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Sample records for cladonia verticillaris raddi

  1. Gamma radiosensitivity of Cladonia verticillaris (RADDI) FR (Liquen) collected on sandy soils of Saloa, Pernambuco, Brazil; Radiossensibilidade gama de Cladonia verticillaris (RADDI) FR (Liquen) coletada sobre solos arenosos de Saloa, Pernambuco, Brasil

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    Silva, Helena; Colaco, Waldeciro, E-mail: wcolaco@ufpe.b [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear; Pereira, Eugenia, E-mail: eugenia.pereira@pq.cnpq.b [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Geograficas; Silva, Nicacio [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DBioq/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Bioquimica; Maciel, Leonardo

    2011-10-26

    Liquens are organisms formed from a symbiosis relationship between a fungi and a algae. From this contact on the liquen substances are produced responsible by the most of benefits originated at the liquens. Viewing to increasing the production of his substances, Cladonia verticillaris (liquen) sample were submitted to gamma radiation and collected at 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 days from the assembly of experiments and submitted the extraction of their phenols. The extracts were submitted to ascending chromatography on thin layer and seen at spectrophotometer Biochrom Libra S22. Cladonia verticillaris, when submitted to gamma radiation in laboratory, produced its secondary metabolites during all the experiment, but the radiation dose and the time of incubation influenced its metabolism and its consequent biosynthesis

  2. Effects of gamma radiation on chlorophyll content of Cladonia verticillaris (Raddi) Fr. (lichen) collected in different environments

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    Lichens are formed by symbiosis between a fungus (mycobiont) and an alga (photobiont, chloroficeae and or cyanobacteria). The radiosensitivity in lichens is not in proportion to the symbiotic organisms, and the algae layer is more radiosensitive than the fungi. Thus, in order check to algae radiosensitivity, sought to quantify the levels of chlorophyll from C. verticillaris samples with different doses of gamma radiation, since the amount of this pigment is closely related to the percentage of living algal cells. Lichen samples were collected in Saloa-PE and Alhandra- PE, sites that have similar physiognomic characteristics, but with different altitudes. C. verticillaris samples (12 g) of both sampling sites were subjected to gamma irradiator (Co60 - irradiator, Gammacell 200 Excel, dose rates 7.795 kGy) at 0, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1.000, 5.000 and 10.000 Gy. Lichens samples were collected (1.5 g) and stored separately for further analysis. The results indicated that the total production of chlorophyll in all samples exposed to gamma radiation was lower than non-irradiated samples, demonstrating that way that gamma radiation causes likely to damage/changes in physiological characteristics C. verticillaris. (author)

  3. Effects of gamma radiation on chlorophyll content of Cladonia verticillaris (Raddi) Fr. (lichen) collected in different environments

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    Silva, Helena P. de B.; Martins, Monica C.B.; Pereira, Eugenia C.; Barbosa, Clarissa R.; Silva, Nicacio; Franca, Andre Luiz Teixeira de; Colaco, Waldeciro, E-mail: barrosleny@hotmail.com, E-mail: monicabarmartins@hotmail.com, E-mail: verticillaris@gmail.com, E-mail: lissa_fer@hotmail.com, E-mail: nhsilva@uol.com.br, E-mail: wcolaco@ufpe.br [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Maciel, Leonardo N. de Q., E-mail: lenoquema@yahoo.com.br [Instituto Federal de Educacao Ciencia e Tecnologia de Pernambuco (IFPE), Vitoria de Santo Antao, PE (Brazil)

    2013-07-01

    Lichens are formed by symbiosis between a fungus (mycobiont) and an alga (photobiont, chloroficeae and or cyanobacteria). The radiosensitivity in lichens is not in proportion to the symbiotic organisms, and the algae layer is more radiosensitive than the fungi. Thus, in order check to algae radiosensitivity, sought to quantify the levels of chlorophyll from C. verticillaris samples with different doses of gamma radiation, since the amount of this pigment is closely related to the percentage of living algal cells. Lichen samples were collected in Saloa-PE and Alhandra- PE, sites that have similar physiognomic characteristics, but with different altitudes. C. verticillaris samples (12 g) of both sampling sites were subjected to gamma irradiator (Co{sup 60} - irradiator, Gammacell 200 Excel, dose rates 7.795 kGy) at 0, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1.000, 5.000 and 10.000 Gy. Lichens samples were collected (1.5 g) and stored separately for further analysis. The results indicated that the total production of chlorophyll in all samples exposed to gamma radiation was lower than non-irradiated samples, demonstrating that way that gamma radiation causes likely to damage/changes in physiological characteristics C. verticillaris. (author)

