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  1. In vitro establishment and early development of barueiro (Dipteryx alata Vogel

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    Herick Fernando de Jesus Silva

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The barueiro (Dipteryx alata Vog. is a native fruit species of the Cerrado ecoregion that has multiple uses. It is a wild species, and its cultivation is difficult. Furthermore, it is threatened with extinction. Plant tissue culture is a major tool for the conservation of germplasm, as well as a means of propagating high-quality seedlings on a large scale. However, this technique has not been used with barueiro, although it might provide valuable contributions to the process of barueiro domestication. The most popular method of cultivation is the use of the Murashige and Skoog medium (MS, which is considered one of the most nutritionally complete media. Woody plant medium (WPM is indicated for the propagation of woody species, but there are no reports of its use for barueiro cultivation. Woody plants tend to have problems with rust in vitro during the establishment phase. Activated charcoal acts as an adjuvant for the adsorption of phenolic compounds, mitigating its effects in the medium. Thus, the objective of this study was to test four activated charcoal doses (0, 2, 4 and 6 g L-1 and three culture media: MS, WPM, and AA (over water agar in the in vitro establishment of barueiro. The experimental design was a completely randomised (DIC, 4 × 3 factorial design with three replications. At 60 days after inoculation, the explants were evaluated for dry matter, fresh weight, stem diameter, shoot length, number of leaves, longest root length, germination rate, and chlorophyll contents. The MS medium supplemented with 3,0 g L-1 activated charcoal appeared to be the best for in vitro establishment of barueiro.

  2. Estratégias de propagação de barueiro (Dipteryx alata Vog.) e jatobazeiro do cerrado (Hymenaea stigonocarpa MART)

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    Larson, Léia Carla Rodrigues dos Santos [UNESP

    2014-01-01

    Brazilian native species should be preserved and researched for maintenance and perpetuation of origin in your biome. Generally, the native fruits are sources of income generation for the local population, because their many uses in food and feed, as well as social and environmental interests. Among the various native fruit species include the barueiro and jatobazeiro and which can be used as wood, seeds, pulp, resin, and the sheets may also be part of a production system as farming areas. Ho...

  3. Características químicas de amêndoas de barueiros (dipteryx alata vog. de ocorrência natural no cerrado do estado de Goiás, Brasil Chemical characteristics of baru almonds (dipteryx alata vog. from the savannah of Goiás, Brazil

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    Rosângela Vera

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Visando a ampliar os conhecimentos sobre os teores nutricionais de frutos de barueiro, planta nativa do Cerrado, com a finalidade de subsidiar o manejo econômico da cultura, determinaram-se as características químicas de amêndoas de barueiros provenientes de diferentes regiões geográficas do Cerrado goiano. Onze regiões do Estado de Goiás com elevada ocorrência natural de barueiro foram selecionadas e em cada região foram escolhidas, aleatoriamente, doze plantas em plena produção. Coletaram-se aproximadamente 60 frutos e, após seleção, amostraram-se 20 frutos por árvore. As amêndoas foram retiradas dos frutos e, trituradas, constituindo uma amostra composta. Determinaram-se: umidade, proteína, extrato etéreo, minerais e perfil de ácidos graxos. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância, e as médias foram comparadas pelo teste Tukey, a 5% de probabilidade. Os teores médios de umidade das amêndoas de baru variaram nas regiões estudadas entre 2,93-5,07 g (100 g-1, a proteína entre 25,16-27,69 g (100 g-1 e o teor de extrato etéreo de 32,42-37,36 g (100 g-1. Os teores médios de ácidos graxos saturados variaram de 19,93-25,74 g (100 g-1 e deácidos graxos insaturados de 73,47-79,19 g (100 g-1. Os ácidos graxos de maior ocorrência foram oleico e linoleico, seguidos pelos ácidos palmítico, lignocérico, esteárico, behênico, gadoleico e araquítico. Os macronutrientes minerais que apresentaram maiores teores, foram potássio, fósforo e enxofre. Com relação aos micronutrientes minerais, o ferro apresentou maior concentração.Aiming to broaden the knowledge about the nutritional content of baru fruits, a tree species from the Brazilian Savannah, in order to subsidize its economic management, it was determined the chemical characteristics of baru almonds from different geographical regions. In the state of Goiás eleven sites were chosen for their abundance of baru trees, and at each site twelve trees in full

  4. Photoacoustic spectroscopy of Baru Dipteryx alata Vog

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    Rodriguez, A. F. R.; Santos, J. G.; Silveira, L. B.; Oliveira, A. C.; Morais, P. C.; Nunes, O. A. C.

    2008-01-01

    Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) was used to investigate samples produced from Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.), a typical fruit from the Brazilian Cerrado, which is considered as a good source of nutrients. The photoacoustic (PA) spectra of samples prepared from Baru seeds present three different absorption bands in the wavelength range 0.3 1.0 μm, named Band-C, Band-S, and Band-L. We found that PAS can be useful for monitoring the strong absorption of visible light by Baru's seeds constituents mainly in the shorter wavelength measured range. This study is important from both agricultural and commercial point of view once it introduces PAS as a potential characterization technique allowing better control of fruit and seed selection, storage and transportation.

  5. Partial characterization of proteins from baru (Dipteryx alata Vog) seeds.

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    da Cruz, Kézia Soares; da Silva, Maraiza Aparecida; de Freitas, Osvaldo; Neves, Valdir Augusto

    2011-08-30

    Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.) is a fruit distributed throughout the Brazilian savanna and contains a seed with a high protein content, whose properties have been rarely explored. The purpose of this study was to characterize this protein, especially by isolation and quantifying its fractions and measuring some of its molecular properties. Baru seeds contain 244 g kg(-1) protein on a dry weight basis. Solubility profiles showed a preponderance of globulins. This fraction dominated the seed composition, with 61.7 wt% of the total soluble proteins. Albumins and glutelins accounted for 14 and 3.3 wt%, respectively. SDS-PAGE resolution of albumin and globulin showed main bands with molecular weights of 84 kDa and 64, 66 and 73 kDa, respectively. The total protein of the flour and the globulin showed values of in vitro digestibility of 85.59% and 90.54%, relative to casein. Total globulin produced only one chromatographic peak, both on Sepharose CL-6B gel filtration and on DEAE-cellulose ion-exchange columns, eluted at a concentration of 0.12 mol L(-1) NaCl. The baru seed had high protein content with large quantities of storage proteins. The chromatographic and solubility profiles indicate the predominance of a fraction with characteristics of a legumin-type protein. Copyright © 2011 Society of Chemical Industry.

  6. Drying kinetics of Baru almond ( Dipteryx alata Vog) used for the ...

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    This study aimed to evaluate the drying kinetics of Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog), fit different mathematical models to the experimental values as a function of the water content, determine the diffusion coefficient and energy of Baru almonds during the drying process. Baru almonds were dried at 50, 60 and 70°C temperatures in ...

  7. Seed removal of Dipteryx alata Vog. (Leguminosae: Faboidae) in the edge and interior of Cerrado.

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    Ragusa-Netto, J

    2017-11-01

    Post-dispersal seed agents of mortality include pathogens, invertebrates, and vertebrates, which may shape tropical tree populations and communities. In this study I experimentally evaluated Dipteryx alata endocarp removal both in the interior and edge of Cerrado vegetation. Specifically, I simulated primary dispersion of endocarps by bats and evaluated secondary removal intensity according to habitat, season, and endocarp number. This study was developed in the Pombo Natural Municipal Park, a large Cerrado remnant with an area of 9,000 ha, located in the Western Brazil. In each of the two habitat types, I set down 45 points in which D. alata piles of 1, 3, 7, 15, and 40 endocarps were positioned. On average, endocarp removal in the interior was higher than in the edge, so that the intensity of removal varied from positive density-dependent (interior: rains), to negative density-dependent (edge: both seasons). Also, at both habitat types and seasons non removed endocarps were intensely attacked by fungus. Indeed, seed mortality by fungus infestation was positive density-dependent. The results indicate high propensity of endocarps to escape from removal in the edge, in principle, a defaunated area. As Dipteryx species strongly rely on caviomorph rodents for their dispersal, the scarcity of these vectors might reduce recruitment chances of D. alata in remnants of Cerrado. This imply in future changes in the vegetation structure from the edge to the interior towards low tree diversity.

  8. Seed removal of Dipteryx alata Vog. (Leguminosae: Faboidae in the edge and interior of Cerrado

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    J. Ragusa-Netto

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Post-dispersal seed agents of mortality include pathogens, invertebrates, and vertebrates, which may shape tropical tree populations and communities. In this study I experimentally evaluated Dipteryx alata endocarp removal both in the interior and edge of Cerrado vegetation. Specifically, I simulated primary dispersion of endocarps by bats and evaluated secondary removal intensity according to habitat, season, and endocarp number. This study was developed in the Pombo Natural Municipal Park, a large Cerrado remnant with an area of 9,000 ha, located in the Western Brazil. In each of the two habitat types, I set down 45 points in which D. alata piles of 1, 3, 7, 15, and 40 endocarps were positioned. On average, endocarp removal in the interior was higher than in the edge, so that the intensity of removal varied from positive density-dependent (interior: rains, to negative density-dependent (edge: both seasons. Also, at both habitat types and seasons non removed endocarps were intensely attacked by fungus. Indeed, seed mortality by fungus infestation was positive density-dependent. The results indicate high propensity of endocarps to escape from removal in the edge, in principle, a defaunated area. As Dipteryx species strongly rely on caviomorph rodents for their dispersal, the scarcity of these vectors might reduce recruitment chances of D. alata in remnants of Cerrado. This imply in future changes in the vegetation structure from the edge to the interior towards low tree diversity.

  9. Potencial antioxidante do baru (dipteryx alata vog.) : um estudo in vitro e in vivo

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    Marins, Alinne Martins Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    O efeito protetor de alimentos de origem vegetal tem sido atribuído a presença de compostos bioativos encontrados em todas as partes da estrutura das plantas. Estudos anteriores retrataram uma alta concentração de sais minerais, taninos e ácido fítico na amêndoa de baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.), fruta típica do Cerrado brasileiro. O presente estudo investigou a atividade antioxidante (AA) dos extratos aquoso e acetato de etila da amêndoa do baru in vitro bem como os efeitos do consumo desta amên...

  10. In vitro and in vivo safety evaluation of Dipteryx alata Vogel extract

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    2012-01-01

    Background Dipteryx alata Vogel popularly known as "baru" is an important commercial leguminous tree species from the Brazilian Cerrado, which possess medicinal properties, besides its fruits consumption by animals and humans. The use of the "naturally occurring plants" as herbal remedies and foods mainly from leaves, seeds, flowers and roots of plants or extracts require precautions before ensuring these are safe and efficacious. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of D. alata barks extract. Methods Vegetal drugs of D. alata barks were submitted to quality control assays and further to the safety assays under 1) in vitro parameter by Salmonella (Ames) mutagenicity, and 2) in vivo parameter on the pregnancy of rats. Results The extract was non-mutagenic to any of the assessed strains TA97a, TA98, TA100 and TA102 even after metabolic activation (+S9). All in vivo parameters (reproductive ability evaluation, physical development of rat offsprings, and neurobehavioral development assays) showed no changes related to control group. Conclusion D. alata barks extract is neither mutagenic by the Ames test nor toxic in the pregnancy of rats, with no physical-neurobehavioral consequences on the rat offsprings development. PMID:22305153

  11. In vitro and in vivo safety evaluation of Dipteryx alata Vogel extract.

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    Esteves-Pedro, Natália Mencacci; Borim, Thaisa; Nazato, Virginia Sbrugnera; Silva, Magali Glauzer; Lopes, Patricia Santos; dos Santos, Márcio Galdino; Dal Belo, Cháriston André; Primila Cardoso, Cássia Regina; Varanda, Eliana Aparecida; Groppo, Francisco Carlos; Gerenutti, Marli; Oshima-Franco, Yoko

    2012-02-03

    Dipteryx alata Vogel popularly known as "baru" is an important commercial leguminous tree species from the Brazilian Cerrado, which possess medicinal properties, besides its fruits consumption by animals and humans. The use of the "naturally occurring plants" as herbal remedies and foods mainly from leaves, seeds, flowers and roots of plants or extracts require precautions before ensuring these are safe and efficacious. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of D. alata barks extract. Vegetal drugs of D. alata barks were submitted to quality control assays and further to the safety assays under 1) in vitro parameter by Salmonella (Ames) mutagenicity, and 2) in vivo parameter on the pregnancy of rats. The extract was non-mutagenic to any of the assessed strains TA97a, TA98, TA100 and TA102 even after metabolic activation (+S9). All in vivo parameters (reproductive ability evaluation, physical development of rat offsprings, and neurobehavioral development assays) showed no changes related to control group. D. alata barks extract is neither mutagenic by the Ames test nor toxic in the pregnancy of rats, with no physical-neurobehavioral consequences on the rat offsprings development.

  12. In vitro and in vivo safety evaluation of Dipteryx alata Vogel extract

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    Esteves-Pedro Natália

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dipteryx alata Vogel popularly known as "baru" is an important commercial leguminous tree species from the Brazilian Cerrado, which possess medicinal properties, besides its fruits consumption by animals and humans. The use of the "naturally occurring plants" as herbal remedies and foods mainly from leaves, seeds, flowers and roots of plants or extracts require precautions before ensuring these are safe and efficacious. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of D. alata barks extract. Methods Vegetal drugs of D. alata barks were submitted to quality control assays and further to the safety assays under 1 in vitro parameter by Salmonella (Ames mutagenicity, and 2 in vivo parameter on the pregnancy of rats. Results The extract was non-mutagenic to any of the assessed strains TA97a, TA98, TA100 and TA102 even after metabolic activation (+S9. All in vivo parameters (reproductive ability evaluation, physical development of rat offsprings, and neurobehavioral development assays showed no changes related to control group. Conclusion D. alata barks extract is neither mutagenic by the Ames test nor toxic in the pregnancy of rats, with no physical-neurobehavioral consequences on the rat offsprings development.

  13. Impact of different extraction methods on the quality of Dipteryx alata extracts

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    Frederico S. Martins

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to impact of different extraction methods on the quality of Dipteryx alata Vogel, Fabaceae, extracts from fruits. The major compounds found were the lipids 38.9% (w/w and proteins 26.20% (w/w. The residual moisture was 7.20% (w/w, total fiber 14.50% (w/w, minerals 4.10% (w/w and carbohydrate 9.10 % (w/w. The species studied has great potential in producing oil, but the content and type of fatty acids obtained is dependent on the method of extraction. The Blingh & Dyer method was more selective for unsaturated fatty acids and Shoxlet method was more selective for saturated fatty acids. The tannin extraction by ultrasound (33.70 % w/w was 13.90% more efficient than extraction by decoction (29 % w/w.

  14. Study of the proteins in the defatted flour and protein concentrate of baru nuts (Dipteryx alata Vog)

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    Guimarães,Rita de Cássia Avellaneda; Favaro,Simone Palma; Viana,Antonio Camilo Arguelho; Braga Neto,José Antônio; Neves,Valdir Augusto; Honer,Michael Robin

    2012-01-01

    Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.) is an abundant legume in the Brazilian Savanna. Its nuts can be exploited sustainably using its protein and lipid fractions. This study aimed to analyze the proteins of the nuts present in the defatted flour and protein concentrate in terms of their functional properties, the profile of their fractions, and the in vitro digestibility. The flour was defatted with hexane and extracted at the pH of higher protein solubility to obtain the protein concentrate. The electr...

  15. Landscape conservation genetics of Dipteryx alata ("baru" tree: Fabaceae) from Cerrado region of central Brazil.

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    Soares, Thannya Nascimento; Chaves, Lázaro José; de Campos Telles, Mariana Pires; Diniz-Filho, José Alexandre Felizola; Resende, Lucileide Vilela

    2008-01-01

    In this paper random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used to evaluate the degree of among-population differentiation and associated spatial patterns of genetic divergence for Dipteryx alata Vogel populations from Cerrado region of central Brazil, furnishing support for future programs of conservation of this species. We analyzed patterns of genetic and spatial population structure using 45 RAPD loci scored for 309 trees, sampled from five different regions with two populations each. Genetic structure analysis suggested that panmixia null hypothesis can be rejected, with significant among-population components of 15%. Hierarchical partition by Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA) shows that 5% of genetic variation is within regions, whereas 10% of variation is among regions, and these results were confirmed by a Bayesian analyses on HICKORY. The Mantel correlogram revealed that this divergence is spatially structured, so that local populations situated at short geographic distances could not be considered independent units for conservation and management. However, genetic discontinuities among populations were found in the northwest and southeast parts of the study area, corresponding to regions of recent socio-economic expansion and high population density, respectively. Taking both geographic distances and genetic discontinuities into account it is possible to establish a group of population to be conserved, covering most of D. alata geographic distribution and congruent with previously established priority areas for conservation in the Cerrado region.

  16. Effect of baru (Dipteryx alata Vog. addition on the composition and nutritional quality of cookies

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    Kelly Aparecida CAETANO

    Full Text Available Abstract The use of the defatted baru almond (Dipteryx alata Vog. prevents the production of waste residues after extraction of its oil (partially defatted baru flour, representing a process of interest from an environmental point of view. The aim of this study was to prepare oat cookies with functional properties, replacing 100% soy oil for baru oil and 30% wheat flour for partially defatted baru flour (baru cookie. Baru cookies presented a higher moisture (7.80%, probably due to the high content of dietary fiber (3.78%, resulting in a lower calorie content (457.46 kcal.100 g–1, compared to traditional oat cookies. Changing the formulation resulted in the enrichment of a number of microelements, including phosphorus (~ 197.90 mg.100 g–1 and iron (~ 21.56 mg.100 g–1. Baru oil increased the concentration of unsaturated fatty acids (~ 76.11%, consisting of approximately 50.37% monounsaturated (MUFA, and 25.74% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA. The total phenolic compound content was approximately doubled in the baru cookie. As such, the baru cookie presents an interesting composition from a nutritional point of view, having a high protein and dietary fiber content, in addition to presenting substantial concentrations of iron and oleic acid, and may be used as part of a healthy diet.

  17. Nutritional composition and protein value of the baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.) almond from the Brazilian Savanna.

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    Fernandes, Daniela C; Freitas, Jullyana B; Czeder, Ludmila P; Naves, Maria Margareth V

    2010-08-15

    The almond of the baru tree (Dipteryx alata Vog.), a native species of the Brazilian Savanna, is used in the gastronomy of the central western region of the country. There is relatively little information about the chemical composition and nutritional value of the baru almond, which was the motivation for this research. The baru almonds had high lipid (397-437 g kg(-1)) and protein (238-281 g kg(-1)) contents. There were differences in the amino acid score (AAS = 83-103%) and limiting amount of sulfur amino acids, depending on the origin of the almond. The protein value of the baru almond was higher than that of the peanut according to the relative net protein ratio (RNPR(Baru) = 74%, RNPR(Peanut) = 66%) and the protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS). The baru almond also had high iron (mean 48.1 mg kg(-1)), zinc (mean 46.6 mg kg(-1)) and dietary fibre (mean 115.8 g kg(-1)) contents in relation to Dietary Reference Intakes. The baru almond has a high nutrient density and high content of quality protein. Furthermore, the lipid and protein contents and amino acid profile of the baru almond are representative of edible seeds and similar to those of true nuts. This almond can be used as a complementary source of protein and as an excellent option for a healthy diet. Copyright (c) 2010 Society of Chemical Industry.

  18. Propriedades mecânicas dos frutos de baru (Dipteryx alata Vogel

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    Daniel Emanuel Cabral de Oliveira

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho objetivou-se verificar a influência do teor de água e da temperatura de secagem nos valores da força máxima de compressão para deformações fixas (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 e 7 mm, força de ruptura e no módulo proporcional de deformidade nos frutos de baru (Dipteryx alata Vogel, submetidos à compressão na posição natural de repouso. Foram utilizados frutos de baru com teores de água variando de 0,333 a 0,053 (decimal b.s., secos nas temperaturas de 60, 80 e 100 °C. A redução do teor de água ao longo da secagem foi acompanhada pelo método gravimétrico (perda de massa, conhecendo-se o teor de água inicial do produto, até atingir o teor de água final. Concluiu-se que a força de compressão necessária para deformar os frutos de baru diminui com o aumento do teor de água, independentemente da temperatura de secagem. O módulo proporcional de deformidade aumenta com a redução do teor de água para todas as temperaturas estudadas. A redução do teor de água eleva a força necessária à ruptura dos frutos de baru, independentemente da temperatura de secagem. As forças de ruptura para as temperaturas de 60 e 100 °C podem ser representadas por um único modelo.

  19. High levels of genetic differentiation and selfing in the Brazilian cerrado fruit tree Dipteryx alata Vog. (Fabaceae)

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    2010-01-01

    Dipteryx alata is a native fruit tree species of the cerrado (Brazilian savanna) that has great economic potential because of its multiple uses. Knowledge of how the genetic variability of this species is organized within and among populations would be useful for genetic conservation and breeding programs. We used nine simple sequence repeat (SSR) primers developed for Dipteryx odorata to evaluate the genetic structure of three populations of D. alata located in central Brazil based on a leaf sample analysis from 101 adults. The outcrossing rate was evaluated using 300 open-pollinated offspring from 25 seed-trees. Pollen dispersal was measured by parentage analysis. We used spatial genetic structure (SGS) to test the minimal distance for harvesting seeds in conservation and breeding programs. Our data indicate that the populations studied had a high degree of genetic diversity and population structure, as suggested by the high level of divergence among populations . The estimated outcrossing rate suggested a mixed mating system, and the intrapopulation fixation index was influenced by SGS. We conclude that seed harvesting for genetic conservation and breeding programs requires a minimum distance between trees of 196 m to avoid collecting seeds from related seed-trees. PMID:21637609

  20. Discovery and characterization of new microsatellite loci in Dipteryx alata Vogel (Fabaceae) using next-generation sequencing data.

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    Guimarães, R A; Telles, M P C; Antunes, A M; Corrêa, K M; Ribeiro, C V G; Coelho, A S G; Soares, T N

    2017-04-28

    The use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies provides a great volume of genome sequence data even for non-model species. The development of microsatellite markers using these data is a relatively quick and easy process. Dipteryx alata Vogel (Fabaceae) is an arboreal species from the Cerrado biome and is considered an important plant genetic resource. Here, we report the development of microsatellite markers for D. alata using NGS data. DNA samples from four individuals were sequenced using the Illumina MiSeq platform and high-quality reads were assembled into contigs of the D. alata genome sequence. Microsatellite regions were identified using the IMEX webserver and primer pairs were designed using the Primer3 software. The amplification settings for each locus were optimized. Fluorescent-labeled primers were developed and used to genotype individuals derived from three natural populations of D. alata. Fifty-four microsatellite regions were identified, from which 27 were elected to primer design. Among the amplified loci, 11 were polymorphic, with the number of alleles ranging from 2 to 10. The expected heterozygosity under Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium (HWE) per locus varied from 0.191 to 0.807. Genotype and allele frequencies for all loci agreed with those expected under HWE and linkage disequilibrium was not significant for all pairs of loci. The probabilities of exclusion of paternity and of combined identity were equal to 0.993 and 5.65 x 10 -8 , respectively. The markers developed in this study are useful to several types of population genetic studies with D. alata and, eventually, for closely related species.

  1. Study of the proteins in the defatted flour and protein concentrate of baru nuts (Dipteryx alata Vog

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    Rita de Cássia Avellaneda Guimarães

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog. is an abundant legume in the Brazilian Savanna. Its nuts can be exploited sustainably using its protein and lipid fractions. This study aimed to analyze the proteins of the nuts present in the defatted flour and protein concentrate in terms of their functional properties, the profile of their fractions, and the in vitro digestibility. The flour was defatted with hexane and extracted at the pH of higher protein solubility to obtain the protein concentrate. The electrophoretic profile of the protein fractions was evaluated in SDS-PAGE gel. The functional properties of the proteins indicate the possibility of their use in various foods, like soybeans providing water absorption capacity, oil absorption capacity, emulsifying properties, and foamability. Globulins, followed by the albumins, are the major fractions of the flour and protein concentrate, respectively. Digestibility was greater for the concentrate than for the defatted flour.

  2. Estudo das proteínas da farinha desengordurada e concentrado protéico de castanhas de baru (Dipteryx alata Vog)

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    Guimarães, Rita de Cássia Avellaneda; Favaro, Simone Palma; Viana, Antonio Camilo Arguelho; Braga Neto, José Antônio; Neves, Valdir Augusto [UNESP; Honer, Michael Robin

    2012-01-01

    Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.) is an abundant legume in the Brazilian Savanna. Its nuts can be exploited sustainably using its protein and lipid fractions. This study aimed to analyze the proteins of the nuts present in the defatted flour and protein concentrate in terms of their functional properties, the profile of their fractions, and the in vitro digestibility. The flour was defatted with hexane and extracted at the pH of higher protein solubility to obtain the protein concentrate. The electr...

  3. Geographic shifts in climatically suitable areas and loss of genetic variability in Dipteryx alata ("Baru" Tree; Fabaceae).

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    Diniz-Filho, J A F; Collevatti, R G; Chaves, L J; Soares, T N; Nabout, J C; Rangel, T F; Melo, D B; Lima, J S; Telles, M P C

    2012-06-15

    Many species are expected to suffer strong shifts in their geographic ranges due to climate changes in the next 50 years, with severe consequences for biodiversity patterns and population structure. We used here an ensemble forecast approach for obtaining species' range in which multiple species distribution models and climatic models were combined to model loss of genetic variability in Baru, Dipteryx alata (Fabaceae), an economically important Neotropical tree native to the Cerrado of Brazil. We estimated a series of genetic parameters (number of alleles per locus, expected heterozygosity under Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and mutation-drift equilibrium) for this species based on eight microsatellite loci. We then recalculated these parameters assuming that local populations in areas of low future environmental suitability will go extinct. All genetic parameters remained approximately constant up to a 50% threshold of climatic suitability in the future; after this critical threshold there is an abrupt reduction in all parameters, although the magnitude of shift is only about 10% of current values, on average. Thus, despite the shifts in geographic range and climatically suitable areas towards southeastern Brazil, our analyses do not predict a strong loss of genetic diversity in D. alata because of the broad tolerance of this species, which ensures large future ranges, contrasting with other Cerrado species that have been analyzed in a similar manner.

  4. Study of the proteins in the defatted flour and protein concentrate of baru nuts (Dipteryx alata Vog Estudo das proteínas da farinha desengordurada e concentrado protéico de castanhas de baru (Dipteryx alata Vog

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    Rita de Cássia Avellaneda Guimarães

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Baru (Dipteryx alata Vog. is an abundant legume in the Brazilian Savanna. Its nuts can be exploited sustainably using its protein and lipid fractions. This study aimed to analyze the proteins of the nuts present in the defatted flour and protein concentrate in terms of their functional properties, the profile of their fractions, and the in vitro digestibility. The flour was defatted with hexane and extracted at the pH of higher protein solubility to obtain the protein concentrate. The electrophoretic profile of the protein fractions was evaluated in SDS-PAGE gel. The functional properties of the proteins indicate the possibility of their use in various foods, like soybeans providing water absorption capacity, oil absorption capacity, emulsifying properties, and foamability. Globulins, followed by the albumins, are the major fractions of the flour and protein concentrate, respectively. Digestibility was greater for the concentrate than for the defatted flour.O baru (Dipteryx alata Vog. é uma leguminosa abundante no Cerrado brasileiro, cuja castanha pode ser explorada através do uso sustentável para o aproveitamento das frações proteicas e lipídicas. Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar as proteínas desta castanha, presentes na farinha desengordurada e no concentrado proteico, quanto as suas propriedades funcionais, ao perfil das frações proteicas e à digestibilidade in vitro. A farinha desengordurada com hexano foi submetida à extração no pH de maior solubilidade das proteínas, obtendo-se o concentrado proteico. O perfil eletroforético das frações proteicas foi avaliado em gel de SDS-PAGE. As propriedades funcionais indicaram a possibilidade de emprego em diversos alimentos, assim como a soja, conferindo capacidade de absorção de água, capacidade de absorção de óleo, propriedades emulsificantes e espumabilidade. As globulinas, seguidas das albuminas, são as frações majoritárias da farinha e do concentrado proteico

  5. Combining multiple models to predict the geographical distribution of the Baru tree (Dipteryx alata Vogel) in the Brazilian Cerrado.

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    Nabout, J C; Soares, T N; Diniz-Filho, J A F; De Marco Júnior, P; Telles, M P C; Naves, R V; Chaves, L J

    2010-11-01

    The Brazilian Cerrado is a biome of great biodiversity, but detailed information about the diversity and distribution of species in this region is still insufficient for both testing ecological hypotheses and for conservation purposes. Among native plants in the Cerrado, Dipteryx alata Vogel (commonly known as the "Baru" tree), has a high potential for exploitation. The aims of this paper were to predict the potential spatial distribution of D. alata in the Brazilian Cerrado utilising five different niche modelling techniques. These techniques usually provide distinct results, so it may be difficult to choose amongst them. To adjust for this uncertainty, we employ an ensemble forecasting approach to predict the spatial distribution of the Baru tree. We accumulated a total of 448 occurrence points and modelled the subsequent predicted occurrences using seven climatic variables. Five different presence-only ecological niche modelling techniques (GARP, Maxent, BIOCLIM, Mahalanobis Distance and Euclidean Distance) were used and the performance of these models was compared using Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) and the Area Under the Curve (AUC). All models presented AUC values higher than 0.68, and GARP presented the highest AUC value, whereas Euclidean Distance presented the lowest. The ensemble forecasting approach suggested a high suitability for the occurrence of the Baru tree in the Central-Western region of the Brazilian Cerrado. Our study demonstrated that modelling species distribution using ensemble forecasting can be an important computational tool for better establishing sampling strategies and for improving our biodiversity knowledge to better identify priority areas for conservation. For the Baru tree, we recommend priority actions for conservation in the central region of the Cerrado Biome.

  6. Combining multiple models to predict the geographical distribution of the Baru tree (Dipteryx alata Vogel in the Brazilian Cerrado

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    JC. Nabout

    Full Text Available The Brazilian Cerrado is a biome of great biodiversity, but detailed information about the diversity and distribution of species in this region is still insufficient for both testing ecological hypotheses and for conservation purposes. Among native plants in the Cerrado, Dipteryx alata Vogel (commonly known as the "Baru" tree, has a high potential for exploitation. The aims of this paper were to predict the potential spatial distribution of D. alata in the Brazilian Cerrado utilising five different niche modelling techniques. These techniques usually provide distinct results, so it may be difficult to choose amongst them. To adjust for this uncertainty, we employ an ensemble forecasting approach to predict the spatial distribution of the Baru tree. We accumulated a total of 448 occurrence points and modelled the subsequent predicted occurrences using seven climatic variables. Five different presence-only ecological niche modelling techniques (GARP, Maxent, BIOCLIM, Mahalanobis Distance and Euclidean Distance were used and the performance of these models was compared using Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC and the Area Under the Curve (AUC. All models presented AUC values higher than 0.68, and GARP presented the highest AUC value, whereas Euclidean Distance presented the lowest. The ensemble forecasting approach suggested a high suitability for the occurrence of the Baru tree in the Central-Western region of the Brazilian Cerrado. Our study demonstrated that modelling species distribution using ensemble forecasting can be an important computational tool for better establishing sampling strategies and for improving our biodiversity knowledge to better identify priority areas for conservation. For the Baru tree, we recommend priority actions for conservation in the central region of the Cerrado Biome.

  7. Molecular identification of four different alpha-amylase inhibitors from baru (Dipteryx alata) seeds with activity toward insect enzymes.

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    Bonavides, Krishna B; Pelegrini, Patrícia B; Laumann, Raúl A; Grossi-de-Sá, Maria F; Bloch, Carlos; Melo, Jorge A T; Quirino, Betania F; Noronha, Eliane F; Franco, Octávio L

    2007-07-31

    The endophytic bruchid pest Callosobruchus maculatus causes severe damage to storage cowpea seeds, leading to economical losses. For this reason the use of alpha-amylase inhibitors to interfere with the pest digestion process has been an interesting alternative to control bruchids. With this aim, alpha-amylase inhibitors from baru seeds (Dipteryx alata) were isolated by affinity chromatographic procedures, causing enhanced inhibition of C. maculatus and Anthonomus grandis alpha-amylases. To attempt further purification, this fraction was applied onto a reversed-phase HPLC column, generating four peaks with remarkable inhibition toward C. maculatus alpha-amylases. SDS-PAGE and MALDI-ToF analysis identified major proteins of approximately 5.0, 11.0, 20.0 and 55 kDa that showed alpha-amylase inhibition. Results of in vivo bioassays using artificial seeds containing 1.0% (w/w) of baru crude extract revealed 40% cowpea weevil larvae mortality. These results provide evidence that several alpha-amylase inhibitors classes, with biotechnological potential, can be isolated from a single plant species.

  8. QUALIDADE DE BISCOITOS FORMULADOS COM DIFERENTES TEORES DE FARINHA DE AMÊNDOA DE BARU (Dipteryx alata Vog. QUALITY OF BISCUITS FORMULATED WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF BARU NUT FLOUR (Dipteryx alata Vog.

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    Juliana de Souza Teixeira

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade de biscoitos cookie formulados com diferentes teores de farinha de amêndoa de baru (Dipteryx alata Vog. em substituição à farinha de trigo e fécula de mandioca. Os critérios de qualidade foram apreferência sensorial, a composição química dos biscoitos e a resistência à quebra por vibração. Observou-se que a formação de partículas finas não diferiu (p > 0,05 entre os tratamentos, variando entre 2,5% no biscoito com 8% de farinha de amêndoa de baru e 3,3% no biscoito com 2% de farinha de amêndoa de baru. Os provadores consideraram os tratamentos com 4% e 8% de farinha de amêndoa de baru com a mesma aparência do tratamento controle (p > 0,05. Em relação ao sabor, os tratamentos não diferiram (p > 0,05 do controle. A textura também não diferiu (p > 0,05 entre os tratamentos. A adição gradual da farinha de amêndoa de baru aos biscoitos elevou os teores de proteínas, lipídeos, ferro, cálcio e fibra e reduziu o teor de carboidratos totais. Conclui-se que a adição de 8% de farinha de amêndoa de baru melhora a qualidade nutricional do biscoito, não interferindo na preferência sensorial dos consumidores e na resistência à quebra por vibração.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Biscoitos; avaliação sensorial.

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of cookie biscuits formulated with different levels of baru (Dipteryx alata Vog. nut flour in substitution of wheat and manioc flours. The quality criteria were the sensory preference, chemical composition, and particles from breakage of biscuits under vibration conditions. It was observed that there was no difference (p > 0.05 among samples

  9. Dipteryx alata Vogel (Fabaceae a neotropical tree with high level of selfing: implication for conservation and breeding programs

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    Evandro Vagner Tambarussi

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    Full Text Available Dipteryx alata (Fabaceae is a threatened tropical tree of the Brazilian Savanna. Due to deforestation of its biome, many individuals and populations are now spatially isolated in forest fragments, pastures, and along roads. Plans for in situ and ex situ conservation of the species are urgently needed. To support conservation, the mating system and pollen dispersal patterns must be better understood as they determine the levels of genetic diversity, inbreeding, and effective size of seed generations. Microsatellite were used to investigated the mating system, pollen dispersal, genetic diversity, spatial genetic structure (SGS, and inbreeding in isolated trees in pastures and along roads from two populations with different densities in the Brazilian Savanna. Our aim is to determine the potential of these trees to contribute to seed collection for genetic conservation. We found that the species presents a mixed mating system, strong individual variation in outcrossing rate (0.01-1.0, and non-random mating. Low population density resulted in lower levels of outcrossing (tm = 0.45 and mating among relatives (tm - ts = 0.12, but longer pollen dispersal distances (δ = 6,572 m than in the higher density populations (tm = 0.90, tm - ts = 0.26, δ = 1,395 m. Mating among relatives was explained by SGS detected in the populations, associated with near-neighbor pollinator foraging behavior. Correlated mating indicates that a low effective number of pollen donors (1.5-10.3 fertilized the trees. Thus, open-pollinated seedling families present mixtures of different levels of relatedness and inbreeding. Our results are discussed in light of strategies for in and ex situ conservation.

  10. Composição e caracterização quimica e nutricional do fruto do baru (Dipteryx alata, Vog.)

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    Marie Togashi

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    Resumo: O baru, uma leguminosa arbórea do cerrado (Leguminosae Faboideae), espécie Dipteryx alata, Vog., é uma planta nativa da região. Seus frutos são drupáceos, sendo que a polpa é consumida pelo gado e a semente é consumida pela população local, na forma crua ou torrada. Este trabalho foi motivado pela importância de se procurar novas fontes proteicas alternativas na alimentação e de se incentivar a preservação de espécies nativas do cerrado através da sua valorização, contribuindo ainda i...

  11. Implementation of the three Rs in the human hazard assessment of Brazilian medicinal plants: an evaluation of the cytotoxic and genotoxic potentials of Dipteryx alata Vogel.

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    Esteves-Pedro, Natália M; Rodas, Andrea C D; Dal Belo, Cháriston A; Oshima-Franco, Yoko; dos Santos, Márcio G; Lopes, Patricia S

    2011-05-01

    In Brazil, medicinal plants are widely used by the indigenous people, which leads to a constant requirement for toxicity tests to be performed on the plant extracts. Although the current Brazilian Directive 90/2004 on the preclinical toxicity testing of phytotherapeutics recommends only in vivo tests, some Brazilian researchers would like to change this situation by implementing the Three Rs in the toxicological testing of medicinal plants. The present study evaluated the cytotoxic and genotoxic potentials of bark extracts from Dipteryx alata Vogel, a medicinal plant of the Brazilian cerrado, by using CHO-K1 (Chinese hamster ovary) cells. An IC50 value was obtained, which corresponded to 0.16mg/ml of plant extract, and from this the equivalent LD50 was determined as 705mg/kg. In order to determine the genotoxic potential of the sample, the frequency of micronucleus formation was assessed. CHO-K1 cells were exposed, during targeted mitosis, to different concentrations of plant extract and cytochalasin B, in the presence and absence of an appropriate metabolic activation system (an S9 mix). The results obtained indicated that it might be possible to implement the Three Rs in assessing the potential human hazard of medicinal plants. The publication of such data can increase awareness of the Three Rs by showing how to optimise the management of animal use, if in vivo toxicological experiments are required. 2011 FRAME.

  12. Preparation and characterization of baru (Dipteryx alata Vog) nut protein isolate and comparison of its physico-chemical properties with commercial animal and plant protein isolates.

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    Nunes, Ângela A; Favaro, Simone P; Miranda, Cesar H B; Neves, Valdir A

    2017-01-01

    The Brazilian leguminous tree locally known in the Cerrado Biome as baru (Dipteryx alata Vog), provides a healthy edible oil source. The proteinaceous cake remaining after oil extraction could be transformed into new products to foodstuff development, such as protein concentrates and isolates, adding value to the production chain. In this study, it is described the preparation and characterization of baru nut protein isolate (BPI) from deffated baru flour, and measurements of its functional, nutritional, and thermal properties, in comparison to the more common vegetable (soybeans) and animal (casein and albumin) protein sources of the food industry. BPI presented higher protein content than soybean, casein and albumin commercial protein isolates, despite losses of albumins and low molecular weight globulins during the isolation procedure. Thermodynamics studies suggested that BPI has a well-conserved protein arrangement and lower thermostability than the other protein sources. BPI showed high in vitro digestibility and suitable and desirable functional properties such as water and oil absorption capacity, emulsifying activity, and foam formation and stability at mild and neutral pH. BPI could be used either as a substitute ingredient in oily food formulations or in the development of new products of its own. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry.

  13. Adição de gesso agrícola e cinza de madeira ao substrato no desenvolvimento de mudas de baruzeiro (Dipteryx alata Vog

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    C. A. Freitas

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar o desenvolvimento de mudas de baruzeiro (Dipteryx alata Vog em função de proporções de gesso (0%; 1,6%; 3,2%; 4,8% e 6,4% com base em volume e adubação com cinza de madeira (ausência e presença misturadas ao substrato Bioplant®. Constituiu-se assim um esquema fatorial 5x2, em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com três repetições e quatro plantas por parcela. O experimento foi conduzido de janeiro a março de 2009, em viveiro com cobertura e laterais de sombrite preto (50% da luminosidade natural, situado na Fazenda Japão, município de Orizona, Goiás. Como recipiente foram utilizados sacos de polietileno de 15 x 25 cm, onde colocou-se uma sementes por recipiente, ficando a extremidade superior da semente cerca de 2,0 cm de profundidade. As irrigações foram realizadas diariamente, no período da tarde. Aos 152 dias após a semeadura, avaliou-se altura de muda (AM, diâmetro de caule (DC, número de folha (NF, número de folíolos por folha (NFF, número de folíolos por planta (NFP, comprimento da raiz principal (CR, massa da matéria seca das raízes (MSR, massa seca da parte aérea (MSPA, massa seca total (MSTO e índice de qualidade de Dickson (IQD. O gesso agrícola proporcionou melhor desenvolvimento inicial das mudas de baruzeiro, no entanto sua associação com cinzas de madeira, juntamente com o substrato, não favoreceu o desenvolvimento das mudas.Addition of agricultural plaster and wood ash to substrate in baruzeiro (Dipteryx alata Vog seedlings developingAbstract: This study aimed to evaluate the baruzeiro seedlings development in function of plaster proportions (0%, 1.6%, 3.2%, 4.8% and 6.4 % based on volume and fertilization with wood ash (absence and presence added to the substrate Bioplant ®. It constitutes therefore a 5x2 factorial arrangement, in a completely randomized design with three replications and four plants per plot. The experiment was conducted from January to March

  14. Scapula alata

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    Tibaek, Sigrid; Gadsbøll, Janne

    2015-01-01

    -specific quality-of-life measurement. METHODS: In this case series and retrospective study, 22 patients (11 female patients) with a median age of 34 years (interquartile range, 28-44 years), diagnosed with scapula alata caused by injury to the long thoracic nerve, were successively referred as outpatients...

  15. Chemical quality of Baru almond (Dipteryx alata oil

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    Ana Paula Silva Siqueira

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Vegetable oils are suitable for human consumption as part of a healthy diet and native fruits of the cerrado, such as almond baru, which are natural sources of these oils. This study informed about the quality of baru oil having as a basis for comparison, soybean oil and olive oil, usually consumed in human diet. Analyzes of acid value, peroxide and iodine for the three oils and fatty acid composition for the baru oil were performed according to official standard methodology. Baru oil has the potential to be part of the human consumption, in healthy diets similarly to soybean oil and olive oil.

  16. Growth and mineral nutrition of baru (Dipteryx alata Vogel in nutrient solution

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This study analyzed the initial growth of baru in nutrient solutions with individualized omission of mineral nutrients in greenhouse. The experimental design was completely randomized with 13 treatments and four replicates: Complete Hoagland & Arnon solution and with individualized omissions of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo and Zn. At 60 days the following morphological characteristics were evaluated: height, root collar diameter, number of leaves and number of leaflets. In addition, the Dickson quality index and root/shoot ratio were calculated and root dry matter, shoot dry matter and the contents and accumulations of nutrients in the shoots of the seedlings were analyzed. Analysis of variance of the collected data was performed using the computational program Sisvar. The growth of baru seedlings, except for the variable height, was influenced by the omission of nutrients in the nutrient solution and the main limiting nutrients are K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, and Mo. The absorption of nutrients by baru plants occurs differently under the individualized nutritional omissions applied to the nutrient solution.

  17. Consumption of baru nuts (Dipteryx alata in the treatment of obese mice

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: The present study evaluated the effects of baru nut consumption on body weight, percent adiposity, amount of adipose tissue and blood levels in obese male Swiss mice. After inducing obesity by providing high-glucose diet (60 days, the mice were divided into 4 groups (7 animals per group and were fed on a control diet (C, high-glucose diet (HG or high-glucose diet added with baru (HGBA or soybean oil (HGSO. Groups fed with diet HGBA had a decrease in the weight gain and glucose and triglyceride levels when compared to diet HG. Aimals fed with HG exhibited a higher proportion of epididymal and retroperitoneal adipose tissue. The inclusion of baru nut in the diet improved the control of weight gain and glucose and triglyceride levels in obese mice.

  18. O EXTRATIVISMO DE BARU (Dipteryx alata Vog) EM PIRENÓPOLIS (GO) E SUA SUSTENTABILIDADE

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    Nepomuceno, Denise Lúcia Mateus Gomes

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    A presente dissertação refere-se a um estudo de caso relativo ao extrativismo de baru, coletado em Pirenópolis, cidade turística de Goiás. Pirenópolis encontra-se articulada ao turismo histórico-cultural, também é procurada por suas belezas naturais e explora o eco turismo. Possui outra atividade desvinculada da atividade turística ainda pouco conhecida: o extrativismo do baru, um fruto do cerrado de rico valor nutricional. O baru contém uma amêndoa, de sabor agradável, seu mai...

  19. Evaluation of gastroprotective activity of Passiflora alata

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    Full Text Available AbstractPassiflora alata Curtis, Passifloraceae, is a liana popularly known in Brazil as ‘maracujá-doce’ that has been used for treating different illnesses. Its leaves are described in the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia, but the gastroprotective activity has never been investigated. In the present study a freeze-dried crude 60% ethanol–water extract of P. alata aerial parts was prepared. Total flavonoid content, expressed as vitexin, was 0.67% ± 0.01. The hemolytic activity was 32 units for P. alata, using Saponin (Merck® as reference. P. alata presented EC50 of 1061.2 ± 8.5 µg/ml in the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryhydrazyl assay and 1076 ± 85 µmol Trolox/g in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity assay. P. alata, its solvent fractions and a P. alatananopreparation were investigated for gastroprotective activity. The test samples exhibited gastroprotective activity on HCl/ethanol induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats. P. alata at doses of 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg, using the necrotizing agent at 150 mmol/l, inhibited 100% of ulcer formation (compared to the negative control, while lansoprazole (30 mg/kg 77%. When tested against a more concentrated necrotizing agent (300 mmol/l, fractions of P. alata at 100 mg/kg reduced 57% (n-hexane, 34% (ethyl acetate and 72% (aqueous fraction the ulcer formation. In this assay, lansoprazole (30 mg/kg inhibited 47%. When encapsulated, P. alata inhibited ulcer formation at 55%, 94% and 90% for dosages of 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg. These results suggest the potential use of P. alata as a gastroprotective herbal medicine.

  20. Evaluation of gastroprotective activity of Passiflora alata

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    Wasicky, André; Hernandes, Leandro S.; Vetore-Neto, Alberto; Moreno, Paulo R.H.; Bacchi, Elfriede Marianne; Kato, Edna Tomiko Myiake; Yoshida, Massayoshi

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    AbstractPassiflora alata Curtis, Passifloraceae, is a liana popularly known in Brazil as ‘maracujá-doce’ that has been used for treating different illnesses. Its leaves are described in the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia, but the gastroprotective activity has never been investigated. In the present study a freeze-dried crude 60% ethanol–water extract of P. alata aerial parts was prepared. Total flavonoid content, expressed as vitexin, was 0.67% ± 0.01. The hemolytic activity was 32...

  1. CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL EVALUATION OF BARU (Dipteryx alata Vog. COMPONENTS FOR SHELF LIFE STUDY AVALIAÇÃO QUÍMICA E FÍSICA DE COMPONENTES DO BARU (Dipteryx alata Vog. PARA ESTUDO DA VIDA DE PRATELEIRA

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    Márcio Caliari

    2010-08-01

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    Agroecology, a science that studies productive relations between man and nature, and whose goal is ecological, economic, social, cultural, political, and ethical sustainability, has been increasingly used as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Within that perspective, the Brazilian Cerrado provides fruits such as baru, which is highly genetically variable, but also widely used as a source of income by the regional population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the chemical and physical characteristics of baru pulp, along a 181-day storage period. For that purpose, weight and size analyses, centesimal analysis, monitoring of changes, and sensorial analysis of dry biscuits, in which 25% of the wheat flour was replaced by baru pulp, were carried out. Physical characteristics such as weight, length, and width did not present significant differences, during the storage period. The level of total sugars and reducers increased during the storage period, unlike the tannin level, which decreased. Baru pulp may be considered an important source of sugars and dietary fiber. In addition, the biscuits obtained satisfactory scores for both taste and appearance, on the acceptability test, and their nutritional quality increased.

    KEY-WORDS: Baru; pulp; physical and chemical analyses; kinetics; sensorial analysis.

    A Agroecologia, ciência dedicada ao estudo das relações produtivas entre homem e natureza, visando sempre à sustentabilidade ecológica, econômica, social, cultural, política e ética, vem sendo utilizada como ferramenta de transformação social e cultural. Nesta perspectiva, o Cerrado brasileiro possui frutos como o baru, que, apesar da alta variabilidade genética, é muito utilizado pela população regional, como fonte de renda familiar. Portanto, este trabalho acompanhou as características químicas e físicas da polpa do baru, durante 181 dias de armazenamento. Foram realizadas análises de peso, tamanho, composição centesimal, acompanhamento das alterações e análise sensorial de biscoitos formulados com 25% de substituição da farinha de trigo pela polpa de baru. Características como peso, comprimento e largura não apresentaram diferenças significativas, durante o período de estocagem. O teor de açúcares totais e redutores aumentou, durante o período de armazenamento, ao passo que o teor de taninos sofreu redução. A polpa do baru pôde ser considerada fonte importante de açúcares e fibra alimentar. Os biscoitos obtiveram notas satisfatórias no teste de aceitabilidade, tanto para sabor quanto para aparência, e verificou-se melhora na qualidade nutricional.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Baru; polpa; análises físico-químicas; cinética; análise sensorial.

  2. Characterization of baru nut (Dipteryx alataVog) flour and its application in reduced-fat cupcakes.

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    de Souza Paglarini, Camila; de Souza Queirós, Mayara; Tuyama, Silvia Satie; Moreira, Ana Claúdia Varanda; Chang, Yoon Kil; Steel, Caroline Joy

    2018-01-01

    Baru is a native specie from the Brazilian "cerrado" with interesting nutritional and sensory characteristics. The aim of our study was to characterize baru nut flour (BF) and to explore the possibility of producing reduced-fat baru cupcakes. Four different cupcake formulations were produced wheat flour (WF) containing 30% BF with reductions of 50 (F1), 75 (F2) and 100% (F3) margarine, compared to a control with 100% WF and 100% margarine (FC). BF showed 2.76% moisture, 19.2% proteins, 40.8% lipids, 3.05% ash and 18.51% dietary fiber. The substitution of wheat flour with 30% BF increased the mixing tolerance index and resistance to extension in the rheological analyses; however, these changes did not greatly influence cupcake quality. Firmness was the parameter most affected during shelf life, with statistically significant differences between the formulations. The cupcakes prepared with the blend of 70% WF + 30% BF and with fat reductions (F2 and F3) can be considered " light ", with the reduction of more than 30% margarine and a significant reduction of trans fatty acids. In the sensory analysis, formulation F2 obtained good acceptance scores.

  3. Quality of granola prepared with dried caju-do-cerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz) and baru almonds (Dipteryx alata Vog)

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    Souza, Priscila Laís C.; Silva, Mara R.

    2013-01-01

    The use of Brazilian Cerrado fruits and research into their nutritional potential are important for socioeconomic development and the sustainable preservation of the environment. The use of these fruits in products such as granola encourages the inclusion of healthier and more-natural foods in the diet. This study was undertaken to evaluate acceptability, microbiological, physical and nutritional characteristics and the stability of granola made from dried caju-do-cerrado and baru almonds. Gr...

  4. Quality of granola prepared with dried caju-do-cerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz) and baru almonds (Dipteryx alata Vog).

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    Souza, Priscila Laís C; Silva, Mara R

    2015-03-01

    The use of Brazilian Cerrado fruits and research into their nutritional potential are important for socioeconomic development and the sustainable preservation of the environment. The use of these fruits in products such as granola encourages the inclusion of healthier and more-natural foods in the diet. This study was undertaken to evaluate acceptability, microbiological, physical and nutritional characteristics and the stability of granola made from dried caju-do-cerrado and baru almonds. Granola containing Cerrado fruits had high levels of protein content (117.4 g/kg), dietary fiber (115.3 g/kg) and iron (32.1 mg/kg) and had lower moisture (57.0 g/kg), water activity (0.3), sodium (577.7 mg/kg), lipids (150.2 g/kg) and energy value (3952.2 kcal/kg) than did the control. After storage for 100 days, the granola presented adequate microbiological conditions, with acceptability scores higher than 7 assigned by 85.5 % to 95.2 % of the judges and a crunchy texture. The high nutritional potential of granola containing Cerrado fruits, coupled with its stability over 100 days of storage, may contribute to the appreciation and consumption of these fruits and meet the growing demand for healthier, more natural foods.

  5. Feeding assemblages of mammals at fruiting Dipteryx panamensis (Papilionaceae) trees in Panama: seed predation, dispersal, and parasitism

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    Bonaccorso, Frank J.; Glanz, William E.; Sandford, Clark M.

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    Fruiting almendro trees, Dipteryx panamensis, are visited by sixteen species of mammals that eat the fruits exocarp or seed. Seeds are susceptible to predation by granivorous rodents and peccaries. Most mammals that visit Dipteryx trees act as commensals·, eating only the fleshy exocarp and dropping the endocarp with its enclosed seed below the parent tree. So me primates, tayras, coatis, and kinkajous occasionally disperse Dipteryx seeds, but only Artibeus lituratus, Dasyprocta punctata, and...

  6. Steroidal and triterpenoidal glucosides from Passiflora alata

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    Reginatto Flávio H.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Five glycosides were isolated from leaves of P. alata. The structures 1-5 were obtained through extensive spectral analyses as 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-stigmasterol (1, 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-oleanolic acid (2, 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->3-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-oleanolic acid (3, 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->2-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-oleanolic acid (4 and 9,19-cyclolanost-24Z-en-3beta,21,26-trihydroxy-3,26-di-O-gentiobiose (5. Comparison of the TLC profiles of the hydroethanolic extracts from leaves of other Passiflora species found in the south of Brazil (P. actinia, P. caerulea, P. edulis var. flavicarpa, P. elegans, P. foetida, P. misera and P. tenuifila showed that only P. alata presented saponin accumulation.

  7. Antibacterial-guided isolation of constituents from Senna alata ...

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    Antibacterial-guided isolation of constituents from Senna alata leaves with a particular reference against Multi-Drug-Resistant Vibrio cholerae and Shigella flexneri. ... Senna alata is widely used in Cameroon for the treatment of several infections which include gonorrhoea, gastro-intestinal and skin diseases. Therefore, its ...

  8. Micropropagation of Dioscorea alata L. through nodal segments

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    Nov 20, 2013 ... Dioscorea alata L. through in vitro culture using full strength Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium and indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) with and ... Key words: Yams, Dioscorea alata L., in vitro culture, growth regulators. INTRODUCTION ... ted species are the sources of food in some countries. (Coursey, 1976).

  9. PLOIDY STATUS OF Dioscorea alata L. AND ITS RELATIONSHIP ...

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    Dioscorea alata L. is the most cultivated yam species in Côte d'Ivoire. It rarely flowers and, as a result, is propagated through vegetative means. Fruit setting is not common because of the variation in ploidy within species. Anthracnose is the main desease of Dioscorea alata L. Flow cytometry was used to estimate the.

  10. Flower Colour Inheritance in Nicotiana alata (Solanaceae) and its ...

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    Flower Colour Inheritance in Nicotiana alata (Solanaceae) and its Use as a Genetic Marker for Gene Flow Studies. ... Abstract. In Nicotiana alata, flower colour inheritance has followed Mendelian inheritance with dark colours being dominant over lighter colours. Reciprocal crosses concluded the absence of the cytoplasm ...

  11. Ploidy Status Of Dioscorea alata L. And Its Relationship With ...

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    Dioscorea alata L. is the most cultivated yam species in Côte d\\'Ivoire. It rarely flowers and, as a result, is propagated through vegetative means. Fruit setting is not common because of the variation in ploidy within species. Anthracnose is the main desease of Dioscorea alata L. Flow cytometry was used to estimate the ploidy ...

  12. Post-dispersal predation and scatterhoarding of Dipteryx panamensis (Papilionaceae) seeds by rodents in Panama.

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    Forget, Pierre-Michel

    1993-05-01

    In tropical rain forests of Central America, the canopy tree Dipteryx panamensis (Papilionaceae) fruits when overall fruit biomass is low for mammals. Flying and arboreal consumers feed on D. panamensis and drop seeds under the parent or disperse them farther away. Seeds on the ground attract many vertebrate seed-eaters, some of them potential secondary seed dispersers. The fate of seeds artificially distributed to simulate bat dispersal was studied in relation to fruitfall periodicity and the visiting frequency of diurnal rodents at Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama. The frequency of visits by agoutis is very high at the beginning of fruitfall, but in the area close (50 m) away (Dipteryx-poor and Gustavia-rich area). Squirrels were usually observed in the Dipteryx-rich area. Along with intense post-dispersal seed predation by rodents in the Dipteryx-rich area, a significant proportion of seeds were cached by rodents in the Dipteryx-poor area. Post-dispersal seed predation rate was inversely related to hoarding rate. A significantly greater proportion of seeds was cached in March, especially more than 100 m from the nearest fruiting tree. This correlates with the mid-fruiting period, i.e. during the height of D. panamensis fruiting, when rodents seem to be temporarily satiated with the food supply at parent trees. Hoarding remained high toward April, i.e. late in the fruiting season of D. panamensis. Low survival of scatterhoarded seeds suggests that the alternative food supply over the animal's home-ranges in May-June 1990 was too low to promote survival of cached seeds. Seedlings are assumed to establish in the less-used area of the rodents' home-range when overall food supply is sufficient to satiate post-dispersal predators.

  13. Storage Stability and Sensory Evaluation Of Fried Dioscorea Alata ...

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    Dioscorea alata (water yam) chips fried in palm oil (PO), soybean oil (SBO), palm olein oil (POO), groundnut oil (GO) and in 40:60 w/w blend ratio of palm oil: POO; SBO, GO were stored for 0-5 weeks in dark and in fluorescent light. The chips were subjected to weekly chemical and sensory analysis. Results revealed highly ...

  14. Antibacterial activity of the active Component of Cassia alata (Linn ...

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    antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and analgesic. The leaves of this plant are used in the treatment of ringworm. The plant is traditionally acclaimed to be effective in treating skin infections in man (Igoli et al.,. 2005) and animals. C. alata leaf is also credited for the treatment of haemorrhoids, constipation, inguinal hernia,.

  15. Analysis of phenolic and flavonoids of wild Ephedra alata plant ...

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    Background: Ephedra is among Palestinian medicinal plants that are traditionally used in folkloric medicine for treating many diseases. Ephedra is known to have antibacterial and antioxidant effects. The goal of this study is to evaluate the antioxidant activity of different extracts from the Ephedra alata plant growing wild in ...

  16. Antimicrobial Activity of Senna alata Linn. | Doughari | East and ...

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    The antimicrobial activity of aqueous and organic extracts of the roots and leaves of Senna alata were studied using the cup plate agar diffusion method. All the extracts demonstrated considerable activity against both Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria and some fungi with the organic extracts showing higher activity ...

  17. Aprovechamiento de semillas de Dipteryx odorata (Aublet.) Willd. (Shihuahuaco) como producto alimenticio

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    Considerando la necesidad de contribuir a la diversificación de insumos alimenticios mediante el aprovechamiento masivo de las partes no maderables de las especies forestales tropicales con énfasis en la región Ucayali - Perú, se exploró la posibilidad de utilizar a las semillas o almendras del Dipteryx odorata como producto alimenticio de consumo humano. Para ello, se sometió a un análisis nutricional, determinación de contenido de minerales y se complementó con una investigación bibliográfi...

  18. Methyl biodiesel from Dipteryx lacunifera: preparation, characterization and effect of antioxidant on the oxidation stability

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    Araujo, Francisca Diana da Silva; Moura, Carla Veronica Rodarte de; Chaves, Mariana H.

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    The objective of this work was to study the potentialities of Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke seeds oil for biodiesel production. The yield in oil was of 46.11 ± 0.37%. Methyl biodiesel was prepared by base catalyzed transesterification yielding 88.13% and percentage conversion of triglycerides to corresponding methyl ester of 89.1%. The addition of the tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ, 50 ppm), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT, 50 ppm) and cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL, 2000 ppm) antioxidants in the biodiesel contributed to the increase of the induction period of 2.97 h for 8.08; 6.06 and 6.02 h, respectively. (author)

  19. Estudio farmacoquímico de extractos acuosos de Passiflora alata Dryander y Passiflora edulis Sim

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    Paris, Fernanda de; Petry, Raquel D.; Reginatto, Flávio Henrique; Gosmann, Grace; Quevedo, Joâo; Salgueiro, Jennifer B.; Kapczinski, Flávio; González Ortega, George; Schenkel, Eloir Paulo

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    Se realizaron estudios farmacológicos y químicos de extractos acuosos estandarizados de hojas de P. alata y P. edulis. Los resultados fitoquímicos mostraron que el extracto acuoso de hojas de P. edulis contiene el doble de flavonoides que el extracto de P. alata. La comparación cromatográfica de los extractos de P. alata y P. edulis demostró que la composición en flavonoides y saponinas es distinta. Los resultados farmacológicos mostraron que los extractos de P. alata en dosis de 100 y 150 mg...

  20. Effect of Senna alata (L) Roxb (Fabaceae) Leaf Extracts on alpha ...

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    Purpose: To investigate the inhibitory effect of S. alata leaf extracts on α-amylase and α-glucosidase, and its potential for reducing postprandial blood glucose level of rats. Methods: The α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory potentials of acetone, ethylacetate and hexane extracts of S. alata were investigated by reacting ...

  1. Cassia alata alters Liver Structure in Rat | Amao | African Journal of ...

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    Casia alata is a common plant in South West and its parts are freely used as herbs by the natives. Concomitantly, the prevalence of chronic liver disease is on the increase, thus the study was designed to investigate the effects of its crude extract on the rat liver structure. The methanolic extract of Cassia alata was ...

  2. DRYING KINETICS OF TWO YAM (Dioscorea alata VARIETIES

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue la evaluación de la cinética y condiciones de secado, a escala de laboratorio, de dos variedades del ñame (D. alata 9506-021 y 9506-027 del banco de germoplasma de la Universidad de Córdoba (Colombia. Dos geometrías (circular y cuadrada fueron utilizadas para el estudio; la temperatura del aire fue variada en un rango entre 40 a 70 °C y la velocidad de aire fue de 0.7 m.s-1. Los datos experimentales se ajustaron apropiadamente a los modelos de Fick, Page y Logarítmico. La transferencia de masa del ñame fue descrita usando el modelo de difusión de Fick's, que fue el modelo que mejor se ajustó. El secado ocurrido principalmente en la fase de decreciente. La relación de Arrhenius describió satisfactoriamente la dependencia de la difusividad de la humedad con la temperatura. Entre el rango de temperatura evaluado, las difusividades de la humedad variaron de 1.70 x 10-9 a 6.84 x 10-10 m2/s, y 1.33 x 10-9 a 6.30 x 10-10 m2/s para D. alata 9506-21 y 9506-27, respectivamente. La energía de activación para el secado de D. alata 9506-21 y 9506-27 varió de 23.19 a 25.72 y 16.03 a 17.82 kJ/mol, respectivamente.

  3. Toxicity and genotoxicity evaluation of Passiflora alata Curtis (Passifloraceae).

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    Boeira, Jane M; Fenner, Raquel; Betti, Andresa H; Provensi, Gustavo; Lacerda, Luciana de A; Barbosa, Patrícia R; González, Félix H D; Corrêa, André M R; Driemeier, David; Dall'Alba, Marília P; Pedroso, Annelise P; Gosmann, Grace; da Silva, Juliana; Rates, Stela M K

    2010-03-24

    Passiflora alata is an official species of Brazilian Pharmacopoeia and its aerial parts are used as medicinal plant by local population as well as constitutes many phytomedicines commercialized in Brazil as sedative. To evaluate the acute and sub-acute toxicity and genotoxicity of an aqueous spray-dried extract (PA) of Passiflora alata (2.6% flavonoids). The acute and the sub-acute toxicity was evaluated in mice and rats, respectively. Behavioural, biochemical, hematological, histological and urine parameters were considered. Genotoxicity was assessed by using micronucleus test performed in peripheral blood and bone marrow cells and comet assay in peripheral blood leukocytes. Mice deaths were not observed up to 4800 mg/kg, p.o., single dose. Rats treated with aqueous extract at dose of 300 mg/kg, p.o., for 14 days did not present biochemical, hematological or histopathological significant alterations when compared to control group. However, these rats showed signs of irritability and did not show weight gain. In addition, mice acutely treated with extract 150, 300 and 600 mg/kg, p.o., presented DNA damage determined by comet assay in peripheral blood cells 3h after treatment. The effect of lower doses (12.5, 25 and 50mg/kg, p.o.) was evaluated at 3, 6 and 24h after treating. Only PA 50mg/kg (p.o.) induced significant damage at 3 and 6h. The maximum damage induction was observed at 6h. When the animals received PA 12.5, 25 or 50mg/kg/day during 3 days (i.e., 72h treatment) DNA damage (comet and micronucleus tests) increased significantly in a dose-dependent manner. In conclusion Passiflora alata presented genotoxic effect and deserves further toxicity evaluation in order to guarantee its safety for human use. Copyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  4. Protective effects of Passiflora alata extract pretreatment on carbon tetrachloride induced oxidative damage in rats.

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    Rudnicki, M; Silveira, M M; Pereira, T V; Oliveira, M R; Reginatto, F H; Dal-Pizzol, F; Moreira, J C F

    2007-04-01

    The leaf extract of Passiflora alata Dryander (P. alata) has been demonstrated to possess antioxidant activity in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of P. alata leaf extract pretreatment on carbon tetrachloride-treated rats. Male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into four groups: group 1 (control - vehicle), group 2 and 3 (P. alata extract - 1 and 5mg/kg, respectively) and group 4 (trolox - 0.18mg/kg). Rats received daily pretreatment by oral gavage for 30 days followed by a single dose of CCl(4) (3ml/kg i.p. in vegetable oil) on the 30th day and were killed after 6h. The pretreatment with the P. alata extract provided significant protection to liver, evidenced by lower degree of necrosis, decreased lipid peroxidation (TBARS) and higher catalase and superoxide dismutase activities. Additionally, pretreated-rats with P. alata (5mg/kg) showed significantly decreased cardiac TBARS levels. Our results indicate that a low oral dose of P. alata leaf extract has both hepato and cardioprotective effects on rats treated with CCl(4).

  5. Estudo fitoquímico de Senna alata por duas metodologias Phytochemical study of Senna alata using two methodologies

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    I.M.C. Rodrigues

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Senna alata, mais conhecida como mata-pasto na região Norte do Brasil, é uma planta utilizada pela medicina popular em várias partes do mundo e considerada espécie problemática em pastagens do Estado do Pará. No presente estudo, compararam-se duas metodologias distintas para a determinação das principais classes de constituintes potenciais aleloquímicos das diferentes frações (caules, flores, folhas, raízes, sementes e vagens de S. alata. O material vegetal foi seco e sofreu extração exaustiva com solvente hidrometanólico, para obtenção dos extratos brutos; uma pequena parte dele foi solubilizada em metanol para obtenção das soluções utilizadas nos testes fitoquímicos. As metodologias utilizadas foram: testes por cromatografia em camada delgada (CCD para determinação do perfil cromatográfico qualitativo; e ensaios para detecção preliminar dos diferentes constituintes químicos, com base na extração destes com solventes apropriados e na aplicação de testes de coloração. Os resultados em ambos os métodos demonstraram pouca semelhança, sendo o CCD o mais simples, barato, rápido e adequado para análise preliminar de compostos químicos derivados de plantas, embora seja um método qualitativo. Este método foi mais sensível para a detecção de flavonoides, porém, para detecção de alcaloides, o reativo de Bouchardat foi mais sensível do que o de Dragendorff, assim como o hidróxido de amônia 10% foi mais sensível às antraquinonas do que o hidróxido de potássio. O estudo comprovou a alta diversidade de compostos químicos presentes em Senna alata, justificando sua ampla utilização na medicina popular e indicando ainda o potencial alelopático para a sua utilização.Senna alata, known as mata-pasto in northern Brazil, is a plant used in popular medicine in several parts of the world, and considered harmful to pastures in the state of Pará. In this study, two different methodologies are compared to

  6. Model sustava za klasifikaciju trošenja alata pri obradi tokarenjem

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    Prikupljanje kvalitetnih i pravovremenih informacija o stanju alata u realnom vremenu predstavlja nužan uvjet za identifikaciju stupnja istrošenosti alata čime se u značajnoj mjeri poboljšava postojanost i kvaliteta procesa obrade. Ovaj rad se bavi definiranjem modela sustava za klasifikaciju istrošenosti alata uz poseban osvrt na modul za prikupljanje i obradu signala ubrzanja vibracija primjenom diskretnih "wavelet" transformacija (DWT) pri dekomponiranju signala. U radu je prikazan model r...

