cyanidin-3-O-glucoside was absent in Sun Breeze plums with yellow skin and flesh. Post-column on-line coupling of the ABTS•+ scavenging assay with HPLC-DAD enabled qualitative evaluation of the relative contribution of individual phenolic compounds to the antioxidant activity. The flavan-3-ols, neochlorogenic acid and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside displayed the largest antioxidant response peaks.

  2. Evaluation of antioxidant activity of loquat fruit (Eriobotrya japonica lindl.) skin and the feasibility of their application to improve the oxidative stability of soybean oil.

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    Delfanian, Mojtaba; Kenari, Reza Esmaeilzadeh; Sahari, Mohammad Ali

    2016-05-01

    The effects of ultrasound-assisted, supercritical CO2 and solvent extraction techniques on antioxidant activity of loqua (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) skin extract in oxidation stability of soybean oil was evaluated. The antioxidant efficacy of extracts was determined using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH(•)) radical scavenging capacity, β-carotene/linoleic acid, and Rancimat test system. Results showed that solvent extract of loquat fruit skin at 400 ppm had the highest antioxidant activity compared to ultrasound-assisted and supercritical CO2 extracts. Further, solvent extraction was the most effective method for extraction of phenolic compounds. Protective effects of extracts in stabilization of soybean oil during both frying and storage conditions were tested and compared to tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) by measuring their peroxide value, free fatty acids, conjugated dienes and trienes value. During frying process solvent extract of skin at 400 ppm (SOEA) exhibited stronger antioxidant activity in oil compared to other oil samples, but this antioxidant potential was lower than TBHQ in storage conditions. Present study showed that loquat fruit skin is a good source of natural antioxidant compounds, and has the potential to be used as a substitute for synthetic antioxidants in vegetable oils.

  3. 不同保鲜剂对素心梅切花品质的影响%Effects of Different Preservatives on the Quality of Cut Flowers of Chimonanthus praecox Lindl. var. Concolor Makino

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    章志红; 朱凤娟

    2011-01-01

    [ Objective ] The best fresh keeping formula which could benefit to the ornamental quality of cut flowers of Chimonanthus praecox Lindl. var. Concolor Makino were screened. [ Method] Taking healthy,similar appearance flowering branch of C. praecox Lindl. var. Concolor Makino with bursting bud in under-part as material,the effects of different preservatives on fresh weight change,bud opening,flower diameter and vase life of cut flowers bloom of C. praecox Lindl. var. Concolor Makino were studied. [ Result ] The results showed that cut flower bloom treated with 2 000 mg/L Vitamin E got the best ornamental quality among the different preservatives. It promoted the water balance,bud opening and improved flower diameter and vase life of cut flowers bloom of C. praecox Lindl. var. Concolor Makino significantly. [ Conclusion] The fresh keeping effect of 2 000 mg/L Vitamin E on the cut flower were the best,recommended production use.%[目的]筛选出对素心腊梅切花观赏品质有促进作用的保鲜剂配方.[方法]选择健康、外观相近、下部花蕾初绽的素心腊梅花枝供试,探讨不同保鲜剂配方对素心腊梅切花鲜重变化率、花蕾开放率、最大花径、瓶插寿命等观赏品质的影响.[结果]不同保鲜剂配方中,用2 000mg/L维生素E对腊梅切花进行瓶插处理综合效果最好,对促进切花体内水分平衡、花蕾开放、花径增大、提高瓶插寿命等方面有显著作用.[结论]2 000 mg/L维生素E进行瓶插处理对腊梅切花观赏品质的促进作用最好,建议生产上使用.

  4. Identification of Candidate Anthocyanin-Related Genes by Transcriptomic Analysis of ‘Furongli’ Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) during Fruit Ripening Using RNA-Seq

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    Fang, Zhi-Zhen; Zhou, Dan-Rong; Ye, Xin-Fu; Jiang, Cui-Cui; Pan, Shao-Lin

    2016-01-01

    Anthocyanins are important pigments and are responsible for red coloration in plums. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin accumulation in plum fruits. In this study, the RNA-seq technique was used to analyze the transcriptomic changes during fruit ripening in the red-fleshed plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivar ‘Furongli’. Over 161 million high-quality reads were assembled into 52,093 unigenes and 49.4% of these were annotated using public databases. Of these, 25,681 unigenes had significant hits to the sequences in the NCBI Nr database, 17,203 unigenes showed significant similarity to known proteins in the Swiss-Prot database and 5816 and 8585 unigenes had significant similarity to existing sequences in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes and the Cluster of Orthologous Groups databases, respectively. A total of 3548 unigenes were differentially expressed during fruit ripening and 119 of these were annotated as involved in “biosynthesis of other secondary metabolites.” Biological pathway analysis and gene ontology term enrichment analysis revealed that 13 differentially expressed genes are involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis. Furthermore, transcription factors such as MYB and bHLH, which may control anthocyanin biosynthesis, were identified through coexpression analysis of transcription factors, and structural genes. Real-time qPCR analysis of candidate genes showed good correlation with the transcriptome data. These results contribute to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin biosynthesis in plum flesh. The transcriptomic data generated in this study provide a basis for further studies of fruit ripening in plum. PMID:27630660

  5. Asepsis Sowing and Rapid Propagation of Coelogyne fimbriata Lindl.%流苏贝母兰的无菌播种与快速繁殖

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    张小燕; 白茗洲; 彭德镇; 孔令杰; 杨柏云

    2009-01-01

    @@ 1 植物名称 流苏贝母兰(Coelogyne fimbriataLindl.). 2 材料类别 种子. 3 培养条件 (1)种子萌发培养基:1/2MS+6-BA 0.5mg·L-1(单位下同)+NAA 0.5+0.1%AC(活性炭);(2)原球茎增殖培养基:B5+6-BA 1.2+NAA 0.6+15 g·L-1蔗糖;(3)分化成苗培养基:B5+6-BA 2.0+NAA 0.2+0.1%AC;(4)壮苗生根培养基:1/2MS+NAA 0.5+0.1%AC.以上除培养基(2)外均附加40 g·L-1蔗糖,用7 g·L-1琼脂固化.所有培养基pH为5.6~5.8,培养温度为(25±2)℃,光照强度为30~40 μmol·m-2·s-1,光照时间为12 h·d-1,悬浮培养时振荡的转速为110r·min-1.

  6. Identification of Candidate Anthocyanin-Related Genes by Transcriptomic Analysis of 'Furongli' Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) during Fruit Ripening Using RNA-Seq.

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    Fang, Zhi-Zhen; Zhou, Dan-Rong; Ye, Xin-Fu; Jiang, Cui-Cui; Pan, Shao-Lin

    2016-01-01

    Anthocyanins are important pigments and are responsible for red coloration in plums. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin accumulation in plum fruits. In this study, the RNA-seq technique was used to analyze the transcriptomic changes during fruit ripening in the red-fleshed plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivar 'Furongli'. Over 161 million high-quality reads were assembled into 52,093 unigenes and 49.4% of these were annotated using public databases. Of these, 25,681 unigenes had significant hits to the sequences in the NCBI Nr database, 17,203 unigenes showed significant similarity to known proteins in the Swiss-Prot database and 5816 and 8585 unigenes had significant similarity to existing sequences in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes and the Cluster of Orthologous Groups databases, respectively. A total of 3548 unigenes were differentially expressed during fruit ripening and 119 of these were annotated as involved in "biosynthesis of other secondary metabolites." Biological pathway analysis and gene ontology term enrichment analysis revealed that 13 differentially expressed genes are involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis. Furthermore, transcription factors such as MYB and bHLH, which may control anthocyanin biosynthesis, were identified through coexpression analysis of transcription factors, and structural genes. Real-time qPCR analysis of candidate genes showed good correlation with the transcriptome data. These results contribute to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin biosynthesis in plum flesh. The transcriptomic data generated in this study provide a basis for further studies of fruit ripening in plum. PMID:27630660

  7. Identification of Candidate Anthocyanin-related Genes by Transcriptomic Analysis of ‘Furongli’ Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. During Fruit Ripening Using RNA-Seq

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    Zhizhen Fang

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Anthocyanins are important pigments and are responsible for red coloration in plums. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin accumulation in plum fruits. In this study, the RNA-seq technique was used to analyze the transcriptomic changes during fruit ripening in the red-fleshed plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. cultivar ‘Furongli’. Over 161 million high-quality reads were assembled into 52,093 unigenes and 49.4% of these were annotated using public databases. Of these, 25,681 unigenes had significant hits to the sequences in the NCBI Nr database, 17,203 unigenes showed significant similarity to known proteins in the Swiss-Prot database and 5,816 and 8,585 unigenes had significant similarity to existing sequences in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes and the Cluster of Orthologous Groups databases, respectively. A total of 3,548 unigenes were differentially expressed during fruit ripening and 119 of these were annotated as involved in ‘biosynthesis of other secondary metabolites’. Biological pathway analysis and gene ontology term enrichment analysis revealed that 13 differentially expressed genes are involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis. Furthermore, transcription factors such as MYB and bHLH, which may control anthocyanin biosynthesis, were identified through coexpression analysis of transcription factors and structural genes. Real-time qPCR analysis of candidate genes showed good correlation with the transcriptome data. These results contribute to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin biosynthesis in plum flesh. The transcriptomic data generated in this study provide a basis for further studies of fruit ripening in plum.

  8. Ex Vitro Seedling Development from In Vitro Rhizome-Like Bodies in Eulophia promensis Lindl.: A New Technique for Orchid Propagation

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    Mohammad Musharof Hossain

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    Full Text Available This communication describes in vitro seed germination, embryo differentiation, and ex vitro seedling production from in vitro rhizome-like bodies of a terrestrial orchid, Eulophia promensis Lindl. Effects of two nutrient media, namely, Murashige and Skoog (MS and Phytotechnology Orchid Seed Sowing medium (P723 supplemented with 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP; 0.5–1.0 mgL−1 and/or α-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA; 0.5–1.0 mgL−1 and activated charcoal (2.0 gL−1, were studied on seed germination and subsequent development of embryos. Maximum seed germination (100% was recorded in P723 medium fortified with 1.0 mgL−1 BAP + 2.0 gL−1 activated charcoal. The different developmental stages of protocorm morphogenesis were traced out. In subsequent subcultures, the protocorms proliferated profusely and developed rhizome-like bodies (RLBs with numerous hair-like structures. These RLBs were transferred to pots containing potting mixture composed of humus + coir dust + saw dust (1 : 1 : 1 where ∼80% of RLBs survived and produced 1–3 seedlings per RLB. This is the first time report for in vitro germination of seeds and ex vitro seedling production from in vitro raised RLBs in Eulophia promensis. This is a time saving and cost effective protocol that could be extended to other economically important, rare, and endangered orchids for propagation and conservation.

  9. Symbiotic seed germination of Cymbidium mastersii Griff. ex Lindl%大雪兰种子的共生培养研究

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    郭仕坛; 伍建榕; 胡隽; 杨宏光; 陆露; 刘芳

    2012-01-01

    In order to screen mycorrhiza fungus that can promote the seed germination and form the symbiosis with Cymbidium mastersii Griff. ex Lindl and scale produce high quality seedling, we first symbiosis cultivated seeds with different fungi in the medium of cortices symbiotic culture, then measured the biomass of seedlings, re - separation of fungus strain, studied the 3D hypha net by using the optical microscope and electron microscope, and determined the seed vitality with TFC method. The results showed that strain CLB111 and MLX102 that were separated from roots of Cymbidium goeringii Rchb. f. and C. Sinense Willd can promote the seed germination of Cymbidium mastersii. The differences of germination rates between treatments with strain symbiosises and control were significant. Re - separations from the culture medium confirmed the strains in symbiosis roots were the same as the inoculated strains. The optical microscope and electron microscope observation found that many fungus hypha infected into embryo cell and formed the 3D hypha net, and the embryo started differentiation. TFC measurement showed that the Seed had high vitality. No strain was found by re - separation from culture medium, no hy- pha was observed and very low vitality under control treatment. Thus, It can be concluded that strain CLB111 and MLX102 can form the symbiosis and promote the seed germination of Cymbidium mastersii. The experiments found the fungus Cymbidium separated from adult orchids and the fungus that promote the seed germination were the same strains in mastersii. This phenomenon was different from the C, astrodia elata Blume. It was also confirmed that funguses that can form symbiosis with and promote the seed germination of Cymbidium mastersii were not abso- lutely specific. Under certain condition, different strains can significantly promote germination of one orchid species. It may need further investigation to verify the differences under different ecological conditions.%为

  10. Primula munroi 的产自东喜马拉雅的一个新亚种 --P. munroi ssp. schizocalyx%A new subspecies of Primula munroi Lindl. from the Eastern Himalaya--P. munroi ssp. schizocalyx

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    2001-01-01

    @@ In the course of revising the genus Primula Linn.(Primulaceae) in the Himalayas of Indian region, the authors came across a set of collections identified as P. involucrata Wall. gathered by the pioneer Himalayan travellers, merely written on determinavit slips as P. involucrata Wall. forma schizocalyx by I. B. Balfour without any date. Critical studies revealed that these specimens are quite distinct from the species proper so far described. The new taxon is described as a subspecies and illustrated. As P. involucrata Wall. ex Duby (1844) is a later homonym of P. involucrata Sweet (1839) and illegitimate, and its correct name is P. munroi Lindl. (1847), we name our new subspecies as P. munroi ssp. schizocalyx Balf. f. ex Basak et Maiti. 

  11. Study on polyploid induction of Pleione maculate Lindl.with colchicine%秋水仙素诱导秋花独蒜兰多倍化的研究

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    成倩; 唐娅梅; 张伟; 胡晓丽; 魏兴强; 纳海燕

    2010-01-01

    以秋花独蒜兰(Pleione maculata Lindl.)拟原球茎为材料,研究不同浓度及时间条件下,对秋水仙素诱导秋花独蒜兰多倍化的诱变效果.实验结果表明:秋水仙素浓度为0.2%、处理时间为60 h时,诱导结果最佳,变异率为25.64%;细胞学鉴定表明,该方法诱导培育的植株具有多倍体表型特征,其体细胞染色体数多为2n=76~80条,而对照2n=38~40条.

  12. Алелопатичні особливості ароматичних рослин родини Lamiaceae Lindl.

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    2014-01-01

    Allelopathic features of 13 aromatic plants of Lamiaceae Lindl. family are studied. Dracocephalum moldavica L., Lavandula vera D.C. and Lophanthus anisatus Adans. are showed the highest phytotoxic effect of aqueous extracts of lifetime emissions of aromatic plants relative to Triticum aestivum Linn., which reduced ermination rates, respectively, by 15.6; 4.9 and 1.7 times. Extracts of plant material of Nepeta transcaucasica Grossh showed the stimulating effect, while germination of wheat was ...

  13. Isolation and Identification of Endophytic Fungi in the Root, Stem and Leaves of Dendrobium nobile Lindl%金钗石斛菌根、茎和叶内生真菌的分离与鉴定

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    黎勇; 罗培凤; 朱丹丽; 齐泽民

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] To isolate and identify the endophytic fungi in different tissues of Dendrobium nobile Lindl. , so as to provide experimental basis for its plants survival rate. [ Method] The endophytic fungi was isolated from the root, stem and leaves of Dendrobium nobile Lindl. on the improved PDA-antiobiotic acidic medium, and the isolated strains were purified by the slicing method, and their colony morphology was observed. [ Result ] Through the observation of colony morphology, the six endophytic fungi were identified as NJJG-1, NJJG-2, NJJR-1, NJJR-2, NJJR-3, NJYJ-1, respectively. The experimental results indicated that the purification results and diversity of endophytic fungi were directly influenced by the surface disinfection conditions and methods of materials and the screening of separating medium. The treatment effect of 75% alcohol for 30 seconds plus 0.1% mercuric chloride for 7 minutes was stable, and more species of endophytic fungi were isolated combined with the improved PDA-antiobiotic acidic medium. [ Conclusion] The study provided a guidance for the isolation and identification of endophytic fungi in different tissues of Dendrobium nobile Lindl. , arid provided experimental basis for the survival rate of its field plants.%[目的]分离鉴定铁皮石斛不同组织内生真菌,以期为提高其组培苗的大田定植成活率提供试验依据.[方法]以改良PDA -抗生素酸性培养基为基础分离培养基,分别从金钗石斛菌根、茎和叶中分离内生真菌,利用切片法对分离得到的菌株进行纯化,并观察其菌落形态.[结果]通过菌落形态观察,初步鉴定所纯化的6个内生菌株分别为:NJJG-1,NJJG-2,NJJR-1,NJJR-2,NJJR-3和NJYJ-1.试验结果表明材料表面消毒条件和方法以及分离培养基的选用,均直接影响真菌的分离纯化效果和分离得到的内生菌的多样性,其中以75%酒精处理30 s,再用0.1%升汞处理7 min的表面消毒效

  14. Fungicide and germicide on contamination escaping in the in vitro propagation of Oncidium varicosum Lindl. (Orchidaceae Avaliação da fitotoxicidade de fungicidas e germicida na propagação in vitro de Oncidium varicosum Lindl. (Orchidaceae para o controle de microorganismos

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    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available One of the greatest problem of in vitro production of seedling is the contamination of the culture medium during the micropropagation stages. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of fungicides and germicide on the plant growth and rooting, degree of phytotoxicity and control of contamination during in vitro cultivation of O. varicosum orchid. The flowers were pollinated artificially and the capsules seeds were sowed in MS culture medium modified with half of the macronutrients. The seedlings were transferred to the same culture medium uded for germination, added with the fungicides azoxystrobin, benomyl, chlorothalonil ( 0 g.L-1 , 0.1 g.L-1 ; 0.2 g.L-1 ; 0.4 g.L-1 ; 0.6 g.L-1 and 0.8 g.L-1 or sodium hypochloride with 10% active chloride ( 0 mL. L-1 , 0,5 mL.L-1 ; 0,75 mL. L-1 ; 1,00 mL. L-1 ; 1,25 mL. L-1 ; 1,50 mL. L-1. A complete randomized block design was used with ten replications per treatment and five plantlets per flask. The treatment containing 1.5 mL L-1 sodium hypochloride was the best in preventing contamination by microorganisms and did not cause any apparent harm development and in vitro rooting of Oncidium varicosum plantlets.Um dos maiores problemas na produção de mudas in vitro, é a contaminação por fungos e bactérias do meio de cultura durante as etapas de micropropagação, mesmo havendo todos os cuidados de assepsia. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o efeito de fungicidas e germicida no crescimento vegetativo e enraizamento in vitro da orquídea Oncidium varicosum Lindl. As flores foram polinizadas artificialmente e as sementes foram germinadas no meio MS modificado com a metade da concentração dos macronutrientes. As plântulas obtidas foram subcultivadas no mesmo meio de germinação, adicionando-se os fungicidas azoxystrobin, benomyl, chlorothalonil nas concentrações: 0,1 g.L-1; 0,2 g.L-1 ; 0,4 g.L-1; 0,6 g .L-1 e 0,8 g.L-1 O germicida hipoclorito de sódio com 10% de cloro ativo foi

  15. Efecto del rayado de ramas y la aplicación de auxinas de síntesis sobre el desarrollo del fruto y la maduración del níspero japonés (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.)

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    [EN] In loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.), fruit thinning, both manual and chemical thinning with naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), and branch scoring increase fruit size and advances fruit colour change. However, little is known about the effect of the synthetic auxins in this respect. In this work we study the effect of the ethylhexyl ester of the 2,4-dichlorophenoxy propionic acid (2,4-DP) and 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl-oxyacetic acid (3,5,6-TPA), applied at the onset of fru...

  16. 金钗石斛水煎剂对糖尿病肾病大鼠肾脏PPARγ表达的影响%Effect of Dendrobium Nobile Lindl Decoction on Expression of PPARγin Diabetic Nephropathy Rat Kidney

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    刘园园; 张艳磊; 何晓然; 李小琼; 唐彦萍

    2014-01-01

    Objective To exPlore the ProtectiVe mechanism of Dendrobium nobile lindl ( DNL ) decoction on the exPression of Peroxisome Proliferator actiVated recePtor gamma ( PPARγ) in the renal cortex of diabetic nePhroPathy ( DN) rats. Methods Sixty SD rats were randomly diVided into six grouPs (n=10 Per grouP) as follows: normal control grouP (NC), diabetic nePhroPathy control grouP ( DN) ,rosiglitazone grouP ( RGZ) ,the Dendrobium nobile lindl low ( LD) ,medium ( MD) and high ( HD) dose grouPs. After DN rat model was established, the rats were administrated with resPectiVe medications for 12 weeks,resPectiVely. The renal Pathology of rats was obserVed. The mRNA and Protein exPression of PPARγ in the renal cortex were detected via Real_time PCR and Western blotting,resPectiVely. Results High dose DNL decoction significantly alleViated thickening of kidney tissue basement membrane and fusion of foot Process in model rats. The leVels of PPARγmRNA and Protein exPression in the MD and HD grouPs were significantly increased as comPared with the DN grouP (P<0. 05,P<0. 01). Conclusion DNL decoction can effectiVely reduce kidney injury by uP_regulating the PPARγ mRNA and Protein exPression in diabetic nePhroPathy rats.%目的:通过观察金钗石斛水煎剂对糖尿病肾病( DN )大鼠肾皮质过氧化物酶体增殖物激活受体γ( PPARγ)表达的影响,探讨其对DN的保护作用及相关机制。方法将60只健康 SD 大鼠随机分为6组,每组10只:正常对照组( NC组),模型对照组( DN组),罗格列酮组( RGZ组),金钗石斛小剂量( LD)、中剂量( MD)、大剂量( HD)干预组。在大鼠糖尿病造模成功后各组分别给药12周,观察大鼠肾脏病理、Real_time PCR法检测大鼠肾皮质PPARγ mRNA表达、Western blot法检测大鼠肾皮质中PPARγ蛋白表达的情况。结果金钗石斛水煎剂能明显改善糖尿病大鼠肾脏基底膜增厚及足突增粗融合;增加DN大鼠肾皮质中PPARγ m

  17. Effect of Dendrobium Nobile Lindl Decoction on Expression of PPARγin Diabetic Nephropathy Rat Kidney%金钗石斛水煎剂对糖尿病肾病大鼠肾脏PPARγ表达的影响

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    刘园园; 张艳磊; 何晓然; 李小琼; 唐彦萍

    2014-01-01

    目的:通过观察金钗石斛水煎剂对糖尿病肾病( DN )大鼠肾皮质过氧化物酶体增殖物激活受体γ( PPARγ)表达的影响,探讨其对DN的保护作用及相关机制。方法将60只健康 SD 大鼠随机分为6组,每组10只:正常对照组( NC组),模型对照组( DN组),罗格列酮组( RGZ组),金钗石斛小剂量( LD)、中剂量( MD)、大剂量( HD)干预组。在大鼠糖尿病造模成功后各组分别给药12周,观察大鼠肾脏病理、Real_time PCR法检测大鼠肾皮质PPARγ mRNA表达、Western blot法检测大鼠肾皮质中PPARγ蛋白表达的情况。结果金钗石斛水煎剂能明显改善糖尿病大鼠肾脏基底膜增厚及足突增粗融合;增加DN大鼠肾皮质中PPARγ mRNA及蛋白的表达(P<0.05或P<0.01)。结论金钗石斛水煎剂可以减轻DN大鼠的肾损伤,其机制可能与上调DN大鼠肾皮质中PPARγ表达有关。%Objective To exPlore the ProtectiVe mechanism of Dendrobium nobile lindl ( DNL ) decoction on the exPression of Peroxisome Proliferator actiVated recePtor gamma ( PPARγ) in the renal cortex of diabetic nePhroPathy ( DN) rats. Methods Sixty SD rats were randomly diVided into six grouPs (n=10 Per grouP) as follows: normal control grouP (NC), diabetic nePhroPathy control grouP ( DN) ,rosiglitazone grouP ( RGZ) ,the Dendrobium nobile lindl low ( LD) ,medium ( MD) and high ( HD) dose grouPs. After DN rat model was established, the rats were administrated with resPectiVe medications for 12 weeks,resPectiVely. The renal Pathology of rats was obserVed. The mRNA and Protein exPression of PPARγ in the renal cortex were detected via Real_time PCR and Western blotting,resPectiVely. Results High dose DNL decoction significantly alleViated thickening of kidney tissue basement membrane and fusion of foot Process in model rats. The leVels of PPARγmRNA and Protein exPression in the MD and HD grouPs were significantly increased as comPared with the DN grouP (P<0. 05,P<0

  18. WILD PINEAPPLE (ANANAS BRACTEATUS (LINDL., VAR. ALBUS HARVESTED IN FOREST PATCHES IN RURAL AREA OF VIÇOSA, MINAS GERIAS, BRAZIL: EXCELLENT SOURCE OF MINERALS AND GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEINS AND VITAMIN C

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    GALDINO XAVIER DE PAULA FILHO

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT In the rural region of the municipality of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, forest patches are encountered and they present a great diversity of wild and edible fruit, where wild pineapple (Ananas bracteatus (Lindl., var. albus is one of those of greatest occurrence. Given that, little is known about the nutritional characteristics of this fruit, the present study aimed to investigate the physical and physic-chemical characteristics, chemical composition (titratable acidity, total soluble solids, pH, moisture content, ash, protein, lipids and dietary fiber, carotenoids (a-carotene, ß-carotene, ß-cryptoxanthin and lycopene, vitamin C (AA and DHA by HPLC-DAD, vitamin E (a-, ß-, ?-, d-, tocopherols and tocotrienols by HPLC-fluorescence, and minerals (P, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn, Na, Cr, Se and Mo by ICP-AES. Fruits showed a moisture content average of 78.5 g 100g-1, 16.3 ° Brix of soluble solids, titratable acidity equal to 1.71 g 100g-1 of citric acid, 1.66 g 100g-1 of dietary fiber, 1.41 g 100 g-1 of lipids and caloric density of 83.15 kcal 100g-1. We considered it a source of carbohydrates (12.82 g 100g-1, proteins (4.79 g 100g-1 and Zn (0.98 mg 100g-1; a good source of vitamin C (18.70 mg 100g-1; and an excellent source of Cu (0.48 mg 100g-1, Fe (2.05 mg 100g-1, Mn (8.87 mg 100g-1 and Mo (0.15 mg 100g-1.

  19. Ethylene, Enzymatic and Respiratory Pattern Evolution in Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl. cv. Golden Nugget in the Last four Sequential Stages of Maturation Evolución del Patrón Respiratorio, Enzimático y de Etileno del Níspero Japonés (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl. cv. Golden Nugget en los Últimos Cuatro Estadios Secuenciales de Madurez

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    Pedro L Undurraga M

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available There is some controversy regarding the respiratory pattern of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica [Thunb.] Lindl.. Thus in order to provide information on this aspect of loquat, fruit of 50-70 g, from cv. Golden Nugget were harvested in four stages of maturity: green (BBCH 709, color break (BBCH 801, yellow (BBCH 807, and orange (BBCH 809. The parameters evaluated in each stage were: soluble solids, titratable acidity, respiration, ethylene generation, and activity of the enzymes pectin methyl esterase (PME, peroxidase, polyphenoloxidase (PPO, polygalacturonase (PG, and cellulose, and the soluble solids:acidity ratio was calculated. The results show that ethylene concentration increased at the time of color break, which was not the case for the change in the respiratory rate. The activity of the peroxidase enzyme increased from the green stage to color break, while the enzymes PME, cellulase, and PG showed a constant reduction from the green to the orange stage, and PPO showed no change over the four stages studied. With regards to quality, from color break onwards soluble solids increased to 11.8 °Brix and titratable acidity dropped from 0.67 to 0.28 g L-1 malic acid. Based on these results, the conclusion is that towards the end of its development loquat cv. Golden Nugget evidence enzymatic and ethylene behavior similar to that of climacteric fruits.Existe controversia sobre el patrón respiratorio del níspero (Eriobotrya japonica [Thunb.] Lindl.. Con el fin de aportar información sobre este aspecto, frutos del cv. Golden Nugget entre 50-70 g, fueron cosechados en cuatro estadios de madurez; verde (BBCH 709, quiebre de color (BBCH 801, amarillo (BBCH 807, y anaranjado (BBCH 809. Los parámetros evaluados en cada estadio fueron: sólidos solubles, acidez titulable, relación sólidos solubles acidez, respiración, generación de etileno y la actividad de las enzimas pectin metil esterasa (PME, peroxidasa, polifenoloxidasa (PPO, poligalacturonasa

  20. Benefit from the association of small amounts of tannin-rich shrub foliage (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl.) with soya bean meal given as supplements to Barbarine sheep fed on oaten hay

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    Two trials were conducted to test the hypotheses that (i) feeding small amount of a tanniniferous shrub foliage (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl., acacia) increases the proportion of rumen undegradable protein, and consequently benefits growth performance in Barbarine lamb; and (ii) such positive effect depends on the timing of feeding tannin source (i.e. acacia) relative to protein source (soya bean meal, SBM). Total (TT) and condensed tannin (CT) concentrations in air-dried acacia leaves used in this study averaged 29 g tannic acid and 48 g leucocyanidin equivalents per kg dry matter (DM), respectively. In trial 1, rumen fistulated ewes received oaten hay (hay) ad libitum and 200 g SBM (D1), D1 and 100 g acacia fed with the SBM (D2, mixed strategy) or as D2, but the SBM fed 1 h later than acacia when acacia was consumed completely (D3, sequential strategy). Hay intake, diet digestibility, rumen fermentation parameters (pH, ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) and total volatile fatty acids) and in situ degradation of SBM nitrogen were similar between D1 and D2 (P > 0.05). However, the sequential strategy (D3) resulted in efficient use of N as reflected by the decrease of crude protein digestibility (CPD), plasma urea, NH3-N concentration and in situ degradation of SBM nitrogen. In trial 2, four groups each of six Barbarine lambs (initial LW 35.3 ± 3.7 kg) received for 90 days: hay ad libitum and 200 g SBM (D1), D1 and 20 g polyethylene glycol (PEG, MW 4000) mixed with SBM (D2), D1 and 100 g acacia with the SBM fed 1 h later when acacia was completely consumed (sequential strategy) (D3) or D3 and 20 g PEG fed with the SBM (D4). Polyethylene glycol was here used to deactivate tannins. Hay intake and DM, organic matter and neutral detergent fibre digestibility were similar among dietary treatment (P > 0.05). However, supplementing lambs with SBM and acacia without PEG (D3) resulted in a significant decrease (P 0.05). However, those supplemented with acacia without PEG (D3) had

  1. Effect of early experience and adaptation period on voluntary intake, digestion, and growth in Barbarine lambs given tannin-containing (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. foliage) or tannin-free (oaten hay) diets

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    Our objective was to determine whether experience early in life and adaptation time (up to 72 days) to tannin-rich diets affect feed intake, digestion, nitrogen balance, and growth in Barbarine lambs given tannin-containing (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl., acacia) or tannin-free (oaten hay) diets later in life. Twelve experienced lambs (live-weight, LW: 13.2 ± 2.0 kg) were divided into two equal groups. Each group received air-dried acacia (tannin-containing diet) or oaten hay (hay, tannin free-diet) ad libitum. Twelve other inexperienced lambs (LW 12.3 ± 2.5 kg) were also divided into two equal groups. Each group received one of the above two diets. All animals were 4 months old at the start of this experiment and were supplemented with 300 g concentrate. To investigate the carry-over effect of tannins, the acacia-diet was removed on day 73, thus all lambs received thereafter the hay-diet for a further 24 days before starting a 6-day faecal collection period. Irrespective to early experience and adaptation time, the nutritive value of hay-diet was higher than that of acacia-diet and consequently lambs given hay performed better than those receiving acacia (P = 0.0001). Animals exposed to tannins early in life exhibited higher digestible crude protein intake (P = 0.0389), retained more N (P = 0.0963) and excreted more allantoin in urine (P = 0.0248) than the inexperienced lambs. Except plasma urea (P = 0.2923), the adaptation period to experimental diets affected significantly all measured parameters (P 0.0001). Animals adapted to diets for only 6 days exhibited the lowest acacia or hay intake and the highest diet digestibility compared to those adapted to these diets for 24, 48 or 72 days. Weight losses of inexperienced lambs adapted to acacia-diet for 6 days were associated with negative nitrogen balance. Sheep which received the acacia-diet, followed by the hay diet, had similar hay intake, diet digestibility, N balance and growth rate as compared to those offered

  2. Effect of early experience and adaptation period on voluntary intake, digestion, and growth in Barbarine lambs given tannin-containing (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. foliage) or tannin-free (oaten hay) diets

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    Ben Salem, H. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia)]. E-mail: bensalem.hichem@iresa.agrinet.tn; Nefzaouia, A.; Ben Salem, I. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia); Makkar, H.P.S. [Animal Production and Health Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Hochlef, H. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia); Ecole Superieure d' Agriculture de Mateur, Mateur (Tunisia); Ben Salem, L. [Office de l' Elevage et des Paturages, Tunis (Tunisia)

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    Our objective was to determine whether experience early in life and adaptation time (up to 72 days) to tannin-rich diets affect feed intake, digestion, nitrogen balance, and growth in Barbarine lambs given tannin-containing (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl., acacia) or tannin-free (oaten hay) diets later in life. Twelve experienced lambs (live-weight, LW: 13.2 {+-} 2.0 kg) were divided into two equal groups. Each group received air-dried acacia (tannin-containing diet) or oaten hay (hay, tannin free-diet) ad libitum. Twelve other inexperienced lambs (LW 12.3 {+-} 2.5 kg) were also divided into two equal groups. Each group received one of the above two diets. All animals were 4 months old at the start of this experiment and were supplemented with 300 g concentrate. To investigate the carry-over effect of tannins, the acacia-diet was removed on day 73, thus all lambs received thereafter the hay-diet for a further 24 days before starting a 6-day faecal collection period. Irrespective to early experience and adaptation time, the nutritive value of hay-diet was higher than that of acacia-diet and consequently lambs given hay performed better than those receiving acacia (P = 0.0001). Animals exposed to tannins early in life exhibited higher digestible crude protein intake (P = 0.0389), retained more N (P = 0.0963) and excreted more allantoin in urine (P = 0.0248) than the inexperienced lambs. Except plasma urea (P = 0.2923), the adaptation period to experimental diets affected significantly all measured parameters (P 0.0001). Animals adapted to diets for only 6 days exhibited the lowest acacia or hay intake and the highest diet digestibility compared to those adapted to these diets for 24, 48 or 72 days. Weight losses of inexperienced lambs adapted to acacia-diet for 6 days were associated with negative nitrogen balance. Sheep which received the acacia-diet, followed by the hay diet, had similar hay intake, diet digestibility, N balance and growth rate as compared to those

  3. Benefit from the association of small amounts of tannin-rich shrub foliage (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl.) with soya bean meal given as supplements to Barbarine sheep fed on oaten hay

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    Ben Salem, H. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia)]. E-mail: bensalem.hichem@iresa.agrinet.tn; Makkar, H.P.S. [Animal Production and Health Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Nefzaoui, A.; Abidi, S. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia); Hassayoun, L. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia); Ecole Superieure d' Agriculture de Mateur, Mateur (Tunisia)

    2005-08-19

    Two trials were conducted to test the hypotheses that (i) feeding small amount of a tanniniferous shrub foliage (Acacia cyanophylla Lindl., acacia) increases the proportion of rumen undegradable protein, and consequently benefits growth performance in Barbarine lamb; and (ii) such positive effect depends on the timing of feeding tannin source (i.e. acacia) relative to protein source (soya bean meal, SBM). Total (TT) and condensed tannin (CT) concentrations in air-dried acacia leaves used in this study averaged 29 g tannic acid and 48 g leucocyanidin equivalents per kg dry matter (DM), respectively. In trial 1, rumen fistulated ewes received oaten hay (hay) ad libitum and 200 g SBM (D1), D1 and 100 g acacia fed with the SBM (D2, mixed strategy) or as D2, but the SBM fed 1 h later than acacia when acacia was consumed completely (D3, sequential strategy). Hay intake, diet digestibility, rumen fermentation parameters (pH, ammonia nitrogen (NH{sub 3}-N) and total volatile fatty acids) and in situ degradation of SBM nitrogen were similar between D1 and D2 (P > 0.05). However, the sequential strategy (D3) resulted in efficient use of N as reflected by the decrease of crude protein digestibility (CPD), plasma urea, NH{sub 3}-N concentration and in situ degradation of SBM nitrogen. In trial 2, four groups each of six Barbarine lambs (initial LW 35.3 {+-} 3.7 kg) received for 90 days: hay ad libitum and 200 g SBM (D1), D1 and 20 g polyethylene glycol (PEG, MW 4000) mixed with SBM (D2), D1 and 100 g acacia with the SBM fed 1 h later when acacia was completely consumed (sequential strategy) (D3) or D3 and 20 g PEG fed with the SBM (D4). Polyethylene glycol was here used to deactivate tannins. Hay intake and DM, organic matter and neutral detergent fibre digestibility were similar among dietary treatment (P > 0.05). However, supplementing lambs with SBM and acacia without PEG (D3) resulted in a significant decrease (P < 0.001) of CPD (0.664 versus 0.597, respectively for D1 and

  4. Sequencing and Bioinformatic Analysis for Transcriptome of Torreya grandis Fort. ex Lindl. cv. merrillii%香榧转录组测序及生物信息学基础分析

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    易官美; 包燕春

    2016-01-01

    Torreya grandis Fort. ex Lindl. cv. Merrillii is an economically important plant on both agriculture and ecology. However, the genomic information of this species has been less studied, leading to limited researching progresses in both molecular biology and gene functions. In the present study, we have sampled different tissues of T. grandi to conduct a transcriptomic analysis using the Illumina HiSeq™ 2000 technical platform. As a result, a total of 37,349,086 reads were obtained with the whole base number of 4.35 G. Based on the assembling of high quality reads, we identified a total of 104,636 Unigenes with an average length of 784 nt and N50 was 1,702 nt. Comparing these Unigene sequences with those in the public database, 28,766 Unigenes were annotated in the Nr database, 24,003 Unigenes were in the NT database, and 21,401 Unigenes were in the Swiss-Prot database. Moreover, based on the COG database and the GO database, we also found 16,137 Unigenes and 11,410 Unigenes were in both databases respectively. We further classified 18,564 Unigenes into 256 pathways according to the KEGG annotation information. Finally, we identified 4,706 SSR loci in 4,217 Unigenes via SSR loci searching. The obtained transcriptome data was thus as the first genomic-wide database serving for future studies of T. grandis in terms of functional gene cloning, gene expression, fingerprint construction and molecular marker-assisted breeding.%香榧具有重要的经济价值,但其基因组信息相对匮乏,限制了其分子生物学和基因功能的研究。本文以不同组织的香榧作为研究对象,采用新一代高通量测序技术平台Illumina HiSeq™2000对香榧转录组进行测序和数据分析,共得到37,349,086个reads片段,总碱基数为4.35 G。利用组装软件,对获得的高质量序列进行组装,共得到104,636个Unigene,平均长度为784 nt,N50为1,702。将Unigene序列与公共数据库进行比对,28,766

  5. 香榧转录组测序及生物信息学基础分析%Sequencing and Bioinformatic Analysis for Transcriptome of Torreya grandis Fort. ex Lindl. cv. merrillii

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    易官美; 包燕春

    2016-01-01

    香榧具有重要的经济价值,但其基因组信息相对匮乏,限制了其分子生物学和基因功能的研究。本文以不同组织的香榧作为研究对象,采用新一代高通量测序技术平台Illumina HiSeq™2000对香榧转录组进行测序和数据分析,共得到37,349,086个reads片段,总碱基数为4.35 G。利用组装软件,对获得的高质量序列进行组装,共得到104,636个Unigene,平均长度为784 nt,N50为1,702。将Unigene序列与公共数据库进行比对,28,766个Unigenes获得了注释。其中26,856个Unigene在NR蛋白数据库中获得注释,24,003个Unigenes在NT数据库中获得注释,21,401个Unigene在Swiss-Prot蛋白数据库中获得注释,16,137个Unigene在COG数据库中获得注释,11,410个Unigene在GO数据库中获得注释。根据KEGG注释信息,18,564个Unigene被划分到256个代谢途径中。SSR位点搜索发现,在4,217个Unigene中含有4,706个SSR位点。分析所获得的转录组数据,将为香榧功能基因的克隆,基因的表达,指纹图谱构建和分子标记辅助选育奠定基础。%Torreya grandis Fort. ex Lindl. cv. Merrillii is an economically important plant on both agriculture and ecology. However, the genomic information of this species has been less studied, leading to limited researching progresses in both molecular biology and gene functions. In the present study, we have sampled different tissues of T. grandi to conduct a transcriptomic analysis using the Illumina HiSeq™ 2000 technical platform. As a result, a total of 37,349,086 reads were obtained with the whole base number of 4.35 G. Based on the assembling of high quality reads, we identified a total of 104,636 Unigenes with an average length of 784 nt and N50 was 1,702 nt. Comparing these Unigene sequences with those in the public database, 28,766 Unigenes were annotated in the Nr database, 24,003 Unigenes were in the NT database, and 21,401 Unigenes were in the Swiss

  6. Animal experiment of the fatigue-resisting and anoxia-resisting actions of pholidota chinensis lindl%石仙桃抗疲劳和耐缺氧作用的动物实验

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    刘建新; 周俐; 周青; 连其深

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pholidota chinensis lindl (PCL) has been used in folk medicine to treat pulmonary edema, resolve phlegm, relieve cough and resist fatigue. However, its pharmacological effects on hypoxic-ischemic heart and brain damage remain to be unclear.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of PCL extract on survival duration of 5 kinds of anoxia models as well as anti-fatigue and anti-hypoxia actions.DESIGN: Randomized and controlled experiment.SETTING: Pharmacological Department of Garnnan Medical College.MATERIALS: The experiment was performed in the Pharmacological Department of Gannan Medical College frgm March to June 2004. A total of 170 Kunming mice, 25 males and 95 females, weighing (20±2) g, were provided by the Experimental Animal Center of Gannan Medical College.METHODS:①Hypoxia-resisting test:Totally 40 mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: normal saline group, hydrochloric propranolol group (0.02 g/kg), and 5 g/kg and 10 g/kg PCL extract groups, with 10 in each group. Twenty minutes after administration, the mice were put into hypoxic wide-mouthed bottles of 250 mL volume with sodalime for recording survival time with stopwatch. ② Test of specific anoxic myocardium: Totally 30 mice were randomly divided into 3 groups with 10 in each, namely normal saline + isoproterenol group, 10 g/kg PCL extract + isoproterenol group, and hydrochloric propranolol (0.02 g/kg) + isoproterenol group.0.015 g/kg isoproterenol was given to mice in each group. Forty minutes after administration, the mice were put into hypoxic wide-mouthed bottles of 250 mL volume with sodalime for recording survival time with stopwatch. ③ Test of NaNO2-induced hypoxia: Forty mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: normal saline group, hydrochloric propranolol group (0.02 g/kg), 5 g/kg and 10 g/kg PCL extract groups, with 10 in each group. Forty minutes after administration, the mice were intraperitoneally injected with 200 mg/kg NaNO2. The survival time was recorded.④Test of

  7. 三华李花色苷对D-半乳糖致衰小鼠皮肤组织的抗氧化作用%Antioxidation Effect of Anthocyanin from Prunus salicina Lindl.cv."Sanhua" on Skin Tissue of Aged Mice Induced by D-galactose

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    董桂红; 刘延吉

    2011-01-01

    研究三华李花色苷对D-半乳糖所致衰老小鼠皮肤组织的抗氧化能力。用D-半乳糖(1 000 mg/kg.d)建立小鼠衰老模型,同时分别灌胃不同剂量的三华李花色素溶液(20,50,100 mg/kg.d);30 d后,测定小鼠血清和背部皮肤组织匀浆中的超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)活力、丙二醛(MDA)含量和皮肤羟脯氨酸(Hyp)含量,并与正常组,衰老模型组,维生素C对照组(20 mg/kg.d)进行对比。三华李花色苷能使D-半乳糖致衰小鼠血清和皮肤中的SOD酶活性显著升高(p〈0.01)MDA含量显著降低(p〈0.05),皮肤中Hyp含量显著升高(p〈0.01)。三华李花色苷具有较强的抗氧化生物活性,在一定程度上,能够延缓皮肤衰老。%Investigated the antioxidative ability of anthocyanin from Prunus salicina Lindl.cv."sanhua"(APLS) on skin tissue of aged mice induced by D-galactose.The aged mice were induced by subcutaneous injection of D-galactose for 30 d and simultaneously received gastric infusion of APLS at different dosages(20,50,100 mg/kg·d);After 30 d,The activity of SOD,the content of MDA in serum and skin tissue as well as the content of hydroproline(Hyp) in skin tissue were measured,and compared with normal group,model group,vitamin C group.APLS can increase the activity of SOD significantly(p0.01)and decreased the content of MDA(p0.05)in serum and skin tissue;The content of Hyp in skin tissue also increased significantly(p0.01).APLS showed marked effect of antioxidation,and can delay the aging process of the skin.