  4. Influence of gamma radiation on secondary metabolism in lichens Cladonia substellata and Cladonia verticillaris

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    Lichens are organisms formed from a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga. These when submitted to different doses and types of radiation are encouraged to produce their substances in quantities different from those that would produce without the intervention of radiation. The objective of this research was to determine the influence of gamma rays on the production of usnic acid from Cladonia substellata and on the production of fumarprocetraric acid from Cladonia verticillaris. Lichens samples were submitted to gamma irradiation Co-60 source, receiving different doses (0, 5, 10, 50 and 100 Gy) of gamma irradiator. After six months samples were collected and submitted to the extraction of its phenols. The extracts were subjected to thin-layer chromatography, and read from Biochrom Libra S22 spectrophotometer. The qualitative assessment of the chemical composition of lichens stalks irradiated or not, revealed by thin layer chromatography production of usnic acid and fumarprocetraric throughout the experiment. Regarding the quantification of fumarprocetraric acid was observed a production significantly higher in extracts obtained from irradiated lichens, the largest production obtained by the dose of 50 Gy. As for the production of usnic acid, the highlight was the dose of 10 Gy. Thus we can conclude that the lichens Cladonia verticillaris and Cladonia substellata when submitted to gamma radiation in the laboratory, produce fumarprocetraric acid and usnic acid , respectively, but the radiation dose influences the metabolism and its subsequent biosynthesis. (author)

  5. Influence of gamma radiation on secondary metabolism in lichens Cladonia substellata and Cladonia verticillaris

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    Silva, Helena P.B.; Melo, Patryk; Primo, Dario; Vicalvi, Maria Claudia V. [Federal University of Pernambuco (CTG/DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Graduate Program in Energy Technologies and Nuclear; Maciel, Leonardo N.Q. [First Space Seed, Recife, PE (Brazil); Pereira, Eugenia, E-mail: Eugenia.pereira@cnpq.pq.com.b [Federal University of Pernambuco (CFCH/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. of Geographic Sciences; Silva, Nicacio [Federal University of Pernambuco (CCB/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. of Biochemistry; Colaco, Waldeciro, E-mail: wcolaco@ufpe.com.b [Federal University of Pernambuco (CTG/DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. Nuclear Energy

    2011-07-01

    Lichens are organisms formed from a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga. These when submitted to different doses and types of radiation are encouraged to produce their substances in quantities different from those that would produce without the intervention of radiation. The objective of this research was to determine the influence of gamma rays on the production of usnic acid from Cladonia substellata and on the production of fumarprocetraric acid from Cladonia verticillaris. Lichens samples were submitted to gamma irradiation Co-60 source, receiving different doses (0, 5, 10, 50 and 100 Gy) of gamma irradiator. After six months samples were collected and submitted to the extraction of its phenols. The extracts were subjected to thin-layer chromatography, and read from Biochrom Libra S22 spectrophotometer. The qualitative assessment of the chemical composition of lichens stalks irradiated or not, revealed by thin layer chromatography production of usnic acid and fumarprocetraric throughout the experiment. Regarding the quantification of fumarprocetraric acid was observed a production significantly higher in extracts obtained from irradiated lichens, the largest production obtained by the dose of 50 Gy. As for the production of usnic acid, the highlight was the dose of 10 Gy. Thus we can conclude that the lichens Cladonia verticillaris and Cladonia substellata when submitted to gamma radiation in the laboratory, produce fumarprocetraric acid and usnic acid , respectively, but the radiation dose influences the metabolism and its subsequent biosynthesis. (author)

  6. Antimicrobial Activity of Cladonia verticillaris Lichen Preparations on Bacteria and Fungi of Medical Importance

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    Dalila de Brito Marques Ramos