  7. Anatomia e histoquímica das folhas de Senna alata Anatomy and histochemistry of Senna alata leaves

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    I.M.C. Rodrigues

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Senna alata é uma espécie daninha frequente em pastagens da região amazônica, cujas folhas apresentam propriedades medicinais. Indivíduos dessa espécie foram cultivados e coletados no Campo Experimental da Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, em Belém-PA, para a realização de análises anatômica e histoquímica das folhas, com a finalidade de fornecer elementos para a taxonomia, identificação microscópica de aleloquímicos e caracterização ecofisiológica da espécie. As folhas apresentaram duas formas de tricomas: tectores e glandulares. Outras características foliares encontradas na espécie foram: lâmina foliar anfiestomática, mesofilo dorsiventral e epiderme abaxial papilosa. Algumas dessas características sugerem um mecanismo de adaptação a ambientes com excesso de calor. As folhas são ricas em cristais de oxalato de cálcio, ao longo de suas nervuras - característica da subfamília Caesalpinioideae. Compostos fenólicos, como flavonoides e antraquinonas, foram encontrados em células epidérmicas, da base de tricomas, e células dispersas no parênquima paliçádico, especialmente nas proximidades da nervura mediana. Este estudo confirmou a presença de conhecidas classes de aleloquímicos em diferentes tipos de células do mesofilo de Senna alata.Senna alata is one of the most frequent weed species in the Amazonian region pastures. Its leaves present medicinal properties. Individuals of this species were cultivated and collected in the Experimental Field of Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Belém-PA, to carry out anatomical and histochemical analyses to provide taxonomy information, microscopic identification of allelochemicals and ecophysiological characterization of the species. Leaves presented two forms of trichomes: tector and glandular. Other foliar characteristics of the species were: amphistomatic leaf, dorsiventral mesophyll and abaxial epidermis papillose. Some of these suggest an adaptation mechanism to excessive warm

  8. Antibacterial and antioxidative compounds from Cassia alata Linn.

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    Full Text Available Phytochemical investigation of Cassia alata Linn. led to the isolation of six known anthraquinones: aloe-emodin (1, emodin (2, ω-hydroxyemodin (3, lunatin (4, physcion (5, and ziganein (6, six flavonoids: apigenin (7, 7,4'-dihydroxy-5- methoxyflavone (8, diosmetin (9, kaempferol (10, luteolin (11, and trans-dihydrokaempferol (12 as well as one stilbene, trans-resveratrol (13. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods, including UV, IR, NMR and MS. Nine compounds (3-9 and 12-13 were reported for the first time as metabolites of C. alata. Compound 2 exhibited strong antibacterial activity against methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA-SK1 and B. cereus TISTR 687 with MIC values of 4 and 8 µg/mL, respectively. Compound 10 was found to exhibit antioxidative activity with IC50 value of 9.67 µM that was three times stronger than that of ascorbic acid (IC50 25.41 µM.

  9. [New variety breeding of Dioscorea alata, cultivar "Wenshanyao No.1].

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    Wu, Zhi-gang; Jiang, Wu; Wei Yu-huang; Tao, Yu-huang

    2015-05-01

    To breed a new yam cultivar of Dioscorea alata, the different and excellent germplasm resources were investigated within artificially cultivated population and some superior individuals, with a higher yield and medicinal properties, were selected. Considering results of the yield and medicinal properties during 2006-2013 cropping season, strains and lines were established and selected. As a result, the yield of the new developed cultivar (Wenshanyao No. 1, WSY01-1) reached 2217. 0 kg per 667 m2 (fresh weight) and 348.3 kg per 667 m2 (dry weight), and increased 23.8% and 23.9% comparing with control cultivars (landraces). Comparing with control cultivars, the level of polysaccharide, allantoin, and dioscin increased 36.9%, 48.3%, 20.9%, and reached 12.2%, 1.30%, 579.7 µg · g(-1), respectively. This result showed that the systematic selection method can significantly improve yield and medicinal properties of D. alata, and the developed " Wenshanyao No. 1" exhibits wide spreading prospects.

  10. Chemical investigation and effects of the tea of Passiflora alata on biochemical parameters in rats.

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    Doyama, J T; Rodrigues, H G; Novelli, E L B; Cereda, E; Vilegas, W

    2005-01-15

    Passiflora alata (Passifloraceae) is a native plant from the South-America tropical forest that provides a much appreciated fruit known as "maracujá-doce". Although tea of the leaves of Passiflora alata is used in folk medicine as a sedative and tranquilizer, there are no investigations about its effects on biochemical parameters in blood or from its major chemical composition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the tea of the leaves of Passiflora alata on biochemical parameters (antioxidant system, glucose and cholesterol levels) and to perform a phytochemical investigation of the tea. We isolated and identified two saponins and five C-glycosylflavones derived from apigenin, luteolin and chrysoeriol. Three of them are new in this species. Passiflora alata extract was administrated orally in rats at dose of 1000 mg/kg and it was observed an increase in high-density lipoprotein level (HDL-cholesterol).

  11. Ecological-evolutionary relationships in Passiflora alata from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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    Koehler-Santos, P; Lorenz-Lemke, A P; Salzano, F M; Freitas, L B

    2006-08-01

    The geographical distribution, ecological characteristics, flowering and fruiting times, and pollinating agents of Passiflora alata are considered and related to molecular genetic data gathered simultaneously. The first report on this species in Rio Grande do Sul was made in 1934, only in cultivated gardens. Approximately 20 years later, however, the species was already classified as efferata (wild) in Porto Alegre's suburbs. The data presented here, together with the DNA investigations, indicate that P. alata is actively colonizing previously unoccupied areas of this region.

  12. Methyl biodiesel from Dipteryx lacunifera: preparation, characterization and effect of antioxidant on the oxidation stability; Biodiesel metilico de Dipteryx lacunifera: preparacao, caracterizacao e efeito de antioxidantes na estabilidade a oxidacao

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    Araujo, Francisca Diana da Silva; Moura, Carla Veronica Rodarte de; Chaves, Mariana H., E-mail: mariana@ufpi.edu.b [Universidade Federal do Piaui (UFPI), Teresina, PI (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

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    The objective of this work was to study the potentialities of Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke seeds oil for biodiesel production. The yield in oil was of 46.11 {+-} 0.37%. Methyl biodiesel was prepared by base catalyzed transesterification yielding 88.13% and percentage conversion of triglycerides to corresponding methyl ester of 89.1%. The addition of the tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ, 50 ppm), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT, 50 ppm) and cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL, 2000 ppm) antioxidants in the biodiesel contributed to the increase of the induction period of 2.97 h for 8.08; 6.06 and 6.02 h, respectively. (author)

  13. Effects of in vitro conditions on the survival of Alaria alata mesocercariae.

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    González-Fuentes, Hiromi; Riehn, Katharina; Koethe, Martin; von Borell, Eberhard; Luecker, Ernst; Hamedy, Ahmad

    2014-08-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of different concentrations of table salt (NaCl) and ethanol (v/v) solutions on the viability of Alaria alata mesocercariae. Furthermore, the survival of A. alata mesocercariae during simulated human gastric digestion was evaluated. For this purpose, A. alata mesocercariae migration technique (AMT) was used for the isolation of the parasite from high-positive A. alata mesocercariae meat from wild boar, raccoon, raccoon dog, and badger meat. In total, we have studied the behavior of 582 larvae under different conditions (NaCl, ethanol, and artificial gastric juice) in three independent in vitro experiments. The larvae survived at a NaCl concentration of up to 2.0% until day 21 with a median survival time of 11 days. At 3.0% NaCl concentration, the larvae lost their vitality after less than 24 h. In addition, it was found that ethanol concentrations from 8.0 to 70.0% were effective at reducing survival of A. alata mesocercariae within a short period of time (meat products recommended for human consumption because at lower NaCl concentration the parasite survived for a substantial period of time. Finally, the common concentrations of ethanol used for the disinfection of surfaces in household and/or laboratory, are sufficient for the inactivation of A. alata mesocercariae.

  14. Search for alkaloids on callus culture of Passiflora alata

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    Michelli Wesz Machado

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Preliminary work on Passiflora alata leaves failed to detect harmane alkaloids using LC. The aim of this work was to investigate the production of harmane alkaloids through the cell culture of P. alata, inducing its precursor (L-tryptophan. The leaf explants presented satisfactory results after disinfection, and the callus formation was initiated in MS media with adequate quantities of phytohormones. Sixty days after inoculation, calli were inoculated in the optimized semi-solid MS media, with and without the addition of L-tryptophan (50, 100, 200 mg/L and kept in standard conditions for 90 days. Calli were collected on days 6, 16, 26, 36, and 90, followed by acid-base extraction, and analysed by LC. The results showed an absence of harmane, harmin, harmol, harmalol, and harmaline. With L-tryptophan feeding, two peaks were detected, collected and analysed through positive mode electrospray [ESI(+-MS] and sequential analysis in tandem ESI(+-MS/MS. The spectra obtained were very similar, with a repetition of the more intense ions, and consecutive loss of 68 Da units, attributed to the heterocycle pyrazole. It appeared that this transformation was not related to any enzymatic pathway previously described for the plant from L-tryptophan, and the biosynthesis of β-carboline alkaloids in callus culture of P. alata were not observed in this work.As folhas de varias espécies de Passiflora são utilizadas como ansioliticas e sedativas. Passiflora alata Curtis, Passifloraceae consta em três edições da farmacopéia brasileira, porem não há muitos estudos sobre sua composição química. No passado, enfatizava-se a ação conjunta de alcalóides e flavonóides. Em trabalho anterior, não foi detectada a presença de alcalóides harmanicos através de CLAE. Assim, decidiu-se investigar a produção dos mesmos através de cultivo celular, introduzindo seu precursor metabólico L-triptofano. Os explantes foliares apresentaram resultados satisfatorios

  15. Hepato-renal protective effects of hydroethanolic extract of Senna alata on enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant systems in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats

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    Mohanasundaram Sugumar

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    Conclusion: From the above said observations, it was very clear that, Senna alata has helped to manage the oxidative tension in diabetic rats, which in turn may greatly support the hypoglycaemic potency of Senna alata L.

  16. Aprovechamiento de semillas de Dipteryx odorata (Aublet. Willd. (Shihuahuaco como producto alimenticio

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    Aparicio Limache Alonzo

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    Full Text Available Considerando la necesidad de contribuir a la diversificación de insumos alimenticios mediante el aprovechamiento masivo de las partes no maderables de las especies forestales tropicales con énfasis en la región Ucayali - Perú, se exploró la posibilidad de utilizar a las semillas o almendras del Dipteryx odorata como producto alimenticio de consumo humano. Para ello, se sometió a un análisis nutricional, determinación de contenido de minerales y se complementó con una investigación bibliográfica para identificar los antecedentes de uso y exigencias que implica su conversión en un bionegocio. Así, se determinaron la materia seca, extracto etéreo, fibra cruda y proteína cruda en 88,89 %, 19 %, 16,75 % y 1,51 % respectivamente. Al cuantificar los oligoelementos como el zinc, hierro, cobre, sodio, plomo, magnesio se encontraron valores de 39,29; 25,86; 12,36; 4,79; 3,04; 1,31 ppm respectivamente. La investigación bibliográfica, demostró que en áreas rurales dichas almendras son utilizadas en la dieta alimenticia de la población. En Europa, son consideradas gourmet básico para la coctelería e ideal para repostería exótica. Se concluye indicando que por su contenido nutricional y de minerales las almendras de shihuahuaco en cantidades pequeñas, son aptas para consumo humano. Como limitante para su aprovechamiento en bionegocio, es el contenido de plomo que requiere desarrollo de estudios previos para neutralizar su efecto nocivo que genera problemas gastrointestinales por exceso de consumo.

  17. Anti-lipogenic effect of Senna alata leaf extract in high-fat diet-induced obese mice

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    Jarinyaporn Naowaboot

    2016-03-01

    Conclusion: The treatment with S. alata could decrease several parameters of impaired lipid metabolism in the obese mice by downregulating sterol regulatory element binding protein 1c and PPARγ and upregulating PPARα. This study is the first report on the role of S. alata leaf extract in alleviating the abnormal lipid metabolism in obese conditions.

  18. LC and UV determination of flavonoids from Passiflora alata medicinal extracts and leaves.

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    Müller, Simony D; Vasconcelos, Sonia B; Coelho, Michelly; Biavatti, Maique W

    2005-02-23

    The leaves of Passiflora alata Curtis (an official species in the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia) are used to treat anxiety, as antispasmodics and sedatives. The development of new analytical methods for analysing flavonoids in Passiflora species is needed in order to improve the quality assurance of the plant and derived extracts and phytomedicines. A survey on the profile of flavonoids and content of isovitexin in the leaves and fluidextract of P. alata through LC was carried out, comparing its chromatographic profiles with a commercial P. incarnata fluidextract. Also, the concentration of the total flavonoids of extracts and leaves according to phamarcopoeial photometrical methods was determined and discussed. The fluidextract of P. alata was produced in accordance with the Pharmacopoeia Helvetica method; the presence of isovitexin in both species (which have distinct chromatographic profiles) was evidenced, this being the major flavonoid compound in the P. incarnata (1.198 g%), but not in P. alata (0.018 g%) fluidextract. Only traces of vitexin could be observed in the P. alata, as well as the absence of the other tested flavonoids: orientin and swertisin (P. incarnata markers), hyperoside, rutin, hesperidin and clorogenic acid. The LC developed method was shown to be appropriated for the qualitative and quantitative analyses and for differentiate species, suitable to be applied to commercial sample analysis. The spectrophotometrical results of three different methods described for P. incarnata were not comparable, the best performance being the British Pharmacopoeia method.

  19. Biological activities of extracts from cultivated Granadilla Passiflora alata.

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    Vasic, Sava M; Stefanovic, Olgica D; Licina, Braho Z; Radojevic, Ivana D; Comic, Ljiljana R

    2012-01-01

    Research conducted in this study showed the influence of ethanol, acetone and ethyl acetate extracts of the outgrowth of cultivated Passiflora alata on microorganisms, as well as the antioxidant activity and the concentrations of total phenols, flavonoids and tannins. In vitro antimicrobial activities of extracts were studied on 27 species of microorganisms, of which 17 species of bacteria and 10 species of fungi. The strongest antimicrobial activity was detected on G+ bacteria while the activities on other species were moderate. Ethyl acetate extract showed the strongest effect. The concentrations of total phenols were examined by using Folin-Ciocalteu reagent and the obtained values ranged from 14.04 to 34.22 mg GA/g. By using aluminium chloride method, the concentrations of flavonoids were obtained and the values ranged from 33.19 to 62.30 mg RU/g. In determining the amount of tannins we used the method with buthanol-HCl reagent and the obtained value was 5.1 % of dry matter. The efficiency of antioxidation, which we identified through the reduction of DPPH, was in the range from 808.69 to 1107.79 µg/ml for a particular IC50, and AAI values were between 0.07 and 0.10. The best parameters were shown by ethanol extract. All data were statistically analyzed. Overall, extracts showed potential for further investigation and use.

  20. Assay of quadranguloside, the major saponin of leaves of Passiflora alata, by HPLC-UV.

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    Reginatto, Flávio H; Gosmann, Grace; Schripsema, Jan; Schenkel, Eloir P

    2004-01-01

    An HPLC method with UV detection has been developed and validated in order to quantify quadranguloside, the main saponin of the leaves of Passiflora alata. The analysis was achieved by simple isocratic elution (with acetonitrile:aqueous phosphoric acid) using a Nova-Pak phenyl column. The amount of quadranguloside present in aqueous extracts from leaves of P. alata was estimated to be 22.2% (w/w), corresponding to 0.8% (w/w) in relation to dried leaves. The assay method described is simple, rapid, accurate and sensitive, and may form part of future drug authentication protocols.

  1. Expansion of the Nepenthes alata group (Nepenthaceae), Philippines, and descriptions of three new species

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    Cheek, M.; Jebb, M.

    2014-01-01

    Three new species in the Nepenthes alata group from the Philippines, Nepenthes armin, N. tboli and N. zygon, are described and assessed as threatened using the IUCN 2012 standard. The group is expanded by the inclusion of N. truncata and N. robcantleyi, previously included in the N. regiae group. A

  2. Effect of Senna alata (L) Roxb (Fabaceae) Leaf Extracts on alpha ...

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    It thrives in sunny and moist areas and produces a characteristic offensive smell. Ethnopharmacological studies have shown that the leaves of the plant (S. alata) have been used in the treatment of digestion-related ailments such as constipation, abdominal pain and liver diseases [3]. It has also enjoyed wide usage in ...

  3. Latitudinal trends in the growth and reproductive seasonality of Delesseria sanguinea, Membranoptera alata, and Phycodrys rubens (Rhodophyta)

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    Molenaar, FJ; Breeman, AM

    The seasonality of Delesseria sanguinea, Membranoptera alata, and Phycodrys rubens (Rhodophyta) was studied at Helgoland (North Sea, Germany) and Roscoff (Brittany, France). Plants were collected at bimonthly intervals, and growth and reproduction were monitored. Growth of blades was observed mainly

  4. Efeito da farinha da amêndoa de baru (Dipteryx Alata Vog.) na alteração do perfil lipídico e do estresse oxidativo induzido por dieta hipercolesterolêmica em ratas.

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    Reis, Larissa Lélis Teixeira

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    Programa de Pós-Graduação do Núcleo de Pesquisas em Ciências Biológicas, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. A hipercolesterolemia é considerada um dos principais fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento da aterosclerose e doenças cardiovasculares. Estas patologias, por sua vez, encontram-se associadas ao acúmulo de espécies reativas de oxigênio e consequente estresse oxidativo. Além da defesa antioxidante encontrada no organismo, há os ant...

  5. Antifungal activity from leaf extracts of Cassia alata L., Cassia fistula L. and Cassia tora L.

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    Metta Ongsakul

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Crude methanol extracts from leaves of Cassia alata, Cassia fistula and Cassia tora were investigated for their antifungal activities on three pathogenic fungi (Microsporum gypseum, Trichophyton rubrum andPenicillium marneffei. Among 3 species, C. alata was the most effective leaf extract against T. rubrum and M. gypseum with the 50% inhibition concentration (IC50 of hyphal growth at 0.5 and 0.8 mg/ml, respectively, whereas the extract of C. fistula was the most potent inhibitor of P. marneffei with the IC50 of 0.9 mg/ml. In addition, it was found that all three Cassia leaf extracts also affected M. gypseum conidial germination. Microscopic observation revealed that the treated hyphae and macroconidia with leaf extracts were shrunken and collapsed, which might be due to cell fluid leakage.

  6. Bioassay-guided isolation of the antioxidant constituent from Cassia alata L. leaves

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    Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Using DPPH radical scavenging assay to investigate the antioxidant activity of crude methanol extracts from the leaves, flowers and pods of Cassia alata L. found that the leaf extract exhibited a stronger antioxidant activity than the extracts from the flowers and pods. On the basis of DPPH radical scavenging assay-guided isolation, the methanol extract of C. alata leaves was separated by silica gel vacuum chromatography and Sephadex LH-20 gel filtration chromatography afford a light yellowish powder (CA1, which was identified as kaempferol. This compound exhibited antioxidant activity (ED50 9.99 μM that was six times stronger than that of BHT (ED50 57.41 μM and fifty eight times stronger than that of emodin (ED50 578.87 μM.

  7. CONSTITUYENTES NO POLARES DE LA CORTEZA DE Esenbeckia alata Y ACTIVIDAD ANTIMICROBIANA

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    Olimpo García Beltrán

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available De la corteza de Esenbeckia alata (Rutaceae se aislaron cuatro compuestos identificados como: 5-hidroxi-2-metilcromanonaaislado por primera vez en vegetales (en este trabajo se completan sus datos espectroscópicos, (--episesamina,la amida pellitonina y sitosterol.La elucidación estructural de estos compuestos se realizó mediante técnicas espectroscópicas (IR, UV, RMN 1H y 13C y EM.Se evaluó la actividad antimicrobiana del extracto de éter de petróleo de E. alata, de algunas fracciones de ésta, y del lignano obtenido, presentando resultados significativos frente algunas cepas bacterianas Gram positivas y Gram negativas.

  8. Optimization and technological development strategies of an antimicrobial extract from Achyrocline alata assisted by statistical design.

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    Full Text Available Achyrocline alata, known as Jateí-ka-há, is traditionally used to treat several health problems, including inflammations and infections. This study aimed to optimize an active extract against Streptococcus mutans, the main bacteria that causes caries. The extract was developed using an accelerated solvent extraction and chemometric calculations. Factorial design and response surface methodologies were used to determine the most important variables, such as active compound selectivity. The standardized extraction recovered 99% of the four main compounds, gnaphaliin, helipyrone, obtusifolin and lepidissipyrone, which represent 44% of the extract. The optimized extract of A. alata has a MIC of 62.5 μg/mL against S. mutans and could be used in mouth care products.

  9. A Novel Bioinspired Continuous Unidirectional Liquid Spreading Surface Structure from the Peristome Surface of Nepenthes alata.

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    Chen, Huawei; Zhang, Liwen; Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Deyuan; Han, Zhiwu; Jiang, Lei

    2017-01-01

    A novel unidirectional liquid spreading surface with an inclined arc pitted groove, inspired by the continuous unidirectional liquid spreading mechanism on the peristome surface of N. alata, is explored and fabricated by two-step UV lithography. Its superior unidirectional liquid spreading capability to that of other surface patterns is demonstrated, and its unidirectional liquid spreading mechanism is investigated. © 2016 The Authors. Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. A medicinal herb Cassia alata attenuates quorum sensing in Chromobacterium violaceum and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Rekha, P D; Vasavi, H S; Vipin, C; Saptami, K; Arun, A B

    2017-03-01

    Quorum sensing (QS) has been shown to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis in many bacteria, and attenuation of QS is one of the targets of antimicrobial therapy with particular interest in combating drug resistance. This study reports the QS inhibitory activity of metabolites from Cassia alata L. (Ca. alata), an important medicinal herb widely used in the treatment of microbial infections. For investigating the QS inhibition (QSI), the potential of Ca. alata L., initially, metabolites of the leaves extracted using ethanol was tested against biosensor strain Chromobacterium violaceum CV026 and C. violaceum wild-type strains. Furthermore, a purified fraction rich in flavonoids (F-AF) was used for establishing QSI activity by studying the inhibition of violacein production in C. violaceum, and QS controlled virulence and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. The study results showed 50% inhibition of violacein production in C. violaceum at 0·05 mg ml -1 concentration of F-AF. In P. aeruginosa PAO1, it inhibited the tested virulence factors and biofilm formation significantly. The F-AF contained major flavonoids namely, quercetin, quercetrin and kaempferol displaying QSI activity individually against the test organisms. Present study demonstrates the quorum sensing inhibitory activity of metabolites from Cassia alata, an important medicinal herb which is commonly used worldwide in the treatment of infections caused by microorganisms. An extract prepared from the leaves of the plant showed activity against quorum sensing in Chromobacterium violaceum and was also effective against attenuating the quorum sensing controlled virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Activity is attributed to the rich flavonoid composition of the plant. Results of the present investigation throw an insight into the possibility of developing drug formulations using the isolated compounds against infections caused by quorum sensing-mediated pathogenicity of bacteria

  11. Comparative pharmacological study of hydroethanol extracts of Passiflora alata and Passiflora edulis leaves.

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    Petry, R D; Reginatto, F; de-Paris, F; Gosmann, G; Salgueiro, J B; Quevedo, J; Kapczinski, F; Ortega, G G; Schenkel, E P

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    Several species of the genus Passiflora, known in Brazil as "maracujá", have widespread use in folk medicine as sedatives and tranquillizers. The anxiolytic activity of hydroethanol extracts of P. alata and P. edulis leaves was evaluated using the elevated plus-maze test. The extracts presented anxiolytic activity in dosages around 50, 100 and 150 mg/kg. Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Isolation and Structural Determination of an Anti Bacterial Constituent from the Leaves of Cassia alata Linn.

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    Barnali Paul; Prasenjit Mitra; Tanaya Ghosh; Ravinernath Salhan; Takhelmayum Amumachi Singh; Amit Chakrabarti; Sumanta Gupta; Basudeb Basu; Prasanta Kumar Mitra

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    By different solvent extractions and chromatographic techniques an antibacterial constituent was isolated from leaves of Cassia alata Linn. Infra red spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance studies showed that the isolated compound was chemically 3,4 dihydroxy cinnamic acid. In vitro antibacterial activity of 3,4 dihydroxy cinnamic acid was studied against four Gram-positive and four Gram-negative bacteria using disc diffusion method. Minimum inhibitory concentration (M...

  13. Pollen dispersal and genetic structure of the tropical tree Dipteryx panamensis in a fragmented Costa Rican landscape.

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    Hanson, Thor R; Brunsfeld, Steven J; Finegan, Bryan; Waits, Lisette P

    2008-04-01

    In the face of widespread deforestation, the conservation of rainforest trees relies increasingly on their ability to maintain reproductive processes in fragmented landscapes. Here, we analysed nine microsatellite loci for 218 adults and 325 progeny of the tree Dipteryx panamensis in Costa Rica. Pollen dispersal distances, genetic diversity, genetic structure and spatial autocorrelation were determined for populations in four habitats: continuous forest, forest fragments, pastures adjacent to fragments and isolated pastures. We predicted longer but less frequent pollen movements among increasingly isolated trees. This pattern would lead to lower outcrossing rates for pasture trees, as well as lower genetic diversity and increased structure and spatial autocorrelation among their progeny. Results generally followed these expectations, with the shortest pollen dispersal among continuous forest trees (240 m), moderate distances for fragment (343 m) and adjacent pasture (317 m) populations, and distances of up to 2.3 km in isolated pastures (mean: 557 m). Variance around pollen dispersal estimates also increased with fragmentation, suggesting altered pollination conditions. Outcrossing rates were lower for pasture trees and we found greater spatial autocorrelation and genetic structure among their progeny, as well as a trend towards lower heterozygosity. Paternal reproductive dominance, the pollen contributions from individual fathers, did not vary among habitats, but we did document asymmetric pollen flow between pasture and adjacent fragment populations. We conclude that long-distance pollen dispersal helps maintain gene flow for D. panamensis in this fragmented landscape, but pasture and isolated pasture populations are still at risk of long-term genetic erosion.

  14. Applying design of experiments (DOE to flavonoid extraction from Passiflora alata and P. edulis

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    Peky Noriega

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The Passifloraceae family is extensively used in native Brazilian folk medicine to treat a wide variety of diseases. The problem of flavonoid extraction from Passiflora was treated by application of design of experiments (DOE, as an experiment with mixture including one categorical process variable. The components of the binary mixture were: ethanol (component A and water (component B; the categorical process variable: extraction method (factor C was varied at two levels: (+1 maceration and (-1 percolation. ANOVA suggested a cubic model for P. edulis extraction and a quadratic model for P. alata.These results indicate that the proportion of components A and B in the mixture is the main factor involved in significantly increasing flavonoid extraction. In regard to the extraction methods, no important differences were observed, which indicates that these two traditional extraction methods could be effectively used to extract flavonoids from both medicinal plants. The evaluation of antioxidant activity of the extract by ORAC method showed that P. edulis displays twice as much antioxidant activity as P. alata. Considering that maceration is a simple, rapid and environmentally friendly extraction method, in this study, the optimized conditions for flavonoid extraction from these Passiflora species is maceration with 75% ethanol for P. edulis and 50% ethanol for P. alata.

  15. Understanding the genetic diversity and population structure of yam (Dioscorea alata L.) using microsatellite markers.

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    Arnau, Gemma; Bhattacharjee, Ranjana; Mn, Sheela; Chair, Hana; Malapa, Roger; Lebot, Vincent; K, Abraham; Perrier, Xavier; Petro, Dalila; Penet, Laurent; Pavis, Claudie

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    Yams (Dioscorea sp.) are staple food crops for millions of people in tropical and subtropical regions. Dioscorea alata, also known as greater yam, is one of the major cultivated species and most widely distributed throughout the tropics. Despite its economic and cultural importance, very little is known about its origin, diversity and genetics. As a consequence, breeding efforts for resistance to its main disease, anthracnose, have been fairly limited. The objective of this study was to contribute to the understanding of D. alata genetic diversity by genotyping 384 accessions from different geographical regions (South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean), using 24 microsatellite markers. Diversity structuration was assessed via Principal Coordinate Analysis, UPGMA analysis and the Bayesian approach implemented in STRUCTURE. Our results revealed the existence of a wide genetic diversity and a significant structuring associated with geographic origin, ploidy levels and morpho-agronomic characteristics. Seventeen major groups of genetically close cultivars have been identified, including eleven groups of diploid cultivars, four groups of triploids and two groups of tetraploids. STRUCTURE revealed the existence of six populations in the diploid genetic pool and a few admixed cultivars. These results will be very useful for rationalizing D. alata genetic resources in breeding programs across different regions and for improving germplasm conservation methods.

  16. The aqueous extracts of Passiflora alata and Passiflora edulis reduce anxiety-related behaviors without affecting memory process in rats.

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    Barbosa, Paulo R; Valvassori, Samira S; Bordignon, Celso L; Kappel, Virginia D; Martins, Márcio R; Gavioli, Elaine C; Quevedo, João; Reginatto, Flávio H

    2008-06-01

    Several species of Passiflora have been employed widely as a folk medicine because of sedative and tranquillizer activities. In this study, we evaluate the effects on anxiety and memory process of two popularly used Passiflora species. To this aim, male Wistar rats (weighing 250-300 g) were intraperitoneally injected with the aqueous extract of Passiflora alata or Passiflora edulis (25, 50, 100, or 150 mg/kg; single injection) 30 minutes prior to the elevated plus-maze test, inhibitory avoidance test, or habituation to an open-field apparatus. The effects of both species of Passiflora were compared with that of diazepam (1 mg/kg), a standard anxiolytic drug. Our findings revealed that, similar to diazepam, the treatment with P. alata (100 and 150 mg/kg) and P. edulis (50, 100, and 150 mg/kg) induced anxiolytic-like effects in rats. Memory was not affected by the treatment with any dose of P. alata or P. edulis, but diazepam disrupted memory process in rats. Phytochemical analysis showed that the content of flavonoids of the aqueous extract of P. edulis is almost twice that of P. alata. These differences in contents of flavonoids could explain the lower active doses of the aqueous extract of P. edulis in inducing anxiolytic-like effects compared to P. alata. In conclusion, our findings suggest that, distinct from diazepam, the aqueous extract of both species of Passiflora induced anxiolytic-like effects in rats without disrupting memory process.

  17. EFFECTIVENESS OF KETEPENG (Cassia alata L. AND SMALL KETEPENG (Cassia tora L. ETHANOL EXTRACT ON Plasmodium falciparum IN VITRO

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    Full Text Available Tanaman Ketepeng (Cassia alata L. dan Ketepeng Kecil (Cassia tora L. merupakan tanaman obat yang memiliki berbagaimacam kegunaan, diantaranya untuk mengobati malaria yang disebabkan oleh Plasmodium falciparum. Penelitian inibertujuan untuk mengetahui efektivitas ekstrak etanol daun ketepeng dan ketepeng kecil terhadap P. falcifarum secara invitro yang dihubungkan dengan periode waktu dengan pengenceran bertingkat dari larutan uji. Penelitian dilakukan dengantahapan: pengambilan sampel tanaman, pembuatan ekstrak dan uji aktivitas anti malaria secara in vitro. Kontrol positifmenggunakan klorokuin dan kontrol negatif menggunakan P. falciparum tanpa penambahan ekstrak uji. Ekstrak etanol daunketepeng (Cassia alata L menunjukkan penurunan jumlah pertumbuhan P. falciparum pada pengenceran 10-8. Ekstraketanol daun ketepeng dan ketepeng kecil tidak menunjukkan penghambatan pertumbuhan terhadap P. falciparum.Kata kunci: ekstrak, Cassia alata L., Cassia tora L., Plasmodium falciparum

  18. The combination of Passiflora alata and Valeriana officinalis on memory tasks in mice: comparison with diazepam

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    Helvo Slomp Junior

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of a compound combining Valeriana officinalis and Passiflora alata extracts was tested on two mouse memory models: habituation and step-through inhibitory avoidance. Diazepam (1.0 and 2.5 mg/kg was used as a positive control. Acute diazepam (2.5 mg/kg before training impaired the habituation and performance in the inhibitory avoidance. On the other hand, acute phytotherapeutic compound (40-160 mg/kg, also before the training session, did not alter mouse behavior in these models. Repeated (15 days treatment with the compound also did not impair the habituation. At the doses used, no locomotor effect was found. Taken together, the results suggest that, contrary to diazepam, the anxiolytic Valeriana officinalis and Passiflora alata compound did not induce amnesia.Avaliou-se o efeito de um composto fitoterápico de Valeriana officinalis e Passiflora alata em dois modelos de memória em camundongos: habituação e esquiva inibitória tipo step-trough. Diazepam (1,0 e 2,5 mg/kg foi empregado como controle positivo. Agudamente, a administração de diazepam (2,5 mg/kg antes do treino prejudicou o desempenho na habituação e na esquiva inibitória. Por outro lado, a administração aguda do composto fitoterápico (40-160 mg/kg antes do treino não alterou o comportamento dos camundongos nestes modelos. Tratamento com o composto fitoterápico por 15 dias também não alterou o comportamento dos animais. Nas doses empregadas não se observou alteração da atividade motora. Os dados sugerem que, diverso do diazepam, este fitoterápico ansiolítico composto de Valeriana officinalis e Passiflora alata não causa amnésia.

  19. Aqueous leaf extract of Passiflora alata Curtis promotes antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and consequently preservation of NOD mice beta cells (non-obese diabetic).

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    Figueiredo, D; Colomeu, Talita Cristina; Schumacher, Nayara Simon Gonzalez; Stivanin-Silva, L G; Cazarin, Cinthia Baú Betim; Meletti, Laura Maria Molina; Fernandes, Luís Gustavo Romani; Prado, Marcelo Alexandre; Zollner, R L

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    Passiflora alata Curtis (P. alata) leaves have anti-inflammatory properties; the present study aimed to investigate the anti-diabetogenic properties of P. alata aqueous leaf extract. HPLC analysis identified the phenolic compounds catechin, epicatechin and rutin. The aqueous extract was administered for 30weeks to non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice presenting a decrease of 28.6% in diabetes incidence and the number of inflammatory cells in pancreatic islets, when compared with the control group (water). The P. alata group presented an antioxidant effect and decreased lipid peroxidation in the serum of NOD mice. Increased numbers of insulin-positive cells were also observed in the pancreatic islets of the treated group. The diabetic group exhibited higher levels in the glucose tolerance test and glycemic index, in comparison to the P. alata-treated group and non-diabetic control BALB/c mice. In addition, the P. alata extract reduced the percentage and the proliferation index of NOD mice lymphocytes submitted to in vitro dose/response mitogenic stimulation assays. These results suggest that the aqueous extract of P. alata has anti-inflammatory properties, contributing to the protection of beta cells in pancreatic islets in NOD mice, and presents potential for use a supporting approach to treat type 1 diabetes. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  20. Maracujá-doce: o autor, a obra e a data da publicação de Passiflora alata (Passifloraceae Sweet-passion-fruit: the autor, data and publication of the scientific name of Passiflora alata (Passifloraceae

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    Full Text Available O maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis é uma espécie nativa da América do Sul, especialmente do Brasil, cujo cultivo tem se expandido em função do preço alcançado pelos frutos. Vários trabalhos de pesquisa foram realizados com esta espécie, quase todos com imprecisões na citação do nome científico. Com o objetivo de avaliar a extensão desses equívocos e identificar a forma cientificamente correta de citar a espécie, foram investigados o autor e a data de publicação do nome científico do maracujá-doce, em estudos taxonômicos. Concluiu-se que a espécie deve ser citada como Passiflora alata Curtis, conforme publicado originalmente em 1788, no periódico Botanical Magazine.The author, data and publication of the scientific name of the sweet passion-fruit had been investigated. A series of mistakes occurred in relation to the correct citation of the species. The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the problems and identify the scientific correct form of Passiflora alata nomenclature. The species must be cited as Passiflora alata Curtis and was published originally in 1788, in the Botanical Magazine.

  1. Effectiveness of Ketepeng (Cassia Alata L.) and Small Ketepeng (Cassia Tora L.) Ethanol Extract on Plasmodium Falciparum in Vitro

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    Murni, Murni; Gunawan, Gunawan; Janitra, Brian

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    Tanaman Ketepeng (Cassia alata L.) dan Ketepeng Kecil (Cassia tora L.) merupakan tanaman obat yang memiliki berbagaimacam kegunaan, diantaranya untuk mengobati malaria yang disebabkan oleh Plasmodium falciparum. Penelitian inibertujuan untuk mengetahui efektivitas ekstrak etanol daun ketepeng dan ketepeng kecil terhadap P. falcifarum secara invitro yang dihubungkan dengan periode waktu dengan pengenceran bertingkat dari larutan uji. Penelitian dilakukan dengantahapan: pengambilan sampel tanam...

  2. Analysis of transferability of microsatellite primers (SSR) in wild Passiflora species and intraspecific genetic diversity in Passiflora alata.

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    Silva, M A A; Souza, M M; Silva, G S; Melo, C A F; Corrêa, R X; Araújo, I S; Conceição, L D H C S

    2014-08-07

    The genus Passiflora L. is the most representative of Passifloraceae, with over 500 known species, among which 150-200 originated from Brazil. In addition to the great commercial importance of this genus for the fruit market, many of the species have exotic flowers with a huge diversity of colors and can thereby be exploited as ornamental plants. This study was aimed at investigating the transferability of microsatellite primers in wild Passiflora species (P. cacao, P. cincinnata, P. glandulosa, P. gibertii, and P. mucronata) and characterizing 29 P. alata accessions using microsatellite primers that were previously developed in a library enriched with microsatellites from P. edulis f. flavicarpa for P. alata. The interspecies cross-amplification rate varied, and P. cacao exhibited the highest rate of amplification, suggesting a greater degree of proximity to P. edulis. The study of intraspecific accessions in P. alata found genetic similarity, with values ranging from 0.47 to 1.00 and an average similarity of 0.74. Hence, this study revealed the intraspecific genetic variability of P. alata in the Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz's Active Germplasm Bank and will lead to the adoption of mating strategies between accessions; thus making their use more suitable for breeding purposes.

  3. Use of Cassia alata aqueous extract as a bath treatment to control Pseudomonas anguilliseptica infection in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus

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    Phumkhachorn Parichat

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aqueous extracts of six plants, Andrographis paniculata, Cassia alata, Centella asiatica, Garcinia mangostana, Punica granatum and Psidium guajava, were investigated for their antimicrobial activity and mode of action against Pseudomonas anguilliseptica, an important fish pathogenic bacterium, which is responsible for economic losses in aquaculture worldwide. Among the tested plant extracts, the C. alata aqueous extract had the strongest inhibitory effect and exhibited a bactericidal mode of action against the pathogenic bacterium. When an infection of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus with P. anguilliseptica was induced by intraperitoneal, the median lethal dose (LD50 was determined to be 1.59 x 105 CFU/ml. For the in vivo trial, four different concentrations (25, 50, 75 and 100 ppm of C. alata aqueous extract were used as bath treatment to remedy the infection. The effect of the extract on the infection was dose-dependent and an extract with the concentration of 100 ppm eliminated mortality of the infected fish without producing any adverse effects on the animals. This study suggests that C. alata aqueous extract has the potential to control fish disease caused by P. anguilliseptica.

  4. Adhesion force measurements on the two wax layers of the waxy zone in Nepenthes alata pitchers.

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    Gorb, Elena V; Purtov, Julia; Gorb, Stanislav N

    2014-06-03

    The wax coverage of the waxy zone in Nepenthes alata pitchers consists of two clearly distinguishable layers, designated the upper and lower wax layers. Since these layers were reported to reduce insect attachment, they were considered to have anti-adhesive properties. However, no reliable adhesion tests have been performed with these wax layers. In this study, pull-off force measurements were carried out on both wax layers of the N. alata pitcher and on two reference polymer surfaces using deformable polydimethylsiloxane half-spheres as probes. To explain the results obtained, roughness measurements were performed on test surfaces. Micro-morphology of both surface samples and probes tested was examined before and after experiments. Pull-off forces measured on the upper wax layer were the lowest among surfaces tested. Here, contamination of probes by wax crystals detached from the pitcher surface was found. This suggests that low insect attachment on the upper wax layer is caused primarily by the breaking off of wax crystals from the upper wax layer, which acts as a separation layer between the insect pad and the pitcher surface. High adhesion forces obtained on the lower wax layer are explained by the high deformability of probes and the particular roughness of the substrate.

  5. Degradation of a peptide in pitcher fluid of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata Blanco.

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    An, Chung-Il; Takekawa, Shoji; Okazawa, Atsushi; Fukusaki, Ei-Ichiro; Kobayashi, Akio

    2002-07-01

    Carnivorous plants acquire substantial amounts of nitrogen from insects. The tropical carnivorous plant Nepenthes produces trapping organs called pitchers at the tips of tendrils elongated from leaf ends. Acidic fluid is secreted at the bottoms of the pitchers. The pitcher fluid includes several hydrolytic enzymes, and some, such as aspartic proteinase, are thought to be involved in nitrogen acquisition from insect proteins. To understand the nitrogen-acquisition process, it is essential to identify the protein-degradation products in the pitcher fluid. To gain insight into protein degradation in pitcher fluid, we used the oxidized B-chain of bovine insulin as a model substrate, and its degradation by the pitcher fluid of N. alata was investigated using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). LC-MS analysis of the degradation products revealed that the oxidized B-chain of bovine insulin was initially cleaved at aromatic amino acids such as phenylalanine and tyrosine. These cleavage sites are similar to those of aspartic proteinases from other plants and animals. The presence of a series of peptide fragments as degradation products suggests that exopeptidase(s) is also present in the pitcher fluid. Amino acid analysis and peptide fragment analysis of the degradation products demonstrated that three amino acids plus small peptides were released from the oxidized B-chain of bovine insulin, suggesting that insect proteins are readily degraded to small peptides and amino acids in the pitcher fluid of N. alata.

  6. Caracterização de preparações extrativas obtidas de Passiflora alata Curtis

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    ANDREAS S. L. MENDEZ

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo fazer uma análise comparativa da qualidade de preparações extrativas obtidas de Passiflora alata Curtis, além de descrever esse processo. O extrato líquido foi obtido por refluxo utilizando água como solvente em proporção 1:10. A preparação líquida foi submetida à secagem em spray dryer utilizando aerosil® e fosfato de cálcio como adjuvantes tecnológicos. A eficiência de extração foi avaliada através da determinação do resíduo seco e do teor de flavonoides totais por técnica de espectrofotometria no UV. O extrato seco foi avaliado quanto à viabilidade tecnológica a partir da determinação das características de granulometria e da estabilidade em ambientes de umidade relativa controlada. O teor de flavonoides totais para o extrato seco apresentou redução quando comparado à solução extrativa, indicando possível influência do processo de secagem na composição do material. Os resultados de caracterização tecnológica demonstraram que o processo de secagem utilizado garante uma uniformidade de tamanho particular, embora seja observada uma tendência de higroscopicidade do material em ambientes de elevada umidade relativa. As técnicas empregadas se mostraram viáveis para uso em ensaios quali-quantitativos aplicados à determinação da qualidade dos extratos desenvolvidos. Palavras-chave: Passiflora alata Curtis; Preparações extrativas; Spray-drying; Flavonoides totais; Caracterização tecnológica. ABSTRACT Characterization of extracts prepared from Passiflora alata Curtis This paper describes a process to prepare liquid and dried aqueous extracts from aerial parts of Passiflora alata Curtis (sweet passionfruit and reports a comparative analysis of the extractive preparations obtained. The extractive solution was obtained by refluxing the plant material with water in the proportion 1:10 (w/v. The aqueous extract was dried in a spray-dryer, with Aerosil® and calcium

  7. Ecological consequences of primary and secondary seed dispersal on seed and seedling fate of Dipteryx oleifera (Fabaceae

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    Javier Ruiz

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The relative contributions of primary and secondary seed dispersal to plant demography have received little investigation. Evidence on these seed dispersal types, on seed fate and seedling recruitment of the tropical rain forest tree Dipteryx oleifera, is presented. The study was conducted in a 6.37ha permanent plot where seeds and seedlings were located and tagged for the 2007 cohort. A total of 2 814 seeds were threaded and their fate was followed one year after germination. Primary seed dispersal by bats protected seeds from insect larval predation below the adult tree. Bats congregated seeds in bat seed piles located at a mean distance of 40.94±1.48m from the nearest adult individual of D. oleifera. Terrestrial vertebrates congregated seeds in caches located 41.90±2.43m from the nearest adult individual of D. oleifera. The results of the fitted proportional hazard model suggested that primary seed dispersal decreased seed hazard probability by 1.12% for each meter from the adult conspecific (pPresentamos evidencia de la contribución relativa de la dispersión primaria y secundaria de semillas en la suerte que corren las mismas y en el reclutamiento de plántulas de la especie de bosque húmedo tropical Dipteryx oleifera. Este estudio fue realizado en una parcela permanente de 6.37 ha en la que semillas y plántulas del cohorte del 2007 fueron localizadas y mapeadas. Etiquetamos 2 814 semillas para evaluar su suerte un año después de la germinación. Encontramos que la dispersión primaria por murciélagos libera a las semillas de la depredación bajo la copa del árbol adulto causada por la fase larval de un insecto. Los murciélagos dispersan semillas bajo la copa de palmas usadas como comederos, localizados a 40.94±1.48m del árbol de D. oleifera más cercano y vertebrados terrestres congregaran las semillas en caches localizados aproximadamente a 41.90±2.43m del árbol de D. oleifera. Un modelo proporcional de riesgos fue ajustado

  8. Evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity and standardisation of hydro-methanol extract of underground tuber of Dioscorea alata.

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    Dey, Priyankar; Roy Chowdhuri, Sumedha; Sarkar, Mousumi Poddar; Chaudhuri, Tapas Kumar

    2016-08-01

    Context The underground edible tuber of Dioscorea alata L. (Dioscoreaceae) is a functional food with high nutritive value and therapeutic potential. The tuber is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties in traditional medicine. Objective The present study explores the anti-inflammatory activity and standardisation of D. alata tuber hydromethanol extract. Materials and methods Hydromethanol extract (70%) of D. alata tuber was chemically characterised using HPLC and GC-MS techniques. Murine lymphocytes were cultured for 48 h with six different concentrations (0-80 μg/mL) of the extract. The expression of nitric oxide (NO), TNF-α, COX-1, COX-2, and PGE2 were evaluated using colorimetric and ELISA methods. Results Dioscorea alata extract inhibited the expression of NO and TNF-α with an IC50 value of 134.51 ± 6.75 and 113.30 ± 7.44 μg/mL, respectively. The IC50 values for inhibition of total COX, COX-1, COX-2 activities and PGE2 level were 41.96 ± 3.07, 141.41 ± 8.99, 32.50 ± 1.69, and 186.34 ± 15.36 μg/mL, respectively. Inhibition of PGE2 level and COX-2 activity was positively correlated (R(2) = 0.9393). Gallic acid (GA), 4-hydroxy benzoic acid (4HBA), syringic acid (SYA), p-coumaric acid (PCA), and myricetin (MY) were identified and quantified using HPLC. GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of 13 different phytocompounds such as hexadecanoic acid, methyl stearate, cinnamyl cinnamate, and squalene. Conclusion The D. alata extract significantly down-regulated the pro-inflammatory signals in a gradual manner compared with control (0 μg/mL). Different bioactive phytocompounds individually possessing anti-inflammatory activities contributed to the overall bioactivity of the D. alata tuber extract.

  9. Recircumscription of the Nepenthes alata group (Caryophyllales: Nepenthaceae, in the Philippines, with four new species

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    Martin Cheek

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available An overview of Nepenthes in the Philippines is presented. Four new species, Nepenthes extincta sp. nov., N. kitanglad sp. nov., N. kurata sp. nov. and N. leyte sp. nov. are described and illustrated from the Philippines and placed in the Nepenthes alata group. An updated circumscription and key to the species of the group is provided. Delimitation and comparison with the Regiae group is given. All four of the newly described species are assessed as threatened using the International Union for the Conservation of Nature 2012 standard, and one, N. extincta sp. nov. is considered likely to be already extinct due to open-cast mining. Logging and conversion of forest habitat are thought to be the main threats to the other three species.

  10. KARAKTERISASI DAN JARAK KEMIRIPAN UWI (Dioscorea alata L. BERDASARKAN PENANDA MORFOLOGI UMBI

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    Trimanto Trimanto

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    Full Text Available Yam (Dioscorea alata L. is a potential local crop for supporting food security program in Indonesia.  Inventory and characterization of yam have been conducted in scattered population at Nganjuk region - East Java.  The research was aimed to identify the characteristic of Nganjuk’s yam, based on the tuber morphology and to determine its similarity distance value.  The characterisation were analyzed using interval similarity function, based on NTSys DICE coefficient programme. The result showed that 22 accession numbers which comprises of 13 variants of yam were found in Nganjuk region. The same variants of yams indicated by their close similarity distance although they were originated from different areas.

  11. Evaluation of physiological potentiality of sweet passion-fruit seeds (Passiflora alata Dryander) submitted to storage

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    Osipi, Elisete Aparecida Fernandes; Nakagawa, João

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    Averiguou-se a influência de três condições ambientais na capacidade de armazenamento da semente do maracujá-doce (Passiflora alata Dryander): ambiente não controlado (embaladas em saco de papel), câmara seca (embaladas em saco de papel) e câmara fria (embaladas em saco de polietileno). Nesses tratamentos, avaliaram-se o teor de água e as porcentagens de germinação, de plântulas anormais, de sementes dormentes e a de mortas, no decorrer de seis meses e após um ano. A germinação não diferiu en...

  12. Growth and Development of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. alatae During Culture in Liquid Medium

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    Laura E. Cerón Rincón

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Some characteristics known as virulence factors for Colletotrichum sp. genus, like: weight of the produced mycelium, sporulation, poligalacturonase activity and pH medium were evaluated during the growth of C. gloeosporioides f. alatae in three liquid medium commonly used for fungi culture (Czapeck, Martin broth and potato broth and additionally (Czapeck with yam extract as the only source of carbon. After of 17 days of growth, maximum values were obtained for the above parameters in the last medium, compared with others growth media evaluated. The implemented medium with yam extract, supply nutritional requirements of the pathogen for the development of characteristic factors related with mechanism of infections that may play a role in the pathogenesis.

  13. Physicochemical properties of functional surfaces in pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata Blanco (Nepenthaceae).

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    Gorb, E V; Gorb, S N

    2006-11-01

    Pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata are highly specialized organs adapted to attract, capture, and digest animals, mostly insects. They consist of several well distinguishable zones, differing in macro-morphology, surface microstructure, and functions. Since physicochemical properties of these surfaces may influence insect adhesion, we measured contact angles of non-polar (diiodomethane) and polar liquids (water and ethylene glycol) and estimated the free surface energy of 1) the lid, 2) the peristome, 3) the waxy surface of the slippery zone, and 4) the glandular surface of the digestive zone in N. alata pitchers. As a control, the external surface of the pitcher, as well as abaxial and adaxial surfaces of the leaf blade, was measured. Both leaf surfaces, both lid surfaces, and the external pitcher surface showed similar contact angles and had rather high values of surface free energy with relatively high dispersion component. These surfaces are considered to support strong adhesion forces based on the capillary interaction, and by this, to promote successful attachment of insects. The waxy surface is almost unwettable, has extremely low surface energy, and therefore, must essentially decrease insect adhesion. Both the peristome and glandular surfaces are wetted readily with both non-polar and polar liquids and have very high surface energy with a predominating polar component. These properties result in the preclusion of insect adhesion due to the hydrophilic lubricating film covering the surfaces. The obtained results support field observations and laboratory experiments of previous authors that demonstrated the possible role of different pitcher surfaces in insect trapping and retention.

  14. A novel thioredoxin h is secreted in Nicotiana alata and reduces S-RNase in vitro.

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    Juárez-Díaz, Javier Andrés; McClure, Bruce; Vázquez-Santana, Sonia; Guevara-García, Arturo; León-Mejía, Patricia; Márquez-Guzmán, Judith; Cruz-García, Felipe

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    Thioredoxins type h are classified into three subgroups. The subgroup II includes thioredoxins containing an N-terminal extension, the role of which is still unclear. Although thioredoxin secretion has been observed in animal cells, there is no evidence suggesting that any thioredoxin h is secreted in plants. In this study, we report that a thioredoxin h, subgroup II, from Nicotiana alata (NaTrxh) is secreted into the extracellular matrix of the stylar transmitting tract tissue. Fractionation studies showed that NaTrxh is extracted along with well characterized secretion proteins such as S-RNases and NaTTS (N. alata transmitting tissue-specific protein). Moreover, an NaTrxh-green fluorescent fusion protein transiently expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana and Arabidopsis thaliana leaves was also secreted, showing that NaTrxh has the required information for its secretion. We performed reduction assays in vitro to identify potential extracellular targets of NaTrxh. We found that S-RNase is one of the several potential substrates of the NaTrxh in the extracellular matrix. In addition, we proved by affinity chromatography that NaTrxh specifically interacts with S-RNase. Our findings showed that NaTrxh is a new thioredoxin h in Nicotiana that is secreted as well as in animal systems. Because NaTrxh is localized in the extracellular matrix of the stylar transmitting tract and its specific interaction with S-RNase to reduce it in vitro, we suggest that this thioredoxin h may be involved either in general pollen-pistil interaction processes or particularly in S-RNase-based self-incompatibility.

  15. [Biology of Holhymenia rubiginosa Breddin (Hemiptera: Coreidae) on Passiflora alata (Passifloraceae)].

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    Kolberg, Roberta; Redaelli, Luiza R; Canto-Silva, Celson R; Idalgo, Thiago D N

    2009-01-01

    The biology of Holhymenia rubiginosa Breddin is described on sweet-passion-fruit, Passiflora alata, and the developmental time, viability and thermal requirements of the egg stage, the developmental time and mortality of the nymphal stage, and adult longevity and reproductive parameters were assessed. Insects were reared at laboratory controlled conditions (25 + or - 1 degrees Celsius, 65 + or - 10% RH, photophase 12h) on branches of P. alata, 20% honey solution and pollen. The lower thermal threshold (10.8 degrees Celsius) and thermal requirements (140.8 DD) for egg development were determined using four temperatures (17, 21, 25 and 30 degrees Celsius). The average egg development time (days) and viability were 25.4 + or - 0.45, 88%; 13.2 + or - 0.28, 88%; 8.8 + or - 0.16, 94%; and 7.7 + or - 0.17, 92%, at 17, 21, 25 and 30 + or - 1 degrees Celsius, respectively. When reared at 25 + or - 1 degrees Celsius, the first instar had the shortest development time (4.0 + or - 0.02 days) and the second the longest (15.7 + or - 3.50 days), which also had the highest mortality (75%). Males and females had similar longevity (185.3 + or - 17.52 days for females and 133.6 + or - 18.94 days for males). Females mated 33.0 + or - 7.71 times, with a mean duration of 99.0 + or - 9.25 min, laying 11.5 + or - 2.55 eggs/female. Periods of pre-oviposition, oviposition and post-oviposition were respectively 96.4 + or - 18.08; 88.5 + or - 23.48 and 19.3 + or - 12.18 days.

  16. Prospecção química de compostos produzidos por Senna alata com atividade alelopática Chemical prospecting of compounds produced by Senna alata with allelopathic activity

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    I.M.C. Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Senna alata é uma espécie daninha frequente em pastagens da região amazônica. Suas folhas apresentam propriedades medicinais capazes de influenciar a germinação e o desenvolvimento de outras plantas. Objetivou-se neste estudo a prospecção química e a avaliação da atividade alelopática dos compostos presentes nas folhas de S. alata. O material vegetal foi seco, triturado e submetido à extração exaustiva, com solução água:metanol (3:7. O extrato obtido foi então fracionado por coluna cromatográfica por via úmida. As frações mais puras foram submetidas à espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética Nuclear, para determinação das fórmulas estruturais das moléculas. Na avaliação dos efeitos das substâncias químicas isoladas, utilizaram-se as concentrações de 50, 100, 150 e 200 ppm, tendo como eluente solução hidrometanólica (3:7 v/v. As frações foram adicionadas em placas de Petri e seus efeitos avaliados sobre a germinação de sementes e o alongamento da radícula e hipocótilo de três espécies daninhas de áreas de pastagens: Mimosa pudica, Senna obtusifolia e a própria S. alata. Os compostos com atividade alelopática encontrados em folhas de S. alata pertencem à classe dos flavonoides glicosilados, cujo núcleo aromático é um kaempferol, e causaram maior inibição sobre o crescimento da radícula e sobre a germinação de S. obtusifolia e M. pudica. Já os efeitos autotóxicos desse composto são pouco significativos para o desenvolvimento da plântula e nulos sobre a germinação.Senna alata is a weed species frequently found in pastures of the Amazonian region and whose leaves have medicinal properties. This study aimed to carry out a chemical prospecting and evaluation of the allelopathic activity of the compounds present in S. alata leaves. The plant material was dried, ground, and submitted to exhaustive extraction with water/methanol (3:7 solution. The crude extract obtained was fractioned by wet

  17. Development and regeneration ability of the wax coverage in Nepenthes alata pitchers: a cryo-SEM approach.

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    Gorb, Elena V; Baum, Martina J; Gorb, Stanislav N

    2013-10-29

    The morphogenesis of the composite epicuticular wax coverage and regeneration ability of the upper wax layer in Nepenthes alata pitchers were studied using a cryo-scanning electron microscopy. Examination of pitchers of different ages revealed six stages in the wax coverage development. In the first stage, wax crystals resemble those found recently in mature pitches of N. dicksoniana and N. ventricosa. Platelets of the upper wax layer originate from broadened tips of stalks during the last developmental stage. Contrary to previous hypotheses, we found that wax crystals of both layers as well as the stalks connecting them are oriented perpendicularly to the pitcher wall. No changes in the height of the wax coverage were detected in 4-8 weeks after mechanical removal of the upper wax layer from mature pitchers on plants. This indicates that the wax coverage in N. alata pitchers is unable to regenerate.

  18. Mutability of the self-incompatibility locus and identification of the S-bearing chromosome in Nicotiana alata

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    Gastel, A.J.G. van.

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    γ rays, X rays, fast neutrons and ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) were used for inducing mutations at the self-incompatibility locus of Nicotiana alata. Chronic gamma irradiation and EMS treatment neither induced self-compatability mutations nor led to changes from one S allele to another. X rays and fast neutrons induced many self-compatibility mutations, but did not generate new self-incompatibility alleles. (Auth.)

  19. Relações ecológico-evolutivas em Passiflora alata do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Santos, Patrícia Koehler dos; Lorenz-Lemke, Aline Pedroso; Salzano, Francisco Mauro; Freitas, Loreta Brandao de

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    The geographical distribution, ecological characteristics, flowering and fruiting times, and pollinating agents of Passiflora alata are considered and related to molecular genetic data gathered simultaneously. The first report on this species in Rio Grande do Sul was made in 1934, only in cultivated gardens. Approximately 20 years later, however, the species was already classified as efferata (wild) in Porto Alegre's suburbs. The data presented here, together with the DNA investigations, indi...

  20. Efeito de reguladores vegetais no desenvolvimento de mudas de Passiflora alata Curtis Effect of plant regulators on Passiflora alata seedlings development

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    Anísio de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O principal fator limitante à produção de mudas enxertadas de maracujazeiro é o elevado tempo para a sua formação. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar o efeito de reguladores vegetais no desenvolvimento de mudas de Passiflora alata Curtis, a serem empregadas como porta-enxerto, visando a reduzir o tempo para atingir o ponto de enxertia. O delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualisado, em esquema fatorial 4x5 (4 reguladores vegetais x 5 concentrações, com 4 repetições de 25 plantas por parcela. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por 0,0 mg L-1 (testemunha; 25 mg L-1; 50 mg L-1; 75 mg L-1, e 100 mg L-1 de Benziladenina (BA, GA4+7 + Fenilmetil-aminopurina (GA4+7+CK, Ácido giberélico (GA3 e Cloreto de chlormequat (CCC. Avaliaram-se o comprimento e o diâmetro do caule, o número de folhas, o comprimento e a fitomassa seca de raíz, do caule, das folhas e total. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância e de regressão polinomial, sendo realizado desdobramento quando houve efeito significativo da interação.Os reguladores não promoveram respostas significativas para o comprimento e a massa seca de raiz, do caule, de folhas e total. Porém, GA4+7+Fenilmetil-aminopurina foi o regulador que incrementou o comprimento do caule, o diâmetro e o número de folhas, promovendo maior desenvolvimento às mudas e reduzindo o tempo para a formação do porta-enxerto, de três a oito meses, para dois meses (63 dias.The limiting main factor to the passion flower grafted seedlings production is the long time necessary for its formation. So, this work aimed, to evaluate the effects of vegetal regulators, at Passiflora alata Curtis seedlings development, aiming to reduce time for the seedling to reach the grafting point. The experimental design was completely randomized, with a 4 x 5 (plant growth regulator x concentrations factorial and four replicates, with 25 seedlings per parcel. The treatments were as follow: Benzyladenine, GA

  1. Bioguided Fractionation Shows Cassia alata Extract to Inhibit Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Growth and Biofilm Formation

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    Samuel Takashi Saito

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Plant extracts have a long history to be used in folk medicine. Cassia alata extracts are known to exert antibacterial activity but details on compounds and mechanism of action remain poorly explored. We purified and concentrated the aqueous leaf extract of C. alata by reverse phase-solid phase extraction and screened the resulting CaRP extract for antimicrobial activity. CaRP extract exhibited antimicrobial activity for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, S. aureus, and Bacillus subtilis. CaRP also inhibited biofilm formation of S. epidermidis and P. aeruginosa. Several bacterial growth-inhibiting compounds were detected when CaRP extract was fractionated by TLC chromatography coupled to bioautography agar overlay technique. HPLC chromatography of CaRP extract yielded 20 subfractions that were tested by bioautography for antimicrobial activity against S. aureus and S. epidermidis. Five bioactive fractions were detected and chemically characterized, using high-resolution mass spectrometry (qTOF-MS/MS. Six compounds from four fractions could be characterized as kaempferol, kaempferol-O-diglucoside, kaempferol-O-glucoside, quercetin-O-glucoside, rhein, and danthron. In the Salmonella/microsome assay CaRP showed weak mutagenicity (MI<3 only in strain TA98, pointing to a frameshift mutation activity. These results indicate that C. alata leaf extract contains a minimum of 7 compounds with antimicrobial activity and that these together or as single substance are active in preventing formation of bacterial biofilm, indicating potential for therapeutic applications.

  2. Prevalence and intensity of Alaria alata (Goeze, 1792) in water frogs and brown frogs in natural conditions.

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    Patrelle, Cécile; Portier, Julien; Jouet, Damien; Delorme, Daniel; Ferté, Hubert

    2015-12-01

    In the last 15 years, the mesocercariae of Alaria alata have frequently been reported in the wild boar during routine Trichinella inspections made compulsory for the trade of venison meat in Europe. If these studies have focused primarily on mesocercariae isolated from meat, few works have been done so far to understand the circulation of the parasite in natural conditions especially in the intermediate hosts. This study focuses on the second intermediate hosts of this parasite assessing the suitability of two amphibian groups-brown frogs and water frogs sensu lato-for mesocercarial infection on an area where A. alata has already been identified in water snails and wild boars. During this study, both groups showed to be suitable for mesocercarial infection, with high prevalence and parasite burdens. Prevalence was higher in the brown frog group (56.9 versus 11.54 % for water frogs) which would indicate that it is a preferential group for infection on the study area, though reasons for this remain to be investigated. No significant difference among prevalences was observed between tadpoles and frogs. This study, the first focusing on A. alata in these amphibians in Europe, provides further information on circulation of this parasite in natura.

  3. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and vermicompost to maximize the production of foliar biomolecules in Passiflora alata Curtis seedlings.

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    Oliveira, Melquisedec S; Campos, Maryluce A S; Silva, Fábio S B

    2015-02-01

    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are soil organisms that associate with plant roots and promote plant growth, increasing the concentration of secondary metabolites, which are molecules of interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Passiflora alata is a Brazilian medicinal plant that is used as a raw material for anxiolytic phytotherapeutic agents. The anxiolytic properties are related to the presence of biomolecules in the plant material, principally flavonoids. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of inoculation with AMF and organic fertilization on the production of soluble carbohydrates and total foliar proteins, phenols and flavonoids in P. alata seedlings. There was an effect of the tested treatments on the analyzed variables. Seedlings inoculated and cultivated in soil to which 0.15 kg vermicompost kg(-1) had been added showed increased growth and production of primary and secondary metabolites compared with treatments with lower levels of manure, which did not differ from those cultivated in soil with 0.2 kg vermicompost kg(-1). The inoculation of P. alata seedlings with Gigaspora albida is an alternative to maximize the production of pharmacologically important foliar biomolecules, especially flavonoids, with benefits that vary in accordance with the fertility of the soil. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

  4. Larvicidal effect of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Senna alata on Anopheles gambiae, Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti.

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    Edwin, Ubulom Peace Mayen; Nyiutaha, Imandeh Godwin; Essien, Akpabio Eno; Nnamdi, Opara Kenneth; Sunday, Ekanem Mfon

    2013-05-01

    Senna alata is locally used in South Eastern Nigeria in the treatment of several infections which include ringworm and other parasitic skin diseases.The larvicidal activities of aqueous and ethanolic leaf and stem extracts of S. alata were evaluated in static bioassays, on fourth instar larvae of Anopheles gambiae, Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti, at extract concentrations of 0.15, 0.30, 0.45, 0.60 and 0.75% w/v, for 72 hours. Mortality of larvae exposed to the different extracts increased with increase in extract concentration and time of exposure. This study revealed a differential potency of the extracts used and a difference in susceptibility of larvae to the extracts as evident by the 72hLC₅₀ values obtained. The leaf extract proved to be more lethal to the larvae than the stem extract as judged by the 72hLC₅₀ values obtained both for the aqueous as well as the ethanolic extracts assayed. Phytochemical screening of the plant parts investigated revealed the presence of some plant metabolites, which have been reported in separate studies to be lethal to mosquito larvae. Results obtained from this study suggest that the leaf and stem extracts of S. alata possess a promising larvicidal potential which can be exploited in mosquito vector control.

  5. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles through green approach using Dioscorea alata and their characterization on antibacterial activities and optical limiting behavior.

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    Pugazhendhi, S; Sathya, P; Palanisamy, P K; Gopalakrishnan, R

    2016-06-01

    In this work, we have successfully synthesized highly biocompatible and functionalized Dioscorea alata (D. alata) mediated silver nanoparticles with different quantities of its extract for the evaluation of proficient bactericidal activity and optical limiting behavior. The crystalline nature of the synthesized silver nanoparticles was confirmed by powder X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis and furthermore confirmed from SAED pattern of HRTEM Analysis. The Surface Plasmon Resonance band was measured and monitored by UV-Visible spectral studies. The functional groups present in the extract for the reduction and stabilization of the nanoparticles were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) technique. Surface morphology and size of particles were determined by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy analysis (HRTEM). The elemental analysis was made by Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX). The synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in colloidal form were found to exhibit third order optical nonlinearity as studied by closed aperture Z-scan technique and open aperture technique using 532nm Nd:YAG (SHG) CW laser beam (COHERENT-Compass 215M-50 diode-pumped) output as source. The negative nonlinearity observed was well utilized for the study of optical limiting behavior of the silver nanoparticles. D. alata mediated silver nanoparticles possess very good antimicrobial activity which was confirmed by agar well diffusion assay method. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. DIOSCOREA ALATA

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    marketing enterprise was described using marketing income statement and profitability ratios including the input ratio, cost .... mobility in marketing, in terms of scale of operation or in time or space (Scarborough and Kydds, 1992). ..... 108. Opera, L.U. (1999). Yam Storage Pages 182-214 in CIGAR Handbook of Agricultural.

  7. Frenelopsis alata and its microsporangiate and ovuliferous reproductive structures from the Cenomanian of Bohemia (Czech Republic, Central Europe).

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    Kvacek

    2000-10-01

    The conifer, Frenelopsis alata (K. Feistmantel) E. Knobloch (Cheirolepidiaceae), occurring mostly in the Cenomanian of Europe, is revised on the basis of the type material. Its comparison with relevant species of Frenelopsis is discussed.The ovuliferous cone associated with the genus Frenelopsis is recorded for the first time. For the associated ovuliferous cones of Frenelopsis, a new genus, Alvinia, is introduced in a new combination for the type: Alvinia bohemica (Velenovský) comb. n. Its association with Frenelopsis alata is based on the presence of Classopollis pollen adhering to ovuliferous cone scales, and the same type of pollen found in the microsporangiate cone of F. alata, the same cuticle pattern present on ovuliferous cones, sterile twigs and microsporangiate cones of F. alata, and also the co-occurrence of ovuliferous cones or their scales and sterile twigs of F. alata.Large ovuliferous cones of Alvinia bohemica are formed by helically arranged ovuliferous scales subtended by bracts. Each ovuliferous cone scale displays one or two seeds covered by a covering flap, and three appendages, which form distally a funnel-like structure lined in its inner part by long trichomes. Numerous pollen grains of Classopollis adhere to the trichomes, and the structure is considered to function as a protostigmatic area.The ovuliferous cones of Alvinia differ from similar cones of the Cheirolepidiaceae, Hirmeriella and Tomaxellia, mainly in a high state of unification of the ovuliferous cone scale, reduction of appendages and in a presence of the protostigmatic funnel-like structure.The ovuliferous cones, Alvinia bohemica, rarely occur intact, so it is assumed that they disintegrate when mature. It seems likely that they were not woody. This assumption is supported by the flattened appearance of cones and their cone scales in the sediment, their flexibility and the absence of massive coaly matter known from cones of the Taxodiaceae and Cupressaceae. It is proposed that

  8. Aspartic proteinases are expressed in pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata Blanco.

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    An, Chung-Il; Fukusaki, Ei-ichiro; Kobayashi, Akio

    2002-03-01

    Carnivorous plants acquire significant amounts of nitrogen from insects. The tropical carnivorous plant Nepenthes accumulates acidic fluid containing aspartic proteinase (AP) in its trapping organs (pitchers), suggesting that the plant utilizes insect protein as a nitrogen source. Aspartic proteinases have been purified and characterized from sterile pitcher fluid of several species of Nepenthes; however, there is, as of yet, no information about sequence and expression of Nepenthes AP genes. To identify the pitcher AP, we cloned plant AP homologs from N. alata and examined their expressions. Five AP homologs ( NaAP1-NaAP5) were obtained by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction with degenerate primers designed for the conserved sequences of plant APs. Alignment of deduced amino acid sequences with other plant APs demonstrated that NaAP1-NaAP4 contained a plant-specific insert (PSI), a unique sequence of plant AP. However, NaAP5 did not possess the insert, and had a shorter sequence (by >100 amino acids) than the other APs. Northern analysis using a part of the coding region of NaAP1 as a probe showed that bands of approx. 1.8 kb corresponding to the sizes of NaAP1-NaAP4 mRNA were present in roots, stems, leaves, tendrils, and lower part of the pitchers, but a band of approx. 1.3 kb corresponding to the size of NaAP5 mRNA was not observed in any organs. In pitchers, highest expressions of NaAP1-NaAP4 were seen in the lower part of open pitchers containing natural prey, suggesting that the expressions of NaAP1-NaAP4 are coupled with prey capture. Transcripts of NaAP2 and NaAP4 were detected in the digestive glands, where AP secretion may occur. This result suggests that NaAP2 and NaAP4 are the possible APs secreted into the pitcher of N. alata.

  9. Conservación in vitro de Dioscorea alata L. clon caraqueño (Dioscoreaceae

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    Misterbino Borges García

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tuvo como objetivo establecer, para Dioscorea alata L. clon caraqueño, un método eficiente para la conservación in vitro de durante 9 y 12 meses basado en la modificación del medio de cultivo (MS al 75% + vitaminas MS + sacarosa 30 g.L-1 + carbón activado 2 g.L-1 con distintos niveles de manitol y BAP. Los tratamientos consistieron en la adición en el medio de cultivo de manitol (0; 0,5 y 1,5% y BAP (0; 0,1 mg.L-1. A los 9 y 12 meses de conservación in vitro se realizaron las siguientes evaluaciones: supervivencia (%, senescencia foliar (%, numero de nudos, longitud del vástago, número de microtubérculos. A las 8 semanas de la regeneración de los segmentos nodales (procedentes de vitroplantas conservadas a 9 y 12 meses en el medio de cultivo (MS al 75% + vitaminas MS + sacarosa 30 g.L-1 + carbón activado 2 g.L-1 se determinó la regeneración de plantas completas (%, número de nudos, número de hojas y longitud del vástago. A las 5 semanas durante la micropropagación convencional se determinó el número de nudos, número de hojas y la longitud del vástago. Las variantes de cultivo formadas por el medio MS al 75% + vitaminas MS + sacarosa 30 g.L-1 + carbón activado 2 g.L-1 y el MS al 75% + vitaminas MS + sacarosa 30 g.L-1 + carbón activado 2 g.L-1 + BAP 0,1 mg.L-1 permitió de manera efectiva la conservación de vitroplantas a partir de segmentos uninodales de D. alata clon caraqueño durante 9 y 12 meses con altos porcentajes de supervivencia, un número significativo de microtubérculos, los menores porcentajes de senescencia foliar y 100% de regeneración en plantas completas con un crecimiento normal en condiciones de micropropagación.

  10. KARAKTERISASI SIFAT FISIKOKIMIA DAN FUNGSIONAL FRAKSI PATI UWI UNGU (DIOSCOREA ALATA

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    Lula Nadia

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTSize fractionation of yam starch granule could be achieved through dry sieving Retsch Siever with 400 and 500 mesh. Although the fractionation was not completely separate the granule size, however it could provide a significant difference in average size of the fractions. Starch granule morphology, size distribution, amylose and phosphorus contents, crystal structure, thermal properties, and rheological characteristic of the starch fraction were evaluated. In this study, based on the average value of the granule size, significant effects of fraction were obtained on phosphorus content and relative crystallinity of the starch. The size fraction differences did not give a significant impact on its gelatinization character, while in the pasta formations the effect of the fraction was found in peak and final viscosity. In the bigger size fraction, the phosphorus content increased but the relative crystallinity decreased. These differences made the large size fraction of starch granule had the advantage in paste profiling than starches and fractions against stirring, heating and cooling for its potential use in food processing as thickner.Keywords: dioscorea alata, starch, size fractionation, size distribution, viscoelastisityABSTRAKFraksinasi ukuran granula pati uwi dapat dicapai dengan menggunakan pengayakan kering Retsch Siever 400 dan 500 mesh. Meskipun metode fraksinasi ini tidak sempurna memisahkan ukuran granula, tetapi dapat memberikan perbedaan yang signifikan dari nilai rerata ukuran fraksi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengevaluasi morfologi granula, distribusi ukuran, kandungan amilosa, kadar fosfor, struktur kristal dan kristalinitas relatif, sifat termal, serta karakteristik rheologi dari fraksi pati. Penelitian menunjukkan, berdasarkan nilai rerata ukuran granula, pengaruh signifikan dari fraksi diperoleh pada kandungan fosfor dan kristalinitas relatif pati. Perbedaan ukuran fraksi granula tidak cukup memberi pengaruh yang

  11. Effects of gamma ray and electron beam irradiation on reduction of microbial load and antioxidant properties of Chum-Hed-Thet (Cassia alata (L.) Roxb.)

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    Prakhongsil, P.; Pewlong, W.; Sajjabut, S.; Chookaew, S.

    2017-06-01

    Considering the growing demands of herbal medicines, Cassia alata (L.) Roxb. has been reported to have various phytochemical activities. It has also been called in Thai as Chum-Hed-Thet. In this study, C. alata (L.) Roxb. powder were exposed to gamma and electron beam irradiation at doses of 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 kGy. At the dose of 10 kGy, both of gamma and electron beam irradiation were sufficient in reducing microbial load of irradiated samples as specified in Thai pharmacopoeia (2005). These include the total aerobic microbial count of count of bacteria of 0.05). Therefore, both of radiation by gamma ray or electron beam at 10 kGy was sufficient in elimination of microbial flora and did not significantly affected the total phenolic content and antioxidant activities of C. alata (L.) Roxb.

  12. Slippery surfaces of carnivorous plants: composition of epicuticular wax crystals in Nepenthes alata Blanco pitchers.

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    Riedel, Michael; Eichner, Anna; Jetter, Reinhard

    2003-11-01

    Plants in the genus Nepenthes obtain a substantial nutrient supply by trapping insects in highly modified leaves. A broad zone of the inner surface of these pitchers is densely covered with wax crystals on which most insects lose their footing. This slippery wax surface, capturing prey and preventing its escape from the trap, plays a pivotal role in the carnivorous syndrome. To understand the mechanism of slipperiness, the present investigation aimed at an ultrastructural and physico-chemical characterization of the wax crystals in pitchers of N. alata Blanco. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that entire platelets protruded perpendicularly from the surface. Methods were developed that allowed the mechanical removal of wax crystals from the pitcher surface. It could be shown that the sampling was selective for the epicuticular wax, relevant for plant-insect interactions. The crystals consisted of a mixture of aliphatic compounds dominated by very-long-chain aldehydes. Triacontanal, at 43% the most abundant constituent, was largely responsible for crystal formation. Solubility data indicate that the Nepenthes crystals contained polymeric forms of this aldehyde. The resulting mechanical properties of the polymer crystals and the mechanism of slipperiness are discussed.

  13. Evaluation of the Bronchorelaxant, Genotoxic, and Antigenotoxic Effects of Cassia alata L.

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aqueous-ethanolic extract of Cassia alata (AECal and its derived fractions obtained through liquid-liquid fractionation were evaluated for their bronchorelaxant, genotoxic, and antigenotoxic effects. Contractile activity of rats’ tracheas in the presence of tested materials, as well as its modifications with different inhibitors and blockers, was isometrically recorded. The antigenotoxic potential of AECal was evaluated on cyclophosphamide- (CP- induced genotoxicity in the rat. Animals were pretreated with the extract, then liver comet assay was performed. AECal and its chloroformic fractions (CF-AECal relaxed the contraction induced by Ach, but both were significantly less potent in inhibiting contraction induced by KCl (30 mM; 80 mM. Propranolol, indomethacin, L-NAME, methylene blue, and glibenclamide did not modify the relaxant effect of CF-AECal. TEA altered the response of trachea to CF-AECal. CF-AECal caused a rightward shift without affecting the Emax in cumulative concentration-response curves of Ach only at low concentrations. In animals pretreated with the extract, the percentage of CP-induced DNA damage decreased. Our results suggest that (1 muscarinic receptors contribute at least in part to the relaxant effects of CF-AECal; (2 CF-AECal interferes with membrane polarization; and (3 AECal is not genotoxic in vivo and contains chemopreventive phytoconstituents offering protection against CP-induced genotoxicity.

  14. Occupational respiratory allergic disease induced by Passiflora alata and Rhamnus purshiana.

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    Giavina-Bianchi, P F; Castro, F F; Machado, M L; Duarte, A J

    1997-11-01

    There has been an increase in the incidence of occupational asthma along with better understanding of its pathophysiologic mechanisms and etiologic factors. There are no reports of patients with asthma and rhinitis to Passiflora alata (passion flower) and Rhamnus purshiana (cascara sagrada). We describe two substances of plant origin as causal agents of occupational allergic respiratory diseases in a patient who worked in a pharmacy devoted to the manual preparation of products. Skin testing and Western blot confirmed the sensitization of the patient to these plant extracts in vivo and in vitro, respectively. Bronchial challenge confirmed the cause-effect relationship between the allergen exposure and the diseases. We conclude that Passiflora and cascara sagrada are two new etiologic agents of IgE-mediated occupational asthma and rhinitis. The present study also serves to alert physicians to the risks associated with work in pharmacies devoted to manual preparation of plant extracts, emphasizing the importance of the use of protective measures in these environments.

  15. Modification of (Dioscorea alata l starch with propylene oxide to make edible film

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    Miksusanti Miksusanti

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The research about modification uwi starch (Dioscorea alata L by using propylene oxide has been done. Concentration of propylene oxide were 6%(v/w, 8%(v/w, and 10%(v/w. The amilograf parameter after modification were characteristic breakdown viscosity 43 BU and setback viscosity 975 BU. The modification starch has edible properties according to FDA (food and drug administration which have degree of modification < 7%, degree of substitution < 0,1 and propylene oxide concentration < 10%(v/w. The best propylene oxide in making of edible film was 8 %( v/w. The starch control can be made into edible film with thickness 0,136 mm, tensile strength 20,4605 MPa and elongation 22%. Modification starch of uwi can be made into edible film with thickness 0,146 mm, tensile strength 25, 3521 Mpa, elongation 30% and water vapor transmission 7, 2651 g/m2/24 hours. FTIR characterization of uwi starch showed the occurrence of hydroxypropylation. The peak spectrum at 2900 cm-1 showed bonding of C-H from methyl group, which is characteristic for modification starch with hydroxypropyl. Characterization with scanning electron microscopy showed that modification of uwi starch has turned the granule of starch to be fully swallon.

  16. Anti-inflammatory effects of Dioscorea alata L. anthocyanins in a TNBS-induced colitis model.

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    Chen, Tao; Hu, Shihui; Zhang, Haiwen; Guan, Qingfeng; Yang, Yuhui; Wang, Xuemei

    2017-02-22

    The purple yam, Dioscorea alata L., is an important source of starch, vitamins and polyphenols. Five different pigments from the purple tubers of this plant were separated by high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and the anthocyanin fraction (DACN) was collected. The anti-inflammatory effects of DACNs were investigated at different concentrations and compared with the standard colitis treatment, 5-aminosalicylic acid, in a trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis mouse model. Macro- and microscopic parameters including body weight change, disease activity index (DAI) and intestinal histology were used for the determination of the anti-inflammatory effects of DACNs. The gene expression levels of tight junction-related proteins in the intestine, myeloperoxidase activity, inducible nitric oxide synthase activity in colonic tissues and pro-inflammatory cytokine production in serum were also measured to elucidate the mechanism of DACN action. Eighty micrograms of DACNs per kilogram of body weight produced potent anti-inflammatory effects in the mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as shown by the DAI (2.78 ± 0.38 vs. 0.44 ± 0.51). Therefore, DACNs may be applied as a potential food supplement in IBD therapy.

  17. Continuous directional water transport on the peristome surface of Nepenthes alata

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    Chen, Huawei; Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Liwen; Liu, Hongliang; Jiang, Ying; Zhang, Deyuan; Han, Zhiwu; Jiang, Lei

    2016-04-01

    Numerous natural systems contain surfaces or threads that enable directional water transport. This behaviour is usually ascribed to hierarchical structural features at the microscale and nanoscale, with gradients in surface energy and gradients in Laplace pressure thought to be the main driving forces. Here we study the prey-trapping pitcher organs of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata. We find that continuous, directional water transport occurs on the surface of the ‘peristome’—the rim of the pitcher—because of its multiscale structure, which optimizes and enhances capillary rise in the transport direction, and prevents backflow by pinning in place any water front that is moving in the reverse direction. This results not only in unidirectional flow despite the absence of any surface-energy gradient, but also in a transport speed that is much higher than previously thought. We anticipate that the basic ‘design’ principles underlying this behaviour could be used to develop artificial fluid-transport systems with practical applications.

  18. Extrato etanólico de Senna alata no controle de Fusarium oxysporum, causador da murcha-de-fusarium do meloeiro Ethanolic extract of Senna alata in control of Fusarium oxysporum responsible for fusarium wilt in melon

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    Erika V. de Medeiros

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A murcha-de-fusarium, causada pelo fungo Fusarium oxysporum, vem-se tornando uma doença importante no meloeiro devido às grandes perdas em áreas de produção no Brasil e no mundo, razão pela qual o objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a eficácia de extratos etanólicos de partes de Senna alata no controle do crescimento micelial de F. oxysporum isolado de plantas de meloeiro. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, distribuído em esquema fatorial 4 x 6 + 1, sendo o primeiro fator partes da planta (caule, folha, raiz e vagem e, como segundo, seis concentrações (0,25; 0,50; 50; 75; 250; 500 µg mL-1 mais a testemunha, com quatro repetições por tratamento. As variáveis avaliadas foram: taxa de crescimento micelial inibição do crescimento micelial e área abaixo da curva do crescimento micelial. Extratos etanólicos de todas as partes de Senna alata foram eficazes no controle de F. oxysporum. Extratos de raiz e vagem foram os mais eficientes em inibir o crescimento micelial de F. oxysporum, na concentração 500 µg mL-1.Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum fungi has become an important melon disease, due to great losses in the production areas in Brazil and in the world. Therefore, the objective of the present work was to evaluate efficacy of ethanolic extracts of Senna alata parts in the control of F. oxysporum micelial growth, isolated of melon plants. The experimental design was entirely randomized distributed in factorial scheme 4 x 6 + 1, being the first factor parts of the plant (stalk, leaf, root, and green bean, and as second, six concentrations (0.25; 0.50, 50, 75, 250, 500 µg mL-1, plus the control, with four repetitions per treatment. The variables evaluated were: rate of mycelial growth, inhibition of the mycelial growth (IGM and area under the curve of the mycelia growth. Ethanolic extracts of all Senna alata parts were efficient in control of F. oxysporum. Extracts of root and string bean

  19. Passiflora alata and Passiflora edulis spray-dried aqueous extracts inhibit inflammation in mouse model of pleurisy.

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    Vargas, A J; Geremias, D S; Provensi, G; Fornari, P E; Reginatto, F H; Gosmann, G; Schenkel, E P; Fröde, T S

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    The aqueous leaves extracts of Passiflora alata (100-300 mg/kg, i.p.) and Passiflora edulis (100-1000 mg/kg, i.p.) possess a significant antiinflammatory activity on carrageenan-induced pleurisy in mice. Treatment with the extracts inhibited leukocyte migration and reduced the formation of exudate. Moreover, a significant inhibition of myeloperoxidase and adenosine-deaminase activities was observed at the doses tested (100 or 250 mg/kg, i.p.). At the same doses, a significant decrease of serum C-reactive protein was observed.

  20. Genetic variabilitty of morphological, agronomic and cytogenetics characters of sweet passion-fruit populations (Passiflora alata Curtis)

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    Meletti, Laura Maria Molina; Bernacci, Luis Carlos; Soares-Scott, Marta Dias; Azevedo Filho, Joaquim Adelino de; Martins, Antonio Lúcio Mello

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    O maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis) é uma espécie polimorfa, com significativas variações quanto ao tamanho e formato dos frutos, peso, espessura da casca, coloração de polpa e número de sementes por fruto. A propagação por sementes predomina e amplia a variabilidade entre as plantas cultivadas. Foi feita a caracterização morfológica, agronômica e citogenética dos acessos Mogi-Guaçu, Grande, Jaboticabal, Ouro-Miúdo, Campinas, Gomo e CENARGEN. Os acessos 'Mogi-Guaçu' e 'Grande' fora...

  1. Variabilité génétique des accessions d'igname Dioscorea alata L ...

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    Objectif: L'igname est l'une des plus importantes cultures vivrières à tubercules en Afrique de l'Ouest, en particulier au Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer la variabilité génétique des ignames cultivées D. alata (L.) au Bénin, une collection de 21 accessions a été récemment introduite des îles du Sud-Pacifique grâce à une ...

  2. The effect of surface anisotropy in the slippery zone of Nepenthes alata pitchers on beetle attachment.

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    Gorb, Elena V; Gorb, Stanislav N

    2011-01-01

    The slippery zone in pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata bears scattered prominent lunate cells and displays continuous epicuticular crystalline wax coverage. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of the surface anisotropy, caused by the shape of lunate cells, on insect attachment ability. Traction tests with ladybird beetles Coccinella septempunctata were performed in two types of experiments, where surface samples of (1) intact pitchers, (2) chemically de-waxed pitchers, and (3) their polymer replicas were placed horizontally. Beetle traction forces were measured when they walked on test surfaces in either an upward (towards the peristome) or downward (towards the pitcher bottom) direction, corresponding to the upright or inverted positions of the pitcher. On intact pitcher surfaces covered with both lunate cells and wax crystals, experiments showed significantly higher forces in the direction towards the pitcher bottom. To distinguish between the contributions, from claw interlocking and pad adhesion, to insect attachment on the pitcher surfaces, intact versus claw-ablated beetles were used in the second type of experiment. On both de-waxed plant samples and their replicas, intact insects generated much higher forces in the downward direction compared to the upward one, whereas clawless insects did not. These results led to the conclusion that, (i) due to the particular shape of lunate cells, the pitcher surface has anisotropic properties in terms of insect attachment, and (ii) claws were mainly responsible for attachment enhancement in the downward pitcher direction, since, in this direction, they could interlock with overhanging edges of lunate cells.

  3. ACIDIC SOAKING AND STEAM BLANCHING RETAIN ANTHOCYANINS AND POLYPHENOLS IN PURPLE Dioscorea alata FLOUR

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    Nelis Imanningsih*

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Purple Dioscorea alata (DA tuber has health benefits due to its bioactive anthocyanins, which belong to polyphenolic group. Tuber is commonly made into flour to optimize its uses, however, the anthocyanins undergo significant degradation during processing because of the endogenous polyphenol oxidase activities. This research investigated factors that retain anthocyanins and polyphenols in the purple DA flour as well as its antioxidant capacity. The types of treatments during milling process should be taken into account; for instance, soaking in citric acid and blanching in order to preserve the bioactive compounds. To examine the inhibitory effects of acidic soaking and steam blanching on polyphenol oxidase activities, these experiments used four levels of citric acid (0, 0.25, 0.5, and 1% and two levels of steam blanching time course (5 and 10 minutes. It was found that steam blanching for 5 or 10 minutes could reduce the activity of polyphenol oxidase, and consequently, retard the oxidation process and retain the polyphenolic compounds. Soaking the purple DA slices into a 1% citric acid solution followed by steam blanching for 10 min resulted in the highest total anthocyanins (104.36 mg/100 g, polyphenols (198.52 mg equivalent gallic acid/100 g, with an antioxidant capacity of 1.300 mg trolox equivalent/100 g. This study showed that the retention of bioactive compounds of DA tuber through soaking the tuber slices in solution containing inexpensive chemicals like citric acid at low concentrations, combined with 10 minutes of steam blanching resulted in flour containing total anthocyanins and phenolic as high as 44.51 and 62.58% of fresh tuber, respectively.

  4. The effect of surface anisotropy in the slippery zone of Nepenthes alata pitchers on beetle attachment

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    Elena V. Gorb

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The slippery zone in pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata bears scattered prominent lunate cells and displays continuous epicuticular crystalline wax coverage. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of the surface anisotropy, caused by the shape of lunate cells, on insect attachment ability. Traction tests with ladybird beetles Coccinella septempunctata were performed in two types of experiments, where surface samples of (1 intact pitchers, (2 chemically de-waxed pitchers, and (3 their polymer replicas were placed horizontally. Beetle traction forces were measured when they walked on test surfaces in either an upward (towards the peristome or downward (towards the pitcher bottom direction, corresponding to the upright or inverted positions of the pitcher. On intact pitcher surfaces covered with both lunate cells and wax crystals, experiments showed significantly higher forces in the direction towards the pitcher bottom. To distinguish between the contributions, from claw interlocking and pad adhesion, to insect attachment on the pitcher surfaces, intact versus claw-ablated beetles were used in the second type of experiment. On both de-waxed plant samples and their replicas, intact insects generated much higher forces in the downward direction compared to the upward one, whereas clawless insects did not. These results led to the conclusion that, (i due to the particular shape of lunate cells, the pitcher surface has anisotropic properties in terms of insect attachment, and (ii claws were mainly responsible for attachment enhancement in the downward pitcher direction, since, in this direction, they could interlock with overhanging edges of lunate cells.

  5. Comparative effects of plant growth regulators on leaf and stem explants of Labisia pumila var. alata.

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    Ling, Anna Pick Kiong; Tan, Kinn Poay; Hussein, Sobri

    2013-07-01

    Labisia pumila var. alata, commonly known as 'Kacip Fatimah' or 'Selusuh Fatimah' in Southeast Asia, is traditionally used by members of the Malay community because of its post-partum medicinal properties. Its various pharmaceutical applications cause an excessive harvesting and lead to serious shortage in natural habitat. Thus, this in vitro propagation study investigated the effects of different plant growth regulators (PGRs) on in vitro leaf and stem explants of L. pumila. The capabilities of callus, shoot, and root formation were evaluated by culturing both explants on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with various PGRs at the concentrations of 0, 1, 3, 5, and 7 mg/L. Medium supplemented with 3 mg/L indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) showed the optimal callogenesis from both leaf and stem explants with (72.34 ± 19.55)% and (70.40 ± 14.14)% efficacy, respectively. IBA was also found to be the most efficient PGR for root induction. A total of (50.00 ± 7.07)% and (77.78 ± 16.47)% of root formation were obtained from the in vitro stem and leaf explants after being cultured for (26.5 ± 5.0) and (30.0 ± 8.5) d in the medium supplemented with 1 and 3 mg/L of IBA, respectively. Shoot formation was only observed in stem explant, with the maximum percentage of formation ((100.00 ± 0.00)%) that was obtained in 1 mg/L zeatin after (11.0 ± 2.8) d of culture. Callus, roots, and shoots can be induced from in vitro leaf and stem explants of L. pumila through the manipulation of types and concentrations of PGRs.

  6. Dipteryx lacunifera seed oil: characterization and thermal stability Óleo de sementes de fava de morcego: caracterização e estabilidade térmica

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    Vicente Queiroga Neto

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    Full Text Available The Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke is an oleaginous legume with high oil and protein content that can be used in human nutrition. The specie is a native of the Piauí and Maranhão state in the north east of Brazil. The measure physico-chemical properties of the oil are specific density, refractive index, acid, peroxide, iodine and saponification values of 0.91, 1.4651, 0.60 (% oleic acid, 2.81, 70.80 and about 179, respectively. Gas chromatographic analysis of the oil showed the presence of 20.6% saturated, 65.1% monounsaturated and 14.3% polyunsaturated fatty acids. The saturated fatty acids C6:0, C8:0, C12:0 and C17:0 were present in trace (A Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke (fava de morcego é uma leguminosa oleaginosa com elevado conteúdo em proteínas e óleo podendo ser usada na nutrição humana. A espécie é nativa dos estados do Piauí e Maranhão do nordeste do Brasil. Mensurações das propriedades físico-químicas do óleo densidade especifica, índice de refração, acidez, peróxidos, iodo e saponificação foram 0.91, 1.4651, 0.60 (% ácido oléico, 2.81, 70.80 e 179, respectivamente. A análise do óleo por cromatografia gasosa mostrou a presença de 20.6% de ácidos graxos saturados, 65.1% de monoinsaturados e 14.3% poliinsaturados. Os ácidos graxos C6:0, C8:0, C12:0 e C17:0 estão presentes em quantidades de traços (<0.01% enquanto os C16:0, C18:0, C20:0, C22:0 e C24:0 estão em concentrações de 10.3, 5.4, 3.4, 0.9 e 0.6%, respectivamente, dos ácidos graxos totais. O conteúdo dos ácidos graxos insaturados C18:1, C18:2, C18:3 e C22:2 foram 65.1, 14.1, 0.3% e traço (0.01%, respectivamente. A análise térmica (TG/DTG revelou que a decomposição térmica do óleo ocorre em dois estágios correspondentes aos ácidos graxos insaturados e saturados. O óleo quando aquecido na temperatura de 180º C por 400 min mostrou menor perda massa que o óleo comercial de soja, girassol e milho. A curva DSC indicou um evento endotérmico com

  7. Phylogeographic concordance factors quantify phylogeographic congruence among co-distributed species in the Sarracenia alata pitcher plant system.

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    Satler, Jordan D; Carstens, Bryan C

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    Comparative phylogeographic investigations have identified congruent phylogeographic breaks in co-distributed species in nearly every region of the world. The qualitative assessments of phylogeographic patterns traditionally used to identify such breaks, however, are limited because they rely on identifying monophyletic groups across species and do not account for coalescent stochasticity. Only long-standing phylogeographic breaks are likely to be obvious; many species could have had a concerted response to more recent landscape events, yet possess subtle signs of phylogeographic congruence because ancestral polymorphism has not completely sorted. Here, we introduce Phylogeographic Concordance Factors (PCFs), a novel method for quantifying phylogeographic congruence across species. We apply this method to the Sarracenia alata pitcher plant system, a carnivorous plant with a diverse array of commensal organisms. We explore whether a group of ecologically associated arthropods have co-diversified with the host pitcher plant, and identify if there is a positive correlation between ecological interaction and PCFs. Results demonstrate that multiple arthropods share congruent phylogeographic breaks with S. alata, and provide evidence that the level of ecological association can be used to predict the degree of similarity in the phylogeographic pattern. This study outlines an approach for quantifying phylogeographic congruence, a central concept in biogeographic research. © 2016 The Author(s). Evolution © 2016 The Society for the Study of Evolution.

  8. Study on Senna alata and its different extracts by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and two-dimensional correlation infrared spectroscopy

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    Adiana, M. A.; Mazura, M. P.

    2011-04-01

    Senna alata L. commonly known as candle bush belongs to the family of Fabaceae and the plant has been reported to possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic, laxative and antiplatelet-aggregating activity. In order to develop a rapid and effective analysis method for studying integrally the main constituents in the medicinal materials and their extracts, discriminating the extracts from different extraction process, comparing the categories of chemical constituents in the different extracts and monitoring the qualities of medicinal materials, we applied Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) associated with second derivative infrared spectroscopy and two-dimensional infrared correlation spectroscopy (2D-IR) to study the main constituents of S. alata and its different extracts (extracted by hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and methanol in turn). The findings indicated that FT-IR and 2D-IR can provide many holistic variation rules of chemical constituents. Use of the macroscopical fingerprint characters of FT-IR and 2D-IR spectrum can identify the main chemical constituents in medicinal materials and their extracts, but also compare the components differences among similar samples. In a conclusion, FT-IR spectroscopy combined with 2D correlation analysis provides a powerful method for the quality control of traditional medicines.

  9. Productive response of lambs fed Crescentia alata and Guazuma ulmifolia fruits in a tropical region of Mexico.

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    Rojas-Hernandez, Saul; Olivares-Perez, Jaime; Aviles-Nova, Francisca; Villa-Mancera, Abel; Reynoso-Palomar, Alejandro; Camacho-Díaz, L M

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    In vitro gas production with and without polyethylene glycol (PEG) of the fruits of Crescentia alata and Guazuma ulmifolia was evaluated, the degradation kinetics of lamb diets with added fruit of the tree was determined, and the ration intake and growth rate of lambs fed these diets were measured. Twenty-five entire male lambs of 23.5 ± 0.44 kg body weight were used and distributed in treatments: T0 (control without fruit); T1 and T2, 15 and 30 % of the fruit of C. alata; and T3 and T4, 15 and 30 % of the fruit of G. ulmifolia. Data variables chemical composition, fermentation kinetic, and digestibility in vitro were analyzed by a completely randomized design and data production response factorials design of five treatments by three evaluation periods. The total phenolic content (TP) (23.0 g/kg DM) was higher (P fruits of G. ulmifolia. The addition of PEG increased (P fruits of G. ulmifolia. In the fermentation kinetics, the total gas volume was higher (P  0.05) among lambs receiving the treatments. Thirty percent G. ulmifolia fruit added in the diet increased dry matter intake and improved feed conversion but did not increase weight gain.

  10. Distribution of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in Cassia alata and the factors affecting the quality of the raw material

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    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Analyses have been carried out on the content of hydroxyanthracene derivatives of the leaves, flowers and pods of Cassia alata, which had been collected at different harvesting times and different leaf-positions. It was found that when the leaves had been harvested in March, June or September, the hydroxyanthracene derivatives were accumulated more in the leaf-positions 1-3 (1.82, 1.25, 1.63 %w/w, respectively and 4-6 (1.39, 1.58, 1.09 %w/w, respectively. In December (the flowering and fruiting season, hydroxyanthracene derivatives were accumulated more in the flowers (2.21%w/w and the pods (1.82 %w/w, respectively. The method and temperature of drying markedly affected the hydroxyanthracene derivative content. Drying of the leaves in a hot air oven at 50ºC gave a higher hydroxyanthracene derivative content (1.43 %w/w than drying in a hot air oven at 80ºC (0.44 %w/w or drying in the sun (0.95 %w/w. Study on the stability of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in C. alata leaf powder, which was kept in tight container at room temperature, found that the hydroxyanthracene derivative content did not decrease within 9 months.

  11. Effect of plant growth regulators on indices of growth analysis for sweet passion fruit seedlings (Passiflora alata Curtis

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    Carmen Sílvia Fernandes Boaro

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to investigate the effects of GA3 + IBA + cinetina on the growth of Passiflora alata Curtis plants through growth analysis. The experiment was carried out by completely randomized block design, with six treatments and four replications. The plant growth regulators, gibberellin (GA3, auxin (IBA and cytokinin (kinetin, were applied to leaves at concentrations of 0 (control, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125mL.L-1. The applications were performed at 48, 55, 52, 69, and 76 days after the emergence of the plants and the growths were evaluated five times at 7-day intervals. The first evaluations were accomplished 55 days after plant emergence. The leaf area ratio (RAF, specific leaf area (AFE, liquid assimilation rate (TCA, and relative growth rate (TCR were analyzed. The following data were also analyzed for P. alata Curtis plants: leaf area, leaf lamina dry mass and total leaves dry mass. The growth analysis, which employed the ANACRES computer program, indicated that the growth regulators increased plant productivity.

  12. Asada-Halliwell pathway maintains redox status in Dioscorea alata tuber which helps in germination.

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    Sharma, Shruti; Sehrawat, Ankita; Deswal, Renu

    2016-09-01

    Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are important regulatory molecules governing physiological processes. In the present study a biochemical and proteome level comparison of two contrasting growth stages of Dioscorea alata tuber namely germinating and mature tuber was performed in order to understand the tuber physiology and biochemistry. Existence of all the component enzymes [APx (ascorbate peroxidase), GR (glutathione reductase), DHAR (dehydroascorbate reductase), MDHAR (mono-dehydroascorbate reductase)] and major products [ascorbate (ASC) and glutathione (GSH)] of the cycle showed an operational Asada-Halliwell cycle in the tuber. A 2.65 fold increase in ASC content & a 3.8 fold increase in GR activity fortified the redox milieu during germination. In contrast a 5 fold higher H2O2 content (due to 3.08 fold lower APx activity) and accumulation of reactive nitrogen species (RNS) such as nitric oxide (NO, 2.4-fold) and S-nitrosothiol (SNO, 2.08 fold) contributed to overall oxidative conditions in the mature tuber. The carbonic anhydrase (CA, 7.5 fold), DHAR (5.31 fold) and MDHAR (7 fold) activities were higher in the germinating tuber in comparison with the mature tuber. GSNO negatively regulated the CA (3.6 & 3.95 fold), MDHAR (7.5 & 1.5 fold) and APx (2.3 & 1.81 fold) while another NO donor, CysNO negatively regulated the DHAR (2.24 & 1.32 fold) activity in the mature and germinating stages respectively indicating again that the lesser inhibition by NO (via nitrosylation) may be because of overall reducing environment in the germinating tuber. Increased SNO leading to S-nitrosylation of dioscorin was confirmed by Biotin switch assay. This is the first report showing dioscorin nitrosylation. The present analysis showed differential redox regulation and also suggests the physiological relevance of CA, DHAR, MDHAR, APx & GR in tuber germination for the first time. These enzymes may be used as potential markers of tuber germination in future. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier

  13. Quinoline alkaloids and friedelane-type triterpenes isolated from leaves and wood of Esenbeckia alata Kunt (Rutaceae)

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    Cuca-Suarez, Luis Enrique; Barrera, Ericsson David Coy; Alvarez Caballero, Juan Manuel

    2011-01-01

    This work describes the phytochemical exploration of the ethanol extract from leaves and wood of Esenbeckia alata, leading to the isolation and identification of quinoline alkaloids 4-methoxy-3-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyl)-N-methyl-quinolin-2(1 H)-one, N-methylflindersine, dictamine, kokusaginine, G-fagarine, flindersiamine, as well as the fridelane-type triterpenes, frideline, fridelanol and its acetate derivative. Identification of these compounds was based on full analyses of spectroscopic data ( 1 H, 13 C, 1 D, 2 D, IR, MS) and comparison with data reported in literature. Compound 4-methoxy-3-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyl)-N-methyl-quinolin-2(1 H)-one is reported for the first time for the genus Esenbeckia. (author)

  14. Quinoline alkaloids and friedelane-type triterpenes isolated from leaves and wood of Esenbeckia alata Kunt (Rutaceae)

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    Cuca-Suarez, Luis Enrique; Barrera, Ericsson David Coy [Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota (Colombia). Dept. de Quimica; Alvarez Caballero, Juan Manuel [Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta DTCH (Colombia). Facultad de Ciencias Basicas

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    This work describes the phytochemical exploration of the ethanol extract from leaves and wood of Esenbeckia alata, leading to the isolation and identification of quinoline alkaloids 4-methoxy-3-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyl)-N-methyl-quinolin-2(1 H)-one, N-methylflindersine, dictamine, kokusaginine, G-fagarine, flindersiamine, as well as the fridelane-type triterpenes, frideline, fridelanol and its acetate derivative. Identification of these compounds was based on full analyses of spectroscopic data ({sup 1}H, {sup 13}C, {sup 1}D, {sup 2}D, IR, MS) and comparison with data reported in literature. Compound 4-methoxy-3-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyl)-N-methyl-quinolin-2(1 H)-one is reported for the first time for the genus Esenbeckia. (author)

  15. Quinoline alkaloids and friedelane-type triterpenes isolated from leaves and wood of Esenbeckia alata kunt (Rutaceae

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    Luis Enrique Cuca-Suarez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This work describes the phytochemical exploration of the ethanol extract from leaves and wood of Esenbeckia alata, leading to the isolation and identification of quinoline alkaloids 4-methoxy-3-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyl-N-methyl-quinolin-2(1 H-one, N-methylflindersine, dictamine, kokusaginine, Γ-fagarine, flindersiamine, as well as the fridelane-type triterpenes, frideline, fridelanol and its acetate derivative. Identification of these compounds was based on full analyses of spectroscopic data (¹H, 13C, 1D, 2D, IR, MS and comparison with data reported in literature. Compound 4-methoxy-3-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyl-N-methyl-quinolin-2(1 H-one is reported for the first time for the genus Esenbeckia.

  16. SBSE-GC-ECD/FPD in the analysis of pesticide residues in Passiflora alata Dryander herbal teas.

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    Bicchi, Carlo; Cordero, Chiara; Iori, Cristina; Rubiolo, Patrizia; Sandra, Pat; Yariwake, Janete H; Zuin, Vania G

    2003-01-01

    Stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) in combination with GC-ECD/FPD analysis is here applied to the determination of the residues of 11 pesticides (hexachlorobenzene, lindane, chlorothalonil, parathion methyl, parathion ethyl, fenitrothion, malathion, dieldrin, alpha- and beta-endosulfan, and tetradifon) in herbal teas prepared with Passiflora alata Dryander spiked leaves. The method was optimized using spiked herbal teas in a range from 0.05 to 1 pg/microL for organochlorine pesticides and from 0.15 to 3 pg/microL for organophosphorus pesticides. The method is reproducible and repeatable with recoveries calculated from herbal teas prepared with spiked plant material versus spiked herbal teas, varying from about 30% for tetradifon to about 90% for parathion methyl and malathion. The limits of quantitation (LOQs) ranged from 0.017 pg/microL for lindane to 0.117 pg/microL for malathion.

  17. Aromatic Plants growing in Nigeria: Essential Oil Constituents of Cassia alata (Linn. Roxb. and Helianthus annuus L.

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    Yusuff O. Kamil

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    Full Text Available The volatile constituents identified from the leaves of two Nigerian plants are being reported. The oil samples were obtained from the studied plant species by hydrodistillation using a Clevenger apparatus and then subsequently analyzed for their constituents by gas chromatography (GC and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS. The quantitatively significant constituents of the leaf oil of Cassia alata (Linn. Roxb., (Fabaceae were 1, 8-cineole (39.8%, β-caryophyllene (19.1% and caryophyllene oxide (12.7%. Limonene (5.2%, germacrene D (5.5% and α-selinene (5.4% constituted the other significant compounds present in the oil. T he sunflower oil, Helianthus annuus L., (Asteraceae was rich in α-pinene (16.0%, germacrene D (14.4%, sabinene (9.4% and 14-hydroxy-α-muurolene (9.0%.

  18. Potential of Cassia alata L. Coupled with Biochar for Heavy Metal Stabilization in Multi-Metal Mine Tailings

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    Huang, Lige; Li, Yuanyuan; Zhao, Man; Chao, Yuanqing; Qiu, Rongliang; Yang, Yanhua

    2018-01-01

    To explore the effect of different biochars on Cassia alata L. growth and heavy metal immobilization in multi-metal mine tailings, a 100-day pot experiment was conducted. Three biochars derived from Hibiscus cannabinus core (HB), sewage sludge (SB) and chicken manure (MB), were added to mine tailings at rates of 0.4%, 1% and 3% (w/w). The results showed that the root biomass, shoot biomass, plant height and root length were 1.2–2.8, 1.7–3.2, 1–1.5 and 1.6–3.3 times of those in the control group, respectively. Pb, Zn, Cu, Cd and As contents in the shoot decreased by 63.9–89.5%, 46.9–66.0%, 32.7–62.4%, 40.4–76.4% and 54.9–77.5%, respectively. The biochar significantly increased the pH and decreased the mild acid-soluble Pb and Cu concentrations in the mine tailings. Specifically, SB immobilized Pb and Cu better than MB and HB did, although it did not immobilize As, Zn or Cd. Meanwhile, more attention should be paid to the potential As release as the biochar application rate increases. In conclusion, Cassia alata L. coupled with 3% of SB could be an effective measure for restoring multi-metal mine tailings. This study herein provided a promising ecological restoration technique for future practice of heavy metal stabilization in mine tailings. PMID:29534505

  19. Effects of sucrose concentration and growth regulators on the in vitro tuberization of Diocorea alata L. var Cartagena

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    Maylen García Corria

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    Full Text Available Among the species of Dioscorea which tubers are used as human food, D. alata L. is one of the most productive and important economically. In this work the effect of sucrose (0, 2, 4, 6, 8,10% and growth regulators concentration (ANA 0, 0.27, 2.7, 27, 54 μM y 6-BAP 0, 0.22, 2.2, 22, 44 μM on in vitro tuberization of yam (Dioscorea alata L. var. Cartagena were evaluated. The nodal segments were established in a MS culture medium supplemented with thiamine 1mg.l-1, myo-inositol 100 mg.l-1, L-cysteine 20 mg.l-1, agar 6 %. The pH was adjusted to 5.7. The cultures were kept under conditions of artificial light (37μM.m-2.s-1. The sucrose concentrations 6 and 8 % favored the production of major number of microtubers and of a lager size compared to the lower concentrations (0, 2 ,4%. The weight of the microtubers increased with the increasing of the concentrations of sucrose and declined with the highest concentration used (10%. The same trend was observed in the total tuber biomass. On the other hand, an evolvement in size and the total tuber biomass on microtuber was observed at highest concentrations of ANA tested (27 y 54 μM. Both, the number and weight of microtubers declined when high concentrations of 6-BAP in the culture medium were used (2.2, 22 y 44. Key words: microtuberization, tissue culture, yam

  20. Análise dos transientes da fluorescência da clorofila a de plantas jovens de Carapa guianensis e de Dipteryx odorata submetidas a dois ambientes de luz Analysis of chlorophyll a fluorescence transients of young plants of Carapa guianensis and Dipteryx odorata submitted to two light environments

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Espécies arbóreas tropicais estão quase sempre sob alta irradiância na Amazônia. O elevado fluxo energético pode ser decisivo para o sucesso ou fracasso no estabelecimento inicial das plantas no campo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar as respostas de plantas jovens de andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl e cumaru (Dipteryx odorata (Aublet Willd expostas a dois ambientes de luz (sombra e sol. O experimento foi conduzido em Manaus-AM, Brasil (3º8'S, 59º52'W. As análises dos transientes da fluorescência da clorofila a e os parâmetros relacionados foram obtidos em folhas intactas e saudáveis no período entre 10:00 e 12:00h. A curva OJIP indicou que ambas as espécies expostas à alta irradiância apresentaram fotoinibição após 45 dias de experimento. Plantas de andiroba e cumaru expostas ao sol exibiram menores valores de TRo/ABS (7,17 e 20,4%, respectivamente, ETo/TRo (14,5 e 27,2%, respectivamente e ETo/ABS (20,6 e 42,2%, respectivamente e maiores valores de DIo/ABS (26,9 e 43,0%, respectivamente, comparadas com plantas exposta à sombra. Quanto ao fluxo fenomenológico, para a maioria dos parâmetros, menores valores foram observados para ambas as espécies expostas ao sol. Plantas de andiroba e cumaru expostas ao sol exibiram valores menores de PI ABS (63,3 e 78,7%, respectivamente comparadas com plantas expostas à sombra no final do experimento. Apesar de ambas as espécies terem sofrido com o estresse por alta irradiância, plantas de andiroba apresentaram melhores desempenhos do que plantas de cumaru, sendo, portanto, melhor indicadas para uso em plantio de produção ou de recuperação de áreas degradadas.Tropical tree species are almost always under high irradiance in the Amazonian. The high energy flux can be decisive for the success or not in the initial establishment in the field. The objective of this study was to investigate the answers of young plants of andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl and cumaru (Dipteryx

  1. Atividade antioxidante e captora de radicais livres dos extratos de Achyrocline alata (Kunth. DC. em comparação com extratos de Achyrocline satureioides (Lam. DC.

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    Rafaela F. Grassi-Zampieron

    Full Text Available Achyrocline alata (Kunth. DC. e Achyrocline satureioides (Lam. DC., espécies pertencentes à família Asteraceae, são utilizadas na medicina popular de Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, como plantas sucedâneas. O presente trabalho teve com objetivo comparar os extratos obtidos dessas espécies através de ensaios químicos simples destinados a testar as atividades antioxidante e captora de radicais livres, utilizando como modelo β-caroteno e DPPH, respectivamente. Tais ensaios revelaram que os extratos de A. satureioides foram mais ativos como captores de radicais livres do que os extratos obtidos de A. alata. Todos os experimentos foram feitos em triplicata, utilizando quercetina como padrão.

  2. El tipo de gelificante en el desarrollo in vitro y la aclimatizacion de plantas de Yampi (dioscorea trifida y ñame (dioscorea alata

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    Ana Gabriela Chacón

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    Full Text Available El yampf y el name se cultivan en ~osta Rica primordial mente con fines de exportaci6n; sin embargo, su producci6n se ve seriamente li- mitada por la falta de semilla libre de plagas y enfermedades. La producci6n in vitro de semilla representa una altemativa a esta problematic a, pero este proceso debe a su vez ser optimizado. El presente trabajo evalu6 el efecto de 2 gelifi- cantes sobre el crecimiento in vitro y en invema- dero de plantas de D. trifida y D. alata. Se en- contr6 que, en general, el crecimiento in vitro y en invemadero de las plantas se ve favorecido en ambas especies por el uso del Phytagel@ a 1.3 y 1.8 g/L. Ademas, el subcultivo de plantas de D. alata con sfntomas de hiperhidricidad en medio solidificado con agar redujo considerablemente estos sfntomas.

  3. A controlled study to determine the efficacy of Loxostylis alata (Anacardiaceae in the treatment of aspergillus in a chicken (Gallus domesticus model in comparison to ketoconazole

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    Suleiman Mohammed M

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The poultry industry due to intensive methods of farming is burdened with losses from numerous infectious agents, of which one is the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. In a preliminary study, the extracts of Loxostylis alata A. Spreng, ex Rchb. showed good activity in vitro against A. fumigatus with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 0.07 mg/ml. For this study crude, a crude acetone extract of L. alata leaves was evaluated for its acute toxicity in a healthy chicken model and for efficacy in an infectious model of aspergillosis (A. fumigatus. Results At a dose of 300 mg/kg, the extract induced some toxicity characterised by decreased feed intake and weight loss. Consequently, 100 and 200 mg/kg were used to ascertain efficacy in the infectious model. The plant extract significantly reduced clinical disease in comparison to the control in a dose dependant manner. The extract was as effective as the positive control ketoconazole dosed at 60 mg/kg. Conclusions The results indicate that a crude extract of L. alata leaves has potential as an antifungal agent to protect poultry against avian aspergillosis.

  4. Antioxidant and anti-diabetic potential of Passiflora alata Curtis aqueous leaves extract in type 1 diabetes mellitus (NOD-mice).

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    Colomeu, T C; Figueiredo, D; Cazarin, C B B; Schumacher, N S G; Maróstica, M R; Meletti, L M M; Zollner, R L

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    Leaves of Passiflora alata Curtis were characterized for their antioxidant capacity. Antioxidant analyses of DPPH, FRAP, ABTS, ORAC and phenolic compounds were made in three different extracts: aqueous, methanol/acetone and ethanol. Aqueous extract was found to be the best solvent for recovery of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity, when compared with methanol/acetone and ethanol. To study the anti-inflammatory properties of this extract in experimental type 1 diabetes, NOD mice were divided into two groups: the P. alata group, treated with aqueous extract of P. alata Curtis, and a non-treated control group, followed by diabetes expression analysis. The consumption of aqueous extract and water ad libitum lasted 28 weeks. The treated-group presented a decrease in diabetes incidence, a low quantity of infiltrative cells in pancreatic islets and increased glutathione in the kidney and liver (palata may be considered a good source of natural antioxidants and compounds found in its composition can act as anti-inflammatory agents, helping in the control of diabetes. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Anxiolytic and sedative effects of a combined extract of Passiflora alata Dryander and Valeriana officinalis L. in rats = Efeito ansiolítico e sedativo do extrato combinado de Passiflora alata Dryander e Valeriana officinalis L. em ratos

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    Fernanda Jacques Otobone

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available This work investigated the effects of a combined extract of Passiflora alata Dryander and Valeriana officinalis L. (EPV in rats under going elevated plus maze (EPM and open-field test (OFT. No effects were detected after acute or repeated (3 or 7-days treatment with EPV (5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, by gavage, on the EPM or the OFT. However, rats treated for 15 day (20 mg/kg with EPV showed increased percentage of entries and time spent in the open arms on the EPM without alter locomotor activity in the OFT compared to control group. Acute or a 15 day administration of diazepam (2 mg/kg, i.p.,increased the same parameters on the EPM and OFT. Acute treatment with 300 or 600 mg/kg of EPV, decreased the locomotor activity in the OFT. Results suggest anxiolytic and sedative effects for the EPV and reveal a wide dose range for the anxiolytic effect.Este trabalho investigou o efeito do extrato combinado de Passiflora alata Dryander e Valeriana officinalis L. (EPV em ratos submetidosaos testes do labirinto em cruz elevado (LCE e campo aberto (TCA. Nenhum efeito foi detectado após o tratamento agudo ou repetido por 3 ou 7 dias com EPV (5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, gavagem no LCE e TCA. Entretanto, ratos tratados por 15 dias com EPV (20 mg/kg mostraram aumento na porcentagem de entradas e tempo gasto nos braços abertosno LCE, sem alterar a atividade locomotora no TCA, comparado ao controle. Diazepan (droga de referência, i.p., aumentou os mesmos parâmetros analisados no LCE e OFT após o tratamento agudo ou por 15 dias. O tratamento agudo com 300 ou 600 mg/kg do EPV diminuiu significativamente a atividade locomotora no TCA. Estes resultadosmostram que EPV produz efeito ansiolítico e sedativo, com ampla margem de segurança para o efeito ansiolítico.

  6. Escarificação ácida, temperatura e luz no processo germinativo de sementes de Senna alata (L. Roxb Acid scarification, temperature and light on the germination process of Senna alata (L. Roxb. seeds

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    L.F Braga

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o tempo ótimo de escarificação das sementes de Senna alata em ácido sulfúrico e verificar o efeito da temperatura, em condição de luz e escuro, na germinação de sementes dessa espécie. As sementes foram imersas em ácido sulfúrico concentrado por períodos de 0, 15, 30 e 60 minutos, e o teste de germinação realizado em BOD a 25ºC, utilizando quatro repetições de 50 sementes em cada período de tempo, sendo o delineamento estatístico inteiramente casualizado com 4 tratamentos. No segundo experimento, para verificar o efeito da temperatura e da condição de luz mais adequada a germinação, utilizou-se temperaturas de 10 a 45ºC, com intervalos de 5ºC, em condição de luz fluorescente branca ou escuro contínuo (gerbox preto. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, disposto em esquema fatorial 8x2, com 4 repetições, de 50 sementes cada. Em todos os testes as avaliações da porcentagem e índice de velocidade de germinação foram feitas diariamente, durante 10 dias, onde as sementes foram consideradas germinadas quando apresentaram 2 mm de raiz. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância e as médias comparadas pelo teste de Tukey a 5% de probabilidade. A escarificação do tegumento com ácido sulfúrico durante 60 minutos, foi ideal para as sementes de Senna alata, por proporcionar maiores valores na porcentagem e velocidade de germinação. A germinação ocorre entre 15 e 40ºC, sendo consideradas fotoblásticas neutras entre 20 e 40ºC e fotoblásticas negativas preferenciais a 15ºC. O melhor desempenho germinativo foi obtido nas temperaturas de 25, 30 e 35ºC, onde ocorreram maior porcentagem e velocidade de germinação.The aim of this study was to establish the optimum scarification time for Senna alata seeds in sulfuric acid, as well as to verify the effect of temperature on seed germination for this species under conditions of light and

  7. Heterogonous expression and characterization of a plant class IV chitinase from the pitcher of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata.

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    Ishisaki, Kana; Honda, Yuji; Taniguchi, Hajime; Hatano, Naoya; Hamada, Tatsuro

    2012-03-01

    A class IV chitinase belonging to the glycoside hydrolase 19 family from Nepenthes alata (NaCHIT1) was expressed in Escherichia coli. The enzyme exhibited weak activity toward polymeric substrates and significant activity toward (GlcNAc)(n) [β-1,4-linked oligosaccharide of GlcNAc with a polymerization degree of n (n = 4-6)]. The enzyme hydrolyzed the third and fourth glycosidic linkages from the non-reducing end of (GlcNAc)(6). The pH optimum of the enzymatic reaction was 5.5 at 37°C. The optimal temperature for activity was 60°C in 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 5.5). The anomeric form of the products indicated that it was an inverting enzyme. The k(cat)/K(m) of the (GlcNAc)(n) hydrolysis increased with an increase in the degree of polymerization. Amino acid sequence alignment analysis between NaCHIT1 and a class IV chitinase from a Picea abies (Norway spruce) suggested that the deletion of four loops likely led the enzyme to optimize the (GlcNAc)(n) hydrolytic reaction rather than the hydrolysis of polymeric substrates.

  8. Biochemical characterization of a recombinant plant class III chitinase from the pitcher of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata.

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    Ishisaki, Kana; Arai, Sachiko; Hamada, Tatsuro; Honda, Yuji

    2012-11-01

    A class III chitinase belonging to the GH18 family from Nepenthes alata (NaCHIT3) was expressed in Escherichia coli. The enzyme exhibited hydrolytic activity toward colloidal chitin, ethylene glycol chitin, and (GlcNAc)(n) (n=5 and 6). The enzyme hydrolyzed the fourth glycosidic linkage from the non-reducing end of (GlcNAc)(6). The anomeric form of the products indicated it was a retaining enzyme. The colloidal chitin hydrolytic reaction displayed high activity between pH 3.9 and 6.9, but the pH optimum of the (GlcNAc)(6) hydrolytic reaction was 3.9 at 37 °C. The optimal temperature for activity was 65 °C in 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 3.9). The pH optima of NaCHIT3 and NaCHIT1 might be related to their roles in chitin degradation in the pitcher fluid. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Plasma-membrane H+-ATPases are expressed in pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata Blanco.

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    An, C I; Fukusaki, E; Kobayashi, A

    2001-03-01

    Nepenthes is a unique genus of carnivorous plants that can capture insects in trapping organs called pitchers and digest them in pitcher fluid. The pitcher fluid includes digestive enzymes and is strongly acidic. We found that the fluid pH decreased when prey accumulates in the pitcher fluid of Nepenthes alata. The pH decrease may be important for prey digestion and the absorption of prey-derived nutrients. To identify the proton pump involved in the acidification of pitcher fluid, plant proton-pump homologs were cloned and their expressions were examined. In the lower part of pitchers with natural prey, expression of one putative plasma-membrane (PM) H+-ATPase gene, NaPHA3, was considerably higher than that of the putative vacuolar H+-ATPase (subunit A) gene, NaVHA1, or the putative vacuolar H+-pyrophosphatase gene, NaV-HP1. Expression of one PM H+-ATPase gene, Na-PHA1, was detected in the head cells of digestive glands in the lower part of pitchers, where proton extrusion may occur. Involvement of the PM H+-ATPase in the acidification of pitcher fluid was also supported by experiments with proton-pump modulators; vanadate inhibited proton extrusion from the inner surface of pitchers, whereas bafilomycin A1 did not, and fusicoccin induced proton extrusion. These results strongly suggest that the PM H+-ATPase is responsible for acidification of the pitcher fluid of Nepenthes.

  10. Antiosteoporotic Activity of Dioscorea alata L. cv. Phyto through Driving Mesenchymal Stem Cells Differentiation for Bone Formation

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    Kang-Yung Peng

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an ethanol extract of the rhizomes of Dioscorea alata L. cv. Phyto, Dispo85E, on bone formation and to investigate the mechanisms involved. Our results showed that Dispo85E increased the activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP and bone nodule formation in primary bone marrow cultures. In addition, Dispo85E stimulated pluripotent C3H10T1/2 stem cells to differentiate into osteoblasts rather than adipocytes. Our in vivo data indicated that Dispo85E promotes osteoblastogenesis by increasing ALP activity and bone nodule formation in both intact and ovariectomized (OVX mice. Microcomputed tomography (μCT analysis also showed that Dispo85E ameliorates the deterioration of trabecular bone mineral density (tBMD, trabecular bone volume/total volume (BV/TV, and trabecular bone number (Tb.N in OVX mice. Our results suggested that Dispo85E is a botanical drug with a novel mechanism that drives the lineage-specific differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells and is a candidate drug for osteoporosis therapy.

  11. Assessment of sedative effects of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa and Passiflora alata extracts in mice, measured by telemetry.

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    Klein, Nadine; Gazola, Andressa Córneo; de Lima, Thereza Christina Monteiro; Schenkel, Eloir; Nieber, Karen; Butterweck, Veronika

    2014-05-01

    Several Passiflora species have been used widely as a folk medicine due to their sedative and anxiolytic activities. In Brazil, a number of native plants of the genus Passiflora exist, but only Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa (PE) and Passiflora alata (PA) are of commercial value. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the sedative effects of aqueous extracts obtained from the pericarp as well as from the leaves of PE and PA in mice using radiotelemetry. Aqueous extracts from PE and PA were tested for effects on locomotion over 180 min in 300 mg/kg, 600 mg/kg and 1200 mg/kg, in male C57BL/6J mice after oral administration. For validation of the telemetry system, caffeine (negative control) and midazolam (positive control) were used. All tested extracts decreased locomotor activity in a dose-dependent manner in comparison to the control group. The two lower concentrations of each extract showed the highest decrease in locomotion after 24 min, while 1200 mg/kg had a significant sedative effect already after 18 min. Interestingly, aqueous extracts of PA were more active in comparison to aqueous extracts of PE and the pericarp extracts of both plants showed more pronounced effects on locomotor activity if compared to leaf extracts. In conclusion, the present study represents an innovative, objective approach to measure sedative effects of plant extracts with minimized handling-related stress and remote data collection. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Varietal diversity and conservation of cultivated yam (Dioscorea cayenensis, Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea alata in Kara region (Togo

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    E.P. Wembou

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Yam is a strategic crop in Togo. Inventory and evaluation of cultivated varieties in different traditional agroeco-systems allows safeguard of this genetic heritage and its use in breeding programs. As welle ethnobotanical surveys were conducted in 30 localities of Kara region. The inventory allowed the recording 134 yam varieties distributed as follow 122 of D. cayenensis D. rotundata complex (56.46% early varieties and 43.54% late varieties and 12 varieties of the type D. alata. The varietal richness by site varies betewen 7 and 30 with a predominance of D. cayenensis-D. rotundata. Varietal diversity has increased in 22% of villages because of varietal introductions representing 19.2% of the varieties. They come mainly from Bénin (52%, Ghana (40% and Nigeria (8%. The exchange (45%, inheritance (65%, the gift (72.5% and the purchase (35% are the varieties acquisition modes. In contrast to 78% of the localities there is a reduction of varietal diversity. Ten main factors mainly agronomic and social are the cause of the reduction. 83% of the varieties are sparsely distributed and require urgent action on farm conservation because they are endangering. The storage may be done in 9 over the 30 localities that has about 80% of the varietal diversity.

  13. Physical and Chemical Characterization Of Greater Yam (Dioscorea Alata) And Jack Bean (Canavalia Ensiformis) - Based Composite Flour

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    Affandi, D. R.; Praseptiangga, D.; Nirmala, F. S.; Sigit Amanto, B.; Atmaka, W.

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    Indonesia is a tropical country that has great potential in agriculture. Tubers and legumes as examples of the potential commodities are needed to be more developed. Flour production is one of the best alternatives to be chosen as the downstream stage of the tubers and legumes utilization. Greater yam (Dioscorea alata) and jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) were used in this study. This study was conducted to determine best formula of composite flour based on physical, chemical, and functional characterization of composite flour produced. Variations of formula used was the ratio of greater yam flour and jack bean flour, which were 85:15 (F1), 70:30 (F2), 55:45 (F3), respectively, and this study was conducted using completely randomized design (CRD). The formula variations didn’t show any significant effect on the water absorption capability, water holding capacity (WHC), oil holding capacity (OHC), swelling power, and starch content of the composite flour. However, the formula variations had a significant influence on the colour, proximate parameters, amylose and amylopectin content, resistant starch content, dietary fibre, total phenol, and antioxidant activity of the composite flour produced. Considering the results of physical, chemical, and functional characteristics of composite flour, formula (F1) was selected as the best composite flour developed from greater yam and jack bean flours.

  14. ACLIMATIZACIÓN DE PLÁNTULAS DE YAMPÍ (Dioscorea trifida Y ÑAME (D. alata PRODUCIDAS in vitro

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    Ana Gabriela Chacón

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    Full Text Available La siembra de yampí (Dioscorea trifida y ñame (D. alata en Costa Rica se realiza primordialmente con fines de exportación a Europa y Norteamérica. La producción nacional se ve seriamente limitada por la falta de semilla libre de plagas y enfermedades. Aunque la producción in vitro de semilla representa una alternativa, una sobrevivencia baja de las plántulas durante la aclimatización limita la aplicación comercial de esta tecnología. Se evaluó el efecto del paclobutrazol, la edad al trasplante, la humedad durante el período de aclimatización y el uso de un antitranspirante. Se encontró que la edad al trasplante y la regulación de la humedad durante las primeras etapas de la fase de aclimatización son factores importantes en la sobrevivencia de las plántulas de Dioscorea producidas in vitro, y su crecimiento durante las primeras 6 semanas ex vitro.

  15. Proteomic analysis of secreted protein induced by a component of prey in pitcher fluid of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata.

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    Hatano, Naoya; Hamada, Tatsuro

    2012-08-03

    The Nepenthes species are carnivorous plants that have evolved a specialized leaf organ, the 'pitcher', to attract, capture, and digest insects. The digested insects provide nutrients for growth, allowing these plants to grow even in poor soil. Several proteins have been identified in the pitcher fluid, including aspartic proteases (nepenthesin I and II) and pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins (β-1,3-glucanase, class IV chitinase, and thaumatin-like protein). In this study, we collected and concentrated pitcher fluid to identify minor proteins. In addition, we tried to identify the protein secreted in response to trapping the insect. To make a similar situation in which the insect falls into the pitcher, chitin which was a major component of the insect exoskeleton was added to the fluid in the pitcher. Three PR proteins, class III peroxidase (Prx), β-1,3-glucanase, and class III chitinase, were newly identified. Prx was induced after the addition of chitin to the pitcher fluid. Proteins in the pitcher fluid of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata probably have two roles in nutrient supply: digestion of prey and the antibacterial effect. These results suggest that the system for digesting prey has evolved from the defense system against pathogens in the carnivorous plant Nepenthes. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. (Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd) (Fabaceae)

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    Nov 2, 2016 ... total ammonia levels, nitrate, proline, electrolyte leakage and activity of oxidative enzymes in evaluation to tolerance of cumaru ... electrolyte leak with 22.74% for roots and 39.55% for leaves were observed. The enzyme catalase .... Under reduced stomata conductance and consequently lower influx of CO2.

  17. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of extracts from Cassia alata, Eleusine indica, Eremomastax speciosa, Carica papaya and Polyscias fulva medicinal plants collected in Cameroon.

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    Sagnia, Bertrand; Fedeli, Donatella; Casetti, Rita; Montesano, Carla; Falcioni, Giancarlo; Colizzi, Vittorio

    2014-01-01

    The vast majority of the population around the world has always used medicinal plants as first source of health care to fight infectious and non infectious diseases. Most of these medicinal plants may have scientific evidence to be considered in general practice. The aim of this work was to investigate the antioxidant capacities and anti-inflammatory activities of ethanol extracts of leaves of Cassia alata, Eleusine indica, Carica papaya, Eremomastax speciosa and the stem bark of Polyscias fulva, collected in Cameroon. Chemiluminescence was used to analyze the antioxidant activities of plant extracts against hydrogen peroxide or superoxide anion. Comet assays were used to analyze the protection against antioxidant-induced DNA damage induced in white blood cells after treating with hydrogen peroxide. Flow cytometry was used to measure γδ T cells proliferation and anti-inflammatory activity of γδ T cells and of immature dendritic cells (imDC) in the presence of different concentrations of plant extracts. Ethanol extracts showed strong antioxidant properties against both hydrogen peroxide and superoxide anion. Cassia alata showed the highest antioxidant activity. The effect of plant extracts on γδ T cells and imDC was evidenced by the dose dependent reduction in TNF-α production in the presence of Cassia alata, Carica papaya, Eremomastax speciosa Eleusine indica, and Polyscias fulva. γδ T cells proliferation was affected to the greatest extent by Polyscias fulva. These results clearly show the antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory activities of plant extracts collected in Cameroon. These properties of leaves and stem bark extracts may contribute to the value for these plants in traditional medicine and in general medical practice.

  18. In Vitro and In Vivo Antimalarial Activity of Ficus thonningii Blume (Moraceae and Lophira alata Banks (Ochnaceae, Identified from the Ethnomedicine of the Nigerian Middle Belt

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    M. O. Falade

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum requires that new drugs must be developed. Plants are a potential source for drug discovery and development. Two plants that used to treat febrile illnesses in Nigeria were tested for in vitro and in vivo antimalarial activity and cytotoxicity in cancer cell lines. Methanol, hexane, and ethyl acetate leaf extracts of Ficus thonningii and Lophira alata were active in in vitro assays against P. falciparum NF54 (sensitive and K1 (multiresistant strains. Hexane extracts of F. thonningii and L. alata were the most effective extracts in in vitro assays with IC50 of 2.7±1.6 μg/mL and 2.5±0.3 μg/mL for NF54 and 10.4±1.6 μg/mL and 2.5±2.1 μg/mL for K1 strain. All extracts were nontoxic in cytotoxicity assays against KB human cell line with IC50 of over 20 μg/mL, demonstrating selectivity against P. falciparum. In vivo analysis shows that hexane extracts of both plants reduced parasitaemia. At the maximum dose tested, L. alata had a 74.4% reduction of parasitaemia while F. thonningii had a reduction of 84.5%, both extracts prolonged animal survival in mice infected with P. berghei NK65 when compared with vehicle treated controls. The antiplasmodial activity observed justifies the use of both plants in treating febrile conditions.

  19. Repeated administration of an aqueous spray-dried extract of the leaves of Passiflora alata Curtis (Passifloraceae) inhibits body weight gain without altering mice behavior.

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    Braga, Andressa; Stein, Ana Cristina; Dischkaln Stolz, Eveline; Dallegrave, Eliane; Buffon, Andréia; do Rego, Jean-Claude; Gosmann, Grace; Fialho Viana, Alice; Kuze Rates, Stela Maris

    2013-01-09

    Passiflora alata is a Southern American species that constitutes many traditional remedies as well as phytomedicines used for sedative and anxiolytic purposes in Brazil. However studies on repeated treatment effects are scarce. To evaluate behavioral, physiological and biochemical effects of the repeated treatment with an aqueous spray-dried extract of Passiflora alata leaves containing 2.5% (w/v) of flavonoids (PA) in mice. Male adult CF1 mice were treated (p.o.) for 14 days with PA (2.5; 25 or 250 mg/kg). The feeding behavior was evaluated at the beginning (1h after the first administration) and at the end of the treatment (15th day). The body weight gain and food consumption were monitored along the days. On day 15 mice were evaluated on plus maze, spontaneous locomotor activity, catalepsy and barbiturate sleeping time tests. Serum glucose, lipids, ALT and AST enzymes were determined. Liver, kidney, perirenal fat, epididymal and peritoneal fat were analyzed. The repeated treatment with the highest dose tested (250 mg/kg) did not alter the mice behavior on open field, elevated plus maze, catalepsy and barbiturate sleeping time tests. Repeated administration of PA 250 decreased mice feeding behavior and weight gain. PA 25 and PA 250 reduced mice relative liver weight and caused mild hepatic hydropic degeneration as well as a decrease in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) serum level. These results indicate that Passiflora alata does not present central cumulative effects and point to the needs of further studies searching for its hepatotoxicity as well as potential anorexigenic. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. DNA fingerprinting of water yam (Dioscorea alata cultivars in Brazil based on microsatellite markers Diversidade genética de cultivares de inhame (Dioscorea alata no Brasil utilizando microssatélites

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    Marcos VBM Siqueira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to fingerprint 36 water yam (Dioscorea alata accessions using microsatellite markers. Ten accessions were collected in local markets from several municipalities in Brazil, eight were obtained from the 'Instituto Agronômico de Campinas' (IAC germplasm collection and eighteen were collected directly from growers from São Paulo state. A total of nine microsatellite loci were used in the analysis. Loci revealed high polymorphism verified by elevated PIC values (0.57-0.77, and by high gene diversity and Shannon-Wiener indices (0.69 and 1.29 on average, respectively. The accessions were classified into two groups based on clustering analysis. One group contained mostly accessions from the IAC collection, including a commercial cultivar acquired in a market in the city of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso state. The second group was composed of most accessions, including those collected directly from growers and markets in São Paulo, a few accessions from the IAC collection, and an accession from Puerto Rico, named 'Florida', which is the most cultivated in Brazil. Several duplicates were identified in this study, including accessions obtained from two farmers in Mogi Guaçu and Mogi Mirim, São Paulo state. However, some of these accessions were allocated in different sub-groups, within this second group. Results suggested the hypothesis of different origins for accessions currently cultivated in Brazil. Similar accessions obtained from different municipalities revealed the commercialization of the same accessions at different locations.Este estudo teve como objetivo a análise genética de 36 acessos de inhame (Dioscorea alata utilizando marcadores microssatélites. Dez acessos foram coletados em mercados locais de vários municípios no Brasil, oito foram obtidos no banco de germoplasma do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas (IAC, e dezoito foram coletados diretamente com os agricultores no estado de São Paulo. Um total de nove locos de

  1. Enxertia de mesa de Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. sobre Passiflora alata Curtis, em ambiente de nebulização intermitente Bench graft of Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. on Passiflora alata Curtis, in intermittent misty atmosphere

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    Flávia Matos Silva

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O maracujazeiro é uma cultura típica de países tropicais, sendo estes responsáveis por cerca de 90% da produção mundial. A propagação vegetativa do maracujazeiro permite a obtenção de pomares uniformes, bem como de porta-enxertos altamente produtivos ou resistentes a doenças. O experimento teve como objetivo verificar a viabilidade da enxertia de mesa do maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. sobre o maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis, conduzido em telado com 50% de sombreamento, dotado de sistema de nebulização intermitente. Foi conduzido de agosto de 2001 a maio de 2002, na Fazenda de Ensino e Pesquisa da UNESP - Câmpus de Ilha Solteira, localizada no município de Selvíria - MS. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi blocos ao acaso, esquema de parcelas subdivididas no tempo, totalizando quatro tratamentos (T1 - enxertia tipo fenda cheia, com o garfo do ponteiro dos ramos; T2 - enxertia tipo inglês simples, com o garfo do ponteiro dos ramos; T3 - enxertia tipo fenda cheia, com o garfo da parte mediana dos ramos; T4 - enxertia tipo inglês simples, com o garfo da parte mediana dos ramos, cinco repetições e 25 estacas enxertadas por parcela. Foram avaliados: a porcentagem de sobrevivência das estacas enxertadas; b porcentagem de estacas enxertadas enraizadas; c número de brotos emitidos por estaca enxertada; d número de folhas emitidas por estaca enxertada; e massa da matéria seca da raiz, caule, folha e planta. Com base nos resultados, pode-se concluir que: a técnica de enxertia de mesa, quando aplicada ao maracujazeiro, mostrou-se viável, com excelente porcentagem de sobrevivência e enraizamento.The passion fruit plant is a typical culture of tropical countries, which are responsible for about 90% of the world production. The vegetative propagation of the passion fruit plant allows the obtainment of uniform orchards, as well as of rootstocks highly productive or resistant to

  2. Capacidade geral e específica de combinação de caracteres do fruto do maracujazeiro doce (Passiflora alata Curtis General and specific combining ability of fruit characteristics of sweet passion fruit plant (Passiflora alata Curtis

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    Maricelma Simiano Jung

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O Passiflora alata Curtis é uma planta frutífera que vem despertando interesse econômico por suas características ornamentais, medicinais, organolépticas e nutricionais. Contudo, precisam ser superados alguns entraves tecnológicos em relação ao seu cultivo, tais como a ausência de cultivares que apresentem frutos com alto rendimento de polpa, casca fina e alto grau Brix. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se analisar as bases genéticas dos caracteres do fruto do maracujazeiro doce, avaliando-se sua capacidade combinatória. Para isso, foi utilizado um cruzamento dialelo parcial, envolvendo 36 F1s e os 12 genitores. Foram estimadas a Capacidade Geral de Combinação - CGC e a Capacidade específica de Combinação - CEC para os caracteres peso do fruto, peso da polpa, espessura da casca, grau Brix e rendimento de polpa. Não foram encontradas diferenças estatisticamente significativas para CGC nos caracteres: peso do fruto, peso da polpa e grau Brix. Em relação à CEC, não se encontraram diferenças estatisticamente significativas, para todos os caracteres analisados, o que demonstra haver a predominância de variabilidade para efeitos gênicos aditivos, devendo-se, por isso, fazer seleção para caracteres com maior herdabilidade. Dos genitores, destacaram-se a mãe 2, a mãe 6 e o pai 5, por exibirem a melhor média do ranking, sendo plantas promissoras para possíveis cruzamentos dirigidos, visando à obtenção de progênies superiores para os caracteres avaliados.The Passiflora alata Curtis is a fruit plant with increasing economical interest because its esthetic, medicinal, organoleptics and nutritional characteristics. However, some technological problems need to be overcome concerning its utilization, such as the absence of cultivar presenting fruits with high pulp revenue, fine skin and high Brix degree. This research was aimed at to analyzing the genetic basis of the fruit characteristics of the sweet passion fruit plant, by

  3. Atividade antioxidante e captora de radicais livres dos extratos de Achyrocline alata (Kunth.) DC. em comparação com extratos de Achyrocline satureioides (Lam.) DC.

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    Achyrocline alata (Kunth.) DC. e Achyrocline satureioides (Lam.) DC., espécies pertencentes à família Asteraceae, são utilizadas na medicina popular de Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, como plantas sucedâneas. O presente trabalho teve com objetivo comparar os extratos obtidos dessas espécies através de ensaios químicos simples destinados a testar as atividades antioxidante e captora de radicais livres, utilizando como modelo β-caroteno e DPPH, respectivamente. Tais ensaios revelaram que...

  4. Ethnobotanical review and pharmacological properties of selected medicinal plants in Brunei Darussalam: Litsea elliptica, Dillenia suffruticosa, Dillenia excelsa, Aidia racemosa, Vitex pinnata and Senna alata

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    May Poh Yik Goh

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    Full Text Available The aim of the current study is to review the medicinal properties of the plants found in Brunei Darussalam namely Litsea elliptica, Dillenia suffruticosa, Dillenia excelsa, Aidia racemosa, Vitex pinnata and Senna alata. The known phytochemical constituents of these plants and their ability to bring about a range of biological activities are included in this review. These plants have been used traditionally for a multitude of diseases and illnesses. There is a lot of untapped potential in these medicinal plants which could cure multiple diseases.

  5. Cellulose nanocomposite films with in situ generated silver nanoparticles using Cassia alata leaf extract as a reducing agent.

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    Sivaranjana, P; Nagarajan, E R; Rajini, N; Jawaid, M; Rajulu, A Varada

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    Cotton linters were dissolved in aq. (8% LiOH+15% urea) that was pre-cooled to -12.5°C. Using this solution cellulose gel films were prepared by regeneration method with ethyl alcohol as a coagulant. These wet films were diffused with 10wt% Cassia alata leaf extract that acted as a reducing agent. The leaf extract diffused cellulose wet films were used as the matrix. The wet matrix films were dipped individually in lower concentrated 1-5mM aq.AgNO 3 source solutions in the presence of sunlight and allowed the solutions to react with the diffused leaf extract reducing agent which in situ generated the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) inside the films as well as in the source solution. The AgNPs formed in the source solution were observed by transmission electron microscope (TEM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) while those formed in situ the films were observed by SEM and the particle size distribution was determined. The cellulose/AgNP composite films showed good antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli bacteria. These nanocomposite films were also characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and tensile tests. At temperatures below 300°C, the thermal stability of the nanocomposite films was lower than that of the matrix due to the catalytic effect of AgNPs. The nanocomposite films also possessed good tensile properties. The ecofriendly cellulose/AgNP composite films with good antibacterial activity and tensile properties can be considered for medical applications like dressing materials. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. CARACTERÍSTICAS FISICOQUÍMICAS Y MORFOLÓGICAS DE RIZÓFOROS DE ÑAME (Dioscorea alata CARACTERÍSTICAS FÍSICOQUÍMICAS E MORFOLÓGICAS DE RIZÓFOROS DE INHAME (Dioscorea alata PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND MORPHOLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RIZÓFOROS OF YAM (Dioscorea alata

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se determino la composición físico-química y las características morfológicas de los rizóforos de seis variedades de ñame (Dioscorea alata del Banco de Germoplasma de Hortalizas (BGH de la Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV. Fue determinada la composición centesimal mediante análisis de humedad, lípidos, proteína, cenizas, fibra bruta y carbohidratos. Las características morfológicas fueron estudiadas visualmente y por análisis microscópicos. La composición físico-química presento diferencias significativas (pNeste trabalho determinou-se a composição físico-química e características morfológicas dos rizóforos de seis variedades de inhame (Dioscorea alata do Banco de Germoplasma de Hortaliças (BGH da Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV. Foi determinada a composição centesimal mediante análises de umidade, lipídios, proteína, cinzas, fibra bruta e carboidratos. As características morfológicas foram estudadas através do aspecto visual e análises microscópicas. A composição físico-química apresentou diferenças significativas (pIn this paper we determine the physico-chemical and morphological characteristics of the rizóforos of six yam varieties (Dioscorea alafa from the Vegetable Germplasm Bankb (BGH, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV. Proximate composition was determined by analysis of humidity, fat, protein, ash, crude fiber and carbohydrates. The morphological characteristics were studied visually and by microscopic analysis. The physical and chemical composition showed significant differences (p<0.05 for all features, except for lipids. The Florida variety stood out from the others by presenting higher values of ash (3.08 g/100g, protein (6.35 g/100g fiber (2.69 g/100g and lower total carbohydrate content. Visual assessment of the rizóforos varieties showed that Florida, San Tome and Mimoso were those with the most regular forms. According to the scanning electron micrograph, the

  7. The Effects of Phytosterols Extracted from Diascorea alata on the Antioxidant Activity, Plasma Lipids, and Hematological Profiles in Taiwanese Menopausal Women

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    Chao-Chin Hsu

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    Full Text Available The efficacy of phytosterols extracted from Diascorea alata on antioxidant activities, plasma lipids and hematological profiles was assessed in postmenopausal women. Gas chromatography and mass spectrophotometry was employed to determine the steroid content of Taiwanese yam (Diascorea alata cv. Tainung No. 2. A two-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical investigation on 50 postmenopausal women randomly assigned to two groups treated for 12 months with placebo or two sachets daily of Diascorea extracts containing 12 mg/dose was carried out. The main outcome measures were the plasma antioxidant activities, hematological profiles, and the concentrations of plasma lipids, including cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein, high density lipoprotein, very low density lipoprotein,, and apolipoprotein A1 and B. A one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA test was performed to investigate the significance. Beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, 22-23-dihydro-, and γ-sitosterol were major phytosterols determined from Diascorea extracts. At six months in those receiving Diascorea, there were significantly decreased leukocyte counts (p < 0.01 and improvement on antioxidant activity of malondialdehyde (p < 0.001. After 12 months’ treatment, elevations of hematocrit and mean corpuscular volume (p < 0.01 were noted in those receiving Diascorea. Moreover, the low dose Diascorea consumption in menopausal women for one year generally did not present positive effects on lipid profiles.

  8. In vitro and genetic diversity studies of twelve accessions of aerial yams (D. bulbifera and D. alata) in Ghana

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    Katsekpor, C.

    2014-07-01

    Aerial yams (D. bulbifera and D. alata) are usually among the dioscoreaceae, in that they are cultivated not only for their tubers but also for the bulbils that develop at the leaf axils of the vine. Twelve accessions collected from five geographic regions were evaluated for morphological characteristics. The results indicate that the 12 accessions exhibited similarity with respect to 11 traits but were variable with respect to 5. Bulbils from the twelve accessions of aerial yams collected from the experimental field, were analysed for proximate composition including moisture, crude protein, crude ash, crude fat, crude fibre and carbohydrate content using the Association of Official Analytical Chemist (AOAC) method. Elemental composition of the bulbils was also determined through instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). Accession S recorded the highest crude protein (6.77 %), crude fibre (3.38 %) and carbohydrate (25.39 %) contents. Bulbils from D, G and T recorded the highest crude fat (0.56 %), moisture (72.97 %) and crude ash (7.96 %) content respectively. Accession V recorded the highest amount of magnesium (143.43 mg/100g), potassium (2644.4 mg/100g), chlorine (3272.2 mg/100g) and copper (1.116 mg/100g). Bulbils from accession F also recorded the highest amount of aluminum (5.26 mg/100g) and manganese (0.43 mg/100g), while accession B, C, E and R also recorded highest percentages of vanadium (0.037 mg/100g), sodium (26.63 mg/100g), calcium (333.5 mg/100g) and zinc (4.53 mg/100g) respectively. Nodal explants of 12 accessions of the aerial yam were cultured in vitro on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with varying concentrations of kinetin with or without activated charcoal, as assessed for ability to regenerate plantlets with distinct shoots, leaves and roots. The highest regeneration of plantlets was achieved at kinetin concentration of 2.0 mg/l with activated charcoal. Kinetin concentration beyond 2.0 mg/l proved to be phytotoxic and

  9. Genomic Resources for Water Yam (Dioscorea alata L.): Analyses of EST-Sequences, De Novo Sequencing and GBS Libraries.

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    Saski, Christopher A; Bhattacharjee, Ranjana; Scheffler, Brian E; Asiedu, Robert

    2015-01-01

    The reducing cost and rapid progress in next-generation sequencing techniques coupled with high performance computational approaches have resulted in large-scale discovery of advanced genomic resources in several model and non-model plant species. Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is a major food and cash crop in many countries but research efforts have been limited to understand the genetics and generate genomic information for the crop. The availability of a large number of genomic resources including genome-wide molecular markers will accelerate the breeding efforts and application of genomic selection in yams. In the present study, several methods including expressed sequence tags (EST)-sequencing, de novo sequencing, and genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) profiles on two yam (Dioscorea alata L.) genotypes (TDa 95/00328 and TDa 95-310) was performed to generate genomic resources for use in its improvement programs. This includes a comprehensive set of EST-SSRs, genomic SSRs, whole genome SNPs, and reduced representation SNPs. A total of 1,152 EST-SSRs were developed from >40,000 EST-sequences generated from the two genotypes. A set of 388 EST-SSRs were validated as polymorphic showing a polymorphism rate of 34% when tested on two diverse parents targeted for anthracnose disease. In addition, approximately 40X de novo whole genome sequence coverage was generated for each of the two genotypes, and a total of 18,584 and 15,952 genomic SSRs were identified for TDa 95/00328 and TDa 95-310, respectively. A custom made pipeline resulted in the selection of 573 genomic SSRs common across the two genotypes, of which only eight failed, 478 being polymorphic and 62 monomorphic indicating a polymorphic rate of 83.5%. Additionally, 288,505 high quality SNPs were also identified between these two genotypes. Genotyping by sequencing reads on these two genotypes also revealed 36,790 overlapping SNP positions that are distributed throughout the genome. Our efforts in using different approaches

  10. A HPTLC densitometric determination of flavonoids from Passiflora alata, P. edulis, P. incarnata and P. caerulea and comparison with HPLC method.

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    Pereira, Cintia A M; Yariwake, Janete H; Lanças, Fernando M; Wauters, Jean-Noël; Tits, Monique; Angenot, Luc

    2004-01-01

    A high-performance thin layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method was developed in order to determine quantitatively the flavonoids in leaves of Passiflora alata, P. edulis, P. caerulea and P. incarnata. The content of orientin and isoorientin was determined, and the results were compared with those obtained using a quantitative HPLC-UV method. The latter employed rutin as standard and was developed to analyse flavonoid content from Passiflora leaves for the purpose of ensuring the quality of Passiflora phytomedicines. The results obtained using the two methods indicate that there are qualitative and quantitative differences in the flavonoids of the reference Passiflora species studied. The two methods were also employed to analyse commercial samples to illustrate their application in qualitative ('fingerprint') and quantitative determination, demonstrating their feasibility in the quality control of flavonoids from crude Passiflora drugs and phytomedicines. The HPLC conditions used are also suitable for the quantitative analysis of aqueous extracts (Passiflora infusions).

  11. Methyl-3,4-dihydroxybenzoate and 9-10-dihydrophenanthrene-2,4,7-triol two phenolic compounds from Dioscorea alata L. and their antioxidant activity

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    Aminah, N. S.; Yulvia, A.; Tanjung, M.

    2017-09-01

    Two phenolic compounds namely: methyl-3,4-dihydroxybenzoate (1) and 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene-2,4,7-triol (2) had been isolated for the first time from the tuber of Dioscorea alata L. The extraction of two compounds were done by maceration method using methanol as solvent, followed by partition with n-hexane and ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate extract was separated and purified using various chromatographic techniques yielded pure compounds. The structure of isolated compounds were determined based on spectroscopic data, including UV-Vis, 1D and 2D NMR spectra. Compounds (1), (2) and ascorbic acid as a comparator were evaluated for their antioxidant properties against DPPH, showing their IC50 were 9,41 ± 0,08; 23,52 ± 0,05; and 10,95 ± 0,08 ppm, respectively.

  12. Effects of different potting growing media for Petunia grandiflora and Nicotiana alata Link & Otto on photosynthetic capacity, leaf area, and flowering potential

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    Gheorghe Cristian Popescu

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Petunia grandiflora Juss. and Nicotiana alata Link & Otto are two of the most widely spread plants on the market for annual potted ornamental plants. In order to identify the most adequate substrate formula we analyzed the effects of different potting growing media used for P. hybrida grandiflora 'Bravo' and N. alata 'Dinamo' on their photosynthetic capacity, leaf area, and flowering potential. Optimization of growing media formula for petunia and ornamental tobacco was performed by preparing four growing media mixing fallow soil (FS, Biolan peat (BP, acid peat (AP, leaf compost (C, and perlite (P in different proportions. The physiological potential of petunia and ornamental tobacco was investigated by photosynthesis and respiration rate and chlorophyll pigments in leaves, while the vegetative and flowering phenological stages were evaluated by number of leaves per plant, leaf area, number of flowers per plant and leaf area/flowers ratio. These measurements were significantly influenced by the different potting growing media used in this study. In the flowering stage, the highest photosynthesis rates (8.612 μmol CO2 m-2 s-1 as well as leaf area (1.766 dm² of petunias were obtained on growing media with 60% biolan peat, 30% acid peat and 10% perlite (BP60-AP30-P10. Flowering responses to growing conditions vary greatly among plants and the biggest number of ornamental tobacco flowers (22 flowers plant-1 was registered as an effect of BP60-AP30-P10 media. Growing media with the BP60-AP30-P10 formula seem to be the most adequate growth substrate to develop profitable crops for petunias and ornamental tobacco with high decorative value.

  13. Dioscorea alata L.

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    Jul 9, 2014 ... intensity, days to tuber initiation, number of tubers per plant, tuber yield per plant, tuber shape, bulbil formation, tuber ... Key words: Flowering intensity, marker assisted breeding, mapping population, phenotypic variation and trait segregation ... three landrace varieties identified shoot dry weight and time of ...

  14. SURVIVAL AND GROWTH OF BARU (Dipterix alata Vog. TREATED WITH SEWAGE SLUDGE, COMPOSTED GARBAGE OR CATTLE MANURE ON MINED SPOILS IN THE BRAZILIAN CERRADO

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    Cristiane de Queiroz Pinheiro

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Sewage sludge and composted garbage are available in large quantities to be employed assources of organic matter for revegetation projects of mined spoils in the Brazilian FederalDistrict (DF. These sources were used for growing baru (Dipterix alata Vog. on minedspoils in the Brazilian Cerrado and the growth and mortality of 99 seedlings treated with theseorganic matter soruces were measured. In 4 months, rates of survival ranged from 56.7%, fortrees treated with compost, to 96.7% for plants treated with sewage sludge. The compostseems to have toxic effects on seedlings, since the treatments with 35, 45 and 50 L/hollow hadno survivals. After the first period of growth, the study was able to show that the best rate forplant development with sewage sludge was 20 and 30 L/hollow (57% and 47. For plantstreated with compost, the best result was obtained with the smallest dosage (5L/hollow,where the growth is similar to the best results obtained with the sludge (47%. In larger dosesthe growth varied between 6% and 24%, span in which the results obtained in the controltreatments, chemical treatment (16% and no treatment (12% are also found. Therefore, theincrease in growth of the seedlings is a function of the dosage and type of organic materialemployed.

  15. Initial development of passion fruit trees (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis f. edulis and P. alata grafted onto Passiflora cincinnata

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    Valdir Zucareli

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    Full Text Available The present work aimed to evaluate the initial growth and leaf mineral levels in passion fruit trees (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg., P. edulis f. edulis Sims. and P. alata Dryander grafted onto Passiflora cincinnata. To obtain seedlings, seeds were sown in plastic bags (500 mL and hypocotyl grafting was performed when seedlings reached the stage of two fully expanded leaves. Fifteen days after grafting, plants were transplanted to 10L pots filled with previously limed and fertilized soil. Each pot contained two plants and corresponded to one plot. For each commercial species studied as rootstock, experimental design was completely randomized, in 3x5 (plant type x time of harvest factorial arrangement, with four replicates of two plants per plot and five destructive harvests. Plant types were ungrafted P. cincinnata, ungrafted commercial passion fruit tree and commercial passion fruit tree grafted onto P. cincinnata. The first harvest was performed at 15 days after transplanting and the remaining ones at 14-day intervals (60, 74, 88, 102 and 116 DAS. At each harvest, the number of leaves per plant was counted, and leaf area, stem length, and stem, root, leaf and total dry matter were estimated. At the last harvest, the mineral composition (macro and micronutrients of plants was analyzed. In general, it was observed that grafting onto P. cincinnata did not interfere negatively with the initial development and mineral levels of commercial passion fruit trees, and this interference varied according to the used canopy.

  16. Protective effect of water yam (Dioscorea alata L.) extract on the copper-driven fenton reaction and X-ray induced DNA damage in vitro.

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    Wang, Tsu-Shing; Liang, Shih-Jyue; Lii, Chong-Kuei; Liu, Sin-Yie

    2004-04-01

    The rhizome extract of Dioscorea has been shown to possess radical scavenging activity. In this study, the protective effect of water yam (Dioscorea alata L.) rhizome extract on calf thymus DNA and plasmid DNA strand breakage by the copper-driven Fenton reaction and X-irradiation was examined. The protective activity in vitro of four lyophilized extracts obtained from yam rhizomes: (1) aqueous extract (YAE); (2) 30% ethanolic extract (YEE); (3) aqueous extract boiled for 30 min (BYAE); and (4) 30% ethanolic extract boiled for 30 min (BYEE) were evaluated by ethidium bromide binding assay and DNA nicking assay. The YAE, YEE, and BYEE effectively inhibited the copper-driven Fenton reaction-induced damage of calf thymus DNA, while inhibition was less pronounced in the case of X-ray induced strand breakage of plasmid DNA. While BYAE potently inhibited X-ray induced strand breaks in plasmid pGL3 DNA, it failed to inhibit, and even greatly enhanced copper-H(2)O(2) induced damage of calf thymus DNA. The present results demonstrate strong copper chelating and weak hydroxyl radical scavenging activities in yam rhizome extracts, and these activities may vary depending on the procedures used in preparing the extract. Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  17. Parâmetros de estrusão para produção de "snacks" de farinha de cará (Dioscorea alata

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Farinha de cará (Dioscorea alata foi processada em extrusor mono-rosca, para a manufatura de "snacks". Foi empregada a Metodologia de Superfície de Resposta para avaliar os efeitos da umidade (16, 20 e 24%, temperatura (120, 150 e 180masculineC e diâmetro da matriz (3, 4 e 5mm nas características dos extrusados. A temperatura foi a variável mais importante, influenciando todas as propriedades estudadas. O volume específico e o comprimento específico aumentaram quando a temperatura aumentou e a umidade e o diâmetro da matriz diminuíram, enquanto, ao mesmo tempo, fraturabilidade e dureza diminuíram. A expansão diminuiu, quando a temperatura aumentou de 120 para 180masculineC. Foram selecionadas duas condições experimentais que possibilitavam obter "snacks" com propriedades desejáveis (alto volume específico e baixa dureza e fraturabilidade e os produtos foram avaliados por equipes sensoriais não treinadas. Estas apontaram que o melhor produto foi aquele extrusado com um teor de umidade de 17%, a 170masculineC, com uma matriz de 4mm de abertura. Este produto obteve um índice de aceitabilidade de 80%, quando avaliado por 140 consumidores.

  18. Antiviral Effect of Sub Fraction Cassia alata Leaves Extract to Dengue Virus Serotype-2 strain New Guinea C in Human Cell Line Huh-7 it-1

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    Angelina, Marissa; Hanafi, Muhammad; Suyatna, Franciscus D.; Mirawati S., T.; Ratnasari, Shirley; Ernawati Dewi, Beti

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    Dengue virus (DENV) is one of the most common viral infections found Indonesia and tropical regions, and no specific antiviral for DENV. Indonesia has several of herbal medicine that were not explored of their potency as antiviral DENV. This study was done to evaluate the activity and toxicity of 4 derived fractions: Hexane (CA1), ethyl acetate (CA2), buthanol (CA3 ) and water (CA4) of Cassia alata leaf extract (CA) as an antiviral drug to DENV. The DENV was treated with various concentration of extract and added to Huh-7 it-1. The decrease of virus titer was determined by Focus assay. The toxicity of extract was measured by MTT assay. In our previous study, we found that CA on Huh-7 cells showed IC50, CC50 and SI values of <10 μg/mL, 323.45 μg/mL, and more than 32.3, respectively. For the fractions, CA3 showed best antiviral activity among other, with IC50, CC50 and SI of <10 μg/mL, 645.8 μg/mL, and more than 64.5, respectively. CA and CA3 were proven to possess antiviral activity that is potent when tested against DENV-2. Future study was needed to explore the inhibition mechanism and compound of CA that have potency as antiviral drug to DENV.

  19. Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis and Passiflora alata) extracts on stimulated neutrophils and myeloperoxidase activity assays.

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    Zeraik, Maria Luiza; Serteyn, Didier; Deby-Dupont, Ginette; Wauters, Jean-Nöel; Tits, Monique; Yariwake, Janete H; Angenot, Luc; Franck, Thierry

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    The antioxidant activity of methanol extracts from Passiflora edulis and Passiflora alata pulp, and P. edulis rinds, healthy or infected with the passion fruit woodiness virus (PWV), was investigated using the oxidant activities of the neutrophil and the neutrophil granule enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO), both playing key roles in inflammation. The reactive oxygen species produced by stimulated neutrophils were evaluated by lucigenin-enhanced chemiluminescence (CL) and the activity of purified MPO was measured by SIEFED (Specific Immunological Extraction Followed by Enzymatic Detection), a technique for studying the direct interaction of a compound with the enzyme. The rind extracts of P. edulis possessed higher and dose-dependent inhibitory effects on CL response and on the peroxidase activity of MPO than total pulp extracts from both passion fruit species. The quantification of isoorientin in the extracts showed a correlation with their antioxidant activity, suggesting the potential of P. edulis rinds as functional food or as a possible source of natural flavonoids. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Simultaneous optimization by neuro-genetic approach of a multiresidue method for determination of pesticides in Passiflora alata infuses using headspace solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography.

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    da Silva, Gilmare Antônia; Augusto, Fabio; Poppi, Ronei Jesus

    2007-01-05

    A simultaneous optimization strategy based on neuro-genetic approach has been applied to a HS-SPME-GC-ECD (Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction coupled to Gas Chromatography with Electron Capture Detection) method for simultaneous determination of the pesticides chlorotalonil, methyl parathion, malathion, alpha-endosulfan and beta-endosulfan in herbal infusions of Passiflora alata (Dryander). Two types of extractive fibers were used: a home-made device coated by sol-gel process with polydimethylsiloxane-poly(vinyl alcohol) (PDMS/PVA) and a commercial PDMS. The effects of extraction parameters such as dilution of the infusion, extraction temperature and time, as well as sample ionic strength were evaluated through the Doehlert design. To find a model that could relate these extraction parameters with the extraction efficiency of all pesticide simultaneously, a Bayesian Regularized Artificial Neural Network (BRANN) approach was employed. Subsequently, Genetic Algorithm (GA) was applied to attain the optimum values from the model developed by the neural network. The use of the proposed approach allowed the determination of a single extraction condition that maximized the peak areas of all pesticides simultaneously, showing a promising and a suitable new procedure to the optimization process of complex analytical problems.

  1. Avaliação de populações de maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis obtidas de polinização aberta

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    Martins Moisés Rodrigues

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Catorze características agronômicas de cinco populações de maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis foram avaliadas em Jaboticabal-SP, no período de abril de 2000 a março de 2001. Número de frutos por planta (NF, número de sementes/fruto (NS, massa do fruto (MF e produção (PRO foram caracteres que apresentaram os mais elevados índices de variabilidade entre plantas, possibilitando, assim, a seleção de plantas superiores quanto a estes caracteres. Médias dos caracteres produção (PRO, número de frutos/planta (NF, espessura da casca (EC, número de sementes/fruto (NS e rendimento em polpa (%P, analisadas pelo teste de Tukey, a 5% de probabilidade, não apresentaram diferença significativa entre as populações. Observou-se considerável variabilidade entre plantas e baixa variabilidade entre as populações nestes caracteres.

  2. Use of Temporal Immersion Systems for the multiplication of nodal segments of Dioscorea alata L. in the ‘Pacala Duclos’ clone

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    Manuel Cabrera Jova

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to develop efficient propagation protocols, temporary immersion systems composed by two glass flask with 5 000 ml of capacity were used to multiply nodals segments from yam clone ‘‘Pacala Duclos’’. The working objectives for evaluation were: time and frequency of immersion, inoculum density, time and renewal volume of culture medium and multiplication stage length on propagation coefficient of nodal segments. Results permitted to define that using 10 minutes immersion time and immersion frequency each three and six hours, the highest increments in the multiplication coefficients (10.1 and 9.8 respectively, without significant differences between them were obtained. The most favorable result for the multiplication coefficient (10.8 was obtained when 50 explants per culture flask was inoculated. When the renewal was carried out 24 days after culture with 2 000 ml culture medium, the most advantageous result was shown for the multiplication coefficient, with 14.1. Subcultures were developed 49 days after culture because the highest coefficient multiplication (15.2 was noticed. A higher culture time did not influence in the multiplication coefficient significantly. Key words: culture medium, Dioscorea alata L., inoculum density, multiplication coefficient

  3. Box jellyfish (Carybdea alata) in Waikiki: their influx cycle plus the analgesic effect of hot and cold packs on their stings to swimmers at the beach: a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial.

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    Thomas, C S; Scott, S A; Galanis, D J; Goto, R S

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    The study measured the analgesic effect of hot and cold packs on box jellyfish (Carybdea alata) stings to Waikiki swimmers at the beach. Analysis of data showed a minimal trend toward pain relief 10 minutes after the application of hot packs, particularly when the initial pain was mild to moderate. Cold packs showed no clinically significant relief of pain, compared to the control. Data tracking shows that most box jellyfish appear in Waikiki waters on the 9th or 10th day after the full moon.

  4. Scapula alata in early breast cancer patients enrolled in a randomized clinical trial of post-surgery short-course image-guided radiotherapy.

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    Adriaenssens, Nele; De Ridder, Mark; Lievens, Pierre; Van Parijs, Hilde; Vanhoeij, Marian; Miedema, Geertje; Voordeckers, Mia; Versmessen, Harijati; Storme, Guy; Lamote, Jan; Pauwels, Stephanie; Vinh-Hung, Vincent

    2012-05-16

    Scapula alata (SA) is a known complication of breast surgery associated with palsy of the serratus anterior, but it is seldom mentioned. We evaluated the risk factors associated with SA and the relationship of SA with ipsilateral shoulder/arm morbidity in a series of patients enrolled in a trial of post-surgery radiotherapy (RT). The trial randomized women with completely resected stage I-II breast cancer to short-course image-guided RT, versus conventional RT. SA, arm volume and shoulder-arm mobility were measured prior to RT and at one to three months post-RT. Shoulder/arm morbidities were computed as a post-RT percentage change relative to pre-RT measurements. Of 119 evaluable patients, 13 (= 10.9%) had pre-RT SA. Age younger than 50 years old, a body mass index less than 25 kg/m2, and axillary lymph node dissection were significant risk factors, with odds ratios of 4.8 (P = 0.009), 6.1 (P = 0.016), and 6.1 (P = 0.005), respectively. Randomization group was not significant. At one to three months' post-RT, mean arm volume increased by 4.1% (P = 0.036) and abduction decreased by 8.6% (P = 0.046) among SA patients, but not among non-SA patients. SA resolved in eight, persisted in five, and appeared in one patient. The relationship of SA with lower body mass index suggests that SA might have been underestimated in overweight patients. Despite apparent resolution of SA in most patients, pre-RT SA portended an increased risk of shoulder/arm morbidity. We argue that SA warrants further investigation. Incidentally, the observation of SA occurring after RT in one patient represents the second case of post-RT SA reported in the literature.

  5. Composite structure of the crystalline epicuticular wax layer of the slippery zone in the pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata and its effect on insect attachment.

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    Gorb, E; Haas, K; Henrich, A; Enders, S; Barbakadze, N; Gorb, S

    2005-12-01

    The slippery zone situated below the peristome inside pitchers of most carnivorous plants from the genus Nepenthes is covered with a thick layer of epicuticular wax. This slippery zone is reported to play a crucial role in animal trapping and prey retention. In N. alata, the wax coverage consists of two clearly distinguished layers. These layers differ in their structure, chemical composition and mechanical properties, and they reduce the insect attachment in different ways. The lower layer resembles foam, composed of interconnected membraneous platelets protruding from the surface at acute angles. The upper layer consists of densely placed separate irregular platelets, located perpendicular to the subjacent layer. Crystals of the upper layer bear small stalks, directed downwards and providing connections to the lower layer. These morphological distinctions correlate with differences in the chemical composition of waxes. The compound classes of alkanes, aldehydes, primary alcohols, free fatty acids, esters and triterpenoids occurred in extracts from both wax layers, but in different proportions. Chain length distributions in aliphatics were different in extracts from the lower and the upper wax layers. Waxes of the upper and lower layers exhibited different mechanical properties: wax of the lower layer is harder and stiffer than that of the upper layer. Moreover, crystals of the upper layer are brittle and may be easily exfoliated or broken to tiny pieces. Laboratory experiments using tethered insects showed that both wax layers reduce the attachment force of insects. It is assumed that a decrease in insect attachment on the two distinct wax layers is provided by the two different mechanisms: (1) crystals of the upper wax layer contaminate insects' adhesive pads; (2) the lower wax layer leads to a reduction of the real contact area of insects' feet with the plant surface.

  6. Efeito de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares na bioprodução de fenóis totais e no crescimento de Passiflora alata Curtis

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    A.F. Riter Netto

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Os compostos fenólicos encontrados no extrato das folhas de maracujazeiro doce (Passiflora alata Curtis são os principais responsáveis pelos efeitos terapêuticos, incluindo a atividade ansiolítica. O presente trabalho avaliou o efeito de diferentes espécies de fungo micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs e doses de fósforo sobre a bioprodução de fenóis totais, bem como, o crescimento vegetal e os conteúdos de nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio na massa da matéria seca da parte aérea do maracujazeiro doce. O experimento, fatorial 4x2, foi conduzido em um telado com quatro tratamentos microbiológicos: Glomus etunicatum, Glomus intraradices, inóculo misto (Glomus clarum e Gigaspora margarita e o controle sem fungo, e duas doses de fósforo: 0 e 50 mg kg-1 de solo. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos casualizados com quatro repetições. As plantas foram colhidas 90 dias após a semeadura. Na ausência da adubação fosfatada, o conteúdo de fenóis totais, a massa da matéria seca da parte aérea e o número de folhas foram maiores nos tratamentos inoculados com FMAs, quando comparados ao tratamento sem fungo. Plantas com inóculo misto apresentaram maior altura com ou sem adubação fosfatada. Os tratamentos inoculados com FMAs, tanto na dose 0 quanto na dose 50 mg kg-1 de P incrementaram os conteúdos de N, P e K na parte aérea do maracujazeiro doce, evidenciando a capacidade dos FMAs em promover o melhor estado nutricional das plantas.

  7. Efeito de reguladores vegetais nos índices da análise de crescimento de plântulas de maracujazeiro-doce (Passifl ora alata Curtis

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    Tainara Bortolucci Ferrari

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2008v21n3p45 Este trabalho objetivou avaliar os efeitos da mistura GA3 + AIB + cinetina no desenvolvimento de plântulas de Passifl ora alata Curtis empregando-se análise de crescimento. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, em blocos casualizados, com seis tratamentos, cinco épocas de colheita e quatro repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram na aplicação foliar de giberelina (GA3, auxina (AIB e citocinina (cinetina nas concentrações de 0, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125mL.L-1, realizadas aos 48, 55, 62, 69 e 76 dias após a emergência  das plântulas. A primeira avaliação foi realizada aos 55 dias após a emergência e as demais a intervalos de sete dias. Foram determinadas: área foliar e massa da matéria seca de lâminas foliares e total das plântulas para realização da análise de crescimento, a partir da qual, calculou-se: razão de área foliar (RAF, área foliar específica (AFE, taxa assimilatória líquida (TAL e taxa de crescimento relativo (TCR. Com o uso do programa ANACRES para avaliar a análise de crescimento foi possível verifi car que o produto influenciou na produtividade vegetal.

  8. Efeito da temperatura na avaliação da qualidade fisiológica de sementes do maracujá-doce (Passiflora alata Dryander Effects of temperature on evaluation of physiological quality of seeds on sweet passion-fruit (Passiflora alata Dryander

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    Elisete Aparecida Fernandes Osipi

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar condições favoráveis de temperatura para a germinação das sementes do maracujá-doce (Passiflora alata Dryander, utilizou-se como tratamento de cinco plantas fornecedoras de sementes e duas temperaturas de germinação, na ausência de luz: 25ºC constante e 20-30ºC alternada. Os arilos das sementes provenientes de frutos maduros, completamente amarelos, foram extraídos com a utilização de liquidificador em baixa rotação. As características avaliadas nas sementes foram: peso, conteúdo de matéria seca, teor de água, porcentagem de germinação (plântulas normais, de plântulas anormais, de sementes dormentes e mortas. Concluiu-se que a temperatura alternada 20-30ºC atuou significativamente na obtenção de maior porcentagem de germinação e reduzida porcentagem de sementes dormentes. Estas últimas, para as sementes de todas as plantas, foi elevada sob temperatura de 25ºC, evidenciando grande influência do fator temperatura na superação de dormência.With the purpose to study favorable conditions of temperature for seeds germination of sweet passion-fruit (Passiflora alata Dryander, it was used, as treatment, five plants for seeds and two germination temperatures, with no light: 25ºC constant and alternate 20-30ºC. Mucilage of seeds, proceeding from mature fruits, completely yellow, were extracted using a mixer at low rotation. The characteristic of the evaluated seeds were: weigh, dried matter contend, water content, germination percentage (of normal seedlings , of abnormal seedlings, of dormant and died seeds. It was concluded that alternated temperature at 20-30ºC actuated significantly to obtain higher percentage of germination and low percentage of dormant seeds. These last ones, for seeds of all plants, was elevated under temperature of 25ºC, showing great influence of temperature fact, on dormancy surpassing.

  9. Efeito ansiolítico e sedativo do extrato combinado de Passiflora alata Dryander e Valeriana officinalis L. em ratos - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v27i2.1379 Anxiolytic and sedative effects of a combined extract of Passiflora alata Dryander and Valeriana officinalis L. in rats - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v27i2.1379

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    Roberto Andreatini

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investigou o efeito do extrato combinado de Passiflora alata Dryander e Valeriana officinalis L. (EPV em ratos submetidos aos testes do labirinto em cruz elevado (LCE e campo aberto (TCA. Nenhum efeito foi detectado após o tratamento agudo ou repetido por 3 ou 7 dias com EPV (5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, gavagem no LCE e TCA. Entretanto, ratos tratados por 15 dias com EPV (20 mg/kg mostraram aumento na porcentagem de entradas e tempo gasto nos braços abertos no LCE, sem alterar a atividade locomotora no TCA, comparado ao controle. Diazepan (droga de referência, i.p., aumentou os mesmos parâmetros analisados no LCE e OFT após o tratamento agudo ou por 15 dias. O tratamento agudo com 300 ou 600 mg/kg do EPV diminuiu significativamente a atividade locomotora no TCA. Estes resultados mostram que EPV produz efeito ansiolítico e sedativo, com ampla margem de segurança para o efeito ansiolíticoThis work investigated the effects of a combined extract of Passiflora alata Dryander and Valeriana officinalis L. (EPV in rats under going elevated plus maze (EPM and open-field test (OFT. No effects were detected after acute or repeated (3 or 7-days treatment with EPV (5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, by gavage, on the EPM or the OFT. However, rats treated for 15 day (20 mg/kg with EPV showed increased percentage of entries and time spent in the open arms on the EPM without alter locomotor activity in the OFT compared to control group. Acute or a 15 day administration of diazepam (2 mg/kg, i.p., increased the same parameters on the EPM and OFT. Acute treatment with 300 or 600 mg/kg of EPV, decreased the locomotor activity in the OFT. Results suggest anxiolytic and sedative effects for the EPV and reveal a wide dose range for the anxiolytic effect

  10. Avaliação da atividade ansiolítica e antidepressiva do extrato fluido e fração aquosa de folhas de Passiflora alata Curtis em camundongos = Evaluation of anxiolytic and antidepressant activities in mice with fluid extracts and aqueous fraction obtained from the leaves of Passiflora alata

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    Cássia Valério Romanini

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available O extrato fluido (EF, preparado segundo a Farmacopéia Brasileira, e sua fração aquosa (FA obtidos de folhas de Passiflora alata foram administrados por via oral em camundongos. Seus efeitos comportamentais foram avaliados por modelos que detectam a atividade ansiolítica e antidepressiva de drogas, tais como: o labirinto em cruz elevado (LCE e o teste da suspensão pela cauda (TSC. Efeitos sobre a atividade locomotora geral dos animais foram monitorados no campo aberto. Efeitos sedativos foram observados com EF (100 e 300 mg kg-1 e EA (100, 300 e 600 mg kg-1, caracterizados por uma diminuiçãodo número de entradas nos braços fechados do LCE e uma diminuição no número de cruzamentos e levantamentos no campo aberto. No TSC, a administração de EF (100 mg kg-1 ou FA (100 e 300 mg kg-1 resultou em aumento do tempo de imobilidade. Esses resultados são relevantes, pois contribuem para validar o uso popular dessa planta.The fluid extract (FE, prepared according to the Brazilian Pharmacopoea, obtained from the leaves of Passiflora alata and its aqueous fraction (AF, were administered by oral route to mice, and the behavioural effects were evaluated using animal models that detect anxiolytic and antidepressant activities, such as the elevated plus maze (EPM and the tail suspension test (TST. Effects on general motor activity were monitored in the open field. Sedativeeffects were observed with FE (100 and 300 mg kg-1 and AF (100, 300 and 600 mg kg-1 and were characterized by a decreased number of entries in the enclosed arms of the EPM and a decrease in the number of crossings and rearing in the open field. In the TST, FE (100 mgkg-1 and AF (100 and 300 mg kg-1 induced an increase in the immobility time. These results are relevant because they contribute to validate the traditional use of this plant.

  11. Définition du profil écologique de l'azobé, Lophira alata, une espèce ligneuse africaine de grande importance : synthèse bibliographique et perspectives pour des recherches futures

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    Biwolé, AB.

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    Full Text Available Definition of the ecological profile of Lophira alata (ekki, a major important African timber species: literature review and perspectives for future studies. Over two decades, labors made in order to promote sustainable management of African tropical forests are tackled to the lack of knowledge about this complex ecosystem. Ecological parameters of timber species are no more studied, this complicates long-term sustainable forest management. This literature review related to the ecology and silviculture of ekki, Lophira alata Banks ex C.F.Gaertn. (Ochnaceae, a main African timber species recorded as "vulnerable" in the IUCN Red List, will serve as a study's case. The planned literature review reveals the doubt about its taxonomy, as well as the lack of understanding concerning its reproductive biology, growth conditions, population dynamics parameters, and the spatial distribution of its genetic diversity. The deficiency of knowledge about its ecological needs and the factors which have historically influenced its population dynamics explain why most silvicultural trails provide hazardous and uncertain results. Remedying these gaps in order to improve its ecological characterization and innovative silvicultural trails, would be a significant contribution to the sustainable management of its populations.

  12. Influência de métodos de remoção do arilo na qualidade fisiológica de sementes de Passiflora alata Curtis

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    Elisete Aparecida Fernandes Osipi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes métodos de remoção do arilo, na germinação de sementes e emergência de plântulas do maracujá-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis. Sementes extraídas de frutos maduros foram submetidas aos métodos de remoção do arilo: manual com fricção sobre malha de arame; manual com fricção de areia grossa sobre malha de arame; mecânico com liquidificador; biológico com fermentação à temperatura de 24ºC, por cinco dias; químico com imersão em solução de cal virgem a 10%; químico com imersão em solução de ácido clorídrico a 37% (1:2, ambos sob agitação por 30 minutos, e sementes sem a extração do arilo. As sementes foram avaliadas pelos testes de germinação, emergência de plântulas e índice de velocidade de emergência. O delineamento estatístico foi inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições de 50 sementes. A remoção do arilo com friccão em malha de arame apresentou a maior eficiência de germinação em laboratório. Os métodos com fricção de areia em malha de arame, imersão em solução com cal, imersão em solução com ácido clorídrico, fermentação e a não remoção do arilo conferiram melhor desempenho às sementes em condições de viveiro. A remoção do arilo com liquidificador prejudicou a qualidade fisiológica das sementes. As condições de viveiro proporcionaram percentuais de emergência em plântulas, que superaram os resultados obtidos em condições de laboratório.

  13. Influência do processo de secagem e condição de armazenamento de extratos secos de Bauhinia forficata e Passiflora alata sobre seu perfil de dissolução

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    C.R.F. SOUZA

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    Full Text Available No Brasil, os produtos fitoterápicos são considerados medicamentos, sendo necessário o estabelecimento de estudos que assegurem a manutenção dos requisitos de qualidade durante o processamento e o armazenamento. Testes de dissolução podem ser empregados para se estimar a biodisponibilidade de um fármaco, sendo uma análise rotineira no desenvolvimento e controle de qualidade de medicamentos alopáticos. A determinação do perfil de dissolução de fitoterápicos também pode ser um importante critério para avaliação da sua qualidade lote-a-lote, bem como para os estudos de desenvolvimento e de estabilidade. O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a influência dos métodos de secagem e da condição de armazenagem sobre os perfis de dissolução dos flavonoides totais de extratos secos de duas plantas medicinais bastante difundidas no Brasil, a Bauhinia forficata e a Passiflora alata. Os extratos secos foram produzidos pelo processo de secagem em leito de jorro e em spray drying, sendo submetidos a condições de armazenagem aceleradas (temperatura de 40 ± 2ºC e umidade relativa de 75 ± 5%, por um período de 90 dias. Os perfis de dissolução foram obtidos para amostras de extratos secos antes e após o período de armazenamento. O teor de flavonoides totais foi quantificado por espectrofotometria. Os extratos secos de B. forficata e P. alata apresentaram adequada liberação de flavonoides nos ensaios de dissolução. Os extratos secos de Passiflora alata apresentaram completa dissolução dos flavonoides, 92% e 98% dos teores originais após 60 minutos de ensaio, respectivamente para o extrato seco em leito de jorro e em spray drying.

  14. Variabilidade genética em caracteres morfológicos, agronômicos e citogenéticos de populações de maracujazeiro-doce(Passiflora alata Curtis

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    Meletti Laura Maria Molina

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    Full Text Available O maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis é uma espécie polimorfa, com significativas variações quanto ao tamanho e formato dos frutos, peso, espessura da casca, coloração de polpa e número de sementes por fruto. A propagação por sementes predomina e amplia a variabilidade entre as plantas cultivadas. Foi feita a caracterização morfológica, agronômica e citogenética dos acessos Mogi-Guaçu, Grande, Jaboticabal, Ouro-Miúdo, Campinas, Gomo e CENARGEN. Os acessos 'Mogi-Guaçu' e 'Grande' foram superiores na maioria das características avaliadas.

  15. Desenvolvimento de métodos espectrofotométricos de análise de flavonóides do \\"maracujá\\" (Passiflora alata e Passiflota edulis)

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    \\"Maracujá\\" é o nome popular de várias espécies, dentre as quais Passiflora edulis e Passiflora alata (Passifloraceae). Esta última é uma planta medicinal amplamente utilizada no Brasil devido às suas propriedades ansiolíticas e sedativas, sendo também a espécie oficial da Farmacopéia Brasileira. Porém, freqüentemente ocorre a sua substituição indevida por Passiflora edulis, espécie usada para o preparo de sucos. Há também a confusão com a Passiflora incarnata, espécie usada na Europa, mas q...

  16. Terpenes and fatty acids from Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke; Terpenos e acidos graxos de Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke

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    This paper describes the isolation of the furanocassane-type diterpene, named vinhaticoic acid, along with b-farnesene and spatulenol from fruit shells of D. lacunifera. Structural determinations were accomplished by chemical derivatization and spectral analysis, including 1D and 2D NMR and X-ray crystallography. The fatty portion was extracted from the fruit kernels, transesterfied and analysed by HRGC/MS. Oleic acid (75.8 +- 4.3%) was the major component. Essential oil extracted from the fruit shells of D. lacunifera was analysed by HRGC/MS and nine sesquiterpenes were identified; beta-farnesene (48.6%) and spatulenol (21.61%) were the major constituents. (author)

  17. Avaliação das propriedades química, física e mecânica de painéis aglomerados produzidos com resíduo de madeira da Amazônia - Cumaru (Dipteryx Odorata e resina poliuretana à base de óleo de mamona

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    Mírian Dayse Lima Zau

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    Full Text Available O beneficiamento de toras de madeira produz uma grande quantidade de resíduos, em torno de 60%, os quais em geral são aproveitados na geração de energia com a produção de cinzas e fuligem, ou dispostos em locais inadequados, gerando um problema ambiental sério. Nesse sentido, o presente estudo tem como objetivo principal produzir e avaliar física e mecanicamente painéis produzidos com resíduos do beneficiamento de madeira de Dipteryx odorata (Cumaru, espécie tropical cuja caracterização química e física também foi realizada. Para a produção dos painéis fez-se uso de um planejamento fatorial (2²+1 no qual foram analisadas as quantidades de resíduo e resina. Para a análise físico-mecânica, foram produzidos 24 painéis em diferentes condições de quantidade de resíduo (1000; 1300; 1500 g e teor de resina (10; 12,5 e 15%. Os painéis foram cortados para obtenção dos corpos-de-prova para determinação de densidade, razão de compactação, inchamento e absorção (2 e 24 h; módulo de ruptura e de elasticidade em flexão estática, adesão interna e arrancamento de parafuso. Os painéis a 1500 g (10 e 15% foram os que apresentaram os melhores resultados mecânicos, superiores ao mínimo especificado pela norma NBR 14810-3 (2006, evidenciando seu potencial na produção desses painéis.

  18. Antimicrobial activity of Cassia alata

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    Jul 4, 2007 ... haemorrhoids, constipation, inguinal hernia, intestinal parasitosis, blennorrhagia, syphilis and diabetes (Abo et al., 1998; Adjanahoun et al., 1991; Kochar, 1981). Pre- viously isolated classes of compounds from the plant material are hydroxyanthraquinones, glycos-ides, chryso- phanic acid, kampferin and ...

  19. Características morfofisiológicas de plantas clonais de Passiflora alata crescidas em diferentes doses de nitrogênio e níveis de sombreamento

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    Jôsie Cloviane de Oliveira Freitas

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Plantas clonais de Passiflora alata foram submetidas a quatro níveis de sombreamento (0; 25; 50 e 75% aos 75 dias após o estaqueamento (DAE. Dez dias após, aplicou-se nitrogênio (N nas dosagens de 0; 25;50; 100 e 200 mg N kg-1 de solo. Verificou-se, aos 175 DAE, interação significativa (p<0,05 entre níveis de sombreamento (NS e doses de N, para todos os parâmetros fotossintéticos avaliados. Observou-se um aumento na taxa fotossintética líquida com a elevação de NS e de N até a dose de 146 mg N kg-1. A taxa transpiratória apresentou efeito quadrático tanto para NS quanto para N, tendendo a aumentar com o incremento de NS e N até 50% de sombreamento e 137 mg N kg-1, respectivamente. A espessura dos tecidos do mesofilo foliar foi reduzida com a intensificação de NS. Os teores de clorofila a, b e total aumentaram com a elevação de NS e N. Todos os parâmetros de crescimento analisados não apresentaram diferenças significativas (p<0,05 para a interação NSxN. O maior acúmulo de biomassa seca total foi obtido em 69% de sombreamento e na dose de 113 mg N kg-1, ocorrendo um declínio nos NS nas e doses de N subsequentes. Em suma, os resultados demonstraram que o sombreamento moderado (50%, associado a um suprimento moderado de N, promoveu maior eficiência fotossintética e, consequentemente, incremento na biomassa seca, na planta toda.

  20. Chlorophyll, nitrogen and antioxidant activities in Cumaru ( Dipteryx ...

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    ... by traditional populations and industries using timber and non-timber forest products. This study aimed to analyze the levels of chlorophyll A, B, total ammonia levels, nitrate, proline, electrolyte leakage and activity of oxidative enzymes in evaluation to tolerance of cumaru plants subjected to drought for 21 days of stress.

  1. Terpenes and fatty acids from Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke

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    Vieira Junior, Gerardo Magela; Silva, Hilris Rocha e; Bittencourt, Thais Chaves; Chaves, Mariana H.; Simone, Carlos Alberto de

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    This paper describes the isolation of the furanocassane-type diterpene, named vinhaticoic acid, along with b-farnesene and spatulenol from fruit shells of D. lacunifera. Structural determinations were accomplished by chemical derivatization and spectral analysis, including 1D and 2D NMR and X-ray crystallography. The fatty portion was extracted from the fruit kernels, transesterfied and analysed by HRGC/MS. Oleic acid (75.8 +- 4.3%) was the major component. Essential oil extracted from the fruit shells of D. lacunifera was analysed by HRGC/MS and nine sesquiterpenes were identified; beta-farnesene (48.6%) and spatulenol (21.61%) were the major constituents. (author)

  2. Terpenos e ácidos graxos de Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke Terpenes and fatty acids from Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke

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    Gerardo Magela Vieira Júnior

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the isolation of the furanocassane-type diterpene, named vinhaticoic acid, along with beta-farnesene and spatulenol from fruit shells of D. lacunifera. Structural determinations were accomplished by chemical derivatization and spectral analysis, including 1D and 2D NMR and X-ray crystallography. The fatty portion was extracted from the fruit kernels, transesterfied and analysed by HRGC/MS. Oleic acid (75.8 ± 4.3% was the major component. Essential oil extracted from the fruit shells of D. lacunifera was analysed by HRGC/MS and nine sesquiterpenes were identified; beta-farnesene (48.6% and spatulenol (21.61% were the major constituents.

  3. Corte de tubérculos de cará (Dioscorea alata L.: parte I - Plantio de tubérculos inteiros, de metades transversais e longitudinais, com o mesmo pêso

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    Full Text Available Relatamos os resultados obtidos em seis experiências, nas quais foi estudado o comportamento dos tubérculos de cará, comparados com sementes cortadas transversal e longitudinalmente. Os resultados de maior interesse foram os seguintes : a o "stand", ou percentagem de germinação, dos diferentes tipos de tubérculos usados, foi bom e praticamente igual em todos os tratamentos. Apenas o "lateral", correspondente aos tubérculos cortados longitudinalmente, mostrou-se inferior, por apresentar maiores percentagens de falhas; b as produções brutas mais elevadas foram obtidas com os tubérculos inteiros. Dentre os tratamentos correspondentes a tubérculos cortados, deram maiores produções os obtidos pelo corte transversal. Essas diferenças de produção entre os tratamentos, embora sensíveis, não foram significativas, à luz da análise estatística. Para conseguirmos dados mais precisos sobre este ponto, os ensaios serão, por isso, repetidos nos anos seguintes, com o plano definitivo ; c quanto ao peso médio ou tamanho dos tubérculos colhidos, observou-se que foi bem menor nos tratamentos plantados com a base. Entre os demais tratamentos : "inteiro", "ponta" e "lateral", não houve, praticamente, diferenças apreciáveis. Observou-se, também, que, de uni modo geral, os tubérculos colhidos foram tanto menores quanto mais tardiamente foram os ensaios plantados; d no tratamento plantado com a "base" dos tubérculos foi maior o número médio de tubérculos produzidos por planta. Isso explica o fato de êsse tratamento ter produzido tubérculos de menor tamanho.Experiments with true yam (Dioscorea alata L. were conducted at Campinas and Tietê districts, State of São Paulo, in order to study the relative value of the apical, basal and lateral sets of tuber of fair size as compared to whole seed tubers of equal size with the purpose of investigating the possible saving of marketable tubers. Stand percentage and yield were good, beeing

  4. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits

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    Full Text Available Functional foods include any natural product that presents health-promoting effects, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Cerrado fruits are considered a source of bioactive substances, mainly phenolic compounds, making them important functional foods. Despite this, the losses of natural vegetation in the Cerrado are progressive. Hence, the knowledge propagation about the importance of the species found in Cerrado could contribute to the preservation of this biome. This review provides information about Cerrado fruits and highlights the structures and pharmacologic potential of functional compounds found in these fruits. Compounds detected in Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (pequi, Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru, Eugenia dysenterica DC. (cagaita, Eugenia uniflora L. (pitanga, Genipa americana L. (jenipapo, Hancornia speciosa Gomes (mangaba, Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (buriti, Myrciaria cauliflora (DC Berg (jabuticaba, Psidium guajava L. (goiaba, Psidium spp. (araçá, Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill (lobeira, Spondias mombin L. (cajá, Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum, among others are reported here.

  5. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits

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    Bailão, Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso; Devilla, Ivano Alessandro; da Conceição, Edemilson Cardoso; Borges, Leonardo Luiz

    2015-01-01

    Functional foods include any natural product that presents health-promoting effects, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Cerrado fruits are considered a source of bioactive substances, mainly phenolic compounds, making them important functional foods. Despite this, the losses of natural vegetation in the Cerrado are progressive. Hence, the knowledge propagation about the importance of the species found in Cerrado could contribute to the preservation of this biome. This review provides information about Cerrado fruits and highlights the structures and pharmacologic potential of functional compounds found in these fruits. Compounds detected in Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (pequi), Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru), Eugenia dysenterica DC. (cagaita), Eugenia uniflora L. (pitanga), Genipa americana L. (jenipapo), Hancornia speciosa Gomes (mangaba), Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (buriti), Myrciaria cauliflora (DC) Berg (jabuticaba), Psidium guajava L. (goiaba), Psidium spp. (araçá), Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill (lobeira), Spondias mombin L. (cajá), Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum), among others are reported here. PMID:26473827

  6. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits.

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    Bailão, Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso; Devilla, Ivano Alessandro; da Conceição, Edemilson Cardoso; Borges, Leonardo Luiz

    2015-10-09

    Functional foods include any natural product that presents health-promoting effects, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Cerrado fruits are considered a source of bioactive substances, mainly phenolic compounds, making them important functional foods. Despite this, the losses of natural vegetation in the Cerrado are progressive. Hence, the knowledge propagation about the importance of the species found in Cerrado could contribute to the preservation of this biome. This review provides information about Cerrado fruits and highlights the structures and pharmacologic potential of functional compounds found in these fruits. Compounds detected in Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (pequi), Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru), Eugenia dysenterica DC. (cagaita), Eugenia uniflora L. (pitanga), Genipa americana L. (jenipapo), Hancornia speciosa Gomes (mangaba), Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (buriti), Myrciaria cauliflora (DC) Berg (jabuticaba), Psidium guajava L. (goiaba), Psidium spp. (araçá), Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill (lobeira), Spondias mombin L. (cajá), Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum), among others are reported here.

  7. Preliminary screening of some fractions of Loxostylis alata ...

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    The CCl4 extract was active against six out of the nine microbial strains used and was particularly active against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Microsporum canis with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 0.04, 0.04, 0.1, 0.1, ...

  8. Growth response of Pterocarpus soyauxii and Lophira alata ...

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    Host soil mycorrhizal inoculum was collected from the root zones of con-specific tree species. Mycorrhizal inoculation effect (MIE) was estimated as percent difference of average total biomass between seedlings grown on inoculated and non-inoculated soils. Six months-old seedlings of Pterocarpus soyauxii and Lophira ...

  9. Preliminary screening of some fractions of Loxostylis alata ...

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    Jan 31, 2012 ... hexane and carbon tetrachloride fractions depicted areas of fungal growth inhibition on their chromatograms. The CCl4 ... Key words: Medicinal plant, antibacterial, antifungal, serial microdilution, minimum inhibitory concentration, antioxidants. ... for the treatment of various diseases and complaints. In.

  10. Analysis of profitability of water yam ( Dioscorea alata ) marketing in ...

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    The commodity input ratios were generally high at the retail than the wholesale level, while the cost ratios, the income ratios and the capital ratios were relatively high for the wholesalers than the retailers. The marketing system was more profitable at the wholesale than the retail marketing level, because of the relative risk ...

  11. Micropropagation of Dioscorea alata L. from microtubers induced in ...

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    Mar 6, 2013 ... of sex hormones and corticosteroids (Yongqin et al.,. 2003; Yuan et .... vitamins, sucrose and jasmonic acid. The effect of sucrose on the induction and production of microtubers was also evaluated during the same period. ... (c) Anterior fragment bearing single apex (sa) cultured to obtain stem with nodes.

  12. PLOIDY STATUS OF Dioscorea alata L. AND ITS RELATIONSHIP ...

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    Togo, India, Puerto Rico, Martinique, New. Caledonia and Brazil. METHODS. Young leaves were collected from individual plants for flow cytometry analysis. About. 1 cm2 of leaf tissue was obtained with a sharp razor blade. Nuclei were released in a glass. Petri dish containing 0.5 ml phosphate buffer. (Dolozel et al., 1989), ...

  13. Antibacterial-guided isolation of constituents from Senna alata ...

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    particular reference against Multi-Drug-Resistant Vibrio cholerae and. Shigella flexneri ... Kolkota-700 019, India. 4 Institute of Environmental Research (INFU) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, TU ... and purification of compounds was done using a combination of chromatographic techniques. Isolated.

  14. Antimicrobial activity of Cassia alata | Makinde | African Journal of ...

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  15. Antileishmanial activity and cytotoxicity of Brazilian plants.

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    Ribeiro, Tatiana G; Chávez-Fumagalli, Miguel A; Valadares, Diogo G; Franca, Juçara R; Lage, Paula S; Duarte, Mariana C; Andrade, Pedro H R; Martins, Vivian T; Costa, Lourena E; Arruda, Ana L A; Faraco, André A G; Coelho, Eduardo A F; Castilho, Rachel O

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    Leishmaniasis is a major public health problem, and the alarming spread of parasite resistance has increased the importance of discovering new therapeutic products. The present study aimed to investigate the in vitro leishmanicidal activity from 16 different Brazilian medicinal plants. Stationary-phase promastigotes of Leishmania amazonensis and murine macrophages were exposed to 44 plant extracts or fractions for 48 h at 37°C, in order to evaluate their antileishmanial activity and cytotoxicity, respectively. The most potent extracts against L. amazonensis were the hexanic extract of Dipteryx alata (IC50 of 0.08 μg/mL), the hexanic extract of Syzygium cumini (IC50 of 31.64 μg/mL), the ethanolic and hexanic extracts of leaves of Hymenaea courbaril (IC50 of 44.10 μg/mL and 35.84 μg/mL, respectively), the ethanolic extract of H. stignocarpa (IC50 of 4.69 μg/mL), the ethanolic extract of Jacaranda caroba (IC50 of 13.22 μg/mL), and the ethanolic extract of J. cuspidifolia leaves (IC50 of 10.96 μg/mL). Extracts of D. alata and J. cuspidifolia presented higher selectivity index, with high leishmanicidal activity and low cytotoxicity in the mammalian cells. The capacity in treated infected macrophages using the extracts and/or fractions of D. alata and J. cuspidifolia was also analyzed, and reductions of 95.80%, 98.31%, and 97.16%, respectively, in the parasite burden, were observed. No nitric oxide (NO) production could be observed in the treated macrophages, after stimulation with the extracts and/or fractions of D. alata and J. cuspidifolia, suggesting that the biological activity could be due to mechanisms other than macrophage activation mediated by NO production. Based on phytochemistry studies, the classes of compounds that could contribute to the observed activities are also discussed. In conclusion, the data presented in this study indicated that traditional medicinal plant extracts present effective antileishmanial activity. Future studies could focus on

  16. Associação micorízica em espécies arbóreas, atividade microbiana e fertilidade do solo em áreas degradadas de cerrado

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    growth, where 50 mL of preserved cerrado soil was applied as inoculum of microorganisms. Seedlings of 11 tree species were planted: Anadenanthera falcata (Benth. Speg ('angico-preto', Acacia polyphylla D.C. ('monjoleiro', Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville ('barbatimão', Dimorphandra mollis Benth ('faveiro', Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne ('jatobá-de-cerrado', Dipteryx alata Vog. ('baru', Machaerium acutifolium Vogel ('jacarandá- do-campo', Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi ('aroeirapimenteira', Magonia pubescens St. Hil. ('tingui', Lafoensia pacari St. Hil. ('dedaleira' and Tabebuia aurea (Manso Benth. & Hook ('ipê-amarelo'. Twelve months later, root samples were colleted at the depth of 0-0.10 m and used for evaluations. The subsoil, as compared to pasture soil, was poor in organic matter and presented less microbial activity. The highest mycorrhizal colonization was seen in the species Acacia polyphylla D.C. (monjoleiro, Magonia pubescens St. Hil. (tingui, Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (jatobá-de-cerrado and Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (aroeira-pimenteira. These species could be indicated in revegetation projects in 'cerrado' degraded areas. Plants from both areas showed seedlings form high mycorrhizal colonization and low numbers of spores.

  17. Solid state NMR study of cumbaru flour

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    Nogueira, Jose S.; Bathista, Andre L.B.S.; Silva, Emerson O.; Priante Filho, Nicolau; Tavares, Maria I.B.

    2001-01-01

    The polysaccharide obtained by seed of Dipteryx alata Vog, has been characterised by 13 C solid state, using the basic routine techniques, like MAS and CPMAS and by the proton spin-lattice relaxation time in the rotating frame parameter (T 1 H ρ). Knowing that the chemical structure and molecular dynamic are extremely necessary route to obtain information on the polysaccharides, this work contributes to the classification of the seed containing in the cumbaru fruit to get response on its application. To obtain the initial responses for our purposes some solid state NMR techniques were chosen. The CPMAS 13 C NMR spectrum of the polysaccharide was investigated to know if it has some crystallinity. The MAS 13 C NMR spectrum showed the presence of domains with distinct molecular mobility, because these domains will differ basically in the distribution size and chain packing. The variable contact time experiment was used to analyse the distribution form of 13 C decays, which give us more information about sample heterogeneity. The T 1 H ρHr values were obtained from the variable contact time and by delayed contact time experiment, because these parameter indicate the order of polysaccharides. From the values of this parameter, we found that this polysaccharide is completely non-ordered. (author)

  18. A new eigenfunction spatial analysis describing population genetic structure.

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    Diniz-Filho, José Alexandre Felizola; Diniz, João Vitor Barnez P L; Rangel, Thiago Fernando; Soares, Thannya Nascimento; Telles, Mariana Pires de Campos; Collevatti, Rosane Garcia; Bini, Luis Mauricio

    2013-12-01

    Several methods of spatial analyses have been proposed to infer the relative importance of evolutionary processes on genetic population structure. Here we show how a new eigenfunction spatial analysis can be used to model spatial patterns in genetic data. Considering a sample of n local populations, the method starts by modeling the response variable (allele frequencies or phenotypic variation) against the eigenvectors sequentially extracted from a geographic distance matrix (n × n). The relationship between the coefficient of determination (R(2)) of the models and the cumulative eigenvalues, which we named the spatial signal-representation (SSR) curve, can be more efficient than Moran's I correlograms in describing different patterns. The SSR curve was also applied to simulated data (under distinct scenarios of population differentiation) and to analyze spatial patterns in alleles from microsatellite data for 25 local populations of Dipteryx alata, a tree species endemic to the Brazilian Cerrado. The SSR curves are consistent with previous phylogeographical patterns of the species, revealing combined effects of isolation-by-distance and range expansion. Our analyses demonstrate that the SSR curve is a useful exploratory tool for describing spatial patterns of genetic variability and for selecting spatial eigenvectors for models aiming to explain spatial responses to environmental variables and landscape features.

  19. Mantel test in population genetics.

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    Diniz-Filho, José Alexandre F; Soares, Thannya N; Lima, Jacqueline S; Dobrovolski, Ricardo; Landeiro, Victor Lemes; de Campos Telles, Mariana Pires; Rangel, Thiago F; Bini, Luis Mauricio

    2013-12-01

    The comparison of genetic divergence or genetic distances, estimated by pairwise FST and related statistics, with geographical distances by Mantel test is one of the most popular approaches to evaluate spatial processes driving population structure. There have been, however, recent criticisms and discussions on the statistical performance of the Mantel test. Simultaneously, alternative frameworks for data analyses are being proposed. Here, we review the Mantel test and its variations, including Mantel correlograms and partial correlations and regressions. For illustrative purposes, we studied spatial genetic divergence among 25 populations of Dipteryx alata ("Baru"), a tree species endemic to the Cerrado, the Brazilian savannas, based on 8 microsatellite loci. We also applied alternative methods to analyze spatial patterns in this dataset, especially a multivariate generalization of Spatial Eigenfunction Analysis based on redundancy analysis. The different approaches resulted in similar estimates of the magnitude of spatial structure in the genetic data. Furthermore, the results were expected based on previous knowledge of the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying genetic variation in this species. Our review shows that a careful application and interpretation of Mantel tests, especially Mantel correlograms, can overcome some potential statistical problems and provide a simple and useful tool for multivariate analysis of spatial patterns of genetic divergence.

  20. Safety and efficacy of a Labisia pumila var alata water extract on ...

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    This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigated the safety and efficacy of Labisia pumila (LP) water extract on sexual health, lipid profile and inflammatory markers in 36 healthy pre-and post-menopausal North American women. Participants were randomized to either LP (200 mg) or placebo for 12 ...

  1. Proteome analysis of pitcher fluid of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata.

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    Hatano, Naoya; Hamada, Tatsuro

    2008-02-01

    The genus Nepenthes comprises carnivorous plants that digest insects in pitcher fluid to supplement their nitrogen uptake. In a recent study, two acid proteinases (nepenthesins I and II) were purified from the pitcher fluid. However, no other enzymes involved in prey digestion have been identified, although several enzyme activities have been reported. To identify all the proteins involved, we performed a proteomic analysis of Nepenthes pitcher fluid. The secreted proteins in pitcher fluid were separated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and several protein bands were detected by silver staining. The proteins were identified by in-gel tryptic digestion, de novo peptide sequencing, and homology searches against public databases. The proteins included homologues of beta-D-xylosidase, beta-1,3-glucanase, chitinase, and thaumatin-like protein, most of which are designated "pathogenesis-related proteins". These proteins presumably inhibit bacterial growth in the pitcher fluid to ensure sufficient nutrients for Nepenthes growth.

  2. Kunda puitmassitehase ehitus võib alata / Toivo Tänavsuu

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    Tänavsuu, Toivo

    2003-01-01

    Norra kapitalil põhineval firmal Estonian Cell on kõik load Kundasse haavapuitmassitehase rajamiseks. Ehitus algab 2004. aasta alguses, selle kestuseks on planeeritud poolteist aastat. Lisa: Estonian Cell

  3. Comparative genomics and repetitive sequence divergence in the species of diploid Nicotiana section Alatae

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    Lim, Y.K.; Kovařík, Aleš; Matyášek, Roman; Chase, M.W.; Knapp, S.; McCarthy, E.; Clarkson, J.; Leitch, A.R.

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 48, č. 6 (2006), s. 907-919 ISSN 0960-7412 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA521/04/0775 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040507 Keywords : comparative genomics * DNA phylogenetics * tandem repeats Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 6.565, year: 2006

  4. Mallomonas alpestrina sp nov. (Synurales, Chrysophyceae, Stramenopiles) and its spineless relatives-Mallomonas alata group

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    Němcová, Y.; Pichrtová, M.; Zeisek, Vojtěch

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 222, č. 2 (2015), s. 111-120 ISSN 1179-3155 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ME10143 Institutional support: RVO:67985939 Keywords : algae * China * Chrysophyceae * new species Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 1.087, year: 2015

  5. Safety and efficacy of a Labisia pumila var alata water extract on ...

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    kgk-002

    2014-02-05

    Feb 5, 2014 ... pumila (LP) water extract on sexual health, lipid profile and inflammatory markers in 36 healthy pre-and .... LP or placebo in the morning after breakfast. ... mental health. Secondary outcome measure. The secondary outcomes included plasma lipid profile (total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein-C ...

  6. Perbanyakan Gembili (Dioscorea Esculenta) Dan Ubi Kelapa (Dioscorea Alata) Menggunakan Bibit Set Mini

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    2014-01-01

    Ubi kelapa and Gembili are potential sources of fungsional food, because of their high nutrition content. But their production and utilization in Indonesia remains lack behind, due to their low economic value, requiring long cultivation period and high number of tuber-seeds. Experiment was conducted to identify an efficient seed propagation method using miniset cutting. The experiment was carried out at Cikeumeuh ExperimentalStation, Bogor from December 2011 to January 2013. Tuber-seeds of ub...

  7. Formulation and physicochemical characterization of composite flour from yam (Dioscorea alata) and lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus)

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    Utami, Rohmah Fitri; Praseptiangga, Danar; Affandi, Dian Rachmawanti; Atmaka, Windi

    2018-02-01

    Wheat flour consumption in Indonesia increases annually and this condition may threaten the national food security. Moreover, excessive wheat flour consumption also has some negative health effects due to gluten. On the other side, Indonesia is rich in local food sources that have potential to be developed and national food security can be strengthen. Flour production is one of the best alternative ways to be selected as the downstream stage of the tubers and legumes utilization. Yam and lima beans are examples of Indonesian tubers and legumes that could be developed as materials for composite flour production. The objective of this study is to determine the best formula of composite flour from yam and lima beans based on their physicochemical characteristics. Physical and chemical analyses were conducted and completely randomized design was used. Three different formulations were developed. The ratio of yam flour and lima beans flour, which were 85:15 (F1), 70:30 (F2), 55:45 (F3) respectively, were formulated to produce composite flour. The results showed that F1 demonstrated the highest level in oil holding capacity (1.168 ± 0.009 g/g), water absorption (75.553 ± 0.139%), mineral (ash content) (4.054 ± 0.019%), carbohydrate (76.369 ± 0.094%), amylose (29.824 ± 0.003%), antioxidant activity (69.650 ± 0.705%) and total phenolic compound (1.326 ± 0.002%). On the other hand, F2 have the highest starch content (71.772 ± 0.170%) and amylopectin content (42.136 ± 0.175%). While F3 has the brightest color of composite flour (oHue=78.434 ± 0.123), the highest level of swelling ower (7.228 ± 0.127 g/g), water holding capacity (2.293 ± 0.000 g/g), highest protein content (12.928 ± 0.052%), fat (0.782 ± 0.001%), dietary fiber (12.942 ± 0.109%) and resistant starch (17.591 ± 0.111%) respectively. The highest effectiveness index of three formulas was further evaluated by De Garmo analysis. F1 showed the highest effectiveness index (0.533) among three formulas developed in this study. Therefore, formula (F1) was selected as the best composite flour from yam and lima beans.

  8. Nursipalus võib paugutamine alata ka kohalike loata / Mirko Ojakivi

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    2007-01-01

    Kui Nursipalu harjutusväljak Kuperjanovi pataljonile laskeharjutuste korraldamiseks kuulutatakse riiklikult oluliseks objektiks, võib väljaku rajada kohalike inimeste vastuseisust hoolimata. Endine Rõuge vallavanem, parlamendiliige Kalvi Kõva soovitab kaitseministeeriumil elanike arvamusega arvestada. Lisa: Nursipalu harjutusväljaku saaga

  9. Nii võiks alata demokraatia lõpp / Tõnis Tõnisson

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    Tõnisson, Tõnis, 1945-

    2005-01-01

    Justiitsministeeriumis välja töötatud seaduseelnõust, mille eesmärgiks on piirata laimava või solvava sisuga internetikommentaare (elektroonilise side seaduse, infoühiskonna teenuse seaduse, jälitustegevuse seaduse, karistusseadustiku, kriminaalmenetluse seadustiku ja väärteomenetluse seadustiku muutmise seaduse eelnõu)

  10. Kasvuhoonegaaside heitkogustega kauplemine võib alata / Külli Kriis

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    Kriis, Külli, 1961-

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje 21. jaan., lk. 4. Valitsus võttis vastu määruse eelnõu, mis sätestab kasvuhoonegaaside lubatud heitkogustega kauplemise korra. Lisa: Ida-Virumaal asuvad ettevõtted jaotuskavas

  11. Identification of a Passiflora alata Curtis dimeric peptide showing identity with 2S albumins.

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    Ribeiro, Suzana M; Almeida, Renato G; Pereira, Camila A A; Moreira, João S; Pinto, Michelle F S; Oliveira, Antonio C; Vasconcelos, Ilka M; Oliveira, José T A; Santos, Marcelo O; Dias, Simoni C; Franco, Octávio L

    2011-05-01

    Antifungal proteins and peptides, essential compounds for plant defense, have been isolated from several tissues of various plants. These proteins could be used as a natural alternative to control phytopathogenic fungi. In this report a heterodimeric antifungal protein named Pa-AFP1, showing higher identity with the 2S albumin family, was purified by using 70-100% ammonium sulfate saturation and further purification steps such as anionic exchange Q-Sepharose chromatography associated with HPLC reversed-phase C4 chromatography. Analysis by Tricine-SDS-PAGE revealed two peptidic molecular masses of approximately 4500 Da and 7000 Da, in the presence of β-mercaptoethanol, while by removing the reducing agent a single protein with molecular mass of about 11,500 Da was obtained. Moreover, dimer mass was confirmed by MALDI-TOF analyses (11,569.76 Da). The antifungal protein, named Pa-AFP1, efficiently inhibited the growth of filamentous fungi Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, and was added to a short list of 2S albumins with antimicrobial properties. Otherwise, this same peptide showed no activity toward bacteria and yeasts. In summary, this compound could be used in the future to develop biotechnological products for the control of phytopathogenic fungi. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Screening of new yam clones (D. alata and D. rotundata) in ...

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    Jan 31, 2013 ... significant role in the socio-cultural lives of people in some producing regions like the celebrated New. Yam Festival in West Africa (Osunde and Orhevba,. 2009) and wedding ceremonies in Oceania. (O'Sullivan, 2008). Yam also provides cash income for a wide range of smallholders, including many.

  13. Generation and analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) for marker development in yam (Dioscorea alata L.)

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    Background Anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) is a major limiting factor in the production of yam (Dioscorea spp.) worldwide. Availability of high quality sequence information is necessary for designing molecular markers associated with resistance. However, very limited sequence information pertaining to yam is available at public genome databases. Therefore, this collaborative project was developed for genetic improvement and germplasm characterization of yams using molecular markers. The current investigation is focused on studying gene expression, by large scale generation of ESTs, from one susceptible (TDa 95-0310) and two resistant yam genotypes (TDa 87-01091, TDa 95-0328) challenged with the fungus. Total RNA was isolated from young leaves of resistant and susceptible genotypes and cDNA libraries were sequenced using Roche 454 technology. Results A total of 44,757 EST sequences were generated from the cDNA libraries of the resistant and susceptible genotypes. Greater than 56% of ESTs were annotated using MapMan Mercator tool and Blast2GO search tools. Gene annotations were used to characterize the transcriptome in yam and also perform a differential gene expression analysis between the resistant and susceptible EST datasets. Mining for SSRs in the ESTs revealed 1702 unique sequences containing SSRs and 1705 SSR markers were designed using those sequences. Conclusion We have developed a comprehensive annotated transcriptome data set in yam to enrich the EST information in public databases. cDNA libraries were constructed from anthracnose fungus challenged leaf tissues for transcriptome characterization, and differential gene expression analysis. Thus, it helped in identifying unique transcripts in each library for disease resistance. These EST resources provide the basis for future microarray development, marker validation, genetic linkage mapping and QTL analysis in Dioscorea species. PMID:21303556

  14. Dioscorea alata tuber proteome analysis shows over thirty dioscorin isoforms and novel tuber proteins.

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    Sharma, Shruti; Gupta, Ravi; Deswal, Renu

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    In Dioscorea, dioscorin (31 kDa) is the major storage protein constituting 85% of the total tuber proteins. An integrated proteomic and biochemical approach was used to understand the physiological role of dioscorin in the two contrasting growth stages (germinating and mature tuber). HPLC analysis showed 3 fold reduction in mannitol and 12.88 and 1.24 fold increase in sucrose and maltose in the germinating tuber. A 1.8 and 3 fold increase in sucrose phosphate synthase and mannitol dehydrogenase activity respectively was observed in the germinating tuber while a 2 fold higher invertase probably lowers the sucrose accumulation in the mature tuber. SDS-PAGE and 2-D maps of the mature and germinating tubers confirmed depletion (more than 50%) of dioscorin on germination. Dioscorin was purified using ion exchange and gel filtration chromatography with 43.32 fold purification and 38.16 yield. Out of a trail of 35 spots at 31 kDa only 12 spots (identified as dioscorin isoforms) were present in the 2D gel of the purified fraction. To search for other tuber proteins besides dioscorin, the unbound fractions of DEAE column were analysed by 2DGE. DREB 1A, caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase and Rab-1 small GTP binding protein were identified perhaps for the first time in the Dioscorea proteome. The interactome analysis revealed these to be involved in oxidative stress, carotenoid synthesis and vesicular transport. This is perhaps the first attempt to identify tuber proteome (although limited) and to understand the physiological significance of these proteins. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. Generation and analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs for marker development in yam (Dioscorea alata L.

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    Robert Asiedu

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides is a major limiting factor in the production of yam (Dioscorea spp. worldwide. Availability of high quality sequence information is necessary for designing molecular markers associated with resistance. However, very limited sequence information pertaining to yam is available at public genome databases. Therefore, this collaborative project was developed for genetic improvement and germplasm characterization of yams using molecular markers. The current investigation is focused on studying gene expression, by large scale generation of ESTs, from one susceptible (TDa 95-0310 and two resistant yam genotypes (TDa 87-01091, TDa 95-0328 challenged with the fungus. Total RNA was isolated from young leaves of resistant and susceptible genotypes and cDNA libraries were sequenced using Roche 454 technology. Results A total of 44,757 EST sequences were generated from the cDNA libraries of the resistant and susceptible genotypes. Greater than 56% of ESTs were annotated using MapMan Mercator tool and Blast2GO search tools. Gene annotations were used to characterize the transcriptome in yam and also perform a differential gene expression analysis between the resistant and susceptible EST datasets. Mining for SSRs in the ESTs revealed 1702 unique sequences containing SSRs and 1705 SSR markers were designed using those sequences. Conclusion We have developed a comprehensive annotated transcriptome data set in yam to enrich the EST information in public databases. cDNA libraries were constructed from anthracnose fungus challenged leaf tissues for transcriptome characterization, and differential gene expression analysis. Thus, it helped in identifying unique transcripts in each library for disease resistance. These EST resources provide the basis for future microarray development, marker validation, genetic linkage mapping and QTL analysis in Dioscorea species.

  16. Production of baruzeiro seedling in different protected environments and substrates Produção de mudas de baruzeiro em diferentes ambientes protegidos e substratos

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    Edilson Costa

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The high seedlings quality is essential for deployment of homogeneous orchards. This study evaluated the baruzeiro (Dipteryx alata Vog seedlings formation on different substrates within protected environments. It was used substrates with100% of cattle manure; 100% of cassava stems; 100% of vermiculite; 50% of cattle manure + 50% of cassava stems; 50% of cattle manure + 50% of vermiculite; 50% of cassava stems + 50% of vermiculite; and + ⅓ of cattle manure + ⅓ of cassava stems + ⅓ of vermiculite. These substrates were tested in protected areas: greenhouse; black shade net of 50% shading; and aluminized thermo-reflective screen of 50% shading. A completely randomized experimental design with five replicates of four plants was adopted. Initially, data were submitted to analysis of individual variance of the substrates, in each environment of cultivation, then performing the evaluation of the residual mean square and the analysis of these environments together for comparison. The best substrate for baruzeiro seedlings was pure vermiculite. The substrates with 100% of manure and the substrate with 33.33% of the mixed studied materials can be used for seedlings formation. The environment with screen can be indicated for the production of baruzeiro seedlings, since it gave vigor to the seedlings.A qualidade da muda é fundamental para implantação de pomares homogêneos. Desta forma, avaliou-se a formação de mudas de baruzeiro (Dipteryx alata Vog, em diferentes substratos, no interior de ambientes protegidos. Foram utilizados substratos com 100% de esterco bovino; 100% de ramas de mandioca; 100% de vermiculita; 50% de esterco bovino + 50% de ramas de mandioca; 50% de esterco bovino + 50% de vermiculita; 50% de ramas de mandioca + 50% de vermiculita e ⅓ de esterco bovino + ⅓ de ramas de mandioca + ⅓ de vermiculita. Estes substratos foram testados em ambientes protegidos: estufa agrícola; telado de tela preta com 50% de sombreamento e o

  17. Crescimento de mudas de maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata Curtis associadas a fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (Glomeromycota Growth of seedlings of sweet-passion fruit (Passiflora alata Curtis associated to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota

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    Maryluce Albuquerque da Silva

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    Full Text Available Para determinar o efeito de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares sobre o crescimento de mudas de maracujazeiro-doce foi conduzido, em casa de vegetação, experimento com delineamento inteiramente casualizado usando cinco tratamentos de inoculação (200 esporos/planta de Acaulospora longula Spain & Schenck, Gigaspora albida Schenck & Smith, Glomus etunicatum Becker & Gerd., Scutellospora heterogama (Nicol. & Gerd. Walker & Sanders e controle não inoculado, com sete repetições. A cada 20 dias foram avaliados altura e número de folhas e ao final do experimento (90 dias: diâmetro do caule, biomassa, área foliar, colonização micorrízica e densidade de esporos de FMA na rizosfera. A partir de 70 dias foram evidenciadas diferenças no número de folhas; aos 90 dias as plantas inoculadas com G. albida apresentaram maior altura que as demais, que não diferiram significativamente entre si. Plantas associadas com esse fungo apresentaram, em relação ao controle, incrementos de 2.138% e 1.430% nas biomassas fresca e seca da parte aérea, 1.937% na biomassa fresca da raiz e 2.671% na área foliar. Apesar de não existir especificidade de hospedeiro na associação micorrízica arbuscular, apenas G. albida promoveu respostas significativas no maracujazeiro-doce, indicando a existência de maior compatibilidade funcional entre esses simbiontes.In order to determine the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF on growth of seedlings of sweet-yellow passion fruit, a greenhouse experiment was performed, using 200 AMF spores/plant in a randomized design with five treatments of inoculation (Acaulospora longula Spain & Schenck, Gigaspora albida Schenck & Smith, Glomus etunicatum Becker & Gerd., Scutellospora heterogama (Nicol. & Gerd. Walker & Sanders, and a non inoculated control with seven replicates. Every 20 days height and leaf number and after 90 days shoot diameter, biomass, leaf area, root colonization and density of AMF spores in the rhizosphere were evaluated. After 70 days significant differences in number of leaves were observed. At the 90th day plants associated with G. albida were higher than those of the other treatments that do not differ among them. In comparison with the control, plants associated with G. albida presented increment of 2,138% and 1,430% on fresh and dry biomass of the aerial part, 1,937% on fresh biomass of roots and 2,671% on leaf area. Although host specificity does not exist in arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, only G. albida promoted significant responses on growth of sweet-yellow passion fruit, what indicates that higher functional compatibility may exist between these partners.

  18. Physical characteristics and chemical-nutritional composition of the castanheira-do-gurguéia fruit (Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke Características físicas e composição químico-nutricional do fruto de castanheira-dogurguéia (Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke

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    Francisca Samara de Carvalho Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available The castanheira-do-gurguéia is a native fruit tree with great regional importance, whose almond present pleasant flavor and exploration still limited. The objective of this research was to evaluate the physical and chemical-nutritional characteristics of 23 castanheira-do-gurguéia genotypes from natural occurrence areas of Piauí State southwestern savannah. A sample of 30 to 50 fruits per genotype was collected. The physical characteristics analyzed were: fruit mass, pericarp mass, fruit length, larger fruit thickness, fruit length/larger fruit thickness ratio, smaller fruit thickness, fruit length/smaller fruit thickness ratio, larger pericarp thickness, smaller pericarp thickness, longitudinal diameter of the pericarp cavity, vertical diameter of the pericarp cavity, almond mass, almond length, larger almond thickness, smaller almond thickness and almond length/larger almond thickness ratio. The following chemical-nutritional characteristics of almonds were analyzed: fat, crude protein, crude fiber, ash total carbohydrates, crude energy and minerals (P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn. The data were submitted to analysis of variance and genotypes means were compared by Scott-Knott's test at 5%. There were differences among genotypes for all physical and chemical-nutritional characteristics evaluated, except Ca in the almonds. It was verified the presence of great phenotypic variability in the analyzed germplasm. The genotype G-3 is the most promising in terms of almond mass, almond length and larger almond thickness, and the genotypes G-7, G-10, G-13 and G-23 are the most promising in the chemical-nutritional composition.A castanheira-do-gurguéia é uma fruteira nativa com grande importância regional, cuja amêndoa apresenta sabor agradável e exploração ainda limitada. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar as características físicas e químico-nutricionais dos frutos de 23 genótipos, provenientes de áreas de ocorrência natural da espécie nos cerrados do Sudoeste piauiense. Foram coletados de 30 a 50 frutos por genótipo. As características físicas analisadas foram: massa do fruto, massa do pericarpo, comprimento do fruto, espessura maior do fruto, relação comprimento do fruto/espessura maior do fruto, espessura menor do fruto, relação comprimento do fruto/espessura menor do fruto, espessura maior do pericarpo, espessura menor do pericarpo, diâmetro longitudinal da cavidade do pericarpo, diâmetro vertical da cavidade do pericarpo, massa da amêndoa, comprimento da amêndoa, espessura maior da amêndoa, espessura menor da amêndoa e relação comprimento da amêndoa/espessura maior da amêndoa. As seguintes características químico-nutricionais da amêndoa foram analisadas: gordura, proteína bruta, fibra bruta, cinzas, carboidratos totais, energia bruta e minerais (P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu e Zn. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância e as médias dos genótipos foram comparadas pelo teste de agrupamento Scott-Knott a 5%. Houve diferenças entre os genótipos para todas as características físicas e químico-nutricionais avaliadas, com exceção do teor de Ca da amêndoa. Foi verificada a presença de variabilidade fenotípica no germoplasma analisado. O genótipo G-3 é o mais promissor em termos de massa, comprimento e espessura maior da amêndoa e os genótipos G-7, G-10, G-13 e G-23 os mais promissores em conteúdo químico-nutricional.

  19. Geographically weighted regression as a generalized Wombling to detect barriers to gene flow.

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    Diniz-Filho, José Alexandre Felizola; Soares, Thannya Nascimento; de Campos Telles, Mariana Pires

    2016-08-01

    Barriers to gene flow play an important role in structuring populations, especially in human-modified landscapes, and several methods have been proposed to detect such barriers. However, most applications of these methods require a relative large number of individuals or populations distributed in space, connected by vertices from Delaunay or Gabriel networks. Here we show, using both simulated and empirical data, a new application of geographically weighted regression (GWR) to detect such barriers, modeling the genetic variation as a "local" linear function of geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude). In the GWR, standard regression statistics, such as R(2) and slopes, are estimated for each sampling unit and thus are mapped. Peaks in these local statistics are then expected close to the barriers if genetic discontinuities exist, capturing a higher rate of population differentiation among neighboring populations. Isolation-by-Distance simulations on a longitudinally warped lattice revealed that higher local slopes from GWR coincide with the barrier detected with Monmonier algorithm. Even with a relatively small effect of the barrier, the power of local GWR in detecting the east-west barriers was higher than 95 %. We also analyzed empirical data of genetic differentiation among tree populations of Dipteryx alata and Eugenia dysenterica Brazilian Cerrado. GWR was applied to the principal coordinate of the pairwise FST matrix based on microsatellite loci. In both simulated and empirical data, the GWR results were consistent with discontinuities detected by Monmonier algorithm, as well as with previous explanations for the spatial patterns of genetic differentiation for the two species. Our analyses reveal how this new application of GWR can viewed as a generalized Wombling in a continuous space and be a useful approach to detect barriers and discontinuities to gene flow.

  20. Growth response of Pterocarpus soyauxii and Lophira alata seedlings to host soil mycorrhizal inocula in relation to land use types.

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    Onguene, N.A.; Ngonkeu, L.E.M.; Kuyper, T.W.

    2011-01-01

    Deficiency in mycorrhizal inoculum in soils due to land use types (LUT) can be alleviated by quantity and quality inoculum addition. A bioassay was carried out to determine how host soil mycorrhizal inoculum influenced mycorrhizal colonization, carbon allocation and partitioning of seedlings of two

  1. Reisirongiliiklus Võrumaal võib alata kõige varem nelja aasta pärast / Mari-Anne Leht

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    Leht, Mari-Anne, 1950-

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    Reisirongiliikluse tulevikuvõimalusi Võrumaal analüüsivad Antsla vallavanem Tiit Tõnts, Võru maavalitsuse transpordi ja infrastruktuuri peaspetsialist Ahti Siimon ja Edelaraudtee juhatuse liige Henn Ruubel

  2. Airi Liimets: "Teistmoodi mõeldes võiks taas otsast alata" / Airi Liimets ; intervjueerinud Ia Remmel

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    Liimets, Airi, 1959-

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    Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia koolimuusika instituudi ning filosoofilise ja pedagoogilise antropoloogia keskuse juhataja, kasvatusfilosoofia ja kasvatusteaduse professori Airi Liimetsaga tema koostatud ja toimetatud, TLÜ kirjastuse poolt välja antud raamatust "Muusikalise kontegelikkuse ühendused identiteedi ja diferentsiga"

  3. Unapređenje kvaliteta alata za livenje pod pritiskom primenom tehnologija inženjerstva površina

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    Terek, Pal

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    Proučavane su koroziona postojanost i tendencija lepljenja različitihmaterijala u kontaktu sa tečnom Al–Si–Cu legurom. Ispitivanjem suobuhvaćeni čelik za rad na toplo, plazma nitrirani čelik i dupleksslojevi sa CrN, TiAlN, TiAlSiN i CrAlN prevlakama, različitog nivoapovršinske hrapavosti. Za ispitivanja pomenutih fenomenaprimenjena je metoda izvlačenja, koja je unapređena kako bi se povećalenjena tačnost i verodostojnost simulacije procesa livenja. Korozioniefekti su pojačani tako...

  4. Variabilité génétique des accessions d'igname Dioscorea alata L ...

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    31 janv. 2014 ... Caractérisation génétique moléculaire : L'ADN génomique total de jeunes feuilles de chacune des échantillons d'igname a été extrait selon le protocole proposé par Gawel et Jarret (1991) utilisant le MATAB. (Mixed Alkyl Triméthyl Ammonium Bromide) et déjà utilisé avec succès sur les ignames (Agbangla ...

  5. Diversidade genética em castanheira-do-gurgueia (Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke com base em características físicas e químico-nutricionais do fruto

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    Francisca Samara de Carvalho Ribeiro

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a divergência genética entre 23 genótipos de castanheira-do-gurgueia, com base em características físicas e químico-nutricionais do fruto. Os frutos foram coletados em áreas de ocorrência natural da espécie no cerrado do sudoeste piauiense. As características físicas analisadas foram: (a fruto - massa média (MMF; comprimento (CF; largura (LF; espessura (EF, e massa média do pericarpo (MMP; e (b castanha - massa média (MMC; comprimento (CC; largura (LC, e espessura (EC. As características químico-nutricionais da castanha analisadas foram: gordura (G; proteína bruta (PB; fibra bruta (FB; cinzas (CZ; carboidratos totais (CT; energia (E, e minerais (P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu e Zn. A divergência genética foi estimada utilizando a distância generalizada de Mahalanobis (D² como medida de dissimilaridade. Estimou-se, também, a importância relativa das características na divergência genética. Os métodos de agrupamento utilizados foram de Tocher e UPGMA. Os genótipos apresentaram variabilidade para a maioria das características analisadas. Os genótipos G-17 e G-18 são os mais divergentes, e os genótipos G-3 e G-16 são os mais similares. As características que tiveram as maiores contribuições para a divergência entre os genótipos foram MMP, MMF, E, FB, CT e PB. A castanha-do-gurgueia é uma boa fonte de P, K, Mg, PB, FB, CT e E.

  6. Mise en evidence de quelques proteins impliquéees dans les ...

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    Mise en evidence de quelques proteins impliquéees dans les interactions Dioscorea alata L. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides PENZ : Characterization of some proteins involved in the interaction between Dioscorea alata L. – Colletotrichum gloeosporioides PENZ.

  7. Sobrevivência e crescimento inicial de espécies arbóreas nativas do Cerrado em consórcio com mandioca

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    Fernando Martinotto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a sobrevivência e o crescimento inicial de seis espécies arbóreas do Cerrado em consórcio com mandioca (Manihot esculenta, com ou sem adubação fosfatada. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, em arranjo fatorial 6x2x2, com quatro repetições. As variáveis consideradas foram as espécies: Anadenanthera colubrina var. cebil (angico-vermelho, Anacardium occidentale (caju, Dipteryx alata (cumbaru, Hymenaea stigonocarpa (jatobá, Hancornia speciosa (mangaba e Sclerolobium paniculatum var. rubiginosum (taxi-branco, em monocultivo ou em consórcio com mandioca, com ou sem adubação fosfatada. Uma distância fixa de 3x3 m foi usada para as espécies arbóreas e de 1,00x0,60 m para a mandioca. Até a idade de 20 meses, as espécies arbóreas foram avaliadas quatro vezes quanto à altura e ao diâmetro do coleto. A produção de biomassa da mandioca foi avaliada aos 20 meses. A taxa média de sobrevivência das espécies arbóreas foi crescente na seguinte ordem: cumbaru (79%, taxi-branco (86%, jatobá (95%, mangaba (98%, angico (99% e caju (100%. O taxi-branco apresentou maiores taxas de crescimento relativo em diâmetro e altura, enquanto jatobá e cumbaru apresentaram os menores valores. A adubação fosfatada favoreceu apenas ao taxi-branco. A produtividade de mandioca não foi afetada pelo consórcio. Caju, angico-vermelho e taxi-branco são as espécies mais indicadas para o consórcio com mandioca no Cerrado.

  8. Associação micorízica em espécies arbóreas, atividade microbiana e fertilidade do solo em áreas degradadas de cerrado

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    Márcia Helena Scabora

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    Full Text Available A recuperação de áreas de obras das barragens, em especial de "áreas de empréstimos", é difícil e consiste em um processo lento, visto que toda a vegetação e a camada fértil do solo foram removidas. Intervenções nessas áreas poderiam acelerar o processo de revegetação. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a associação de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA em espécies arbóreas, atividade microbiana pela respiração basal e fertilidade em áreas degradadas de cerrado. Utilizou-se solo de duas áreas, solo de pastagem e subsolo exposto. Adubações orgânica e mineral, além da calagem, foram efetuadas nas covas, visando a um melhor crescimento inicial das mudas, assim como, 50 mL de solo de cerrado preservado como inoculante de microrganismos. Mudas de 11 espécies arbóreas foram plantadas ou seja: Anadenanthera falcata (Benth. Speg. (angico-preto, Acacia polyphylla D.C. (monjoleiro, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville (barbatimão, Dimorphandra mollis Benth (faveiro, Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (jatobá-de-cerrado, Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru, Machaerium acutifolium Vogel (jacarandá-do-campo, Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (aroeira-pimenteira, Magonia pubescens St. Hil. (tingui, Lafoensia pacari St. Hil. (dedaleira e Tabebuia aurea (Manso Benth. & Hook. (ipê-amarelo. Doze meses após a instalação do experimento, amostras de raízes foram coletadas na camada de 0-0,10 m para as avaliações. O subsolo, em relação ao solo de pastagem, continuou pobre em matéria orgânica e com menor atividade microbiana. As maiores porcentagens de colonização micorrízica por FMA foram observados nas espécies Acacia polyphylla D.C. (monjoleiro, Magonia pubescens St. Hil. (tingui, Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (jatobá-de-cerrado e Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (aroeira-pimenteira. Tais espécies podem ser indicadas para projetos de revegetação em áreas degradadas de cerrado. As plantas das duas

  9. Identificação de um peptideo antifúngico em sementes de Passiflora alata Curtis com similaridade à albumina 2S

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    Ribeiro, Suzana Meira

    2010-01-01

    Doenças causadas por patógenos, incluindo bactérias e fungos podem gerar muitos problemas à saúde humana e à agricultura. Em cultivares economicamente importantes, tais patógenos podem contribuir para perdas significativas no rendimento da produção agrícola. Um fator agravante para esses dois cenários é o uso intensivo de compostos convencionais para combater esses patógenos, levando à seleção de microrganismos extremamente resistentes. Além disso, tais compostos podem trazer severas conseqüê...

  10. Interactions between an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (Scutellospora heterogama and the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita on sweet passion fruit (Passiflora alata

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    Full Text Available The effects of inoculation of sweet passion fruit plants with the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM fungus Scutellospora heterogama on the symptoms produced by Meloidogyne incognita race 1 and its reproduction were evaluated in two greenhouse experiments. In the 1st, the M. incognita (5000 eggs/plant and S. heterogama (200 spores/plant inoculations were simultaneous; in the 2nd, the nematodes were inoculated 120 days after the fungal inoculation. In both the experiments, 220 days after AM fungal inoculation, plant growth was stimulated by the fungus. In disinfested soil, control seedlings (without S. heterogama were intolerant to parasitism of M. incognita, while the growth of mycorrhized seedlings was not affected. Sporulation of S. heterogama was negatively affected by the nematodes that did not impair the colonization. M. incognita did not affect mycorrhizal seedling growth. The establishment of mycorrhiza prior to the nematode infection contributed for the reduction of symptoms severity and reproduction of M. incognita in disinfested soil.O efeito da inoculação com Scutellospora heterogama (200 esporos/planta em relação aos sintomas e reprodução de Meloidogyne incognita raça 1 (5000 ovos/planta foi avaliado em plantas de maracujazeiro doce em dois experimentos em casa de vegetação. No primeiro experimento, inoculações com nematóide e FMA foram simultâneas; no segundo, nematóides foram inoculados 120 dias após o estabelecimento da simbiose micorrízica. Após o 220º dia da inoculação do FMA o fungo estimulou o crescimento da planta nos dois experimentos. No solo desinfestado as mudas não inoculadas com S. heterogama mostraram intolerância ao parasitismo de M. incognita. A esporulação de S. heterogama foi negativamente afetada pela presença do nematóide. M. incognita não afetou o crescimento das mudas micorrizadas ou o desenvolvimento do FMA. O estabelecimento da micorriza antes do nematóide contribui para a redução da severidade dos sintomas e reprodução de M. incognita em solo desinfestado.

  11. Experimental Assays to Assess the Efficacy of Vinegar and Other Topical First-Aid Approaches on Cubozoan (Alatina alata) Tentacle Firing and Venom Toxicity.

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    Yanagihara, Angel A; Wilcox, Christie; King, Rebecca; Hurwitz, Kikiana; Castelfranco, Ann M

    2016-01-11

    Despite the medical urgency presented by cubozoan envenomations, ineffective and contradictory first-aid management recommendations persist. A critical barrier to progress has been the lack of readily available and reproducible envenomation assays that (1) recapitulate live-tentacle stings; (2) allow quantitation and imaging of cnidae discharge; (3) allow primary quantitation of venom toxicity; and (4) employ rigorous controls. We report the implementation of an integrated array of three experimental approaches designed to meet the above-stated criteria. Mechanistically overlapping, yet distinct, the three approaches comprised (1) direct application of test solutions on live tentacles (termed tentacle solution assay, or TSA) with single image- and video-microscopy; (2) spontaneous stinging assay using freshly excised tentacles overlaid on substrate of live human red blood cells suspended in agarose (tentacle blood agarose assays, or TBAA); and (3) a "skin" covered adaptation of TBAA (tentacle skin blood agarose assay, or TSBAA). We report the use and results of these assays to evaluate the efficacy of topical first-aid approaches to inhibit tentacle firing and venom activity. TSA results included the potent stimulation of massive cnidae discharge by alcohols but only moderate induction by urine, freshwater, and "cola" (carbonated soft drink). Although vinegar, the 40-year field standard of first aid for the removal of adherent tentacles, completely inhibited cnidae firing in TSA and TSBAA ex vivo models, the most striking inhibition of both tentacle firing and subsequent venom-induced hemolysis was observed using newly-developed proprietary formulations (Sting No More™) containing copper gluconate, magnesium sulfate, and urea.

  12. Experimental Assays to Assess the Efficacy of Vinegar and Other Topical First-Aid Approaches on Cubozoan (Alatina alata Tentacle Firing and Venom Toxicity

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    Angel A. Yanagihara

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Despite the medical urgency presented by cubozoan envenomations, ineffective and contradictory first-aid management recommendations persist. A critical barrier to progress has been the lack of readily available and reproducible envenomation assays that (1 recapitulate live-tentacle stings; (2 allow quantitation and imaging of cnidae discharge; (3 allow primary quantitation of venom toxicity; and (4 employ rigorous controls. We report the implementation of an integrated array of three experimental approaches designed to meet the above-stated criteria. Mechanistically overlapping, yet distinct, the three approaches comprised (1 direct application of test solutions on live tentacles (termed tentacle solution assay, or TSA with single image- and video-microscopy; (2 spontaneous stinging assay using freshly excised tentacles overlaid on substrate of live human red blood cells suspended in agarose (tentacle blood agarose assays, or TBAA; and (3 a “skin” covered adaptation of TBAA (tentacle skin blood agarose assay, or TSBAA. We report the use and results of these assays to evaluate the efficacy of topical first-aid approaches to inhibit tentacle firing and venom activity. TSA results included the potent stimulation of massive cnidae discharge by alcohols but only moderate induction by urine, freshwater, and “cola” (carbonated soft drink. Although vinegar, the 40-year field standard of first aid for the removal of adherent tentacles, completely inhibited cnidae firing in TSA and TSBAA ex vivo models, the most striking inhibition of both tentacle firing and subsequent venom-induced hemolysis was observed using newly-developed proprietary formulations (Sting No More™ containing copper gluconate, magnesium sulfate, and urea.

  13. Kinetics, mass transport characteristics, and structural changes during air-drying of purple yam (Dioscorea Alata L.) at different process conditions

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    De Vera, Flordeliza C.; Comaling, Leif Anthony B.; Lao, Iya Ray Alyanna M.; Caparanga, Alvin R.; Sauli, Zaliman

    2017-11-01

    This experiment was designed to follow the 2k factorial design to study the effects of the three drying parameters on the drying characteristics and effective moisture diffusivity and to fit each run performed on the best thin-layer drying kinetics model. Raw purple yam samples were pre-treated and undergone the designed drying procedures at which the weight of the samples were recorded every minute until such time that the sample weights become constant. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is utilized for qualitative analysis of the dried samples. The number of pores per unit area and the overall aesthetics of the surface of the dried samples were compared also using SEM. Considering the qualitative analysis conducted on the samples from the images of SEM, dried samples from run 2 has the most desirable conditions such as high temperature and low air velocity for drying because the samples from this run have large pore diameters with minimal cell breakages.

  14. Comparative Evaluation of Physico-chemical Characteristics of Flours from Steeped Tubers of White Yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir, Water Yam (Dioscorea alata L. and Yellow Yam (Dioscorea cayenensis Lam.

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    Iwuoha, CI.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The study examined Yam Tuber Species (YTS, Tuber Steeping Duration (TSD and Flour Particle Size (FPS as factors of flour. Data were collected using white yam, water yam and yellow yam steeped in water (30 ± 2 °C, pH 6.78 and withdrawn, and the flour classified, and analyzed for each parameter. Results obtained showed that all the test parameters, Water Retention Capacity (WRC, Swelling Index (SI, Solubility (TSS and Iodine Affinity of Starch (IAS correlated very much better and significantly (Pr< 0.10 with FPS than with TSD. Inverse relationships were observed with all the parameters. Analysis of variance (ANOVA results indicated that no significance existed in the main factors for YTS (WRC and TSS. Otherwise, the study variables were found to be critical determinants for the magnitude and extent of the physicochemical properties of steeped yam flour pastes. The study also observed that white yam, steeped for up to 4 days at tropical ambient temperatures, and the resultant flour classified / pulverized into ≤ 125 m FPS will yield the optimum physicochemical features in the paste.

  15. Implicações nutricionais e sensoriais da polpa e casca de baru (Dipterix Alata vog. na elaboração de pães Use of peel and pulp of baru in the development of bread

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    Lorena Santana Rocha

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    Full Text Available O interesse por novas fontes de nutrientes e a necessidade de preservação das espécies nativas do cerrado por meio de sua valorização motiva maiores esforços em investigar seu potencial para a suplementação de produtos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a viabilidade do uso da casca e polpa do baru no desenvolvimento de pães do tipo fôrma e suas consequentes implicações nutricionais e sensoriais. A partir da formulação de um pão de fôrma integral padrão, substitui-se o farelo de trigo por casca e polpa de baru em quatro proporções (25, 50, 75 e 100%. A análise da composição química da casca e polpa do baru resultou em 21,05% de umidade, 65,01% de carboidratos, 3,30% de lipídios, 4,45% de proteínas, 1,79% de cinzas e 4,39% de fibra bruta. Todas as amostras foram aceitas quanto aos atributos aparência, textura e sabor, foram consideradas com baixo teor de gorduras totais (2,18%, não apresentando diferença significativa entre si quanto ao teor de proteína (13,59% e de umidade (34,54%, e com teor médio de 41,90% de carboidratos e 1,76% de cinzas. Observou-se um acréscimo de até 58,20% no teor de fibra alimentar total com o aumento da proporção da casca e polpa do baru. A pesquisa realizada permite deduzir que a casca e polpa do baru são ingredientes viáveis para aplicação tecnológica em pão de fôrma integral, conferindo melhoria nas características nutricionais e atributos sensoriais.Interest in new sources of nutrients and the need of preserving native species of the savanna, through their valorization, motivates the study of their potential for supplementing products. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using the peel and pulp of the baru to develop sliced bread and the consequent nutritional and sensory implications. In the process of developing whole wheat sliced bread, oat bran was replaced for baru's peel and pulp using four proportions (25, 50, 75, and 100%. The analysis of the chemical composition of baru's peel and pulp resulted in 21.05% moisture, 65.01% carbohydrates, 3.30% lipids, 4.45% protein, 1.79% ash, and 4.39% crude fiber. All samples were accepted considering the attributes appearance, texture, and flavor. They were considered low in total fat (2.18%, showed no significant difference regarding the content of protein (13.59% and moisture (34.54%. It presented an average content of carbohydrate of 41.90 and 1.76% of ash. There was an increase of up to 58.20% in the total content of the dietary fiber with the increase of the proportion of baru's peel and pulp. The results indicate that the peel and pulp of baru viable ingredients in the technology application to prepare whole wheat sliced bread improving nutritional characteristics and sensory attributes.

  16. Avaliação da atividade antioxidante e dos efeitos do consumo crônico do extrato aquoso de Passiflora alata Curtis na expressão do diabetes mellitus tipo 1 em camundongos NOD (non obese diabetic)

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    Talita Cristina Colomeu

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    Resumo: A linhagem NOD (non obese diabetic) é utilizada como modelo experimental de DM-1, pois desenvolve espontaneamente a doença com marcante similaridade ao observado em humanos. Vários são os mecanismos propostos para ruptura da tolerância imunológica no DM-1, como a predisposição genética do indivíduo, juntamente com fatores ambientais, tais como estresse e alimentação, parecem favorecer o desencadeamento de mecanismos auto imunes. Nos últimos anos o interesse por alimentos fitoterápicos...

  17. itidermato ~ h ~ tic Activities of Nine (9) Essential Oils JR KUIATE ...

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    The antidermatophytic activity of nine essential oils from 7 plants against 6 fungi was investigated. Fungistatic effect was observed for the oil of Coreopsb bonariensis (2 mgtml), Laggera alata var alata (1 mglml) against Microsporum audouinii and for Cupressus lusitanica oil against Trichophyton mentagrophytes. (2 mglml).

  18. Somatic polyploidization and characterization of induced polyploids ...

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    Rukevwe S. Abraka

    2016-09-21

    Sep 21, 2016 ... Abraham K, Nair PG (1991). Polyploidy and sterility in relation to sex in. Dioscorea alata L. (Dioscoreaceae). Genetica 83:93-97. Arnau G, Maledon E, Nemorin A (2007). Genetic improvement of the greater yam D. alata through polyploidy breeding. In. Marketing. Opportunities for Agriculture and Forestry ...

  19. Effect of aqueous extracts of some medicinal plants on in vitro ...

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    Autoclave heat treatment did not affect the inhibitory action of C. alata on the linear growth but reduced the efficacy of the leaf extract on dry weight and stroma production. Autoclaved extracts of A. cordifolia, A. indica, E. hirta and C. alata supported more stroma production, heat treatment did not stimulate production of more ...

  20. Effect of aqueous extracts of medicinal plants on growth of Fusarium ...

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    Autoclaving the extracts affected the fungitoxic activities of C. alata, B. nitida, and V. amygdalina, on the dry weight of the fungus. Sporulation was completely inhibited in cPDA medium amended with unautoclaved extracts of C. alata, B. nitida, A. indica, V. amygdalina and Z. officinale. However all the autoclaved extracts ...

  1. Resistance-related gene transcription and antioxidant enzyme ...

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    The two tobacco relatives of Nicotiana alata and Nicotiana longiflora display a high level of resistance against Colletotrichum nicotianae and the two genes NTF6 and NtPAL related to pathogen defense transcription were higher in N. alata and N. longiflora than the commercial cv. K326. Inoculation with C. nicotianae ...

  2. Improved growth and quality of Dioscorea fordii Prain et Burk and ...

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    The effects of temporary immersion system (TIS) culture on the growth and quality of Dioscorea fordii Prain et Burk and Dioscorea alata plantlets were investigated. Results indicate that TIS promoted the growth and quality of D. fordii and D. alata plantlets. Proliferation rate, shoot length, fresh weight (FW) and dry weight ...

  3. 2078-IJBCS-Article-Abiola Ogni

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    paradoxa, Asparagus flagellaris, Ceratotheca sesamoides, Elaeis guineensis, Launaea taraxacifolia, Ocimum gratissimum, Tridax. Procumbens, Annona senegalensis, Bambusa vulgaris, Clausena anisata, Jatropha curcas,. Olax subscorpioidea,. Vitex doniana,. Momordica charantia et Senna alata pour traiter la gale.

  4. Sügisest võib saada laevaga Pihkvasse / Priit Rajalo

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    Rajalo, Priit, 1975-

    2000-01-01

    Tartus eravisiidil viibinud Pihkva linnapea Mihhail Horoneni sõnul võib Tartu ja Pihkva vaheline regulaarne laevaliiklus alata veel sel sügisel, kui Eesti ja Venemaa sõlmivad piiriületuskokkuleppe

  5. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of polyphenols from ...

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    USER

    2010-05-17

    May 17, 2010 ... The antioxidant properties and antimicrobial potential of three ethnomedicinal plants, (Momordica charanta, Senna alata and Nauclea lafifolia) extracted with acetone were investigated. Polyphenols from the medicinal plants were screened for their antioxidant and antimicrobial activities against pathogenic.

  6. Cytotoxic Activity of Hexane Extracts of Psidium guajava L ...

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    , kaempferol, which was identified as a constituent of the extract. Conclusion: The results suggest that further chemical analysis and mechanistic investigations should be conducted on P. guajava and C. alata extracts to validate their potential ...

  7. Cytotoxic Activity of Hexane Extracts of Psidium Guajava L ...

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    , kaempferol, which was identified as a constituent of the extract. Conclusion: The results suggest that further chemical analysis and mechanistic investigations should be conducted on P. guajava and C. alata extracts to validate their potential ...

  8. Re-appropriating Matrifocality: Endogeneity and African Gender ...

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    intellectual dependence' (Alatas 2000). Averting what Hountondji (1997) refers to as 'extraversion' involves separating what is idiographic in Western social science scholarship from its nomothetic aspirations; what Chakrabathy (2000) called ...

  9. Molecular taxonomic, epidemiological and population genetic ...

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    . The major limitation to the profitable and sustainable production of D. alata is its susceptibility to anthracnose disease. The availability of resistant varieties could potentially form the cornerstone of an integrated management strategy for yam ...

  10. Ethnobotanical and phytochemical studies on some species of ...

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    , Oyo State, Nigeria showed their relevance in the local herbal medicine. These plants include Senna tora, S. occidentalis, S. alata, S. podocarpa and S. siamea. The phytochemical screening of their leaves revealed some major groups of ...

  11. A Regional Guidebook for Conducting Functional Assessments of Forested Wetlands and Riparian Areas in the Ozark Mountains Region of Arkansas

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    2008-09-01

    by red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and often includes winged elm ( Ulmus alata), sumacs (Rhus spp.) and stunted oaks (Quercus spp.) and hickories...pennsylvanica), and American elm ( Ulmus americana) are common floodplain species. Various oaks and hickories occupy the terraces, along with sweetgum...occidentalis Ulmus americana Prunus serotina Ulmus alata Calculations Using the dominant species circled in Columns A, B, and C above, calculate

  12. The importance of plant diversity in maintaining the pollinator bee, Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in sweet passion fruit fields

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    Silva, Claudia Ines da; Bordon, Natali Gomes; Rocha Filho, Leo Correia da; Garofalo, Carlos Alberto

    2012-01-01

    The euglossine bee Eulaema nigrita plays an important role for the pollination of native and economically important plants, such as the sweet passion-fruit Passiflora alata. E. nigrita uniquely collects the nectar from the flowers of P. alata, nevertheless, it needs to visit other plants to collect pollen, nectar and other resources for its survival. There are two methods to identify the species of plants used by bees in their diet: by direct observation of the bees in the flowers, and throug...

  13. Preferência alimentar de Dione juno juno (Cramer por genótipos de maracujazeiro e avaliação do uso de extratos aquosos

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    Lara Fernando Mesquita

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a preferência alimentar de lagartas de Dione juno juno (Cramer por genótipos de maracujazeiro, utilizando-se discos foliares, em condições de laboratório, e lagartas de primeiro e de quarto ínstar, em testes com e sem chance de escolha, com os seguintes materiais: Passiflora alata, P. setacea, P. coccinea, P. cincinnata, P. nitida, e os híbridos P. edulis x P. giberti, P. edulis x P. alata e P. alata2 x P. macrocarpa. Usando-se extrato aquoso de folhas (liofilizado recomposto procurou-se determinar a presença de repelente, estimulante ou deterrente nos genótipos P. edulis e P. alata. Avaliou-se também a técnica de uso de extrato impregnado em discos de papel filtro e de ágar, em várias concentrações. Os resultados evidenciaram que P. alata, P. setacea, P. nitida e P. alata2 x P. macrocarpa são resistentes a D. juno juno e que essa resistência é do tipo não-preferência para alimentação; que folhas de P. alata2 x P. macrocarpa apresentam elevado poder de repelência ao inseto; no extrato de P. alata ocorre algum composto com forte ação repelente ou restringente de alimentação; que para a discriminação da preferência para alimentação de lagartas de D. juno juno por genótipos de maracujazeiro, pode ser utilizado ágar impregnado com 0,04 ml de extrato aquoso de folhas.

  14. Woods with physical, mechanical and acoustic properties similar to those of Caesalpinia echinata have high potential as alternative woods for bow makers

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    Eduardo Luiz Longui

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available For nearly two hundred years, Caesalpinia echinata wood has been the standard for modern bows. However, the threat of extinction and the enforcement of trade bans have required bow makers to seek alternative woods. The hypothesis tested was that woods with physical, mechanical and acoustic properties similar to those of C. echinata would have high potential as alternative woods for bows. Accordingly, were investigated Handroanthus spp., Mezilaurus itauba, Hymenaea spp., Dipteryx spp., Diplotropis spp. and Astronium lecointei. Handroanthus and Diplotropis have the greatest number of similarities with C. echinata, but only Handroanthus spp. showed significant results in actual bow manufacture, suggesting the importance of such key properties as specific gravity, speed of sound propagation and modulus of elasticity. In practice, Handroanthus and Dipteryx produced bows of quality similar to that of C. echinata.

  15. Caracterização agromorfológica do maracujazeiro (Passiflora spp.

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    Crochemore Maria Lúcia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Esse estudo descreve a variação genética de 55 acessos de Passiflora spp., constituídos de P. edulis, P. alata, P. coccinea, P. caerulea, P. foetida, P. giberti, P. macrocarpa, P. macrocarpa x alata, P. serrato digitata, P. suberosa e um acesso Passiflora sp. Vinte e dois descritores morfológicos foram avaliados sobre plantas isoladas em sistema de espaldeira e permitiram estruturar a diversidade encontrada. As relações filogenéticas entre os acessos, avaliadas pela análise de componentes principais e de distâncias genéticas, mostraram existir ampla diversidade entre as espécies estudadas. Algumas espécies mostraram caracteres monomórficos. Importante variabilidade foi observada dentro de P. alata e de P. edulis, e pequenas divergências foram encontradas entre os acessos da forma flavicarpa.

  16. Growth and Nutrient Use Efficiencies of Yams (Dioscorea spp. Grown in Two Contrasting Soils of West Africa

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    Lucien N'Guessan Diby

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fertilization is an important management strategy of yams (Dioscorea spp. especially when grown in degraded soils. A field study evaluated the leaf numbers, leaf area indices, crop growth, yields, and nitrogen (N and potassium (K use efficiencies of D. alata and D. rotundata in Côte d'Ivoire when grown in two contrasting soils with and without fertilizer. D. alata had a lower number of leaves per vine, although leaf area indices were higher, and the leaves were retained for a longer period than in D. rotundata. In all situations, the yields of D. alata were significantly higher, and fertilizers promoted growth of shoots, roots, tubers, and, thus, final yields especially in the low fertile savanna soil. The beneficial impact of fertilizer on yields was significantly lower in the fertile forest soils. The nutrient use agronomic efficiencies indicated the impact of both N and K in promoting yields especially under nonfertilized conditions.

  17. Produção de néctar e visitas por abelhas em duas espécies cultivadas de Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae) Nectar production and bee visits in two cultivated species of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae)

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    Isabela Galarda Varassin; Brunna Maria Setti Ximenes; Priscila Ambrósio Moreira; Mireille Maria Franco Zanon; Paula Elbl; Peter Löwenberg-Neto; Gabriel Augusto Rodrigues Melo

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    A atividade dos polinizadores é afetada pela disponibilidade de recursos. Flores que produzem mais néctar podem ser mais visitadas e assim apresentar maior produção de frutos. O efeito da produção de néctar na atividade dos polinizadores foi testado em duas espécies cultivadas de maracujá, Passiflora alata Curtis e Passiflora edulis Sims, em Morretes, Paraná. Botões foram ensacados e o néctar acumulado das flores foi coletado em intervalos de 1 h. Em P. alata o volume e a concentração de solu...

  18. Wetlands Research Program. Evaluation of Methods for Sampling Vegetation and Delineating Wetlands Transition Zones in Southern Louisiana, January 1979-May 1981.

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    1983-10-01

    woods such as sweetgum, tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), dogwood (Cornus florida), winged elm (Ulmus alata ), beech (Fagus grandifolia...C, B, Al, ClQ -i’ c artagnis (Jarcquirt) macbride Womeed B1 Quer-ci. alba L Whifte oak B Quercus phellos L. Willow ok B, B2 Ulmus alata Michaux...2.50 1.33 ramineiae sp. 3.33 3.33 1.00 Unknown herb 3.33 3.33 1.00 Arisaema triphyllum 3.33 3.33 1.00 Passiflora lutea 3.33 3.33 1.00

  19. Segregation of vegetative and reproductive traits associated with ...

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    In this study, an F1 mapping population (AM1) of D. alata, exhibited segregation for both tuber yield- and quality- related traits when evaluated in the field for 12 agronomic characters: days to shoot emergence, number of primary vines per plant, days to flowering, flower sex, flowering intensity, days to tuber initiation, number ...

  20. Nepenthes ultra (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Luzon, Philippines

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    Cheek, M.; Jebb, M.

    2013-01-01

    Nepenthes ultra is described from low altitude, ultramafic coastal scrub in Luzon, Philippines. It is placed in the Nepenthes alata group and is assessed as Endangered using the IUCN 2001 standard. Open cast mining and touristic development are threats to this species.

  1. Effect of drying methods on the rheological characteristics and ...

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    The effect of drying methods (sun and oven-drying) on the rheological properties and colour of amala, a thick paste from yam flour, was investigated using two varieties of yam (Dioscorea rotundata and. Dioscorea alata). The yam flour produced was later reconstituted to produce amala of different pasting characteristics, ...

  2. Exotic multifaceted medicinal plants of drugs and pharmaceutical ...

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    Cassia alata Linn, Nauclea latifolia, Clerodendron splendens and Bryophyllum pinnatum are some of the Nigerian exotic medicinal plants. These plants not only acts as ornamental but also exhibit antiviral, antifungal, antimalarial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions. They are sources of drugs and are used in herbal ...

  3. Full size testing of sheet pile walls

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    Kuilen, J.W.G. van de; Linden, M.L.R. van der; Katsma, H.; Stolle, P.

    1996-01-01

    Azobé (Lophira alata) is widely used in timber sheet pile walls in the Netherlands. The boards in these walls are coupled and therefore load-sharing can be expected. A simulation model based on the finite element method DIANA (DIANA, 1992) was developed and load-sharing could be calculated. To check

  4. 145-IJBCS-Article-Prof Amani

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    (DP 9-11) of amylopectin (Ishiguro et al.,. 2003). The starch content of four varieties of. D. alata increases as growth progresses. (Huang et al., 2006). Starch properties are generally botanic and species dependent, but granule size distribution vary between the three sections (proximal, middle and distal) and some starch ...

  5. for antimicrobial and antioxidant activities

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    Yomi

    2012-01-31

    Jan 31, 2012 ... An acetone extract of Loxostylis alata was separated into six fractions based on polarity by a solvent- solvent fractionation procedure and the different fractions were screened for antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. The number of antimicrobial compounds in the carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), chloroform ...

  6. Isolation and Characterization of Starches from eight Dioscorea ...

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    Sep 4, 2006 ... Starches from eight Dioscorea alata cultivars grown in Jamaica were isolated and characterized. The starches were found to possess the open hydrated hexagonal crystalline pattern (type-B) with apparent amylose content ranging from 20.117 ± 0.017 gKg-1 for Darknight yam to 23.001 ± 0.058 gKg-1 for.

  7. Helminths of Wild Predatory Mammals (Mammalia, Carnivora of Ukraine. Trematodes

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    Korol E. N.

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    Full Text Available The paper summarises information on 11 species of trematodes parasitic in 9 species of wild carnivorans of Ukraine. The largest number of trematode species (9 was found in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes. Alaria alata (Diplostomidae appeared to be the most common trematode parasite in the studied group; it was found in 4 host species from 9 administrative regions and Crimea.

  8. Attachment study of Agrobacterium tumefaciens to tef [ Eragrostis tef ...

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    Agrobacterium tumefaciens attachment as a factor in transformation was investigated in tef (Eragrostis tef) zygotic embryos, seeds, seedlings, leaf bases and embryogenic callus; leaf discs of yam species (Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea caynensis and Dioscorea alata); and leaf discs of tobacco (Nicotina tabaccum).

  9. A Regional Guidebook for Applying the Hydrogeomorphic Approach to Assessing Functions of Forested Wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley

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    Quercus nigra Quercus texana Quercus phellos Ulmus americana Celtis laevigata Fraxinus pennsylvanica In first bottoms except for deep sloughs...Quercus shumardii Quercus falcata Fraxinus americana Carya spp. Nyssa sylvatica Ulmus alata Fine, sandy loam and other well-drained soils on...first bottom and terrace ridges. Hackberry - Elm - Ash Celtis laevigata Ulmus americana Fraxinus pennsylvanica Carya aquatica Quercus

  10. A Regional Guidebook for Applying the Hydrogeomorphic Approach to the Functional Assessment of Forested Wetlands in Alluvial Valleys of East Texas

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    2010-10-01

    laurel oak (Q. laurifolia), Shumard oak (Q. shumardii), elms ( Ulmus sp.), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), southern magnolia (Magnolia...plant species as the low-gradient riverine subclass. However, species such as American elm ( Ulmus americana), slippery elm ( Ulmus rubra), winged elm... Ulmus alata), cedar elm ( Ulmus crassifolia), river birch, box-elder (Acer negundo), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) can be

  11. Assessment of antibacterial activity of crude leaf and root extracts of ...

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    ... whether crude leaf and root extracts of Cassia alata (Caesalpiniaceae) have antimicrobial activity against clinically resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. To determine and compare the MICs of their ether and methanol extracts. Materials and methods: Ether and methanol extracts were prepared from the plant parts.

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    antimicrobial activity [8]. In antimicrobial susceptibility testing, all the extracts demonstrated significant activity against Gram positive bacteria and fungi (Table 2). The highest activity was demonstrated by methanol extracts of both the roots and the leaves. Table 1. Results of Phytochemical Analysis of Senna Alata Extracts.

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    Otto, RBD. Vol 14, No 4 (2014) - Articles Assessment of antibacterial activity of crude leaf and root extracts of Cassia alata against Neisseria gonorrhea. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1680-6905. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's ...

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    Onegi, B. Vol 13, No 4 (2013) - Articles In vivo hypoglycemic effect of methanolic fruit extract of Momordica charantia L Abstract PDF · Vol 14, No 4 (2014) - Articles Assessment of antibacterial activity of crude leaf and root extracts of Cassia alata against Neisseria gonorrhea. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1680-6905. AJOL African ...

  15. Analytical method for high resolution liquid chromatography for quality control French Macaw

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    Garcia Penna, Caridad M; Torres Amaro, Leonid; Menendez Castillo, Rosa; Sanchez, Esther; Martinez Espinosa, Vivian; Gonzalez, Maria Lidia; Rodriguez, Carlos

    2007-01-01

    Was developed and validated an analytical method for high resolution liquid chromatography applicable to quality control of drugs dry French Macaw (Senna alata L. Roxb.) With ultraviolet detection at 340 nm. The method for high resolution liquid chromatography used to quantify the sennosides A and B, main components, was validated and proved to be specific, linear, precise and accurate. (Author)

  16. Effect of storage on the pasting characteristics of yam tubers ...

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    Storage of yam tubers is an age long practice in yam growing communities of West Africa, while pasting characteristic is an important indicator of potential utilization of yam tubers. The study was carried out to investigate effect of storage of the tubers on their pasting characteristics. Six varieties each of D. alata and D.

  17. Antifungal and antibacterial activities of an alcoholic extract of ...

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    Methanolic, ethanolic and petroleum ether extracts of Senna alata leaves were screened for phytochemicals, antibacterial and antifungal activities. Out of the three crude extracts, the methanolic extract showed the highest activity than the ethanolic and petroleum ether extracts. The unidentified active components purified ...

  18. Improved growth and quality of Dioscorea fordii Prain et Burk and ...

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    Dec 21, 2011 ... 2Agricultural College, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi Province, 530007, People's Republic of China. Accepted 11 November, 2011. The effects of temporary immersion system (TIS) culture on the growth and quality of Dioscorea fordii. Prain et Burk and Dioscorea alata plantlets were investigated.

  19. Abundance of Cysteine Endopeptidase Dionain in Digestive Fluid of Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula Ellis) Is Regulated by Different Stimuli from Prey through Jasmonates

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    Libiaková, M.; Floková, Kristýna; Novák, Ondřej; Slováková, L.; Pavlovič, A.

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    Roč. 9, č. 8 (2014) E-ISSN 1932-6203 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1204 Institutional support: RVO:61389030 Keywords : PLANT NEPENTHES-ALATA * SECRETORY CYCLE * PHOTOSYNTHETIC EFFICIENCY Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 3.234, year: 2014

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    cacao L. somatic embryogenesis. Ann. Bot. 92(4) : 613-623. Ali-Emmanuel N, Moudachirou M, Akakpo AJ, Quetin-Leclercq J (2002). Activités antibactériennes in vitro de Cassia alata, Lantana camara et. Mitracarpus scaber sur Dermatophilus congolensis isolé au Bénin. Revue Elev. Med. Vet. Pays Trop. 55 (3): 183-187.

  1. Recovery of carbonates and hydroxides from cocoa pod ash ...

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    Ashes of cocoa pods contain alkali which is traditionally leached out and used to produce 'alata' soap. Ghana's Institute of Industrial Research has tested a pilot plant that produces liquid soap from cocoa pod ash, waste lime (Ca(OH)2), and palm kernel oil by initially converting the potassium carbonate in the leachate to ...

  2. SEB analüütik Ruta Arumäe: Eesti valitsus teeb majanduskriisiga võideldes Lätile ja Leedule silmad ette / Ruta Arumäe ; intervjueerinud Andres Reimer

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    SEB analüütiku hinnangul jätkub majanduse langus järgmise aasta lõpuni, kuid see toimub senisest aeglasemalt; töötus võib kasvada selle aasta lõpuks 14 protsendini. Taastumine saab alata ekspordile suunatud majandusharudest, uus majanduskasv saab alguse välisnõudluse taastumisest

  3. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK102766 [KOME

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  4. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK242890 [KOME

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  6. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK120054 [KOME

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  8. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK242585 [KOME

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  10. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK107881 [KOME

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  11. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK067424 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK067424 J013107C16 At1g02730.1 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-4 [gi:9622880] from Zea mays 0.0 ...

  12. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK242601 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK242601 J090014G03 At1g55850.1 68414.m06405 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-5 [gi:9622882] from Zea mays 1e-61 ...

  13. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK111344 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK111344 002-181-F12 At1g55850.1 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-5 [gi:9622882] from Zea mays 2e-15 ...

  14. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK101487 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK101487 J033042D19 At1g55850.1 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-5 [gi:9622882] from Zea mays 0.0 ...

  15. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK242585 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK242585 J090010M20 At1g02730.1 68414.m00226 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-4 [gi:9622880] from Zea mays 1e-69 ...

  16. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK061639 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK061639 001-036-B01 At1g55850.1 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-5 [gi:9622882] from Zea mays 4e-49 ...

  17. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK242585 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK242585 J090010M20 At1g55850.1 68414.m06405 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-5 [gi:9622882] from Zea mays 0.0 ...

  18. Arabidopsis CDS blastp result: AK242890 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK242890 J090079L19 At1g55850.1 68414.m06405 cellulose synthase family protein similar to cellulose... synthase catalytic subunit [gi:13925881] from Nicotiana alata, cellulose synthase-5 [gi:9622882] from Zea mays 1e-52 ...

  19. Georgia Species at Risk Project

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    well-developed. Shrub and herb layers may be sparse or moderately dense. Within its range, Sabal minor may be a prominent shrub. Species richness...lanuginosa), Ulmus alata and Viburnum rufidulum. Common vines include Berchemia scandens and Cocculus carolinus. This community occurs on

  20. The Buffalo Creek Archaeological Project. Volume 1: Background and Testing at 3MS346 and 3CG847 Mississippi and Craighead Counties, Arkansas

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    and winged elm (Ulnus alata ) are ound in dry upland habitat (TJ-W--Corps of Engineers 1973:24T---On---f-Tl drained ridge top soils, undergrowth may...racemosa, Uvularia grandiflora, Geranium maculatum, Sedum ternatum, Passiflora lutea, Cynaglossum virginianum, Soliduge caesia and Eupatorium regosum

  1. Preferência alimentar de percevejos por frutos e botões florais de genótipos de maracujazeiro Feeding preference of bedbugs for fruits and floral buds of passion fruit genotypes

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    Arlindo Leal Boiça Jr.

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available Visando estudar a preferência alimentar de Holhymenia histrio (Fabr. (Hemiptera: Coreidae, por frutos e botões florais de diferentes genótipos de Passiflora spp., foram conduzidos ensaios de atratividade e consumo, sob condições de laboratório. Em teste com chance de escolha, frutos de P. giberti foram menos preferidos que os de P. edulis f. flavicarpa e P. alata; em testes sem chance de escolha, os percevejos preferiram igualmente os frutos dos genótipos testados. Nos testes com chance de escolha, utilizando-se botões florais, P. giberti e P. coccinea foram menos preferidos que P. edulis f. flavicarpa e P. alata.Attraction and consumption tests were conducted to evaluate the feeding preference of the bedbug Holhymenia histrio (Fabr. (Hemiptera: Coreidae, for fruits and floral buds of different genotypes of Passiflora spp., under laboratory conditions. In a free choice test, utilizing fruits, the genotype P. giberti was the least favorite, while P. edulis f. flavicarpa and P. alata revealed to be susceptible. In tests without choice, utilizing fruits, the insects preferred equally the fruits of all tested genotypes. In free choice tests utilizing floral buds, the genotypes P. giberti and P. coccinea were the least favorite, while P. edulis f. flavicarpa and P. alata were susceptible.

  2. Evaluation of acute and subacute toxicities of aqueous ethanolic ...

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    Evaluation of acute and subacute toxicities of aqueous ethanolic extract of leaves of Senna alata (L.) Roxb (Ceasalpiniaceae) ... Significant variation (P<0.05) of the body weight was observed after 26 days of treatment, in some biochemicals index of serum and 20% liver homogenates (glutathione , alkaline phosphatase ...

  3. 2430-IJBCS-Article-Kouakou Theodore Kouadio+

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    Euphorbiaceae. 1. 2. Deeringiana pruerens. Fabaceae. 1. 1. Dioscorea alata. Dioscoreaceae. 6. 56. Dioscorea cayenensis-rotundata. Dioscoreaceae. 5. 11. Glycine max. Fabaceae. 2. 16. Ipomea batatas. Convolvulaceae. 1. 10. Justicia tenela. Acanthaceae. 1. 1. Lactuca sativa. Asteraceae. 2. 11. Lycopersicon esculentum.

  4. Effect of some botanical extracts on post-harvest losses of yam ...

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    2013-04-17

    Apr 17, 2013 ... In this study, C. alata and A. indica leaf extracts showed outstanding performance in their potential abilities on reduction of post-harvest losses of yam. Key words: Dormancy, weight loss, plant extracts, yam cultivar, improved barn. INTRODUCTION. Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is an important indigenous staple.

  5. Blood glucose lowering activity of five Nigerian medicinal plants in ...

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    The blood glucose lowering effects of the aqueous leaf extracts of Cassia alata, Acalypha torta and Breynia nivosa, and aqueous root extracts of Daniellia oliveri and Nauclea latifolia traditionally employed in Nigeria in the management of diabetes mellitus were compared in alloxan-induced diabetic Wistar rats. The same ...

  6. Performance of yam microtubers from temporary immersion system ...

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    The yam clones ´Pacala Duclos´ and ´Belep´ of Dioscorea alata were used to evaluate the performance of microtubers formed in temporary immersion systems (TIS) in field conditions. Previously sprouted microtubers with a fresh weight higher than 3.0 gFW were used while in vitro plants and tuber crowns from conventional ...

  7. Demand and market pattern of selected medicinal plants in the ...

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    Demand and market pattern of Aframomum melegueta K. Schum, Garcina kola Heckel, Senna alata (L.) Roxb., Tetrapleura tetrapetra (Schum & Thonn) Taub., and Piper guineense Thonn & Schum for medicinal purposes were carried out among the states in the south-western part of Nigeria with the study area comprising of ...

  8. LAXATIVE ACTIVITIES OF CASSIA PODS SOURCED FROM NIGERIA

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    Detailed biological evaluation for laxative properties using established literature methods with white albino rats, was carried out on the infusions of the pods of the following Cassia species, growing in Nigeria: Cassia alata L., C. hirsuta L., C. occidentalis L., C. podocarpa Guill. Et Perr., C. siamea Lam. and C. sieberiana L.

  9. Shoot and plantlet regeneration from meristems of Dioscorea ...

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    In vitro culture media capable of regenerating moderate to high shoots and/or plantlets from meristems of two yam species – Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea alata within comparable duration of 10 weeks as commonly obtained in other monocots and root and tuber crops were investigated. The study comprised 125 ...

  10. Genetic variability in yam cultivars from Guinea-Sudan of Benin assessed by random amplified polymorphic DNA

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    Zannou, A.; Agbicodo, E.; Zoundjihékpon, J.; Struik, P.C.; Ahanchédé, A.; Kossou, D.K.; Sanni, A.

    2009-01-01

    Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is an important food and cash crop in the Guinea-Sudan zone of Benin. The genetic diversity of about 70 cultivars of Dioscorea cayenensis/Dioscorea rotundata (Guinea yam) and about 20 cultivars of Dioscorea alata (water yam) was analysed using random amplified polymorphic DNA

  11. Somatic polyploidization and characterization of induced polyploids ...

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    Somatic polyploidization and its effect on phenotypic traits of Dioscorea species such as D. alata, D. japonica and D. zingiberensis has been reported; however, optimization of this method in two major yam species, D. rotundata and D. cayenensis, is yet to be achieved and the effect of polyploidization on phenotypic traits of ...

  12. Fungi associated with peels of post harvest yams (dioscorea spp.) in ...

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    Fungi on surface of three cultivars of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir) and a cultivar of water yam (D. alata L.) were investigated. The objective of the study is to show vertical distribution (Head, middle and tail regions) of mycoflora of yam surface. The mycoflora consisted principally of Aspergillus niger Van Tiegh, ...

  13. Timber Production In The Dense Humid Forest Of Cameroon ...

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    About 60% of all timber exploited in Cameroon is made of a few species, namely, Triplochiton scleroxylon (Ayous), Entandrophragma cylindricum (Sapelli), Lophira alata (Azobe), Baillonella toxisperma (Moabi), Afzelia bipindensis (Red Doussie) and Afzelia pachyloba (White Doussie). Triplochiton scleroxylon is the most ...

  14. Formulation D'Aliments Infantiles a Base De Farines D'Igname ...

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    The aim of this study was to determine factors to be taken into account in the infant flours formulated from yam and soy fermented flours. For this purpose, soybean flour (Glycine max) was fermented for 48 hours and incorporated into yam flour (Dioscorea rotundata-cayenensis, kponan and Dioscorea alata, Bête Bètè) ...

  15. Genetic variability in yam cultivars from the Guinea- Sudan zone of ...

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    Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is an important food and cash crop in the Guinea-Sudan zone of Benin. The genetic diversity of about 70 cultivars of Dioscorea cayenensis/Dioscorea rotundata (Guinea yam) and about 20 cultivars of Dioscorea alata (water yam) was analysed using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD).

  16. Piloto de conservación y manejo de recursos genéticos forestales en la zona norte de Costa Rica

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    Código del proyecto: VIE-5402 1401 9501 Se colectó progenies de 12 árboles de camíbar (Copaifera camibar), 14 de tostado (Sclerolobium costaricense), 8 de titor (Sacoglothis trichogyna), 5 de cola de pavo (Hymenolobium mesoamericanum), 25 de cebo (Vochysia guatemalensis), 29 de almendro (Dipteryx panamensis) y 19 genotipos de pilón (Hyeronima alchorneoides) de poblaciones nativas de los cantones de San Carlos, Los Chiles, Sarapiquí y Guápiles, que se mantienen como colecciones vivas en el ...

  17. Occurrence of leguminous trees

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    Kirkbride, J.H.; Arkcoll, D.B.A.; Turnbull, J.W.; Magalhaes, L.M.S.; Fernandes, N.P.

    1984-01-01

    Five papers from the symposium are presented. Kirkbride, J.H. Jr.; Legumes of the cerrado. pp 23-46 (Refs. 55) A review is given. Some 548 legume species in 59 genera are listed that have been reported from cerrado vegetation. Felker, P.; Legume trees in semi-arid and arid areas. pp 47-59 (Refs. 41) A review is given of worldwide research activities. Arkcoll, D.B.; A comparison of some fast growing species suitable for woodlots in the wet tropics. pp 61-68 (Refs. 9) Studies are described near Manaus on intensive silviculture (for fuelwood production) of Eucalyptus deglupta, Cedrelinga catanaeformis (catenaeformis), Jacaranda copaia, and Inga edulis. Turnbull, J.W.; Six phyllodinous Acacia species for planting in the humid tropical lowlands. pp 69-73 (Refs. 14) Distribution, ecology, growth, and utilization are described for A. auriculiformis, A. mangium, A. aulacocarpa, A. crassicarpa, A. cincinnata, and A. polystachya. Magalhaes, L.M.S., Fernandes, N.P.; Experimental stands of leguminous trees in the Manaus region. pp 75-79 (Refs. 8) Performance up to age 20 yr of Cedrelinga catenaeformis, Dalbergia nigra, Dinizia excelsa, Dipteryx odorata, Dipteryx sp., Diplotropis sp., Eperua bijuga, Pithecellobium racemosum, Vouacapoua pallidior, and Hymenaea sp. is described.

  18. Microenxertia interespecífica ex vitro em maracujazeiros Ex vitro interspecific micrografting in passionflower

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    Wilson Vicente Souza Pereira

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da espécie de Passiflora usada como porta-enxerto no pegamento e desenvolvimento da microenxertia interespecífica ex vitro e caracterizar anatomicamente a região em que ela é realizada. Ápices caulinares de Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa foram enxertados em hipocótilo de porta-enxertos de P. alata, P. cincinnata, P. edulis e P. setacea. Foram avaliados o desenvolvimento da microenxertia, a ocorrência de brotações adventícias do porta-enxerto e o percentual de microenxertos com folhas expandidas. Os porta-enxertos foram submetidos à avaliação anatômica e histoquímica. O desenvolvimento dos microenxertos e o número de brotações adventícias foram maiores quando se utilizou porta-enxertos de P. edulis e menores com porta-enxertos de P. setacea e P. alata. Porta-enxertos de P. edulis, P. cincinnata, P. alata e P. setacea proporcionaram, respectivamente, 30,3, 10, 1,6 e 0% de microenxertos com folhas expandidas. As avaliações histológicas evidenciaram maior espessura da região cortical em porta-enxertos de P. edulis, enquanto em P. setacea foi observado menor número de camadas corticais, maior quantidade de fibras floemáticas e de alcaloides, características que influenciaram negativamente o resultado da microenxertia.This study aimed at evaluating the effect of Passiflora species used as rootstocks on the success and development of ex vitro interspecific micrografting, and at anatomically characterizing the region where it is done. Stem apices of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa were grafted onto the hypocotyl of P. alata, P. cincinnata, P. edulis, and P. setacea seedlings. The micrografting development, the occurrence of adventitious shoots in rootstocks and the percentage of micrografts with expanded leaves were evaluated. The rootstocks were subjected to anatomical and histochemical evaluation. Micrograft development and adventitious shoot number were higher when P. edulis

  19. Lesiones del nervio torácico largo de Bell. Revisión de conceptos terapéuticos

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    Sebastián E. Valbuena

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Re­su­men las lesiones del nervio torácico producen parálisis del serrato anterior y originan una deformidad característica (escápula alata, que genera debilidad y alteraciones importantes en la movilidad del hombro. En esta revisión, se analizan conceptos sobre anatomía, etiología, presentación clínica y alternativas terapéuticas. Long­ thoracic ­nerve ­of ­Bell. ­Review­ of­ therapeutic ­management Abstract The long thoracic nerve injuries are manifested by a characteristic deformity called scapula alata, causing weakness, and impaired shoulder mobility. in this review current concepts of the anatomy, etiology, clinical presentation and therapeutic management are analyzed.

  20. KARAKTERISTIK DAN PROFIL INULIN BEBERAPA JENIS UWI (Dioscorea spp. Characteristic and Inulin Profil of Wild Yam (Dioscorea spp.

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    Sri Winarti

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Wild yams (Dioscorea spp. grow well in Indonesia known as Uwi, is the kind of tubers that grow in the community,but they have not been used optimally. Publicity about the characteristics and types has been limited. The tubers contain inulin, but also there have been no publication related.The purpose of this study was to uncover the characteristics of wild yam and inulin profiles contained in the tubers.The yams were obtained from various regions in East Java, among others Pacet Mojokerto, Karang Ploso and Kawi Mountains in Malang, Nganjuk, and traditional markets in Surabaya.The tubers were characterized for shape and size of tubers, skin color and flesh tubers, average weight and texture of the tuber, moisture content, ash content and levels of inulin, texture and flavor. The data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA and further test Duncan’t Multiple Range Test (DMRT.Based on the characteristics of tubers, there were 10 types of wild yams, namely D1 (Dioscororea alata/ white yam, D2 (Dioscorea pinthaphylla/frog yam, D3 (Dioscorea hispida /Gadung, D4 (Dioscorea alata /purple yam with yellow skin, D5 (Dioscorea alata /purple yam, D6 (Dioscorea esculenta/gembili, D7 (Dioscorea alata/yellow yam, D8 (Dioscorea opposita/white yam with yellow skin, D9 (Dioscorea bulbifera/gembolo and D10 (Dioscorea rotundata/ white yam with brown skin. The highest levels of inulin obtained in Dioscororea esculenta (gembili ie 14.77 % (db. The water content rangedbetween 71.89- 85.07 % (wb, ash content 0.59- 1.83 % and texture between 0.012 to 0.055 (mm/g.dt. Organoleptic score was 2.75 to 4.55 texture and taste is from 3.20 to 5.00. ABSTRAK Uwi merupakan jenis umbi-umbian yang tumbuh di Indonesia, namun belum dimanfaatkan secara optimal dan belumbanyak publikasi mengenai kharakteristik dan jenis-jenisnya. Uwi mengandung inulin, namun belum banyak publikasi yang mengungkap kadar inulin pada berbagai jenis umbi uwi tersebut.Tujuan dari penelitian ini

  1. Pollen irradiation and possible gene transfer in Nicotiana species

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    Engvild, Kjeld Christensen

    1985-01-01

    Progeny from crosses of Nicotiana langsdorffii with gamma irradiated pollen of Nicotiana alata ‘Crimson Bedder’ showed skewed segregation in the F2 favoring the maternal parent. This is probably not gene transfer in a strict sense, rather just an extreme case of reduced transmission of irradiated...... chromosomes, leading to massive overrepresentation of maternal genes. Gene transfer or mutational loss may explain some anomalous F1 plants. Segregation in the F2 progeny showed the presence of several genes from the irradiated pollen. Crosses of Nicotiana sylvestris, N. plumbaginifolia N. paniculata......, and Petunia parodii with irradiated pollen from N. alata and Petunia hybrida showed no evidence of gene transfer, nor did experiments with irradiated mentor pollen. This indicates that gene transfer with irradiated pollen between non-crossing species or between species giving sterile hybrids is probably...

  2. Produção de néctar e visitas por abelhas em duas espécies cultivadas de Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae Nectar production and bee visits in two cultivated species of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae

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    Full Text Available A atividade dos polinizadores é afetada pela disponibilidade de recursos. Flores que produzem mais néctar podem ser mais visitadas e assim apresentar maior produção de frutos. O efeito da produção de néctar na atividade dos polinizadores foi testado em duas espécies cultivadas de maracujá, Passiflora alata Curtis e Passiflora edulis Sims, em Morretes, Paraná. Botões foram ensacados e o néctar acumulado das flores foi coletado em intervalos de 1 h. Em P. alata o volume e a concentração de solutos no néctar aumentaram durante o período de antese, associados com o aumento da temperatura. Em P. edulis, o volume aumentou durante o período diurno da antese, e decresceu após as 18 horas. A concentração de solutos no néctar permaneceu constante. A taxa média de visitação de Xylocopa frontalis (Olivier em P. alata foi de 1,7 visitas/100flores/hora e em P. edulis foi de 6,6 visitas/100flores/hora, sendo constante durante a antese. A taxa média de visitação de Bombus morio (Swederus em P. alata foi de 5,8 visitas/100flores/hora, sendo mais alta no início da antese. A constância das visitas de X. frontalis deve estar associada à produção contínua de néctar em ambas as espécies de maracujazeiros. Como as espécies são xenogâmicas, a manutenção das visitas é importante para propiciar o fluxo de pólen entre indivíduos e assim garantir boa produção de frutos.Pollinator activity is affected by resource availability. Flowers that produce more nectar are visited more, which results in a greater fruit set. The effect of nectar production on pollinator activity was tested in two cultivated species of passion fruit, Passiflora alata Curtis and Passiflora edulis Sims, in Morretes, Paraná. Flower buds were bagged and the accumulated nectar of flowers was collected hourly. The volume and concentration of nectar of P. alata increased during anthesis, which was associated with rising temperatures. The volume of nectar of P

  3. Floral scent of brazilian Passiflora: five species analised by dynamic headspace

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    DANIEL A.V. MONTERO

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This study describes for the first time the chemical composition and olfactive description of floral scent from Brazilian Passiflora (Passiflora edulis Sim, Passiflora alata Curtis, Passiflora cincinnata Mast., Passiflora coccinea Aubl. and Passiflora quadrangularis L.. Five species were grown in greenhouse at the Agronomic Institute (IAC, São Paulo, Brazil. Volatile compounds were collected using dynamic headspace. Analyses of scent composition were performed by gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometer. Identification of chemical constituents was conducted through of retention index followed by comparative analysis of mass spectra with specialized databases. The olfactive descriptions of floral scent from each species was evaluated for a professional perfumer. High interspecific diversity was found between chemical compositions of floral scent within Passiflora and different bouquets were observed amount the studied species. Mayor constituents were linalool (P. alata, geraniol (P. quadrangularis, 1,4-dimethoxybenzene (P. edulis, benzaldehyde (P. cincinnata and 2-methyl-3-pentanone (P. coccinea.

  4. Floral scent of brazilian Passiflora: five species analised by dynamic headspace.

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    Montero, Daniel A V; Marques, Marcia Ortiz M; Meletti, Laura M M; Kampen, Maria H VAN; Polozzi, Sandra C

    2016-09-01

    This study describes for the first time the chemical composition and olfactive description of floral scent from Brazilian Passiflora (Passiflora edulis Sim, Passiflora alata Curtis, Passiflora cincinnata Mast., Passiflora coccinea Aubl. and Passiflora quadrangularis L.). Five species were grown in greenhouse at the Agronomic Institute (IAC), São Paulo, Brazil. Volatile compounds were collected using dynamic headspace. Analyses of scent composition were performed by gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometer. Identification of chemical constituents was conducted through of retention index followed by comparative analysis of mass spectra with specialized databases. The olfactive descriptions of floral scent from each species was evaluated for a professional perfumer. High interspecific diversity was found between chemical compositions of floral scent within Passiflora and different bouquets were observed amount the studied species. Mayor constituents were linalool (P. alata), geraniol (P. quadrangularis), 1,4-dimethoxybenzene (P. edulis), benzaldehyde (P. cincinnata) and 2-methyl-3-pentanone (P. coccinea).

  5. Desenvolvimento, produtividade e sobrevivência de maracujazeiro-amarelo enxertado e cultivado em área com histórico de morte prematura de plantas Growth, yield and survival of yellow passion fruit grafted and cultived in area with description of premature death of plants

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    José Carlos Cavichioli

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desenvolvimento vegetativo, a produtividade e a sobrevivência do maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims enxertado sobre três porta-enxertos, em área com histórico de morte prematura de plantas. O experimento foi conduzido no município de Adamantina-SP, no período de maio de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007, adotando-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com três tratamentos e sete repetições. Os porta-enxertos avaliados foram Passiflora edulis, P. alata e P. gibertii, utilizando-se da enxertia convencional por garfagem tipo fenda cheia. Avaliaram-se o diâmetro do caule do porta-enxerto e do enxerto, o comprimento do entrenó e dos ramos secundários, o número de ramos terciários e o de frutos, a massa média, o diâmetro e o comprimento médio dos frutos, a produtividade e a sobrevivência de plantas. Os resultados demonstraram que o uso da enxertia no maracujazeiro é uma opção viável como meio de propagação vegetativa, assim como forma de controle de alguns patógenos habitantes do solo, um dos problemas que têm limitado a expansão da cultura. As plantas enxertadas sobre P. edulis apresentaram melhor desenvolvimento inicial, seguido de P. gibertii e de P. alata. A menor produtividade ocorrreu em plantas sobre P. alata. Mesmo com a presença de Fusarium solani e Rotylenchulus reniformis nos solos, 91% das plantas enxertadas sobre P. gibertii sobreviveram após 12 meses de plantio no campo, enquanto em P. alata e P. edulis, esses índices foram de 60% e 8,6%, respectivamente, mostrando assim a maior tolerância às doenças causadas por patógenos habitantes do solo por P. gibertii.The objective of this study was to evaluate the vegetative growth, yield and survival of yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims grafted on the three rootstocks in area with description of premature death of plants. The experiment was carried out in Adamantina, SP, Brazil, from May 2006 to February 2007

  6. Evaluation of anxiolytic activity of spray dried powders of two South Brazilian Passiflora species.

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    Reginatto, Flávio H; De-Paris, Fernanda; Petry, Raquel D; Quevedo, João; Ortega, George González; Gosmann, Grace; Schenkel, Eloir P

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    The Passiflora extracts have been used in folk medicine because of its reputed sedative and anxiolytic properties. The present study aimed to compare the potential anxiolytic activity of two Passiflora spray-dried powders obtained from P. alata and P. edulis, known in Brazil as 'maracujá'. Male adult Swiss rats were treated with 200, 400 and 800 mg/kg of spray-dried powders p.o. and anxiolytic activity was evaluated using the elevated plus-maze test. The spray-dried powders showed anxiolytic activity in doses of 400 and 800 mg/kg. Our results support the potential anxiolytic effect of Passiflora spray-dried powders (P. alata and P. edulis). Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  7. Grafting of different combinations of scions and rootstocks of passion fruit plants

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    Verônica Andrade dos Santos

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    Full Text Available The use of rootstock in the cultivation of passion fruit aims to solve problems related to diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens. The seedling production by this method may provide greater longevity for plants and smaller losses for the producer of passion fruit. The objective of this study was to evaluate the grafting of different canopy / rootstock, using Passiflora alata and Passiflora cincinnata as rootstocks for yellow, sweet and purple passion fruit plants. The experimental design was completely randomized in a factorial 2 x 3 scheme (two rootstocks and three types of scions, with four replications and ten plants per plot. The Passiflora cincinnata when used as rootstock for yellow, purple, and sweet passion fruit showed lower grafting success rate and seedling development. The formation of seedlings by grafting of yellow and purple passion fruit on Passiflora alata proved to be feasible for the majority of those characteristics.

  8. Kofi Annan tahab kõnelusi Kosovo lõppstaatuse üle / Krister Paris

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    Kuni pole selge, milline staatus Kosovot tulevikus ootab, ei ole välisettevõtted huvitatud pikaajaliste investeeringute tegemisest selles piirkonnas. ÜRO eriesindaja Kai Eide raporti kohaselt on Kosovo teinud märkimisväärseid edusamme, kõnelused Kosovo tulevase staatuse üle võiksid alata juba sel aastal. Lisa: Läbirääkijate kolm tingimust

  9. Development of mapping populations for genetic analysis in yams ...

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    Apr 18, 2011 ... resistance, cooking quality and tuber oxidation in D. alata. Death of plants in ... analysis and molecular marker development in yam improvement programmes. .... 1µl of 10 mg/ml. RNase was added to 100 µl of DNA and incubated at 37°C for 30 min. DNA was precipitated by adding 1/10 v (10 µl) of 3.0 M.

  10. Performance of yam microtubers from temporary immersion system ...

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    Aug 22, 2011 ... 2Instituto de Biotecnología de las Plantas, Universidad Central “Marta Abreus” de Las Villas, Carretera a Camajuaní km. 5, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba. Accepted 13 November, 2009. The yam clones ´Pacala Duclos´ and ´Belep´ of Dioscorea alata were used to evaluate the performance of microtubers ...

  11. A Regional Guidebook for Conducting Functional Assessments of Forested Wetlands in the Arkansas Valley Region of Arkansas

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    species—American elm ( Ulmus americana), green ash, and sugarberry—have little site fidelity and occur nearly everywhere. As a result, off-channel forests...Green ash, persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), American elm, box elder, cedar elm ( Ulmus crassifolia) and sugarberry, all common on the Delta, are...falcata Quercus nigra Ulmus alata Quercus nuttallii Quercus phellos Quercus stellata Calculations Using the dominant species circled

  12. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - Vol 11, No 2 (2012)

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    ... Activity of Hexane Extracts of Psidium guajava L (Myrtaceae) and Cassia alata L (Caesalpineaceae) in Kasumi-1 and OV2008 Cancer Cell Lines · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. AS Levy, S-K Carley, 201-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v11i2.5 ...

  13. The importance of plant diversity in maintaining the pollinator bee, Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in sweet passion fruit fields.

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    da Silva, Cláudia Inês; Bordon, Natali Gomes; da Rocha Filho, Léo Correia; Garófalo, Carlos Alberto

    2012-12-01

    The euglossine bee Eulaema nigrita plays an important role for the pollination of native and economically important plants, such as the sweet passion-fruit Passiflora alata. E. nigrita uniquely collects the nectar from the flowers of P. alata, nevertheless, it needs to visit other plants to collect pollen, nectar and other resources for its survival. There are two methods to identify the species of plants used by bees in their diet: by direct observation of the bees in the flowers, and through identification of pollen grains present in brood cells, feces, or in the bees' body. In order to identify the other plants that E. nigrita visits, we analyzed samples of pollen grains removed from the bee's body in the course of the flowering period of P. alata. Among our results, the flora visited by E. nigrita comprised 40 species from 32 genera and 19 families, some of them used as a pollen source or just nectar. In spite of being a polyletic species, E. nigrita exhibited preference for some plant species with poricidal anthers. P. alata which has high sugar concentration nectar was the main source of nectar for this bee in the studied area. Nonetheless, the pollinic analysis indicated that others nectariferous plant species are necessary to keep the populations of E. nigrita. Studies such as this one are important since they indicate supplementary pollen-nectar sources which must be used for the conservation of the populations of E. nigrita in crops neighbouring areas. In the absence of pollinators, growers are forced to pay for hand pollination, which increases production costs; keeping pollinators in cultivated areas is still more feasible to ensure sweet passion fruit production.

  14. The importance of plant diversity in maintaining the pollinator bee, Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera: Apidae in sweet passion fruit fields

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    Cláudia Inês da Silva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The euglossine bee Eulaema nigrita plays an important role for the pollination of native and economically important plants, such as the sweet passion-fruit Passiflora alata. E. nigrita uniquely collects the nectar from the flowers of P. alata, nevertheless, it needs to visit other plants to collect pollen, nectar and other resources for its survival. There are two methods to identify the species of plants used by bees in their diet: by direct observation of the bees in the flowers, and through identification of pollen grains present in brood cells, feces, or in the bees’ body. In order to identify the other plants that E. nigrita visits, we analyzed samples of pollen grains removed from the bee’s body in the course of the flowering period of P. alata. Among our results, the flora visited by E. nigrita comprised 40 species from 32 genera and 19 families, some of them used as a pollen source or just nectar. In spite of being a polyletic species, E. nigrita exhibited preference for some plant species with poricidal anthers. P. alata which has high sugar concentration nectar was the main source of nectar for this bee in the studied area. Nonetheless, the pollinic analysis indicated that others nectariferous plant species are necessary to keep the populations of E. nigrita. Studies such as this one are important since they indicate supplementary pollen-nectar sources which must be used for the conservation of the populations of E. nigrita in crops neighbouring areas. In the absence of pollinators, growers are forced to pay for hand pollination, which increases production costs; keeping pollinators in cultivated areas is still more feasible to ensure sweet passion fruit production

  15. Constituyentes no polares de la corteza de esenbeckia ahita y actividad antimicrobiana

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    Olimpo García Beltrán

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available De la corteza de Esenbeckia alata (Rutaceae se aislaron cuatro compuestos identificados como: 5-hidroxi-2-metilcromanona aislado por primera vez en vegetales (en este trabajo se completan sus datos espectroscópicos, (--episesamina, la amida pellitonina y sitosterol. La elucidación estructural de estos compuestos se realizó mediante técnicas espectroscópicas (IR. UV. RMN 1H y 13C y EM.

  16. Metodologia de minienxertia em maracujazeiros Methodology of minigrafting on passion fruits

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    Rodrigo Sobreira Alexandre

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar a metodologia de enxertia pela modalidade garfagem no topo hipocotiledonar em fenda cheia, utilizando miniestacas adultas de segmentos apicais de P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis, P. alata, P. mucronata e P. foetida e internodais de P. mucronata. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação equipada com sistema de irrigação com nebulização intermitente, do Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo (CEUNES, da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES. Os índices de pegamento nas combinações de P. edulis f. flavicarpa/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. alata/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. mucronata/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. foetida/P. edulis f. flavicarpa foram de 90; 90; 68; 80 e 90, respectivamente. A metodologia empregada é uma nova opção de enxertia para essas espécies do gênero Passiflora.The objective was to evaluate the graft methodology based on cleft grafting on the top of the hypocotyls, using adult minicuttings of apical segments of P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis, P. alata, P. mucronata and P. foetida, and intermodal of P. mucronata. The experiments were carried out under greenhouse conditions, equipped with intermittent mist irrigation, at Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo (CEUNES, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES. The rates of grafting success in combinations of P. edulis f. flavicarpa/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. alata/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. mucronata/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. foetida/P. edulis f. flavicarpa were 90, 90, 68, 80 and 90, respectively. The proposed methodology is a novel grafting option for those species of the genus Passiflora.

  17. Report on the development of putative functional SSR and SNP markers in passion fruits.

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    da Costa, Zirlane Portugal; Munhoz, Carla de Freitas; Vieira, Maria Lucia Carneiro

    2017-09-06

    Passionflowers Passiflora edulis and Passiflora alata are diploid, outcrossing and understudied fruit bearing species. In Brazil, passion fruit cultivation began relatively recently and has earned the country an outstanding position as the world's top producer of passion fruit. The fruit's main economic value lies in the production of juice, an essential exotic ingredient in juice blends. Currently, crop improvement strategies, including those for underexploited tropical species, tend to incorporate molecular genetic approaches. In this study, we examined a set of P. edulis transcripts expressed in response to infection by Xanthomonas axonopodis, (the passion fruit's main bacterial pathogen that attacks the vines), aiming at the development of putative functional markers, i.e. SSRs (simple sequence repeats) and SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). A total of 210 microsatellites were found in 998 sequences, and trinucleotide repeats were found to be the most frequent (31.4%). Of the sequences selected for designing primers, 80.9% could be used to develop SSR markers, and 60.6% SNP markers for P. alata. SNPs were all biallelic and found within 15 gene fragments of P. alata. Overall, gene fragments generated 10,003 bp. SNP frequency was estimated as one SNP every 294 bp. Polymorphism rates revealed by SSR and SNP loci were 29.4 and 53.6%, respectively. Passiflora edulis transcripts were useful for the development of putative functional markers for P. alata, suggesting a certain level of sequence conservation between these cultivated species. The markers developed herein could be used for genetic mapping purposes and also in diversity studies.

  18. Taiwanese and Japanese yam (Dioscorea spp.) extracts attenuate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity in mice.

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    Chen, Chih-Tai; Wang, Zhi-Hong; Hsu, Cheng-Chin; Lin, Hui-Hsuan; Chen, Jing-Hsien

    2017-10-01

    The present study was designed to explore whether yam could protect the heart from doxorubicin (DOX)-induced oxidative stress leading to cardiotoxicity in vivo. In this study, the protective effects of water and ethanol extracts of three varieties of yam, including water extracts of Dioscorea japonica Thunb., ethanol extracts of D. japonica Thunb., water extracts of Dioscorea alata, ethanol extracts of D. alata, water extracts of Dioscorea purpurea, and ethanol extracts of D. purpurea, against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in experimental mice were evaluated. DOX treatment led to significant decreases in the ratio of heart weight to body weight and heart rate, and increases in blood pressure and the serum level of lactate dehydrogenase, a marker of cardiotoxicity, were recovered by yam extracts, especially in water extracts of D. alata. Yam extracts also decreased the cardiac levels of thiobarbituric acid relative substances, reactive oxygen species, and inflammatory factors, as well as the expression of nuclear factor kappa B, while ethanol extracts of D. japonica Thunb. and D. purpurea were shown to be more potent. Moreover, yam extracts had a role in increasing the activities of glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase, thus improving the DOX-induced alterations in oxidative status in the heart tissue of DOX-treated mice. All ethanol extracts of yam exhibited their antiapoptotic abilities on caspase-3 activation and mitochondrial dysfunction, and ethanol extracts of D. alata still exerted a superior effect. Based on these findings, it can be concluded that yam has significant cardioprotective properties against DOX-induced damage via its multiple effects on antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, or antiapoptotic activities. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  19. Explorations Diversity of Dioscorea Spp. Varieties From Pasuruan, East Java: Inventory and Characterization

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    Dioscorea spp. is the edible tubers from Dioscoreaceae family. Dioscorea is also an important crop which serves as a staple food and medicine. Discoreaceae exploration collecting mission had been conducted in 10 Districts of Pasuruan, East Java. Forty-four accessions were obtained during the exploration. It comprised of 5 species and 29 varieties i.e. 17 varieties of Dioscorea alata L., 8 varieties of Dioscorea his-pida Dennst., 2 varieties of Dioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill., 1 variety o...

  20. Karakteristik Tepung Prebiotik Umbi Uwi (Dioscorea Spp)

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    Umbi uwi (Dioscorea spp.) merupakan salah satu jenis umbi yang banyak tumbuh di Indonesia memiliki kandungan karbohidrat yang tinggi. Keanekaragaman uwi sangat banyak baik dilihat dari bentuk, ukuran, warna, maupun rasa umbinya. Terdapat lebih dari 600 spesies dari genus Dioscorea spp. tersebar di berbagai negara, termasuk Indonesia, antara lain Dioscorea hispida (gadung), Dioscorea esculenta (gembili), Discorea bulbifera (gembolo), Dioscorea alata (uwi ungu/purple yam), Dioscorea opposita (...

  1. HISTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF SOUR PASSION FRUIT POPULATIONS UNDER DIFFERENT ROOTSTOCKS RESISTANT TO Fusarium spp

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    Moisés Ambrósio

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The present study aimed to describe histological traits of the graft welding process and evaluate the effect of rootstocks on the physical and chemical traits and the productivity of sour passion fruit populations. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design, in a 4x2 + 4 factorial scheme (cultivars / canopy x rootstocks, three replicates and nine plants per plot. Commercial cultivars and populations and Passiflora alata and P. nitida rootstocks, in addition to ungrafted plants were used as canopy. Cleft grafting was the grafting type adopted. Traits analyzed such as productivity and physical and chemical quality of fruits were submitted to analysis of variance and compared by the Tukey test. The canopy morphology was evaluated according to descriptors of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. Grafting was carried out for each graft/rootstock combination for histological analysis. Sections were obtained by freehand cuts, stained and mounted on semi-permanent slides, examined under optical microscope and photomicrographed. Rootstocks affected the early cultivation and reduced productivity and number of fruits of passion fruit populations. Grafting did not affect the quality of fruits or the canopy morphology. Considering the complete culture cycle, P. alata species is able to be used as rootstock. The anatomical study demonstrates the occurrence of better compatibility in the connection of P. edulis tissues on P. alata, compared to grafting on P. nitida.

  2. Confirmation of cross-fertilization using molecular markers in ornamental passion flower hybrids.

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    Conceição, L D H C S; Belo, G O; Souza, M M; Santos, S F; Cerqueira-Silva, C B M; Corrêa, R X

    2011-01-11

    Several interspecific Passiflora hybrids are produced in the northern hemisphere for the ornamental plant market. In Brazil, production of passion flower hybrids is limited to the introgression of genes into the main cultivated species, yellow passion fruit, to be used as rootstocks. Confirmation of hybridization in the initial developmental stage is important for breeding perennial and sub-perennial plants, such as passion flowers, reducing time and costs in plant stock maintenance. In order to obtain F₁ hybrids with ornamental potential, four species of Passiflora (P. alata, P. gardneri, P. gibertii, and P. watsoniana) from the Active Germplasm Bank at UESC were hybridized. Flower buds, in pre-anthesis, of the genitors were previously protected, and the female buds were emasculated. To confirm hybridization, the genomic DNA of the genitor species and the supposed hybrids was extracted and RAPD primers were used to obtain molecular markers and select passion flower interspecific hybrids. Eight primers were used to confirm hybrids derived from P. gardneri with P. alata, P. watsoniana with P. alata, P. watsoniana with P. gardneri, and P. gardneri with P. gibertii; 75, 50, 45, and 46% of the informative bands, respectively, confirmed the hybrid nature of these plants. The RAPD technique was effective in the early identification of hybrids; this will be useful for development of hybrid Passiflora progeny.

  3. Phenolics and Flavonoids Compounds, Phenylanine Ammonia Lyase and Antioxidant Activity Responses to Elevated CO2 in Labisia pumila (Myrisinaceae

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    Hawa Z.E. Jaafar

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available A split plot 3 × 3 experiment was designed to examine the impact of three concentrations of CO2 (400, 800 and 1,200 µmol·mol−1 on the phenolic and flavonoid compound profiles, phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL and antioxidant activity in three varieties of Labisia pumila Benth. (var. alata, pumila and lanceolata after 15 weeks of exposure. HPLC analysis revealed a strong influence of increased CO2 concentration on the modification of phenolic and flavonoid profiles, whose intensity depended on the interaction between CO2 levels and L. pumila varieties. Gallic acid and quercetin were the most abundant phenolics and flavonoids commonly present in all the varieties. With elevated CO2 (1,200 µmol·mol−1 exposure, gallic acid increased tremendously, especially in var. alata and pumila (101–111%, whilst a large quercetin increase was noted in var. lanceolata (260%, followed closely by alata (201%. Kaempferol, although detected under ambient CO2 conditions, was undetected in all varieties after exposure. Instead, caffeic acid was enhanced tremendously in var. alata (338~1,100% and pumila (298~433%. Meanwhile, pyragallol and rutin were only seen in var. alata (810 µg·g−1 DW and pumila (25 µg·g−1 DW, respectively, under ambient conditions; but the former compound went undetected in all varieties while rutin continued to increase by 262% after CO2 enrichment. Interestingly, naringenin that was present in all varieties under ambient conditions went undetected under enrichment, except for var. pumila where it was enhanced by 1,100%. PAL activity, DPPH and FRAP also increased with increasing CO2 levels implying the possible improvement of health-promoting quality of Malaysian L. pumila

  4. EFFECT OF ARTIFICIAL WEATHERING ON WOOD LAMINATES COLOR TREATED WITH TWO FINISHING PRODUCTS

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    Thais Jacob Mendes

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Weathering is one of the main reasons for the degradation of wood, especially its color. The application of finishes minimizes these effects. This study aimed to monitor the effect of artificial weathering on wood veneer of the species cumaru (Dipteryx odorata and pau marfim (Balfourodendron riedelianum with two finishes, the marine varnish and Cetol, with monitoring using a spectrophotometer. The samples were subjected to cycles of exposure to weathering for 20, 40, 52, 76, 124, 226, 430, 838 and 960 hours. The colorimetric parameters (L*, a*, b*, C and h* were measured before treatment, after application of the products and during the weathering time intervals. The application of finishes darkened veneer of cumaru wood and pau marfim in nature. However, in higher weathering times, both species returned to a lighter color, and even became lighter than the natural wood. The use of Cetol was more efficient, giving greater stability in the conservation of wood color of the species studied.

  5. Uso de câmara úmida em enxertia convencional de maracujazeiro-amarelo sobre três porta-enxertos Use of humid chamber in conventional grafting of yellow passion fruit on three rootstocks

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    Luiz de Souza Corrêa

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A propagação do maracujazeiro através da enxertia poderá ser a solução para o controle de doenças do sistema radicular. Assim, com o objetivo de avaliar o desenvolvimento e a sobrevivência de plantas enxertadas de maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims em três porta-enxertos, utilizando-se de câmara úmida, instalou-se este experimento em um viveiro de mudas no município de Adamantina-SP, no período de dezembro de 2005 a abril de 2006. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 2, com quatro repetições e 10 plantas/parcela. Os fatores avaliados foram três porta-enxertos (Passiflora edulis, P. alata e P. gibertiiem dois ambientes (com e sem câmara úmida. Foi utilizada a enxertia convencional pelo método de garfagem tipo fenda cheia. Avaliaram-se a sobrevivência e a altura dos enxertos, o diâmetro do caule do porta-enxerto e do enxerto, o número de folhas e a fitomassa seca da parte aérea e das raízes. Verificaram-se melhores resultados com os porta-enxertos P. edulis e P. gibertii, superiores ao P. alata em todas as variáveis estudadas. Os maiores índices de sobrevivência foram observados em P. edulis e P. gibertii, com 100% e 98,8%, respectivamente. Apesar de o P. alata ter-se mostrado inferior, é viável o uso deste material como porta-enxerto para o maracujazeiro-amarelo. O uso da câmara úmida favoreceu o pegamento dos enxertos em P. alata.The grafting of passion fruit might be the solution for the control of diseases of roots. Thus, with the objective of evaluating the development and survival of yellow passion fruit plants grafted on three rootstocks during the nursery phase, one experiment was carried in Adamantina, SP, Brazil, from December 2005 to April 2006. The experimental design was in randomized blocks in factorial scheme 3 x 2, with four replications. The studied factors were three rootstocks (P. edulis, P. alata and P.gibertii in two environment (with

  6. Preferência alimentar de Dione juno juno (CRAMER, 1779 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae por genótipos de maracujazeiro Feeding preference of Dione juno juno (CRAMER, 1779 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae to passion fruit genotypes

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    Marina Robles Angelini

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo determinar o efeito de genótipos de maracujazeiro quanto à atratividade e à não-preferência para alimentação de lagartas de Dione juno juno, em diferentes idades, através de testes com e sem chance de escolha. Os experimentos foram conduzidos no Departamento de Fitossanidade da FCAV/UNESP de Jaboticabal-SP, sob condições ambientais controladas (T=26=±=1°C=U.=R.= 60 ± 10% e fotofase = 14 horas, utilizando-se dos genótipos Passiflora edulis, P. gibertii, P. alata, Sul Brasil, IAC-275, Flora FB 300, P. serrato-digitata, P. edulis f. flavicarpa, Maguary FB-100 e P. foetida. Para o teste com chance de escolha, foram utilizadas placas de Petri, onde foram distribuídos, de forma eqüidistante, um disco foliar (3,2 cm de cada genótipo estudado e liberando-se em seguida, no centro da placa, 5 lagartas recém-eclodidas ou uma lagarta com 10 dias de idade por material. No teste sem chance de escolha, foi colocado apenas um disco de cada genótipo por placa de Petri (9 cm de diâmetro, mantendo-se o mesmo padrão de infestação utilizado no teste com chance. As avaliações foram realizadas em duas etapas, sendo que, na primeira, avaliou-se a atratividade, contando o número de lagartas em cada material a 1; 3; 5; 10; 15; 30; 60; 120; 240 minutos e 24 horas após a liberação das mesmas. Na segunda etapa, observou-se o consumo foliar 24 horas após o início do teste. O genótipo menos atrativo às lagartas recém-eclodidas e de 10 dias de idade foi P. alata em testes com e sem chance de escolha. O genótipo P. alata foi o menos consumido em teste com chance de escolha, sendo que, no teste sem chance, P. alata e P. foetida destacaram-se como os menos consumidos para as duas fases larvais.This aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of passion fruit genotypes on the attractiveness and feeding non-preference of D. juno juno larvae, through free-choice and no-choice tests. The experiments were

  7. Desenvolvimento de plantas de maracujazeiro-amarelo produzidas por enxertia hipocotiledonar em cinco porta-enxertos de passifloras silvestres Development of yellow passion fruit plant produced by hypocotyledonary grafting on five rootstocks of wild passiflora in Araguari-MG

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    Geraldo Costa Nogueira Filho

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em área de pequeno produtor fornecedor da Maguari (Kraft Foods do Brasil em Araguari - MG, e teve por objetivo avaliar o desenvolvimento de maracujazeiro-amarelo propagado por enxertia hipocotiledonar, sobre cinco porta-enxertos de passifloráceas nativas. Os tratamentos utilizados foram cinco porta-enxertos: P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea, P. alata, P. gibertii e P. cincinnata, e o maracujazeiro-amarelo de pé-franco como controle, totalizando seis tratamentos. Para todos os tratamentos, a variedade-copa utilizada foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo Cv. FB 200. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com três repetições. A parcela foi constituída de uma fileira de 20 metros de comprimento contendo quatro plantas. A condução foi realizada conforme os tratos culturais recomendados para a cultura. As características avaliadas foram: altura das plantas, número de folhas, diâmetro da região da enxertia, diâmetro do enxerto, diâmetro do porta-enxerto, relação enxerto/porta-enxerto. As plantas de P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea e pé-franco apresentaram melhor desenvolvimento. Já as plantas sobre o porta-enxerto P. alata não desenvolveram bem. Embora as plantas de pé-franco tenham superado numericamente o desenvolvimento das enxertadas sobre P. cincinnata e P. gibertii, não houve diferenças significativas entre eles. O porta-enxerto P. alata influenciou negativamente na altura das plantas, número de folhas, diâmetro da região da enxertia, diâmetro do enxerto, diâmetro do porta-enxerto e na relação enxerto/porta-enxerto.The experiment was carried out in an area of a small producer supplier of Maguari (Kraft Foods of Brazil in Araguari-MG, and aimed to assess the development of yellow passion fruit plant grafted on five rootstocks of native passifloraceas using the hypocotyledonary grafting method. The treatments used as rootstocks were P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea

  8. Diversidad genética intra e inter-específica de ñame (Dioscorea spp. de la región Caribe de Colombia mediante marcadores AFLP

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    Hernando Javier Rivera-Jiménez

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    Full Text Available Conocer la variabilidad genética del ñame, Dioscorea spp., permite apoyar estrategias de mejoramiento y conservación de este recurso fitogenético. El objetivo de este estudio fue la caracterización molecular de 20 accesiones de Dioscorea spp. mediante la técnica molecular de AFLP para determinar cómo se distribuye la variabilidad genética de manera intra e inter-específica. Los datos fueron analizados mediante los métodos de agrupación de correspondencia múltiple y análisis de similaridad de Dice, estableciendo los niveles de confiabilidad de los grupos genéticos mediante remuestreos. En términos de diversidad interespecífica, los valores promedios de similitud variaron entre 41.81% entre D. alata L. y D. rotundata Poir., y 33.51% entre D. trifida L.f. y D. esculenta (Lour. Burkill, lo que sugiere alta diversidad genética entre las accesiones estudiadas, que formaron cuatro grupos genéticos: D. alata, D. rotundata, D. esculenta y D. trifida, confirmando correspondencia entre la caracterización morfológica, clasificación botánica y la caracterización molecular. En términos de diversidad intraespecífica para la especie D. alata, el análisis también reveló una composición heterogénea en la región Caribe colombiana. Estos estudios ayudarán a definir una estrategia adecuada para fines de conservación y apoyar los esfuerzos futuros en los programas de mejoramiento genético.

  9. Crescimento, composição mineral e fenóis totais de espécies de Passiflora em função de fontes nitrogenadas

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    Liliane Barroso de Sousa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a influência de fontes nitrogenadas sobre o crescimento inicial, os teores nutricionais e os fenóis totais contidos nas folhas do ramo primário de três espécies de Passiflora e ainda, os efeitos dessas fontes sobre a composição química do substrato de cultivo. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento em blocos casualizados em sistema fatorial 4×3, sendo quatro fontes nitrogenadas (esterco bovino + nitrato de amônio; esterco bovino + sulfato de amônio; esterco bovino + ureia e esterco bovino e três espécies de Passiflora (Passiflora edulis, Passiflora alata e Passiflora ligularis, com quatro repetições. A espécie P. edulis apresentou maior comprimento, diâmetro e número de brotações do ramo primário em relação às espécies P. alata, e P. ligularis. Os maiores teores de fenóis totais e menores teores de N na massa seca foliar foram observados nas espécies P. alata e P. ligularis adubadas apenas com esterco bovino. Entre as espécies de Passiflora estudadas, a espécie P. edulis apresentou maiores teores foliares de N, P, K e Ca. De acordo com a análise química dos substratos, o tratamento com apenas esterco bovino causou maior pH, maior teor de P e de K, maior soma de bases e maior índice de saturação de bases.

  10. Severidade de doenças em maracujazeiro para identificação de fontes de resistência em condições de campo

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    Eder Jorge de Oliveira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi utilizar uma escala de severidade para algumas doenças do maracujazeiro, visando à identificação de fontes de resistência. Foram avaliados 75 acessos de Passiflora spp. em condições de campo, sob alta infecção natural dos patógenos, para a severidade da virose, nas folhas (VIFO, frutos (VIFR e distribuição na planta (VIPL, bem como para verrugose nos frutos e ramos (VEFR e VERA, respectivamente e antracnose nos frutos (ANFR. Houve alta variabilidade para resistência às doenças, embora poucos acessos tenham sido classificados como resistentes à VIFO, VIFR e VIPL, sendo que apenas um acesso de P. setacea (BGM237 foi considerado resistente aos três tipos de avaliações para virose. A maioria dos acessos de maracujazeiro- amarelo e roxo possui algum grau de suscetibilidade a um ou outro sintoma da virose. Quanto à VERA, acessos de P. alata e P. cincinnata foram mais resistentes, embora P. alata demonstre maior resistência a VEFR. Alguns acessos de P. edulis comportam-se como moderadamente resistente à VERA e VEFR. A maioria dos acessos de P. alata, P. cincinnata e P. setacea não apresentou sintomas de antracnose nos frutos. A escala de severidade adotada mostrou-se eficiente para a separação dos acessos de maracujazeiro em diferentes classes de resistência a doenças.

  11. Detection of Specific Polypeptide(s Synthesized during the Sequential Stages of Differentiation in Dioscorea species

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    Ashwani Kumar

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe present investigation was aimed to detect the specific polypeptide(s appeared during the sequential stages of differentiation. Among different explants, only nodal explants showed good results for callusing. Depending on the fresh and dry weight, best callus growth was observed on MS medium supplemented with NAA (2.5 mg/L inDioscorea alata and 2, 4-D (2.0 mg/L inD. deltoidea, respectively. This callus was used for the regeneration. Roots differentiation was observed on MS medium + NAA (2.0 mg/L + IBA (0.5 mg/L and shoots on MS medium + BAP (2.0 mg/L + NAA (0.5 mg/L in D. alata while in D. deltoidea, roots on RT medium + IAA (1.0 mg/L and shoots on RT medium + BAP (1.0 mg/L + NAA (0.5 mg/L. Continuous decrease was seen in the total soluble protein during the differentiation inD. alatawhereas inD. deltoidea, the protein content decreased upto initiation stage. Four root specific polypeptides (MW 25.56, 24.35, 19.13 and 18.2 kDa and three shoot specific polypeptides (MW 53.7, 25.12 and 19.13 kDa were synthesized during the differentiation inD. alata. Similarly, two root specific (MW 33.9 and 31.69 kDa and one shoot specific (MW 16.98 kDa polypeptide band were appeared during differentiation in D. deltoidea.

  12. FLUTUAÇÃO POPULACIONAL DE Dione juno juno (Cramer, 1779 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae EM MARACUJAZEIROS (Passiflora spp., MÉTODOS DE AMOSTRAGEM E RESISTÊNCIA DE GENÓTIPOS

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    Boiça Júnior Arlindo Leal

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    Full Text Available A pesquisa foi desenvolvida por um período de três anos (1991/94, em condições de campo, em Jaboticabal, SP, objetivando-se verificar a época do ano de maior ocorrência de Dione juno juno, avaliar métodos de amostragem e a resistência de genótipos de maracujazeiro (Passiflora spp. ao seu ataque. Utilizaram-se doze genótipos entre espécies e híbridos. Os levantamentos foram realizados quinzenalmente, anotando-se o número de lagartas, o número total de folhas e o número de folhas atacadas por 0,25 m2 , e também em 1,5 m linear de espaldeira. Os resultados mostraram que a ocorrência de D. juno juno foi maior no inverno, com pico populacional em julho, seguindo-se da primavera e o verão, com pico em dezembro. As amostragens do número de folhas atacadas por D. juno juno/0,25 m2 e porcentagem de folhas atacadas pelas lagartas/0,25 m2 foram mais adequadas para a avaliação da infestação de genótipos de maracujazeiro pela praga; os genótipos P. alata, P. setacea, P. coccinea, P. nitida, P. alata2 x P. macrocarpa não foram atacados pela praga e o P. edulis x P. setacea foi muito pouco atacado, enquanto P. cincinnata, P. edulis, P. edulis x P. alata, P. edulis x P. giberti e P. caerulea foram os mais infestados.

  13. Pegamento da enxertia em diferentes combinações de variedades e espécies utilizadas como copa e como porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro

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    Givanildo Roncatto

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil é o maior produtor de maracujá. Mas, apesar da posição de destaque, a vida útil do maracujazeiro vem sendo reduzida, principalmente, devido aos danos causados por doenças do sistema radicular. A enxertia com espécies nativas e resistentes a doenças apresenta-se como alternativa de produção. Com isso, objetivou-se avaliar o pegamento da enxertia nas combinações de variedades-copa e espécies de porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro. O trabalho foi desenvolvido em viveiro telado (50% de sombreamento, na Embrapa Acre, em Rio Branco-AC, entre setembro e dezembro de 2007. A variedade-copa utilizada para todos os tratamentos foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 100' e 'FB 200' do viveiro Flora Brasil (Araguari-MG e outras 5 variedades regionais (UFAC-Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco-AC, e os porta-enxertos foram Passiflora edulis Sims (maracujazeiro-amarelo (acesso Cuiabá-MT, P. alata, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. quadrangularis (acesso Guiratinga-MT, P. serrato-digitata (acesso IAC-Campinas-SP. As sementes foram previamente embebidas em água destilada por cerca de 24 h e posteriormente semeadas em tubetes plásticos (25x5cm com substrato Plantmax@. O método de enxertia utilizado foi o de fenda cheia no topo hipocotiledonar, tendo os porta-enxertos as seguintes características: três folhas verdadeiras e altura de plântula variável (6 a 8cm, 30 a 90 dias após a semeadura. Decapitaram-se as plântulas na altura dos cotilédones com lâmina de aço, as quais foram mergulhadas em água sanitária a 70%, a cada enxertia realizada. Os enxertos foram obtidos de plântula inteira, com cerca de 10 cm de comprimento, fazendo-se a limpeza das folhas. As combinações de melhor desempenho em relação ao pegamento da enxertia foram UFAC 07 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 38 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-amarelo, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 64 sobre P. serrato-digitata, com 100% de pegamento

  14. A new species of Paraphaenodiscus Girault (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae from India parasitizing Coccus sp. (Hemiptera: Coccidae

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    Full Text Available A new species, Paraphaenodiscus udayveeri Singh sp. nov., has been described and illustrated with automontaged photographs of both male and female. Species parasitized scale insects on the leaves of Pterygota alata which were weaved into nest of red weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Species is compared with P. chrysocomae Prinsloo and P. pedanus Prinsloo & Mynhardt. Key to world species of Paraphaenodiscus except European species is also given. Types are deposited with National Forest Insect Collection, Entomology Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India (NFIC-FRI.

  15. Wildlife reservoirs for vector-borne canine, feline and zoonotic infections in Austria

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    The role of wild ungulates, especially ruminants, as reservoirs for zoonotic disease on the other hand seems to be negligible, although the deer filaroid Onchocerca jakutensis has been described to infect humans. Deer may also harbour certain Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains with so far unclear potential to infect humans. The major role of deer as reservoirs is for ticks, mainly adults, thus maintaining the life cycle of these vectors and their distribution. Wild boar seem to be an exception among the ungulates as, in their interaction with the fox, they can introduce food-borne zoonotic agents such as Trichinella britovi and Alaria alata into the human food chain.

  16. Keanekaragaman Jenis Gastropoda di Sekitar Tempat Pelelangan Ikan (TPI Parit 7 Desa Tungkal I Tanjung Jabung Barat (Species Diversity of Gastropods around Parit Fish Auction, Tungkal I Village, West Tanjung Jabung

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    Full Text Available The objective of this research is to determine the gastropod species diversity aroundParit 7 fish auction, Tungkal 1 Village, West Tanjung Jabung. The research found 208 individuals of15 gastropods species: Cerithidea obtusa, Cerithidea alata, Cerithidea cingulata, Telescopiumtelescopium, Telescopium mauritsi, Littoraria melanostoma, Littoraria conica, Littoraria scabra,Nerita balteata, Neritina violacea, Neritina cornucopia, Stramonita gradata, Chicoreus capucinus,Cassidula aurisfelis, and Ellobium aurisjudae. The research concluded that the gastropod speciesdiversity around Parit 7 fish auction Tungkal 1 Village West Tanjung Jabung classified as mediumdue to H' index ranged from 1.79 to 2.28 and there is no dominant species.

  17. Evaluación del riesgo agroambiental de los suelos de las comunidades indígenas del estado Anzoátegui, Venezuela

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    Con el propósito de realizar una evaluación del riesgo agroambiental en los suelos de las comunidades indígenas del Estado Anzoátegui Venezuela, se evaluaron cinco unidades de tierra de la zona de interés frente a diez usos agropecuarios; Algodón (Gossypium hirsutum), Fríjol (Vigna sinensis), Maíz (Zea mays), Maní (Arachis hypogea), Melón (Cucumis melo), Ñame (Dioscorea alata), Ganadería (pasto), Patilla (Citrullus vulgaris), Sorgo (Sorghum bicolor) y Yuca (Manihot esculenta). La ...

  18. Aspectos vegetativos de combinações copa/porta-enxerto em maracujazeiro

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    Full Text Available O maracujazeiro tem-se destacado entre as principais frutíferas do País. Porém, a vida útil vem sendo reduzida principalmente devido aos danos causados por doenças do sistema radicular, sendo que a enxertia com espécies nativas e resistentes a doenças pode solucionar o problema. Com isso, objetivou-se avaliar o desempenho vegetativo das mudas enxertadas de combinações de variedades-copa e espécies de porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro. O trabalho foi desenvolvido em viveiro telado (50% de sombreamento, na Embrapa/Acre, em Rio Branco-AC, entre setembro e dezembro de 2007. As sete variedades estudadas foram o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 100' e 'FB 200' do viveiro Flora Brasil (Araguari-MG, UFAC 07; 25; 38; 64 e 70 (Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco-AC, e os porta-enxertos foram Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa (acesso Cuiabá-MT, P. alata, P. edulis e P. quadrangularis (acesso Guiratinga-MT, P. serrato-digitata (acesso IAC-Campinas-SP. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao caso, com 12 repetições. Os tratamentos foram 35 combinações copa/porta-enxerto constituídas por 5 portas-enxertos combinados com 7 copas. O método de enxertia utilizado foi o de fenda cheia no topo hipocotiledonar, tendo os porta-enxertos as seguintes características: três folhas verdadeiras e altura de plântula variável (6 a 8cm, 30 a 90 dias após a semeadura. Foram avaliadas a altura de plantas, o diâmetro do caule, o número de folhas e de entrenós como valores de desenvolvimento das plantas. As combinações de melhor desenvolvimento vegetativo para o diâmetro e o número de entrenós foram FB 100 e FB 200 sobre P. edulis e P. alata, UFAC 07 sobre P. serrato-digitata e P. quadrangularis, UFAC 38 sobre P. edulis. Já para a altura de plantas e o número de folhas, as combinações de melhor desenvolvimento vegetativo foram FB 100 e FB 200 sobre P. edulis e P. alata, bem como FB 100 e FB 200 sobre P. serrato-digitata, UFAC 38 sobre P. alata

  19. [Oil seeds from the American tropics].

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    Zúñiga Rojas, J

    1981-06-01

    The fatty acid composition of the oil content of seeds from native fruits of the American Tropics was analyzed. The species studied were maracuyá (Passiflora edulis), morro (Crescentia alata), zapote (Calocarpum mammosum) and icaco (Chrysobalanus icaco). The findings for maracuyá are in agreement with the data found in the literature. There is no information pertaining to the fatty acid composition of the seed oil for the other species. Icaco oil showed 4 unusual signals in its GC profile, two of which were identified as geometric isomers of licanic acid. The structure of parinaric acid was assigned to the second pair.

  20. First report and differential colonization of Passiflora species by the B biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Brazil.

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    Nunes, Endson S; Brown, Judith K; Moreira, Adriana G; Watson, Gillian; Lourenção, André L; Piedade, Sônia M S; Rezende, Jorge A M; Vieira, Maria L C

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    This note is the first report of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) biotype B colonizing passionvine in Brazil. We examined the colonization of nine Passiflora species by a wild B type population under greenhouse conditions. P. amethystina Mikan was the most preferred species for oviposition and colonization, whereas P. suberosa L., P. coriacea Juss. and two commercially cultivated species, P. alata Curtis and P. edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Degener, were mostly uncolonised. P. morifolia Mast., P. cincinnata Mast., P. foetida L. and P. caerulea L. showed intermediate levels of colonization. Such differential colonization might suggest some degree of resistance by certain Passiflora species or oviposition preference by B. tabaci.

  1. First report and differential colonization of Passiflora species by the B biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Brazil

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    Nunes, Endson S.; Vieira, Maria L.C. [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ-USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Genetica]. E-mail: esnunes@carpa.ciagri.usp.br; mlcvieir@esalq.usp.br; Brown, Judith K. [University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Plant Sciences]. E-mail: jbrown@Ag.arizona.edu; Moreira, Adriana G.; Rezende, Jorge A.M. [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ-USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola]. E-mails: agmoreir@esalq.usp.br; amrezen@esalq.usp.br; Watson, Gillian [California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA (United States)]. E-mail: gwatson@cdfa.ca.gov; Lourencao, Andre L. [Instituto Agronomico, Campinas, SP (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Fitossanidade]. E-mail: andre@iac.sp.gov.br; Piedade, Sonia M.S. [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ-USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Exatas]. E-mail: jsoniamsp@esalq.usp.br

    2008-11-15

    This note is the first report of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) biotype B colonizing passionvine in Brazil. We examined the colonization of nine Passiflora species by a wild B type population under greenhouse conditions. P. amethystina Mikan was the most preferred species for oviposition and colonization, whereas P. suberosa L., P. coriacea Juss. and two commercially cultivated species, P. alata Curtis and P. edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Degener, were mostly uncolonised. P. morifolia Mast., P. cincinnata Mast., P. foetida L. and P. caerulea L. showed intermediate levels of colonization. Such differential colonization might suggest some degree of resistance by certain Passiflora species or oviposition preference by B. tabaci. (author)

  2. Desenvolvimento, produtividade e sobrevivência de maracujazeiro-amarelo enxertado e cultivado em área com histórico de morte prematura de plantas

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    José Carlos Cavichioli

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desenvolvimento vegetativo, a produtividade e a sobrevivência do maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims enxertado sobre três porta-enxertos, em área com histórico de morte prematura de plantas. O experimento foi conduzido no município de Adamantina-SP, no período de maio de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007, adotando-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com três tratamentos e sete repetições. Os porta-enxertos avaliados foram Passiflora edulis, P. alata e P. gibertii, utilizando-se da enxertia convencional por garfagem tipo fenda cheia. Avaliaram-se o diâmetro do caule do porta-enxerto e do enxerto, o comprimento do entrenó e dos ramos secundários, o número de ramos terciários e o de frutos, a massa média, o diâmetro e o comprimento médio dos frutos, a produtividade e a sobrevivência de plantas. Os resultados demonstraram que o uso da enxertia no maracujazeiro é uma opção viável como meio de propagação vegetativa, assim como forma de controle de alguns patógenos habitantes do solo, um dos problemas que têm limitado a expansão da cultura. As plantas enxertadas sobre P. edulis apresentaram melhor desenvolvimento inicial, seguido de P. gibertii e de P. alata. A menor produtividade ocorrreu em plantas sobre P. alata. Mesmo com a presença de Fusarium solani e Rotylenchulus reniformis nos solos, 91% das plantas enxertadas sobre P. gibertii sobreviveram após 12 meses de plantio no campo, enquanto em P. alata e P. edulis, esses índices foram de 60% e 8,6%, respectivamente, mostrando assim a maior tolerância às doenças causadas por patógenos habitantes do solo por P. gibertii.

  3. Conductivity test in seeds of different passion flower species

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    Sara Mira

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the use of the conductivity test as a means of predicting seed viability in seven Passiflora species: P. alata, P. cincinnata, P. edulis f. edulis, P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. morifolia, P. mucronata, and P. nitida. Conductivity of non-desiccated (control, desiccated, and non-desiccated cryopreserved seeds was determined and related to their germination percentage. The obtained results suggest that the electrical conductivity test has potential as a germination predictor for P. edulis f. flavicarpa seed lots, but not for the other tested species.

  4. Uso de câmara úmida em enxertia hipocotiledonar de maracujazeiro-amarelo sobre três porta-enxertos Use of humid chamber in hypocotyledonary grafting of yellow passion fruit on three rootstocks

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    José Carlos Cavichioli

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o desenvolvimento e a sobrevivência de plantas de maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims enxertadas sobre três porta-enxertos com uso de câmara úmida, instalou-se este experimento em um viveiro de mudas no município de Adamantina - SP, no período de dezembro de 2005 a abril de 2006. O delineamento foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 2, com quatro repetições. Os fatores avaliados foram três porta-enxertos (Passiflora edulis, P. alata e P. gibertii em dois ambientes (com e sem câmara úmida. Foi utilizada a enxertia hipocotiledonar pelo método de garfagem tipo fenda cheia. Avaliaram-se a altura das plantas, o diâmetro do caule do porta-enxerto e do enxerto, o número de folhas, o comprimento do entrenó, a porcentagem de sobrevivência das plantas e a fitomassa seca da parte aérea e das raízes. Observou-se que o método de enxertia utilizado foi bem-sucedido para as três espécies de porta-enxertos estudadas. P. gibertii e P. edulis proporcionaram melhores resultados como porta-enxertos. O porta-enxerto P. alata proporcionou menor altura de planta, menor diâmetro do enxerto e do porta-enxerto e menor índice de sobrevivência. O uso da câmara úmida não favoreceu nenhuma das variáveis estudadas.The experiment was installed in Adamantina, SP, Brazil, from December 2005 to April 2006, aiming to evaluate yellow passion fruit plants (Passiflora edulis Sims development and survival, when they were grafted on three rootstocks during the nursery phase. The experimental design was in randomized blocks in a factorial scheme 3 x 2, with four replications. The studied factors were three rootstocks (Passiflora edulis, P. alata and P. gibertii in two environments (with and without humid chamber. Seedlings were grafted by the cleft grafting method. The variables evaluated were: grafts height, rootstocks and grafts stem diameter, leaf number, internode length, survival percentage, aerial portion and

  5. NUTRITIONAL AND ANTINUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF WILD YAM (Dioscorea spp.

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    Veerabahu Ramasamy Mohan

    2011-05-01

    The wild yam tubers consumed by the tribes Kanikkars / Palliyars of South- Eastern slopes of Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu (Dioscorea alata, D. bulbifera var vera, D. esculenta, D. oppositifolia var dukhumensis, D.oppositifolia var. oppositifolia, D. pentaphylla var. pentaphylla, D. spicata, D. tomentosa and D. wallichi were evaluated for its nutritional quality. From the present investigation, it is observed that most of the wild edible yams were found to be a good source of protein, lipid, crude fibre, starch, vitamins and minerals. Antinutritional substances like total free phenolics, tannins, hydrogen cyanide, total oxalate, amylase and trypsin inhibitor activities were quantified. Â

  6. The genome sequence of Dioscorea bacilliform TR virus, a member of the genus Badnavirus infecting Dioscorea spp., sheds light on the possible function of endogenous Dioscorea bacilliform viruses.

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    Umber, Marie; Gomez, Rose-Marie; Gélabale, Suzia; Bonheur, Lydiane; Pavis, Claudie; Teycheney, Pierre-Yves

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    The complete genome sequence of Dioscorea bacilliform TR virus (DBTRV) was determined. The closest relatives of DBTRV are Dioscorea bacilliform AL virus (DBALV) and Dioscorea bacilliform RT virus 1 (DBRTV1). Specific primers were designed and used to determine the prevalence of DBTRV in a yam germplasm collection. It was found that this virus infects Dioscorea alata and D. trifida plants in Guadeloupe and French Guyana. DTRBV was not detected in any of the tested D. cayenensis-rotundata accessions. In silico analysis provided evidence for the presence of DBTRV-like endogenous sequences in the genome of D. cayenensis-rotundata, pointing to a possible role of these sequences in antiviral defense.

  7. The importance of plant diversity in maintaining the pollinator bee, Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera: Apidae in sweet passion fruit fields

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    Cláudia Inês da Silva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The euglossine bee Eulaema nigrita plays an important role for the pollination of native and economically important plants, such as the sweet passion-fruit Passiflora alata. E. nigrita uniquely collects the nectar from the flowers of P. alata, nevertheless, it needs to visit other plants to collect pollen, nectar and other resources for its survival. There are two methods to identify the species of plants used by bees in their diet: by direct observation of the bees in the flowers, and through identification of pollen grains present in brood cells, feces, or in the bees’ body. In order to identify the other plants that E. nigrita visits, we analyzed samples of pollen grains removed from the bee’s body in the course of the flowering period of P. alata. Among our results, the flora visited by E. nigrita comprised 40 species from 32 genera and 19 families, some of them used as a pollen source or just nectar. In spite of being a polyletic species, E. nigrita exhibited preference for some plant species with poricidal anthers. P. alata which has high sugar concentration nectar was the main source of nectar for this bee in the studied area. Nonetheless, the pollinic analysis indicated that others nectariferous plant species are necessary to keep the populations of E. nigrita. Studies such as this one are important since they indicate supplementary pollen-nectar sources which must be used for the conservation of the populations of E. nigrita in crops neighbouring areas. In the absence of pollinators, growers are forced to pay for hand pollination, which increases production costs; keeping pollinators in cultivated areas is still more feasible to ensure sweet passion fruit productionLa abeja euglosina Eulaema nigrita juega un importante papel para la polinización de las plantas nativas y de importancia económica, como es el caso de la fruta de la pasión o maracuyá Passiflora alata. E. nigrita únicamente recoge el néctar las flores de P. alata

  8. Bombacaceae Neotropicae Novae vel Minus Cognitae II. Novedades taxonómicas y corológicas en Matisia y Quararibea del Norte de Sudamérica

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    Fernández Alonso José Luis

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Como parte de los trabajos que actualmente se adelantan en la tribu Quararibeae (Bombacaceae en el norte de Sudamérica, se describen 5 especies nuevas y una subespecie del género Matisia Humb. & Bonpl. (Malata Little subsp. corrugata, M carderi, M hirsutissima, M lozanoi, M serpicostata y M spathacea y dos especies de Quararibea Aubl. (Q. cogolloi y Q. tulekunae. Asimismo, se aclaran aspectos taxonómicos o se registran novedades corológicas para Colombia, Ecuador o Perú, referentes a las especies Malata Little, M cornucopiae Triana & Planch., M jloccosa Fern.-Alonso, M giacomettoi Romero, M hirta Cuatrec., M leptandra Cuatrec., M soegengii Cuatrec., Quararibea ciroana Cuatrec. y Q. wittii Ulbr.As part ofthe work in progress in the tribe Quararibeae (Bombacaceae from northern South America, five new species and one subspecies of Matisia Humb. & Bonpl and two species of Quararibea Aubl. are described (M alata Little subsp. corrugata, M carderi, M hirsutissima, M lozanoi, M. serpicostata, M. spathacea, Quararibea cogol!oi and Q. tulekunae. Also, some taxonomic aspects are discussed and sorne chorologic novelties from Colombia, Ecuador and Perú are registered, in the following species: Malata Little subsp. alata, M cornucopiae Triana & Planch., Mjloccosa Fern.Alonso, M giacomettoi Romero, M hirta Cuatrec., M leptandra Cuatrec., M soegengii Cuatrec., Quararibea ciroana Cuatrec., and Q. wittii Ulbr.

  9. [Lipids from fossil plants and their relation to modern plants. Example s of Cenomanian flora from Anjou and Bohemia].

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    Thanh, T N; Derenne, S; Largeau, C; Pons, D; Broutin, J; Mariotti, A; Bocherens, H

    2000-01-01

    Comparative analyses of lipids from fossil plants and from their extant counterparts were undertaken in order to test the taxonomic significance of lipids in palaeobotany. The comparison between lipids from a fossil Ginkgoaceae, Eretmophyllum andegavense, and its extant counterpart, Ginkgo biloba, revealed the presence of original molecules, dimethoxyalkylcoumarins, in lipids from both plants. Such compounds confirm, on chemical grounds the relationship between these extant and fossil Ginkgoaceaes. Moreover, differences in n-alkane distribution between E. andegavense and E. obtusum which are very similar morphologically, confirm that these fossil plants do not belong to the same species. Furthermore, comparative analyses of a fossil Cheirolepidiaceae, Frenelopsis alata, and its extant counterpart, the Cupressaceae Tetraclinis articulata, revealed some similarities between these two species although they do not belong to the same family. Otherwise, comparative analyses of fungi-infected and uninfected samples of F. alata demonstrated that these micro-organisms can significantly affect the chemical composition of fossil plant lipids. In conclusion, even if chemical analyses alone are not sufficient to determine the genus or species of a given fossil plant, they can precise the taxonomy of some specimens that have been previously studied by palaeobotanists.

  10. Temporal Uncoupling between Energy Acquisition and Allocation to Reproduction in a Herbivorous-Detritivorous Fish.

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    Francisco Villamarín

    Full Text Available Although considerable knowledge has been gathered regarding the role of fish in cycling and translocation of nutrients across ecosystem boundaries, little information is available on how the energy obtained from different ecosystems is temporally allocated in fish bodies. Although in theory, limitations on energy budgets promote the existence of a trade-off between energy allocated to reproduction and somatic growth, this trade-off has rarely been found under natural conditions. Combining information on RNA:DNA ratios and carbon and nitrogen stable-isotope analyses we were able to achieve novel insights into the reproductive allocation of diamond mullet (Liza alata, a catadromous, widely distributed herbivorous-detritivorous fish. Although diamond mullet were in better condition during the wet season, most reproductive allocation occurred during the dry season when resources are limited and fish have poorer body condition. We found a strong trade-off between reproductive and somatic investment. Values of δ13C from reproductive and somatic tissues were correlated, probably because δ13C in food resources between dry and wet seasons do not differ markedly. On the other hand, data for δ15N showed that gonads are more correlated to muscle, a slow turnover tissue, suggesting long term synthesis of reproductive tissues. In combination, these lines of evidence suggest that L. alata is a capital breeder which shows temporal uncoupling of resource ingestion, energy storage and later allocation to reproduction.

  11. Acetylcholinesterase inhibition by somes promising Brazilian medicinal plants

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    CM. Feitosa

    Full Text Available A microplate assay and a thin-layer chromatography (TLC "in situ" assay based on the Ellman assay was used to screen for acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of Brazilian medicinal plants of families that, according to the literature, have traditional uses that might be connected with acetylcholinesterase inhibition. Eighteen species belonging to Convolvulaceae, Crassulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Leguminosae, Malvaceae, Moraceae, Nyctaginaceae and Rutaceae families were tested. The most active plants were Ipomoea asarifolia (IC50 = 0.12 mg/mL, Jatropha curcas (IC50 = 0.25 mg/mL, Jatropha gossypiifolia (IC50 = 0.05 mg/mL, Kalanchoe brasiliensis (IC50 = 0.16 mg/mL and Senna alata (IC50 = 0.08 mg/mL. The most promising extracts were the Jatropha gossypiifolia and Senna alata species assuming there were compounds with a similar activity to galanthamine, which should contain about 1% of an active compound, or if present at lower levels even more active compounds than galanthamine (IC50 = 0.37 x 10-3 mg/mL should be present.

  12. Atratividade e preferência alimentar de adultos de Epicauta atomaria (Germ., 1821 (Col.: Meloidae em maracujazeiros (Passiflora spp., sob condições de laboratório

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    BALDIN EDSON LUIZ LOPES

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A atratividade e a preferência alimentar de adultos de Epicauta atomaria (Germ., 1821 por folhas de espécies de maracujazeiro Passiflora spp. foram avaliadas sob condições de laboratório. Em testes de atratividade realizados em placas de Petri e olfatômetro, os discos foliares e extratos foliares de P. setacea e P. edulis f. flavicarpa foram os mais preferidos por adultos de E. atomaria, enquanto P. giberti, P. nitida e P. alata foram os menos preferidas nos dois tipos de recipientes. Nos testes de consumo com e sem chance de escolha utilizando discos foliares, P. setacea foi a mais consumida, confirmando sua suscetibilidade; P. giberti e P. nitida foram pouco consumidas, apresentando não-preferência para alimentação como mecanismo de resistência; P. edulis f. flavicarpa e P. alata também revelaram não-preferência para alimentação, porém em níveis mais baixos.

  13. Bioactive amines in Passiflora are affected by species and fruit development.

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    Bomtempo, Larissa L; Costa, Ana Maria; Lima, Herbert; Engeseth, Nicki; Gloria, Maria Beatriz A

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    Bioactive amines were determined in selected passion fruit species and throughout fruit development. The same amines (spermine, spermidine, agmatine, putrescine and tryptamine) were found in four Passiflora species (2008-2010 growing seasons) at different concentrations: P. alata had higher polyamines (spermine+spermidine, 8.41mg/100g); P. setacea and P. nitida had higher putrescine (>7.0mg/100g); and P. setacea had higher agmatine contents (1.37mg/100g) compared to the others. The indolamine tryptamine was present at low concentrations in all species (~0.05mg/100g). P. nitida and P. alata had the highest soluble solids (~18°Brix); P. edulis had the lowest pH (2.97) and P. nitida the highest pH (4.19). Throughout P. setacea fruit development, the concentrations of spermidine, putrescine and agmatine decreased; spermine contents did not change; and pH decreased. Fruit shelf life and some of the health promoting properties of Passiflora and their synthesis are modulated by species. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Antioxidants and sensory properties of the infusions of wild passiflora from Brazilian savannah: potential as functional beverages.

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    Pineli, Lívia de L de O; Rodrigues, Juliana da S Q; Costa, Ana M; de Lima, Herbert C; Chiarello, Marileusa D; Melo, Lauro

    2015-05-01

    The study of biodiversity for species recovery and sustainable use has encouraged research with plants from Brazilian savannah. We aimed to characterize chemical and sensory properties of infusions of passifloras, due to their potential as functional beverages. Infusions and hydroalcoholic extracts of four species of wild passifloras, three varieties of Passiflora edulis and a commercial passiflora tea were evaluated for total phenolics (TPs), total flavonoids (TFs), condensed tannins (CTs), and antioxidant activity (DPPH and FRAP). Free-choice Profile and acceptance, compared with green tea, were performed for sensory characterization. In general, infusions had higher levels of TPs and CTs than hydroalcoholic extracts, which in turn had higher levels of TFs. Infusion of P. nitida showed higher amounts of TPs and antioxidant activity. Acceptance of passiflora infusions was similar or higher than that of green tea, except for P. alata. P. setacea presented a sensory profile similar to other commercial teas and higher acceptance by a group of consumers. Passiflora infusions showed different degrees of suitability as acceptable functional beverage. Identification of phenolics and other bitter compounds is needed to understand the intense bitterness of P. alata, as it did not present the highest contents of TPs, CTs and TFs. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

  15. THE USE OF EXTRACTS FROM PASSIFLORA SPP. IN HELPING THE TREATMENT OF ACANTHAMOEBIASIS.

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    Hadas, Edward; Ozarowski, Marcin; Derda, Monika; Thiem, Barbara; Cholewinski, Marcin; Skrzypczak, Lukasz; Gryszczynska, Agnieszka; Piasecka, Anna

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    Chronic progressive diseases of the central nervous system such as granulomatous amoebic encephalitis, amoebic keratitis, amoebic pneumonitis and also skin infections caused by free-living amoebae (Acanhamoeba spp.) are a significant challenge for pharmacotherapy. This is due to the lack of effective treatment because of encystation, which makes the amoebae highly resistant to anti-amoebic drugs. A very inter- esting and promising source of future drugs in this area are plant materials obtained not only from the habitat but also from plant in vitro culture as an alternative source of biomaterials. Alcoholic extracts from leaves of Passiflora incarnata, P. caerulea, P. alata (Passifloraceae) and from callus cultures were evaluated in vito for amoebicidal activity. Phytochemical analysis showed that all extracts contained phenolic compounds including flavonoids? Biological study revealed that all extracts showed amoebostatic and amoebicidal properties in concentrations from 4 to 12 mg/mL. Extracts of P. alata leaf and callus showed the most effective activities (IC5, 4.01 mg/mL, IC,5 7.29 mg/mL, respectively) after 48 h of exposure, which was correlated with the highest concentration of total phenolics and flavonoids in comparison with other extracts.

  16. Metodologia de minienxertia em maracujazeiros

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    Rodrigo Sobreira Alexandre

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar a metodologia de enxertia pela modalidade garfagem no topo hipocotiledonar em fenda cheia, utilizando miniestacas adultas de segmentos apicais de P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis, P. alata, P. mucronata e P. foetida e internodais de P. mucronata. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação equipada com sistema de irrigação com nebulização intermitente, do Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo (CEUNES, da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES. Os índices de pegamento nas combinações de P. edulis f. flavicarpa/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. alata/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. mucronata/P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. foetida/P. edulis f. flavicarpa foram de 90; 90; 68; 80 e 90, respectivamente. A metodologia empregada é uma nova opção de enxertia para essas espécies do gênero Passiflora.

  17. Alum-type adjuvant effect of non-haemolytic saponins purified from Ilex and Passiflora spp.

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    Silveira, F; Rossi, S; Fernández, C; Gosmann, G; Schenkel, E; Ferreira, F

    2011-12-01

    Five saponins purified from the leaves of three Ilex species (saponins 1 and 2 from I. dumosa; saponin 3 from I. argentina; saponin 4 from I. paraguariensis) and from Passiflora alata (saponin 5) were evaluated for their in vitro haemolytic activity and in vivo immunostimulatory ability in a mouse model using tetanus toxoid (TT) as a model antigen. The assayed saponins showed very weak or no haemolytic activity over the tested concentration range. Mice were immunized twice with TT formulated with pure saponins 1-5, or with a mixture of saponins from Quillaja saponaria, aluminum hydroxide gel or saline, which were used as controls. The elicited humoral response was evaluated by means of the time course of specific serum antibody levels up to day 131 post-priming (total IgG and isotypes); the cellular response was tested through a delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) assay. The assayed saponins, in particular saponins 3 and 5, showed an adjuvant effect similar to that of alum for all tested parameters. The immunostimulating potential of these compounds deserves further investigation, especially taking into account that some Ilex spp. and Passiflora alata are native crops of widespread use and economical importance in Latin America. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. Actividad antibacteriana de terpenoides y alcaloides aislados de tres plantas colombianas Antibacterial activity of terpenes and alkaloids isolated from three Colombian plants

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    Luis Enrique Cuca Suárez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El potencial antibacteriano de 14 compuestos obtenidos de 3 especies nativas colombianas (Pleurothyrium cinereum [van der Werff], Esenbeckia alata [Karst & Triana], y Raputia heptaphylla [Pittier] fue evaluado mediante la inhibición del crecimiento bacteriano por el método de difusión en agar contra 4 cepas bacterianas: Enterococcus faecalis 29212, Staphylococcus aureus 6539, Escherichia coli 25922 y Salmonella tiphymurium 14028s. Los compuestos evaluados mostraron actividad frente a las cepas a diferentes niveles, observando una tendencia y selectividad según el núcleo base. El alcaloide 4-metoxi-1-metil-quinolin-2-(1H-ona (8 fue el compuesto que presentó la mayor actividad.The antibacterial potential of 14 compounds obtained from three native Colombian species( [Pleurothyrium cinereum [van der Werff], Esenbeckia alata [Karst & Triana], Reputia heptaphylla [Pittier] was assessed by agar diffusion method versus four bacterial species: Enterococcus faecalis 29212, Staphylococcus aureus 6539, Escherichia coli 25922 and Salmonella tiphymurium 14028s. The assessed compounds showed activity versus strains at different levels, maintaining a trend and selectivity according the base nucleus. The 4-methoxi-1-methyl-quinolin-2-(1H alkaloid, other (8 was the compound with the highest activity.

  19. Cubozoan Sting-Site Seawater Rinse, Scraping, and Ice Can Increase Venom Load: Upending Current First Aid Recommendations

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    Yanagihara, Angel Anne; Wilcox, Christie L.

    2017-01-01

    Cnidarian envenomations are the leading cause of severe and lethal human sting injuries from marine life. The total amount of venom discharged into sting-site tissues, sometimes referred to as “venom load”, has been previously shown to correlate with tentacle contact length and sequelae severity. Since tentacle contact, effective and safe removal of adherent tentacles is of paramount importance in the management of life-threatening cubozoan stings. We evaluated whether common rinse solutions or scraping increased venom load as measured in a direct functional assay of venom activity (hemolysis). Scraping significantly increased hemolysis by increasing cnidae discharge. For Alatina alata, increases did not occur if the tentacles were first doused with vinegar or if heat was applied. However, in Chironex fleckeri, vinegar dousing and heat treatment were less effective, and the best outcomes occurred with the use of venom-inhibiting technologies (Sting No More® products). Seawater rinsing, considered a “no-harm” alternative, significantly increased venom load. The application of ice severely exacerbated A. alata stings, but had a less pronounced effect on C. fleckeri stings, while heat application markedly reduced hemolysis for both species. Our results do not support scraping or seawater rinsing to remove adherent tentacles. PMID:28294982

  20. Cubozoan Sting-Site Seawater Rinse, Scraping, and Ice Can Increase Venom Load: Upending Current First Aid Recommendations

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    Angel Anne Yanagihara

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Cnidarian envenomations are the leading cause of severe and lethal human sting injuries from marine life. The total amount of venom discharged into sting-site tissues, sometimes referred to as “venom load”, has been previously shown to correlate with tentacle contact length and sequelae severity. Since <1% of cnidae discharge upon initial tentacle contact, effective and safe removal of adherent tentacles is of paramount importance in the management of life-threatening cubozoan stings. We evaluated whether common rinse solutions or scraping increased venom load as measured in a direct functional assay of venom activity (hemolysis. Scraping significantly increased hemolysis by increasing cnidae discharge. For Alatina alata, increases did not occur if the tentacles were first doused with vinegar or if heat was applied. However, in Chironex fleckeri, vinegar dousing and heat treatment were less effective, and the best outcomes occurred with the use of venom-inhibiting technologies (Sting No More® products. Seawater rinsing, considered a “no-harm” alternative, significantly increased venom load. The application of ice severely exacerbated A. alata stings, but had a less pronounced effect on C. fleckeri stings, while heat application markedly reduced hemolysis for both species. Our results do not support scraping or seawater rinsing to remove adherent tentacles.

  1. The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and the raccoon (Procyon lotor)-their role and impact of maintaining and transmitting zoonotic diseases in Austria, Central Europe.

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    Duscher, Tanja; Hodžić, Adnan; Glawischnig, Walter; Duscher, Georg G

    2017-04-01

    The neozoan species raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and raccoon (Procyon lotor) are widespread in Europe and potential vectors of many diseases that can threaten human and domestic animal health. Facing a further spread of these species, it is important to know about (i) pathogens imported and/or (ii) pathogens acquired in the new habitat. Thus, we investigated the parasite fauna of wild raccoon dogs and raccoons from Austria, at the edge of their new distribution range. The eight examined raccoons were nearly free of pathogens including Baylisascaris procyonis, and thus assumed to have a low epidemiological impact, so far. Out of ten raccoon dog specimens, we found one from western Austria to be infected with Echinococcus multilocularis and another three from the eastern wetland regions to harbour adults of Alaria alata. Furthermore, we detected Babesia cf. microti in five of eight raccoon dogs all over Austria but none of our samples were tested positive for Trichinella spp. Nevertheless, the raccoon dog seems to be a relevant host, at least for the zoonotic pathogens E. multilocularis and A. alata, and we suggest to further monitor the raccoon dogs parasite fauna.

  2. Pegamento da enxertia em diferentes combinações de variedades e espécies utilizadas como copa e como porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro Grafting sucess in different combinationsof species and varieties used as scion and the rootstock of passion fruit plant

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    Givanildo Roncatto

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    Full Text Available O Brasil é o maior produtor de maracujá. Mas, apesar da posição de destaque, a vida útil do maracujazeiro vem sendo reduzida, principalmente, devido aos danos causados por doenças do sistema radicular. A enxertia com espécies nativas e resistentes a doenças apresenta-se como alternativa de produção. Com isso, objetivou-se avaliar o pegamento da enxertia nas combinações de variedades-copa e espécies de porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro. O trabalho foi desenvolvido em viveiro telado (50% de sombreamento, na Embrapa Acre, em Rio Branco-AC, entre setembro e dezembro de 2007. A variedade-copa utilizada para todos os tratamentos foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 100' e 'FB 200' do viveiro Flora Brasil (Araguari-MG e outras 5 variedades regionais (UFAC-Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco-AC, e os porta-enxertos foram Passiflora edulis Sims (maracujazeiro-amarelo (acesso Cuiabá-MT, P. alata, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. quadrangularis (acesso Guiratinga-MT, P. serrato-digitata (acesso IAC-Campinas-SP. As sementes foram previamente embebidas em água destilada por cerca de 24 h e posteriormente semeadas em tubetes plásticos (25x5cm com substrato Plantmax@. O método de enxertia utilizado foi o de fenda cheia no topo hipocotiledonar, tendo os porta-enxertos as seguintes características: três folhas verdadeiras e altura de plântula variável (6 a 8cm, 30 a 90 dias após a semeadura. Decapitaram-se as plântulas na altura dos cotilédones com lâmina de aço, as quais foram mergulhadas em água sanitária a 70%, a cada enxertia realizada. Os enxertos foram obtidos de plântula inteira, com cerca de 10 cm de comprimento, fazendo-se a limpeza das folhas. As combinações de melhor desempenho em relação ao pegamento da enxertia foram UFAC 07 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 38 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-amarelo, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 64 sobre P. serrato-digitata, com 100% de pegamento

  3. A single molecular marker to distinguish between species of Dioscorea.

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    Techen, Natascha; Parveen, Iffat; Khan, Ikhlas A

    2017-03-01

    Yams are species of the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae), which consists of approximately 630 species. The majority of the world production of yams occurs in Africa with 58.8 million t annually, but they are also produced in the Americas and Asia. The saponins in yams have been reported to possess various properties to improve health. The tuber and aerial parts of various species often share morphological similarities, which can cause problems in the proper identification of sample material. For example, the rootstocks and aerial parts of Dioscorea villosa L. share similarities with Dioscorea polystachia Turcz. Dioscorea bulbifera L. may be mistaken for Dioscorea alata L. owing to similar morphologies. Various molecular analyses have been published to help with the identification of species and varieties within the genus Dioscorea. The multi-loci or single-locus analysis has resulted in varying success, some with only a limited discrimination rate. In the present study, a single nuclear genomic region, biparentally inherited, was analyzed for its usefulness as a molecular marker for species identification and discrimination between D. bulbifera, D. villosa, D. nipponica, D. alata, D. caucasica, and D. deltoidea samples. The results of this study show that the LFY genomic region can be useful as a molecular marker to distinguish between samples.

  4. Dureza Rockwell da madeira de três espécies amazônicas submetidas a ensaios de apodrecimento acelerado Rockwell hardness of the wood of three Amazon species submitted to decay accelerated tests

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    Diego Martins Stangerlin

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o emprego de ensaios de dureza Rockwell na caracterização da biodeterioração das madeiras de Simarouba amara (marupá, Cariniana micrantha (jequitibá e Dipteryx odorata (cumaru, submetidas ao ataque dos fungos apodrecedores Trametes versicolor (podridão branca e Gloeophyllum trabeum (podridão parda. Para tanto, corpos de prova de cada espécie amazônica foram submetidos a ensaios de apodrecimento acelerado, de acordo com a ASTM D2017 (2005, durante 20 semanas. A caracterização da dureza Rockwell foi realizada semanalmente até a 4ª semana e, posteriormente, a cada duas semanas, até a 20ª semana. Adicionalmente, foram determinadas as perdas de massa, conforme critérios estabelecidos pela ASTM D2017 (2005. Quanto aos resultados, destaca-se que a dureza Rockwell pode ser empregada como ferramenta principal na caracterização da biodeterioração da madeira, sendo sensível na predição dos estágios iniciais. Dentre as madeiras amazônicas, o cumaru apresentou a maior resistência natural aos fungos apodrecedores. Com relação aos fungos, a podridão parda atacou mais intensamente as três madeiras amazônicas.This study aimed to evaluate the use of Rockwell hardness in the characterization of the biodeterioration of Simarouba amara (marupá, Cariniana micrantha (jequitibá e Dipteryx odorata (cumaru woods, which were submitted to decay fungi Trametes versicolor (white rot and Gloeophyllum trabeum (brown rot. For this purpose, specimens of each Amazon species were submitted to decay fungi, according to ASTM D2017 (2005. The characterization of the Rockwell hardness was performed weekly until the fourth week, and then every two weeks until the twentieth week. Additionally, it was determined the mass loss, according to criteria established by ASTM D2017 (2005. The results indicated that the Rockwell hardness can be used as a primary tool in the characterization of the biodeterioration of wood, being sensitive in

  5. Molecular and ultrastructural analysis of forisome subunits reveals the principles of forisome assembly

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    Müller, Boje; Groscurth, Sira; Menzel, Matthias; Rüping, Boris A.; Twyman, Richard M.; Prüfer, Dirk; Noll, Gundula A.

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    Background and Aims Forisomes are specialized structural phloem proteins that mediate sieve element occlusion after wounding exclusively in papilionoid legumes, but most studies of forisome structure and function have focused on the Old World clade rather than the early lineages. A comprehensive phylogenetic, molecular, structural and functional analysis of forisomes from species covering a broad spectrum of the papilionoid legumes was therefore carried out, including the first analysis of Dipteryx panamensis forisomes, representing the earliest branch of the Papilionoideae lineage. The aim was to study the molecular, structural and functional conservation among forisomes from different tribes and to establish the roles of individual forisome subunits. Methods Sequence analysis and bioinformatics were combined with structural and functional analysis of native forisomes and artificial forisome-like protein bodies, the latter produced by expressing forisome genes from different legumes in a heterologous background. The structure of these bodies was analysed using a combination of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and the function of individual subunits was examined by combinatorial expression, micromanipulation and light microscopy. Key Results Dipteryx panamensis native forisomes and homomeric protein bodies assembled from the single sieve element occlusion by forisome (SEO-F) subunit identified in this species were structurally and functionally similar to forisomes from the Old World clade. In contrast, homomeric protein bodies assembled from individual SEO-F subunits from Old World species yielded artificial forisomes differing in proportion to their native counterparts, suggesting that multiple SEO-F proteins are required for forisome assembly in these plants. Structural differences between Medicago truncatula native forisomes, homomeric protein bodies and heteromeric bodies

  6. The tuber extract and flour of Dioscorea alatanormalize the blood lipid profile of rabbits treated with high cholesterol diets

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    Nelis Imanningsih

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakLatar belakang: Umbi Dioscorea alata (DA memiliki potensi untuk mencegah kondisi hiperlipidemia karena mengandung senyawa bioaktif antosianin, serat pangan, dan diosgenin yang bermanfaat dalam menormalkan kadar lipida darah. Pada penelitian ini dipelajari pengaruh pemberian ekstrak air dan tepung umbi DA dalam menormalkan profil lipida darah kelinci yang diberi ransum tinggi kolesterol.Metode: Ekstrak dan tepung umbi DA diberikan kepada kelinci percobaan selama 60 hari dengan disain penelitian rancangan acak lengkap. Perlakuan ransum sebagai berikut: 1 Ransum basal sebagai kontrol negatif (K0, 2 Ransum basal + kolesterol 0.5% sebagai kontrol positif (K1, 3 Ransum basal+kolesterol 0.5% + ekstrak DA 1.8 g/100 g (KE1, 4 Ransum basal+kolesterol 0.5%+ekstrak DA 3.6 g/100 g (KE2, 5 Ransum basal mengandung 15% tepung DA + kolesterol 0.5% (KT1 dan 6 Ransum basal mengandung 30% tepung DA + kolesterol 0.5% (KT2. Kadar total kolesterol, LDL, HDL kolesterol dan trigliserida pada serum dianalisa pada awal, hari ke 28, hari ke 56 dan pada akhir penelitian. Hasil: Pemberian ransum tinggi kolesterol sebanyak 1% meningkatkan kadar kolesterol darah sebesar 16 kali dibandingkan kontrol. Pemberian 15% dan 30% tepung DA ransum tinggi kolesterol dapat mempertahakankan profil lipida darah kelinci ke arah normal, khususnya pada substitusi 30% tepung DA. Akan tetapi, ekstrak air tepung DA tidak dapat mempertahankan kadar lipida normal kelinci yang diberi ransum tinggi kolesterol. Kesimpulan:Tepung DA memiliki efek anti-hiperlipidemia. (Health Science Indones 2014;1:23-9Kata kunci:ekstrak, tepung, Dioscorea alata, hiperlipidemiaAbstractBackground: Dioscorea alata(DA tuber has potential to prevent the condition of hyperlipidemia due to the bioactive compound, such as anthocyanins, diosgenin, and dietary fiber that beneficial in normalizing blood lipid profiles. In this research, the effect of water extract and flour of DA tuber administration was examined on

  7. Biomass accumulation and chemical composition of Massai grass intercropped with forage legumes on an integrated crop-livestock-forest system

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    Tatiana da Costa Moreno Gama

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective was to evaluate the use of woody legumes (Albizia lebbeck, Cratylia argentea, Dipteryx Allata (Baru, a Leucaena hybrid (L. leucocephala + L. diversifolia, and Leucaena leucocephalacv. Cunningham and herbaceous legumes (Arachis pintoi intercropped with Panicum maximum cv. Massai, simultaneously implanted in a maize crop. The study made use of a randomized block experimental design with four replications. Assessments of biomass accumulation and forage nutritional value were made after the maize harvest, between June 2008 and October 2010. It was found that the residues of maize provided better growing conditions for Massai grass during the dry season. L. leucocephala cv. Cunningham and the Leucaena hybrid had the highest accumulation of all forage legumes evaluated, and provided the best nutritional value of all the arrangements tested. Of all woody legumes tested in this system, Leucaena was considered feasible for intercropping with Massai grass. The intercrop of perennial woody Baru with maize is not recommended. Albizia lebbeck and Cratylia argentea require further study, especially the yield assessment at different cutting intervals and cutting heights. Arachis pintoi had a low participation in the intercropping, showing greater performance over time, indicating slow thriving in this experimental condition.

  8. Quantificação e Avaliação das Principais Espécies Florestais Licenciadas no Estado do Acre de 2005 a 2012

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    Flávia Alessandra Pinheiro da Rocha Cordeiro e Silva

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar, identificar e quantificar os 15 principais gêneros e espécies florestais exploradas legalmente no estado do Acre, na Amazônia brasileira, bem como analisar o número de autorizações emitidas para exploração de florestas manejadas, o volume de madeira e a área de manejo licenciada pelo Instituto de Meio Ambiente do Acre de janeiro de 2005 a agosto de 2012. Os dados coletados demonstraram que a área e o volume de madeira licenciados apresentaram um crescimento no período analisado, atingindo o ápice em 2010 e 2011, respectivamente. Os 15 principais gêneros e espécies licenciados foram: cumaru-ferro (Dipteryx spp., garapeira (Apuleia spp., sumaúma (Ceiba spp., açacu (Hura crepitans L., matamatá (Eschweilera spp., jatobá (Hymenaea spp., tauari (Couratari spp., manitê (Brosimun spp., caucho (Castilla ulei Warb., cedro (Cedrela spp., guariúba (Clarisia racemosa Ruiz e Pav., faveira (Parkia spp., copaíba (Copaifera spp., guaribeiro (Phyllocarpus riedelii Tul. e abiurana (Pouteria spp..

  9. AMAZON RAINFOREST COSMETICS: CHEMICAL APPROACH FOR QUALITY CONTROL

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    Mariko Funasaki

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The market for natural cosmetics featuring ingredients derived from Amazon natural resources is growing worldwide. However, there is neither enough scientific basis nor quality control of these ingredients. This paper is an account of the chemical constituents and their biological activities of fourteen Amazonian species used in cosmetic industry, including açaí (Euterpe oleracea, andiroba (Carapa guianensis, bacuri (Platonia insignis, Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa, buriti (Mauritia vinifera or M. flexuosa, cumaru (Dipteryx odorata, cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum, guarana (Paullinia cupana, mulateiro (Calycophyllum spruceanum, murumuru (Astrocaryum murumuru, patawa (Oenocarpus bataua or Jessenia bataua, pracaxi (Pentaclethra macroloba, rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora, and ucuuba (Virola sebifera. Based on the reviewed articles, we selected chemical markers for the quality control purpose and evaluated analytical methods. Even though chromatographic and spectroscopic methods are major analytical techniques in the studies of these species, molecular approaches will also be important as used in food and medicine traceability. Only a little phytochemical study is available about most of the Amazonian species and some species such as açaí and andiroba have many reports on chemical constituents, but studies on biological activities of isolated compounds and sampling with geographical variation are limited.

  10. Tropical wood resistance to the West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis: If termites can't chew….

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    Cosme, Lírio; Haro, Marcelo M; Guedes, Nelsa Maria P; Della Lucia, Terezinha Maria C; Guedes, Raul Narciso C

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    The importance and impact of invasive species are usually considered based on their economic implications, particularly the direct damage that they cause. The West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) is an example and is a concern in structural lumber, furniture, and other wood products. Despite its importance, its tropical wood preferences and the wood physical characteristics contributing to resistance have not been investigated to date. Here, we developed wood testing units to allow the X-ray recording of termite colonization and then subsequently tested tropical wood resistance to the termite through free-choice and no-choice bioassays using these wood testing units. The relevance of wood density and hardness as determinants of such resistance was also tested, as was termite mandible wear. The wood testing units used allowed the assessment of the termite infestation and wood area loss, enabling subsequent choice bioassays to be performed. While pine (Pinus sp.), jequitiba (Cariniana sp.) and angelim (Hymenolobium petraenum) exhibited the heaviest losses and highest infestations; cumaru (Dipteryx odorata), guariuba (Clarisia racemosa), and purpleheart (Peltogyne sp.) showed the lowest losses and infestations; courbaril (Hymenaea courbaril), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.), and tatajuba (Bagassa guianensis) exhibited intermediary results. Wood hardness and in particular wood density were key determinants of wood resistance to the termites, which exhibited lower infestations associated with greater mandible wear when infesting harder high-density wood. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  11. USE OF AMAZONIAN SPECIES FOR AGING DISTILLED BEVERAGES: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL WOOD ANALYSIS

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    Jonnys Paz Castro

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The process of storing liquor in wooden barrels is a practice that aims to improve the sensory characteristics, such as color, aroma and flavor, of the beverage. The quality of the liquor stored in these barrels depends on wood characteristics such as density, permeability, chemical composition, anatomy, besides the wood heat treatment used to fabricate the barrels. Brazil has a great diversity of forests, mainly in the north, in the Amazon. This region is home to thousands of tree species, but is limited to the use of only a few native species to store liquors. The objective of this study was to determine some of the physical and chemical characteristics for four Amazon wood species. The results obtained in this study will be compared with others from woods that are traditionally used for liquor storage. The species studied were angelim-pedra (Hymenolobium petraeum Ducke cumarurana (Dipteryx polyphylla (Huber Ducke, jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. and louro-vermelho (Nectandra rubra (Mez CK Allen. The trees were collected from Precious Woods Amazon Company forest management area, in Silves, Amazonas. Analyzes such as: concentration of extractives, lignin amount, percentage of minerals (ash and tannin content, density, elemental analysis (CHNS-O and thermal analysis were done. It was observed that the chemical composition (lignin, holocellulose and elemental analysis (percentage of C, H, N and O of the woods have significant differences. The jatobá wood presented higher tannin content, and in the thermal analysis, was that which had the lowest mass loss.

  12. Carbon and nutrient stocks of three Fabaceae trees used for forest restoration and subjected to fertilization in Amazonia.

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    Jaquetti, Roberto K; Gonçalves, José Francisco C

    2017-01-01

    Amazonia is crucial to global carbon cycle. Deforestation continues to be one of the main causes of the release of C into the atmosphere, but forest restoration plantations can reverse this scenario. However, there is still diffuse information about the C and nutrient stocks in the vegetation biomass. We investigated the carbon and nutrient stocks of Fabaceae trees (Inga edulis, Schizolobium amazonicum and Dipteryx odorata) subjected to fertilization treatments (T1 - no fertilization; T2 - chemical; T3 - organic; and T4 - organic and chemical fertilization) in a degraded area of the Balbina Hydroelectric Dam, AM - Brazil. As an early successional species, I. edulis stocked more C and nutrients than the other two species independent of the fertilization treatment, and S. amazonicum stocked more C than D. odorata under T1 and T4. The mixed species plantation had the potential to stock 4.1 Mg C ha-1 year-1, while I. edulis alone could stock 9.4 Mg C ha-1 year-1. Mixing species that rapidly assimilate C and are of significant ecological and commercial value (e.g., Fabaceae trees) represents a good way to restore degraded areas. Our results suggest that the tested species be used for forest restoration in Amazonia.

  13. Carbon and nutrient stocks of three Fabaceae trees used for forest restoration and subjected to fertilization in Amazonia

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    ROBERTO K. JAQUETTI

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Amazonia is crucial to global carbon cycle. Deforestation continues to be one of the main causes of the release of C into the atmosphere, but forest restoration plantations can reverse this scenario. However, there is still diffuse information about the C and nutrient stocks in the vegetation biomass. We investigated the carbon and nutrient stocks of Fabaceae trees (Inga edulis, Schizolobium amazonicum and Dipteryx odorata subjected to fertilization treatments (T1 - no fertilization; T2 - chemical; T3 - organic; and T4 - organic and chemical fertilization in a degraded area of the Balbina Hydroelectric Dam, AM - Brazil. As an early successional species, I. edulis stocked more C and nutrients than the other two species independent of the fertilization treatment, and S. amazonicum stocked more C than D. odorata under T1 and T4. The mixed species plantation had the potential to stock 4.1 Mg C ha-1 year-1, while I. edulis alone could stock 9.4 Mg C ha-1 year-1. Mixing species that rapidly assimilate C and are of significant ecological and commercial value (e.g., Fabaceae trees represents a good way to restore degraded areas. Our results suggest that the tested species be used for forest restoration in Amazonia.

  14. Economically important species dominate aboveground carbon storage in forests of southwestern Amazonia

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    N. Galia Selaya

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Tree species in tropical forests provide economically important goods and ecosystem services. In submontane forests of southwestern Amazonia, we investigated the degree to which tree species important for subsistence and trade contribute to aboveground carbon storage (AGC. We used 41 1-hectare plots to determine the species abundance, basal area, and AGC of stems > 10 cm diameter at breast height (dbh. Economically important taxa were classified using ethnobotanical studies and according to their stem density. These taxa (n = 263 accounted for 45% of total stems, 53% of total basal area, and 56% of total AGC, significantly more than taxa with minor or unknown uses (Welch test at p 40 cm and few stems in regeneration classes of dbh < 10 to 20 cm (e.g., Bertholletia excelsa, Cariniana spp., Cedrelinga spp., Ceiba spp., Dipteryx spp., whereas dominant Tetragastris spp., and Pseudolmedia spp. had most stems in low diameter classes and a median diameter of < 30 cm. Bertholletia excelsa, with 1.5 stems per hectare, showed the highest basal area of any species and accounted for 9% of AGC (11 Mg/ha, twice that of the second-ranking species. Our study shows that economic importance and carbon stocks in trees are closely linked in southwestern Amazonia. Unplanned harvests can disrupt synergistic dual roles altering carbon stocks temporally or permanently. Precautionary measures based on species ecology, demography, and regeneration traits should be at the forefront of REDD+ to reconcile maximum harvesting limits, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable forest management.

  15. Thermogravimetric, Devolatilization Rate, and Differential Scanning Calorimetry Analyses of Biomass of Tropical Plantation Species of Costa Rica Torrefied at Different Temperatures and Times

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    Johanna Gaitán-Álvarez

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    Full Text Available We evaluated the thermogravimetric and devolatilization rates of hemicellulose and cellulose, and the calorimetric behavior of the torrefied biomass, of five tropical woody species (Cupressus lusitanica, Dipteryx panamensis, Gmelina arborea, Tectona grandis and Vochysia ferruginea, at three temperatures (TT and three torrefaction times (tT using a thermogravimetric analyzer. Through a multivariate analysis of principal components (MAPC, the most appropriate torrefaction conditions for the different types of woody biomass were identified. The thermogravimetric analysis-derivative thermogravimetry (TGA-DTG analysis showed that a higher percentage of the hemicellulose component of the biomass degrades, followed by cellulose, so that the hemicellulose energy of activation (Ea was less than that of cellulose. With an increase in TT and tT, the Ea for hemicellulose decreased but increased for cellulose. The calorimetric analyses showed that hemicellulose is the least stable component in the torrefied biomass under severe torrefaction conditions, and cellulose is more thermally stable in torrefied biomass. From the MAPC results, the best torrefaction conditions for calorimetric analyses were at 200 and 225 °C after 8, 10, and 12 min, for light and middle torrefaction, respectively, for the five woody species.

  16. Ecofunctional Traits and Biomass Production in Leguminous Tree Species under Fertilization Treatments during Forest Restoration in Amazonia

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    Roberto K. Jaquetti

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Choosing the correct species and fertilization treatments is a determining factor in the success of forest restoration. Methods: A field study was conducted in a degraded area near the Balbina hydroelectric dam in Amazonas State (AM, Brazil, to evaluate two hypotheses: (i leguminous tree species exhibit differences in growth, leaf nutrient content, and photosynthetic nutrient use efficiencies; and (ii differences in these characteristics depend on the fertilization treatments to which the species have been subjected. Dipteryx odorata, Inga edulis and Schizolobium amazonicum were subjected to the following treatments: (T1 unfertilized control; (T2 post-planting chemical fertilization; (T3 post-planting organic fertilization and (T4 combined chemical and organic post-planting fertilization. Results: In general, I. edulis had the highest absolute growth rate of biomass under all of the fertilization treatments. I. edulis and S. amazonicum showed the highest growth rates under the T4 treatment. D. odorata showed the greatest responses under the T2 and T4 treatments. Native leguminous trees with higher photosynthetic performance and better nutrient use efficiency exhibited greater growth and biomass production. Conclusion: The results suggest that an adequate balance between leguminous species selection and fertilization will aid in the success of forest restoration in Amazonia.

  17. Effects of lightning on trees: A predictive model based on in situ electrical resistivity.

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    Gora, Evan M; Bitzer, Phillip M; Burchfield, Jeffrey C; Schnitzer, Stefan A; Yanoviak, Stephen P

    2017-10-01

    The effects of lightning on trees range from catastrophic death to the absence of observable damage. Such differences may be predictable among tree species, and more generally among plant life history strategies and growth forms. We used field-collected electrical resistivity data in temperate and tropical forests to model how the distribution of power from a lightning discharge varies with tree size and identity, and with the presence of lianas. Estimated heating density (heat generated per volume of tree tissue) and maximum power (maximum rate of heating) from a standardized lightning discharge differed 300% among tree species. Tree size and morphology also were important; the heating density of a hypothetical 10 m tall Alseis blackiana was 49 times greater than for a 30 m tall conspecific, and 127 times greater than for a 30 m tall Dipteryx panamensis . Lianas may protect trees from lightning by conducting electric current; estimated heating and maximum power were reduced by 60% (±7.1%) for trees with one liana and by 87% (±4.0%) for trees with three lianas. This study provides the first quantitative mechanism describing how differences among trees can influence lightning-tree interactions, and how lianas can serve as natural lightning rods for trees.

  18. Oxygen Isotopes in Tree Rings: A 345 Year Record of Precipitation in Amazonia

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    Jenkins, H. S.; Baker, P. A.; Evans, M. N.

    2008-12-01

    The Amazon basin is one of the world's key centers of atmospheric convection and acts as an engine for global hydrologic circulation. Despite its importance, a paucity of high resolution climate data exists for this region, in large part due to a poor instrumental record. The oxygen isotopic measurement of meteoric water has been used extensively to reconstruct past temperatures derived from ice cores, corals, and tree rings but is only recently recognized as a precipitation proxy in the tropics. Here we present a continuous, highly resolved (intra-annual), 345 year oxygen isotopic record from the Madre de Dios department in Southeastern Peru. Using tropical hardwood species Dipteryx micrantha, we present oxygen (and carbon) isotopic data from digested tree ring cellulose. We also present some of the first intra-annual (early wood versus late wood) isotopic data on this old growth tropical species. We demonstrate the utility of Amazon tropical tree rings to accurately record rainfall. We also identify that this meteoric water was delivered to the region via the South American Low-level Jet (SALLJ), which develops over the Atlantic and is the major water source during the South American Summer Monsoon.

  19. Land cover changes affect soil chemical attributes in the Brazilian Amazon

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    Murilo Rezende Machado

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Forest plantations may minimize the effects of deforestation in the Amazon. However, there are differences among species in terms of their influences on soil recovery. The effects of monospecific plantations of Acacia mangium, Dipteryx odorata, Jacaranda copaia, Parkia decussata,and Swietenia macrophylla, and areas of pasture and native forest on the chemical soil attributes of the Brazilian Amazon were evaluated. One bulked soil sample was collected per plot (0.00-0.05, 0.05-0.10, and 0.10-0.30 m; three plots of 128 m2 in each area. No significant differences in most of the soil attributes were observed among the forest plantations. However, soil K+ and P were higher in the Swietenia macrophylla plantations, while higher values of Ca2+, sum of bases, and pH occurred in Jacaranda copaia plantations. In the native forest, the pH, and P content were lower, whereas the soil organic matter (SOM content, soil organic carbon (SOC content, cation exchange capacity (CEC, N content, H+Al content, and Al3+ content were higher than in the plantations. The lowest values of SOM, SOC, CEC, K+, Mg2+, N, H+Al, and Al3+ occurred in the pasture. None of the forest species led to the return of the original soil chemical attributes of the native forest. However, S. macrophylla and J. copaia plantations presented the highest positive edaphic influences.

  20. Nutrient retranslocation in forest species in the Brazilian Amazon

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    Murilo Rezende Machado

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    Full Text Available Internal retranslocation is an important mechanism for nutrient conservation in plants, which depends on different factors. However, there are little data about this subject, especially on tropical forest species. This study aimed to evaluate the macronutrient retranslocation dynamic and the influence of ecological (P: pioneer x NP: non-pioneer and phenological (ND: non-deciduous x D: semideciduous / deciduous characteristics on the macronutrient content of leaves of five tree species on monospecific plantations in the Brazilian Amazon: Acacia mangium Willd., Parkia decussata Ducke, Dipteryx odorata (Aublet Willd., Jacaranda copaia (Aubl. D. Don and Swietenia macrophylla King. Photosynthetically active green leaves and senescent leaves (leaf litter were collected. Retranslocation was estimated through an equation proposed by Attiwill, Guthrie and Leuning (1978. The pioneer species presented higher foliar contents of N; the non-pioneer species presented higher contents of K, Ca and S; and the results were inconclusive for P and Mg. The deciduous species presented higher foliar contents of K and of P, whereas the foliar contents of N, Ca, Mg and S were virtually identical between the phenological groups. The internal retranslocation of foliar nutrients in pioneer and non-deciduous species was higher than that of non-pioneer and deciduous species.

  1. Resistance of Wheat Accessions to the English Grain Aphid Sitobion avenae

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    Hu, Xiang-Shun; Liu, Ying-Jie; Wang, Yu-Han; Wang, Zhe; Yu, Xin-lin; Wang, Bo; Zhang, Gai-Sheng; Liu, Xiao-Feng; Hu, Zu-Qing; Zhao, Hui-Yan; Liu, Tong-Xian

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    The English grain aphid, Sitobion avenae, is a major pest species of wheat crops; however, certain varieties may have stronger resistance to infestation than others. Here, we investigated 3 classical resistance mechanisms (antixenosis, antibiosis, and tolerance) by 14 wheat varieties/lines to S. avenae under laboratory and field conditions. Under laboratory conditions, alatae given the choice between 2 wheat varieties, strongly discriminated against certain varieties. Specifically, the ‘Amigo’ variety had the lowest palatability to S. avenae alatae of all varieties. ‘Tm’ (Triticum monococcum), ‘Astron,’ ‘Xanthus,’ ‘Ww2730,’ and ‘Batis’ varieties also had lower palatability than other varieties. Thus, these accessions may use antibiosis as the resistant mechanism. In contrast, under field conditions, there were no significant differences in the number of alatae detected on the 14 wheat varieties. One synthetic line (98-10-30, a cross between of Triticum aestivum (var. Chris) and Triticum turgidum (var. durum) hybridization) had low aphid numbers but high yield loss, indicating that it has high antibiosis, but poor tolerance. In comparison, ‘Amigo,’ ‘Xiaoyan22,’ and some ‘186Tm’ samples had high aphid numbers but low yield loss rates, indicating they have low antibiosis, but good tolerance. Aphid population size and wheat yield loss rates greatly varied in different fields and years for ‘98-10-35,’ ‘Xiaoyan22,’ ‘Tp,’ ‘Tam200,’ ‘PI high,’ and other ‘186Tm’ samples, which were hybrid offspring of T. aestivum and wheat related species. Thus, these germplasm should be considered for use in future studies. Overall, S. avenae is best adapted to ‘Xinong1376,’ because it was the most palatable variety, with the greatest yield loss rates of all 14 wheat varieties. However, individual varieties/lines influenced aphid populations differently in different years. Therefore, we strongly recommend a combination of

  2. RNA-seq analysis for plant carnivory gene discovery in Nepenthes × ventrata.

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    Wan Zakaria, Wan Nor Adibah; Loke, Kok-Keong; Goh, Hoe-Han; Mohd Noor, Normah

    2016-03-01

    Carnivorous plants have the ability to capture and digest insects for nutrients, which allows them to survive in land deprived of nitrogenous nutrients. Nepenthes spp. are one of the carnivorous plants, which uniquely produce pitcher from the tip of an elongated leaf. This study provides the first transcriptome resource from pitcher of a Nepenthes ventricosa × Nepenthes alata hybrid, Nepenthes × ventrata to understand carnivory mechanism in Nepenthes spp., as well as in other carnivorous species. Raw reads and the transcriptome assembly project have been deposited to SRA database with the accession numbers SRX1389337 (day 0 control), SRX1389392 (day 3 longevity), and SRX1389395 (day 3 chitin-treated).

  3. Surfaces Inspired by the Nepenthes Peristome for Unidirectional Liquid Transport.

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    Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Liwen; Chen, Huawei; Dong, Zhichao; Zhang, Deyuan

    2017-12-01

    The slippery peristome of the pitcher plant Nepenthes has attracted much attention due to its unique function for preying on insects. Recent findings on the peristome surface of Nepenthes alata demonstrate a fast and continuous unidirectional liquid transport, which is enabled by the combination of a pinning effect at the sharp edges and a capillary rise in the wedge, deriving from the multiscale structure, which provides inspiration for designing and fabricating functional surfaces for unidirectional liquid transport. Developments in the fabrication methods of peristome-inspired surfaces and control methods for liquid transport are summarized. Both potential applications in the fields of microfluidic devices, biomedicine, and mechanical engineering and directions for further research in the future are discussed. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Curvature-driven bubbles or droplets on the spiral surface

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    Li, Shanpeng; Liu, Jianlin; Hou, Jian

    2016-11-01

    Directional motion of droplets or bubbles can often be observed in nature and our daily life, and this phenomenon holds great potential in many engineering areas. The study shows that droplets or bubbles can be driven to migrate perpetually on some special substrates, such as the Archimedean spiral, the logarithmic spiral and a cantilever sheet in large deflection. It is found that a bubble approaches or deviates from the position with highest curvature of the substrate, when it is on the concave or convex side. This fact is helpful to explain the repelling water capability of Nepenthes alata. Based on the force and energy analysis, the mechanism of the bubble migration is well addressed. These findings pave a new way to accurately manipulate droplet or bubble movement, which bring inspirations to the design of microfluidic and water harvesting devices, as well as oil displacement and ore filtration.

  5. Laser Direct Writing of Tree-Shaped Hierarchical Cones on a Superhydrophobic Film for High-Efficiency Water Collection.

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    Wang, Meng; Liu, Qian; Zhang, Haoran; Wang, Chuang; Wang, Lei; Xiang, Bingxi; Fan, Yongtao; Guo, Chuan Fei; Ruan, Shuangchen

    2017-08-30

    Directional water collection has stimulated a great deal of interest because of its potential applications in the field of microfluidics, liquid transportation, fog harvesting, and so forth. There have been some bio or bioinspired structures for directional water collection, from one-dimensional spider silk to two-dimensional star-like patterns to three-dimensional Nepenthes alata. Here we present a simple way for the accurate design and highly controllable driving of tiny droplets: by laser direct writing of hierarchical patterns with modified wettability and desired geometry on a superhydrophobic film, the patterned film can precisely and directionally drive tiny water droplets and dramatically improve the efficiency of water collection with a factor of ∼36 compared with the original superhydrophobic film. Such a patterned film might be an ideal platform for water collection from humid air and for planar microfluidics without tunnels.

  6. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND in vitro GAS PRODUCTION OF SOME LEGUME BROWSE SPECIES IN SUBTROPICAL AREAS OF MEXICO

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    Carlos A Garcia Montes de Oca

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to determine the chemical composition and in vitro gas production of different legume and wild arboreal pods. Seven seeds of legume browse species, Mexican calabash (Crescentia alata, esculent leadtree (Leucaena esculenta, guamuchil (Phitecellobium dulce, bastard cedar (Guazuma ulmifolia, needle bush (Acacia farnesiana, mimosa (Mimosa sp. and elephant ear tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum. Were evaluated for their chemical composition (g/kg DM and in vitro gas production pattern. Crude Protein was higher for L. esculenta (220 and lower for G. ulmifolia (70. Neutral and acid detergent fiber were higher for G. ulmifolia (687 and 554 and lower for A. farnesiana (267 and 176. Lignin was higher for Mimosa sp. (219 and lower for P. dulce (81. Total gas production (ml gas/g DM of P. dulce (187 and E. cyclocarpum (164 were higher (P

  7. Estudo da enxertia hipocotiledonar do maracujazeiro-amarelo sobre dois porta-enxertos, através de microscopia eletrônica de varredura Study of hypocotyledonary grafting of the passion fruit plant on two rootstocks, through electronic microscopy

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    Geraldo Costa Nogueira Filho

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar quanto tempo após a realização da enxertia hipocotiledonar ocorre a soldadura ou adesão entre enxerto e porta-enxerto, e também a formação da ponte de calo, verificada pelo total preenchimento da fenda por tecido meristemático secundário (calo. Foram produzidas 56 mudas de maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. pela enxertia hipocotiledonar em fenda cheia no topo sobre dois porta-enxertos (P. edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. e P. alata Dryander. Aos 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 e 18 dias após a enxertia, coletou-se a região da enxertia de quatro mudas de cada combinação. O material coletado foi fixado em solução de glutaraldeído a 3%, pós-fixado em tetróxido de ósmio a 2%, desidratado em uma série de álcool etílico (30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100%, levado ao secador de ponto crítico (CO2, montado, metalizado com ouro - paládio (35 nm e, por fim, observados e eletromicrografados em microscópio eletrônico de varredura JEOL JSM 5410 (operado em 15 kV. Verificou-se que, aos seis dias após a enxertia, a soldadura para o porta-enxerto Passiflora alata já havia ocorrido, o que só foi constatado para Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa aos nove dias. Também, aos nove dias, observou-se para ambos os porta-enxertos a completa formação da ponte de calo, indicando que, a partir daí, pode-se iniciar o processo de aclimatação da muda, para levá-la a um ambiente de menor umidade.The objective of this work was to verify how much time after the accomplishment of the hypocotyledonary grafting occurs the weld or adhesion between graft and rootstock, and also the formation of the bridge of callus, verified for the total fulfilling of the slot for secondary meristematic tissue (callus. It was produced 56 seedlings of yellow passion fruit (P. edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. by the hypocotyledonary grafting in full crack in the top on two rootstocks (P. edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg

  8. Phylogenetic relationships of Spiruromorpha from birds of prey based on 18S rDNA.

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    Honisch, M; Krone, O

    2008-06-01

    A total of 153 free-ranging birds from Germany belonging to 15 species were examined for nematodes in their digestive and respiratory tracts. In 51.7% of the birds 14 different nematode species were found: the intestinal ascarids Porrocaecum depressum and P. angusticolle, the strongylid Hovorkonema variegatum, which inhabits the trachea and bronchi, the hairworms Eucoleus dispar and Capillaria tenuissima isolated from the digestive system, the spirurid nematodes Cyrnea leptoptera, C. mansioni, C. seurati, Microtetrameres cloacitectus, Physaloptera alata, P. apivori, Synhimantus hamatus and S. laticeps, which inhabit the proventriculus and gizzard of the raptors, and the spirurid nematode Serratospiculum tendo, which lives in the air sacs. To revise their systematic positions the ribosomal 18S gene regions of the nematode species were analysed and a phylogenetic tree was constructed. The molecular data confirmed the morphological systematics, except the spirurid family Physalopteridae, which grouped together with the Acuariidae.

  9. Avaliação de Passifloraceas, fungicidas e Trichoderma para o manejo da Podridão-do-colo do maracujazeiro, causada por Nectria haematococca Evaluation of Passifloraceas, fungicides and Trichoderma for passion fruit collar rot handling, caused by Nectria haematococca

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    Ivan Herman Fischer

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A baixa produtividade do maracujazeiro-amarelo é devida, muitas vezes, a problemas fitossanitários, sendo a Podridão-do-colo, causada por Nectria haematococca, um dos principais problemas na maioria dos Estados produtores do Brasil. O controle desta doença é basicamente preventivo, evitando a introdução do agente patogênico na área. Sendo assim, o presente trabalho teve como objetivos: a avaliar o comportamento do maracujazeiro-amarelo 'Afruvec', 'IAC 275' e 'Maguary', do tipo pé-franco, e 'Afruvec' enxertado em cinco espécies de Passiflora (P. alata, P. maliformis, P. morifolia, P. mucronata e P. suberosa, em pomar com histórico de Podridão-do-colo; e b avaliar a eficiência de produtos químicos (oxicloreto de cobre, procloraz e tiabendazol e biológicos (Trichoderma harzianum e Trichoderma sp. no controle da Podridão-do-colo em maracujazeiro-amarelo 'Afruvec', sob condições de campo. As espécies P. maliformis, P. suberosa e P. alata, empregadas como porta-enxerto, apresentaram maior resistência à Podridão-do-colo do maracujazeiro em relação às plantas não enxertadas. Os produtos químicos e biológicos, aplicados em intervalos mensais ou quinzenais no colo da planta (500 mL de calda, não foram eficientes no controle da doença.The low productivity of yellow passion fruit is due often to the phytosanitary problems, being the Collar rot caused by Nectria haematococca, one of the main problems in the majority of the producing States of Brazil. The disease control is basically preventive, avoiding the introduction of the pathogen in the area. So, the present work aimed at: a evaluating the behavior of ungrafted yellow passion fruit cultivars 'Afruvec', 'IAC 275' and 'Maguary' and 'Afruvec' passion fruit grafted on five Passiflora species (Passiflora alata, P. maliformis, P. morifolia, P. mucronata and P. suberosa in orchard where the disease is frequent; and b evaluating the efficiency of chemical (copper oxychloride

  10. The diversity of antibacterial compounds of Terminalia species (Combretaceae).

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    Shinde, S L; Junne, S B; Wadje, S S; Baig, M M V

    2009-11-15

    The antibacterial activity of acetone, hexane, dichloromethane leaf extract of five Terminalia species (Terminalia alata Heyne ex Roth., Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wt. and Am., Terminalia bellerica (Gaertn.) Roxb., Terminalia catappa L. and Terminalia chebula Retz.) were tested by Agar-well-diffusion method against human pathogens E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The Rf values and relative activities of separated compounds were tested. Hexane and dichloromethane extracts have shown more antibacterial components than the acetone extract indicating the non-polar character of the antibacterial compounds. The non-polar character of the antibacterial compounds was confirmed from the Rf values. It indicated that the antibacterial activity was not due to tannins. Terminalia catappa found to possess the compounds which are more antibacterial. Terminalia arjuna and T. catappa plants were found most promising for isolating antibacterial compounds.

  11. Avaliação química e neurofarmacológica de espécies de Passiflora da América do Sul

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    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmácia, Florianópolis, 2014. Espécies do gênero Passiflora são utilizadas há muito tempo pela população de vários países como sedativas e calmantes. Na presente tese buscou-se identificar extratos e substâncias isoladas com atividade no Sistema Nervoso Central das espécies P. alata, P. edulis f. edulis, P. ligularis, P. manicata, P. quadrangularis e P. tripartita f. mollis...

  12. 'Hertwig effect' in plants: Induced parthenogenesis through the use of irradiated pollen

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    Pandey, K.K.; Phung, M.

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    Studies of four combinations of Nicotiana involving four species, N. langsdorffii (N.l.), N. alata (N.a.), N. glutinosa (N.g.) and N. tubacum (N.t.), have shown that parthenogenetic haploid and diploid maternal individuals may arise with the use of male gametes (pollen) treated with high doses of ionising radiation in plants, similar to that found in animals ('Hertwig Effect'). At lower doses (10-20 Kr) rapidly diminishing numbers of seedlings were produced and many of these died soon after germination or before reaching maturity. In the intraspecific combination N.l.xN.l., viable seeds were produced only at the lower doses of 10 and 15 Kr. In the interspecific combination N.l.xN.a., at lower doses, all plants that came to bloom showed variable hybrid morphology. There were no plants resembling the female parent.

  13. Biosynthesis of iridoids lacking C-10 and the chemotaxonomic implications of their distribution

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    Frederiksen, Lotte Boe; Damtoft, Søren; Jensen, Søren Rosendal

    1999-01-01

    Continuing earlier experiments in which deoxyloganic acid proved to be a precursor of the doubly decarboxylated iridoids in Thunbergia alata, we have now shown that deuterium labelled 6-deoxyretzioside was incorporated into stilbericoside in this plant. In the same experiment labelled retzioside...... was isolated, indicating that this is also a likely intermediate in the biosynthetic pathway. Feedings in two species of Deutzia were also performed with deuterium-labelled iridoids, namely iridodidal glucoside, 8-epiiridodial glucoside, 7-hydroxy-iridodial glucoside and 10-hydroxy-iridodial glucoside...... of antirrhinoside. The close relationship between Nuxia, Retzia and the Stilbaceae indicated by chloroplast DNA sequencing results is substantiated by the common occurrence of a special kind of iridoids in these taxa. A similar close relationship is found between Hydrangeaceae and Loasaceae. (C) 1999 Elsevier...

  14. Chloropid flies (Diptera, Chloropidae associated with pitcher plants in North America

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    Julia J. Mlynarek

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    Full Text Available We review the taxonomy and ecology of Chloropidae (Diptera associated with pitcher plants (Sarraceniaceae in North America. Tricimba wheeleri Mlynarek sp.n. is described from the pitchers of Sarracenia alata Alph.Wood and S. leucophylla Raf. in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Mississippi. Aphanotrigonum darlingtoniae (Jones associated with Darlingtonia californica Torr. in northern California is redescribed, including the first description of male genitalic characters. A lectotype is designated for A. darlingtoniae. Published records of other species of Tricimba Lioy in pitcher plants in North America are considered accidental or facultative occurrences; published records of Aphanotrigonum Duda as pitcher plant associates in eastern North America are probably errors in identification.

  15. Sewage impact on the composition and distribution of Polychaeta associated to intertidal mussel beds of the Mar del Plata rocky shore, Argentina

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    Elías Rodolfo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The polychaete composition and distribution within mussel beds were studied in order to assess organic pollution due to domestic sewage in a rocky shore of Mar del Plata (Argentina during 1997. Four stations and a control site were randomly sampled around the local effluent. Quantitative data on polychaetes, as well as sediment accumulated among mussels and its organic carbon content were measured. Polychaete distribution patterns are related to the organic matter gradient, being Capitella cf. capitata, Neanthes succinea (Frey & Leuckart, 1847 and Boccardia polybranchia (Haswell, 1885 the dominant indicator species close to the effluent. At medial distances, the cirratulids Caulleriella alata (Southern, 1914 and Cirratulus cirratus (Müller, 1776 are very important in abundance. The syllids Syllis prolixa Ehlers, 1901 and S. gracilis Grube, 1840 are distributed along the study area, but dominate at the medial stations and at the control site. The orbiniid Protoariciella uncinata Hartmann-Schröder, 1962 is subdominant at the control station.

  16. Maracujá: um alimento funcional?

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    Maria Luiza Zeraik

    Full Text Available Este artigo é uma revisão bibliográfica sobre as espécies brasileiras de Passiflora (Passiflora edulis fo. flavicarpa O. Deg., P. alata Curtis e P. edulis fo. edulis. A maioria dos artigos da literatura focaliza somente as folhas de Passiflora, enquanto que esta revisão contém informações sobre a polpa, cascas e sementes dos frutos do maracujá, com destaque para a composição química, estudos nutricionais e farmacológicos. O enfoque nos frutos do maracujá fundamenta-se no amplo consumo do suco de maracujá (fresco ou industrializado no Brasil e também nas investigações em andamento para avaliar o seu potencial uso como alimento funcional.

  17. Florescimento e produção de maracujazeiro-amarelo obtido por enxertia hipocotiledonar em Jaboticabal-SP e Araguari-MG Flowering and production of yellow passion fruit obtained by hypocotyledonary grafted in Jaboticabal-SP e Araguari-MG

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    Geraldo Costa Nogueira Filho

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado no ripado e na área de Fruticultura do Departamento de Produção Vegetal da Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCAV/UNESP, em Jaboticabal-SP, e em área de pequeno produtor fornecedor da Maguari (Kraft Foods do Brasil em Araguari-MG, tendo por objetivo avaliar o desenvolvimento de maracujazeiro-amarelo enxertado por enxertia hipocotiledonar, sobre seis espécies de Passifloraceas. Foram utilizados sete tratamentos, sendo seis tratamentos com as espécies: P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea, P. alata, P. gibertii, P. coccinea, P. cincinnata e um tratamento com pé-franco de P. edulis f. flavicarpa. Para todos os tratamentos, a variedade-copa utilizada foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 200'. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com três repetições. A parcela foi constituída de uma linha de quatro plantas (20m lineares. A condução foi realizada conforme os tratos culturais recomendados para a cultura. As características avaliadas foram florescimento, produção, número e peso médio de frutos. Em Jaboticabal-SP, o pé-franco apresentou melhor desenvolvimento e maior produção que as plantas enxertadas. Em Araguari-MG, P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea e pé-franco apresentaram melhor produção. Não houve diferença significativa no número de frutos, e o P. alata diminuiu, em relação aos outros porta-enxertos, o peso dos frutos.The study was conducted in the ripped and in the area of Fruit of the Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCAV/UNESP, in Jaboticabal-SP and in an area of a small producer supplier of Maguari (Kraft Foods of Brazil in Araguari-MG, and aimed to assess the development of yellow passion fruit grafted by hypocotyledonary grafting, on six rootstocks of Passifloraceas. Seven treatments were used, with six treatments and rootstocks: P. edulis

  18. Morfoanatomia de folhas e caules de Passiflora edulis Sims, Passifloraceae

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    Josseara Beraldo

    Full Text Available Passiflora edulis Sims, espécie vegetal empregada na medicina popular e amplamente cultivada no território nacional, tem suas folhas e seus caules, muitas vezes utilizados como adulterante de amostras comerciais da droga vegetal oficializada no país também conhecida como maracujá, Passiflora alata Curtis. Caracteres morfoanatômicos de folhas e de caules de P. edulis, foram descritos e documentados. Dentre os caracteres auxiliares na distinção entre a droga oficial e os órgãos aéreos de P. edulis podem-se destacar o contorno da lâmina foliar, a forma da nervura mediana em secção transversal, o número e a localização de nectários extraflorais e, o indumento

  19. Distinction of the C-glycosylflavone isomer pairs orientin/isoorientin and vitexin/isovitexin using HPLC-MS exact mass measurement and in-source CID.

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    Pereira, Cíntia A M; Yariwake, Janete H; McCullagh, Michael

    2005-01-01

    HPLC-MS using collision induced dissociation (CID) has been utilised for the identification of the C-glycosylflavone isomer pairs orientin/isoorientin and vitexin/isovitexin. HPLC-CID/MS analyses produced pseudo-MS/MS spectra that allowed the identification of the flavone C-glycosides. The efficient differentiation of isomers was performed by comparing the CID-MS/MS spectra (including exact mass measurements) of particular fragments from the C-glycoside unit. In order to illustrate some possibilities of these MS techniques, they were applied to the comparative analyses of extracts of Passiflora alata, P. edulis, P. incarnata and P. caerulea (Passifloraceae) that are employed as phytomedicines in Brazil and South America.

  20. Chemical profiles of traditional preparations of four South American Passiflora species by chromatographic and capillary electrophoretic techniques

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    Geison Modesti Costa

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Several species of the genus Passiflora are distributed all over South America, and many of these species are used in popular medicine, mainly as sedatives and tranquilizers. This study analyzes the chemical profile of extracts of four Passiflora species used in folk medicine, focusing on the flavonoids, alkaloids and saponins. We employed simple and fast fingerprint analysis methods by high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis techniques. The analysis led to the detection and identification of C-glycosylflavonoids in all the plant extracts, these being the main constituents in P. tripartita var. mollissima and P. bogotensis. Saponins were observed only in P. alata and P. quadrangularis, while harmane alkaloids were not detected in any of the analyzed extracts in concentrations higher than 0.0187 ppm, the detection limit determined for the UPLC method.

  1. Determinação espectrométrica dos flavonóides das folhas de Maytenus (Celastraceae e de Passiflora (Passifloraceae e comparação com método CLAE-UV

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    Regina de A. O. Chabariberi

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma modificação dos procedimentos descritos nas Farmacopéias Francesa e Européia para a análise de flavonoides de Passiflora incarnata L., Passifloraceae, por espectrometria UV-Visível e propõe a sua aplicação na determinação dos flavonoides totais das folhas da espinheira-santa (Maytenus aquifolium Mart. e Maytenus ilicifolia (Schrad. Planch., Celastraceae e do maracujá (Passiflora edulis Sims. e Passiflora alata Curtis, Passifloraceae. Os resultados obtidos por espectrometria no UV-Visível foram comparados aos obtidos por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE-UV, encontrando-se resultados estatisticamente similares entre os métodos espectrométrico modificado da Farmacopéia Francesa e CLAE-UV.

  2. Actividad antibacteriana de terpenoides y alcaloides aislados de tres plantas colombianas

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    Luis Enrique Cuca Suárez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El potencial antibacteriano de 14 compuestos obtenidos de 3 especies nativas colombianas (Pleurothyrium cinereum [van der Werff], Esenbeckia alata [Karst & Triana], y Raputia heptaphylla [Pittier] fue evaluado mediante la inhibición del crecimiento bacteriano por el método de difusión en agar contra 4 cepas bacterianas: Enterococcus faecalis 29212, Staphylococcus aureus 6539, Escherichia coli 25922 y Salmonella tiphymurium 14028s. Los compuestos evaluados mostraron actividad frente a las cepas a diferentes niveles, observando una tendencia y selectividad según el núcleo base. El alcaloide 4-metoxi-1-metil-quinolin-2-(1H-ona (8 fue el compuesto que presentó la mayor actividad.

  3. [Numerical analysis of morphological variation of germplasm resources of dioscorea].

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    Huang, Yu-Xian; Wang, Feng-Qing; Du, Jia-Fang; Hua, Shu-Mei; Lei, Fu-Gui; Xu, Xu-Ming; Liang, Kang-Jing; Zhang, Zhong-Yi

    2013-02-01

    Botanical characters of germplasm resources of Dioscorea were observed and compared, which could to offer reference for its genetic improvement, germplasm resource identification and classification. Based on field cultivation, twenty-four morphological traits of ninety-four Dioscorea germplasm resources were observed or determined. And the morphological differences among germplasm resources were compared by principal component analysis and cluster analysis. There were ample morphological diversity in the twenty-four traits, in especially in leaf size and tuber characters of the ninety-four Dioscorea germplasm resources. The first seven principal components which accounted for 80. 957% of total variance were extracted from the principal component analysis. The ninety-four germplasm resources could be divided into four clusters, which belonging to Dioscorea opposite, D. persimili, D. fordii and D. alata respectively. There were large morphological variation among germplasm resources on Dioscorea. Identification of germplasm resources of Dioscorea should focus on leaf size and tuber characters.

  4. Preferência alimentar, efeito da planta hospedeira e da densidade larval na sobrevivência e desenvolvimento de Dione juno juno (Cramer (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae Feeding preference, host-plant and larval density effects on survivorship and growth rates of Dione juno juno (Cramer (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae

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    Vidica Bianchi

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Dez espécies de passifloraceas ocorrentes no Rio Grande do Sul foram avaliadas em relação à preferência alimentar e performance larval de Dione juno juno (Cramer, 1779 (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae: Passifora alata Dryander, 1781; P. amethystina Mikan, 1820; P. caerulea Linnaeus, 1753; P. capsularis Linnaeus, 1753; P. edulis Sims, 1818; P. elegans Masters, 1872; P. misera Humbold, Bonpland et Kunth, 1817; P. suberosa Linnaeus, 1753; P. tenuifila Killip, 1927 e P. warmingii Masters, 1872. O efeito da densidade larval na performance foi também testado em P. edulis: grupos de uma, duas, quatro, oito, dezesseis, trinta e duas, e sessenta e quatro larvas. A preferência das larvas foi avaliada com base em teste utilizando-se discos foliares, com e sem chance de escolha. As larvas obtiveram maior sobrevivência em P. misera, P. tenuifila e P. edulis. Nenhuma sobreviveu em P. alata, P. capsularis, P. amesthystina, P. suberosa e P. warmingii. As larvas escolheram P. edulis nos testes com chance de escolha. Ingeriram quantidades semelhantes de P. tenuifila, P. misera e P. caerulea nos testes sem chance de escolha. A taxa de crescimento larval e o tamanho dos adultos foi maior quando criadas em P. misera, quando comparado com P. edulis. A sobrevivência foi significativamente reduzida nos grupos com uma, duas e quatro larvas, o que pode explicar em parte o comportamento gregário desta espécie. Concluiu-se que poucas espécies de passifloráceas além de P. edulis podem constituir-se em hospedeiras potenciais de D. juno juno no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Numa perspectiva ecológica, no entanto, muitas destas hospedeiras alternativas apresentam limitações a respeito de sua adequabilidade, tamanho ou abundância da planta.Ten passion vine species from Rio Grande do Sul were evaluated regarding larval feeding preference and performance of Dione juno juno (Cramer, 1779: Passifora alata Dryander, 1781; P. amethystina Mikan, 1820; P. caerulea Linnaeus

  5. Aspectos biológicos de Dione juno juno (Cramer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae em genótipos de maracujazeiro Biological aspects of Dione juno juno (Cramer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae on passion fruit genotypes

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    Arlindo Leal Boiça Júnior

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito de genótipos de maracujazeiro no desenvolvimento de Dione juno juno (Cramer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae. O experimento foi conduzido em laboratório, sob condições ambientais controladas (temperatura de 26 ± 1ºC, U. R. de 60 ± 10% e fotofase de 14 horas. Lagartas recém-eclodidas foram alimentadas com folhas de genótipos de maracujazeiro: Passiflora edulis Sims., P. alata Dryand., P. serrato-digitata L., P. edulis f. flavicarpa Deg. ('Sul Brasil', P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. edulis f. flavicarpa ('Maguary FB-100' e P. foetida L. Para cada genótipo estudado, utilizaram-se 50 lagartas, provenientes de ovos coletados no campo. Essas lagartas foram mantidas em ramos de maracijazeiro, no interior de tubos de PVC até a pupação. Observações e reposição do alimento (ramos, diárias, foram realizadas. Os parâmetros avaliados foram duração e viabilidade das fases larval e pupal, peso das lagartas, peso das pupas e longevidade do adulto. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, com sete tratamentos e dez repetições. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise de variância, e quando observadas diferenças, as médias foram comparadas pelo teste de Tukey, a 5% de probabilidade. Os genótipos P. alata, P. serrato-digitata e P. foetida não são adequados ao desenvolvimento de D. juno juno, impossibilitando a sobrevivência das lagartas, o que mostra o alto grau de antibiose desses materiais. Entre os demais, P. edulis, P. edulis f. flavicarpa, Maguary FB-100 e Sul Brasil foram mais adequados.It was studied the effect of passion fruit genotypes on Dione juno juno (Cramer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae development. The experiment was carried out in a laboratory, under controlled conditions (temperature: 26 ± 1°C, RH = 60 ± 10% and photophase of 14 hours. Newly-hatched larvae were fed with leaves from different passion fruit genotypes: Passiflora edulis Sims., P. alata Dryand., P. serrato-digitata L., P

  6. RNA-seq analysis for plant carnivory gene discovery in Nepenthes × ventrata

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    Wan Nor Adibah Wan Zakaria

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Carnivorous plants have the ability to capture and digest insects for nutrients, which allows them to survive in land deprived of nitrogenous nutrients. Nepenthes spp. are one of the carnivorous plants, which uniquely produce pitcher from the tip of an elongated leaf. This study provides the first transcriptome resource from pitcher of a Nepenthes ventricosa × Nepenthes alata hybrid, Nepenthes × ventrata to understand carnivory mechanism in Nepenthes spp., as well as in other carnivorous species. Raw reads and the transcriptome assembly project have been deposited to SRA database with the accession numbers SRX1389337 (day 0 control, SRX1389392 (day 3 longevity, and SRX1389395 (day 3 chitin-treated.

  7. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Employing Extracts from Four Cassia Flowers as Natural Sensitizers: Studies on Dye Ingredient Effect on Photovoltaic Performance

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    Maurya, Ishwar Chandra; Singh, Shalini; Neetu; Gupta, Arun Kumar; Srivastava, Pankaj; Bahadur, Lal

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    Natural dyes extracted from four different flowers, namely, Cassia surattensis, Cassia tora, Cassia alata and Cassia occidentalis were used as sensitizers for TiO2-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The dye extracts from flowers were obtained by a simple extraction technique and used without any further purification. Optical characteristics of dye extracts were studied. Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectra were used to identify the constituents of extracted dyes. The photovoltaic performance of DSSC employing dye-capped TiO2 photoanodes was measured. The sensitization performance related to anchoring groups present and interaction between dyes with TiO2 surface is demonstrated. An attempt has been made to rationalize the observations by light absorption of the dye extracts and their adsorption on TiO2. The short-circuit current density ( I SC) values ranged from 0.06 mA/cm2 to 0.20 mA/cm2; open circuit voltage ( V OC) from 0.292 V to 0.833 V; fill factor (FF) from 0.7 to 0.9; efficiencies ( η) from 0.013% to 0.15% and incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency from 13% to 20%, were obtained for DSSC using these natural dye extracts. Cassia occidentalis showed the highest current density of 0.20 mA/cm2 and power conversion efficiency of 0.15%, which was due to better interaction between the carbonyl and hydroxyl group of the anthocyanin molecule of C. occidentalis and surface of TiO2 film. The red and blue shift of absorption wavelength of C. surattensis and the blue shift of absorption wavelength of the C. tora, C. alata and C. occidentalis extract in ethanol solution compared to that on TiO2 film has been used for the interpretation of obtained results.

  8. Helminths of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Lithuania.

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    Bružinskaitė-Schmidhalter, Rasa; Šarkūnas, Mindaugas; Malakauskas, Alvydas; Mathis, Alexander; Torgerson, Paul R; Deplazes, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Red foxes and raccoon dogs are hosts for a wide range of parasites including important zoonotic helminths. The raccoon dog has recently invaded into Europe from the east. The contribution of this exotic species to the epidemiology of parasitic diseases, particularly parasitic zoonoses is unknown. The helminth fauna and the abundance of helminth infections were determined in 310 carcasses of hunted red foxes and 99 of raccoon dogs from Lithuania. Both species were highly infected with Alaria alata (94·8% and 96·5% respectively) and Trichinella spp. (46·6% and 29·3%). High and significantly different prevalences in foxes and raccoon dogs were found for Eucoleus aerophilus (97·1% and 30·2% respectively), Crenosoma vulpis (53·8% and 15·1%), Capillaria plica (93·3% and 11·3%), C. putorii (29·4% and 51·5%), Toxocara canis (40·5% and 17·6%) and Uncinaria stenocephala (76·9% and 98·8%). The prevalences of the rodent-transmitted cestodes Echinococcus multilocularis, Taenia polyacantha, T. crassiceps and Mesocestoides spp. were significantly higher in foxes than in raccoon dogs. The abundances of E. multilocularis, Mesocestoides, Taenia, C. plica and E. aerophilus were higher in foxes than those in raccoon dogs. A. alata, U. stenocephala, C. putorii and Echinostomatidae had higher abundances in raccoon dogs. The difference in prevalence and abundance of helminths in both animals may reflect differences in host ecology and susceptibility. The data are consistent with red foxes playing a more important role than raccoon dogs in the transmission of E. multilocularis in Lithuania.

  9. Early life history of Alatina cf. moseri populations from Australia and Hawaii with implications for taxonomy (Cubozoa: Carybdeida, Alatinidae.

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    Teresa Carrette

    Full Text Available The early life stages of the cubomedusa Alatina cf. moseri from Osprey Reef (North Queensland, Australia and Waikiki (Oahu, Hawaii were studied using laboratory-based culturing conditions. Spawning populations from both regions were observed with reliable periodicity allowing polyp cultures from these locations to be collected and established under laboratory conditions. The polyps of this species were successfully reared from spawning adults. Polyps of Alatina cf. moseri were cultured at temperatures of 23-28 °C, developed up to 19 tentacles and reached up to 1.70 mm in height. The balloon-shaped hypostomes possessed 4 well-defined lips. The polyps increased their numbers by means of formation of either sedentary polyp buds or creeping-polyp buds, which attached after 2-3 days. Metamorphosis occurred at temperatures of 25-28 °C. Development of polyps and medusae were achieved for the first time within the genus Alatina and allowed comparisons of early life history between these and other species of the Carybdeida families. The metamorphosis and young medusa of this genus showed characters that differed distinctly from those noted for other Carybdeida species, but are very similar to the one described from Puerto Rico by Arneson and Cutress in 1976 for Alatina sp. (named by them Carybdea alata. Based on this evidence, the discrepancies in original specimen descriptions and the previous genetic comparisons, we support the suggestion that the two previously described species of Alatina from Australia and Hawaii (Alatina mordens and Alatina moseri appear to represent artificial taxonomic units and may in fact be the same as the original Carybdea alata species named from Puerto Rico. Further taxonomic studies are desperately needed in order to clarify the various species and description discrepancies that exist within this newly proposed genus.

  10. Herbal Antibacterials: A Review

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    Chirag Modi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Plants are rich source of antibacterial agents because they produce wide array of bioactive molecules, most of which probably evolved as chemical defense against predation or infection. A major part of the total population in developing countries still uses traditional folk medicine obtained from plant resources With an estimation of WHO that as many as 80% of world population living in rural areas rely on herbal traditional medicines as their primary health care, the study on properties and uses of medicinal plants are getting growing interests. In recent years this interest to evaluate plants possessing antibacterial activity for various diseases is growing. Different solvent extracts (aqueous, alcohol and ethanol of leaves, flower and seed of various plants selected based on an ethnobotanical survey from India were subjected to in vitro antibacterial activity assay against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria employing different diffusion method. Based on local use of common diseases and Ethnobotanical knowledge, an attempt has been made to assess the antibacterial properties of selected medicinal plants viz. Argemone mexicana (Shialkanta, Aster lanceolatus (White panicle, Capparis thonningii and Capparis tomentosa (Woolly caper bush, Cardiospermum halicacabum (Balloonvine, Cassia alata (Herpetic alata, Centaurea sclerolepis, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon, Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Cymbopogon nervatus, Ficus religiosa (Peepal, Indigofera aspalathoides (Ajara, Marrubium vulgare (Horehound, Medicago Spp.(Medick, Burclover, Morus alba (Mulberry, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi, Origanum marjorana (Marjoram, Oxalis corniculata (Amli, Piper nigrum (Kala mirch, Plectranthus amboinicus (Indian borage, Patharchur, Plumeria acutifolia (Kachuchi, Salvadora persica (Piludi, Salvia repens and Syzygium aromaticum (Clove for potential antibacterial activity against some important bacterial strains, namely Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus

  11. Helminth Fauna in Captive European Gray Wolves (Canis lupus lupus) in Germany

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    Bindke, Johanna Daniela; Springer, Andrea; Böer, Michael; Strube, Christina

    2017-01-01

    Captive as well as free-ranging wolves, which are currently recolonizing Germany, may harbor a variety of gastrointestinal parasites. This study investigated endoparasites in captive European gray wolves (Canis lupus lupus) using coproscopical methods. Fecal samples were collected monthly between October 2012 and November 2013 from 18 wolf enclosures in 14 German zoological gardens, representing 72 individual wolves. In total, 1,041 fecal samples including 26 bulk samples were analyzed by the sedimentation and flotation method. The most frequently detected egg morphotypes included five nematodes [Ancylostomatidae (Ancylostoma or Uncinaria spp.), Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, Trichuris vulpis, and Capillaria/Eucoleus spp.], one cestode (Taeniidae) and one trematode (Alaria alata). 44.76% of all samples were positive for at least one of these egg morphotypes. Overall, Ancylostomatidae showed the highest frequency (30.84% of all samples), followed by Capillaria/Eucoleus spp. (19.88%), Toxocara canis (5.19%), taeniids (3.75%), Trichuris vulpis and Alaria alata (3.65% each), and Toxascaris leonina (1.25%). As fecal samples were collected from the environment and could not be assigned to individual wolves, sample results were combined per zoo and month. General linear mixed models were employed to analyze the effect of season and management factors on the occurrence of Ancylostomatidae, Capillaria/Eucoleus spp., Toxocara canis and taeniids. No statistically significant effect of season was found, whereas anthelmintic treatment negatively affected Ancylostomatidae egg excretion. Detected parasites and their prevalences are comparable to previous studies on wolf parasitism conducted elsewhere in Europe. As many of the most prevalent helminths are of zoonotic importance, routine anthelmintic treatment of captive wolves should be recommended. PMID:29312968

  12. Porta-enxertos e fixadores de enxerto para enxertia hipocotiledonar de maracujazeiro azedo

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    Carlos Henrique Barbosa Santos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Avaliou-se a enxertia hipocotiledonar de maracujazeiro azedo em porta-enxertos de Passiflora alata, P. edulis, P. cincinnata e P. gibertii utilizando-se, como fixadores para envolvimento da região da enxertia, fita adesiva tipo crepe, grampo metálico de cabelo e grampo de enxertia a mola. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 3 (porta-enxerto x fixador, com 12 tratamentos, três repetições e oito plantas na parcela. Utilizou-se a enxertia hipocotiledonar pelo método de garfagem de topo em fenda cheia. Avaliaram-se diâmetro de caule, altura de planta e número de folhas do porta-enxerto no momento da enxertia, percentagem de sobrevivência da enxertia, diâmetro do caule, número de folhas e altura do enxerto aos 30, 60 e 90 dias após a enxertia. A sobrevivência do enxerto de maracujazeiro azedo foi elevada, em geral, sendo equivalente para todos os porta-enxertos avaliados, demonstrando a eficiência da técnica. O uso dos fixadores de enxertia resultou em elevada percentagem de sobrevivência dos enxertos sem se verificarem diferenças entre os fixadores. Aos 90 dias após a enxertia, o maracujazeiro azedo, enxertado em P. alata apresentou menor crescimento em relação àqueles enxertados em P. edulis e P. gibertii.

  13. Florescimento e produção de maracujazeiro-amarelo obtido por enxertia hipocotiledonar em Jaboticabal-SP e Araguari-MG

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    Geraldo Costa Nogueira Filho

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado no ripado e na área de Fruticultura do Departamento de Produção Vegetal da Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCAV/UNESP, em Jaboticabal-SP, e em área de pequeno produtor fornecedor da Maguari (Kraft Foods do Brasil em Araguari-MG, tendo por objetivo avaliar o desenvolvimento de maracujazeiro-amarelo enxertado por enxertia hipocotiledonar, sobre seis espécies de Passifloraceas. Foram utilizados sete tratamentos, sendo seis tratamentos com as espécies: P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea, P. alata, P. gibertii, P. coccinea, P. cincinnata e um tratamento com pé-franco de P. edulis f. flavicarpa. Para todos os tratamentos, a variedade-copa utilizada foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 200'. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com três repetições. A parcela foi constituída de uma linha de quatro plantas (20m lineares. A condução foi realizada conforme os tratos culturais recomendados para a cultura. As características avaliadas foram florescimento, produção, número e peso médio de frutos. Em Jaboticabal-SP, o pé-franco apresentou melhor desenvolvimento e maior produção que as plantas enxertadas. Em Araguari-MG, P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea e pé-franco apresentaram melhor produção. Não houve diferença significativa no número de frutos, e o P. alata diminuiu, em relação aos outros porta-enxertos, o peso dos frutos.

  14. Analysis of C-glycosyl flavonoids from South American Passiflora species by HPLC-DAD and HPLC-MS.

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    Zucolotto, Silvana Maria; Fagundes, Carize; Reginatto, Flávio Henrique; Ramos, Freddy A; Castellanos, Leonardo; Duque, Carmenza; Schenkel, Eloir Paulo

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    Leaves and fruits of Passiflora species are widely used around the world in popular medicine, mainly as sedatives and tranquilisers. C-glycosyl flavonoids are the main components of these species. To investigate the constituent patterns and to develop a chromatographic method for the characterisation of the C-glycosyl flavonoids profile of the extracts of the leaves and the pericarp of South American Passiflora species. The chemical composition of extracts from the leaves and the fruits' pericarp of Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa, P. edulis var. edulis, Passiflora alata, Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima, Passiflora quadrangularis, Passiflora manicata and Passiflora ligularis was evaluated for the presence of C-glycosyl flavonoids. Two separate HPLC methods were developed suitable for a diode array detector (DAD) and a MS detector. Separation by HPLC-DAD was achieved on a Luna C-18 column, using solvent A (tetrahydrofuran-isopropanol-acetonitrile) and solvent B (H₃PO₄ 0.5%) in an isocratic elution mode. In the HPLC-MS, the components were separated on a Luna RP-18A column by a gradient elution (water-acetonitrile-formic acid). The presence of C-glycosyl flavonoids was identified in leaves and pericarp of P. edulis var. flavicarpa, P. alata, P. edulis var. edulis and P. tripartita var. molissima, but only in leaf extracts of P. quadrangularis and P. manicata and not at all in P. ligularis. The different species and varieties showed different major constituents. The C-glycosyl flavonoids identified more frequently were orientin, isoorientin, vitexin and isovitexin. The methods established are simple and can be used as a tool for the characterisation and quality control of pharmaceutical preparations containing these Passiflora extracts. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  15. Diversidade genética entre genótipos comerciais de maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa e entre espécies de passifloras nativas determinada por marcadores rapd

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    Viana Alexandre Pio

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    Full Text Available A diversidade genética entre genótipos de maracujazeiro amarelo foi avaliada por meio de marcadores genéticos de DNA tipo RAPD. Para tanto, materiais genéticos foram coletados em populações comerciais em regiões tradicionais de fruticultura da Região Norte Fluminense (Itaperuna, São Francisco do Itabapoana, Campos dos Goytacazes. Foi também estimada a diversidade entre a esp��cie cultivada (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg. e espécies relacionadas no gênero, P. alata, P. giberti, P. cincinnata, P. foetida, P. edulis. P. maliformes, P. mucronata, P. suberosa, P. malacophylla. Para o estudo dos acessos de maracujá amarelo não foi verificada expressiva diversidade genética; as populações se distribuíram conforme sua origem, sendo que os indivíduos coletados em São Francisco do Itabapoana apresentaram uma maior consistência no seu agrupamento. Para o estudo interespecífico, verificou-se que P. maliformis ficou em um grupo distinto, assim como P. giberti, mas próximo a P. mucronata. Para a espécie P. alata foi também verificada a sua alocação em um grupo distinto. Para as espécies P. cincinnata e P. edulis (Maracujá roxo, ambas ficaram alocadas em mesmo grupo, evidenciando uma proximidade entre as mesmas. As espécies P. foetida e P. suberosa formaram um grupo único.

  16. Reação de genótipos de maracujazeiro a Meloidogyne incognita raça 3 e Meloidogyne javanica

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    Leandro Souza Rocha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a reação de genótipos de maracujazeiro a Meloidogyne spp.. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação em DBC, com seis repetições, em esquema fatorial 9x2 (Passiflora giberti, P. nitida, P. setacea, P. mucronata, P. cincinnata, P. ligularis, P.alata, híbrido BRS Sol do Cerrado e seleção M19-UFV x Meloidogyne javanica e M. incognita raça 3. Segundo os critérios de Oostenbrink, e Moura e Régis, o BRS Sol do Cerrado, a seleção M-19-UFV e P. alata comportaram-se como imunes a M. incognita. Além destes, P. cincinnata e P. setacea foram imunes a M. javanica. Passiflora cincinnata e P.giberti comportaram-se como resistentes a M. incognita e M. javanica, respectivamente. Segundo Taylor e Sasser, os genótipos classificados como imunes pelos outros critérios foram classificados como resistentes aos nematoides. Todas as variáveis nematológicas avaliadas em P. giberti, P. ligularis, P. mucronata e P. nitida foram superiores em plantas infectadas por M. incognita. Independentemente do nematoide, P. mucronata apresentou maior número de galhas, massas de ovos, ovos, J2 e FR, em relação aos outros genótipos. O peso de matéria fresca de raiz de P. ligularis e P. mucronata foi menor na presença de M. incognita em relação a M. javanica.

  17. Anti-tubercular activity of eleven aromatic and medicinal plants occurring in Colombia.

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    Bueno-Sánchez, Juan Gabriel; Martínez-Morales, Jairo René; Stashenko, Elena E; Ribón, Wellman

    2009-03-01

    Human tuberculosis is a contagious-infectious disease mainly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although regimens exist for treating tuberculosis, they are far from ideal. Development of effective strategies for treatment of human tuberculosis has posed a challenge, considering the increase in infections associated with the human immunodeficiency virus and immunocompromised patients. Essential oils--volatile, aromatic oil extracts from plants--have been used in traditional treatment of many diseases; however careful investigation of these oils has not been undertaken with respect to treatments of tuberculosis. The in vitro antitubercular activity of essential oils from 11 medicinal plants grown in Colombia were assessed for efficacy as new medications (phytomedicines) for treatment of M. tuberculosis H37Rv. Essential oil extraction and analysis were performed as described Stashenko et al. (2004). Minimal inhibitory concentrations were determined by a colorimetric macrodilution method, following the protocol described by Abate et al. (1998). Isoniazide and rifampin were used as control treatments. Bactericidal and bacteriostatic activity was measured using the method developed by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute consigned in the M26-A protocol. Essential oils from Achyrocline alata and Swinglea glutinosa were the most active with minimal inhibitory concentrations of 62.5 +/- 0.1 and 100 +/- 36 microg ml(-1), respectively. Carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, and beta-pinene were the major components, most often identified in the 11 plant extracts of essential oils. Time-kill curve assays demonstrated the bacteriostatic activity of these essential oils. The essential oils from A. alata and S. glutinosa plants, and the components identified therein, are candidates as potential phytotherapeutic agents for human tuberculosis control.

  18. Static winging of the scapula caused by osteochondroma in adults: a case series

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    Orth Patrick

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Although palsy of the long thoracic nerve is the classical pathogenesis of winging scapula, it may also be caused by osteochondroma. This rare etiopathology has previously been described in pediatric patients, but it is seldom observed in adults. Case presentation We describe three cases of static scapular winging with pain on movement. Case 1 is a Caucasian woman aged 35 years with a wing-like prominence of the medial margin of her right scapula due to an osteochondroma originating from the ventral omoplate. Histopathological evaluation after surgical resection confirmed the diagnosis. The postoperative course was unremarkable without signs of recurrence on examination at 2 years. Case 2 is a Caucasian woman aged 39 years with painful scapula alata and neuralgic pain projected along the left ribcage caused by an osteochondroma of the left scapula with contact to the 2nd and 3rd rib. Following surgical resection, the neuropathic pain continued, demanding neurolysis of the 3rd and 4th intercostal nerve after 8 months. The patient was free of symptoms 2 years after neurolysis. Case 3 is a Caucasian woman aged 48 years with scapular winging due to a large exostosis of the left ventral scapular surface with a broad cartilaginous cap and a large pseudobursa. Following exclusion of malignancy by an incisional biopsy, exostosis and pseudobursa were resected. The patient had an unremarkable postoperative course without signs of recurrence 1 year postoperatively. Based on these cases, we developed an algorithm for the diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic management of scapula alata due to osteochondroma. Conclusions Orthopedic surgeons should be aware of this uncommon condition in the differential diagnosis of winged scapula not only in children, but also in adult patients.

  19. Senna leaf extracts induced Ca(+2) homeostasis in a zoonotic tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta.

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    Roy, Saptarshi; Kundu, Suman; Lyndem, Larisha M

    2016-10-01

    Context Plants and plant products have been used in traditional medicine as anthelmintic agents in human and veterinary medicine. Three species of Senna plant, S. alata (L), S. alexandrina (M) and S. occidentalis (L.) Link (Fabaceae) have been shown to have a vermicidal/vermifugal effect on a zoonotic tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta (Rudolphi) (Cyclophyllidean). Objective The present study validates the mode of action of these Senna plants on the parasite. The alcoholic leaf extract was determined to obtain information on the intracellular free calcium concentration level. Materials and methods Hymenolepis diminuta was maintained in Sprague-Dawley rat model for 2 months. Live parasites collected from infected rat intestine were exposed to 40 mg/mL concentration of each plant extracts prepared in phosphate buffer saline at 37 °C, till parasite gets paralyzed. The rate of efflux of calcium from the parasite tissue to the medium and the level of intracellular Ca(2+ )concentration were determined by an atomic absorption spectroscopy. Results This study revealed that exposure of the worms to the plant extract leads to disruption in intracellular calcium homeostasis. A significant increase (44.6% and 25%) of efflux in Ca(2+ )from the tissue to the incubated medium was observed. Senna alata showed high rate of efflux (5.32 mg/g) followed by S. alexandria and S. occidentalis (both 4.6 mg/g) compared with control (3.68 mg/g). Discussion and conclusion These results suggest that leaf extracts caused membrane permeability to Ca(2+ )after vacuolization of the tegument under stress and the extracts may contain compound that can be used as a chemotherapeutic agent.

  20. Carnivorous syndrome in Asian pitcher plants of the genus Nepenthes.

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    Pavlovic, Andrej; Masarovicová, Elena; Hudák, Ján

    2007-09-01

    Pitcher plants Nepenthes alata and N. mirabilis are carnivorous species with leaves composed of a photosynthetic part (lamina) and a pitcher trap. This characteristic permitted direct physiological and anatomical comparison between these two distinct parts of the leaves to determine those features involved in the 'carnivorous syndrome', which include low net photosynthetic assimilation rate (A(N)) and low photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency (PNUE). Photosynthetic rate (A(N)) and respiration rate (R(d)) were measured gasometrically, chlorophyll concentration was determined spectrophotometrically and nitrogen concentration was determined using a CHN elemental analyser in lamina and trap separately. Anatomy of N. alata was observed using light, fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy. A(N), foliar nitrogen and chlorophyll concentration were also compared with values for other carnivorous plant species (genera Sarracenia, Drosera) that combine both autotrophic and carnivorous functions into the same physical organ. It was found that the A(N) in Nepenthes lamina was low and PNUE was only slightly higher or similar in comparison with other carnivorous plants. It was not observed that the pitcher had a higher R(d) than the lamina, but A(N) in the pitcher was significantly lower than in the lamina. Nepenthes possesses a cluster of characters that could result in reduced photosynthesis in the pitcher and be responsible for carnivorous function of the leaf: replacement of chlorophyll-containing cells with digestive glands, low chlorophyll and nitrogen concentration, compact mesophyll with a small portion of intercellular spaces, absence of palisade parenchyma and low stomatal density. Low photosynthetic capacity, nitrogen efficiency, chlorophyll and nitrogen concentration of Nepenthes pitchers was found, together with a set of features that characterized the carnivorous syndrome. Dual use of leaves for photosynthesis and nutrient gain can decrease photosynthetic

  1. Phytosociology in agroforestry systems of different ages in the town of Medicilândia, Pará, Brazil = Fitossociologia em sistemas agroflorestais com diferentes idades de implantação no município de Medicilândia, PA

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    Fábio Miranda Leão

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    Full Text Available Agroforestry systems are emerging as an alternative to the degradation of natural resources, since they allow for harmony between agriculture and forest species, guaranteeing environmental sustainability. The aim of this work was to evaluate floristic composition and compare the structure of three agroforestry systems of 20, 30 and 40 years of age, in the town of Medicilândia, in the State of Pará. For the floristic and structural analysis, a forest census was carried out of the three agroforestry systems, recording all tree individuals with a diameter at breast height >10 cm. In analysing the horizontal structure, the absolute and relative phytosociological parameters of density and dominance were considered. The absolute and relative parameters of sociological position and natural regeneration were calculated when analysing the vertical structural of the systems. For the analysis of the Expanded Importance Value Index (IVIA, all the relative vertical and horizontal parameters were added together. The agroforestry systems displayed an inverted-J diametric distribution. As they are key species when planting forests, Swietenia macrophylla and Tabebuia impetignosa were the most important in each agroforestry system. Natural regeneration favoured the establishment of species with commercial value that were not part of the initial arrangement of the AFSs, such as Bagassa Guianenses, Tabebuia serratifolia, Schizolobium amazonicum and Dipteryx odorata, demonstrating the economic and ecological sustainability of these systems. = Os sistemas agroflorestais surgem como alternativa à degradação dos recursos naturais, pois possibilitam a harmonia entre agricultura e espécies florestais, garantindo a sustentabilidade ambiental. Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho avaliar a composição florística e comparar a estrutura de três sistemas agroflorestais com idades de 20, 30 e 40 anos no Município de Medicilândia, PA. Para análise florística e

  2. Chloroplastid pigment contents and chlorophyll a fluorescence in Amazonian tropical three species Concentração de pigmentos cloroplastídicos e fluorescência da clorofila a em espécies arbóreas tropicais da Amazônia

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    Ronaldo Ribeiro de Morais

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    Full Text Available Plants react to changes in light and hydrological conditions in terms of quantity and composition of chloroplastidic pigments, which affects the photosynthetic properties and consequently the accumulation of plant biomass. Thus, the chloroplastidic pigment concentration and chlorophyll a fluorescence of three Amazonian species (Bertholletia excelsa, Carapa guianensis e Dipteryx odorata were investigated in sun and shade leaves form the tree crown collected during two distinct periods of precipitation (dry and rainy seasons. Pigment contents were determined by spectrophotometry and fluorescence variables were determined using a portable fluorometer. The results demonstrated that the species showed high concentrations of Chl a, Chl b e Chl total during the wet season in relation to the dry season, especially in shade leaves. A higher concentration of carotenoids was found in B. excelsa, when compared with leaves of C. guianensis and D. odorata. In leaves of B. excelsa and D. odorata no significant difference was found in relation to the photochemistry of photosystem II (Fv/Fm between the wet and dry seasons. In conclusion, the three species react differently to variations in the light and precipitation conditions regarding light capture, aspects that might be considered in the management of forest plantations.As plantas respondem a mudanças nas condições de luz e na disponibilidade hídrica em termos da quantidade e composição dos pigmentos cloroplastídicos, o que afeta as propriedades fotossintéticas e, conseqüentemente, o acúmulo de biomassa das espécies. Assim, a concentração de pigmentos cloroplastídicos e a fluorescência da clorofila a de três espécies arbóreas (Bertholletia excelsa, Carapa guianensis e Dipteryx odorata da Amazônia foi investigada em folhas sombreadas e não-sombreadas da copa das árvores e em dois períodos distintos de precipitação (chuvoso e seco. As concentrações de pigmentos foram determinadas por

  3. Estado poblacional del Almendro como indicador de la disponibilidad de hábitat de Lapa Verde en el Sureste de Nicaragua

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    Armando J. Dans

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    Full Text Available La investigación se realizó en siete comunidades del Sureste de Nicaragua, con el objetivo de determinar el estado actual de la población de almendro (Dipteryx panamensis, como indicador del hábitat potencial para la lapa verde (Ara ambiguus. Se muestrearon 21 parcelas de 1ha cada una, estableciendo tres parcelas por comunidad, también se entrevistaron a pobladores para determinar la relación de éstos con las especies en estudio. En las parcelas muestreadas, se contabilizaron un total de 93 árboles de almendro con Diámetro a la Altura del Pecho (DAP’s ≥70cm, lo que representa una densidad promedio de 4.4 almendros/ha. También, se identificaron posibles amenazas para las especies en estudio y su particularidad con las comunidades y grupos étnicos. Resultados de Modelos Lineales Generalizados (GLM y análisis de correlación, indican que en la zona de estudio, no es el tamaño o diámetro de los almendros lo que mantiene poblaciones de lapas, sino que influyen mucho la densidad de individuos con DAP≥70cm, el nivel de aislamiento de la comunidad y la cantidad y tipo de usos que le dan los pobladores al árbol. Desde los modelos de Maxent, en los alrededores de 5 comunidades (La Bijagua, Bartola, Indian River, Corn River y Point of Rock presentan condiciones viables para la distribución del hábitat potencial del almendro y por ende de lapas verdes.SummaryThe research was done in seven communities in the southeast of Nicaragua, in order to determine the current condition of almond-tree population (Dipteryx panamensis, as an indicator of potential habitat for the Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus. 21 plots of 1ha each were sampled, by establishing three plots per community. Community people were also interviewed to determine their relationship with the species object of study. In the sampled plots, a total of 93 almond-trees were counted with Diameter at Breast Height (DBH's ≥70cm, representing an average density of 4.4 almond

  4. USO DE LAS PLANTAS POR GRUPOS CAMPESINOS EN LA FRANJA TROPICAL DEL PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL PARAMILLO (CÓRDOBA, COLOMBIA

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    Estupiñan Ana Cristina

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    Full Text Available Se realizó una documentación sobre el conocimiento tradicional respecto al uso de lasplantas, que poseen comunidades campesinas ubicadas en la franja tropical del ParqueNacional Natural Paramillo. El área de estudio correspondiente a bosque húmedotropical, incluyó dos localidades dentro del parque y dos en su zona amortiguadora.Se registraron 178 especies útiles asociadas a 216 nombres comunes. Las familias conmayor número de especies útiles fueron las Leguminosas (22 especies, Arecáceas(15, Anonáceas (11, Rubiáceas (10 y Bombacáceas (7. Se encontraron 39 usosque fueron incluidos en once categorías, siendo la categoría de Construcción la quepresenta mayor número de especies 109 (61%, seguido de Medicinales 40 (22%,Comestibles 37 (15%, Tecnológicas 34 (19% y Leñas 22 (12%. En orden deimportancia, el abarco (Cariniana pyriformis, el almendro (Dipteryx oleifera y losguamos (Inga spp., son las especies más reconocidas por la comunidad. La palmamilpesos (Oenocarpus bataua fue la planta con mayor número de usos reportadoscon un total de siete. Con base en la información recopilada, se proponen especiespotenciales para su incorporación en renglones productivos novedosos que ofrezcanalternativas de uso y manejo de los bosques nativos en la zona amortiguadora delParque. Finalizamos discutiendo las implicaciones culturales y de conservación queel conocimiento y uso tradicional de los bosques tiene para el desarrollo sosteniblede la zona en donde se ubican las comunidades rurales y propone la incorporación deestudios similares en otros sectores del Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo.

  5. Characteristics and properties of torrefied biomass pellets from Gmelina arborea and Dipterix panamensis at different times

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    Johanna Gaitán-Álvarez

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    Full Text Available La torrefacción y peletización se han estudiado en la generación de calor a partir de residuos lignocelulósicos, para incrementar las propiedades energéticas del material. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue torrefaccionar aserrín de Gmelina arborea y Dipteryx panamensis a 200 °C en tres tiempos: 0, 15 y 20 minutos. Con las biomasas obtenidas se fabricaron pellets de 6 mm de diámetro y se evaluaron sus propiedades físicas, el poder calórico, la densidad y la propiedad mecánica de resistencia a la compresión. Ambas especies presentaron características físicas similares con respecto al diámetro (0.50 mm, longitud (21.50 mm y porcentaje de absorción de agua (6.00 %. El poder calórico aumentó de 9,749 kJ·kg-1 en la biomasa sin torrefaccionar a 18,126 kJ·kg-1 en la biomasa torrefaccionada. Los pellets de D. panamesis presentaron mayor densidad y resistencia a la compresión que los de G. arborea. Con base en los resultados, la resistencia a la compresión del pellet disminuye cuando el tiempo de torrefacción aumenta. Existe correlación positiva entre la densidad de los pellets y la resistencia a la compresión. La especie D. panamensis presenta mejor comportamiento a la torrefacción y peletización que la madera de G. arborea.

  6. Biodiversidad florística del Jardín Botánico de la Universidad Nacional de Ucayali

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    Víctor Araujo Abanto

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue la clasificación taxonómica y descripciones botánicas de 36 especies (23 familias y 33 géneros, árboles, arbustos, lianas y hierbas en el Jardín Botánico y Campus de la Universidad Nacional de Ucayali. De las 36 especies, 6 son ornamentales: Sanchezia tigrina, Crinum augustum, Sansevieria trifasciata, Dracaena fragans, Costus guanaiensis y Vitex cymosa; Rhynchosia phaseoloides cuyas semillas son cotizadas como artesanal; 7 podrían tener uso ornamental: Tabernaemontana heteropylla, Sparattosperma leucanthum, Cayaponia ophthalmica, Gurania eriantha, Gurania spinulosa, Stigmaphyllon florosum y Capirona decorticans; 3 son medicinales: Euphorbia umbellata (tratamiento del cáncer y otros males, Uncaria guianensis (refuerza el sistema inmunológico y Pilocarpus peruvianus contiene Pilocarpina de uso oftalmológico; Pourouma guianensis tiene fuerte olor a mentol; 3 con frutos alimenticios Tamarindus indica, Bunchosia armeniaca y Physalis angulata, conteniendo este último alto contenido en pro vitamina A; 10 son maderables: Dipteryx odorata, Vitex cymosa, Tectona grandis, Ocotea bofo, Perebea xanthochyma, Virola pavonis, Calycophyllum spruceanum, Capirona decorticans, Guazuma ulmifolia y Bambusa arundinacea; Pueraria phaseoloides usado como forraje, en el Jardín Botánico está como maleza al igual que Davilla nítida y Urena lobata, que podría servir como ornamental, su corteza tiene propiedades similares al yute verdadero; Cecropia membranácea, C. concolor, C. sciadophylla y Gouania lupuloides que pueden servir como alimento de la fauna silvestre.

  7. Impacts of selective logging on inbreeding and gene flow in two Amazonian timber species with contrasting ecological and reproductive characteristics.

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    Vinson, C C; Kanashiro, M; Harris, S A; Boshier, D H

    2015-01-01

    Selective logging in Brazil allows for the removal of up to 90% of trees above 50 cm diameter of a given timber species, independent of a species' life history characteristics or how quickly it will recover. The genetic and demographic effects of selective logging on two Amazonian timber species (Dipteryx odorata Leguminosae, Jacaranda copaia Bignoniaceae) with contrasting ecological and reproductive characteristics were assessed in the same forest. Genetic diversity and gene flow were characterized by genotyping adults and seed sampled before and after logging, using hypervariable microsatellite markers. Overall, there were no short-term genetic impacts on the J. copaia population, with commercial application of current Brazilian forest management regulations. In contrast, for D. Odorata, selective logging showed a range of genetic impacts, with a 10% loss of alleles, and reductions in siring by pollen from trees within the 546-ha study area (23-11%) and in the number of pollen donors per progeny array (2.8-1.6), illustrating the importance of the surrounding landscape. Asynchrony in flowering between D. odorata trees led to trees with no breeding partners, which could limit the species reproduction and regeneration under current regulations. The results are summarized with other published studies from the same site and the implications for forest management discussed. The different types and levels of impacts associated with each species support the idea that ecological and genetic information by species, ecological guild or reproductive group is essential in helping to derive sustainable logging guidelines for tropical forests. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  8. Long-term impacts of selective logging on two Amazonian tree species with contrasting ecological and reproductive characteristics: inferences from Eco-gene model simulations.

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    Vinson, C C; Kanashiro, M; Sebbenn, A M; Williams, T C R; Harris, S A; Boshier, D H

    2015-08-01

    The impact of logging and subsequent recovery after logging is predicted to vary depending on specific life history traits of the logged species. The Eco-gene simulation model was used to evaluate the long-term impacts of selective logging over 300 years on two contrasting Brazilian Amazon tree species, Dipteryx odorata and Jacaranda copaia. D. odorata (Leguminosae), a slow growing climax tree, occurs at very low densities, whereas J. copaia (Bignoniaceae) is a fast growing pioneer tree that occurs at high densities. Microsatellite multilocus genotypes of the pre-logging populations were used as data inputs for the Eco-gene model and post-logging genetic data was used to verify the output from the simulations. Overall, under current Brazilian forest management regulations, there were neither short nor long-term impacts on J. copaia. By contrast, D. odorata cannot be sustainably logged under current regulations, a sustainable scenario was achieved by increasing the minimum cutting diameter at breast height from 50 to 100 cm over 30-year logging cycles. Genetic parameters were only slightly affected by selective logging, with reductions in the numbers of alleles and single genotypes. In the short term, the loss of alleles seen in J. copaia simulations was the same as in real data, whereas fewer alleles were lost in D. odorata simulations than in the field. The different impacts and periods of recovery for each species support the idea that ecological and genetic information are essential at species, ecological guild or reproductive group levels to help derive sustainable management scenarios for tropical forests.

  9. Assessing the extent of "conflict of use" in multipurpose tropical forest trees: a regional view.

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    Herrero-Jáuregui, Cristina; Guariguata, Manuel R; Cárdenas, Dairon; Vilanova, Emilio; Robles, Marco; Licona, Juan Carlos; Nalvarte, Walter

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    In the context of multiple forest management, multipurpose tree species which provide both timber and non-timber forest products (NTFP), present particular challenges as the potential of conflicting use for either product may be high. One key aspect is that the magnitude of conflict of use can be location specific, thus adding complexity to policy development. This paper focuses on the extent to which the potential for conflict of use in multipurpose tree species varies across the Amazonian lowland forests shared by Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, emphasizing the economic dimension of conflict. Based on a review of the current normative and regulatory aspects of timber and NTFP extraction in the five countries, the paper also briefly discusses the opportunities and constraints for harmonization of timber and NTFP management of multipurpose species across the region. It was found that about half of the 336 timber species reviewed across the five countries also have non-timber uses. Eleven timber species are multipurpose in all five countries: Calophyllum brasiliense, Cedrela odorata, Ceiba pentandra, Clarisia racemosa, Ficus insipida, Jacaranda copaia, Schefflera morototoni, Simarouba amara and Terminalia amazonia. Seven other multipurpose species occurred only in either Venezuela (Tabebuia impetiginosa, Spondias mombin, Pentaclethra macroloba, Copaifera officinalis, Chlorophora tinctoria, Carapa guianensis) or Ecuador (Tabebuia chrysantha). Four multipurpose tree species presented the highest potential of conflict of use across the region: Dipteryx odorata, Tabebuia serratifolia, Hymenaea courbaril and Myroxylon balsamum yet these were not evenly distributed across all five countries. None of the five studied countries have specific legislation to promote sustainable use of any of the multipurpose species reported here and thus mitigate potential conflict of use; nor documented management options for integration or else segregation of both their

  10. Germinação e crescimento de espécies de maracujá Germination and growth of passion fruit species

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    Adelise de Almeida Lima

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar a germinação e o índice de velocidade de emergência de cinco espécies de maracujazeiro para obtenção de plantas aptas ao processo de enxertia. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação da Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura Tropical, em Cruz das Almas (BA, no período de janeiro a junho de 2002. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, e os tratamentos foram constituídos de: Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg., Passiflora edulis Sims, Passiflora giberti N.E. Brown, Passiflora laurifolia L. e Passilfora alata Curtis, com quatro repetições e 25 plantas por parcela. As espécies constituíram cinco grupos diferentes para a variável índice de velocidade de emergência. No tocante à germinação, foram identificados dois grupos diferentes, um formado pelas espécies P. giberti e P. laurifolia e o outro, pelas demais espécies. Em termos de altura de planta, a espécie P. giberti apresentou a maior média, 40,40 cm, constituindo um grupo que é diferente das demais. As espécies P. edulis e P. edulis f. flavicarpa apresentaram melhores índices de velocidades de emergência e germinação e, conseqüentemente, as plantas obtidas mostraram-se aptas ao processo de enxertia em menor período de tempo.This work aimed to verify the germination and speed of emergence index of passion fruit species to obtain plants suitable for grafting. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse at Embrapa Cassava and Tropical Fruits, in Cruz das Almas, BA from January to June, 2002. It was used a completely randomized design and the treatments were constituted of five passion fruit species: Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg., Passiflora edulis Sims, Passiflora giberti N.E. Brown, Passiflora laurifolia L. and Passiflora alata Curtis, with four replications. The species constitute five different groups for the variable, speed of emergence index and, concerning to the

  11. Antiproliferative activity and phenotypic modification induced by selected Peruvian medicinal plants on human hepatocellular carcinoma Hep3B cells.

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    Carraz, Maëlle; Lavergne, Cédric; Jullian, Valérie; Wright, Michel; Gairin, Jean Edouard; Gonzales de la Cruz, Mercedes; Bourdy, Geneviève

    2015-05-26

    The high incidence of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Peru and the wide use of medicinal plants in this country led us to study the activity against HCC cells in vitro of somes species used locally against liver and digestive disorders. Ethnopharmacological survey: Medicinal plant species with a strong convergence of use for liver and digestive diseases were collected fresh in the wild or on markets, in two places of Peru: Chiclayo (Lambayeque department, Chiclayo province) and Huaraz (Ancash department, Huaraz province). Altogether 51 species were collected and 61 ethanol extracts were prepared to be tested. Biological assessment: All extracts were first assessed against the HCC cell line Hep3B according a 3-step multi-parametric phenotypic assay. It included 1) the evaluation of phenotypic changes on cells by light microscopy, 2) the measurement of the antiproliferative activity and 3) the analysis of the cytoskeleton and mitosis by immunofluorescence. Best extracts were further assessed against other HCC cell lines HepG2, PLC/PRF/5 and SNU-182 and their toxicity measured in vitro on primary human hepatocytes. Ethnopharmacological survey: Some of the species collected had a high reputation spreading over the surveyed locations for treating liver problems, i.e. Baccharis genistelloides, Bejaria aestuans, Centaurium pulchellum, Desmodium molliculum, Dipsacus fullonum, Equisetum bogotense, Gentianella spp., Krameria lapacea, Otholobium spp., Schkuhria pinnata, Taraxacum officinale. Hep3B evaluation: Fourteen extracts from 13 species (Achyrocline alata, Ambrosia arborescens, Baccharis latifolia, Hypericum laricifolium, Krameria lappacea, Niphidium crassifolium, Ophryosporus chilca, Orthrosanthus chimboracensis, Otholobium pubescens, Passiflora ligularis, Perezia coerulescens, Perezia multiflora and Schkuhria pinnata) showed a significant antiproliferative activity against Hep3B cells (IC50≤ 50µg/mL). This was associated with a lack of toxicity on primary

  12. The Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex.

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    Weir, B S; Johnston, P R; Damm, U

    2012-09-15

    The limit of the Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex is defined genetically, based on a strongly supported clade within the Colletotrichum ITS gene tree. All taxa accepted within this clade are morphologically more or less typical of the broadly defined C. gloeosporioides, as it has been applied in the literature for the past 50 years. We accept 22 species plus one subspecies within the C. gloeosporioides complex. These include C. asianum, C. cordylinicola, C. fructicola, C. gloeosporioides, C. horii, C. kahawae subsp. kahawae, C. musae, C. nupharicola, C. psidii, C. siamense, C. theobromicola, C. tropicale, and C. xanthorrhoeae, along with the taxa described here as new, C. aenigma, C. aeschynomenes, C. alatae, C. alienum, C. aotearoa, C. clidemiae, C. kahawae subsp. ciggaro, C. salsolae, and C. ti, plus the nom. nov. C. queenslandicum (for C. gloeosporioides var. minus). All of the taxa are defined genetically on the basis of multi-gene phylogenies. Brief morphological descriptions are provided for species where no modern description is available. Many of the species are unable to be reliably distinguished using ITS, the official barcoding gene for fungi. Particularly problematic are a set of species genetically close to C. musae and another set of species genetically close to C. kahawae, referred to here as the Musae clade and the Kahawae clade, respectively. Each clade contains several species that are phylogenetically well supported in multi-gene analyses, but within the clades branch lengths are short because of the small number of phylogenetically informative characters, and in a few cases individual gene trees are incongruent. Some single genes or combinations of genes, such as glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and glutamine synthetase, can be used to reliably distinguish most taxa and will need to be developed as secondary barcodes for species level identification, which is important because many of these fungi are of biosecurity

  13. Produção de mudas de maracujazeiro-doce com o uso de biorregulador Sweet passion fruit seedlings production with growth regulator spraying

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    Sarita Leonel

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos de dosagens de biorregulador (GA3 na emergência e crescimento de plantas jovens de maracujazeiro-doce (Passiflora alata, Dryander. Os tratamentos foram realizados mediante imersão das sementes em soluções preparadas com GA3 (0; 100; 200; 300 e 400 mg/l, durante 24 horas. Através dos resultados obtidos, concluiu-se que não houve diferenças significativas entre as dosagens empregadas, sendo a porcentagem máxima de emergência (97,50% verificada no tratamento com GA3 300 mg/l, num tempo médio de 28 dias. Quando as plantas atingiram 2-3 cm de altura, receberam duas pulverizações com o biorregulador, nas bandejas de poliestireno expandido onde estavam plantadas e, posteriormente, foram transferidas para sacolas de polietileno preto, onde se efetuou mais um tratamento com o ácido giberélico. As pulverizações foram realizadas a intervalos quinzenais, com as mesmas dosagens utilizadas para a emergência das plantas. Foram avaliados a altura média de plantas, o número médio de folhas e massa seca média da parte aérea (caule e folhas e raízes, sendo que a análise dessas características evidenciou que os tratamentos realizados com o biorregulador proporcionaram incrementos significativos na altura de plantas e no número de folhas, onde os melhores resultados estiveram associados à dosagem de GA3 300 mg/l.The effects of growth regulator concentrations were evaluated for sweet passion fruit (Passiflora alata, Dryander seedling emergence and growth. The seeds were treated with gibberellin (GA3 0, 100, 200, 300 e 400 mg/l during 24 hours. The results obtained showed that there were not significance between the treatments, being the highest emergence percentage (97,50% with GA3 300 mg/l at 28 days. When the seedlings were about 2-3 cm high they were sprayed with the same treatments, at 15 days intervals between the sprayings. The plants height, leaves number, dry weights of leaves plus stems and roots were

  14. Precisiones histológicas y bioquímicas acerca de los ejemplares de Frenelopsis procedentes de Torrelaguna (Madrid

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    Álvarez Ramis, C.

    1984-04-01

    Full Text Available Different morphological features of the Frenelopsis from a Torrelaguna bassin (Madrid, Spain are described and compared with F. alata and F. oligostomata , studied by other authors. The Frenelopsis rests present, in the studied deposit, a remarkable polymorphism with respect 10 the dimensions of the leaves, but all the specimens studied are greatiy related to F. oligostomata . The chemical study of the organic constituents of the cutic1es shows a heterogeneous composition, being the major constituents an alkali-insoluble cutinized residue and a likehumic acid polyphenolic extractable fraction, Cuticles contains a certain proportion of a highly alterated lignin-like polymer, and minimal amounts of fulvic acids, nitrogenated compounds, free hydrocarbons and carbohydrates. KEY WORDS: Hystology, Biochemistry, Frenelopsis, Upper cretaceous, Palaeobotany, Humic substances.

    Son descritos diferentes aspectos morfológicos de los Frenelopsis del yacimiento de Torrelaguna, comparándose sus características con las descritas por otros autores para las especies F. alata y F. oligostomata . Los restos de Frenelopsis presentan, en el yacimiento estudiado, un notable polimorfismo respecto a las dimensiones del fronde; pero todos los ejemplares descritos poseen características muy similares a las de F. oligostomata . El estudio químico de los constituyentes orgánicos de las cutículas muestra una composición compleja, siendo los componentes mayoritarios un residuo cutinizado insoluble en álcalis y una fracción polifenólica extraíble de características similares a los ácidos húmicos. Los restos presentan una cierta proporción de polímeros similares a la lignina, aunque muy alterada, así como pequeñas cantidades de ácidos fúlvicos, compuestos nitrogenados, hidrocarburos libres y carbohidratos.

  15. Endoparasites of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Denmark 2009-2012 - A comparative study.

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    Al-Sabi, Mohammad Nafi Solaiman; Chriél, Mariann; Jensen, Trine Hammer; Enemark, Heidi Larsen

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    Invasive species negatively influence the biodiversity of the ecosystems they invade and may introduce pathogens to native species. Raccoon dogs have very successfully invaded Europe, including, recently, Denmark. This study included analyses of gastrointestinal helminths and Trichinella spp. from 99 raccoon dogs and 384 native red foxes collected from October 2009 to March 2012. The sedimentation and counting method used revealed that raccoon dogs and foxes harboured 9 and 13 different helminth species, respectively, of which several known to be zoonotic. Significantly more nematode and cestode species were found in foxes while raccoon dogs had more trematode species. Rodent transmitted parasites were more prevalent in foxes, while amphibian transmitted parasites were more prevalent in raccoon dogs. One fox was infected with Echinococcus multilocularis (0.3%), while no Trichinella spp. were detected in raccoon dogs or foxes. The trematode Brachylaima tokudai was detected for the first time in Denmark in five of 384 foxes (1.3%). Prevalences of Pygidiopsis summa (3.0% and 3.4%) and Cryptocotyle spp. (15.2% and 15.4%) were comparable in raccoon dogs and foxes, respectively. Four helminth species were more prevalent in foxes than in raccoon dogs: Toxocara canis (60.9% and 13.1%); Uncinaria stenocephala (84.1% and 48.5%); Mesocestoides spp. (42.7% and 23.2%); and Taenia spp. (30.7% and 2.0%), respectively. Three helminth species were more prevalent in raccoon dogs than in foxes: Dipylidium caninum (5.1% and 0.3%); Mesorchis denticulatus (38.4% and 4.2%); and Alaria alata (69.7% and 34.4%), respectively. T. canis was more abundant in foxes while A. alata was more abundant in raccoon dogs. The intestinal distribution of a number of helminth species was comparable between hosts, but highly variable between parasite species. Inherent biological factors and host invasion of new areas might have shaped these marked differences in helminth fauna between the invasive raccoon

  16. Morfología de esporas y sinangios en especies neotropicales del helecho Marattia (Marattiaceae

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    María del Carmen Lavalle

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La familia Marattiaceae, que incluye de cuatro a seis géneros, presenta estructuras esporógenas de dos tipos: sinangios en Christensenia, Danaea y Marattia; y soros con eusporangios libres en Angiopteris y Archangiopteris. Marattia es un género pantropical con unas ocho-diez especies en el paleotrópico y siete-ocho en el neotrópico. Mediante MEB se estudiaron las esporas de las siete especies neotropicales de Marattia: M. alata, M. cicutifolia, M.excavata, M. interposita, M. laevis, M. laxa y M. weinmanniifolia, basado en la forma de los receptáculos y la posición de los sinangios en material proveniente de distintas colecciones. Los receptáculos son hiperdesarrollados en M. cicutifolia y M. laevis, y apenas sobreelevados en el resto de las especies. Los sinangios son elipsoidales y la posición en la lámina es intramarginal a medial. Las esporas son elípticas, siempre monoletes y no se encuentran esporas triletes, abortadas o deformadas. La lesura tiene una longitud aproximadamente igual a la mitad del diámetro de la espora. El perisporio aparece como una capa delgada continua que se deposita siguiendo los procesos del exosporio, en M. cicutifolia y M. laevis. Es liso en M. alata, rugado en M. excavata y pustulado-rugado en dos especies: M. interposita y M. laxa. El exosporio es equinado en M. cicutifolia y M. laevis, y pustulado en las otras especies. En M. weinmanniifolia, las esporas producidas por el mismo sinangio tienen diferentes tipos de ornamentación. La presencia de sinangios elipsoidales superficiales y de esporas monoletes, son rasgos genéricos; mientras que los tipos de micro-ornamentación y macroornamentación en exosporios y perisporios son caracteres diagnósticos específicos. La macro-ornamentación puede ser buliforme (pustulada, una combinación de buliforme y muriforme (pustulada-rugada, muriforme (rugada-retiada y esteliforme (equinada; es frecuente la presencia de micro-ornamentación granular en el

  17. Produção de mudas de maracujazeiro-amarelo por enxertia hipocotiledonar sobre sete espécies de passifloras Seedling production of yellow passion fruit by hypocotyledonary grafting on seven species on passifloras

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    Geraldo Costa Nogueira Filho

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims. f. flavicarpa Deg. é a principal Passifloraceae cultivada no Brasil, e seu cultivo tem encontrado algumas dificuldades, principalmente no que concerne à longevidade dos pomares, a qual tem sido reduzida devido à incidência de doenças e nematoides que atacam o seu sistema radicular. Este trabalho teve por objetivo estabelecer tecnologias para a produção de mudas de maracujazeiro-amarelo, através da enxertia hipocotiledonar, sobre sete porta-enxertos. Os porta-enxertos utilizados foram: P. edulis f. flavicarpa; P. caerulea; P. alata; P. gibertii; P. coccinea; P. cincinnata e P. setacea. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com 36 repetições para cada porta-enxerto. As características avaliadas foram: percentual de sobrevivência dos enxertos, altura das plantas, número de folhas, diâmetro do porta-enxerto. A metodologia de enxertia hipocotiledonar testada foi bem-sucedida para a maioria das espécies testadas. Destacaram-se os porta-enxertos: P. caerulea; P. gibertii; P. cincinnata e P. flavicarpa, tanto pelo alto índice de pegamento como pela precocidade na obtenção da muda.The yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa Deg. Passifloraceae is the main crop in Brazil, and the crop has found some difficulties, particularly concerned to the orchards longevity, which has been reduced due to diseases and nematodes that attack the root system. This study was carried out to establish technologies for the production of seedlings of yellow passion fruit by hypocotyledonary grafting on seven rootstocks. The treatments used as rootstocks were: P. edulis f. flavicarpa, P. caerulea, P. alata, P. giberti, P. coccinea, P. cincinnata and P. setacea. The experimental design was completely randomized, with 36 replications for each rootstock. The percentage of graft survival, plant height, number of leaves and rootstock diameter were the characteristics evaluated

  18. Estádio de maturação de frutos e influência de ácido giberélico na emergência e crescimento de Passiflora spp.

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    Carlos Henrique Barbosa Santos

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a emergência e crescimento inicial de plantas de Passiflora spp. com sementes obtidas de frutos em diferentes estádios de maturação e tratadas com diferentes concentrações de ácido giberélico (GA3. As espécies avaliadas foram Passiflora alata, P. cincinnata, P. setacea, P. edulis e P. gibertii. No primeiro ensaio as sementes utilizadas foram extraídas de frutos em diferentes estádios de maturação e semeadas em sacos de polietileno no delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 4 x 3 (espécie x estádio de maturação com cinco repetições. Um segundo e terceiro experimentos avaliaram respectivamente sementes armazenadas por 11 meses e sementes coletadas de frutos recém-colhidos das mesmas espécies, imersas em solução de GA3 (0; 250; 500 e 1.000 mg L-1 e transferidas para substrato agrícola. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 5 x 4 (espécie x concentração de GA3, com quatro blocos e vinte e cinco sementes por parcela, para análise da emergência. Frutos a partir do estádio "de vez" podem ser colhidos para P. cincinnata, P. alata, P. edulis e P. setacea, sem prejuízo da qualidade fisiológica das sementes. A solução de GA3 até 1.000 mg L-1 não incrementou a emergência e o crescimento inicial de plantas de Passiflora spp. armazenadas por 11 meses. Sementes obtidas de frutos maduros recém-colhidos de Passiflora spp. apresentam emergência mais alta e mais rápida, e crescimento inicial de plantas, após imersão em solução de GA3 entre 500 e 1.000 mg L-1.

  19. Tipos de aberturas dos grãos de pólen de espécies de Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae Aperture types of pollen grains of Passiflora L. species (Passifloraceae

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    Greta Aline Dettke

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    Full Text Available Estudos palinológicos revelam uma ampla variação de formas, número e tipos de aberturas nos grãos de pólen em Passiflora. Este estudo tem como objetivo caracterizar as aberturas polínicas de onze espécies do gênero ocorrentes no Rio Grande do Sul e duas em Santa Catarina (Brasil, pertencentes a três dos quatro subgêneros atualmente reconhecidos: Astrophea, Decaloba e Passiflora. Foram utilizadas várias técnicas de microscopia óptica de campo claro e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Passiflora haematostigma (Astrophea possui grãos de pólen 6-colporados, com três endoaberturas lalongadas. Passiflora alata, P. amethystina, P. caerulea e P. edulis (Passiflora apresentam pólen 6-colpados, com fusões das ectoaberturas, aos pares, na região do apocolpo. Passiflora actinia, P. elegans e P. tenuifila (Passiflora apresentam grãos de pólen com 6 a 12 colpos, também fusionados aos pares. Passiflora misera, P. morifolia, P. suberosa e P. truncata (Decaloba apresentam grãos de pólen 6-colporados operculados, com diferenças no tamanho das endoaberturas e largura do opérculo. Passiflora capsularis (Decaloba apresenta pólen 12-colporado. São discutidos os principais termos relacionados às descrições polínicas do grupo e indicados os termos mais apropriados e sinônimos.Palynological studies reveal a wide variation in shape, number and types of apertures in Passiflora pollen grains. This study aimed to characterize pollen grain apertures of eleven species of Passiflora from Rio Grande do Sul state and two species from Santa Catarina state (Brazil, belonging to three of the four subgenera now recognized: Astrophea, Decaloba and Passiflora. Several techniques of light and scanning electron microscopy were employed. Passiflora haematostigma (Astrophea has 6-colporate pollen grains with three lalongate endoapertures. Passiflora alata, P. amethystina, P. caerulea and P. edulis (Passiflora have 6-colpate pollen grains, with fusion

  20. Características físicas e químicas de frutos de maracujazeiro-amarelo enxertado em três porta-enxertos

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    José Carlos Cavichioli

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O mercado de frutas frescas do maracujá-amarelo valoriza a qualidade interna e externa dos frutos. Assim, este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do porta-enxerto e do tipo de enxertia na qualidade dos frutos de maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims. O experimento foi conduzido no município de Adamantina-SP, no período de abril de 2006 a junho de 2007, adotando-se o delineamento em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 2 + 1 tratamento adicional, com quatro repetições. Os porta-enxertos avaliados foram: P. edulis (maracujá-amarelo, P. alata (maracujá-doce e P. gibertii (maracujá-giberti, em dois tipos de enxertia: hipocotiledonar e convencional por garfagem tipo fenda cheia e um tratamento adicional, sem enxertia. Utilizou-se como copa o maracujazeiro-amarelo (Passiflora edulis Sims. Avaliaram-se o comprimento, o diâmetro, a massa fresca e a classificação dos frutos no período de novembro de 2006 a abril de 2007, a massa e a espessura da casca dos frutos, o rendimento do suco, o teor de sólidos solúveis totais (SST, a acidez total titulável (ATT e o ratio (SST/ATT dos frutos no mês de dezembro de 2006. O diâmetro e a massa fresca de frutos obtidos de plantas enxertadas sobre P. gibertii foram inferiores em relação aos de plantas pé-franco e aos de plantas enxertadas sobre P. alata. Os maiores comprimentos de frutos foram encontrados em plantas não enxertadas. Os porta-enxertos utilizados não influenciaram no teor de SST, na ATT e no ratio. O método de enxertia não interfere no diâmetro, no comprimento, na massa fresca dos frutos, na massa e na espessura da casca, no rendimento do suco e no teor de SST.