  8. Chloroplast DNA trnQ-rps16 variation and genetic structure of nine wild Chinese cherry (Cerasus pseudocerasus Lindl.) populations%9个野生中国樱桃群体叶绿体 DNA trnQ-rps16序列变异及其遗传结构分析

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    陈涛; 王小蓉; 罗华; 王春涛; 张家志; 罗明敏

    2012-01-01

    Chinese cherry (Cerasus pseudocerasus Lindl.) is one of the most economically domestic fruit trees in China. The rich variation of wild Chinese cherry is the most important breeding resource for existing cultivars. In order to reveal the levels and distribution of genetic variation within wild Chinese cherry of Sichuan Province, China, where is rich in wild Chinese cherry, the sequence variation of chloroplast DNA trnQ-rps16 intergenic spacer was analyzed in 145 individuals of all nine existing populations (seven from Sichuan, two from Shanxi and Guizhou provinces) of China. The results showed that trnQ-rps16 sequence were aligned with 13 polymorphic sites (1.87%), including 3 substitutions and 10 indels in 145 individuals, which revealed a low level of genetic diversity (h= 0.562,Π= 0.00184). Compared to other regions (h= 0.733, Π= 0.00243), a rather lower genetic diversity (h= 0.544,π= 0.00203) was found in the populations from Sichuan, and a large scale of genetic diversity among the seven populations was detected (h= 0-0.708; π= 0-0.00298), ranging from EM (h=0.000, Π=0.000) to TL (h=0.708, Π=0.00298). The low genetic diversity of populations may be strongly affected by founder effect and bottleneck effect because of the marginal nature, recent reduction, and consequent genetic drift of these populations. In addition, a fairly low genetic differentiation (FST= 0.21573) was found among the studied populations. This suggest that gene flow seems to originate from pronounced seed dispersal abilities of the species and it may play a significant role in shaping such a genetic structure. The long generation cycle of the species may also contribute to this structure. Based on these findings, a conservational plan for sampling or preserving fewer populations but more individuals from each population for the species was proposes.%中国樱桃(Cerasus pseudocerasus Lindl.)是我国古老的具有较高经济价值的栽培果树之一,个别性状突 出的野生

  9. Medicinal and ethnoveterinary remedies of hunters in Trinidad

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    Georges Karla

    2001-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Ethnomedicines are used by hunters for themselves and their hunting dogs in Trinidad. Plants are used for snakebites, scorpion stings, for injuries and mange of dogs and to facilitate hunting success. Results Plants used include Piper hispidum, Pithecelobium unguis-cati, Bauhinia excisa, Bauhinia cumanensis, Cecropia peltata, Aframomum melegueta, Aristolochia rugosa, Aristolochia trilobata, Jatropha curcas, Jatropha gossypifolia, Nicotiana tabacum, Vernonia scorpioides, Petiveria alliacea, Renealmia alpinia, Justicia secunda, Phyllanthus urinaria,Phyllanthus niruri,Momordica charantia, Xiphidium caeruleum, Ottonia ovata, Lepianthes peltata, Capsicum frutescens, Costus scaber, Dendropanax arboreus, Siparuma guianensis, Syngonium podophyllum, Monstera dubia, Solanum species, Eclipta prostrata, Spiranthes acaulis, Croton gossypifolius, Barleria lupulina, Cola nitida, Acrocomia ierensis (tentative ID. Conclusion Plant use is based on odour, and plant morphological characteristics and is embedded in a complex cultural context based on indigenous Amerindian beliefs. It is suggested that the medicinal plants exerted a physiological action on the hunter or his dog. Some of the plants mentioned contain chemicals that may explain the ethnomedicinal and ethnoveterinary use. For instance some of the plants influence the immune system or are effective against internal and external parasites. Plant baths may contribute to the health and well being of the hunting dogs.

  10. Cloning,Expression Analysis and Promoter Isolation of Chalcone-synthase Gene from Fruits of Nane,Prunus salicina Lindl.var.cordata%油果实中查尔酮合成酶基因 PsCHS 的克隆表达分析及其启动子的分离

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    姜翠翠; 王玉珍; 叶新福

    2016-01-01

    Chalcone-synthase (CHS,EC 2.3.1.74)is an important enzyme involved inflavonoids synthesis pathway in plants.This study aimed to investigate the gene structure and expression profile of CHS gene in the fruits of nane (Prunus salicina Lindl.var.cordata).A full-length cDNA sequence harboring a CHS gene,named PsCHS ,was successfully separated from a normalized full-length cDNA library of matured nane fruits.The up-stream promoter sequence of PsCHS was separated by genome walking strategy using primer pair designed byPsCHS sequence.The length of PsCHS was 1 442 bp with ORF of 1 176 bp and deduced amino acid of 392 aa.From the prediction by an online software,the promoter sequence of PsCHS have typical structure element TATA-box and CAAT-box, photon-response element, anaerote-induced element, endosperm-related element, MYB-bingding element and hormone-response element,etc.RT-PCR indicated that PsCHS had higher expression level at the earlier stage of development of the fruit,especially 40 d after blossom,then decreased to a lower level at the maturing stage. PsCHS seperated in this study was a member of the CHS gene family.Since CHS is a key enzyme involved in flavonoid biosynthesis pathway,PsCHS might act with a regulatory role in biosynthesis of flavonoids.%从成熟果实均一化全长 cDNA 文库中分离了编码 CHS 基因的全长 cDNA 序列,命名为 PsCHS ,根据其序列设计引物,采用 Genome Walking 方法从基因组 DNA 中分离获得 PsCHS 基因上游的调控序列,命名为 PsCHSp ,PsCHS 基因全长1442 bp,其中 ORF 1176 bp,编码392个氨基酸;采用 APA-Walking 技术,获得该基因的5′端调控区,经在线软件预测,启动子序列含有典型的结构特征元件 TATA-box 和 CAAT-box,还包含光响应元件、厌氧诱导元件、胚乳表达相关元件、MYB 结合位点以及激素响应元件;RT-PCR 结果显示,PsCHS 基因在果实发育的前期表达量较高,花后40 d 表达量最高,随

  11. Toxicological evaluation and oral glucose tolerance test of ethanolic leaf extract of Barleria cristata L. in wistar albino rats

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    R. Narmadha

    2013-12-01

    Conclusion: EtBc was revealed the non-toxic nature used for acute toxicity studies and among various doses of this extract, 400 mg/kg brought an effective hypoglycemic activity in wistar albino rats. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2013; 2(6.000: 742-746

  12. Propagação in vitro de Baptistonia pubes (Lindl. Chiron & V.P. Castro (Oncidium pubes Lindl. (Orchidaceae Propagation in vitro of Baptistonia pubes (Lindl. Chiron & V.P. Castro (Oncidium pubes Lindl. - Orchidaceae

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    Full Text Available Baptistonia pubes é uma epífita que ocorre na Floresta Atlântica do Brasil, no Paraguai e norte da Argentina. É considerada espécie vulnerável e ameaçada de extinção. Nossos objetivos foram avaliar a eficácia da germinação de suas sementes e o crescimento em dois pHs utilizando-se dois meios de cultura: Murashige-Skoog (modificado - (MS e meio nutritivo à base de banana nanica acrescido de NPK 20-20-20 (Plant Prood® (BAN variando-se as concentrações de nutrientes e pH para a germinação e para o crescimento inicial das plântulas. As sementes germinaram em média 15 dias após a inoculação, em todas as condições. A porcentagem de germinação variou entre 2,6 a 11,6%, sendo que a maior porcentagem ocorreu no pH=5,2 BAN e a menor no pH=6,2 MS/2. O meio BAN foi mais eficiente na germinação. Os pHs, em cada meio, alteraram significativamente as médias das sementes germinadas. As plântulas cresceram mais no meio nutritivo à base de banana nanica no pH = 5,2.Baptistonia pubes is an epiphyte that grows in Brazilian Atlantic Forest, in Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is considered vulnerable and threatened with extinction. Our aim was to verify seed germination efficiency and growth at two pHs, using two culture mediums: Murashige-Skoog (modified - (MS and banana pulp with added NPK 20-20-20 (Plant Prood® (BAN, with varied nutrient and pH concentrations for germination and for growth. The seeds germinated on average 15 days after the inoculation, at all conditions. The percentage of germination varied between 2.6 and 11.6 %. The highest percentage was at pH=5.2 BAN and the lowest at pH=6.2 MS/2. The banana pulp was most efficient for germination. The pHs, in each environment, altered significantly the averages of the germinated seeds. Seedling growth showed better results in the banana medium, pH = 5.2

  13. Tuber formation in the wild potato species Solanum demissum Lindl.

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    Helder, J.

    1994-01-01

    1. How does a potato plant form tubers?Potato plants produce sexual multiplication and survival structures, true seeds, and asexual multiplication and survival bodies, tubers. Berries of the potato plant contain a large number of minute seeds. Relatively large tubers are formed in t

  14. Pseudopollen in Eria Lindl. Section Mycaranthes Rchb.f. (Orchidaceae)

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    DAVIES, K. L.; TURNER, M. P.

    2004-01-01

    • Background and Aims Pseudopollen is a whitish, mealy material produced upon the labella of a number of orchid species as labellar hairs either become detached or fragment. Since individual hair cells are rich in protein and starch, it has long been speculated that pseudopollen functions as a reward for visiting insects. Although some 90 years have passed since Beck first described pseudopollen for a small number of Eria spp. currently assigned to section Mycaranthes Rchb.f., we still know little about the character of pseudopollen in this taxon. The use of SEM and histochemistry would re-address this deficit in our knowledge whereas comparison of pseudopollen in Eria (S.E. Asia), Maxillaria (tropical and sub-tropical America), Polystachya (largely tropical Africa and Madagascar) and Dendrobium unicum (Thailand and Laos) would perhaps help us to understand better how this feature may have arisen and evolved on a number of different continents. • Methods Pseudopollen morphology is described using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Hairs were tested for starch, lipid and protein using IKI, Sudan III and the xanthoproteic test, respectively. • Key Results and Conclusions The labellar hairs of all eight representatives of section Mycaranthes examined are identical. They are unicellular, clavate with a narrow ‘stalk’ and contain both protein and starch but no detectable lipid droplets. The protein is distributed throughout the cytoplasm and the starch is confined to amyloplasts. The hairs become detached from the labellar surface and bear raised cuticular ridges and flaky deposits that are presumed to be wax. In that they are unicellular and appear to bear wax distally, the labellar hairs are significantly different from those observed for other orchid species. Comparative morphology indicates that they evolved independently in response to pollinator pressures similar to those experienced by other unrelated pseudopollen-forming orchids on other continents. PMID:15451721

  15. БИОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ РЕСУРСЫ СЕМЕЙСТВА LAMIACEAE LINDL. В УСЛОВИЯХ МЕЛОВОГО ЮГА СРЕДНЕРУССКОЙ ВОЗВЫШЕННОСТИ

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    ДУМАЧЕВА Е.В.; Чернявских, В.; БОРОДАЕВА Ж.А.

    2015-01-01

    Целью исследований было изучение биологических ресурсов семейства Lamiaceae Lindl. в условиях овражно-балочных комплексов мелового юга Среднерусской возвышенности. Установлено, что в условиях овражно-балочных комплексов произрастает 36 видов Lamiaceae Lindl., т.е. около 79 % от характерного для флоры региона разнообразия семейства. Наибольший интерес для изучения биологических ресурсов на территории Белгородской области представляют виды родов Hyssopus, Thymus, Salvia. Изучение онтогенетическ...

  16. Enraizamento de ameixeira (Prunus salicina, Lindl. em diferentes épocas de coleta das estacas Rooting of stem cuttings of plum (Prunus salicina, Lindl. in different times

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    Elio Kersten

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar a melhor época de coleta das estacas para o enraizamento de ameixeira, cultivares Reubennel e Frontier, foram conduzidos experimentos em Pelotas - RS. As estacas foram retiradas de ramos do ano de 6 anos de idade, em três épocas diferentes (novembro de 1992, janeiro e março 1993. Foram utilizados tubetes plásticos, com substrato de cinza de casca de arroz e mantidos em nebulização intermitente. Pelos resultados observou-se que, para a cultivar Reubennel, a época de coleta das estacas não influenciou o percentual de enraizamento, que foi baixo em todas as épocas, porém, para a cultivar Frontier, a época que proporcionou o maior enraizamento foi novembro (94,9%, seguida de março e janeiro (34,8 e 25,8%, respectivamente.The objective of the present work was to verify the best time for cropping stem cuttings of plum for rooting. The experiment was conducted in Pelotas, RS with two cultivars: Reubennel and Frontier. The stem cuttings were taken from the season growth of six years old stem base in three different times: November of 1992, January and March of 1993. Cuttings from the other times were rooting in plastic tubets using rice hulls ash as substrato and kept under intermitent misting. The results showed no cropping time influence in the percentual rooting of Reubennel cultivar, which was low in each determination. However, the cultivar Frontier presented a greater percentual of rooting in November (94.9%, followed in March (34.8% and in January (25,8%.

  17. Morfo-anatomia das folhas da nespereira Eriobotrya japonica Lindl., Rosaceae Leaf morpho-anatomy of loquat Eriobotrya japonica Lindl., Rosaceae

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    W. M. de Souza

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    Full Text Available Eriobotrya japonica, Rosaceae, é uma espécie conhecida popularmente como nespereira, cujas folhas são empregadas na medicina tradicional como agente hipoglicemiante e no tratamento de doenças da pele. O presente trabalho objetivou caracterizar morfo-anatomicamente as folhas, a fim de fornecer subsídios farmacognósticos ao controle de qualidade da droga vegetal e taxonômicos à família. O material botânico foi fixado e submetido às técnicas usuais de microscopia ótica e eletrônica de varredura. As folhas são simples, alternas, lanceoladas, de limbo inteiro e margem denteada. A epiderme foliar é uniestratificada e revestida por cutícula espessada e levemente estriada. Tricomas tectores unicelulares longos são encontrados em ambas as faces, sendo numerosos na abaxial. A folha é hipoestomática, revelando estômatos anomocíticos. O mesofilo é dorsiventral e os feixes vasculares de pequeno porte são colaterais e podem apresentar extensão de bainha. A nervura principal possui formato biconvexo e o pecíolo circular, sendo ambos percorridos por feixes vasculares anficrivais. Foram observados idioblastos contendo cristais de oxalato de cálcio, mucilagem e compostos fenólicos.The leaves of Eriobotrya japonica , Rosaceae, popularly known as loquat, are used in folk medicine for their hypoglycemic properties and to treat cutaneous diseases. The aim of this work was to study the leaf morpho-anatomy of the drug for pharmacognostic and taxonomic purposes. The botanical material was prepared for the usual optical and scanning microtechniques. The leaves are simple, alternate and lanceolate, with entire blade and dentate margins. The epidermis is uniseriate and coated by a thick and slightly striated cuticle. Both surfaces are hairy, particularly the lower, with long unicellular non-glandular trichomes. Anomocytic stomata occur exclusively on the lower surface. The mesophyll is dorsiventral and the small bundles are collateral and may present sheath extensions. The midrib has got biconvex shape and the petiole round contour, both showing amphicrival bundles. Idioblasts containing calcium oxalate crystals, mucilage and phenolic compounds were observed.

  18. General unknown screening, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of Dendrobium macrostachyum Lindl.

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    Nimisha Pulikkal Sukumaran

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    Conclusions: The results showed a relatively high concentration of phenolics, high scavenger activity and high anti-inflammatory activity of the stem extract compared to the leaf extract. The results indicate that the plant can be a potential source of bioactive compounds.

  19. Separation and Purification of Two Flavone Glucuronides from Erigeron multiradiatus (Lindl. Benth with Macroporous Resins

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    Full Text Available Scutellarein-7-O-β-D-glucuronide (SG and apigenin-7-O-β-D-glucuronide (AG are two major bioactive constituents with known pharmacological effects in Erigeron multiradiatus. In this study, a simple method for preparative separation of the two flavone glucuronides was established with macroporous resins. The performance and adsorption characteristics of eight macroporous resins including AB-8, HPD100, HPD450, HPD600, D100, D101, D141, and D160 have been evaluated. The results confirmed that D141 resin offered the best adsorption and desorption capacities and the highest desorption ratio for the two glucuronides among the tested resins. Sorption isotherms were constructed for D141 resin under optimal ethanol conditions and fitted well to the Freundlich and Langmuir models (R2>0.95. Dynamic adsorption and desorption tests was performed on column packed with D141 resin. After one-run treatment with D141 resin, the two-constituent content in the final product was increased from 2.14% and 1.34 % in the crude extract of Erigeron multiradiatus to 24.63% and 18.42% in the final products with the recoveries of 82.5% and 85.4%, respectively. The preparative separation of SG and AG can be easily and effectively achieved via adsorption and desorption on D141 resin, and the method developed can be referenced for large-scale separation and purification of flavone glucuronides from herbal raw materials.

  20. Enzymatic changes in plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) subjected to some chemical treatments and cold storage.

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    Majeed, Ruqiya; Jawandha, S K

    2016-05-01

    The objective of the present work is to see the effect of different chemical treatments on pectin methylesterase (PME) activity and softening of the fruits. Purple plums (cv. Satluj) fruits were harvested at colour break stage and treated for 5- minutes in aqueous solutions of salicylic acid at 138, 276 and 414 ppm, Ascorbic acid at 10,000, 20,000 and 30,000 ppm, and Gibberelic acid at 20, 40 and 60 ppm. For control the fruits were dipped in distilled water. Treated fruits were stored at low temperature conditions for 40 days. Physico chemical characteristics and PME activity were determined at 10 day interval. The colour of the fruits improved with respect to a* and b* values progressively throughout the storage, whereas, fruit firmness decreased. Total sugars and PME activity increased before showing a declining trend. Pre-storage application of salicylic acid (414 ppm) significantly delayed colour development. Fruits treated with salicylic acid (414 ppm) retained highest firmness, total sugars and PME activity at the end of storage. PMID:27407203

  1. Chemical sterilization in in vitro propagation of Arundina bambusifolia Lindl. and Epidendrum ibaguense Kunth

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available There is a great demand for simpler and less costly laboratory techniques and for more accessible procedures for orchid breeders who do not have the necessary theoretical basis to use the traditional seed and clone production methods of orchids in vitro. The aim of this study was to assess the use of sodium hypochlorite (NaClO as a decontaminant in the process of inoculating adult orchid explants of Arundina bambusifolia and Epidendrum ibaguenses. Solutions of NaClO (1.200, 2.400, 3.600, 4.800 and 6.000 mg L-1 - equivalent to 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 mL L-1 of commercial bleach - CB were sprayed on the explants (1.0 mL and the culture medium (GB5, in the presence or absence of activated charcoal (2 g L-1. The explants used were nodal segments of field-grown adult plants. The procedures for inoculating the explants were conducted outside the laminar flow chamber (LFC, except for the control treatment (autoclaved medium and explant inoculation inside the LFC. The best results for fresh weight yield, height and number of shoots were obtained using NaClO in solution at 1.200 mg L-1 (equivalent to 50 mL L-1 commercial bleach with activated charcoal in the culture medium. Fresh weight figures were 1.10 g/jar for Arundina bambusifolia and 0.16 g/jar for Epidendrum ibaguenses. Spraying the NaClO solutions controls the contamination of the culture medium already inoculated with the explants.

  2. Percepatan Perkecambahan dan Pertumbuhan Bibit Biwa (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) Akibat Perendaman Urin Hewan dan Pemotongan Benih

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    Nasution, Lely Wahidah

    2015-01-01

    The objective is to study the respond of animal urine and cutting of seed to support the seedling germination and growth of biwa. Animal urine contain growth control that influence the germination and cutting of seed that accelerate the germination of biwa seed. This research was conducted at experiment center of fruit three of Berastagi, subdistrict of dolat rakyat, regency of Karo since April up to July 2013. This research applies Factorial Random sampling with 2 factors, i.e. factor I: app...

  3. Floral variability in selected species of the genus Coelogyne Lindl., Orchidaceae

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    Romuald Kosina

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Correlations of the lip characters in the Coelogyne flower proved a synchronised development of this organ. The lip is a very interspecifically variable organ. A numerical taxonomy approach permitted to select in an ordination space some extreme species, based on a description of lip morphology, Coelogyne salmonicolor versus C. fuliginosa and C. quinquelamellata versus C. nitida. A hybrid C. lawrenceana × mooreana appeared to be close to its paternal species.

  4. Floral variability in selected species of the genus Coelogyne Lindl., Orchidaceae

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    Romuald Kosina; Marta Szkudlarek

    2015-01-01

    Correlations of the lip characters in the Coelogyne flower proved a synchronised development of this organ. The lip is a very interspecifically variable organ. A numerical taxonomy approach permitted to select in an ordination space some extreme species, based on a description of lip morphology, Coelogyne salmonicolor versus C. fuliginosa and C. quinquelamellata versus C. nitida. A hybrid C. lawrenceana × mooreana appeared to be close to its paternal species.

  5. Mikropropagasi Tunas Anggrek Hitam (Coelogyne pandurata Lindl) Dengan Pemberian Benzil Amino Purin dan Naftalen Asam Asetat

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    Lubis, Nanda Nurlela

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the research is to know the influence of Benzylamino purine (BAP) and Naphtalen-3-acetic acid (NAA) concentration on micropropagation black orchid buds. The research was carried out in the Tissue Culture laboratory, Department of Agronomy, Faculty at Agriculture North Sumatera University, Medan from January to March 2010. This research used Randomized Block Design with two factor. First factor was BAP concentration consist of four levels: 0 mg/l ; 1 mg/l; 2 mg/l dan 3 mg/l. The se...

  6. Seed Priming Effect on Germination, Seedling Growth and Salt Tolerance of Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.

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    FATEMEH SADEGHI

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The improvement of loquat seed germination, seedling growth was investigated using seed priming technique. The experiment was conducted in completely random design with 3 replications and 24 seeds in each replication. Treatments were different solutions of sodium chloride and potassium nitrate with electrical conductivity of 0, 4, 8, 12 and dS m-1. The results showed that the highest germination percentage (83% gained in 8 dS m-1 NaCl solution. The NaCl primed seeds showed higher stem length, root and shoot dry weight than control. The primid seedlings were transferred into a closed hydro culture system containing different level of salinity to assisset their salt tolerance. The activities of superoxide dismutase, peroxidase, and ascorbite peroxidase were enhanced in salt-stressed condition. Pre-treated seedlings had also higher proline content than control.

  7. Axenic Seed Culture and in vitro mass propagation of Malaysian Wild Orchid Cymbidium finlaysonianum LINDL

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    Under this study an efficient protocol on mass propagation of Cymbidium finlaysonianum an epiphytic Malaysian wild orchid has been established using axenic culture. To obtain an axenic seed culture, it is important to perform an adequate a disinfection procedure in tissue culture. Four nutrient media viz. MS, 0.5MS, KC and VW were evaluated on In vitro seed germination with callus initiation. The maximum seed germination with callus initiation (100 percentage) was recorded in MS basal medium with a short span of time (40 days after culture). After 45 days of callus initiation the effect of eight different treatments (T /sub 1/-T /sub 8/) on callus size and nature were also studied. The experiment revealed that in T /sub 3/ (MS + 2.0 mgl /sup -1/ BAP + 0.5 mg /sup -1/ NAA) was found to be the best for callus development (1.98 cm length and 1.01 cm breadth). The effect of different concentration of BAP was evaluated on protocorm formation and its proliferation. Maximum number (7.75) and percentage (81.40) of PLBs was recorded in MS medium supplemented with 1.5 mg-1 BAP. Very good PLBs development was recorded also in MS + BAP 1.0 mg-1 + NAA 0.5 mg /sup -1/. The highest elongation of shoot (3.80 cm) was observed in MS + 1.0 mg-1 BAP + 0.50 mg /sup -1/ NAA. For root induction 1.0 mg-1 NAA has proven to the best in 0.5 MS medium. The In developed seedlings were finally transferred to pots by successive phases of acclimatization. (author)

  8. Ex situ conservation of Cymbidium eburneum Lindl.: a threatened and vulnerable orchid, by asymbiotic seed germination

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    Gogoi, Kiran; Kumaria, Suman; Tandon,Pramod

    2012-01-01

    The population of many splendid orchids is reducing from their natural habitats at an alarming rate and their conservation is becoming a matter of global concern. Asymbiotic seed germination has been applied for ex situ conservation of rare, endangered and threatened orchid taxa and could provide rapid means their multiplication. In the present study reported here, seeds of an epiphytic and rare orchid, Cymbidium eburneum were germinated asymbiotically in different basal media viz., Murashige...

  9. MORPHOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL STUDY OF ZIZIPHORA PUSHKINII ADAMS. OF LAMINACEAE LINDL. FAMILY

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    F. K. Serebryanaya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Morphological and anatomical study of Ziziphora puschkinii Adams. was carried out. It resulted on the revelation of diagnostic signs of a stem, leafstalk and lamina structure. According to the present results, the nodal and caulifoliar morphology in Ziziphora may be helpful in systematic researches. Stomatal apparatus of diacytic type and big unicellular trichomes presence may be considered to be diagnostic signs of lamina epidermis. The data reseived may be uded in further systematic researches of Ziziphora L. genus.

  10. 假杜鹃提取物对小鼠镇静催眠作用的实验研究%Experimental study on effects of extracts from Barleria cristata on the sedation and hypnosis in mice

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    余霞

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨假杜鹃提取物对小鼠的镇静催眠作用.方法 小鼠腹腔注射给药,观察小鼠延长戊巴比妥钠的睡眠时间及自主活动次数.结果 假杜鹃提取物能显著延长小鼠戊巴比妥钠睡眠时间(P < 0.01),减少小鼠自主活动次数(P < 0.05).结论 假杜鹃提取物对小鼠有明显的镇静催眠作用.

  11. Preliminary Ethnobotanical Study on Chaenomeles Lindl. of Yunnan%云南木瓜属(Chaenomeles Lindl.)植物的民族植物学初步研究

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    高富; 裴盛基; 杨立新; 闵康; 孙杉

    2011-01-01

    Five species of Chaenomeles Lind1. (Rosaceae), originated in East Asia, and five species (three endemic) with diversity varieties of Chaenomeles in China, as one of the medicinal and ornamental plant resources, had been cultivated since from 2 000 years ago, usually considered as one of the Chinese Traditional Medicine materials. Four species ( and some varieties) of Chaenomeles growing in Yunnan province, have the higher potential used as medicines and nutritional food supplements. The ethnic minorities in Yunnan have accumulated enough experiences and indigenous knowledge of utilization of Chaenomeles fruits in aspects of medicine purposes, environmental conservation purpose and cash income increase; while in terms of the new variation of horticulture cultivation, new products industrialization, the gap still existed comparing with other developed area. The expected objectives of mountainous agriculture ecological environment improvement, rural people cash-income increase, and harmonious development of ethic region can be reached during the process of agriculture structural adjustment with the help of investigation, exploitation on indigenous knowledge system on Chaenomeles, coupled with modern chemical analytical techniques,or combining the both approaches, and the traditional Chaenomeles cultivation patter characterized with the proper environment benefits.%蔷薇科(Rosaceae)木瓜属(Chaenomeles)植物共有5种,我国全产.该属为重要观赏植物和果品,世界各地均有栽培.木瓜在我国栽培历史悠久,是重要的中药材品种.云南木瓜属植物4种,种下品种较多,大多品质优良,具有较高的药用、营养保健开发潜力.云南民族民间利用植物于医疗保健、生态防护和增加经济收入方面均十分看好木瓜资源的潜力;但与其他发达地区相比,在品种培育、产业开发方面仍然有一定的差距.进一步加快调查、整理、发掘云南民族民间开发利用木瓜资源的传统知识体系,与现代化学分析手段相结合,发挥木瓜传统栽培模式的生态和经济效益,促进云南木瓜资源综合开发利用技术进步,将会在农业结构调整中,为云南山区农业生态环境改善、农民增收、民族地区繁荣与和谐发展做出贡献.

  12. Efeito do substrato e da época de coleta dos ramos no enraizamento de estacas de ameixeira (Prunus salicina Lindl. Effect of substrate and time of cutting collection on rooting of cuttings of plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.

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    Leonardo Ferreira Dutra

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado em casa de vegetação do Departamento de Fitotecnia da Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, com o objetivo de verificar o efeito de diversos substratos no enraizamento de estacas de ameixeira em diferentes épocas de coleta dos ramos. Foram utilizadas estacas medianas da cultivar Frontier, com comprimento de 15cm e um par de folhas, coletadas nos meses de novembro de 1993, janeiro e março de 1994, obtidas em um pomar comercial com 8 anos de idade. Todas as estacas utilizadas foram tratadas com ácido indolbutirico na concentração de 3000ppm, introduziu-se em torno delem da base das estacas em ácido indolbutirico, na forma de pó e colocou-se em tubetes, acondicionados em bandejas de isopor, contendo diferentes substratos: areia média lavada; vermiculila de grânulos médios; cinza de casca de arroz e serragem de eucalipto, utilizados isolados e em misturas (1: 1v/v. O período de permanência das estacas na casa de vegetação foi de 60 dias. Observou-se maiores índices de enraizamento na coleta dos ramos realizadas em janeiro e março, e que o substrato areia + serragem proporcionou os maiores percentuais de estacas enraizadas com 68,22% e 65,99% nos meses de janeiro e março.This work was carried out in a greenhouse with intermittent mist out at the plant Science Department, Eliseu Maciel Agronomy College of Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil, aiming to evaluate the effect of different substratos and time of cutting on rooting of pium cuttings. Mild cuttings with 15cm length andapair of ieaves of Frontier cultivar were coilected from a commercial orchard eight years old in November 1993, January and March 1994. All cuttings were treated with indolbutiric acid (IBA at 3000ppm concentration introducing about 1.0cm of their basal end in IBA powder and placed in tubes on isopor trays containing different substratos: washed mild sand: vermiculite of medium grains; rice husk ash and saw dust, utilized as isolated or as mixtures (1:1 v/v. Cuttings were kept on substratos for 60 days. The results demonstrated that the higher rooted cuttings percentage were obtained for cuttings collected in January and in March. The mixture of sand and saw dust gave the higher number of cuttings rooting with 68.22% and 65.99% for January and March.

  13. Fruit bearing shoot characteristics of European plum (Prunus domestica L. and Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. cultivars

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    Milatović Dragan P.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Morphological properties of fruit bearing shoots: length, number of flower buds and vegetative buds and their ratio were studied in 11 cultivars of European plum and 11 cultivars of Japanese plum during a two-year period. Fruit bearing shoots were divided into two groups: long (shoots and short (spurs. For all studied traits, statistically significant differences between plum cultivars were found. Japanese plums had lesser thickness and shorter internodes of shoots in relation to European plums. They also had a significantly higher number of flower buds both on shoots and spurs. Based on obtained results, recommendations for pruning can be made. Cultivars with a higher number of flower buds per 1-m length and in relation to vegetative buds, like most varieties of Japanese plum and some varieties of European plum ("Stanley", "Topper", "Top", "Topking", require severe pruning. On the other hand, cultivars with lower density of flower buds, such as "Čačanska rana" and "Golden Plum", can be pruned slightly.

  14. Inheritance of hetero-diploid pollen S-haplotype in self-compatible tetraploid Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus Lindl.

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    Chao Gu

    Full Text Available The breakdown of self-incompatibility, which could result from the accumulation of non-functional S-haplotypes or competitive interaction between two different functional S-haplotypes, has been studied extensively at the molecular level in tetraploid Rosaceae species. In this study, two tetraploid Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus cultivars and one diploid sweet cherry (Prunus avium cultivar were used to investigate the ploidy of pollen grains and inheritance of pollen-S alleles. Genetic analysis of the S-genotypes of two intercross-pollinated progenies showed that the pollen grains derived from Chinese cherry cultivars were hetero-diploid, and that the two S-haplotypes were made up of every combination of two of the four possible S-haplotypes. Moreover, the distributions of single S-haplotypes expressed in self- and intercross-pollinated progenies were in disequilibrium. The number of individuals of the two different S-haplotypes was unequal in two self-pollinated and two intercross-pollinated progenies. Notably, the number of individuals containing two different S-haplotypes (S1- and S5-, S5- and S8-, S1- and S4-haplotype was larger than that of other individuals in the two self-pollinated progenies, indicating that some of these hetero-diploid pollen grains may have the capability to inactivate stylar S-RNase inside the pollen tube and grow better into the ovaries.

  15. Establishment of an Efficient In Vitro Regeneration Protocol for Rapid and Mass Propagation of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. Using Seed Culture

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    Potshangbam Nongdam; Leimapokpam Tikendra

    2014-01-01

    An efficient in vitro regeneration protocol from seed culture has been established successfully for Dendrobium chrysotoxum, an epiphytic orchid having tremendous ornamental and medicinal values. Seed germination response was encouraging in Mitra (M) medium enriched with different combinations of auxins and cytokinins. Medium supplemented with 0.4% activated charcoal (AC), 2 mg/L 6-benzyl amino purine (BAP), and 2 mg/L indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) produced best seed germination percentage in 2 w...

  16. Genome sequence of Frateuria aurantia type strain (Kondo 67(T)), a xanthomonade isolated from Lilium auratium Lindl.

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    rateuria aurantia (ex Kondo and Ameyama 1958) Swings et al. 1980 is a member of the bispecific genus Frateuria in the family Xanthomonadaceae, which is already heavily targeted for non-type strain genome sequencing. Strain Kondo 67(T) was initially (1958) identified as a member of 'Acetobacter aurantius', a name that was not considered for the approved list. Kondo 67(T) was therefore later designated as the type strain of the newly proposed acetogenic species Frateuria aurantia. The strain is of interest because of its triterpenoids (hopane family). F. aurantia Kondo 67(T) is the first member of the genus Frateura whose genome sequence has been deciphered, and here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 3,603,458-bp long chromosome with its 3,200 protein-coding and 88 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

  17. Some nutritional properties of Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindl and Rheum ribes L. stems growing wild in Turkey.

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    Ozcan, Mehmet Musa; Dursun, Nesim; Arslan, Derya

    2007-03-01

    In this study, some compositional properties and mineral contents of Prangos ferulacea and Rheum ribes stems growing wild in Ağri and Elaziğ province in Turkey were investigated. Mineral contents were determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Moisture, crude oil, crude fiber, crude ash, crude protein, water-soluble and alcohol-soluble extract, pH and acidity values of samples were determined. Both plants contained high amounts of crude ash, crude fiber and water-soluble extract. According to results, aluminum, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc values were very high in both samples. The levels of calcium (4,248.58 mg/kg), potassium (60,613.03 mg/kg) and phosphorus (5,827.71 mg/kg) of P. ferulacea in this work were found to be higher than those of other location plants (R. ribes). Potassium ranged from 32,730.82 mg/kg R. ribes (Elaziğ sample) to 60,613.03 mg/kg P. ferulacea (Ağri sample). The iron content ranged from 56.11 mg/kg R. ribes (Ağri sample) to 147.01 mg/kg R. ribes (Elaziğ sample). This work contributed to the nutritional properties of these plant species, and the information may be useful for the evaluation of dietary information. PMID:17469771

  18. Genetic stability and phytochemical analysis of the in vitro regenerated plants of Dendrobium nobile Lindl., an endangered medicinal orchid

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    Paromik Bhattacharyya

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available An efficient genetically stable regeneration protocol with increased phytochemical production has been established for Dendrobium nobile, a highly prized orchid for its economic and medicinal importance. Protocorm like bodies (PLBs were induced from the pseudostem segments using thidiazuron (TDZ; 1.5 mg/l, by-passing the conventional auxin–cytokinin complement approach for plant regeneration. Although, PLB induction was observed at higher concentrations of TDZ, plantlet regeneration from those PLBs was affected adversely. The best rooting (5.41 roots/shoot was achieved in MS medium with 1.5 mg/l TDZ and 0.25% activated charcoal. Plantlets were successfully transferred to a greenhouse with a survival rate of 84.3%, exhibiting normal development. Genetic stability of the regenerated plants was investigated using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD and start codon targeted (SCoT polymorphism markers which detected 97% of genetic fidelity among the regenerants. The PIC values of RAPD and SCoT primers were recorded to be 0.92 and 0.76 and their Rp values ranged between 3.66 and 10, and 4 and 12 respectively. The amplification products of the regenerated plants showed similar banding patterns to that of the mother plant thus demonstrating the homogeneity of the micropropagated plants. A comparative phytochemical analysis among the mother and the micropropagated plants showed a higher yield of secondary metabolites. The regeneration protocol developed in this study provides a basis for ex-situ germplasm conservation and also harnesses the various secondary metabolite compounds of medicinal importance present in D. nobile.

  19. Inheritance of hetero-diploid pollen S-haplotype in self-compatible tetraploid Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus Lindl).

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    Gu, Chao; Liu, Qing-Zhong; Yang, Ya-Nan; Zhang, Shu-Jun; Khan, Muhammad Awais; Wu, Jun; Zhang, Shao-Ling

    2013-01-01

    The breakdown of self-incompatibility, which could result from the accumulation of non-functional S-haplotypes or competitive interaction between two different functional S-haplotypes, has been studied extensively at the molecular level in tetraploid Rosaceae species. In this study, two tetraploid Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus) cultivars and one diploid sweet cherry (Prunus avium) cultivar were used to investigate the ploidy of pollen grains and inheritance of pollen-S alleles. Genetic analysis of the S-genotypes of two intercross-pollinated progenies showed that the pollen grains derived from Chinese cherry cultivars were hetero-diploid, and that the two S-haplotypes were made up of every combination of two of the four possible S-haplotypes. Moreover, the distributions of single S-haplotypes expressed in self- and intercross-pollinated progenies were in disequilibrium. The number of individuals of the two different S-haplotypes was unequal in two self-pollinated and two intercross-pollinated progenies. Notably, the number of individuals containing two different S-haplotypes (S1- and S5-, S5- and S8-, S1- and S4-haplotype) was larger than that of other individuals in the two self-pollinated progenies, indicating that some of these hetero-diploid pollen grains may have the capability to inactivate stylar S-RNase inside the pollen tube and grow better into the ovaries. PMID:23596519

  20. Establishment of an efficient in vitro regeneration protocol for rapid and mass propagation of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. using seed culture.

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    Nongdam, Potshangbam; Tikendra, Leimapokpam

    2014-01-01

    An efficient in vitro regeneration protocol from seed culture has been established successfully for Dendrobium chrysotoxum, an epiphytic orchid having tremendous ornamental and medicinal values. Seed germination response was encouraging in Mitra (M) medium enriched with different combinations of auxins and cytokinins. Medium supplemented with 0.4% activated charcoal (AC), 2 mg/L 6-benzyl amino purine (BAP), and 2 mg/L indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) produced best seed germination percentage in 2 weeks of culture. Incorporation of higher concentration of kinetin (KN) or BAP in combination with low auxin in medium induced pronounced shooting and leaf formation. Reduction in leaf development was evident when cytokinins exist singly in medium indicating synergistic effect of auxin and cytokinin in leaf induction. Presence of elevated level of indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) or 1-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) with low cytokinin content in medium generated more in vitro rooting, though IBA was found to be more effective in rooting induction as compared to NAA. The in vitro protocol for asymbiotic seed germination developed from the present investigation can be used for rapid mass propagation of this highly important Dendrobium orchid species.

  1. Establishment of an Efficient In Vitro Regeneration Protocol for Rapid and Mass Propagation of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. Using Seed Culture

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    Potshangbam Nongdam

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available An efficient in vitro regeneration protocol from seed culture has been established successfully for Dendrobium chrysotoxum, an epiphytic orchid having tremendous ornamental and medicinal values. Seed germination response was encouraging in Mitra (M medium enriched with different combinations of auxins and cytokinins. Medium supplemented with 0.4% activated charcoal (AC, 2 mg/L 6-benzyl amino purine (BAP, and 2 mg/L indole-3-acetic acid (IAA produced best seed germination percentage in 2 weeks of culture. Incorporation of higher concentration of kinetin (KN or BAP in combination with low auxin in medium induced pronounced shooting and leaf formation. Reduction in leaf development was evident when cytokinins exist singly in medium indicating synergistic effect of auxin and cytokinin in leaf induction. Presence of elevated level of indole-3-butyric acid (IBA or 1-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA with low cytokinin content in medium generated more in vitro rooting, though IBA was found to be more effective in rooting induction as compared to NAA. The in vitro protocol for asymbiotic seed germination developed from the present investigation can be used for rapid mass propagation of this highly important Dendrobium orchid species.

  2. Pertumbuhan Plantlet Anggrek Vanda tricolor Lindl. secara In Vitro dengan Penambahan Bubur Ubi Kayu pada Media MS

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    Full Text Available Growth of Plantlets of Vanda tricolor Orchid In-Vitro on the Cassava Pulp-Enriched MS Medium.Addition of organic matter into the culture medium is commonly used for increasing the source of sugar, vitamins and amino acids. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the cassava pulp on the growth of Vanda tricolor plantlet, and to investigate appropriate dose for the optimal growth of plantlets. The experiment utilised a Randomized Completely Design with six treatments i.e. UO (MS medium without any organic matter, U1 (MS medium + 35 g/L cassava pulp, U2 (MS medium + 40 g/L cassava pulp, U3 (MS medium + 45 g/L cassava pulp, U4 (MS medium + 50 g/L cassava pulp, and U5 (MS medium + 45 g/L cassava pulp with five replicates. The result showed that addition of cassava pulp significantly increased number of leaf, number of root and dry weight of plantlets. The highest number of root (i.e. 5.8 was obtained with addition of 50 g/L cassava pulp, while the highest dry weight of plantlet (i.e. 0.28 g was on addition of 55 g/L cassava pulp.

  3. Pertumbuhan Plantlet Anggrek Vanda tricolor Lindl. secara In Vitro dengan Penambahan Bubur Ubi Kayu pada Media MS

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    IDA AYU PUTRI DARMAWATI; HESTIN YUSWANTI

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    Growth of Plantlets of Vanda tricolor Orchid In-Vitro on the Cassava Pulp-Enriched MS Medium.Addition of organic matter into the culture medium is commonly used for increasing the source of sugar, vitamins and amino acids. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the cassava pulp on the growth of Vanda tricolor plantlet, and to investigate appropriate dose for the optimal growth of plantlets. The experiment utilised a Randomized Completely Design with six treatments i.e. UO (MS me...

  4. Karyotype Study on Scilla scilloides (Lindl.) Druce in Yantai%烟台绵枣儿的核型研究

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    王爱云; 赵彦宏; 刘林德; 王丽娟

    2008-01-01

    [Objective] The aim of this study was to investigate the chromoseome number and the karyotype of Scilla scilloides in Yantai. [Method] Root tips of Scilla scilloides were pretreated by 8-hydroxyquinoline, then fixed, dissociated and stained for slice production. The chromosome number was ana-lyzed by microscopic examination, and then cells with good chromosomal morphology and dispersal chromosome were studied by microscopic photos. [Re-sult] The somatic chromosome number of Scilla scilloides in Yantai was 2n=16+1Bs, while the karyotype formula was K (2n)=2x=16+1Bs=6m+4sm (2SAT)+4st+2t+1Bs and the karyotype classification was "3B" type. [Conclusion] Karyotype comparison, division of cell type and evolution of Scilla scilloides in Yantai are discussed, which provides basis for cytogenetics, evolutionary genetics, modem taxonomy and genetic breeding.

  5. 7 CFR 201.2 - Terms defined.

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    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) FEDERAL SEED ACT FEDERAL SEED ACT.... Medic, black—Medicago lupulina L. Milkvetch or cicer milkvetch—Astragalus cicer L. Millet,...

  6. Stemflow: A Source of Nutrients in some Naturally Growing Epiphytic Orchids of the Sikkim Himalaya

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    A study on five naturally growing epiphytic orchids viz., Bulbophyllum affine Lindl., Coelogyne ochracea Lindl., Otochilus porrecta Lindl., Cirrhopetalum cornutum Lindl. and C. cornutum (var.) was carried out in the subtropical belt of Sikkim Himalaya. Stemflow leachates formed the main source of ammonium-N and nitrate-N for uptake by these orchids. Phosphorus concentration in the tissues of these orchids was high. Phosphate-P from stemflow does not seem to be a regular source of phosphorus f...