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Cladonia verticillaris lichen lectin (ClaveLL was purified using a previously established protocol and then evaluated for its potential antimicrobial activity. Initially, the autochthonous lichen was submitted to extraction with sodium phosphate buffer pH 7.0, followed by filtration and centrifugation to obtain crude extract. A salt fractionation was performed with 30% ammonium sulfate. After centrifugation, the protein fraction was loaded onto molecular exclusion chromatography using Sephadex G-100 matrix to purify active lectin. ClaveLL showed antibacterial activity against Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Enterococcus faecalis and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae assayed strains, with greater inhibitory effect on growth of E. coli (MIC of 7.18 μg mL−1. The lowest minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC, 57.4 μg mL−1 was detected against E. faecalis. The antifungal assay performed with Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum gypseum, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichosporon cutaneum, and Trichosporon asahi evaluated crude extract, fraction, and ClaveLL preparations. ClaveLL was the most active against T. rubrum with an inhibition percentage of 35% compared to negative control (phosphate buffer. Extract and fraction showed better activity on growth inhibition of T. mentagrophytes (35%. The results indicate the potential of ClaveLL and other C. verticillaris preparations as antimicrobial agents useful for applications focusing on human health.

  7. Influência de poluentes atmosféricos em Belo Jardim (PE utilizando Cladonia verticillaris (líquen como biomonitor Influence of atmospheric pollutants in Belo Jardim (PE using Cladonia verticillaris (lichen as biomonitor

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    Fernando de Oliveira Mota Filho

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Cladonia verticillaris used in this study was collected in the cerrado vegetation of Saloá (PE, Brazil and transplanted in plastic containers on soil from the collection place to Belo Jardim (PE that possesses lead smelters and battery industries. The experiments were disposed at eleven different places for evaluating the dispersion of pollutants and their effects on the biomonitor. The exposed lichens were collected over eight months and submitted to thin layer and high performance liquid chromatographies, and scanning electron microscopy. C. verticillaris placed in the vicinity of the emission sources demonstrated alteration in its metabolism, decreasing the production of its major compound, fumarprotocetraric acid, and deterioration of its external and internal surfaces.

  8. Notes on some Dutch Cladoniae (Lichenes)

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    Hennipman, E.

    1967-01-01

    Cladonia crispata (Ach.) Flot. var. subcrispata Hennipm., var. nov. is described, which shows the P + reaction. Cladonia subrangiformis Sandst. is reduced to a varietal state under C. furcata, and C. delicata (Ehrh.) Flörke var. subsquamosa Nyl. ex Leight. is transferred to C. squamosa (Scop.) Hoffm

  9. Nieuwe Cladonia-soorten voor Nederland

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    Sipman, H.

    1977-01-01

    Six new Cladoniae for the Netherlands are mentioned and their main characteristics described. Cladonia cenotea (Ach). Schaer., C. stellaris (Opiz) Pouzar et Vezda, C. subcervicornis (Vain.) DuRietz and C. symphycarpia Fik. are recorded from a single find. The first two were already labelled correctl

  10. Contribution to the Cladonia mycota of Greece,including Cladonia graeca sp. nov.%Contribution to the Cladonia mycota of Greece, including Cladonia graeca sp.nov.

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    Harrie J.M.SIPMAN; Teuvo AHTI

    2011-01-01

    From mid-elevation pine forest on the Aegean Sea island of Thasos 8 additional Cladonia species for the lichen mycota of Greece are reported.Most have a wide distribution in Europe and reach their southern limit in Greece.From schistose rock in the same area and on Evvia a new species is described,Cladonia graeca,which is probably related to C.macrophylla and C.decorticata but contains fumarprotocetraric acid instead of psoromic or perlatolic acid.

  11. Structural Analysis of Polysaccharide from Cladonia furcatar and Its Activities

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    CHEN; Qian

    2001-01-01

    Cladonia furcatar is a member of the lichens genus Cladonia. Japanese scientific researchers [1] made a great achievement in selecting lichens as anticancer agent and polysaccharides are generally considered to be their main bioactive constituents. Recently, Iacomini et al[2] have investigated the members of the genus Cladonia, a mannose-containing polysaccharide was isolated from Cladoniafurcatar. We now report the new chemical structure of polysaccharide from Cladoniafurcatar and its activities.  ……

  12. Structural Analysis of Polysaccharide from Cladonia furcatar and Its Activities

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    2001-01-01

    @@ Cladonia furcatar is a member of the lichens genus Cladonia. Japanese scientific researchers [1] made a great achievement in selecting lichens as anticancer agent and polysaccharides are generally considered to be their main bioactive constituents. Recently, Iacomini et al[2] have investigated the members of the genus Cladonia, a mannose-containing polysaccharide was isolated from Cladoniafurcatar. We now report the new chemical structure of polysaccharide from Cladoniafurcatar and its activities.

  13. Note on Cladonia species (lichenized Ascomycota from Ardahan province (Turkey

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    Piotr Osyczka

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper is the first report on Cladonia species from Ardahan, a north-eastern province of Turkey. A circumpolar boreal-low arctic species, Cladonia acuminata, rarely reported from Asia, and the recently described Cladonia monomorpha are reported as new for Turkey. Their detailed descriptions and taxonomical remarks are provided. Localities of other ascertained Cladonia species in the province supplement the knowledge of their distribution patterns in the country. In addition, the typically corticolous/lignicolous species Vulpicida pinastri is mentioned as also growing on primary squamules and podetia of C. pyxidata.

  14. Three new species of Cladonia (Cladoniaceae, Ascomycota from Southern Brazil

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    ANA M. CHARNEI

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Cladonia maculata, C. paranaensis and C. quiririensisare described as new to science. These species were found between the altitudes of 900 to 1887 meters on the Serra do Mar Mountain in Southern Brazil.

  15. Cladonia diversa (Cladoniaceae, Lichenized Ascomycota - overlooked lichen in Poland

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    Piotr Osyczka

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This is the first report on Cladonia diversa Asperges in Poland. Till the present this species was overlooked and usually included under the name C. coccifera. The study is based on revision of over a thousand of specimens of the genus Cladonia section Cocciferae deposited in Polish herbaria. The morphology, chemistry, habitat requirements and known distribution of the lichen in Poland are discussed. A taxonomical remarks concerning the species are also provided.

  16. Some interesting records of Cladonia species from the Nizina Wielkopolska Lowland (W Poland

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    Daria Zarabska

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The lichen genus Cladonia comprises several similar species which have hardly been recognized in Western Poland so far. We used thin layer chromatography (TLC as a simple technique to determine diagnostic lichen substances in morphologically similar Cladonia species. During field studies in Sandr Nowotomyski (western Nizina Wielkopolska Lowland, ten interesting records of Cladonia species were made. Cladonia novochlorophaea is reported for the first time from this region. Our records supplement the knowledge about the distribution of Cladonia species both in the investigated region and in Poland. All the records are compared with existing literature data from regional floristic inventories and distribution maps from Poland.

  17. A new chemical strain of Cladonia furcata (Huds.) Schrad. (Lichenes)

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    Barendregt, A.; Dries, van den P.J.L.; Sipman, H.J.M.

    1982-01-01

    The well-known and widespread lichen species Cladonia furcata (Huds.) Schrad. is usually very constant in its chemistry: fumarprotocetraric acid is its main secondary metabolite, sometimes accompanied by atranorin. Recently a new chemical strain, characterised by the presence of psoromic acid instea

  18. Cladonia metacorallifera, a lichen species new to the Eastern Carpathians

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    Piotr Osyczka

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A rare lichen Cladonia metacorallifera was found in the Bieszczady Mts. and this is the first report of the species from the Eastern Carpathians. In Poland, its occurrence is probably limited to small populations scattered in high mountain situations. The data of distribution of the species in Poland, ecological characterization of the new locality and some taxonomical remarks concerning the recorded specimen, as well as a photograph of its habit are provided.

  19. The Cladonia pyxidata-fimbriata complex in the Netherlands, with description of a new variety

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    Sipman, H.J.M.

    1973-01-01

    A morphological, chemical, and ecological analysis was performed on a large number of collections of Cladonia pyxidata and related taxa from the Netherlands. The following species are recognized: Cladonia fimbriata. Cl. conistea, Cl. conista. Cl. pyxidata. Cl. chlorophaea. Cl. cryplochlorophaea. Cl.

  20. Cladonia incrassata Flörke, een licheen nieuw voor ons land

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    Hennipman, E.

    1968-01-01

    The lichen Cladonia incrassata Florke proves to be indigenous to the Netherlands. It was collected in several localities in the eastern part of the country, usually growing on peaty soil or in pine forests near the base of old trees, often together with Cladonia digitata (L.) Hoffm.

  1. Prion protein degradation by lichens of the genus Cladonia

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    Bennett, James P.; Rodriguez, Cynthia M.; Johnson, Christopher J.

    2012-01-01

    It has recently been discovered that lichens contain a serine protease capable of degrading the pathogenic prion protein, the etiological agent of prion diseases such as sheep scrapie and cervid chronic wasting disease. Limited methods are available to degrade or inactivate prion disease agents, especially in the environment, and lichens or their serine protease could prove important for management of these diseases. Scant information is available regarding the presence or absence of the protease responsible for degrading prion protein (PrP) in lichen species and, in this study, we tested the hypothesis that PrP degradation activity in lichens is phylogenetically-based by testing 44 species of Cladonia lichens, a genus for which a significant portion of the phylogeny is well established. We categorized PrP degradation activity among the 44 species (high, moderate, low or none) and found that activity in Cladonia species did not correspond with phylogenetic position of the species. Degradation of PrP did correspond, however, with three classical taxonomic characters within the genus: species with brown apothecia, no usnic acid, and the presence of a cortex. Of the 44 species studied, 18 (41%) had either high or moderate PrP degradation activity, suggesting the protease may be frequent in this genus of lichens.

  2. CONTRIBUCION AL CONOCIMIENTO DEL GENERO CLADONIA (CLADONIACEAE-LIQUENES DE ARGENTINA Y REGIONES LIMITROFES

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    Lidia I. Ferraro

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Cladonia subradiata (Vain. Sandst. se reporta como nueva para la Argentina y Paraguay, C.turgidior (Nyl. Ahti a la Argentina, y C.peziziform, es (With. Laundon a Paraguay. Cladonia ramulosa (With. Laundon y C.humilis (With. Laundon se reporta por primera vez desde el norte de Argentina. Cinco especies de Cladonia son ahora reconocidos en la provincia de Corrientes; se proporciona una clave e ilustraciones

  3. Bioproduction of usnic acid from acetate by kaolinite immobilized cells of Cladonia substellata Vain.

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    Eugenia C. Pereira

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Cells of the lichen Cladonia substellata, immobilized in kaolinite and supplied with acetate, produce at room temperature large amounts of usnic acid which can be recovered from the washing solution.

  4. Uranium accumulation in the lichen Cladonia rangiferina: Pt. 2

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    The toxicity of the uranyl ion to the lichen Cladonia rangiferina (L.) Wigg. was shown to be strongly dependent on chemical speciation. Photosynthetic measurements indicated that the anionic complex of oxalate (UOsub(2)Lsub(2)sup(2-) was more toxic than the uncomplexed cation UOsub(2)sup(2+). No detrimental response could be assigned to the neutral phthalate complex (UOsub(2)L). Toxicity was also affected by the physiological condition of the lichen material. Samples exhibiting low photosynthetic levels typical for winter-collected material were damaged to a greater degree. Neither the cationic nor anionic species induced Ksup(+) loss from the lichen and the small release induced by the neutral species of the uranyl ion in phthalate buffer reflects a reduction in membrane integrity resulting from Casup(2+) depletion. The effects of the uranyl ion and of the buffers used on Casup(2+) displacement from lichen samples are discussed. Uranium uptake induced a reduction in total sup(14)C fixation rates, a decrease in the proportion of radioactivity in the ethanol-soluble fraction, and an increase in the ethanol-insoluble fraction. These effects are ascribed to interference with bicarbonate transfer into the algal cell and the blocking of carbohydrate transport from the algal partner

  5. {sup 134}Cs and {sup 137}Cs in lichen (Cladonia stellaris) in southern Finland

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    Puhakainen, M.; Rahola, T.; Heikkinen, T.; Illukka, E. [Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki (Finland)

    2007-07-01

    The variation of the amounts of fallout radionuclides in reindeer lichen Cladonia stellaris (syn. Cladonia alpestris) and the underlying soil below the lichen was investigated in 1986-2004 at three locations in southern Finland. Samples from the lichen carpet were fractionated into three vertical layers and the distribution of radionuclides between the different fractions was investigated. The effective half-lives of {sup 137}Cs in lichen were almost the same in all three layers and, as a whole, the effective half-life of lichen varied from 2.7 to 3.4 years. (orig.)

  6. Relationship between atmospheric ammonia concentration and nitrogen content in terricolous lichen (Cladonia portentosa)

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    Nielsen, Knud Erik; Andersen, Helle Vibeke; Strandberg, Morten Tune;

    2014-01-01

    From April 2006 to April 2007, the geographical and seasonal variation in nitrogen content in terricolous lichen (Cladonia portentosa) and atmospheric ammonia concentrations were measured at five heathland sites. The seasonal variation in the nitrogen content of the lichen was small, even though...

  7. Analysis of surface structures of Cladonia mitis podetia in historic and recent collections from Greenland

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    Heide-Jørgensen, Henning; Johnsen, Ib

    1995-01-01

    Field observations in Greenland combined with a scanning electron microscopical survey have revealed a hitherto undescribed correspondence in the distribution of a brownish colour and a crust-like surface structure formed by hyphae at exposed parts of the shoot tips of podetia of Cladonia mitis...

  8. Sharpening the species boundaries in the Cladonia mediterranea complex (Cladoniaceae, Ascomycota)

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    Pino-Bodas, R.; Pérez-Vargas, I.; Stenroos, S.; Ahti, T.; Burgaz, A.R.

    2016-01-01

    The complex Cladonia mediterranea belongs to the section Impexae and is formed by C. azorica, C. macaronesica and C. mediterranea. These species are basically distributed in the Mediterranean and Macaronesian Regions. In the present work the limits between the species of this complex are re-examined

  9. De standplaats van Cladonia cariosa (Knobbelig heidestaartje) op Militair Luchtvaartterrein Deelen

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    Haveman, R.; Berg, van der A.

    2007-01-01

    In dit artikel willen we een beschrijving geven van de standplaats en de vegetatie waarin Cladonia cariosa optreedt op MLT Deelen. De aanleiding hiervoor is tweeledig. Tot nu toe zijn geen beschrijvingen beschikbaar van de vegetatie waarin deze zeldzame soort optreedt op zijn Nederlandse binnenlands

  10. Symbiotic propagation of seedlings of Cyrtopodium glutiniferum Raddi (Orchidaceae

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    Fernanda Aparecida Rodrigues Guimarães

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In nature, orchid seeds obtain the nutrients necessary for germination by degrading intracellular fungal structures formed after colonization of the embryo by mycorrhizal fungi. Protocols for asymbiotic germination of orchid seeds typically use media with high concentrations of soluble carbohydrate and minerals. However, when reintroduced into the field, seedlings obtained via asymbiotic germination have lower survival rates than do seedlings obtained via symbiotic germination. Tree fern fiber, the ideal substrate for orchid seedling acclimatization, is increasingly scarce. Here, we evaluated seed germination and protocorm development of Cyrtopodium glutiniferum Raddi cultivated in asymbiotic media (Knudson C and Murashige & Skoog and in oatmeal agar (OA medium inoculated with the mycorrhizal fungus Epulorhiza sp., using non-inoculated OA medium as a control. We also evaluated the performance of tree fern fiber, pine bark, eucalyptus bark, corncob and sawdust as substrates for the acclimatization of symbiotically propagated plants. We determined germination percentages, protocorm development and growth indices at 35 and 70 days of cultivation. Relative growth rates and the effects of substrates on mycorrhizal formation were calculated after 165 days of cultivation. Germination efficiency and growth indices were best when inoculated OA medium was used. Corncob and pine bark showed the highest percentages of colonized system roots. The OA medium inoculated with Epulorhiza sp. shows potential for C. glutiniferum seedling production. Corncob and pine bark are promising substitutes for tree fern fiber as substrates for the acclimatization of orchid seedlings.

  11. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi: chemical composition, biological properties and toxicity Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi: composição química, propriedades biológicas, e toxicidade

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    Carvalho, M.G.; A.G.N. Melo; C.F.S. Aragão; F.N. Raffin; T.F.A.L. Moura

    2013-01-01

    Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a medicinal plant known in Brazil as "aroeira da praia", which has been used in popular medicine as antipyretic, analgesic, depurative and in the treatment of diseases of the urogenital system. On the other hand, the scientific literature has reported that this plant has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiulcerogenic activity. This review addresses the main biological properties and toxicological effects of "aroeira da praia", in addition to a systemati...

  12. CLADONIA LIBIFERA,A LICHEN SPECIES NEW TO CHINA%石蕊属一中国新记录种

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    杨勇; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2003-01-01

    @@ During a field expedition to Zhaosu County of Xinjiang Province in 2000, several lichen species havebeen collected. Among them, Cladonia libifera is recorded as new to China. Cladonia libifera Savicz, Novosti Sist. Nizs. Rast.: 167 (1965). Primary squamules persistent and soon disappearing, small to middle-sized,2-5mm long, 2~4mm broad,crenate or incised, sinuate, flat or involuting, ascending, esorediating.

  13. Cladonia lichens on extensive green roofs: evapotranspiration, substrate temperature, and albedo.

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    Heim, Amy; Lundholm, Jeremy

    2013-01-01

    Green roofs are constructed ecosystems that provide ecosystem services in urban environments. Shallow substrate green roofs subject the vegetation layer to desiccation and other environmental extremes, so researchers have evaluated a variety of stress-tolerant vegetation types for green roof applications. Lichens can be found in most terrestrial habitats.  They are able to survive extremely harsh conditions, including frequent cycles of desiccation and rehydration, nutrient-poor soil, fluctuating temperatures, and high UV intensities. Extensive green roofs (substrate depth green roofs.  In a modular green roof system, we tested the effect of Cladonia lichens on substrate temperature, water loss, and albedo compared to a substrate-only control. Overall, the Cladonia modules had significantly cooler substrate temperatures during the summer and significantly warmer temperatures during the fall.  Additionally, the Cladonia modules lost significantly less water than the substrate-only control. This implies that they may be able to benefit neighboring vascular plant species by reducing water loss and maintaining favorable substrate temperatures. PMID:24555115

  14. Propagação vegetativa de aroeira-pimenteira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) Vegetative propagation of brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi)

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    Kairo Henrique Pereira Fernandes; Edson Seizo Mori; Magali Ribeiro da Silva; Cléber da Silva Pinto

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar os melhores métodos e épocas de realização da enxertia, sobre o pegamento de enxertos de aroeira-pimenteira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi). Foram conduzidos dois experimentos, instalados na Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, da Universidade Estadual Paulista - Câmpus de Botucatu-SP, nos períodos de 16 de dezembro de 2005 a 30 de janeiro 2006 e de 03 de junho a 17 de julho de 2006. O delineamento utilizado foi de blocos casualizados, com ...

  15. Schinus terebinthifolius raddi (anacardiaceae) no processo de cicatrização de gastrorrafias em ratos Schinus terebinthifolius raddi (anacardiaceae) in the healing process of gastrorraphy in rats

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    Orlando José Dos Santos; Allan Kardec Duailibe Barros-Filho; Osvaldo Malafaia; Jurandir Marcondes Ribas-Filho; Rayan Haquim Pinheiro Santos; Rennan Abud Pinheiro Santos

    2012-01-01

    RACIONAL: A gastrorrafia isolada ou associada ao uso de adesivos biológicos constituiu ao longo da história da cirurgia a forma usual de promover a cicatrização nas lesões gástricas e o uso de fitoterápicos tem sido cada vez mais empregado. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a cicatrização de ferida provocada no estômago de ratos com uso do extrato hidroalcoólico de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 60 ratos, adultos, machos, distribuídos em dois grupos: grupo aroeira e grupo controle,...

  16. EVALUATION OF THE CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITYOF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF SCHINUS TEREBINTHIFOLIUS RADDI

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    A. Arnobio; O. N. Terra Jr.; P. R.G. Lemos; Silva, A. R.; C. C.H.C. Nascimento; I. A. Rodrigues; M. D.S.S. Rosa; G. C. Maldonado; L. L.M. Cunha; Barreto, A.S; G. F. Dire; M. Bernado-Filho

    2012-01-01

    Phytotherapy consists in all pharmaceutical preparation using certain part of plants as a feedstock with known pharmacological effects for medicinal purposes. In order to a better understanding of the biological effects associated with herbal medicines, many scientific studies have been conducted and developed in recent years. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Aroeira) is native from Peru and is also found in Europe, Asia and some Latin American countries. This herbal remedy was chosen for stud...

  17. Effects of different substrats on the growth of the aroeira-vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi)

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    Nilton de Brito Cavalcanti; Luiza Teixeira de Lima Brito

    2009-01-01

    Different rooting average were tested to identify those whch would provide the best conditions for growth of shedding the aroeira-vermelha (schinus terebinthifolius raddi). five different compositions for rooting average were (sand; soil; sand + soil; sand + cattle manure; sand + soil + cattle manure) the study was carried out from september of 2007 to december of 2008, in an area room temperature at embrapa semi-arid, petrolina, pe, brazil. the substrate composed with sand + cattle manure a...

  18. AROEIRA (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) SEEDLING PRODUCTION FOR RECUPERATING BAUXITE MINED AREAS

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    Anderson Cleiton José; Antônio Cláudio Davide; Sandro Longuinho de Oliveira

    2005-01-01

    This work evaluated aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) seedling quality (diameter, height, dry weight and rootgrowth potential), cultivated in different plastic tube sizes and evaluated the seedling post-planting performance in the field cultivatedin plastic tubes and in plastic bags. It was found that plastic tube size and seedling densities, significantly, influenced the seedling quality(diameter, height, dry weight and root growth potential). The seedling post-planting performance di...

  19. Ontogeny and Structure of the Pericarp of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Sandra Maria Carmello-Guerreiro; Adelita A. Sartori Paoli

    2002-01-01

    The fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a globose red drupe with friable exocarp when ripe and composed of two lignified layers: the epidermis and hypodermis. The mesocarp is parenchymatous with large secretory ducts associated with vascular bundles. In the mesocarp two regions are observed: an outer region composed of only parenchymatous cells and an inner region, bounded by one or more layers of druse-like crystals of calcium oxalate, composed of parenchymatous cells, secretory ducts...

  20. A note about new and rarely recorded taxa of the genus Cladonia from the Arctic island Spitsbergen (Svalbard

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    Piotr Osyczka

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper is based on field studies dealing with the lichen genus Cladonia Hill ex P. Browne (Cladoniaceae carried out by the author in the region of Spitsbergen in 2002 as well as taxonomical work and revision of herbarium material, collected during several earlier Polish polar expeditions to this part of the Arctic. As the result not reported so far from the island species Cladonia stygia (Fr. Ruoss, C. trassii Ahti, C. verticillata (Hoffm. Schaer. have been determined. Besides, the presence of very rarely recorded taxa C. crispata var. cetrariiformis (Delise Vain., C. merochlorophaea Asahina and Cladonia symphycarpia (Flörke Fr. is confirmed and their new localities are given. Furthermore, the presence of C. coccifera s.str. is also substantiated.

  1. Studies on Colombian cryptogams. V. Taxonomy, distribution and ecology of macrolichens of the Colombian Paramos: 1. Cladonia subgenus Cladina

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    Sipman, H.J.M.; Cleef, A.M.

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    Morphology, chemistry, distribution and ecology of 6 species of Cladonia subgenus Cladina (Lichenes) from the Colombian paramos are described: C. arcuata Ahti, C. boliviano Ahti, C. confusa Sant., C. polia Sant., C. rangiferina (L.) Wigg. var. abbayesii Ahti, and C. colombiana spec. Nov. C. bicolor

  2. Antibacterial activity, chemical composition, and cytotoxicity of leaf's essential oil from Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius, Raddi)

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    Silva, A. B.; de Silva, T; Franco, E. S.; Rabelo, S.A.; Lima, E.R.; R.A. Mota; C.A.G. da Câmara; Pontes-Filho, N.T.; Lima-Filho, J.V.

    2010-01-01

    The antibacterial potential of leaf's essential oil (EO) from Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) against staphylococcal isolates from dogs with otitis externa was evaluated. The minimum inhibitory concentration of EO ranged from 78.1 to 1,250 fg/mL. The oil was analyzed by GC and GC/MS and cytotoxicity tests were carried out with laboratory animals.

  3. EVALUATION OF THE CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITYOF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF SCHINUS TEREBINTHIFOLIUS RADDI

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    A. Arnobio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Phytotherapy consists in all pharmaceutical preparation using certain part of plants as a feedstock with known pharmacological effects for medicinal purposes. In order to a better understanding of the biological effects associated with herbal medicines, many scientific studies have been conducted and developed in recent years. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Aroeira is native from Peru and is also found in Europe, Asia and some Latin American countries. This herbal remedy was chosen for study because of its wide use and interesting pharmacological actions. Among the effects documented in the literature, they are a potent antimicrobial agent. Its use as hydroalcoholic extract showed positive effect on cystotomy healing in rats and the studies indicate that Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi vaginal gel is effective and safe for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. The experimental model discussed in this study was the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC in different strains of protozoa. Evaluation of the effects of the extract with Trypanosomacruzi and Leishmaniaamazonensis strains was conducted at different concentrations of a dilution series to allow a more sensitive analysis, in a wide concentration range. A static or toxic action can be distinguished by the color reaction which is involved rezazorina. The results indicate that in none of the tested strains were observed cytotoxic effects of aqueous extract. There was also no inhibitory action on the development of tested strains.

  4. Biosorption of copper(II) by nonliving lichen biomass of Cladonia rangiformis hoffm

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    Ekmekyapar, Fatma [Engineering Faculty, Department of Environmental Engineering, Atatuerk University, Erzurum 25240 (Turkey)]. E-mail: fyapar@atauni.edu.tr; