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  1. Diagnose laboratorial dos frutos e folhas de Anacardium occidentale L. (Caju

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    Luzia llza Ferreira Jorge

    Full Text Available Anacardium occidentale L. espécie nativa do continente centro e sul-americano, é planta amplamente utilizada, empregada na alimentação humana e animal, bem como na medicina popular. Neste trabalho objetivamos o reconhecimento das principais características diagnósticas das folhas e dos receptáculos carnosos. Detalhes como o tipo de cutícula, paredes celulares, anexos epidérmicos e inclusões celulares são destacados nas descrições e nas figuras. As folhas encerram flavonóides, saponinas,compostos fenólicos e óleo essencial.

  2. CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DA AMÊNDOA DA CASTANHA DE CAJU (Anacardium occidentale L. CRUA E TOSTADA

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    M.L.P. MELO

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se a caracterização físico-química da amêndoa da castanha de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. crua e tostada, identificando-se as alterações provocadas pelo processo de tostagem. As amêndoas da castanha de caju crua e tostada apresentaram pH próximos à neutralidade. A composição centesimal da amêndoa crua apresentou os seguintes teores: umidade - 5,05 %, cinzas - 2,40 %, proteínas - 22,11 %, lipídios - 46,28 %, açúcares totais - 7,93 % e amido - 16,07 %. Para a amêndoa tostada os resultados foram: umidade - 1,18 %, cinzas - 2,43 %, proteínas - 21,76 %, lipídios - 48,35 %, açúcares totais - 8,23 % e amido - 17,30 %. A comparação destes resultados foi significativamente diferente nos níveis de lipídios, açúcares totais e amido, possivelmente em conseqüência da perda de água durante o processo de tostagem, pois quando estes foram comparados na base seca, os resultados passaram a não ter diferenças estatísticas.The purpose of this work was to evaluate the quality of the raw and toasted cashew nuts, identifying the changes that took place during the toasting process. The raw and toasted cashew nut showed pH near neutrality. The chemical composition of the raw cashew nut showed the following values: moisture - 5,05 %; ash - 2,40 %; protein - 22,11 %; lipids - 46,28 %; total sugar - 7,93 % and starch - 16,07 %. The toasted nut results were: moisture - 1,18 %; ash - 2,43 %; protein - 21,76 %; lipids - 48,35 %; total sugar - 8,23 % and starch - 17,30 %. The comparison of these values were significantly different for the levels of lipids, total sugars and starch, possibly due to the loss of water, during the toasting process, since when they were compared on dry matter basis, the results did not present differences.

  3. DYNAMICS OF THE RUMINAL FERMENTATION IN SHEEP FEEDING WITH RATION CONTAINING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CASHEW BY-PRODUCTS (Anacardium occidentale Efecto de la inclusion en los níveles crescentes del subproducto de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. en la dinámica de la fermentacion ruminal de ovinos DINÂMICA DA FERMENTAÇÃO RUMINAL EM OVINOS ALIMENTADOS COM RAÇÕES CONTENDO DIFERENTES NÍVEIS DE COPRODUTOS DE CAJU (Anacardium occidentale

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    Marcos Cláudio Rogério

    2009-07-01

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    The study aimed to evaluate the inclusion of cashew by-product (Anacardium occidentale L. on the ammoniac nitrogen concentrations (N-NH3, pH and vollatile fatty acids concentrations (VFA of the ruminal fluid, in sheep that received diets containing the cited by-product. Twenty male, entire sheep had been distributed in four treatments with different levels of cashew by-product inclusion (zero; 19%; 38%; 52% in a randomized block design, in a split-plot project, having in the parcels the diets and the sub-parcels the times of collection (zero, two, five, eight hours after-feeding with five replications. PH was remained inside of the normal standards cited by same literature in the raised cashew by-product inclusions. Diets with zero and 52% had gotten the biggest concentrations of N-NH3. The molar ratio of the AGV in the ruminal liquid in the diets with cashew by-product was typical of rich diets in voluminous. The relation acetate: propionate was not affected by the inclusion of the cashew by-product. The inclusion of the cashew by-product in up to 19 % of the dietary total presented better resulted in that it says respect to the parameters analyzed in this work.

    KEY WORDS: Ammoniac nitrogen, Ovis aries, pH, parameters ruminate, ruminants, volatile fatty acids.

    El estudio apunto evaluar la inclusión del subproducto de caju (Anacardium occidentale en la concentración de nitrogeno amoniacal (N-NH3, el pH y las concentraciones de los acidos grasos vollatiles (AGV en el liquido ruminal de ovinos Improving the growth of cashew ( Anacardium occidentale ...

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    Améliorant la croissance des semis d'anacardier (Anacardium occidentale) plantés entre les lignes des parcelles de karité mûr au nord du Ghana Résumé Les effets de sulfate d'ammonium et d'application de bouse de vache sur la croissance des semis jeunes d'anacardier (Anacardium occidentale) entre les parcelles de ...

  4. Pharmacological properties of cashew (Anacardium occidentale)

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    Rai Pablo Sousa de Aguiar

    2016-08-31

    Aug 31, 2016 ... Anacardium occidentale L. is a tree native to Brazil, which is rich in phenolic lipids. Nowadays, the cashew bark (Cashew Nut Shell Liquid) has received great attention in the pharmaceutical industry, due to its economy, abundance and important chemical compounds. Net of cashew nut shell is classified.

  5. Morphological characterization of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.)

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    STORAGESEVER

    2009-10-19

    Oct 19, 2009 ... 40 accessions into 4 clusters with 14 sub-clusters and the principal component analysis revealed that apple length, apple nut ... Key words: Accessions, Anacardium occidentale, clusters, population, UPGMA. INTRODUCTION ... The Malawi cashew industry has a cultivation history of about 50 years and is ...

  6. Chromosome studies in Cashew ( Anacardium occidentale L ...

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    Chromosome studies in Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) OM Aliyu, JA Awopetu. Abstract. Despite the increased cultivation of cashew as a commodity crop in sub-Sahara Africa, Asia and South America there are few chromosome studies on it. The present study investigates number, structure and behavior of ...

  7. Leaf Extract Of Anacardium occidentale on Gastric

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    Chigo Okwuosa

    Summary: The effect of an aqueous leaf extract of Anacardium occidentale on gastric acid secretion was tested in rats. Twenty (20) Wistar .... temperature was 37oC, the temperature of liquid going into the stomach was maintained at this temperature. This was done by using an organ bath whose thermostat was set at 37oC.

  8. Antibacterial evaluation of Anacardium occidentale (Linn ...

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    Antibacterial evaluation of Anacardium occidentale (Linn) (Anacardiaceae) in semiarid Brazil. Francianne Oliveira Santos, Elissandra Couras Angélico, José Galberto Martins da Costa, Fabíola FG Rodrigues, Onaldo Guedes Rodrigues, Rosália Severo de Medeiros ...

  9. Study of rheological behavior of cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale, l., acerola (Malpighia emarginata, d.c. and mango (Mangifera indica, l. pulpsEstudo do comportamento reológico de polpas de caju (Anacardium occidentale, l., acerola (Malpighia emarginata, d.c. e manga (Mangifera indica, l.

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    Evânia Altina Teixeira de Figueiredo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The knowledge of the fruit tropical pulps rheological behavior have a great importance for the consumers and food process industries. In this work it was studied the rheological behavior of the cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale, L., mango (Mangifera indica, L and acerola (Malpighia emarginata, DC single strength, frozen and pasteurized pulps. The experimental measurements were carried out in concentric cylinder rheometer and the experimental data were fitted to models of Ostwald-de-Waelle and Bingham. There were evaluated chemical, physical-chemical and microbiological parameters. In this work, in order to adjust the rheological parameters, the model that presented the best description was the Ostwald-de-Waelle for the mango and acerola pulps, and Bingham for cashew apple pulp. The samples presented non-Newtonian and pseudoplastic character. The chemical and physicochemical analysis showed the nutritional value of the studied fruits. The microbiological results presented satisfactory hygienic and sanitary conditions in pulps processing.O conhecimento do comportamento reológico das polpas de frutas tropicais é muito importante para os consumidores e para a indústria de alimentos. Neste trabalho se estudou o comportamento reológico de polpas de caju (Anacardium occidentale, L., manga (Mangifera indica, L e acerola (Malpighia emarginata, D.C. integrais, pasteurizadas e congeladas. As medidas experimentais foram realizadas em reômetro rotacional de cilindros concêntricos e os dados experimentais foram ajustados aos modelos de Ostwald-de-Waelle e Bingham. Também foram avaliados os parâmetros químicos, físico-químicos e microbiológicos. No estudo, para o ajuste dos parâmetros reológicos, o modelo que apresentou maior ajuste foi o de Ostwald-de-Waelle para as polpas de acerola e manga e Bingham para a polpa de caju. As amostras apresentaram comportamento não-newtoniano e caráter pseudoplástico. As caracterizações químicas e f

  10. Propriedades antioxidantes em subproduto do pedúnculo de caju (Anacardium occidentale L.: efeito sobre a lipoperoxidação e o perfil de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados em ratos Antioxidant properties in cashew apple byproduct (Anacardium occidentale L.: effect on lipoperoxidation and on the polyunsaturated fatty acids profile in rats

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    Priscila Regina Bolelli Broinizi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O caju (Anacardium occidentale L. apresenta substâncias fenólicas, as quais são atribuídas propriedades antioxidantes. Sendo assim, o presente trabalho objetivou verificar a capacidade antioxidante em subproduto, ou seja, no bagaço do pedúnculo do caju. O potencial antioxidante do extrato hidroalcoólico (EHAlc do bagaço do pedúnculo de caju foi avaliado em sistema de varredura do radical 2,2'-difenil-1-picrilhidrazilo (DPPH• e em ensaio in vivo. No sistema DPPH, o extrato demonstrou atividade antioxidante de cerca de 95% em sua maior concentração (1000 µg/mL. Para o estudo in vivo, foram utilizados ratos Wistar administrando oralmente EHAlc (200 e 400 mg/kg de peso corpóreo por 30 dias e analisados os tecidos plasmático, hepático e cerebral. Não houve alterações na peroxidação lipídica no plasma e no fígado dos animais tratados comparados ao grupo controle. Contudo, foi observada redução da lipoperoxidação no cérebro dos grupos tratados. Além do mais, neste tecido, os animais tratados apresentaram maior quantidade de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados (AGPI, destacando-se o ácido docosahexaenóico (DHA. Estes resultados indicam que o EHAlc contém antioxidantes naturais efetivos e que podem contribuir na redução da lipoperoxidação e preservação dos AGPICL no tecido cerebral de ratos, dando indícios da capacidade antioxidante do bagaço do pedúnculo de caju CCP-76.The cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale L. contains phenolic compounds usually related with antioxidant properties. Then, the aim of this study was to investigate its antioxidant capacity. The antioxidant capacity of the hydroalcoholic extract of the cashew apple pulp (EHAlc. was assessed for the scavenging of the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH by in vitro method and by an in vivo essay. For this essay a 30-day oral (gavage, EHAlc. 200 and 400 mg/kg study was conducted in Wistar male rats, evaluating hepatic, plasma and brain tissues. In

  11. Antimutagenic activity of cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale Sapindales, Anacardiaceae fresh juice and processed juice (cajuína against methyl methanesulfonate, 4-nitroquinoline N-oxide and benzo[a]pyrene

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    Ana Amelia Melo-Cavalcante

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Cashew apple juice (CAJ, produced from the native Brazilian cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale, and has been reported to have antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor, antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. Both the fresh unprocessed juice and the processed juice (cajuína in Portuguese has been shown to consist of a complex mixture containing high concentrations of anacardic and ascorbic acids plus several carotenoids, phenolic compounds and metals. We assessed both types of juice for their antimutagenic properties against the direct mutagens methyl methanesulfonate (MMS and 4-nitroquinoline-N-oxide (4-NQO and the indirect mutagen benzo[a]pyrene (BaP using pre-treatment, co-treatment and post-treatment assays with Salmonella typhimurium strains TA100, TA102, and TA97a. In pre-treatment experiments with strains TA100 and TA102 the fresh juice showed high antimutagenic activity against MMS but, conversely, co-treatment with both juices enhanced MMS mutagenicity and there was an indication of toxicity in the post-treatment regime. In pre-, co-, and post-treatments with TA97a as test strain, antimutagenic effects were also observed against 4-NQO and BaP. These results suggest that both fresh and processed CAJ can protect the cells against mutagenesis induced by direct and indirect mutagens.

  12. Bioactive compounds and total antioxidant capacity of cashew apples (Anacardium occidentale L. during the ripening of early dwarf cashew clones Compostos bioativos e atividade antioxidante total de pedúnculos de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. durante o amadurecimento de clones de cajueiro anão-precoce

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    Mônica Maria de Almeida Lopes

    2012-06-01

    de polifenóis extraíveis e atividade antioxidante total foram encontrados no clone CCP 09 nos primeiros cinco estádios de maturação. A atividade antioxidante de pedúnclos de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. é atribuída principalmente ao teor de polifenóis (r = 0,90, p <0,01, e, portanto, eles podem ser considerados fontes relevantes de compostos antioxidantes, que são necessários para a saúde humana. Os pedúnculos quando consumidos frescos, conferem benefícios diretos para a saúde humana e, também, apresentam um grande potencial para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos com propriedades funcionais.

  13. antidiabetic activity of anacardium occidentale in alloxan – diabetic ...

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    ABSTRACT. This study investigated the hypoglycemic effect of inner bark extract of Anacardium occidentale. Linn. (Anacardiceae) in normal (normoglycemic) and in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The in- ner reddish bark of the plant was extracted with ethanol and screened for hypoglycemic activity in a model of ...

  14. antidiabetic activity of anacardium occidentale in alloxan – diabetic ...

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    ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE. IN ALLOXAN – DIABETIC RATS. S. Abdullahi and G.A. Olatunji. Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Corresponding author: olatunji.ga@unilorin.edu.ng. ABSTRACT. This study investigated the hypoglycemic ...

  15. Antimicrobial effect of Anacardium Occidentale extract and cosmetic formulation development

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    Gisele Mara Silva Gonçalves; Juliana Gobbo

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this work was to assess the activity of the extract of Anacardium occidentale Staphylococcus epidermidis and S. aureus and then to develop cosmetic formulations from those extracts. These formulations were stable in relation to their pH and rheological behavior, but were gradually darkened when stored for assessment at temperatures between 40 and 60ºC. Thus, even though the extract appeared a promising raw material for use in cosmetic formulations, those compounds might still...

  16. Yogurt produced with cajuí (Anacardium othonianum Rizz

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    Camila Martins Fonseca

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Yogurt added with 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% of cajuí pulp (Anacardium othonianum Rizz were characterized. Acidity, pH, protein, dry matter, firmness, consistency, cohesiveness and quantification of lactic acid bacteria were conducted at 0, 10, 20 and 30 days. Identification of volatiles compounds and sensory tests of preference, acceptance and consumption intention were performed on the first day of shelf-life. Preferred formulations are those that contain smaller proportions of pulp (5% which coincide with lower acidity. There was no significant effect (P>0.05 of the amount of pulp added and storage time on dry matter, lactic acid bacteria count, firmness, consistency and cohesiveness. Acidity and pH were significantly influenced (P <0.05 by the amount of pulp added and storage time. Protein levels were significantly lower (P <0.05 with the increase in the quantity of pulp added. Volatiles compounds in cajuí yogurt include ethyl butanoate, methyl butanoate, ethanol, hexanal, benzaldehyde and 3-methyl butanoate. There are technological potential in the production of yoghurt with cajuí with addition of 5% in proportion to the total volume of yogurt produced.

  17. OBTENÇÃO DE BEBIDA A PARTIR DE SUCO DE CAJU (Anacardium occidentale, L. E EXTRATO DE GUARANÁ (Paullinia cupana sorbilis Mart. Ducke OBTENTION OF DRINK FROM CASHEW APPLE JUICE (Anacardium occidentale, L. AND GUARANA EXTRACT (Paullinia cupana sorbilis Mart. Ducke

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    LILIANA COSTA SOARES

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir do extrato de semente de guaraná com 0,96% de cafeína, foram testadas várias formulações para obtenção de uma bebida, utilizando-se de suco de caju clarificado e concentrado, caramelo, aromatizantes artificiais de caju e guaraná e acidulante, tendo também como variável os diversos graus de doçura (ºBrix. As melhores formulações foram selecionadas de acordo com os resultados da avaliação sensorial, onde se utilizou o teste de ordenação. A formulação selecionada foi processada e envasada em embalagens de vidro. Para determinar a aceitabilidade, o produto final foi submetido a análises físico-químicas e sensoriais.From Guaraná seeds extract with 0,96% caffein content several formulations were evaluated in order to obtain a beverage using clarified cashew juice concentrate, caramel and guaraná artificial flavors and acidulant, using several sweetness grade a variable. The best formulations were selected according to sensorial evaluation results, using the ordenation test. The selected product (14 ºBrix formulation was manufactured and filled in glass bottles. In order to determine the acceptability the final product was submited to physical chemical and sensorial analysis.

  18. Avaliação da atividade antioxidante dos compostos fenólicos naturalmente presentes em subprodutos do pseudofruto de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activity of Phenolic Compounds Naturally Contained in By-products of the Cashew Apple (Anacardium occidentale L.

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    Priscila Regina Bolelli Broinizi

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como proposta avaliar a capacidade antioxidante do bagaço e do extrato bruto concentrado (EBC do pedúnculo de caju, tendo em vista o seu aproveitamento. O potencial antioxidante dos extratos aquoso (EAq e alcoólico (EAlc e das frações de ácidos fenólicos livres (AFL e esterificadas (solúvel AFS e insolúvel AFI desses subprodutos do pedúnculo de caju clone CCP-76 foi avaliado em sistema beta-caroteno/ácido linoléico, pelo teste de varredura de radical livre [2,2 difenil-1-pricril-hidrazil (DPPH•] e de Rancimat. Além do mais, o conteúdo de fenólicos totais e o perfil de ácidos fenólicos foram determinados usando-se o reagente de Folin-Ciocateau e por cromatografia gasosa, respectivamente. O EAq e a fração AFL dos subprodutos apresentaram o maior conteúdo de fenólicos. As frações de ácidos fenólicos exibiram expressiva atividade antioxidante, superior aos extratos estudados nos sistemas beta-caroteno e DPPH. Entretanto no teste Rancimat, os extratos apresentaram maior proteção à oxidação em relação às frações e ao BHT. Nas frações foram identificados os ácidos gálico, ferúlico, caféico, protocatecuico, quínico, cinâmico, gentíssico, p-cumárico e salicílico, os quais lhes conferem o potencial antioxidante. Estes resultados caracterizaram in vitro o potencial antioxidante do bagaço e do EBC do pedúnculo de caju clone CCP-76.This study aimed to determine the antioxidant capacity of cashew apple pulp and raw concentrated extract. The antioxidant potential of aqueous (EAq and alcoholic (EAlc extracts and of free phenolic acids (FPA and esterified (soluble - SPA and insoluble - IPA fractions of the by-products of the cashew apple clone CCP-76 were evaluated in a beta-carotene-linoleate system by the free radical [2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH•] scavenging assay and the Rancimat test. In addition, the total phenolic content and phenolic acid profile were determined using

  19. Estabilidade microbiológica, físico-química e sensorial de pedúnculos de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. processados por métodos combinados Microbiological, physico-chemical and sensorial stability of cashew apples (Anacardium occidentale L. processed by combined methods

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    Patricia Campos Mesquita

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Os pedúnculos de caju processados por métodos combinados e armazenados à temperatura ambiente (28ºC foram avaliados quanto à tendência a mudanças físico-químicas, microbiológicas e sensoriais. Os resultados confirmam que os tipos de obstáculos usados (redução da Aw, tratamento térmico brando, redução do pH, adição de ácido ascórbico, benzoato de sódio a 1000ppm e SO2 a 600 e 900ppm e sua intensidade foram capazes de assegurar a estabilidade microbiológica do produto durante a armazenagem à temperatura ambiente por 120 dias, bem como uma boa aceitação sensorial.Cashew apples processed by combined methods were stored at room temperature (28ºC in order to evaluate the tendency for chemical, microbiological and sensorial changes during 120 days of storage. Results confirmed that the obstacles used (reduction of water activity, mild heat treatment, pH reduction, ascorbic acid addition, 1000ppm sodium benzoate, 600 and 900ppm of SO2 and their intensities were capable to assure the microbiological stability and sensorial acceptance of the product during storage stability at room temperature for 120 days.

  1. Fenóis totais, atividade antioxidante e constituintes químicos de extratos de Anacardium occidentale L., Anacardiaceae

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    Mariana H. Chaves

    Full Text Available O presente artigo relata o isolamento e identificação do palmitato, oleato e linoleato de sitosterila, sitosterol, estigmasterol, 3-O-β-D-galactopiranosídeo do sitosterol, 3-O-β-Dgalactopiranosídeo do estigmasterol, 3-O-β-D-glicopiranosídeo do sitosterol e uma mistura de ácidos anacárdicos (monoeno e dieno do extrato etanólico de cascas do caule de Anacardium occidentale L., Anacardiaceae, bem como do sitosterol, estigmasterol, lupeol, β-amirina, catequina e epicatequina do extrato etanólico do tegumento da castanha de caju in natura. Os extratos EtOH da casca e do tegumento foram avaliados quanto ao conteúdo de fenóis totais e atividade antioxidante. O extrato etanólico das cascas do caule apresentou maior conteúdo de compostos fenólicos e percentual de atividade antioxidante.

  2. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Anacardium occidentale Leaf Extract

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    Natália Cabral Souza

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In tropical America, principally in Northeastern Brazil, the leaf extract of Anacardium occidentale is traditionally used for treatment of different diseases. However, chemical and biological properties and activities of Anacardium occidentale are poorly investigated and known. Here, we evaluated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities “in vitro” of leaf extract from Anacardium occidentale. Our results show that leaf extract exhibits antioxidant activity when used to treat RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. Antioxidant effects were observed by decrease in oxidative damage in macrophage cells treated with 0.5 µg/mL and 5 µg/mL of leaf extract. Moreover, leaf extract reversed oxidative damage and inflammatory parameters induced in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. Leaf extract at 0.5 µg/mL and 5 µg/mL was able to inhibit release of TNF-α and IL-1β in LPS-stimulated cells. Taken together, our results indicate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of leaf extract from Anacardium occidentale and reveal the positive effects that intake of these products can mediate in biological system.

  3. Carboxy methylation of cashew nut tree exudate gum; Carboximetilacao da goma exsudada do cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale)

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    Silva, Durcilene A. da; Paula, Regina C.M. [Ceara Univ., Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica Organica e Inorganica]. E-mail: rpaula@dqoi.ufc.br

    2001-07-01

    Anacardium occidentale exudate polysaccharide was carboxymethylated with monochloroacetic acid. The samples were characterized by NMR, solution viscometry, GPC and thermal analysis. Carboxymethylated cashew gum (CMGC) with a degree of substitution between 0,1-0,16 was obtained. Solution viscometry and GPC analysis showed that polymer molar mass degradation occurred. Sample with higher DS shows higher peak molar mass, intrinsic viscosity and thermal stability. NMR spectrum indicated that the carboxy methylation reaction occurs preferentially in C-6 of galactose residue. (author)

  4. Molecular detection of cashew husk (Anacardium occidentale) adulteration in market samples of dry tea (Camellia sinensis).

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    Dhiman, Bandana; Singh, Mahipal

    2003-09-01

    Species-specific PCR primers were developed from intergenic spacer regions of 5S ribosomal RNA genes and used successfully in the detection of adulteration of cashew husk (Anacardium occidentale L.) in tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] samples. This is the first report of detecting adulteration in tea using molecular tools. Application of this approach in detecting adulteration of other biological materials in tea, medicinal herbs and the composition of admixtures of ayurvedic herbs has been discussed.

  5. Estudo da atividade antimicrobiana dos ácidos anacárdicos do óleo da casca da castanha de caju (CNSL dos clones de cajueiro-anão-precoce CCP-76 e CCP-09 em cinco estágios de maturação sobre microrganismos da cavidade bucal Study of the antibacterial activity of anacardic acids from the cashew Anacardium occidentale nut shell oil of the clone of cashew-midget-precocious CCP-76 and and CCP-09 in five stages of maturation on oral microorganisms

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    Carlos Alberto de A. LIMA

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available A atividade antimicrobiana dos ácidos anacárdicos do óleo da casca da castanha de caju (CNSL Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae foi estudada sobre os microrganismos da cavidade bucal Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 12598, Candida albicans ATCC 10231 e Candida utilis. Os ácidos anacárdicos obtidos dos extratos etílicos do CNSL apresentaram atividade antibacteriana contra os microganismos citados, porém a maior atividade inibitória ocorreu sobre a bactéria Gram positiva Streptococcus mutans, considerada predominante na cárie dentária. As cáries dentárias são uma das mais freqüentes doenças infecciosas nos países em desenvolvimento. Os elementos que influenciam na cárie dentária incluem o estado nutricional, a ingestão de açúcar e a presença da microbiota cariogênica.The antimicrobial activity of the anacardic acids of the cashew nut shell oil Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae was studied on the oral microorganisms Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 12598, Candida albicans ATCC 10231 and Candida utilis. The anacardic acids obtained from the ethyl extract of the cashew nut shell oil presented activity antibacterial against the mentioned microorganisms, but the most inhibitory activity occurred with the Gram positive bacteria Streptococcus mutans, which is known to be one of the main cause of tooth decay. The tooth decay is one of the most frequent infectious diseases in the countries in development. The elements that influence in the tooth decay include the nutritional state, the ingestion of sugar and the presence of the microflora cariogênica.

  6. Sub-chronic Hepatotoxicity of Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae) Inner Stem Bark Extract in Rats.

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    Okonkwo, T J N; Okorie, O; Okonta, J M; Okonkwo, C J

    2010-05-01

    The extracts of Anacardium occidentale have been used in the management of different cardiovascular disorders in Nigeria. These have necessitated the assessment of the toxicity of this plant extract in sub-chronic administration. The inner stem bark of Anacardium occidentale was extracted with 80 % methanol and quantitatively analysed for antinutrients and some heavy metals. The phytochemical compositions and acute toxicity of the extract were determined also. Toxicity profiles of the extract on some liver function parameters were evaluated following a sub-chronic oral administration at doses of 1.44 and 2.87 g/kg. The phytochemical screening of extract revealed the presence of high amount of tannins, moderate saponins and trace of free reducing sugars. The antinutrient levels were 5.75 % (tannins), 2.50 % (oxalates), 2.00 % (saponins), 0.25 % (phytate) and 0.03 % (cyanide). The quantity of iron detected from dried crude was 8.92 mg/100 g, while lead and cadmium were non-detectable. The extract had LD(50)of 2.154g/kg p.o. in mice. Sub-chronic administration of the extract significantly increased the serum levels of alanine aminotransaminase and aspartate aminotransaminase, which are indicative of liver damage. The serum levels of alkaline phosphatase and total protein of the treated animals were not significantly increased. The effects of sub-chronically administered extract on hepatocytes were minimal as the serum alkaline phosphatase; total bilirubin and total protein levels in treated animals were not significant (p< 0.05). Thus, sub-chronic administrations of Anacardium occidentale inner stem bark extract did not significantly (p< 0.05) depress the function of hepatocytes in Wistar rats.

  7. ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE L.: PROSPECÇÃO TECNOLÓGICA APLICADA À TECNOLOGIA DE COMPOSTOS BIOATIVOS EM PRODUTOS ALIMENTÍCIOS

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    Lília Barretto

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    Full Text Available O agronegócio mundial do caju movimenta cerca de 2,4 bilhões de dólares por ano. No Brasil, a região Nordeste responde por mais de 95% da produção, com divisas na ordem de 220 milhões de dólares anuais. Apesar da importância desta atividade agroindustrial, observa-se que o seu potencial econômico permanece pouco explorado, principalmente com relação ao aproveitamento do pedúnculo. Além de rico em nutrientes, o caju é uma importante fonte de compostos bioativos, os quais podem ser usados na elaboração de produtos funcionais. Este trabalho apresenta um mapeamento tecnológico sobre as potencialidades do caju referentes às tecnologias de compostos bioativos baseado na evolução das competências tecnológicas traduzidas através dos depósitos de patentes. Para a realização desta pesquisa, utilizou-se a base de dados Derwent Innovations Index. Mesmo sem apresentar geografia nem clima favoráveis para a produção de caju, o Japão liderou os rankings apresentados neste estudo, com 14 pedidos quando realizada a pesquisa pela palavra-chave Anacardium occidentale e 04, quando usado o termo cashew apple. A Universidade Federal do Maranhão é o destaque brasileiro, com dois depósitos relacionados à área farmacêutica. O único protocolo nacional referente a compostos bioativos extraídos a partir do caju foi depositado pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais em 2009 e ressalta um método laboratorial para análises de taninos extraídos de bebidas como o suco de caju. Os resultados demonstram uma área promissora para o desenvolvimento de patentes brasileiras relacionadas ao caju e seus compostos bioativos, hoje atualmente explorados por países não produtores desta fruta.

  8. Reductive-degradation of carcinogenic azo dyes using Anacardium occidentale testa derived silver nanoparticles.

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    Edison, Thomas Nesakumar Jebakumar Immanuel; Atchudan, Raji; Sethuraman, Mathur Gopalakrishnan; Lee, Yong Rok

    2016-09-01

    In the present work, reductive-degradation of azo dyes such as congo red (CR) and methyl orange (MO) was manifested using Anacardium occidentale testa derived silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as a catalyst. The formation of highly stable AgNPs were visually confirmed by the appearance of yellow color and further substantiated by the existence of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak around 425nm. The effect of A. occidentale concentration, reaction time and pH in the formations of AgNPs was corroborated by UV-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. The Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic results proved that phytoconstituents of A. occidentale testa acts as a capping agent and thereby protects the AgNPs from aggregation. The crystalline nature of the AgNPs was validated from the XRD patterns. The average size of synthesized AgNPs was 25nm, with distorted spherical shape was ascribed from the high resolution transmission electron microscopic (HR-TEM) images. Due to the high stability of the as-synthesized AgNPs, they were utilized for the degradation of carcinogenic azo dyes such as CR and MO using NaBH4 and its catalytic activity was studied via UV-Vis spectroscopy. The results proved that extraordinary catalytic activity of synthesized AgNPs towards the reductive-degradation of both CR and MO. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Synthesis characterization and catalytic action of hexagonal gold nanoparticles using essential oils extracted from Anacardium occidentale

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    Sheny, D. S.; Mathew, Joseph; Philip, Daizy

    2012-11-01

    A new phytochemical method for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles is reported. The essential oils extracted from the fresh leaves of Anacardium occidentale are used for the reduction of auric acid to Au nanoparticles (NPs). The formation and morphology of synthesized NPs are investigated with the help of UV-visible, TEM and FTIR spectroscopy. The NPs synthesized at room temperature are mono-dispersed and hexagonal in shape with an average size of 36 nm while those prepared at higher temperature are composed of a mixture of anisotropic particles. The UV-visible absorption spectra of these anisotropic NPs show asymmetry in the longer wavelength side. The quantity of oil is an important criterion modulating the shape of NPs. Possible biochemical mechanism leading to the formation of NPs is studied using FTIR spectroscopy. The potential of synthesized Au NPs as catalyst is explored for the hydrogenation of p-nitro phenol to p-amino phenol at room temperature.

  10. Anacardium occidentale L. extract in cosmetic formulations: benefits for oily skin

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    Daiane G. Mercurio

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Cashew (Annacardium occidentale L, family: Anacardiaceae. is a native plant from tropical America, and is widely cultivated in Asia and Africa. It has great socioeconomic importance for Brazil and for many other countries. Cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale L., extract (CAE is rich in tannins, flavonoids, amino acids, anacardic acids and vitamin C, which can provide desirable benefits to oily skin. The aim of this study was to assess the antioxidant activity of CAE and the improvement of oily skin after application of a sunscreen containing this extract. The antioxidant activity of CAE was evaluated by chemioluminescence assay. A sunscreen was developed and added (FC, or not (F, with 3.5% of CAE. Transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum water content, sebum content and skin microrelief were evaluated before and after two and four hours of a single application of the F or FC formulations. FC effects on skin were also evaluated after a 28 day-period of twice daily applications on the faces of 12 volunteers. Skin imaging techniques were used to evaluate skin pores and comedones, and sensory analysis was performed. CAE showed antioxidant activity and the FC formulation controlled the sebum secretion after two and four hours. FC reduced the number of skin pores (24% and did not increase the number of comedones. These results indicate that CAE is an innovative active ingredient from Brazilian biodiversity with antioxidant activity and efficacy to improve oily skin conditions.

  11. Interaction of gamma radiation on the functionality of the molluscicidal extract of Anacardium occidentale Linn

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    Santos, Gustavo Henrique Farias dos [Grupo de Estudos em Radioprotecao e Radioecologia (GERAR) . Departamento de Energia Nuclear. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Silva, Edvane Borges da [Centro Academico de Vitoria. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Vitoria de Santo Antao, PE (Brazil); Amorim, Elba Lucia C.; Peixoto Sobrinho, Tadeu J.S., E-mail: elba@ufpe.br [Departamento de Ciencias Farmaceuticas. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Melo, Ana Maria Mendonca de Albuquerque; Lima, Claudia Sampaio de Andrade [Departamento de Biofisica e Radiobiologia. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

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    Biological control of Biomphalaria glabrata that is the intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni, through molluscicides has been an alternative against schistosomiasis. Many studies have been developed to obtain molluscicide products, from plants. Anacardium occidentale L. (cashew), a plant rich in phenolic compounds shows molluscicidal activity in earlier assays. However there is an interest of enhancing the action of bioactive substances in order to use it in small concentrations, reducing costs in their utilization. This study were conducted using ethanolic extracts of bark and leaves of A. occidentale, before and after exposure to gamma radiation from {sup 60}Co, checking their secondary metabolites, their biological activity against Biomphalaria glabrata and environmental toxicity. The extracts of A. occidentale were obtained by cold maceration in 70% ethanol, filtered, dried and divided into two experimental groups: control (0 kGy) and irradiated at a dose of 10 kGy. The quantification of metabolites was performed in six replicates for the determination of total phenols by Folin-Ciocalteau method and tannins, the precipitation of casein. Tests for biological control of embryos and adults of B. glabrata snails and assessment of environmental toxicity (using Artemia salina larvae) were performed in triplicate, following a period of 24 hours of exposure to extracts at a concentration of 100 mg/L and its respective controls. Data were expressed as percentages of means and standard deviations. The results showed that the gamma radiation from {sup 60}Co resulted in leaf extracts, increased levels of total phenols and tannins, which enhanced the lethality for embryos and adults of B. glabrata. There was a reduction of the toxicity of leaf extracts after irradiation in the Artemia salina. Since in extracts of bark, gamma radiation did not alter the levels of total phenols and tannins, however, it was noted potentiation of lethality of adult snails of B. glabrata. The

  12. THE POTENT OF METHANOL EXTRACTS OF CASHEW (Anacardium occidentale L. AGAINST METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA

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    Risa Nursanty

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    Full Text Available Use of antibiotics including misuse and overuse has aided natural bacterial evolution by helping the microbes become resistant such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA. The MRSA resistant in disease treatment with commonly used antibiotics needs new drug to treat patients. Traditional herb can be alternative treatment such as cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.. Antibacterial activities of methanol extracts of stem cashew with concentration 10%, 20% and 30% showed zone of inhibition between 17 -20 mm.

  13. Efecto nutracéutico del Anacardium occidentale en dietas de pollitas ponedoras de reemplazo

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    Yordan Martínez A.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto nutracéutico del polvo de hojas y retoños de Anacardium occidentale (AO en dietas de pollitas ponedoras de remplazo. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron 240 pollitas White Leghorn (L-33 de un día de edad, que se ubicaron durante 35 días, según diseño completamente aleatorizado, con niveles de adición de 0, 0.5, 1.5 y 2.5% de polvo de hojas y retoños de Anacardium occidentale en las dietas. Se determinaron en las pollitas, los indicadores productivos, peso absoluto y relativo de los órganos inmunes, vísceras, accesorios e intestinos, la hipersensibilidad intestinal y la glucosa sérica. Resultados. El peso vivo final, consumo de alimento, peso del timo, bolsa de Fabricio y colon + recto en las aves con el tracto gastrointestinal vacío y lleno, fue favorable con la adición de 0.5% de polvo AO, con diferencias significativas (p≤0.05. El consumo acumulado, el consumo de polvo AO y taninos se incrementaron en las aves con la adición de 1.5 y 2.5% de polvo AO con respecto al control; no obstante los indicadores productivos para estos animales se deprimieron. La adición del polvo de AO, no deterioró el peso relativo de las vísceras (corazón, hígado y riñón en las aves, además redujo la hipersensibilidad intestinal y la glucosa sérica. Conclusiones. La adición de 0.5% de polvo de hojas y retoños de AO como nutracéutico en las dietas de pollitas ponedoras de remplazo, mejoró los indicadores productivos y el peso de los órganos inmunes; además, la adición del polvo AO en las dietas disminuyó la hipersensibilidad intestinal y la glucosa sérica.

  14. Estimates of genetic correlations and correlated responses to selection in cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.

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    Diógenes Manoel Pedroza de Azevedo

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available The present study estimates variances and genetic and phenotypic correlations for five traits in 27 progenies of cashew trees (Anacardium occidentale L.. Data were obtained from a trial conducted in 1992 at Pacajus, Ceará, experimental station of Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical. The characters studied were plant height (PH, North-South and East-West canopy spreads (NSS, EWS, and primary and secondary branch numbers (PBN, SBN. All genetic and phenotypic correlations presented positive and significant values. Selection to increase or decrease the average of any one of the five characteristics of cashew plants in the progenies studied affected the average of the others. The 16-month-old canopy spread can be predicted from NSS or EWS since correlations between them were high. Correlations between PH and SBN were low, indicating that there is a good possibility of obtaining smaller plants without causing drastic reductions in SBN. PH and SBN showed, respectively, the lowest and highest genetic variance estimates relative to the corresponding population means.Neste trabalho são estimadas variâncias, correlações genéticas e fenotípicas e respostas correlacionadas, envolvendo cinco caracteres em 27 progênies de cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale L.. Os dados foram obtidos em Pacajus-CE, num ensaio conduzido no Campo Experimental da Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical, em l992. Os caracteres estudados foram altura de planta (PH, envergaduras norte-sul (NSS e leste-oeste (EWS e número de ramos primários (PBN e secundários (SBN. Todas as correlacões genéticas e fenotípicas obtidas foram positivas e significativas. A seleção para aumentar ou reduzir a média de qualquer um dos cinco caracteres estudados nas progênies de cajueiro afetou indiretamente a média dos outros quatro caracteres. A envergadura da copa aos 16 meses pode ser representada por NSS ou EWS, tendo em vista que a correlação entre elas foi elevada. As correlações envolvendo PH

  15. Potential prebiotic properties of cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale L.) agro-industrial byproduct on Lactobacillus species.

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    Duarte, Francisca Nayara Dantas; Rodrigues, Jéssica Bezerra; da Costa Lima, Maiara; Lima, Marcos Dos Santos; Pacheco, Maria Teresa Bertoldo; Pintado, Maria Manuela Estevez; de Souza Aquino, Jailane; de Souza, Evandro Leite

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    The prebiotic effects of a cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale L.) agro-industrial byproduct powder (CAP) on different potentially probiotic Lactobacillus strains, namely Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-05, Lactobacillus casei L-26 and Lactobacillus paracasei L-10, were assessed using in vitro experimental models. Accordingly, the growth of the Lactobacillus strains when cultivated in a broth containing CAP (20 or 30 g L-1 ), glucose (20 g L-1 ) or fructooligosaccharides (FOS) (20 g L-1 ) was monitored over 48 h; the prebiotic activity scores of CAP were determined; and the changes in pH values, production of organic acids and consumption of sugars in growth media were verified. During the 48-h cultivation, similar viable cell counts were observed for the Lactobacillus strains grown in the different media tested. The CAP presented positive prebiotic activity scores toward all the tested Lactobacillus strains, indicating a desirable selective fermentable activity relative to enteric organisms. The cultivation of the Lactobacillus strains in broth containing glucose, FOS or CAP resulted in high viable cell counts, a decreased pH, the production of organic acids and the consumption of sugars over time, revealing intense bacterial metabolic activity. The CAP exerts potential prebiotic effects on different potentially probiotic Lactobacillus strains and should be an added-value ingredient for the food industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  16. Schistosomicidal Activity of Alkyl-phenols from the Cashew Anacardium occidentale against Schistosoma mansoni Adult Worms.

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    Alvarenga, Tavane A; de Oliveira, Pollyanna F; de Souza, Julia M; Tavares, Denise C; Andrade E Silva, Márcio L; Cunha, Wilson R; Groppo, Milton; Januário, Ana H; Magalhães, Lizandra G; Pauletti, Patrícia M

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    Bioassay-guided study of the ethanol extract from the cashew Anacardium occidentale furnished cardol triene (1), cardol diene (2), anacardic acid triene (3), cardol monoene (4), anacardic acid diene (5), 2-methylcardol triene (6), and 2-methylcardol diene (7). 1D- and 2D-NMR experiments and HRMS analysis confirmed the structures of compounds 1-7. Compounds 2 and 7 were active against Schistosoma mansoni adult worms in vitro, with LC50 values of 32.2 and 14.5 μM and selectivity indices of 6.1 and 21.2, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy of the tegument of male worms in the presence of compound 7 at 25 μM after 24 h of incubation showed severe damage as well as peeling and reduction in the number of spine tubercles. Transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed swollen mitochondrial membrane, vacuoles, and altered tegument in worms incubated with compound 2 (25 μM after 24 h). Worms incubated with compound 7 (25 μM after 24 h) had lysed interstitial tissue, degenerated mitochondria, and drastically altered tegument. Together, the results indicated that compound 7 presents promising in vitro schistosomicidal activity.

  17. In vitro antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of Anacardium occidentale and Mangifera indica in oral care.

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    Anand, Geethashri; Ravinanthan, Manikandan; Basaviah, Ravishankar; Shetty, A Veena

    2015-01-01

    Oral health is an integral and important component of general health. Infectious diseases such as caries, periodontal, and gingivitis indicate the onset of imbalance in homeostasis between oral micro biota and host. The present day medicaments used in oral health care have numerous side effects. The uses of herbal plants as an alternative have gained popularity due to side effects of antibiotics and emergence of multidrug resistant strains. Anacardium occidentale (cashew) and Mangifera indica (mango) have been used as traditional oral health care measures in India since time immemorial. The ethanol extracts of cashew and mango leaves were obtained by maceration method. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated by clear zone produced by these plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans in agar plate method, determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration (MBC/MFC), and suppression of biofilm. The cytotoxic effects of plants extract was determined by microculture tetrazolium assay on human gingival fibroblast and Chinese hamster lung fibroblast (V79) cell lines. Cashew and mango leaf extract significantly (P extracts significantly (P extracts were less cytotoxic (P extracts are superior to the mouth rinses and have a promising role in future oral health care.

  18. Long chain phenols: Part XI. Composition of natural cashew nutshell liquid (Anacardium occidentale) from various sources.

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    Tyman, J H; Kiong, L S

    1978-08-01

    The composition of cashew nutsAnacardium occidentale from different terrestrial sources has been studied. Samples from Brazil, Ceylon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania have been solvent extracted to recover the phenolic shell liquid (natural CNSL) separate from the kernel oil. The recovered materials from the different sources were present from 23.6% to 27.7%. After hydrogenation of the side chains and methylation of the acidic groups, the component phenols anacardic acid (74.1% to 77.4%), cardol (15.0% to 20.1%), 2-methyl cardol (1.7% to 2.6%), and cardanol (1.2% to 9.2%) were determined by gas liquid chromatography on polyethyleneglycol adipate. The component phenols have been separated by adsorption thin layer chromatography, and their triene (AN-15∶3, 36.3% to 50.4%), diene (AN-15∶2, 17.8% to 32.1%), monoene (AN-15∶1, 25.0%, to 33.3%), and saturated (AN-15∶0, 2.2% to 3.0%) constituents determined by mass spectroscopy. The results of mass spectroscopic analysis have been confirmed by methylation of the separated component phenols and gas liquid chromatography. It is apparent that the largest variation is in the % cardanol (1.2% to 9.2%). While the total percentage of unsaturated constituents is quite similar, the distribution of triene, diene, and monoene varies widely.

  19. Avaliação da toxicidade subcrônica do extrato bruto seco de Anacardium occidentale Linn em cães = Evaluation of the subchronic toxicity of the crude dry extract of Anacardium occidentale Linn in dogs

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    Arquimedes Fernandes Monteiro de Melo; Miracy Muniz Albuquerque; Maria Almerice Lopes da Silva; Gracielle Carvalho Gomes; Isabely de Souza Vera Cruz; Vanessa Ribeiro Leite; Jane Sheila Higino

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    A busca de novos medicamentos tem levado ao desenvolvimento de novosfármacos que sejam eficientes e destituídos de toxicidade. Uma das fronteiras nessas pesquisas são os medicamentos fitoterápicos. No Brasil, a Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) regulariza essas pesquisas e padroniza os procedimentos. A Resoluçãoda Diretoria Colegiada (RDC) 48/2004, por exemplo, regulariza o registro de fitoterápicos. O Anacardium occidentale Linn está entre as plantas mais estudadas, devido às...

  20. ESTUDO DE PADRONIZAÇÃO DE EXTRATOS DE Anacardium occidentale L. NA PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE FITOTERÁPICOS GIARDICIDAS

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    Trabulsi Filho, Farid Antônio; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Andrade, Kécia Casé de Sousa; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Silva, Elayne Costa da; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Castro, Abigail Trindade Oliveira; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Batista, Marisa Cristina Aranha; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Ribeiro, Maria Nilce de Sousa; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Amaral, Flavia Maria Mendonça do; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA

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    Fitoterápicos são medicamentos amplamente utilizados, constituindo segmento da indústria farmacêutica em larga expansão na atualidade, exigindo garantia na oferta de produtos eficazes e seguros. Nesse sentido, esse estudo objetiva aplicar e/ou desenvolver metodologia analítica para a padronização de extratos de Anacardium occidentale L. (família Anacardiaceae), conhecida como cajueiro, empregando ensaios químicos e biológicos de atividade giardicida. Folhas de Anacardium occidentale foram col...

  1. Morfologia e distribuição de galhas foliares de Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae

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    Claudia Scareli-Santos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Galhas são estruturas que exibem associações específicas entre o indutor e a planta hospedeira, onde são evidenciadas modificações morfológicas, anatômicas e químicas dos tecidos vegetais. Objetivou-se descrever a morfologia e a distribuição de galhas foliares de Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae. Foram coletadas 294 folhas, da porção apical dos ramos, de indivíduos localizados na Universidade Federal do Tocantins - Campus Araguaína, TO. Foram realizadas análises morfológicas utilizando microscópio estereoscópico, paquímetro e bibliografia específica. Determinou-se o número de galhas no limbo foliar seguida da análise de regressão linear entre o número de galhas por limbo e o seu comprimento. Foram observadas galhas do tipo cônico atravessando a lâmina foliar, glabras, de coloração verde quando jovens e vermelho alaranjadas quando maduras, com distribuição isolada/agrupada e aderência total; internamente apresentou um lóculo e uma larva do indutor (Cecidomyiidae. A distribuição das galhas no limbo apresentou diferenças significativas (p<0,001, em ordem decrescente foi observado maior número de galhas entre as nervuras (57,1%, sobre a nervura secundária (35,7%, na margem (6,3% e na nervura central (1,2%; a análise de regressão linear apresentou fracamente positiva (r2= 0,03; coeficiente de Pearson= 0,2025, o que sugere que a oviposição está associada, em parte, com o tamanho do limbo e que outras variáveis podem ser determinantes. Estes são os primeiros registros de galhas em A. occidentale no estado do Tocantins.

  2. In vitro antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of Anacardium occidentale and Mangifera indica in oral care

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    Geethashri Anand

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Oral health is an integral and important component of general health. Infectious diseases such as caries, periodontal, and gingivitis indicate the onset of imbalance in homeostasis between oral micro biota and host. The present day medicaments used in oral health care have numerous side effects. The uses of herbal plants as an alternative have gained popularity due to side effects of antibiotics and emergence of multidrug resistant strains. Anacardium occidentale (cashew and Mangifera indica (mango have been used as traditional oral health care measures in India since time immemorial. Materials and Methods: The ethanol extracts of cashew and mango leaves were obtained by maceration method. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated by clear zone produced by these plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans in agar plate method, determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC, minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration (MBC/MFC, and suppression of biofilm. The cytotoxic effects of plants extract was determined by microculture tetrazolium assay on human gingival fibroblast and Chinese hamster lung fibroblast (V79 cell lines. Results: Cashew and mango leaf extract significantly (P < 0.05 produced larger zone of inhibition against test pathogens when compared to povidone---iodine-based mouth rinses. Although the MIC and MBC/MFC values of mouth rinses were effective in lower concentrations; plant extracts significantly (P < 0.001 suppressed the biofilms of oral pathogens. The leaf extracts were less cytotoxic (P < 0.001 compared to mouth rinses. Conclusions: Plant extracts are superior to the mouth rinses and have a promising role in future oral health care.

  3. Radioprotective effect of the extract of Ziziphus joazeiro and Anacardium occidentale on embryos of Biomphalaria glabrata submitted to ionizing radiation

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    Siqueira, Williams N.; Silva, Luanna R.S.; Silva, Edvane B. [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Estudos em Radioprotecao e Radioecologia; Silva, Ronaldo C. [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Genetica; Lacerda, Laila B.N.; Silva, Hianna A.M.F.; Santos, Mariana L.O.; Sa, Jose L.F.; Melo, Ana M.M.A. [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de de Biofisica e Radiobiologia. Lab. de Radiobiologia

    2011-07-01

    Electromagnetic radiations are energies that can be classified as non-ionizing and ionizing. This type of energy is propagated by a material medium and the vacuum. The important characteristic of ionizing radiation is the localized release of large amounts of energy. The biological effects of radiation result principally from damage to DNA, which is the critical target. Given these harmful effects caused by radiation highlights the importance of acquiring knowledge about the radioprotective substance, because they act to protect the living tissue, decreasing the damage he caused by the effects of radiation. In this study we investigated the radioprotective effect of extract hydroalcoholic of Ziziphus joazeiro and Anacardium occidentale on embryos of Biomphalaria glabrata. The embryos of Biomphalaria glabrata pigmented were divided into 18 groups of 100 specimens. The experimental groups were exposed to the extracts at a concentration of 200 ppm and then irradiated. For irradiation, we used a source of {sup 60}Co (Gammacell of Radionics Labs. Dose rate = 4.359 Gy/h). The viability of the embryos was examined using a stereoscopic microscope and statistical analysis was performed using the test Student-Newman-Keuls and {chi}{sup 2}. Our results showed that the extracts of hydroalcoholic Ziziphus joazeiro showed radioprotective effect and that the aqueous extract of the bark of Anacardium occidentale exhibited a reduction in its embryotoxic effect. (author)

  4. Evaluation of the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of the acetone extract from Anacardium occidentale L

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    Frederico Argollo Vanderlinde

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The stem bark of Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae, commonly called cashew, is used in Brazilian traditional medicine for the treatment of gastric and inflammatory disorders. The present study was carried out to investigate the in vivo anti-inflammatory activities of the acetone extract (AE of the stem bark of A. occidentale. We evaluated the pharmacological activities of this plant material through the analgesic, antiedematogenic and chemotaxic inhibitory effects produced by the AE. The oral administration (p.o. of mice with the AE (0.1, 0.3 and 1.0 g/kg or positive control indomethacin (10 mg/kg inhibited acetic acid-induced writhing by 18.9, 35.9, 62.9 and 68.9%, respectively (ID50% = 530 mg/kg. The highest dose of the AE was able to inhibit croton oil-induced ear edema formation by 56.8% (indomethacin at 10 mg/kg, p.o. - 57.6% inhibition. When submitted to the carrageenan-induced peritonitis test, the AE (0.1, 0.3 and 1.0 g/kg, p.o. impaired leukocyte migration into the peritoneal cavity by 24.8, 40.5 and 49.6%, respectively. The positive control, dexamethasone (2 mg/kg, s.c., inhibited leukocyte migration by 66.9%. These results indicate the presence of anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive principles in the acetone extract of Anacardium occidentale, and reinforce the plant's potential therapeutic use against pain and inflammatory diseases.As cascas do caule do Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae, conhecido como cajueiro, são popularmente utilizadas no Brasil para o tratamento de doenças gástricas e inflamatórias. Este estudo teve como objetivo a avaliação farmacológica in vivo da atividade antiinflamatória do extrato acetônico (AE obtido das cascas do A. occidentale, investigando os efeitos analgésico, antiedematogênico e inibitório sobre a quimiotaxia deste material botânico. A administração oral (p.o. em camundongos com o AE (0,1; 0,3 e 1 g/kg ou o controle positivo indometacina (10 mg/kg inibiu as contor

  5. Influence of gamma radiation on the antioxidant action extracts from leaves of gross Anacardium occidentale Linn; Influencia da radiacao gama na acao antioxidante de extratos brutos de folhas de Anacardium occidentale Linn.

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    Santos, Gustavo Henrique Farias dos; Silva, Edvane Borges da; Amaral, Ademir de Jesus [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (GERAR/DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Estudos em Radioprotecao e Radioecologia; Lima, Claudia Sampaio de Andrade [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Biofisica e Radiobiologia

    2014-07-01

    Anacardium occidentale Linn. is popularly known as cashew plant, found in Northeastern Brazil, is of great scientific interest because it contains high levels of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and tannins, which characterize their applications as natural antioxidants, which can contribute to protect against oxidative processes in the human body. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of {sup 60}Co gamma irradiation in the antioxidant action of the extracts of leaves of A. occidentale. The extracts of A. occidentale were extracted with 70% ethanol, evaporated under reduced pressure and divided into samples control and irradiation at 10 kGy. Subsequently analyzing the kidnapping of radical DPPH (concentrations of 6.25; 12.5; 25; 50; 100 and 200 ppm) and reducing power (concentrations of 25; 50; 100; 200; 400; 600; 800 and 1000 ppm). The results showed increased antioxidant actions dependent on the concentration and dose of 10 kGy in both assays. However, the kidnapping of DPPH activity showed variations from 50% to 92% for control, and 75% and 100% for irradiated. It is observed that the irradiated samples showed maximum activity (100%) in a 4-fold lower concentration (50 ppm) than the control samples. Featuring EC{sub 50} of standards BHT (235.8%) and vitamin C (63.5%) was very low compared with control extracts (8.1%) and irradiated (0.48). However the results obtained in this study indicate that extracts of leaves of A. occidentale irradiated at a dose of 10 kGy exhibit strong antioxidant activity against DPPH and power reducer, this paves its use as a natural source of antioxidants.

  6. Avaliação da toxicidade subcrônica do extrato bruto seco de Anacardium occidentale Linn em cães = Evaluation of the subchronic toxicity of the crude dry extract of Anacardium occidentale Linn in dogs

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    Arquimedes Fernandes Monteiro de Melo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A busca de novos medicamentos tem levado ao desenvolvimento de novosfármacos que sejam eficientes e destituídos de toxicidade. Uma das fronteiras nessas pesquisas são os medicamentos fitoterápicos. No Brasil, a Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA regulariza essas pesquisas e padroniza os procedimentos. A Resoluçãoda Diretoria Colegiada (RDC 48/2004, por exemplo, regulariza o registro de fitoterápicos. O Anacardium occidentale Linn está entre as plantas mais estudadas, devido às ações antibiótica e antiinflamatória de seus metabólitos secundários, principalmente taninos. Esta planta também possui a capacidade de impedir a formação da placa bacteriana bucal. Diante dessas ações, formas farmacêuticas acabadas (cremes e géis foram desenvolvidas a partir do extrato bruto seco (EBS das cascas do caule do A. occidentale Linn para registro de um novo fitomedicamento. Entretanto, testes pré-clínicos e clínicos devem ser feitos de acordo com a lei vigente. O presente trabalho avaliou a toxicidade subcrônica do EBS em cães sem raçadefinida (SRD. Os testes revelaram apenas hepatotoxicidade transitória demonstrada pela elevação dos níveis da alanina transaminase (ALT e aspartato transaminase (AST. Research on new medicaments has led to the development of efficient and non-toxic drugs. In Brazil, the Agência Nacional de VigilânciaSanitária (National Department of Sanitary Supervision – ANVISA regularizes and standardizes the procedure. Anacardium occidentale is amongst the most researched plants, due to the antibiotics and antinflammatory properties of its secondary metabolites, mainlytannins and flavonoids. Furthermore, it prevents the dental plaque formation. On account of these actions, finished pharmaceutical forms (creams and gels were developed from the crude dry extract (CDE of A. occidentale Linn stem rinds, in order to register a new form.However, pre-clinical and clinical assays can be made in

  7. Aktivitas Zymomonas mobilis pada produk etanol dari buah semu jambu mete (Anacardium occidentale dengan variasi sumber nitrogen

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    AKHMAD MUSTOFA

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Mustofa A, Suranto. 2010. Aktivitas Zymomonas mobilis pada produk etanol daribuah semu jambu mete (Anacardium occidentale dengan variasi sumber nitrogen. Bioteknologi 7: 1-9. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui kemampuan Zymomonas mobilis dalam memproduksi etanol melalui proses fermentasi batch (selama 24, 48 dan 72 jam, menggunakan sumber karbon sari buah jambu mete (varietas merah, hijau dan kuning dan sumber nitrogen berupa urea, ammonium sulfat, ekstrak kecambah kacang hijau dan ekstrak kacang koro (Mucuna pruriens. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa varietas buah jambu mete hijau dengan sumber nitrogen ammonium sulfat dan lama fermentasi 24 jam memberikan hasil etanol yang paling optimal. Pada perlakuan tersebut diperoleh nilai pH 5,87, kadar gula reduksi 7,64 g/100 mL (tingkat konsumsi 48,44%, jumlah bakteri 8,0x107 (µ = 0,154 dan etanol sebesar 33,02 g/L (Ye = 90,19%.

  8. Analysis of toxicity of Anacardium occidentale L. extract submitted to ionizing radiation on embryos of Biomphalaria glabrata and Artemia salina

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    Silva, Hianna A.M.F.; Sa, Jose L.F.; Lima, Claudia S.A.; Amancio, Francisco F.; Melo, Ana M.M.A., E-mail: hiannaamfs@gmail.com, E-mail: luismuma6@gmail.com, E-mail: claudia.salima@gmail.com, E-mail: amancioff@bol.com.br, E-mail: amdemelo@hotmail.com [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Biofisica e Radiobiologia; Ribeiro, Luanna R.S.; Santos, Gustavo H.F.; Silva, Edvane B., E-mail: luannaribeiro_lua@hotmail.com, E-mail: santosghf@hotmail.com, E-mail: edvborges@yahoo.com.br [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Estudos em Radioprotecao e Radioecologia

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    The use of gamma radiation as a sterilization method for herbs, herbal medicines and foods, shows positive results regarding the retention of such products, economy and safety of the method. However, it is known that this method of processing plant material can cause chemical changes in these products related to the type of material, its components and the dose received. Evaluated, in the present study, the action of gamma radiation as a modifier of toxicity extract of Anacardium occidentale Linn. To evaluate the toxicity of the extract irradiated at doses of 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0 kGy and concentrations of 250, 500 and 1000 mg/L was used bioassays with Artemia salina and Biomphalaria glabrata. For the test to A. salina, 520 specimens were used divided into groups of 10 larvae. For the bioassay with B. glabrata, 3900 specimens were used divided into groups of, approximately, 100 embryos. Larvae of A. salina and embryos were subjected to extracts irradiated and unirradiated for 24 hours. The bioassay with A. salina, showed a decrease, compared to extract unirradiated and irradiated at doses of 5.0 and 7.5 kGy, of extract irradiated with 10 kGy, where the mortality did not differ from the control group. In tests with embryos was observed an increase in the toxicity of the extract at a dose of 7.5 kGy and a decrease in the dose of 10.0 kGy. The radiation promoted changes in the toxicity of leaves extracts of Anacardium occidentale Linn. on embryos of Biomphalaria glabrata and Artemia salina. (author)

  9. Tyrisonase inhibition and melanin reduction of human melanocytes (HEMn-MP) using Anacardium occidentale L extract.

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    Abdul Gaffar, R; Abdul Majid, F A; Sarmidi, M R

    2008-07-01

    Cashew (Anacardium occindentale L) leaves extract (CLE) has potential as tyrosinase inhibitor that can be used for therapeutic in pigmentation problem. This study investigates the real potential of CLE to inhibit tyrosinase and melanin reduction using human epidermal melanocytes. The extracts were exposed to the human melanocytes for more than 24 hours. The CLE extract exhibited potential as tyrosinase inhibitor, reduced melanin and high in antioxidant activity relative to commercial extract of Emblica sp.

  10. PROSPECÇÃO TECNOLÓGICA: APLICAÇÃO DA GOMA DO CAJUEIRO (Anacardium occidentale EM NANOTECNOLOGIA

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    celia cunha e silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale, da família Anacardiaceae, é uma planta originária do Norte e Nordeste do Brasil, com arquitetura de copa tortuosa e de diferentes portes, bastante cultivada no Brasil, principalmente no Nordeste. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar uma prospecção, com busca de precedência e apresentar uma visão geral do estado atual de desenvolvimento científico e tecnológico relacionado à aplicação da goma do cajueiro na nonotecnologia, baseado no número de patentes depositadas e de artigos publicados. A prospecção foi realizada no Banco Europeu de Patentes (Europen Patent Office - EPO, no Banco da Organização Mundial de Propriedade Intelectual (World Intellectual Organization - WIPO, no Banco Americano de Marcas e Patentes (United States Patent and Trademark Office - USPTO e no Banco de dados do Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial do Brasil – INPI, bem como na base de periódicos, Web of Science. O Brasil detém o maior número de artigos científicos envolvendo a Anacardium ocidentale, enquanto o Japão se sobressai na proteção desta pesquisa. Foi observado que das patentes depositadas nas referidas bases, mais da metade foram depositadas no período de 2000 a 2012, demostrando um aumento nas pesquisas relacionadas com o cajueiro nos últimos 12 anos, e que a maior parte das patentes possuem código de classificaçao de patente A61K e A61P que estão relacionadas a necessidades humanas.

  11. Lipids Characterization and Industrial Potentials of Pumpkin Seeds (Telfairia occidentalis and Cashew Nuts (Anacardium occidentale

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    E. O. Eddy

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Oil from Telfaria occidentalis and Anarcardium occidentale has been extracted and characterized. The lipid content of the Telfaria occidentalis and Anarcardium occidentalis were 58.41% and 42.15% respectively. The physicochemical parameters of Telfaria occidentalis and Anarcardium occidentale seeds were; boiling point; (58.90, 62.60 °C, melting point; (18.50, 21.80 °C, refractive index; (1.462, 1.498, specific gravity; (0.87, 0.69 saponification value; (91.16, 92.57 iodine value; (51.52, 47.20, acid value; (0.76, 3.74 ester value; (90.40, 88.87, % free fatty acid; (.38, 1.88 and peroxide value; (11.75, 15.23 respectively. Oils from these seeds were found to exhibit the needed potentials for utilization in paint and food industries and as biofuel.

  12. Phenols and tannins contents of Anacardium occidentale Linn and Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan exposed to gamma radiation

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    Santos, Gustavo Henrique Farias dos [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (GERAR/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Estudos em Radioprotecao e Radioecologia; Silva, Edvane Borges da [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Vitoria de Santo Antao, PE (Brazil). Centro Academico de Vitoria; Amorim, Elba Lucia Cavalcanti de; Peixoto Sobrinho, Tadeu, E-mail: elba@ufpe.b [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Farmaceuticas; Lima, Claudia Sampaio de Andrade [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Biofisica e Radiobiologia

    2011-07-01

    Anacardium occidentale Linn (cajueiro) and Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan (angico) are very know as a source of phenolic compounds, mainly tannins. The aim of this study was to evaluate the difference of phenols and tannins contents of crude extracts were measured after irradiation of barks and leaves of each plant source, using a source of {sup 60}Co. The crude extracts were divided into control group and three groups which were separately after exposition to gamma radiation, in doses of 5; 7.5 and 10 kGy. From each group, the total phenols were quantified by the Folin-Ciocalteau method, while the contents of tannins were assessed using precipitation of the casein technique. For all doses, the total phenol and tannin percentages from 'cajueiro' barks presented no significant statistical alteration. However, for the leaves of 'cajueiro', their chemical composite levels significantly changed with the radiation absorbed dose. On the other hand, the gamma irradiation did not cause alterations in total phenols and tannins content of extracts from 'angico'. (author)

  13. [Development of mixed beverages made of caja (Spondias mombin L.) and cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale) added of fructooligosaccharides and inulin].

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    Silva, Larissa Morais Ribeiro da; Lima, Andréa da Silva; Maia, Geraldo Arraes; Rodrigues, Maria do Carmo Passos; Figueiredo, Raimundo Wilane de; Sousa, Paulo Henrique Machado de

    2011-06-01

    The purpose of this work was to develop three mixed drinks based on caja (Spondias mombin L.) and cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale) pulps, added prebiotic ingredients and to evaluate their chemical, physicochemical and sensory properties. Four formulations with combinations of two pulp fruit, sucrose and prebiotic ingredients (Standard inulin, inulin high performance-HP-and fructooligosaccharides FOS) were developed. The mixed drinks were submitted the following analysis pH, acidity, soluble solids, sugars, ascorbic acid, total carotenoids, total polyphenols and acceptance ratings of the sensory attributes such as: consistency, sweetness and overall impression, attitude and consumers purchase preference. The pH, total soluble solids and polyphenol results showed difference (p analysis of total acidity, sugars, ascorbic acid and carotenoids, it was not observed significant difference. The sensory attributes evaluates showed results ranging in scale between "I did not like or disliked "and" liked "(average 5.80 to 7.06). The attributes sweetness, consistency and attitude of buying showed no difference (p > 0.05) between drinks, however, differed significantly (p < or = 0.05) for the attribute of overall impression. The drink with FOS showed a similar acceptance when compared to traditional (sucrose) drink, showing an option of meeting the functional food expectations of consumers, who seek healthy, nutritious and tasty foods.

  14. Atividade antimicrobiana in vitro do extrato de Anacardium occidentale L. sobre espécies de Streptococcus

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    Arquimedes F. Monteiro de Melo

    Full Text Available A atividade antimicrobiana do extrato da casca do caule de Anacardium occidentale L., foi avaliada em três culturas de bactérias isoladas de biofilme dental. A atividade antimicrobiana foi conduzida em placa de Petri pelo método de difusão para determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM e Concentração Inibitória Mínima de Aderência (CIMA. Inibição aureolar (CIM foi observada com concentrações de 12,5 mg/mL em S. mutans e 6,25mg/mL em S. mitis e S. sanguis. Os resultados sugerem que o extrato tem efeito na CIMA em concentrações de 0,31 mg/mL em S. mutans e S. mitis e de 0,15 mg/mL em S. sanguis e pode ser usado terapeuticamente na odontologia como agente antibacteriano.

  15. Clinical effect of a mouthwash containing Anacardium occidentale Linn. on plaque and gingivitis control: A randomized controlled trial.

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    Gomes, Carlos Eduardo Bezerra; Cavalcante, Dhiogo Gonçalves; Filho, José Eduardo Girão; da Costa, Flávio Nogueira; da Silva Pereira, Sérgio Luís

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    Plaque-associated gingivitis is a prevalent disease and research in its treatment using herbal agents must be encouraged to verify which would be a useful addition to the current range or chemotherapeutic treatment options. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effect of a mouth rinse containing 10% Anacardium occidentale (AO) Linn., a typical plant commonly found in the Northeast Region of Brazil, on the reduction of plaque and gingivitis in comparison to a gold-standard chemotherapeutic agent. Thirty normosystemic adult volunteers of both genders, who had a minimum of twenty natural teeth, aging between 18 and 32 years, were enrolled in this crossover, controlled, examiner-blind clinical study. They were randomly allocated into three groups: 10% AO Linn. (n = 10); 0.12% chlorhexidine digluconate (CLX, n = 10); or placebo (PB, n = 10). All volunteers were instructed to brush their teeth with a fluoridated dentifrice two times a day (12/12 h) and to rinse for 1 min with one of the mouthwashes (AO, CLX, or PB) 30 min after tooth brushing for 1 month. Plaque index (PLI) and gingival bleeding index (BLI) were recorded on days 0 and 30. Nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon tests (α = 0.05) were performed to evaluate statistical differences among groups. There was a significant reduction (P gingivitis at day 30 just in CLX ([PLI = 0.47 ± 0.16; -30%]; [BLI = 0.15 ± 0.09; -55.8%]) and AO ([PLI = 0.49 ± 0.21; -31%]; [BLI = 0.13 ± 0.10; -56.6%]) groups, but no statistically significant difference was observed among them (P > 0.05). Mouthwash containing 10% AO was effective as an antiplaque and antigingivitis agent, in a similar manner that 0.12% CLX.

  16. Teores de ácido anacárdico em pedúnculos de cajueiro Anacardium microcarpum e em oito clones de Anacardium occidentale var. nanum disponíveis no Nordeste do Brasil Anacardic acid content in cashew apples from Annacardium microcarpum and eight clones of Anacardium occidentale from Northeastern Brazil

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    Tânia da Silveira Agostini-Costa; Katiane Arrais Jales; Deborah dos Santos Garruti; Viviane Azevedo Padilha; Jedaias Batista de Lima; Maria de Jesus Aguiar; João Rodrigues de Paiva

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    O ácido anacárdico, composto fenólico presente em pedúnculos de caju e em algumas plantas medicinais, vem sendo associado a uma série de atividades biológicas específicas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o teor deste composto em pedúnculos de cajueiro A. microcarpum e em oito clones de A. occidentale var. nanum disponíveis na região Nordeste do Brasil, avaliando, também, algumas características físico-químicas e sensoriais destes pedúnculos. Os pedúnculos do clone BRS 189 apresentara...

  17. Effect of Niclosamide (Bayluscide WP 70 (R, Anacardium occidentale hexane extract and Euphorbia splendens latex on behavior of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818, under laboratory conditions

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    Pedro Jurberg

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    Full Text Available The repellent effect of the molluscicides Niclosamide (Bayluscide WP 70 (R, Anacardium occidentale and the latex of Euphorbia splendens on Biomphalaria glabrata was observed through the investigation of the occurrence of escape behavior among molluscs that were exposed to dosages lower than the LD 50. The total number of individuals out of water among the surviving snails in the control group provided a "Natural Escape Index". The comparison between this total and the total number of surviving snails in each group exposed to the different dosages of the molluscicides after 24 hr provided the "Molluscicide Escape Index" and the detection of a "Repellency Range" to these snails. The escape indexes for Niclosamide, A. occidentale and E. splendens were 10, 6.22 and 6.44 respectively. Repellency occurred at the following concentration ranges: 0.01, 0.02 and 0.03 ppm Bayluscide, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 ppm A. occidentale and 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 ppm E. splendens. The Natural Escape Index obtained in the control group was zero.

  18. Teores de ácido anacárdico em pedúnculos de cajueiro Anacardium microcarpum e em oito clones de Anacardium occidentale var. nanum disponíveis no Nordeste do Brasil

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    Agostini-Costa,Tânia da Silveira; Jales,Katiane Arrais; Garruti,Deborah dos Santos; Padilha,Viviane Azevedo; Lima,Jedaias Batista de; Aguiar,Maria de Jesus; Paiva,João Rodrigues de

    2004-01-01

    O ácido anacárdico, composto fenólico presente em pedúnculos de caju e em algumas plantas medicinais, vem sendo associado a uma série de atividades biológicas específicas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o teor deste composto em pedúnculos de cajueiro A. microcarpum e em oito clones de A. occidentale var. nanum disponíveis na região Nordeste do Brasil, avaliando, também, algumas características físico-químicas e sensoriais destes pedúnculos. Os pedúnculos do clone BRS 189 apresentara...

  19. (Anacardium occidentale) in Nigeria

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    Dec 29, 2008 ... Revista Medica de Mocambique. 2: 78-82. Casadei E, Bruheim S, Latis T (1984). Active substances in cashew nut shell with molluscicidal activity: Possible use in Schistosomiasis control programmes. Revista Medica de Mocambique. 2: 35-39. CBN (2005). Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Annual report and.

  20. Sodium metabisulfite–induced polymerization of sickle cell hemoglobin incubated in the extracts of three medicinal plants (Anacardium occidentale, Psidium guajava, and Terminalia catappa)

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    Chikezie, Paul Chidoka

    2011-01-01

    Background: The exploitation and utilization of vast varieties of herbal extracts may serve as alternative measures to deter aggregation of deoxygenated sickle cell hemoglobin (deoxyHbS) molecules. Objective: The present in vitro study ascertained the capacity of three medicinal plants, namely, Anacardium occidentale, Psidium guajava, and Terminalia catappa, to alter polymerization of HbS. Materials and Methods: Spectrophotometric method was used to monitor the level of polymerization of hemolysate HbS molecules treated with sodium metabisulfite (Na2 S2 O5) at a regular interval of 30 s for a period of 180 s in the presence of separate aqueous extracts of A. occidentale, P. guajava, and T. catappa. At time intervals of 30 s, the level of polymerization was expressed as percentage of absorbance relative to the control sample at the 180th s. Results: Although extracts of the three medicinal plants caused significant (P guajava exhibited the highest capacity to reduced polymerization of deoxyHbS molecules. Whereas at t > 60 s, extract concentration of 400 mg% of A. occidentale activated polymerization of deoxyHbS molecules by 6.23±1.34, 14.53±1.67, 21.15±1.89, and 24.42±1.09%, 800 mg% of T. catappa at t > 30 s gave values of 2.50±1.93, 5.09±1.96, 10.00±0.99, 15.38±1.33, and 17.31±0.97%. Conclusion: The capacity of the three medicinal plants to interfere with polymerization of deoxyHbS molecules depended on the duration of incubation and concentration of the extracts. PMID:21716622

  1. Redução de vitamina C em suco de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. industrializado e cajuína Vitamin C degradation in industrialized cashew juice (Anacardium occidentale L. and in cajuina

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    Eráclito Silva Lima

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Vitamin C degradation was evaluated in industrialized cashew juice of high pulp content and in cajuina by the method of Tillmans during eleven days of storage after the opening of the flask. For recently opened juices, vitamin C was found in the concentration range of 112 to 170 mg for 100 g of juice. The degradation of vitamin C in industrialized cashew juices changes when different additives are used. All of the cajuinas presented a vitamin C content below that specified on the label.

  2. Avaliação da toxicidade subcrônica do extrato bruto seco de Anacardium occidentale Linn em cães - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v28i1.1112 Evaluation of the subchronic toxicity of the crude dry extract of Anacardium occidentale Linn in dogs - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v28i1.1112

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    Isabely de Souza Vera Cruz

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A busca de novos medicamentos tem levado ao desenvolvimento de novos fármacos que sejam eficientes e destituídos de toxicidade. Uma das fronteiras nessas pesquisas são os medicamentos fitoterápicos. No Brasil, a Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA regulariza essas pesquisas e padroniza os procedimentos. A Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada (RDC 48/2004, por exemplo, regulariza o registro de fitoterápicos. O Anacardium occidentale Linn está entre as plantas mais estudadas, devido às ações antibiótica e antiinflamatória de seus metabólitos secundários, principalmente taninos. Esta planta também possui a capacidade de impedir a formação da placa bacteriana bucal. Diante dessas ações, formas farmacêuticas acabadas (cremes e géis foram desenvolvidas a partir do extrato bruto seco (EBS das cascas do caule do A. occidentale Linn para registro de um novo fitomedicamento. Entretanto, testes pré-clínicos e clínicos devem ser feitos de acordo com a lei vigente. O presente trabalho avaliou a toxicidade subcrônica do EBS em cães sem raça definida (SRD. Os testes revelaram apenas hepatotoxicidade transitória demonstrada pela elevação dos níveis da alanina transaminase (ALT e aspartato transaminase (ASTResearch on new medicaments has led to the development of efficient and non-toxic drugs. In Brazil, the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (National Department of Sanitary Supervision – ANVISA regularizes and standardizes the procedure. Anacardium occidentale is amongst the most researched plants, due to the antibiotics and antinflammatory properties of its secondary metabolites, mainly tannins and flavonoids. Furthermore, it prevents the dental plaque formation. On account of these actions, finished pharmaceutical forms (creams and gels were developed from the crude dry extract (CDE of A. occidentale Linn stem rinds, in order to register a new form. However, pre-clinical and clinical assays can be made in

  3. Contribution of the cashew gum (Anacardium occidentale L.) for development of layer-by-layer films with potential application in nanobiomedical devices

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    Araujo, I.M.S. [Departamento de Quimica, Centro de Ciencias da Natureza, CCN, Universidade Federal do Piaui, UFPI, Teresina, PI, 64049-550 (Brazil); Nucleo de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia, BIOTEC, Campus Parnaiba, CMRV, Universidade Federal do Piaui, UFPI, Parnaiba, PI, 64202-020 (Brazil); Zampa, M.F. [Nucleo de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia, BIOTEC, Campus Parnaiba, CMRV, Universidade Federal do Piaui, UFPI, Parnaiba, PI, 64202-020 (Brazil); Campus Parnaiba, Instituto Federal de Educacao Ciencia e Tecnologia do Piaui, IFPI, Parnaiba, PI, 64210-260 (Brazil); Moura, J.B.; Santos, J.R. dos [Departamento de Quimica, Centro de Ciencias da Natureza, CCN, Universidade Federal do Piaui, UFPI, Teresina, PI, 64049-550 (Brazil); Eaton, P. [REQUIMTE, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, Porto, 4169-007 (Portugal); Zucolotto, V. [Grupo de Biofisica Molecular Sergio Mascarenhas, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, IFSC, USP, Sao Carlos, SP, 13566-590 (Brazil); and others

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    The search for bioactive molecules to be employed as recognition elements in biosensors has stimulated researchers to pore over the rich Brazilian biodiversity. In this sense, we introduce the use of natural cashew gum (Anacardium occidentale L.) as an active biomaterial to be used in the form of layer-by-layer films, in conjunction with phthalocyanines, which were tested as electrochemical sensors for dopamine detection. We investigated the effects of chemical composition of cashew gum from two different regions of Brazil (Piaui and Ceara states) on the physico-chemical characteristics of these nanostructures. The morphology of the nanostructures containing cashew gum was studied by atomic force microscopy which indicates that smooth films punctuated by globular features were formed that showed low roughness values. The results indicate that, independent of the origin, cashew gum stands out as an excellent film forming material with potential application in nanobiomedical devices as electrochemical sensors. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This study focused on the use of cashew gum for the formation of LbL films. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LbL films containing cashew gums were investigated by AFM and cyclic voltammetry. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cashew gum contributed to obtain stable films with well-defined redox processes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cashew gum films detected dopamine in low concentrations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer These LbL films presented potential application in nanobiomedical devices.

  4. Assessment of Phenolic Compounds and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Ethyl Acetate Phase of Anacardium occidentale L. Bark

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    Full Text Available The bark of A. occidentale L. is rich in tannins. Studies have described various biological activities of the plant, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiulcerogenic and antiinflammatory actions. The objective of this study was to assess the activity of the ethyl acetate phase (EtOAc of A. occidentale on acute inflammation and to identify and quantify its phenolic compounds by HPLC. The method was validated and shown to be linear, precise and accurate for catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin and gallic acid. Swiss albino mice (Mus musculus were treated with saline, Carrageenan (2.5%, Indomethacin (10 mg/kg, Bradykinin (6 nmol and Prostaglandine E2 (5 µg at different concentrations of EtOAc - A. occidentale (12.5; 25; 50; and 100 mg/kg/weight p.o. for the paw edema test. Challenge was performed with carrageenan (500 µg/mL i.p. for the doses 50 and 100 mg/kg of EtOAc. Levels of cytokines IL-1, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-10 were also measured. All EtOAc - A. occidentale concentrations reduced the edema. At 50 and 100 mg/kg, an anti-inflammatory response of the EtOAc was observed. Carrageenan stimulus produced a neutrophil count of 28.6% while 50 and 100 mg/kg of the phase reduced this to 14.5% and 9.1%, respectively. The EtOAc extract reduced levels of IL-1 and TNF-α. These results suggest that the EtOAc plays a modulatory role in the inflammatory response. The chromatographic method can be used for the analysis of the phenolic compounds of the EtOAc phase.

  5. AnÃlise e aplicaÃÃes biotecnologias de proteÃnas ligantes à quitina de sementes de cajueiro anÃo precoce (Anacardium occidentale var. nanum)

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    O cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale L.) Ã uma planta nativa do Brasil com grande valor comercial. Isso contribui com a geraÃÃo de milhares de empregos diretos e indiretos, especialmente na RegiÃo Nordeste, em Ãpoca de estiagem. Programas de melhoramento genÃtico vem selecionando cultivares de cajueiro melhores adaptados ao ambiente semiÃrido a fim de colocÃ-lo em um mercado cada vez mais competitivo. Entre os tipos de proteÃnas de sementes vÃrias tÃm funÃÃo de reserva, estrutural ou metabÃlica...

  6. Efeito neuroprotetor do extrato hidroetanólico de Anacardium occidentale e do ácido anacárdico no modelo experimental animal da doença de parkinson induzido por rotenona

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    O aumento da população idosa tem levado a uma crescente incidência de doenças neurodegenerativas em todo o mundo. O consumo de alimentos de origem vegetal e o uso das propriedades terapêuticas de muitas plantas destacam-se desde os primórdios da humanidade. Anacardium occidentale Linn, conhecido popularmente como cajueiro, é uma árvore nativa do Norte e Nordeste do Brasil. Seu pseudofruto possui elevado teor de vitamina A, do complexo B, C e compostos fenólicos. O ácido anac...

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

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    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.

  8. Cinética e caracterização físico-química do fermentado do pseudofruto do caju (Anacardium occidentale L. Kinetic and physico-chemical characterization of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. wine

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    Alberto B. Torres Neto

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The production of cashew apple wine has the purpose of minimizing the wastage in the Brazilian cashew production. Knowing that the cashew apple fermentation produces a good cashew wine, a study of alcoholic fermentation kinetics of the cashew apple and the physico-chemical characterization of the product were made. The cashew wine was produced in an stirred batch reactor. The results of the physico-chemical analysis of volatiles, residual sugars, total acidity and pH of cashew wine showed that their concentrations were within the standard limits established by the Brazilian legislation for fruit wines.

  9. Bioethanol production by cashew apple bagasse (Anacardium occidentale L.): comparison of acid diluted and alkali pre-treatments; Producao de bioetanol a partir da fibra do caju (Anacardium occidentale L.): comparacao entre o pre-tratamento acido e alcalino

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    Rodrigues, Tigressa H.S.; Pinheiro, Alvaro D.T.; Goncalves, Luciana R.B. [Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Rocha, Maria V.P.; Macedo, Gorete R. de [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil)

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    Due to the growing environmental awareness on the negative impact resulting from utilization of fossil fuels, and in the search for renewable energy sources, biofuels' interest as Bioethanol has rapidly expanded recently. In this context, lignocellulosic compounds have become center of attention as an abundant and economic alternative source of carbohydrates for ethanol production. In this study, cashew's bagasse acid hydrolysis was initially studied for glucose synthesis and its fermentation towards ethanol production. Sulfuric acid concentration, solids concentration and time were some of the factors evaluated. The highest glucose productivity value (162,9 mg.g de bagaco{sup -1}) , was obtained for 0,6 mol.L{sup -1} of sulfuric acid in an autoclave at 121 deg C for 15 min. For the fermentation of the hydrolyzed material by S. cerevisiae containing 16 {+-} 2,0 g.L{sup -1} of glucose metabolic, the yield and productivity obtained were 0,63 g-g glucose{sup -1} and 1,43 g.L{sup -1}h{sup -1} respectively. Ethanol concentration after 6 h of fermentation of this hydrolyzed was 11 g.L{sup -1}. In the best conditions of acid hydrolysis, a second pre-treatment with diluted sulfuric acid was performed to evaluate availability of hemicelluloses at 160 deg C and 180 deg C. For comparative purposes, alkali pre-treatment was evaluated under the conditions of 0,6 mol.L{sup -1}, 30% p/v of bagasse thermically treated at 121 deg C for 15 minutes. However, concentration of sugars was not sufficient for fermentation. Also, nitrogen supplementation of the hydrolyzed fraction did not influence significantly ethanol production. The results demonstrate that the hydrolyzed fraction from the acid pre-treatment of cashew's bagasse could be utilized for ethanol production. (author)

  10. Influence of gamma radiation on the levels of polyphenols and lethality of ethanol extracts of Anacardium occidentale Linn., against Biomphalaria glabrata; Influencia da radiacao gama na acao moluscicida de extratos de cajueiro em Biomphalaria glabrata

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    Santos, G.H.F.; Silva, E.B., E-mail: santosghf@hotmail.com [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Radioprotecao e Radioecologia; Melo, A.M.M.A.; Lima, C.S.A [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Biofisica; Amorim, E.L.C.; Peixoto Sobrinho, T.J.S. [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Farmacia

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    Plant materials rich in phenolic compounds, such as Anacardium occidentale Linn., Have been used as alternatives to synthetic pesticides in Biomphalaria glabrata control programs, intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni. Studies show that ionizing radiation can influence the content of phenolic compounds and thus their biological actions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of gamma radiation of {sup 60}Co in polyphenol composition of hydroalcoholic extracts of bark and leaves of A. occidentale and evaluate the toxicity of these extracts to embryos and adults of B. glabrata. To achieve this goal this, the extracts were irradiated at 10 kGy, the controls being maintained from 0 kGy and positive (CaCO{sub 3}) and negative (H{sub 2}O). We quantified the total phenols by the Folin-Ciocalteau and tannins by precipitation of casein. Extracts were used at a concentration of 100 mg/L. The results showed that the radiation caused the changes to the leaves, the percentage of polyphenols and tannins, and the percentage of lethality in embryos and adults Biomphalaria glabrata, these percentages being: 13 ± 5 (0 kGy) and 27 ± 2.5 (10 kGy), and 36.67 ± 5.77 (0 kGy), and 56.67 ± 5.77 (10 kGy), respectively. Gamma radiation caused significant changes in the levels of polyphenols in the extracts of leaves of Anacardium ocidentale Linn., translated by the increased toxicity of this extract against embryos and adults of Biomphalaria glabrata. This indicates that gamma radiation can be used as an agent potentiating the toxicity of plant extracts on the alternate use of these materials as molluscicides. (author)

  11. Hypoglycemic Effect of Methanolic Extract of Anacardium ...

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    Summary: Anacardium occidentale Leave (Anacardiaceae), a plant natively grown in wastelands in Africa is used as a folk remedy for diabetes mellitus. Previous studies, reported the hypoglycemic effect of the aqueous leaf extract of A. occidentale in diabetic rats and its prophylactic activity against the diabetogenic action ...

  12. Isotermas de adsorção do pedúnculo seco do caju

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    Alcântara,Siumara R.; Almeida,Francisco de A. C.; Silva,Flávio L. H. da; Gomes,Josivanda P.

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    A atividade de água constitui um fator importante no processo de fermentação semi-sólida, haja vista sua relação com a quantidade de água disponível ao microrganismo responsável pelo metabolismo do produto, sendo necessário à obtenção de isotermas de sorção para caracterização do substrato. Ante o exposto, objetivou-se a construção das isotermas de adsorção do pedúnculo seco do caju (Anacardium occidentale L.) nas temperaturas usuais de fermentação (25, 30, 35 e 40 ºC). Ajustaram-se as isoter...

  13. Caracterização anatômica e histoquímica de raízes e folhas de plântulas de Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae

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    Ana Luísa Lopes Ernesto Reis

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae é uma espécie típica do Cerrado do Brasil Central e possui valor socioeconômico. Objetivou-se caracterizar anatômica e histoquimicamente as raízes e folhas desta espécie em diferentes estádios iniciais de desenvolvimento. Para a caracterização anatômica, as amostras foram fixadas em FAA50, incluídas em parafina e submetidas aos procedimentos usuais para microscopia de campo claro. Foram realizados testes histoquímicos para detecção de lipídios totais, taninos, lignina, amido e terpenoides com grupo carbonila nas folhas, bem como teste para amido nas raízes em cortes frescos. A raiz apresenta epiderme unisseriada, floema com canais secretores e xilema tetrarco. Aos cinco dias após a germinação, a planta apresenta regiões com crescimento secundário e possui região medular na raiz, com função de armazenamento de grãos de amido. As folhas exibem epiderme unisseriada, com tricomas glandulares, cutícula espessa e estômatos paracíticos, em ambas as faces. O mesofilo é dorsiventral, e a nervura central apresenta feixes vasculares colaterais com canais secretores associados ao floema. A caracterização histoquímica da folha evidenciou lipídios totais e compostos fenólicos, entre eles taninos e lignina, em diferentes tecidos da folha. A plântula apresenta características que demonstram sua adaptação ao ambiente Cerrado, como cutícula espessa, mesofilo dorsiventral, crescimento secundário e presença de tricomas, mesmo sendo cultivada em condições de viveiro.

  14. Identification of antimicrobial properties of cashew, Anacardium ...

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    Anacardium occidentale L. (Family Anacardiaceae), is a multipurpose tree of the tropics which attains a height of about 15m. They grow on relatively dry soil in nature but in cultivation grow well in the tropical rain forest. The cashew tree produces many products and resources. According to Duke (2001), the bark and leaves ...

  15. Identification of antimicrobial properties of cashew, Anacardium ...

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    The antimicrobial capabilities of plant extract derived from the leaves of the cashew plant, Anacardium occidentale L. (Family Anacardiaceae), on two common human pathogens of clinical importance, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were investigated. All test organisms were identified to be sensitive to the ...

  16. In vitro cultivation of Anacardium othonianum Rizz.: Effects of growth ...

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    Anacardium othonianum Rizz. is a Brazilian savannah native species, commonly known as caju-deárvore- do-cerrado. Its usual reproduction is by seeds or asexually; however, its use in forest programs or for commercial orchards demands continuous and large scale seedling production. This study evaluated the effect of ...

  17. Climate change and cashew (Anacardium occidentale L ...

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    217 RESULTS ... 2Integrated Soil and Crop Management Research Unit, Laboratory of Soil Sciences, School of Science and. Technic of Crop ... This study aimed at analyzing the perceptions of cashew producers of the climate change, climate change effect on ... Benin are the most vulnerable to climate risks: drought, late and ...

  18. Pharmacological properties of cashew ( Anacardium occidentale ...

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    Net of cashew nut shell is classified according to the method of production of: (1) net of the shell of natural cashew nut (60-65% anacardic acid; 15-20% cardol and 10% of cardanol) and (2) liquid from the technical cashew nut shell ... Keywords: Cashew liquid, cosmetics, pharmacological, pharmaceutical, preparation ...

  19. Chromosome studies in Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.)

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    Jan 18, 2007 ... Genetica, 54(1): 42-44. Agarwal K, PK Gupta (1983). Cytological studies in the genus Tephrosi. Pers. Cytologia, 48: 795-801. Akinwale SA, EB Esan (1989). Advances in cashew breeding in Nigeria. In: Progress in Tree Crop Research. 2nd edition, Cocoa Research. Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria.

  20. Morphological characterization of cashew ( Anacardium occidentale ...

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    Analyses of genetic similarity based on unweighted pair group method of arithmetic averages (UPGMA) grouped the 40 accessions into 4 clusters with 14 sub-clusters and the principal component analysis revealed that apple length, apple nut ratio, nut weight, kernel weight, out turn percent and flower sex ratio accounted ...

  1. Cryopreservation of achenes of caju-de-árvore-docerrado ...

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    Cryopreservation of achenes of caju-de-árvore-docerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz). Lílian Abadia da Silva, Juliana de Fátima Sales, Fabiano Guimarães Silva, Pedro Henrique Castro Magalhães Ferreira ...

  2. In vitro regeneration of hybrid plantlets of cashew (Anacardium ...

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    Embryos from immature nuts of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) were cultured in vitro to regenerate improved hybrid plantlets. Explants (embryo) were excised from developing F1 hybrid immature nuts derived from diallel cross and harvested at 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-weeks after pollination (WAPo) for in vitro culture.

  3. Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Anacardium ...

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    ABSTRACT: Anacardium occidentale is a local medicinal plant used in ethno medicine for the treatment of diarrhea, constipation,pain and inflammation. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts of this plant parts were assessed for anti- inflammatory and antibacterial activities using experimental animal model and agar disc ...

  4. Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Anacardium ...

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    Anacardium occidentale is a local medicinal plant used in ethno medicine for the treatment of diarrhea, constipation,pain and inflammation. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts of this plant parts were assessed for antiinflammatory and antibacterial activities using experimental animal model and agar disc diffusion methods ...

  5. Larvicidal effects of leaf, bark and nutshell of Anacardium ...

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    Comparative analysis of the larvicidal properties of aqueous extracts of leaves, bark and nutshell of Anacardium occidentale L. (Cashew) were evaluated on the larvae of Anopheles gambiae. Three concentrations of 10/100ml, 20/100ml and 30/100ml each of leaf, bark and nutshell were prepared in three replicates.

  6. Anthelmintic efficacy of cashew (Anarcadium occidentale L.) on in ...

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    2011-08-24

    Aug 24, 2011 ... The use of plants for the treatment of human and animal diseases continues to rise although there are few studies providing proof of these effects. Among them is the Anacardium occidentale L., popularly known as cashew. In vitro egg hatch and larval development and viability assays was conducted to.

  7. Influência do estiolamento e do ácido indolebutírico na formação de raízes do alporque de cajueiro Anão Precoce (Anacardium Occidentale L.

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    Full Text Available O cajueiro é uma planta geralmente propagada por semente. Sua multiplicação vegetativa ainda não é comercialmente viável. Neste estudo os efeitos do estiolamento e do ácido indolebutírico (AIB na formação de raízes do alporque da planta de caju foram investigados. O estiolamento foi realizado 30 dias antes do início do processo de alporquia. Por ocasião do anelamento do ramo, o AIB foi aplicado. Após 30 dias da realização da alporquia, os ramos já enraizados foram removidos da planta progenitora. Em seguida foram colocados em saco plástico na casa de vegetação sob condições de irrigação intermitente. Os resultados sugeriram um prévio estiolamento do ramo antes do processo de alporquia e uma aplicação de AIB, por ocasião do anelamento para, garantir a sobrevivência do alporque após o desmame.The Cashew tree is usually propagated by seed since vegetative multiplication has not been fully satisfactory. In this work the effects of etiolation and AIB on air layered branches of the cashew tree were studied. Previous to airlayering procedure, the branches were etiolated during 30 days. The AIB was applied when the bark of the stem was cut. After 30 days the layers were removed from the parent plant at which roots stage were observed through the transparent bag. The rooted layers were planted in polyethylene bags and placed in a greenhouse under an intermitent-mist water spray condition. The results show that the previous etiolation and application of AIB to the exposed wound were beneficial to increase rooting and survival of cashew air layers.

  8. (Anacardium occidentale L.) kernel oil by lipolytic organisms

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    2010-08-02

    Aug 2, 2010 ... Post harvest deterioration by microbes due to improper storage condition is considered to be the major cause of spoilage and rancidity of most oil-bearing seeds like cashew nuts through lipolytic action of lipase enzyme. Roasted cashew nuts were subjected to four different storage conditions with different.

  9. MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE LEAVES OF Anacardium occidentale L.

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    Full Text Available In morphological studies are analyzed various parameters, ranging from macro scale through the micro scale to the nanometer scale, which contribute to the study of taxonomy, pharmacognosy, ecology, among others. Among the structures found in plants, the leaves are most organs analyzed. This study aimed to analyze morphological features of the leaves of the cashew tree, which is a plant of great commercial importance in Brazil. In this work we observed sinuous epidermal cells in the adaxial and abaxial, characterize their stomata in paracytic surrounded subsidiaries cells. On the abaxial surface the presence of glandular trichomes was observed; and cross-sectional analysis showed a single-layered epidermis with compact mesophyll and several layers of parenchyma cells. Keywords: leaf anatomy; cashew tree; optical microscopy.

  10. Optimization of cashew ( Anacardium occidentale L.) apple juice's ...

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    Objective: This study aims to optimize cashew apple juice clarification by using cassava and rice starch. Materiel and methods: Effects of dose of cassava and rice starch, incubation time at 30°C on clarity of cashew apple juice were investigated. Parameters such as, tannins, phenols, colour, vitamin C contents of cashew ...

  11. Antibacterial Potential of Cashew Apple ( Anacardium occidentale L ...

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    The aim of the present study was to determine antibacterial potential of cashew apple juice against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans. Agar well diffusion assay was employed to screen the antibacterial efficacy of the condensed cashew apple juice. Clinical isolates of S. aureus were more ...

  12. Application of tissue culture to cashew ( Anacardium occidentale L ...

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    Explants necrosis has also been traced to the effect of strong sterilization. Meanwhile, the use of explants from in vitro germinated seedlings or fungicidal treated young flush has been found to improve the success rate significantly. The use of MS base salt supplemented with two-step treatment of cytokinins enhances the ...

  13. The cashew ( Anacardium occidentale L.) powdery mildew disease ...

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    The cashew powdery mildew disease caused by Oidium anacardii Noack is identified as a major cause of low cashew nut production in Kenya. The disease either singly or in synergism with other pests or factors causes pre-mature flower and fruit drop. The evergreen perennial cycle of the neglected cashew trees is ...

  14. Isotermas de adsorção do pedúnculo seco do caju Adsorption isotherms of the dry cashew apple

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    Siumara R. Alcântara

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available A atividade de água constitui um fator importante no processo de fermentação semi-sólida, haja vista sua relação com a quantidade de água disponível ao microrganismo responsável pelo metabolismo do produto, sendo necessário à obtenção de isotermas de sorção para caracterização do substrato. Ante o exposto, objetivou-se a construção das isotermas de adsorção do pedúnculo seco do caju (Anacardium occidentale L. nas temperaturas usuais de fermentação (25, 30, 35 e 40 ºC. Ajustaram-se as isotermas com os modelos de BET, GAB, Oswin, Henderson e Smith. Observou-se que o modelo de GAB apresentou melhor ajuste, de vez que, na faixa de atividade de água que maximiza a biossíntese do microrganismo, para produção de pectinases por Aspergillus niger, a umidade do substrato deve estar acima de 35% b.s.Water activity is a very important factor in a solid state fermentation process due to its relation with the water quantity available to the microorganism that will synthesize the product. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain the sorption isotherms for the characterization of the substrate. The objective of this study is to obtain adsorption isotherms of the dry cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale L. at normal temperatures of fermentation process (25, 30, 35 e 40 ºC. Five mathematical models were fitted to the experimental data: BET, GAB, Oswin, Henderson e Smith. The GAB model was better fitted to the product. The isotherms allowed the determination of the appropriate moisture content to obtain the water activities that maximize the biosynthesis of the microorganism for the pectin production by solid state fermentation process. The moisture content of the substrate should be above 35% d.b.

  15. CHEMICAL AND FERMENTATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELEPHANT GRASS ENSILED WITH INCREAS-ING LEVELS OF DENIDRATED CASHEW FRUIT BY-PRODUCT CARACTERÍSTICAS QUÍMICAS E FERMENTATIVAS DO CAPIM-ELEFANTE ENSILADO COM NÍVEIS CRESCENTES DE SUBPRODUTO DA AGROINDÚSTRIA DO CAJU

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    Warley Efrem Campos

    2007-12-01

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    Nutritive value of silages of Elephant grass (Pen-nisetum   purpureum, Schum. mixed with 0; 3.5%; 7.0%; 10.5% and 14.0 %  of dehydrated by product from juice industry of cashew fruit (Anacardium occidentale, L (DBC was determined. A randomized design was used with four replicates. Silages were opened after 65 days and samples taken for analysis of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, hemicellulose HCEL, cellulose (CEL, lig-nin (LIG, crude energy (CE, ash, neutral detergent inso-luble nitrogen (NDIN and acid detergent insoluble nitro-gen (ADIN. Were also analyzed, pH, ammonia nitrogen and organic acids (lactic, acetic, butyric and propionic. Regarding fermentative parameters, there was an expected decrease in pH and the increasing levels of DBC did not affect the concentrations of N-NH3/NT and organic acids. It is concluded that dehydrated cashew by product can be ensiled along with Elephant grass without altering its fer-mentative characteristics. On the other side, the increased cell walls and ADIN contents of the silage may affect its nutritional value.

    Key-words: Cashew byproducts, nutritive value, tropical grass.

    O trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de se avaliar o valor nutritivo das silagens de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. com adição de 0%; 3,5%; 7%; 10,% e 14% do subproduto do pseudofruto do caju (Anacardium occidentale, L. desidratado (subproduto da agroindústria do suco de caju. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Após 65 dias, os silos foram abertos e coletadas amostras para determinação dos teores de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, hemicelulose (HCEL, celulose (CEL, lignina (LIG, energia bruta (EB, cinzas, nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro (NIDN e nitrog

  16. EXTRAÇÃO DE LIPÍDEOS DA AMÊNDOA DE CASTANHA DE CAJU COM CO2 SUPERCRÍTICO

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    LAMEIRA Claudia Pilar

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    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, vem crescendo o interesse em alimentos com baixo índice de calorias. Nos métodos tradicionais de extração de lipídeos com solventes orgânicos, devido as condições de extração, a integridade dos compostos extraídos e da matriz pode ser afetada pela decomposição térmica ou por contaminação pelo solvente. A extração com fluido supercrítico (EFSC pode proporcionar um método alternativo para remover lipídeos, sem que haja redução significativa nas propriedades organolépticas do produto. O objetivo deste trabalho é extrair parcialmente o óleo contido na amêndoa da castanha de caju (Anacardium occidentale com dióxido de carbono (CO2 supercrítico em condições de pressão de 100-170 bar e temperatura de 40-80 (C, para obter um produto de valor calórico reduzido que poderá ser usado como substituto para o amendoim e outras amêndoas na indústria de confeitos. Os experimentos foram realizados em um extrator de 300 ml, dispondo de sistemas de agitação magnética e variação de temperatura. Os resultados experimentais mostraram que o aumento da pressão acarretou um aumento na eficiência de extração. O efeito da temperatura foi o mesmo porém menos significativo.

  17. Pleurotus sajor caju

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    The influence of fungus treatment on the biochemical composition and degradation patter of sawdust and cotton plant by-products (cotton burns and cotton gin trash) by Pleurotus sajor caju were evaluated. Lignin degradation increased as the incubation period progressed while the highest loss of hemicellulose, cellulose ...

  18. EFFECT OF TANNASE ON CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF CASHEW APPLE JUICE (Anacardium occidentale Linn

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    Yunita Arian Sari Anwar

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We previously produced tannase from Aspergillus niger using solid state medium. In the present study the enzyme used cashew apple juice. The aim this research was to know effect of tannase on chemical parameters of cashew apple juice. The concentration of tannase used was 0%; 0.02%; 0.04%; 0.06%; 0.08% and 0.1% (v/v. The chemical properties of the juice produced by enzymatic method were compared with the juiced produced through high temperature treatment (100oC. This research showed that the addition of 0.1% of tannase enzyme provide the best product according to the lower content of tannins than the content of tannins in the juice produced with high temperature treatment. The tannase treatment did not change the vitamin C content, content of protein and pH. Meanwhile, high temperature treatment decreased the content of vitamin C and protein.

  19. Estimating energy requirement in cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) nut processing operations

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    Jekayinfa, S.O. [Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State (Nigeria); Bamgboye, A.I. [Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria)

    2006-07-15

    This work deals with a study on estimation of energy consumption in eight readily defined unit operations of cashew nut processing. Data for analysis were collected from nine cashew nut mills stratified into small, medium and large categories to represent different mechanization levels. Series of equations were developed to easily compute requirements of electricity, fuel and labour for each of the unit operations. The computation of energy use was done using spreadsheet program on Microsoft Excel. The results of application test of the equations show that the total energy intensity in the cashew nut mills varied between 0.21 and 1.161MJ/kg. Electrical energy intensity varied between 0.0052 and 0.029MJ/kg, while thermal energy intensity varied from 0.085 to 1.064MJ/kg. The two identified energy intensive operations in cashew nut processing are cashew nut drying and cashew nut roasting, altogether accounting for over 85% of the total energy consumption in all the three mill categories. Thermal energy, obtained from diesel fuel, represented about 90% of the unit energy cost for cashew nut processing. The developed equations have therefore proven to be a useful tool for carrying out budgeting, forecasting energy requirements and planning plant expansion. (author)

  20. Isolation and characterization of antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds from Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae leaf extract

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    O.O. Ajileye

    2015-07-01

    This study concluded that the extracts and isolated compounds had strong antioxidant and moderate antibacterial activities and could be effective in the management of oxidative stress related diseases. These findings also justified the use of this plant’s extracts in folk medicine.

  1. Pyrolysis and gasification of cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) shell: liquid products characterization

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    Figueiredo, Renata Andrade; Figueiredo, Flavio Augusto Bueno; Sanchez, Caio Glauco; Sanchez, Elisabete Maria Saraiva [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica. Combustion Lab.]. E-mails: flavioa@fem.unicamp.br; renataaf@fem.unicamp.br; caio@fem.unicamp.br; bete@fem.unicamp.br; Arauzo, Jesus; Sanchez, Jose Luis; Gonzalo, Alberto [University of Zaragoza (Spain). Aragon Institute of Engineering Research. Thermo-chemical Processes Group (GPT)]. E-mails: qtarauzo@unizar.es; jlsance@unizar.es; agonca@unizar.es

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    The environment contamination with effluents generated in the biomass pyrolysis process has been waking up the scientific community's interest and concern in a larger number of countries, that are adopting measures to quantify and reduce the generated effluents. The pyrolysis and gasification are processes that can serve as alternative for the recovery of energy in the biomass usage. Considering that Brazil is one of the greatest world producers of biomass, the theme of the biomass usage in the generation of energy has been largely discussed. By the processes of pyrolysis and gasification, depending on the biomass type, the same can be transformed in fuel (liquid, char and gases in different proportions). However, the gases have a level of impurity that should be controlled to use it in a motor or turbine. The main impurities that should be controlled are tars, chars, ashes and nitrogenated compounds. The biomass used in this work is the cashew nut shell, from the Northeast of Brazil. In northeast there are industries that process the cashew nut which can use the cashew nut main reject (shell) as fuel, avoiding landfill sanitary deposit. By thermal conversion of the biomass in the pyrolysis and gasification process, it was quantified the production of solids (char), liquids (tar) and gases. It was evaluated the influences of the final temperature (800, 900 and 1000 deg C) and the use of N{sub 2} in pyrolysis case, and a mixture of N{sub 2} and vapor of water in the gasification case, in the amounts of char, tar and gas. The exhausted gas passes through a tar (liquid) condensation system, which consists of two glass condenser vessels cooled with a mixture of ice and water and an electrostatic precipitator. The liquid fractions are extracted with isopropanol and the sample is analyzed for CG-MS and CG-FID for the identification and quantification of the present compositions. Around 50 different composed have been detected in the liquid fraction obtained, most of them being present on very low concentrations. In order to facilitate the evolution study of the liquid composition fraction with the temperature, the compounds detected have been grouped according to their chemical nature. In this work, the classification of the compositions will be used proposed by Sanchez et al. (COBEM, 2007). It is observed that in the pyrolysis and gasification processes the liquid fraction production increases with the decrease of the temperature. The liquid fraction collected in the two processes presents predominance of oxygenated compounds. (author)

  2. ANTIARTHRITIC ACTIVITY OF MILK EXTRACT OF SEMECARPUS ANACARDIUM NUT

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    Dhirendra Prakash; M. C. Bindal; Santosh Kumar Gupta; Anil Kumar Gupta; Vedpal

    2013-01-01

    The present study is aimed to evaluate the anti-arthritic activity of milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium nut using inhibition of protein denaturation model and human red blood cell Membrane stabilization model. Diclofenac sodium was used as a standard drug. Results revealed that the milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium nut at different concentrations possessed significant anti-arthritic activity as compared to standard drug used as Diclofenac sodium. The results obtained in the present in...

  3. CASHEW PULP MEALS (Anacardium occidentale L. FOR GROWING PIG: NUTRIENT METABOLISM AND PERFORMANCE PSEUDOFRUTO DO CAJUEIRO (Anacardium occidentale L. PARA SUÍNOS EM CRESCIMENTO: METABOLISMO DE NUTRIENTES E DESEMPENHO

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    Leonardo Atta Farias

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available These researches was planned to evaluate the digestibility and metabolizability of nutrient and nitrogen balance of the cashew pulp for growing pigs, as well as to evaluate the performance of these animals fed with different levels of inclusion of this by-product in the diets. The physiological aspects of the animal and economic viability of the diets was evaluated. In the metabolism assay, four pigs were fed with a standard ration and others four received a test ration, with 30% of substitution of the standard ration for the cashew pulp. In the performance assay, forty animals were distributed in a randomized block design, with five treatments and four replications. The treatments consisted of the experimental rations with the levels 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% of inclusion of the cashew pulp. The values obtained for the digestibility and metabolizability coefficients of the protein and energy of the cashew pulp meals were 12.30% and 11.38%; 23.43% and 21.91%, respectively. The digestible and metabolizability energy of cashew pulp meals is 1.123 and 1.051 kcal/kg. The cashew pulp meals can be included in diets until the level of 20% of the ration, and this inclusion of the by-product increases the financial yield of the production.KEY WORDS: Alternative feed, nitrogen balance, temperature, weight gain. A pesquisa destinou-se a avaliar a digestibilidade, o metabolismo de nutrientes e o balanço de nitrogênio do pseudofruto do cajueiro para suínos em crescimento, bem como o desempenho desses animais alimentados com diferentes níveis de inclusão desse subproduto nas dietas. Avaliaram-se ainda os aspectos fisiológicos dos animais e a viabilidade econômica das dietas testadas. No ensaio de metabolismo, quatro leitões foram alimentados com uma ração referência e outros quatro com uma dieta-teste, que apresentou 30% de substituição da ração referência pelo farelo do pseudofruto do cajueiro. No ensaio de desempenho utilizaram-se quarenta animais, distribuídos em blocos ao acaso, com cinco tratamentos, quatro repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram de rações com os níveis de 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% e 20% de inclusão do pseudofruto do cajueiro. Os valores dos coeficientes de digestibilidade e dos metabolismos da proteína e da energia do pseudofruto do cajueiro obtidos foram 12,30 e 11,38%; 23,43 e 21,91%, respectivamente, sendo encontrados valores de 1.123 kcal/kg e 1.051 kcal/kg para energias digestível e metabolizável. O pseudofruto do cajueiro pode ser incluído nas dietas de suínos em crescimento até o nível de 20% da ração, e sua inclusão na forma de farelo melhora o rendimento financeiro da produção.PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Alimento alternativo, balanço de nitrogênio, ganho de peso, temperatura.

  4. Para un diálogo interepistémico y decolonial entre feministas occidentales y no occidentales

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    Tijana Limic

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo explica la necesidad de establecer diálogos interepistémicos entre feministas occidentales y no occidentales. Ofrece una reflexión sobre el devenir de los feminismos occidentales para mostrar sus límites emancipadores, que son congruentes con los límites emancipadores del proyecto moderno. Argumenta que los feminismos occidentales han reproducido algunas de las características del patriarcado que la modernidad consolidó a escala mundial, como son su carácter colonial, clasista, racista y «epistemicida».

  5. Purification and Characterization of Anacardium occidentale (Cashew) Allergens Ana o 1, Ana o 2, and Ana o 3

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    Reitsma, Marit; Bastiaan-Net, Shanna; Sforza, Stefano; Valk, Van Der J.P.M.; Gerth Van Wijk, Van Roy; Savelkoul, H.F.J.; Jong, De N.W.; Wichers, H.J.

    2016-01-01

    In this study a fast and simple purification procedure for the three known allergens from cashew (7S globulin Ana o 1, 11S globulin Ana o 2, and 2S albumin Ana o 3) is described. The purified allergens are characterized by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE),

  6. Anacardic Acid Isolated From Cashew Nut Shell (Anacardium occidentale Affects Methane and Other Products in the Rumen Fermentation

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    A. Saenab

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Biofat is a hexane extract containing several bioactive compounds with anacardic acid as the major compound. This study aimed to examine the effect of anacardic acid on rumen fermentation, especially methane and its degradation in the in vitro rumen fermentation. The study was arranged in a completely randomized block design. The treatments were control (substrate or complete feed, biofat (substrate + 0.75 uL/mL biofat, and anacardic acid (substrate + 0.75 uL/mL anacardic acid. Measured variables were total gas production, methane, pH, concentration of ammonia (NH3, dry matter degrability (DMD, organic matter degrability (OMD, and neutral detergent fiber degrability (NDFD in the rumen. The chromatogram GC-MS analysis results indicated that the anacardic acid isolation process of the biofat produced nearly pure isolate (99.44%, and significantly decreased the production of methane by 51.21% and 39.62%, respectively. Anacardic acid degradation pattern in the in vitro rumen test showed a shifting of retention factor (Rf value after anacardic acid being incubated with the degradation of anacardic acid occurred after 24 h of fermentation. In conclusion, anacardic acid isolated from biofat has a dominant role to reduce the in vitro methane production. Anacardic acid is very potential to be used as a methane reducing agent.

  7. EKSPLORASI SPASIAL CENDAWAN TANAH PADA SEKITAR RHIZOSFER TANAMAN JAMBU METE (Anacardium occidentale L. DI KARANGASEM DAN BULELENG-BALI

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    Farah Meita Pratiwi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Coconut is one of an important plant to fulfil human’s life needed. This study wasconducted to determine the benefits of coconut plant parts. The study was conducted in someareas of Denpasar and Badung from 27 January until 4 February, 2012. The method used in thisstudy is exploratory survey method by using a questionnaire and interviews. The results showedthat the mostly used parts of the plant are fruit part of 53% (35% bungkak water, bungkak meat12.9%, 4.7% shell root 2.3%, 22 % stems, and leaves as many as 23%. The coconut tree is usedas an upakara (31%, drugs (24%, construction (14%, consumer (13%, crafts (2%, fuel (8%,roofs (2%, broom (2%, and household items (4%.Keywords: Cocos nucifera L. etnobotany, exploration survey

  8. Nutritional attributes of agaricus Bisporus and Pleurotus sajor caju mushrooms.

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    Goyal, Rajni; Grewal, R B; Goyal, R K

    2006-01-01

    Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus sajor caju mushrooms were procured from the Department of Plant Pathology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (INDIA) and analysed for various nutritional attributes. The fat and ash content were significantly higher in Agaricus bisporus, whereas, crude fibre and crude protein contents were significantly higher in Pleurotus sajor caju. Total and protein nitrogen was significantly higher in Pleurotus sajor caju than Agaricus bisporus mushroom as a result its true protein content was also significantly higher. No significant differences were found in the energy, carbohydrates and non-protein nitrogen contents of both the varieties of mushroom. Both varieties contained low phytic acid and oxalate however, it was significantly higher in Pleurotus sajor caju mushroom. The in vitro protein digestibility of both was not differing significantly.

  9. Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance ...

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    functional as an HSP100 in yeast and could play an important role in thermotolerance in P. sajor-caju. [Lee J-O, Jeong M-J, Kwon T-R, Lee S-K, Byun M-O, Chung I-M and Park S-C 2006 Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance defect in hsp104 mutant Saccharomyces cerevisiae; J. Biosci. 31 223–233].

  10. Sperm parameters of male Wistar rats treated with Anacardium ...

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    Objective: Annacardium occidentale is a medicinal plant with several biological properties. Phytochemical screening of its leaf and stem bark was reported to be rich in alkaloids, polyphenols, tannins and saponins. Many plant extract with these phytochemicals are reputed for their antifertility activities. This study was ...

  11. Removal of cadmium by pleurotus sajor-caju basidiomycetes

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    Cihangir, N. [Hacettepe Univ., Ankara (Turkey). Faculty of Science; Saglam, N. [Hacettepe Univ., Ankara (Turkey). Faculty of Education

    1999-11-01

    The bioaccumulation of cadmium by the white rot fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju onto dry biomass was investigated using aqueous media with concentrations in the range of 0.125 mM-1.0 mM. The highest cadmium uptake (between 88.9 and 91.8%) was observed with aerobic fungal biomass from the exponential growth phase. Up to 1.0 mM cadmium gradually inhibited mycelium development, but never blocked it completely. Freeze-dried, oven-dried and non-metabolizing live Pleurotus sajor-caju biomass types were tested for their capacity to adsorb the test ion Cd{sup 2+} within the pH range of 4.5 to 6.0. Freeze-dried biomass proved to be the most efficient biomass type for Cd{sup 2+} metal adsorption. Therefore, Pleurotus sajor-caju may be used for heavy metal removal and bioremediation. (orig.)

  12. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE FÍSICA E QUÍMICA DE CAJUÍ (Anacardium spp. NA REGIÃO MEIO-NORTE: UMA PROSPECÇÃO TECNOLOGICA

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    Sulimary Oliveira Gomes

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O cajuizeiro (Anacardium spp. encontra-se entre as espécies de fruteira nativa com potencial para ser explorado na região Nordeste. Essa espécie ainda não é domesticada, deste modo, os estudos devem ser ampliados, principalmente, quanto sua caracterização, cultivo, conservação e beneficiamento, já que se trata de uma atividade potencialmente geradora de renda, sobretudo nas áreas de ocorrência. Diante do exposto, este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar a avaliação da qualidade física e química de cajuís (castanha e pedúnculo obtidos na área da Embrapa Meio-Norte, em Teresina, PI. Coletaram-se frutos maduros no período da safra e analisaram-se as seguintes características: peso médio do pedúnculo (PMP; comprimento do pedúnculo (CP; diâmetro médio do pedúnculo (DMEDP; relação CP/DMEDP; peso médio da castanha (PMC; relação PMC/PMP; sólidos solúveis totais (SST; acidez total titulável (ATT; e relação SST/ATT. Conforme os resultados obtidos no estudo de avaliação da qualidade física e química em cajuís, foi verificado que existe uma vasta variabilidade fenotípica no germoplasma estudado. A grande maioria dos genótipos apresenta PMC < 3,33 g, sendo, portanto, classificada como cajuís de acordo com classificação da indústria de processamento de castanha de caju. Foi verificado também que, os genótipos G-7, G-6, G-1 e G-14 são apropriados para aproveitamento in natura. Por fim, o cajuizeiro apresenta-se como uma fruteira nativa bastante promissora, sobretudo na região Nordeste do país. Palavras-chave: fruteira nativa; recursos genéticos; fitotecnia.

  13. Comparative in vitro activty of Pleurotussajor caju (FR) singer 1951 ...

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    The effects of such known and suspected trypanocides as ethanol, acetone and aqueous extracts of Pleurotussajor caju and diaminazene aceturate on the survival of Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense were evaluated in vitro. Trypanosomes were seeded in polystyrene plates and activity was measured ...

  14. Successful domestication of Lentinus sajor-caju from an indigenous ...

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    Dec 31, 2016 ... Successful domestication of Lentinus sajor-caju from an indigenous forest in Tanzania. Hussein JM, Tibuhwa DD, Mshandete AM, Kivaisi AK. 1 Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, College of Natural & Applied Sciences, Uvumbuzi Road, University of. Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35179, Dar es ...

  15. Erratum Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a ...

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    Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance defect in hsp104 mutant Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Jin-Ohk Lee, Mi-Jeong Jeong, Tack-Ryun Kwon, Seung-Kon Lee, Myung-Ok Byun, Ill-Min Chung and. Soo-Chul Park 2006, J. Biosci., 31, 223–233. The following corrections require to be made in the printed ...

  16. Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance ...

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    A putative Hsp100 gene was cloned from the fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju. mRNA expression studies demonstrated that this gene (designated PsHsp100) is highly induced by high temperature, induced less strongly by exposure to ethanol, and not induced by drought or salinity. Heat shock induction is detectable at 37°C ...

  17. Degradation of juglone by Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Curreli, Nicoletta; Rescigno, Antonio; Rinaldi, Augusto; Pisu, Brunella; Sollai, Francesca; Sanjust, Enrico

    2004-08-01

    The toxic naphthoquinone juglone (5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone) is efficiently degraded by the ligninolytic fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju, as demonstrated by the total bleaching within 9 d of a conventional liquid culture medium supplemented with 0.6 mM juglone. The oxidative degradation involves the production of hydrogen peroxide arising from both enzymic and non-enzymic oxidation reactions, promoted by the fungus. Juglone is not directly attacked by the oxidative enzymes of the ligninolytic machinery of P. sajor-caju, such as laccase, manganese peroxidase and arylalcohol oxidase. On the other hand, this naphthoquinone is a good substrate for a reductase, which triggers an auto-oxidative process producing reactive oxygen species and leading to juglone degradation. The degradation process continues to completion by means of a direct, presumably non-catalysed reaction with hydrogen peroxide.

  18. Avaliação da produção de ácido lático por Leuconostoc mesenteroides B512F em xarope de caju

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    Alexandre de Araujo Guilherme

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O ácido lático é um produto de grande importância industrial. Sua obtenção por fermentação representa mais de 50% da produção mundial. Para comportar a demanda, esforços para se baixar os custos têm sido alvo de vários estudos. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a produção de ácido lático utilizando o xarope do pedúnculo do caju (Anacardium orcidentale. O microrganismo escolhido foi o Leuconostoc mesenteroides B512F. Foi realizado um planejamento experimental para se determinar a faixa de extrato de levedura e açúcares redutores totais iniciais adequados ao meio de cultura. Um segundo planejamento foi realizado com a adição de extrato de levedura, fosfato e a diluição xarope em relação aos açúcares iniciais de acordo com o planejamento para se otimizar o meio de cultura baseado no xarope de caju. Uma cinética foi realizada com o substrato otimizado de acordo com o planejamento. Portanto, conclui-se que a linhagem produz o ácido lático em concentração satisfatória em se tratando de um substrato natural acrescido apenas de fontes de nitrogênio e fosfato.The production of lactic acid by fermentation accounts for more than 50% of the world production. To meet the demand, efforts to lower the costs have been the objective of several studies. This work aimed to study the lactic acid production in cashew apple (Anacardium orcidentale syrup. The microorganism used was the Leuconostoc mesenteroides B512F. In the experimental investigation, the ideal concentrations of yeast extract and initial sugar were determined. A second experimental investigation was carried out with cashew apple syrup by adding yeast extract and phosphate and by diluting the syrup according to the initial sugar concentrations to optimize the medium culture. A kinetic study was carried out with the optimized substrate obtained. The results showed that the studied strains can produce lactic acid in satisfactory concentrations provided the

  19. Clarificación combinada y evaluación sensorial de jugo de marañón (Anacardium occidentale L.

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    Jorge Osorio M.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Obtener jugo clarificado de marañón, evaluar sensorialmente jugos clarificados optimizados y establecer diferencias químicas entre el jugo integral y el clarificado. Materiales y métodos. Los pseudofrutos se separaron manualmente de la nuez, fueron seleccionados y lavados, luego se realizó escaldado y extracción del jugo. El jugo integral y el de mayor aceptación fueron caracterizados químicamente. Los jugos se evaluaron sensorialmente (aceptación con una escala hedónica de 9 puntos y una prueba de ordenamiento por 30 catadores. Se empleó un diseño factorial de tres niveles combinado con la metodología de superficie de respuesta; las características químicas de los jugos se analizaron por prueba de homogeneidad de varianzas de Levene y la prueba T-Student de comparación de medias para muestras independientes. Resultados. Los jugos evaluados sensorialmente no presentaron diferencias estadísticas significativas entre sí (p≤0.05, p≤0.01; sin embargo el mayor porcentaje de aceptación fue del tratamiento 0.20% p/v Rapidasa® CX y 14.27 horas a 30ºC, se presentaron diferencias estadísticas significativas para las variables pH, °Brix, azúcares reductores y ácido ascórbico (p≤0.05; además, el contenido de ácido ascórbico se redujo notablemente en un 41.01% con respecto al jugo inicial. Conclusiones. El jugo clarificado con alto contenido de vitamina C, obtenido por tratamiento enzimático, constituye una forma de aprovechamiento agroindustrial del pseudofruto, teniendo aceptación para su consumo y sin presentar astringencia, con buen sabor, aroma, mediante tratamiento 0.20% p/v Rapidasa® CX y 14.27 horas a 30ºC.

  20. Influência do porta-enxerto no comportamento fisiológico de mudas de cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale L. submetidas a estresses

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    Matos Nilson Nogueira

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    Full Text Available O uso de mudas enxertadas uniformiza o crescimento de plantas e antecipa o início da produção. Os porta-enxertos regulam aspectos, como taxa fotossintética e relações hídricas das mudas, e distúrbios sobre os mesmos afetam o vigor geral das mudas. Este trabalho objetivou comparar os níveis de resistência dos porta-enxertos CCP06 e CCP09, e das mudas enxertadas CCP76/06 e CCP76/09, submetidas a estresses hídrico e salino, através de algumas características bioquímicas e biofísicas. A comparação entre as mudas CCP76/06 e CCP76/09 mostrou comportamentos diferentes. As mudas CCP76/6 reproduziram o comportamento de abertura estomática do porta-enxerto CCP06, que foi mais resistente aos efeitos dos estresses hídrico e salino do que o CCP09. Portanto, deve ter propiciado uma melhor adaptação ao enxerto CCP76/06 sob aqueles tipos de estresse. Alguns mecanismos de controle do porta-enxerto na absorção de íons e trocas gasosas são também discutidos.

  1. Effect of glycerine and essential oils (Anacardium occidentale and Ricinus communis on animal performance, feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of crossbred bulls finished in a feedlot system

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    Olga Teresa Barreto Cruz

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The effect of corn substitution by glycerine and essential oils on animal performance, apparent digestibility and red and white blood cells of crossbred bulls finished in feedlot was evaluated. Thirty bulls with average weight of 311±28.8 kg and 22±2 month-old were allocated in three diets: CON (without glycerine or essential oils, GLY (with glycerine and GEO (with glycerine and essential oils. The bulls were fed a diet of sorghum silage, cracked corn, soybean meal, urea, limestone and mineral salt. Three grams of cashew and castor oil/animal/day were included in GEO diet. Animals were kept in feedlot for 115 days and slaughtered at average weight of 467±40.6 kg. No differences (P<0.05 among diets regarding final body weight, average daily gain and feed conversion were reported. Ether extract intake was higher (P<0.05 in CON diet compared to the others. Dry matter, organic matter and crude protein digestibility was higher (P<0.05 in GLY diet compared to CON. Acid detergent fibre digestibility was higher (P<0.05 in CON compared to GLY diet. Nonfibrous carbohydrate, fibrous carbohydrate and ether extract digestibility were similar (P>0.05 among diets. No effect of glycerine and essential oil addition on total blood cholesterol, triglycerides, haemogram, leukogram and plasmatic proteins was observed. Corn replacement by glycerine and essential oils addition did not affect (P>0.05 carcass weight, dressing and conformation, carcass length and cushion thickness.

  2. Comparative Effects of Some Medicinal Plants: Anacardium occidentale, Eucalyptus globulus, Psidium guajava, and Xylopia aethiopica Extracts in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Male Wistar Albino Rats

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    Okpashi, Victor Eshu; Bayim, Bayim Peter-Robins; Obi-Abang, Margaret

    2014-01-01

    Insulin therapy and oral antidiabetic agents/drugs used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus have not sufficiently proven to control hyperlipidemia, which is commonly associated with the diabetes mellitus. Again the hopes that traditional medicine and natural plants seem to trigger researchers in this area is yet to be discovered. This research was designed to compare the biochemical effects of some medicinal plants in alloxan-induced diabetic male Wistar rats using named plants that are best at lowering blood glucose and hyperlipidemia and ameliorating other complications of diabetes mellitus by methods of combined therapy. The results obtained showed 82% decrease in blood glucose concentration after the 10th hour to the fortieth hour. There was significant increase P 0.05 recorded in the glutathione peroxidase activity of E. globulus (100 mg/kg) when compared to the test groups of P. guajava (250 mg/kg) and X. aethiopica (250 mg/kg). Catalase activity showed significant increase P 0.05, there was no significant difference seen between test group and treated groups. Meanwhile, degree of significance was observed in other parameters analysed. The biochemical analysis conducted in this study showed positive result, attesting to facts from previous works. Though these individual plants extracts exhibited significant increase in amelorating diabetes complication and blood glucose control compared to glibenclamide, a synthetic antidiabetic drug. Greater performance was observed in the synergy groups. Therefore, a poly/combined formulation of these plants extracts yielded significant result as well as resolving some other complications associated with diabetics. PMID:25525518

  3. Desarrollo de Aspergillus niger ATCC 11414 en un sustrato con base en la goma de Anacardium occidentale. Produccion de [alfa]-D-galactosidasa

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    Mesa C., Luz Mila; Graterol, Eugenia; Rodriguez-Valero, Sofia; Araujo, Karelen; Clamens, Carmen; Leon-Pinto, Gladys

    2007-01-01

    .... El mejor crecimiento del hongo, observado en pH 4,5 y 6,2 y en presencia de iones magnesio, se selecciono para estudiar la interaccion hongo-sustrato, la cual se demostro por la actividad enzimatica. La produccion de [alfa...

  4. Biotransformation of banana waste into protein by pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Reddy, G V; Kothari, I L; Mishra, A; Patel, C R

    2000-08-01

    Pseudostems and leaves from banana waste were used for biotransformation into protein by using P. sajor-caju, an oyster mushroom. Treatment of formalin (500 ppm) + carbendazim (12.5 ppm) of these substrates was found to favour relatively high percentage biological efficiency (BE) of P. sajor-caju.. Steam sterilization also exhibited comparable yield performance by P. sajor-caju. Fruiting bodies harvested from all the treatments had relatively higher protein contents. The spent substrate (steam sterilized) was found to be suitable as an ideal animal feed because of its rich nutritive composition.

  5. Perfil sensorial e direcionadores de preferência em bebida de caju (Anacardium ocidentale L.) com finalidade dietética, adicionada de psyllium

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    Adriane Cherpinski Correa

    2014-01-01

    Resumo: As pessoas que necessitam substituir a sacarose em função da dieta devido a doenças como diabetes, obesidade e hipertensão, ou ainda aquelas pessoas interessadas em manter uma alimentação saudável, podem se beneficiar do gosto doce sem a adição de calorias ou com teor reduzido através da utilização de edulcorantes. A falta de tempo do consumidor para seguir uma alimentação balanceada e saudável tem exigido da indústria alimentos adaptados que possam oferecer mais benefícios em um únic...

  6. Modulating role of Semecarpus anacardium L. nut milk extract on aflatoxin B(1) biotransformation.

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    Premalatha, B; Sachdanandam, P

    2000-01-01

    As part of a substantial effort to curtail the adverse health effects posed by aflatoxin B(1), studies have been conducted to elucidate the possible mechanism for the anticarcinogenic action of Semecarpus anacardium nut extract against aflatoxin B(1)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma. Rats are monitored for levels of urinary, serum and liver biomarkers, namely, unmetabolised aflatoxin B(1), and its metabolites aflatoxin M(1), and aflatoxin Q(1), over the course of 2 weeks with nut extract therapy following a single-exposure to aflatoxin B(1). Due to the administration of nut extract, the excretion of unmetabolised aflatoxin B(1) was increased in day 1 urine when compared with rats without drug treatment. In serum and liver which were collected on day 16 and the rest of periodical urine samples showed aflatoxin B(1) and its metabolites in undetectable levels. The nut extract administration induced cytochrome P(450), glutathione, and glutathione-S-transferase levels in liver homogenates of aflatoxin B(1)-treated rats. These data seem to indicate that anticarcinogenic action by Semecarpus anacardium nut extract is possibly via suppression of aflatoxin B(1)activation and through interaction with microsomal-activating components. Previous evidence from this laboratory about the potency of Semecarpus anacardium nut extract against aflatoxin B(1)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma together with the present results suggest that extremely effective therapeutic protection can be achieved by this drug against aflatoxin B(1)-mediated ill effects. Copyright 2000 Academic Press.

  7. SÃntese, CaracterizaÃÃo e AplicaÃÃo de NanocÃpsulas de PoliurÃia a partir do Ãcido AnacÃrdico, via MiniemulsÃo Inversa.

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    Ãcido AnacÃrdico (AA) Ã um fitoquÃmico bioativo encontrado na casca da castanha de caju da espÃcie Anacardium occidentale. Quimicamente, Ã uma mistura de compostos orgÃnicos estreitamente relacionados, consistindo de derivados do Ãcido salicÃlico com uma cadeia lateral alquÃlica. EvidÃncias suportadas em pesquisas emergentes sugerem que o AA pode ser um composto alvo com potente aÃÃo bactericida, dentre outras atividades biolÃgicas. Assim, este presente trabalho tem como objetivo o desenvolvi...

  8. El Estado de bienestar en las democracias occidentales

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    Gerardo Ordóñez Barba

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este documento tiene como propósito central presentar una reconstrucción histórica del proceso de formación del estado mexicano en términos de sus responsabilidades y funciones como agente de desarrollo, principalmente en lo relativo a la evolución y alcances de las políticas de bienestar básicas. El objetivo de esta recapitulación es conocer, tomando como punto de comparación lo acontecido en las democracias capitalistas occidentales, qué tipo de política social fue posible construir en nuestro país a lo largo del siglo XX, los cambios que ha experimentado a través de los años, los orígenes de su limitada capacidad de inclusión y los vacíos que aún persisten en la conformación de un Estado de bienestar universal y solidario.

  9. La scrittura musicale come prerogativa della composizione musicale occidentale

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    Manfred Hermann Schmid

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Nel mondo occidentale, saper scrivere signífica il massimo della competenza. Perfino nella percezione popolare il ruolo che in musica spetta alla scrittura è percepito come una sfida. Nel marzo 2010, in una trasmissione televisiva equivalente a “Scommettiamo che”, un anchorman tedesco ha chiesto ad Anna Netrebko, sua ospite, se nella carriera di una cantante sia necessario saper leggere perfettamente la musica. “No”, è stata la risposta, istantanea, “basta avere bella voce e buona memoria”. Accostatasi poi al pianoforte per intonare un Lied di Rimskij-Korsakov, mentre l’accompagnatrice apriva lo spartito, la Netrebko aggiungeva scherzosamente: il pianista sì che deve saper leggere la musica! Per l’esperto, questa maliziosa risposta a doppio senso richiama l’antica distinzione erudita tra sapere pratico e teorico, rappresentati rispettivamente dalla voce umana, di cui ciascuno dispone in natura, e da uno strumento tecnico tradizionalmente adibito alla teoria, erede del monocordo antico, sulla cui tastiera le divisioni della corda erano indicate con lettere alfabetiche: lettere che sono le primissime testimonianze di una scrittura musicale.

  10. Assessment of nutritional quality of wild and cultivated Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Oyetayo, F Lucy; Oyetayo, V O

    2009-10-01

    The edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju, cultivated on corncobs and obtained from the wild, was assessed by nutritional indices. The protein efficiency ratios obtained for the rats fed stalk diet (2.16) and that of rats fed native P. sajor-caju cap diet (2.14) were not significantly different (P >or= .05) from one another but were lower than the casein control (2.50), whereas the value for the wild cap diet-fed rats (2.99) was significantly higher (P or= .05) from the control. Biochemical parameters analyzed include serum albumin, total protein, and hemoglobin. Serum albumin concentrations of both the cultivated and wild cap diet-fed rats were not significantly different (P >or= .05) from that of the control, whereas those of the two stalk diet-fed groups were significantly higher (P caju as sources of high-quality protein that could contribute to nutritional adequacy in human diets.

  11. Stabilization of lysosomal membrane and cell membrane glycoprotein profile by Semecarpus anacardium linn. nut milk extract in experimental hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    Premalatha, B; Sachdanandam, P

    2000-08-01

    Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract administered orally at a dose of 200 mg/kg/day for 14 days exerted an in vivo stabilizing effect on lysosomal membrane and glycoprotein content in rat hepatocellular carcinoma. This was demonstrated in normal rats and in animals whose biomembranes were rendered fragile by induction of hepatocellular carcinoma with aflatoxin B(1) and subsequent treatment with Semecarpus anacardium nut extract. In this condition, the discharge of lysosomal enzymes increased significantly with a subsequent increase in glycoprotein components. The nut extract administration reversed these adverse changes to near normal in treated animals. The possible reason for this reversal is discussed. Such stabilization of biomembranes by Semecarpus anacardium nut extract may have a beneficial effect in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and other cancers involving abnormal fragility of lysosomes and glycoprotein content providing the extract demonstrates safety in a full toxicity study. Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Isolation and Characterization of an Acyclic Isoprenoid from Semecarpus anacardium Linn. and its Antibacterial Potential in vitro - Antimicrobial Activity of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. Seeds -

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    Full Text Available Objectives: Semecarpus anacardium Linn. is a plant well-known for its antimicrobial, antidiabetic and anti-arthritic properties in the Ayurvedic and Siddha system of medicine. This has prompted the screening of this plant for antibacterial activity. The main aims of this study were to isolate compounds from the plant’s seeds and to evaluate their antibacterial effects on clinical bacterial test strains. Methods: The n-butanolic concentrate of the seed extract was subjected to thin layer chromatography (TLC and repeated silica gel column chromatography followed by elution with various solvents. The compound was identified based on observed spectral (IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and high-resolution mass spectrometry data. The well diffusion method was employed to evaluate the antibacterial activities of the isolated acyclic isoprenoid compound (final concentration: 5 - 15 μg/mL on four test bacterial strains, namely, Staphylococcus aureus (MTCC 96, Bacillus cereus

  13. Radiographic image analysis of Anacardium othonianum Rizz (anacardiaceae) achenes subjected to desiccation

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    Lílian Abadia da Silva; Juliana de Fátima Sales; José Maria Gomes Neves; Heloísa Oliveira dos Santos; Glicélia Pereira Silva

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    Studies evaluating the internal morphology and seed quality of native species are essential for successful conservation programs. Our aim was to verify the efficiency of X-ray imagery in evaluating cashew-tree-of-the-cerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz.) achene viability after desiccation. The achenes were collected at 12% water content (w.b.) and dried in silica gel until they reached 10, 8, 6, and 4% (w.b.). The fruit morphology and the quality of the seeds were evaluated by X-ray test toge...

  14. Radiographic image analysis of Anacardium othonianum Rizz (anacardiaceae) achenes subjected to desiccation

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    Silva,Lílian Abadia da; Sales, Juliana de Fátima; Neves, Jose Maria Gomes; Santos, Heloísa Oliveira dos; Silva, Glicélia Pereira

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    ABSTRACT. Studies evaluating the internal morphology and seed quality of native species are essential for successful conservation programs. Our aim was to verify the efficiency of X-ray imagery in evaluating cashew-tree-of-the-cerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz.) achene viability after desiccation. The achenes were collected at 12% water content (w.b.) and dried in silica gel until they reached 10, 8, 6, and 4% (w.b.). The fruit morphology and the quality of the seeds were evaluated by X-ray...

  15. Biodegradação de efluente têxtil por Pleurotus sajor-caju Biodegradation of textile effluents by Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Hélio Mitoshi Kamida; Lucia Regina Durrant; Regina Teresa Rosim Monteiro; Eduardo Dutra de Armas

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    Effluents generated by the textile industry are of environmental concern because of the presence of dyes with complex molecular structure, which confer them recalcitrant characteristics. Indigo is one of the most widely used dyes within the textile sector and studies have suggested that edible fungi may be capable of its biodegradation. A textile effluent was mixed with sugarcane bagasse and inoculated with Pleurotus sajor-caju, the decolorization being evaluated after 14 days, when the proce...

  16. ESTABILIDADE DE ÁCIDO ASCÓRBICO EM PSEUDOFRUTOS DE CAJU-DO-CERRADO REFRIGERADOS E CONGELADOS STABILITY OF ASCORBIC ACID IN REFRIGERATED AND FROZEN CERRADO CASHEW APPLE

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    Jeanne Oliveira

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    O trabalho teve por objetivo determinar a estabilidade da vitamina C em pseudofruto de caju-do-cerrado, refrigerado e congelado, em diferentes tempos de armazenamento e embalagens. Os pseudofrutos foram provenientes de dois locais (lotes 1 e 2, tendo sido acondicionados em embalagens de polietileno opacas e transparentes. O lote 1 foi subdivido em duas porções, sendo que uma porção foi refrigerada (4°C e a outra congelada em freezer (-18°C, ambas armazenadas durante trinta dias. O lote 2 foi congelado em freezer (-18°C por noventa dias. Os pseudofrutos foram submetidos às análises de pH, acidez titulável, umidade, sólidos solúveis e ácido ascórbico. Constatou-se aumento dos teores de umidade e pH, e redução de sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável e ácido ascórbico, após trinta dias de refrigeração em relação a pseudofrutos in natura. O conteúdo de ácido ascórbico aumentou nos pseudofrutos congelados do lote 1, nas últimas semanas, e a embalagem opaca foi mais eficiente na preservação da vitamina C. Após noventa dias de congelamento de pseudofrutos (lote 2, houve uma redução superior a 60% no teor de ácido ascórbico. O congelamento foi considerado mais eficiente como método de conservação de ácido ascórbico em comparação à refrigeração. Embalagens opacas e transparentes não afetaram a conservação de ácido ascórbico, exceto para o congelamento até trinta dias.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Vitamina C; caju; Anacardium; acondicionamento; congelamento; resfriamento.

    The stability of vitamin C was determined in refrigerated and frozen cerrado cashew apple over different storage times and with different types of packing. Cerrado cashew apple from two different regions were divided into lots (lot 1 and lot 2 and the samples were put

  17. Investigations of anti-viral properties on extract of pleurotus sajor caju.

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    Verma, S M; Prasad, R; Kudada, N

    2001-07-01

    Pleurotus sajor caju spawns prepared, yield fruiting bodies, Aqueous extract of these was used to test for inhibitory against Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Infectivity assay (locallesion) method was employed for the anti-viral activity. Treatments, on host plants, were distributed using half-leaf method. The results indicated that extract of the edible mushroom showed anti-viral property.

  18. Removal of chlorophenols from aquatic systems using the dried and dead fungus Pleurotus sajor caju.

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    Denizli, Adil; Cihangir, Nilüfer; Tüzmen, Nalan; Alsancak, Güleren

    2005-01-01

    In this study, the potential use of the fungus Pleurotus sajor caju to remove phenols (i.e., phenol, o-chlorophenol, p-chlorophenol and 2,4,6-trichlorophenol) from aqueous solutions was evaluated. Biosorption of phenol or chlorophenols reached equilibrium in 4 h. The maximum adsorptions of phenol and chlorophenols onto the Pleurotus sajor caju were 0.95 mmol/g for phenol, 1.24 mmol/g for o-chlorophenol, 1.47 mmol/g for p-chlorophenol and 1.89 mmol/g for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol. The affinity order was as follows: 2,4,6-trichlorophenol> p-chlorophenol> o-chlorophenol>phenol. Phenol and chlorophenols bindings onto Pleurotus sajor caju were clearly pH dependent. The adsorption of phenol and chlorophenols increased with increasing pH. Desorption was achieved using methanol solution (30%, v/v). Pleurotus sajor caju biomass is suitable for reuse for more than five cycles without noticeable loss of adsorption capacity.

  19. Degradation of tannins in spent coffee grounds by Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Wong, Y S; Wang, X

    1991-09-01

    Pleurotus sajor-caju PL27, a white rot fungus, degraded up to 87% of the tannins in spent coffee grounds as a solid substrate over 32 days. Degradation of tannins was enhanced if potato and dextrose were included. The potential nutritive value of the substrate as animal feed may be improved by this process.

  20. Laccase isozymes of Pleurotus sajor-caju culture on husk and bran ...

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    2008-10-20

    week-old inoculums at a density of 10%. However, laccase production in medium consisted of husk and bran of black sticky rice in our report has not been optimized yet. Laccase activity in P. sajor-caju is affected by nutrient ...

  1. EL FÚTBOL EN TRES TIEMPOS SOCIALES: OBSERVACIONES DE UN FESTIVAL ASOCIATIVO EN CAJU, RÍO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL 2014/SOCIAL SOCCER IN THREE TIMES: OBSERVATIONS OF A FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION IN CAJU, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL 2014

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    Fernando Segura M Trejo; Adriana Islas Govea

    2016-01-01

    .... Based on the observation of the Football for Hopés festival carried out in Caju, the harbor area of Rio de Janeiro, during the World Cup of Brazil 2014, social accompaniment through football is discussed...

  2. Anti cancerous efficacy of Ayurvedic milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium nuts on hepatocellular carcinoma in Wistar rats.

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    Joseph, Joice P; Raval, Sunant K; Sadariya, Kamlesh A; Jhala, Mayur; Kumar, Pranay

    2013-01-01

    The objective of the study was to determine the anticancerous efficacy of Ayurvedic preparation made of Semecarpus anacardium (SA) nuts. Five groups of rats were used for the study. Group I served as water control. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was induced in groups II, III and IV animals using N-nitrosodiethylamine as inducing agent followed by phenobarbitone as promoter for 13 weeks. Group-II animals were kept untreated as hepatocellular carcinoma control. Group-III animals were treated with Ayurvedic milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium nuts at dose mentioned in Ashtangahridaya, an authentic book of Ayurveda for 49 days and group-IV animals were treated with doxorubicin as reference drug at dose of 1mg/kg twice a week for 7 weeks. Group V animals were kept as drug (SA nut milk extract) control for studying the effect of nut milk extract on normal rats. After 154 days of experiment, all animals were subjected to screening for HCC by estimation of liver enzymes, HCC marker (alpha-2 macroglobulin) and histopathology. Both liver enzymes and HCC marker were increased in hepatocellular carcinoma control along with neoplastic changes in liver and were decreased in Semecarpus anacardium nut milk extract treated group. The Ayurvedic drug showed positive correlation with the action of doxorubicin. This study demonstrated the efficacy of Semecarpus anacardium nut milk extract for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma either alone or along with chemotherapy.

  3. Os termos da cultura e da industrialização do caju

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    Antônio Luciano Pontes

    2001-02-01

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    Este artigo apresenta aspectos relativos à metodologia do glossário sobre os termos da Cultura e da Industrialização do Caju, o qual tomou por base os fundamentos teórico-metodológicos da Terminologia. O corpus que se utilizou para a constituição da nomenclatura do glossário foram os termos extraídos de textos técnico-científicos sobre a área em questão, abrangendo os campos a partir dos termos centrais - caju, cajueiro e castanha. O Glossário é constituído de 2 mil entradas, que incluem informações gramaticais, definição, notas explicativas, remissivas. Destina-se o produto a profissionais da área, pesquisadores, docentes e alunos dos cursos ligados às Ciências Agrárias.

  4. Biodegradação de efluente têxtil por Pleurotus sajor-caju Biodegradation of textile effluents by Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Hélio Mitoshi Kamida

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    Full Text Available Effluents generated by the textile industry are of environmental concern because of the presence of dyes with complex molecular structure, which confer them recalcitrant characteristics. Indigo is one of the most widely used dyes within the textile sector and studies have suggested that edible fungi may be capable of its biodegradation. A textile effluent was mixed with sugarcane bagasse and inoculated with Pleurotus sajor-caju, the decolorization being evaluated after 14 days, when the process was observed. Enzymatic activities of laccase, peroxidase and manganese peroxidase were determined, the production of these ligninolytic enzymes being evident and a synergism among them being likely in the decolorizing process.

  5. Effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract on rat neutrophil functions in adjuvant arthritis.

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    Ramprasath, V R; Shanthi, P; Sachdanandam, P

    2006-01-01

    Neutrophils play an important role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and various inflammatory conditions, by accumulation and liberation of active proteolytic enzymes. The effect of milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nuts (SA) at a dosage of 150 mg kg(-1) body weight day(-1) for 14 days on adjuvant arthritis was studied to gain some insight into this intriguing disease in relation to neutrophil functions. The decreased phagocytic function of neutrophils (phagocytic index and avidity index) found in adjuvant arthritis was significantly increased by the administration of the drug SA. Increased levels of reactive oxygen species (superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical, H2O2 and myeloperoxidase), lysosomal enzymes (acid phosphatase and cathepsin D) and increased accumulation of neutrophils in the joints observed in adjuvant arthritic animals were reverted back to near normal levels by treatment with SA. The results of this study indicate that SA can be considered to be a good therapeutic agent for inflammation and arthritis.

  6. MODELAGEM E SIMULAÇÃO DA SECAGEM SOLAR DO PEDÚNCULO DE CAJU

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    Antônio Vitor Machado

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Os altos índices de poluição alcançados pelo uso de energia fosseis é bastante preocupante na atualidade, com isso a busca pela utilização de fontes de energia limpa e renovável é de grande interesse no presente. A secagem solar do pedúnculo de caju é uma alternativa viável para atender aos produtores, que com a utilização desta tecnologia poderão agregar valor aos seus produtos e minimizar suas perdas pós-colheita. Neste sentido este trabalho teve como objetivo o estudo da secagem solar do pedúnculo do caju utilizando um secador solar de radiação indireta. Foram realizados experimentos em uma unidade piloto de secador solar sob convecção forçada, utilizando fatias do pedúnculo de caju com espessuras de 1cm. Posteriormente, foi desenvolvido um modelo matemático fenomenológico para simular o secador solar e analisar o comportamento deste frente às variáveis pertinentes do processo. O modelo final é representado por um sistema de equações diferenciais parciais a duas fases (matriz sólida e fase gás e integrado numericamente pelo método das linhas. Os resultados obtidos com a simulação foram validados com os experimentos e, os mesmos mostraram-se condizentes com os dados de secagem solar do pedúnculo de caju

  7. [Incorporation of caffeine into the macromicete fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju growing on coffee pulp].

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    Nieto Ramírez, Ivonne Jeannette; Chegwin Angarita, Carolina; Osorio Zuloaga, Hector Jairo

    2007-03-01

    TWhen the chemical composition of secondary metabolites from the Pleurotus sajor-caju growing on coffee pulp were study, it was found that the fungus has the faculty of incorporating caffeine inside its fructiferous body. Component of the substrate (around 1.3% on dry basis) did not show a structural change over the alkaloid; this constitutes an unexpected outcome for a species belonging to realm of the fungi.

  8. Optimizing culture conditions for establishment of hairy root culture of Semecarpus anacardium L.

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    Panda, Bhuban Mohan; Mehta, Urmil J; Hazra, Sulekha

    2017-05-01

    Semecarpus anacardium L. is a tree species which produces secondary metabolites of medicinal importance. Roots of the plant have been traditionally used in folk medicines. Different strains of Agrobacterium rhizogenes (A4, ATCC15834 and LBA 9402) were used for induction of hairy roots in in vitro grown tissues of the plant. Hairy root initiation was observed after 25-30 days of infection. Optimum transformation frequency of 61% was achieved on leaf explants with ATCC15834 strain. Infection time of 30 min resulted in greater transformation frequency compared to 10 and 20 min, respectively. The hairy roots cultured in growth regulator-free semi-solid woody plant medium differentiated into callus. Whole shoots infected with ATCC 15834 were found to produce more transformants upon co-cultivation for 4 (65%) and 5 (67%) days. Induction of hairy roots in stem explants infected with ATCC 15834 was lower (52%) compared to leaves (62%) after 4 days of co-cultivation. In A4 and LBA9402 strains transformation efficiency was 49 ± 2.8% and 36 ± 5.7% in shoots after 4 days of co-cultivation. Transformation frequency was higher in ATCC15834 strain, irrespective of explants. The hairy roots of S. anacardium elongated slowly upon transfer to half-strength liquid medium. After 3-4 passages in liquid medium slender hairy roots started differentiating which were separated from the original explants. Visible growth of the roots was observed in hormone-free liquid medium after 2-3 months of culturing. Polymerase chain reaction with gene-specific primers from rol A, B and C genes confirms the positive transformation events.

  9. Differential regulation of laccase gene expression in Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Soden, D M; Dobson, A D

    2001-07-01

    Four laccase isozyme genes, Psc lac1, 2, 3 and 4 have been cloned from the edible mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju. The genes display a high degree of homology with other basidiomycete laccases (55-99%) at the amino acid level. Of the laccase genes isolated, Psc lac1 and 4 displayed the highest degree of similarity (85% at the amino acid level), while Psc lac3 showed the highest degree of divergence, exhibiting only 52-57% amino acid similarity to the other PL: sajor-caju laccase gene sequences. Laccase activity in PL: sajor-caju is affected by nutrient nitrogen and carbon, and by the addition of copper and manganese to the growth medium. In addition, 2,5-xylidine, ferulic acid, veratric acid and 1-hydroxybenzotriazole induced laccase activity in the fungus. Induction of individual laccase isozyme genes by carbon, nitrogen, copper, manganese and the two aromatic compounds, 2,5-xylidine and ferulic acid, occurred at the level of gene transcription. While Psc lac3 transcript levels appeared to be constitutively expressed, transcript levels for the other laccase isozyme genes, lac1, 2 and 4, were differentially regulated under the conditions tested.

  10. Is Widely Cultivated "Pleurotus sajor-caju", Especially in Asia, Indeed an Independent Species?

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    Zmitrovich, Ivan V; Wasser, Solomon P

    2016-01-01

    In modern mycology, the name "Pleurotus sajor-caju" has 2 meanings: a strict taxonomical meaning refers to its nomenclatural synonym Lentinus sajor-caju, and a more widely distributed biotechnological meaning refers to a strain determined as "Pleurotus sajor-caju" but that belongs to true Pleurotus. The main purpose of this article is to highlight the taxonomic status and to give the correct name for this problematic member of Pleurotus. Both microscopic analysis and BLAST search results (internal transcribed spacer homology varies between 97% and 100%) provide the position of the fungus in question into the range of infraspecific radiation of P. pulmonarius. It was shown that the fungus represents a tropical ecotype of P. pulmonarius, and a new variety (P. pulmonarius var. stechangii) was described for its taxonomic representation. This variety was named in honor of Professor S.-T. Chang, a great mycologist who introduced this taxon to the mushroom industry. A formal change in the anamorphic name of the fungus in question is provided, too, and a new name is presented: Antromycopsis stechangii.

  11. Novel trypanocide from an extract of Pleurotus sajor-caju against Trypanosoma congolense.

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    Ademola, Isaiah O; Odeniran, Paul O

    2017-12-01

    Control of African trypanosomiasis relies on chemotherapy, but the development of resistance and the problem of drug residues require research for alternatives. Triterpenes and phenolics, the major constituents of Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer (Pleurotaceae), are reported to be effective against trypanosomiasis. Trypanocidal effect of whole Pleurotus sajor-caju aqueous extract was investigated in vivo against Trypanosoma congolense. Mice (25-32 g) were divided into seven groups of six animals. Mice in groups A-F received 2.5 × 10 4 trypanosomes, while group G was uninfected. Extracts (100-250 mg/kg) were administered intraperitoneally for 5 days to groups A-D while diminazine aceturate (group E) and normal saline (group F) served as positive and negative controls, respectively. Parasitemia, survival time, body weight and haematological parameters were monitored for 60 days post-treatment. Parasitemia decreased significantly (p 60 days, while that of group F was caju therefore could be a potential source of new trypanocidal drugs.

  12. Radiosensitivity study and radiation effects on morphology characterization of grey oyster mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Rashid, Rosnani Abdul; Daud, Fauzi; Senafi, Sahidan; Awang, Mat Rasol; Mohamad, Azhar; Mutaat, Hassan Hamdani; Maskom, Mohd Meswan

    2014-09-01

    Radiosensitive dosage and morphology characterization of irradiated grey oyster mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju by gamma rays was investigated due to effects of irradiation. In order to establish the effect, mycelium of P. sajor-caju was irradiated by gamma rays at dose 0.1 to 8.0 kGy with dose rate 0.227 Gy sec-1. The irradiation of mycelia was carried out at the radiation facility in Malaysian Nuclear Agency. The radiosensitivity study was performed by evaluating the percentage of survival irradiated mycelia. The lethal dose of the mycelium P. sajor-caju was determined at 4.0 kGy and LD50 to be equal at 2.2 kGy. The radiation effects on morphology were evaluated based on growth rate of irradiated mycelia, mycelia types, colonization period on substrate, morphology of fruit bodies and yields. The results shown growth rate of irradiated mycelium was slightly lower than the control and decreased as the dose increased. Irradiation was found can induced the primordia formation on PDA and the BE of irradiated seed is higher than to control. The irradiation is proven to be useful for generating new varieties of mushroom with commercial value to the industry.

  13. ACEITAÇÃO SENSORIAL E QUALIDADE MICROBIOLÓGICA DE TRUFAS DE CAJU OBTIDAS ARTESANALMENTE

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    Full Text Available Trufas são bombons recheados e cobertos com chocolate, cuja produção é crescente nas diversas regiões brasileiras todo o ano. Doces de frutas exóticas são bastante utilizados para recheio. No entanto, o caju muito abundante na região nordeste e de grande importância nutricional ainda não foi devidamente explorado. Neste trabalho investigou-se o processo de obtenção, a qualidade microbiológica e aceitação sensorial de trufas de caju produzidas em escala artesanal. Utilizou-se chocolate meio amargo para cobertura dos bombons, como recheio foi utilizado um doce pastoso elaborado à base do bagaço de caju e albedo do maracujá A concentração final alcançou 66,00% de sólidos solúveis (°BRIX a 20°. Verificou-se a qualidade microbiológica, constatando-se ausência de bactérias do grupo dos coliformes, a contagem de bolores e leveduras ficou igual (

  14. Radiosensitivity study and radiation effects on morphology characterization of grey oyster mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Rashid, Rosnani Abdul; Awang, Mat Rasol; Mohamad, Azhar; Mutaat, Hassan Hamdani; Maskom, Mohd Meswan [Bioprocess Group, Agrotechnology and Biosciences Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi 43600, Selangor (Malaysia); Daud, Fauzi; Senafi, Sahidan [School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangor (Malaysia)

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    Radiosensitive dosage and morphology characterization of irradiated grey oyster mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju by gamma rays was investigated due to effects of irradiation. In order to establish the effect, mycelium of P. sajor-caju was irradiated by gamma rays at dose 0.1 to 8.0 kGy with dose rate 0.227 Gy sec{sup −1}. The irradiation of mycelia was carried out at the radiation facility in Malaysian Nuclear Agency. The radiosensitivity study was performed by evaluating the percentage of survival irradiated mycelia. The lethal dose of the mycelium P. sajor-caju was determined at 4.0 kGy and LD{sub 50} to be equal at 2.2 kGy. The radiation effects on morphology were evaluated based on growth rate of irradiated mycelia, mycelia types, colonization period on substrate, morphology of fruit bodies and yields. The results shown growth rate of irradiated mycelium was slightly lower than the control and decreased as the dose increased. Irradiation was found can induced the primordia formation on PDA and the BE of irradiated seed is higher than to control. The irradiation is proven to be useful for generating new varieties of mushroom with commercial value to the industry.

  15. Recuperative effect of Semecarpus anacardium linn. nut milk extract on carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes in experimental mammary carcinoma-bearing rats.

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    Sujatha, Venugopal; Sachdanandam, Panchanatham

    2002-03-01

    Semecarpus anacardium Linn. of the family Anacardiaceae has many applications in the Ayurvedic and Siddha systems of medicine. We have tested the antitumour activity of Semecarpus anacardium nut extract against experimental mammary carcinoma in animals. As there is a direct relationship between the proliferation of tumour cells and the activities of the glycolytic and gluconeogenic enzymes, we studied changes in the activities of enzymes involved in this metabolic pathway in the liver and kidney. The enzymes investigated were glycolytic enzymes, namely hexokinase, phosphoglucoisomerase, aldolase and the gluconeogenic enzymes, namely glucose-6-phosphatase and fructose-1,6-biphosphatase in experimental rats. A significant rise in glycolytic enzyme activities and a simultaneous fall in gluconeogenic enzyme activities were found in mammary carcinoma bearing rats. Drug administration returned these enzyme activities to their respective control activities. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    29 août 2017 ... La productivité agricole en Afrique centrale et occidentale demeure faible, mais il existe un solide potentiel de recherche pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition dans la région. La mise en place d'une production agricole durable est essentielle à des stratégies efficaces pour une croissance ...

  17. Anti Cancerous Efficacy of Ayurvedic Milk Extract of Semecarpus Anacardium Nuts on Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Wistar Rats

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    The objective of the study was to determine the anticancerous efficacy of Ayurvedic preparation made of Semecarpus anacardium (SA) nuts. Five groups of rats were used for the study. Group I served as water control. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was induced in groups II, III and IV animals using N-nitrosodiethylamine as inducing agent followed by phenobarbitone as promoter for 13 weeks. Group-II animals were kept untreated as hepatocellular carcinoma control. Group-III animals were treated wi...

  18. ANÁLISE ISOTÓPICA DO CARBONO EM NÉCTARES DE CAJU

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    Ricardo FIGUEIRA

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    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram determinar a composição isotópica de néctares comerciais de caju e, por meio de modelos de mistura, quantificar aporcentagem de carbono proveniente de plantas do ciclo fotossintético C3 , a fim de identificar as bebidas que não estavam em conformidade com as normas do Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA. Para isso, foram produzidos néctares em laboratório conforme a legislação brasileira. Também foi produzida bebida adulterada com quantidade de polpa de caju abaixo do limite estabelecido. Nesses néctares, as porcentagens teóricas de fonte C3 foram calculadas por meio do balanço de massa de sólidos solú- veis. Para a análise isotópica foram mensurados os valores isotópicos dos açúcares de cana, dos néctares de caju e de suas frações açúcares purificados e sólidos insolúveis. Com esses valores, foram calculadas as porcentagens práticas de fonte C3 (reais por meio da análise isotópica, em espectrô- metro de massa. Os resultados práticos foram comparados com os teóricos para definir a melhor forma de quantifi- cação de fonte C3 . Para identificar os néctares comerciais adulterados, foi desenvolvido um limite de legalidade conforme a legislação brasileira. Quatro marcas de néctares de caju foram analisadas e todas classificadas como legais. O limite de legalidade possibilitou identificar as bebidas em conformidade com a lei. A metodologia foi eficiente para quantificar o carbono de origem C3 em néctares comerciais de caju.

  19. Potency of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract against aflatoxin B(1)-induced hepatocarcinogenesis: reflection on microsomal biotransformation enzymes.

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    Premalatha, B; Sachdanandam, P

    2000-08-01

    The effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract on host detoxification system in aflatoxin B(1) induced hepatocellular carcinoma, which is a vital mechanism in cancer treatment, was studied in male albino rats. Oral administration of nut extract (200 mg kg(-1)body weight per day for 14 days) is found to be highly effective in inducing phase I and phase II biotransformation enzymes. The obtained results have shown an overall decrease of liver microsomal cytochrome P450, cytochrome b5, NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase, NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase, and aniline hydroxylase with a subsequent decrease of phase II enzymes, glutathione-S-transferase and UDP-glucuronyl transferase in cancer-bearing animals. The Semecarpus anacardium nut extract affords anticancer activity by enhancing both phase I and phase II enzymes to near normal levels. We propose that, much of the anticarcinogenic potency of Semecarpus anacardium nut extract on aflatoxin B(1)-induced hepatocarcinogenesis is mediated through the induction of hepatic biotransformation enzymes. Copyright 2000 Academic Press.

  20. Effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract on glutathione and its associated enzymes in experimentally induced mammary carcinoma.

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    Mathivadhani, P; Shanthi, P; Sachdanandam, P

    2006-01-01

    Reduced glutathione (GSH) is a ubiquitous thiol-containing tripeptide that plays a key role in the etiology of many diseases and, in particular, cancer. GSH, the foremost internal protective system, participates directly in the destruction of free radical compounds and detoxification of carcinogens. The effect of Semecarpus anacardium nut milk extract was studied for gaining insight into the disease relationship to GSH and its metabolizing enzymes. Mammary carcinoma was induced by giving 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) (25 mg/mL of olive oil) perorally by gastric intubation, and nut milk extract of S. anacardium was administered orally (200 mg/kg of body weight/day) for 14 days to mammary carcinoma-bearing rats. The levels of GSH and its metabolizing enzyme activities were determined in liver and kidney homogenates. Significant decreases in GSH, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione S-transferase, glutathione reductase, and gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase and a concomitant increase in oxidized glutathione, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase were observed in DMBA-induced mammary carcinoma in rats, while drug treatment reversed the conditions to near normal levels. There was a marked increase in GSH level and gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase activity in drug control rats. These findings suggest that S. anacardium can exert its protective effect in maintaining the glutathione redox status by restoring the associated enzymes against oxidative stress in experimental mammary carcinoma.

  1. Toxicidade do extrato aquoso das folhas de Anacardium humile para Bemisia tuberculata Toxicity of aqueous extract of Anacardium humile leaves on Bemisia tuberculata

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    Nézio Nery de Andrade Filho

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    Full Text Available A mosca-branca Bemisia tuberculata (Bondar, 1923 (Hem.: Aleyrodidae é uma das principais pragas da cultura da mandioca no Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul; no entanto, não há produtos registrados para seu controle. Produtos vegetais podem constituir em alternativa viável de controle de insetos e, por sua fotodegradabilidade, diminuir os riscos ao ambiente e ao homem. Objetivou-se, por meio deste trabalho, avaliar o efeito do extrato aquoso do "cajuzinho-do-cerrado" Anacardium humile St Hill (Anacardeaceae, nas concentrações de 2,0; 0,8; 0,4 e 0,05%, sobre a biologia de B. tuberculata, bem como identificar a classe de metabólitos secundários presentes no referido extrato. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, sob temperatura de 26±4°C. O extrato aquoso de A. humile causou aumento da duração da fase larval e mortalidade significativamente superior à testemunha em todas as concentrações testadas. Concluiu-se que o extrato aquoso de folhas de A. humile provoca mortalidade em ninfas de B. tuberculata e alongamento da fase das ninfas sobreviventes. O extrato aquoso de folhas de A. humile apresenta taninos, açúcares redutores e saponinas, e o seu índice de espuma (Índice Afrosimétrico é de 1250.The whitefly Bemisia tuberculata (Bondar, 1923 (Hem.: Aleyrodidae is the main pest of cassava crops in Mato Grosso do Sul state, however there are no products registered for its control. Plant products may represent a viable alternative for insect pest control and, due to their photo-degradability, they may reduce risks to the environment and to man. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of "cajuzinho-do-cerrado" Anacardium humile St Hill (Anacardeaceae aqueous leaf extract on the biology of B. tuberculata at the concentrations 2.0; 0.8; 0.4; 0.05%, as well as to identify the class of secondary metabolites present in the referred extract. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse at a temperature of 26±4°C. The

  2. DESENVOLVIMENTO, AVALIAÇÃO SENSORIAL E FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DE BARRA DE CEREAL DE CAJU

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    A associação de barra de cereais com o caju tem se mostrado uma tendência inovadora que visa atender às demandas mercadológicas e evitar o desperdício de uma fruta tão nutritiva. Logo, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi elaborar e avaliar as características sensoriais e físico-químicas de uma barra de cereal enriquecida com a fibra do bagaço do caju. Através dos testes de aceitação pode-se verificar uma boa aceitabilidade da barra de caju por parte da maioria dos julgadores, os quais se most...

  3. Therapeutic effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract on carbohydrate metabolizing and mitochondrial TCA cycle and respiratory chain enzymes in mammary carcinoma rats.

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    Arathi, G; Sachdanandam, P

    2003-09-01

    Semecarpus anacardium Linn. of the family Anacardiaceae has many applications in the Ayurvedic and Siddha systems of medicine. We have evaluated the effect of S. anacardium nut milk extract on carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes and mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid cycle and respiratory enzymes in liver and kidney mitochondria of dimethyl benzanthracene-induced mammary carcinoma in Sprague-Dawley rats. Mammary carcinoma-bearing rats showed a significant rise in glycolytic enzymes (hexokinase, phosphoglucoisomerase and aldolase) and a simultaneous fall in gluconeogenic enzymes (glucose-6-phosphatase and fructose 1,6-diphosphatase). The activities of mitochondrial enzymes isocitrate dehydrogenase, alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase, NADH-dehydrogenase and cytochrome C oxidase were significantly lowered in mammary carcinoma-bearing rats when compared with control rats. S. anacardium nut extract administration to tumour-induced animals significantly lowered the glycolytic enzyme activities (hexokinase, phosphoglucoisomerase and aldolase) and there was a rise in gluconeogenic enzymes (glucose-6-phosphatase and fructose 1,6-diphosphatase), which indicated an antitumour and anticancer effect. Comparison of normal control rats and rats administered S. anacardium only as drug control animals showed no significant variations in enzyme activities. S. anacardium nut extract administration to dimethyl benzanthracene-tumour-induced animals significantly increased the activities of mitochondrial enzymes, thereby suggesting its role in mitochondrial energy production.

  4. Ameliorating effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract on altered glucose metabolism in high fat diet STZ induced type 2 diabetic rats.

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    Khan, Haseena Banu Hedayathullah; Vinayagam, Kaladevi Siddhi; Palanivelu, Shanthi; Panchanadham, Sachdanandam

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    To explore the protective effect of the drug Semecarpus anacardium (S. anacardium)on altered glucose metabolism in diabetic rats. Type 2 diabetes mellitus was induced by feeding rats with high fat diet followed by single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) (35 mg/kg b.w.). Seven days after STZ induction, diabetic rats received nut milk extract of S. anacardium Linn. nut milk extract orally at a dosage of 200 mg/kg daily for 4 weeks. The effect of nut milk extract of S. anacardium on blood glucose, plasma insulin, glucose metabolising enzymes and GSK were studied. Treatment with SA extract showed a significant reduction in blood glucose levels and increase in plasma insulin levels and also increase in HOMA - β and decrease in HOMA -IR. The drug significantly increased the activity of glycolytic enzymes and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity and increased the glycogen content in liver of diabetic rats while reducing the activities of gluconeogenic enzymes. The drug also effectively ameliorated the alterations in GSK-3 mRNA expression. Overall, the present study demonstrates the possible mechanism of glucose regulation of S. anacardium suggestive of its therapeutic potential for the management of diabetes mellitus. Copyright © 2012 Hainan Medical College. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Bioconversion of low quality lignocellulosic agricultural waste into edible protein by Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer.

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    Mane, Vijay Panjabrao; Patil, Shyam Sopanrao; Syed, Abrar Ahmed; Baig, Mirza Mushtaq Vaseem

    2007-10-01

    Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer was cultivated on selected agro wastes viz. cotton stalks, groundnut haulms, soybean straw, pigeon pea stalks and leaves and wheat straw, alone or in combinations. Cotton stalks, pigeon pea stalks and wheat straw alone or in combination were found to be more suitable than groundnut haulms and soybean straw for the cultivation. Organic supplements such as groundnut oilseed cake, gram powder and rice bran not only affected growth parameters but also increased yields. Thus bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass by P. sajor-caju offers a promising way to convert low quality biomass into an improved human food.

  6. Production of bioactive compounds with antitumor activity against sarcoma 180 by Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Assis, Ivaneliza Simionato; Chaves, Mariane Bonatti; Silveira, Marcia Luciane Lange; Gern, Regina Maria Miranda; Wisbeck, Elisabeth; Júnior, Agenor Furigo; Furlan, Sandra Aparecida

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    This work studied the influence of culture medium composition and pH on exopolysaccharide (EPS) production by Pleurotus sajor-caju and validates the antitumor activity of the produced EPSs and of the mycelial biomass (intracellular polysaccharides [IPSs]) against Sarcoma 180 (S180) cells. The effect of the initial concentrations of (NH₄)₂SO₄, yeast extract and soy peptone on EPS production by P. sajor-caju was studied in shake flasks. A bioreactor was used to evaluate the pH values and the initial CaCO₃ and glucose concentrations. Extracts of EPSs (PE1) and IPSs obtained through two different separation processes (PM1 and PM2) were tested on mice inoculated with S180 cells. A medium containing 2.5, 1.0, and 1.0 g/L of (NH₄)₂SO₄, yeast extract and soy peptone, respectively, provided the highest EPS concentration (0.6 g/L). The use of pH 4.0, 1.0 g/L CaCO₃ and 20 g/L initial glucose concentration enhanced EPS productivity (3.84 g/L per hour). The PE1 extract promoted the highest reduction of S180 growth (86%), followed by the PM2 extract (80%); growth reduction was dose-independent for both substances. This work provides information about culture medium and conditions that enhanced the production of extracellular polysaccharides by P. sajor-caju. The results can contribute to the search for new bioactive products bringing novel aspects to the medical and pharmaceutical areas.

  7. Molecular characterization of beta-tubulin gene from Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Kim, B G; Yoo, Y B; Kwon, S T; Magae, Y

    2001-10-01

    A beta-tubulin gene (TUB1) from the basidiomycete Pleurotus sajor-caju was sequenced. TUB1 encodes a 446-amino-acid protein. The coding region is interrupted by 9 introns, all of which had a 5'-GTRNGT... YAG-3' sequence at the boundaries. Locations of the introns in TUB1 were common between the beta-tubulin genes of other basidiomycetes, but not with animals, ascomycetes, or plants. This suggests that the introns were inserted independently into the beta-tubulin gene after these divisions had diverged.

  8. Geografía, café y prosperidad en los andes occidentales de Colombia

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    Full Text Available Compuesta por los departamentos de Antioquia, Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda y Valle del Cauca, los Andes Occidentales ha sido por mucho años una de las regiones más prósperas de Colombia. Esta prosperidad se ha traducido en condiciones de vida e infraestructura superiores a las del resto del país. El éxito y bienestar que presentan hoy en día los Andes Occidentales están estrechamente ligados a la concentración de la producción de café, que se dio allí durante gran parte del siglo XX. El arraigo del café en la región no sólo se dio debido a que la geografía ofrecía las condiciones ideales para el cultivo, sino también a las instituciones cafeteras creadas para organizar la industria del café. A pesar de esta prosperidad, el constante descenso del precio internacional del café después del rompimiento del pacto de cuotas de producción en 1989, sumado al estancamiento de la industria manufacturera en algunos departamentos de la región, han afectado las economías departamentales menos diversificadas. Es así como la región de los Andes Occidentales Colombianos presenta las tasas de desempleo más altas del país, tasas que se han visto afectadas aún más con la crisis financiera internacional a través del menor flujo de remesas que los trabajadores oriundos de la región, y residentes en el exterior envían a sus familias.

  9. Radiographic image analysis of Anacardium othonianum Rizz (anacardiaceae achenes subjected to desiccation

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    Lílian Abadia da Silva

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Studies evaluating the internal morphology and seed quality of native species are essential for successful conservation programs. Our aim was to verify the efficiency of X-ray imagery in evaluating cashew-tree-of-the-cerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz. achene viability after desiccation. The achenes were collected at 12% water content (w.b. and dried in silica gel until they reached 10, 8, 6, and 4% (w.b.. The fruit morphology and the quality of the seeds were evaluated by X-ray test together with vigor, electrical conductivity and emergence tests. Achenes with different water contents were exposed to an X-ray machine at 18 kV for 11 s and were thereafter submitted to emergence tests. The images were analyzed, and the achenes were classified based on internal morphology as completely full, malformed, or empty. These results were compared to those from the emergence tests. The statistical design was a complete randomized factorial (5 x 3. Desiccation to 4% (w.b. did not damage or modify the internal structures. X-ray was efficient in evaluating the internal morphology and detecting achene quality, making it possible to remove empty and abnormal fruit and form vigorous seed lots, reducing the cost of storage and bedding plant production for this native species.

  10. Immunomodulatory activity of Semecarpus anacardium extract in mononuclear cells of normal individuals and rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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    Singh, Divya; Aggarwal, Amita; Mathias, Amrita; Naik, Sita

    2006-12-06

    Semecarpus anacardium (SA) Linn. (family Anacardiaceae), is a plant well-known for its medicinal value in Ayurveda. The nut extracts of this plant have been traditionally used as antihelminthic, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic and in the treatment of nervous debilities and arthritis. In this study we have evaluated crude ethanolic extract of SA nuts for its anti-inflammatory activities in vitro using peripheral blood and synovial fluid mononuclear cells of healthy individuals and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. SA extract inhibited the spontaneous and LPS induced production of proinflammatory cytokines IL-1beta and IL-12p40 but had no effect on TNF-alpha and IL-6 production, both at protein and mRNA level. The crude extract also suppressed LPS induced nuclear translocation of transcription factors, NF-kappaB and AP-1; the inhibition of NF-kappaB was through the inhibition of IkappaBalpha phosphorylation. The extract also suppressed LPS activated nitric oxide production in mouse macrophage cell line, RAW 264.7. Our results for the first time show that SA extract can inhibit proinflammatory cytokine production and demonstrate its mechanism of action.

  11. Occurrence of Aspergillus section Flavi and section Nigri and aflatoxins in raw cashew kernels (Anacardium occidentale L.) from Benin

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    Lamboni, Yendouban; Frisvad, Jens Christian; Hell, Kerstin

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    contamination, a total of 100 kernels/sample (with disinfection) and 40 kernels/sample (without disinfection) were plated. Seventy samples from fourteen villages were used. Aflatoxins occurrence was analysed on 84 samples by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS...... predominant, in NG and SS zones (90.2% and 87.2%) respectively. When non disinfected kernels were plated, A. section Nigri was predominant in both NG and SS zones, with percentages of 89.7% and 93.4%, respectively. None of the 84 nuts samples were positive for natural occurrence of aflatoxins with a detection...

  12. Goma de cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale: Avaliação das modificações químicas e físicas por extrusão termoplástica

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    Kelita C. S. Andrade

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Países tropicais, como o Brasil, são depositários de uma grande variedade de fontes de polissacarídeos vegetais conhecidos e outros ainda não explorados que possuem grande potencial em aplicações industriais. Alguns estudos reportam a possibilidade de aplicação industrial da goma exsudada do cajueiro em substituição à goma arábica devido à semelhança estrutural e química. Neste estudo propôs-se caracterizar comparativamente algumas propriedades destas duas gomas, antes e após dois tratamentos de extrusão termoplástica. Nos resultados de composição centesimal as amostras de goma de cajueiro in natura e processadas destacaram-se pelo alto teor de fibra solúvel. Por outro lado, apresentaram menor teor de minerais que a goma arábica. Por meio da análise de viscosidade rápida, foi observado que este parâmetro aumentou nas amostras de goma arábica processadas, enquanto nas amostras processadas de goma de cajueiro houve redução. Nos resultados da análise de difração de raios X predominou-se a conformação amorfa das cadeias poliméricas de ambas as amostras. A partir dos parâmetros avaliados, a goma de cajueiro poderia ser indicada como substituta da goma arábica.

  13. Exopolysaccharide produced by Pleurotus sajor-caju: its chemical structure and anti-inflammatory activity.

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    Silveira, Marcia L L; Smiderle, Fhernanda R; Agostini, Franciane; Pereira, Eduardo M; Bonatti-Chaves, Mariane; Wisbeck, Elisabeth; Ruthes, Andréa Caroline; Sassaki, Guilherme L; Cipriani, Thales R; Furlan, Sandra A; Iacomini, Marcello

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    Edible mushrooms are high nutritional value foods, which contain proteins, fibers, minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Among their carbohydrates are some polysaccharides with recognized therapeutic effects. It was reported in this manuscript the structural characterization and antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of an exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by Pleurotus sajor-caju. The purified EPS was a mannogalactan (PEIsR), which was composed by mannose (37.0%), galactose (39.7%), and 3-O-methyl-galactose (23.3%). The polysaccharide was purified by freeze-thawing and dialysis, and it was characterized by GC-MS analysis and NMR spectroscopy. The mannogalactan is constituted by a main chain of (1 → 6)-linked α-D-Galp and 3-O-methyl-α-D-Galp units. Some of the α-D-Galp units were substituted at O-2 by non-reducing end units of β-D-Manp. According to the literature review conducted, this is the first time that a methylated polysaccharide was observed on EPS of P. sajor-caju. The mannogalactan was able to reduce the nociception, in vivo, in the writhing and formalin tests and also reduced the carrageenan-induced paw edema, which indicates that it could be an effective antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory agent. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  14. Cloning and characterization of a gene encoding trehalose phosphorylase (TP) from Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Han, Sang-Eun; Kwon, Hawk-Bin; Lee, Seung-Bum; Yi, Bu-Young; Murayama, Ikuo; Kitamoto, Yutaka; Byun, Myung-Ok

    2003-08-01

    Complementary DNA for a gene encoding trehalose phosphorylase (TP) that reversibly catalyzes trehalose synthesis and degradation from alpha-glucose-1-phosphate (alpha-Glc-1-P) and glucose was cloned from Pleurotus sajor-caju. The cDNA of P. sajor-caju TP (designated PsTP, GenBank Accession No. AF149777) encodes a polypeptide of 751 amino acids with a deduced molecular mass of 83.7 kDa. The PsTP gene is expressed in mycelia, pilei, and stipes of fruiting bodies. Trehalose phosphorylase PsTP was purified from PsTP-transformed Escherichia coli. The enzyme catalyzes both the phosphorolysis of trehalose to produce alpha-Glc-1-P and glucose, and the synthesis of trehalose. The apparent K(m) values for trehalose and Pi in phosphorolytic reaction at pH 7.0 were 74.8 and 5.4 mM, respectively. The PsTP gene complemented Saccharomyces cerevisiae Deltatps1, Deltatps2 double-mutant cells, allowing their growth on glucose medium. Furthermore, yeast transformed with PsTP produced 2-2.5-fold more trehalose than non-transformants or cells transformed with empty vector only.

  15. Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance defect in hsp104 mutant Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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    Lee, Jin-Ohk; Jeong, Mi-Jeong; Kwon, Tack-Ryun; Lee, Seung-Kon; Byun, Myung-Ok; Chung, Ill-Min; Park, Soo-Chul

    2006-06-01

    A putative Hsp100 gene was cloned from the fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju. mRNA expression studies demonstrated that this gene (designated PsHsp100) is highly induced by high temperature,induced less strongly by exposure to ethanol, and not induced by drought or salinity. Heat shock induction is detectable at 37 degrees C and reaches a maximum level at 42 degrees C. PsHsp100 mRNA levels sharply increased within 15 min of exposure to high temperature, and reached a maximum expression level at 2 h that was maintained for several hours. These results indicate that PsHsp100 could work at an early step in thermotolerance. To examine its function, PsHsp100 was transformed into a temperature-sensitive hsp104 deletion mutant Saccharomycetes cerivisiae strain to test the hypothesis that PsHSP100 is an protein that functions in thermotolerance. Overexpression of PsHSP100 complemented the thermotolerance defect of the hsp104 mutant yeast, allowing them being survive even at 50 degree C for 4 h. These results indicate that PsHSP100 protein is functional as an HSP100 in yeast and could play and important role in thermotolerance in P. sajor-caju.

  16. Purification and characterization of extracellular laccase secreted by Pleurotus sajor-caju MTCC 141.

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    Sahay, R; Yadav, R S S; Yadav, K D S

    2008-12-01

    The effect of lignin containing natural substrates corn-cob, coir-dust, saw-dust, wheat straw and bagasse particles on the extracellular secretion of laccase in the liquid culture growth medium of Pleurotus sajor-caju MTCC 141 has been studied. The culture conditions for maximum secretion of laccase by Pleurotus sajor-caju MTCC 141 have been optimized. Homogeneous preparation of laccase from the culture filtrate of the fungus has been achieved using ammonium sulphate precipitation, anion exchange chromatography on DEAE and gel filtration chromatography on Sephadex G-100. The purified enzyme preparation gave a single protein band in SDS-PAGE analysis indicating a molecular weight of 90 kD. The enzymatic characteristics Km, k(cat), pH and temperature optima of the purified laccase have been determined using 2, 6-dimethoxyphenol as the substrate and have been found to be 35 micromol/L, 0.30 min(-1), 4.5 and 37 degrees C respectively. The Km values for the other substrate like catechol, m-cresol, pyrogallol and syringaldazine have also been determined which were found to be 216 micromol/L, 380 micromol/L, 370 micromol/L and 260 micromol/L respectively.

  17. [The commercially cultivated edible oyster mushrooms Pleurotus sajor-caju and P. pulmonarius are two separate species, similar in morphology but reproductively isolated].

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    Shnyreva, A A; Sivolapova, A B; Shnyreva, A V

    2012-11-01

    Two closely related commercially cultivated oyster mushroom species, Pleurotus pulmonarius and P. sajor-caju have been differentiated by traditional mating experiments as well as analysis of the variable ITS and IGS sequences of the ribosomal gene cluster. Molecular analysis of the variable ITS and IGS regions has allowed neither reliable differentiation between the morphologically similar species P. pulmonarius and P. sajor-caju nor confirmation of species identity of the P. sajor-caju strains CS-32, H-1, and H-2. Analysis of the sexual (mating) compatibility between haploid tester strains of these two species in monokaryon-monokaryon mating experiments has demonstrated complete reproductive isolation between P. pulmonarius and P. sajor-caju, thereby confirming that these are separate species.

  18. 77 FR 50617 - Pesticide Tolerance Crop Grouping Program III; Revisions to General Tolerance Regulations

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    ....) Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) Chestnut (Castanea crenata Siebold & Zucc.; C. dentata (Marshall) Borkh.; C. mollissima Blume; C. sativa Mill.) Chinquapin (Castaneapumila (L.) Mill.) Coconut (Cocos...

  19. Cyanotypic frequencies in adjacent and mixed populations of Trifolium occidentale Coombe and Trifolium repens L. are regulated by different mechanisms.

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    Kakes, P.; Chardonnens, A.N.

    2000-01-01

    The cyanogenic polymorphism in Trifolium repens is caused by the variation in two genes, the interaction of which produces four distinct cyanotypes. Along the Atlantic coasts of Bretagne, T. repens is sometimes found in populations mixed with the related species Trifolium occidentale, although the

  20. Afrique occidentale et centrale — De nouveaux défis relevés avec brio

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    En poste à Dakar, au Sénégal, le directeur du Bureau régional de l'Afrique occidentale et centrale du CRDI, Gilles Forget, a vu certaines dimensions de la vie — particulièrement en matière de commerce — se simplifier.

  1. EFFECT OF USING VARIOUS SUBSTRATES ON CULTIVATION OF PLEUROTUS SAJOR-CAJU

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    S. N. FASEHAH

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The unmanageable agricultural waste comprises of structural polymers, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin can be led to pollutions, thus it can be used as a mushroom substrate. Lignocellulosic materials are most favorable feedstock as renewable and natural resource. Forestry and agricultural practices generated a large amount of ligncelluosic waste and promoted to serious problematic environmental pollution. It can be easily broken down by lignocellulotic enzymes. In this study, an attempt was made to evaluate the effect of various substrates on cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju. The substrates used in this study were tissue paper, rice husk ash and rubber sawdust. All of the substrates were added with rice bran and calcium carbonate (CaCO3. Then, the mixtures were transferred into plastic sized 8 cm × 4.5 cm and were pasteurized in the steamer for 1 hour at60 °C - 100 °C. After that they were cooled overnight at 25 °C - 30 °C. The spawn were inoculated into the bag and incubated in incubation room. The media bags were incubated until mycelium fully colonized and watering was done twice a day. The parameters studies were included spawn running, number of fruit body, total of stipe length, weight of fruit body and biological efficiency. Results showed that the fastest spawn running and highest number of fruits body, total of stipe length, weight of fruit body and biological efficiency are found using tissue paper substrates. In contrast the rubber sawdust showed the lowest values of spawn running, total of stipe length, weight of fruit body and biological efficiency. It can be concluded that the tissue paper is one of promising substrate which can be used in growing of Pleurotus sajor-caju due to lower cost and easy to purchase as compared to other substrates.

  2. Structural analysis of a water-soluble glucan (Fr.I) of an edible mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Pramanik, Malay; Chakraborty, Indranil; Mondal, Soumitra; Islam, Syed S

    2007-12-10

    A water-soluble glucan was obtained from the fruit bodies of an edible mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju, by hot water extraction, ethanol precipitation, dialysis, and Sepharose 6B gel filtration. On the basis of total hydrolysis, methylation analysis, periodate oxidation, and NMR studies ((1)H, (13)C, DQF-COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, and HSQC), the structure of the repeating unit of the glucan is determined as [carbohydrate structure: see text].

  3. Structural investigation of a polysaccharide (Fr. II) isolated from the aqueous extract of an edible mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Pramanik, Malay; Mondal, Soumitra; Chakraborty, Indranil; Rout, Dilip; Islam, Syed S

    2005-03-21

    A water-soluble polysaccharide, (Fr. II) isolated from aqueous extract of an edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju, was found to consist of D-glucose, D-galactose, and D-mannose in a molar proportion of 1:1:1. Compositional analysis, methylation analysis, periodate oxidation study, partial hydrolysis, and NMR experiments ((1)H, (13)C, 2D-COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, HSQC, and HMBC) revealed the presence of the following repeating unit in the polysaccharide: [formula: see text

  4. Pengaruh mutasi dengan radiasi sinar gamma (CO₆₀) terhadap produktivitas jamur tiram abu-abu (Pleurotus sajur-caju)

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    Ira Djajanegara; Priyo Wahyudi; Donowati Tjokrokusumo; Netty Widyastuti; Harsoyo Harsoyo

    2012-01-01

    Irradiation aplied to living organisms may have positive or negative effects on physiological and morphological properties of the organisms. One way to gain genetic variation with better properties than the parental strain is by Gamma (Co 60) radiation application. During this experiment, Gama (Co 60) rays was applied to the grey oyster (Pleurotus sajur-caju) mushroom mycellia during exponential phase. Radiation was applied at 0.75 KGray with dose velocity of 1.149 KGray. Analysis of...

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

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    Flávio França

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper records the plants used in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis (L(Vb among the rural population of a cocoa- producing coastal area of Bahia state, Brazil. An enquiry conducted among a hundred patients identified 49 plant species used to treat skin ulceration caused by this Leishmania species. The principal plants used are caju-branco (Anacardium occidentale - Anacardiaceae, used by 65% of the population, folha-fogo (Clidemia hirta - Melastomataceae 39%, alfavaca-grossa (Plectranthus amboinicus - Lamiaceae 33%, mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides - Chenopodiaceae 31%, erva-de-santa-maria (Solatium americanum - Solanaceae (25% and transagem (Plantago major - Plantaginaceae. 2%.Este trabalho relata as plantas usadas no tratamento da leishmaniose cutânea, causada por Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis (L(Vb, na população rural da faixa litorânea produtora de cacau do estado da Bahia, Brasil. Um inquérito realizado entre 100 pacientes, identificou 49 espécies de plantas usadas para tratar úlceras de pele causadas por esta espécie de Leishmânia. As principais plantas usadas foram o cajueiro-branco (Anacardium occidentale - Anacardiaceae usado por 65% da população, a folha-fogo (Clidemia hirta - Melastomataceae 39%, a alfavaca-grossa (Plectranthus amboinicus - Lamiaceae 33%, o mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides - henopodiaceae 31%, a erva-de-santa-maria (Solanum americanum - Solanaceae 25% e a transagem (Plantago major - Plantaginaceae 2%.

  6. Chemical composition and antioxidant properties of extracts of fresh fruiting bodies of Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer.

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    Kanagasabapathy, G; Malek, S N A; Kuppusamy, U R; Vikineswary, S

    2011-03-23

    The chemical composition and in vitro antioxidant activity of aqueous butanol and ethyl acetate extracts of Pleurotus sajor-caju were investigated in this study. Twenty-two compounds comprising methyl esters, hydrocarbon fatty acids, ethyl esters, and sterols were identified in ethyl acetate extracts, while cinnamic acid, nicotinamide, benzeneacetamide, and 4-hydroxybenzaldyhde were identified in butanol extracts by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and NMR analysis. The antioxidant activity was determined by a β-carotene bleaching method, ferric reducing antioxidant power, trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity, and lipid peroxidation assays, while the total phenolic content in P. sajor-caju was assessed by Folin-Ciocalteau's method. The aqueous and butanol extracts exhibited the highest antioxidant activity, corresponding to the total phenolic content. The subfractions from the ethyl acetate extract (EP1, EP2, EP3, and EP4), however, showed moderate antioxidant activity. The regular consumption of P. sajor-caju as a part of our diet may render nutritional and nutraceuticals benefits for good health.

  7. Effect of milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium nuts on glycohydrolases and lysosomal stability in adjuvant arthritis in rats.

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    Vijayalakshmi, T; Muthulakshmi, V; Sachdanandam, P

    1997-09-01

    Lysosomal acid hydrolases are thought to play an important role in inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. A Siddha preparation of Semecarpus anacardium nut extract called Serankottai Nei was tested for its capacity to stabilize lysosomes obtained from liver and kidney of adjuvant-induced arthritic animals. Lysosomal membrane stability was measured by determining the release of acid hydrolases from the lysosomes. The drug was administered at a dose level of 150 mg/kg body weight for 14 days to arthritic animals after the adjuvant injection. The total and free activity of lysosomal enzymes were significantly increased in arthritic rats with concomitant increase in plasma levels of protein-bound carbohydrates. Significantly increased lysosomal membrane fragility as observed in arthritic condition was reduced in drug-treated animals. Antiarthritic activity of the drug through its stabilizing action on lysosomal membranes could be inferred from this study.

  8. Yield performances and changes in enzyme activities of Pleurotus spp. (P. ostreatus and P. sajor-caju) cultivated on different agricultural wastes.

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    Kurt, Sebnem; Buyukalaca, Saadet

    2010-05-01

    Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus sajor-caju were studied for their ability to produce laccase and carboxymethylcellulase (CMCase) enzymes on different agricultural wastes under solid state fermentation. The spawns of P. ostreatus and P. sajor-caju were inoculated on different agricultural wastes including viticulture wastes, wheat straw, paddy straw, sesame straw, sawdust as well as the mixtures of these wastes with wheat bran. The carbon and nitrogen contents of substrates containing bran were the highest. The laccase activities of P. ostreatus and P. sajor-caju reached the highest values on the day 10 of mycelial growth. This enzyme activity was higher on the substrates containing bran which had high nitrogen and low C/N ratio than the other tested substrates with no bran. The CMCase activities of P. sajor-caju and P. ostreatus had two peaks on the 5th day of mycelial growth and after first flash. P. ostreatus and P. sajor-caju grown on substrates containing wheat bran had higher biological efficiencies and total yields as well as higher CMCase and laccase activities. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Application of terrestrial photogrammetry for the mass balance calculation on Montasio Occidentale Glacier (Julian Alps, Italy)

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    Piermattei, Livia; Carturan, Luca; Calligaro, Simone; Blasone, Giacomo; Guarnieri, Alberto; Tarolli, Paolo; Dalla Fontana, Giancarlo; Vettore, Antonio

    2014-05-01

    Digital elevation models (DEMs) of glaciated terrain are commonly used to measure changes in geometry and hence infer the mass balance of glaciers. Different tools and methods exist to obtain information about the 3D geometry of terrain. Recent improvements on the quality and performance of digital cameras for close-range photogrammetry, and the development of automatic digital photogrammetric processing makes the 'structure from motion' photogrammetric technique (SfM) competitive for high quality 3D models production, compared to efficient but also expensive and logistically-demanding survey technologies such as airborn and terrestrial laser scanner (TLS). The purpose of this work is to test the SfM approach, using a consumer-grade SLR camera and the low-cost computer vision-based software package Agisoft Photoscan (Agisoft LLC), to monitor the mass balance of Montasio Occidentale glacier, a 0.07km2, low-altitude, debris-covered glacier located in the Eastern Italian Alps. The quality of the 3D models produced by the SfM process has been assessed by comparison with digital terrain models obtained through TLS surveys carried out at the same dates. TLS technique has indeed proved to be very effective in determining the volume change of this glacier in the last years. Our results shows that the photogrammetric approach can produce point cloud densities comparable to those derived from TLS measurements. Furthermore, the horizontal and vertical accuracies are also of the same order of magnitude as for TLS (centimetric to decimetric). The effect of different landscape characteristics (e.g. distance from the camera or terrain gradient) and of different substrata (rock, debris, ice, snow and firn) was also evaluated in terms of SfM reconstruction's accuracy vs. TLS. Given the good results obtained on the Montasio Occidentale glacier, it can be concluded that the terrestrial photogrammetry, with the advantageous features of portability, ease of use and above all low costs

  10. Phytocompounds and modulatory effects of Anacardium microcarpum (cajui on antibiotic drugs used in clinical infections

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Valter M Barbosa-Filho,1,2 Emily P Waczuk,2 Nadghia F Leite,3 Irwin RA Menezes,1 José GM da Costa,1 Sírleis R Lacerda,1 Isaac A Adedara,2 Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho,4 Thais Posser,5 Jean P Kamdem2,6 1Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS, Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA, Crato, CE, Brazil; 2Programa de Pós-Graduação em Bioquímica Toxicológica, Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil; 3Departamento de Química Biológica, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS, 4Laboratory of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA, Crato, CE, Brazil; 5Campus São Gabriel, Universidade Federal do Pampa, São Gabriel, RS, Brazil; 6Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Básica da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil Background: The challenge of antibiotic resistance and the emergence of new infections have generated considerable interest in the exploration of natural products from plant origins as combination therapy. In this context, crude ethanolic extract (CEE, ethyl acetate fraction (EAF, and methanolic fraction (MF from Anacardium microcarpum were tested alone or in combination with antibiotics (amikacin, gentamicin, ciprofloxacin, and imipenem against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. Methods: Antibiotic resistance-modifying activity was performed using the microdilution method by determining the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC. In addition, phytochemical prospecting analyses of tested samples were carried out. Results: Our results indicated that all the extracts showed low antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant strains (MIC =512 µg/mL. However, addition of CEE, EAF, and MF to the growth medium at the subinhibitory concentration (MIC/8=64 µg/mL significantly modulated

  11. Effect of lignin-derived phenolic monomers on the growth of the edible mushrooms Lentinus edodes, Pleurotus sajor-caju and Volvariella volvacea.

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    Cai, Y J; Buswell, J A; Chang, S T

    1993-09-01

    Pleurotus sajor-caju was generally more tolerant to lignin-related phenolic monomers and tannin derivatives than Lentinus edodes and the straw mushroom, Volvariella volvacea. Several phenols, at up to 5 mM, enhanced mycelial growth of P. sajor-caju. No clear pattern was evident when the effects of phenols and tannins on the growth of V. volvacea and L. edodes were compared, but the lower concentrations of 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and vanillin which were tested were markedly more toxic to the straw mushroom. The distribution of phenolic monomers and tannin derivatives in the agricultural wastes used for mushroom cultivation may be an important growth determinant. However, the differences in the growth inhibition profiles of L. edodes, P. sajor-caju and V. volvacea suggest that, alone, the effect of these compounds on fungal growth is unlikely to account for the varying abilities of the three mushroom species to grow and fruit on a particular lignocellulosic substrate.

  12. Anticancer potency of the milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nuts against aflatoxin B1 mediated hepatocellular carcinoma bearing Wistar rats with reference to tumour marker enzymes.

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    Premalatha, B; Muthulakshmi, V; Sachdanandam, P

    1999-05-01

    Aflatoxin B1 is an important consideration in the aetiology of human and animal hepatocellular carcinoma. The influence of the drug, Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut extract, on hepatocarcinogenicity of aflatoxin B1 was evaluated in adult albino male Wistar rats. Aflatoxin B1 was administered intraperitoneally to induce hepatocellular carcinoma. These cancer bearing animals were treated with Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut extract (200 mg/kg body weight/day) in sunflower oil orally for 14 days. The plasma and the liver tumour tissue were investigated biochemically for lactate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. The elevation of plasma concentration of these enzymes were indicative of the persistent deteriorating effect of aflatoxin B1 in cancer bearing animals. Lactate dehydrogenase and aminotransferases levels were decreased in liver, whereas alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase were increased in cancer conditions. These enzyme levels were reversed to near normal control values in drug treated animals. The analysis of marker enzyme activities clearly indicates the antitumour efficacy of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut extract on aflatoxin B1 induced hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    ANATOMY OF THE PSEUDOCARP IN. ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE. L. BY THOMAS M. VARGHESE AND Y. P. S. PUNDIR. (School of Plant Morphology, Meerut College, Meerut). Received January 13, 1964. (Communicated by Prof. V. Puri, F.A.Sc.) INTRODUCTION. Anacardium occidentale L., a native of Brazil, is one ...

  14. Un proyecto de nuevo gobierno para las provincias occidentales del Pacífico novohispano

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    María Ángeles Gálvez Ruiz

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    Full Text Available Un proyecto hacia la mitad del siglo xviii de poner bajo un solo gobierno a las provincias occidentales novohispanas del Pacífico, responde a la necesidad de establecer un mayor control a lo largo de sus costas, expuestas a un comercio de contrabando o ilícito que afectaba a un extenso territorio con gran variedad de rutas y mercados regionales, ubicados en su mayoría en los límites jurisdiccionales de la Audiencia de Nueva Galicia. Los informes de autoridades portuarias como el castellano de Acapulco, o dictámenes como el emitido por el fiscal de la audiencia de México ofrecen miradas particulares sobre este proyecto, así como una rica información complementaria de los litorales noroccidentales. Aunque la presencia de barcos extranjeros en las costas neogallegas y la rivalidad imperial explican en parte el surgimiento de tales proyectos, otros intereses regionales y objetivos políticos y económicos de mayor alcance pueden explicar el fracaso de la propuesta.

  15. Important nutritional constituents, flavour components, antioxidant and antibacterial properties of Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Gogavekar, Shweta S; Rokade, Shilpa A; Ranveer, Rahul C; Ghosh, Jai S; Kalyani, Dayanand C; Sahoo, Akshaya K

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    Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) cultivated in the laboratory was studied for nutritional constituents, flavor components, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Nutritional constituents estimated per 100 g dry weight (d.w.) include protein (29.3 g), carbohydrate (62.97 g), crude fat (0.91 g), ash (6.82 g) and crude fiber (12.3 g). Energy value of this mushroom was about 297.5 kcal/100 g d.w. Major mineral components estimated include Ca, Fe, and Mg with highest level of 505.0, 109.5 and 108.7 mg/100 g respectively. Methanolic extract containing significant amounts of phenols and flavonoids showed free radical scavenging potential and antibacterial activities against various spp. of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Compounds responsible for antibacterial activities analyzed by GC-MS include β- Sistosterol, Cholestanol, 1,5-Dibenzoylnaphthalene and 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid. Flavor components extracted by hot extraction method were found to be higher in number and concentration than the cold extraction method. The characteristic flavor component of mushroom i.e. 1-Octen-3-ol was better extracted by hot than the cold.

  16. Uptake and toxicological effects of some heavy metals on Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) singer.

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    Purkayastha, R P; Mitra, A K; Bhattacharyya, B

    1994-02-01

    The uptake of heavy metals at sublethal concentrations by the mycelia and sporocarps of an edible fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju was measured by an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, and their impact on growth, productivity, and cellular proteins was also studied. Mycelia demonstrated the lowest uptake of Co2+ (11 micrograms ml-1) and Hg2+ (12 micrograms ml-1) and the highest uptake of Cu2+ (182 micrograms ml-1) and Cd2+ (178 micrograms ml-1). Sporocarps obtained from the substrate treated separately with Pb2+ (100 micrograms ml-1) and CD2+ (6 micrograms ml-1) indicated a minimum and maximum uptake of Pb2+ (7 micrograms g-1) and Cd2+ (33 micrograms g-1), respectively. Although Cu2+ and Cd2+ at 6 micrograms ml-1 indicated 41 and 93% growth reduction, Pb2+ and Hg2+ also caused more than 85% reduction of growth at 15 and 6 micrograms ml-1, respectively. Pb2+ reduced mycelial protein significantly (36%), but Hg2+ caused maximum reduction (30%) of proteins in sporocarps. Separate treatment of spawned substrate with test heavy metals reduced biological efficiency of sporocarp production, but markedly with Pb2+.

  17. Characterization and antineoplasic effect of extracts obtained from Pleurotus sajor-caju fruiting bodies.

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    Dalonso, Nicole; Souza, Rafaela; Silveira, Márcia Luciane Lange; Ruzza, Angelo Adolfo; Wagner, Theodoro Marcel; Wisbeck, Elisabeth; Furlan, Sandra Aparecida

    2010-04-01

    Fungi of the Pleurotus genus present a great industrial interest due to their possibility of producing pharmacological compounds, pigments, aromas, organic acids, polysaccharides, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, etc. Among the therapeutic products, we can highlight those with antineoplasic activity, attributed to the fungi cell wall components. Based on this, the objective of this work was to study the antineoplasic capacity of the polysaccharidic fractions obtained from Pleurotus sajor-caju fruiting bodies. Female Swiss mice were inoculated with the Ehrlich ascitic tumor (5 x 10(6) cells/animal) in ascitic form. The polysaccharidic fractions were administered intraperitoneally, during a 6-day period. Fractions FI and FII presented a lower volume of ascitic liquid (3.1 and 1.8 mL, respectively) and a higher reduction in the number of neoplasic cells present in the ascitic liquid (86.2% and 85%, respectively), when compared to the positive control (group inoculated with the tumor but without treatment). These fractions were characterized in terms of monosaccharide composition. Glucose was the major component detected, followed by galactose and mannose. The anomeric carbon configuration of the beta-glucan was confirmed by the (13)C NMR (delta 103.7). Substituted and free C3 and C6 were also detected. Protein bands were confirmed through infrared analysis.

  18. Antioxidant potential analysis of P. ostreatus, P. sajor-caju, P. sapidus and P. columbinus.

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    Irshad, A; Shahid, M; Asghar, M; Khan, J A

    2017-01-01

    The present study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant activity of ethanol, n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and water extracts of four different Pleurotus spps. P. ostreatus, P. sajor-caju, P. sapidus and P. columbinus. The extraction was performed by classical organic solvent extraction (COSE). The extracts of Pleurotus spps. contained appreciable levels of total phenolic contents (TPC) (0.95-19.49 GAE, mg/g) and total flavonoid contents (0.85-3.73 CE, mg/g). All Pleurotus spps. also contained considerable DPPH radical scavenging activity, showing IC50 (19.15-54.50%) and reducing power (0.50-2.94 nm), respectively. The ascorbic acid content was in the range of (2.90-5.97 mg/g) for all Pleurotus spps. All studied Pleurotus spps. showed potential antioxidant activity. The results of four different Pleurotus spps. extracts showed that they can be used as a good food ingredient, and as a medicinal mushroom for digestive ailments, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry and in cosmetics.

  19. Effect of substrate quantity and shelf position on yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor caju).

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    Zireva, D T; Fanadzo, M; Mashingaidze, A B

    2007-10-01

    An experiment was conducted in Harare (Zimbabwe) in 2004 to investigate the effect of substrate (wheat straw) quantity and shelf position on yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) using plastic tray culture. The experiment was laid out as a 2-way factorial in a randomized block design with five substrate quantities (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 kg of wheat straw per tray) and two shelf positions (0.5 and 1.2 m above ground). Mushroom yield increased with an increased substrate quantity of up to 6 kg and thereafter remained constant. Shelf position had no significant effect (p > 0.05) on mushroom yield and there was no interaction (p > 0.05) between substrate quantity and shelf position on yield. Biological efficiency decreased with an increase in substrate quantity per tray. It was concluded that 6 kg of substrate per tray (50x35 and 20 cm deep) would result in optimal yields. The height above the ground at which trays are placed in the growing room does not affect mushroom yields.

  20. Production of Pleurotus sajor-caju strain PS-2001 biomass in submerged culture.

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    Confortin, Fernanda Grison; Marchetto, Rosane; Bettin, Fernanda; Camassola, Marli; Salvador, Mirian; Dillon, Aldo José Pinheiro

    2008-10-01

    Mushrooms or fruiting bodies of many basidiomycetes are commonly produced in solid-state fermentation, generally after 20-60 days of growth. However, it is also possible to produce biomass from these fungi, in submerged fermentation in shorter time. This work was aimed at evaluating biomass production with the basidiomycete Pleurotus sajor-caju, in a submerged process and to determine the proportion of chemical components of this biomass. Initially, an optimization of the culture medium was done to produce a faster growth of microbial mass by changing the concentrations of ammonium sulfate, soy protein and yeast extract. Using the optimized culture medium, values of approximately 5.5 g L(-1) of biomass in a medium with 10 g L(-1) of glucose were attained. When the optimized culture medium was tested in a 5-L stirred tank bioreactor, using 10 g L(-1) of glucose or sucrose as carbon source, values of 8.18 and 5.94 g L(-1) of biomass concentration were obtained, respectively. In the medium with glucose, high yields (0.82 g g(-1)) and productivity of 0.085 g L(-1) h(-1) were obtained. The exopolysaccharide content (1.58 g dry matter L(-1)) in the culture was higher in the fermentation with sucrose. The nutritional composition of the biomass obtained in the submerged fermentation was similar to that of the fruiting body in terms of quantities of total carbohydrates, ash and calories, but total fat and protein were higher.

  1. Phenotypic diversity amongst strains of Pleurotus sajor-caju: implications for cultivation in arid environments.

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    Kashangura, Chenjerayi; Hallsworth, John E; Mswaka, Allen Y

    2006-03-01

    In arid regions, biodiversity and biomass are limited by water availability, and this problem has been compounded by desertification associated with global climate change. The saprotrophic macrofungi that are indigenous to hot subtropical and tropical regions, such as Pleurotus spp., can play key roles in water sequestration, nutrient cycling, human nutrition, and bioremediation of waste materials. We studied 15 strains of Pleurotus sajor-caju, a widespread and phenotypically-diverse species, to establish variability in growth response and primordium development over a range of stress parameters: osmotic potential (-0.5 to -5 MPa), temperature (5-40 degrees C) and pH (2-12). The initiation of primordia precedes basidiome production and therefore represents a key stage in bioremediation strategies and fungi-driven nutrient cycles. Primordia were produced at low pH (4-6), at suboptimal growth temperatures (< or =25 degrees C), and under moderate water stress (-0.5 to -3.5 MPa). Although the growth windows for different strains were similar, their maximum growth rates and the optimum conditions for growth varied. We discuss the phenotypic diversity of Pleurotus strains and discuss their potential for cultivation, bioremediation and ecological regeneration.

  2. Studies on accumulation of uranium by fungus Lentinus sajor-caju.

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    Bayramoğlu, Gülay; Celik, Gökce; Arica, M Yakup

    2006-08-21

    The untreated, heat- and alkali-treated Lentinus sajor-caju mycelia were used for the recovery of uranium from aqueous solutions. The effect of pH, temperature, initial concentration of UO(2)(2+) ions and contact time parameters were investigated in a batch system. The particles sizes of the fungal mycelia were ranging from 100 to 200 microm. Biosorption equilibriums were established in about 30 min and the correlation regression coefficients show that the adsorption process can be well defined by the Freundlich equation. The alkali treated form had a high biosorption capacity (378 mg/g) than those of the untreated (268 mg/g) and heat-treated fungal mycelia (342 mg/g). Optimum biosorption was observed at pH 4.5 for all the tested fungal preparations and was independent of temperature (5-35 degrees C). In addition, the polarity and surface energy of the fungal biomass film preparations were determined by contact angle measurement. The fungal biomass could be regenerated using 10mM sodium carbonate, with up to 93% recovery. The biosorbents were used in six biosorption-desorption cycles and no considerable loss in the biosorption capacity was observed.

  3. Chemical profile and amino acids composition of edible mushrooms Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Oyetayo, F L; Akindahunsi, A A; Oyetayo, V O

    2007-01-01

    Two varieties of Pleurotus sajor-caju, obtained from the wild and cultivated (on shredded corncobs) were separated into cap and stalk and analysed on dry weight basis. The proximate composition (g/100 g) showed that both varieties were highly concentrated in crude protein. The cultivated cap (Cc) was found to accumulate higher concentration of crude protein (26.34%) and ash (10.37%) than the wild cap (Wc), which had higher crude fat (3.90%) and crude fibre (16.32%) concentrations while the wild stalk (Ws) contained the highest concentration of crude fibre (26.14%). Amino acid analysis showed the mushroom protein to be a rich source of nutritionally useful essential amino acids with leucine as the most abundant occurring in highest concentration (mg/g) in the Cc (64.8 +/- 0.24). Methionine and cysteine concentrations were low as confirmed by their chemical scores (0.29-0.59). There was a significant difference (P<0.05) in the distribution of amino acids in the mushroom varieties and parts. The total essential amino acid (TEAA) in the cultivated range between 42.91-43.69% while in the wild it was between 42.90-43.73 % of the total amino acid content. The amino acid concentration was a function of mushroom variety and part selected.

  4. Veratryl alcohol oxidases from the lignin-degrading basidiomycete Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Bourbonnais, R; Paice, M G

    1988-01-01

    The basidiomycete Pleurotus sajor-caju mineralizes ring-14C-labelled lignin (dehydrogenative polymer) when grown in mycological broth. Under these conditions, two veratryl alcohol oxidase (VAO) enzymes were found in the culture medium. They oxidized a number of aromatic alcohols to aldehydes and reduced O2 to H2O2. The enzymes were purified by ion-exchange and gel-permeation chromatography. The final step of purification on Mono Q resolved the activity into two peaks (VAO I and VAO II). Both enzymes had the same Mr, approx. 71,000, but their isoelectric points differed slightly, 3.8 for VAO I and 4.0 for VAO II. Their amino acid compositions were similar except for aspartic acid/asparagine and glycine. Both enzymes are glycoproteins and contain flavin prosthetic groups. Their pH optima were around 5, and kinetic constants and specificities were similar. 4-Methoxybenzyl alcohol was oxidized the most rapidly, followed by veratryl alcohol. Not all aromatic alcohols were oxidized, neither were non-aromatic alcohols. Cinnamyl alcohol was oxidized at the gamma position. The VAO enzymes thus represent a significantly different route for veratryl alcohol oxidation from that catalysed by the previously found lignin peroxidases from Phanerochaete chrysosporium. The role of the oxidases in biodegradation might be to produce H2O2 during oxidation of lignin fragments. Images Fig. 3. PMID:3060110

  5. Studies on accumulation of uranium by fungus Lentinus sajor-caju

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    Bayramoglu, Guelay [Biochemical Processing and Biomaterial Research Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Kirikkale University, 71450 Yahsihan, Kirikkale (Turkey); Celik, Goekce [Biochemical Processing and Biomaterial Research Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Kirikkale University, 71450 Yahsihan, Kirikkale (Turkey); Arica, M. Yakup [Biochemical Processing and Biomaterial Research Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Kirikkale University, 71450 Yahsihan, Kirikkale (Turkey)]. E-mail: yakuparica@kku.edu.tr

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    The untreated, heat- and alkali-treated Lentinus sajor-caju mycelia were used for the recovery of uranium from aqueous solutions. The effect of pH, temperature, initial concentration of UO{sub 2} {sup 2+} ions and contact time parameters were investigated in a batch system. The particles sizes of the fungal mycelia were ranging from 100 to 200 {mu}m. Biosorption equilibriums were established in about 30 min and the correlation regression coefficients show that the adsorption process can be well defined by the Freundlich equation. The alkali treated form had a high biosorption capacity (378 mg/g) than those of the untreated (268 mg/g) and heat-treated fungal mycelia (342 mg/g). Optimum biosorption was observed at pH 4.5 for all the tested fungal preparations and was independent of temperature (5-35 deg. C). In addition, the polarity and surface energy of the fungal biomass film preparations were determined by contact angle measurement. The fungal biomass could be regenerated using 10 mM sodium carbonate, with up to 93% recovery. The biosorbents were used in six biosorption-desorption cycles and no considerable loss in the biosorption capacity was observed.

  6. In vitro acaricidal properties of Semecarpus anacardium fruit and Datura stramonium leaf extracts against acaricide susceptible (IVRI-I line) and resistant (IVRI-V line) Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.

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    Ghosh, Srikant; Tiwari, Shashi Shankar; Srivastava, Sharad; Kumar, Sachin; Sharma, Anil Kumar; Nagar, Gaurav; Kumar, K G Ajith; Kumar, Rajesh; Rawat, A K S

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    In an attempt to identify plants having anti-tick properties, the 95% ethanolic and 50% hydro-ethanolic extracts of the fruits of Semecarpus anacardium and leaves of Datura stramonium were evaluated against reference tick lines of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. The 95% ethanolic extracts of S. anacardium and D. stramonium caused 50% and 20% mortality, respectively, within 72 h of treatment by adult immersion test. The LC90 value of the ethanolic fruit extract of S. anacardium was determined as 13.5% (CI 12.05-15.12). The extract was also found efficacious (73.3%±3.3%) against the multi-acaricide-resistant IVRI-V line of R.(B.) microplus. The S. anacardium extract significantly affected the reproductive physiology of treated ticks by inhibiting the oviposition and was found safe. The HPTLC fingerprinting profile revealed the presence of pyrocatechol as a marker compound. The acaricidal property of S. anacardium against chemical acaricide-resistant R. (B.) microplus was discussed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Cultivo do cogumelo Pleurotus sajor-caju em diferentes resíduos agrícolas Cultivation of the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju in different agricultural residues

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    Eustáquio Souza Dias

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    Full Text Available Diferentes resíduos agrícolas disponíveis na região sul de Minas Gerais foram testados para o cultivo do cogumelo Pleurotus sajor-caju. Foram avaliados os seguintes substratos: palha de feijão pura (PFP, palha de milho pura (PMP, casca de café pura (CCP, palha de feijão enriquecida com 2% de calcário, 2% de gesso e 10% de farelo de trigo (PFE, palha de milho enriquecida (PME e casca de café enriquecida (CCE. Todos os substratos receberam 2% de inoculante e foram incubados a 24°C. Após a colonização, os sacos foram mantidos abertos em ambiente a 24°C e umidade a 80%. PFP, PFE e PME apresentaram os melhores resultados na produção de cogumelos, com uma eficiência biológica de 85,7; 81,4 e 83,4%, respectivamente. A palha de feijão foi considerada o melhor resíduo para a produção do cogumelo P. sajor-caju, porque apresentou a melhor eficiência biológica sem necessidade de enriquecimento.Several agricultural residues available in the South of Minas Gerais were tested for cultivation of the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju. The following substrates were investigated: Bean (BS, Corn (CS straws and Coffee husk (CH without nutrient supplementation and straws of bean (BSS, corn (CSS and coffee husk (CHS supplemented with 2% of CaCO3, 2% of gypsum and 10% of wheat flour. All the substrates were inoculated with 2% of spawn and incubated at 24ºC. After the fungi had colonized the substrate, the plastic bags were open and maintained at room temperature with 80% of humidity. BS, BSS and CSS showed higher mushroom production than the others, showing a biological efficiency of 85.7, 81.4 and 83.6% respectively. The beans straw (BS without nutrient supplementation was considered the best residue for the growth and cultivation of the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju. This substrate showed higher levels of biological efficiency than the others substrates analysed.

  8. Avaliação do tratamento térmico na composição química e na qualidade da cajuína Evaluation of the thermal treatment on the chemical composition and quality of "cajuína" beverage

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    Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi estudado o efeito do processo de tratamento térmico na qualidade e composição química da bebida cajuína quando submetida ao cozimento sob temperatura constante de 100ºC durante 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 e 4:00 horas. Alíquotas foram coletadas em cada tempo de aquecimento e analisadas por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE em relação aos ácidos (cítrico e ascórbico, aldeídos furânicos (5-hidroximetilfurfural e furfural e açúcares (frutose, glicose e frutose. Os resultados foram reprodutíveis e indicaram que as cajuínas comerciais do estado do Ceará apresentam uma grande diversidade quanto ao processo de cozimento e ao teor de vitamina C, causados principalmente por processos térmicos inadequados. O tempo mais adequado sugerido para o "cozimento" da cajuína está em torno de 2:00h. O trabalho também aponta a combinação das análises de 5-HMF, furfural, ácido ascórbico e teor de ácido ascórbico/ácido cítrico como uma metodologia alternativa para a avaliação da qualidade da cajuína.In this work the effect of the thermal process on the quality and chemical composition of the beverage cajuína was studied. Cajuína is basically clarified cashew juice. Samples of cajuína were submitted to thermal processes, of constant heating (100ºC for 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 and 4:00 hours. The samples were subsequently analyzed by HPLC for glucose, fructose, citric acid, ascorbic acid, hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF and furfural. The results showed that the commercial cajuína beverage of Ceará State presented a great diversity in process standardization and vitamin C content, caused by inadequate thermal processing. The process is more efficient with a time period of 2:00hs. The work also indicates a combination of the analyses of 5-HMF, furfural and ascorbic acid and the ratio ascorbic acid/citric acid, as an alternative methodology for the evaluation of cajuína quality.

  9. Occurrence of two autochthonous cases of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in the neighborhood of Caju, city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    Bernardes Filho, Fred; Bonatto, Danielle Cristine; Martins, Gustavo; Maier, Leonardo de Medeiros; Nery, José Augusto da Costa; Azulay-Abulafia, Luna

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    American cutaneous leishmaniasis is in full geographic expansion in Brazil and it is considered among the infectious and parasitic diseases of utmost importance worldwide, not only by its frequency, but mainly by therapeutic difficulties, deformities and sequelae that may result. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, the first autochthonous case of American cutaneous leishmaniasis was registered by Rabello in 1913. The authors report two cases of the disease in the region around the Cemetery São Francisco Xavier, in the Caju neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro city, and emphasize the need for actions that aim to early diagnosis and treatment of American cutaneous leishmaniasis cases.

  10. Occurrence of two autochthonous cases of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in the neighborhood of Caju, city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*

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    Bernardes Filho, Fred; Bonatto, Danielle Cristine; Martins, Gustavo; Maier, Leonardo de Medeiros; Nery, José Augusto da Costa; Azulay-Abulafia, Luna

    2014-01-01

    American cutaneous leishmaniasis is in full geographic expansion in Brazil and it is considered among the infectious and parasitic diseases of utmost importance worldwide, not only by its frequency, but mainly by therapeutic difficulties, deformities and sequelae that may result. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, the first autochthonous case of American cutaneous leishmaniasis was registered by Rabello in 1913. The authors report two cases of the disease in the region around the Cemetery São Francisco Xavier, in the Caju neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro city, and emphasize the need for actions that aim to early diagnosis and treatment of American cutaneous leishmaniasis cases. PMID:25184938

  11. Pastas de castanha-de-caju com incorporação de sabores Flavored cashew nut butter

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    Janice Ribeiro Lima; Elianne de Alencar Duarte

    2006-01-01

    Neste trabalho avaliaram-se as características de pastas de castanha-de-caju com incorporação de chocolate e canela. As formulações foram elaboradas pela moagem dos ingredientes até obtenção de uma pasta homogênea. Analisaram-se: umidade, pH, cinzas, proteína, gordura, índice de acidez, atividade de água, textura e aceitação sensorial. Os produtos obtidos caracterizaram-se por baixos valores de atividade de água (

  12. DEHIDROERGOSTEROL: UN ARTEFACTO GENERADO DURANTE EL PROCESO DE EXTRACCIÓN DE ESTEROLES EN EL HONGO Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Augusto Rivera

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    Full Text Available Durante el estudio químico de la fracción esterólica del hongo Pleurotus sajor-caju se estableció que el dehidroergosterol (ergosta-5,7,9(11,22-tetraen-3-ol presente en el extracto posiblemente no es un producto natural sino un artefacto producidodurante el proceso de extracción de los esteroles con cloroformo. Este hecho se atribuyó a la presencia de sustancias fenólicas en el extracto.

  13. Cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju on banana stalk and Bahia grass based substrates Cultivo de Pleurotus sajor-caju em substratos a base de grama batatais e engaço de bananeira

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    Félix G de Siqueira

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    Full Text Available Banana stalks and Bahia grass were utilized as basic starting materials for the production of the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju. Banana stalks were combined with other waste or supplement products (wheat bran, coast-cross hay, bean straw and cotton textile mill to obtain different nitrogen concentrations. Since Bahia grass is relatively rich in protein, it was combined with other substrates (banana stalk, coast-cross hay and bean straw to maintain a substrate nitrogen concentration of about 1.5%. Banana stalks and Bahia grass were both more efficient in the production of the mushroom P. sajor-caju when utilized without the addition of other substrates, with biological efficiencies of 74.4% and 74.12%, respectively. When combined with other substrates or grasses, there was a drop in biological efficiency, independent of the concentration of nitrogen. Furthermore, the addition of protein-rich waste to banana stalks resulted in a decrease or absence of fructification, which indicates that high concentrations of nitrogen in the cultivation substrate may hinder the cultivation of this mushroom. On the other hand, results reveal that the ideal concentration of nitrogen may depend on other physicochemical factors and these factors may determine the success in cultivating P. sajor-caju. Therefore, we conclude that P. sajor-caju may be cultivated on banana stalk and Bahia grass as pure substrates, not being necessary their supplementation or combine them with another substrates.O engaço de bananeira e a grama batatais foram utilizados como matérias-primas básicas para a produção do substrato de cultivo do cogumelo Pleurotus sajor-caju. O engaço de bananeira foi combinado com outros resíduos (farelo de trigo, capim "Coast-cross", palha de feijão e resíduo de lixadeira de algodão, com o objetivo de se obter substratos com diferentes concentrações de nitrogênio. Como a grama batatais é relativamente rica em proteína, a mesma foi combinada com

  14. Antioxidant activities and bioactive compound determination from caps and stipes of specialty medicinal mushrooms Calocybe indica and Pleurotus sajor-caju (higher Basidiomycetes) from India.

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    Mishra, Krishna Kant; Pal, Ramesh Singh; Arunkumar, Raja

    2014-01-01

    In this study, we evaluated total phenolics, condensed tannins, ascorbic acid, lycopene, β-carotene, total antioxidant activity, reducing power, ferric-reducing antioxidant power, and radical scavenging activity (RSA) on ABTS and DPPH as well as metal chelating activity of methanolic and aqueous extract from caps and stipes of Calocybe indica and Pleurotus sajor-caju mushrooms. Per gram of extract, the different mushroom extracts contained 18.09-27.47 mg gallic acid equivalent of phenolics, 5.06-8.89 mg catechins of tannins, and 0.15-0.21 mg ascorbic acid. Principal component analysis (PCA) revealed that methanolic extract from caps of C. indica and P. sajor-caju contained higher ascorbic acid, total antioxidant activity, β-carotene and radical scavenging activity (RSA) on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) than did the stipes. The aqueous extract from cap and stipe of P. sajor-caju had higher total phenolics and RSA on 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) as well as higher metal-chelating activity and ferric-reducing antioxidant power. The antioxidant potential is higher in the caps of P. sajor-caju and C. indica than in the stipes; the cap contributes most to antioxidant activity.

  15. The use of amplified flanking region-PCR in the isolation of laccase promoter sequences from the edible fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Soden, D M; Dobson, A D W

    2003-01-01

    To determine the regulation of laccase isozyme gene transcription in Pleurotus sajor-caju in response to different aromatic inducers and physiological parameters. The promoter regions for each of four different laccase isozymes were cloned from P. sajor-caju, using amplified flanking region-PCR (AFR-PCR). Sequences stretching 724, 214, 840 and 1740 bp upstream from the predicted start codons for lac1, lac2, lac3 and lac4, respectively, were cloned in each case and analysed for the presence of putative transcriptional response elements. A number of putative response elements including metal response elements, xenobiotic response elements and antioxidant response elements appear to be present. In addition putative consensus sequences such as those for the binding of AP1, AP2, creA and NIT2 transcription factors, which are involved in nitrogen and carbon regulation in different fungi, are also present in the promoter regions of some of the isozymes. These elements may be involved in the transcriptional regulation of laccase gene expression in P. sajor-caju. The presence of a number of putative transcriptional response elements in the promoter regions of different isozyme genes indicates a potential role for these sites in regulating laccase gene transcription in P. sajor-caju. In addition this work demonstrates the potential usefulness of AFR-PCR as a technique to clone fungal DNA sequences located upstream from known sequences.

  16. Immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of Semecarpus anacardium LINN. Nut milk extract in experimental inflammatory conditions.

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    Ramprasath, Vanu Ramkumar; Shanthi, Palanivelu; Sachdanandam, Panchanatham

    2006-04-01

    Immunomodulatory effects of Semecarpus anacardium LINN. nut milk extract (SA) were investigated in adjuvant induced arthritis by studying the alterations in humoral and cell mediated immune responses and also the anti-inflammatory effects by evaluating the changes in paw edema, tumour necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), nitric oxide and myeloperoxidase activities. Pharmacological studies were also conducted with SA and indomethacin on experimental animals for evaluating the anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic and ulcerogenic activities. The alterations in the humoral and cell mediated immunity were significantly reverted back to near normal levels on treatment with SA. The drug significantly reduced the elevation in the paw edema, TNF-alpha, nitric oxide and myeloperoxidase levels when compared with adjuvant induced arthritic animals, which shows the anti-inflammatory activity of the drug. SA showed strong anti-inflammatory effects in xylene-induced ear edema and formalin-induced inflammation. In analgesic test, the extract elicited a potential activity on both acetic acid-induced writhing response as well as hot plate test showing its central and peripheral mediated action. The drug also elicited antipyretic action in yeast-induced hyperemia in rats. In addition, the extract did not produce any ulceration on gastric mucosa during ulcerogenic test and did not produce any serious adverse effects. All these effects are nearly similar to the activities of indomethacin except the ulceration where indomethacin produced significant ulceration. From this study, the protective immunological and pharmacological role of SA is demonstrated.

  17. Curative effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract against adjuvant arthritis -- with special reference to bone metabolism.

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    Ramprasath, Vanu Ramkumar; Shanthi, Palanivelu; Sachdanandam, Panchanatham

    2006-04-15

    Localised bone loss in the form of bone erosions and peri-articular osteopenia constitutes an important criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. In the present study, the effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract (SA) on the metabolism of bone turn over has been studied by analyzing various markers of bone turnover and by histological and radiological analysis of the joints in adjuvant arthritis in rats. Arthritis was induced in rats by injecting Freund's complete adjuvant containing 10mg of heat killed mycobacterium tuberculosis in 1 ml paraffin oil (0.1 ml) into the left hind paw of the rat intradermally. After 14 days of induction, SA (150 mg/kg body weight/day) was administered orally by gastric intubations for 14 days. SA significantly reverted the alterations in the bone turnover observed in arthritic animals by modulating the levels of calcium, phosphorus and the activities of the enzymes names tartrate resistant acid phosphatase, acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase. The drug increased the bone weights that were found to be decreased during arthritis. Protective effect of SA was also observed by the decrease in the levels and expression of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) as well as the histopathological and radiological observations. From all these observations it can be concluded that SA possesses strong anti-arthritic property by regulating bone turnover.

  18. Apoptosis induction by Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer extracts on colorectal cancer cell lines.

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    Finimundy, Tiane C; Abreu, Rui M V; Bonetto, Natalia; Scariot, Fernando J; Dillon, Aldo J P; Echeverrigaray, Sergio; Barros, Lillian; Ferreira, Isabel C F R; Henriques, João A P; Roesch-Ely, Mariana

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    Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC) is an edible mushroom used in food supplements, presenting antitumor properties through induction of cell death pathways. The PSC potential against colorectal cancer was analyzed by exposing HCT116 wt cells to different PSC extracts. The PSC n-hexane extract (PSC-hex) showed the highest cytotoxicity effect (IC 50 value 0.05 mg/mL). The observed cytotoxicity was then associated to apoptosis-promoting and cell cycle-arrest pathways. PSC-hex was able to induce apoptosis related to breakdown of mitochondrial membrane potential and ROS generation. The absence of cytotoxicity in HTC116 -p53 and HTC116 -Bax cells, alongside with an increase in p53, Bax and Caspase-3 expression, and decrease in Bcl-2 expression, supports that the pro-apoptotic effect is probably induced through a p53 associated pathway. PSC-hex induced cell cycle arrest at G2/M in HCT116 wt without cytotoxicity in HTC116 -p21  cells. These findings suggest that a p21/p53 cell cycle regulation pathway is probably disrupted by compounds present on PSC-hex. Identification of the major components was then performed with ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β-ol representing 30.6% of total weight. In silico docking studies of ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β against Bcl-2 were performed and results show a credible interaction with the Bcl-2 hydrophobic cleft. The results show that PSC-hex can be used as supplementary food for adjuvant therapy in colorectal carcinoma. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. A ribonuclease with antimicrobial, antimitogenic and antiproliferative activities from the edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Ngai, Patrick H K; Ng, T B

    2004-01-01

    A 12 kDa ribonuclease preferential for poly U and with much lower activity toward poly A, poly G and poly C was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju. A purification procedure involving ion exchange chromatography on CM-cellulose, affinity chromatography on Red-Sepharose and Heparin-Sepharose, and fast protein liquid chromatography-gel filtration on Superdex 75 was used. The ribonuclease was adsorbed on all of the first three types of chromatographic media. It exhibited some activity toward herring sperm DNA and calf thymus DNA. The ribonuclease activity was unaffected in the presence of KCl (10 and 100 mM) and NaCl (100 mM and 1 M), but was strongly inhibited by CuSO4 (0.01 and 0.1 mM) and less potently inhibited by other divalent salts including MgCl2, CaCl2, ZnCl2, ZnSO4 and FeSO4. The optimal pH was 5.5 and the ribonuclease was stable up to 60 degrees C for 1 h. The ribonuclease inhibited mycelial growth in the fungi Fusarium oxysporum and Mycosphaerella arachidicola with an IC50 value of 95 and 72 microM, respectively. Out of the 12 species of bacteria tested, only Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were inhibited in growth by the ribonuclease. Viability of the tumor cells HepG2 (hepatoma) and L1210 (leukemia) was reduced with an IC50 of 0.22 and 0.1 microM, respectively in the presence of the ribonuclease. The ribonuclease inhibited translation in a cell-free rabbit reticulocyte lysate system with an IC50 of 158 nM and 3H-methyl-thymidine uptake by murine splenocytes with an IC50 of 65 nM.

  20. DESENVOLVIMENTO DE BEBIDAS MISTAS À BASE DE MANGA, MARACUJÁ E CAJU ADICIONADAS DE PREBIÓTICOS

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    David Araujo ABREU

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver bebidas mistas à base de manga, maracujá e caju adicionadas de prebióticos, na forma “pronto para beber”. Foram avaliadas três formulações de bebidas mistas, com diferentes ingredientes prebióticos (inulina padrão, inulina HP e fruto-oligossacarídeos e uma formulação sem adição de prebióticos. As formulações foram submetidas à caracteriza- ção química e físico-química (pH, acidez, sólidos solúveis, açúcares, relação sólidos solúveis totais e acidez titulável, vitamina C, carotenoides, polifenóis totais e cor e avalia- ção sensorial de aceitação (doçura, sabor, impressão global e intenção de compra. Os teores de açúcares, vitamina C, polifenóis totais e a cor diferiram signifi cativamente entre as formulações estudadas, enquanto que o mesmo não foi observado para pH, acidez e carotenoides totais. A formulação contendo inulina padrão apresentou maior aceitação sensorial quando comparadas às demais formulações.

  1. Multifunctions of Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer: A highly nutritious food and a source for bioactive compounds.

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    Finimundy, Tiane C; Barros, Lillian; Calhelha, Ricardo C; Alves, Maria José; Prieto, Miguel A; Abreu, Rui M V; Dillon, Aldo J P; Henriques, João A P; Roesch-Ely, Mariana; Ferreira, Isabel C F R

    2018-04-15

    A study with Pleurotus sajor-caju was conducted to: evaluate the nutritional and chemical composition of the fruiting bodies; optimize the preparation of bioactive phenolic extracts; and characterize the optimized extract in terms of bioactive compounds and properties. P. sajor-caju revealed an equilibrated nutritional composition with the presence of hydrophilic (sugars and organic acids) and lipophilic (tocopherols and PUFA) compounds. p-Hydroxybenzoic, p-coumaric and cinnamic acids were identified in the extract obtained with ethanol (30g/l ratio) at 55°C for 85min. This extract showed antioxidant properties (mainly reducing power and lipid peroxidation inhibition), antibacterial activity against MRSA and MSSA and cytotoxicity against NCI-H460, MCF-7 and HeLa. Furthermore, as the extract showed capacity to inhibit NO production in Raw 264.7 macrophages, molecular docking studies were performed to provide insights into the anti-inflammatory mechanism of action, through COX-2 inhibition by the phenolic acids identified. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Evaluation of sugar-cane vinasse treated with Pleurotus sajor-caju utilizing aquatic organisms as toxicological indicators.

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    Ferreira, Luiz F Romanholo; Aguiar, Mario M; Messias, Tamara G; Pompeu, Georgia B; Lopez, Ana M Queijeiro; Silva, Daniel P; Monteiro, Regina T

    2011-01-01

    Toxicity tests with aquatic organisms constitute an effective tool in the evaluation, prediction and detection of the potential effect of pollutants from environmental samples in living organisms. Vinasse, a highly colored effluent, is a sub-product rich in nutrients, mainly organic matter, with high pollutant potential when disposed in the environment. Assays for vinasse decolorization were performed using the fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju CCB020 in vinasse biodegradation study, were occurred reductions of 82.8% in COD, 75.3% in BOD, 99.2% in the coloration and 99.7% in turbidity. The vinasse toxicity reduction was determined by the exposition to the following organisms: Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, Daphnia magna, Daphnia similis and Hydra attenuata. This work concluded that the systematic combination of P. sajor-caju and vinasse can be applied in the bioprocess of color reduction and degradation of complex vinasse compounds, with reduction in the toxicity and improving its physical-chemical properties. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. A cell-based potentiometric biosensor using the fungus Lentinus sajor-caju for permethrin determination in treated wood.

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    Arip, Mohamad Nasir Mat; Heng, Lee Yook; Ahmad, Musa; Ujang, Salmiah

    2013-11-15

    The characteristics of a potentiometric biosensor for the determination of permethrin in treated wood based on immobilised cells of the fungus Lentinus sajor-caju on a potentiometric transducer are reported this paper. The potentiometric biosensor was prepared by immobilisation of the fungus in alginate gel deposited on a pH-sensitive transducer employing a photocurable acrylic matrix. The biosensor gave a good response in detecting permethrin over the range of 1.0-100.0 µM. The slope of the calibration curve was 56.10 mV/decade with detection limit of 1.00 µM. The relative standard deviation for the sensor reproducibility was 4.86%. The response time of the sensor was 5 min at optimum pH 8.0 with 1.00 mg/electrode of fungus L. sajor-caju. The permethrin biosensor performance was compared with the conventional method for permethrin analysis using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the analytical results agreed well with the HPLC method (at 95% confidence limit). There was no interference from commonly used organophosphorus pesticides such as diazinon, parathion, paraoxon, and methyl parathion. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Chemical and biological properties of a highly branched β-glucan from edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Carbonero, Elaine R; Ruthes, Andrea Caroline; Freitas, Cristina Setim; Utrilla, Pillar; Gálvez, Júlio; da Silva, Estefânia Viano; Sassaki, Guilherme Lanzi; Gorin, Philip Albert James; Iacomini, Marcello

    2012-10-01

    Hot aqueous extraction of the basidiocarps of the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju provided a cold water-soluble, gel-like glucan, which was characterized chemically, and its effects on RAW 264.7 cell line (mouse leukaemic monocyte macrophage) activation were determined. NMR spectroscopy, HPSEC, methylation analysis, and a controlled Smith degradation showed it to have a branched structure with a (1→3)-linked β-Glcp main-chain, substituted at O-6 by single-unit β-Glcp side-chains, on the average of two to every third residues of the backbone, with a molar mass of 9.75 × 10(5) g mol(-1). In macrophage cell culture, the β-glucan induced production of NO and the cytokines TNF-α, IL-1β, these effects being very similar as those of Escherichia coli serotype 0111:B4 Sigma-Aldrich lipopolysaccharide (LPS), although not modifying the response of LPS-activated macrophages. The results suggest that the (1→3), (1→6)-linked β-glucan from P. sajor-caju may have potential for immunological activities, although additional experiments are necessary for a better understanding of the mechanisms involved. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Molecular cloning of a laccase isozyme gene from Pleurotus sajor-caju and expression in the heterologous Pichia pastoris host.

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    Soden, D M; O'Callaghan, J; Dobson, A D W

    2002-12-01

    The Psc lac4 gene from Pleurotus sajor-caju has been cloned and expressed in the heterologous host Pichia pastoris, under the control of the AOX1 methanol inducible promoter. The native Ple. sajor-caju laccase signal sequence was effective in directing the secretion of lac4 expressed in Pic. pastoris. The control of media pH and temperature was found to be important in obtaining sufficient quantities of the protein to allow purification and subsequent biochemical characterization. The recombinant Psc Lac4 was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity and was shown to be immunologically related to Pleurotus eryngii Lac1. The purified laccase was estimated to have a molecular mass of around 59 kDa, to have a carbohydrate content of approximately 7% and a calculated pI of 4.38. The enzyme oxidized the substrates 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonate) (ABTS), 2,6-dimethoxyphenol, syringaldazine and guaiacol, exhibiting optimal pHs of 3.3, 6, 6.5 and 7 respectively. With ABTS as substrate the enzyme displayed optimal activity at 35 degrees C and pH 3.5. The enzyme was strongly inhibited by sodium azide and thioglycolic acid but not by EDTA.

  6. Structural characterization and anti-inflammatory activity of a linear β-D-glucan isolated from Pleurotus sajor-caju.

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    Silveira, Marcia L L; Smiderle, Fhernanda R; Moraes, Carla Porto; Borato, Débora G; Baggio, Cristiane H; Ruthes, Andrea Caroline; Wisbeck, Elisabeth; Sassaki, Guilherme L; Cipriani, Thales R; Furlan, Sandra A; Iacomini, Marcello

    2014-11-26

    Glucans comprise an important class of polysaccharides present in basidiomycetes with potential biological activities. A (1 → 3)-β-D-glucan was isolated from Pleurotus sajor-caju via extraction with hot water followed by fractionation by freeze-thawing and finally by dimethyl sulfoxide extraction. The purified polysaccharide showed a (13)C-NMR spectrum with six signals consisting of a linear glucan with a β-anomeric signal at 102.8 ppm and a signal at 86.1 ppm relative to O-3 substitution. The other signals at 76.2, 72.9, 68.3, and 60.8 ppm were attributed to C5, C2, C4, and C6, respectively. This structure was confirmed by methylation analysis, and HSQC studies. The β-d-glucan from P. sajor-caju presented an immunomodulatory activity on THP-1 macrophages, inhibited the inflammatory phase of nociception induced by formalin in mice, and reduced the number of total leukocytes and myeloperoxidase levels induced by LPS. Taken together, these results demonstrate that this β-d-glucan exhibits a significant anti-inflammatory activity. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Enhancement of nutritive value of tea leaf waste by solid-state fermentation with Lentinus sajor–caju

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    Abdullah-Al-Mahin

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Nutritional value of tea leaf waste was improved significantly (p<0.05 by solid-state fermentation for 8 weeks with a white rot fungus, Pleurotus sajor-caju. The proximate analysis revealed that crude protein, ash, cellulose-lignin ratio and reducing sugar contents were increased by 2001.53, 117.62, 31.38, and 619.10%, respectively. In contrary, crude fiber, lipid, carbohydrate, lignin, cellulose and hemicelluloses contents were decreased by 40.70, 71.87, 47.65, 35.63, 15.26, and 61.03%, respectively. Ascorbic acid and carotenoid were also increased by 129.17 and 398.79%, respectively. At 7 weeks of fermentation, the crude tea leaf waste extract showed very high CMCase, avicelase, cellobiase and amylase activity, moderate pectinase and poor xylanase activity. Furthermore, In-vitro dry matter digestibility was increased by 50.35% at the end of fermentation. Therefore, it was concluded that P. sajor-caju efficiently degraded tea leaf waste and improved its nutritive value.

  8. HOMO VIATOR – O DIMENSIUNE FUNDAMENTALĂ A SPIRITUALITĂŢII OCCIDENTALE

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    Tatiana CIOCOI

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    Full Text Available Articolul de faţă reflectă modificările fundamentale care s-au produs în mentalitatea occidentală contemporană prin intermediul conceptului de călător (homo viator. Noţiunea de călător este tratată în sens culturologic larg drept  desco­peritor de lumi necunoscute, explorator, navigator sau aventurier al oricărui tip de cunoaştere, care reprezintă trăsătura fundamentală a omului occidental. Prototipul absolut al acestui model cultural îl reprezintă Ulise, eroul din Odiseea lui Homer. Conceptul de „călătorie” oferă, astfel, o viziune transversală asupra evoluţiei literaturii occidentale, al cărei centru iradiant – tensiunea cunoaşterii – a problematizat cele mai variate forme de călătorie şi de călător. Istoria romanului occidental este urmărit dea lungul secolelor şi a epocilor literare pentru a observa cum s-a modificat percepţia călătoriei, iar odată cu ea, şi spiritualitatea occidentală. Viziunea contemporană asupra călătoriei este analizată în baza romanului lui Michel Houellebecq „Harta şi teritoriul” (2010. HOMO VIATOR – A FUNDAMENTAL DIMENSION  OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITYThe article reflects the changes produced in the western contemporary mentality through the concept of the traveler (homo viator. The notion of traveler is approached in wide cultural meaning as a discoverer of unknown worlds, explorer, navigator or adventurer of every type of knowing, that represents the fundamental feature of the occidental man. The absolute prototype of this cultural model is represented by Ulysses, the hero of Homer’s Odyssey. The concept of “travel” offers thus a transverse vision upon the evolution of the occidental literature whose irradiant centre – the tension of knowing – discussed the problems of the most varied forms of travel and traveler. The history of the western novel is followed over centuries and literary epochs in order to observe which way the perception of travel

  9. In-Vitro Activity of Saponins of Bauhinia Purpurea Madhuca Longifolia Celastrus Paniculatus and Semecarpus Anacardium on Selected Oral Pathogens

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    K. S. Jyothi

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    Full Text Available Objective: Dental caries, periodontitis and other mucosal diseases are caused by a complex community of microorganisms. This study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial properties of saponins of four important oil yielding medicinal plant extracts on selected oral pathogens that are involved in such diseases.Materials and Methods: Saponins were extracted from Bauhinia purpurea, Madhuca longifolia, Celastrus paniculatus and Semecarpus anacardium and purified. Antimicrobial properties of these saponins against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus salivarius, Staphylococcus aureus and Lactobacillus acidophilus were determined using well diffusion method. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC was determined as the lowest concentration of saponins inhibiting bacterial growth after 14 h of incubation at 37°C. The bactericidal activity was evaluated using the viable cell count method.Results: The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC of Madhuca longifolia saponin on Streptococcus mutans MTCC 890, Streptococcus mitis and Staphylococcus aureus was 18.3 ± 0.15/34.4 ± 0.24 µg/ml, 19.0 ± 0.05/32.2 ± 0.0 µg/ml and 21.2 ± 0.35/39.0 ± 0.30 µg/ml, respectively and Bauhinia purpurea saponin on Streptococcus mutans MTCC 890, Staphylococcus aureus and Lactobacillus acidophilus was 26.4 ± 0.20/43.0 ± 0.40 µg/ml, 29.0 ± 0.30/39.6 ± 0.12 µg/ml and 20.2 ± 0.05/36.8 ± 0.23 µg/ml, respectively.Conclusion: The strong antimicrobial activity of Madhuca longifolia and Bauhinia purpurea may be due to the presence of complex triterpenoid saponins, oleanane type triterpenoid glycosides or atypical pentacyclic triterpenoid saponin. Hence, these extracted saponins may be used in food and oral products to prevent and control oral diseases.

  10. Restoration of energy metabolism in leukemic mice treated by a siddha drug--Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract.

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    Sugapriya, Dhanasekaran; Shanthi, Palanivelu; Sachdanandam, Panchanatham

    2008-05-09

    Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal disorder characterized by proliferation of hematopoietic cells that possess the BCR-ABL fusion gene resulting in the production of a 210 kDa chimeric tyrosine kinase protein. CML, when left untreated, progresses to a blast phase during which the disease turns aggressive and shows poor response to known treatment regimens. We have studied a Siddha herbal agent, Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract (SA) for its antileukemic activity and its effect on the changes in energy metabolism in leukemic mice. Leukemia was induced in BALB/c mice by tail vein injection of BCR-ABL(+) 12B1 murine leukemia cell line. This resulted in an aggressive leukemia, similar to CML in blast crisis, myeloid subtype, confirmed by histopathological study and RT-PCR for the p210 mRNA in the peripheral blood, spleen and liver. Leukemia-bearing mice showed a significant increase in lipid peroxides, glycolytic enzymes, a decrease in gluconeogenic enzymes and significant decrease in the activities of TCA cycle and respiratory chain enzymes as compared to control animals. SA treatment was compared with standard drug imatinib mesylate. SA administration to leukemic animals resulted in clearance of the leukemic cells from the bone marrow and internal organs on histopathological examination and this was confirmed by RT-PCR for the p210 mRNA. Treatment with SA significantly reversed the changes seen in the levels of the lipid peroxides, the glycolytic enzymes, the gluconeogenic enzymes and the mitochondrial enzymes. These effects are probably due to the flavonoids, polyphenols and other compounds present in SA which result in total regression of leukemia and correction of the alterations in energy metabolism. Study of animals treated with SA alone did not reveal any adverse effects. On the basis of the observed results, SA can be considered as a readily accessible, promising and novel antileukemic chemotherapeutic agent.

  11. Aqueous extracts of Lentinula edodes and Pleurotus sajor-caju exhibit high antioxidant capability and promising in vitro antitumor activity.

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    Finimundy, T C; Gambato, G; Fontana, R; Camassola, M; Salvador, M; Moura, S; Hess, J; Henriques, J A P; Dillon, A J P; Roesch-Ely, M

    2013-01-01

    Mushroom extracts are increasingly sold as dietary supplements because of several of their properties, including the enhancement of immune function and antitumor activity. We hypothesized that soluble polar substances present in mushroom extracts may show antioxidant and anticancer properties. This report shows that Brazilian aqueous extracts of Lentinula edodes and Pleurotus sajor-caju exert inhibitory activity against the proliferation of the human tumor cell lines laryngeal carcinoma (Hep-2) and cervical adenocarcinoma (HeLa). Cell viability was determined after using 3 different temperatures (4°C, 22°C, and 50°C) for mushroom extraction. Biochemical assays carried out in parallel indicated higher amounts of polyphenols in the L edodes extracts at all extraction temperatures investigated. The scavenging ability of the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical showed higher activity for L edodes extracts. Superoxide dismutase-like activity showed no statistically significant difference among the groups for the 2 tested extracts, and catalase-like activity was increased with the L edodes extracts at 4°C. The results for the cytotoxic activity from P sajor-caju extracts at 22°C revealed the half maximal inhibitory concentration values of 0.64% ± 0.02% for Hep-2 and 0.25% ± 0.02% for HeLa. A higher cytotoxic activity was found for the L edodes extract at 22°C, with half maximal inhibitory concentration values of 0.78% ± 0.02% for Hep-2 and 0.57% ± 0.01% for HeLa. Substantial morphological modifications in cells were confirmed by Giemsa staining after treatment with either extract, suggesting inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis with increasing extract concentrations. These results indicate that the aqueous extracts of Brazilian L edodes and P sajor-caju mushrooms are potential sources of antioxidant and anticancer compounds. However, further investigations are needed to exploit their valuable therapeutic uses and to elucidate their modes of

  12. OBTENÇÃO DE BARRAS DE CEREAIS DE CAJU AMEIXA COM ALTO TEOR DE FIBRAS

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    LUíSA HELENA ELLERY MOUR�O

    2010-03-01

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    As barras de cereais vêm apresentando crescimento constante junto ao público consumidor. Considerando o crescimento do segmento de barras de cereais no setor de alimentos este trabalho teve como objetivos desenvolver barras de cereais de caju ameixa com alto teor de fi bras utilizando ingredientes funcionais e matéria-prima regional; inovar no uso de ingredientes não utilizados nas formulações convencionais; realizar análises físicas, físicoquímicas e químicas e avaliar as propriedades nutricionais. Formulou-se dois tipos de barras, (F1 e (F2 a partir de uma formulação básica (FB. A FB foi processada utilizando-se aveia, fl ocos de arroz, leite em pó desnatado, açúcar mascavo, glucose de milho, gordura vegetal hidrogenada, canela, lecitina de soja e fl ocos de milho. As formulações F1 e F2 diferiram da FB nas concentrações dos ingredientes, na adição de linhaça, de caju ameixa, de castanha de caju, na substituição da gordura vegetal hidrogenada por óleo de canola e na retirada dos fl ocos de milho. A FB resultou 94,39 kcal e F1 e F2 em 95,69 kcal e 101,06 kcal respectivamente em 25g utilizando os coefi cientes de ATWATER. A modifi - cação dos ingredientes provocou aumento signifi cativo no teor de fi bra alimentar tornando as barras F1 e F2 produtos com alto teor de fi bra alimentar (10,58g e 12,69g/100g, respectivamente. Conclui-se que as barras de cereais F1 e F2 podem ser indicadas para indivíduos com constipação intestinal, dislipidemias e sobrepeso. Além disso, ambas poderiam ser enquadradas no conceito de alimento funcional, devido ao fato de conterem um maior teor de fi bras dietéticas que contribuem para a manutenção da boa saúde.

  13. Antidiabetic and antioxidant effect of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract in a high-fat diet STZ-induced type 2 diabetic rat model.

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    Khan, Haseena Banu Hedayathullah; Vinayagam, Kaladevi Siddhi; Sekar, Ashwini; Palanivelu, Shanthi; Panchanadham, Sachdanandam

    2012-03-01

    Semecarpus anacardium commonly known as marking nut has been used in the Siddha system of medicine against various ailments. The antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of the drug was evaluated in Type 2 diabetic rats induced by feeding a high-fat diet (HFD) for 2 weeks followed by single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) 35 mg/kg body weight. Three days after STZ induction, the hyperglycemic rats were treated with Semecarpus anacardium nut milk extract (SA) orally at a dosage of 200 mg/kg body weight daily for 30 days. Metformin (500 mg/kg body weight, orally) was used as a reference drug. The fasting blood glucose, insulin, Hb, HbA1c levels, and HOMA-IR and HOMA-β were measured, and also the levels of lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes were observed. SA significantly (p < .05) reduced and normalized blood glucose levels and also decreased the levels of HbA1c as compared with that of HFD STZ control group. SA treatment also significantly (p < .05) increased the levels of antioxidant enzymes while decreasing the levels of lipid peroxidation. The potential antihyperglycemic action and antioxidant role might be due to the presence of flavonoids in the drug.

  14. Effect of incorporation of mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) powder on quality characteristics of Papad (Indian snack food).

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    Parab, D N; Dhalagade, J R; Sahoo, A K; Ranveer, R C

    2012-11-01

    Papad is familiarly known as an Indian food adjunct or snack food. In this study, attempts have been made to increase the protein, minerals and crude fibre content of the papad with incorporation of Pleurotus sajor-caju powder to develop a novel snack food. Mushroom powder was added in different proportions with other ingredients of the papad and the prepared papad was subjected to physicochemical and sensorial analyses. Mushrooms pretreated with 1% potassium metabisulphite followed by whey treatment had better colour and reduced drying time. Drying at 50°C produced more amount of mushroom powder (350 μ) and had higher acceptability of rehydrated samples. The papad enriched with 20% mushroom powder showed increased values of protein (15.8%), minerals (38.87%) and crude fibre (218.18%) content and had maximum sensory score. Therefore, papad supplemented with oyster mushroom powder may help to reduce protein malnutrition, constipation and mineral deficiency disorders.

  15. Desconstruindo a "Cajuína" – uma leitura do texto-canção de Caetano Veloso

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    Audemaro Taranto Goulart

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Este texto pretende analisar a canção “Cajuína”, de Caetano Veloso, de acordo com a teoria de Jacques Derrida, conhecida como desconstrução. Desse modo, a análise procurará detectar um texto subjacente que foi recalcado pelo que Derrida chamou de Metafísica Ocidental. Com esse propósito, a análise será conduzida de modo a identificar a influência da linguagem metafórica na determinação desse resultado, de vez que ela é fundamental para manter o texto subjacente fora da visão do leitor. 

  16. Social Soccer in Three Times: Observations of a Festival Association in Caju, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2014

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    Fernando Segura Millan Trejo

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    Full Text Available The aim of this article lies in exposing research findings about the use of sport, of football in particular, as a tool for social work. Based on the observation of the Football for Hope´s festival carried out in Caju, the harbor area of Rio de Janeiro, during the World Cup of Brazil 2014, social accompaniment through football is discussed. Taking into consideration other international researches already conducted, the data here presented emanates from the narratives of the participants interviewed and ethnographic observation of this festival that is characterized by the use of a kind of football with three halves. The article reviews the participants´ perceptions about their past, the experience of the festival and their expectations as the ultimate recipients.

  17. Pleurotus sajor-caju can be used to synthesize silver nanoparticles with antifungal activity against Candida albicans.

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    Musa, Siti Fadhilah; Yeat, Ting Seng; Kamal, Laina Zarisa Mohd; Tabana, Yasser M; Ahmed, Mowaffaq Adam; El Ouweini, Ahmad; Lim, Vuanghao; Keong, Lee Chee; Sandai, Doblin

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    Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) has become widely practiced worldwide. In this study, AgNPs were synthesized using a hot-water extract of the edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju. The product, PSC-AgNPs, was characterized by using UV-visible spectra, dynamic light scattering analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry. To assess its antifungal activity against Candida albicans, gene transcription and protein expression analyses were conducted for CaICL1 and its product, ICL, using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot, respectively. PSC-AgNPs with an average particle size of 11.68 nm inhibited the growth of the pathogenic yeast C. albicans. Values for minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum fungicidal concentration were 250 and 500 mg L -1 , respectively. TEM images revealed that the average particle size of PSC-AgNPs was 16.8 nm, with the values for zeta potential and the polydispersity index being -8.54 mV and 0.137, respectively. XRD and FTIR spectra showed PSC-AgNPs to have a face-centered cubic crystalline structure. The polysaccharides and amino acid residues present in P. sajor-caju extract were found to be involved in reducing Ag + to AgNP. Both CaICL1 transcription and ICL protein expression were found to be suppressed in the cells treated with PSC-AgNPs as compared with the control. Our PSC-AgNP preparation makes for a promising antifungal agent that can downregulate isocitrate lyase. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  18. Desempenho de gotejadores operando com efluente da castanha de caju sob distintas pressões de serviço

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    Ketson Bruno da Silva

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou analisar o efeito de distintas pressões de serviço no coeficiente de variação da vazão (CVQ de sistemas de irrigação por gotejamento, operando com água residuária da castanha de caju. O experimento foi montado no esquema de parcelas subsubdivididas, tendo, nas parcelas, as pressões de serviço (70, 140, 210 e 280 kPa, nas subparcelas, os modelos de gotejadores (G1, G2 e G3 e, nas subsubparcelas, os períodos das avaliações (0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140 e 160 horas, no delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições. O CVQ das unidades de irrigação, bem como as características físico-químicas da água residuária, foram determinados a cada 20 h, até completar o tempo de operação de 160 h. Os resultados indicaram que a água residuária da castanha de caju representa risco de obstrução de gotejadores, em relação às características pH, cálcio, magnésio, manganês e sólidos suspensos. O entupimento parcial dos gotejadores acarretou aumento do CVQ, nas unidades de irrigação; e as unidades de irrigação que funcionaram na pressão de serviço P1 (70 kPa apresentaram maior nível de entupimento de gotejadores, em relação às demais, em função da menor velocidade de escoamento de efluente no interior dos emissores.

  19. Remoção de nitrato da água utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado

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    Raimundo Renato Melo Neto

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O ânion nitrato (NO-3, devido sua alta solubilidade em água, é um contaminante de difícil remoção. Os métodos atualmente empregados para tratamento de água contaminada por nitrato possuem um elevado custo e não são muito eficientes, já que em alguns casos são gerados resíduos mais tóxicos que o próprio nitrato. Tecnologias contemporâneas empregadas para tratamento de efluentes aquosos têm seus mecanismos baseados no fenômeno de adsorção, em que um sólido poroso é capaz de adsorver determinadas substâncias, quando estas estão em contato. Estas tecnologias são economicamente rentáveis quando são empregados rejeitos agrícolas como adsorventes. Baseado no exposto este trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar a eficiência de remoção de nitrato de água, utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado. Os estudos foram realizados em batelada. Os ensaios de adsorção evidenciaram que o tratamento do bagaço de caju com NaOH 0,1 mol.L-1  alcançou uma eficiência de remoção de 96%, enquanto que o bagaço sem tratamento obteve remoção de 22%. O mecanismo de adsorção modelou-se a uma cinética de pseudo-segunda ordem e foi mais bem correlacionado com a isoterma de Freundlich.  

  20. Del arte común de curar a España y a las Indias occidentales

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    Estela Restrepo Zea

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    Full Text Available Desde los primeros viajes colombinos, cronistas, soldados y otros viajeros llevaron hasta Europa noticias sobre las plantas americanas acompañadas de fabulosos relatos. Como en "Las palabras y las cosas", texto que para Foucault nació a partir del libro de Borges, de ese que cita "cierta enciclopedia china", así parecen haber entrado en el discurso de la historia natural, los seres y las cosas de las Indias occidentales desde el primer viaje de Colón. Seres que se volvieron "familiares en el Viejo Mundo, como a su edad y a su geografía". / incluye fragmento de un antidotario del siglo XVII en Cartagena de Indias. paginas 359-382.

  1. [Effects of microbial pretreatment of kenaf stalk by the white-rot fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju on bioconversion of fuel ethanol production].

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    Ruan, Qicheng; Qi, Jianmin; Hu, Kaihui; Fang, Pingping; Lin, Haihong; Xu, Jiantang; Tao, Aifen; Lin, Guolong; Yi, Lifu

    2011-10-01

    Kenaf stalk was pretreated by the white-rot fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju incubated in solid-state kenaf stalk cultivation medium. Delignification and subsequent enzymatic saccharification and fermentation of kenaf stalk were investigated in order to evaluate effects of microbial pretreatment on bioconversion of kenaf lignocellulose to fuel ethanol production. The highest delignification rate of 50.20% was obtained after 25-35 days cultivation by P. sajor-caju, which could improve subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis efficiency of kenaf cellulose. And the saccharification rate of pretreated kenaf stalk reached 69.33 to 78.64%, 4.5-5.1 times higher than the control. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) with microbial-pretreatment kenaf stalk as substrate was performed. The highest overall ethanol yield of 68.31% with 18.35 to 18.90 mg/mL was achieved after 72 h of SSF.

  2. Structural analysis of a polysaccharide isolated from the aqueous extract of an edible mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju, cultivar Black Japan.

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    Roy, Sadhan K; Maiti, Debabrata; Mondal, Subhas; Das, Debsankar; Islam, Syed S

    2008-05-05

    A water-soluble polysaccharide, isolated from the aqueous extract of an edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju, cultivar Black Japan was found to consist of D-glucose and D-galactose in a molar ratio of 3:1. On the basis of total acid hydrolysis, methylation analysis, and NMR experiments (1H, 13C, DQF-COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HMQC, and HMBC) the structure of the polysaccharide was established as [Formula: see text].

  3. Comparative biosorption of mercuric ions from aquatic systems by immobilized live and heat-inactivated Trametes versicolor and Pleurotus sajur-caju.

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    Arica, M Y; Arpa, C; Kaya, B; Bektaş, S; Denizli, A; Genç, O

    2003-09-01

    Trametes versicolor and Pleurotus sajur-caju mycelia immobilized in Ca-alginate beads were used for the removal of mercuric ions from aqueous solutions. The sorption of Hg(II) ions by alginate beads and both immobilized live and heat-killed fungal mycelia of T. versicolor and P. sajur-caju was studied in the concentration range of 0.150-3.00 mmol dm(-3). The biosorption of Hg(II) increased as the initial concentration of Hg(II) ions increased in the medium. Maximum biosorption capacities for plain alginate beads were 0.144+/-0.005 mmol Hg(II)/g; for immobilized live and heat-killed fungal mycelia of T. versicolor were 0.171+/-0.007 mmol Hg(II)/g and 0.383+/-0.012 mmol Hg(II)/g respectively; whereas for live and heat-killed P. sajur-caju, the values were 0.450+/-0.014 mmol Hg(II)/g and 0.660+/-0.019 mmol Hg(II)/g respectively. Biosorption equilibrium was established in about 1 h and the equilibrium adsorption was well described by Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms. Between 15 and 45 degrees C the biosorption capacity was not affected and maximum adsorption was observed between pH 4.0 and 6.0. The alginate-fungus beads could be regenerated using 10 mmol dm(-3) HCl solution, with up to 97% recovery. The biosorbents were reused in five biosorption-desorption cycles without a significant loss in biosorption capacity. Heat-killed T. versicolor and P. sajur-caju removed 73% and 81% of the Hg(II) ions, respectively, from synthetic wastewater samples.

  4. Estabilidade de pasta de amêndoa de castanha de caju Stability of cashew nut butter

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    Janice Ribeiro Lima

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visou avaliar a estabilidade de pasta de castanha de caju obtida pela moagem de amêndoas quebradas com açúcar, sal e lecitina de soja. A influência de diferentes embalagens (potes de vidro e de polipropileno e do uso de antioxidantes (BHA, BHT e tocoferóis na qualidade do produto também foi investigada. Características físico-químicas (atividade de água, índice de acidez, cor e textura instrumentais, microbiológicas (coliformes totais e fecais, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Staphylococcus coagulase positiva e bolores e leveduras e aceitação sensorial (aparência, aroma, sabor e textura, foram acompanhadas durante 300 dias de armazenamento à temperatura ambiente (28 °C. Foi observado aumento do índice de acidez, redução da maciez e descoloração. No entanto, essas alterações pouco afetaram a aceitação sensorial, que ficou entre "gostei ligeiramente" e "gostei moderadamente", após os 300 dias de armazenamento. As análises microbiológicas demonstraram boa qualidade do produto, estando dentro dos padrões exigidos pela legislação brasileira: contagem de coliformes a 45 °C (fecais menor que 10 NMP.g -1 e ausência de Salmonella spp. em 25 gramas. Os resultados demonstraram que as pastas podem ser armazenadas nas condições e tempo testados, e que não houve influência dos materiais de embalagem utilizados e nem dos antioxidantes na estabilidade do produto.This work involved an evaluation of the stability of cashew nut butter obtained by grinding up broken cashew kernels with sugar, salt and soy lecithin. The influence of different packaging materials (glass and polypropylene containers and antioxidants (BHA, BHT and tocopherols on product quality was also evaluated. Physicochemical (water activity, acidity index, instrumental color and texture and microbiological characteristics (total and fecal coliforms, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., coagulase-positive staphylococci, yeast and mold and

  5. Variabilidade genética de cajuzinho-do-cerrado (Anacardium humile St. Hill. por meio de marcadores rapd

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    Raquel dos Santos Carvalho

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Nativo do Cerrado brasileiro e com alta variabilidade morfológica, o cajuzinho-do-cerrado (Anacardium humile St. Hill. apresenta frutos de grande aceitação pelas populações locais, os quais atraem por suas características peculiares, como tamanho, sabor único e potencial para uso sustentável por produtores e pela indústria. A produção de sementes limitada, acarretada pela baixa polinização e pela alta predação por animais e insetos, dificulta a propagação da espécie. O conhecimento da variabilidade genética do cajuzinho-do-cerrado é importante para maximizar o uso de seus recursos genéticos para futuros programas de melhoramento e de conservação da espécie. No presente trabalho, a variabilidade genética de 122 acessos de A. humile procedentes de 11 municípios (procedências do Cerrado de Goiás e Mato Grosso, foi estimada por meio de marcadores RAPD. As similaridades genéticas foram estimadas a partir da matriz binária, tendo sido processadas análises de agrupamento e de dispersão gráfica a partir da matriz de distâncias. Os iniciadores com maior expressão foram OPA11 e 08. Os dez iniciadores utilizados geraram 157 bandas, sendo 156 polimórficas (99 %, com média de 15,6 bandas/ iniciadores. Grande variabilidade dentro de municípios foi detectada, sendo o polimorfismo superior a 90 %, exceto da procedência de Jataí-GO. A distância entre acessos variou de 0,138 a 0,561, com média de 0,370, sendo os menores valores registrados entre os acessos de Mineiros-GO, e Serranópolis-GO. Os acessos de Caiapônia-GO, e Santo Antônio do Descoberto-GO, foram os mais distantes geneticamente. A dissimilaridade total entre acessos variou de 0,103 a 0,796, com médias de 0,390. Os acessos 87 e 114 de Serranópolis-GO, e Santo Antônio do Descoberto-GO, respectivamente, foram os mais distantes geneticamente, demonstrando a importância dessas procedências no enriquecendo do banco de germoplasma da espécie.

  6. La consommation de propylène en Europe occidentale Propylene Consumption in Western Europe

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    Barraqué M.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Les besoins de l'Europe occidentale en propylène utilisé en pétrochimie sont actuellement de 7,4. 10 puissance 6 t/an. Au cours des prochaines années, le taux de progression moyen de la consommation devrait être de l'ordre de 1,8%/an; ainsi en 1995, la pétrochimie européenne utiliserait environ 8,7. 10 puissance 6 t de propylène. L'essentiel de la progression de cette consommation sera dû au fort accroissement de la production de polypropylène et à un degré moindre de l'oxyde de propylène, de l'isopropanol et de l'éthyl-2 hexanol. Par contre les débouchés représentés par l'acrylonitrile et le cumène resteront pratiquement stables. La consommation de propylène dans les productions de butanols devrait diminuer. La part des besoins en propylène satisfaite par les vapocraqueurs européens qui est en 1986 de 82 %, devrait être inférieure à 75 % en 1995. Il sera de plus en plus nécessaire de se tourner vers d'autres sources d'approvisionnement. En 1986 les raffineries européennes ont produit 1,05. 10 puissance 6 t de propylène utilisé en pétrochimie et les importations ont atteint 0,3. 10 puissance 6 t. En 1995 la différence entre la consommation et la production des vapocraqueurs pourrait dépasser 2,0. 10 puissance 6 t. Il semble peu probable que les unités de craquage catalytique puissent combler le déficit sauf si les rendements en propylène augmentent très notablement. On peut s'attendre à la construction de splitters propylène/propane et à une augmentation des importations. D'autre part, en raison de la tension qui risque d'apparaître sur les prix du propylène, l'intérêt de certaines voies de synthèse actuellement considérées comme non rentables pourrait augmenter; ces nouvelles voies sont : - la déshydrogénation du propane déjà considérée dans d'autres régions (Mexique, Indonésie, Malaisie; - la métathèse entre l'éthylène et les butènes-2, pouvant eux-mêmes être produits à partir d

  7. Maturação e determinação do ponto de colheita de frutos de envira-caju Maturation and determination of the harvest point of envira-caju fruit

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    Josianny Feitosa de Farias

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou identificar o ponto de colheita, os índices de maturação e a qualidade dos frutos da envireira-caju (Onychopetalum periquino. Os frutos foram colhidos em cinco estádios de maturação (1-verde; 2-verde-laranja; 3-laranja; 4-laranja-vinho, e 5-vinho, sendo o estádio 5 colhido já amadurecido na planta e usado como padrão na determinação do ponto de colheita e do índice de qualidade do fruto. Os frutos colhidos foram armazenados a 26 ± 3 ºC e 85-90% de UR. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema de parcela subdividida no tempo com tratamento adicional, com quatro repetições de três frutos cada. As parcelas compreenderam os estádios de maturação na colheita, e as subparcelas, a maturação no dia da análise (0 dia para todos os estádios, 4 dias para os estádios 1 e 2, e 2 dias para os estádios 3 e 4. A interação entre o ponto de colheita e o armazenamento afetou significativamente todas as variáveis analisadas, exceto o rendimento de polpa. Os frutos colhidos no estádio verde-laranja atingiram índices de qualidade equivalente aos frutos amadurecidos na planta, após o amadurecimento. O ponto de colheita dos frutos corresponde à cor verde-laranja da casca, contendo 0,14% de acidez total titulável (AT; 8,62% de sólidos solúveis (SS; 64,17 de SS/AT; 60,55 g de peso médio, e 60,37% de rendimento de polpa, constituindo índices confiáveis do ponto de colheita.The present work has the objective to identify the harvest point, maturity and quality indexes of the fruits of the envireira-caju (Onychopetalum periquino. The fruits were harvested at five maturity stage (1-green, 2-green-orange, 3-orange, 4-orange-wine, 5-color wine, being the stage 5 ripened in the plant and used as pattern in the determination of the harvest point and of the maturity and quality indexes of the fruit. The harvested fruits were storage in condition it adapts (26 ± 3 ºC and 85

  8. Genetic transformation of western clover (Trifolium occidentale D. E. Coombe.) as a model for functional genomics and transgene introgression in clonal pasture legume species.

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    Richardson, Kim A; Maher, Dorothy A; Jones, Chris S; Bryan, Greg

    2013-07-10

    Western clover (Trifolium occidentale) is a perennial herb with characteristics compatible for its development as an attractive model species for genomics studies relating to the forage legume, white clover (Trifolium repens). Its characteristics such as a small diploid genome, self-fertility and ancestral contribution of one of the genomes of T. repens, facilitates its use as a model for genetic analysis of plants transformed with legume or novel genes. In this study, a reproducible transformation protocol was established following screening of T. occidentale accessions originating from England, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal. The protocol is based upon infection of cotyledonary explants dissected from mature seed with the Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain GV3101 carrying vectors which contain the bar selection marker gene. Transformation frequencies of up to 7.5% were achieved in 9 of the 17 accessions tested. Transformed plants were verified by PCR and expression of the gusA reporter gene, while integration of the T-DNA was confirmed by Southern blot hybridisation and segregation of progeny in the T1 generation. Development of this protocol provides a valuable contribution toward establishing T. occidentale as a model species for white clover. This presents opportunities for further improvement in white clover through the application of biotechnology.

  9. PATRONES DE DISTRIBUCIÓN DE LAS COMUNIDADES DE CACTÁCEAS EN LAS VERTIENTES OCCIDENTALES DE LOS ANDES PERUANOS

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    Galán de Mera Antonio

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo trata de establecer una relación entre las comunidades deCactáceas y su distribución en las vertientes occidentales de los Andes del Perú. Paraello empleamos distintos valores climáticos de precipitación y evapotranspiraciónpotencial, y los índices climáticos de termicidad y aridez. Sobre una matriz con lacomposición florística de las comunidades aplicamos el índice de Sørensen obteniendoun dendrograma que explica cómo se agrupan las comunidades según provinciasbiogeográficas y pisos bioclimáticos. Aplicando sobre las distintas localidadesseleccionadas un Análisis de Componentes Principales (ACP podemos deducir cómose agrupan en función de la altitud y los valores e índices climáticos. Las poblacionesde Cactáceas situadas al norte del paralelo 8°Sur son las más influidas por la humedadaportada por la corriente de El Niño; bajo el paralelo 8°Sur, las localidades situadasen las vertientes occidentales andinas dependen de la escasa humedad estival (HE,aunque en el sur también puede ser evidente la invernal (HI al recibir las lluvias dedepresiones aisladas que se desprenden de borrascas sub-antárticas entre julio y agosto;no obstante, los andenes de cultivo ancestrales reflejan un clima más húmedo queel actual. En la costa y áreas basales próximas al desierto abiótico, la aridez es muyelevada aunque aún están presentes las comunidades con Neoraimondia arequipensis. Las comunidades situadas al norte del paralelo 8° Sur pertenecen a la provinciabiogeográfica Pacífica, las del centro a la provincia Ancashino-Paceña, las de losdepartamentos de Arequipa, Moquegua y Tacna, a la provincia Oruro-Arequipeña, ylas del Desierto Pacífico a la provincia Limeño-Ariqueña

  10. Pyrenean pastoralists’observations of environmental change: An exploratory study in los Valles Occidentales of Aragón

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    Fernández-Giménez, María E.

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Observations of environmental change by local resource users may be an important source of information about past and current environmental conditions to complement scientific studies and monitoring. In this exploratory, qualitative study, we documented observations of environmental change made by 27 stockmen in the two westernmost valleys of the Central Western Pyrenees of Spain. Pastoralists reported changes in weather, corresponding declines in the flow of mountain springs, and an increase in shrub and tree cover in the mountains. Explanations for the increase in woody plant cover differed in the two valleys; however, the majority of stockmen from both villages believed that the lack of human presence in the mountains contributes to shrub encroachment. Stockmen’s observations of environmental change suggest additional research needs regarding climate and vegetation change in the Pyrenees, and highlight the potential contributions of Pyrenean pastoralists’ local knowledge to environmental monitoring, research and management.Las observaciones sobre el cambio medioambiental realizadas por usuarios locales pueden ser una importante fuente de información sobre las características medioambientales del pasado y del presente para complementar los estudios científicos y el monitoreo. En este estudio cualitativo documentamos observaciones sobre el cambio medioambiental realizadas por 27 ganaderos en los dos valles más occidentales de los Pirineos centro occidentales españoles. Resumen cambios climáticos relativos a la disminución del caudal de las fuentes de montaña y al aumento de la cubierta vegetal de matorrales y arbolado en las montañas. Las explicaciones sobre el aumento de arbolado difieren en los dos valles; sin embargo la mayoría de los ganaderos de ambos pueblos pensaban que la falta de presencia humana en las montañas contribuye a la invasión del matorral. Las observaciones de los ganaderos sobre los cambios medioambientales

  11. Pleurotus sajor-caju Mantar Türünün Kontrollü Atmosferde Muhafazası

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    Nilgün Halloran

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    Full Text Available Araştırma, P. sajor-caju mantar türünün soğukta muhafazasında optimum atmosfer bileşimini belirlemek amacı ile yürütülmüştür. Denemede %0, %5, %10 ve %15 CO2 içeren ortamların her birinde O2 konsantrasyonu %21, %2.5, %1 ve %0 olarak değişecek şekilde 20 farklı atmosfer bileşiminin etkileri incelenmiştir. 5 oC sıcaklık ve %85-90 oransal nem içeren ortamda yürütülen çalışmada, 12 günlük muhafaza süresince 3’er gün ara ile kesme kuvveti, şapka rengi, nemlenme ve koku oluşum durumları ile genel görünüşün dikkate alındığı kalite puanlaması yapılmıştır. Araştırmada elde edilen verilere göre %5 CO2+%21 O2, %10 CO2+%0 O2 ve sürekli azot uygulamaları değerlerine göre 12 günlük muhafaza süresi ile daha iyi sonuç vermiştir. İncelenen tüm kriterler dikkate alındığında, P. sajor-caju mantar türü için optimum atmosfer bileşiminin %10 CO2+%0 O2, %15 CO2+%0 O2 olduğu ve bu türün KA’de muhafazasında O2’in mümkün olduğunca düşük düzeyde tutulması gerektiği belirlenmiştir.

  12. Les cartes ethno-démographiques de l’Afrique occidentale: enjeux d’une construction 1952-1963

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    Marie-Albane de Suremain

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Entre 1952 et 1963, l’Institut français d’Afrique noire publie cinq cartes ethno-démographiques représentant l’Afrique occidentale de manière très synthétique au 1/1 000 000. Signe d’une démarche scientifique encore très positiviste et descriptive, elles représentent la distribution démographique et la répartition ethnique de la population. Les difficultés sont multiples: comment figurer des populations en déplacement, dont les identités se laissent mal enfermer dans des taxonomies ethniques et sans unité de mesure commune? Cet ensemble est significatif des évolutions de la cartographie coloniale, qui prolonge en Afrique des ambitions encyclopédiques révolues en métropole et s’intéresse à la catégorisation ethnique de la population, ce qui renvoie à des enjeux politiques. Mais les ethnologues, sociologues et géographes inventent aussi de nouvelles manières d’aborder territoires et populations en Afrique.

  13. Perlas y piel de azabache. El negro en las pesquerías de las Indias Occidentales

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Not very long after the Discovery, the pearls from the West Indies competed with those from the Orient for the full regalia of the ladies of the gentry, or that of the most revered virgins, while raising the curiosity of the best known chroniclers and creating an excruciating tax system. Considering the legislation passed for the benefit of Indians, those were to a large extent replaced in the “pearl fisheries” by black slaves submitted by the covetousness of their masters and the interests of the Crown to horrendous living and working conditions which most of the time relentlessly led them to death.

    Poco después del Descubrimiento, las perlas de las Indias occidentales rivalizaron con las de Oriente para el adorno de las damas de la alta sociedad o de las Vírgenes más veneradas, suscitando la curiosidad científica de los cronistas más conocidos y una exigente legislación fiscal. Debido a las leyes emitidas a favor de los indios, éstos se sustituyeron en gran parte, en las pesquerías de perlas, por esclavos negros sometidos —por la codicia de los amos y el interés de la Corona— a despiadadas condiciones de vida y de trabajo que desembocaban las más veces en una muerte inexorable.

  14. Leggere i Classici in Oriente. Il mito della letteratura occidentale in Dai Sijie, Murakami Haruki, Azar Nafisi

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    Niccolò Scaffai

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio prende in considerazione tre opere letterarie recenti (appartenenti tanto alla fiction quanto al genere del non-fiction novel, scritte da altrettanti autori di origini asiatiche: il franco-cinese Dai Sijie, l’iraniana Azar Nafisi e il giapponese Murakami Haruki. In ciascun titolo dei loro rispettivi bestseller internazionali (Balzac e la piccola sarta cinese, Leggere Lolita a Teheran, Kafka sulla spiaggia troviamo un ossimoro dello stesso tipo: il  nome di un autore occidentale canonico viene impiegato in un contesto insolito, legato alla geografia del vicino o dell’estremo Oriente. Ne consegue un effetto di straniamento che finisce per ridare forza alla percezione dell’opera letteraria, forse con maggiore decisione di quanto non sia possibile fare oggi in Occidente. Attraverso l’uso (e il rovesciamento del concetto di ‘orientalismo’ di Edward Said e, per Kafka sulla spiaggia, attraverso l’applicazione di principi della teoria di Lacan, lo studio analizza le dinamiche del trasferimento di miti letterari europei nelle culture orientali.

  15. Effects of fungal (Lentinussajor-caju) treated oil palm frond on performance and carcass characteristics in finishing goats.

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    Chanjula, Pin; Petcharat, Vasun; Cherdthong, Anusorn

    2017-06-01

    This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of fungal treated oil palm fronds (FTOPF) on performance, carcass traits, meat quality, and muscle chemical composition. Eighteen growing crossbred male goats (Thai Native×Anglo Nubian) with 18.7±2.0 kg of initial body weight (BW) were stratified and blocked by BW in a randomized complete block design. Three diets containing 30% of oil palm fronds (OPF) either untreated (UOPF) or treated with Lentinussajor-caju (FTOPF) with or without urea (FTOPFU) were used as roughage sources in total mixed rations (TMRs). The diets were offered ad libitum and weight gain was determined. At the end of the experimental period, the harvest data and carcass characteristics of the goats were recorded, and muscular longissimus dorsi composition was determined. No significant effect of fungal treated (FT) inclusion was observed in any of the feed intake, growth performance, and carcass characteristics. Likewise, no apparent effects on carcass composition and muscle chemical composition were detected in this study, except for hind leg and chump were affected (pcaju ) treated oil palm frond in TMR diet did not affect performance and carcass characteristics in finishing goats.

  16. Hypoglycemic and Antidiabetic Effect of Pleurotus sajor-caju Aqueous Extract in Normal and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats.

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    Ng, Sze Han; Mohd Zain, Mohd Shazwan; Zakaria, Fatariah; Wan Ishak, Wan Rosli; Wan Ahmad, Wan Amir Nizam

    2015-01-01

    Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC) is an edible oyster mushroom featuring high nutritional values and pharmacological properties. Objective. To investigate the hypoglycemic and antidiabetic effects of single and repeated oral administration of PSC aqueous extract in normal and diabetic rats. A single dose of 500, 750, or 1000 mg/kg of the PSC extract was given to experimental rats to determine the effects on blood glucose (BG) and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The effective dose (750 mg/kg) of PSC extract was repeatedly administrated daily for 21 days in diabetic rats to examine its antidiabetic effects in terms of BG control, body weight, urine sugar, HbA1c, and several serum profiles. The dose of 750 mg/kg showed the most significant BG reduction (23.5%) in normal rats 6 hours after administration in BG study (p < 0.05). In OGTT study, the same dose produced a maximum BG fall of 41.3% in normal rats and 36.5% in diabetic rats 3 hours after glucose administration. In 21-day study, treated diabetic rats showed significant improvement in terms of fasting BG, body weight, and urine sugar as compared to control diabetic rats. The study evidenced scientifically the beneficial use of PSC as an alternative medicine in diabetes management.

  17. Evaluation of dyes decolourisation by the crude enzyme from Pleurotus sajor-caju grown on sorghum seed media.

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    Sarnthima, R; Khammuang, S

    2008-01-01

    The extracellular enzymes from Pleurotus sajor-caju were studied for lignin degrading enzyme patterns and dye decolourisation potential. Laccases are major ligninolytic enzymes excreted by the fungus. The results from a native-PAGE revealed that there were at least two isoenzymes. The crude enzyme had a pH and a temperature optimum at 6.0 and 40 degrees C, respectively when 2,2'-azino-bis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) was used as substrate. The pH and thermal stability were at 5.0 and 30 degrees C. The pH optima for decolourisation of Indigo Carmine and Methyl Red were at 5.0 and 6.0, respectively. Indigo Carmine could be decolorized efficiently above 90% within 180 min, whereas Methyl Red could be decolorized only 3.5%. High efficiency decolourisation of Indigo Carmine makes this fungus to be a promise choice in biological treatment of waste water containing Indigo Carmine.

  18. Enhancing growth and yield of grey oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) using sound treatment at different intervals

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    Roshita, I.; Mukhlis, A. Amir; Ain, M. S. Nur; Fern, C. Shi; Zarina, Z.

    2017-09-01

    Mushrooms are famous for their use as source of nutrient and medicinal purposes. Wild mushrooms grew in a large number in the nature after a heavy down pour. Some believes that the thunderstorm and lightning can have effects on the growth of mushrooms. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the impact of different acoustic sound treatment intervals towards the growth of grey oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju). Five different sound treatment intervals involved which were; no treatment (control), 5-day, 10-day, 15-day and 20 day. The variables investigated were mycelium growth rate, growth stage performance (durations for mycelium filling up the bags, pinhead emergence and fruiting bodies formation), yield (number of fruiting bodies, total weight of fruiting bodies and percentage of biological efficiency) and physical analyses (pileus size, colour and texture). There were significant differences (P<0.05) observed in the mycelium growth rate, mycelium filling up the bags and number of fruiting bodies formation among different treatment intervals. As conclusion, the sound treated at different intervals have significant impact on the growth and yield of mushroom production where treatment at 5-day intervals was found to be the best treatment interval.

  19. Yield and nutritional content of Pleurotus sajor caju on wheat straw supplemented with raw and detoxified mahua cake.

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    Gupta, Aditi; Sharma, Satyawati; Saha, Supradip; Walia, Suresh

    2013-12-15

    The effect of supplementation of wheat straw (WS) with raw/detoxified mahua cake (MC) on yield and nutritional quality of Pleurotus sajor caju was studied. Raw cake significantly enhanced the yield compared to control and could be tolerated up to a 10% addition. Detoxification further improved the mushroom yield giving a maximum of 1024.7 g kg(-1) from WS supplemented with 20% saponin free detoxified mahua cake. Chemical analysis of fruit bodies revealed that they are rich in proteins (27.4-34.8%), soluble sugars (28.6-32.2%) and minerals. Glucose, trehalose and glutamic acid, alanine were the major sugars and amino acids detected by HPLC analysis, respectively. HPLC studies further confirmed the absence of saponins (characteristic toxins present in MC) in both fruit bodies and spent. Degradation of complex molecules in spent was monitored via FTIR. The study proved beneficial for effective management of agricultural wastes along with production of nutrient rich and saponin free fruit bodies/spent. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Chemical composition and aroma evaluation of volatile oils from edible mushrooms (Pleurotus salmoneostramineus and Pleurotus sajor-caju).

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    Usami, Atsushi; Nakaya, Satoshi; Nakahashi, Hiroshi; Miyazawa, Mitsuo

    2014-01-01

    This study is focused on the volatile oils from the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus salmoneostramineus (PS) and P. sajor-caju (PSC), which was extracted by hydrodistillation (HD) and solvent-assisted flavor evaporation (SAFE) methods. The oils are analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), GC-olfactometry (GC-O), and aroma extract dilution analysis (AEDA). A total of 31, 31, 45, and 15 components were identified in PS (HD and SAFE) and PSC (HD and SAFE), representing about 80.3%, 92.2%, 88.9%, and 83.0% of the oils, respectively. Regarding the aroma-active components, 13, 12, 13, and 5 components were identified in PS (HD and SAFE) and PSC (HD and SAFE), respectively, by the GC-O analyses. The results of the sniffing test, odor activity value (OAV) and flavor dilution (FD) factor indicate that 1-octen-3-ol and 3-octanone are the main aroma-active components of PS oils. On the other hands, methional and 1-octen-3-ol were estimated as the main aroma-active components of PSC oils.

  1. Radiation pasteurised oil palm empty fruit bunch fermented with Pleurotus sajor-caju as feed supplement to ruminants

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    Awang, Mat Rasol; Mutaat, Hassan Hamdani; Mahmud, Mohd. Shukri; Wan Husain, Wan Badrin; Osman, Tajuddin; Bakar, Khomsaton Abu; Kassim, Asmahwati; Wan Mahmud, Zal U'yun; Manaf, Ishak; Kume, Tamikazu; Hashimoto, Shoji

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    In solid state fermentation, Pleurotus sajor-caju has been found to be able to degrade at least 30% oil palm empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) fibre leaving 70 % useful materials. Conditions under which fermentation carried out were investigated. It was found that, in the temperature range between 25- 28 °C, relative ph between 6-8, moisture between 60-70 % and medium composition of CaCO 3: rice bran 2 %: 5 % were the optimum conditions. The results showed in fermented products that, there were substantial reduction in cellulosic component such as Crude Fiber (CF, 18 %); Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF, 45 %), Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF, 61 %) and Acid Detergent Lignin (ADL, 14 %). However, Crude Protein (CP, 10%) increased resulted from single cell protein enrichment of mycelial microbial mass. The mass reductions of substrate in fermentation process corresponds to the CO 2 released during fermentation. Hence, attributable to the decreased in content of CF, ADF, NDF, and ADL. The digestibility study has also been carried out to determine the useful level of this product to ruminant. Aflatoxin content was detected low in both the initial substrates and products. Based on nutritional value and low content of aflatoxin, the product is useful as a source of roughage to ruminant.

  2. Pastas de castanha-de-caju com incorporação de sabores Flavored cashew nut butter

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    Janice Ribeiro Lima

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho avaliaram-se as características de pastas de castanha-de-caju com incorporação de chocolate e canela. As formulações foram elaboradas pela moagem dos ingredientes até obtenção de uma pasta homogênea. Analisaram-se: umidade, pH, cinzas, proteína, gordura, índice de acidez, atividade de água, textura e aceitação sensorial. Os produtos obtidos caracterizaram-se por baixos valores de atividade de água (Characteristics of cashew nut butter with added chocolate and cinnamon were evaluated. Formulations were obtained by grinding ingredients onto a homogeneous paste, which was analyzed for moisture, pH, ash, protein, fat, acid value, water activity, texture and sensory acceptance. Products obtained showed low water activity (<0.32 as well as moisture content (<1.4%. Fat (45.3 to 49.1% and protein (15.4 to 16.3% content were high. Nut butter formulations showed good sensory acceptance (82.9 to 100.0% and purchase intent (60.0 to 80.0% by the tasters.

  3. Pengaruh mutasi dengan radiasi sinar gamma (CO₆₀ terhadap produktivitas jamur tiram abu-abu (Pleurotus sajur-caju

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    Ira Djajanegara

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Irradiation aplied to living organisms may have positive or negative effects on physiological and morphological properties of the organisms. One way to gain genetic variation with better properties than the parental strain is by Gamma (Co 60 radiation application. During this experiment, Gama (Co 60 rays was applied to the grey oyster (Pleurotus sajur-caju mushroom mycellia during exponential phase. Radiation was applied at 0.75 KGray with dose velocity of 1.149 KGray. Analysis of mushroom productivity performances indicate that diameter of mycellia, fresh weight, dry weight, diameter of fruit body and the amount of fruit body of the mutant and control were not significantly different. However, the isozyme pattern showed a different pattern between the mutant and the control which indicates that mutation process has already occured. These data show that mutation did not affect the productivity of the mushroom. Therefore, mutation may affect the nutritional quality of the mushroom instead. Further experiment to verify this possibility is suggested.

  4. ESTUDO COMPARATIVO DE TÉCNICAS FOTOQUÍMICAS APLICADOS AO TRATAMENTO DE EFLUENTES DO BENEFICIAMENTO DA CASTANHA DE CAJU

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    Carlos Enrique Jeronimo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available O beneficiamento da castanha de caju é uma das atividades industriais de maior importância nos Estados do Nordeste Brasileiro. Em vista dessa intensa atividade produtiva, essas indústrias são grandes geradoras de efluentes líquidos, cujas características ainda são pouco conhecidas devido à pequena quantidade de trabalhos científicos realizados na área. Entretanto, os processos “convencionais” continuam sendo maciçamente adotados, mesmo em situações em que a sua eficiência é discutível. O presente trabalho objetivou estudar a potencialidade de processos oxidativos avançados (sistema UV/H2O2, Fenton e foto-Fenton de maneira isolada e/ou combinada. Os resultados apontam para uma relação de efluente/H2O2 na ordem de 20%, como sendo os mais indicados nas diferentes técnicas. Além disso, verificou-se que a técnica de UV-Peróxido se mostrou a mais adequada para o tratamento desse efluente.

  5. Determination of Heavy Metals in Leaves of Mangifera Indica ...

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    Mango), Psidium guajava L. (Guava) and Anacardium occidentale L. (Cashew) grown in Trikania around the industrial area, were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The differences in the bioaccumulation of the metals varied.

  6. Reaction of dwarf cashew clones to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolates in controlled environment Reação de clones de cajueiro-anão a isolados de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides em ambiente controlado

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    The cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) crop is an important source of income for the population of the Brazilian Northeast, and anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides leads to significant production loss...

  7. In Vitro evaluation of cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) as a fungicide ...

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    Anacardium occidentale) was evaluated in vitro for fungitoxicity against Coriolopsis polyzona, Pycnoporus sanguineus, Ganoderma lucidum and Lenzites palisoti that cause serious decay on wood in Nigeria. Growth of the four pathogens in the ...

  8. Soil characteristics under legume and non-legume tree canopies in ...

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    %, 100% and 150% the distance from tree trunk to canopy edge of leguminous sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniifolia Benth.) and espinheiro (Machaerium aculeatum Raddi) and non-legume cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale L.) and jaqueira ...

  9. Studies on structure and antioxidant properties of a heteroglycan isolated from wild edible mushroom Lentinus sajor-caju.

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    Pattanayak, Manabendra; Maity, Prasenjit; Samanta, Surajit; Sen, Ipsita K; Manna, Dilip K; Nandi, Ashis K; Ghosh, Sandipta; Acharya, Krishnendu; Islam, Syed S

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    A water-soluble heteroglycan (PS-I) isolated from the aqueous extract of a wild edible mushroom Lentinus sajor-caju showed average molecular weight ∼1.79×10 5 Da. The structure of the polysaccharide was determined using chemical and 1D/2D NMR experiments. Acid hydrolysis indicated the presence of d-glucose, d-galactose, d-mannose, and l-fucose in a molar ratio of nearly 4:4:1:1 respectively. The presence of terminal Fucp, terminal Galp, (1→3)-Glcp, (1→6)-Galp, (1→6)-Glcp, (1→4,6)-Galp, and (1→2,4)-Manp moieties were established from methylation analysis. The chemical and NMR analyses indicated that the PS-I was a heteroglycan composed of a repeating unit with backbone chain of three (1→6)-α-d-galactopyranosyl residues, two (1→6)-β-d-glucopyranosyl residues, one (1→4)-α-d-mannopyranosyl residue, and two (1→3)-β-d-glucopyranosyl residues where one (1→6)-α-d-galactopyranosyl residue was branched at O-4 position with terminal α-l-fucopyranosyl residue and (1→4)-α-d-mannopyranosyl residue was branched at O-2 position with terminal α-d-galactopyranosyl residue and the structure was proposed as; The PS-I is a moderate antioxidant compound which showed DPPH radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, ABTS radical scavenging property, reducing power, and ferrous ion chelating ability. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Use of Pleurotus sajor-caju in upgrading green jute plants and jute sticks as ruminant feed

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    Zinat Mahal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, superfluous jute plants and jute stick were converted into upgraded animal feed by solid state fermentation (SSF using a cellulolytic fungus, Pleurotus sajor-caju. Prior to fermentation, substrates were subjected to several pretreatments such as soaking with water overnight and alkali or lime pretreatment. SSF was carried out with 20 g of substrate in 100 ml conical flask and was incubated at 30C for 8 weeks. In all treatments, the highest amount of reducing sugar, soluble protein as well as the cellulolytic activities of three enzymes viz. cellobiase, carboxymethyl cellulase and avicelase were obtained at 6th week of fermentation. Compared to raw, unsoaked substrates, soaking treatment alone could produce 10% more soluble protein in both substrates whereas reducing sugar increment was 5% and 6% in jute sticks and jute plants, respectively. From all treatments, combination of soaking and lime treatment in green jute plants yielded higher value than jute sticks in terms of reducing sugar, soluble protein and enzymatic activity. The radiation doses at 20, 30 and 40 kGy appeared to have no effect on sugar and protein accretion. During eight weeks of fermentation, relatively higher cellobiase activity was found compared to that of carboxymethyl cellulase and avicelase. The present investigation indicates that fungal conversion with pretreatment can turn these lignocellulosic agro-wastes to a nutritionally enriched animal feed by increasing the crude protein and reducing sugar content. However, further research is necessary to develop strategies for industrial scale production to overcome the crisis of nutritionally improved animal feed.

  11. Enhancing Nutritional Contents of Lentinus sajor-caju Using Residual Biogas Slurry Waste of Detoxified Mahua Cake Mixed with Wheat Straw

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    Gupta, Aditi; Sharma, Satyawati; Kumar, Ashwani; Alam, Pravej; Ahmad, Parvaiz

    2016-01-01

    Residual biogas slurries (BGS) of detoxified mahua cake and cow dung were used as supplements to enhance the yield and nutritional quality of Lentinus sajor-caju on wheat straw (WS). Supplementation with 20% BGS gave a maximum yield of 1155 gkg-1 fruit bodies, furnishing an increase of 95.1% over WS control. Significant increase (p ≤ 0.05) in protein content (29.6-38.9%), sugars (29.1-32.3%) and minerals (N, P, K, Fe, Zn) was observed in the fruit bodies. Principle component analysis (PCA) was performed to see the pattern of correlation within a set of observed variables and how these different variables varied in different treatments. PC1 and PC2 represented 90% of total variation in the observed variables. Moisture (%), lignin (%), celluloses (%), and C/N ratio were closely correlated in comparison to Fe, N, and saponins. PCA of amino acids revealed that, PC1 and PC2 represented 74% of total variation in the data set. HPLC confirmed the absence of any saponin residues (characteristic toxins of mahua cake) in fruit bodies and mushroom spent. FTIR studies showed significant degradation of celluloses (22.2-32.4%), hemicelluloses (14.1-23.1%) and lignin (27.4-39.23%) in the spent, along with an increase in nutrition content. The study provided a simple, cost effective approach to improve the yield and nutritional quality of L. sajor-caju by resourceful utilization of BGS. PMID:27790187

  12. Enhancing Nutritional Contents ofLentinus sajor-cajuUsing Residual Biogas Slurry Waste of Detoxified Mahua Cake Mixed with Wheat Straw.

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    Gupta, Aditi; Sharma, Satyawati; Kumar, Ashwani; Alam, Pravej; Ahmad, Parvaiz

    2016-01-01

    Residual biogas slurries (BGS) of detoxified mahua cake and cow dung were used as supplements to enhance the yield and nutritional quality of Lentinus sajor-caju on wheat straw (WS). Supplementation with 20% BGS gave a maximum yield of 1155 gkg -1 fruit bodies, furnishing an increase of 95.1% over WS control. Significant increase ( p ≤ 0.05) in protein content (29.6-38.9%), sugars (29.1-32.3%) and minerals (N, P, K, Fe, Zn) was observed in the fruit bodies. Principle component analysis (PCA) was performed to see the pattern of correlation within a set of observed variables and how these different variables varied in different treatments. PC1 and PC2 represented 90% of total variation in the observed variables. Moisture (%), lignin (%), celluloses (%), and C/N ratio were closely correlated in comparison to Fe, N, and saponins. PCA of amino acids revealed that, PC1 and PC2 represented 74% of total variation in the data set. HPLC confirmed the absence of any saponin residues (characteristic toxins of mahua cake) in fruit bodies and mushroom spent. FTIR studies showed significant degradation of celluloses (22.2-32.4%), hemicelluloses (14.1-23.1%) and lignin (27.4-39.23%) in the spent, along with an increase in nutrition content. The study provided a simple, cost effective approach to improve the yield and nutritional quality of L. sajor-caju by resourceful utilization of BGS.

  13. The synthesis of indole-3-acetic acid by the industrially important white-rot fungus Lentinus sajor-caju under different culture conditions.

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    Yurekli, Fusun; Geckil, Hikmet; Topcuoglu, Fatih

    2003-03-01

    The synthesis of plant growth hormone auxin, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), is not only confined to flowering plants. Yeasts and other fungi are also known to produce this hormone and in many cases at higher levels than plants. The main concern of this study was to determine the physical and chemical conditions necessary for optimal biosynthesis of this hormone by Lentinus sajor-caju. Glucose was determined to be superior to sucrose as carbon and energy source. The synthesis of IAA in a nitrogen-free medium or in a medium with low external phosphate was substantially reduced. Light exposed and non-agitated cultures grown in dark had also reduced levels of IAA compared to agitated cultures grown in dark. The highest (0.18 mg ml-1) IAA level was determined in cultures grown in glucose containing medium (pH 7.5) on a rotary shaker (150 rpm) at 30 degrees C in dark. The biological activity of IAA obtained from the extra-cellular culture of Lentinus sajor-caju was determined using oat coleptile growth test.

  14. Effect of irradiation, as a pretreatment, on bioconversion of corn stover into protein-rich mycelial biomass of Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Awafo, V. A.; Chahal, D. S.; Charbonneau, R.

    1995-09-01

    Application of irradiation for food preservation, for pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials for their hydrolysis and to increase the digestibility of lignocellulosic materials for rumen animals have been reported in the literature. In the present study, irradiation (100 KGy to 1.7 MGy) of corn stover as a pretreatment to make it susceptible for its bioconversion into protein-rich mycelial biomass of Pleurotus sajor-caju NRRL 18757 has been compared with that of mild alkali treatment (0.01 to 0.15 g NaOH/g corn stover), the most commonly used pretreatment. Protein synthesis increased with the increase in doses of irradiation as well as with the increase in concentration of NaOH. Combination pretreatment with NaOH and γ-irradiation reduced the quantity of NaOH and doses of irradiation required to get optimum yields of protein indicating a strong synergistic effect. The highest protein content of the final product, mycelial biomass, was about 45% on dry weight basis. More than 90% utilization of corn stover polysaccharides for the synthesis of protein-rich mycelial biomass of P. sajor-caju was recorded

  15. Production of laccases in submerged process by Pleurotus sajor-caju PS-2001 in relation to carbon and organic nitrogen sources, antifoams and Tween 80.

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    Bettin, Fernanda; Montanari, Queli; Calloni, Raquel; Gaio, Tamara A; Silveira, Mauricio M; Dillon, Aldo J P

    2009-01-01

    Some conditions in media composition for laccases production, such as different sources of carbon and organic nitrogen, antifoams and a surfactant, were studied in liquid cultures of Pleurotus sajor-caju strain PS-2001. Cultivation with fructose or glucose as carbon sources produced maximum enzyme activities of 37 and 36 U mL(-1), respectively. When sucrose was present in the medium, the best results were obtained using 5 g L(-1) of this carbohydrate, on the 11th day of the process, attaining laccase titres of 13 U mL(-1). In a medium without casein, practically no enzyme was produced during the experiments; among the sources of nitrogen studied, pure casein led to the highest titres of laccase activity. Different concentrations of pure casein and sucrose were also tested. As to the different concentrations of casein, the addition of 1.5 g L(-1) resulted in the highest titres of laccase activity. Negligible levels of manganese peroxidase activity were also detected in the culture medium. In low concentrations, polypropylene glycol or silicon-based antifoams and the surfactant Tween 80 have no significant influence on the formation of laccases by P. sajor-caju. However, enhanced concentration of polypropylene glycol negatively affected the production of laccases but favored the titres in total peroxidases, lignin peroxidase and veratryl alcohol oxidase.

  16. Purification and characterization of laccase produced by a white rot fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju under submerged culture condition and its potential in decolorization of azo dyes.

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    Murugesan, Kumarasamy; Arulmani, Manavalan; Nam, In-Hyun; Kim, Young-Mo; Chang, Yoon-Seok; Kalaichelvan, P Thangavelu

    2006-10-01

    An extracellular laccase was isolated and purified from Pleurotus sajor-caju grown in submerged culture in a bioreactor, and used to investigate its ability to decolorize three azo dyes. The extracellular laccase production was enhanced up to 2.5-fold in the medium amended with xylidine (1 mM). Purification was carried out using ammonium sulfate (70% w/v), DEAE-cellulose, and Sephadex G-100 column chromatography. The enzyme was purified up to 10.3-fold from the initial protein preparation with an overall yield of 53%. The purified laccase was monomeric with an apparent molecular mass of 61.0 kDa. The purified enzyme exerted its optimal activity with 2,2-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzo-thiazoline-6-sulfonate (ABTS) and oxidized various lignin-related phenols. The catalytic efficiencies kcat/Km determined for ABTS and syringaldazine were 9.2x10(5) and 8.7x10(5), respectively. The optimum pH and temperature for the purified enzyme was 5.0 and 40 degrees C, respectively. Sodium azide completely inhibited the laccase activity. The absorption spectrum revealed type 1 and type 3 copper signals. The purified enzyme decolorized azo dyes such as acid red 18, acid Black 1, and direct blue 71 up to 90, 87, and 72%, respectively. Decolorization ability of P. sajor-caju laccase suggests that this enzyme could be used for decolorization of industrial effluents.

  17. Selective natural induction of laccases in Pleurotus sajor-caju, suitable for application at a biofuel cell cathode at neutral pH.

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    Fokina, Oleksandra; Eipper, Jens; Kerzenmacher, Sven; Fischer, Reinhard

    2016-10-01

    Laccases are multicopper oxidoreductases with broad substrate specificity and are applied in biofuel cells at the cathode to improve its oxygen reduction performance. However, the production of laccases by e.g. fungi is often accompanied by the need of synthetic growth supplements for increased enzyme production. In this study we present a strategy for the white-rot fungus Pleurotus sajor-caju for natural laccase activity induction using lignocellulose substrates and culture supernatant of Aspergillus nidulans. P. sajor-caju laccases were secreted into the supernatant, which was directly used at a carbon-nanotube buckypaper cathode in a biofuel cell. Maximal current densities of -148±3μAcm(-2) and -102±9μAcm(-2) at 400mV were achieved at pH 5 and 7, respectively. Variations in cathode performance were observed with culture supernatants produced under different conditions due to the induction of specific laccases. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Effect of irradiation, as a pretreatment, on bioconversion of corn stover into protein-rich mycelial biomass of Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Awafo, V.A.; Chahal, D.S.; Charbonneau, R. [Universite du Quebec (Canada). Applied Microbiology Research Center

    1995-10-01

    Application of irradiation for food preservation, for pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials for their hydrolysis and to increase the digestibility of lignocellulosic materials for rumen animals have been reported in the literature. In the present study, irradiation (100 KGy to 1.7 MGy) of corn stover as a pretreatment to make it susceptible for its bioconversion into protein-rich mycelial biomass of Pleurotus sajor-caju NRRL 18757 has been compared with that of mild alkali treatment (0.01 to 0.15 g NaOH/g corn stover), the most commonly used pretreatment. Protein synthesis increased with the increase in doses of irradiation as well as with the increase in concentration of NaOH. Combination pretreatment with NaOH and {gamma}-irradiation reduced the quantity of NaOH and doses of irradiation required to get optimum yields of protein indicating a strong synergistic effect. The highest protein content of the final product, mycelial biomass, was about 45% on dry weight basis. More than 90% utilization of corn stover polysaccharides for the synthesis of protein-rich mycelial biomass of P. sajor-caju was recorded. (author).

  19. Enhancing nutritional contents of Lentinus sajor-caju using residual biogas slurry waste of detoxified mahua cake mixed with wheat straw

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    Aditi Gupta

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Residual biogas slurries (BGS of detoxified mahua cake (DMC and cow dung (CD were used as supplements to enhance the yield and nutritional quality of Lentinus sajor-caju on wheat straw (WS. Supplementation with 20% BGS gave a maximum yield of 1155 gkg-1 fruit bodies, furnishing an increase of 95.1% over WS control. Significant increase (p≤0.05 in protein content (29.6-38.9%, sugars (29.1-32.3% and minerals (N, P, K, Fe, Zn was observed in the fruit bodies. Principle component analysis (PCA was performed to see the pattern of correlation within a set of observed variables and how these different variables varied in different treatments. PC1 and PC2 represented 90% of total variation in the observed variables. Moisture (%, lignin (%, celluloses (% and C/N ratio were closely correlated in comparison to Fe, N and saponins. PCA of amino acids revealed that, PC1 and PC2 represented 74% of total variation in the data set. HPLC confirmed the absence of any saponin residues (characteristic toxins of mahua cake in fruit bodies and mushroom spent. FTIR studies showed significant degradation of celluloses (22.2-32.4%, hemicelluloses (14.1-23.1% and lignin (27.4-39.23% in the spent, along with an increase in nutrition content. The study provided a simple, cost effective approach to improve the yield and nutritional quality of Lentinus sajor-caju by resourceful utilization of BGS.

  20. Divergência genética por análise multivariada de caracteres fenotípicos de Anacardium humile (St. Hilaire1

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    Rosinalva da Cunha dos Santos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A espécie Anacardium humile (St. Hilaire é uma fruteira nativa do Cerrado, utilizada tradicionalmente, tanto no consumo in natura como na forma de sucos, doces e geleias, mas ainda pouco explorada economicamente. Em uma área de cerrado campo sujo, com transição para cerrado campo rupestre, localizada no município de Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 38 genótipos de uma população dessa espécie foram estudados; com o objetivo de avaliar a diversidade fenotípica, estimada por análise multivariada, bem como características morfológicas promissoras para programas de melhoramento e conservação. Assim, o estudo mostrou variabilidade genética satisfatória dentro da população estudada, destacando-se os genótipos 6, 10, 24, 36 e 38 por elevada produção de frutos e maiores pedúnculos e por se apresentarem distantes geneticamente, sendo indicados para futuros trabalhos de melhoramento genético, para serem multiplicados e utilizados em plantios comerciais e de conservação da espécie.

  1. Mechanisms of the Gastric Antiulcerogenic Activity of Anacardium humile St. Hil on Ethanol-Induced Acute Gastric Mucosal Injury in Rats

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    Alba Regina Monteiro Souza Brito

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Leaves and bark infusions Anacardium humile St. Hil. (Anacardiaceae, known as in Brazil as “cajuzinho do cerrado”, have been used in folk medicine as an alternative treatment for ulcers and gastritis. This study evaluated the gastroprotective activity of an ethyl acetate extract of the leaves of A. humile (AcF and the mechanism involved in this gastroprotection. Pretreatment concentrations (50, 100, 200 mg.kg−1 were administered by gavage. Following a 60 min. period, all the rats were orally administered 1 mL of absolute ethanol. One hour after the administration of ethanol, all groups were sacrificed, and the gastric ulcer index was calculated. Prostaglandin PGE2 concentration, gastric adherent mucous, and the participation of nitric oxide (NO and sulfhydryl compounds in the gastroprotection process were also analyzed using the most effective tested dose (50 mg·kg−1. A histological study of the glandular stomach for the evaluation of the epithelial damage and mucus content was also performed. AcF significantly reduced the gastric damage produced by ethanol. This effect was statistically significant for the 50 mg·kg−1 group compared to control. Also, it significantly increased the PGE2 (by 10-fold and mucous production, while pretreatment with NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME or N-ethylmaleimide (NEM completely abolished the gastroprotection. AcF has a protective effect against ethanol, and this effect, might be due to the augmentation of the protective mechanisms of mucosa.

  2. Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract, an indigenous drug preparation, modulates reactive oxygen/nitrogen species levels and antioxidative system in adjuvant arthritic rats.

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    Ramprasath, Vanu Ramkumar; Shanthi, Palanivelu; Sachdanandam, Panchanatham

    2005-08-01

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are highly reactive transient chemical species, which play an important role in the etiology of tissue injury in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The effects of milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut (SA) was studied on adjuvant arthritis in rats. Arthritis was induced by injecting 0.1 ml of heat killed mycobacterium tuberculosis (10 mg/ml of paraffin oil) intradermally into the left hind paw. A significant increase in the levels of lipid peroxides (LPO), ROS (superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical, H(2)O(2) and myeloperoxidase) and RNS (nitrate+nitrite) observed in adjuvant arthritic animals were found to be significantly decreased on administration of the drug at 150 mg/kg body weight/day. The antioxidant defense system studied in arthritic animals were altered significantly as evidenced by the decrease in antioxidants. Treatment with SA recouped the altered antioxidant defense components to near normal levels. These evidences suggest that the free radical mediated damage during arthritis could have been controlled by SA by its free radical quenching and antioxidative potential. (Mol Cell Biochem 276: 97-104, 2005).

  3. Toxic studies on biochemical parameters carried out in rats with Serankottai nei, a siddha drug-milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium nut.

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    Vijayalakshmi, T; Muthulakshmi, V; Sachdanandam, P

    2000-01-01

    A toxicological study was carried out in rats with a Siddha preparation, milk extracts of Semecarpus anacardium nuts. The effect of acute (72 h) and subacute (30 days) treatment of the drug with different dosage on liver and kidney functions and hematological parameters were studied. The acute toxicity studies with this drug did not produce mortality at any dose level given (75-2000 mg/kg body weight). No marked adverse alterations were observed in hematological and biochemical parameters during the subacute toxicity studies (50, 100, 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight). In the subacute treatment, the highest dose (500 mg/kg body weight) alone showed a moderate increase in the level of blood glucose, plasma urea, uric acid, and creatinine. In addition, alteration in lipid profiles were observed which may be attributed to the ghee preparation of the drug. Decrease in urinary urea, uric acid and creatinine levels were also observed. Histopathological examination of vital organs showed normal architecture suggesting no morphological disturbances.

  4. Therapeutic effects of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract on the changes associated with collagen and glycosaminoglycan metabolism in adjuvant arthritic Wistar rats.

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    Ramprasath, Vanu Ramkumar; Shanthi, Palanivelu; Sachdanandam, Panchanatham

    2006-07-25

    The effect of milk extract of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. nut milk extract (SA) was studied to gain some insight into this intriguing disease with reference to collagen metabolism. Arthritis was induced in rats by injecting Freund's complete adjuvant containing 10mg of heat killed mycobacterium tuberculosis in 1 ml paraffin oil (0.1 ml) into the left hind paw of the rat intradermally. After 14 days of induction, SA (150 mg/kg body weight/day) was administered orally by gastric intubations for 14 days. Decreased levels of collagen and glycosaminoglycans (GAGS) components (chondroitin sulphate, heparan sulphate, hyaluronic acid) and increase in the levels of connective tissue degrading lysosomal glycohydrolases such as acid phosphatase, beta-glucuronidase, beta-N-acetyl glucosaminidase and cathepsin-D observed in arthritic animals were reverted back to near normal levels upon treatment with SA. The drug effectively regulated the uriniray markers of collagen metabolism namely hexosamine, hexuronic acid, hydroxyproline and total GAGS. Electron microscopic studies also revealed the protective effect of SA. Hence, it can be suggested that SA very effectively regulate the collagen metabolism that derange during arthritic condition.

  5. The In Vivo Analgesic Activity of Aqueous and Ethanolic Extracts of ...

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    The purpose of this work is to determine the analgesic activities of Anacardium occidentale and Cymbopogon citratus, plants used in ethnomedicine. Crude aqueous and ethanolic extracts of A. occidentale and C. citratus at the doses of 50 and 100mg/kg body weight were evaluated for analgesic activities in male and ...

  6. A ubiquitin-like peptide from the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju exhibits relatively potent translation-inhibitory and ribonuclease activities.

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    Ng, T B; Lam, S K; Chan, S Y

    2002-08-01

    The fruiting bodies of the edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju were extracted with an aqueous buffer and then subjected to affinity chromatography on Affi-gel Blue gel, ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and gel filtration on Superdex 75. From the fraction of the extract adsorbed on Affi-gel Blue gel and unadsorbed on DEAE-cellulose, a 9.5 kDa peptide with an N-terminal sequence similar to ubiquitin was isolated with a yield of 0.25 mg/kg mushroom. The peptide inhibited cell-free translation with an IC(50) of 30 nM. It exhibited a ribonuclease activity of 450 U/mg toward yeast transfer RNA. The activities were substantially more potent than those of previously isolated mushroom ubiquitin-like protein and peptide. Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Inc.

  7. Incorporation of dietary fibre-rich oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) powder improves postprandial glycaemic response by interfering with starch granule structure and starch digestibility of biscuit.

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    Ng, Sze Han; Robert, Sathyasurya Daniel; Wan Ahmad, Wan Amir Nizam; Wan Ishak, Wan Rosli

    2017-07-15

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC) powder addition at 0, 4, 8 and 12% levels on the nutritional values, pasting properties, thermal characteristics, microstructure, in vitro starch digestibility, in vivo glycaemic index (GI) and sensorial properties of biscuits. Elevated incorporation levels of PSC powder increased the dietary fibre (DF) content and reduced the pasting viscosities and starch gelatinisation enthalpy value of biscuits. The addition of DF-rich PSC powder also interfered with the integrity of the starch granules by reducing the sizes and inducing the uneven spherical shapes of the starch granules, which, in turn, resulted in reduced starch susceptibility to digestive enzymes. The restriction starch hydrolysis rate markedly reduced the GI of biscuits. The incorporation of 8% PSC powder in biscuits (GI=49) could be an effective way of developing a nutritious and low-GI biscuit without jeopardizing its desirable sensorial properties. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Effects of plant-derived naphthoquinones on the growth of Pleurotus sajor-caju and degradation of the compounds by fungal cultures.

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    Curreli, N; Sollai, F; Massa, L; Comandini, O; Rufo, A; Sanjust, E; Rinaldi, A; Rinaldi, A C

    2001-01-01

    The growth of the white-rot basidiomycete Pleurotus sajor-caju in malt-agar plates was inhibited by three naturally occurring, plant-derived naphthoquinones: juglone, lawsone, and plumbagin. The latter two compounds exerted the most potent antifungal activity, and lawsone killed the mycelium at concentrations higher than 200 ppm. Plates containing juglone and lawsone presented large decolorized areas extending from area of fungal growth, suggesting an extracellular enzymatic degradation of these quinones. Screening of culture plates for extracellular enzymatic activities revealed the presence of both laccase and veratryl alcohol oxidase in most plates, the diffusion of both enzymes matching the decolorized area. In agitated cultures, the presence of juglone was found to stimulate the production of veratryl alcohol oxidase in a significant manner. This is the first time degradation of plant derived naphthoquinones by a white-rot fungus is reported.

  9. Remoção de querosene na mistura querosene/água, utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado

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    Raimundo Renato Melo Neto; Camila Morais; Francisco Klebson Gomes Santos; Ricardo Leite; Andarair Gomes Santos

    2015-01-01

    Neste trabalho foi avaliada a capacidade de remoção de querosene, de uma emulsão querosene/água, utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado. Primeiramente foi analisado o efeito do tratamento químico com hidróxido de sódio (NaOH) em diferentes concentrações, uma vez que o tratamento com álcali é capaz de desestruturar a lignina presente no bagaço, a qual dificulta o acesso aos sítios ativos do adsorvente. Foi evidenciado que a concentração de 0,1 mol.L-1 de NaOH mostrou-se eficiente pa...

  10. Breeding sites of drosophilids (Diptera in the Brazilian Savanna. I. Fallen fruits of Emmotum nitens (Icacinaceae, Hancornia speciosa (Apocynaceae and Anacardium humile (Anacardiaceae Sítios de criação de drosofilídeos (Diptera no bioma Cerrado. I. Frutos caídos de Emmotum nitens (Icacinaceae, Hancornia speciosa (Apocynaceae e Anacardium humile (Anacardiaceae

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    Francisco Roque

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, drosophilids that bred in fruits of three common plant species of the Brazilian Savanna were investigated: Emmotum nitens, Hancornia speciosa and Anacardium humile, along with the temporal and spatial distribution of these insects among fruits obtained from six individuals of E. nitens. Fallen fruits were collected in natural environments, placed on moist sand in individual containers and all drosophilids that emerged from these resources during 15 days were collected, counted and identified. From 3,651 fruits collected (3,435 of E. nitens, 179 of A. humile and 37 of H. speciosa 4,541 flies emerged and were classified into 19 species of Drosophilidae. Their distribution was unequal among the three resources, also over time, and among the six individuals of E. nitens. Such fluctuations probably reflect the availability of resources in time and space and probably the action of selective factors such as larval competition.Neste estudo, são investigados os drosofilídeos que se criam em frutos de três espécies de plantas comuns do Cerrado brasileiro: Emmotum nitens, Hancornia speciosa e Anacardium humile, juntamente com a distribuição temporal e espacial desses insetos entre os frutos obtidos de seis indivíduos de E. nitens. Frutos recolhidos sobre a serrapilheira, em ambientes naturais, foram mantidos no laboratório e os drosofilídeos que deles emergiram foram contados e identificados. Dos 3.651 frutos coletados (3.435 de E. nitens, 179 de A. humile e 37 de H. speciosa emergiram 4.541 drosofilídeos, classificados em 19 espécies. A distribuição dessas espécies foi desigual entre os três tipos de recursos, ao longo do tempo, e também entre os seis indivíduos de E. nitens. Essas flutuações refletem a disponibilidade dos recursos no tempo e no espaço, e provavelmente a ação de forças seletivas como a competição entre as larvas.

  11. Processamento e avaliação físico-química do fermentado de caju + umbu-cajá

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    Clotildes Alvino Leite

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil é um dos maiores produtores de frutos de origem tropical, destacando-se o caju e umbu-cajá pelo sabor e aroma exóticos. Uma forma de agregar valor aos frutos e contribuir para o desenvolvimento sustentável da região Nordeste é utilizar os excedentes desses frutos como matéria-prima para produção de bebida fermentada. Desta forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo principal utilizar as polpas de caju e umbu-cajá na elaboração da bebida fermentada, visando à valorização destes frutos. A fermentação alcoólica foi conduzida em biorreator, em sistema de batelada, a temperatura de 25ºC ± 2ºC. Foi realizado o estudo da cinética da fermentação alcoólica na elaboração da bebida fermentada utilizando a levedura Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Na bebida fermentada avaliou-se o teor de açúcares solúveis totais, pH, teor alcoólico, alcoóis superiores, acetaldeído, acetato de etila e metanol. De acordo com os resultados obtidos, concluiu-se que a bebida fermentada apresentou uma concentração de etanol (10,7°GL dentro das especificações exigidas pela legislação brasileira acerca de bebidas. A concentração de metanol foi de 57,50 mg/L. O teor residual de açúcares solúveis totais de 0,33 g/L classificou a bebida como fermentado do tipo seco. 

  12. AvaliaÃÃo de blendas de hidrocolÃides na estabilizaÃÃo do nÃctar de caju: aspectos reolÃgicos e sensoriais

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    Tatiana de Oliveira Lemos

    2012-01-01

    Um dos maiores problemas na produÃÃo do nÃctar de caju à assegurar a estabilidade da dispersÃo, uma vez que a separaÃÃo de fases deprecia a aparÃncia visual e altera a sua viscosidade podendo comprometer a qualidade sensorial e conseqÃentemente a sua competitividade no mercado Diante disso esta pesquisa teve como objetivo a obtenÃÃo de uma blenda de hidrocolÃides que fosse eficiente na estabilizaÃÃo fÃsica e manuntenÃÃo das caracterÃsticas intrÃnsecas do nÃctar de caju O estudo foi realizado ...

  13. Desenvolvimento de bebida prebiÃtica à base de amÃndoa da castanha de caju e maracujÃ: aceitaÃÃo e expectativa do consumidor

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    Visto a importÃncia econÃmica das amÃndoas da castanha de caju para o estado do Cearà e o elevado percentual de amÃndoas quebradas que diminui a ampliaÃÃo de lucro desse setor, faz-se necessÃria a busca por novas alternativas de aproveitamento desta matÃria-prima como forma de agregaÃÃo de valor a mesma. Dessa forma, esta pesquisa objetivou desenvolver uma bebida prebiÃtica a partir do extrato hidrossolÃvel da amÃndoa da castanha de caju quebrada (EHA) e suco de maracujà com adiÃÃo de frutoli...

  14. Shelf-life increase of fresh mushrooms Pleurotus sajor-caju using gamma radiation;Aumento da vida util de cogumelos Pleurotus sajor-caju in natura com aplicacao de radiacao gama

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    Moda, Evelise Moncaio

    2008-07-01

    The production and consumption of edible mushrooms has been increasing in the last years due to its nutritional composition and sensory quality. The irradiation of mushrooms has been used with the purpose of maintaining the fresh product characteristics during shelf-life. The present study evaluated the effect of different radiation doses on the conservation of mushrooms Pleurotus sajor-caju, through by chemical, physical, microbiological and sensorial parameters. The packaging consisted on polystyrene trays with 250 g of sample, wrapped in polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The mushrooms were irradiated with doses of 125, 250, 500 and 750 Gy in a Gamma cell 220 type irradiator, and stored at 4 +- 1 deg C and 90% UR for 10 days. The proximate composition (moisture, crude fibre, total protein, total fat and ash), total soluble solids, pH, texture, color (L, a, b, Chroma and ho), enzymatic activity (polyphenoloxidase and peroxidase), microbiological (total coliform, Escherichia coli and total psychotropic bacteria) and sensory evaluation (color, taste and appearance) were determined in the 1st, 5th and 10th storage days. For the respiratory rate analysis, 30 g of sample were placed in jars and stored at 4 +- 1 deg C and 90% UR for 8 days. CO{sub 2} was analyzed every day using a gaseous chromatograph. The results were submitted to variance analysis and average test using the SAS statistical package. The total protein and total fat values did not differ significantly between treatments or storage periods, while the moisture, crude fibre and ash values differ between treatments and periods. The dose of 750 Gy darkness the mushroom in the last evaluation, and texture was better in control during the storage period. The color (L, a), texture and proximate composition values did not differ significantly between treatments or storage periods. A significant increase was observed for soluble solids, b{sup *} and enzymatic activity values in all treatments at the end of the storage

  15. Parâmetros da fermentação ruminal e concentração de derivados de purina de vacas em lactação alimentadas com castanha de caju

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    P.G. Pimentel

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os parâmetros de fermentação ruminal e a concentração de derivados de purinas na urina de vacas leiteiras alimentadas com teores crescentes de castanha de caju na dieta. Foram utilizadas oito vacas Holandesas multíparas, sendo quatro fistuladas no rúmen, com produção média de 28±4kg de leite/dia. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o quadrado latino 4x4, com parcelas subdivididas para os parâmetros ruminais e duplo para determinação dos derivados de purina. Os tratamentos avaliados consistiram na inclusão de 0; 8; 16 e 24% de castanha de caju moída na porção concentrada da dieta. O comportamento do pH ruminal foi semelhante entre as dietas avaliadas segundo os tempos após alimentação. A concentração média de nitrogênio amoniacal foi 12,70mg/100mL de líquido ruminal. Os valores médios de acetato e butirato apresentaram padrão linear de resposta, contudo a relação acetato:propionato não foi alterada pela adição do coproduto. As excreções de derivados de purina na urina não variaram significativamente (P>0,05 com a adição de castanha de caju. A inclusão de castanha de caju não afetou os parâmetros de fermentação ruminal nem as concentrações de derivados de purinas; dessa forma, pode ser recomendada como alternativa potencial na alimentação de vacas leiteiras em lactação.

  16. Cinquante années de recherches sur les débuts de l'Aurignacien en Europe occidentale

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    François Djindjian

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Une histoire des cinquante dernières années de rechercties sur les débuts de l'Aurignacien est tentée ici. Cet historique retrace brièvement les débuts entre 1860 et 1950 de la connaissance de l'Aurignacien resituant dans leur contexte les apports respectifs de Lartet, De Mortlllet, Breuil et Peyrony. Puis, les résultats des recherches des années 1950 à 1990 des différents acteurs (D. de Sonnevllle-Bordes, F. Bordes, H. M. Movius, H. Delporte, G. Laplace, J. Hahn, N. Soler, F. Bazile, F. Champagne, etc. concernant les débuts de l'Aurignacien sont analysés à la lueur des nouvelles données de fouilles en Aquitaine (Roc de Combe, La Ferrassie, Le Facteur, Caminade, Le Flageolet I, Le Plage, en Pyrénées (Gatzarria, Cueva h/iorin, en Jura-Souabe (Geissenklosterle et sur la côte méditerranéenne (abri l\\Aochi, La Laouza, l'Arbreda, L'Esquicho-Grapaou. Les apports des recherches sur le paléoenvironnement pour la reconstitution du climat et des méthodes mathématiques et informatiques dans les années 70 à la structuration chronologique de l'Aurignacien sont développés. Les différentes données à l'origine de l'existence d'un Protoaurignacien, d'un Aurignacien 0 en Périgord, d'un Aurignacien initial et la question de l'interstratification entre Castelperronien et Aurignacien sont discutées. Les récentes critiques depuis le début des années 90 concernant la fiabilité du cadre paléoclimatique des remplissages d'abrissous- roctie et la pertinence des approches typologiques sont examinées. Les conclusions amènent l'auteur à proposer suggérer que les débuts de I'Aurignacien, encore mal connus, ne sont pas uniformes suivant les régions et dans le temps. En Europe occidentale, l'existence d'un Aurignacien initial semble prouvé sur la côte méditerranéenne de la Ligurie jusqu'en Catalogne. L'expansion aurignacienne suit alors la bordure septentrionale pyrénéenne de l'Aude jusqu'en Cantabres et en Asturies. Puis, sous

  17. Avaliação de parâmetros de qualidade físico-químicos de polpas congeladas de acerola, cajá e caju

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    OLIVEIRA Maria Elisabeth Barros de

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a qualidade das polpas congeladas de acerola, cajá e caju, produzidas e comercializadas por empresas paraibanas e pernambucanas, através de parâmetros físico-químicos, com a finalidade de verificar a sua adequação às normas e padrões vigentes no país. Os valores médios obtidos, para os dois Estados, foram: a polpa de caju - pH = 4,11; sólidos solúveis = 9,75° Brix; acidez em ácido cítrico = 0,39%; açúcares redutores =5,74%; vitamina C = 162,89mg/100g. b polpa de cajá - pH = 2,50; sólidos solúveis = 7,5° Brix; acidez em ácido cítrico = 1,09%; açúcares redutores = 2,73%; vitamina C = 10,29mg/100g. c polpa de acerola - pH = 3,07; sólidos solúveis = 6,25° Brix; acidez em ácido cítrico =1,03%; açúcares redutores = 3,20%; vitamina C = 989,47mg/100g. Os resultados obtidos para as polpas de cajá e caju foram comparados com o P.I.Q. de suco dessas frutas e a polpa de acerola com o padrão específico. Os resultados indicaram que 68,2% das amostras de polpa de cajá e 59,1% das amostras de polpa de caju não se enquadraram nos padrões para suco das mesmas frutas. Quanto à polpa de acerola, 40,7% das amostras não atenderam ao padrão, conforme a legislação vigente. Os resultados obtidos indicam a urgência na elaboração dos P.I.Q's para as polpas de cajá e caju, a fim de garantir ao consumidor produtos de qualidade.

  18. Uso de peróxido de hidrogênio e ácido cítrico na conservação de cogumelos Pleurotus sajor-caju in natura Use of hydrogen peroxide and citric acid for conservation of fresh Pleurotus sajor-caju mushrooms

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    Evelise Moncaio Moda

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    Full Text Available Os cogumelos comestíveis Pleurotus sajor-caju apresentam uma delicada consistência, alto teor de umidade e aroma característico, sendo comercializados no varejo, preferencialmente in natura. Sua vida útil pode variar entre 2 a 7 dias, em função da umidade relativa e tmperatura de armazenamento. Neste trabalho, os cogumelos frescos foram imersos durante 2 minutos nas soluções de peróxido de hidrogênio, ácido cítrico e água destilada, drenados, acondicionados em bandejas de poliestireno e embalados em filme plástico. As bandejas foram mantidas sob refrigeração a 4°C e avaliou-se a cor, firmeza e variação de massa dos cogumelos no primeiro, quinto e décimo dia de armazenamento, após os tratamentos. Ocorreram perdas de firmeza e massa, bem como o escurecimento dos cogumelos em todos os tratamentos nas avaliações do quinto e décimo dia. Portanto, os tratamentos utilizados não apresentaram resultados satisfatórios na manutenção da firmeza, cor e massa dos cogumelos Pleurotus sajor-caju in natura nas concentrações utilizadas.The mushrooms Pleurotus sajor-caju are usually avaliable in natura and according to the storage conditions, it's shelf life varies from 3 to 7 days. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the increase of fresh mushrooms'shelf life by immersion into citric acid solution, hydrogen peroxide solutions and distilled water. Fresh mushrooms were immersed in these solutions for 2 minutes, dried, packed in trays and kept under refrigeration (4°C for 10 days. Color, texture and loss mass of the mushrooms were evaluated in the first, fifth and tenth days. A yellowish colour in the mushrooms appeared and their texture and mass decreased. The global aspect of the immersed mushrooms had no difference compared to the control; thus the process of immersion into different solutions did not extend the shelf life of fresh mushrooms.

  19. Néctar de caju adoçado com mel de abelha: desenvolvimento e estabilidade Honey-sweetened cashew apple juice: development and stability

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    Robson Alves Silva

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    Full Text Available Os alimentos e bebidas desenvolvidos atualmente buscam cada vez mais associar sabor agradável com alegações funcionais, oferecendo aos consumidores produtos mais saudáveis. Neste sentido, o objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um néctar de caju adoçado com mel de abelha em substituição à sacarose, estudando também sua estabilidade química, físico-química, sensorial e microbiológica durante 180 dias de armazenamento à temperatura de 28 ± 2 °C. No desenvolvimento do produto avaliaram-se, através de testes afetivos de sabor e aceitação global, quatro formulações (A, B, C e D com diferentes quantidades de suco de caju (15 e 20% associadas a diferentes quantidades de mel em sólidos solúveis (10 e 11 °Brix. A formulação mais aceita foi processada e avaliada após o processamento e a cada 45 dias até o final do período de armazenamento. Dentre as formulações testadas, a preferida pelos provadores foi a formulação D com 20% de suco de caju e 11 °Brix. No estudo de estabilidade o produto manteve boa aceitação sensorial até o final do armazenamento em relação aos atributos: cor, sabor, avaliação global e intenção de compra. O produto manteve padrões microbiológicos satisfatórios de acordo com a legislação durante o armazenamento. As alterações químicas e físico-químicas ocorridas não caracterizaram instabilidade do produto, com exceção da vitamina C que ao final da armazenagem teve um decréscimo acentuado. Trata-se, portanto, de uma alternativa viável ao mercado de bebidas.Food and beverages developed today search the association of pleasant flavor with functional claims, offering consumers healthier products. In this sense, the objective of this work was to develop a ready-to-drink cashew apple juice sweetened with honey in substitution to sucrose and to evaluate its chemical, physicochemical, sensory and microbiological stability during 180 days storage at a temperature of 28 ± 2 °C. In the

  20. Avaliação das alterações bromatológicas e de degradabilidade do resíduo de lixadeira do algodão após tratamento biológico com Pleurotus sajor-caju Nutritional value and degradability alterations of cotton textile mill waste after biological treatment with Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Full Text Available Com objetivo de avaliar possibilidades de melhorar o valor nutritivo e a degradabilidade do resíduo de lixadeira do algodão utilizando tratamento biológico de bioconversão com cogumelo Pleurotus sajor-caju, conduziu-se este experimento nos Departamentos de Zootecnia e Biologia da UFLA, Lavras/MG, no período de julho de 2002 a janeiro de 2003. Realizou-se ensaio de produção do cogumelo Pleurotus sajor-caju em dois substratos diferentes (C1 e C2 compostos basicamente de resíduo de lixadeira; após a produção, submeteu-se o resíduo in natura e resultante dos tratamentos C1 e C2 à análise bromatológica e ensaio de degradabilidade de matéria seca e fibra em detergente neutro. Em relação ao resíduo in natura, os tratamentos mostraram-se eficientes em reduzir a fração fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido de 95,24% para 81,11% e 71,21% para fibra em detergente neutro e de 91,16% para 76,85% e 71,14% para fibra em detergente ácido, respectivamente, para C1 e C2. Os tratamentos aumentaram a degradabilidade efetiva da matéria seca e da fibra em detergente neutro do resíduo de lixadeira de algodão de 40,87% para 60,55% e 56,05% e de 44,15% para 65,42% e 67,83%, respectivamente.The objective of the experiment was to evaluate the bio-conversion treatment to enhance the nutritional value and degradability of cotton textile mill waste, using the fungi Pleurotus sajor-caju. The experiment was conducted at the Departments of Biology and Animal Science of the Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA, between July 2002 and January 2003. Bio-conversion was induced by the use of the residue as the main component in a substrate bed for cultivation of edible mushrooms (C1 and C2. In comparison to the untreated cotton textile mill waste, two bio-conversion alternatives by Pleurotus sajor-caju were tested. After mushroom production, samples of the treated material were submitted to in situ degradability tests and chemical

  1. Edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju production on washed and supplemented sugarcane bagasse Produção do cogumelo comestível Pleurotus sajor-caju em bagaço de cana-de-açúcar lavado e suplementado

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    Evelise Moncaio Moda

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    Full Text Available Traditionally, the cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju is performed on different composted and pasteurized agricultural residues. The objective of this study was to investigate whether traditional composting and pasteurization processes could be replaced by washed and supplemented (mineral or organic sugarcane bagasse. In one experiment, fresh sugarcane bagasse was immersed in hot water at 80°C for two hours (control or washed in fresh water for one hour using an adapted machine for residue treatment. In another experiment, fresh sugarcane bagasse was washed in fresh water (control, and supplemented with corn grits (organic supplementation, or supplemented with nutrient solution (mineral supplementation. In the first experiment, the washed bagasse presented a average biological efficiency (ABE of 19.16% with 44% contamination, and the pasteurized bagasse presented a ABE of 13.86% with 70% contamination. In the second experiment, corn grits presented the poorest performance, with a ABE of 15.66% and 60% contamination, while supplementation with the nutrient solution presented a ABE of 30.03%, whereas the control of 26.62%. Washing fresh sugarcane bagasse could suppress the pasteurized substrate in Pleurotus sajor-caju production, compensating a reduced ABE with a faster process.Tradicionalmente, o cultivo do Pleurotus sajor-caju é realizado utilizando-se diversos resíduos agrícolas, precedido dos processos de compostagem e pasteurização. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo comparar o processo de pasteurização com a lavagem do bagaço de cana-de-açúcar e avaliar formas de suplementação do bagaço, visando aumento na produtividade. No primeiro experimento, os colmos da cana-de-açúcar passaram por moenda para a extração do caldo, sendo em seguida desfibrados. No tratamento controle, o bagaço fresco foi pasteurizado em água a 80°C durante 2 horas e o outro tratamento consistiu na lavagem do bagaço fresco em centrífuga com

  2. Caracterização sensorial de amêndoas de castanha-de-caju fritas e salgadas Sensory characterization of cashew nut kernels

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    Janice R. LIMA

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    Full Text Available Amêndoas de castanha-de-caju fritas e salgadas foram acondicionadas em três embalagens flexíveis (PP/PE=polipropileno/polietileno; PETmet/PE= polietileno tereftalato metalizado/polietileno; PET/Al/PEBD= polietileno tereftalato/alumínio/polietileno de baixa densidade com diferentes propriedades de barreira ao vapor de água e ao oxigênio. As amêndoas foram armazenadas durante 1 ano, a 30° C e 80% de umidade relativa. No final do período de 1 ano de armazenamento, realizou-se análise sensorial descritiva quantitativa (ADQ. Os termos descritivos levantados para caracterização sensorial das amêndoas foram, para aparência: cor torrada, uniformidade de cor e rugosidade; para aroma: castanha torrada, doce, ranço e velho; para sabor: castanha torrada, doce, ranço, velho, sal e amargo; para textura: crocância. Observou-se que os fatores mais diretamente responsáveis pela perda de qualidade sensorial das amêndoas de castanha-de-caju foram desenvolvimento de aroma e sabor de velho e de ranço, perda de sabor e aroma de castanha torrada e perda de crocância. Após o período de armazenamento, estes fatores foram observados com maior intensidade nas amêndoas embaladas em PP/PE.Shelled, roasted and salted cashew nut kernels were packaged in three different flexible materials (PP/PE= polypropylene / polyethylene; PETmet/PE= metallized polyethylene terephthalate / polyethylene; PET/Al/LDPE= polyethylene terephthalate / aluminum foil / low density polyethylene , with different barrier properties. Kernels were stored for one year at 30° C and 80% relative humidity. Quantitative descriptive sensory analysis (QDA were performed at the end of storage time. Descriptive terms obtained for kernels characterization were brown color, color uniformity and rugosity for appearance; toasted kernel, sweet, old and rancidity for odor; toasted kernel, sweet, old rancidity, salt and bitter for taste, crispness for texture. QDA showed that factors responsible

  3. In vitro cultivation of Anacardium othonianum Rizz.: effects of salt concentration and culture medium volume=Cultivo in vitro de Anacardium othonianum Rizz.: efeito da variação das concentrações dos sais e volumes do meio de cultura

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    José Waldemar Silva

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    Full Text Available Anacardium othonianum Rizz. is a medicinal plant species that is native to the Brazilian savannah. Adult plants are different from other genus members in this ecosystem due to their size, and efforts to locate the plants may lead to their extraction from the savannah and, frequently, plant death. Micropropagation has played a significant role in the propagation and preservation of specimens of several plant species; therefore, this study evaluated the effect of various salt concentrations and culture medium volumes on the in vitro cultivation of A. othonianum Rizz. Trial (I evaluated two culture media (MS and WPM and three salt concentrations (100, 50 and 25% in a completely randomized design. Trial (II evaluated two culture media and salt concentrations, MS (50% and WPM (100%, and five medium volumes (10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 mL per test tube as a 2 x 5 factorial in a completely randomized design. After 30 and 60 days of growth, the percentage of plantlet survival, average plantlet and leaf lengths and the average number of leaves and buds per explant were evaluated. The MS (50 and 25% media and WPM (100 and 50% media were the most effective for plantlet regeneration. The best responses were observed in 15- and 25-mL volumes of the MS (50% medium. Therefore, the use of a 15-mL volume is suggested for greater medium economy.O Anacardium othonianum Rizz. é uma espécie frutífera e medicinal nativa do Cerrado brasileiro. As plantas adultas distinguem-se das demais espécies do gênero existente nesse bioma em função do seu porte arbóreo. Sua exploração ocorre de forma extrativista e muitas vezes em caráter predatório. Sob esse contexto, a micropropagação tem dado significativas contribuições na propagação e preservação de caracteres de interesse em diversas espécies de plantas e, desta forma, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de diferentes concentrações de sais e volumes do meio de cultura no cultivo in vitro de A

  4. Additive effects of CuSO4 and aromatic compounds on laccase production by Pleurotus sajor-caju PS-2001 using sucrose as a carbon source

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    F. Bettin

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Laccase enzymes are now commercially available, and a laccase/mediator combination is currently marketed for indigo dye bleaching in textile manufacturing; replacing traditional chemical-based processes with enzymatic technology reduces the need for effluent treatment. However, an inexpensive source of these enzymes will be needed to enable wider application of this technology. In the present work, the main objective was to increase laccase production by the mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju strain PS-2001 grown on sucrose derived from sugar cane, one of most economical carbon sources known, by the addition of compounds that are known to affect laccase production. High laccase activities (45-62 U mL-1 were obtained with additions of syringaldazine, benzoic acid, gallic acid, and vanillin. When CuSO4 was used in conjunction with these aromatic compounds, the levels of laccase activity were further improved, reaching 58-80 U mL-1. These laccase activities indicate the potential of this strain as an enzyme producer, which has also been detected in media containing glucose, but with activity lower than that observed with sucrose.

  5. Purification and partial characterization of an acidic α-glucan-protein complex from the fruiting body of Pleurotus sajor-caju and its effect on macrophage activation.

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    Satitmanwiwat, Saranya; Ratanakhanokchai, Khanok; Laohakunjit, Natta; Pason, Patthra; Tachaapaikoon, Chakrit; Kyu, Khin Lay

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to purify an acidic α-glucan-protein complex from the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus sajor-caju by using the cell wall-degrading enzymes, xylanase and cellulase. The acidic glucan-protein complex was separated from a polysaccharide extract by using DEAE Toyopearl 650M anion-exchange and Sepharose CL-6B chromatography. Its homogeneity was ensured by high-performance size-exclusion chromatography and agarose gel electrophoresis. The acidic glucan-protein complex had a molecular weight of approximately 182 kDa. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy of the acidic glucan-protein complex revealed an α-glycosidic bond and the typical characteristics of polysaccharides and proteins. The amino acid composition of the protein moiety was dominated by proline, glycine, glutamic acid and aspartic acid, indicating that the protein was highly flexible and had a negative charge. Atomic force microscopy proved that the acidic α-glucan-protein complex existed in a spherical conformation. The acidic α-glucan-protein complex stimulated the activation of macrophages, including the production of nitric oxide and tumor necrosis factor-α.

  6. Biosorption of Reactive Red-120 dye from aqueous solution by native and modified fungus biomass preparations of Lentinus sajor-caju.

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    Arica, M Yakup; Bayramoğlu, Gülay

    2007-10-22

    The capacities and mechanisms of native and treated white-rot fungus "Lentinus sajur-caju" biomass preparations in removing of textile dye (i.e. Reactive Red-120) from aqueous solution was investigated with different parameters, such as adsorbent dosage, pH, temperature and ionic strength. In the batch system, the maximum dye uptake on all the tested fungal biomass preparations was observed at pH 3.0, and the dye uptake capacities of the biosorbents (at 800 mg/l dye concentration) were found to be 117.8, 182.9, 138.6 and 57.2mg/g for native and heat-, acid- and base-treated dry fungal preparations, respectively. The uptake capacities order of the fungal preparations for the dye were found as heat-treated>acid-treated>native>base-treated. The Langmuir, Freundlih and Temkin adsorption models were used for the mathematical description of the biosorption equilibrium. The Freundlich and Temkin models were able to describe the biosorption equilibrium of Reactive Red-120 on the fungal biomass preparations. The dye biosorption on the fungal biomass preparations followed second-order kinetic model and equation.

  7. Improved purity and immunostimulatory activity of β-(1→3)(1→6)-glucan from Pleurotus sajor-caju using cell wall-degrading enzymes.

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    Satitmanwiwat, Saranya; Ratanakhanokchai, Khanok; Laohakunjit, Natta; Chao, Louis Kuoping; Chen, Shui-Tein; Pason, Patthra; Tachaapaikoon, Chakrit; Kyu, Khin Lay

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    The objective of this work was to improve the purity of β-(1→3)(1→6)-glucan in the native triple helical structure from the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus sajor-caju for effective biological function using cell wall-degrading enzymes. A crude carbohydrate was extracted with hot water, then treated with crude xylanase and cellulase from Paenibacillus curdlanolyticus B-6. β-Glucan in the extract was purified to homogeneity with a single and symmetrical peak using 650M DEAE Toyopearl and Sepharose CL-6B column chromatography. The purity of β-glucan was confirmed by high-performance size-exclusion chromatography. Purified β-glucan was obtained at a purity of up to 90.2%. The Congo red reaction and atomic force microscopy indicated that the purified β-glucan exhibited a triple helix conformation. Purified β-glucan was able to effectively up-regulate the functions of macrophages such as nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) production.

  8. Remoção de querosene na mistura querosene/água, utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado

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    Raimundo Renato Melo Neto

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi avaliada a capacidade de remoção de querosene, de uma emulsão querosene/água, utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado. Primeiramente foi analisado o efeito do tratamento químico com hidróxido de sódio (NaOH em diferentes concentrações, uma vez que o tratamento com álcali é capaz de desestruturar a lignina presente no bagaço, a qual dificulta o acesso aos sítios ativos do adsorvente. Foi evidenciado que a concentração de 0,1 mol.L-1 de NaOH mostrou-se eficiente para o tratamento.  As simulações de derramamento evidenciaram que, para o bagaço tratado com NaOH, a eficiência de adsorção foi maior (5,33 g/g que para o bagaço sem tratamento (1,64 g/g.

  9. Rediscovery of Bouteloua vaneedenii (Gramineae: Chloridoideae: endemic species from the West Indies Redescubrimiento de Bouteloua vaneedenii (Gramineae: Chloridoideae: especie endémica de las Indias Occidentales

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    María Elena Siqueiros-Delgado

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    Full Text Available Bouteloua vaneedenii is an endemic and extremely rare grass of the West Indies. Very few collections are known, and the most recent collection is from 1922. With the aim of finding the species, a team of Mexican and Cuban agrostologists conducted a field trip and found B. vaneedenii in the same locality where it was collected in 1922 on dry limestone rocks. Although it was stated that B. vaneedenii probably was extinct from Cuba, vigorous populations remain in at least 2 localities in Pastelillo. Further exploration may lead to the discovery of additional populations and the reevaluation of its current conservation status.Bouteloua vaneedenii es un pasto extremadamente raro, nativo de Las Indias Occidentales y del que muy pocas recolectas se conocen hasta ahora, la última se realizó en 1922. Con el objetivo de encontrar la especie, un equipo de agrostólogos mexicanos y cubanos condujeron un viaje de campo en busca de B. vaneedenii , la cual fue hallada en la misma localidad donde se recolectó sobre rocas calizas en 1922, a pesar de que se había señalado como probable extinta para Cuba. Se ubicaron 2 poblaciones en buenas condiciones; no obstante, es necesaria una exploración más intensa confirmar su estado actual de conservación.

  10. Glucan-rich polysaccharides from Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer prevents glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and inflammation in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet.

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    Kanagasabapathy, Gowri; Kuppusamy, Umah Rani; Abd Malek, Sri Nurestri; Abdulla, Mahmood Ameen; Chua, Kek-Heng; Sabaratnam, Vikineswary

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    Pleurotus sajor-caju (P. sajor-caju) has been extremely useful in the prevention of diabetes mellitus due to its low fat and high soluble fiber content for thousands of years. Insulin resistance is a key component in the development of diabetes mellitus which is caused by inflammation. In this study, we aimed to investigate the in vivo efficacy of glucan-rich polysaccharide of P. sajor-caju (GE) against diabetes mellitus and inflammation in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet. Diabetes was induced in C57BL/6J mice by feeding a high-fat diet. The mice were randomly assigned to 7 groups (n=6 per group). The control groups in this study were ND (for normal diet) and HFD (for high-fat diet). The treated groups were ND240 (for normal diet) (240 mg/kg b.w) and HFD60, HFD120 and HFD240 (for high-fat), where the mice were administrated with three dosages of GE (60, 120, 240 mg GE/kg b.w respectively). Metformin (2 mg/kg b.w) served as positive control. The glucose tolerance test, glucose and insulin levels were measured at the end of 16 weeks. Expressions of genes for inflammatory markers, GLUT-4 and adiponectin in the adipose tissue of the mice were assessed. One-way ANOVA and Duncan's multiple range tests (DMRT) were used to determine the significant differences between groups. GE treated groups improved the glucose tolerance, attenuated hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in the mice by up-regulating the adiponectin and GLUT-4 gene expressions. The mice in GE treated groups did not develop insulin resistance. GE also down-regulated the expression of inflammatory markers (IL-6, TNF-α, SAA2, CRP and MCP-1) via attenuation of nuclear transcription factors (NF-κB). Glucan-rich polysaccharide of P. sajor-caju can serve as a potential agent for prevention of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and inflammation.

  11. ÇEŞİTLİ BÜYÜME ORTAMLARINDA (PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS VE P. SAJUR-CAJU) MİSELLERİNİN GELİŞME SÜRELERİ

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    BAYSAL, Ergün; YALINKILIÇ, M. Kemal; TEMİZ, Ali

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    In this study it was aimed to measure mycelia development period of Pleurotus spp. on wheat grain, as an alternative substrate to wheat grain, rye, corn and barley. According to results obtained in this study, the fastest development of P. ostreatus mycelium on rye grain (8 day) and the longest mycelia development on wheat grain (10.3 day) was measured. Similarity, we observed that the fastest development of P. sajur-caju mycelium on rye grain (9.3 day) and the longest mycelia development on ...

  12. Glucan-rich polysaccharides from Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr. Singer prevents glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and inflammation in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet

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    Kanagasabapathy Gowri

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pleurotus sajor-caju (P. sajor-caju has been extremely useful in the prevention of diabetes mellitus due to its low fat and high soluble fiber content for thousands of years. Insulin resistance is a key component in the development of diabetes mellitus which is caused by inflammation. In this study, we aimed to investigate the in vivo efficacy of glucan-rich polysaccharide of P. sajor-caju (GE against diabetes mellitus and inflammation in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet. Methods Diabetes was induced in C57BL/6J mice by feeding a high-fat diet. The mice were randomly assigned to 7 groups (n=6 per group. The control groups in this study were ND (for normal diet and HFD (for high-fat diet. The treated groups were ND240 (for normal diet (240 mg/kg b.w and HFD60, HFD120 and HFD240 (for high-fat, where the mice were administrated with three dosages of GE (60, 120, 240 mg GE/kg b.w respectively. Metformin (2 mg/kg b.w served as positive control. The glucose tolerance test, glucose and insulin levels were measured at the end of 16 weeks. Expressions of genes for inflammatory markers, GLUT-4 and adiponectin in the adipose tissue of the mice were assessed. One-way ANOVA and Duncan’s multiple range tests (DMRT were used to determine the significant differences between groups. Results GE treated groups improved the glucose tolerance, attenuated hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in the mice by up-regulating the adiponectin and GLUT-4 gene expressions. The mice in GE treated groups did not develop insulin resistance. GE also down-regulated the expression of inflammatory markers (IL-6, TNF-α, SAA2, CRP and MCP-1 via attenuation of nuclear transcription factors (NF-κB. Conclusion Glucan-rich polysaccharide of P. sajor-caju can serve as a potential agent for prevention of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and inflammation.

  13. Valor nutritivo das silagens de capim-elefante com diferentes níveis de subprodutos da indústria do suco de caju Nutritive value of elephantgrass silage added by-products from the cashew juice industry

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    Ana Cristina Holanda Ferreira

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de se avaliar o valor nutritivo das silagens de capim-elefante com adição de 0, 12, 24, 36 e 48% de bagaço de caju (subproduto da agroindústria de suco de caju. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Após 82 dias, os silos foram abertos e coletadas amostras para determinação dos teores de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, hemicelulose (HEM, pH e níveis de N-NH3 das silagens. A adição de bagaço de caju (BC diminuiu os valores de pH e N-NH3 e elevou os teores de PB das silagens. Os teores de FDA e HEM não diferiram entre os tratamentos. Concluiu-se que o bagaço de caju melhora o valor nutritivo da silagem e proporciona melhor conservação da massa ensilada.This trial was conducted with the objective of evaluating the nutritive value of the silage of elephantgrass by the addition of 0, 12, 24, 36 and 48% of cashew bagasse (by-product of the cashew juice agro-industry. A completely randomized design with four replicates was used. After 82 days, the silos were opened and samples were collected for determination of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, hemicellulose (HEM, pH and levels of N-NH3 of the silage. The addition of the cashew bagasse (BC decreased the pH and N-NH3 values and increased the PB grade of the silage. The level of ADF and HEM did not change in function of different additions. It was concluded that the cashew bagasse improves the nutritive value of the silage and provides better conservation of silage.

  14. Geología y vulcanología de La Palma y El Hierro, Canarias Occidentales

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    Pérez Torrado, F. J.

    2001-12-01

    construction of the El Golfo volcano seems to have taken place after a relatively long period of activity, probably coinciding with the maximum development of the Cumbre Nueva rift on La Palma. The initial subaerial activity at El Golfo was characterised by basaltic lavas that evolved to trachybasalts and trachytes, and finally towards more differentiated eruptive episodes indicative of the terminal state of the volcanic activity of the El Golfo volcano. The excessive growth of this volcano triggered the failure of its north flank, generating the spectacular scarp and present El Golfo depression. Subsequent volcanism, from emission vents arranged in a three-armed rift system (rift volcanism, with ages ranging from 145 ka to 2,500 years, with probably prehistoric eruptions, implies the much more moderate continuation of the earlier predominantly basanitic-tephritic volcanic activity. This period may correspond to that of maximum development of the Cumbre Vieja rift, in the island of La Palma.Las Canarias occidentales, relativamente poco estudiadas hasta hace unos años desde el punto de vista geológico, han aportado sin embargo datos decisivos para la comprensión de muchos de los problemas geológicos más importantes del archipiélago, que posiblemente se hubieran dilucidado más prontamente si su estudio se hubiese comenzado, como en la mayoría de las cadenas de islas volcánicas oceánicas, por su extremo más reciente. Como resumen de sus principales rasgos geológicos evolutivos de ambas islas destacamos las siguientes etapas de desarrollo: Durante el Plioceno se levanta en el extremo occidental del Archipiélago, en la isla de La Palma, un edificio o monte submarino constituido por pillow lavas, pillow brechas e hialoclastitas de composición basáltica, intruido por domos traquíticos, plutones de gabros y una densísima red de diques. Por el efecto de la intensa intrusión magmática y filoniana el edificio submarino sufrió un levantamiento hasta cotas de 1.500 m y

  15. La Coopération Scientifique et Technologique en Europe occidentale. 1ère Partie Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Western Europe. Part One

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    Bertrand V.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'exemple de la puissance américaine pendant et après le dernier conflit mondial a montré aux nations de l'Europe occidentale que leur développement économique dépendait étroitement de leur aptitude à la recherche scientifique et à l'innovation technologique. Devant la nécessité vitale d'élaborer une politique de la science et l'impossibilité de concurrencer individuellement les États-Unis sur l'ensemble du front, elles se sont progressivement engagées vers une collaboration de plus en plus réfléchie dans le domaine scientifique et technologique. Dans le même temps les grands organismes internationaux à vocation politique, économique ou militaire (ONU, OCDE, OTAN... créés après la guerre ont été aussi amenés à se préoccuper des problèmes de la science avant que ceux ci ne fassent l'objet d'une politique délibérée de coopération sous l'égide des Communautés européennes.Nous allons essayer. de faire le point sur toutes ces questions en exposant dans les différents chapitres I. La notion de politique de la science et son évolution dans le monde occidental. II. Les organismes internationaux impliqués dans une coopération scientifique et technologique en Europe occidentale. III et IV. Les résultats (scientifiques puis technologiques de cette coopération en dehors des grands organismes internationaux. V. Les actions menées dans le cadre de ces organismes. VI. La politique de coopération entreprise au sein des Communautés européennes. VII. La coopération européenne en matière d'énergie. The exemple of U.S. power during and after the last World War showed the countries in Western Europe that their economic development was closely linked to their capocity for scientific research and technological innovation. Faced with the vital need to draw up a science policy and the impossibilty of individually rivaling the United States in all areas, they gradually moved toward more and more deliberate coopération in

  16. La Oscurana (Cajamarca, un bosque relicto más para conservar en las vertientes occidentales andinas del norte del Perú

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    Ana M. Juárez

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un análisis de la composición florística, formas de vida, importancia y estrategias para la conservación de un bosque relicto de la Vertiente Occidental Andina del norte del Perú, descrito por primera vez y denominado La Oscurana (caserío El Nogal, distrito Bolívar, provincia San Miguel de Pallaques, Cajamarca; 6°90’S y 79°08’O, 2000-2800 m. El análisis preliminar incluye 85 familias, 169 géneros y 258 especies de plantas vasculares, de las cuales 15 familias corresponden a Pteridophyta y 70 a Magnoliophyta. En los ámbitos genérico y específico las Asteraceae son las mejor representadas de las Magnoliopsida y las Orchidaceae de las Liliopsida. Las formas de vida predominantes en cuanto a familia se reúnen en seis categorías: hierbas con 29 familias (34%, arbustos con 14 (16%, árboles con 9 (11%, trepadoras/lianas con 9 (11%, hierbas/arbustos con 7 (8% y hierbas/epífitas con 5 familias (6%. Se encontró que además de albergar una diversidad excepcional y brindar utilidad económica local, muchas de las especies no están registradas en las vertientes occidentales andinas del norte y del sur. Por la importancia que posee y por ser uno de los últimos bosques relictos existentes, la conservación legal de éste frágil ecosistema es urgente. Se propone que debe ser declarada zona de protección o intangible y que su conservación debe ser integral, involucrando a científicos, Estado, gobiernos regionales, gobiernos locales y población.

  17. Influence of different tropical fruits on biological and behavioral aspects of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann (Diptera, Tephritidae

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    na implementação do programa de controle determinando as plantas com maior vulnerabilidade de serem atacadas e plantas capazes de sustentar sua população em áreas de distribuição da mosca. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência de oito frutos tropicais em alguns parâmetros biológicos e comportamentais de C. capitata: porcentagem de emergência, duração do ciclo de vida, tamanho do adulto, produção de óvulos, longevidade, fecundidade, viabilidade dos ovos e aceitação de frutos para oviposição. Os frutos testados foram: acerola (Malpighia glabra L., caju (Anacardium occidentale L., carambola (Averrhoa carambola L., goiaba (Psidium guajava L., graviola (Annona muricata L., cajá (Spondias mombin L., jambo (Syzygium malaccense L., and umbu (Spondias tuberosa L.. Os parâmetros biológicos foram obtidos colocando larvas recém eclodidas em cada fruto testado. Nos experimentos de aceitação para a oviposição, as moscas foram expostas a dois pedaços das mesmas frutas. A melhor performance foi obtida com goiaba, graviola e carambola. Larvas criadas no caju e na acerola tiveram performance regular. Nenhum adulto emergiu do cajá, jambo ou umbu. As frutas não influenciaram a longevidade dos adultos, fecundidade das fêmeas, ou viabilidade. Goiaba, graviola e acerola foram preferidos para oviposição, seguidos por carambola, jambo, caju e cajá. Oviposição não ocorreu em umbu. Em geral, frutos nos quais houve um melhor desenvolvimento larval, também foram mais aceitos para oviposição.

  18. Characterization of interspecific hybrid dikaryons of the oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus florida PAU-5 and P. sajor-caju PAU-3 (higher Basidiomycetes) from India.

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    Jaswal, Ravinder Kumar; Sodhi, Harpreet Singh; Sharma, Shivani

    2014-01-01

    Five Pleurotus hybrid dikaryons, developed through cross-breeding of P. florida PAU-5 (PF-5) and P. sajor-caju PAU-3 (PSC-3) were characterized with respect to textural properties, color, and enzymatic and genetic variability. Texture profile revealed significant differences in springiness, resilience, cohesiveness, and chewiness between all hybrids compared to the parents. Among the hybrid cultures, maximum whiteness was reported in hybrid 37, whereas hybrid 8 had minimum whiteness. Three hybrids (16, 37, 42) showed an increased linear growth rate in relation to PF-5, whereas no hybrid showed a higher growth rate than PSC-3. Maximum endoglucanase and xylanase activity was observed in hybrid 46, whereas minimum activity occurred in hybrid 42. Laccase and protease activity was higher in hybrid 37 and 46, respectively. Four hybrids (16, 37, 42, 46) showed increased peroxidase activity in relation to PF-5, whereas hybrid 46 showed activity higher than the parent PSC-3. Comparison of isozyme patterns confirmed the hybrid nature of hybrid 16. The large variation in the intensity of bands could be a result of recombination. Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of extracellular enzymes revealed 60.3- and 43-KDa bands in all the hybrids. An additional 25-KDa band was reported in hybrids 37, 42, and 46 and the parent PF-5, indicating their close relatedness. Parental strains showed higher divergence in small-subunit ribosomal DNA region compared with the internal transcribed spacer region, indicating their significance in varietal discrimination. Hybrid 46 had a small-subunit ribosomal DNA region more similar to that of PSC-3 compared with PF-5, whereas the internal transcribed spacer region of hybrids 42 and 46 revealed close resemblance to that of PF-5 and PSC-3, respectively.

  19. Modification of surface properties of Lentinus sajor-caju mycelia by physical and chemical methods: evaluation of their Cr6+ removal efficiencies from aqueous medium.

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    Bayramoğlu, Gülay; Celik, Gökçe; Yalçin, Emine; Yilmaz, Meltem; Arica, M Yakup

    2005-03-17

    The hexavalent chromium biosorption onto untreated and heat-, acid- and alkali-treated Lentinus sajor-caju mycelia were studied from aqueous solutions. The particles sizes of the fungal mycelia ranged from 100 to 200 microm. The effect of pH, temperature, biosorbent dose, initial concentration of chromium ions, contact time parameters were investigated in a batch system. Biosorption equilibrium was established in about 4 h. The surface charge density of the fungal preparations varied with pH, and the maximum absorption of chromium ions on the fungal preparations were obtained at pH 2.0. The biosorption of chromium ions by the tested fungal preparations increased as the initial concentration of chromium ions increased in the medium. The maximum biosorption capacities of the untreated and heat, HCl- and NaOH-treated fungal biomass were 0.363, 0.613, 0.478 and 0.513 mmol Cr6+ per gram of dry biomass, respectively. The correlation regression coefficients and the Langmuir constant values show that the biosorption process can be well defined by Langmuir equation. The chromium adsorption data were analysed using the first- and the second-order kinetic models. The first-order equation is the most appropriate equation to predict the biosorption capacities of all the fungal preparations. In addition, the polarity and surface energy of the untreated and all the modified biomass film preparations were determined by contact angle measurement. All the tested fungal biomass preparations could be regenerated using 0.1 M NaOH solution.

  20. Produção, analise sensorial e físico-química de barra de cereal produzida com derivados do caju

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    Jarderlany Sousa Nunes

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Com elevado índice de desperdícios gerados pelas indústrias de alimentos, associado com a crescente expansão do consumo de barra de cereal, por ser um alimento saudável e prático, este trabalho teve como objetivo a elaboração e caracterização de 2 formulação de barra de cereal a base de produtos derivados do caju. As barras de cereal foram produzidas no laboratório de processamento de alimentos da FATEC – Cariri sendo avaliada sensorialmente e fisico-quimicamente caracterizada. Não houve diferença significativa entre as duas amostras nos atributos sensoriais pesquisados (aroma, cor, textura e sabor, a formulação da amostra 01 seria mais bem aceita no mercado, mas que as duas formulações poderiam sofrer alterações para melhorar seus atributos sensoriais. As duas formulações de barras de cereal testadas obtiveram um alto valor energético, atribuídos principalmente a grande quantidade de lipídios nas duas amostras e aos carboidratos. A partir destes resultados, podemos concluir que as duas formulações de barras de cereal foram bem aceita quanto as suas características sensoriais, quanto às análises físico-químicas, foi possível determinar a composição centesimal das duas formulações de barras de cereal produzidas, comprovando sua riqueza em nutrientes e calorias.

  1. Análise química de corpos de frutificação de Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivado em diferentes concentrações de nitrogênio Chemical analysis of fructification bodies of Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivated in several nitrogen concentrations

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    Evânia Geralda Silva

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Os cogumelos do gênero Pleurotus normalmente crescem bem em substratos mais pobres em nitrogênio, ao contrário dos cogumelos Agaricus que requerem substratos com relação C/N mais estreita. Por outro lado, os valores nutricionais do cogumelo dependem da composição química do substrato utilizado e das condições de cultivo. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o teor de proteína dos corpos de frutificação do cogumelo Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivado em capim coast-cross, bagaço de cana-de-açúcar, farelo de trigo e diferentes teores de nitrogênio. Apenas os substratos com teores de nitrogênio de 0,65 a 1,30% foram colonizados, enquanto que nos substratos com 1,75 e 2,20% de nitrogênio não houve colonização. Não houve diferença significativa na produção de cogumelos, porém o teor de proteína dos cogumelos produzidos no substrato com 1,30% de N foi significativamente superior em relação aos substratos com menor teor de N.Mushrooms of Pleurotus genus usually grow well in substrates containing low amounts of nitrogen, whereas Agaricus mushrooms require substrates with a high content of nitrogen. On the other hand, the nutritional values of mushrooms depend on the chemical composition of the substrate in use and the conditions of cultivation. The aim of this work is to measure the protein content of the fructification bodies of Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivated in coast-cross grass, sugar cane bagasse, whole wheat meal and various nitrogen concentrations. Only the substrates with nitrogen content ranging from 0.65 to 1.30% were colonized, while in the substrates with 1.75 and 2.20% of nitrogen, colonization did not occur. There was no significant difference in the production of mushrooms, however the protein content of the mushrooms produced on the substrate with 1.30% of N was considerably higher in relation to those mushrooms grown in substrates with a reduced nitrogen content.

  2. AMP-activated protein kinase mediates insulin-like and lipo-mobilising effects of β-glucan-rich polysaccharides isolated from Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.), Singer mushroom, in 3T3-L1 cells.

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    Kanagasabapathy, G; Chua, K H; Malek, S N A; Vikineswary, S; Kuppusamy, U R

    2014-02-15

    Mushrooms have been used to treat various diseases for thousands of years. In the present study, the effects of Pleurotus sajor-caju mushroom on lipogenesis, lipolysis and oxidative stress in 3T3-L1 cells were investigated. The β-glucan-rich polysaccharides (GE) from P. sajor-caju stimulated lipogenesis and lipolysis but attenuated protein carbonyl and lipid hydroperoxide levels in 3T3-L1 cells. This extract caused an increase in the expression of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase subunit γ-2 (PKRAG2) and 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase subunit γ-3 (PKRAG3) when compared to control (untreated) cells. Moreover, GE induced the expressions of hormone-sensitive lipase, adipose triglyceride lipase enzymes, leptin, adiponectin and glucose transporter-4 in 3T3-L1 cells which may have contributed to the lipolytic and insulin-like activities observed in this study. These findings suggest that GE is a novel AMPK activator that may be valuable in the formulation of nutraceuticals and functional food for the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. CONSUMERS'ACCEPTANCE OF FRESH AND COMBINED METHODS PROCESSED MELON, MANGO AND CASHEW APPLE ACEITAÇÃO DO CONSUMIDOR DE MELÃO, MANGA E CAJU IN NATURA E PROCESSADOS POR MÉTODOS COMBINADOS

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    RENATA TIEKO NASSU

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Fresh and combined methods processed Cantaloupe melons, mangoes and cashew apples were submitted to consumers' acceptance and scored on a nine-point hedonic scale. Fruits were osmotically treated in sucrose syrup with two different concentrations of SO2. Overall acceptance, appearance, aroma, flavor and texture were evaluated. Fresh cashew apples received lower scores for acceptance than processed cashew apples while fresh mangoes were more acceptable than processed mangoes. Acceptance of fresh melons and processed melons was similar. Treatments of the tropical fruits with two different concentrations of SO2 did not demonstrate significant differences between the fruits tested.Melões 'Cantaloupe', mangas e pedúnculos de caju in natura e processados por métodos combinados foram submetidos a testes de aceitação, utilizando-se de escala hedônica de nove pontos. As frutas sofreram tratamento osmótico em um xarope de sacarose com duas diferentes concentrações de SO2. Foram avaliados aceitação global, aparência, aroma, sabor e textura. Pedúnculos de caju in natura obtiveram notas menores para aceitação se comparados aos processados, enquanto mangas in natura foram mais aceitas do que as processadas. A aceitação de melões in natura e processados foi similar. Tratamentos com diferentes concentrações de SO2 não apresentaram diferenças significativas entre os frutos estudados.

  4. Bebida mista com propriedade estimulante à base de água de coco e suco de caju clarificado Mixed drink with stimulating properties consisting of coconut water and clarified cashew apple juice

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    Joelia Marques de Carvalho

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Na indústria de bebidas, uma alternativa para acrescentar valor nutricional ou simplesmente desenvolver novos sabores é a mistura de diferentes sucos de frutas na formulação de bebidas mistas. Este trabalho teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de uma bebida à base de água de coco e suco de caju clarificado (cajuína, com adição de cafeína, conferindo-lhe propriedades estimulantes. Foram avaliadas cinco formulações, com diferentes proporções de cajuína, tendo sido padronizados previamente o pH, teor de sólidos solúveis e cafeína. As formulações foram submetidas à caracterização físico-química (pH, sólidos solúveis, acidez, açúcares redutores, não redutores e totais e vitamina C, análises microbiológicas e avaliação sensorial de aceitação (atributos de cor, sabor, avaliação global e intenção de compra. Todas as formulações em estudo apresentaram boa aceitação sensorial, não havendo diferença entre as médias dos atributos avaliados. Na intenção de compra, a formulação mais aceita foi ACC 20 (20% de cajuína e 80% de água de coco. A incorporação de vitamina C na bebida através da adição da cajuína foi mais evidente até a formulação ACC 20. Os resultados indicaram que a formulação ACC 20 foi a mais viável para elaboração da bebida mista. Todas as formulações apresentaram padrões microbiológicos satisfatórios.In the beverage industry, an alternative to add nutritional quality or simply to develop new tastes is the blending of different kinds of fruit juices. The objective of this work was the development of blends consisting of coconut water and clarified cashew apple juice with the addition of caffeine so as to provide stimulating properties to the beverage. Five formulations with different concentration of clarified cashew apple juice and previously standardized for pH, total soluble solids and caffeine concentration were evaluated. The formulations were submitted to

  5. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 12, No 22 (2013)

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

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    Fernando Martinotto

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    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.

  7. Fenólicos totais e capacidade antioxidante in vitro de polpas de frutos tropicais

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    Luanne Morais Vieira

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    Full Text Available O consumo de frutos e suas polpas tem sido muito recomendado por seu valor nutricional, alto teor de fibras, vitamina C e carotenoides. Trabalhos recentes têm apontado esses alimentos como fontes de compostos fenólicos com ação antioxidante, portanto sequestradores de radicais livres, com ação protetora contra o surgimento e/ou desenvolvimento de processos degenerativos que conduzem a doenças crônicas não transmissíveis. Devido à crescente comercialização e consumo de polpas de frutas no Brasil, especialmente na cidade de Teresina-Piauí, este trabalho selecionou um grupo de polpas de frutos de elevado consumo local para avaliação do teor de fenólicos totais e da atividade antioxidante in vitro pelo método de captura de radicais livres: DPPH (radical 1,1-diphenil-2-picrilhydrazil e ABTS (radical 2,2'azinobis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid. Os frutos selecionados foram: Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC., Bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart., Cajá (Spondias mombin L., Caju (Anacardium occidentale, Goiaba(Psidium guajava e Tamarindo (Tamarindus indica L.. Os teores de fenólicos totais encontrados nas polpascongeladas destes frutos exibiram quantidades relevantes de polifenóis, destacando-se a polpa de acerola com 835,25 ± 32,44 e 449,63 ± 10,24 mg /100g nos extratos aquosos e hidroalcoólicos, respectivamente, seguido pela polpa de caju com 201,61 ± 19,15 e 165,07 ± 4,10 mg /100g. As polpas de bacuri e tamarindo foram as que apresentaram os menores teores de fenólicos totais. Com relação à atividade antioxidante in vitro, os melhores resultados foram encontrados para os extratos aquosos e hidroalcoólicos das polpas de acerola, caju e goiaba. A capacidade antioxidante destas polpas (EC50 em µg/mL variou de 24,42 a 413,36 e de 1,74 a 259,18 para os extratos aquosos e hidroalcoólicos, respectivamente. Utilizando o radical ABTS, a atividade antioxidante para essas mesmas polpas de frutas apresentou valores TEAC que

  8. Avaliação do cultivo de Pleurotus sajor-caju (fries sing. sobre o resíduo de algodão da industria têxtil para a produção de cogumelos e para alimentação animal Evaluation of the cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju (fries sing. on cotton textile mill waste for mushroom production and animal feeding

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    Clenderson Corradi de Mattos Gonçalves

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O resíduo proveniente do beneficiamento do algodão em lixadeiras na indústria têxtil é um material rico em lignocelulose, tem baixa digestibilidade e é pobre em proteínas e minerais, o que dificulta seu uso 'in natura' na alimentação de ruminantes. Neste tarbalho, objetivou-se avaliar a produtividade e eficiência biológica deste resíduo de algodão na produção do cogumelo comestível Pleurotus sajor-caju e avaliar as alterações promovidas no resíduo para alimentação de ruminantes. Foram realizados 5 tratamentos: T1- 80% de serragem de eucalipto + 20% de farelo de trigo (testemunha; T2- 50% de resíduo de algodão + 50% de serragem; T3- 45% de resíduo + 45% serragem + 10% de farelo; T4- 40% de resíduo + 40% serragem + 20% de farelo e T5- 80% de resíduo + 20% de farelo. O T5 apresentou os melhores resultados para produtividade (22,46% e eficiência biológica (71,48% do Pleurotus sajor-caju. O fungo alterou a constituição dos substratos nos estágios de produção do cogumelo, principalmente os constituintes da fibra e agregou N ao substrato. Dessa forma, o uso do resíduo de lixadeira de algodão no cultivo de Pleurotus sajor-caju pode se tornar uma alternativa viável para produção de cogumelo e melhorar a qualidade deste resíduo para alimentação animal.The waste coming from cotton processing in mills in the textile industry is a lignocellulose-rich material, but has low digestibility, and is poor in proteins and minerals, making it inappropriate for ruminant feeding. This study was intended to evaluate the productivity and biologic efficiency of cotton textile mill waste in the production of the edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju, and to evaluate the alterations brought about in the waste for use in ruminant feeding. Five treatments were undertaken in the following manner: T1- 80% eucalyptus sawdust + 20% wheat bran (control; T2- 50% waste + 50% sawdust; T3- 45% waste + 45% sawdust + 10% wheat bran; T4- 40% waste

  9. Maturação e determinação do ponto de colheita de frutos de envira-caju

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    Josianny Feitosa de Farias

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou identificar o ponto de colheita, os índices de maturação e a qualidade dos frutos da envireira-caju (Onychopetalum periquino. Os frutos foram colhidos em cinco estádios de maturação (1-verde; 2-verde-laranja; 3-laranja; 4-laranja-vinho, e 5-vinho, sendo o estádio 5 colhido já amadurecido na planta e usado como padrão na determinação do ponto de colheita e do índice de qualidade do fruto. Os frutos colhidos foram armazenados a 26 ± 3 ºC e 85-90% de UR. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema de parcela subdividida no tempo com tratamento adicional, com quatro repetições de três frutos cada. As parcelas compreenderam os estádios de maturação na colheita, e as subparcelas, a maturação no dia da análise (0 dia para todos os estádios, 4 dias para os estádios 1 e 2, e 2 dias para os estádios 3 e 4. A interação entre o ponto de colheita e o armazenamento afetou significativamente todas as variáveis analisadas, exceto o rendimento de polpa. Os frutos colhidos no estádio verde-laranja atingiram índices de qualidade equivalente aos frutos amadurecidos na planta, após o amadurecimento. O ponto de colheita dos frutos corresponde à cor verde-laranja da casca, contendo 0,14% de acidez total titulável (AT; 8,62% de sólidos solúveis (SS; 64,17 de SS/AT; 60,55 g de peso médio, e 60,37% de rendimento de polpa, constituindo índices confiáveis do ponto de colheita.

  10. Study of the stability of cashew nuts obtained from conventional and organic cultivationEstudo da estabilidade de amêndoas de castanha de caju obtidas dos cultivos convencional e orgânico

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    Denise Josino Soares

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available From the cashew tree, the cashew fruit is obtained which is composed of the nut and the cashew apple. In the last decade, there has been a substitution of the conventional system of food production for the organic cultivation system. Given the above, this research aimed to study the stability of cashew nuts obtained from conventional and organic cultivation. There were differences in the content of total soluble sugars and soluble solids between the two methods of cultivation studied, where the highest values were observed in nuts from conventional cultivation. As for the content of phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity by ABTS•+ and DPPH• radicals, the mean values observed were 65 mg GAE/100 g, 6.6 ?M Trolox/g and 30682 g of nut/g DPPH•. There was no reduction of the antioxidant activity of the cashew nuts during the storage in flexible packaging covered with laminated film, at room temperature (25 °C during 180 days. Do cajueiro obtém-se o caju, que é composto pela castanha e pedúnculo. Nas últimas décadas, vem ocorrendo a substituição do sistema convencional de produção de alimentos pelo sistema de cultivo orgânico. Diante do exposto, essa pesquisa objetivou estudar a estabilidade de amêndoas de castanha de caju obtidas dos cultivos convencional e orgânico. Houve diferença no conteúdo de açúcares solúveis totais e sólidos solúveis entre as duas formas de cultivos estudadas, sendo os maiores valores observados nas amêndoas de cultivo convencional. Quanto ao conteúdo de compostos fenólicos, atividade antioxidante pelo radical ABTS•+ e pelo radical DPPH•, os valores médios observados foram de 65 mg GAE/100 g de amêndoa, 6,6 ?M Trolox/g de amêndoa e 30682 g de amêndoa/g de DPPH•. Não houve redução da atividade antioxidante das amêndoas de castanha de caju durante o armazenamento em embalagem flexível recoberta com filme laminado, a temperatura ambiente (25 °C durante 180 dias.

  11. Caracterização físico-química e sensorial de hambúrguer vegetal elaborado à base de caju Physical chemical and sensory characterization of vegetal hamburger elaborated from cashew apple

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    Janice Ribeiro Lima

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    Full Text Available A elaboração de produtos derivados do caju é uma alternativa para seu aproveitamento e para o consumo fora o período de safra. Objetivou-se neste trabalho caracterizar hambúrgueres elaborados à base de caju e comparar suas características com as de produtos comerciais. Foram adquiridos quatro tipos de hambúrgueres comerciais, um deles à base de carne e os demais à base de proteína vegetal. Os hambúrgueres foram analisados quanto às características físico-químicas (proteína, gordura, umidade, cinzas, carboidratos, atividade de água e pH e aceitação sensorial (aparência, aroma, sabor, textura e impressão global. Foram observadas grandes variações nas características dos hambúrgueres: proteínas variaram de 5,75 a 12,95%, gordura de 5,79 a 16,44%, umidade de 45,83 a 63,71%, cinzas de 2,89 a 4,75%, carboidratos de 16,35 a 33,99%, atividade de água de 0,958 a 0,983 e pH de 4,75 a 6,78. Os hambúrgueres de caju apresentaram menor pH e menores teores de proteína e gordura do que a maioria dos produtos comerciais. A aceitação sensorial também apresentou grandes variações, com notas para aparência de 6,2 a 7,8, aroma de 6,1 a 7,9, sabor de 5,7 a 8,0, textura de 5,9 a 7,9 e impressão global de 5,9 a 7,9. Para o hambúrguer de caju, a aceitação sensorial foi, em média, próxima da avaliação gostei ligeiramente (nota 6,0, para todos os atributos avaliados.Products elaborated from cashew are good alternatives for their utilization and for consumption after harvest period. This work aimed to characterize hamburgers made from cashew apple and to compare their characteristics with the ones from commercial products. Four kinds of commercial products were bought, one made of meat and the others made of vegetal protein. Hamburgers were analyzed for their physical chemical characteristics (protein, fat, moisture, ash, carbohydrates, water activity and pH and sensory acceptance (appearance, flavor, taste, texture and overall

  12. Análise isotópica (δ13C e legalidade em suco e polpa de caju Isotope analysiS (δ13C and legality in cashew juice and pulp

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    Ricardo Figueira

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    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram utilizar o método de análise isotópica para quantificar o carbono do ciclo fotossintético C3 em suco reconstituído e polpa de caju comerciais e mensurar o limite de legalidade, baseado na legislação brasileira, para identificar as bebidas que não estão em conformidade com as normas do Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA. Os sucos foram produzidos em laboratório, conforme a legislação brasileira. Também foram produzidos sucos adulterados com quantidade de açúcar de cana acima do limite mínimo permitido pelo MAPA. Na análise isotópica, foi mensurado o enriquecimento isotópico relativo dos sucos e das polpas de caju e também das suas frações - sólidos insolúveis e açúcar purificado. Com esses resultados, foi estimada a quantidade de fonte C3 por meio da equação da diluição isotópica. Para determinar a existência de adulteração foi calculado o limite de legalidade de acordo com a legislação brasileira. Sete produtos comerciais de caju (suco e polpa foram analisados. Quatro deles não estavam em acordo com as normas do MAPA. A metodologia de análise isotópica do carbono (13C/12C, baseada nos metabolismos fotossintéticos C3 e C4, mensurou com eficiência a quantidade de fonte C3 dos sucos e polpas de caju comerciais. O limite de legalidade possibilitou identificar as bebidas que estavam em desacordo com a legislação brasileira.The aims of this work were to use the isotope analysis method to quantify the carbon of the C3 photosynthetic cycle in commercial cashew pulp and its reconstituted juice, and measure the legal limit based on Brazilian legislation in order to identify beverages that do not conform to the norms of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA. The juices were produced in a laboratory according to Brazilian law. Adulterated juices were also produced with a quantity of cane sugar above the limit permitted by MAPA. The

  13. Elaboração de farofa de grãos, sementes oleaginosas e castanha de caju: composição de fibras, ácidos graxos e aceitação

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    Elisângela Porfírio

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    Full Text Available O trabalho objetivou a elaboração de farofa salgada, composta de sementes oleaginosas e castanha de caju, bem como a avaliação de seus atributos nutricionais, comparando-os às recomendações atuais de ingestão e sua aceitação sensorial. As matérias-primas utilizadas na elaboração da farofa foram: gergelim, linhaça dourada, girassol, soja tostada, aveia, flocos de milho, gérmen de trigo, castanha de caju, farinha de milho, óleo de girassol, tempero desidratado e sal. A análise sensorial foi realizada por 120 avaliadores, voluntários, não treinados, de ambos os sexos, frequentadores do campus. A análise físico-química foi realizada considerando teores de fibra alimentar total, solúvel, insolúvel; ácidos graxos; gorduras saturadas, monoinsaturadas, poli-insaturadas, trans; índice de peróxidos e estabilidade oxidativa. Quanto à fibra total, a porção de 30 g apresentou 11% dos valores diários recomendados; ácidos graxos ω-6 e ω-3, com proporção de 5:1, razão adequada segundo as recomendações da Organização Mundial de Saúde; ácido graxo oleico representou 15 g da composição lipídica do produto. Quanto à estabilidade, a farofa mostrou-se estável pelo método Rancimat e índice de peróxido aceitável pela legislação brasileira. Apresentou excelente aceitação entre os avaliadores, com 98% de aprovação e 89% de intenção de compra.

  14. Capacidad parasítica de Praon pos. occidentale (Hymenoptera: Braconidae sobre Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Hemiptera: Aphididae en condiciones de laboratorio

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    Praon pos. occidentale es un parasitoide promisorio para regular poblaciones de áfidos Macrosiphum euphorbiae en cultivos comerciales bajo invernadero de rosas. Se evaluó la capacidad parasítica de P. pos. occidentale bajo tres temperaturas constantes (18, 25 y 28ºC y variando la densidad de su hospedero (5, 10, 20, 40, 80 y 150. En cada unidad experimental se liberó una pareja del parasitoide con 24 horas de edad y se mantuvieron durante 24 horas en incubadoras graduadas a cada temperatura en evauación, con 12 horas de luz y 12 de oscuridad. Se registró el número de áfidos parasitados y se permitió el desarrollo de los huevos depositados hasta adulto. Se estimó la tasa instantánea de búsqueda (a’ y el tiempo de manipulación (Th a partir de los cuales se ajustó el modelo de respuesta funcional tipo II para cada temperatura. La tasa instantánea de búsqueda (a’ fue más alta a 18ºC con un valor de 0,1081, seguida de 28ºC con 0,0323 y 25ºC con 0,0103. El tiempo de manipulación (Th más corto fue el que se presentó a 25ºC de 4,8913, seguido de 28º C con un tiempo de 5,7579 y 18ºC con 8,2697. El máximo número de individuos parasitados estimado fue de 4,9 a 25ºC. A 18ºC el 60% de los áfidos parasitados alcanzó la emergencia del adulto, el 74,2% a 25ºC y el 88% a 28ºC. No existe ningún efecto significativo de la densidad del hospedero ni de la temperatura en la proporción sexual de Praon pos. Occidentale.

  15. Utilização do composto exaurido de Pleurotus sajor caju em rações de frangos de corte e seus efeitos no desempenho dessas aves - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4811 Utilization of the spent substrate of Pleurotus sajor caju mushroom in broiler chicks ration and the effect on broiler chicken performance - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4811

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a adição dietética de um composto exaurido da produção do cogumelo Pleurotus sajor caju sobre o desempenho de frangos de corte nos períodos de um a 21, 22 a 38 e um a 38 dias de idade. Foram utilizados 500 pintos de um dia Ross-308, machos, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos, obtidos pelos níveis do composto na ração (0; 0,5; 1,0; 1,5 e 2,0% com quatro repetições de 20 aves cada. Foram avaliados ganho de peso, consumo de ração, conversão alimentar, rendimento de carcaça, gordura abdominal e altura das microvilosidades do intestino. A adição do composto não influenciou no consumo da ração e na conversão alimentar. Para o ganho de peso houve efeito positivo somente na fase inicial (um a 21 dias, sendo o valor máximo obtido com a adição de 0,67% do composto. A adição do composto não alterou o rendimento de carcaça e gordura abdominal, porém, alterou a altura das microvilosidades do intestino. A adição de composto exaurido da produção do fungo Pleurotus sajor caju, na concentração de 0,67%, melhora o ganho de peso dos frangos nos primeiros 21 dias de idadeThis research evaluated the effect of the addition of a spent mushroom substrate (SMS Pleurotus sajor caju at different levels on the performance of broiler chicks from 1 to 21, 22 to 38 and 1 to 38 days of age. Five hundred one-day-old Ross-308 chicks were utilized, allocated in a completely randomized design, with five treatments obtained by increased levels of compost on ration (0; 0.5; 1.0; 1.5 and 2.0%, with four replicates of 20 birds per experimental unit. The intake, weight gain, feed conversion, carcass yield, abdominal fat and villus height were evaluated. No effect was observed on intake and feed conversion when the compost was included in the feeding. A positive effect was observed for weight gain from 1 to 21 days of age, with maximum value of 0.67% of SMS, but its addition did not modify the carcass yield and

  16. Assessment of Suitability of Wood Fibres of Four Nigerian Fruit ...

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    Wood fibres of four fruit trees of Nigeria commonly found in Nsukka metropolis were studied and assessed for their suitability for paper-making. These trees include Mangifera indica, Anacardium occidentale, Persea americana and Dacryodes edulis. The parameters used in the study were the fibre dimensions and derived ...

  17. Evaluation of four local plant species for insecticidal activity against ...

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    Les propriétés insecticides de quatre plantes médicinales locales: Ricinus communis Linn. (haricot de ricin), Jatropha curcas Linn. (noix de purge/corail), Anacardium occidentale Linn. (noix de cajou), et Erythrophleum sauveolens (le mançone) étaient étudiées sous les conditions de laboratoire contre deux ravageurs de ...

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    Dicion ário de plantas úteis do. Brasil Ministerio da Agricultura, IBDF: Rio de Janeiro, p.55. Fazali, F., Zulkhairi, A., Nurhaizan, M. E., Kamal,. N. H., Zamre, M. S., and Shahidan, M. A.. 2011. Phytochemical screening, in vitro and in vivo antioxidant activities of aqueous extract of Anacardium occidentale. Linn. and its effects on ...

  19. Reducing losses inflicted by insect pests on cashew, using weaver ants as a biological control agent

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    Anato, Florence; Wargui, Rosine; Sinzogan, Antonio

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    BACKGROUND: Cashew (Anacardium occidentale Linnaeus) is the largest agricultural export product in Benin. However, yields and quality are lost due to inefficient pest control. Weaver ants (Oecophylla spp.) may control pests in this crop as they eat and deter pests. In Benin, cashew pest damages, ...

  20. PROFITABILITY OF VALUE ADDITION TO CASHEW FARMING ...

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    The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is an economic crop in Nigeria grown in small plantations in almost every State because of the ease of cultivation and need for minimum attention. Cashew apple wastes on planta- tions and this reduces cashew farming household incomes. This study examined value addition ...

  1. Mycology and spoilage of retail cashew nuts | Adebajo | African ...

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    All the species recovered induced detectable loss in weights of the milled nuts, though to varying extents and would be expected to cause considerable spoilage of the nuts. Key words: Cashew nut, Anacardium occidentale, fungal count, mycology, Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp., spoilage. African Journal of Biotechnology ...

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    Anato, F. M.; Sinzogan, A. A. C.; Offenberg, J.

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    Weaver ants, Oecophylla spp., are known to positively affect cashew, Anacardium occidentale L., raw nut yield, but their effects on the kernels have not been reported. We compared nut size and the proportion of marketable kernels between raw nuts collected from trees with and without ants. Raw nu...

  3. Diversité des espèces végétales au sein des agro-forêts à base d ...

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    anacardier vise essentiellement la connaissance des espèces végétales ligneuses compagnes à Anacardium occidentale dans la commune de Savalou. Pour ce faire, ces agro-forêts ont été étudiées en y effectuant un inventaire floristique à ...

  4. UAM Journal Formatted 2

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    work on organic fungicides development from cashew plant. The shell of the nut obtained from seeds of cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) iis the source of the liquid extract known as cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). Common wood preservation methods used in. Lagos and Ibadan Metropolis-Nigeria include: cold and ...

  5. Cashew Nut Allergy in Children

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    markdownabstractThe content of the thesis contributes to the knowledge of the cashew nut and cashew nut allergy. Cashew nut allergy is an important healthcare problem, especially in children. The cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) belongs to the Ancardiaceae family and the major allergen components

  6. Profitability of value addition to cashew farming households in Nigeria

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    The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is an economic crop in Nigeria grown in small plantations in almost every State because of the ease of cultivation and need for minimum attention. Cashew apple wastes on plantations and this reduces cashew farming household incomes. This study examined value addition to ...

  7. Pressions Anthropiques Sur Les Especes Vegetales Ligneuses Et ...

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    écorçage constituent les facteurs pertinents de la dégradation de la forêt classée de N'Dali. L'étude a identifié cinq groupements végétaux que sont les plantations à Tectona grandis et Gmelina arborea, les champs à Anacardium occidentale ...

  8. Smallholder Information Sources and Communication Pathways for Cashew Production and Marketing in Tanzania: An Ex-Post Study in Tandahimba and Lindi Rural Districts, Southern Tanzania

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    Nyambo, Brigitte; Ligate, Elly

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    Purpose: To identify and review production and marketing information sources and flows for smallholder cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) growers in Tanzania and recommend systems improvements for better technology uptake. Design/methodology/approach: Two-stage purposive samples were drawn. First, two districts in the main cashew producing areas,…

  9. Effects of some anti-diabetic plants on the hepatic marker enzymes ...

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    This study was embarked upon in order to evaluate the effects of the chloroform extracts of the leaves of Psidium guajava, Anacardium occidentale and Eucalyptus globulus and fruits of Xylopia aethiopica on hepatic marker enzymes of diabetic rats. The degree of hepatic damage caused by diabetes mellitus and the effects ...

  10. Antioxidative Potentials Of Some Medical Plants On Lipid ...

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    Feb 12, 2014 ... This study was embarked upon in order to evaluate the effects of the chloroform extracts of the leaves of Psidium guajava, Anacardium occidentale and Eucalyptus globulus and fruits of Xylopia aethiopica on hepatic marker ... most protective. In addition, the P. guajava extract exerted more hepatoprotection.

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    Items 701 - 750 of 1000 ... Vol 22, No 4 (2014), Powders and extracts of syzygium aromaticum and anacardium occidentale as entomocides against the infestation of sitophilus oryzae (L.) [Coleoptera: curculionidae] on stored sorghum grains, Abstract PDF. KD Ileke, OC Ogungibite, JO Olayinka-Olugunju. Vol 19, No 2 (2011) ...

  12. Comparative effects of some medicinal plants on blood glucose ...

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    The comparative effects of the chloroform extracts of the leaves of Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae), Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae) and Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae) and fruits of Xylopia aethiopica (Annonaceae) on blood glucose concentration and lipid levels of diabetic rats were investigated using standard ...

  13. anti-inflammatory activity of selected nigerian medicinal plants

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    Extracts of nineteen plant species from an inventory of Nigerian medicinal plants were screened for activity in two in vitro anti-inflammatory model test systems, inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis and PAF-induced elastase release from neutrophilis. Anacardium occidentale and Acalipha hispida were active in both test ...

  14. Synthesis and biological evaluation of new salicylate macrolactones from anacardic acids

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    Logrado, Lucio P.L.; Santos, Maria Lucilia dos [Brasilia Univ., DF (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Lab. de Isolamento e Transformacao de Moleculas Organicas]. E-mail: mlsantos@unb.br; Silveira, Damaris [Brasilia Univ., DF (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias da Saude; Romeiro, Luiz A.S. [Universidade Catolica de Brasilia, Taguatinga, DF (Brazil). Nucleo de Quimica Bioorganica e Medicinal; Moraes, Manoel O. de; Cavalcanti, Bruno C.; Costa-Lotufo, Leticia V.; Pessoa, Claudia do O [Ceara Univ., Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Lab. de Oncologia Experimental

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    onnection with our ongoing investigation in the search for new bioactive compounds using non-isoprenoid phenolic lipids from Anacardium occidentale as starting material, we describe the synthesis and cytotoxicity screening of some novel salicylate macrolactones prepared from anacardic acids, the major constituents of natural cashew nut-shell liquid (CNSL). (author)

  15. Insecticidal activity of four medicinal plant powders and extracts ...

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    Powders and extracts prepared from Capsicum frutescens, Cymbopogon citratus, Moringa oleifera, Anacardium occidentale were tested for their insecticidal potential against Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella. The powder of C. frutescens had the highest mortality rate of 100% after 2 days of application at all tested ...

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    Abstract. Powders and extracts prepared from Capsicum frutescens, Cymbopogon citratus, Moringa oleifera, Anacardium occidentale were tested for their insecticidal potential against Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella. The powder of C. frutescens had the highest mortality rate of. 100% after 2 days of application at ...

  17. Phytochemical, toxicological and viscosity studies of cashew gum ...

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    The exudate polysaccharide from Anacardium occidentale L. obtained in Nigeria were investigated for their phytochemical, safety and rheological properties. Acid hydrolysed samples were found to contain in various proportions galactose, glucose, xylose, rhamnose and ribose sugars. Swiss albino mice were used to ...

  18. Polyclonal Antibody-based ELISA in combination with specific PCR amplification of ITS 1 regions for the detection and quantitation of Lasiodiplodia theobromae, causal agent of 2 gummosis in cashew nut plants

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    Muniz, C.R.; Freire, F.C.O.; Viana, F.M.P.; Cardoso, J.E.; Correia, D.; Jalink, H.; Kema, G.H.J.; Silva, G.F.; Guedes, M.I.F.

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    Members of Botryosphaeriaceae family are associated with serious diseases in different plants 18 across the world. In cashew nut plants (Anacardium occidentale L.), the fungus Lasiodiplodia 19 theobromae causes a severe group of symptoms related to gummosis that results in decreased nut 20

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    Fagbohun, TR. Vol 25, No 1 (2010) - Articles Hypoglycemic Effect of Methanolic Extract of Anacardium occidentale leaves in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats Abstract PDF. ISSN: 0794-859X. 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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    Bassila (Bénin). Acta Botanica Gallica,. 148: 3. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ abs/10.1080/12538078.2001.10515891. Ndiaye S. 2014. Caractérisation des plantations à base de Anacardium occidentale L dans la communauté rurale de Djibanar. Mémoire de Master,. Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor. (Sénégal), p.

  1. La bordure occidentale du Gebel Qarara (Moyenne-Égypte : éléments de géologie pour la compréhension du relief et de l'histoire de l'occupation humaine

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    Bernard Moulin

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    Full Text Available La bordure occidentale du Gebel Qarara (Vallée du Nil, Moyenne-Égypte a fait l'objet d'une étude géologique micro-régionale. Après une relecture de la série lithologique, correspondant à la séquence éponyme de la Formation de Qarara, datée de l'Éocène moyen, un levé géologique a été effectué sur ce secteur, d'environ 8 km2. Les grandes lignes de la géologie structurale montrent que le plateau sommital du gebel, cerné de failles, est un horst. Sur sa bordure occidentale, à l'ouest d'un plateau intermédiaire correspondant à une structure synclinale peu marquée, les linéaments nord-sud se prolongeant vers le nord correspondent à des failles sériées délimitant des blocs basculés. Le réseau de wadi est fortement tributaire de ces structures. La dynamique sédimentaire holocène est abordée, de même que la sédimentation anthropique, en relation avec les occupations archéologiques.The western edge of Gebel Qarara (Nile Valley, Egypt was the subject of a micro-regional geological study. After a re-reading of the lithologic stratigraphy, which corresponds to the eponymous Qarara sequence and is dated to the Middle Eocene, this sector was geologically mapped over an area of about 8 sq km. The main lines of structural geology demonstrate that the summit plateau of the gebel is a horst surrounded by faults. On its western edge, to the west of an intermediary plateau that corresponds to a less pronounced synclinal structure, the North–South lines correspond to a series of faults that contain tumbled blocks. The wadi system greatly contributes to these structures. The Holocene sedimentary dynamics, as well as anthropogenic sedimentation, are discussed in relation to archaeological occupation.

  2. ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS DE RESTINGAS COMO POTENCIAIS INSTRUMENTOS PARA GESTÃO COSTEIRA E TECNOLOGIA SOCIAL EM CARAVELAS, BAHIA (BRASIL

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    Henrique Machado Dias

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509815732Em Caravelas, município localizado no sul do estado da Bahia, as principais formações vegetais são as florestas de mangue e as restingas apresentando, estas últimas, alto grau de degradação. O objetivo deste artigo consiste em descrever as principais espécies florestais de restingas e seus usos diretos associados, com vistas à recuperação e ao manejo de áreas degradadas e à geração de trabalho e renda, compondo, dessa forma, importante ferramenta para a gestão integrada da zona costeira. Para isso, a elaboração de listagens florísticas e visitas ao campo foram necessárias para reconhecimento do ambiente. Na seleção das espécies, uma literatura referente ao uso, manejo e valor agregado de cada uma das espécies identificadas foi utilizada e, a partir daí, foram reconhecidas quatro espécies com potencialidade para geração de trabalho e renda nos moldes dessa proposta: mangaba (Hancornia speciosa, pitanga (Eugenia uniflora, caju (Anacardium occidentale e aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius. As três primeiras apresentam associação de seus frutos ao uso alimentar, servindo a aroeira como condimentação, com alta valorização no mercado mundial, e o caju, a partir da sua estrutura fértil (castanha e polpa. A identificação dos subprodutos vegetais fornecidos assegura a utilização sustentada das espécies e do ambiente e os Produtos Florestais Não Madeiráveis podem ser estratégicos no gerenciamento costeiro, tornando-se instrumento para se alcançar inclusão social através da geração de trabalho e renda, sob o movimento da Tecnologia Social, contribuindo, portanto, para a redução da vulnerabilidade social de comunidades costeiras tradicionais.

  3. Pleurotus Sajor-Caju Mantarı Yetiştiriciliğinde Büyümeyi Düzenleyici Madde Kullanımının (İngilizce)

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    İlbay, Ertuğrul

    2014-01-01

    Araştırma Pleurotus sajor-caju mantarının yetiştiriciliğinde büyümeyi düzenleyici kullanımının verim ve kaliteye etkisini belirlemek amacıyla yürütülmüştür. Misel gelişme sonrası NAA, IBA GA3 ve 2,4-D, ortamlara 1,5 ve 10 ppm dozlarında ilave edilmiş, en yüksek biyolo­jik verim %87,45 ile 10 ppm'lik NAA uygulamasında ortaya çıkmış, bunu %84,17 ile 5 ve %83,12 ile 10 ppm'lik IBA uygulaması izlemiştir. Biyolojik verim bakımından en düşük değerler 2,4-D uygulamalarında görülmüş...

  4. Beta-Glucan-Rich Extract from Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer Prevents Obesity and Oxidative Stress in C57BL/6J Mice Fed on a High-Fat Diet.

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    Kanagasabapathy, G; Malek, S N A; Mahmood, A A; Chua, K H; Vikineswary, S; Kuppusamy, U R

    2013-01-01

    Mushrooms have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. In this study, the effect of β -glucan-rich extract of P. sajor-caju (GE) on lipid lowering and antioxidant potential was assessed in C57BL/6J mice fed on a high-fat diet. Obesity was induced in C57BL/6J mice by feeding a high-fat diet. The control groups in this study were ND (for normal diet) and HFD (for high-fat diet). The treated groups were ND240 (for normal diet) (240 mg/kg b.w) and HFD60, HFD120, and HFD240 (for high-fat diet), where the mice were administrated with three dosages of GE (60, 120, and 240 mg GE/kg b.w). Metformin (2 mg/kg b.w) served as positive control. GE-treated groups showed significantly reduced body weight, serum lipid, and liver enzymes levels. GE also attenuated protein carbonyl and lipid hydroperoxide levels by increasing the enzymic antioxidants (SOD, CAT, and GPx) activities in the mice. GE-treated groups induced the expression of hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) and adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) while downregulated the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR- γ ), sterol regulatory binding protein-1c (SREBP-1c), and lipoprotein lipase (LPL). Hence, GE prevented weight gain in the mice by inducing lipolysis and may be valuable in the formulation of adjuvant therapy for obesity.

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    vernacular name Caju (1). The plant is now known in all European countries and in Nigeria as. Cashew (2). The different parts of A. occidentale plant are beneficial and have been used for various purposes (3). The wood is reddish brown, moderately hard and termite-resistant. It is seldom in large pieces and is used in boat ...

  6. Mineral content, based in the Recommended Daily Intake, in cashew nut obtained from conventional and organic cultivation in different stages of processingTeor de minerais, baseado na Ingestão Diária Recomendada, em castanhas de caju obtidas dos cultivos convencional e orgânico em diferentes etapas de processamento

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    Denise Josino Soares

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The cashew nut has a high nutritional value since it is a source of protein, fatty acids and carbohydrates. The minerals quantification in food is important, since these are important constituents from the nutritional point of view. Given the above, this research aimed to characterize and quantify the minerals of the cashew nuts from conventional and organic cultivation during various stages of processing with emphasis in the Recommended Daily Intake of these minerals. The study was performed with cashew nuts collected at four stages of processing (after shelling, before peeling, after peeling and packing. The minerals sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt, nickel and selenium were quantified. The nuts presented good content of all minerals studied. There was little variation in the content of the potassium, magnesium, zinc and cobalt minerals during the processing. The cashew nuts from conventional cultivation presented similar content of minerals to the nuts from organic cultivation. A castanha de caju possui elevado valor nutricional por ser fonte de proteína, ácidos graxos e carboidratos. A quantificação dos minerais em alimentos é importante, já que estes constituintes são muito importantes do ponto de vista nutricional. Diante do exposto, essa pesquisa teve como objetivo caracterizar e quantificar os minerais na amêndoa de castanha de caju dos cultivos convencional e orgânico em diferentes etapas de processamento com ênfase à Ingestão Diária Recomendada destes minerais. O estudo foi realizado com amêndoas de castanha de caju coletadas em quatro etapas da linha de processamento (após a decorticação, antes da despeliculagem, após a despeliculagem e embalagam. Os minerais sódio, potássio, cálcio, magnésio, ferro, cobre, zinco, manganês, cobalto, níquel e selênio foram quantificados. As amêndoas apresentaram boas quantidades de todos os minerais estudados. Ocorreu pequena varia

  7. Efeito das condições da desidratação osmótica na qualidade de passas de caju-do-cerrado Effect of dehydration osmotic conditions on the quality of cashew apple from cerrado

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    Mayra Conceição Peixoto Martins

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A metodologia de superfície de resposta foi usada para determinar as melhores condições de processamento de acordo com a máxima perda de peso e de umidade, baixo valor de atividade de água e incorporação de sólidos e maior concentração de vitamina C na elaboração de passas de caju-do-cerrado, utilizando-se a desidratação osmótica como pré-tratamento. O tempo de tratamento osmótico (2 a 4 horas, a temperatura (30 a 50 °C e a concentração da solução osmótica (40 a 60 °Brix foram as variáveis investigadas para as respostas: perda de peso, perda de umidade, incorporação de sólidos, atividade de água e teor de vitamina C no produto final. Os experimentos foram conduzidos conforme Delineamento Central Composto Rotacional com 19 tratamentos, incluindo pontos axiais e centrais. Para cada resposta, modelos de segunda ordem polinomial foram desenvolvidos usando-se análise de regressão múltipla linear. Foi realizado teste sensorial com 33 provadores para observar a aceitação dos produtos com qualidades tecnológicas e nutricionais adequadas, sendo que a passa de caju-do-cerrado processada com solução osmótica de 40 °Brix, 50 °C, durante quatro horas, apresentou os melhores resultados.Response surface methodology was used to determine the best conditions for maximum weight and moisture loss, low water activity and solid gain value, and the highest vitamin C content cashew apple from Cerrado (vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, using osmotic dehydration as a pre-treatment. The processing time (2-4 hours, temperature (30-50 °C, and sucrose concentration (40-60 °Brix were investigated to explain weight loss, moisture loss, solid gain, water activity, and vitamin C content in the final products. The experiments were designed according to Central Composite Rotatable Design with 19 treatments including central and axial points. For each response, second order polynomial models were developed using multiple linear

  8. Pleurotus Sajor-Caju Mantarı Yetiştiriciliğinde Büyümeyi Düzenleyici Madde Kullanımının (İngilizce

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    Ertuğrul İlbay

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Araştırma Pleurotus sajor-caju mantarının yetiştiriciliğinde büyümeyi düzenleyici kullanımının verim ve kaliteye etkisini belirlemek amacıyla yürütülmüştür. Misel gelişme sonrası NAA, IBA GA3 ve 2,4-D, ortamlara 1,5 ve 10 ppm dozlarında ilave edilmiş, en yüksek biyolo­jik verim %87,45 ile 10 ppm'lik NAA uygulamasında ortaya çıkmış, bunu %84,17 ile 5 ve %83,12 ile 10 ppm'lik IBA uygulaması izlemiştir. Biyolojik verim bakımından en düşük değerler 2,4-D uygulamalarında görülmüş, en düşük değer ise %40,17 ile 10 ppm'lik 2,4-C uygulamasında tespit edilmiştir. Çalışmada uygulamaların kuru madde, karpofor ağırlığı, şapka çapı gibi kalite parametrelerine etkileri de incelenmiş en yüksek kuru madde miktarı (%10,20 ile karpofor ağırlığı (9,27 g 10 ppm'lik IBA uygulamasında bulunurken, şapka çapı yönünden en yüksek değer 9,72 cm ile 5 ppm'lik IBA uygulamasında belirlenmiştir.

  9. Germination and seedlings performance of cashew ( Anacardium ...

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    ... effects of nut-sowing orientations on the germination of cashew nuts and the responses of the resultant seedlings to cotyledon removed were studied in the nursery. While cashew nuts sown flat and those with stylar-end up had highest mean germination of 91.67 % and 92.50 % respectively the nuts sown with stalked-end ...

  10. Essai de synthèse stratigraphique et palynologique du système dévonien en Lybie occidentale Stratigraphic and Palynological Synthesis Attempt of the Denovian System in Western Libya

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    Massa D.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available De nombreux sondages profonds ont été réalisés lors des recherches pétrolières en Libye occidentale (bassin de Rhadamès. Simultanément, les zones d'affleurement ont été étudiées avec soin. Dans le présent travail, les auteurs présentent des conclusions stratigraphiques et palynologiques nouvelles. Les cycles sédimentaires qui constituent le Dévonien ont une épaisseur qui n'excède pas le millier de mètres. Ils sont subdivisés en sept formations qui couvrent l'intervalle stratigraphique allant du Praguien au Strunien. Ainsi, le Couvinien, le Givétien, le Frasnien et le Famennien ont été différenciés. Le Dévonien basal (Lochkovien est absent. Les corrélations latérales pour l'ensemble du bassin considéré sont satisfaisantes. Une trentaine de sondages ont été étudiés en palynologie. Ils ont montré une extraordinaire richesse en spores dans tout le Dévonien. II a été possible de différencier onze Palynozones, à partir des Spores et Chitinozoaires présents. En comparant les faunes et les microflores dévoniennes présentes en Libye, à celles connues en Europe, en Afrique du Nord et en d'autres régions, on obtient une biostratigraphie homogène et cohérente. Numerous deep boreholes have been drilled during oil prospection in western Libya (Rhadames Basin. At the same time, outcrop areas have been carefully examined. This article gives new stratigraphic and palynological conclusions. The sedimentary cycles making up the Devonian are no more than 1,000 meters thick. They are subdivided into seven formations, covering the stratigraphic interval from the Praguian ta the Strunian. In this way, the Couvinian, Givetian, Frasnian and Famennian are differentiated. The lowermost part of the Devonian (Lochkovian is missing. The lateral corrélations for the entire basin being considered are satisfactory. The palynology has been numerous in the Devonian. Eleven polynozones are differentiated on the basis of spores and

  11. Relato de caso: Caracterização físico-química e aceitabilidade de paçoca produzida com amêndoa de castanha-de-caju e sua comparação com produtos comerciais

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    Janice Ribeiro LIMA

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    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho teve como objetivo comparar as características físico-químicas e a aceitabilidade de um doce tipo paçoca, elaborado a partir de torta de amêndoa de castanha-de-caju com dois produtos similares comerciais de amendoim. A paçoca foi preparada com 59,5% de torta, 25,0% de açúcar, 0,5% de sal, 5,0% de farinha de mandioca e 10,0% de óleo de milho, sendo moídos juntos e moldados em forma de paralelepípedo. Os produtos foram analisados para determinação de características físico-químicas (umidade, cinzas, lipídeos, proteínas, carboidratos, atividade de água, cor instrumental (L*a*b* e aceitação sensorial (escala hedônica de 9 pontos. Os resultados foram comparados por ANOVA e Teste de Tukey (α=0,05. Pequenas diferenças físico-químicas foram observadas: a umidade variou de 1,01 a 2,79%; cinzas, de 1,23 a 2,75%; lipídeos, de 30,28 a 31,27%; proteínas, de 14,19 a 16,90%; carboidratos, de 50,21 a 54,07%, e atividade de água, de 0,295 a 0,429. Apesar de a paçoca de amêndoa de castanha-de-caju ser mais clara e menos vermelha (L*=74,48, a*=1,38 que as comerciais de amendoim (valores médios L*=54,33, a*=8,08, apresentou aceitação semelhante à desses produtos, que variaram entre 7,0 e 7,8 (“gostei” a “gostei muito” da escala hedônica. Considerando-se a atividade de água inferior a 0,6, a paçoca de torta de amêndoa de castanha-de-caju pode ser considerada microbiologicamente estável à temperatura ambiente, sendo uma boa alternativa para a utilização do subproduto da extração do óleo de amêndoas quebradas.

  12. Reaction of dwarf cashew clones to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolates in controlled environment Reação de clones de cajueiro-anão a isolados de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides em ambiente controlado

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    Ana Maria Queijeiro López

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    Full Text Available The cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. crop is an important source of income for the population of the Brazilian Northeast, and anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides leads to significant production loss. However, there is little information on either the host resistance or the variation in the aggressiveness of the pathogen under controlled environment. The reaction of commercial (CCP-06, CCP-09, CCP-76 and CCP-1001 and one non-commercial (CAP-14 dwarf cashew clones was assessed against 36 isolates of this fungus controlled environmental conditions. All the isolates, including those from hosts other than cashew, were able to cause lesions on leaves and stems of most clones, albeit to different degrees. Clone CCP-06 was the most susceptible, while clone CCP-1001 showed a level of resistance to a number of the isolates, including isolate 905, while isolates 910 and 912 were aggressive to all clones. Injury increased the susceptibility of the clones to all isolates, indicating that resistance also might be associated with structural barriers that hinder penetration. Ripened cashew apples (8-week-old, of commercial clones were susceptible to isolates 905 and 910. Immature pseudo-fruits (2-week-old, with exception of clone CCP-76 which was susceptible to both isolates showed resistance against these isolates, suggesting the presence of structural and chemical barriers. Developed nuts (8-week-old, however, were more resistant than immature nuts (2-week-old to both isolates, probably due to their thicker exocarp cuticle and reduced number of stomatal pores.A cultura de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. é uma fonte de renda importante para a população do Nordeste brasileiro, sendo a antracnose causada por Colletotrichum gloeosporioides a doença que mais conduz a perdas de sua produção. Entretanto, há pouca informação para a resistência desse hospedeiro ou para a variação na agressividade do patógeno em ambiente

  13. Adição de extratos de Ginkgo biloba e Panax ginseng em néctares mistos de frutas tropicais Addition of Ginkgo biloba and Panax ginseng extracts to mixed tropical fruit nectars

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    Paulo Henrique Machado de Sousa

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou desenvolver formulações de néctares mistos de frutas tropicais, acrescidos de diferentes concentrações de extratos de Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng e misturas de Ginkgo biloba e Panax ginseng, avaliar características sensoriais, físico-químicas e químicas dos néctares selecionados. As formulações dos néctares tiveram a seguinte composição de polpa: caju (Anacardium occidentale, 12,25%; manga (Mangifera indica L, 21%; e acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C., 1,75%. Foram desenvolvidas diferentes formulações, com a adição dos extratos nas concentrações variando de 15 a 30 mg.100 mL-1 de néctar. A avaliação sensorial da impressão global, sabor e aroma foi feita por meio de teste de aceitação. Para as bebidas formuladas com Panax ginseng, somente o atributo sabor apresentou variação com o aumento da concentração do extrato. Para as bebidas acrescidas de Ginkgo biloba, observou-se um decréscimo linear para todos os atributos avaliados com o aumento da concentração do extrato. Para a mistura de extratos, não se observou variação das médias com o aumento da concentração dos extratos. Conclui-se que a adição de extrato de Panax ginseng até a concentração de 20 mg.100 mL-1 de néctar e a mistura dos extratos, em concentrações de 7,5 mg.100 mL-1 de néctar de cada extrato, apresentam boa aceitação sensorial. A adição dos extratos não afetou a composição química dos néctares que apresentaram quantidades elevadas de vitamina C, carotenoides, fenólicos totais e antocianinas.The objectives of this study were to develop formulations of mixed nectars of tropical fruits adding different concentrations of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng, and a mixture of Ginkgo biloba and Panax ginseng extracts and to assess sensory, physicochemical, and chemical characteristics of selected nectars. The nectar formulations had the following pulp composition: cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale, 12.25%, mango

  14. Avaliação química, físico-química e microbiológica de sucos de frutas integrais: abacaxi, caju e maracujá Chemical, physico-chemical and microbological evaluation of single strenght fruit juices: pineapple, cashew apple and passion

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    Anália Maria Pinheiro

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Quinze amostras de sucos de frutas, cinco de abacaxi, cinco de caju e cinco de maracujá, de cinco marcas diferentes, foram analisadas através dos parâmetros químicos, físico-químicos e microbiológicos. Todas as amostras estavam dentro dos limites estabelecidos pelas legislações brasileiras em vigor para os parâmetros químicos, físico-químicos e microbiológicos.Fifteen samples of juices of fruits, five of pineapple, five of cashew apple, and five of passion fruit from five different brands were analyzed for the chemical, physico-chemical and microbiological parameters. All samples were inside of the limits established by the Brazilian legislation to chemical, physico-chemical and microbiological parameters.

  15. Industrialized cashew juices: variation of ascorbic acid and other physicochemical parameters Sucos de caju industrializados: variação no teor de ácido ascórbico e em outros parâmetros físico-químicos

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    Christiane de Queiroz Pereira

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Commercial cashew apple juice is widely accepted in the Brazilian market. Cashew apple has high content of ascorbic acid, an important nutrient to human beings. Ascorbic acid content in food can be affected by processing and storage conditions. Commercial cashew apple juice samples, ready-to-drink and concentrated, were analyzed. The ascorbic acid content, total titratable acidity, total soluble solids, and pH of the juices were determined during storage at 4 °C after the containers were opened. The ascorbic acid content presented a great variability among the samples analyzed ranging from 37.3 to 46.3 mg.100 mL-1 in ready-to-drink juices and from 75.7 to 152 mg.100 mL-1 in concentrated juices. The storage of commercial cashew apple juices for 48 hours at 4 °C resulted in ascorbic acid losses of up to 8.8% for concentrated and 6.4% for ready-to-drink juices. The other parameters remained stable during storage. The results of this study point to the importance of considering ascorbic acid losses in commercial cashew apple juices which occurs after opening but before the expiration date expires.Sucos de caju industrializados são amplamente aceitos no mercado brasileiro. O caju contém alto teor de ácido ascórbico, importante nutriente para o ser humano. O teor deste nutriente pode ser afetado pelo processamento e pelas condições de estocagem dos alimentos. Foram analisadas amostras de sucos industrializados de caju, prontos para o consumo e concentrados. O teor de ácido ascórbico, a acidez total titulável, o teor de sólidos solúveis totais e o pH dos sucos foram determinados durante estocagem a 4 °C, após abertura das embalagens. Houve grande variabilidade no teor de ácido ascórbico entre as amostras, 37,3 a 46,3 mg.100 mL-1 nos sucos prontos para o consumo e 75,7 a 152 mg.100 mL-1 nos sucos concentrados. A estocagem dos sucos por 48 horas a 4 °C resultou em redução do teor de ácido ascórbico em até 8,8% para os concentrados

  16. Il nichilismo come destino della paideia occidentale

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    Full Text Available From Nietzsche to Heidegger, it seems that the will to power and the technique are not, if not the way today’s nihilism is articulated, ultimate fulfillment of the history of being as metaphysics but not as being. If these are the preconditions of the intrusiveness and of the inevitability nihilistic of Western metaphysics, which paideia today is still thinkable?

  17. Calchi di provenienza romanza nello sloveno occidentale

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    Full Text Available Il calco è il processo linguistico dove, contrariamente al prestito, si imita solo il contenuto semantico dell'espressione in una lingua straniera, o anche in un dialetto della stessa lingua, se si tratta di un calco semantico; oppure dove si imita la struttura in un altro sistema linguistico, e in tal caso abbiamo a che fare con un calco sintattico, strutturale. Bruno Migliorini ha dedicato al problema del calco un succinto studio, dove delimita chiaramente i due processi linguistici: »La forma più elementare di scambio linguistico che consegue a una simbiosi più o meno profonda tra due comunità linguistiche è quella del prestito, cioè I'imitazione più o meno esatta di vocaboli altrui, nella loro forma e nel significato.« Il calco, invece,è per il Migliorini l'imitazione dello spirito informatore, e questo procedimento »implica un più alto livello culturale e un maggior grado di bilinguismo.«

  18. Detection of isometric, dsRNA-containing viral particles in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolated from cashew tree

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    Figueirêdo,Lívio C. de; Figueirêdo,Girlene S. de; Giancoli,Ágata C.H.; Tanaka, Francisco A. O.; Silva,Leonor A.O. da; Kitajima, Elliot W.; A. Filho,Spartaco; Azevedo,João Lúcio

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    Fungi are disease-causing agents in plants and affect crops of economic importance. One control method is to induce resistance in the host by using biological control with hypovirulent phytopathogenic fungi. Here, we report the detection of a mycovirus in a strain of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing anthracnose of cashew tree. The strain C. gloeosporioides URM 4903 was isolated from a cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) in Igarassu, PE, Brazil. After nucleic acid extraction and electro...

  19. Screening of cesticidal compounds on a tapeworm hymenolepis nana in vitro

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    Sen, A. B.; Hawking, F.

    1960-01-01

    A simple and convenient in vitro technique is described for the screening of compounds for action against Hymenolepis nana and probably many other intestinal worms. The results obtained from this test are in broad agreement with the findings of clinical experience and of a small series of in vivo tests. Among the substances tested, the most active ones were oil of chenopodium, dichlorophen, extract of cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale), antimony potassium tartrate, and BIQ 20 [eicosamethylenebis(isoquinolinium iodide)]. PMID:13750047

  20. Reaction of dwarf cashew clones to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolates in controlled environment Reação de clones de cajueiro-anão a isolados de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides em ambiente controlado

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    Ana Maria Queijeiro López; John Alexander Lucas

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    The cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) crop is an important source of income for the population of the Brazilian Northeast, and anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides leads to significant production loss. However, there is little information on either the host resistance or the variation in the aggressiveness of the pathogen under controlled environment. The reaction of commercial (CCP-06, CCP-09, CCP-76 and CCP-1001) and one non-commercial (CAP-14) dwarf cashew clones w...

  1. Reaction of dwarf cashew clones to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolates in controlled environment

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    LÓPEZ,Ana Maria Queijeiro; Lucas, John Alexander

    2010-01-01

    The cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) crop is an important source of income for the population of the Brazilian Northeast, and anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides leads to significant production loss. However, there is little information on either the host resistance or the variation in the aggressiveness of the pathogen under controlled environment. The reaction of commercial (CCP-06, CCP-09, CCP-76 and CCP-1001) and one non-commercial (CAP-14) dwarf cashew clones w...

  2. Cashew nut shell liquid and formulation: toxicity during the germination of lettuce, tomato seeds and coffee senna and seedling formation

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    Matias,Rosemary; Rosa, Ana Carolina; Oliveira, Ademir Kleber Morbeck; Pereira,Kelly Cristina Lacerda; Rizzi, Elvia Silvia; Machado, Alexandre Alves

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    ABSTRACT. Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) nut shell liquid (CNSL) has been successfully used in trials as an Aedes aegypti larvicide, but little is known about its environmental effects. In this study, the potential effects of CNSL and a CNSL-based phyto-product formulation on the germination and growth of Lactuca sativa (lettuce), Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) and Senna obtusifolia (coffee senna) were assessed. The pH of CNSL and the formulation were 6.4 and 6.8, respectively; the electri...

  3. Cashew nut shell liquid and formulation: toxicity during the germination of lettuce, tomato seeds and coffee senna and seedling formation

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    Rosemary Matias; Ana Carolina Rosa; Ademir Kleber Morbeck de Oliveira; Kelly Cristina Lacerda Pereira; Elvia Silvia Rizzi; Alexandre Alves Machado

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    Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) nut shell liquid (CNSL) has been successfully used in trials as an Aedes aegypti larvicide, but little is known about its environmental effects. In this study, the potential effects of CNSL and a CNSL-based phyto-product formulation on the germination and growth of Lactuca sativa (lettuce), Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) and Senna obtusifolia (coffee senna) were assessed. The pH of CNSL and the formulation were 6.4 and 6.8, respectively; the electrical conduc...

  4. Barreiras às novas formas de coordenação no agrossistema do caju na região nordeste, Brasil Barriers to new coordination forms in the cashew nut agricultural system in northeast of Brazil

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    Hildo Meirelles de Souza Filho

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Embora a produção brasileira de amêndoa de castanha-de-caju tenha crescido nos anos 2000, sua participação no mercado internacional reduziu-se, revelando perda de competitividade desse agrossistema. A produtividade na produção rural é baixa e subsiste uma antiquada estrutura de governança das relações entre produtores, intermediários e processadores de castanha em casca. Novas formas de coordenação estão sendo testadas, mas ainda não foram capazes de substituir a antiga. O objetivo desse artigo é identificar o conjunto de barreiras à transformação dessa estrutura. O referencial teórico adotado encontra-se fundamentalmente na Economia de Custos de Transação. Para investigação empírica, adotou-se o método de pesquisa rápida (rapid appraisal, compreendendo entrevistas junto a uma amostra não probabilística de agentes da cadeia nos estados do Ceará, Piauí e Rio Grande do Norte. Os resultados mostram que há resiliência da estrutura de governança antiga, a qual está assentada na funcionalidade e capacidade de reação dos intermediários. Assim, a estratégia de mudança cautelosa das empresas processadoras é, por um lado, racional diante de grandes incertezas, e, por outro, lenta diante das transformações do mercado internacional.Although the Brazilian production of cashew nuts has increased in the years 2000, its international market-share has decreased revealing competitiveness loss of this agri-system. Agricultural yields are low and a traditional governance structure among farmers, intermediaries, and cashew nut processing industries still subsists. New coordination forms have been tested, but they have not been able to substitute the old one. The objective of this article is the identification of barriers to the changes of this structure. The Economy of Transaction Cost is the theoretical approach adopted. For empirical investigation, a rapid appraisal method was adopted comprising interviews with

  5. Clarificação e concentração de suco de caju por processos com membranas Clarification and concentration of cashew apple juice by membrane processes

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    Fernando C. Cianci

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Os processos de separação por membranas têm sido estudados como alternativa aos processos térmicos de conservação de alimentos, por serem conduzidos em condições amenas de temperatura, permitindo, assim, a preservação de compostos termosensíveis como as vitaminas, por exemplo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a utilização da microfiltração e da osmose inversa para a obtenção de suco de caju clarificado e concentrado. O processamento consistiu de três etapas principais: o tratamento enzimático do suco integral; a microfiltração para obtenção do suco clarificado; e a concentração do suco clarificado por osmose inversa. Para o tratamento enzimático, utilizou-se um complexo pectinolítico durante 1 hora. A clarificação foi conduzida em uma unidade de microfiltração tubular e, em seguida, foi utilizado um sistema de osmose inversa, do tipo quadro e placas, para concentrar o suco clarificado. Os fluxos médios de permeado obtidos foram de 184,0 e 11,3L/hm² para a microfiltração e a osmose inversa, respectivamente. Os taninos, responsáveis pela adstringência do suco, foram retidos pela membrana de microfiltração e, por isso, não foram detectados nos sucos clarificado e concentrado. O suco clarificado contendo 12,1° Brix foi concentrado até 28,6° Brix. A vitamina C aumentou de 162mg/100g no suco clarificado para 372mg/100g, no concentrado.Membrane separation processes have been studied as alternatives to heat processes due to their characteristics being conducted at low temperatures, permitting the preservation of heat sensitive compounds such as vitamins. The objective of this work was to evaluate the use of microfiltration and reverse osmosis for obtaining clarified and concentrated cashew apple juice. Processing consisted of three main stages that were an enzymatic treatment of the pulp, microfiltration for obtaining the clarified juice and concentration of clarified juice by reverse osmosis. A

  6. Fenólicos totais e capacidade antioxidante in vitro de polpas de frutos tropicais Total phenolics and antioxidant capacity "in vitro" of tropical fruit pulps

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    Luanne Morais Vieira

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O consumo de frutos e suas polpas tem sido muito recomendado por seu valor nutricional, alto teor de fibras, vitamina C e carotenoides. Trabalhos recentes têm apontado esses alimentos como fontes de compostos fenólicos com ação antioxidante, portanto sequestradores de radicais livres, com ação protetora contra o surgimento e/ou desenvolvimento de processos degenerativos que conduzem a doenças crônicas não transmissíveis. Devido à crescente comercialização e consumo de polpas de frutas no Brasil, especialmente na cidade de Teresina-Piauí, este trabalho selecionou um grupo de polpas de frutos de elevado consumo local para avaliação do teor de fenólicos totais e da atividade antioxidante in vitro pelo método de captura de radicais livres: DPPH (radical 1,1-diphenil-2-picrilhydrazil e ABTS (radical 2,2'azinobis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid. Os frutos selecionados foram: Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC., Bacuri (Platonia insignis Mart., Cajá (Spondias mombin L., Caju (Anacardium occidentale, Goiaba(Psidium guajava e Tamarindo (Tamarindus indica L.. Os teores de fenólicos totais encontrados nas polpascongeladas destes frutos exibiram quantidades relevantes de polifenóis, destacando-se a polpa de acerola com 835,25 ± 32,44 e 449,63 ± 10,24 mg /100g nos extratos aquosos e hidroalcoólicos, respectivamente, seguido pela polpa de caju com 201,61 ± 19,15 e 165,07 ± 4,10 mg /100g. As polpas de bacuri e tamarindo foram as que apresentaram os menores teores de fenólicos totais. Com relação à atividade antioxidante in vitro, os melhores resultados foram encontrados para os extratos aquosos e hidroalcoólicos das polpas de acerola, caju e goiaba. A capacidade antioxidante destas polpas (EC50 em µg/mL variou de 24,42 a 413,36 e de 1,74 a 259,18 para os extratos aquosos e hidroalcoólicos, respectivamente. Utilizando o radical ABTS, a atividade antioxidante para essas mesmas polpas de frutas apresentou valores TEAC que

  7. Estudo da estabilidade quÍmica e microbiológica do suco de caju in natura armazenado em diferentes condições de estocagem Study of the chemical and microbiological stability of cashew apple juice in different storage conditions

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    Flávia Conde Lavinas

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O caju, rico em nutrientes, apresenta alta perecibilidade. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a estabilidade química, físico-química e microbiológica do suco de caju in natura mantido em temperatura ambiente por 24 h, estocado sob refrigeração por sete dias e sob congelamento por 120 dias. O teor de ácido ascórbico no suco recém-extraído foi de 147,29 ± 0,41 mg/100 mL e reduziu em 6,57% em temperatura ambiente. Durante a estocagem sob refrigeração e congelamento, as taxas de redução dessa vitamina foram 1,16% ao dia e 0,05% ao dia, respectivamente. Foi observado aumento na contagem de bactérias mesófilas totais e fungos filamentosos e leveduras no suco mantido em temperatura ambiente. Nos sucos estocados sob refrigeração durante sete dias houve redução da contagem de bactérias mesófilas totais e aumento na contagem de fungos filamentosos e leveduras. Nos sucos congelados, a contagem de fungos filamentosos e leveduras permaneceu inferior à inicial, enquanto a de bactérias mesófilas totais apresentou variação até o trigésimo dia. A partir deste período, esta permaneceu estável em menos de um ciclo logarítmico acima da contagem inicial. Nos períodos estudados, refrigeração e congelamento mostraram-se eficazes na preservação do ácido ascórbico e da qualidade microbiológica do suco de caju in natura.Cashew apple, which is rich in nutrients, is highly perishable. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the chemical, physicochemical and microbiological stability of cashew apple juice kept at room temperature for 24 h, refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 120 days. The ascorbic acid content in fresh cashew apple juice was 147.29 ± 0.41 mg/ 100 mL and decreased 6.57% when kept under room temperature. In the juices stored when refrigerated and when frozen, a reduction rate of ascorbic acid was 1.16%/day and 0.05%/day, respectively. The chemical and physicochemical parameters remained stable

  8. Efeito do branqueamento, processo osmótico, tratamento térmico e armazenamento na estabilidade da vitamina C de pedúnculos de caju processados por métodos combinados Effect of bleaching, osmotic process, heat treatment and storage on ascorbic acid stability of cashew apple processed by combined methods

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    Men de Sá M. SOUZA FILHO

    1999-05-01

    Full Text Available Pedúnculos de caju foram processados por métodos combinados. As principais mudanças verificadas nas características físico-químicas foram redução do pH, aumento no teor de sólidos solúveis e de açúcares redutores. Observaram-se, também, perdas percentuais de ácido ascórbico, em relação ao pedúnculo "in natura", de 23,3% após o branqueamento, 31,7% após o primeiro dia de osmose, 35,5% após o quinto dia de osmose, 69,0% após o tratamento térmico e 87,3% ao final de 60 dias de armazenamento à temperatura ambiente (~ 28° C.Cashew apples were processed by combined methods. Major physical and chemical changes were pH decrease, soluble solids and reducing sugars increase. Ascorbic acid loss was 23,3% after bleaching, 31,7% after one day osmosis, 35,5% after five day osmosis, 69,0% after heat treatment and 87,3% after 60 days storage at ambient temperature (~ 28° C.

  9. Intestinal digestibility of protein of adapted forages and by-products in Brazilian Northeast by three-steps technique Digestão intestinal da proteína de forrageiras e co-produtos da agroindústria produzidos no Nordeste Brasileiro por intermédio da técnica de três estágios

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    José Gilson Lousada Regadas Filho

    2010-06-01

    , canafístula (Pithecellobium multiflorum, flor-de-seda (Calotropis procera, jitirana (Ipomea sp., juazeiro (Ziziphus joazeiro, mata-pasto (Senna obtusifolia, sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth, palma gigante (Opuntia ficus indica e xique-xique (Cereus gounellei, bem como, os co-produtos do abacaxi (Ananas comosus L., acerola (Malpighia emarginata, caju (Anacardium occidentale, coco (Cocos nucifera L., melão (Cucumis melo, maracujá (Passiflora eduli, uva (Vitis labrusca e urucum (Bixa orellana L.. Os alimentos foram incubados no rúmen, por 16 horas para determinação da PNDR, sendo o resíduo da incubação submetido à digestão com solução de pepsina durante uma hora, e solução de pancreatina a 38°C, cujos resíduos foram analisados para nitrogênio total. A estimativa da PNDR das forragens variou de 13,37 a 83,6%, e dos co-produtos de 39,14 a 89,06%. A digestibilidade intestinal da PNDR das forragens variou de 26,09 a 80,68%, enquanto para os co-produtos de 22,26 a 76,82%. O sabiá foi a forrageira que apresentou a maior DI e o maior teor de proteína não degradada no rúmen digestível (PNDRd, e a flor-de-seda os menores valores; enquanto para os co-produtos, melão e caju apresentaram, respectivamente, os maiores valores de DI e PNDRd. O coco apresentou os menores valores para DI e PNDRd. Embora alguns sistemas de adequação de dietas para ruminantes considerem que a PNDR apresenta DI constante, os resultados obtidos sugerem que esta relação é variável.

  10. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico) e dos seus complexos com cobre (II) e chumbo (II)

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    Mendes, Nelymar Martineli; Oliveira, Alaíde Braga de; Guimarães, João Edmundo; Pereira, José Pedro; Katz, Naftale

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    Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC), do complexo de cobre (II), docomplexo de chumbo (II) e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II) ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II). Em seguida, o complexo de...

  11. Estudo das características químicas e físicas da cinza da casca da castanha de caju para uso em materiais cimentícios = A study of the chemical and physical properties of cashew nut shell ash for use in cement materials

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    Sofia Araujo Lima

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available As cinzas ocupam lugar de destaque dentre os resíduos agroindustriais por resultarem de processos de geração de energia. Sabe-se que muitas dessas cinzas possuem reatividade pozolânica, podendo ser utilizadas como adição mineral em matrizes de cimento Portland. O presente estudo tem como objetivo investigar as características físicas equímicas da cinza da casca da castanha de caju (CCCC, por meio dos seguintes ensaios: análise química, massa unitária, massa específica, extratos lixiviado e solubilizado, difratometria de raios X (DrX, superfície específica (BET e análise da pozolanicidade com o cimento Portland e com a cal. O conjunto de análises deste trabalho indica a restrição ao uso da CCCC em matrizes cimentícias em função da baixa reatividade com o hidróxido de cálcio (CH e dos altos teores de álcalis, dos metais pesados e do fenol detectados nessa cinza.Ash occupies a prominent place among agro-industrial wastes, as it is derived from energy generation processes. Several types of ash havepozzolanic reactivity, and might be used as replacement material for cement, resulting in less energy waste and lower cost. This work aimed to investigate the physical and chemical properties of the cashew nut shell ash (CNSA, by performing the following measurementtests: chemical analysis, bulk density, specific mass, leaching and solubilization process, Xray diffraction (XrD, specific surface area (BET and pozzolanicity analysis with cement and lime. The results indicate a low reactivity of CNSA and the presence of heavy metals,alkalis and phenol.

  12. Le statut juridique des enfants métis nés en Afrique Occidentale Française de parents inconnus : Entre idéalisme républicain et turpitudes coloniales The Legal Position of Mixed-Race Children Born in French Western Africa of Unknown Parents: Between Republican Idealism and Colonial Turpitudes

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    Mamadou Badji

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    Full Text Available Le métissage, lié au contact colonial, s’entend ici des croisements « hors des liens du mariage » entre Européens et Noirs, résultant de la présence française en Afrique Occidentale. Le statut des enfants métis issus de ces unions illustre, à hauteur d’un cas d’école, comment le droit construit ce qui, aujourd’hui, prend l’appellation juridique de discrimination.L’auteur étudie cette « question métisse » à la lumière du droit colonial : la place des métis dans l’empire colonial français pose problème : sont-ils des citoyens ou des sujets indigènes ?Les débats ont été passionnés tant du point de vue ethnologique que juridique avec notamment le fait que la notion de « race » s’est retrouvée reconnue dans les textes juridiques.Colonial dominations have always given way, from a demographical point of view, to “mixed-raced” populations who have difficulties to be categorized by legal classifications: are they true or second-class citizens? This article analyzes the situation in colonial Western French Africa (AOF, showing the fact that the notion of race has been recognized in order to give a place to children, born outside marriage ties, from unions between Europeans and Black people. Through the analysis of legal texts and judicial precedents, the author shows how the colonial law has created what could be considered nowadays as discrimination.

  13. In vitro cultivation of Anacardium othonianum Rizz.: Effects of growth ...

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    Yomi

    2012-01-24

    Jan 24, 2012 ... Indução e cultivo in vitro de gemas adventícias em segmentos de epicótilo de laranja- azeda. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 43(10): 1331-1337. Silva ROS, Souza ES, Rebouças FS, Almeida WAB (2005). Otimização de protocolos para regeneração de plantas in vitro de Tangerina. 'Cleópatra' (Citrus reshni Hort.

  14. Nutritional content of roasted Anacardium Occidentae (Cashew) nut ...

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    This research work was aimed at determining the nutritional content of roasted cashew nut namely moisture, ash, lipids, crude fibre, protein, carbohydrate and minerals. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) was used to determine the metals, while Kjeldahl and Soxhlet extractions were used for protein and lipids ...

  15. Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Anacardium ...

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    inhibiting the carrageenan induced paw oedema in rats in a non dose-dependent manner( P>0.05).No significant difference was found between the ethanolic extract of the leaves and bark (P>0.05). Also, the antibacterial activity was apparently higher in ethanolic extract than in aqueous extract for both leaves and barkwith ...

  16. Hypoglycemic activity of the stem bark extract of Anacardium ...

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    The level of reduction in the blood glucose exhibited by the chloroform fraction was similar to that produced by the standard agent (metformin), while the nhexane fraction exhibited greater reduction. When the n-hexane and the chloroform fractions were compared with the crude methanolic extract, the fractions possessed ...

  17. Consumo, produção de leite e estresse térmico em vacas da raça Pardo-Suíça alimentadas com castanha de caju Dry mater intake, milk yield, and heat stress indicators of dairy cows fed diets with cashew nut

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    P.G. Pimentel

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o consumo de matéria seca, a produção de leite e os indicadores de estresse térmico de vacas Pardo-Suíça alimentadas com castanha de caju no semi-árido do Nordeste do Brasil. Doze animais foram distribuídos em um ensaio de reversão, com quatro tratamentos: 0, 8, 16 e 24% de castanha no concentrado. As vacas receberam cana-de-açúcar à vontade e sete quilos de concentrado por dia. Maior consumo de matéria seca de cana-de-açúcar foi observado no tratamento com concentrado sem castanha (7,70kgMS/dia em relação aos tratamentos com 16% e 24% de castanha (7,35 e 7,05kgMS/dia, respectivamente. O consumo no tratamento com concentrado sem castanha não diferiu do consumo no tratamento com 8% (7,59kgMS/dia. Não houve efeito dos tratamentos sobre a produção de leite e sobre as variáveis indicativas de estresse térmico (P>0,05.A study was carried out to evaluate dry matter intake, milk yield, and heat stress parameters in Brown Swiss cows fed diets with cashew nut. Animals were raised in the semi-arid region of the Brazilian Northeast. Twelve cows were subjected to a switch back experimental design, with four treatments: 0, 8, 16, and 24% of cashew nut in the concentrate. Each cow received 7kg of concentrate per day and had free access to sugar cane. Dry matter (DM intake and milk yield were daily taken as well as measurements of rectal and milk temperature; and cardiac and respiratory rates. The highest intake of forage (sugar cane was obtained when the concentrate had no cashew nut (7.7kgDM/day. This value was not different when the concentrate contained 8% of cashew nut (7.59kgDM/day but greater than dry matter intake of cows receiving diets with 16% of cashew nut (7.35kgDM/day; P0.05. Such low variability in daily milk yield could be associated with the higher energy density of diets containing more cashew nut. Finally, indicators of heat stress were not influenced by changes in the diets, given the air temperatures and

  18. Étude diachronique des changements du couvert végétal dans un écosystème montagneux par télédétection spatiale : cas des monts du Tessala (Algérie occidentale

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    Salah Eddine Bachir Bouiadjra

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Une meilleure compréhension de l'évolution des modes d'utilisation des sols et du couvert végétal est une préoccupation majeure pour les pays dont les écosystèmes subissent des dégradations sévères. En effet, les dynamiques d'occupation des sols ont des implications directes sur la disponibilité des ressources naturelles. Notre étude menée sur les monts du Tessala en Algérie occidentale, en utilisant l'indice de végétation par différence normalisée (NDVI, met en évidence l'ampleur des changements du couvert végétal entre 1987 à 2007. Une évolution régressive prononcée du couvert végétal est constatée au sud-est et au nord-ouest des monts du Tessala, tout particulièrement dans la "forêt de Tessala", sur les communes d'Aïn-Thrid, Tessala et Sehala. Les principaux facteurs contribuant à la régression du couvert végétal sont : la déforestation (plus de 26 délits de coupe par an, le surpâturage (420 délits de pâturage illicite par an, les incendies de forêts (plus de 20 incendies par an et l'érosion hydrique qui en résulte (environ 72 % des superficies sont concernées.A better understanding of the changing patterns of land use and land cover, is a major concern for countries where ecosystems are being severely degraded. Indeed, the dynamic feature of land use has important implications on natural resources. Our study conducted on the Tessala mountains, by using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI, put in evidence the importance of changes in vegetation cover between 1987 and 2007. A pronounced regressive evolution is observed in south-east and north-west of the Tessala mountains, especially in the "forest of Tessala", in the communes of Aïn-Thrid, Tessala and Sehala. The main factors of environmental degradation, are : deforestation (over 26 offenses cut every year, overgrazing (420 crimes of illegal grazing every year, forest fires (more than 20 fires every year and resultant erosion (more

  19. Continuité ou discontinuité de sémentation marine mio-pliocène en Méditerranée occidentale. L'example du bassin de vera (Espagne méridionale Continuity Or Discontinuity of Io-Pliocene Marine Sedimentation in the Western Mediterranean. Example of the Vera Basin (Southern Spain

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    Montenat C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'étude du bassin néogène de Vera apporte des données fort instructives pour l'interprétation du a phénomène Mio-Pliocène » en Méditerranée occidentale. a Au point de vue biostratigraphique La coupe de Cuevas del Almanzora permet d'observer, pour la première fois en Méditerranée, une succession continue de foraminifères planctoniques du Messinien au Pliocène inférieur. Les biozones à G. acostaensis, G. humerosa-G. duterérei, G. mediterranea-G. conomiozea et G. margaritae se succèdent sans hiatus évolutif. b Au point de vue géodynamique Le bassin de Vera montre une grande variété dans les modalités du passage Miocène-Pliocène, depuis des discordances à la périphérie du bassin jusqu'à une sédimentation vaseuse continue en son centre. L'étude des profils sismiques offshore montre de nombreux exemples comparables, en relation avec le comportement structural du substratum fragmenté en horst et graben mobiles. Des mouvements tectoniques distensifs ont eu lieu à la limite Miocène-Pliocène. Ils ont eu pour résultat un approfondissement relatif des bassins méditerranéens mais ceci ne représente qu'un épisode parmi d'autres d'un processus de distension inauguré au Miocène supérieur et qui s'est prolongé jusqu'au début du Quaternaire. II semble prudent en tous cas, de ne pas exagérer cet approfondissement de la mer au Pliocène. c Au point de vue paléogéographique L'exemple du bassin de Vera prouve la pérennité des conditions marines durant le Messinien du moins dans certaines parties de la Méditerranée. Ceci implique naturellement des liaisons continues avec l'Atlantique, et exclut un dessèchement général du bassin méditerranéen durant les temps messiniens. La paléogéographie de la zone bétique durant le Miocène supérieur est caractérisée par une extrême compartimentation du domaine marin constitué de bassins subsidents, communiquant par des seuils. Cette compartimentation s

  20. First report of Lecanodiaspis dendrobii Douglas, 1892 (Hemiptera: Lecanodiaspididae) and the associated parasitoid Cephaleta sp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in Brazil.

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    Marsaro Júnior, A L; Peronti, A L B G; Costa, V A; Morais, E G F; Pereira, P R V S

    2016-02-01

    Lecanodiaspis dendrobii Douglas, 1892 (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Lecanodiaspididae) and the associated parasitoid Cephaleta sp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) are reported for the first time in Brazil. Specimens of this scale insect were collected on branches and stems of Acacia mangium Willd., Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (Fabaceae), Morus nigra L. (Moraceae), Citrus reticulata Blanco (Rutaceae), Tectona grandis L. f. (Verbenaceae), Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae), Annona squamosa L. and Xylopia aromatica (Lam.) Mart. (Annonaceae), in three municipalities of the Roraima state. All plants here mentioned are recorded for the first time as a host for L. dendrobii. Morphological characters of L. dendrobii and symptoms presented by the host plants infested by this pest are included in this work.

  1. inovador de extração líquido-líquido

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    Leonie Asfora Sarubbo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The exudate gum from Anacardium occidentale L. is a branched acidic heteropolysaccharide easily found in Brazil. Given the importance of cashew tree culture to some regions of Brazil, especially the Brazilian north western, the knowledge of the characteristics of the gum and the results of researches developed to study its biotechnological application have awaken great scientific and industrial interests. In this work, we describe the literature regarding the polysaccharide and its utilization as an alternative to the conventional processes used in the biopurification of economically high valued compounds.

  2. Methodology of Integration for Competitive Technical Intelligence with Blue Ocean Strategy: Application to an exotic fruit

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    Marisela Rodríguez Salvador

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a new methodology that integrates Competitive Technical Intelligence with Blue Ocean Strategy. We explore new business niches taking advantage of the synergy that both areas offer, developing a model based on cyclic interactions through a process developed in two stages: Understanding opportunity that arise from idea formulation to decision making and strategic development. The validity of our approach (first stage was observed in the evaluation of an exotic fruit, Anacardium Occidentale, in the South of the State of Veracruz, Mexico with the support of the university ITESM, Campus Monterrey. We identified critical factors for success, opportunities and threats. Results confirm the attractiveness of this crop.

  3. Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles

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    Maria José dos S. Soares

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The present study describes the development of a green synthesis of silver nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by exuded gum from Anacardium occidentale L. and evaluates in vitro their antibacterial and cytotoxic activities. Characterization of cashew gum-based silver nanoparticles (AgNPs was carried out based on UV–Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis which revealed that the synthesized silver nanoparticles were spherical in shape, measuring about 4 nm in size with a uniform dispersal. AgNPs presented antibacterial activity, especially against Gram-negative bacteria, in concentrations where no significant cytotoxicity was observed.

  4. Qualidade sensorial e fÃsico-quimica de mÃis de abelha melifera (Apis mellifera) produzidos a partir de diferents origens florais no Estado do CearÃ

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    Herlene Greyce da Silveira Queiraz

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar a qualidade sensorial e fÃsico â quÃmica de mÃis da abelha melÃfera (Apis mellifera) produzidos a partir de diferentes origens florais no Estado do CearÃ. Foram utilizadas cinco amostras (A, B, C, D, E) que, apÃs anÃlises melissopalinolÃgicas, apresentaram-se, respectivamente, com predominÃncia de: Margaridinha (Bidens tinctoria), Vassourinha de botÃo (Borreria verticillata), Cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale), Sabià (Mimosa caesalpiniifolia) e amostr...

  5. Phenolic Lipids Affect the Activity and Conformation of Acetylcholinesterase from Electrophorus electricus (Electric eel)

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    Stasiuk, Maria; Janiszewska, Alicja; Kozubek, Arkadiusz

    2014-01-01

    Phenolic lipids were isolated from rye grains, cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) from Anacardium occidentale, and fruit bodies of Merrulius tremellosus, and their effects on the electric eel acetylcholinesterase activity and conformation were studied. The observed effect distinctly depended on the chemical structure of the phenolic lipids that were available for interaction with the enzyme. All of the tested compounds reduced the activity of acetylcholinesterase. The degree of inhibition varied, showing a correlation with changes in the conformation of the enzyme tested by the intrinsic fluorescence of the Trp residues of the protein. PMID:24787269

  6. Self occidentale, Self orientale. Per una narratologia interculturale

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    Stefano Calabrese

    2016-12-01

    The integrated system Autobiographical Self subsumes not only the formative social context’s cognitive styles and cultural traditions, but very heterogeneous narrative types such as the autobiographies, the life narratives, the family stories, the parent-child conversations, all the fictional narratives that we are exposed to, from literature to television. That’s why East and West differ. In the West, parents encourage their children to establish an autonomous and independent Self urging them to develop personal stories and to file an individual memory made up of unique and unrepeatable items; in the East the favored patents’ operation of narrative reminiscing tends instead to instill in their children a strong community sense through a socially-centered approach that focuses on the mother’s figure, careful to emphasize the interpersonal relationships and the “we” acting as a group.

  7. Valores occidentales en el discurso publicitario audiovisual argentino

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    Isidoro Arroyo Almaraz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se desarrolla un análisis del discurso publicitario audiovisual argentino. Se pretende identificar los valores sociales que comunica con mayor predominancia y su posible vinculación con los valores característicos de la sociedad occidental posmoderna. Con este propósito se analizó la frecuencia de aparición de valores sociales para el estudio de 28 anuncios de diferentes anunciantes . Como modelo de análisis se utilizó el modelo “Seven/Seven” (siete pecados capitales y siete virtudes cardinales ya que se considera que los valores tradicionales son herederos de las virtudes y los pecados, utilizados por la publicidad para resolver necesidades relacionadas con el consumo. La publicidad audiovisual argentina promueve y anima ideas relacionadas con las virtudes y pecados a través de los comportamientos de los personajes de los relatos audiovisuales. Los resultados evidencian una mayor frecuencia de valores sociales caracterizados como pecados que de valores sociales caracterizados como virtudes ya que los pecados se transforman a través de la publicidad en virtudes que dinamizan el deseo y que favorecen el consumo fortaleciendo el aprendizaje de las marcas. Finalmente, a partir de los resultados obtenidos se reflexiona acerca de los usos y alcances sociales que el discurso publicitario posee.

  8. Niente di nuovo sul fronte occidentale del libro?

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    Roberta Cesana

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Oggi il libro elettronico imita il libro a stampa come i primi incunaboli imitavano i manoscritti, l’esplosione delle modalità di comunicazione elettroniche è altrettanto rivoluzionaria di quello che fu l’invenzione della stampa a caratteri mobili centinaia di anni fa, e il lettore contemporaneo ha altrettante difficoltà ad assimilare gli e-book di quante ne ebbero i lettori del Quattrocento a familiarizzare con gli incunaboli. Siamo in un periodo nel quale testo a stampa e testo digitale coesistono e sicuramente continueranno a farlo per qualche altro tempo ancora. Non pretendiamo dunque a tutti i costi di analizzare in termini dualistici (o carta o digitale un fenomeno che è ancora in corso e basandoci invece su quello che ci insegna la storia del libro proviamo piuttosto a riconoscere che oggi stiamo assistendo a un cambiamento che almeno per un verso è effettivamente inedito perché, per la prima volta nella storia, avviene simultaneamente su più piani, con la trasformazione contemporanea del supporto della scrittura, della tecnica della sua riproduzione, delle modalità della sua diffusione e infine dei modi di leggere. Tutto il circuito della comunicazione editoriale classicamente intesa è messo in discussione e con il digitale il mercato librario è destinato a crescere, ma attraverso una grande mutazione delle sue logiche di funzionamento. Today, the e-book imitate the printed book exactly as the first incunabula once imitated the manuscripts; the explosion of the electronic communication is just as revolutionary as it was the invention of the movable type printing hundreds of years ago; and the contemporary reader is facing, with the e-book, the same difficulty than the readers of the fifteenth century have had with the incunabula. We are in a period in which paper and digital definitely coexist and they surely will continue to do it for a few more years to come. So, rather than insisting on analyze in dualistic terms (or paper or digital a phenomenon that is still in progress, and relying instead on what we learn from the history of the book, we should try to recognize that today we are witnessing a change that at least in one way is actually different because, for the first time in history, it takes place at the same time on several levels, with the simultaneously transformation of the writing's media, the technique of its reproduction, the way of its spread, and finally the practice of reading. The classic communication circuit is being revisited, and the editorial market is meant to grow in the digital era, but throughout a big change in its behavior.

  9. Numeros cromosomaticos de plantas occidentales 322-328

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    Perdigó Arisó, María Teresa; Llauradó i Miravall, Marta

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    Para realizar los recuentos se ha utilizado tejido del ovario de capullos florales jóvenes pertenecientes a poblaciones naturales. Las plantas han sido fijadas directamente en el campo en alcohol-acético ferrocarminado y conservadas en congelador. Las tinciones se han realizado con carmín-acético, empleando acetato férrico como mordiente. La técnica de observación es la de aplastamiento. De todas las plantas que se mencionan se conserva un pliego testigo en el herbario del Instituto Botánico ...

  10. PENGARUH EKSTRAK BEBERAPA TANAMAN OBAT TERHADAP USUS TERISOLASI

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The extraction of Anacardium occidentale L.leaves, Aegle marmelos Corr leaves and wood bark, Acorus calamus L. tuber and Desmodium triquetrum D.C. leaves has been tested on the isolated rabbit and guinea pig intestine. The extraction of A. occidentale L. leaves stimulated the isolated rabbit and guinea pig intestine which may due to the anacardic acid content. No consistent influence was seen by the extraction of A.marmelos Corr. leaves and wood bark. The A. calamus L. tuber extraction decreases the isolated intestine activities which is of the atropine-like type not antihistamin one. This may explain the use as antidysentri agent from the motility point of view. The D. triquetrum D.C. leaves extraction stimulated the isolated intestine which has a pilocarpine and histamine-like activity but does not exclude a seretonine-like action.

  11. Jóvenes de otros mundos: ¿Tribus urbanas? ¿Culturas juveniles? Aportaciones desde contextos no occidentales Jovens de outros mundos: Tribos urbanas? Culturas jovens? Contribuições dos contextos no occidentais Young people of other worlds: Urban tribes? Youth cultures? Contributions from nonwestern contexts

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    José Sánchez García

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A partir de una experiencia de campo en cuatro barrios de la ciudad de El Cairo, el autor traza una reflexión y hace un replanteamiento de las metodologías tradicionales instituidas para la investigación entre grupos generacionales en contextos occidentales. Aunque se defiende el carácter básicamente urbano de estas asociaciones, se discute la pertinencia de la aplicación de los conceptos de "tribu urbana" y "cultura juvenil" en escenarios culturales como los representados en sociedades que han sufrido una transición rápida a una modernidad impuesta por las redes transnacionales. En este sentido, el objetivo es la afinación de esas herramientas conceptuales ofreciendo una nueva perspectiva de las mismas que tenga en cuenta las peculiaridades históricas y sociales de la construcción de la categoría social "joven" en otros lugares. Por último, el texto intenta reivindicar a la antropología como una disciplina empírica y no apriorística.De uma experiência de campo em quatro distritos da cidade do Cairo, o autor levanta uma reflexão e um repensar das metodologias tradicionais instituídas para a investigação entre grupos geracionais em contextos ocidentais. Embora o caráter basicamente urbano destas associações seja defendido, discute à relevância da aplicação dos conceitos "da tribo urbana" e "de cultura jovem" em cenas culturais como representadas nas sociedades que se submeteram, em uma transição rápida, a uma modernidade imposta pelas redes transnacionais. Neste sentido, o objetivo é a afinação daquelas ferramentas conceptuais oferecendo uma perspectiva nova que considera as peculiaridades históricas e sociais da construção de "jovens" como categoria social em outros lugares. Finalmente, o texto tenta reivindicar a antropologia como uma disciplina empírica e não apriorística.From an experience of field in four districts of the city of Cairo, the author raises a reflection and a reframing of the instituted

  12. Consumo, digestibilidade de nutrientes e balanço de nitrogênio da silagem de capim-elefante com adição de pedúnculo de caju desidratado Intake, nutrients digestibility and nitrogen balance of elephant grass silages added different levels of dehydrated cashew stalk

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    Margareth Maria Teles

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de avaliar o valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-elefante contendo níveis crescentes de pedúnculo de caju desidratado (PCD. Foram utilizados 20 ovinos machos e não castrados, seguindo o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos (níveis de adição de 0; 4; 8; 12 e 16% e quatro repetições. Foram avaliados os consumos e a digestibilidades da matéria seca (MS, da matéria orgânica (MO, da proteína bruta (PB, da fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, da fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, do extrato etéreo (EE, dos carboidratos totais (CHT, dos carboidratos não fibrosos (CNF, além do valor de nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT e do balanço de nitrogênio (BN das silagens. A adição de PCD não influenciou os consumos de MS, MO, FDN, FDA, CHT e NDT expresso em % PV e g kg-1 PV0,75 e as digestibilidades da MO, PB, FDN, FDA e CHT das silagens. No entanto, a adição do PCD promoveu aumento nos consumos de PB, EE e CNF (% PV e g kg-1 PV0,75, nas digestibilidades do EE e dos CNF e no valor de NDT e balanço de nitrogênio. Por outro lado, a inclusão de PCD na ensilagem do capim-elefante promoveu efeito linear decrescente na digestibilidade da FDA das silagens. Conclui-se que as silagens com adição de PCD podem ser utilizadas como volumoso para ruminantes em razão das melhorias nos consumos de PB, EE e CNF e nas digestibilidades do EE e dos CNF, além do valor de NDT e BN das silagens, recomendando-se a adição de até 16% na matéria natural.The nutritive value of elephant grass silages, with increasing levels of dehydrated cashew stalk (DCS was evaluated. Five addition levels were studied (0; 4; 8; 12 and 16%, using 20 rams in a completely randomized design with five treatments (addition levels and four replicates (animals. Intake and digestibility of dry matter (DM, organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF

  13. Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance ...

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    Author Affiliations. Jin-Ohk Lee1 Mi-Jeong Jeong1 Tack-Ryun Kwon1 Seung-Kon Lee1 Myung-Ok Byun1 Ill-Min Chung2 Soo-Chul Park1. National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Rural Development Administration, Suwon 441-707, Korea; Department of Agronomy, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea ...

  14. Pleurotus sajor-caju HSP100 complements a thermotolerance ...

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    To examine its function, PsHsp100 was transformed into a temperature-sensitive hsp104 deletion mutant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain to test the hypothesis that PsHSP100 is an protein that functions in thermotolerance. Overexpression of PsHSP100 complemented the thermotolerance defect of the hsp104 mutant ...

  15. Characteristics of postharvest quality in regional fruits treate with ionizing radiation

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    Silva, Josenilda M.; Villar, Heldio P. [Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares (CRCN/CNEN-NE), Recife, PE (Brazil)], e-mail: jmnilda@cnen.gov.br; Correia, Lidia C.S.A.; Maciel, Maria Ines S. [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)], e-mail: aidil_alencar@yahoo.com.br, e-mail: marines@ufrpe.br

    2009-07-01

    In order to investigate the effects of irradiation on the main characteristics of quality postharvest of three cultivated species of the Northeast Region of Brazil, experiments with cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. var. Nanum), sapodilla (Manilkara sapodilla (L) Van Royen) and mangaba (Hancornia speciosa Gomes) have been performed. Cashew peduncles stored for fourteen days under 6.5 deg C had presented best results in the sensorial analyses for external appearance, flavour and aroma when irradiated with 1 kGy. sapodillas irradiated with doses of 300, 600 and 900 Gy have not displayed harmed sensorial qualities when stored under 20 deg C during twelve days. Doses up to 800 Gy had not harmed the external and internal appearance of mangabas after being stored for a fortnight under 13 deg C. Chemical characteristics of TSS, TTA, pH and solid/acidity ratio have not been affected significantly by the different doses applied to the three studied species. Amount of ascorbic acid was lower in the irradiated fruits, with significant differences for the species Anacardium occidentale L. var. Nanum and Hancornia speciosa Gomes. (author)

  16. TANNIN POTENCIAL EVALUATION OF SIX FOREST SPECIES OF BRAZILIAN SEMI-ARID REGION

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    Juarez Benigno Paes

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The hide tanners of Brazil Northeast region have in Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell. Brenan var. cebil (Gris. Alts. their only source of tannins. As the activity of exploration is extractiviste without the concern of recovery of explored trees and the absence of other tannin sources, exposes the specie to exhaustion and the tanners and extractivistes family to go bankruptcy. Thus, this work aimed to evaluate the tanin potential of Prosopis juliflora, Anadenanthera colubrina var. cebil, Anacardium occidentale, Mimosa tenuiflora, Mimosa arenosa and Croton sonderianus. These species, Anacardium occidentale, Mimosa arenosa and Mimosa temuiflora showed, respectively, 19.83%, 18.11% and 17.74% of tannins. The Anadenanthera colubrina showed 11.89% and was inferior them mentioned species. The Prosopis juliflora and Croton sonderianus showed 3.02% and 6.62%, respectively. The abundance of Mimosa arenosa and Mimosa tenuiflora in the Brazilian Semi-arid proposes them as potential of tannin production. However, there is need of researches to verify their technical viability for skins, as well as for other uses for tannins.

  17. Influência do tempo de detenção hidráulica em um sistema UASB seguido de um reator biológico com fungos para tratar efluentes de indústria de castanha de caju Influence of the time of detention hidraulic of a sistem UASB followed by a biological reactor with fungi to treat efluent of cashew nut industry

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    Emília Maria Alves Santos

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Nesta pesquisa, estudou-se a influência do tempo de detenção hidráulica (TDH em um sistema constituído de um reator anaeróbio tipo UASB seguido de um reator biológico com fungos (RBF para tratar efluente de uma indústria de beneficiamento de castanha de caju. O presente trabalho foi dividido em uma fase de fluxo descontínuo (batelada e uma fase de fluxo contínuo (UASB - RBF, que constituiu-se de sete etapas ( 8h e 2h, 8h e 1h, 4h e 8h, 4h e 6h, 4h e 4h, 4h e 2h e 4h e 1h, onde foi avaliada a influência do TDH na remoção de: DQO (Demanda Química de Oxigênio, amônia, nitrato e ortofosfato. Uma combinação que apresentou melhores resultados, foi a etapa de 4h (TDH do reator UASB e 2h (TDH do RBF, apresentando remoções de: 93,8% de DQO, 86,7% de nitrato, 38,3% de amônia e 16% de ortofosfato.In this research, it was studied the effect of hydraulic retention time (HRT in a system comprised of an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB reactor and a Biological Reactor with Fungi (BRF for treatment of the efluent of the industry of cashew nut improvement. The work was divided in two phases: batch reactors using shaking flasks and continuous-feed reactors (UASB-BRF. The UASB reactor was operated at HRT of 4 and 8 h, whereas the BRF was operated at HRT varying from 1 to 8 h. The performance of both reactors was evaluated based on the removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand (COD, ammonium, nitrate, and orthophosfate. The results show that the best results were achieved when the UASB was operated at HRT of 4 h and the BRF was operated at HRT of 2 h, when the system removed 93,8% of the COD, 86,7% of the nitrate, 38,3% of the ammonium and 16% of the orthophosfate.

  18. Nitrogen availability, leaf life span and nitrogen conservation mechanisms in leaves of tropical trees Disponibilidade de nitrogênio, longevidade foliar e mecanismos de conservação de nitrogênio em folhas de espécies arbóreas tropicais

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    Guilherme Nascimento Corte

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Evergreen species of temperate regions are dominant in low-nutrient soils. This feature is attributed to more efficient mechanisms of nutrient economy. Nevertheless, the cashew (Anacardium occidentale- Anacardiaceae, a deciduous species, is native to regions in Brazil with sandy soil, whilst the annatto (Bixa orellana- Bixaceae, classified as an evergreen species native to tropical America, grows spontaneously in regions with more humid soils. Evergreens contain robust leaves that can resist adverse conditions for longer. The physical aspects of the leaves and mechanisms of nutrient economy between the two species were compared, in order to verify whether the deciduous species had more efficient mechanisms that might explain its occurrence in regions of low soil fertility. The mechanisms of nitrogen economy were also compared for the two species at available concentrations of this nutrient. The following were analysed: (i leaf life span, (ii physical leaf characteristics (leaf mass per area, and rupture strain, (iii nitrogenous compounds (nitrogen, chlorophyll, and protein, (iv nitrogen conservation mechanisms (nitrogen resorption efficiency, resorption proficiency, and use efficiency, and (v nitrogen conservation mechanisms under different availability of this mineral. The higher values of leaf mass per area and leaf rupture strain found in A. occidentale were related to its longer leaf life span. A. occidentale showed lower concentrations of nitrogen and protein in the leaves than B. orellana. Under lower nitrogen availability, A. occidentale had higher nitrogen resorption proficiency, nitrogen use efficiency and leaf life span than B. orellana. These characteristics may contribute to the adaptation of this species to sandy soils with low nitrogen content.Perenifólias de clima temperado são dominantes em solos pouco férteis. Essa característica é atribuída a mecanismos mais eficientes de economia de nutrientes. O cajueiro (Anacardium

  19. Mass attenuation coefficients of X-rays in different medicinal plants

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    Morabad, R.B. [Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India); Kerur, B.R. [Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106, Karnataka (India)], E-mail: kerurbrk@yahoo.com

    2010-02-15

    The mass attenuation coefficients of specific parts of several plants, (fruits, leaves, stem and seeds) often used as medicines in the Indian herbal system, have been measured employing NaI (TI)) detector. The electronic setup used is a NaI (TI) detector, which is coupled to MCA for analysis of the spectrum. A source of {sup 241}Am is used to get X-rays in the energy range 8-32 keV from Cu, Rb, Mo, Ag and Ba targets. In the present study, the measured mass attenuation coefficient of Ocimum sanctum, Catharanthus roseus, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Azadirachta indica, Aegle marmelos, Zingiber officinalis, Emblica officinalis, Anacardium occidentale, Momordica charantia and Syzygium cumini show a linear relation with the energy.

  20. Studies on the food and feeding habits of Gaur Bos taurus H. Smith (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Bovidae in two protected areas of Goa

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    S.D. Gad

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Feeding habits and diet composition of gaur were studied at Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, Goa. Altogether, 32 species of plants belonging to 17 families constitute the gaur diet. The fruits, leaves, young shoots, bark and flowers are consumed, with a preference for leaves (87%. In summer gaur also consumed the bark of cashew (Anacardium occidentale and teak (Tectona grandis trees. Strong association was observed between food preference and season (chi-square=12.94; p=0.001. Peak feeding activity was observed early in the morning (0630 to 0830 hr and in the evening (1730 to 1845 hr. During hot hours of the day (1330 to 1530 hr, animals were found resting in the shade of large trees.

  1. Identification and pest status of Holopothrips fulvus (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae on dwarf-cashew crops in northeastern Brazil

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    Maria G.A. Lima

    Full Text Available Abstract Cashew, Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae, is one of the most important sources of agricultural income in northeastern Brazil, but many of the arthropods associated with the crop have yet to be identified. We describe here for the first time the damage caused by Holopothrips fulvus (Morgan (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae to dwarf-cashew trees cultivated in the municipality of Pacajús, Ceará, Brazil. Leaf tissue injuries were caused by the sucking mouthparts of the insect and were characterized by dark necrotic spots on the epidermis that resulted in yellowing, wilting and, ultimately, abscission of the leaves. H. fulvus also fed on developing kernels and pseudofruits producing injuries that manifested in the form of chlorotic specks. Additional information is given on the pest status and important aspects of the morphology of the insect, including sexual dimorphism, redescription of the adults and description of the second instar larvae.

  2. The search rate of the African weaver ant in cashew

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    Henriksen, Signe; Axelsen, Jørgen Aagaard; Lemming, Katrine Hansen

    2015-01-01

    this article, and it is unknown which functional response equations are useful for eusocial insect colonies. We investigated the search rate of O. longinoda using artificial feeding experiments in a Tanzanian cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) orchard to determine the search efficiency of the ants......, and to assess which functional response equation can be used for eusocial insects. Artificial feeding experiments consisted of providing each of ten colonies 50 pieces of sardine (175 mg dry weight in average) in cashew trees at time 0 and counting the remaining food items at four intervals of 45 minutes during...... a seven day period. The equations of Gutierrez-Baumgärtner, Lotka-Volterra, and Nicholson-Bailey were assessed and the Nicholson-Bailey equation was found to be most suitable. The Gutierrez-Baumgärtner equation is useful if the demand for storage can be assessed. A large variation in search rates...

  3. Oxidation of cashew tree gum exudate polysaccharide with TEMPO reagent

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    Cunha, Pablyana L.R.; Maciel, Jeanny S.; Paula, Regina C.M. de; Feitosa, Judith P.A. [Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica Organica e Inorganica; Sierakowski, Maria Rita [Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail: judith@dqoi.ufc.br

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    Cashew gum (CG), an exudate polysaccharide from Anacardium occidentale trees, was oxidized with TEMPO reagent and the product (CGOX) characterized by spectroscopic techniques (FTIR and NMR), chromatographic analyses (HPLC and GPC), viscosity measurements and thermal analysis (TGA). The yield of the reaction product was 96%. The uronic acid content in starting gum (7.2 m%) was increased to 36 m%. The degree of oxidation based on free galactose and glucose units was 68%. NMR data show that oxidation occurred preferentially at primary carbons of galactose units. High degradation degree after oxidation was estimated by the difference on the expected and observed {eta}{sub CGOX}/{eta}{sub CG} ratio. The presence of organic and inorganic impurities in the new polyelectrolyte was detected by TGA. A less thermally stable cashew gum is formed after the oxidation with TEMPO based on initial decomposition temperature and IPDT. (author)

  4. Macrofungi in the lateritic scrub jungles of southwestern India

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    A. A. Greeshma

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available A pilot study on macrofungi in scrub jungles (with and without fire-impact in lateritic region of southwestern coast of India was carried out.  Out of 11 species in 10 genera recovered, six and five species were confined to scrub jungle and fire-impacted scrub jungle, respectively.  An ectomycorrhizal Amanita sp. was the most frequent in scrub jungle associated with exotic (Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium and plantation (Anacardium occidentale trees.  Based on traditional knowledge, it is a highly edible and nutritional delicacy in the coastal regions.  Astraeus odoratus was another common ectomycorrhizal fungus in native trees Hopea ponga, which was recovered from the fire-impacted scrub jungle and is possibly edible.  Edible termite mound mushroom Termitomyces striatus was also common in the fire-impacted scrub jungle.  Chlorophyllum molybdites was the most frequent mushroom in the fire-impacted scrub jungle.  

  5. Inquérito epidemiológico sobre plantas tóxicas das mesoregiões Central e Oeste do Rio Grande do Norte

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    Severino Antonio Geraldo Neto

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo para determinar as plantas tóxicas incriminadas como de interesse zootécnico em 35 municípios das mesorregiões Central e Oeste do estado do Rio Grande do Norte (RN. Foram entrevistados 180 produtores, 20 médicos veterinários, 12 técnicos agrícolas e 5 agrônomos. Os dados obtidos nas entrevistas foram compilados e analisados com auxílio do programa Epi Info versão 6.04. As plantas tóxicas relatadas pelos entrevistados como causadoras de diversos surtos foram Ipomoea asarifolia, Aspidosperma pyrifolium, Indigofera suffruticosa, Manihot carthaginensis subsp. glaziovii, Amorimia septentrionalis, Tephrosia cinerea, Anadenanthera colubrina var. cebil, Marsdenia megalantha, Anacardium occidentale, Cnidoscolus quercifolius, Crotalaria retusa, Froelichia humboldtiana, Ipomoea carnea, Leucaena leucocephala, Manihot esculenta, Mimosa tenuiflora, Nerium oleander, Prosopis juliflora, Ricinus communis, Sorghum bicolor, Sorghum halepense e Urochloa (Brachiaria decumbens.

  6. Bioconversion of hydrolyzed cashew peduncle bagasse for ethanol and xylitol production

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    Lorena L. de Medeiros

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The agro-industrial waste deposited in the environment causes problems in nature that can be solved with the use and generation of bioproducts. Thus, the objective was to study the lignocellulosic fraction of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. peduncle bagasse and fermentation on large scale (8-16 times using the strain Candida guilliermondii CCT-3544 as production agent. According to the obtained results, it can be noted that the dry cashew peduncle bagasse has 21.45% of cellulose, 10.96% of hemicellulose and 35.39% of lignin. During fermentation, C. guilliermondii 3544-CAT was able to grow on medium containing hydrolysate, with maximum cell growth concentration of 3.5 g L-1. The behavior of the sugars in the fermentation process was similar in the different variables, with maximum production of ethanol and xylitol at 48 h of fermentation.

  7. First report of Lecanodiaspis dendrobii Douglas, 1892 (Hemiptera: Lecanodiaspididae and the associated parasitoid Cephaleta sp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae in Brazil

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    Full Text Available Abstract Lecanodiaspis dendrobii Douglas, 1892 (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Lecanodiaspididae and the associated parasitoid Cephaleta sp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae are reported for the first time in Brazil. Specimens of this scale insect were collected on branches and stems of Acacia mangium Willd., Leucaena leucocephala (Lam. de Wit (Fabaceae, Morus nigra L. (Moraceae, Citrus reticulata Blanco (Rutaceae, Tectona grandis L. f. (Verbenaceae, Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae, Annona squamosa L. and Xylopia aromatica (Lam. Mart. (Annonaceae, in three municipalities of the Roraima state. All plants here mentioned are recorded for the first time as a host for L. dendrobii. Morphological characters of L. dendrobii and symptoms presented by the host plants infested by this pest are included in this work.

  8. Screening of tropical fruit volatile compounds using solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibers and internally cooled SPME fiber.

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    Carasek, Eduardo; Pawliszyn, Janusz

    2006-11-15

    In this study, the optimization and comparison of an internally cooled fiber [cold fiber with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) loading] and several commercial solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibers for the extraction of volatile compounds from tropical fruits were performed. Automated headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) using commercial fibers and an internally cooled SPME fiber device coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to identify the volatile compounds of five tropical fruits. Pulps of yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis), cashew (Anacardium occidentale), tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.), acerola (Malphigia glabra L.), and guava (Psidium guajava L.) were sampled. The extraction conditions were optimized using two experimental designs (full factorial design and Doehlert matrix) to analyze the main and secondary effects. The volatile compounds tentatively identified included alcohols, esters, carbonyl compounds, and terpernes. It was found that the cold fiber was the most appropriate fiber for the purpose of extracting volatile compounds from the five fruit pulps studied.

  9. The potential of cashew gum functionalization as building blocks for layer-by-layer films.

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    Leite, Álvaro J; Costa, Rui R; Costa, Ana M S; Maciel, Jeanny S; Costa, José F G; de Paula, Regina C M; Mano, João F

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    Cashew gum (CG), an exudate polysaccharide from Anacardium occidentale trees, was carboxymethylated (CGCm) and oxidized (CGO). These derivatives were characterized by FTIR and zeta potential measurements confirming the success of carboxymethylation and oxidation reactions. Nanostructured multilayered films were then produced through layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly in conjugation with chitosan via electrostatic interactions or Schiff bases covalent bonds. The films were analyzed by QCM-D and AFM. CG functionalization increased the film thickness, with the highest thickness being achieved for the lowest oxidation degree. The roughest surface was obtained for the CGO with the highest oxidation degree due to the predominance of covalent Schiff bases. This work shows that nanostructured films can be assembled and stabilized by covalent bonds in alternative to the conventional electrostatic ones. Moreover, the functionalization of CG can increase its feasibility in multilayers films, widening its potential in biomedical, food industry, or environmental applications. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. struduraI Resistance of Cashew (Anacardium ocCidentaie) against ...

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    leaf starts from the petiole and prog~esses to- tial resistance in local and exotic germplasm wards the apex of the leaf. This change appears collections makes resistance among cashew ge- to be associated with cuticular wax formation. notypes the possible control strategy of choice. Other workers (Rao and Hassani, 1957; ...

  11. Smallholders’ Tree Planting Activity in the Ziro Province, Southern Burkina Faso: Impacts on Livelihood and Policy Implications

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    Daniel Etongo

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Climate variability and change significantly affect smallholder farmers’ food security and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. Tree planting is one of the measures promoted by development programs to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Tree planting is also believed to positively contribute to livelihoods. This paper examines factors influencing smallholders’ tree planting activities in four villages in the Ziro province, Southern Burkina Faso. Furthermore, it analyses the challenges encountered and willingness to continue tree planting under current tenure arrangements. The data was obtained through key informants, household interviews, focus group discussions, and field observations. Results indicate that the majority of farmers interviewed planted Mangifera indica (50%, Anacardium occidentale (32% and Moringa oleifera (30%. In a number of trees planted, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Mangifera indica and Anacardium occidentale dominated. Tree planters were mainly farmers who held large and old farm areas, were literate and relatively wealthy, had favorable attitudes toward tree planting, and with considerable years of participation in a farmers’ group. The main reasons for planting trees included income generation from the sale of tree products, access to markets and local support for tree planting. Preference for agriculture, tenure insecurity and lack of sufficient land were the main reasons cited for not planting trees. Farm households that were relatively poor, had smaller workforces and smaller farm sizes were not willing to continue tree planting. To effectively engage farmers in tree planting and to make it more attractive, policies are needed that address tenure insecurity for migrants, enable better access to markets, and support fair pricing structures for wood and other tree resources.

  12. Plantas utilizadas na medicina popular brasileira com potencial atividade antifúngica Plants with potencial antifungal activity employed in Brazilian folk medicine

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    Raquel Fenner

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi realizado um levantamento bibliográfico etnobotânico sobre plantas utilizadas pela população brasileira no tratamento de sinais e sintomas relacionados às infecções fúngicas. Foram citadas 409 espécies, distribuídas em 98 famílias, com maior concentração em Fabaceae e Asteraceae. Para as dez espécies mais citadas, foi realizada uma busca relativa a estudos de atividade antifúngica na base de dados MEDLINE-PubMed. Somente foram encontrados estudos para Phytolacca americana L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Mirabilis jalapa L., Schinus molle L. Entre as dez espécies mais utilizadas, seis correspondem a espécies nativas: Anacardium occidentale L., Cecropia peltata L., Schinus molle L., Schinus terebinthinfolius Raddi, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville e Tabebuia heptaphylla (Vell. Toledo.The aim of this work was to draw up a list of plants used by Brazilian population for the treatment of signs and symptoms related to fungal infections and to verify the existence of scientific data related to the antifungal activity in the databasis MEDLINE-PubMed. Four hundread and nine species were listed, which are distributed in ninety eight families, mainly Fabaceae and Asteraceae. Among the more frequently mentioned species (10, only four were evaluated regarding to the antifungal activity: Phytolacca americana L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Mirabilis jalapa L. and Schinus molle L. From those ten species, six are native (Anacardium occidentale L., Cecropia peltata L., Schinus molle L., Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville e Tabebuia heptaphylla (Vell. Toledo.

  13. Screening of antifungal agents using ethanol precipitation and bioautography of medicinal and food plants.

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    Schmourlo, Gracilene; Mendonça-Filho, Ricardo R; Alviano, Celuta Sales; Costa, Sônia S

    2005-01-15

    In the search for bioactive compounds, bioautography and ethanol precipitation of macromolecules (proteins, polysaccharides, etc.) of plant aqueous extracts were associated in an antifungal screening. Thus, the supernatants, precipitates (obtained by ethanol precipitation) and aqueous extracts were investigated of medicinal and fruit bearing plants used against skin diseases by the Brazilian population. The agar diffusion and broth dilution methods were used to assess the activity against three fungi: Candida albicans, Trichophyton rubrum and Cryptococcus neoformans. The results, evaluated by the diameter of the inhibition zone of fungal growth, indicate that six plant species, among the 16 investigated, showed significant antifungal activity. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined on plant extracts that showed high efficacy against the tested microorganisms. The most susceptible yeast was Trichophyton rubrum and the best antifungal activity was shown by Xanthosoma sagittifolium supernatant. The bioautography was performed only for the aqueous extracts and supernatants of those plants that showed antifungal activity against Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans, using n-butanol/acetic acid/water (BAW) 8:1:1 to develop silica gel TLC plates. Clear inhibition zones were observed for aqueous extracts of Schinus molle (R(f) 0.89) and Schinus terebinthifolius (R(f) 0.80) against Candida albicans, as for supernatant of Anacardium occidentale (R(f) 0.31) against Cryptococcus neoformans. The separation of macromolecules from metabolites, as in the case of Anacardium occidentale, Solanum sp. and Xanthosoma sagittifolium, enhances antifungal activity. In other cases, the antifungal activity is destroyed, as observed for Momordica charantia, Schinus molle and Schinus terebinthifolius.

  14. Aplicación de un modelo experimental de valoración económica del uso y manejo de la flora colombiana. Estudio de caso: Meliaceae y Anacardiaceae

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    Campos Héctor Aníbal

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    Full Text Available Se proponen un modelo y un indicador de valoración económica como alternativas para valorar el uso y
    manejo de la flora colombiana y se aplican a nueve especies de Meliaceae y Anacardiaceae: Swietenia macrophylla
    King (caoba, Cedrela odorata L. (cedro, Carapa guianensis Aubl. (carapa, andiroba o tangare, Guarea guidonia
    (L. Sleumer (trompillo, Anacardium occidentale L. (marañón, Anacardium giganteum Hancock ex Engler (marañón gigante, Spondias mombin L. (hobo, Camnosperma panamense Standl. (sajo y Astronium graveolens Jacq. (diomate o quiebracha. El modelo y el indicador propuestos integran todos los tópicos que se consideraron partícipes del valor económico de las especies en dos grandes aspectos: el biológico y el biocultural y socioeconómico. El indicador produce un valor aproximado de la especie valorando los aspectos contemplados en el modelo a través de cinco componentes: valor actual de uso, valor actual de importancia cultural, valor actual de los productos y servicios, valor potencial de los productos y servicios y estatus de la información. Con su aplicación en el estudio de caso se determinó a Cedrela odorata como la especie más valiosa.

  15. Cashew Nut Allergy: Clinical Relevance and Allergen Characterisation.

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    Mendes, Cíntia; Costa, Joana; Vicente, António A; Oliveira, Maria Beatriz P P; Mafra, Isabel

    2016-09-01

    Cashew plant (Anacardium occidentale L.) is the most relevant species of the Anacardium genus. It presents high economic value since it is widely used in human nutrition and in several industrial applications. Cashew nut is a well-appreciated food (belongs to the tree nut group), being widely consumed as snacks and in processed foods by the majority of world's population. However, cashew nut is also classified as a potent allergenic food known to be responsible for triggering severe and systemic immune reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis) in sensitised/allergic individuals that often demand epinephrine treatment and hospitalisation. So far, three groups of allergenic proteins have been identified and characterised in cashew nut: Ana o 1 and Ana o 2 (cupin superfamily) and Ana o 3 (prolamin superfamily), which are all classified as major allergens. The prevalence of cashew nut allergy seems to be rising in industrialised countries with the increasing consumption of this nut. There is still no cure for cashew nut allergy, as well as for other food allergies; thus, the allergic patients are advised to eliminate it from their diets. Accordingly, when carefully choosing processed foods that are commercially available, the allergic consumers have to rely on proper food labelling. In this sense, the control of labelling compliance is much needed, which has prompted the development of proficient analytical methods for allergen analysis. In the recent years, significant research advances in cashew nut allergy have been accomplished, which are highlighted and discussed in this review.

  16. Charcoal anatomy of Brazilian species. I. Anacardiaceae.

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    Gonçalves, Thaís A P; Scheel-Ybert, Rita

    2016-01-01

    Anthracological studies are firmly advancing in the tropics during the last decades. The theoretical and methodological bases of the discipline are well established. Yet, there is a strong demand for comparative reference material, seeking for an improvement in the precision of taxonomic determination, both in palaeoecological and palaeoethnobotanical studies and to help preventing illegal charcoal production. This work presents descriptions of charcoal anatomy of eleven Anacardiaceae species from six genera native to Brazil (Anacardium occidentale, Anacardium parvifolium, Astronium graveolens, Astronium lecointei, Lithrea molleoides, Schinus terebenthifolius, Spondias mombin, Spondias purpurea, Spondias tuberosa, Tapirira guianensis, and Tapirira obtusa). They are characterized by diffuse-porous wood, vessels solitary and in multiples, tyloses and spiral thickenings sometimes present; simple perforation plates, alternate intervessel pits, rounded vessel-ray pits with much reduced borders to apparently simple; parenchyma paratracheal scanty to vasicentric; heterocellular rays, some with radial canals and crystals; septate fibres with simple pits. These results are quite similar to previous wood anatomical descriptions of the same species or genera. Yet, charcoal identification is more effective when unknown samples are compared to charred extant equivalents, instead of to wood slides.

  17. Charcoal anatomy of Brazilian species. I. Anacardiaceae

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Anthracological studies are firmly advancing in the tropics during the last decades. The theoretical and methodological bases of the discipline are well established. Yet, there is a strong demand for comparative reference material, seeking for an improvement in the precision of taxonomic determination, both in palaeoecological and palaeoethnobotanical studies and to help preventing illegal charcoal production. This work presents descriptions of charcoal anatomy of eleven Anacardiaceae species from six genera native to Brazil (Anacardium occidentale, Anacardium parvifolium, Astronium graveolens, Astronium lecointei, Lithrea molleoides, Schinus terebenthifolius, Spondias mombin, Spondias purpurea, Spondias tuberosa, Tapirira guianensis, and Tapirira obtusa. They are characterized by diffuse-porous wood, vessels solitary and in multiples, tyloses and spiral thickenings sometimes present; simple perforation plates, alternate intervessel pits, rounded vessel-ray pits with much reduced borders to apparently simple; parenchyma paratracheal scanty to vasicentric; heterocellular rays, some with radial canals and crystals; septate fibres with simple pits. These results are quite similar to previous wood anatomical descriptions of the same species or genera. Yet, charcoal identification is more effective when unknown samples are compared to charred extant equivalents, instead of to wood slides.

  18. Insectes consommés par l'Homme en Afrique occidentale francophone

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    Tchibozo, Séverin; Malaisse, François; Mergen, Patricia

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    Les insectes sont consommés depuis des temps ancestraux par les habitants des divers pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Les données ont été collectées au Niger, Mali, Guinée Conakry, Burkina Faso et au Bénin. Parmi les espèces inventoriées, les termites ailés, les criquets et les chenilles sont les plus utilisées dans l’alimentation humaine. Les insectes comestibles pourraient demain remplacer la viande et offrir une solution pour la sécurité alimentaire. Leur élevage produit peu de gaz à effet de se...

  19. La Langue francaise en Afrique occidentale francophone (The French Language in West Africa).

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    Kwofie, Emmanuel N.

    This is a reflection on certain aspects of sociolinguistic and linguistic problems of French in West Africa, particularly in Senegal and the Ivory Coast. The sociolinguistic section discusses the role French has played in Africa and still plays vis-a-vis African languages and English. Conditions in which French is used and attitudes both of…

  20. El miedo, el no y el secreto son palabras occidentales, desconocidas en nuestro idioma

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    The interview to María Quiñelén, educator and medicine woman, fits into the work for the enhancement of the traditional knowledge by the UNESCO Chair at the University of Florence. It presents a valuable testimony on education Mapuche to the peace directly from the inside of this indigenous culture that still lives conflict situations in the context of Chile. The Mapuche education is of opposite sign to that of the West based on "fear", the "no" and the "secret", which generate uncertainty, d...

  1. Qualche considerazione sulla costante di correlazione tra il lungo computo Maya ed il calendario occidentale

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    Adriano Gaspani

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The remains of the Mayan civilization describe (among other things many observations of various astronomical phenomena observed by the Maya. The modern Celestial Mechanics allows us to calculate with great accuracy when astronomical phenomena occurred and were visible in the sky for a given location on Earth too far back in time. The Maya developed the very accurate calendar known as the Long Count, but when we want to synchronize it with the western one, the correlation between the two is surprisingly very uncertain. The two calendars can be connected each other by analyzing historical data and various astronomical phenomena of which we have a paper trail in the ancient texts that is sufficient to establish an appropriate chronology. The correlation between the Long Count and the Gregorian calendar has been studied by many authors who have obtained correlation values very different from each other (almost 50 different values, which differ from one another by hundreds of years, producing considerable uncertainty in Mayan history in relation to other civilizations. Astronomy can potentially solve the problem of the correct identification of the relationship, provided that the records are available from the observations performed and documented chronologically according to the Mayan Long Count. In the present work has been performed the statistical analysis of the 52 correlations at present known and used pointing out that at the present state of knowledge it is not possible to get the exact determination of the coefficient of synchronization (correlation between the Long Count and the Western calendar, but only an assessment of its probability distribution function, thus allowing you to assign a probability value to each value of the correlation that has been published. The statistical analysis of the 52 values at present known leads to an optimal value of the correlation constant of JDN 588159 with an uncertainty of about ±35 years.

  2. Tecnica e riproducibilità: gli esiti della metafisica occidentale e la nuova dimensione estetica

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    Antonio Martino

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available AbstractNihilism coincides with the accomplishment of metaphysics which, in turn, culminates in the triumph of the scientific rationality. The essence of metaphysics, in its last accomplishment (nihilism, consists of the oblivion of being, while the essence of nihilism represents the awareness of that oblivious accomplishment. The shadow of the Being (Seiende covers the Being (Sein while the real facts lead the scientific-experimental thought determining, from Galileo on, the supremacy of the experimentally reproducible objectivity as well as of the scientific method on the actually productive subjectivity. The result is the so-called «technological planetary orientation»: lost the sense of the metaphysic question, philosophy comes to the end. In other words, after Nietzsche there is only science/technique. Therefore, how has all that weighed on the aesthetic dimension? The artistic productivity, though reflecting the torment of the human soul, towards the nothing of sensemiraculously tends to make the light of the Being (Sein appear from the shadow of the material Being (Seiende. Every originating artistic shine of the Being (Seinis an aesthetic expression from the pure creative human act which celebrates its own being as a dynamic bond of connections (inter-essewould say evocatively Kierkegaard-Climacus that cannot understand the origin but spread its form. Der Nihilismus entspricht der Erfüllung der Metaphysik, die wiederum im Triumph der wissenschaftlichen Rationalität. Das Wesen der Metaphysik, in seiner extremen Erfüllung (Nihilismus, besteht aus dem Vergessen des Seins und das Wesen des Nihilismus ist das Bewusstsein solcher vergessender Erfüllung. Der Schatten des Seiendes verdeckt das Sein und die Elemente der realen Welt (die Tatsachenlenken das wissenschaftliche, experimentelle Denken, das seit Galileo, die Hegemonieder experimentell reproduzierbaren Objektivität, und der wissenschaftlichen Methode über die effektive Subjektivität auslöst. Das Ergebnis ist die sogenannte „technologische/planetarische Ordnung“: geht der Sinn der metaphysischen Frage verloren, kommt die Philosophie zu einem Ende. Mit anderen Worten, nach Nietzsche gibt es nur Wissenschaft/Technik. Nun, wie hat all dies die ästhetische Dimension beeinflusst? Obwohl die künstlerische Produktivität das Leiden der menschlichen Seele angesichts des Nichts des Sinns wiederspiegelt, so neigt sie doch dazu, das Licht des Seins (wie durch ein Wunder aus dem Schatten des materiellen Seiende sichtbar werden zu lassen. Die Quelleeines jeden künstlerischen Schaffens des Wesens ist die ästhetische Manifestation des reinen kreativen Akt des Menschen, der  das eigeneSein als dynamischen Kern von Beziehungen zelebriert (inter-esse würde Kierkegaard-Climacus sagen der nicht im Stande ist, den Ursprung zu erfassen, sondern nur dessen Formen verbreiten.

  3. Afrique occidentale et centrale — De nouveaux défis relevés avec ...

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    25 janv. 2011 ... La privatisation de superficies qui étaient jusque-là réservées à la vaine pâture occasionne souvent des problèmes aux éleveurs et à leurs troupeaux : si un éleveur et ses animaux tombent sur un appétissant champ de légumes, par exemple, il s'ensuit inévitablement un conflit avec le propriétaire foncier.

  4. Les transformations de l'image de Saladin dans les sources occidentales

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    Jean Richard

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Le personnage de Salāh al-din Yūsuf, officier kurde au service de Nūr al-dïn devenu maître de l'Égypte puis de Damas et enfin d'Alep, et fondateur de l'empire ayyoubide, a été fort controversé de son vivant avant de devenir pour la postérité « le plus pur des héros de l'Islam ». Pour ses adversaires, les Francs d'Orient, il a de bonne heure suscité leur curiosité, et ceux-ci ont recueilli des informations qu'ils ont utilisées, dès avant 1187, dans un Carmen de Saladino où l'aventurier qu'il était à leurs yeux est présenté sous des traits peu recommandables. Son manque de fidélité envers ses maîtres est particulièrement souligné. Les coups très durs qu'il a portés aux Francs ont été assortis de traits de cruauté ; mais ce sont les manifestations d'un esprit chevaleresque, dont les valeurs étaient communes aux deux camps, qui ont vite retenu l'attention. Le trouvère Ambroise le regarde encore comme un ennemi fort capable de perfidie ; mais le traducteur de Guillaume de Tyr adoucit les remarques du livre qu'il mettait en français pour le rendre plus sympathique. Les textes de caractère épique où il apparaît dans la première moitié du XIIIe siècle (Estoires d'Outremer, Ordene de Chevalerie accentuent ce caractère. Mais c'est dans le second cycle de la croisade qu'on le pare des qualités les plus éminentes qu'on attend d'un chevalier. On lui prête des origines chrétiennes (La fille du comte de Ponthieu et on lui attribue le beau rôle, en insistant sur sa générosité et sur sa bravoure, en lui faisant arbitrer des controverses religieuses, en lui prêtant enfin une aspiration à une mort chrétienne, qui sont bien loin du portrait que faisaient de lui les Francs de la fin du XIIe siècle.

  5. Il periodo sismico della Sicilia occidentale iniziato il 14 Gennaio 1968

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    L. MARCELLI

    1968-06-01

    Full Text Available The memoir begins with a brief report on the activity
    carried out by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica on the occasion of the
    earthquakes, which violently hit numerous villages in West Sicily as from
    January 14th 1968: the full development of the seismological crisis was unceasingly
    followed by the seismological Observatory in Rome, which documented
    the phenomenon with instrumental surveys and calculations. A
    few days after the first shocks, the I.N.G. provided for the installation of three
    seismological stations around the meizoseismal area (the station in Palermo
    which had been damaged by the first violent shocks was rearranged and two
    more were installed, one at Trapani and the other at Agrigento for the purpose
    of following the course of the long series of aftershocks even in their
    slightest manifestations.
    The memoir contains the results of observations carried out in respect
    of the more severe shocks (survey of registration times, magnitude and epieentral
    intensity and gives a graph indicating the recurring frequency of
    the earthquakes, day by day, up to June 10th 1968.
    Figure 5 shows the position of some epicentres calculated by the Istituto
    Nazionale di Geofisica (I.N.G., the Bureau Central International de Seismologie
    (B.C.I.S. and by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
    (U.S.C.G.S.. The epicentre map may be compared with the tectonic map
    of the area.
    The macroseismic feature of the phenomenon is duly emphasised.
    After a concise survey of the most important effects caused by the shocks
    of greatest intensity (a survey rendered most difficult by the frightening
    rapid succession of events the memoir sets forth the results obtained by
    means of studies and calculations based on the damages officially ascertained
    by the Genio Civile Offices.
    As it was impossible to draw a chart of isoseismical lines, a chart of
    lines of even damage (isoblabe has been drawn (Pig. 6 and it summarizes
    the global effects of the whole series of shocks with respect to buildings. It
    is followed by an accurate and detailed analysis of results achieved.
    Finally the seismic precedents of the localities affected are resumed,
    with particular reference to the Belice Valley and Palermo area.

  6. PERIODICIDAD DIURNA DE TRES ESPECIES ENDEMICAS DE MILIPEDOS (ARTHROSPHAERA EN LOS GHATS OCCIDENTALES, INDIA

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    B.S. Kadamannaya

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available   Se evaluó la periodicidad diurna y conducta de tres species endémicas de milipedos pertenecientes al género Arthrosphaera (Sphaerotheriidae (Arthrosphaera dalyi, A. davisoni y A. fumosa en dos plantaciones mixtas (Kadaba y Basrikallu y en un bosque semi-perene (Madikeri durante la estación de monzon. El incremento de las temperaturas del aire (27.44 °C y suelo (26.13 °C indujeron un fase de descanso en A. dalyi en Kadaba. La fase de descanso no fue influenciada por la temperatura en A. davisoni (Basrikallu: aire, 20.5 °C, suelo 19.81 °C y en A. fumosa (Madikeri: aire, 19.69 °C, suelo 19.13 °C debido a las relativamente bajas temperaturas en su habitat. En el patron de conducta diurna, la mayoría de las actividades de Arthrosphaera estan confinadas al crepusculo o noche. Los patrones de conducta diurna de estas tres especies son predichas por diferencias entre localidades geográficas y habitat.

  7. Partenariat entre l'Afrique occidentale et l'Afrique centrale pour la ...

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    Ce projet vise à jeter les bases pour assurer de meilleurs soins de santé aux mères, aux nouveau-nés, aux enfants et aux adolescentes en comblant cette lacune et en renforçant les capacités des chercheurs et des dirigeants. Éliminer les lacunes et les obstacles pour de meilleurs résultats en santé. Ce projet a été conçu ...

  8. Números cromosomáticos de plantas occidentales, 177-185

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    Ubera Jiménez, José Luis; Ruiz de Clavijo Jiménez, Emilio

    1982-01-01

    Se indican los números cromosomáticos de nueve táxones estudiados en botones florales procedentes de plantas silvestres. El material se fijó con cloroformo, etanol y ácido acético (4:3:1) efectuándose la tinción según la técnica de SNOW (1963). Las preparaciones se realizaron por aplastamiento. Los pliegos testigo se conservan en el herbario del Departamento de Botánica de la Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Córdoba (COFC).

  9. NÚMEROS CROMOSOMÁTICOS DE PLANTAS OCCIDENTALES, 84-91

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    Morales Valverde, Ramón

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    [ES]Se estudian 12 poblaciones de 8 táxones ibéricos del género Thymus L. Los métodos seguidos en lo referente a mitosis son los descritos en MORALES (1979). Se ha estudiado la meyosis de T. capitellatus Hoffmanns. & Link, previa fijación de botones florales en una mezcla de alcohol etílicoácido acético-cloroformo (6:3:1), mordentado con alumbre férrico durante 24 horas y coloración en orceina acética. Los pliegos testigo se encuentran en el herbario del Real Jardín Botánico...

  10. Números cromosomáticos de plantas occidentales, 261-269

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    Galán, Carmen; Ruiz de Clavijo Jiménez, Emilio

    1983-01-01

    Se indican los números cromosomáticos de nueve táxones estudiados en botones florales procedentes de plantas silvestres. El material se fijó con cloroformo, etanol y ácido acético (4:3:1) efectuándose la tinción según la técnica de SNOW (1963). Los pliegos testigo se conservan en el herbario del Departamento de Botánica de la Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Córdoba (COFC).

  11. Astarté en Baria. Templo y producción entre los fenicios occidentales

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    López Castro, José Luis

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Defining the roots of Iberian sculpture has always been a controversial topic. In addition to the local circumstances and social needs, a crucial importance has been given to the Greek trade, that would have supplied local societies with specific techniques and styles. However, Phoenician influence is seen today as a major impulse, not only because stone sculptures were also employed on the colonial context of the Iberian Peninsula, but also because Phoenician colonization changed significantly the organization of local societies. Recent excavations have shown-precisely the importance of the Phoenician presence at the Iberian Mediterranean coast. Some sculptures representing bulls coming from Sagunto to the lower Segura river are studied here under this perspective. They are considered as the first evidences of Iberian sculpture at this area, and their dependence from oriental ideologies is proposed.Baria es una ciudad fenicia y romana del Sureste de España. En el presente trabajo se propone la identificación de un área excavada a finales del siglo XIX con un templo de Astarté. Para ello se analizan un conjunto de fuentes literarias de época romana relativas a la antigua Baria y su conquista por Escipión en la Segunda Guerra Romano-Cartaginesa, así como la iconografía de sus acuñaciones monetales. Se revisan hallazgos arqueológicos de las antiguas excavaciones así como algunos resultados obtenidos por el autor en investigaciones de campo modernas. Se analiza también el significado del culto a Astarté en Baria y el papel económico que desempeñó históricamente.

  12. Structures de l'apprentissage dans les pays de l'Europe Occidentale.

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    Lengrand, Paul

    1982-01-01

    Argues that learning can be divided into three sectors (informal, formal, and nonformal education), asserting that through the harmonious combination of these sectors the principles of a global and integrated lifelong education can be implemented. (Author/MP)

  13. La perífrasis "VADO + infinitivo" en las lenguas románicas occidentales

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    Zieliński, Andrzej

    2011-01-01

    Celem niniejszego artykułu jest studium nad wszystkimi semantyczno-składniowymi cechami, które ułatwiły gramatykalizację opisowej konstrukcji czasownikowej w zachodnich językach romańskich. The main propose of this paper is to analyze and explore all of the semantic and syntactic factors of the grammaticalization of the periphrasis in the Western Romance Languages.

  14. Registro fósil precuaternario de tetrápodos en los Pirineos occidentales

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    Ana Berreteaga

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de los niveles fosilíferos continentales y marinos del Cretácico Superior y del Terciario de la Región Vasco-Cantabrica (Sinclinorio Subcantábrico y cuencas surpirenaicas adyacentes (Cuenca de Pamplona, Sector Noroccidental de la Depresión del Ebro ha puesto de manifiesto su potencial paleontológico en restos fósiles de vertebrados. Algunos de estos yacimientos son de gran relevancia en el Cretácico final de Europa, incluyendo nuevas especies de tortugas, escamosos, cocodrilos, dinosaurios y mamíferos. En la misma cantera del yacimiento alavés de Zambrana, compuesta principalmente por reptiles y mamíferos, es de gran interés paleontológico y contribuye a un mejor conocimiento de las faunas del Eoceno superior de la Península Ibérica. En Zambrana se ha reconocido hasta la fecha varias nuevas especies de perisodáctilos ecuoideos. En el Neogeno, se han descubierto nuevas localidades del Mioceno (Rambliense, Aragoniense en las Bardenas Reales de Navarra y otras áreas colindantes de la Cuenca del Ebro, que han proporcionado restos de anfibios, escamosos, tortugas, cocodrilos, aves y varios grupos de mamíferos. Por otro lado, una notable variedad de icnofacies de aves y mamíferos ha sido hallada en diferentes afloramientos de los potentes depósitos marinos litorales (Eoceno superior y continentales (Oligoceno-Mioceno inferior de la Alta Navarra.

  15. Laccase isozymes of Pleurotus sajor-caju culture on husk and bran ...

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    The indigo carmine decolourisation capacity was compared between unboundLac and pool2Lac. It was found that the optimal pH for indigo carmine decolourisation were 5 and 3 for unboundLac and pool2Lac, respectively. In the range of various dye concentrations tested, it was found that indigo carmine at 10 ìM with the ...

  16. Cryopreservation of achenes of caju-de-árvore-do- cerrado ...

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    May 29, 2013 ... Goldfarb M, Queiroga VP, Martins MED, Severino LS (2008). Teor de água limite para crioconservação das sementes de pinhão manso. (Jatropha curcas L.). Rev. Bras. Prod. Agroind. 10(2): 121-129. Graiver N, Califano A, Zaritzky N (2011). Partial dehydration and cryopreservation of Citrus seeds. J. Sci.

  17. Centesimal composition and physical-chemistry analysis of the edible mushroom Lentinus strigosus occurring in the Brazilian Amazon.

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    Sales-Campos, Ceci; Araujo, Lidia M; Minhoni, Marli T A; Andrade, Meire C N

    2013-01-01

    The centesimal composition and the physical and chemical analyses of Lentinus strigosus, an edible mushroom occurring in the Brazilian Amazon and produced in alternative substrates based on wood and agroindustrial residues, were evaluated. For this purpose, the C, N, pH, soluble solids, water activity, protein, lipids, total fiber, ash, carbohydrate, and energy levels were determined. The substrates were formulated from Simarouba amara Aubl. ("marupá"), Ochroma piramidale Cav. Ex. Lam. ("pau-de-balsa") and Anacardium giganteum ("cajuí") sawdust and Bactris gasipaes Kunth ("pupunheira") stipe and Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane bagasse). The results indicated that the nutritional composition of L. strigosus varied with the substrate of cultivation; the protein levels found in mushrooms grown in the different substrates (18-21.5%) varied with the substrate and was considered high; the soluble solids present in the mushrooms could have a relation with complex B hydrosoluble vitamins. L. strigosus could be considered as important food owing to its nutritional characteristics such as high protein content, metabolizable carbohydrates and fibers, and low lipids and calories content.

  18. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico e dos seus complexos com cobre (II e chumbo (II

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

    1990-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC, do complexo de cobre (II, docomplexo de chumbo (II e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II. Em seguida, o complexo de chumbo (II ou os complexos de cobre (IIpreparados foram tratados com uma solução de ácido sulfúrico diluída. As misturas dos dez produtos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata nas concentrações de la 10 ppm. Os mais ativos foram o complexo de cobre (II, obtido com sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio, e o ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo que apresentaram atividade a partir da concentração de 4 ppm. O teor de chumbo do ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo foi acima das normas recomendadas pelos Padrões de Saúde Pública dos Estados Unidos.

  19. Centesimal composition and physical-chemistry analysis of the edible mushroom Lentinus strigosus occurring in the Brazilian Amazon

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    CECI SALES-CAMPOS

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The centesimal composition and the physical and chemical analyses of Lentinus strigosus, an edible mushroom occurring in the Brazilian Amazon and produced in alternative substrates based on wood and agroindustrial residues, were evaluated. For this purpose, the C, N, pH, soluble solids, water activity, protein, lipids, total fiber, ash, carbohydrate, and energy levels were determined. The substrates were formulated from Simarouba amara Aubl. (“marupá”, Ochroma piramidale Cav. Ex. Lam. (“pau-de-balsa” and Anacardium giganteum (“cajuí” sawdust and Bactris gasipaes Kunth (“pupunheira” stipe and Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane bagasse. The results indicated that the nutritional composition of L. strigosus varied with the substrate of cultivation; the protein levels found in mushrooms grown in the different substrates (18 – 21.5% varied with the substrate and was considered high; the soluble solids present in the mushrooms could have a relation with complex B hydrosoluble vitamins. L. strigosus could be considered as important food owing to its nutritional characteristics such as high protein content, metabolizable carbohydrates and fibers, and low lipids and calories content.

  20. Influência de porta-enxertos na resistência de mudas de cajueiro ao estresse salino Influence of rootstocks on the resistance of cashew plantlets to salt stress

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    Sérgio Luiz Ferreira-Silva

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência de porta-enxertos na resistência de mudas de cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale L. à salinidade. As mudas foram obtidas pela enxertia do clone BRS 226 sobre os porta-enxertos CAPI 4, CCP 09 e BRS 226. Foram expostas a meio hidropônico sem NaCl (controle ou com NaCl 200 mM (tratamento salino, sob condições controladas de temperatura, umidade e luminosidade, durante 12 dias. O delineamento foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3x2 (três combinações de enxerto/porta-enxerto e duas concentrações de NaCl, com quatro repetições. Foram determinados a concentração de Na+, Cl-, K+ e solutos orgânicos e os sintomas visuais de toxicidade nas folhas. Os conteúdos de Na+ e Cl-, a relação K+/Na+ e as concentrações de aminoácidos e de prolina livres nas folhas tiveram relação direta com os sintomas visuais de toxicidade. Os porta-enxertos CAPI 4, CCP 09 e BRS 226 foram classificados como sensível, intermediário e resistente à salinidade elevada, respectivamente. Essa variação foi decorrente da influência do porta-enxerto na partição do Na+ e do Cl-.The aim of this work was to evaluate the influence of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. rootstocks on salt resistance in grafted plantlets. The plantlets were obtained by grafting the BRS 226 scion on CAPI 4, CCP 09 and BRS 226 rootstocks, and were exposed to nutrient solution without NaCl (control or with 200 mM NaCl (salt treatment in hydroponics under controlled temperature, humidity, and luminosity conditions during 12 days. The experimental design was a completely randomized in factorial arrangement 3x2 (three scion/rootstock combinations, two NaCl concentrations with four replicates. Na+, Cl-, K+ and organic solute concentrations and toxicity symptoms on leaves were determined. Na+ and Cl- contents, the K+/Na+ ratio and the free amino acid and proline concentrations in leaves were directly related to the visual

  1. Intoxicações por plantas em ruminantes e equídeos no Sertão Paraibano Plant poisonings in ruminants and equidae in the Sertão of Paraiba, Brazil

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    Tales S. Assis

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um levantamento das intoxicações por plantas em 20 municípios do Sertão Paraibano, onde foram entrevistados 50 produtores e 11 médicos veterinários. De acordo com o levantamento realizado, Ipomoea asarifolia e Mascagnia rigida são as intoxicações mais importantes. Indigofera suffruticosa, as plantas cianogênicas (Sorghum vulgare, Piptadenia macrocarpa e Manihot spp., Mimosa tenuiflora, Aspidosperma pyrifolium e Crotalaria retusa são plantas importantes como causa de intoxicações na região. Os entrevistados relataram casos esporádicos de intoxicação por Ricinus communis, Enterolobium contortisiliquum, Prosopis juliflorae Brachiaria decumbens. Ziziphus joazeiro, Passiflora sp., Caesalpina ferrea e Crescentia cujete foram mencionadas como causa de abortos em ruminantes. Frutos de Crescentia cujete foram administrados a duas cabras prenhes causando mortalidade perinatal e abortos. As cascas de feijão (Phaseolus vulgaris e Vigna unguiculata e as folhas de Licania rigida (oiticica são associadas à sobrecarga ruminal em bovinos. As frutas de Mangifera indica (mangae Anacardium occidentale (cajú são responsabilizadas por causarem intoxicação etílica. Dalechampia sp. e Croton sp. foram citadas pelos entrevistados como possíveis plantas tóxicas, que ainda não tiveram sua toxicidade comprovada.A survey of plant poisoning in ruminants and equidae was conducted in 20 municipalities of the semiarid region of the Sertão Paraibano. Fifty farmers and 11 veterinary practitioners were interviewed. Ipomoea asarifolia and Mascagnia rigida are the most important poisonous plants in the region. Indigofera suffruticosa, the cianogenic plants (Sorghum vulgare, Piptadenia macrocarpa, and Manihot spp., Mimosa tenuiflora, Aspidosperma pyrifolium and Crotalaria retusa cause also important intoxications in the area. Sporadic outbreaks of poisonings by Ricinus communis, Enterolobium contortisiliquum, Prosopis juliflora and Brachiaria

  2. Aspectos florísticos da vegetação de restinga no litoral de Pernambuco Floristics aspects of restinga vegetation in the coast of Pernambuco - Brazil

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    Ana Cláudia Sacramento

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available As zonas costeiras acolhem quadros de alta riqueza e relevância ecológica que as qualificam como importante ecossistema para conservação. O objetivo deste estudo foi listar as espécies que compõem a restinga da praia do Paiva e descrever a sua fisionomia. A área de restinga compreende 147 ha, situa-se no Município do Cabo de Santo Agostinho, PE, sob as coordenadas 08º07'30"S e 35º00'55"W. As coletas florísticas foram realizadas durante 28 meses, em todos os estratos. O solo foi classificado como Neossolo Quartzarênico; foram determinadas duas fisionomias: a floresta não-inundável e o fruticeto aberto não-inundável. Foram listadas 124 espécies, distribuídas em 103 gêneros e 55 famílias. As famílias com maior número de espécies foram Myrtaceae, com 11 espécies, Cyperaceae (10, Fabaceae (8, Euphorbiaceae (7, Rubiaceae (6 e Asteraceae (5. As espécies Anacardium occidentale, Tapirira guianensis, Chamaecrista ramosa, Protium heptaphyllum, Byrsonima sericea, Myrcia rotundifolia e Marlierea schotti são encontradas na maioria das restingas do Nordeste. No entanto, devido à incipiência dos estudos na Região não foram verificadas espécies endêmicas.The high biodiversity and richness of the coastal zone make it an important ecosystem to be preserved. The aim of this study is to list the species composition of the restinga area (147 ha. of Paiva beach, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho-Pernambuco (08º07'30"S and 35º00'55"W and describe the physiognomies. Floristic survey was carried out for 28 months for all strata. The soil was classified as Quartzarenic Neosoil and two physiognomies were determined: unflooded forest and unflooded open shrubby vegetation. One hundred-twenty-four species were recorded, distributed in 103 genera and 55 families. The families with the highest number of species were: Myrtaceae (11, Cyperaceae (10, Fabaceae (8, Euphorbiaceae (7, Rubiaceae (6 and Asteraceae (5. Anacardium occidentale, Byrsonima sericea

  3. ASPECTOS DA BIOLOGIA DE Anthistarcha binocularis MEYRICK EM INFLORESCÊNCIA DE CAJUEIRO ASPECTS OF Anthistarcha binocularis MEYRICK BIOLOGY ON CASHEW INFLORESCENCE

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    Antônia R. de Abreu Sobral

    2007-09-01

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    A biologia da broca-das-pontas do cajueiro, Anthistarcha binocularis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, foi estudada em inflorescências usando-se dois métodos. No primeiro, secções de inflorescências foram usadas e trocadas a cada três dias. No segundo método, usou-se inflorescências inteiras até o início do seu secamento. A partir desse momento, seguiu-se o mesmo procedimento do primeiro método. As informações coletadas mostraram um período de 33,7; 10,7 e 6,5 dias para larva, pupa e adulto, respectivamente, no primeiro método, e 35,5; 14,0 e 6,3 dias para larva, pupa e adulto, respectivamente, no segundo método. Além disso, pode-se considerar o método que utiliza secções de inflorescências o mais adequado para a criação, pois também apresentou menor desvio padrão e coeficiente de variação.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Insecta; Anacardium occidentale; brocadas.

    The biology of the cashew shoot borer, Anthistarcha inocularis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, was studied in lant inflorescences using two methods. In the first method nflorescence sections were used and changed every three days. n the second, the whole inflorescence was used up to the beginning f the drying process. Afterwards, the first method was used. or the first method, results showed periods of 33.7, 10.7, and .5 days for larva, pupa and adult stages, respectively. For the econd method, periods of 35.5, 14.0, and 6.3 days for larva, upa, and adult stages were observed, respectively. Besides, it hould be considered that the use of inflorescence sections was he most appropriated rearing method, because it also presented he lowest standard deviation and coefficient of variation.

    KEY-WORDS: Insecta; Anacardium

  4. Indol-butyric acid levels on cashew cloning by air-layering process Níveis de ácido indolbutírico na clonagem do cajueiro pelo processo de mergulhia aérea

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    Rodrigo Luiz Lopes

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A study was conducted to determine the possibility of cashew (Anacardium occidentale cloning by air-layering and influence of IBA (indol-butyric acid on this process. It was adopted a completely randomized design with 4 treatments, 10 air layers each and 4 replications, reaching 160 air layers. The IBA levels on the treatments were, as follow: 0, 1000, 3000 and 5000 mg.kg-1. It was evaluated: survival, callus and rooting percentage, average number and length of roots. The highest survival rate (67.5% was registered with no growth regulator and IBA at 1000 mg.kg-1, while the best rooting percentage (82% referred to 1000 mg.kg-1. In spite of average number and length of roots, the highest results were observed with IBA at 5000 mg.kg-1. IBA concentrations had no influence on cashew air-layering formation.Um estudo foi conduzido com a finalidade de determinar a possibilidade de clonagem do cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale por alporquia e a influência do AIB (ácido indolbutírico nesse processo. Adotou-se delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com 4 tratamentos, 10 alporques por parcela, repetidos por 4 vezes, num total de 160 alporques. Os tratamentos constaram das concentrações de AIB: 0 (testemunha, 1.000, 3.000 e 5.000 mg.kg-1. Foram avaliadas as percentagens de sobrevivência, calejamento e enraizamento, bem como número e comprimento médio de raízes. A maior percentagem de sobrevivência (67,5% foi observada para a testemunha e concentração de 1.000 mg.kg-1, enquanto a melhor percentagem de enraizamento (82% foi relacionada com o nível de 1.000 mg.kg-1. Para o número e comprimento médio de raízes, os melhores resultados foram concernentes à dose de 5.000 mg.kg-1. Não houve influência do AIB na clonagem do cajueiro por alporquia.

  5. Influência da irrigação e da localização da inflorescência sobre a expressão do sexo em cajueiro-anão precoce Influence of irrigation and localization of inflorescence on the flower sex-types of dwarf cashew

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    VITOR HUGO DE OLIVEIRA

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se a influência da irrigação e localização da panícula sobre a produção de tipos de flores, distribuição temporal e relação entre os tipos de flores em cajueiro-anão precoce (Anacardium occidentale L., irrigado e não-irrigado. O experimento foi conduzido no período de 16 de maio a 28 de agosto de 1998, em plantas com três anos e seis meses, clone CP 09. Em cada regime hídrico foram escolhidas ao acaso dez plantas, e em cada uma foram marcadas quatro panículas, orientadas na copa da planta em relação aos pontos cardeais. A maioria das flores perfeitas foi emitida nas quatro primeiras semanas de observação, duas semanas antes do pico máximo de abertura de flores estaminadas. A duração total do período de emissão de flores não foi influenciada pelo regime hídrico. A razão flor estaminada:flor perfeita foi afetada pela localização da panícula, evidenciando, assim, a importância da orientação das linhas de plantio dos pomares.The effect of irrigation and localization of inflorescence in the canopy of dwarf cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. on the flower sex-types production, temporal distribution and the relationship among flower types cultivated under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions was measured. The experiment was conducted from May 16th to August 28th in three and a half year old plants of clone CP 09. For each treatment, ten plants were taken at random and the canopy for each selected tree marked on four sides, north, south, east and west. From each marked side one panicle was taken at random for observation. Most of the perfect flowers flush occurred during the first four weeks of observation, about two weeks before the peak of staminate flowers opening. The total length of flowering period was not influenced by irrigation conditions. The ratio of staminate to perfect flowers was influenced by the location of panicles on the canopy, revealing the importance of orientation of plant rows.

  6. CARACTERÍSTICAS FÍSICAS DE PEDÚNCULOS DE CAJUEIRO PARA COMERCIALIZAÇÃO IN NATURA PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CASHEW APPLES FOR FRESH FRUIT MARKET

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    CARLOS FARLEY H. MOURA

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de selecionar pedúnculos de cajueiro-anão precoce (Anacardium occidentale L. var. nanum para comercialização in natura, foram avaliados 09 clones selecionados a partir de um experimento de competição sob irrigação, no município de Mossoró-RN. O clone CCP 76 foi utilizado como testemunha. Os cajus foram colhidos em agosto de 1997 e avaliados quanto às seguintes características: textura, tamanho (diâmetros apical e basal e comprimento, formato, coloração (carta de cores e pigmentos e peso (total e pedúnculo. Dentre os materiais avaliados, apenas o CCP 09 apresentou cor inferior à testemunha, sendo que os clones CAP 6 (500, END 157, END 189 e END 329 destacaram-se com coloração mais intensa que a mesma. Além da testemunha, apenas os clones END 157, 183 e 189 apresentaram pedúnculos que podem ser classificados como tipo 4 (de maior valor comercial, enquanto, com relação à forma, apenas os clones CAP 6 (500, END 157 e END 183 apresentaram formato piriforme. O clone END 157 apresentou as melhores características para comercialização in natura, inclusive quando comparado à testemunha. Os clones END 183 e 189 apresentaram resultados semelhantes à testemunha, com exceção da cor para o 183 e do formato para o 189.Nine clones of early dwarf cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. var. nanum were evaluated within an experiment of clone competition under irrigation in Mossoró-RN, Brazil, with the objective of selecting cashew apples for fresh fruit market. Clone CCP 76 was used as a control. Cashews were harvested in august 1997 and evaluated for: firmness, size (upper and lower diameter and length, shape, color (color chart and pigment content and weight (whole and apple. Only clone CCP 09 among those evaluated produced poorer coloring than control CCP 76, while in apples from clones CAP 6 (500, END 157, END 189 and END 329 the color was more intense than in control. Only clones END 157, END 183 and END 189 besides

  7. Descentramiento de fuentes escritas occidentales: hipótesis desde el género y los procesos educativos.

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    Suzy Bermúdez Q.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La escritura alfabética de origen judeocristiano, como cualquier otra herramienta de construcción y transmisión de conocimiento, forma parte de marcos socio-culturales y espacio-temporales específicos. En el caso de Occidente, por siglos, ha sido más utilizada en ámbitos masculinos hegemónicos. El artículo plantea que si bien los estudios feministas letrados, en disciplinas como la historia, han realizado invaluables aportes en la recuperación del ayer de las mujeres, es pertinente revisar las tecnologías a partir de las cuales se apoya su labor. Lo anterior, por cuanto tales tecnologías parecen estar tañidas por perspectivas androcéntricas y antropocéntricas. Argumenta igualmente que las fuentes no escritas no sólo son de importancia para las/os no letradas/os, sino para visibilizar, desde ópticas más femeninas y menos eurocéntricas, el cotidiano iletrado de los sectores hegemónicos.

  8. Epistemologia della democrazia e modernità. La posta in gioco del superamento dell’Illuminismo in Europa occidentale

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    Georgios Contogeorgis

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    Full Text Available What we are used to call democracy, is it really always democracy? Answering negatively to this oxymoronic question, the author aims to examine this ambiguous notion from the point of view of the cosmosystemic epistemology. Highlighting the epistemological superficiality of the contemporary age, guilty of not being able to understand the nature of the present constitutional structures of western Europe, the article demonstrates that current governments are not democracies, neither are they the arrival point of the institutional evolution of the anthropocentric cosmosystem, as they embody instead its pre-representative proto-anthropocentric phase. The articulate argumentation develops through the delineation of the purpose of democracy (the actualisation of individual, social and political freedom, the description of its socio-economic and political system, the contrastive analysis between it and non-democratic governments and, lastly, the contextualisation of democracy in its historical milieu, via an overview on the diachronic evolution of the types of government which belong to the anthropocentric cosmosystem.

  9. Mangiare alla greca a Spina. Vasi, ricette e culture nel Mediterraneo occidentale tra VI e III secolo BCE

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    Lorenzo Zamboni

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    Full Text Available Cooking is the vital process of rendering potential foodstuffs edible, accessible and appropriate both in biological and in socio-cultural terms. Despite being too long neglected in archaeological studies, the food production processes have left remains that make up a very large part of the archaeological record. The aim of this paper is to outline a scenario of the Greek-style cooking vessels found along the western Mediterranean coasts between the Archaic and the Hellenistic period, namely within the main Etruscan and Greek ports of trade and wrecks, in order to highlight the cultural impact and the developments of this crucial aspect in the cultural and social life. The main objects of the research is a particular cooking ware produced in Greece between the sixth century BCE and the Romanization, widespread all around the Mediterranean sea, consisting of handy and refractory vessels (named for example chytra, kakkabe, lopas, thyeia etc.. The case-study is the Adriatic hub of Spina (near Comacchio, Ferrara, founded by the Etruscans at the end of the 6th century BCE, and one of the main economic partners of Athens during the 5th until the middle 4th BCE. Ongoing multidisciplinary projects are trying to return the complex interaction between the local (i.e ‘etruscan’ culinary habits and the Greek culture, in terms of availability, preferences, economic choices, trough the adoption of multiple investigation methodologies including archaeology, archaeometry, archaeozoology, archaeobotany, biochemistry.

  10. Léxico indígena de flora y fauna en tratados sobre las Indias Occidentales de autores andaluces

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    Montes R. María Emilia

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Alrededor de la celebración de los quinientos años del descubrimiento de América se fomentaron y publicaron importantes investigaciones en muchas áreas del conocimiento. En el campo de la lingüística aparecieron nuevas obras dedicadas al estudio de las lenguas amerindias y al español de América. Desde la Cátedra de Historia de la Lengua Española de la Universidad de Granada se impulsan desde entonces una serie de investigaciones que culminaron en tesis doctorales y que abordan fenómenos del español, visto desde las dos orillas.

     

  11. La crisis económica como factor de necesidad: el acercamiento iraní a las potencias occidentales

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    El presente trabajo aborda la inlfuencia de la crisis económica que afronta la Revolución Islámica en la configuración de su política exterior, entendiendola como un factor fundamental para comprender la participación de Irán en las conversaciones entabladas con las principales potencias en torno a su programa nuclear. Para ello se utilizará información estadística económica del Estado iraní, como también de organismos internacionales, con el fin de realizar un análisis político de las accion...

  12. Presenza di una popolazione di Scoiattolo variabile Callosciurus sp. sulla costa occidentale della Basilicata

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    Gaetano Aloise

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Vengono presentati i primi dati relativi ad una popolazione di Scoiattolo variabile Callosciurus sp. presente sulla costa di Maratea (PZ. La popolazione, originatasi dal rilascio di pochissimi individui in un parco privato, appare in notevole espansione; e ciò comporta notevoli rischi per le biocenosi naturali, assume grande interesse considerata per le implicazioni ambientali che ne potrebbero derivare l?intensa attività di scortecciamento che questa specie esercita sulle essenze arboree e la potenziale competizione che si potrebbe verificare con l?autoctono Scoiattolo rosso Sciurus vulgaris meridionalis. Il rischio di impatto appare particolarmente concreto in considerazione della , vista la particolare conformazione urbanistica di Maratea, con poche abitazioni immerse nel verde che costituisce un continuum con l?ambiente naturale circostante. L?area dove è stata fino ad ora accertata la presenza della specie interessa praticamente tutta la fascia costiera della Basilicata, per un?ampiezza di qualche chilometro, e riguarda i boschi costieri di Leccio Quercus ilex e Pino d?Aleppo Pinus halepensis, oltre che tutto il verde urbano e le colture arboree, dove sono stati accertati estesi fenomeni di scortecciamento su tutte le specie arboree. È questa la seconda popolazione di Callosciurus nota per l?Italia, oltre a quella presente in un parco urbano di Acqui Terme (AL.

  13. Estudio Comparativo De Tres Modelos Occidentales De Códigos Deontológicos Para Odontólogos

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    IGNACIO MACPHERSON MAYOL; Mª VICTORIA ROQUÉ SÁNCHEZ; MARGARITA GONZALVO-CIRAC; EDUARD DE RIBOT

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    Se ha realizado un análisis comparado de los códigos deontológicos de tres entidades oficiales compe-tentes en la ética profesional de la Odontología: Code of Ethics for Dentists in the European Union, elabo-rado por el Council of European Dentists (CED); Código Español de Ética y Deontología Dental, editado por el Consejo General de Colegios de Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de España (CGCOE); y Principles of Ethics and code of Professional Conduct, de la American Dental Association (ADA). El a...

  14. Emplazamiento hacia el ENE del manto de Los Reales (Alpujarrides occidentales: criterios estructurales y de petrofábrica

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    Tubía, J. M.

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    Full Text Available Los Reales nappe rests over Ojén nappe to the North of Sierra Alpujata. The nappe contact zone shows a intense plastic deformation with mylonitic rocks, The deformation decreases progressively going away from the contacto The structural study of footwall and hangingwall roen permits to attribute this deformation to the Los Reales nappe emplacement over that of Ojén. The foliation and stretching lineation distributions show a WSW-ENE shear direction. The mylonite microstructural characteristics and the enstatite crystalline preferred orientations in the basal peridotites give a mear sense in according that, Los Reales nappe is displaced, in their present position, from the WSW towards the ENE.

    El manto de Los Reales descansa sobre el manto de Ojén, al norte de Sierra Alpujata. La zona de contacto entre mantos exhibe una intensa deformación plástica con rocas miloníticas; la deformación disminuye progresivamente al alejarse del contacto. El estudio estructural de las rocas infra y suprayacentes al contacto permite atribuir esta deformación al emplazamiento del manto de Los Reales sobre el de Ojén. , Las distribuciones de la foliación y de la lineación, de estiramiento indican una dirección de cizallamiento WSW-ENE. Las características microestructurales de las milonitas y las orientaciones preferentes cristalinas de la enstatita en las peridotitas basales proporcionan un sentido de cizallamiento tal que el manto de Los Reales se ha desplazado, en su posición actual, desde el WSW hacia el ENE.

  15. Impact of temperature on performance in two species of South African dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion pumilum and B. occidentale.

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    Segall, Marion; Tolley, Krystal A; Vanhooydonck, Bieke; Measey, G John; Herrel, Anthony

    2013-10-15

    Temperature is an extrinsic factor that influences reptile behavior because of its impact on reptile physiology. Understanding the impact of temperature on performance traits is important as it may affect the ecology and fitness of ectothermic animals such as reptiles. Here, we examined the temperature dependence of performance in two species of South African dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion): one adapted to a semi-arid environment and one to a mesic environment. Ecologically relevant performance traits were tested at different temperatures to evaluate their thermal dependence, and temperature-performance breadths for 80% and 90% of each performance trait were calculated. Our results show distinct differences in the thermal dependence of speed- versus force-related performance traits. Moreover, our results show that the semi-arid species is better adapted to higher temperatures and as such has a better chance of coping with the predicted increases in environmental temperature. The mesic area-adapted species seems to be more sensitive to an increase in temperature and could therefore potentially be threatened by the predicted future climate change. However, further studies investigating the potential for acclimation in chameleons are needed to better understand how animals may respond to future climate change.

  16. Primi dati sui pipistrelli dell'area mineraria Montevecchio-Ingurtosu (Guspini-Arbus, Sardegna Sud-Occidentale)

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    Mucedda, Mauro; Bertelli, Mariolina; Pidinchedda, Ermanno

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    A study in the mining area of Montevecchio-Ingurtosu, in territory of Guspini and Arbus (South western Sardinia), found 8 species of bats were present: Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Rhinolophus hipposideros, Myotis myotis, Myotis capaccinii, Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Pipistrellus kuhlii, Hypsugo savii, Tadarida teniotis, 17 roosts were localized, 11 in subterranean cavities and 6 in building.

  17. Geología y vulcanología de La Palma y El Hierro, Canarias Occidentales

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    Pérez Torrado, F. J.; de la Nuez, J.; Guillou, H.; Badiola, E. R.; Carracedo, J.C

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    The western Canaries, relatively little studied until a few years ago from the geological point of view, have however provided decisive data for understanding many of the most important geological problems of the Archipelago, which would probably have been dilucidated earlier, had the study begun with the most recent islands, as occurs in similar chains of oceanic volcanic islands in other parts of the world. To summarize the main geological features and evolutionary characteristics of both i...

  18. Les partis (pris) démocratiques. Perceptions occidentales de la démocratisation dans le monde arabe

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    Vatin, Jean-Claude

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    « New in recorded history have state leaders appealed so widely to democratic ideas to legitimate their rule, even if only to justify an authoritarian government as necessary to a future transition to true or purified democraty ». Robert A. Dahl (Democracy and its critics) Dans un article publié en 1984, un des principaux théoriciens du développement politique, Samuel Huntington, l'auteur de Political order in changing societies (1967), se demandait – et c'était le titre – « Will more countri...

  19. Heterobasidion occidentale sp. nov. and Heterobasidion irregulare nom. nov.: a disposition of North American Heterobasidion biological species

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    William J. Otrosina; Matteo. Garbelotto

    2010-01-01

    The genus Heterobasidion includes some of the most important pathogens of conifers in the world, and as such it is one of the most intensely studied genera of fungi. Because of the remarkable paucity of distinguishing morphological traits, the taxonomy of species within this genus has always been problematic. A...

  20. Etica, filosofia e mediazione linguistica: dall’Etica della filosofia occidentale al codice deontologico della mediazione linguistica

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    Full Text Available Abstract – Over the last few years, the issue of professional ethics has received much attention in the field of interpreting and translation, and in particular in the field of Community Interpreting (CI or Public Service Interpreting (PSI. (In this chapter we will refer to CI or PSI in Italian as ‘Mediazione Linguistica’. Today, ‘ethics’ figures prominently in the literature, in international conferences, in interpreting courses, in translation/interpreting mailing lists as well as in the working lives of professional interpreters. As an object of theoretical inquiry (meta-ethics as well as a guide for human conduct (normative ethics, ethics has been a prime focus of Western moral philosophy since the time of the Ancient Greeks. This chapter situates the main ethical tenets of the CI/PSI interpreting profession within the framework of the main principles of moral philosophy, namely notions of ‘good’, ‘virtue’, ‘duty’, ‘responsibility’, ‘utility’ and ‘consequence of actions’. The three principal ethical tenets of CI/PSI discussed in this chapter, Accuracy, Impartiality and Confidentiality, were identified on the basis of a general literature review and more specifically from a variegated (and to some degree representative sample of CI/PSI Codes of Ethics. The chapter argues that there is an underlying connection between the principal tenets of moral philosophy and those of the interpreting profession (which mirror similar ethical principles in other professions. The tenet of Accuracy could be seen as a ‘contract’ between interpreter and client, interpreter and source, interpreter and text/translation process/profession. The chapter situates the interpreter’s sense of duty and responsibility towards this tenet at an individual and collective level, within the Kantian tradition of Duty. The other two tenets – impartiality and confidentiality – safeguard the interpreter’s conduct towards the source (author/speaker, professional community and institution as well as towards the receiver (reader/listener.

  1. Molecular and Antibacterial Profile of Edible Oyster Mushrooms ...

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    caju. Paper accepted on 24 September 2014. Abstract. Pleurotus varieties cultivated in Mauritius include 3 strains: Pleurotus sajor-caju strain CC114, Pleurotus sajor-caju strain CC200 and Pleurotus sajor-caju strain. CC201. In this study the ...

  2. Tracking cashew economically important diseases in the West African region using metagenomics

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    Monteiro, Filipa; Romeiras, Maria M.; Figueiredo, Andreia; Sebastiana, Mónica; Baldé, Aladje; Catarino, Luís; Batista, Dora

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    During the last decades, agricultural land-uses in West Africa were marked by dramatic shifts in the coverage of individual crops. Nowadays, cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) is one of the most export-oriented horticulture crops, notably in Guinea-Bissau. Relying heavily on agriculture to increase their income, developing countries have been following a strong trend of moving on from traditional farming systems toward commercial production. Emerging infectious diseases, driven either by adaptation to local conditions or inadvertent importation of plant pathogens, are able to cause tremendous cashew production losses, with economic and social impact of which, in developing countries is often underestimated. Presently, plant genomics with metagenomics as an emergent tool, presents an enormous potential to better characterize diseases by providing extensive knowledge on plant pathogens at a large scale. In this perspective, we address metagenomics as a promising genomic tool to identify cashew fungal associated diseases as well as to discriminate the causal pathogens, aiming at obtaining tools to help design effective strategies for disease control and thus promote the sustainable production of cashew in West African Region. PMID:26175748

  3. Antioxidant compounds, antioxidant activity and phenolic content in peel from three tropical fruits from Yucatan, Mexico.

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    Moo-Huchin, Víctor M; Moo-Huchin, Mariela I; Estrada-León, Raciel J; Cuevas-Glory, Luis; Estrada-Mota, Iván A; Ortiz-Vázquez, Elizabeth; Betancur-Ancona, David; Sauri-Duch, Enrique

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    The aim of this study was to determine the antioxidant compounds, antioxidant activity and content of individual phenolic compounds of freeze-dried peel from three tropical fruits grown in Yucatan, México: purple star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito L.), yellow cashew and red cashew (Anacardium occidentale). The freeze-dried peels were good source of antioxidant compounds. ABTS and DPPH values in the peel from each fruit were 3050.95-3322.31 μM Trolox/100g dry weight (DW) or 890.19-970.01 mg of vitamin C/100 g DW, and 1579.04-1680.90 μM Trolox/100 g DW or 340.18-362.18 mg of vitamin C/100 g DW, respectively. Six phenolic compounds were identified in the peel from the tropical fruits studied: ferulic, caffeic, sinapic, gallic, ellagic and myricetin. This study demonstrated that freeze-dried peels from purple star apple, yellow cashew and red cashew, could serve as potential sources of antioxidants for use in food and pharmaceutical industries. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Combinatorial treatment with anacardic acid followed by TRAIL augments induction of apoptosis in TRAIL resistant cancer cells by the regulation of p53, MAPK and NFκβ pathways.

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    Harsha Raj, M; Yashaswini, B; Rössler, Jochen; Salimath, Bharathi P

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    TRAIL, an apoptosis inducing cytokine currently in phase II clinical trial, was investigated for its capability to induce apoptosis in six different human tumor cell lines out of which three cell lines showed resistance to TRAIL induced apoptosis. To investigate whether Anacardic acid (A1) an active component of Anacardium occidentale can sensitize the resistant cell lines to TRAIL induced apoptosis, we treated the resistant cells with suboptimal concentration of A1 and showed that it is a potent enhancer of TRAIL induced apoptosis which up-regulates the expression of both DR4 and DR5 receptors, which has been observed in the cellular, protein and mRNA levels. The death receptors upregulation consequent to A1 treatment was corroborated by the activation of p53 as well as phosphorylation of p38 and JNK MAP kinases and concomitant inactivation of NFκβ and ERK signaling cascades. Also, A1 modulated the expression of key apoptotic players like Bax, Bcl-2 and CAD along with the abatement of tumor angiogenesis in vivo in EAT mouse model. Thus, post A1 treatment the TRAIL resistant cells turned into TRAIL sensitive cells. Hence our results demonstrate that A1 can synergize TRAIL induced apoptosis through the upregulation of death receptors and downregulation of anti-apoptotic proteins in cancer context.

  5. Plants of restricted use indicated by three cultures in Brazil (Caboclo-river dweller, Indian and Quilombola).

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    Rodrigues, Eliana

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    A detailed record of plants cited during ethnopharmacological surveys, suspected of being toxic or of triggering adverse reactions, may be an auxiliary means to pharmacovigilance of phytomedicines, in that it provides greater knowledge of a "bad side" to plant resources in the Brazilian flora. This study describes 57 plant species of restricted use (abortive, contraceptive, contraindicated for pregnancy, prescribed in lesser doses for children and the elderly, to easy delivery, in addition to poisons to humans and animals) as indicated during ethnopharmacological surveys carried out among three cultures in Brazil (Caboclos-river dwellers, inhabitants of the Amazon forest; the Quilombolas, from the pantanal wetlands; the Krahô Indians, living in the cerrado savannahs). These groups of humans possess notions, to a remarkable extent, of the toxicity, contraindications, and interaction among plants. A bibliographical survey in the Pubmed, Web of Science and Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases has shown that 5 out of the 57 species have some toxic properties described up to the present time, they are: Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae), Brosimum gaudichaudii Trécul (Moraceae), Senna alata (L.) Roxb. (Fabaceae), Senna occidentalis (L.) Link (Fabaceae), Strychnos pseudoquina A. St.-Hil. (Loganiaceae) and Vernonia brasiliana (L.) Druce (Asteraceae).

  6. Acute Renal Failure Induced by Chinese Herbal Medication in Nigeria

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    Effiong Ekong Akpan

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    Full Text Available Traditional herbal medicine is a global phenomenon especially in the resource poor economy where only the very rich can access orthodox care. These herbal products are associated with complications such as acute renal failure and liver damage with a high incidence of mortalities and morbidities. Acute renal failure from the use of herbal remedies is said to account for about 30–35% of all cases of acute renal failure in Africa. Most of the herbal medications are not usually identified, but some common preparation often used in Nigeria includes “holy water” green water leaves, bark of Mangifera indica (mango, shoot of Anacardium occidentale (cashew, Carica papaya (paw-paw leaves, lime water, Solanum erianthum (Potato tree, and Azadirachta indica (Neem trees. We report a rare case of a young man who developed acute renal failure two days after ingestion of Chinese herb for “body cleansing” and general wellbeing. He had 4 sessions of haemodialysis and recovered kidney function fully after 18 days of admission.

  7. FRUIT FLIES AND THEIR PARASITOIDS IN THE FRUIT GROWING REGION OF LIVRAMENTO DE NOSSA SENHORA, BAHIA, WITH RECORDS OF UNPRECEDENTED INTERACTIONS

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    SUZANY AGUIAR LEITE

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Several fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae assume the status of primary pests in fruit trees grown in Brazil, causing direct production losses. The aims of the study were to know aspects of diversity of fruit flies and their parasitoids in the fruit growing region of Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Bahia. Fruit samples were collected from 19 plant species during November/2011 and June/2014. Infestation rates were calculated in pupae.kg-1 of fruit and pupae.fruit-1. The results indicate the occurrence of Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann and Neosilba pendula (Bezzi. Plant species Anacardium occidentale, Averrhoa carambola, Carica papaya, Eugenia uniflora, Malpighia emarginata, Mangifera indica var. “Haden”, “Rosa” and “Tommy Atkins”, Opuntia ficus indica, Pereskia bahiensis, Psidium guajava, Spondias lutea, Spondias purpurea and Spondias tuberosa are hosts of fruit flies in the region. Unprecedented bitrophic relationships between P. bahiensis and C. capitata and Anastrepha sp. and between Opuntia ficus indica and C. capitata and A. obliqua were recorded. Unprecedented tritrophic relationship for the state of Bahia Averrhoa carambola and C. capitata and parasitoid of the Pteromalidae Family were also recorded. Tritrophic associations between M. indica var. “Tommy Atkins” and S. purpurea and A. obliqua and Doryctobracon areolatus; and between S. purpurea and A. obliqua and Utetes anastrephae were observed.

  8. Host Plant and Leaf-Age Preference of Luprops tristis (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Lagriinae: Lupropini: A Home Invading Nuisance Pest in Rubber Plantation Belts

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    Sabu K. Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Massive seasonal invasion by the litter-dwelling beetle Luprops tristis, into residential buildings prior to monsoon rains, and their prolonged state of dormancy render them a very serious nuisance pest in rubber plantations in the Western Ghats in southern India. Feeding preferences of L. tristis towards leaf litter of seven trees co-occurring in rubber plantations, cashew (Anacardium occidentale, mango (Mangifera indica, jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, wild jack (Artocarpus hirsutus, cocoa (Theobroma cacao, cassia (Cassia fistula, sapota (Manilkara zapota and rubber (Hevea brasiliensis were analyzed with no-choice and multiple-choice leaf disc tests. Results showed that L. tristis is a generalist feeder with a defined pattern of preference, with the leaf litter of rubber being the most preferred followed by those of jackfruit and cocoa. Tender leaves were preferred over mature leaves except for cocoa and sapota. Equal preference towards tender and mature cocoa leaves, presence of patches of cocoa plantations and the scarce distribution of other host plants in rubber plantation belts leads to the proposal that in the absence of tender and mature rubber leaves, cocoa becomes the major host plant of L. tristis.

  9. Wettability and morphology of the leaf surface in cashew tree from the Amazon, Northern Brazil

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    Glenda Quaresma Ramos

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Leaves surfaces, which represent an interface with plants and the environment, have several structures with specific functions. Some foliar properties, including wettability and mechanical containment, are inferred in terms of cellular adaptation and the presence or absence of cuticular wax. Various morphological parameters, ranging from macro- to nano scales, are analyzed and contribute to the study of taxonomy, pharmacognosy, and ecology of plants. The aim of this paper was to analyze the effect and influence of epicuticular wax granules on the hydrophobicity of Anacardium occidentale L. leaf surfaces. Leaf specimens were directly examined with an environmental scanning electron microscope without metal coating. Images revealed epidermis ornament, stomata type, was, and trichomes. Static contact angle between water and the surface was also measured on both sides. On the adaxial side, an angle of 104.09° ± 0.95° was found, suggesting that adaxial surface is hydrophobic. On the abaxial side, the angle was 62.20° ± 1.60°, which indicates a hydrophilic nature, probably because of the greater amount of epicuticular wax on the adaxial leaf surface. The present investigation provided an important contribution to morphological and ultrastructural characterization of leaves of cashew tree, which is a plant of great medicinal and economic importance.

  10. Traditional pattern of cashew cultivation : A lesson from Sumenep-Madura, Indonesia

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    Jadid, Nurul; Sutikno, Dewi, Dyah Santhi; Nurhidayati, Tutik; Abdulgani, Nurlita; Muzaki, Farid Kamal; Arraniry, Byan Arasyi; Mardika, Rizal Kharisma; Rakhman, R. Yuvita

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    Belonging to the Anacardiaceae family, the cashew tree (Anacardium Occidentale, Linn.) is one of the important tropical plants that possess high economic value. This plant is commonly grown in Indonesian regions including Sumenep, Madura, where the red sandy loam type of soil is commonly present. This study aims to obtain rough data on the pattern of cashew cultivation and identify the cashew cultivation knowledge of local communities. Data were taken in Bringin village, Sumenep-Madura. Our field survey showed that the cashew's cultivation pattern in this village applies the so-called traditional organic farming. Cashew trees are planted along the boundaries of the owner's farm field, functioning as a fence of their farm. Nevertheless, our survey also indicated that this pattern of cultivation is still below standard of cultivation. The planting distance between the cashew trees with one another is relatively close (trees. Finally, knowledge of the community about post-harvest processing is limited. Therefore, we suggest that educating the community about good standard cashew cultivation is required to improve productivity as well as the quality of cashew nuts.

  11. [Allergy to cashew nuts and peanuts].

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    de Groot, H

    2007-05-05

    Anaphylaxis due to the ingestion of peanuts is a serious, common condition, known to both the general public and physicians. Recently, an increasing number ofpatients with an anaphylactic reaction after eating small amounts of cashew nuts have been reported. In three children, a boy aged 7 and two girls aged 9 and 10 years, respectively, with heterogeneous case histories involving allergic upper airway and conjunctival symptoms and constitutional eczema, allergy for cashew nuts was diagnosed in the first two and allergy for peanuts in the third. They were given dietary advice and an adrenaline auto-injector for emergencies. In most cases, a detailed food history, together with the demonstration of IgE against cashew nuts by means of serology or skin prick tests, are sufficient to establish the diagnosis. If the clinical relevance of a sensitisation to cashew nuts is unknown, a food provocation test may be necessary. The treatment consists of dietary intervention, and an adrenaline auto-injector is prescribed for a serious anaphylactic reaction. So far, three major allergens from the cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) have been identified and purified.

  12. Chromatographic techniques for the determination of alkyl-phenols, tocopherols and other minor polar compounds in raw and roasted cold pressed cashew nut oils.

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    Gómez-Caravaca, Ana María; Verardo, Vito; Caboni, Maria Fiorenza

    2010-11-19

    Anacardium occidentale belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and is principally grown in tropical America (Mexico, Peru, Brazil, etc.) and India. Cashew nuts contain low amounts of hydroxy alkyl phenols that come from an oily liquid present in their shell and that is known as cashew-nut shell liquid. This paper reports the alkyl phenols composition of cold pressed raw and roasted cashew nut oil. First of all, cashew nut shell liquid was used for a basic fractionation of the alkyl phenol classes by preparative TLC and definitively identified by GC-MS and GC-FID. Anacardic acids were the major alkylphenols contained in both oils followed by cardol, cardanol and 2-methylcardol compounds, respectively. Raw and roasted oils did not show different compositions except for cardanols. The oil produced from roasted cashew nut reported a higher concentration of cardanols. Furthermore, tocopherols and other minor polar compounds were determined by HPLC-FLD and HPLC-DAD-MS, respectively. Tocopherol content varied in a range of 171.48-29.56mg/100g from raw to roasted cashew nut oil, being β-tocopherol the one which presented a higher decrease (93.68%). Also minor polar compounds in cashew oil decreased after roasting from 346.52 to 262.83mg/kg. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS DE RESTINGAS COMO POTENCIAIS INSTRUMENTOS PARA GESTÃO COSTEIRA E TECNOLOGIA SOCIAL EM CARAVELAS, BAHIA (BRASIL

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    Henrique Machado Dias

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In Caravelas, located in southern Bahia state, the main vegetation formations are the mangrove forests and ‘restingas’ (sandbanks presenting, the latter, a high degree of degradation. The aim of this paper is to describe the main forest species of these ‘restingas’ and their direct uses associated with the recovery and management of degraded areas and creation of jobs and income, making thus an important tool for integrated coastal zone. For this, elaborate floral listings and field visits were necessary for recognizing the environment. In the selection of species, a literature about the use, management and value of each species were used, and from there, four species with potential for generating jobs and income along of this proposal were recognized: Mangaba ( Hancornia speciosa , Pitanga ( Eugenia uniflora , Mangaba ( Anacardium occidentale and Aroeira ( Schinus terebinthifolius . The first three are associated with the use of its fruit food, serving these ‘aroeiras’ as pepper trees, with a high value on the world market, and cashew, because of its fertile structure. The identification of products provided sustainable use of species and environment and the Non-Timber Forest Products can be strategic in coastal management, making it an instrument to subsidize social inclusion through the creation of jobs and income, under the movement of Social Technology, contributing to reduce the social vulnerability of traditional coastal communities.

  14. Effect of Soil Use and Coverage on the Spectral Response of an Oxisol in the VIS-NIR-MIR Region

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    Javier M. Martín-López

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the spectral responses obtained from a Typic Red Hapludox (oxisol were analyzed under different uses and occupations: Ficus elastica cultivation, Citrus + Arachis association cultivation, transitional crops, forest, Mangifera indica, Anacardium occidentale, Elaeis guineensis (18 years, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria brizantha, and Musa × paradisiaca + Zea mays at the La Libertad Research Center in the department of Meta in Colombia (4°04′ North latitude, 73°30′ West longitude, 330 MAMSL. Sampling was performed with four random replicates of the horizon A and B to determine the contents of organic carbon (CO, pH, exchangeable acidity (Ac. I, cation exchange capacity (Cc, P, Ca, Mg, K, Na, sand, lime, and clay and spectral responses were obtained in the visible band (VIS, near infrared (NIR, and infrared (MIR for each sample under laboratory conditions. A comparison was made between the obtained spectra, determining the main changes in soil properties due to their use and coverage. Variation of soil characteristics such as color, organic carbon content, presence of ferrous compounds, sand, silt, and clay content and mineralogy allow the identification of the main spectral changes of soils, demonstrating the importance of the use of reflectance spectroscopy as a tool of comparison and estimation between physical-chemical properties of the soils.

  15. Application of Cross-Flow Filtration Technique in Purification and Concentration of Juice from Vietnamese Fruits

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    Huynh Cang Mai

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This study is to offer a 1st insight in the use of membrane process for the purification and concentration of Vietnamese fruit juices: cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale Line., dragon fruit (Cactus hémiépiphytes, pineapple (Ananas comosus, pomelo (Citrus grandis L., and gac aril oil (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng.. On a laboratory scale, the effect of different operating parameters such as trans-membrane pressures (TMP, temperature and membrane pore sizes on permeate flux was determined in order to optimize process conditions that would ensure acceptable flux with adequate juice quality. The quality of the samples coming from the ultrafiltration (UF process was evaluated in terms of: total soluble solids (TSS, suspended solids (SS, and vitamin C. For example, the purification process of cashew apple juice by cross-flow filtration was optimized at 0.5 μm membrane pore size, 2.5 bars TMP, and 60 min filtration time. Besides, this technique was applied to enhance carotenoids concentration from gac oil. Optimum conditions for a high permeate flux and a good carotenoids retention are 5 nm, 2 bars, and 40 °C of membrane pore size, TMP, and temperature, respectively. Carotenoids were concentrated higher than that in feeding oil.

  16. Multilayer Films Electrodes Consisted of Cashew Gum and Polyaniline Assembled by the Layer-by-Layer Technique: Electrochemical Characterization and Its Use for Dopamine Determination

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    Barros, Sergio Bitencourt Araújo; Leite, Cleide Maria da Silva; de Brito, Ana Cristina Facundo; Dos Santos Júnior, José Ribeiro; Zucolotto, Valtencir; Eiras, Carla

    2012-01-01

    We take advantage of polyelectrolyte feature exhibited by natural cashew gum (Anacardium occidentale L.) (CG), found in northeast Brazil, to employ it in the formation of electroactive nanocomposites prepared by layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. We used polyaniline unmodified (PANI) or modified with phosphonic acid (PA), PANI-PA as cationic polyelectrolyte. On the other hand, the CG or polyvinyl sulfonic (PVS) acids were used as anionic polyelectrolytes. The films were prepared with PANI or PANI-PA intercalated with CG or with PVS alternately resulting in four films with different sequences: PANI/CG PANI-PA/CG, PANI/PVS and PANI-PA/PVS, respectively. Analysis by cyclic voltammetry (CV) of the films showed that the presence of gum increases the stability of the films in acidic medium. The performance of the modified electrode of PANI-PA/CG was evaluated in electro analytical determination of dopamine (DA). The tests showed great sensitivity of the film for this analyte that was detected at 10−5 mol L−1. PMID:22505924

  17. The association between chromaticity, phenolics, carotenoids, and in vitro antioxidant activity of frozen fruit pulp in Brazil: an application of chemometrics.

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    Zielinski, Acácio Antonio Ferreira; Ávila, Suelen; Ito, Vivian; Nogueira, Alessandro; Wosiacki, Gilvan; Haminiuk, Charles Windson Isidoro

    2014-04-01

    A total of 19 Brazilian frozen pulps from the following fruits: açai (Euterpe oleracea), blackberry (Rubus sp.), cajá (Spondias mombin), cashew (Anacardium occidentale), cocoa (Theobroma cacao), coconut (Cocos nucifera), grape (Vitis sp.), graviola (Annona muricata), guava (Psidium guajava), papaya (Carica papaya), peach (Prunus persica), pineapple (Ananas comosus), pineapple and mint (A. comosus and Mentha spicata), red fruits (Rubus sp. and Fragaria sp.), seriguela (Spondias purpurea), strawberry (Fragaria sp.), tamarind (Tamarindus indica), umbu (Spondias tuberosa), and yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) were analyzed in terms of chromaticity, phenolic compounds, carotenoids, and in vitro antioxidant activity using ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assays. Data were processed using principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA). Antioxidant capacity was measured by DPPH and FRAP assays, which showed significant (P clusters also suggested by HCA, corroborated with PCA, in which cluster 3 was formed by strawberry, red fruits, blackberry, açaí, and grape pulps. This cluster showed the highest contents of total phenolic compounds, total flavonoids, and antioxidant activity. © 2014 Institute of Food Technologists®

  18. Cashew nut shell liquid and formulation: toxicity during the germination of lettuce, tomato seeds and coffee senna and seedling formation

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    Rosemary Matias

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Cashew (Anacardium occidentale nut shell liquid (CNSL has been successfully used in trials as an Aedes aegypti larvicide, but little is known about its environmental effects. In this study, the potential effects of CNSL and a CNSL-based phyto-product formulation on the germination and growth of Lactuca sativa (lettuce, Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato and Senna obtusifolia (coffee senna were assessed. The pH of CNSL and the formulation were 6.4 and 6.8, respectively; the electrical conductivities were 2.89 μS cm-1 (CNSL and 2.21 μS cm-1 (formulation, respectively, and both contained anacardic acid (53.2% and degradation products. In bioassays for germination and growth, CNSL (25, 50, 100, 150, and 200 mg mL-1, the formulation (100 mg mL-1 and the control were used in a completely randomized design. The results demonstrated the chemical effects of CNSL, which negatively affected the germination and vigor of lettuce and tomato and the vigor of coffee senna; for growth, it negatively influenced both the root and aerial parts of lettuce and tomato, but only the roots of coffee senna. The formulation had negative effects on the vigor of coffee senna and the growth of tomato and lettuce seedlings (roots and aerial parts. The results indicate the phytotoxicity of CNSL and the formulation for the plant species tested.

  19. Hyaluronic acid depolymerization by ascorbate-redox effects on solid state cultivation of Streptococcus zooepidemicus in cashew apple fruit bagasse.

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    de Macedo, André Casimiro; Santana, Maria Helena Andrade

    2012-05-01

    The cashew fruit (Anacardium occidentale L.) has been used as a promising agricultural resource for the production of low-molecular weight (M(W)) hyaluronic acid (HA) (10(4)-10(5) Da). The cashew juice is a rich source of vitamin C containing, 1.2-2.0 g L(-1). This work explores the effects of the initial concentration of the ascorbate on the solid fermentation of the juice-moisturized bagasse from the cashew apple fruit. The results show that the M(W) reduction of HA is proportional to the initial ascorbate concentration. The presence of ascorbate did not influence the Streptococcus zooepidemicus metabolism. However, the HA productivity was increased from 0.18 to 0.28 mg g(-1) h(-1) when the ascorbate concentration ranged from 1.7 to 10 mg mL(-1). These findings contribute to the controlled production of HA in a low M(W) range, which is important in cell signalization, angiogenesis and nanoparticles production.

  20. Caracterização cultural, morfológica e patogênica de Lasiodiplodia theobromae associado a frutíferas tropicais

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    Joilson Silva Lima

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Lasiodiplodia theobromae é um fungo cosmopolita, polífago e oportunista, com reduzida especialização patogênica, capaz de infectar espécies de plantas em regiões tropicais e temperadas, causando os mais variados sintomas. Este estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar isolados de L. theobromae associados a frutíferas tropicais na região nordeste, considerando os aspectos cultural, morfológico e patogênico. Foram avaliados o crescimento micelial, coloração da colônia, dimensões dos conídios e patogenicidade dos isolados em mudas de cajazeira (Spondia mombin L., cajueiro (Anacardium occidentale L., gravioleira (Annona muricata L. e umbuzeiro (Spondias tuberosa Arruda. Os dados de caracterização morfológica e cultural revelaram diversidade na população do patógeno. Alta variabilidade patogênica foi também detectada, embora não tenha sido possível observar especificidade patogênica em cajueiro. O umbuzeiro apresentou maior resistência relativa ao fungo. Os dados demonstraram também uma interação entre as características morfo-culturais e a patogenicidade dos isolados de L. theobromae.