  7. Wood ash treatment, a cost-effective way to deactivate tannins in Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. foliage and to improve digestion by Barbarine sheep

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    Three in vitro experiments and one in vivo experiment were carried out to study the effect of wood ash sources (6 L wood ash solution/kg fresh plant leaves) and levels and treatment duration on the nutritive value of acacia leaves. In Experiment 1, samples of fresh (F), dried (D), or dried and ground (DG) acacia were soaked for 6 h in water or acacia wood ash solution (120 g of wood ash dry matter/L of water). Soaking acacia in water decreased total extractable phenols (TP), total extractable tannins (TT) and extractable condensed tannins (CT). Wood ash treatment led to a further decrease of these phenolic compounds and was highest with DG acacia. Experiment 2 investigated different levels of acacia wood ash (0, 120, 180 and 240 g wood ash dry matter/L of water) and treatment duration (1, 2 and 3 days). The higher the level of wood ash, the lower proportion of TP and CT in acacia was noted. In Experiment 3, two sources of wood ash (i.e., acacia and Aleppo pine) and the same solution of each source of wood ash were used eight times. The two sources of wood ash had similar deactivating effect on TP and CT. The rate of decrease of TP and CT was highest when the same wood ash solution was used four consecutive times and decreased progressively thereafter. In these three experiments, water and wood ash treatment reduced organic matter and crude protein content but substantially increased the neutral detergent fibre (NDFom) content of treated acacia. In the fourth experiment, we treated acacia with acacia wood ash (180 g/L of water for 2 days) and the same solution was used five times. Treated and untreated acacia were air-dried and fed ad libitum to two groups, each of four Barbarine rams together with 300 g of concentrate. Wood ash treatment did not affect intake and OM digestibility of the diet but increased crude protein and NDFom digestibility (P < 0.05). Feeding untreated acacia resulted in negative N balances but with wood ash treatment, N balance was positive. Microbial N supply was not affected by wood ash treatment. It is concluded that wood ash treatment is a cost-effective way to deactivate tannins in acacia leaves, although additional energy is needed to ensure utilisation of the available N. (author)

  8. Study on the in vitro Rapid Propagation System of Dendrobium nobile Lindl%金钗石斛的离体快繁体系研究

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    罗林会; 王勤

    2012-01-01

    [ Objective] To study the in vitro rapid propagation system of D. nobile. f Method] The seeds of D. nobile were selected for the in vitro rapid propagation by tissue culture. [ Result] MS + I mg/L BA + 0.02 mg/L N AA + 2% potato juice + 3 % sucrose was suitable for the protocorm induction and hud differentiation of D. nobile. The inductive rate was 7 - 10. The most suitable rooting medium was 1/2 MS + 0. 2 mg/L BA + 0.2 mg/L NAA + 0.2 mg/L GA + 2% banana juice + 2% potato juice + 2% sucrose. The rooting rate was above 98% , and survival rate was above 90%. [ Conclusion ] The method studied the in vitro rapid propagation system of D. nobile and provided references for the tissue culture of its seedlings.%[目的]研究金钗石斛的离体快繁体系.[方法]以金钗石斛的种子为材料,采用组培法进行离体培养.[结果]适宜于金钗石斛圆球茎诱导增殖及茅分化的培养基为:MS+1 mg/L BA +0.02 mg/L NAA+浓度2%马铃薯+浓度3%白糖,增殖系数为7-10.生根培养基为1/2MS +0.2 mg/L BA +0.2 mg/L NAA +0.2 mg/L CA+浓度2%香蕉+浓度2%马铃薯+浓度2%白糖;生根率达98%以上,移栽成活率在90%左右.[结论]该方法对金钗石斛的离体快繁体系进行了研究,为组培繁殖金钗石斛种苗提供了参考.

  9. Identification, determination, and study of antioxidative activities of hesperetin and gallic acid in hydro-alcoholic extract from flowers of Eriobotrya japonica (Lindl.

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Eriobotrya japonica belongs to the Rosaceae. Studies have shown that the flowers of this plant are rich in phenolic and flavonoid compounds. Accorrdingly, the evaluation of antioxidative effects of Eriobotrya japonica Flower Extract (EJFE have been performed in vitro. Material and Methods: In this study, to investigate the influences of components of EJFE on its antioxidative activity, extract was prepared using hydro-alcoholic (25:75 V/V solvent and the antioxidative activity of the extract was evaluated based on the scavenging of various radicals (DPPH and H2O2 by spectrophotometric method and chelating of ferrous ions by ferrozine reagent. Results: HPLC analysis of the Eriobotrya japonica Flower Extract (EJFE revealed hesperetin and gallic acid as the major antioxidants. When the content of total flavonoid and polyphenolic compounds in the flower extract of this plant was examined, a significantly higher level of total polyphenols was found in Eriobotrya japonica flower extract. Conclusion: Results demonstrate that the high ability to scavenge free radicals, reducing power, and Fe+2chelating activity exerted by the EJFE were due to the high content of hesperetin and gallic acid in the flowers.

  10. Appraisal of antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory potential of extract and fractions from the leaves of Torreya grandis Fort Ex. Lindl.

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    Saeed, Muhammad Khalid; Deng, Yulin; Dai, Rongji; Li, Wei; Yu, Yuhong; Iqbal, Zafar

    2010-02-01

    Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) was studied for antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. Leaves were extracted with 80% ethanol at 80 degrees C for 3h and fractionated with petroleum ether, chloroform, ethylacetate and n-butanol. The aqueous ethanolic extract (aq.EE), ethylacetate fraction (EaF) and butanol fraction (BtF) at the doses of (100 and 200mg/kg, i.g.) body weight were used for study. Evaluation of antinociceptive activity was carried out by acetic acid-induced writhing response and formalin-induced paw licking time in the first and second phases of mice. The paw edema induced by formalin- and xylene-induced ear edema were used to assess anti-inflammatory activity. It was found that Torreya grandis extract and fractions at the doses of (100 and 200mg/kg, i.g.) were significantly attenuated the writhing responses induced by acetic acid and second phase of pain response induced by subplantar injection of formalin in mice. In addition, these extract and fractions inhibiting the formaldehyde-induced arthritis as well as xylene-induces edema prolifically. From acute oral toxicity studies no mortality was pragmatic even at highest dose (2500 mg/kg, i.g.). Furthermore, our phytochemical studies indicated that the aq. ethanolic extract of leaves contains alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids and saponins. The results provide justification for the folkloric uses of Torreya grandis in the treatment of analgesic and inflammatory-based diseases across the China. PMID:19857564

  11. Studies on Tissue Culture of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl in Vitro%鼓槌石斛组织培养研究

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    徐红; 刘峻; 王峥涛; 徐德然; 丁家宜

    2001-01-01

    目的:建立鼓槌石斛快速繁殖体系。方法:组织培养,虫荧光素-荧光素酶生物发光法及苯酚-硫酸法。结果:胚在光照及黑暗条件下均可以萌发,但苗的生长需要光照条件,MS,1/2MS,B5,N6培养基对苗的生长均比较适宜,0.5 mg*L-1NAA与1 mg*L-16-BA利于鼓槌石斛组培幼苗的生长与分化。三磷酸腺苷(adenosine triphos phate, ATP)在鼓槌石斛培养时发生节律性变化。组培苗多糖含量7.254%,原植物为2.833%。结论:光照对胚的萌发没有影响,分化出幼苗后,培养基中的激素、氮源及有机元素对苗的生长及分化有较大的影响,因此要及时将苗转移到附加NAA与6-BA的MS,1/2MS,B5,N6培养基中。ATP可作为鼓槌石斛培养时的动态指标,反应其发育过程中对营养和能量的需求。组培苗的多糖高于原植物。%Objective:To set up a system for the culture of Dendrobium chrysotoxum in vitro. Method:Tissue culture,fire fly luminescence and phenol-H2SO4 method. Result:The embryo could germinate with or without light, the MS, 1/2MS, B5, N6 mediums are suitable to the growth and the differentiation of sprout with light, 0.5 mg*L-1NAA and 1 mg*L-16-BA, and ATP have regular changes, the content of polysaccharide was 2.833% in plant and 7.254% in sprout. Conclusion:The light has no effects on the embryo germination, but the phytohormone,nitrogen source and organized elements are important to the growth and differentiation of the sprout which should be transferred to the MS, 1/2MS, B5, N6 mediums in time supplemented with NAA与6-BA, ATP may be served as the dynamic indication of nourishment demand in the plant. The content of polysaccharide in the sprout is higher and can be utilized.

  12. Red dendrocronológica del pino de altura (Pinus hartwegii Lindl. para estudios dendroclimáticos en el noreste y centro de México

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    José Villanueva Díaz

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    Full Text Available Resumen. El bosque de Pinus hartwegii constituye el límite superior arbóreo en las montañas de México. En este estudio se desarrolló una red de cronologías de esta especie, localizadas en volcanes del Eje Neovolcánico Transversal, en el centro del país, y picos elevados de la Sierra Madre Oriental, en el noreste. El Análisis de Componentes Principales integró las cronologías en dos grupos, uno para el centro y otro para el noreste, con los que se desarrollaron dos cronologías regionales de 320 años (1690-2009 y 590 años (1420- 2009, respectivamente. El fenómeno de El Niño Oscilación del Sur (ENSO en su fase cálida (El Niño y fría (La Niña, mostró un impacto significativo en el comportamiento de la variabilidad hidroclimática descrita por ambas series. La Niña produjo condiciones climáticas contrastantes, es decir, secas en el noreste y húmedas en el centro, mientras que la fase de El Niño originó sequías en ambas regiones, pero solo durante eventos intensos de ENSO.

  13. Effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of Prangos ferulacea (L. Lindle on histopathology of pancreas and diabetes treatment in STZ- induced diabetic rats

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    Conclusion: The roots´ hydro-alcoholic extract of P.f seems to be capable to regenerate the islets of Langerhans in the treated rats in comparison with the untreated diabetic rats. This property can be due to some components of the plant that can increase insulin secretion.

  14. The Effect of Organic Nutrient and Growth Regulators on Seed Germination, Embryo and Shoots Development of Dendrobium antennatum Lindl. Orchid by In Vitro

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    Full Text Available Dendrobium antennatum has high economic value as cut flowers and flowerpots. Like orchid seeds in general, D. antennatum is difficult to germinate under natural conditions. This study aimed to determine the effect of coconut water on seed germination and embryo development, as well as the effect of NAA on shoots development of D. antennatum. This study consisted of two stages. In the first stage, the 12 weeks-old seeds after pollination were sown on MS medium containing 2 g/L peptone + 0%; 5%; 10%; and 20% coconut water. After 8 weeks of culture, the seeds germinated and the shoot formed were recorded. The highest in seed germination (92.2% and the formation of shoots (51.4% were obtained when seeds were cultured on MS medium containing 2 g/L peptone + 20% coconut water. In the second stage, the shoots were sub-cultured on MS medium containing 1 mg/L thidiazuron + 0 mg/L; 1 mg/L; 2 mg/L; and 3 mg/L NAA. After 16 weeks of sub-culture, the height of plantlets, the length of the roots and leaves, number of leaves and roots formed were recorded. MS medium containing 1 mg/L thidiazuron + 1 mg/L NAA was the most suitable for the shoots development of D.antennatum. The embryo development of D.antennatum in vitro begins with the enlargement of embryo, with further it emerges from the seed coat (germinated followed by the formation of the apical meristems to form the shoots and the roots. 

  15. Nutraceutical Value of Yellow- and Red-Fleshed South African Plums (Prunus salicina Lindl.: Evaluation of Total Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Composition

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Ten South African plum cultivars and selections, including yellow- and red-fleshed plums from two harvest seasons were evaluated in terms of nutraceutical value (phenolic composition, total polyphenol content (TPC and total antioxidant capacity (TAC and fruit attributes (colour, fruit mass, etc.. Plums were evaluated at two maturity stages, i.e., directly after harvest (unripe and after a commercial cold storage and ripening regime (ripe. The phenolic composition of South African plums varied greatly, both qualitatively and quantitatively, between cultivars and selections. Neochlorogenic acid, cyanidin-3-O-glucoside and quercetin-3-O-glucoside were the predominant hydroxycinnamic acid, anthocyanin and flavonol, respectively, although not present in all plums. The flavan-3-ols, (+-catechin, (−-epicatechin and procyanidins B1 and B2, were present in all plums. Red-fleshed plums tended to display higher TAC and TPC than yellow-fleshed plums. The flavan-3-ol content was highly correlated with TAC. The effect of harvest season was cultivar-dependent, but cultivar differences were not obscured. In terms of maturity stage, the ripe fruits tended to contain higher levels of anthocyanins and some flavonol compounds, although the TPC and TAC were not affected in most cases. South African plums, especially the red-fleshed selections PR04-32 and PR04-35, were shown to provide generally high TAC and TPC compared to literature values.

  16. 紫丁香花蕾化学成分研究%Chemical Constituents of the Alabastrum of Syringa oblata Lindl.

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    董丽巍; 王金兰; 赵明; 张树军

    2011-01-01

    采用硅胶柱色谱和半制备高效液相色谱等从紫丁香花蕾乙酸乙酯溶液中分离得到8个单体化合物,经理化性质和波谱方法分别鉴定为:丁香苦素B(1)、齐墩果酸(2)、乌苏酸(3)、羽扇豆酸(4)、羽扇豆醇(5)、对羟基苯丙醇(6)、对羟基苯乙醇(7)和β-谷甾醇(8).其中化合物6首次从该种植物中分离得到,其余均为首次从该植物花蕾中分离得到.%Eight compounds were isolated by silica gel column cinematography and HPLC from ethyl acetate fraction of dried alabastrum of Syringa oblata. The structures were identified by means of physic-chemical and spectral data. They are Syringopicrogenin-B (1) ,oleandic acid (2) ,ursolic acid (3) .lupanic acid (4),luprol (5) ,p-hydroxy phenylpro-panol (6) ,p-hydroxy phenylethanol (7) ,and β-sitoaterol (8). Compound 6 is isolated from this plant for the first time. The other compounds are isolated from the alabastrum of S. Oblata Iindl. For the first time.

  17. Wood ash treatment, a cost-effective way to deactivate tannins in Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. foliage and to improve digestion by Barbarine sheep

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    Ben Salem, H. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie (INRAT), Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia)]. E-mail: bensalem.hichem@iresa.agrinet.tn; Abidi, S. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie (INRAT), Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia); Ecole Superieure d' Agriculture de Mateur, Mateur (Tunisia); Makkar, H.P.S. [Animal Production and Health Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Nefzaoui, A. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie (INRAT), Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia)

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    Three in vitro experiments and one in vivo experiment were carried out to study the effect of wood ash sources (6 L wood ash solution/kg fresh plant leaves) and levels and treatment duration on the nutritive value of acacia leaves. In Experiment 1, samples of fresh (F), dried (D), or dried and ground (DG) acacia were soaked for 6 h in water or acacia wood ash solution (120 g of wood ash dry matter/L of water). Soaking acacia in water decreased total extractable phenols (TP), total extractable tannins (TT) and extractable condensed tannins (CT). Wood ash treatment led to a further decrease of these phenolic compounds and was highest with DG acacia. Experiment 2 investigated different levels of acacia wood ash (0, 120, 180 and 240 g wood ash dry matter/L of water) and treatment duration (1, 2 and 3 days). The higher the level of wood ash, the lower proportion of TP and CT in acacia was noted. In Experiment 3, two sources of wood ash (i.e., acacia and Aleppo pine) and the same solution of each source of wood ash were used eight times. The two sources of wood ash had similar deactivating effect on TP and CT. The rate of decrease of TP and CT was highest when the same wood ash solution was used four consecutive times and decreased progressively thereafter. In these three experiments, water and wood ash treatment reduced organic matter and crude protein content but substantially increased the neutral detergent fibre (NDFom) content of treated acacia. In the fourth experiment, we treated acacia with acacia wood ash (180 g/L of water for 2 days) and the same solution was used five times. Treated and untreated acacia were air-dried and fed ad libitum to two groups, each of four Barbarine rams together with 300 g of concentrate. Wood ash treatment did not affect intake and OM digestibility of the diet but increased crude protein and NDFom digestibility (P < 0.05). Feeding untreated acacia resulted in negative N balances but with wood ash treatment, N balance was positive. Microbial N supply was not affected by wood ash treatment. It is concluded that wood ash treatment is a cost-effective way to deactivate tannins in acacia leaves, although additional energy is needed to ensure utilisation of the available N. (author)

  18. Polimorfismo isoenzimático en la población de Pinus hartwegii Lindl. del Cofre de Perote, Ver., México

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    L.G. Iglesias Andreu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se utilizó la técnica electroforética en gel de poliacrilamida (PAGE para evaluar la variación en la composición de cuatro sistemas isoenzimáticos (esterasas, fosfatasas ácidas, aspartato aminotransferasas y polifenoloxidasas en la población de Pinus hartwegii del Parque Nacional Cofre de Perote en Veracruz, México, con el fin de contribuir a establecer futuros programas de conservación de este valioso recurso forestal. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron la presencia de 29 isoformas. Estas se presentaron en mayor número de bandas en los sistemas: esterasas, aspartato aminotransferasa y polifenoloxidasa, detectándose una variación intrapoblacional sustancial (86,2%.

  19. ARMAZENAMENTO REFRIGERADO DE AMEIXAS `REUBENNEL' (Prunus salicina Lindl.): EFEITOS DO ESTÁDIO DE MATURAÇÃO E DO POLIETILENO

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    Para verificar os efeitos do estádio de maturação e da embalagem de polietileno, ameixas `Reubennel' foram colhidas em dois estádios de maturação: verde (25-50% de coloração vermelha) e semimaduro (50-75% de coloração vermelha) e armazenadas à 0oC e 90-95% UR por 14, 28 e 42 dias (+ 3 dias de comercialização simulada à 25-26oC). A metade das frutas foi embalada em sacos de polietileno perfurado. O polietileno reduziu as perdas de peso das frutas durante o armazenamento, sem afetar outros parâ...

  20. Germinação assimbiótica e desenvolvimento de Dendrobium nobile Lindl. sob efeito de reguladores vegetais no tratamento pré-germinativo Asymbiotic germination and development of Dendrobium nobile Lindl. under the effect of plant growth regulators in pre-germinative treatment

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    J.S. Soares

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a influência dos reguladores vegetais BAP e GA3 como tratamentos pré-germinativos no processo de germinação e desenvolvimento inicial de plântulas de Dendrobium nobile, espécie importante pelas propriedades farmacológicas como anti-oxidante, vasodilatadora e até mesmo anti-cancerígena, além do valor ornamental. Os tratamentos pré-germinativos consistiram de BAP e GA3, separadamente, nas concentrações de 0,0; 1,0; 2,0 e 5,0 mg L-1. Após seis meses da semeadura in vitro e manutenção em câmara de germinação e de crescimento com temperatura e foto-período controlados (12 horas e 23ºC ± 2, foram avaliados os parâmetros número de sementes germinadas, porcentagem de germinação, massa fresca e altura das plântulas, diâmetro e número de pseudobulbos, número de folhas, número de raízes, e o comprimento da maior raiz. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado. Todas as variáveis foram submetidas à análise de variância e de regressão, quando significativas. As sementes de D. nobile germinaram melhor na ausência de reguladores vegetais e os tratamentos com BAP ou GA3 na embebição das sementes pouco beneficiaram o desenvolvimento in vitro de D. nobile.The present study aimed to investigate the influence of plant growth regulators BAP and GA3 as pre-germinative treatment in the process of germination and initial development of seedlings of Dendrobium nobile, a species important for its pharmacological properties like antioxidant, vasodilator and even anticancer, besides its ornamental value. Pre-germinative treatments consisted of BAP and GA3, separately, at the concentrations of 0.0; 1.0; 2.0 and 5.0 mg L-1. At six months after in vitro sowing and maintenance in a germination and growth chamber with controlled temperature and photoperiod (12 hours and 23ºC ± 2, the following parameters were evaluated: number of germinated seeds, percentage of germination, fresh mass and height of seedlings, number and diameter of pseudo-bulbs, number of leaves, number of roots, and length of the largest root. The experimental design was completely randomized. All variables underwent analysis of variance and regression analysis when significant. D. nobile seeds presented better germination in the absence of plant growth regulators and the treatments with BAP or GA3 in seed imbibition little benefited D. nobile in vitro development.

  1. Induction and identification of polyploids in Cattleya intermedia Lindl. (orchidaceae by in vitro techniques Indução e identificação de poliploides em Cattleya intermedia Lindl. (orchidaceae através de técnicas in vitro

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    Paulo Artur Konzen Xavier de Mello e Silva

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available The effect of colchicine on the protocorm-like bodies of Cattleya intermedia L. (Orchidaceae cultured in vitro was studied. Different concentrations of the drug (0.00, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.20% as well as two times of culture (4 or 8 days were tested to determine the best treatment for the induction of tetraploid plants. Of the 3 colchicine levels applied, 0.05 and 0.10% of drug treatments appeared to be effective on the production of mixoploids and tetraploids and could be further used in breeding programs. The suitability of stomatal area and stomata density as criteria for the distinction between diploids and tetraploids was also tested. The results suggested that tetraploid plants could be identified with a fair amount of certainty when the screening was based on the density of stomata.No presente trabalho, foi estudado o efeito da colchicina em corpos semelhantes a protocormos de Cattleya intermedia L. (Orchidaceae. Diferentes concentrações da droga (0,00; 0,05; 0,10 e 0,20%, bem como diferentes tempos de cultura (4 ou 8 dias foram testados para determinar o melhor tratamento para a indução de plantas tetraplóides. Dos três níveis de colchicina aplicados, os tratamentos com 0,05 e 0,10% da droga parecem ser mais efetivos na produção de mixoplóides e tetraplóides, sendo que tais tratamentos podem ser utilizados em programas de melhoramento. Como critério para distinção entre diplóides e tetraplóides, foram realizadas medidas de área de estômatos e densidade de estômatos das folhas. Os resultados sugerem que as plantas tetraplóides podem ser identificadas com elevado grau de certeza quando a seleção é realizada com base na densidade de estômatos.

  2. Stemflow: A Source of Nutrients in some Naturally Growing Epiphytic Orchids of the Sikkim Himalaya.

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    Awasthi, O P; Sharma, E; Palni, L M

    1995-01-01

    A study on five naturally growing epiphytic orchids viz., Bulbophyllum affine Lindl., Coelogyne ochracea Lindl., Otochilus porrecta Lindl., Cirrhopetalum cornutum Lindl. and C. cornutum (var.) was carried out in the subtropical belt of Sikkim Himalaya. Stemflow leachates formed the main source of ammonium-N and nitrate-N for uptake by these orchids. Phosphorus concentration in the tissues of these orchids was high. Phosphate-P from stemflow does not seem to be a regular source of phosphorus for these orchids. Absorption/desorption results indicate that organic-N from stemflow leachates is not utilized by these orchids. PMID:21247907

  3. Evaluación del cultivo ecológico del ciruelo japonés (Prunus salicina Lindl.) y del albaricoquero (Prunus armeniaca L.). Crecimiento, fenología, producción y calidad

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    Pérez Romero, Luis Felipe

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    La agricultura ecológica ha tenido un gran desarrollo en los últimos años aunque todavía representa un porcentaje bajo con respecto a la superficie total cultivada en el mundo. España es el quinto país del mundo en superficie y Andalucía la Comunidad Autónoma con mayor número de hectáreas de España. No obstante, el desarrollo de la fruticultura ecológica es aún escaso, debido a los problemas derivados del adecuado control fitosanitario, unos rendimientos inferiores y un sistema de comercializ...

  4. Spectrometric Determination of Five Heavy Metals in Flowers of Eriobotrya Japonica (Thunb.) Lindl%枇杷花中重金属残留量的光谱测定

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    张晓喻; 黄春萍; 张宏; 侯丽娟; 张万诚; 刘刚

    2007-01-01

    本文建立了原子荧光光谱法和火焰原子吸收光谱法测定枇杷花中重金属残留量的方法,并比较不同产地枇杷花中As、Hg、Pb、Cd、Cu等五种元素的含量.采用湿法消解法处理枇杷花样品,用原子荧光光谱法测定不同产地批杷花中As、Hg、Pb、Cd等四种元素的含量,用火焰原子吸收光谱法测定Cu的含量.结果表明五种元素线性关系良好,R在0.9891~0.9994(n=5),重现性好,RSD在2.20%~8.73%;加样回收率在81.58%~107.91%,RSD均小于20%,符合痕量分析中小于30%的要求.本法简便、准确、重现性好、灵敏度高,可作为枇杷花中重金属残留量的定量测定方法.测定结果显示,枇杷花中重金属含量均符合国家标准.

  5. Comparative of Methods for RNA Extraction From Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) Fruit Flesh%李果实果肉组织RNA提取方法的比较分析

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    宣继萍; 贾展慧; 钱美华; 张计育; 王刚; 郭忠仁

    2015-01-01

    以中国李品种‘携李’的果肉组织为试材,比较了Trizol法、RNA提取试剂盒和改良的CTAB法提取RNA的效果,筛选出适合李果实果肉组织总RNA的提取方法.结果表明:Trizol法和RNA提取试剂盒均不能得到完整的RNA;改良的CTAB法能有效去除多糖,28S条带的荧光亮度是18S条带的1.5~2.0倍,D260/D80值都在1.8~2.1,样品的平均得率为770.96~1 029.04ng/μL,RT-PCR结果扩增出了特异性条带,说明改良CTAB法从李果实果肉组织中提取的RNA质量高、完整性好、产率高,完全可以用于后续的分子生物学试验.

  6. Fingerprinting Patterns of SSR Markers Constructed for 33 Loquat [Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.] Germplasms%枇杷种质资源SSR标记指纹图谱的构建

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    岳娜; 胡倩倩; 方星; 邱学林; 储春荣; 祁红丽; 孟祥勋

    2012-01-01

    SSR sequences are the reproducible, stable, rich polymorphism DNA molecular markers. Fingerprint patterns of the SSR markers for 33 loquat varieties in national loquat germplasm resource garden were constructed by specifically amplifying polymorphism from 7 pairs of primers screened from 51 pairs of primers of the relatives Malus and Pyrus. The results showed that, the uses of seven primers, Hi01d05F, Hil2fO4F, CH02B10F, Hi03a03, Hi03e04, Hi04a05 and Hi02c07, could distinguish 33 loquat germplasm from one another, completely, providing an essential criterion for classification and identification of the loquat resources.%为构建枇杷种质资源指纹图谱,采用SSR标记技术对国家枇杷种质资源圃33份品种进行多态性分析,从近缘属苹果属和梨属的51对SSR引物中筛选出能够稳定扩增,多态性好的7对引物,Hi01d05F、Hi12f04F、CH02B10F、Hi03a03、Hi03e04、Hi04a05和Hi02c07来构建指纹图谱.结果表明,应用这7对引物可100%区别33个枇杷种质.这种SSR标记构建的枇杷种质资源指纹图谱对于品种分类及鉴定具有重要的应用价值.

  7. Caracterización físico-química del membrillo japonés (Chaenomeles Sp. Lindl,). Desarrollo fisiológico y conservación frigorífica

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    Vila López, María Rosario

    2006-01-01

    El género Chaenomeles presenta una especial atención como potencial especie a cultivar y desarrollar en los países del Norte de Europa debido al alto rendimiento en frutos, que a su vez son ricos en zumo, aromas y fibra dietética. La propagación de plantas, es caro y largo en el tiempo, por lo interesa, antes de empezar a hacerlo, estimar el potencial de esta nueva cosecha, comprobar que producirá beneficios. Para esto es necesario un conocimiento profundo de la especie, de su respuesta a fac...

  8. Propagação in vitro de Oncidium baueri Lindl. (Orchidaceae sem uso de ágar = In vitro orchid propagation of Oncidium baueri (Orchidaceae without the use of agar

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    Ricardo Tadeu de Faria

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo a propagação in vitro de Oncidium baueri(Orchidaceae sem uso de ágar como agente solidificante do meio de cultura. As sementes foram germinadas em meio Murashige e Skoog (MS, 1962 modificado com a metade da concentração de macronutrientes. As plântulas, ao atingirem em média 1 cm de altura, foram subcultivadas para frascos de plástico de 600 mL, contendo 200 mL do mesmo meionutritivo utilizado para a germinação. Os tratamentos avaliados foram: 7 g de ágar por litro + meio 1/2 MS líquido; espuma de poliuretano picada + meio 1/2 MS líquido; esfagno + meio 1/2 MS líquido; areia grossa + meio 1/2 MS líquido. Oito meses após o início do experimento, as variáveis analisadas foram: altura da parte aérea, comprimento da maior raiz, número de brotações, número de raízes e matéria fresca total. As análises estatísticas demonstram que os tratamentos contendo esfagno ou areia não são indicados para substituírem o ágar, porém o tratamento com espuma de poliuretano picada proporcionou um ótimo enraizamento e ótimo desenvolvimento vegetativo das plântulas, sendo, portanto, uma alternativa eficiente e de menor custo para a substituição do ágar na propagação in vitro deOncidium baueri.This research aims at studying the in vitro propagation of Oncidium baueri (Orchidaceae without the use of agar as a solidifying agent of culture medium. The seeds were germinated in Murashige and Skoog medium (MS, 1962 modified with half of the macronutrients concentrations. When the seedlings reach an average height of 1 cm, they were subcultivated in 600 mL plastic flasks containing 200 mL of the same nutritive medium used for germination. The evaluated treatments were: 7 g of agar per liter + 1/2 MS medium liquid; chopped (polyurethane foam + 1/2 MS medium liquid; sphagnum + 1/2 MSmedium liquid; thick sand + 1/2MS medium liquid. The evaluated variables after 8 months of study were: aerial part height, tallest root length, sprout number, root number and total fresh mass. The statistics analysis demonstrates that the sphagnum or thick sand treatments are not indicated to substitute the agar. However, the treatment with chopped polyurethane foam showed an optimum rooting and vegetative development of seedlings, being, therefore, an efficient and less costly alternative to replace the agar in the in vitro propagation of Oncidium baueri.

  9. Study on the Use of Colchicine to Induce Polyploidy of Dendrobium candidum Wall.ex Lindl%秋水仙碱诱导铁皮石斛多倍体研究初报

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    张青华; 李枝林; 唐敏; 许春城; 席会鹏

    2011-01-01

    采用浸泡法对铁皮石斛的拟原球茎、丛生芽进行多倍体诱导.结果表明:用0.09%秋水仙碱处理24h诱导丛生芽效果最佳,变异率达到48%,死亡率为10%.通过对叶、气孔、染色体的检测,证明变异芽为四倍体或嵌合体.四倍体较二倍体发生了显著变化且嵌合体需要分割培养为整倍体.二倍体细胞染色体数为2n=2x =38,四倍体细胞染色体数为2n=4x=76.%To induce polyploidy, the protocorm-like bodies and caespitose shoots of Dendrobium candi-dum were soaked with different concentrations of colchicine solution and different treating times. The results showed that the optimum condition was soaking shoots in 0. 09% colchicine solution for 24h, the highest induction rate was about 48% and the death rate was 10%. The characteristics of leaves, stoma and the number of chromosome of treated plants were checked and some plants were determined to be tetraploid, others were different chimeras needed to be separated, tetraploid were distinctly different from diploid. The number of chromosomes of tetraploids cells was 2n =4x =76, while that of dip-loid cells was 2n = 2x = 38.

  10. Draft Genome Sequence of Sinorhizobium meliloti CCNWSX0020, a Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiont with Copper Tolerance Capability Isolated from Lead-Zinc Mine Tailings

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    Li, Zhefei; Ma, Zhanqiang; Hao, Xiuli

    2012-01-01

    Sinorhizobium meliloti CCNWSX0020 was isolated from Medicago lupulina plants growing in lead-zinc mine tailings, which can establish a symbiotic relationship with Medicago species. Also, the genome of this bacterium contains a number of protein-coding sequences related to metal tolerance. We anticipate that the genomic sequence provides valuable information to explore environmental bioremediation. PMID:22328762

  11. Conservation and reintroduction of native orchids of Singapore – the next phase

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    Tim W. Yam

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Some 226 species of native orchids have been recorded in Singapore. However, of these 178 are considered to be extinct, and only five are common. The orchid conservation programme aims to monitor existing species, explore ways to conserve their germplasm, and increase their number for subsequent re-introduction into appropriate habitats, including roadside trees, parks and nature areas. From 1999 to 2008, we carried out experiments and have successfully propagated and re-introduced 5 species of native orchids, namely Grammatophyllum speciosum Blume, Bulbophyllum vaginatum Rchb.f., Bulbophyllum membranaceum Teijsm. and Binn., Cymbidium finlaysonianum Lindl. and Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. spp. pubescens (Lindl. Du Puy and Cribb. More than 80% of the plants are growing well and all that have survived have flowered. From 2009 to 2012, we expanded our reintroduction efforts by planting fifteen species: Bulbophyllum blumei (Lindl. J.J.Sm., Bulbophyllum medusae (Lindl. Rchb.f., Bulbophyllum membranaceum Teijsm. and Binn., Bulbophyllum purpurascens (T. and B. J.J.Sm., Bulbophyllum vaginatum Rchb.f., Coelogyne mayeriana Rchb.f., Coelogyne rochussenii De Vr., Cymbidium finlaysonianum Lindl., Dendrobium aloifolium (Blume Rchb.f., Dendrobium leonis (Lindl. Rchb.f., Grammatophyllum speciosum Blume, Phalaenopsis cornu cervi (Breda Bl. and Rchb.f., Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. spp. pubescens (Lindl. Du Puy and Cribb, Thrixspermum amplexicaule Rchb.f., and Vanilla griffithii Rchb.f. is scheduled to be planted. One of our goals is that the reintroduced species would act as catalysts for the restoration of at least part of the original ecosystem. For example, pollinators may be attracted to sites where orchids have been re-introduced. Subsequently, orchid seeds that are produced from naturally pollinated flowers may be blown to the safe sites where appropriate mycorrhizal fungi are present; thus making germination and subsequent establishment of natural populations in

  12. A Study of the Epiphytic Orchids in Jobolarangan Forest

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    ADIANI VIVIATI

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research was to know the species of epiphytic orchids in Jobolarangan forest. The orchid samples were taken from all stand-plants. The plants were chosen randomly by considering the diversity and richness of orchids that attach on it. Each plant was sampled in three repetitions. Sampling of orchids existence in the plant’s stand were done using transect method through a zonation system. In this research 11 epiphytic-orchids such as Bulbophyllum bakhuizenii Stenn, Coelogyne miniata Lindl, Coelogyne rochussenii de Vr., Dendrobium bigibbum Lindl., Dendrobchilum longifolium, Eria bogoriensis, J.J.S. Liparis caespitosa (Thou. Lindl., Liparis pallida (Bl.. Pholidota globosa (Bl. Lindl., Polystachya flavescens (Bl. J.J.S., and Trichoglottis sp. were found. The host plant stand that was attached with most orchids was Schefflera fastigiata and Saurauia bracteosa, generally in zone three.

  13. Climate Extreme Effects on the Chemical Composition of Temperate Grassland Species under Ambient and Elevated CO2: A Comparison of Fructan and Non-Fructan Accumulators

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    Hamada AbdElgawad; Darin Peshev; Gaurav Zinta; Wim Van den Ende; Janssens, Ivan A; Han Asard

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    Elevated CO2 concentrations and extreme climate events, are two increasing components of the ongoing global climatic change factors, may alter plant chemical composition and thereby their economic and ecological characteristics, e.g. nutritional quality and decomposition rates. To investigate the impact of climate extremes on tissue quality, four temperate grassland species: the fructan accumulating grasses Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis, and the nitrogen (N) fixing legumes Medicago lupulina a...

  14. CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATION AND PLANTS

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    Terek, Olga; Laphyna, Olga; Velychko, Oksana; Bunyo, Lyubov; Dovgaiuk-Semeniuk, Maria

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    The objective of this study is to investigate the physiological mechanisms of plant adaptation under crude oil contamination of soil. Different plant species used in the study sedge (Carex hirta L.), bean (Faba bona Medic.), alfalfa (Medicago lupulina L.) and clover (Trifolium pratense L.) showed various biochemical and morphological reactions under oil pollution. The effect of crude oil on root elongation, shoot growth and dry matter accumulation of the four species was evaluated. All invest...

  15. Influencia de la aplicación de las auxinas de síntesis 2,4-DP y 3,5,6-TPA durante la fase lineal del crecimiento del fruto en el tamaño final y maduración del níspero japonés (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl).

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    CABRERA VICENTE, DIEGO

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    [ES] En este trabajo se estudia el efecto que la aplicación de dos auxinas de síntesis, el ácido 2,4-diclorofenoxipropiónico (2-4 DP) y el ácido 3,5,6-tricloro-2-piridoxilacético (3,5,6-TPA), tienen sobre la cinética de crecimiento del fruto de níspero japonés cuando se aplican en etapas avanzadas del desarrollo (706 BBCH) y su repercusión en la maduración. Para ello, se realizará un seguimiento del diámetro del fruto en el campo desde el momento del tratamiento hasta la recolección y se d...

  16. A Preliminarily Phylogeny Study of the Eriobotrya Based on the nrDNA Adh Sequences

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    Yang XINAGHUI

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Eriobotrya Lindl. were examined based on the nrDNA Adh sequences. A phylogenetic tree of 14 loquat accessions (species, varieties and forma was generated by using Photinieae serrulaia L. as an outgroup and Rhaphiolepis indica (L. Lindl. as an ingroup, which represent the two closest genera of Eriobotyra. The results showed that these loquat accessions were divided into two main clades in the consensus tree. Clade I included E. seguinii Card and group A formed by E. henryi Nakai, E.bengalensis Hook.f., and forma angustifolia Vidal. Clade II is composed of the other taxas which included three groups. E. cavaleriei Rehd and E. fragrans Champ formed group B; group C consisted of E. prinoides Rehd. & Wils. var. dadunensis H.Z.Zhang, and E. japonica Lindl.; and group D included E. deflexa Nakai and E. deflexa Nakai Var.buisanensis NaKai. Since E. deflexa Nakai, E. deflexa Nakai Var.buisanensis NaKai and E. kwangsiensis Chun, were closer in the phylogenetic tree; while E. prinoides Rehd. & Wils. var. dadunensis H.Z.Zhang, E. japonica Lindl, E. prinoides Rehd & Wils and E.elliptica Lindl. were close with each other, they may be locataed at a similar place of the phylogenetic stage. However, E. malipoensis Kuan need further studies on its phylogenetis relationship for it was separated from the others. Results further support the theory that E. cavaleriei Rehd could be a variety of E. fragrans Champ.

  17. Estratégias anatômicas foliares de treze espécies de Orchidaceae ocorrentes em um campo de altitude no Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro (PESB: MG, Brasil Strategies anatomy from thirteen Orchidaceae species occurring in a "high altitude grasslands" in the State Park of Serra do Brigadeiro (PESB: Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Ivone Vieira da Silva

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou caracterizar, anatomicamente, as folhas de Orchidaceae ocorrentes em um campo de altitude (PESB, identificando caracteres anatômicos úteis na interpretação das estratégias adaptativas. As treze espécies estudadas vivem em condições ambientais extremas tendo sido estudados apenas indivíduos terrestres, exceto Pleurothallis teres Lindl. espécie exclusivamente rupícola. Avaliando os caracteres anatômicos adaptativos, dois grupos podem ser distinguidos, os das espécies perenes (Epidendrum secundum Jacq., Epidendrum xanthinum Lindl., Oncidium barbaceniae Lindl., Oncidium blancheti Rchb. F., Pleurothallis prolifera Lindl., Pleurothallis teres Lindl., Zygopetalum brackypetalum Lindl. e Zygopetalum mackaii Hook. e os das espécies com redução das partes aéreas no período seco (Cleistes gracilis Schdl., Habenaria hydrophila Barb. Rodr., Habenaria janeirensis Kraenzl, Habenaria macronectar Hoehne e Prescottia montana Barb. Rodr.. As espécies perenes apresentam caracteres xeromórficos: folhas coriáceas ou coriáceas suculentas, cutícula espessa e estriada, hipoderme, grupos de fibras esparsas no mesofilo homogêneo, parênquima aqüífero com espessamento em barras ou espiralados nas paredes, idioblastos de ráfides e feixes vasculares colaterais circundados e com calotas de fibras. Nas espécies com redução das partes aéreas ocorrem investimentos diferenciados e os caracteres xeromórficos não são acentuados. As folhas são delgadas, com células epidérmicas adaxiais altas sendo a cutícula delgada geralmente desprovida de estriamentos e a presença de idioblastos de ráfides freqüentes no mesofilo. Não ocorre hipoderme e os feixes vasculares são reduzidos e sem associações com fibras.The purpose of this work was to characterize the leaf anatomy of thirteen Orchidaceae species in a "high altitude grasslands", located at State Park of Serra do Brigadeiro, and identify anatomical characteristics helpful to

  18. Systematics of the genus Daubenya (Hyacinthaceae: Massonieae

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    Full Text Available Daubenya Lindl. was until recently thought to comprise the single species D. aurea Lindl. but is now considered to include the monotypic genera Androsiphon Schltr. and Amphisiphon W.F.Barker. as well as the species previously referred to the genus Neobakeria Schltr. Eight species are now recognized in the genus, including the new combinations Daubenya comata (Burch, ex Baker J.C.Manning & A.M.van der Merwe and D. zeyheri (Kunth J.C.Manning & A.M.van der Merwe. Each species is fully described and illustrated in black-and-white and in colour. A key to the species, and distribution maps are provided.

  19. Isolation of Rhizobium Spp. Bacteria which as Used Microbial Fertilizer from Wild Leguminosarum Plants

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    Hatice Öğütcü; Ömer Faruk Algur

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    In our study used wild leguminous plants (Medicago sativa, M. lupulina and M. varia ) Erzurum belongs to the high altitude (2000 - 2500m ) regions ( Palandöken mountain, Alibaba mountain, Turnagöl mountain, Hasanbaba mountain, Eğerli mountain, Yıldırım mountain, Çubuklu mountain, Deveboynu locality, Kayakyolu locality, Telsizler and Dumlu hill ) were collected during the months of June and July. Nodules were obtained from this plant were sterilized, YMA (Yeast Mannitol Agar) plates were strea...

  20. ETHNO-VETERINARY MEDICINAL USAGE OF FLORA OF GREATER CHOLISTAN DESERT (PAKISTAN

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    Full Text Available A study on the ethno-veterinary usage of wild medicinal plants of Greater Cholistan desert of Pakistan was conducted from January, 2007 to December, 2008. Information regarding 35 plant species was collected. According to the results, Blepharis sindica was used as galactagogue. Butea monosperma, Calotropis procera and Phyllanthus nirurii were used as emollient, demulcent and antiphlogistic. Amaranthus trilocular, Capparis decidua, Clerodendron phlomoides, Phyllanthus nirurii and Ricinus communis were used as carminative and stomachic. Capparis decidua and Calotropis procera were used as appetizer. Prosopis glandulosa had anodyne properties, Achyranthes aspera had antilithic, while Pedalium murex, Tribulus terrestris and Barleria prionites had diuretic value. Achyranthes aspera, Argemone mexicana, Balanites aegyptiaca, Butea monosperma, Cassia senna, Citrullus colocynthis and Vitex negundo were used as vermifuge. Alhagi camelorum and Balanites aegyptiaca had aperient properties. Barleria prionites and Mollugo nudicaulis had their role in the ripening of an abscess. Ricinus communis and Salvadora oleoides aided in the removal of placenta and lochia. Anamitra cocculus and Argemone mexicana were used as febrifuge. Aerva javanica, Ailanthus excelsa, Amaranthus trilocular, Capparis decidua were used in diarrhoea and dysentery. Argemone mexicana and Ailanthus excelsa were used in ague.

  1. Total Synthesis of Three New Dihydrostilbenes from Bulbophllum odoratissimum

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    2006-01-01

    A total synthesis of three new dihydrostilbenes, 1, 2 and 3, which were isolated from Bulbophyllum odoratissimum Lindl. with significant cytotoxicity toward human cancer cell lines,was developed via Horner reaction etc. The natural products 1, 2 and 3 were obtained in 5.8%,6.6% and 5.9%, respectively.

  2. Revision of Coelogyne section Speciosae (Orchidaceae)

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    Gravendeel, B.; Vogel, de, V.

    1999-01-01

    Section Speciosae Pfitzer & Kraenzl. of the genus Coelogyne Lindl. is revised. Sixteen species are recognized, including one new ( C. tommii) and one dubious species ( (C. dichroantha). Three former varieties are raised to subspecies level ( C. speciosa subsp. speciosa, subsp. incarnata and subsp. fimbriata). Two species formerly included in sect. Speciosae by several authors are excluded (C. eberhardtii and C. lawrenceana).

  3. Production of Pharmaceuticals from Papaver Cultivars In Vitro

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    A methodology to clonally proliferate Iranian poppy (Papaver bracteatum Lindl.) and opium poppy (P. somniferum L.) shoots is presented employing an in vitro hydroponics system (i.e., automated plant culture system (APCS)). Temperature had a profound effect on growth and alkaloid production after 8-...

  4. [Allelopathic effects of invasive weed Solidago canadensis on native plants].

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    Mei, Lingxiao; Chen, Xin; Tang, Jianjun

    2005-12-01

    With growth chamber method, this paper studied the allelopathic potential of invasive weed Solidago canadensis on native plant species. Different concentration S. canadensis root and rhizome extracts were examined, and the test plants were Trifolium repens, Trifolium pretense, Medicago lupulina, Lolium perenne, Suaeda glauca, Plantago virginica, Kummerowia stipulacea, Festuca arundinacea, Ageratum conyzoides, Portulaca oleracea, and Amaranthus spinosus. The results showed that the allelopathic inhibitory effect of the extracts from both S. canadensis root and rhizome was enhanced with increasing concentration, and rhizome extracts had a higher effect than root extracts. At the lowest concentration (1:60), root extract had little effect on the seed germination and seedling growth of T. repens, but rhizome extract could inhibit the germination of all test plants though the inhibitory effect varied with different species. The inhibition was the greatest for grass, followed by forb and legume. 1:60 (m:m) rhizome extract had similar effects on seed germination and radicel growth, but for outgrowth, the extract could inhibit Kummerowia stipulacea, Amaranthus spinosus and Festuca arundinacea, had no significant impact on Lolium perenne, Plantago virginica, Ageratum conyzoides, Portulaca oleracea and Amaranthus spinosus, and stimulated Trifolium repens, Trifolium pretense and Medicago lupulina. PMID:16515192

  5. Вміст аскорбінової кислоти і каротину у сировині пряно-ароматичних рослин родини Lamiaceae Lindl.

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    Котюк, Л. А.; Kotyuk, L.

    2013-01-01

    The highest content of ascorbic acid in grass of annual aromatic plants grown in Zhytomyr Woodlands was found in blueflower form of Dracocephalum moldavica L., where this meaning amounted to 198.62±7.8 mg%, and the lowest – in Satureja hortensis L., with 45.46±1.58 mg% of the vitamin C in raw material. Among the perennial species maximum level of the ascorbic acid was found in raw Hyssopus angustifolius M.B. (308.91±4.78 mg%), and the lowest – in Origanum vulgare L. (38.11±1.88 mg%). The cont...

  6. ANTIACNE EFFECT OF POLYHERBAL GEL FORMULATION IN MALE SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS

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    S. A. Thube

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Acne vulgaris is the commonest skin disorder to affect humans, characterized by both non-inflammatory (comedones and inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules, and nodulocystic lesions. Topical gel formulation has been developed containing Barleria prionitis, Butea monosperma, Casuarina equisetifolia, Dalbergia sissoo and Lagenaria siceraria. In vivo antiacne activity was performed for the formulations using male sprague dawley rats. Physical observations were carried out at regular intervals on the rat ear and progressive fading of comedo was found on treated animals. Test group showed significant improvement on comedo reduction of rat pinna observed photographically. Test group showed a significant improvement compared to standard. The present study scientifically evaluates the antiacne potential of the herbs as a single entity as well as in combination using in vivo methods. The results obtained will help in identification and isolation of bioactive constituents for treating the root causes of acne without side effects.

  7. Zeuxine flava, a newly recorded species of Orchidaceae from China%中国兰科线柱兰属一新记录种--黄花线柱兰

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    金效华; 覃海宁

    2005-01-01

    报道了中国兰科植物一新记录种,黄花线柱兰Zeuxine flava (Wall. ex Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f..本种的唇瓣橘黄色并呈"T"形,前唇裂片成方形,长宽近相等,唇瓣基部囊内各具一枚钩状胼胝体.%Zeuxine flava (Wall. ex Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f., a newly recorded species of Orchidaceae from China, is reported. This species is characterized by having flowers saffron, lip "T"-shaped, lobules of epichile squarish and not much longer than wide, and each side of sac with only one callus inside.

  8. Mycorrhizal synthesis of Lactarius indigo (Schw.) Fr. with five Neotropical pine species.

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    Flores, R; Díaz, G; Honrubia, M

    2005-11-01

    This paper describes for the first time the ectomycorrhiza synthesized between two Guatemalan strains of Lactarius indigo (Schw.) Fr. and the Neotropical species Pinus ayacahuite var. ayacahuite Ehren, P. hartwegii Lindl., P. oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl. var oocarpa, P. pseudostrobus Lindl. and P. rudis Endl. The synthesis was carried out in a controlled growth chamber using plastic containers with peat moss-vermiculite substrate and mycelial inoculum. Mycorrhiza were obtained 25 days after inoculation. A description of the morphology, appearance and structure of mantle and Hartig net is given for each combination. Mycorrhiza were saffron to cinnamon greenish with age, with a net of saffron laticifers visible through outer mantle; orange latex secreted when injured. Cystidia-like emanating hyphae were observed on the mantle surface of young mycorrhiza. Plectenchymatous mantle with abundant interhyphal gelatinous material. PMID:16133250

  9. Cotinus coggygria Scop.: An overview of its chemical constituents, pharmacological and toxicological potential

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    Sanja Matić; Snežana Stanić; Mirjana Mihailović; Desanka Bogojević

    2016-01-01

    The Anacardiaceae Lindl. family comprises of many species which are used in nutrition and in traditional folk medicine for the treatment of several human diseases. Cotinus coggygria Scop. commonly known as “smoke tree”, is a commercial ornamental plant with high medicinal usages, belongs to the family Anacardiaceae. The present review provides a comprehensive report of empirical investigations on important pharmacological activities and phytochemical screening of essential oils and extracts. ...

  10. Effects of various host plants on nutritional indices and some biochemical compounds in green oak leaf roller, Tortrix viridana L. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

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    H. Yazdanfar; M. Ghodskhah Daryaei; J. Jalali Sendi; H. Ghobari; B. Valizadeh

    2015-01-01

    The green oak leaf roller, Tortrix viridana L., is one of the most destructive pests, causing damages to various species of oak, feeding on different host plants including Quercus infectoria Oliv, Q. branti Lindl, and Q. libani Oliv. Nutritional indices, activity of enzymatic and non-enzymatic compounds of T. viridana were studied under laboratory conditions. In addition, chemical components were analysed in the leaves of the three host plants. Fourth instar larvae reared on Q. branti showed ...

  11. Revision of Coelogyne section Verrucosae (Orchidaceae): a new sectional delimitation based on morphological and molecular evidence

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    Sierra, S.E.C.; Gravendeel, B.; Vogel, de, V.

    2000-01-01

    Section Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kraenzl. of the genus Coelogyne Lindl. is revised using morphological and molecular data. Eight species are recognized, including two new ones ( C. marthae and C. verrucosa). One name is reduced to synonymy. Four species formerly included by several authors in sect. Verrucosae (C. brachyptera, C. papillosa, C. parishii and C. virescens) are excluded. A total evidence analysis of morphological characters and ITS and matK sequence data supports the monophyly of the ...

  12. Revision of Coelogyne section Fuliginosae (Orchidaceae)

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    Pelser, P.B.; Gravendeel, B.; Vogel, de, V.

    2000-01-01

    Section Fuliginosae Pfitzer & Kraenzl. of the genus Coelogyne Lindl. is revised. With the help of a pollen study, principal component and cluster analyses with morphological characters and a survey of some additional data, two species are recognized (C. fimbriata and C. triplicatula), including one dubious variety (C. fimbriata var. acuminata). Eleven names are reduced to synonymy. Three species formerly included in sect. Fuliginosae by several authors are excluded ( (C. micrantha, C. treutle...

  13. Targets for laser and ion beam drivers

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    At the two previous heavy ion fusion symposia, researchers from Livermore presented their best estimates of target energy gain. The results presented at Tokyo differed significantly from those presented at Darmstadt. The Livermore estimates were again revised for this symposium. The new estimates are given in an accompanying paper by Lindl et al. and in additional detail in this paper. The new estimates are similar to the results presented at Darmstadt. The implications of the new results are discussed

  14. Further observations on ecology of Blandfordia cunninghamii : flowering responses to rainfall and fire, and juvenile growth rates

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    Coleby, David

    2014-01-01

    A population of 700 Blandfordia cunninghamii Lindl. (family Blandfordiaceae) plants in the Blue Mountains, 100 km west of Sydney, New South Wales was monitored over a period of seven years, during which a part of the population area was burnt in a Hazard Reduction Burn (HRB). The survey measured flowering of Blandfordia cunninghamii in both the burnt and unburnt areas. In part of the unburnt area flowering (in December) was strongly correlated with previous September rainfall, but in another ...

  15. Description of male and immature stages of Eupalopsellus hamedaniensis et al. (Acari: Eupalopsellidae)

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    Ueckermann, Edward Albert; Khanjani, Mohammad; Rostami, Elaheh; Abassipour, Habib

    2011-01-01

    The male, deutonymph, protonymph and larva of Eupalopsellus hamedaniensis Khanjani et al., 2007. A new are described and illustrated, based on 36 larva, six protonymph, two deutonymph and seven male available specimens from sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) and plum (Prunus salicina Lindl) (Rosaceae ) in the type locality Hamedan, Hamedan province and other parts of western Iran. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2010.519724

  16. New xenophytes from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain, with emphasis on naturalized and (potentially invasive species

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    Verloove, F.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Trabajos recientes de campo en Gran Canaria han facilitado el descubrimiento de nuevas localidades para plantas vasculares no nativas. Agave attenuata, Antigonon leptopus, Atriplex nummularia, Cascabela thevetia, Cenchrus echinatus, Cuscuta campestris, Diplachne fusca subsp. uninervia, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Dysphania anthelmintica (hasta ahora confundida con D. ambrosioides, Eclipta prostrata, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Fagopyrum esculentum, Gossypium barbadense, Lablab purpureus, Lemna minuta, Opuntia leucotricha, Passiflora edulis, Pennisetum glaucum, Phaseolus acutifolius, Pluchea carolinensis, Prosopis juliflora, Salvia microphylla, Schinus terebinthifolius, Senna spectabilis, Solanum chrysotrichum, Tecoma stans, Tipuana tipu, Urochloa mutica, U. plantaginea y Washingtonia se citan por primera vez para las Islas Canarias, mientras que Alopecurus myosuroides, Amaranthus blitoides, Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, Cardamine flexuosa subsp. debilis, Heliotropium curassavicum, Leonotis nepetifolia, Medicago lupulina, Parkinsonia aculeata, Physalis peruviana, Phytolacca americana y Turnera ulmifolia son nuevas para la flora de la isla de Gran Canaria. Finalmente, se confirma la presencia de Paspalum vaginatum, P. distichum y Cortaderia selloana en Gran Canaria.Trabajos recientes de campo en Gran Canaria han facilitado el descubrimiento de nuevas localidades para plantas vasculares no nativas. Agave attenuata, Antigonon leptopus, Atriplex nummularia, Cascabela thevetia, Cenchrus echinatus, Cuscuta campestris, Diplachne fusca subsp. uninervia, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Dysphania anthelmintica (hasta ahora confundida con D. ambrosioides, Eclipta prostrata, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Fagopyrum esculentum, Gossypium barbadense, Lablab purpureus, Lemna minuta, Opuntia leucotricha, Passiflora edulis, Pennisetum glaucum, Phaseolus acutifolius, Pluchea carolinensis, Prosopis juliflora, Salvia microphylla, Schinus terebinthifolius, Senna spectabilis, Solanum

  17. 木瓜花期管理的关键技术

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    2011-01-01

    木瓜Chaenomeles sinensis(Touin)koehne是蔷薇科Rosaceae木瓜属Chaenomeles Lindl.落叶植物,全世界共有5个种,其中4种原产于中国,1种产于日本。木瓜果实中富含蛋白质、糖类、有机酸类、多种维生素和矿物质元素,是1种果中珍品,果实不仅是医药工业的重要原料,

  18. Inertial Confinement Fusion Materials Science

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    Hamza, A V

    2004-06-01

    Demonstration of thermonuclear ignition and gain on a laboratory scale is one of science's grand challenges. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is committed to achieving inertial confinement fusion (ICF) by 2010. Success in this endeavor depends on four elements: the laser driver performance, target design, experimental diagnostics performance, and target fabrication and target materials performance. This article discusses the current state of target fabrication and target materials performance. The first three elements will only be discussed insofar as they relate to target fabrication specifications and target materials performance. Excellent reviews of the physics of ICF are given by Lindl [Lindl 1998] and Lindl et al. [Lindl 2004]. To achieve conditions under which inertial confinement is sufficient to achieve thermonuclear burn, an imploded fuel capsule is compressed to conditions of high density and temperature. In the laboratory a driver is required to impart energy to the capsule to effect an implosion. There are three drivers currently being considered for ICF in the laboratory: high-powered lasers, accelerated heavy ions, and x rays resulting from pulsed power machines. Of these, high-powered lasers are the most developed, provide the most symmetric drive, and provide the most energy. Laser drive operates in two configurations. The first is direct drive where the laser energy impinges directly on the ICF capsule and drives the implosion. The second is indirect drive, where the energy from the laser is first absorbed in a high-Z enclosure or hohlraum surrounding the capsule, and the resulting x-rays emitted by the hohlraum material drives the implosion. Using direct drive the laser beam energy is absorbed by the electrons in the outer corona of the target. The electrons transport the energy to the denser shell region to provide the ablation and the resulting implosion. Laser direct drive is generally less efficient and more hydrodynamically unstable

  19. First Report of Northern Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne hapla, Parasitic on Oaks, Quercus brantii and Q. infectoria in Iran

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    Sohrabi, Effat; Maafi, Zahra Tanha; Panahi, Parisa; Barooti, Shapour

    2015-01-01

    Root-knot nematodes (RKN) are the most serious plant parasitic nematodes having a broad host range exceeding 2,000 plant species. Quercus brantii Lindl. and Q. infectoria Oliv are the most important woody species of Zagros forests in west of Iran where favors sub-Mediterranean climate. National Botanical Garden of Iran (NBGI) is scheduled to be the basic center for research and education of botany in Iran. This garden, located in west of Tehran, was established in 1968 with an area of about 1...

  20. Evaluación in vivo de la actividad antimalárica de 25 plantas provenientes de una Reserva de Conservación Biológica de Costa Rica In vivo evaluation of the antimalarial activity of 25 plants from a Biological Conservation Reserve of Costa Rica

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    MISAEL CHINCHILLA-CARMONA; IDALIA VALERIO-CAMPOS; RONALD SÁNCHEZ-PORRAS; VÍCTOR MORA-CHAVES; VANESSA BAGNARELLO-MADRIGAL; LAURA MARTÍNEZ-ESQUIVEL; ANTONIETA GONZÁLEZ-PANIAGUA; JUAN CARLOS VANEGAS

    2011-01-01

    Se realizó una evaluación in vivo de la actividad antimalárica de las hojas, flores, frutos, corteza y raíz de 25 plantas de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB), situada en San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Las plantas estudiadas fueron Aphelandra aurantiaca (Scheidw.) Lindl., Aphelandra tridentata Hemsl. (Acanthaceae), Xanthosoma undipes (K. Koch & C.D. Bouché) K. Koch. (Araceae), Iriartea deltoidea Ruiz & Pav. (Arecaceae), Neurolaena lobata (L.) Cass. (Asteraceae), Lonchocarp...

  1. Using Automated Point Dendrometers to Analyze Tropical Treeline Stem Growth at Nevado de Colima, Mexico

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    Franco Biondi; Peter Hartsough

    2010-01-01

    The relationship between wood growth and environmental variability at the tropical treeline of North America was investigated using automated, solar-powered sensors (a meteorological station and two dendrometer clusters) installed on Nevado de Colima, Mexico (19° 35’ N, 103° 37’ W, 3,760 m a.s.l.). Pure stands of Pinus hartwegii Lindl. (Mexican mountain pine) were targeted because of their suitability for tree-ring analysis in low-latitude, high-elevation, North American Monsoon environments....

  2. VERBENACEAE SENSU LATO EM UM TRECHO DA ESEC RASO DA CATARINA, BAHIA, BRASIL

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This work carried out a floristic-taxonomic survey of the family Verbenaceae sensu lato in a stretch at the Ecological Station Raso da Catarina, Bahia State, Brazil. Four genera and six species were recorded: Aegiphila, with one species (A. sellowiana Cham.; Lantana, with one species (L. fucata Lindl.; Lippia, with three species (L. gracilis Schauer, Lippia cf. schomburgkiana Schauer and L. thymoides Mart. & Schauer and Stachytarpheta, with one species (S. caatingensis S. Atkins. A key for recognition of the species, descriptions and illustrations, beyond data about flowering and fruiting, geographical distribution and habitat are provided.

  3. Los factores del sitio y su relación con el ataque del descortezador Dendroctonus adjunctus B. en un bosque de Pinus hartwegii L.

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    Pérez Camacho, Martín

    2010-01-01

    Dendroctonus adjunctus Blandford es el principal descortezador de los bosques de coníferas de alturas mayores a 2600 m.s.n.m (Cibrián et al., 1980). En el bosque natural de Pinus hartwegii Lindl del Cerro Tláloc, Texcoco Estado de México, existe alta mortalidad de pinos a causa del descortezador mencionado. El control silvícola de la plaga no ha sido suficiente hasta el momento para mantener las poblaciones de descortezadores en niveles bajos. Una estrategia adecuada de control necesita del c...

  4. Estratégias anatômicas foliares de treze espécies de Orchidaceae ocorrentes em um campo de altitude no Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro (PESB): MG, Brasil Strategies anatomy from thirteen Orchidaceae species occurring in a "high altitude grasslands" in the State Park of Serra do Brigadeiro (PESB): Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Ivone Vieira da Silva; Renata Maria Strozi Alves Meira; Aristéa Alves Azevedo; Rosane Maria de Aguiar Euclydes

    2006-01-01

    O estudo objetivou caracterizar, anatomicamente, as folhas de Orchidaceae ocorrentes em um campo de altitude (PESB), identificando caracteres anatômicos úteis na interpretação das estratégias adaptativas. As treze espécies estudadas vivem em condições ambientais extremas tendo sido estudados apenas indivíduos terrestres, exceto Pleurothallis teres Lindl. espécie exclusivamente rupícola. Avaliando os caracteres anatômicos adaptativos, dois grupos podem ser distinguidos, os das espécies perenes...

  5. SINECOLOGÍA DEL SOTOBOSQUE DE Pinus hartwegii DOS Y TRES AÑOS DESPUÉS DE QUEMAS PRESCRITAS

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    Luz A. Espinoza-Martínez; Dante A. Rodríguez-Trejo; Francisco J. Zamudio-Sánchez

    2008-01-01

    Los nuevos esquemas de manejo del fuego involucran un mayor uso de quemas prescritas, por lo que es necesario investigar los efectos de éstas y los incendios. En el volcán Ajusco, D. F., se aprecia una baja densidad de arbolado adulto y una escasez de regeneración, relacionadas con la alteración del régimen de fuego. Ahí se realizó un estudio sobre el efecto del fuego en el sotobosque de Pinus hartwegii Lindl. dos y tres años después de aplicar quemas prescritas. En 2002 las parcelas (0.6 a 0...

  6. Karyological studies in Brazilian species of Lippia L. (Verbenaceae

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    Saulo M. Sousa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The genus Lippia (Verbenaceae comprise around 160 species spread out mainly in South and Central Americas with few African species, some of them with potential medicinal use. Brazil is one the most important centers of diversity with approximately 75% of the species described so far. Innumerous species are endemic and poorly studied especially at a cytological level. Here, chromosomal length, karyomorphology and chromosome asymmetry of twelve Brazilian species of Lippia were evaluated [L. alba (Miller N.E.Brown, L. diamantinensis Glaz., L. florida Cham., L. hermanioides Cham., L. lacunosa Mart. & Schauer, L. lupulina Cham., L. pohliana Schauer, L. pseudothea (St. Hil Schauer, L. rosella Moldenke, L. rotundifolia Cham., L. rubella Moldenke and L. sidoides Cham.]. The analysis suggested that the genus has a variable chromosome number (from 2n = 20 to 2n = 56 originated by dysploidy and polyploidy. This is the first description of chromosome morphology for 11 of the 12 Lippia species studied.O gênero Lippia (Verbenaceae possui cerca de 160 espécies distribuídas principalmente nas Américas Central e do Sul com poucas espécies Africanas, algumas delas com potencial uso medicinal. O Brasil é um dos mais importantes centros de diversidade com aproximadamente 75% das espécies descritas. Inúmeras espécies são endêmicas e pouco estudadas, principalmente a nível citológico. Aqui, o comprimento cromossômico, a cariomorfologia e a assimetria cromossômica de doze espécies brasileiras de Lippia foram avaliados [L. alba (Miller N.E.Brown, L. diamantinensis Glaz., L. florida Cham., L. hermanioides Cham., L. lacunosa Mart. & Schauer, L. lupulina Cham., L. pohliana Schauer, L. pseudothea (St. Hil Schauer, L. rosella Moldenke, L. rotundifolia Cham., L. rubella Moldenke e L. sidoides Cham.]. As análises sugeriram que o gênero tem um número cromossômico variável (de 2n = 20 a 2n = 56 originado por disploidia e poliploidia. Esta é a primeira

  7. Plant-Mediated Effects on Mosquito Capacity to Transmit Human Malaria.

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    Hien, Domonbabele F D S; Dabiré, Kounbobr R; Roche, Benjamin; Diabaté, Abdoulaye; Yerbanga, Rakiswende S; Cohuet, Anna; Yameogo, Bienvenue K; Gouagna, Louis-Clément; Hopkins, Richard J; Ouedraogo, Georges A; Simard, Frédéric; Ouedraogo, Jean-Bosco; Ignell, Rickard; Lefevre, Thierry

    2016-08-01

    The ecological context in which mosquitoes and malaria parasites interact has received little attention, compared to the genetic and molecular aspects of malaria transmission. Plant nectar and fruits are important for the nutritional ecology of malaria vectors, but how the natural diversity of plant-derived sugar sources affects mosquito competence for malaria parasites is unclear. To test this, we infected Anopheles coluzzi, an important African malaria vector, with sympatric field isolates of Plasmodium falciparum, using direct membrane feeding assays. Through a series of experiments, we then examined the effects of sugar meals from Thevetia neriifolia and Barleria lupilina cuttings that included flowers, and fruit from Lannea microcarpa and Mangifera indica on parasite and mosquito traits that are key for determining the intensity of malaria transmission. We found that the source of plant sugar meal differentially affected infection prevalence and intensity, the development duration of the parasites, as well as the survival and fecundity of the vector. These effects are likely the result of complex interactions between toxic secondary metabolites and the nutritional quality of the plant sugar source, as well as of host resource availability and parasite growth. Using an epidemiological model, we show that plant sugar source can be a significant driver of malaria transmission dynamics, with some plant species exhibiting either transmission-reducing or -enhancing activities.

  8. Antifertility activity of medicinal plants.

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    Daniyal, Muhammad; Akram, Muhammad

    2015-07-01

    The aim of this review was to provide a comprehensive summary of medicinal plants used as antifertility agents in females throughout the world by various tribes and ethnic groups. We undertook an extensive bibliographic review by analyzing classical text books and peer reviewed papers, and further consulting well accepted worldwide scientific databases. We performed CENTRAL, Embase, and PubMed searches using terms such as "antifertility", "anti-implantation", "antiovulation", and "antispermatogenic" activity of plants. Plants, including their parts and extracts, that have traditionally been used to facilitate antifertility have been considered as antifertility agents. In this paper, various medicinal plants have been reviewed for thorough studies such as Polygonum hydropiper Linn, Citrus limonum, Piper nigrum Linn, Juniperis communis, Achyanthes aspera, Azadirachta indica, Tinospora cordifolia, and Barleria prionitis. Many of these medicinal plants appear to act through an antizygotic mechanism. This review clearly demonstrates that it is time to expand upon experimental studies to source new potential chemical constituents from medicinal plants; plant extracts and their active constituents should be further investigated for their mechanisms. This review creates a solid foundation upon which to further study the efficacy of plants that are both currently used by women as traditional antifertility medicines, but also could be efficacious as an antifertility agent with additional research and study.

  9. Plant-Mediated Effects on Mosquito Capacity to Transmit Human Malaria

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    Hien, Domonbabele F. d. S.; Roche, Benjamin; Diabaté, Abdoulaye; Yerbanga, Rakiswende S.; Cohuet, Anna; Yameogo, Bienvenue K.; Gouagna, Louis-Clément; Hopkins, Richard J.; Ouedraogo, Georges A.; Simard, Frédéric; Ignell, Rickard; Lefevre, Thierry

    2016-01-01

    The ecological context in which mosquitoes and malaria parasites interact has received little attention, compared to the genetic and molecular aspects of malaria transmission. Plant nectar and fruits are important for the nutritional ecology of malaria vectors, but how the natural diversity of plant-derived sugar sources affects mosquito competence for malaria parasites is unclear. To test this, we infected Anopheles coluzzi, an important African malaria vector, with sympatric field isolates of Plasmodium falciparum, using direct membrane feeding assays. Through a series of experiments, we then examined the effects of sugar meals from Thevetia neriifolia and Barleria lupilina cuttings that included flowers, and fruit from Lannea microcarpa and Mangifera indica on parasite and mosquito traits that are key for determining the intensity of malaria transmission. We found that the source of plant sugar meal differentially affected infection prevalence and intensity, the development duration of the parasites, as well as the survival and fecundity of the vector. These effects are likely the result of complex interactions between toxic secondary metabolites and the nutritional quality of the plant sugar source, as well as of host resource availability and parasite growth. Using an epidemiological model, we show that plant sugar source can be a significant driver of malaria transmission dynamics, with some plant species exhibiting either transmission-reducing or -enhancing activities. PMID:27490374

  10. Antifertility activity of medicinal plants.

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    Daniyal, Muhammad; Akram, Muhammad

    2015-07-01

    The aim of this review was to provide a comprehensive summary of medicinal plants used as antifertility agents in females throughout the world by various tribes and ethnic groups. We undertook an extensive bibliographic review by analyzing classical text books and peer reviewed papers, and further consulting well accepted worldwide scientific databases. We performed CENTRAL, Embase, and PubMed searches using terms such as "antifertility", "anti-implantation", "antiovulation", and "antispermatogenic" activity of plants. Plants, including their parts and extracts, that have traditionally been used to facilitate antifertility have been considered as antifertility agents. In this paper, various medicinal plants have been reviewed for thorough studies such as Polygonum hydropiper Linn, Citrus limonum, Piper nigrum Linn, Juniperis communis, Achyanthes aspera, Azadirachta indica, Tinospora cordifolia, and Barleria prionitis. Many of these medicinal plants appear to act through an antizygotic mechanism. This review clearly demonstrates that it is time to expand upon experimental studies to source new potential chemical constituents from medicinal plants; plant extracts and their active constituents should be further investigated for their mechanisms. This review creates a solid foundation upon which to further study the efficacy of plants that are both currently used by women as traditional antifertility medicines, but also could be efficacious as an antifertility agent with additional research and study. PMID:25921562

  11. Plant-Mediated Effects on Mosquito Capacity to Transmit Human Malaria.

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    Hien, Domonbabele F D S; Dabiré, Kounbobr R; Roche, Benjamin; Diabaté, Abdoulaye; Yerbanga, Rakiswende S; Cohuet, Anna; Yameogo, Bienvenue K; Gouagna, Louis-Clément; Hopkins, Richard J; Ouedraogo, Georges A; Simard, Frédéric; Ouedraogo, Jean-Bosco; Ignell, Rickard; Lefevre, Thierry

    2016-08-01

    The ecological context in which mosquitoes and malaria parasites interact has received little attention, compared to the genetic and molecular aspects of malaria transmission. Plant nectar and fruits are important for the nutritional ecology of malaria vectors, but how the natural diversity of plant-derived sugar sources affects mosquito competence for malaria parasites is unclear. To test this, we infected Anopheles coluzzi, an important African malaria vector, with sympatric field isolates of Plasmodium falciparum, using direct membrane feeding assays. Through a series of experiments, we then examined the effects of sugar meals from Thevetia neriifolia and Barleria lupilina cuttings that included flowers, and fruit from Lannea microcarpa and Mangifera indica on parasite and mosquito traits that are key for determining the intensity of malaria transmission. We found that the source of plant sugar meal differentially affected infection prevalence and intensity, the development duration of the parasites, as well as the survival and fecundity of the vector. These effects are likely the result of complex interactions between toxic secondary metabolites and the nutritional quality of the plant sugar source, as well as of host resource availability and parasite growth. Using an epidemiological model, we show that plant sugar source can be a significant driver of malaria transmission dynamics, with some plant species exhibiting either transmission-reducing or -enhancing activities. PMID:27490374

  12. PRELIMINARY FLORA OF ORCHIDACEAE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ABAETETUBA, PARÁ, BRAZIL

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    Edgar Augusto Lobato Afonso

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Orchidaceae is one of the largest plant families in the world with approximately 20,000 species, of which 2,462 Occur in Brazil and 421 in the Pará State. Despite this large number of species, many municipalities in the State have never been sampled floristically, among them is the municipality of Abaetetuba, located in the middle region northeast Pará. Thus, this work aimed to conduct the floristic and taxonomic preliminary study of the Orchidaceae species in the Abaetetuba, Pará, Brazil. Were conducted 41 field collections between January 2012 and May 2014. For collection and specimens herborization were followed usual techniques for vascular plants, and species identification were consulted specific bibliography and experts. For all species recorded are provided descriptions, taxonomic and ecological comments, information on geographical distribution in Brazil. In addition, it presents an identification key for the species Orchidaceae of Abaetetuba. In the municipality Orchidaceae is represented by 23 species belonging to 17 genera, being Epidendrum L. the more rich with three species. The most frequent species were Catasetum macrocarpum Rich. ex Kunth and Polystachya concreta (Jacq. Garay & H.R.Sweet. Except to Vanilla mexicana Mill. and V. palmarum (Salzm. ex Lindl. Lindl. classified as hemiepiphytes, all the other species were classified as holoepiphytes. Keywords: Eastern Amazon; Epiphytes, Orchids; Nort region.

  13. Production process for ursolic acid%乌索酸的生产工艺

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    李开泉; 陈武; 李翔一

    2006-01-01

    Production of ursolic acid, the anti-hepatitis effective composition from natural plant,Sambucus chinensis Lindl.was carried out and the scale-up preparation technology was studied.Extraction of the herb Sambucus chinensis Lindl.was extracted in reflux with 7 volume times of refluxing ethanol at 80℃ for 1 h for two times.The extract was purified with a selt-made specific impurity remover "YCXY-1" to yield ursolic acid of high purity.A new "Extraction/Gelation" technology for the production of ursolic acid was developed. The specific impurity remover "YCXY-1" showed high effectiveness in purification. The purity of the mass-produced ursolic acid was up to 99.8%. The chemical structure of the product was confirmed by the physicochemical constants and spectroscopic identification. The production of high-purity ursolic acid was optimized with natural plant as raw material and with only ethanol as extracting solvent. The difficulties such as isolation and impurity removal were addressed effectively. The novel technology is reasonable, convenient, practical, low-cost, high-yield, suitable for mass production.

  14. Factors determining the diurnal dynamics of blooming of chosen plant species

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    Bożena Denisow

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper attempts to synthesize the determinants which may influence the diurnal rhythm of blooming. Additionally, I tried to explore and bring together topics that concern blooming and have always been considered separately because of their origin in different disciplines. The following species were included: Hydrangea arborescens L. subsp. discolor (Raf., H. paniculata Sieb., Viburnum opulus L., Chaenomeles japonica Lindl., Knautia arvensis L., Adonis vernalis L., Aster saggitifolius Willd., Taraxacum officinale L. Chelidonium majus L. The taxons were observed in Lublin (51008' - 51018' N and 21027' - 21041' E in the years 2001-2007. The blooming of species was determined at least for two vegetation seasons. During observations all flowers developed in one-hour intervals were counted. The diurnal dynamics of blooming differs among species and is modified by different endogenous and exogenous factors. The endogenous determinants of diurnal dynamics of blooming are morphological diversity of flowers (fertility or sterility within species or heterostyly. The different pattern of blooming succour different mechanisms which prevent self-pollination (Chaenomeles japonica Lindl., Knautia arvensis L.. The abiotic factors, such as day length and temperature during the vegetation season, influence the change in the process of diurnal dynamics of blooming (e. g. Taraxacum officinale, Chelidonium majus.

  15. АДАПТАЦИЯ ФОТОСИНТЕТИЧЕСКОГО АППАРАТА ЕЛИ АЯНСКОЙ (PICEA AJANENSIS (LINDL. ET GORD. FISCH EX CARR.. К ДЕЙСТВИЮ ПОЧВЕННОЙ ЗАСУХИ И ЗАТЕНЕНИЮ В МОДЕЛИРУЕМЫХ УСЛОВИЯХ ВЕГЕТАЦИОННОГО ОПЫТА

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    ВЕРНИГОРА Е.Г.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available В статье приведены результаты исследования влияния стрессорных факторов-почвенной засухи и затенения на продукционные и структурно-функциональные характеристики хвои ели аянской. Действие стрессорных факторов вызывает существенные адаптивные перестройки фотосинтетического аппарата ели аянской, обеспечивающие экономичное использование ограниченных ресурсов света и влаги. В процессе адаптивных перестроек в условиях почвенной засухи формируется фотосинтетический аппарат ксероморфного типа с высокими потенциальными ассимиляционными способностями, обеспечивающий успешную успешную адаптацию к воздействию засушливого стресс-фактора.

  16. 甘肃碌曲的野生药用观赏植物(一)

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    陈祥; 宁蕊

    2010-01-01

    甘肃省碌曲县地处甘、青、川三省交界,青藏高原东部,甘肃省西南部,位于青藏高原和黄土高原过渡地带,境内大部分地区海拔为2900~4287 m,年均气温为3℃.其多样性的地形地貌和气候条件为野生植物的繁殖和生存提供了良好的环境.本文为连载的第一部分,介绍了瞿麦(Dianthus superbus)、党参(Codonopsis pilosula)、小花草玉梅(Anemone rivularis var.flore-minore)、缬草(Valeriana officinalis)、扭旋马先蒿(Pedicularis torta)、斑唇马先蒿(Pedicularis longiflora Rudolph.var.tubiformis)、微孔草(Microula sikkimensis)、高乌头(Aconitum sinomontanum)、三军碱毛莨(Halerpestes tricuspis)、甘肃棘豆(Ajuga lupulina Maxim.)等10种碌曲地区野生的药用观赏植物.

  17. Isolation of Rhizobium Spp. Bacteria which as Used Microbial Fertilizer from Wild Leguminosarum Plants

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    Hatice Öğütcü

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In our study used wild leguminous plants (Medicago sativa, M. lupulina and M. varia Erzurum belongs to the high altitude (2000 - 2500m regions ( Palandöken mountain, Alibaba mountain, Turnagöl mountain, Hasanbaba mountain, Eğerli mountain, Yıldırım mountain, Çubuklu mountain, Deveboynu locality, Kayakyolu locality, Telsizler and Dumlu hill were collected during the months of June and July. Nodules were obtained from this plant were sterilized, YMA (Yeast Mannitol Agar plates were streaked and petri dishes 28+1ºC were incubated for 3-5 days. Colonies appear after incubation typically constitute (white, clear or slightly opaque, mucosity, round, raised 39 isolates were selected and transferred to tubes and refrigerated YMA were stored at +4ºC. In the next stage, cytological and biochemical analyzes of these isolates were studied to determine. For this purpose isolates; YMA containing bromothymol blue and congo red reproduction, gram stain reaction, movement and subjected to catalase and oxidase tests were evaluated. The cytological and biochemical analysis of results showed that 28 of 39 strains belonged to Rhizobium spp.

  18. Study of mineral content (Nutrients and Trace elements) in vine leaf and 4 weed species included in the vegetal cover in a Spanish vineyard.

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    Amorós, José Angel; Bravo, Sandra; Pérez-de-los-Reyes, Caridad; Jesús García-Navarro, Francisco; Higueras, Pablo; Campos, Juan Antonio; María Moreno, Marta

    2016-04-01

    The content of some mineral elements (Na, Ca, Mg, K, P, S, Fe, Mn, Si, Al, V, Cr, Cu, Rb, Sr, Ba, Zn, Pb, Ce, La and Nd) has been studied in vine leaf and four weed species (Mendicago lupulina L.; Malva sylvestris L., Hordeum murinum L. and Scandix pecten-veneris L.) included in the natural vegetal cover of a vineyard sited in Ciudad Real province (Central Spain). Samples were taken in May 2015, dried and milled in order to analyze them using the X Ray Fluorescence Technique. The results obtained have been compared with those measured in a vineyard located in a different site and with those suggested by the literature consulted for plants in general all around the world. The results indicate that some differences in mineral content among the weed species can be drafted. Great differences have been found in K, Si, Ca and Zn, although other elements, such as Mg, P, S, Ba and Nd, remained almost constant despite of the species. Moreover, the influence of the type of soil (different site) can give a different composition of the vine leaf in some elements. This last point is especially evident in the case of the Sr (more present in calcareous soils and leaves of plants grown on them, reaching 377 mg kg-1 versus less than 86 mg kg-1 in the non-calcareous studied soil).

  19. Shock timing on the National Ignition Facility: The first precision tuning series

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    Robey H.F.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Ignition implosions on the National Ignition Facility (NIF [Lindl et al., Phys. Plasmas 11, 339 (2004] are driven with a very carefully tailored sequence of four shock waves that must be timed to very high precision in order to keep the fuel on a low adiabat. The first series of precision tuning experiments on NIF have been performed. These experiments use optical diagnostics to directly measure the strength and timing of all four shocks inside the hohlraum-driven, cryogenic deuterium-filled capsule interior. The results of these experiments are presented demonstrating a significant decrease in the fuel adiabat over previously un-tuned implosions. The impact of the improved adiabat on fuel compression is confirmed in related deuterium-tritium (DT layered capsule implosions by measurement of fuel areal density (ρR, which show the highest fuel compression (ρR ∼ 1.0 g/cm2 measured to date.

  20. 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.).

  1. Research on the Changes of Cell Wall Composition in Different Varieties of Loquat Pulp During Fruit Development%不同枇杷品种果实发育过程中果肉细胞壁组分的研究

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    陈宇; 黄志明; 叶美兰; 吴锦程

    2012-01-01

    探讨不同发育时期,细胞壁组分的变化对不同品种枇杷果肉质地的影响。以果肉质地差异较大的'解放钟'(Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.cv.Jiefangzhong)和'白梨'枇杷(Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.cv.Baili)为试材,分析果实在生长发育过程中细胞壁组分的变化,分析果肉质地差异性与细胞壁成分之间的相关性。结果表明,果实生长发育过程中,'解放钟'和'白梨'枇杷果肉水溶性果胶(water solublepectin,WSP)含量均呈上升趋势;离子结合果胶(Ionic bound pectin,ISP)、共价结合果胶(covalently boundpectin,CSP)、纤维素(Cellulose)、半纤维素(semi-cellulose)、总钙和氯化钠溶性钙含量均呈下降趋势。在果实发育后期',解放钟'果肉WSP和细胞壁离子结合蛋白含量显著高于'白梨'(P〈0.05),但两者的细胞壁共价结合蛋白含量差异不大'。解放钟'果肉纤维素含量始终高于'白梨'且差异达显著水平(P〈0.05),而果肉半纤维素含量差异不显著(P〉0.05)。WSP、ISP、CSP、纤维素、半纤维素、离子结合蛋白与枇杷果肉质地形成相关,WSP、纤维素和离子结合蛋白是形成'解放钟'和'白梨'枇杷果肉质地差异的主要因素。%To discuss effects of cell wall composition on the pulp texture during fruit development. Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. cv.‘Jiefangzhong’and Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. cv.‘Baili’loquat were used as matierials to study relationship between pulp texture and cell wall composition during fruit development. The results indicated that the cotents of water soluble pectin (WSP) in loquat pulp showed an increasing tendency, and the cotents ionic bound pectin (ISP), covalently bound pectin (CSP), cellulose, semi-cellulose, total calcium and sodium chloride soluble calcium were downtrend during fruit development. During later-developing stage, the contents of WSP and cell wall

  2. Analysis of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids from Zephyranthes grandiflora by GC/MS and their cholinesterase activity

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    Lucie Cahlíková

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Amaryllidaceae are known as ornamental plants, furthermore some species of this family contain galanthamine, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and other alkaloids with interesting pharmacological activity. The chemical composition of alkaloids from Zephyranthes grandiflora Lindl. was analyzed by GC/MS. Seven known compounds, belonging to five structural types of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids, were identified. The alkaloid extract from the bulbs showed promising cholinesterase inhibitory activities against human blood acetylcholinesterase (HuAChE; IC50 39.2±3.0 µg/mL and human plasma butyrylcholinesterase (HuBuChE; IC50 356±9.3 µg/mL.

  3. Incidence of butt rot in a tree species experiment in northern Denmark

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    Ronnberg, J; Vollbrecht, G.; Thomsen, Iben Margrete

    1999-01-01

    The susceptibility to infections by Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref. was examined in a 28-year-old tree species experiment in northern Jutland, Denmark. Silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), Caucasian fir (Abies nordmanniana (Stev.) Spach), grand fir (Abies grandis (Dougl) Lindl.), noble fir (Abies...... procera Rehd.), Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) Carr.), Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) were planted after shelterwood felling of a mountain pine (Pinus uncinata Mill. ex Mirb.) stand...... that had been infected by H. annosum. Douglas fir and noble fir showed the greatest mortality due to H. annosum during the first 5 years after planting. At first thinning the highest incidences of butt rot were recorded in noble fir, Japanese larch and Sitka spruce, with 44%, 43% and 36% of the thinned...

  4. Developmental processes of achlorophyllous orchid, Epipogium roseum: from seed germination to flowering under symbiotic cultivation with mycorrhizal fungus.

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    Yagame, Takahiro; Yamato, Masahide; Mii, Masahiro; Suzuki, Akira; Iwase, Koji

    2007-03-01

    We have achieved the symbiotic cultivation of an apparently achlorophyllous orchid, Epipogium roseum Lindl., with a mycorrhizal fungus isolated from an underground organ of this orchid. Although the seed germination rate was extremely low, subsequent growth from protocorm to flowering was induced in a medium containing volcanic soils and sawdust. Stolons elongated from each protocorm, and rhizomes were formed at certain intervals on the stolons. Some of the rhizomes developed into a coralloid form, and tubers were formed from the coralloid rhizomes. The coralloid rhizomes degenerated concurrently with maturation of the tubers. Six months after seed sowing, around 80 tubers were produced from a single protocorm. An inflorescence appeared from each of the large tubers, and the process to flowering was observed in one of these. Consequently, the developmental processes from seed to flowering in E. roseum was clearly revealed in this study.

  5. Shrinkage of Grand Fir Wood and its Variability within the Stem

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    Jiří Lukášek

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study presents the results of the experiment focused on assessment of the shrinkage of Grand fir (Abies grandis /Douglas/ Lindl. wood and its variability in relation to the position in the stem. The examined sample trees came from the Černokostelecka Area in the Czech Republic. Tangential shrinkage was 7.1 %, radial 3.3 % and volumetric shrinkage 10.5 %. The results show evident influence of the horizontal position on the evaluated features. The lowest shrinkage values are attained close to the pith; shrinkage toward the bark shows a rising trend. In terms of vertical position, the distribution of shrinkage in the stem did not show any apparent trend. Although the dependence of shrinkage on density proved to be statistically significant, density explains only a small portion of the shrinkage variability.

  6. Interaction between a Dark Septate Endophytic Isolate from Dendrobium sp.and Roots of D.nobile Seedlings

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    Xiao-Qiang Hou; Shun-Xing Guo

    2009-01-01

    Interactions between an isolate of dark septate endophytas (DSE) and roots of Dendroblum nobile Lindl.seedlings are reported in this paper.The isolate was obtained from orchid mycorrhizas on Dendrobium sp.in subtropical forest.The fungus formed typical orchid mycorrhiza in aseptic co-culture with D.nobile seedlings on modified Murashige-Skoog (MMS)medium.Anatomic observations of the infected roots showed that the DSE hyphae invaded the velamen layer,passed through passage cells in exodermis,entered the cortex cells,and then formed fungal pelotons of orchid mycorrhiza.D.nobile seedlings' plant height,stem diameter,new roots number and biomass were greatly enhanced by inoculating the fungus to seedlings.The fungus was identified as Leptodontidium by sequencing the polymerase chain reaction-amplified rDNA ITSt-5.8S-ITS2 (internal transcribed spacer (ITS)) regions and comparison with similar taxa.

  7. Effect of leguminous forage rotations on soil microbe consortiums and enzyme activity in continuously cropped potato fields%轮作豆科牧草对连作马铃薯田土壤微生物菌群及酶活性的影响

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    曹莉; 秦舒浩; 张俊莲; 师尚礼; 王蒂

    2013-01-01

    The effects of different leguminous forage rotations on soil microbe consortiums,quantitative distribution,and enzyme activity were studied in a continuously cropped potato field.The quantitative distributions of soil culturable bacteria and fungi,microbial activity,soil urease activity,the activities of alkaline phosphatase and catalase were significantly promoted in common vetch (Vicia sativa),Medicago lupulina,and Longdong alfalfa (Medicago sativa) rotation systems compared with continuously cropped potato fields.Fungal/ bacterial ratios decreased by 50.72 % after legumes were included in the rotations,showing that rotations with common vetch and Medicago lupulina,converted the soil microbe consortium of continuously cropped potato field from fungal to bacterial types.After the inclusion of legumes,the number of aerobic types of nitrogen-fixing bacteria increased by 283.69%,and urease activity increased by 6.4 times.There were also significant increases in the activities of alkaline phosphatase and catalase.However,the improving effect on the soil of continuously cropping potato field depends largely on leguminous forage species.The duration of continuously cropped soils depended on the different continuous cropping durations which showed different sensitivities to different types of forage legumes.%本试验研究了轮作不同种类豆科牧草对连作马铃薯田土壤微生物菌群、数量分布及酶活性的影响.结果表明,通过轮作箭筈豌豆、天蓝苜蓿和陇东苜蓿3种豆科牧草,对连作马铃薯田土壤可培养细菌和真菌数量分布,微生物活性,土壤脲酶活性,碱性磷酸酶活性及过氧化氢酶活性均有明显的促进作用,与种植牧草前相比,轮作牧草后土壤中真菌/细菌最高可降低50.72%,说明真菌数量下降,通过轮作不同连作年限马铃薯田土壤微生物菌群从真菌型向细菌型转化;与种植牧草前相比好气型固氮菌数量最高增加283.69

  8. Succession Dynamics of Restored Vegetation in Lead-Zinc Mine Wastelands in Luoba over Different Time Periods%洛坝铅锌矿废弃不同时间渣地植被恢复演替动态

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    谢永; 张仁陟; 周书灵; 赵建华; 董博

    2009-01-01

    对甘肃省徽县洛坝铅锌矿不同废弃时间的废渣地进行的化学分析表明,其主要污染物为重金属Pb和Zn,其 w(Pb)和 w(Zn)最大值分别为6 298和480 800 mg/kg. 重金属在废渣地中的质量分数随废弃时间的增长而减少;对废渣地恢复植被演替调查发现,Pb和Zn是影响植物自然演替的限制因子. 在现场考察的基础上对洛坝废渣地进行了植被恢复演替调查. 结果表明:从废弃时间序列上看,废渣地植物种类在增加、荒漠化在逆转,3,6和11 a的废渣地植物数分别为12,17和40种;从废渣地植被恢复演替序列上看,各时期植物都在更替,3 a废渣地以野艾蒿(Artemisia vulgaris)+升马塘(Digitaria sanguinalis)+车前草(Plantago asiatica)群落为主;6 a废渣地以野艾蒿+针叶蒿(Tripolium vulgare)+商陆(Phytolacca acinosa)+小蓬草(Erigeron annuu)群落为主;11 a废渣地又增加有固氮植物三叶草(Trifolium pratense)、苜蓿(Medicago lupulina)及紫薇(Lagerstroemia indica)、臭椿(Ailanthus altissima)的成功定居,已形成草-灌-乔简单植被结构.%Chemical analysis of Luoba lead-zinc mine wastelands after being abandoned for different times indicated that the main pollutant types were some heavy metals such as Pb, Zn and others. The soils of the wastelands contained high concentrations of Pb and Zn; the highest content of Zn was 480,800 mg/kg, and the highest content of Pb was 6,298 mg/kg. The heavy metal mass fraction in the wastelands decreased with amount of time growing after abandonment. The restoration vegetation succession investigation discovered that the phytotoxicity of Pb and Zn may be the major obstacles for plant succession on the wastelands. From the time of abandonment on, the number of species of plants was increasing, and desertification was reversing. 12, 17, and 40 species of plants were found growing on 3, 6, and 11 year wastelands, respectively. From the time of vegetation succession on, the plant species

  9. 秦岭种子植物区系新记录%Some Newly Recorded Spermatophytes to Qinling Mountain

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    黎斌; 李思锋; 袁永明; 张莹

    2013-01-01

    报道了秦岭种子植物区系4新记录属[杜若属(Pollia Thunb.)、美冠兰属(Eulophia R.Br.ex Lindl.)、常山属(Dichroa Lour.)和吊灯花属(Ceropegia Linn.)],8新记录种[川杜若Pollia miranda (Lévl.)Hara、长距美冠兰Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr.、常山Dichroa febri fuga Lour.、肉色土(栾)儿 Apios carnea (Wall.)Benth.ex Baker、柳叶蓬莱葛Gardneria lanceolata Rehd.et Wils.、显脉獐牙菜Swertia nervosa (G.Don) Wall.ex C,B.Clarke、皱果赤瓟Thladiantha henryi Hemsl.var.henryi和宝兴吊灯花Ceropegia paohsingensis Tsiang et P.T.Li].%Four genera and eight species are reported as new records of spermatophyte flora to Qinling Mountain.4 newly recorded genera are Pollia Thunb.,Eulophia R.Br.ex Lindl.,Dichroa Lour.and Ceropegia Linn..8 newly recorded species are Pollia miranda (Lévl.) Hara (Commelinaceae),Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr.(Orchidaceae),Dichroa febrifuga Lour.(Saxifragaceae),Apios carnea (Wall.)Benth.ex Baker (Leguminosae),Gardneria lanceolata Rehd.et Wils.(Loganiaceae),Swertia nervosa (G.Don) Wall.ex C.B.Clarke (Gentianaceae),Thladiantha henryi Hemsl.var.henryi (Cucurbitaceae) and Ceropegia paohsingensis Tsiang et P.T.Li (Asclepiadaceae).

  10. Growth and yield of nine pine species in Angola

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    Cristobal Delgado-Matas; Timo Pukkala

    2012-01-01

    A species introduction experiment including several tropical pines and eucalypts was established in 1966/1967 in the Tchianga research station in Angolan Highlands.Despite 27 years of political conflict (1975-2002) and lack of management,the research experiment has remained relatively well conserved.We measured the best conserved plots that were 41 years old in 2007 to obtain information on the growth of different pine species.We calculated stand characteristics including basal area,dominant height,mean diameter,and stand volume for Pinus patula Schiede ex Schiltdl.Et Cham.,Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl.,Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon,Pinus devoniana Lindl.,Pinus chiapensis (Martinez) Andresen,Pinus elliottii Engelm.,Pinus greggii Engelm.Ex ParL,Pinus montezumae Lamb.and Pinus oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl.The growing stock volume at 41 years was the highest in P.pseudostrobus,1,325 m3·ha-1,followed by P.kesiya with 1,200 m3·ha-1.The widely planted P.patula had a growing stock volume of 892 m3·ha-1.P.oocarpa and P.pseudostrobus had the highest stand basal area,over 80 m2·ha-1.Using increment core analyses we studied the temporal development of stand characteristics.Analysis of the mean annual increment (MAI) showed that rotation lengths of 20-30 years would maximize wood production.With these rotation lengths,the MAI of P.pseudostrobus would be 35 m3·ha-1.Other productive species were P.kesiya,P.oocarpa and P.chiapensis.P.patula had a maximum MAI of 20 m3·ha-1.P.greggii had the lowest mean annual volume production,only about 13 m3·ha-1.

  11. Does Oeceoclades maculata (Orchidaceae reabsorb nectar?

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    João Marcelo Robazzi Bignelli Valente Aguiar

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Nectar is the most common resource offered by orchid flowers. In some cases, flowers reabsorb nectar as part of a resource-recovery strategy. Nectar is present only in the morning in the widespread orchid Oececoclades maculata (Lindl. Lindl. To determine whether this is due to reabsorption or evaporation of water, the volume of nectar and its concentration in previously bagged flowers were determined throughout the day at two hourly intervals. In addition, the entrance to the nectary of flowers of cultivated plants was obstructed with petroleum jelly in the morning, to prevent the evaporation of water and, in the afternoon, the presence of nectar was recorded. Furthermore, manually self-pollinated flowers, also with the entrance to the nectary obstructed, had their nectary checked 24 hours after pollination to determine whether post-pollination reabsorption occurred. In addition, the period when the pollinators of O. maculata foraged for nectar was determined in order to establish whether it was associated with the period when nectar was available. The volume and concentration of nectar in O. maculata flowers vary from 0.82 μl (25.10% between 10–12 h and 0.36 μl (33.73% between 16–18 h and this difference is caused by evaporation of water. Post-pollination reabsorption does not occur in this species. Pollinators forage most actively between 10–12 h. Thus, O. maculata does not reabsorb nectar, but evaporative water loss is a significant factor determining the variation in the volume and concentration of this reward and this is positively correlated with butterfly visitation.

  12. 浙江地产药材地龙藤基原考证与鉴定研究%Textual Research and Identification of Dilongteng Origin on Native Medicnal Materalse in Zhejiang Province

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    Objective: Native medicinal materials of Dilongteng in Zhejiang province were studied.Methods: We investigated the classification, resources, distribution and medicinal function of Native medicinal materials of Dilongteng. Results:4 species of Native medicinal materials is similar in plant morphology. i.e. It is Ficus pumila Linn, Euonymus fortunei Hand.-Mazz., Hederae nepalensis K. Koch. var. sinensis (Tobl.) Rehd. and Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem. Conclusion:Origin of Dilongteng is Hederae nepalensis K. Koch. var. sinensis (Tobl.) Rehd.%  目的:为了促进浙江地产药材研究,更好地利用本地资源。方法:利用历史典籍、地方志,考证和识别地龙藤的名称、起源、分布和用药;同时通过实地考察、利用防谈、调查编目、传统医药文化研究和定量评估。结果:地龙藤最为相似的种类有4种。即:桑科Moraceae薜荔Ficus pumila Linn;卫矛科Celastraceae扶芳藤Euonymus fortunei Hand.-Mazz.;五加科Araliaceae中华常春藤Hederae nepalensis K. Koch. var. sinensis (Tobl.) Rehd.;夹竹桃科Apocynaceae络石藤Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem.。结论:地龙藤为五加科Araliaceae中华常春藤Hederae nepalensis K. Koch. var. sinensis (Tobl.) Re⁃hd.,理由是该植物从产地、生长习性和性味功效与原文献记载最为接近。

  13. Litter dynamics in two Sierran mixed conifer forests. II. Nutrient release in decomposing leaf litter

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    Stohlgren, Thomas J.

    1988-01-01

    The factors influencing leaf litter decomposition and nutrient release patterns were investigated for 3.6 years in two mixed conifer forests in the southern Sierra Nevada of California. The giant sequoia–fir forest was dominated by giant sequoia (Sequoiadendrongiganteum (Lindl.) Buchh.), white fir (Abiesconcolor Lindl. & Gord.), and sugar pine (Pinuslambertiana Dougl.). The fir–pine forest was dominated by white fir, sugar pine, and incense cedar (Calocedrusdecurrens (Torr.) Florin). Initial concentrations of nutrients and percent lignin, cellulose, and acid detergent fiber vary considerably in freshly abscised leaf litter of the studied species. Giant sequoia had the highest concentration of lignin (20.3%) and the lowest concentration of nitrogen (0.52%), while incense cedar had the lowest concentration of lignin (9.6%) and second lowest concentration of nitrogen (0.63%). Long-term (3.6 years) foliage decomposition rates were best correlated with initial lignin/N (r2 = 0.94, p r2 = 0.92, p r2 = 0.80, p incense cedar immobilized N and to a lesser extent P, while sugar pine immobilized Ca. Strong linear or negative exponential relationships existed between initial concentrations of N, P, K, and Ca and percent original mass remaining of those nutrients after 3.6 years. This suggests efficient retention of these nutrients in the litter layer of these ecosystems. Nitrogen concentrations steadily increase in decomposing leaf litter, effectively reducing the C/N ratios from an initial range of 68–96 to 27–45 after 3.6 years.

  14. Litter dynamics in two Sierran mixed conifer forests. I. Litterfall and decomposition rates

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    Stohlgren, Thomas J.

    1988-01-01

    Litterfall was measured for 4 years and leaf litter decomposition rates were studied for 3.6 years in two mixed conifer forest (giant sequoia-fir and fir-pine) in the southern Sierra Nevada of California. The giant sequoia-fir forest (GS site) was dominated by giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) Buchh.), white fir (Abies concolor Lindl. & Gord.), and sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana Dougl.). The fir-pine forest (FP site) was dominated by white fir, sugar pine, and incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens (Torr.) Florin). Litterfall, including large woody debris -1•year-1 compared with 4355 kg•ha-1•year-1 at the FP site (3.4:1). In the GS site, leaf litter decomposition after 3.6 years was slowest for giant sequoia (28.2% mass loss), followed by sugar pine (34.3%) and white fie (45.1%). In the FP site, mass loss was slowest for sugar pine (40.0%), followed by white fir (45.1%), while incense cedar showed the greatest mass loss (56.9%) after 3.6 years. High litterfall rates of large woody debris (i.e., 2.5-15.2 cm diameter) and slow rates of leaf litter decomposition in the giant sequoia-fir forest type may result in higher litter accumulation rates than in the fir-pine type. Leaf litter times to 95% decay for the GS and FP sites were 30 and 27 years, respectively, if the initial 0.7-year period (a short period of rapid mass decay) was ignored in the calculation. A mass balance approach for total litterfall (<15.2 cm diameter) decomposition yielded lower decay constants than did the litterbag study and therefore longer times to 95% decay (57 years for the GS site and 62 years for the FP site).

  15. Climate extreme effects on the chemical composition of temperate grassland species under ambient and elevated CO2: a comparison of fructan and non-fructan accumulators.

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    Hamada AbdElgawad

    Full Text Available Elevated CO2 concentrations and extreme climate events, are two increasing components of the ongoing global climatic change factors, may alter plant chemical composition and thereby their economic and ecological characteristics, e.g. nutritional quality and decomposition rates. To investigate the impact of climate extremes on tissue quality, four temperate grassland species: the fructan accumulating grasses Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis, and the nitrogen (N fixing legumes Medicago lupulina and Lotus corniculatus were subjected to water deficit at elevated temperature (+3°C, under ambient CO2 (392 ppm and elevated CO2 (620 ppm. As a general observation, the effects of the climate extreme were larger and more ubiquitous in combination with elevated CO2. The imposed climate extreme increased non-structural carbohydrate and phenolics in all species, whereas it increased lignin in legumes and decreased tannins in grasses. However, there was no significant effect of climate extreme on structural carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and mineral contents and stoichiometric ratios. In combination with elevated CO2, climate extreme elicited larger increases in fructan and sucrose content in the grasses without affecting the total carbohydrate content, while it significantly increased total carbohydrates in legumes. The accumulation of carbohydrates in legumes was accompanied by higher activity of sucrose phosphate synthase, sucrose synthase and ADP-Glc pyrophosphorylase. In the legumes, elevated CO2 in combination with climate extreme reduced protein, phosphorus (P and magnesium (Mg contents and the total element:N ratio and it increased phenol, lignin, tannin, carbon (C, nitrogen (N contents and C:N, C:P and N:P ratios. On the other hand, the tissue composition of the fructan accumulating grasses was not affected at this level, in line with recent views that fructans contribute to cellular homeostasis under stress. It is speculated that quality losses will

  16. Legacy of earthworms' engineering effects enlarges the actual effects of earthworms on plants

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    Mudrák, Obdřej; Frouz, Jan

    2015-04-01

    Earthworms were recognized as key factor responsible for changes from early to late successional plant communities. They incorporate organic matter into the soil and creates there persistent structures, which improves conditions for plant growth. Earthworm activity might be therefore expected to be more important in early stages of the succession, when earthworm colonization of previously earthworm free soil starts, than in the late stages of the succession, where the soil was previously modified by earthworms. However, earthworms affect plants also via other effects such as increase of nutrient availability. The relative importance of soil structure modification and other earthworm effects on plants is poorly known, despite it is important for both theoretical and applied ecology. To test the effect of earthworms (Lumbricus rubellus and Aporrectodea caliginosa) on plants we performed microcosm laboratory experiment, where earthworms were affecting early successional (Poa compressa, Medicago lupulina, and Daucus carota) and late successional (Arrhenatherum elatius, Lotus corniculatus, and Plantago laceolata) plat species in soil previously unaffected by earthworms and in soil with previous long term effect of earthworms. These soils were taken from the early and late successional monitoring sites of the Sokolov coal mining district with known history. Earthworms increased plant biomass proportionally more in late successional soil. It was mainly because they increased availability of nutrients (nitrate and potassium) and plants get higher advantage out of this in late successional soil. Earthworms increased plant biomass of both early and late successional species, but late successional species suppressed early successional species in competition. This suppression was more intensive in presence of earthworms and in late successional soil. We therefore found multiplicative effect between earthworm soil engineering activity and their other effects, which might be

  17. RESEARCH REGARDING THE MELLIFEROUS CHARACTHERISTICS OF LABIATES FROM XEROPHILE MEADOWS FROM DANUBE VALLEY

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    NICOLETA ION

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    Full Text Available The xerophile meadows in the Danube Valley are dry meadows, located at a great distance from the Danube and with underground waters at greater depth. Their floral composition is characterized by a small number of species pertaining to both mezoxerophiles and to xerophiles, yet the highest percentage is covered by xerophile species, which are characterized by their small foliage surface, the very narrow and tough limb, and acute porosity etc.In the floral composition of these species, the graminaceae species are best represented, followed by leguminous and lamiaceae, known in beekeeping as good honey plants. Thus, the researches carried out have shown that Lamiaceae species have a good participation, with variation limits raging from 15% to 50-60%. Leguminous species are represented less on xerophile meadows than in hidrophile meadows. Among these we mention: Lotus corniculatus L., Trifolium repens L. si Medicago lupulina L., all these species being known in beekeeping as good honey plants. Among gramineae species the most representatives are: Lolium perene L. and Poa pratensis L., yet with no melliferous value. Likewise, the group of „various” plants varied a lot as participation in the structure of the vegetal cover of xerophile meadows, depending on the place of research, all these species having no melliferous value. The current paper describes the results o biometric and melliferous researches carried out over the period 2003- 2005 on 5 plant species pertaining to the Lamiaceae family, namely: Salvia nemerosa L. – sage; Salvia pratensis L. – meadow sage; Marrubium vulgare L. – horehound;Lamium purpureum L. – purple deatnettle;Lamium amplexicaule L. – henbit deadnettle.

  18. Phytogenic silver, gold, and bimetallic nanoparticles as novel antitubercular agents

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    Singh, Richa; Nawale, Laxman; Arkile, Manisha; Wadhwani, Sweety; Shedbalkar, Utkarsha; Chopade, Snehal; Sarkar, Dhiman; Chopade, Balu Ananda

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    Purpose Multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a global threat to human health. It requires immediate action to seek new antitubercular compounds and devise alternate strategies. Nanomaterials, in the present scenario, have opened new avenues in medicine, diagnosis, and therapeutics. In view of this, the current study aims to determine the efficacy of phytogenic metal nanoparticles to inhibit mycobacteria. Methods Silver (AgNPs), gold (AuNPs), and gold–silver bimetallic (Au–AgNPs) nanoparticles synthesized from medicinal plants, such as Barleria prionitis, Plumbago zeylanica, and Syzygium cumini, were tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis BCG. In vitro and ex vivo macrophage infection model assays were designed to determine minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and half maximal inhibitory concentration of nanoparticles. Microscopic analyses were carried out to demonstrate intracellular uptake of nanoparticles in macrophages. Besides this, biocompatibility, specificity, and selectivity of nanoparticles were also established with respect to human cell lines. Results Au–AgNPs exhibited highest antitubercular activity, with MIC of <2.56 μg/mL, followed by AgNPs. AuNPs did not show such activity at concentrations of up to 100 μg/mL. In vitro and ex vivo macrophage infection model assays revealed the inhibition of both active and dormant stage mycobacteria on exposure to Au–AgNPs. These nanoparticles were capable of entering macrophage cells and exhibited up to 45% cytotoxicity at 30 μg/mL (ten times MIC concentration) after 48 hours. Among these, Au–AgNPs synthesized from S. cumini were found to be more specific toward mycobacteria, with their selectivity index in the range of 94–108. Conclusion This is the first study to report the antimycobacterial activity of AuNPs, AgNPs, and Au–AgNPs synthesized from medicinal plants. Among these, Au–AgNPs from S. cumini showed profound efficiency, specificity, and

  19. Phytogenic silver, gold, and bimetallic nanoparticles as novel antitubercular agents

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    Full Text Available Richa Singh,1 Laxman Nawale,2 Manisha Arkile,2 Sweety Wadhwani,1 Utkarsha Shedbalkar,1 Snehal Chopade,1 Dhiman Sarkar,2 Balu Ananda Chopade1,3 1Department of Microbiology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 2Combichem-Bioresource Center, Organic Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 3Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India Purpose: Multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB is a global threat to human health. It requires immediate action to seek new antitubercular compounds and devise alternate strategies. Nanomaterials, in the present scenario, have opened new avenues in medicine, diagnosis, and therapeutics. In view of this, the current study aims to determine the efficacy of phytogenic metal nanoparticles to inhibit mycobacteria. Methods: Silver (AgNPs, gold (AuNPs, and gold–silver bimetallic (Au–AgNPs nanoparticles synthesized from medicinal plants, such as Barleria prionitis, Plumbago zeylanica, and Syzygium cumini, were tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis BCG. In vitro and ex vivo macrophage infection model assays were designed to determine minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC and half maximal inhibitory concentration of nanoparticles. Microscopic analyses were carried out to demonstrate intracellular uptake of nanoparticles in macrophages. Besides this, biocompatibility, specificity, and selectivity of nanoparticles were also established with respect to human cell lines. Results: Au–AgNPs exhibited highest antitubercular activity, with MIC of <2.56 µg/mL, followed by AgNPs. AuNPs did not show such activity at concentrations of up to 100 µg/mL. In vitro and ex vivo macrophage infection model assays revealed the inhibition of both active and dormant stage mycobacteria on exposure to Au–AgNPs. These nanoparticles were capable of entering macrophage cells and exhibited up to 45% cytotoxicity at 30 µg/mL (ten times MIC concentration after 48 hours

  20. Doses de extrato pirolenhoso no cultivo de orquídea

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    Jenniffer Aparecida Schnitzer

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available O extrato pirolenhoso vem sendo utilizado para diversos fins na agricultura, como a melhoria do desenvolvimento vegetativo, a fertilização orgânica, o condicionamento do do solo e a indução de enraizamento. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito de diferentes doses de extrato pirolenhoso no cultivo da orquídea Cattleya loddigesii Lindl. Utilizaram-se plantas propagadas in vitro, as quais foram cultivadas em vasos com substrato composto de fibra de coco, casca de pinus e casca de arroz carbonizada (1:1:1 v/v/v. As regas foram realizadas manualmente duas vezes por semana, no outono e no inverno, e três vezes por semana, na primavera e no verão. Os tratamentos foram: 0,0 (controle, 0,1, 0,2, 0,3, 0,4, 0,5 e 0,6%, valores que correspondem a 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 e 6 mL L-1 de extrato pirolenhoso, respectivamente, aplicados utilizando-se o produto diluído em água, no volume de 50 mL por vaso a cada 30 dias. Após 12 meses do início do experimento, foram avaliados altura da parte aérea, número de brotos, número de folhas, número de pseudobulbos, comprimento da maior raiz, número de raízes, comprimento da maior folha, massa fresca total, massa seca da parte aérea e pH do substrato. A análise química foliar foi realizada para os elementos cálcio, magnésio, fósforo, potássio e nitrogênio. Observou-se que a aplicação do extrato pirolenhoso foi eficaz no cultivo da espécie Cattleya loddigesii Lindl., sendo recomendada a dose de 0,6%.

  1. Zygostates alleniana (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Cymbidieae: Oncidiinae: estructura floral relacionada con la polinización

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    Gómiz, Natalia E.

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    Full Text Available The genus Zygostates Lindl. (Orchidaceae comprises about 20 species of small Neotropical epiphytic plants, represented in its southernmost limit by the species Z. alleniana. In this paper, we studied morphological and anatomical floral characteristics of this species related to pollination mechanism. We confirmed the presence of the unicellular trichomes on the base of the lip and side lobes secreting oil, constituting a trichomal elaiophore. The oil is deposited beneath the cuticle at the apex of the trichomes forming small blisters. The oil could represent a reward for the species Lophopedia nigrispinis, which would be a potential pollinator of Z. alleniana in a natural area within the geographic range of this plant species. Moreover, we prove that the reconfiguration of the pollinaruim is due to the dehydration of the walls cell. This reconfiguration could favor cross-pollination mechanism already described for other species of the family Orchidaceae. Finally, we discuss the floral characters present in Z. alleniana with closely related species.El género Zygostates Lindl. (Orchidaceae comprende aproximadamente 20 especies de pequeñas plantas epífitas con distribución neotropical, representado en su límite más austral por la especie Z. alleniana. En el presente trabajo se estudian morfológica y anatómicamente las características florales de esta especie relacionadas con el mecanismo de polinización. Se confirma la presencia de tricomas unicelulares en la base del labelo y lóbulos laterales que actúan secretando aceite, constituyendo un elaióforo tricomatoso. El aceite se deposita por debajo de la cutícula en el ápice de los tricomas formando pequeñas ampollas. El aceite podría representar una recompensa para la especie Lophopedia nigrispinis, la cual sería un posible polinizador de Z. alleniana en un área natural dentro del rango de distribución geográfica de esta especie vegetal. Por otro lado, se comprueba que la

  2. Biodiversity and new records of microfungi in the Ruhrarea (north Rhine Westfalia), Germany.

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    Ale-Agha, Nosrathollah; Brassmann, Markus; Jensen, Manfred

    2009-01-01

    During our investigations of the microflora in NRW (Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Essen incl. the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden) in 2007 and 2008, we were able to collect and identify about 55 species on trees, bushes and ornamental plants as parasites and saprophytes. Some of these species are new for Germany or have been only rarely found until now. Most of the species belong the Ascomycotina, Basidiomycotina and Deuteromycotina for example Arthrocladiella mougeotii (Lév.) Vassilkov. on Lycium barbarum L., Caudospora taleola (Fr.) Starb on Quercus robur L., Colletotrichum coffeanum F. Noak on Coffea arabica L. (new for Germany) Colletotrichum trichellum (Fr.) Duke on Hedera helix L., Erysiphe buhrii U. Braun on Lychnis cf. coronaria (L.) Desr. (Anamorph. Oidium dianthi Jacz.), Erysiphe spec. on Acer opalus Mill (new host), Erysiphe flexuosa (Peck) U. Braun & S. Takam. on Aesculus spec. (new for Europe)), Erysiphe heraclei DC. on Tinguarra montana (Webb ex Christ ) A.Hansen & G.Kunkel, Erysiphe necator Schwein. = Uncinula necator (Schwein.) Burrill on Cissus cf. rhombifolia Vahl. (new for NRW), Erysphe trifolii Grev. on Trigonella caerulea (L.) Ser., Golovinomyces cichoracearum (DC.) V.P.Gelyuta (Oidium spec.) on Argyranthemum pinnatifidum (L.f.) R.T. Lowe (new host), Lobatopedis foliicola P.M. Kirk on Quercus robur L. (new for NRW), Lophodermium juniperinum (Fr.) de Not. on Juniperus communis L., Mamiania coryli De Not. on Corylus avellana L., Marssonina juglandis (Lib.) Magnus on Juglans regia L., Oidium hortensia Jørst on Philadelphus coronarius L., Oidium spec. on Dahlia variabilis (Willd.) Desf. (new for Germany), Oidium longipes Noordeloos & Loerak on Petunia hybrida Vilm., Oidium pedilanthi M. Yen on Pedilanthus titymaloides (L.) Poit, Oidium pedaliacearum H.D. Shin sp. nov. (= Oidium sesami H.D. Shin) on Ibicella lutea (Lindl.) van Eselt. (= Martynia lutea Lindl.), Passalora pastinacae (Sacc.) U. Braun = Pseudocercosporella pastinacae (P. Karst.) U

  3. 兰花新品种‘曙光’%A New Flower Cymbidium Cultivar ' Shuguang'

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    王玉英; 李枝林

    2013-01-01

    ‘Shuguang' is derived from the cross of female Cymbidium tracyanum L.Castle and male Cymbidium mastersii Griff.ex Lindl.It belongs to a potted flower cultivar and evergreen perennial plant with ribbon leaf,cream to pastel green sepal,pale yellow-green petal and reddish longitudinal veins,reddish ventral surface of gynandrium,and fragrant flower.There are two lines of golden fuzz between the right and left lobed labellum.The number of leaves is about 14-20,the peduncle length is 51-56 cm with 6-12 flowers,the diameter of flower head is about 9.5-13.0 cm,the diameter of petal is added slightly about (1.6 ± 0.2) cm.Blooming of flower is 40-60 days,and the vase life can last 20-45 days.It is suitable for subtropical or climate at some place protected cultivation.%兰花新品种‘曙光’是以西藏虎头兰‘黄素花’(Cymbidium tracyanum L.Castle)为母本和大雪兰(Cymbidium mastersii Griff.ex Lindl.)为父本杂交选育而成.植株四季常绿,叶片带状,14 ~ 20片,花葶高51 ~ 56 cm,着花6~ 12朵.花朵自然水平展开9.5 ~ 13.0 cm,有香味.萼片乳黄色至淡绿色(渐变),花瓣稍宽(1.6 cm±0.2 cm),淡黄绿色,具有淡红色纵脉,唇瓣左右两裂片之间有两行金黄色毛,合蕊柱腹面为淡红色.花期40~60 d,瓶插期20~45 d.适宜在亚热带或气候相近的温暖地区保护地栽培.

  4. Palinologia do componente herbáceo na atmosfera de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil Palinology of the herbaceous component in the atmosphere of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Este estudo foi realizado na cidade de Caxias do Sul de 1/janeiro/2001 a 31/dezembro/2002 e objetivou identificar os tipos polínicos de táxons herbáceos presentes na atmosfera e suas oscilações sazonais. A cidade está localizada na Encosta Superior Nordeste, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Seu clima é tropical pluvisazonal e apresenta três diferentes tipos de vegetação: Floresta Ombrófila Mista, Floresta Decidual e Campo. O monitoramento polínico foi realizado utilizando o captador volumétrico de sucção Burkard®, instalado no topo do Hospital Geral a uma altura aproximada de 20 m. Durante o período de estudo foram identificados 40 tipos polínicos, sendo 11 de táxons herbáceos, representando 23,22% do total de grãos coletados. A concentração máxima das táxons herbáceos registrou-se nos meses de outubro e novembro. O tipo polínico Poaceae R.Brown apresentou a maior incidência, seguido por Cyperaceae Juss., Plantago L., Amaranthus L., Rumex L., Iridaceae Juss., Brassicaceae Burnett, Apiaceae Lindl., Alternanthera Forssk., Convolvulaceae Juss. e Caryophyllaceae Juss.This study was carried out in the city of Caxias do Sul, from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002 and aimed to identify pollen types and seasonal fluctuation of herbaceous taxa in the atmosphere. The city is located on the Upper Northeast Slopes in Rio Grande do Sul State. The climate is tropical with seasonal rainfall and there are three different types of vegetation: mixed ombrophilous forest, deciduous forest and grassland. Pollen monitoring was done with a Burkard® volumetric spore-trap sampler placed on top of the Hospital Geral, about 20m above ground level. During the study period 40 pollen types were identified, 11 from herbaceous taxa, which represents 23.22% of the total number of grains collected. Maximum concentration of herbaceous taxa was registered in October and November. The Poaceae R.Brown pollen type had the highest incidence, followed by

  5. Floristica da restinga de Camburi, Vitória, ES The flora of Camburi restinga, Vitória, Espírito Santo State, Brazil

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    Oberdan José Pereira

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho consistiu no levantamento florístico e classificação da vegetação de restinga em Camburi, Vitória, ES. Foram realizadas coletas mensais na área de estudo, que totalizaram 211 espécies distribuídas em 70 famílias, sendo Fabaceae (19 espécies, Myrtaceae (14, Euphorbiaceae (10, Rubiaceae (10, Cyperaceae (9, Sapindaceae (7 e Lauraceae (7 as mais importantes quanto ao número de espécies. A região apresenta remanescentes das comunidades mata seca, aberta de Ericaceae e brejo herbáceo, além de áreas degradadas com espécies pioneiras. A maioria das espécies possui ampla distribuição pela costa brasileira, no entanto, outros padrões foram encontrados. Erythroxylum tênue Plowman, Ocotea nutans (Nees Mez, Miconia brevipes Benth., Prescottia plantaginea Lindl., Pseudolaelia vellozicola (Hoehne Porto & Brade e Coccocypselum hirsutum Bartl. ex DC. são citadas pela primeira vez para as restingas do Espírito Santo.The flora of the Camburi restinga in the municipality of Vitoria, Espírito Santo State, Brazil, was surveyed and vegetation types were classified. Monthly visits to the area resulted in a list of 211 species from 70 plant families of which the most important, according to species richness, were Fabaceae (19, Myrtaceae (14, Euphorbiaceae (10, Rubiaceae (10, Cyperaceae (9, Sapindaceae (7 and Lauraceae (7. This coastal plain still supports remnant patches of dry restinga forest, open Ericaceae scrub and sedge marsh, as well as disturbed areas dominated by pioneer species. Most of the species are widely distributed along the Brazilian coast other patterns, however, being found. Erythmxylum tenue Plowman, Ocotea nutans (Nees Mez, Miconia brevipes Benth., Prescottia pilntaginea Lindl., Pseudolaelia vellozicola (Hoehne Porto & Brade and Coccocypselum hirsutum Bartl. ex DC. are reported for the first time in the restingas of Espírito Santo.

  6. Establishment of three permanent cover crop seed mixtures in Hungarian vineyards

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    Miglécz, Tamas; Valkó, Orsolya; Donkó, Ádám; Deák, Balázs; Török, Péter; Kelemen, András; Drexler, Dóra; Tóthmérész, Béla

    2015-04-01

    In organic vineyard farming sowing high diversity cover crop seed mixtures offers a great opportunity to overcome high-priority problems mitigating vineyard cultivation, such as gain erosion control, save soil fertility, improve soil microbial activity and control weeds. Furthermore, we can also improve the biodiversity and ecosystem services of vineyards. Mainly non-native or low diversity seed mixtures are used for cover cropping containing some grass, grain or Fabaceae species. We studied vegetation development after sowing native high-diversity seed mixtures in four vineyards in an on farm field trial. We compared the effects of 4 treatments: (i) Biocont-Ecowin mixture (12 species), (ii) Fabaceae mixture (9 species), (iii) Grass-forb mixture (16 species) and control (no seed sowing). Study sites were located in Tokaj wine region, East Hungary. Seed mixtures were sown in March, 2012. After sowing, we recorded the percentage cover of vascular plant species in the end of June 2012, 2013 and 2014 in altogether 80 permanent plots. In the first year the establishment and weed control of Biocont-Ecowin and Legume seed mixture was the best. For the second year in inter-rows sown with Grass-herb and Legume seed mixtures we detected decreasing weed cover scores, while in inter-rows sown with Biocont-Ecowin seed mixture and in control inter-rows we detected higher weed cover scores. In the third year we still detected lower weed cover scores in inter-rows sown with Grass-forb and Legume seed mixtures, however on several sites we also detected decreasing cover of sown species. All sown species were detected in our plots during the time of the study, however some species were present only with low cover scores or only in a few plots. Out of the sown species Lotus corniculatus, Medicago lupulina, Plantago lanceolata, Trifolium repens, T. pratense and Coronilla varia established the most successfully, and had high cover scores on most sites even in the second and third year

  7. Comparative tree growth, penology and fruit yield of several Japanese plum cultivars in two newly established orchards, organic and conventionally managed

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    Arroyo, F. T.; Jimenez-Bocanegra, J. A.; Garcia-Galavis, P. A.; Santamaria, C.; Camacho, M.; Castejon, M.; Perez-Romero, L. F.; Daza, A.

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    The growth, penology and fruit yield of 14 Japanese plum cultivars (Prunus salicina Lindl) were studied in two newly established experimental orchards under organic and conventional management. The experiment was conducted during 2005-2011 in the province of Seville (SW Spain), an important region of Japanese plum culture. Trunk cross-section areas (TCSA), flowering, yield and tree defoliation before winter dormancy were analysed over several years. After one year, TCSA were larger in the organically managed orchard (OMO) for most of the cultivars, in the next two years they were equal, and from the fourth year, several cultivars showed significantly larger TCSA in the conventionally managed orchard (CMO). Flowering in the conventional orchard started from 2 to 6 days before and lasted for 3 to 5 days more than in the OMO. Several cultivars produced significantly more fruit in the CMO, being the average fruit yield in the organic orchard about 72% of the conventionally managed orchard. Autumn defoliation was significantly advanced in the organic orchard, especially in cultivars highly susceptible to rust (Tranzschelia pruni spinosae), a disease not adequately controlled in the organic orchard. (Author) 35 refs.

  8. Essential oil constituents of Chimonanthus fragrans flowers population of Tehran

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    Farsam H.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Chimonanthus fragrans Lindle (Calycanthaceae is an aromatic plant which little information has been reported so far on the composition of its essential oil.  In this study the essential oil of flower of this plant was obtained by hydrodistillation  and analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Forty nine components were identified corresponding to ca. 98.12 % of the total components of the essential oil with 0.12 % yield. The major components were elemol (20.06%, caryophyllene (9.51%, elemene (8.65%, bicyclogermacrene (8.15%, elemene (7.2%, germacrene-D (5.65%, transocimene (5.5%, sabinene (3.65%, linalool (2.6%, caryophyllene oxide (2.3%, and cadinene (1.95%. Comparison of the data of this study with other data including recent report by HS-SPME-GC-MS showed quantitative and qualitative differences due to geographical, agricultural, and technical factors. 

  9. ASSESSING THE NATURAL REGENERATION OF THREE SPECIES CONIFER NATURAL RANGE IN THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS OF GUATEMALA

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    Sergio Miguel Godínez

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    Full Text Available Coniferous forests of the western highlands of Guatemala have been disturbed by human intervention and natural phenomena, which has allowed the occurrence of the phenomenon of natural regeneration. In this scenario the density of natural regeneration of conifers three species evaluated (Pinus oocarpa Schiede, P. pseudostrobus Lindl. and P. tecunumanii Eguiluz & Perry in 60 sites distributed in space and clear edge. The variables evaluated were the source of disturbance that caused its establishment, density variation of the source of seed and distance estimation range scattering adequate regeneration, using sampling units of 25 m2 for natural regeneration and 500 m2 seed source trees. Disturbance sources identified were logging 55%, 24% forest fires, pests 8%, agriculture, avalanche 5% each and hurricane 3%. The variation of the density of natural regeneration on the seed source, corresponds to the inverted J models for edges, and to clear variable subpopulations. Dispersal distances of natural regeneration was established for P.oocarpa 65 m in edges, and 160 m in the clears; P. pseudostrobus 75 m in edges, and 175 m in the clears; and P. tecunumanii was 70 m in edges, and 170 m in the clears. Dispersal distances with acceptable densities according National Forestry Institute-Regional Forestry Programme for Central American, for the three species vary from 65-175 m

  10. Effects of drying method and particle size on the antioxidant properties of leaves and teas of Morus alba, Lagerstroemia speciosa and Thunbergia laurifolia

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    Eric Wei Chiang Chan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Antioxidant properties (AOP of leaves and teas of Morus alba L., Lagerstroemia speciosa (L. Pers. and Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl. as affected by microwave, oven and freeze drying were assessed. Total phenolic content (TPC, radical scavenging ability expressed as ascorbic acid equivalent capacity (AEAC and ferric reducing power (FRP were screened using the Folin-Ciocalteu, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH and potassium ferricyanide assays, respectively. The effects of particle size were also investigated. Microwave drying resulted in enhanced AOP in M. alba and T. laurifolia. Oven drying resulted in declined AOP in T. laurifolia with M. alba and L. speciosa relatively unchanged. Significant increase in AOP was observed in freeze-dried leaves of M. alba with L. speciosa and T. laurifolia showing no change or slight increase. TPC, AEAC and FRP of ground microwave-, oven- and freeze-dried leaves of M. alba extracted with 50% methanol were significantly higher than shredded leaves. For tea infusions extracted with hot water, three categories were recognised, i.e. species with shredded leaves yielding stronger AOP (M. alba, species with ground leaves yielding stronger AOP (L. speciosa, and species with ground and shredded leaves yielding comparable AOP (T. laurifolia.

  11. [The plant origins of herbal medicines and their quality evaluation].

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    Nishibe, Sansei

    2002-06-01

    The caulis (stem and leaf) of Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem. (Apocynaceae) is listed as the plant origin of Luoshiteng in the Chinese Pharmacopeia. However, preparations from the caulis of Ficus pumila L. (Moraceae) or Psychotria serpens L. (Rubiaceae) are distributed on the Chinese market. The fruit of Forsythia suspensa Vahl (Oleaceae) is listed as the plant origin of Forsythia Fruit in the Chinese Pharmacopeia, although the fruits of two Forsythia species, F. suspensa and F. viridissima Lindley, are listed as the plant origins in the Japanese Pharmacopeia, and fruits of three Forsythia species, F. viridissima, F. koreana Nakai, and F. suspensa, are listed in the Korean Pharmacopeia. The whole plant of Plantago asiatica L. (Plantaginaceae) is listed as the plant origin of Plantago Herb in the Japanese Phamacopeia, but the whole plants of two Plantago species, P. asiatica and P. depressa Wild, are listed as the plant origins in the Chinese Pharmacopeia. The leaves of two Plantago species, P. lanceolata L. and P. major L., are distributed as Plantain on the European market. Each of these herbal medicines is reviewed based on the differences in plant origins and their quality evaluation from the viewpoints of the morphological properties, chemical components, and biological activities, respectively.

  12. Exploration of Vanilla pompona from the Peruvian Amazon as a potential source of vanilla essence: quantification of phenolics by HPLC-DAD.

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    Maruenda, Helena; Vico, Maria del Lujan; Householder, J Ethan; Janovec, John P; Cañari, Cristhian; Naka, Angelica; Gonzalez, Ana E

    2013-05-01

    This study provides the first chemical investigation of wild-harvested fruits of Vanilla pompona ssp. grandiflora (Lindl.) Soto-Arenas developed in their natural habitat in the Peruvian Amazon. Flowers were hand-pollinated and the resulting fruits were analysed at different developmental stages using an HPLC-DAD method validated for the quantification of glucovanillin and seven other compounds. The method showed satisfactory linearity (r(2)>0.9969), precision (coefficient of variation <2%), recoveries (70-100%), limit of detection (0.008-0.212 μg/ml), and limit of quantification (0.027-0.707 μg/ml). The evaluation of crude and enzyme-hydrolyzed Soxhlet-extracted samples confirmed the leading role of glucosides in fruit development. LC-ESI-MS studies corroborated the identities of four glucosides and seven aglycones, among them vanillin (5.7/100 g), 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol (3.6/100 g), and anisyl alcohol (7.1/100 g) were found in high concentrations. The attractive flavor/aroma profile exhibited by wild V. pompona fruits supports studies focused on the development of this species as a specialty crop.

  13. A simulation-based and analytic analysis of the off-Hugoniot response of alternative inertial confinement fusion ablator materials

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    Moore, Alastair S.; Prisbrey, Shon; Baker, Kevin L.; Celliers, Peter M.; Fry, Jonathan; Dittrich, Thomas R.; Wu, Kuang-Jen J.; Kervin, Margaret L.; Schoff, Michael E.; Farrell, Mike; Nikroo, Abbas; Hurricane, Omar A.

    2016-09-01

    The attainment of self-propagating fusion burn in an inertial confinement target at the National Ignition Facility will require the use of an ablator with high rocket-efficiency and ablation pressure. The ablation material used during the National Ignition Campaign (Lindl et al. 2014) [1], a glow-discharge polymer (GDP), does not couple as efficiently as simulations indicated to the multiple-shock inducing radiation drive environment created by laser power profile (Robey et al., 2012). We investigate the performance of two other ablators, boron carbide (B4C) and high-density carbon (HDC) compared to the performance of GDP under the same hohlraum conditions. Ablation performance is determined through measurement of the shock speed produced in planar samples of the ablator material subjected to the identical multiple-shock inducing radiation drive environments that are similar to a generic three-shock ignition drive. Simulations are in better agreement with the off-Hugoniot performance of B4C than either HDC or GDP, and analytic estimations of the ablation pressure indicate that while the pressure produced by B4C and GDP is similar when the ablator is allowed to release, the pressure reached by B4C seems to exceed that of HDC when backed by a Au/quartz layer.

  14. Chloroplast evolution in the Pinus montezumae complex: a coalescent approach to hybridization.

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    Matos, J A; Schaal, B A

    2000-08-01

    This study addresses the evolutionary history of the chloroplast genomes of two closely related pine species, Pinus hartwegii Lindl. and P. montezumae Lamb (subsect. Ponderosae) using coalescent theory and some of the statistical tools that have been developed from it during the past two decades. Pinus hartwegii and P. montezumae are closely related species in the P. montezumae complex (subsect. Ponderosae) of Mexico and Central America. Pinus hartwegii is a high elevation species, whereas P. montezumae occurs at lower elevations. The two species occur on many of the same mountains throughout Mexico. A total of 350 individuals of P. hartwegii and P. montezumae were collected from Nevado de Colima (Jalisco), Cerro Potosí (Nuevo León), Iztaccihuatl/Popocatepetl (México), and Nevado de Toluca (México). The chloroplast genome of P. hartwegii and P. montezumae was mapped using eight restriction enzymes. Fifty-one different haplotypes were characterized; 38 of 160 restriction sites were polymorphic. Clades of most parsimoniously related chloroplast haplotypes are geographically localized and do not overlap in distribution, and the geographically localized clades of haplotypes include both P. hartwegii and P. montezumae. Some haplotypes in the clades occur in only one of the two species, whereas other haplotypes occur in both species. These data strongly suggest ancient and/or ongoing hybridization between P. hartwegii and P. montezumae and a shared chloroplast genome history within geographic regions of Mexico. PMID:11005290

  15. Effects of various host plants on nutritional indices and some biochemical compounds in green oak leaf roller, Tortrix viridana L. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae

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    H. Yazdanfar

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The green oak leaf roller, Tortrix viridana L., is one of the most destructive pests, causing damages to various species of oak, feeding on different host plants including Quercus infectoria Oliv, Q. branti Lindl, and Q. libani Oliv. Nutritional indices, activity of enzymatic and non-enzymatic compounds of T. viridana were studied under laboratory conditions. In addition, chemical components were analysed in the leaves of the three host plants. Fourth instar larvae reared on Q. branti showed the highest values of relative consumption rate (RCR, approximate digestibility, and consumption index (48.73±6.22; 90.45±1.06 and 97.45±12.44 respectively, while the lowest values were observed on Q. libani. Efficiency of conversion of ingested food in the fourth instar larvae was the highest (3.17±0.661 on Q. libani and the lowest (1.53±0.164 on Q. branti. The fifth instar larvae fed on Q. libani had the highest RCR (15.64±2.51. The highest amounts of triglycerides, uric acid, glucose, protein and the lowest activity of alkaline phosphatase were observed in the fifth instar larvae reared on Q. libani. The leaves of Q. libani highlighted the highest amounts of total nitrogen, total protein, water, potassium, magnesium and total carbohydrate. The present research suggested that the nutritional quality of the host plants have crucial effects on T. viridana larvae.

  16. Rostellularia REICHB, A NEWLY RECORDED GENUS IN ACANTHACEAE IN HEBEI PROVINCE%河北爵床科一新记录属--爵床属

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    杨金库

    2000-01-01

    @@ 爵床科植物在河北省记载有4属4种,均为栽培植物.即:穿心莲属的穿心莲Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.)Nees.;珊瑚花属的珊瑚花Cyrtanthera carnea (Lindl.) Bremek.;狐尾木属的虾衣草Beloperone guttata Brand.;牛舌兰属的牛舌兰 Adhatoda vasica Nee s..爵床属植物尚未见报道.作者在河北农大林学院校园内雪松下发现了爵床属的爵床(六角英),经过 3年的观察,每年都能正常开花结实,营正常生活.这一发现不仅丰富了河北省的植物种类和资源植物,而且为修订再版时的补遗和植物资源的开发利用提供了新信息 .

  17. Occurrence of Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae in Agudo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Mauricio Batistella Pasini

    2012-03-01

    Resumo. Este trabalho faz menção ao primeiro registro de Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae encontrado na zona rural do município de Agudo, no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Os adultos da mosca foram encontrados primeiramente em frutos de ameixa (Prunus salicina Lindl posteriormente em figos maduros (Ficus carica L. em dois pomares. No primeiro pomar cerca de 80% dos figos coletados apresentaram ataque de Z. indianus e, no segundo pomar 50% dos figos da cv. “Pingo de mel” e 80% da variedade “Roxo de Valinhos” foram infestados. No período correspondente a emergência dos adultos, coletou-se um total de 1364 indivíduos. Os figos da cv “Roxo de Valinhos” apresentaram maior emergência de adultos. Além de estar presente em restos culturais de figo, Z. indianus foi visualizada sobrevoando restos culturais de Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham., Cucumis melo L., Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. e Vitis vinifera L., associada a outros drosofilídeos. Ressalta-se que medidas de monitoramento e controle da praga deverão ser adotadas no município para garantir figos de alta qualidade e sadios.

  18. Using Automated Point Dendrometers to Analyze Tropical Treeline Stem Growth at Nevado de Colima, Mexico

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    Franco Biondi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between wood growth and environmental variability at the tropical treeline of North America was investigated using automated, solar-powered sensors (a meteorological station and two dendrometer clusters installed on Nevado de Colima, Mexico (19° 35’ N, 103° 37’ W, 3,760 m a.s.l.. Pure stands of Pinus hartwegii Lindl. (Mexican mountain pine were targeted because of their suitability for tree-ring analysis in low-latitude, high-elevation, North American Monsoon environments. Stem size and hydroclimatic variables recorded at half-hour intervals were summarized on a daily timescale. Power outages, insect outbreaks, and sensor failures limited the analysis to non-consecutive months during 2001–2003 at one dendrometer site, and during 2002–2005 at the other. Combined data from the two sites showed that maximum radial growth rates occur in late spring (May, as soil temperature increases, and incoming short-wave radiation reaches its highest values. Early season (April–May radial increment correlated directly with temperature, especially of the soil, and with solar radiation. Stem expansion at the start of the summer monsoon (June–July was mostly influenced by moisture, and revealed a drought signal, while late season relationships were more varied.

  19. Using automated point dendrometers to analyze tropical treeline stem growth at Nevado de Colima, Mexico.

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    Biondi, Franco; Hartsough, Peter

    2010-01-01

    The relationship between wood growth and environmental variability at the tropical treeline of North America was investigated using automated, solar-powered sensors (a meteorological station and two dendrometer clusters) installed on Nevado de Colima, Mexico (19° 35' N, 103° 37' W, 3,760 m a.s.l.). Pure stands of Pinus hartwegii Lindl. (Mexican mountain pine) were targeted because of their suitability for tree-ring analysis in low-latitude, high-elevation, North American Monsoon environments. Stem size and hydroclimatic variables recorded at half-hour intervals were summarized on a daily timescale. Power outages, insect outbreaks, and sensor failures limited the analysis to non-consecutive months during 2001-2003 at one dendrometer site, and during 2002-2005 at the other. Combined data from the two sites showed that maximum radial growth rates occur in late spring (May), as soil temperature increases, and incoming short-wave radiation reaches its highest values. Early season (April-May) radial increment correlated directly with temperature, especially of the soil, and with solar radiation. Stem expansion at the start of the summer monsoon (June-July) was mostly influenced by moisture, and revealed a drought signal, while late season relationships were more varied. PMID:22219689

  20. Preliminary assessment of nutritional value of plant-based diets in relation to human nutrients.

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    Aberoumand, Ali

    2009-01-01

    In this research, we present preliminary nutritional data for traditional vegetables and fruits including their content of mineral elements (calcium, potassium, sodium, zinc, and iron) and antioxidant phenolic compounds levels. Eight vegetables and vegetables were studied. Plant foods Asparagus officinalis DC, Chlorophytum comosum Linn., Cordia myxa Roxb., Portulaca oleracia Linn. and Solanum indicum Linn. were collected in Behbehan, south Iran, and also Alocacia indica Sch., Eulophia ocherata Lindl. and Momordica dioica Roxb. were collected from the south of India. Nutrients were measured with food analytical standard methods. The results of this study provide evidence that these local traditional vegetables, which do not require formal cultivation, could be important contributors to improving the nutritional content of Pune and Behbehan people. Results indicate that 50% of the vegetables have significant energy values ranging from 281.4 to 303.9 kcal/100 g. From this study, it was determined that five vegetables, namely A. officinalis, C. comosum, E. ocherata, P. oleracia and S. indicum, provide mineral concentrations exceeding 2% of the plant dry weight and are much higher than typical mineral concentrations in conventional edible vegetables; they are thus recommended for future commercial cultivation. High levels of antioxidant compounds were noticed in P. oleracia and S. indicum. The three plants S. indicum, A. officinalis and P. oleracia are suitable for high-temperature food processes. PMID:19274594

  1. Rapid identification of a narcotic plant Papaver bracteatum using flow cytometry.

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    Aragane, Masako; Watanabe, Daisuke; Nakajima, Jun'ichi; Yoshida, Masao; Yoshizawa, Masao; Abe, Tomohiro; Nishiyama, Rei; Suzuki, Jin; Moriyasu, Takako; Nakae, Dai; Sudo, Hiroshi; Sato, Hiroyuki; Hishida, Atuyuki; Kawahara, Nobuo; Makabe, So; Nakamura, Ikuo; Mii, Masahiro

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    In May 2011, numerous poppy plants closely resembling Papaver bracteatum Lindl., a type of narcotic plant that is illegal in Japan, were distributed directly from several large flower shops or through online shopping throughout Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolitan area. In order to better identify the narcotic plants, the relative nuclear DNA content at the vegetative stage was measured by flow cytometric (FCM) analysis in 3 closely-related species of the genus Papaver section Oxytona, namely P. orientale, P. pseudo-orientale, and P. bracteatum, based on the difference between the chromosome numbers of these species. The results showed that the nuclear DNA content differed between these 3 species, and that most of the commercially distributed plants examined in this study could be identified as P. bracteatum. The remaining plants were P. pseudo-orientale, a non-narcotic plant. In addition, the FCM results for the identification of P. bracteatum completely agreed with the results obtained by the morphological analysis, the inter-genic spacer sequence of rpl16-rpl14 (PS-ID sequence) of chloroplast DNA, and the presence of thebaine. These results clearly indicate the usefulness of FCM analysis for the identification of P. bracteatum plants, including when they are in their vegetative stage. PMID:24952707

  2. The Identification of Suberosin from Prangos pabularia Essential Oil and Its Mosquito Activity against Aedes aegypti

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A detailed analysis of Prangos pabularia Lindl. (Apiaceae fruit oil was performed by gas chromatography (GC-FID and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS. Bicyclogermacrene (21%, (Z- b -ocimene (19%, a -humulene (8%, a -pinene (8% and spathulenol (6% were the main constituents of the oil. One compound with 1.8% at RI 3420 remained unidentified or tentatively identified as suberosin from the Wiley GC-MS Library. T he assumed compound, suberosin was synthesized in two steps and its structure was confirmed by 1D NMR and GC- MS analyses. As part of our continued research to discover new chemicals for use in mosquito control agents as repellents and larvicides, suberosin and its parent compound coumarin were investigated for the mosquito biting deterrent and larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti. Both suberosin and coumarin showed biting deterrent activity but the activity was lower than the positive control, DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide. In larval bioassays, suberosin with LC 50 value of 8.1 ppm was significantly more toxic than c oumarin (LC 50 = 49.6 ppm at 24-h post treatment. These results indicate that suberosin may be useful for use as mosquito larvicidal agent .

  3. Osthole attenuates doxorubicin-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells through inhibition of mitochondrial dysfunction and ROS production.

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    Shokoohinia, Yalda; Hosseinzadeh, Leila; Moieni-Arya, Maryam; Mostafaie, Ali; Mohammadi-Motlagh, Hamid-Reza

    2014-01-01

    Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent, broad-spectrum chemotherapeutic drug used for treatment of several types of cancers. Despite its effectiveness, it has a wide range of toxic side effects, many of which most likely result from its inherent prooxidant activity. It has been reported that DOX has toxic effects on normal tissues, including brain tissue. In the current study, we investigated the protective effect of osthole isolated from Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindl. on oxidative stress and apoptosis induced by DOX in PC12 as a neuronal model cell line. PC12 cells were pretreated with osthole 2 h after treatment with different concentrations of DOX. 24 h later, the cell viability, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), the activity of caspase-3, the expression ratio of Bax/Bcl-2, and the generation of intracellular ROS were detected. We found that pretreatment with osthole on PC12 cells significantly reduced the loss of cell viability, the activity of caspase-3, the increase in Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, and the generation of intracellular ROS induced by DOX. Moreover, pretreatment with osthole led to an increase in MMP in PC12 cells. In conclusion, our results indicated that pretreatment with nontoxic concentrations of osthole protected PC12 cells from DOX-mediated apoptosis by inhibition of ROS production. PMID:25013759

  4. Observation of reduced beam deflection using smoothed beams in gas-filled hohlraum symmetry experiments at Nova

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    Execution and modeling of drive symmetry experiments in gas-filled hohlraums have been pursued to provide both a better understanding of radiation symmetry in such hohlraums and to verify the accuracy of the design tools which are used to predict target performance for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [J. Lindl, Phys. Plasmas 2, 3933 (1995)]. In this paper, the results of a series of drive symmetry experiments using gas-filled hohlraums at the Nova laser facility [C. Bibeau et al., Appl. Opt. 31, 5799 (1992)] at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are presented. A very important element of these experiments was the use of kineform phase plates (KPP) to smooth the Nova beams. The effect of smoothing the ten Nova beams with KPP phase plates is to remove most of the beam bending which had been observed previously, leaving a residual bending of only 1.5 degree sign , equivalent to a 35 μm pointing offset at the hohlraum wall. The results show that the symmetry variation with pointing of implosions in gas-filled hohlraums is consistent with time integrated modeling. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics

  5. Space-time modelling of lightning-caused ignitions in the Blue Mountains, Oregon

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    Diaz-Avalos, Carlos; Peterson, D.L.; Alvarado, Ernesto; Ferguson, Sue A.; Besag, Julian E.

    2001-01-01

    Generalized linear mixed models (GLMM) were used to study the effect of vegetation cover, elevation, slope, and precipitation on the probability of ignition in the Blue Mountains, Oregon, and to estimate the probability of ignition occurrence at different locations in space and in time. Data on starting location of lightning-caused ignitions in the Blue Mountains between April 1986 and September 1993 constituted the base for the analysis. The study area was divided into a pixela??time array. For each pixela??time location we associated a value of 1 if at least one ignition occurred and 0 otherwise. Covariate information for each pixel was obtained using a geographic information system. The GLMMs were fitted in a Bayesian framework. Higher ignition probabilities were associated with the following cover types: subalpine herbaceous, alpine tundra, lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud.), whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.), Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii Parry ex Engelm.), subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.), and grand fir (Abies grandis (Dougl.) Lindl.). Within each vegetation type, higher ignition probabilities occurred at lower elevations. Additionally, ignition probabilities are lower in the northern and southern extremes of the Blue Mountains. The GLMM procedure used here is suitable for analysing ignition occurrence in other forested regions where probabilities of ignition are highly variable because of a spatially complex biophysical environment.

  6. Acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting Alkaloids from Zephyranthes concolor

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    Sebastien Arseneau

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The bulbs and aerial parts of Zephyranthes concolor (Lindl. Benth. & Hook. f. (Amaryllidaceae, an endemic species to Mexico, were found to contain the alkaloids chlidanthine, galanthamine, galanthamine N-oxide, lycorine, galwesine, and epinorgalanthamine. Since currently only partial and low resolution 1H-NMR data for chlidanthine acetate are available, and none for chlidanthine, its 1D and 2D high resolution 1H- and 13C-NMR spectra were recorded. Unambiguous assignations were achieved with HMBC, and HSQC experiments, and its structure was corroborated by X-ray diffraction. Minimum energy conformation for structures of chlidanthine, and its positional isomer galanthamine, were calculated by molecular modelling. Galanthamine is a well known acetylcholinesterase inhibitor; therefore, the isolated alkaloids were tested for this activity. Chlidanthine and galanthamine N-oxide inhibited electric eel acetylcholinesterase (2.4 and 2.6 × 10−5 M, respectively, indicating they are about five times less potent than galanthamine, while galwesine was inactive at 10−3 M. Inhibitory activity of HIV-1 replication, and cytotoxicity of the isolated alkaloids were evaluated in human MT-4 cells; however, the alkaloids showed poor activity as compared with standard anti-HIV drugs, but most of them were not cytotoxic.

  7. The effect of laser spot shapes on polar-direct-drive implosions on the National Ignition Facility

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    Weilacher, F. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623, USA; Radha, P. B. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623, USA; Collins, T. J. B. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623, USA; Marozas, J. A. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623, USA

    2015-03-01

    Ongoing polar-direct-drive (PDD) implosions on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [J. D. Lindl and E. I. Moses, Phys. Plasmas 18, 050901 (2011)] use existing NIF hardware, including indirect-drive phase plates. This limits the performance achievable in these implosions. Spot shapes are identified that significantly improve the uniformity of PDD NIF implosions; outer surface deviation is reduced by a factor of 7 at the end of the laser pulse and hot-spot distortion is reduced by a factor of 2 when the shell has converged by a factor of 10. As a result, the neutron yield increases by approximately a factor of 2. This set of laser spot shapes is a combination of circular and elliptical spots, along with elliptical spot shapes modulated by an additional higher-intensity ellipse offset from the center of the beam. This combination is motivated in this paper. It is also found that this improved implosion uniformity is obtained independent of the heat conduction model. This work indicates that significant improvement in performance can be obtained robustly with the proposed spot shapes.

  8. The effect of laser spot shapes on polar-direct-drive implosions on the National Ignition Facility

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    Weilacher, F.; Radha, P. B., E-mail: rbah@lle.rochester.edu; Collins, T. J. B.; Marozas, J. A. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)

    2015-03-15

    Ongoing polar-direct-drive (PDD) implosions on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [J. D. Lindl and E. I. Moses, Phys. Plasmas 18, 050901 (2011)] use existing NIF hardware, including indirect-drive phase plates. This limits the performance achievable in these implosions. Spot shapes are identified that significantly improve the uniformity of PDD NIF implosions; outer surface deviation is reduced by a factor of 7 at the end of the laser pulse and hot-spot distortion is reduced by a factor of 2 when the shell has converged by a factor of ∼10. As a result, the neutron yield increases by approximately a factor of 2. This set of laser spot shapes is a combination of circular and elliptical spots, along with elliptical spot shapes modulated by an additional higher-intensity ellipse offset from the center of the beam. This combination is motivated in this paper. It is also found that this improved implosion uniformity is obtained independent of the heat conduction model. This work indicates that significant improvement in performance can be obtained robustly with the proposed spot shapes.

  9. Building Resilience into Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong. Carr. Forests in Scotland in Response to the Threat of Climate Change

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    Andrew D. Cameron

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available It is expected that a warming climate will have an impact on the future productivity of European spruce forests. In Scotland, Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong. Carr. dominates the commercial forestry sector and there is growing pressure to develop alternative management strategies to limit potential economic losses through climate change. This review considers management options to increase the resilience of Sitka spruce dominated forests in Scotland. Given the considerable uncertainty over the potential long-term impacts of climate change, it is recommended that Sitka spruce should continue to be planted where it already grows well. However, new planting and restocking should be established in mixtures where silviculturally practicable, even if no-thin regimes are adopted, to spread future risks of damage. Three potentially compatible species with Sitka spruce are western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla (Raf. Sarg., grand fir (Abies grandis (Lamb. Lindl. and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb. Franco and all form natural mixtures in its native range in North America. The predicted windier climate will require a range of management inputs, such as early cutting of extraction racks and early selective thinning, to improve stability. The potential to improve resilience to particularly abiotic damage through transforming even-aged stands into irregular structures and limiting the overall size of the growing stock is discussed.

  10. Leaf Litter Decomposition of two Central Himalayan Oaks

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    Kirtika Padalia

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted in two natural oak forest of Nainital (Uttarakhand India, during 2012-2013 to determine the weight loss pattern in leaf litter of two Central Himalayan Oaks (i.e., Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus. and Quercus floribunda Lindl. with the help of litter bag technique. The present study concluded that weight loss proceeded throughout the study period and relatively higher within 60 days after the placement of litter bags into the soil. Among these two species, higher weight loss observed in Q. floribunda as compared to Q. leucotrichophora across both the sites. Within 365 days, average weight loss observed about 60% in Q. leucotrichophora and 62% in Q. floribunda. Decay rate coefficient rate ranged from 0.0596- 0.0014 for Q. leucotrichophora while it varies from 0.0558 to 0.0013 for Q. floribunda. The monthly relative decomposition rate (RDR ranged between 0.0598-0.0014 g/g/day and 0.0208-0.0050 g/g/day for Q. leucotrichophora and Q. floribunda, respectively. Climatic factors (rainfall, temperature and relative humidity also influenced the rate of decomposition.

  11. Inhibitory effects of the leaves of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) on bone mineral density loss in ovariectomized mice and osteoclast differentiation.

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    Tan, Hui; Furuta, Syoko; Nagata, Toshiro; Ohnuki, Koichiro; Akasaka, Taiki; Shirouchi, Bungo; Sato, Masao; Kondo, Ryuichiro; Shimizu, Kuniyoshi

    2014-01-29

    The loquat, Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. (Rosaceae), is a small tree native to Japan and China that is widely cultivated for its succulent fruit. Its leaves are used as an ingredient of a tasty tea called "Biwa cha" in Japanese. The anti-osteoporosis effects of the leaves of loquat in vitro and in vivo have been investigated. After 15 days of feeding normal diet or diet supplemented with 5% loquat leaves, the body weight, viscera weights, and bone mineral density (BMD) of both groups of eight ovariectomized (OVX) mice were compared. The result showed that the loss of BMD in loquat-fed mice was significantly prevented in three parts of the body, especially in the trabecular bone of the head (P < 0.05), abdomen (P < 0.01), and lumbar (P < 0.05) compared to the control group. No hypertrophy in the uterus by the loquat leaves diet was observed. The effect of the extract (447.25 g) prepared from the dried leaves of loquat (2.36 kg) was further studied on RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation and cell viability. The extract suppressed the differentiation of osteoclasts under 50, 125, 250, and 500 μg/mL. Through bioactivity-guided fractionation, ursolic acid (1) was isolated and inhibited osteoclast differentiation under 4 and 10 μg/mL. It was concluded that loquat leaves possess the potential to suppress ovariectomy-induced bone mineral density deterioration.

  12. Incidence of butt rot in a tree species experiment in northern Denmark

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    Roennberg, Jonas; Vollbrecht, Gudmund [Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp (Sweden). Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre; Thomsen, I.M. [Danish Forest and Landscape Research Inst., Hoersholm (Denmark)

    1999-08-01

    The susceptibility to infections by Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref. was examined in a 28-year-old tree species experiment in northern Jutland, Denmark. Silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), Caucasian fir (Abies nordmanniana (Stev.) Spach), grand fir (Abies grandis (Dougl) Lindl.), noble fir (Abies procera Rehd.), Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) Carr.), Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) were planted after shelterwood felling of a mountain pine (Pinus uncinata Mill. ex Mirb.) stand that had been infected by H. annosum. Douglas fir and noble fir showed the greatest mortality due to H. annosum during the first 5 years after planting. At first thinning the highest incidences of butt rot were recorded in noble fir, Japanese larch and Sitka spruce, with 44%, 43% and 36% of the thinned trees infected, respectively. Silver fir and Caucasian fir were almost free from infections. Maximum extension of H. annosum rot columns were in Japanese larch (18 dm). Heterobasidion annosum was found to be the most important decay causing fungus. Mating tests assigned all isolated strains of H. annosum to the P-intersterility group 35 refs, 2 tabs

  13. Temperature-induced fluorescence changes : a screening method for frost tolerance of potato (solanum sp.).

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    Sundbom, E; Strand, M; Hällgren, J E

    1982-11-01

    Field-grown tuber-bearing potatoes were screened for frost tolerance in a late stage of development. Three different clones of Solanum tuberosum L. and two interspecific crosses between clones of S. tuberosum and the wild potato species S. demissum Lindl. were studied. Two different methods were used. (a) Temperature-induced fluorescence changes of intact leaves were measured in freeze-thaw cycles between 20 degrees C and -10 degrees C. The variable fluorescence pattern was characterized in relation to frost tolerance. (b) Controlled freezings of plants in a climate chamber with successively increased low temperature stress, of 1 to 2 hours duration during the dark period. Freezing damages were classified visually.The short-term frost during the fluorescence measurement was compared with the long-term frost treatments in the climate chamber. The results of the two were identical to ranking of the different clones for frost tolerance. The temperature-induced fluorescence changes also monitored progressive damages to the chloroplast membranes when plants were exposed to successively lower temperatures in a controlled climate chamber freezing test. It was deduced from the fluorescence measurements that the freezing injury of potato occurs on the water splitting side of photosystem II. PMID:16662670

  14. Estudos florísticos no município de Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas. Brasil: I. Famílias Annonaceae e Gnetaceae

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    Silva José Augusto Coelho da

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O Município de Presidente Figueiredo, no Estado do Amazonas, foi visitado durante três anos consecutivos, de 1996 a 1999, com o objetivo de se obter amostras botânicas da área, para estudos no Subprojeto "Elaboração de Revisões e Monografias Taxonômicas" com a finalidade de se elaborar uma Flórula para o Município. As coleções feitas neste período encontram-se depositadas no acervo do Herbário do INPA e as informações gerais sobre os taxa aqui estudados foram complementadas com as obtidas das coleções feitas anteriormente por outros pesquisadores. Para a família Annonaceae Juss. (Magnoliopsida foram identificadas 39 espécies distribuídas em 15 gêneros. Destes, Duguetia A. St. Hill., Guatteria Ruiz & Pavon, Annona L., Unonopsis R.E.Fries e Xylopia L.destacaram-se pela diversidade em espécies, sendo os dois primeiros representados por oito e seis espécies, respectivamente, e os três últimos, com quatro espécies. A família Gnetaceae Lindl. (Gimnospermae está representada no Município apenas pelo gênero Gnetum L., com a espécie G. leyboldii Tul.

  15. Carbon content variation in boles of mature sugar maple and giant sequoia.

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    Lamlom, Sabah H; Savidge, Rodney A

    2006-04-01

    At present, a carbon (C) content of 50% (w/w) in dry wood is widely accepted as a generic value; however, few wood C measurements have been reported. We used elemental analysis to investigate C content per unit of dry matter and observed that it varied both radially and vertically in boles of two old-growth tree species: sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) and giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) Bucholz). In sugar maple there was considerable variation in tree ring widths among four radii for particular annual layers of xylem, revealing that the annual rate of C assimilation differs around the circumference and from the base of each tree to its top, but the observed variation in C content was unrelated to diameter growth rate and strongly related to the calendar year when the wood was formed. Carbon content in sugar maple wood increased in an approximately linear fashion, from 55% across many hundreds of years of heartwood, but it declined abruptly at the sapwood-heartwood boundary and remained lower in all sapwood samples, an indication that heartwood formation involves anabolic metabolism. Factors that may be responsible for the different C contents and trends with age between sugar maple and sequoia trees are considered. Tree-ring data from this study do not support some of the key assumptions made by dendrochronology.

  16. Cotinus coggygria Scop.: An overview of its chemical constituents, pharmacological and toxicological potential.

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    Matić, Sanja; Stanić, Snežana; Mihailović, Mirjana; Bogojević, Desanka

    2016-07-01

    The Anacardiaceae Lindl. family comprises of many species which are used in nutrition and in traditional folk medicine for the treatment of several human diseases. Cotinus coggygria Scop. commonly known as "smoke tree", is a commercial ornamental plant with high medicinal usages, belongs to the family Anacardiaceae. The present review provides a comprehensive report of empirical investigations on important pharmacological activities and phytochemical screening of essential oils and extracts. Relevant information was collected from scientific journals, books, and reports via library and electronic search using Medline, PubMed, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, and Scopus. The plant has been extensively investigated in a broad range of studies to provide scientific evidence for folklore claims or to find new therapeutic uses. Numerous activities namely antioxidative, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer, antigenotoxic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory have been demonstrated for all parts of these plants by in vivo and in vitro studies. Essential oils and extracts showed various pharmacological and biological properties which make them an effective remedy for various kinds of illnesses. Considering data from the literature, it could be demonstrated that C. coggygria possesses diverse bioactive properties and immense utilization in medicine, health care, cosmetics and as health supplements. PMID:27298577

  17. Inventory and habitat study of orchids species in Lamedai Nature Reserve, Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi

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    DEWI AYU LESTARI

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Lestari DA, Santoso W (2011 Inventory and habitat study of orchids species in Lamedai Nature Reserve, Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi. Biodiversitas 12: 28-33. Orchid is one of the ornamental plants which have been high commercial value. Therefore, orchid often has been over exploitation. Finally, some of orchid species are becoming threatened or even endangered. Purwodadi Botanical Garden as an institute of ex-situ conservation play role with it. The aim of this research is to inventory orchid’s species in Lamedai Nature Reserve, Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi by explorative method. Observation for habitat study was focused on some ecological factors supported to orchids growth like host tree, zone growth on host tree, abundance of sunlight, thickness of substrate (moss, orchid species and number of invidual species. The result showed that there were 27 orchids species, consist of, 25 species (16 genera epiphytic orchid and 2 species terrestrial orchid such as Eulophia keitii var. celebica and Goodyera rubicunda (Blume Lindl. The host preference for the epiphytic orchid are the group of Myrtaceae family like Syzygium sp., Metrosideros vera Niederen and Metrosideros sp. They mostly grow on the main stem of the tree zone 1 on thick substrate (moss and get a little abundance of sunlight (calm.

  18. Cotinus coggygria Scop.: An overview of its chemical constituents, pharmacological and toxicological potential

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    Sanja Matić

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The Anacardiaceae Lindl. family comprises of many species which are used in nutrition and in traditional folk medicine for the treatment of several human diseases. Cotinus coggygria Scop. commonly known as “smoke tree”, is a commercial ornamental plant with high medicinal usages, belongs to the family Anacardiaceae. The present review provides a comprehensive report of empirical investigations on important pharmacological activities and phytochemical screening of essential oils and extracts. Relevant information was collected from scientific journals, books, and reports via library and electronic search using Medline, PubMed, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, and Scopus. The plant has been extensively investigated in a broad range of studies to provide scientific evidence for folklore claims or to find new therapeutic uses. Numerous activities namely antioxidative, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer, antigenotoxic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory have been demonstrated for all parts of these plants by in vivo and in vitro studies. Essential oils and extracts showed various pharmacological and biological properties which make them an effective remedy for various kinds of illnesses. Considering data from the literature, it could be demonstrated that C. coggygria possesses diverse bioactive properties and immense utilization in medicine, health care, cosmetics and as health supplements.

  19. Optimized beryllium target design for indirectly driven inertial confinement fusion experiments on the National Ignition Facility

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    Simakov, Andrei N.; Wilson, Douglas C.; Yi, Sunghwan A.; Kline, John L.; Clark, Daniel S.; Milovich, Jose L.; Salmonson, Jay D.; Batha, Steven H.

    2014-02-01

    For indirect drive inertial confinement fusion, Beryllium (Be) ablators offer a number of important advantages as compared with other ablator materials, e.g., plastic and high density carbon. In particular, the low opacity and relatively high density of Be lead to higher rocket efficiencies giving a higher fuel implosion velocity for a given X-ray drive; and to higher ablation velocities providing more ablative stabilization and reducing the effect of hydrodynamic instabilities on the implosion performance. Be ablator advantages provide a larger target design optimization space and can significantly improve the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [J. D. Lindl et al., Phys. Plasmas 11, 339 (2004)] ignition margin. Herein, we summarize the Be advantages, briefly review NIF Be target history, and present a modern, optimized, low adiabat, Revision 6 NIF Be target design. This design takes advantage of knowledge gained from recent NIF experiments, including more realistic levels of laser-plasma energy backscatter, degraded hohlraum-capsule coupling, and the presence of cross-beam energy transfer.

  20. Origin and relationships of Saintpaulia (Gesneriaceae) based on ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences.

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    Moller, M; Cronk, Q

    1997-07-01

    Phylogenetic relationships of eight species of Saintpaulia H. Wendl., 19 species of Streptocarpus Lindl. (representing all major growth forms within the genus), and two outgroups (Haberlea rhodopensis Friv., Chirita spadiciformis W. T. Wang) were examined using comparative nucleotide sequences from the two internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear ribosomal DNA. The length of the ITS 1 region ranged from 228 to 249 base pairs (bp) and the ITS 2 region from 196 to 245 bp. Pairwise sequence divergence across both spacers for ingroup and outgroup species ranged from 0 to 29%. Streptocarpus is not monophyletic, and Saintpaulia is nested within Streptocarpus subgenus Streptocarpella. Streptocarpus subgenus Streptocarpus is monophyletic. The ITS sequence data demonstrate that the unifoliate Streptocarpus species form a clade, and are also characterized by a unique 47-bp deletion in ITS 2. The results strongly support the monophyly of (1) Saintpaulia, and (2) Saintpaulia plus the African members of the subgenus Streptocarpella of Streptocarpus. The data suggest the evolution of Saintpaulia from Streptocarpus subgenus Streptocarpella. The differences in flower and vegetative characters are probably due to ecological adaptation leading to a relatively rapid radiation of Saintpaulia. PMID:21708650

  1. Direct observation of cell wall structure in living plant tissues by solid-state C NMR spectroscopy.

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    Jarvis, M C; Apperley, D C

    1990-01-01

    Solid-state (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of the following intact plant tissues were recorded by the crosspolarization magic-angle spinning technique: celery (Apium graveolens L.) collenchyma; carob bean (Ceratonia siliqua L.), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.), and nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.) endosperm; and lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl.) seed cotyledons. All these tissues had thickened cell walls which allowed them to withstand the centrifugal forces of magic angle spinning and which, except in the case of lupin seeds, dominated the NMR spectra. The celery collenchyma cell walls gave spectra typical of dicot primary cell walls. The carob bean and fenugreek seed spectra were dominated by resonances from galactomannans, which showed little sign of crystalline order. Resonances from beta(1,4')-d galactan were visible in the lupin seed spectrum, but there was much interference from protein. The nasturtium seed spectrum was largely derived from a xyloglucan, in which the conformation of the glucan core chain appeared to be intermediate between the solution form and solid forms of cellulose.

  2. 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.

  3. Influência do estádio de maturação e da embalagem de polietileno na frigoconservação de ameixa Influence of ripening stage and polyethylene packaging on cold storage of plum

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    Ricardo Alfredo Kluge

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento visando verificar a influência do estádio de maturação e da embalagem de polietileno, durante o armazenamento de ameixa (Prunus salicina Lindl. cultivar Amarelinha, foi realizado na Embrapa - Centro de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Clima Temperado (CPACT, em Pelotas, RS. Foram utilizadas frutas em três estádios de maturação: verde, semimaduro e maduro, embaladas ou não em sacos de polietileno. O armazenamento refrigerado realizou-se a 0ºC e 90-95% UR, por 14, 28 e 42 dias, seguido da comercialização simulada por três dias a 25-26ºC. As frutas semimaduras foram as que perderam menos peso ao longo da frigoconservação e comercialização simulada. A embalagem de polietileno reduziu as perdas de peso para menos de 1% ao longo do armazenamento. As frutas não embaladas perderam até 7% em peso, apresentando sintomas de murchamento a partir dos 28 dias, principalmente as do estádio maduro. A firmeza de polpa e a acidez total titulável decresceram ao longo do experimento nos três estádios de maturação, e a perda elevada de acidez resultou em sobrematuração das frutas, principalmente aos 42 dias de armazenamento. Não ocorreu desintegração interna nas frutas e a incidência de podridões aumentou aos 42 dias. Conclui-se que o armazenamento refrigerado deve ser feito até os 28 dias.Aiming to verify the influence of ripening stage and polyethylene packaging on cold storage of plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. Amarelinha cultivar, an experiment was conducted in Embrapa - Centro de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Clima Temperado (CPACT, Pelotas, RS State Brazil. Three ripening stage fruits were used: green, semi-ripe and ripe, packed or not with polyethylene bags. Fruits were cold stored at 0ºC and 90-95% RH during 14, 28 and 42 days, followed by three days of market simulation at ambient temperature (25-26ºC. Polyethylene bags reduced weight loss for less than 1% during cold storage while unwrapped fruits lost up to 7% of

  4. TWO NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS DIPTACUS KEIFER (ERIOPHYOIDEA, DIPTILOMIOPIDAE, DIPTILOMIOPINAE)FROM SHAANXI PROVINCE, CHINA%中国陕西双羽爪瘿螨属二新种(瘿螨总科,羽爪瘿螨科,羽爪瘿螨亚科)

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    谢满超

    2013-01-01

    Two new species,Diptacus brevichaetus sp.nov.on Lindera glauca (Sieb.et Zucc.) Bl.(Lauraceae) and Diptacus shangzhous sp.nov.on Cerasus pseudocerasus (Lind.) G.Don (Rosaceae),are described and illustrated from Shaanxi Province,China.Type specimens are deposited in the College of Agriculture and Life Science,Ankang University,Ankang City,Shaanxi Province,China.%记述在陕西发现的双羽爪瘿螨属2新种:短毛双羽爪瘿螨 Diptacus brevichaetus sp.nov.,寄主是山胡椒Lindera glauca(Sieb.et Zucc.)Bl.(樟科Lauraceae);商州双羽爪瘿螨Diptacus shangzhous sp.nov.,寄主是樱桃Cerasus pseudocerasus (Lindl.)G.Don(蔷薇科Rosaceae).模式标本保存在安康学院农学与生命科学学院.短毛双羽爪瘿螨,新种Diptacus brevichaetus sp.nov.(图1~6)正模♀;副模:7♀♀,5♂♂,2008-07-24,陕西省商南县(33°31′N,110°53′E;海拔780m),金丝峡、谢满超采.寄主为山胡椒Lindera glauca(Sieb.et Zucc.)Bl.(樟科Lauraceae).新种与黄肉楠双羽爪瘿螨Diptacus actinodaphne Wang et Wei,2009相似,但新种背盾板饰有网格;足Ⅰ基节间光滑;生殖盖片基部饰有颗粒,端部饰有12短线予以区别(黄肉楠双羽爪瘿螨D.actinodaphne背盾板饰有不规则短线;足Ⅰ基节饰有线条;雌生殖盖片饰有8~10条纵肋).商州双羽爪瘿螨,新种Diptacus shangzhous sp.nov.(图7~12)正模♀;副模:9♀♀,7 ♂ ♂,2008-08-26,陕西省商州市(33°47′N,109°40′E;海拔870 m),秦王山、谢满超采.寄主为樱桃Cerasus pseudocerasus(Lindl.)G.Don(蔷薇科Rosaceae).新种与樱桃双羽爪瘿螨Diptacus pseudocerasis Kuang et Hong,1990相似,但新种具前叶突;足Ⅰ基节分离,无胸线;基节饰有颗粒和少量短线;雌生殖器盖片基部饰有颗粒,端部光滑予以区别(樱桃双羽爪瘿螨D.pseudocerasis无前叶突;足Ⅰ基节间具胸线,基节光滑;雌生殖器盖片光滑).

  5. 硝普钠对低温胁迫下枇杷幼果线粒体AsA-GSH循环代谢的影响%Effects of Exogenous Sodium Nitroprusside on AsA-GSH Circulation Metabolism in Mitochondria of Young Loquat Fruits under Low Temperature Stress

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    黄志明; 陈宇; 吴晶晶; 吴锦程

    2011-01-01

    The effects of exogenous nitric oxide donor SNP (sodium nitroprusside) on antioxidant systems in young loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. Cv. Zaozhong No. 6) fruit mitochondria under low temperature stress were investigated in this study. The antioxidant content and antioxidant enzyme activity of mitochondrion of young loquat fruits were determined after pretreated with different concentrations of SNP and cold stress under -3 ℃. The results indicated that the concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and malondialdehyde (MDA) of young loquat fruits treated with 0.2 or 0.5 mmol/L SNP were lower than those in the CK while the content of reduced glutathione (GSH) and ascorbate (AsA) , the activities of ascorbate peroxidase (APX, EC 1.11.1.11), glutathione reductase (CR, EC 1.6.4.2), dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR, EC 1.8.5.1) and monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDHAR, EC 1.6.5.4) were higher than those in the CK. However, the effect of higher concentrations of SNP (1.0 mmol/L) treatment on antioxidant capacity of young fruits was not obvious. Appropriate exogenous NO treatment enhanced the cold-resistant capacity of mitochondrion of young loquat fruits by raising the concentrations of CSH and AsA, the activities of APX, CR, DHAR and MDHAR, reducing the concentrations of H2O2 and MDA. And it reduced the damages that cells suffered from low temperature press, enhanced the cold -resistance capability of the young loquat fruits under low temperature stress.%探讨外源一氧化氮供体硝普钠(sodium nitroprusside,SNP)处理对低温胁迫下“早钟6号”枇杷(Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.cv.Zaozhong No.6)幼果线粒体抗氧化系统的影响.以不同浓度的SNP处理“早钟6号”枇杷幼果后再经-3℃低温胁迫处理,测定幼果线粒体的抗氧化物质和抗氧化酶活性的变化.结果表明,低温胁迫下,经0.2和0.5 mmol/L SNP处理的枇杷幼果线粒体过氧化氢(H2O2)和丙二醛(MDA)含量均低于对照(CK),而还原型谷胱甘

  6. Enxertia intergenérica de cultivares de nespereira no porta-enxerto de marmeleiro 'japonês' Intergeneric grafting of loquat cultivars using 'Japonese' quince tree as rootstock

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    Rafael Pio

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, foram desenvolvidos alguns trabalhos pioneiros com a utilização do marmeleiro (Cydonia oblonga Mill. como porta-enxertos para as nespereiras (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl.. O sucesso da utilização dessa enxertia intergenérica está relacionado, principalmente, à redução do porte da planta. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho estudar técnicas de enxertia de cultivares de nespereiras, utilizando-se o marmeleiro 'Japonês' (Chaenomeles sinensis (Thouin Koehne como nova opção de porta-enxerto. Mudas de marmeleiro 'Japonês' com um ano de idade (altura próxima a 110 cm e diâmetro de 0,85 cm na região de enxertia, a 15 cm acima do colo, mantidos em sacos plásticos com dimensões de 18 x 30 cm (capacidade de 3 L, foram enxertados pelos métodos de borbulhia em placa e garfagem em fenda cheia, em duas diferentes épocas: outono (abril e inverno (julho. Utilizaram-se cinco cultivares de nespereira de importância econômica no Brasil: 'Mizuho', 'Néctar de Cristal' (IAC 866-7, 'Mizauto' (IAC 167-4, 'Mizumo' (IAC 1567-411 e 'Centenária' (IAC 1567-420. Pelo método de borbulhia, não houve nenhuma borbulha brotada quando esta foi realizada no outono, apenas duas borbulhas da 'Mizauto', 'Néctar de Cristal' e 'Centenária' brotaram quando esta foi realizada no inverno, no entanto, com baixo crescimento. Já, por garfagem, maiores porcentagens de brotação e crescimento dos enxertos foram obtidas quando a enxertia foi realizada no inverno, com destaque para as nespereiras 'Mizuho', 'Centenária' e 'Néctar de Cristal'.In Brazil, some pioneer studies were carried out using quince seedlings (Cydonia oblonga Mill. as rootstock for loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl.. The main advantage of this intergeneric grafting use is plant size reduction. The success of using this intergeneric grafting is related mainly to plant size reduction. Therefore, the objective of this work was to study grafting techniques of loquat cultivars using

  7. Contenido de nutrientes e inoculación con hongos ectomicorrízicos comestibles en dos pinos neotropicales Nutrient contents and inoculation with edible ectomycorrhizal fungi on two neotropical pines

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    VIOLETA CARRASCO-HERNÁNDEZ

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Un alto porcentaje de mortalidad se presenta en plántulas de pinos que son trasplantados de vivero a campo, debido a que no poseen hongos ectomicorrízicos los cuales forman simbiosis obligada con las plantas de forma natural en los bosques. Estos hongos facilitan la absorción de nutrientes y agua, además de estimular su crecimiento. Debido a la importancia ecológica y fisiológica de los hongos ectomicorrízicos, el presente trabajo evaluó el efecto en crecimiento, peso seco, porcentaje de colonización y contenido de nutrientes de la inoculación de seis especies ectomicorrízicas comestibles de los géneros Lacearía y Hebeloma en Pinus patula Schiede ex Schltdl. & Cham. y P. pseudostrobus Lindl., en condiciones de invernadero. Después de 397 días de la siembra se observó un efecto benéfico en el crecimiento de ambos pinos como resultado de la inoculación en términos de peso seco en parte aérea y radical, así como un mayor contenido de N, P y K. El porcentaje de micorrización en plantas inoculadas con las especies fúngicas varió de 57 % a 90 %. Cuando se efectuó inoculación combinada de especies ectomicorrízicas, se registró dominancia de una de las especies inoculadas, en términos de colonización radical. En estos tratamientos con inoculación simultánea, los efectos benéficos registrados en los hospederos fueron comparables a los observados cuando se inoculó de manera individual a las especies fúngicas dominantes. En función de los resultados encontrados se recomienda en el establecimiento de plantaciones forestales la inoculación de ambas especies de pinos con especies de hongos de los géneros Laccaria y Hebeloma.A high percentage of mortality appears in pine seedlings transplanted from nursery to field, due to the fact that they lack ectomycorrhizal fungi which form obligated symbiosis with plants in natural conditions in the forests. These fungi facilitate the absorption of nutrients and water, and therefore

  8. Evaluación in vivo de la actividad antimalárica de 25 plantas provenientes de una Reserva de Conservación Biológica de Costa Rica In vivo evaluation of the antimalarial activity of 25 plants from a Biological Conservation Reserve of Costa Rica

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    MISAEL CHINCHILLA-CARMONA

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una evaluación in vivo de la actividad antimalárica de las hojas, flores, frutos, corteza y raíz de 25 plantas de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB, situada en San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Las plantas estudiadas fueron Aphelandra aurantiaca (Scheidw. Lindl., Aphelandra tridentata Hemsl. (Acanthaceae, Xanthosoma undipes (K. Koch & C.D. Bouché K. Koch. (Araceae, Iriartea deltoidea Ruiz & Pav. (Arecaceae, Neurolaena lobata (L. Cass. (Asteraceae, Lonchocarpus pentaphyllus (Poir. Kunth ex DC., Pterocarpus hayesii Hemsl., Senna papillosa (Britton & Rose H.S. Irwin & Barneby., Cinnamomum chavarrianum (Hammel Kosterm. (Fabaceae, Nectandra membranacea (Sw. Griseb., Persea povedae W.C. Burger. (Lauraceae, Hampea appendiculata (Donn. Sm. Standl. (Malvaceae, Guarea glabra Vahl., Ruagea glabra Triana & Planch. (Meliaceae, Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae, Bocconia frutescens L. (Papaveraceae, Piper friedrichsthalii C. DC. (Piperaceae, Clematis dioica L. (Ranunculaceae, Prunus annularis Koehne. (Rosaceae, Siparuna thecaphora (Poepp. & Endl. A. DC. (Siparunaceae, Solanum arboreum Dunal., Witheringia solanacea L'Hér. (Solanaceae, Ticodendron incognitum Gómez-Laur. & L.D. Gómez. (Ticodendraceae, Heliocarpus appendiculatus Turcz. (Tiliaceae y Myriocarpa longipes Liebm. (Urticaceae. Los extractos alcohólicos frescos y secos, fueron evaluados por su actividad inhibitoria de la parasitemia causada por Plasmodium berghei en ratones Swiss. Al realizar las prueba de CI50 las plantas en que esa actividad fue muy relevante fueron (en mg kg-1 de peso: 12 para la corteza de B. frutescens, 18 para la raíz de H. appendiculata, 14 para la raíz de I. deltoidea, 4 para el fruto inmaduro de M. longipes, 21 para la raíz de N. membranacea, 19 para las hojas tiernas de P. povedae y 16 para el fruto inmaduro de S. tecaphora. Los extractos frescos presentaron una mayor actividad antimalárica que los sometidos a desecación. Este estudio es

  9. New Records of Seed Plants from Some Provinces in China (Ⅰ)%中国种子植物省级分布新记录(一)

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    相银龙; 周磊; 丛义艳; 刘克明

    2011-01-01

    Fifteen species and two varieties are reported as new records to four provinces in China, ie Impatiens sulcata Wall. (Balsaminaceae), Impatiens racemosa DC. (Balsaminaceae) and Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis Cheng f. et L. K. Dai ex P. C. Li. (Leguminosae) for Sichuan, Impatiens tubulosa Hemsl.(Balsaminaceae), Impatiens macrovexilla var. yaoshanensis S. X. Yu, Y. L. Chen & H. N. Qin,(Balsaminaceae), Impatiens monticoia Hook. f. (Balsaminaceae), Eutrema tenue Makino (Brassicaceae),Hilliella changhuaensis Y. H. Zhang (Brassicaceae), Desmodium heterocarpon (Linn) DC. (Leguminosae),Ficus sarmentosa Buch. -Ham. ex J. E. SM. Var. thunbergii (Maxim.) Corner (Moraceae), A mpelopsis delavayana Planch. var. glabra (Diels & Gilg) C. L. Li (Vitaceae), Tetrastigrna erubescens Planch.(Vitaceae), Ilex tutcheri Merr. (Aquifoliaceae) and Peristylus densus (Lindl.) Santap. et Kapad.(Orchidaceae) for Hunan, Impatiens napoensis Y. L. Chen(Balsaminaceae) and Impatiens chiulungensis Y.L. Chen, (Balsaminaceae) for Yunnan, Impatiens yui S. H. Huang (Balsaminaceae) for Xizang.%报导了凤仙花科、十字花科、豆科、桑科、葡萄科、冬青科和兰科共15种2变种植物在我国4个省区的分布新记录.其中四川分布新记录有槽茎凤仙花(Impatiens sulcata Wall.)、总状凤仙花(Impatiens racemosa DC.)和云南甘草(Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis Cheng f.et L.K.Dai ex P.C.Li.);湖南分布新记录有管茎凤仙花(Impatiens tubulosa Hemsl.)、瑶山凤仙花(Impatiens macrovexilla var.yaoshanensis S.X.Yu,Y.L.Chen & H.N.Qin,)、山地凤仙花(Impatiens monticoia Hook.f.)、日本山嵛菜(Eutrema tenue Makino)、昌化泡果荠(Hilliella changhuaensis Y.H.Zhang)、糙毛假地豆(Desmodium heterocarpon(Linn)DC.)、少脉爬藤榕(Ficus sarmentosa Buch.-Ham.ex J.E.SM.var.thunbergii(Maxim.)Corner)、掌裂蛇葡萄(Ampelopsis delavayana Planch.var.glabra(Diels & Gilg)C.L.Li)、红枝崖爬藤(Tetrastigma erubescens Planch.)、罗浮冬青(Ilex tutcheri Merr

  10. Analysis of Anoectochilus roxburghii Root Microbial Diversity by Metagenomic Technology%金线莲根部内生菌多样性宏基因组的分析

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    陈倩倩; 刘波; 关雄; 唐建阳

    2014-01-01

    Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl is a traditional Chinese medicine, which has been used for diabetes and tumor treatment. The wild A. roxburghii and its endophytes live together to form a balanced symbiotic system. The endophytes produce various secondary metabolites to protect the host from being attacked by fungi and pests. Endophytes are rich bio-resources. Because of a major limitation of isolation methods and cultivation media, the diversity endophytes still remain undiscovered. Metagenomics simultaneous study of endophytes genomes from environmental samples may avoid the limitations of culture-dependent methods. We enriched the microbiota from the root of A. roxburghii and extracted and purified the metagenomic DNA.16S rDNA fragments were amplified by PCR and cloned to Escherichia coli DH5α to sequence. The endophytes were mainly uncultured bacterium, uncultured compost bacterium, Enterobacteriaceae, Paenibacillus sp., Bacillus sp. and Brevibacillus sp., according to 16S rDNA information. This research provided the basis for mining endophytes resources of A. roxburghii. Analyzed the groups of endophytes by partial sequence of 16S rDNA. This work opens further insight into the great potential of A. roxburghii microbiota.%金线莲(Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl)是中国传统中药,具有重要的药用价值,现代医学用来治疗糖尿病和癌症。金线莲作为兰科植物,与内生菌在长期的生长过程中建立起和谐的共生关系,内生菌产生多种次生代谢产物,帮助宿主植物抗菌防虫。现有实验条件下,环境中绝大多数的微生物不能培养,而宏基因组学是认识环境中不可培养微生物的重要手段。本研究对福建金线莲根部内生菌富集进行探索,提取混合内生菌样品宏基因组DNA,并对宏基因组DNA纯化,PCR扩增微生物16S rDNA片段,克隆至大肠杆菌(Escherichia coli)并测序。根据16S rDNA信息初步对富集的内生菌

  11. The effects of canopy cover on throughfall and soil chemistry in two forest sites in the Mexico City air basin; Los efectos de la cobertura de dosel en disminucion y la quimica del suelo en dos lugares de bosque en la cuenca de aire de la Ciudad de Mexico

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    Perez-Suarez, M. [Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (IPICYT), San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. (Mexico)]. E-mail: marlin@ipicyt.edu.mx; Fenn, M.E. [United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Fire Laboratory, Riverside, California (United States); Cetina-Alcala, V.M.; Aldrete, A. [Instituto de Recursos Naturales, Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Edo. de Mexico (Mexico)

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    Throughfall and soil chemistry were compared in two sites with differing atmospheric deposition: Desierto de los Leones National Park (high atmospheric deposition) and Zoquiapan National Park (low atmospheric deposition). Throughfall fluxes of NO{sub 3}-, SO{sub 4}{sup 2}-, Ca, Mg and K were compared under two canopy cover types: Abies religiosa Schl. (fir) and Pinus hartwegii Lindl. (pine), in comparison with sites without cover canopy, e.g. forests clearings. Throughfall fluxes decreased in the following order: fir > pine > forest clearing. Nitrogen balance under canopy of fir and pine resulted in negative values for net throughfall of NH{sub 4}+ at Desierto de los Leones and Zoquiapan, while NO{sub 3}-, only resulted in negative values under canopy cover at the low deposition site. With few exceptions, concentrations of total C, N and S, soluble SO{sub 4}{sup 2}-, and Ca{sub 2}+ were higher in soil under fir canopies than under pine or in forest clearings. In polluted sites, the densely foliated fir canopies generally resulted in higher throughfall fluxes and soil accumulation of N, S and Mg compared to pine canopies or open areas. The elevated atmospheric depositions affect the functional process of forest ecosystem, particularly the throughfall and nutrients intern cycle, and these effects depend of the cover and present tree species. [Spanish] El escurrimiento foliar y la quimica del suelo fueron comparados en dos sitios con diferente deposito atmosferico: el Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones (alto deposito atmosferico) y el Parque Nacional Zoquiapan (bajo deposito atmosferico). Se compararon los flujos de NO{sub 3}-, SO{sub 4}{sup 2}-, Ca, Mg y K en el escurrimiento foliar bajo el dosel de dos especies de arboles: Abies religiosa Schl. (oyamel) y Pinus hartwegii Lindl. (pino), en comparacion con sitios sin cobertura, es decir en claros del bosque. Los flujos disminuyeron en el siguiente orden: oyamel >pino >claros. El consumo de N del dosel resulto en

  12. 榧树种质资源调查与评价%Investigation and evaluation of Torreya grandis germplasm resource

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    程晓建; 黎章矩; 戴文圣; 喻卫武; 曾燕如

    2009-01-01

    The seeds of Torreya grandis Fort. ex Lindl are a peculiar nut fruit in China. In order to effectively protect, develop and utilize the germplasm resources of this species, a systematic investigation of its germplasm resources in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces was conducted through field investigation, specimen collection, indoor seed examination and ingredient analysis. The results showed that the resources of T. grandis was unevenly distributed and only conserved well in a few regions. The single seed weight, single kernel weight, kernel rate, kernel shape index and nutrient content varied greatly among individual trees, but some superior individual trees in integrated traits and quality had discovered, which could be grouped into seven major varieties and types. Those individual trees with seeds of integrated good traits, good quality, special traits or potential utilization value should be collected and preserved, especially focusing on those of high and stable yield and special high traits. The old trees or their population should be protected.%榧树(Torreyagrandis Fort.ex Lindl)种子是我国特有的著名干果,为了对榧树种质资源进行有效保护和开发利用,采用实地调查、采集标本、室内烤种、成分分析等方法,对浙江、安徽、江西、福建等榧树分布区的种质资源进行了系统研究.结果表明.榧树资源分布不均,仅少数地方资源保存较好;榧树种内性状变异复杂,不同单株间种子的单粒质量、种核单粒质量、出核率、核形指数及营养成分等变异大,存在一些综合性状优良、品质达到或超过香榧的优株:将香榧和榧树中的优良株系、类型分归于7个主要品种和类型.在榧树中应主要收集一些种子具有综合优良性状、特殊性状和有潜在利用价值的单株;香榧则重点在于收集种子高产、稳产、优质和具特殊性状的优株,对古树及古树群也应加以保护.

  13. Tolerance and physiological response of rhizobia isolated from leguminous plants to lead-zinc stress in tailing area of Shangzhou District%陕西商州铅锌尾矿区豆科植物根瘤菌耐铅锌胁迫能力及其生理生化特征

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    冀玉良; 韦革宏

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    possessed ,the more positive physiological and biochemical characteristics it showed .Three rhi-zobium strains with high tolerance to lead and zinc stress were preliminarily screened out ,i .e .,CH3 isolated from nod-ules of Robinia pseucdoacacia ,MX7 isolated from Medicago lupulina and HZ10 isolated from Lespedeza floribunda Bunge .It can be concluded that the tolerance of rhizobia to lead-zinc stress is seemingly built on the basis of their various physiological metabolism reactions ,that is to say ,the rhizobia are likely to adjust their metabolic pathway to be adaptable to the environment contaminated by lead and zinc .The rhizobium strains with strong tolerance to lead-zinc stress exhibit a potential application value in soil remediation and revegetation in tailing area of lead-zinc mine .

  14. Comparison of species-rich cover crop mixtures in Hungarian vineyards

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    Donkó, Adam; Miglécz, Tamas; Valkó, Orsolya; Török, Peter; Deák, Balazs; Kelemen, Andras; Zanathy, Gabor; Drexler, Dora

    2014-05-01

    In case of vine growing, agricultural practices of the past decades - as mechanical cultivation on steep vineyard slopes - can endanger the soil of vineyards. Moreover, climate change scenarios predict heavier rainstorms, which can also promote the degradation of the soil. These are some of the reasons why sustainable floor management plays an increasingly important role in viticulture recently. The use of cover crops in the inter-row has a special importance, especially on steep slopes and in case of organic farming to provide conditions for environmental friendly soil management. Species-rich cover crop seed mixtures may help to prevent erosion and create easier cultivation circumstances. Furthermore they have a positive effect on soil structure, soil fertility and ecosystem functions. However, it is important to find suitable seed mixtures for specific production sites, consisting ideally of native species from local provenance, adapted to the local climate/vine region/vineyard. Requirements for suitable cover crop species are as follows: they should save the soil from erosion and also from compaction caused by the movement of workers and machines, they should not compete significantly with the grapevines, or influence produce quality. We started to develop and apply several species-rich cover crop seed mixtures in spring 2012. During the experiments, three cover crop seed mixtures (Biocont-Ecovin mixture, mixture of legumes, mixture of grasses and herbs) were compared in vineyards of the Tokaj and Szekszárd vine regions of Hungary. Each mixture was sown in three consecutive inter-rows at each experimental site (all together 10 sites). Besides botanical measurements, yield, must quality, and pruning weight was studied in every treatment. The botanical survey showed that the following species of the mixtures established successfully and prospered during the years 2012 and 2013: Coronilla varia, Lotus corniculatus, Medicago lupulina, Onobrychis viciifolia

  15. Host susceptibility of citrus cultivars to Queensland fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae).

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    Lloyd, A C; Hamacek, E L; Smith, D; Kopittke, R A; Gu, H

    2013-04-01

    Citrus crops are considered to be relatively poor hosts for Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt), as for other tephritid species. Australian citrus growers and crop consultants have reported observable differences in susceptibility of different citrus cultivars under commercial growing conditions. In this study we conducted laboratory tests and field surveys to determine susceptibility to B. tryoni of six citrus cultivars [(Eureka lemon (Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck); Navel and Valencia oranges (C. sinensis (L.) Osbeck); and Imperial, Ellendale, and Murcott mandarins (C. reticulata Blanco). The host susceptibility of these citrus cultivars was quantified by a Host Susceptibility Index, which is defined as the number of adult flies produced per gram of fruit infested at a calculated rate of one egg per gram of fruit. The HSI was ranked as Murcott (0.083) > Imperial (0.052) > Navel (0.026) - Ellendale (0.020) > Valencia (0.008) > Eureka (yellow) (0.002) > Eureka (green) (0). Results of the laboratory study were in agreement with the level of field infestation in the four citrus cultivars (Eureka lemon, Imperial, Ellendale, and Murcott mandarins) that were surveyed from commercial orchards under baiting treatments against fruit flies in the Central Burnett district of Queensland. Field surveys of citrus hosts from the habitats not subject to fruit fly management showed that the numbers of fruit flies produced per gram of fruit were much lower, compared with the more susceptible noncitrus hosts, such as guava (Psidium guajava L.), cherry guava (P. littorale Raddi), mulberry (Morus nigra L.), loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.), and pear (Pyrus communis L.). Therefore, the major citrus crops commercially cultivated in Australia have a relatively low susceptibility to B. tryoni, with Eureka lemons being a particularly poor host for this tephritid fruit fly. PMID:23786078

  16. PROSPECTS OF USING INVASIVE LEGUMES IN HERBAL MEDICINE

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    Shelepova O. V.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors propose to consider alien invasive species as new bioresources. These plants form powerful (usually single-species thickets in the secondary range and their size are larger than at the native cenosis. The territory occupied by invasive species, especially in disturbed habitats, is quite high, so their possible yield is very high. The main problem of using alien species in the pharmacological purposes is the lack of information about the dynamics of the chemicals accumulation. Available data on the biochemistry in its natural habitat is inadaptable for the same taxon in the secondary range because of significant microevolutionary changes. In this work we present the results of phytochemical screening four legume species, formed invasive populations in the Middle Russia - Galega orientalis Lam., Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl., Robinia pseudoacacia L. & Caragana arborescens Lam. Information about these species as traditional medicine plants is given. Original data on the concentration phenolic compounds and biophile silicon in leaves and inflorescences are presented. Information on the fractional composition of the flavonoid complex is done. Taking into consideration the high adaptability of invasive species, the chemical analysis of the samples from different ecotypes was made. It is shown that accumulation of bioactive agents and biophile silicon isn’t depended on the environmental conditions. Concentrations of polyphenolic compounds were at the average level in comparison with medicinal plants. Thus, the combination of flavonoid complex with biophile silicon provides pharmacological significance of studied species, and justifies the needing the further study of invasive plant species in order to create new herbal medicines

  17. Phytochemical Analysis of Rose omeiensis by High-performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Mass Spectrometry%高效液相色谱-电喷雾质谱分析蔷薇中的化学成分

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    周燕; 王明奎; 黄念; 何永华; 彭树林; 丁立生

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    蔷薇科(Rosaceae)蔷薇属(Rosa)植物全世界共有200余种,我国有82种[1],该属植物有重要的药用价值,如峨嵋蔷薇(Rosa omeiensis Rolfe Rhed.et Wils.)果实具有止血、止痢等功效,美蔷薇(Rose bella Rehd.et Wils.)具有理气、活血等功效,绢毛蔷薇(Rose sericea Lindl.)果实具有消食键胃、止泻等作用[2].几十年来,国内外学者对该属植物进行了一些化学和药理研究,为了便于对该属作为传统中药资源进行研究开发,我们建立了快速定性分析3种蔷薇的化学成分的高效液相色谱-电喷雾质谱方法,从中初步分离鉴定了10种化学成分,分别为:4'-羟双氢黄酮、金丝桃甙、金合欢素、山奈素-3-O-葡萄糖甙、没食子酸甲酯4-O葡萄糖甙、报春素、槲皮素、tiliroside、epi-arjunic acid、pomolic acid.……

  18. Семенное размножение дичающих из культуры видов растений в условиях Южной Карелии

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    Одним из показателей жизнеспособности интродуцентов является семенная продуктивность. Цель работы изучение показателей семенного возобновления дичающих из культуры травянистых интродуцентов в условиях севера и оценка их потенциальной инвазионности. Исследование выполнено на примере Echinocystis lobata (Michaux) Torr. & A. Gray, Lupinuspolyphyllus Lindl., Xanthoxalis stricta (L.) Small, Symphytum asperum Lepech., Calendula officinalis L., Centaurea montana L., Helianthus tuberosus L., кото...

  19. ФЛОРИСТИЧЕСКИЕ НАХОДКИ АДВЕНТИВНЫХ И РАРИТЕТНЫХ ВИДОВ РАСТЕНИЙ НА ЮГО-ЗАПАДЕ СРЕДНЕРУССКОЙ ВОЗВЫШЕННОСТИ

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    Курской, А.; Тохтарь, В.; Чернявских, В.

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    В ходе проведенного авторами статьи флористического обследования в природных экотопах Белгородской области отмечено 4 новых для Белгородской обл. вида: Psysalis philadelphica Lam. (= Psysalis ixocarpa Brot. ex Hornem.), Solidago gigantea Ait., Hippophaё rhamnoides L., Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl., а также выявлено свыше 30 новых местообитаний инвазионных и раритетных видов, таких как: Aster salignus Willd., Echinocystis lobata (Mich.) Torr. et Gray., Impatiens glandulifera Royle, Impatiens parv...

  20. A New Oidiodendron maius Strain Isolated from Rhododendron fortunei and its Effects on Nitrogen Uptake and Plant Growth

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    Wei, Xiangying; Chen, Jianjun; Zhang, Chunying; Pan, Dongming

    2016-01-01

    A new mycorrhizal fungal strain was isolated from hair roots of Rhododendron fortunei Lindl. grown in Huading Forest Park, Zhejiang Province, China. Morphological characterization and internal transcribed spacer rDNA analysis suggested that it belongs to Oidiodendron maius Barron, and we designated it as strain Om19. Methods for culturing Om19 were established, and the ability of Om19 to form mycorrhizae on R. fortunei was evaluated in a peat-based substrate. Microscopic observations showed hyaline hyphae on the surface of hair roots and crowded hyphal complexes (hyphal coils) inside root cortical cells of R. fortunei after inoculation, indicating that the roots were well colonized by Om19. In a second experiment, fresh and dry weight of R. fortunei 2 months after Om19 inoculation were greater than uninoculated plants, and the total nitrogen absorbed by plants inoculated with Om19 was greater than the uninoculated controls. qRT-PCR analysis of five genes related to N uptake and metabolism (two nitrate transporters, an ammonium transporter, glutamine synthetase, and glutamate synthase) showed that these genes were highly upregulated with twofold to ninefold greater expression in plants inoculated with Om19 compared to uninoculated plants. In the third experiment, Om19 was inoculated into the peat-based substrate for growing Formosa azalea (Rhododendron indica ‘Formosa’). ‘Formosa’ azalea plants grown in the inoculated substrate had larger canopies and root systems compared to uninoculated plants. Our results show that Om19 could be an important microbial tool for improving production of Rhododendron plants. PMID:27602030

  1. Symbiotic germination of three species of epiphytic orchids susceptible to genetic erosion, from Soconusco (Chiapas, Mexico

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    Vincenzo Bertolini

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The Soconusco region of southeast Mexico has almost a quarter of the orchid species registered in Mexico and 37 threatened species (NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001, many with severely reduced and non-viable populations. We chose two of the most threatened species, Rossioglossum grande (Lindl. Garay and G. C. Kenn. and Cuitlauzina convallarioides (Schltr. Dressler and N. H. Williams and a rare species recently discovered in the region, Rhynchostele bictoniensis (Bateman Soto Arenas and Salazar, to study the mycorrhizal fungi associated with the roots, isolate them and use them to induce seed germination and promote development in asymbiotically produced protocorms, in the laboratory. We isolated ten strains of Rhizoctonia-like orchid mycorrhizal fungi from Rossioglossum grande and three from Cuitlauzina convallarioides. Using selected fungal strains from the same species, we tested for the promotion of further development of asymbiotically pre-germinated protocorms of R. grande and the promotion of seed germination of C. convallarioides. In the case of R. bictoniensis, we studied the effects on seed germination of nine strains of Rhizoctonia-like fungi isolated from other orchid species. For R. grande, after 10 months, one strain of Rhizoctonia promoted development of the pre-germinated protocorms, and almost 90% of the protocorms produced rhizoids. For C. convallarioides, after 3 months, one fungal strain promoted protocorm development to the stage where they produced green tissue under illumination, suggesting the onset of photosynthesis. For R. bictoniensis three of the fungal strains (from other orchid species promoted germination and, after 4 months, autotrophic protocorms.

  2. Rooting and acclimatization of the Japanese plum tree, cv. América

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    Juliana de Magalhães Bandeira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Rooting and acclimatization are limiting steps in plant micropropagation, especially in woody plant species. This study aimed to evaluate the IAA and IBA effect on the in vitro rooting and acclimatization of micropropagated shoots of Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. cv. América. Shoots from 3 to 4 cm long were inoculated in MS medium with half salt and vitamin concentrations (MS/2 added with IAA and IBA (0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1 mg L-1. After a 20-day period in in vitro cultivation, the shoots were evaluated, and then transferred to a greenhouse, and evaluated after 30 days. At the end of the in vitro cultivation period, no significant interactions were observed for number of roots per shoot and rooting percentage, but a significant effect was recorded for auxin type only, for which shoots grown in media added with IBA showed high values - 0.87 and 41.95%, respectively. A linear increase response from 1.45 to 5.75 cm was verified for root length of shoots cultivated in IBA medium; however, no significant effect was observed, and a 0.86 cm average root length per shoot grown in medium added with IAA was found. After 30 days of acclimatization period, the largest survival percentage was obtained from shoots cultivated in medium with 1 mg L-1 of IBA and IAA (88% and 92%, respectively. Although, IBA provided the highest in vitro rooting, most of the surviving shoots were those originated in IAA-added medium, probably because IBA promoted longer fibrous roots, less appropriate for transplant and soil fixation, as they are easily damaged. It was concluded that in vitro rooting with the addition of the highest IAA concentration (1 mg L-1 provided the greatest plant survival during the acclimatization period of the Japanese plum cv. América.

  3. Cover Image Identification of Plant Species for Crop Pollinator Habitat Enhancement in the Northern Prairies

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    Diana Bizecki Robson

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Wild pollinators have a positive impact on the productivity of insect-pollinated crops. Consequently, landowners are being encouraged to maintain and grow wildflower patches to provide habitat for important pollinators. Research on plant-pollinator interaction matrices indicates that a small number of “core” plants provide a disproportionately high amount of pollen and nectar to insects. This matrix data can be used to help design wildflower plantings that provide optimal resources for desirable pollinators. Existing interaction matrices from three tall grass prairie preserves in the northern prairies were used to identify core plant species that are visited by wild pollinators of a common insect-pollinated crop, namely canola (Brassica napus L.. The wildflower preferences of each insect taxon were determined using quantitative insect visitation and floral abundance data. Phenology data were used to calculate the degree of floral synchrony between the wildflowers and canola. Using this information I ranked the 41 wildflowers that share insect visitors with canola according to how useful they are for providing pollinators with forage before and after canola flowers. The top five species were smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve (L. A. & D. Löve, stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida L., wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa L., purple prairie-clover (Dalea purpurea Vent. and Lindley’s aster (Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindl. A. & D. Löve. By identifying the most important wild insects for crop pollination, and determining when there will be “pollen and nectar gaps”, appropriate plant species can be selected for companion plantings to increase pollinator populations and crop production.

  4. Dehydrogenase isoenzyme polymorphism in genus Prunus, subgenus Cerasus

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    Čolić Slavica

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Dehydrogenase polymorphism was studied in 36 sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L., sweet cherry (Prunus avuim L., mahaleb (Prunus mahaleb L., ground cherry (Prunus fruticosa Pall., duke cherry (Prunus gondounii Redh., Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata Lindl. and four iterspecific hybrids (standard cherry rootstocks ‘Gisela 5’, ‘Gisela 6’, ‘Max Ma’ and ‘Colt’. Inner bark of one-year-old shoots, in dormant stage, was used for enzyme extraction. Vertical PAGE was used for isoenzyme analysis: alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH, formate dehydrogenase (FDH, glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH, isocitrate dehydrogenaze (IDH, malate dehydrogenase (MDH, phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (PGD, and shikimate dehydrogenase (SDH. All studied systems were polymorphic at 10 loci: Adh -1 (3 genotypes and Adh-2 (5 genotypes, Fdh-1 (2 genotypes, Gdh-1 (3 genotypes, Idh-1 (4 genotypes i Idh -2 (5 genotypes, Mdh-1 (3 genotypes, Pgd-1 (4 genotypes, Sdh-1 (1 genotype i Sdh-2 (3 genotypes. Cluster analysis was used to construct dendrogram on which four groups of similar genotypes were separated. Obtained results indicate that studied enzyme systems can be used for determination of genus Prunus, subgenus Cerasus. Among studied enzyme systems ADH, IDH and SDH were the most polymorphic and most useful to identify genetic variability. Polymorphism of FDH and GDH in genus Prunus, subgenus Cerasus was described first time in this work. First results for dehydrogenase variability of Oblačinska indicate that polymorphism of loci Idh-2 and Sdh-2 can be useful for discrimination of different clones.

  5. Native and introduced host plants of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in northwestern Argentina.

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    Ovruski, Sergio; Schliserman, Pablo; Aluja, Martín

    2003-08-01

    Wild or commercially grown, native and exotic fruit were collected in 30 localities in the Tucumán province (NW Argentina) from January 1990 to December 1995 to determine their status as hosts of Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) and/or Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), the only two fruit fly species of economic and quarantine importance in Argentina. A total of 84,094 fruit (3,466.1 kg) representing 33 species (7 native and 26 exotic) in 15 plant families were sampled. We determined the following 17 host plant associations: Annona cherimola Miller (Annonaceae), Citrus paradisi Macfadyn (Rutaceae), Diospyros kaki L. (Ebenaceae), Eugenia uniflora L., Psidium guajava L., Myrcianthes pungens (Berg) Legrand (Myrtaceae), Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), Juglans australis Grisebach (Juglandaceae), Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae), Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl., Prunus armeniaca L., P. domestica L., and P. persica (L.) Batsch (Rosaceae) were infested by both A. fraterculus and C. capitata. Citrus aurantium L., Citrus reticulata Blanco, Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (Rutaceae), and Passiflora caerulea L. (Passifloraceae) were only infested by Ceratitis capitata. Out of a total of 99,627 adults that emerged from pupae, 69,180 (approximately 69.5%) were Anastrepha fraterculus, 30,138 (approximately 30.2%) were C. capitata, and 309 (approximately 0.3%) were an unidentified Anastrepha species. Anastrepha fraterculus predominated in native plant species while C. capitata did so in introduced species. Infestation rates (number of larvae/kg of fruit) varied sharply from year to year and between host plant species (overall there was a significant negative correlation between fruit size and infestation level). We provide information on fruiting phenology of all the reported hosts and discuss our findings in light of their practical (e.g., management of A. fraterculus and C. capitata in citrus groves) implications.

  6. Saccharose action on chrysanthemum cut inflorescences, Dendranthema grandiflorum Kitamura, after exposition to gamma radiation

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    During the last years the Brazilian floriculture expanded and it is expected to achieve a prominent role in near future. The national territory has many favorable regions, with adequate climate for the development of commercially important cultures. Flower exportation is not expressive yet, but the country has conditions to become a great exotic tropical plants exporter. On the other hand, developed countries, as USA and Japan, have a rigorous phyto sanitary inspection to prevent the introduction of new plagues and diseases through fresh products. Ionizing radiation is considered a reliable disinfestation method to control numerous fruit and flower plagues. The aim of of this work was to verify the tolerance of some Compositae family flowers to ionizing radiation and the effects to sucrose action in protecting the flowers against the gamma-radiation induced damages. This was done by measuring biochemical and physiological parameters as a function of time after irradiation. The chrysanthemum flowers were sensitive to gamma radiation, but when the inflorescences were supplied after irradiation with preservative solution containing 2% sucrose, protection against the damaging effects of radiation was achieved. The dose of 750 Gy, considered appropriate for disinfestation purpose, did not modify the protein and lipid levels, nor plasma, tonoplast and mitochondria membrane ATPase or mitochondria cytochrome-c oxidase activities. The ethylene and carbonic gas rate production increased soon after the irradiation, but decreased one day later. The decrease of the microsomal membrane fluidity and the increase of the chrysanthemum were the most sensitive parameters to measure the irradiation treatment changes. The sucrose supply was able to maintain the irradiated flowers membrane fluidity level close to the unirradiated control. Rhodante manglesii Lindl and Helichrysum bracteatum Andr. were tolerant up to 1 KGy, thus being adequate to be disinfected by gamma radiation. (author)

  7. Novel inter-series hybrids in Solanum, section Petota.

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    Dinu, I I; Hayes, R J; Kynast, R G; Phillips, R L; Thill, C A

    2005-02-01

    Sexual hybrids between distantly related Solanum species can undergo endosperm failure, a post-zygotic barrier in inter-species hybridizations. This barrier is explained by the endosperm balance number (EBN) hypothesis, which states that parents must have corresponding EBNs for viable seed formation. Tests for inter-crossability were made involving the Mexican species Solanum pinnatisectum Dunal. (series Pinnatisecta, ApiApi, 1EBN), autotetraploids of this species, Solanum verrucosum Schlechtd. (series Tuberosa, AA, 2EBN), haploids (2x, 2EBN) of the South American S. tuberosum L. (series Tuberosa, A1A1A2A2, 4EBN), and F2 haploid-species hybrids with South American species (AA, 2EBN) S. berthaultii Hawkes, S. sparsipilum (Bitter.) Juz. and Bukasov and S. chacoense Bitter. The development of hybrid endosperms was investigated for these combinations by confocal microscopy with regard to cell-division timing and tissue collapse. Novel sexual diploid (AApi) and triploid (AApiApi) inter-series hybrids were generated from S. verrucosum x S. pinnatisectum crosses by using post-pollination applications of auxin. F1 embryos were rescued in vitro. The hybrid status of recovered plants was verified by microsatellite marker analysis, and the ploidy was determined by chromosome counting. The application of phytohormones in inter-ploidy S. pinnatisectum x S. tuberosum crosses, however, did not delay endosperm collapse, and embryos were not formed. Other diploid, 1EBN species tested in remote hybridizations with Group Tuberosum were S. cardiophyllum Lindl., S. trifidum Correll, and S. tarnii Hawkes and Hjert., series Pinnatisecta, and S. bulbocastanum Dunal., series Bulbocastana. Based on the analysis of post-zygotic reproductive barriers among isolated species of section Petota, we propose strategies to overcome such incompatibilities. PMID:15517147

  8. Qualidade pós-colheita de nêsperas submetidas ao armazenamento sob baixa temperatura e atmosfera modificada Postharvest quality of loquat stored at a low temperature and modified atmosphere

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    Jacinta Tavares de Campos

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A curta vida-de-prateleira da nêspera (Eryobotria japonica Lindl. é um dos fatores que encarecem o preço final deste fruto constituindo um obstáculo para o aumento da sua produção e popularização de seu consumo. Neste contexto, o investimento em estratégias de armazenamento representa uma contribuição para a cadeia de produção da nêspera. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar uma alternativa de baixo custo para a extensão do tempo de armazenamento deste fruto. Nêsperas da cultivar Precoce de Itaquera, maduras, foram acondicionadas em bandejas de poliestireno teraftalato e embaladas com filme de polivinilcloreto de 14 µm de espessura. Os frutos foram armazenados em diferentes temperaturas (18 e 6 °C na presença e ausência de sachês de permanganato de potássio para remoção do etileno. Durante o armazenamento, os frutos foram periodicamente analisados quanto à produção de etileno e à respiração. Os frutos amostrados para análises posteriores foram descascados e a polpa congelada. Os frutos foram também monitorados quanto à perda de massa fresca e analisados os teores de glicose, frutose, sacarose e sorbitol por HPAEC-PAD. Os teores de etileno nos grupos armazenados na presença dos sachês foram significativamente menores em comparação aos demais grupos, independente da temperatura de armazenamento. A respiração mostrou dependência da temperatura, sendo menor nos frutos armazenados a 6 °C, independente da presença dos sachês. Os teores de açúcares solúveis apresentaram flutuações durante o armazenamento a baixa temperatura, mas sem alterações significativas em relação aos teores iniciais, com exceção do sorbitol que aumentou. Os efeitos do armazenamento à baixa temperatura, combinados com a presença de sachês absorvedores de etileno, sobre a respiração e os teores de etileno podem ser apontados como relevantes para o aumento na vida-de-prateleira das nêsperas, sem alterações nos n

  9. Dinâmica de íons em solo salino-sódico sob fitorremediação com Atriplex nummularia e aplicação de gesso Dynamics of ions in saline-sodic soil under phytoremediation with Atriplex nummularia and gypsum applications

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    Monaliza A. dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se este trabalho em um Cambissolo salino sódico do Perímetro Irrigado Cachoeira II, Serra Talhada, PE, com o objetivo de avaliar a dinâmica de cátions e ânions básicos em um solo salino sódico submetido a fitorremediação com Atriplex nummularia e correção com aplicação de gesso. Realizaram-se amostragens semestrais com quatro coletas de solo (0, 6, 12 e 18 meses. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos ao acaso avaliando-se quatro tratamentos: controle (sem nenhum manejo do solo, correção química com gesso (sem cultivo e dois com cultivo de Atriplex nummularia Lindl (espaçamentos 1 x 1 m e 2 x 2 m, com quatro repetições. Os resultados das análises do solo revelaram a contribuição da aplicação de gesso, especialmente do cultivo de plantas de atriplex na redução dos teores de sais no solo.The study was conducted in a saline-sodic Inceptisol from the Cachoeira II Irrigation Perimeter, Serra Talhada (PE, with the objective of evaluating the dynamics of basic cations and anions in a saline-sodic soil subjected to phytoremediation with Atriplex nummularia and correction with application of gypsum. Samples were taken every six months, at four times (0, 6, 12 and 18 months. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, the four Treatments evaluated were: control (without any management practice, chemical correction with gypsum (no crop and two Atriplex nummularia cultivation (1 x 1 m and 2 x 2 m plant spacing, with four replications. The results of soil analysis revealed the contribution of gypsum application and especially the cultivation of Atriplex plants in reducing the levels of salts in the soil.

  10. Eriobotrya japonica Water Extract Characterization: An Inducer of Interferon-Gamma Production Mainly by the JAK-STAT Pathway

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    Khalid Z. Matalka

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    Full Text Available Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl. (Loquat (EJ has been used as a medicinal plant to treat chronic bronchitis, coughs, phlegm, high fever and gastro-enteric disorders. Since the traditional use of EJ is related to modulating inflammation processes, our earlier studies on EJ leaves were performed on the water extract to investigate specific cytokines’ modulation. These earlier studies, however, have shown that EJ leaf water extract (WE and the water phase (WP induce cytokines’ production in in vitro and in vivo models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to specify the group(s of compounds in EJ leaves that have this immunomodulatory activity and their mechanism of action. WE was obtained from boiling the leaves followed by butanol extraction, yielding a butanol-water phase (WP. WP was then subjected to methanol:acetone fractionation, yielding upper (MAU and lower (MAL phases. For further fractionation, MAU was subjected to column chromatography followed by elution with ethanol:water (EW, methanol:ethanol (ME and, lastly, acetone:water (AW, respectively, to reveal three sub-fractions; MAU-EW, MAU-ME and MAU-AW. MAU-AW significantly increased IFN-γ production from unstimulated and stimulated mouse spleen cells, as well as CD3+ T cells and natural killer cells. Furthermore, the fold increase of IFN-γ production by MAU-AW was concentration dependent, higher than the parent extract or any of the other sub-fractions, and such an IFN-γ increase was reversed by two JAK-STAT inhibitors. In addition, MALDI-TOF-MS analysis of the extracts and sub-fractions showed compounds with molecular weights of >500 Daltons. The MAU-AW sub-fraction contained more polar compounds, such as flavonol and caffeic glycosides. In conclusion, these polar compounds in the EJ extract are responsible for inducing IFN-γ production. Further chemical elucidation is warranted to lead to a specific IFN-γ inducer and an immunomodulator in polarizing immune cells and balancing

  11. Attempts to deactivate tannins in fodder shrubs with physical and chemical treatments

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    Chopping, water sprinkling, storage under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, urea, wood ash, activated charcoal and polyethylene glycol 4000 (PEG) treatments were evaluated for their efficiency in deactivating tannins in shrub foliage. In a first trial, fresh leaves of Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. (acacia) were stored after chopping or without chopping and spraying or without spraying with water under aerobic or anaerobic conditions. The plant material was stored for 1, 7 and 14 days and analysed thereafter for extractable total phenols (TP), extractable total tannins (TT) and extractable condensed tannins (CT) contents. Chopping and water spraying substantially decreased the levels of TP, TT and CT of acacia. The rate of tannin deactivation increased in acacia stored under anaerobic conditions. Acacia stored for 7 days exhibited lower TP, TT and CT contents than that stored for only 1 day. Compared to the 7-day storage period, there was a further non-significant decrease in the level of these phenolic compounds when the storage duration was extended to 14 days. The highest level of rumen degradation of crude protein (CP) in sheep rumen was obtained with chopped, water sprinkled acacia leaves stored under anaerobic conditions. The second trial investigated the effect of increasing levels of urea (0, 20, 40, 60 and 80 g/kg) and treatment duration (7, 14, 21 and 28 days) on CP, TP, TT and CT in acacia leaves. The 20 g/kg urea level was sufficient to totally deactivate tannins in acacia even with the shortest storage period, i.e. 7 days. However, urea treatment increased ash-free neutral detergent fibre content and did not improve in sacco acacia degradation. In the third trial air-dried 1 mm ground samples of acacia and kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.) leaves were added to water (control), acacia wood ash, activated charcoal or PEG solutions (100 g/kg) at 1:10 (w/v) and shaken for 20 min. All these four treatments decreased TP, TT and CT contents and could be classified

  12. Cloning of full-length cDNA encoding ACC synthase of Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai and construction of its antisense and sense expression vector%砂梨ACC合酶cDNA全长克隆及其反义与正义表达载体构建

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    乔玉山; 宋长年; 王新卫; 李志强; 熊爱生; 姚泉洪; 章镇

    2008-01-01

    为构建干扰砂梨(Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai)ACC合酶基因表达的遗传转化载体,利用RACE技术从'早生新水'成熟果实cDNA中克隆了ACC合酶的cDNA,该cDNA全长为1 939 bp,命名为Pyp-ACS,GenBank登录号为EF566865.Pyp-ACS核苷酸序列含有5′末端非翻译区109 bp、1 488 bp完整的开放阅读框和3′末端非翻译区342 bp(含25 bp的Ploy+(A)).Pyp-ACS编码495个氨基酸,与白梨(Pyrus×bretschneideri Rehd.)、西洋梨(Pyrus communis L.)、中国李(Prunus salicina Lindl.)、桃(Prunus persica(L.)Batsch)、梅(Prunus mume Seib.et Zucc.)、苹果(Malus×domestica Borkh.)和柿(Diospyros kaki Thunb.)有较高的同源性.该氨基酸序列具备ACC合酶7个保守区和组成该酶活性中心的12个氨基酸残基,即SLSKDMGFPGLR,进一步验证了克隆的正确性.以pYPX145载体为基础,分别将Pyp-ACS编码区序列反向和正向插入相应位点构建反义和正义表达载体,并分别命名为pPyp-ACS(-)和pPyp-ACS(+),目的基因由双35S启动子所控制.分别将这2个表达载体导入根癌农杆菌菌株(Agrobacterium tumefaciens)EHA105,为耐贮藏转基因梨的遗传转化提供载体.

  13. Stemflow variation in Mexico's northeastern forest communities: Its contribution to soil moisture content and aquifer recharge

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    Návar, José

    2011-09-01

    SummaryStemflow hydro-ecological importance was measured in trees and assessed in Mexico's northeast forest stands by answering three basic questions: (a) what are the intra and inter-specific stemflow variations; (b) is the stemflow coefficient constant from tree level to stand scales? and (c) what is the stemflow area and wetted soil volume in individual trees and the stemflow volume discharged at the stand scale in two plant communities of northeastern Mexico? Gross rainfall and stemflow flux measurements were conducted on 78 trees of semi-arid, sub-tropical (31 Diospyros texana; 14 Acacia rigidula; four Bumelia celastrina; five Condalia hookeri; three Cordia bioissieri; three Pithecellobium pallens) and temperate forest communities (six Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. and 12 Quercus spp.). Stemflow was extrapolated from individual trees to the stand scale using 98 inventory plots (1600 m 2 ha -1 each) placed in oak-pine forests and 37 quadrats (5 m × 5 m each) distributed across the Tamaulipan thornscrub forest range. Stemflow infiltration flux and infiltration area measurements assessed the wetted soil volume. Daily measurements were conducted from May of 1997 to November of 1998. Results showed that stemflow coefficients varied between plant communities since they averaged (confidence intervals, α = 0.05) 2.49% (0.57), 0.30% (0.09), and 0.77% (0.27) of the bulk precipitation for Tamaulipan thornscrub, pine, and oak forests, respectively. Intra-specific stemflow variations could not be identified in Tamaulipan although in temperate tree species. Basal diameter explained intra-specific stemflow variation in both plant communities. Stemflow increased threefold since it accounted for by 6.38% and 2.19% of the total bulk rainfall for Tamaulipan thornscrub quadrats and temperate oak-pine inventory plots, respectively. Small shrubs growing underneath large trees, in combination with the presence of small-diameter trees that recorded the largest stemflow coefficients

  14. Eriobotrya japonica Water Extract Characterization: An Inducer of Interferon-Gamma Production Mainly by the JAK-STAT Pathway.

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    Matalka, Khalid Z; Abdulridha, Nada A; Badr, Mujtaba M; Mansoor, Kenza; Qinna, Nidal A; Qadan, Fadi

    2016-01-01

    Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. (Loquat) (EJ) has been used as a medicinal plant to treat chronic bronchitis, coughs, phlegm, high fever and gastro-enteric disorders. Since the traditional use of EJ is related to modulating inflammation processes, our earlier studies on EJ leaves were performed on the water extract to investigate specific cytokines' modulation. These earlier studies, however, have shown that EJ leaf water extract (WE) and the water phase (WP) induce cytokines' production in in vitro and in vivo models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to specify the group(s) of compounds in EJ leaves that have this immunomodulatory activity and their mechanism of action. WE was obtained from boiling the leaves followed by butanol extraction, yielding a butanol-water phase (WP). WP was then subjected to methanol:acetone fractionation, yielding upper (MAU) and lower (MAL) phases. For further fractionation, MAU was subjected to column chromatography followed by elution with ethanol:water (EW), methanol:ethanol (ME) and, lastly, acetone:water (AW), respectively, to reveal three sub-fractions; MAU-EW, MAU-ME and MAU-AW. MAU-AW significantly increased IFN-γ production from unstimulated and stimulated mouse spleen cells, as well as CD3+ T cells and natural killer cells. Furthermore, the fold increase of IFN-γ production by MAU-AW was concentration dependent, higher than the parent extract or any of the other sub-fractions, and such an IFN-γ increase was reversed by two JAK-STAT inhibitors. In addition, MALDI-TOF-MS analysis of the extracts and sub-fractions showed compounds with molecular weights of >500 Daltons. The MAU-AW sub-fraction contained more polar compounds, such as flavonol and caffeic glycosides. In conclusion, these polar compounds in the EJ extract are responsible for inducing IFN-γ production. Further chemical elucidation is warranted to lead to a specific IFN-γ inducer and an immunomodulator in polarizing immune cells and balancing immune

  15. Attempts to deactivate tannins in fodder shrubs with physical and chemical treatments

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    Ben Salem, H. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia)]. E-mail: bensalem.hichem@iresa.agrinet.tn; Saghrouni, L. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia); Ecole Superieure d' Agriculture de Mateur, Mateur (Tunisia); Nefzaoui, A. [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, Laboratoire des Productions Animales et Fourrageres, Ariana (Tunisia)

    2005-08-19

    Chopping, water sprinkling, storage under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, urea, wood ash, activated charcoal and polyethylene glycol 4000 (PEG) treatments were evaluated for their efficiency in deactivating tannins in shrub foliage. In a first trial, fresh leaves of Acacia cyanophylla Lindl. (acacia) were stored after chopping or without chopping and spraying or without spraying with water under aerobic or anaerobic conditions. The plant material was stored for 1, 7 and 14 days and analysed thereafter for extractable total phenols (TP), extractable total tannins (TT) and extractable condensed tannins (CT) contents. Chopping and water spraying substantially decreased the levels of TP, TT and CT of acacia. The rate of tannin deactivation increased in acacia stored under anaerobic conditions. Acacia stored for 7 days exhibited lower TP, TT and CT contents than that stored for only 1 day. Compared to the 7-day storage period, there was a further non-significant decrease in the level of these phenolic compounds when the storage duration was extended to 14 days. The highest level of rumen degradation of crude protein (CP) in sheep rumen was obtained with chopped, water sprinkled acacia leaves stored under anaerobic conditions. The second trial investigated the effect of increasing levels of urea (0, 20, 40, 60 and 80 g/kg) and treatment duration (7, 14, 21 and 28 days) on CP, TP, TT and CT in acacia leaves. The 20 g/kg urea level was sufficient to totally deactivate tannins in acacia even with the shortest storage period, i.e. 7 days. However, urea treatment increased ash-free neutral detergent fibre content and did not improve in sacco acacia degradation. In the third trial air-dried 1 mm ground samples of acacia and kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.) leaves were added to water (control), acacia wood ash, activated charcoal or PEG solutions (100 g/kg) at 1:10 (w/v) and shaken for 20 min. All these four treatments decreased TP, TT and CT contents and could be classified

  16. Roles of the plasma membrane and the cell wall in the responses of plant cells to freezing.

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    Yamada, Tomoyoshi; Kuroda, Katsushi; Jitsuyama, Yutaka; Takezawa, Daisuke; Arakawa, Keita; Fujikawa, Seizo

    2002-09-01

    In an effort to clarify the responses of a wide range of plant cells to freezing, we examined the responses to freezing of the cells of chilling-sensitive and chilling-resistant tropical and subtropical plants. Among the cells of the plants that we examined, those of African violet ( Saintpaulia grotei Engl.) leaves were most chilling-sensitive, those of hypocotyls in mungbean [ Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilcz.] seedlings were moderately chilling-sensitive, and those of orchid [ Paphiopedilum insigne (Wallich ex Lindl.) Pfitz.] leaves were chilling-resistant, when all were chilled at -2 degrees C. By contrast, all these plant cells were freezing-sensitive and suffered extensive damage when they were frozen at -2 degrees C. Cryo-scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-SEM) confirmed that, upon chilling at -2 degrees C, both chilling-sensitive and chilling-resistant plant cells were supercooled. Upon freezing at -2 degrees C, by contrast, intracellular freezing occurred in Saintpaulia leaf cells, frost plasmolysis followed by intracellular freezing occurred in mungbean seedling cells, and extracellular freezing (cytorrhysis) occurred in orchid leaf cells. We postulate that chilling-related destabilization of membranes might result in the loss of the ability of the plasma membrane to act as a barrier against the propagation of extracellular ice in chilling-sensitive plant cells. We also examined the role of cell walls in the response to freezing using cells in which the plasma membrane had been disrupted by repeated freezing and thawing. In chilling-sensitive Saintpaulia and mungbean cells, the cells with a disrupted plasma membrane responded to freezing at -2 degrees C by intracellular freezing. By contrast, in chilling-resistant orchid cells, as well as in other cells of chilling-resistant and freezing-resistant plant tissues, including leaves of orchard grass ( Dactylis glomerata L.), leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. and cortical tissues of mulberry ( Morus

  17. Effect of PGPR Fertilizer on Biological Characteristics in Cerasus pseudocerasus Rhizosphere%PGPR生物肥对甜樱桃(Cerasus pseudocerasus)根际土壤生物学特征的影响

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    刘方春; 邢尚军; 马海林; 杜振宇; 马丙尧; 陈波; 杜秉海

    2012-01-01

    利用保绿法和萝卜子叶增重法从7年生甜樱桃[Cerasus pseudocerasus (Lindl.)G.Don]根际土壤中,筛选具有促生作用的植物根际促生细菌YT-3(PGPR),以发酵好的鸡粪(DCM)为吸附载体制成甜樱桃专用的PGPR生物肥料(YMF),对比研究了YMF、普通生物肥(NMF)和DCM对樱桃根系和根际土壤生物学特征的影响.结果表明:YMF显著增加了根际土壤中细菌数量和微生物总量,真菌数量明显减少,但对放线菌数量影响差异不显著.YMF处理根系活力分别比NMF、DCM和CK提高了22.49%、13.25%和15.33%.PGPR生物肥料对樱桃根系生长和构建影响显著,YMF处理0~40 cm土壤剖面中根系重量尤其是毛细根重量显著增加,同NMF处理相比,YMF处理根际土壤的pH降低8.61%,阳离子代换能力显著提高.此外,YMF处理显著增加了根际土壤中养分离子的有效性,速效磷和有效钾含量分别增加17.21%和9.56%,但碱解氮含量差异不显著.因此,PGPR生物肥的施用在一定程度上改善了根际土壤的生态环境,提高了根际土壤中养分离子的有效性和养分保持能力,提高了根系活力,促进了表层土壤中(主要为0~40 cm)根系尤其是毛细根的生长.%The aim of this research was to determine the effects of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) fertilizer on the biological characteristics, root activity, growth and construction of Cerasus pseudocerasus (Lindl.) G. Don (sweet cherry). To prepare sweet cherry biological-fertilizer (YMF), dominant bacteria YT-3, a type of PGPR, was extracted from rhizosphere soil of C. pseudocerasus trees by keeping green method and radish cotyledon weight increase method. Sweet cherry biological-fertilizer was prepared by compounding YT-3 and decomposed chicken manure (DCM). The effects of YMF, normal biological fertilizer (NMF) and DCM on biological characteristics of C. pseudocerasus rhizosphere soil were studied in Yiyuan sweet cherry orchards. And the

  18. Insects Carrying Damage to Plants of the Gentts Syringa%危害丁香属植物的昆虫种类

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    程红; 严善春

    2011-01-01

    A survey was conducted on insects that cause damage to 13 species (variations) of plants of the genus Syringa in Heilongjiang Forest Botanical Garden and on the Campus of two universities (Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and Northeast Forestry. Universitv) in Harbin. At least 11 species of insects are harmful to the investigated Syringa plants. The trunk borer Phassus excrescens Butler can cause injury and damage to nine species or variations, namely S. oblata Lindl. ,S. villosa Vahl. , S. emodi, S. microphylla Diels, S. vulgaris Linn. , S. velutina Kom. , S. vu!garis dahua' , S. reticu/ara (Blume) Ham var. mandshurica (Maxim.) Hara and S. dilatata, which indicates that P. excrescens attacks an extremely wide range of host plants. The defoliator Psilogranma increta ( Walker, [ 1865 ] ) can damage S. oblata. S. villosa, S. emodi, S. microphylla Diels, S. velutina Diels Linn. and S. uudgaris ev. ‘zihong'. The phloem-sucking insect Coccurra ussuriensis (Borchs) was found only to cause damage to S. reticulata var. mandshurica. Pseudococcus comstocki ( Kuwana, 1902) ) is harmful to S reticulata var. nandshurica and S. microphylla. Lepidosaphes salicina Borchsenius can cause great damage to S. oblata, S. villosa, S. emodi, Syringa oblata Lindl. var. a/ba Hort. ex Rehd. , Syringa dilatata Nakai, Syriaga vulgaris and its variations, and occasionally can be fonnd causing damage to S. reticulata var. mandshurica. Moreover, Dendrothrips ornatus (Jablonowsky, 1894) was found to damage the leaves of Syringa spp. , two unidentified lepidopterous larvae feed on .S oblate, and two species of unidentified thrips and one species of aphid feed on .S retictdata var. mandshurica.%为了明确丁香属(Syringa spp.)植物虫害的防治对象.对黑龙江省森林植物园丁香园、黑龙江中医药大学校园、东北林业大学校园及部分家属区的绿化带内丁香属13种(变种)植物进行了整株虫害调查,系统地分析、总结了危害丁香属的

  19. 铁线莲属黄花铁线莲组修订%A revision of Clematis sect. Meclatis (Ranunculaceae)

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    王文采

    2006-01-01

    Clematis sect. Meclatis is revised in this paper. Brief taxonomic history and geographical distribution of the section are given, its systematic position and the relationships among the species are discussed, and the evolutionary trends of some characters in the section are evaluated. Clematis akebioides (Maxim.) Veitch and C. tangutica (Maxim.) Korsh. are considered the primitive species in the section, whereas C. caudigera W. T. Wang and C. corniculata W. T. Wang are considered the advanced ones. The western edge of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau with the Pamirs and the adjacent mountains, the highest land mass in the world, where 10 species of the section are concentrated, is regarded as the distribution center, and the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau, where the two primitive species, C. akebioides and C. tangutica, sympatrically occur, may be the center of origin of the section. The inclusion of C. ispahanica Boiss. and C. graveolens Lindl. in sect. Meclatis by some authors is not accepted, with the former being a member of sect. Clematis, and the latter a member of sect. Brachiatae Snoeijer. A new variety, C. intricata Bunge var. intrapuberula W. T. Wang, is described, and two new combinations, C. tangutica var. mongolica (Grey-Wilson) W. T. Wang and C. tibetana Kuntze var. pamiralaica (Grey-Wilson) W. T. Wang, is proposed. As a result, 13 species and 13 varieties are recognized in sect. Meclatis. They are keyed, described, and illustrated.%对毛茛科铁线莲属Clematis的黄花铁线莲组sect. Meclatis进行了全面修订, 确定此属含13种和13变种(包括1新变种和2新变种等级);写出了此组的分类学简史和地理分布, 并对其在铁线莲属中的系统位置和组内诸种的亲缘关系进行了讨论;还写出了此组的分种、分变种检索表, 以及各种植物的形态描述、地理分布、生长环境等, 并附有各种的插图.此组的花构造与对枝铁线莲组sect. Brachiatae

  20. Screening of highly-effective rhizobial strains on Alfalfa (Medicago polymorpha)in soil%南苜蓿高效共生根瘤菌土壤的筛选

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    刘晓云; 郭振国; 李乔仙; 刘桂霞; 薛世明; 王易鹏

    2011-01-01

    Alfalfa ( Medicago polymorpha) is an annual herbal plant in the pea family Fabaceae, has the highest feeding value as forage for its soft and highly digestible fiber and high protein content fiber up to 24. 5%. Therefore, it recommended to cultivate widely and productively as an ideal forage plant. Inoculated with thizobia, alfalfa ( Medicago polymorpha) can formed effective symbiotic system to fix nitrogen, and subsequently produce high plant growth dry weigh. The inoculation effect on alfalfa ( Medicago polymorpha) was performed in three different type of soils from Yingjiang county of Yunnan province by using twelve distinct thizobial strains such as SWF67523, SWF67409, SWF67456, SWF67394, SWF67501 , etc. respectively which were isolated from root nodules of Medicago polymorpha , M. sativa and M. lupulina from Yingjiang and other area of Yunnan. The results showed that the thizobial nodulation rate, plant height, dry weight and total nitrogen content of plant were all increased significantly after harvested in condition that plant were inoculated with thizobia ( P<O. 05 ) , the thizobial nodulation rate are up to 98. 41% , 97. 78% , 97. 50% and 96. 56% by inoculated with strain SWF67523, SWF67501, SWF67394 and SWF67350, respectively; Contrasting to the control, the plant height increasing 40. 2% , 27. 3% and 25. 0% by SWF67523 , SWF67409 and SWF67394 respectively ; The dry weight per plant was raised up 106. 5% by inoculated with SWF67409 and raised 100. 1% , 78. 3% and 74. 3% by the other strains SWF67523, SWF67394 and HBU07001 respectively; Besides, the inoculated strains increased the nitrogen content obviously as well, the alfalfa plant have higher nitrogen content by inoculated with strain SWF67409, SWF67523 and SWF67394 than other test strains. Among 12 strains grew in three types of soils revealed by the whole production of the plant inoculation, strain SWF67523 ,SWF67409 and SWF67394 were more effective than others; Of the three

  1. Study of Lignification’s Delaying and Its Relationship with Energy Metabolism in Loquat Fruits after Nitric Oxide Fumigation%NO处理延缓采后枇杷果实木质化劣变及其与能量代谢的关系

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    陈发河; 张美姿; 吴光斌

    2014-01-01

    【目的】枇杷果实采后生命活动旺盛,衰老速度快,常温下极易变质腐烂。低温贮藏虽然可以有效延长贮藏期,减少腐烂,但会出现果皮难以剥离、果肉木质化并褐变、质地糙硬少汁等品质劣变现象,这是造成冷藏枇杷商品性丧失和损失的主要原因,已成为其市场拓展的限制因素,是当前枇杷果实在冷链集散和流通中急需解决的关键问题。探讨外源NO处理对冷藏枇杷果肉木质化劣变进程的作用机制,并分析木质化劣变与能量代谢的关系,以期为进一步研究采后枇杷果实低温品质劣变进程调控的分子生物学机理和贮运保鲜技术奠定基础。【方法】将‘解放钟’枇杷(EriobotryajaponicaLindl.)果实在密闭容器中用0(对照组)、15和25μL·L-1 NO熏蒸2 h后,取出通风20 min,然后将各处理果实置于5℃、相对湿度85%条件下贮藏,测定冷藏期间各处理组果实细胞膜透性、硬度、出汁率、木质素含量、ATP含量、ADP含量、AMP含量、能荷值及琥珀酸脱氢酶(SDH)、细胞色素氧化酶(CCO)、H+-ATPase和Ca2+-ATPase活性的变化,并分析NO处理后木质素含量与能荷值间的相关性。【结果】随着贮藏时间的延长,枇杷果实细胞膜透性和硬度逐渐上升,出汁率逐渐下降,贮藏10 d后木质素含量迅速上升,果实冷害症状明显。与对照组相比, NO处理能延缓细胞膜透性和硬度的上升及出汁率的降低,显著抑制木质素的合成,较好地保持细胞膜的完整性,从而减轻果实冷害的发生。冷藏期间,枇杷果实ATP含量逐渐下降,贮藏前10 d ADP含量迅速下降并最终维持在较低水平,贮藏中后期(15-30 d)SDH、CCO、H+-ATPase和Ca2+-ATPase活性急剧下降,表明线粒体功能受损导致枇杷果实能荷水平迅速下降。与对照组相比,NO处理可以延缓ATP、ADP含量的下降,且

  2. РОЛЬ Н.И. ВАВИЛОВА В СОЗДАНИИ КОЛЛЕКЦИИ ГЕНЕТИЧЕСКИХ РЕСУРСОВ ЗЕРНОБОБОВЫХ КУЛЬТУР

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    Вишнякова, М.

    2012-01-01

    Проанализировано значение вклада Н.И. Вавилова в создание коллекции зернобобовых ВИР (Всероссийский НИИ растениеводства). Проанализировано значение вклада а роль Н.И. Вавилова в основание и созданииумножение коллекции генетических ресурсов зернобобовых культур ВИР (Всероссийский НИИ растениеводства). Семейство Бобовые (Fabaceae Lindl.) включает — важнойые в хозяйственном отношении группы культуры — продовольственные, кормовые, декоративные, технические, а также растений, используемые мых в ка...

  3. 杜鹃花种质资源遗传多样性的SRAP分析%SRAP analysis of genetic relationships among Rhododendron species

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    肖政; 苏家乐; 刘晓青; 李畅; 何丽斯; 陈尚平

    2016-01-01

    采用SRAP分子标记分析了30个杜鹃花物种的遗传多样性。20对引物共检测到306个位点,平均每对引物扩增出15�3个位点,多态位点百分率为100%。物种水平的Nei’ s基因多样性指数( H)为0�352,Shannon’ s信息指数( I)为0�525,相似系数在0�543至0�761之间,表明参试的30份杜鹃花材料具有较高的遗传多样性。主坐标分析( PCA)结果和UPGMA法构建的系统树显示,30份杜鹃花材料可分为5类,其中云锦杜鹃和光枝杜鹃、井岗山杜鹃和皱叶杜鹃、迎红杜鹃和兴安杜鹃、露珠杜鹃和大果杜鹃分别聚为一组,结果与基于表型特征的分类基本一致,表明SRAP标记具有较准确的鉴别能力,是进行杜鹃花属植物遗传多样性分析的有效分子标记。%Genetic diversity across 30 species of Rhododendron was analyzed using SRAP molecular markers. A total of 306 polymorphic bands were generated using 20 pairs of SRAP primers and the polymorphism percentage was 100%. Each pair of primers generated 15�3 bands on average. At the species level, Nei’ s gene diversity ( H) was 0�352, Shan⁃non’ s information index ( I) was 0�525 and the similarity coefficient ranged from 0�543 to 0�761, indicative of a high ge⁃netic diversity among 30 species. Principal component analysis and the unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean ( UPGMA) cluster analysis reveal that the 30 species were divided into 5 groups. R. fortunei Lindl. and R. haoful Chun et Fang, R. jinggangshanicum Tam and R. denudatum Levl., R. mucronulatum Turcz. and R. dauricum L., R. irroratum Franch and R. sinonuttallii Balf. f. et Forrest were clustered together, respectively, consistent with the classification based on phenotypic characteristic. The result suggests that the SRAP is an effective molecular marker to analyze the Rhododen⁃dron genetic diversity.

  4. Comparison of Pigment Content and Photosynthetic Function of Four Species of Rosaceae Plants%4种蔷薇科园林植物叶片色素含量和光合功能特征的比较

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    武冲; 张荣; 张波; 尹燕雷; 杨雪梅; 冯立娟; 王菲

    2016-01-01

    Objective] Pigment content and photosynthetic function of four species of Rosaceae plants were compared.[Method] With four spe-cies of Rosaceae plants including Prunus serrulata, Prunus serrulata Lindl‘Royal Burgundy’, Prunus ceraifera var.atropurea, Prunus pseudo-cerasus as study objects, leaf pigment content, photosynthetic rate and fluorescence difference were compared, colorful tree photosynthesis char-acteristics were analyzed.[ Result] The results showed that the content of anthocynin and carotenoid of ‘Royal Burgundy’ and Prunus ceraifera var.atropurea were significantly larger than Prunus serrulata and Prunus pseudocerasus, but their chlorophyll contents were less than them.Cor-relation analysis showed the content of Chla, Chlb and anthocyanin content was significantly negatively correlated.Photosynthetic rate of four plants were typical bimodal curve, and the light compensation point of Prunus serrulata Lindl ‘Royal Burgundy’ and Prunus ceraifera var.atro-purea was above the light compensation point of Prunus serrulata and Prunus pseudocerasus.The first photosynthetic peak of Prunus serrulata Lindl‘Royal Burgundy’ and Prunus ceraifera var.atropurea were delayed 0.5-1.0 h than Prunus serrulata and Prunus pseudocerasus, and midday depression of photosynthetics rate were also relatively stable.NPQ difference between the four plants was significant, NPQ of Prunus serrulata Lindl‘Royal Burgundy’ was the strongest, followed Prunus ceraifera var.atropurea, it indicated that Prunus serrulata Lindl‘Royal Burgundy’ possess strong resistance to high temperature capability, but its LUE is poor.[Conclusion] The study can provide theoretical guidance for appli-cation of Rosaceae plants in production.%[目的]比较4种蔷薇科园林植物叶片色素含量及光合功能特征。[方法]以蔷薇科4种代表植物樱花、樱桃、紫叶李和红叶樱花为研究对象,比较其叶片色素含量、光合速率和荧光参数间的差异,

  5. 不同浓度1-MCP处理对采后油(木奈)果实的保鲜效应%Effects of Different Concentrations of 1-MCP Treatments on Freshness of Harvested Younai Fruits

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    李辉; 林河通; 袁芳; 林艺芬; 陈艺晖

    2012-01-01

    探讨了不同浓度1-MCP处理对采后油(木奈)果实保鲜效应的影响.采后油榇果实分别用0、0.3、0.6、0.9和1.2 μL/L的1-MCP处理12h后,在(25±1)℃下贮藏.贮藏期间测定果实呼吸强度、细胞膜相对渗透率、果实表面色调角h.和果皮叶绿素含量、果实硬度、可溶性固形物和可滴定酸含量、果实好果率、失重率及感官品质等指标的变化.结果表明:与对照果实相比,1 -MCP处理都可降低油(木奈)果实呼吸强度和呼吸峰值,延缓果实细胞膜相对渗透率升高,抑制果实表面色调角h°下降,保持较高的果实硬度、可滴定酸和果皮叶绿素含量,延迟果实外观颜色转变,减少果实失重和腐烂;其中1.2 μL/L 1-MCP处理12h的保鲜效果最佳,在(25±1)℃下贮藏20 d时,果实好果率达87%,果实仍保持鲜绿色、果肉质地脆硬、果实酸甜适口、香气浓郁.%Effects of different concentrations of 1-MCP on freshness of harvested Younai ( Prunus salicina Lindl. cv. Younai)fruits were investigated. The harvested fruits were treated with 0, 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1. 2 μ L/L 1-MCP for 12 h, respectively, and then stored at (25 ± 1)℃. During storage, the changes of respiration rate and cell membrane relative leakage rate of fruits, hue angle(h°) value of fruit surface, content of pericarp chlorophyll, fruit firmness, contents of total soluble solids and titratable acid of fruit, healthy fruit percentage, weight loss and organoleptic evaluation of quality of fruit were determined. The results showed that compared with the control fruits, the treatments with 1-MCP lowered respiration rate and respiratory peak, delayed the increase of cell membrane relative leakage rate , inhibited the decrease of hue angle(h°) value of fruit surface, kept higher fruit firmness, and kept higher contents of titratable acid in fruit and chlorophyll in pericarp, retarded the change of apparent color of fruit, and decreased fruit weight loss and fruit

  6. BOOK REVIEW: Inertial confinement fusion: The quest for ignition and energy gain using indirect drive

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    Yamanaka, C.

    1999-06-01

    Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is an alternative way to control fusion which is based on scaling down a thermonuclear explosion to a small size, applicable for power production, a kind of thermonuclear internal combustion engine. This book extends many interesting topics concerning the research and development on ICF of the last 25 years. It provides a systematic development of the physics basis and also various experimental data on radiation driven implosion. This is a landmark treatise presented at the right time. It is based on the article ``Development of the indirect-drive approach to inertial confinement fusion and the target physics basis for ignition and gain'' by J.D. Lindl, published in Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 2, November 1995, pp. 3933-4024. As is well known, in the United States of America research on the target physics basis for indirect drive remained largely classified until 1994. The indirect drive approaches were closely related to nuclear weapons research at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories. In Japan and other countries, inertial confinement fusion research for civil energy has been successfully performed to achieve DT fuel pellet compression up to 1000 times normal density, and indirect drive concepts, such as the `Cannon Ball' scheme, also prevailed at several international conferences. In these circumstances the international fusion community proposed the Madrid Manifesto in 1988, which urged openness of ICF information to promote international collaboration on civil energy research for the future resources of the human race. This proposal was also supported by some of the US scientists. The United States Department of Energy revised its classification guidelines for ICF six years after the Madrid Manifesto. This first book from the USA treating target physics issues, covering topics from implosion dynamics to hydrodynamic stability, ignition physics, high-gain target design and the scope for energy applications is

  7. Development and Application of a Multiplex RT-PCR Assay for Detecting Three Sweet Cherry Virus Species%3种甜樱桃病毒PNRSV、PDV及LChV-2的多重RT-PCR检测方法的建立与应用

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    宗晓娟; 王文文; 魏海蓉; 王甲威; 陈新; 徐丽; 刘庆忠

    2014-01-01

    敏度分析结果显示,2个引物组合在cDNA的23×稀释液中仍能特异性扩增,但扩增条带的强度稍有差异,其对植物总RNA的反转录产物的最低检测浓度为107.9 ng·μL-1。克隆测序及序列分析表明,2个引物组合对各自靶病毒的检测结果可靠。应用该方法对9个中国樱桃样本进行检测,结果显示,测试样品均至少感染了2种病毒,其中5个样品复合感染了3种病毒,2个样品同时感染PDV和LChV-2,2个样品同时感染PNRSV和LChV-2。【结论】应用建立的多重RT-PCR检测方法可稳定、准确、灵敏的同时检测单一或复合侵染的3种甜樱桃病毒。%Objective]The objective of this study is to develop a multiplex RT-PCR protocol to detect 3 sweet cherry virus species Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV), Prune dwarf virus (PDV) and Little cherry virus-2 (LChV-2) simultaneously.[Method] The leaves of the sweet cherry (Prunus avium Lindl.) infected by 3 virus species were selected as the experimental materials. Total RNA was extracted using CTAB extraction buffer. For cDNA synthesis, reverse transcription was carried out using random hexamer primer. Six pairs of primers were designed according to the genome sequences of PNRSV, PDV and LChV-2 which were published in GenBank. Single RT-PCR and multiplex RT-PCR were carried out, respectively, to select the primer groups which could be used in the multiplex virus detection. Annealing temperature and the number of the PCR cycles were evaluated to optimize the multiplex RT-PCR conditions. The specificity of the primers was analyzed by using the single-virus infected samples, complex-virus infected samples and virus-free leaf samples. To analyze the sensitivity of the multiples RT-PCR, the transcript which was prepared from the complex-virus infected samples was diluted to 2-fold series. All of the reactions were carried out in the same reaction buffer and under the same conditions. To confirm the accuracy of the multiplex RT

  8. First Report of Northern Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne hapla, Parasitic on Oaks, Quercus brantii and Q. infectoria in Iran.

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    Sohrabi, Effat; Maafi, Zahra Tanha; Panahi, Parisa; Barooti, Shapour

    2015-03-01

    Root-knot nematodes (RKN) are the most serious plant parasitic nematodes having a broad host range exceeding 2,000 plant species. Quercus brantii Lindl. and Q. infectoria Oliv are the most important woody species of Zagros forests in west of Iran where favors sub-Mediterranean climate. National Botanical Garden of Iran (NBGI) is scheduled to be the basic center for research and education of botany in Iran. This garden, located in west of Tehran, was established in 1968 with an area of about 150 ha at altitude of 1,320 m. The Zagros collection has about 3-ha area and it has been designed for showing a small pattern of natural Zagros forests in west of Iran. Brant's oak (Q. brantii) and oak manna tree (Q. infectoria) are the main woody species in Zagros collection, which have been planted in 1989. A nematological survey on Zagros forest collection in NBGI revealed heavily infection of 24-yr-old Q. brantii and Q. infectoria to RKN, Meloidogyne hapla. The roots contained prominent galls along with egg sac on the surface of each gall. The galls were relatively small and in some parts of root several galls were conjugated, and all galls contained large transparent egg masses. The identification of M. hapla was confirmed by morphological and morphometric characters and amplification of D2-D3 expansion segments of 28S rRNA gene. The obtained sequences of large-subunit rRNA gene from M. hapla was submitted to the GenBank database under the accession number KP319025. The sequence was compared with those of M. hapla deposited in GenBank using the BLAST homology search program and showed 99% similarity with those KJ755183, GQ130139, DQ328685, and KJ645428. The second stage juveniles of M. hapla isolated from Brant's oak (Q. Brantii) showed the following morphometric characters: (n = 12), L = 394 ± 39.3 (348 to 450) µm; a = 30.9 ± 4 (24.4 to 37.6); b = 4.6 ± 0.44 (4 to 5.1); b΄ = 3.3 ± 0.3 (2.7 to 3.7), c = 8.0 ± 1 (6.2 to 10.3), ć = 5.3 ± 0.8 (3.5 to 6.3); Stylet = 12

  9. Cost-effective and environmentally friendly options to improve livestock performance in dry areas

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    Ruminant production is the main source of income for rural population living in dry areas. The lack of adequate year-round feed resources is the most important factor contributing to the low productive and reproductive performances of the farm animals. Rangeland degradation, increasing use of some concentrate feeds in biofuel industry, global warming, recent leap in the prices of concentrate feeds and the international economical crisis are seriously threatening the sustainability of livestock-based production systems. Some promising cost-effective and environmentally friendly options, which could overcome this situation, are discussed in this paper. Rumen manipulation with secondary compounds - The possible use of natural plant products as a growth promoter provides cheaper, safer and more consumer acceptable alternatives to synthetic compounds. Recent studies showed that the association of a small amount of a tanniniferous legume shrub, i.e. Acacia cyanophylla Lindl., with soya bean meal (SBM) resulted in a significant increase in daily gain of lambs (67 vs. 43 g/d) on oaten hay. This effect was obtained when total tannins to dietary protein ratio averaged 0.021 and SBM (200 g/d) was distributed immediately after the entire consumption of the Acacia leaves (100 g/d) by animals. Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium), a mediterranean legume, contains a moderate level of condensed tannins (CT) and is relatively high in crude protein. Due to these characteristics, sulla grazing lambs grew better (150 vs. 110 g/d) than those on the same pasture but drenched with polyethylene glycol, a tannin deactivating reagent. The presence of gastrointestinal parasites (GIP) in ruminants decreases mainly protein utilization. This results in decreased growth of ruminants harbouring high number of parasites. Recent studies showed that the incorporation of CT-containing feedstuffs in the diet reduce GIP. Tannins might interfere directly with the biology of various nematode stages and they

  10. 九种蔷薇科植物叶片的傅里叶红外光谱与亲缘关系分析%Analysis of Leave FTIR of Nine Kinds of Plants from Rosaceae with Genetic Relationship

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    邱璐; 李晓勇; 刘鹏; 范树国; 谢美华; 刘仁明; 周林宗; 王静

    2014-01-01

    Leaves of nine kinds of plants from three subfamily of Rosaceae were used as materials .Genetic relationship was ana-lyzed and species were identified through studying FTIR of nine kinds of plants .Leaves mainly contain large amounts of carbohy-drates ,proteins ,lipids ,nucleic acids and other substances .The peaks of carbohydrates are mainly between 1 440 and 775 cm -1 . The vibration peaks of the cellulose and lignin are between 1 440 and 1 337 cm -1 .The peaks between 1 000 and 775 cm -1 are stretching vibration of ribose .The vibration peaks of protein are between 1 620 and 1 235 cm-1 .The peak at 1 620 cm -1 is sen-sitive to CO stretching vibration of protein amide Ⅰ .The peak at 1 523 cm -1 is assigned to N -H and C-N stretching vi-bration of protein amide Ⅱ .Peaks of lipids mainly appeared between 2 930 and 1 380 cm-1 .The peak at 2 922 cm -1 is CH2 stretching vibration of fat .The peak at 1 732 cm-1 is CO stretching vibration of fatty acids .The mark peak of the nucleic acid appears in the region between 1 250 and 1 000 cm -1 .The peak at 1 068 cm -1 is due to the symmetric stretching vibration of PO2 - group of the phosphodiester-deoxyribose backbone ,and the peak at 1 246 cm -1 is associated to the asymmetric stretch vi-bration of PO2 - group .The results showed that the cluster model is established by smoothing ,standardizing ,the second deriva-tive ,principal component analysis and Hierarchical cluster analysis .It is accordant with the traditional classification .The result of cluster shows that Prunus armeniaca L .and Prunus seudocerasus Lindl .were clustered into one (Prunoideae) . Potentilla fulgens Wall.Rosachinensis Jacdand Fragaria ananassa Duchesnevar.were clustered into the second(Rosoideae).Pyracan-tha fortuneana Li ,Malus pumila Mill .Eriobotrya bengalensis Hook .f .and Malus hallianna Koehne were clustered into the third (Pomoideae) .The correct rate of cluster at subfamily is 100% .The correct rate of cluster at genus is 55.56% .The

  11. PREFACE: The fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA2007)

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    Azechi, Hiroshi; Hammel, Bruce; Gauthier, Jean-Claude

    2008-06-01

    subject are gathered. The IFSA International Organizing Committee and Scientific Advisory Board appreciate the efforts of inertial fusion researchers worldwide in making IFSA 2007 an extremely successful conference. The proceedings were published with the support of Dr Y Sakawa, Dr H Homma, Ms S Karasuyama, Ms M Odagiri, and Ms I Kobatake. Kunioki Mima Co-chair Hiroshi Azechi Technical Program Committee Co-chair John Lindl Co-chair Bruce Hammel Technical Program Committee Co-chair Christine Labaune Co-chair Jean-Claude Gauthier Technical Program Committee Co-chair

  12. Isotopic cycling in a tropical treeline environment: North American monsoon dynamics at Nevado de Colima, Mexico

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    Hartsough, Peter Christopher

    High elevation sites are especially sensitive to environmental change. One way to get a longer perspective on global change in mountain regions is paleoenvironmental records from tree rings. Data on the response of high elevation species to climatic events is sparse and records used for reconstruction often necessarily come from lower elevation, higher latitude stations. We have set up a unique field site where we are co-monitoring tree growth and weather in real time. In May 2001 we established a monitoring site at 3770m (12,370ft) on Nevado de Colima (19° 34.8'N, 103° 37.3'W) at the western end of the trans-volcanic belt in Southwestern Mexico. The monitoring site consists of an automated weather station and two dendrometer networks for the simultaneous measurement of climate and tree growth parameters. Although we have experienced several equipment setbacks due to the challenging environment, important results relating to growth dynamics and response to climate have surfaced. This field site, near the edge of the tropics, is an important monitoring location for both intra and extra tropical circulation systems. Historical records in the area are of short duration (less than 60 years) so determining the nature of decadal or longer scale fluctuations requires the use of proxy records. Mexican Mountain Pines (Pinus hartwegii Lindl.) growing on Nevado de Colima are under the influence of several large-scale climate features---most notably the North American Monsoon and ENSO. Dendrochronology studies in the region have shown a sensitivity of tree growth to warm season precipitation. The North American Monsoon is still a poorly understood system and an historical perspective is needed for increased confidence in predictive models and forecasting. Careful measurement of tree growth over the five years of the project has led to a clearly defined dormant period over the relatively arid winter. Dendrometer data have shown onset of growth to be closely tied to soil

  13. A Comparative Study of Seed Oil Content and Fatty Acid Composition of Three Camellia Species%3种油茶种仁含油率及脂肪酸组成的比较研究

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    陈阳; 杨水平; 王卫; 赵新梅

    2015-01-01

    以普通油茶、腾冲红花油茶和浙江红花油茶为试验材料,比较分析了种仁含油率、脂肪酸组成,结果表明:浙江红花油茶的种仁平均含油率60.58%,显著高于普通油茶的44.86%和腾冲红花油茶的43.08%,且浙江红花油茶含油率变异系数最小;3种油茶总不饱和脂肪酸由大到小为浙江红花油茶89.4%,普通油茶88.36%,腾冲红花油茶82.07%;脂肪酸组成中,油酸占比最高,其次为棕榈酸和亚油酸;油酸平均相对质量分数以浙江红花油茶84.30%显著最高且变异小,腾冲红花油茶74.03%,显著最低且变异大;亚油酸平均相对质量分数中普通油茶和腾冲红花油茶显著高于浙江红花油茶,但前两种油茶差异无统计学意义;3种油茶的亚麻酸平均质量分数均很低,但腾冲红花油茶具有较大变异幅度,最高相对质量分数达10.83%.3种茶油都是接近或优于橄榄油的高品质食用油;充分利用南方山地资源合理发展3种油茶,可望有效提高我国食用油的自给率,改善我国食用油品质结构.%Camellia oleifera Abel. ,C. reticulate Lindl. and C. chekiangoleosa Hu. were used as the ex‐periment materials in this study ,and oil content and fatty acid composition of their seeds were determined and compared .The oil content in the seeds of C. chekiangoleosa averaged 60.58% ,being significantly higher than that of C. olei f era (44.86% ) and C. reticulate (43.08% ) ,and its variation coefficient was the lowest among the three species .C. chekiangoleosa had the highest total unsaturated fatty acid (89.4% ) ,followed by C. olei f era (88.36% ) and C. reticulate (82.07% ) .In fatty acid composition ,ole‐ic acid dominated ,and was followed by palmitic acid and linoleic acid .C. chekiangoleosa had the highest average relative content (ARC) of oleic acid (84.30% ) and the lowest variation coefficient ,while C. retic‐ulate had the

  14. 熊果酸和齐墩果酸在枇杷叶枇杷花中的分布及动态变化%Distribution of Ursolic Acid and Oleanolic Acid in the Leaves and Flowers of Erobotrya japonica and Changes of Triterpene Acids Contents in the Leaves at Different Harvest Time

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    张圣龙; 谢晓梅; 程菁菁; 沈盼盼

    2013-01-01

    目的 考察熊果酸(UA)、齐墩果酸(OA)在枇杷落叶、树叶和枇杷花中的分布,并探索其在枇杷叶中含量的动态变化规律.方法 采用超高效液相色谱法(UPLC)测定熊果酸和齐墩果酸含量,色谱柱为Acquity BEH C1s (2.1 mm×100 mm,1.7μm);流动相为甲醇-水-冰醋酸三乙胺(体积比为250∶ 50∶0.10∶0.05),流速:0.25 mL·min-1;检测波长210 nm,柱温25℃.结果 熊果酸和齐墩果酸在枇杷叶中含量显著高于枇杷花;落叶中熊果酸和齐墩果酸的含量高于树叶;一年里每个月采摘的枇杷叶中熊果酸和齐墩果酸的总含量变化范围在0.874% ~0.988%.结论 熊果酸和齐墩果酸在枇杷花、枇杷树叶和落叶中有不同的含量分布;不同采收时期枇杷叶中两个三萜酸总量随月份发生小幅波动,该波动主要来源熊果酸;研究结果支持2010年版《中国药典》对枇杷叶“全年均可采收”的规定;同时提示枇杷叶采收在自然落叶前后为佳.%OBJECTIVE To find out the distribution of ursolic acid and oleanolic acid in fresh leaves, fallen leaves and flowers of Eriobotrya japonica Lindl, and to explore the variation in contents of the triterpene acids in the leaves at different harvest time. METHODS Samples were collected in the campus once every month for 12 months. Determination of ursolic and oleanolic acid was carried out by ultra-high performance liquid cromatography (UPLC) with an acquity BEH C18 column(2. 1 mm × 100 mm, 1.7 μn) using methanol-water-glacial acetic acid-triethylamine(250:50: 0.10:0. 05) as the mobile phase. The flow rate was 0. 25 mL · min-1. The detection wavelength was set at 210 nm. RESULTS The contents of ursolic and oleanolic acids in Erobotrya japonica leaves were significantly higher compared with those in Erobotrya japonica flowers. The contents of the two triterpene acids in the fallen leaves were higher than those in the fresh leaves. The annual curves of dynamic

  15. BOOK REVIEW: Inertial confinement fusion: The quest for ignition and energy gain using indirect drive

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    Yamanaka, C.

    1999-06-01

    Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is an alternative way to control fusion which is based on scaling down a thermonuclear explosion to a small size, applicable for power production, a kind of thermonuclear internal combustion engine. This book extends many interesting topics concerning the research and development on ICF of the last 25 years. It provides a systematic development of the physics basis and also various experimental data on radiation driven implosion. This is a landmark treatise presented at the right time. It is based on the article ``Development of the indirect-drive approach to inertial confinement fusion and the target physics basis for ignition and gain'' by J.D. Lindl, published in Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 2, November 1995, pp. 3933-4024. As is well known, in the United States of America research on the target physics basis for indirect drive remained largely classified until 1994. The indirect drive approaches were closely related to nuclear weapons research at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories. In Japan and other countries, inertial confinement fusion research for civil energy has been successfully performed to achieve DT fuel pellet compression up to 1000 times normal density, and indirect drive concepts, such as the `Cannon Ball' scheme, also prevailed at several international conferences. In these circumstances the international fusion community proposed the Madrid Manifesto in 1988, which urged openness of ICF information to promote international collaboration on civil energy research for the future resources of the human race. This proposal was also supported by some of the US scientists. The United States Department of Energy revised its classification guidelines for ICF six years after the Madrid Manifesto. This first book from the USA treating target physics issues, covering topics from implosion dynamics to hydrodynamic stability, ignition physics, high-gain target design and the scope for energy applications is

  16. Exon Deletion Pattern in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy in North West of Iran

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    correlations of deletions leading to Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Neurology 1989; 39(4:465-474.Koenig M1, Beggs AH, Moyer M, Scherpf S, Heindrich K, Bettecken T, Meng G, Müller CR, Lindlöf M, Kaariainen H, et al. The molecular basis for Duchenne versus Becker muscular dystrophy: correlation of severity with type of deletion. Am J Hum Genet 1989; 45(4:498-506.Helderman-van den E, Straathof CSM, Aartsma A, Dendunnen JT, Verbist BM, Bakker E, Verschuuren JJJM, Ginjaar HB. Becker muscular dystrophy patients with deletions around exon 51; a promising outlook for exon skipping therapy in Duchenne patients. Neuromuscular disorders 2010; 20:251-254.   Artsma-Rus A, Fokkema I, Verschuuren J, Ginjaar L, Deutekom GV, Ommen GJV et al. Theoretic applicability of antisense-mediated exon skipping for duchenne muscular dystrophy mutations. hummutat 2009; 30:293-9.Van Deutekom JC, Janson AA, Ginjaar LB, Frankhuizen WS, Artsma-Rus A, Bremmer-Bout Mattie et al. Local dystrophin restoration with antisense oligonucleotide PRO051. N Engl Med 2007; 357:2677-86.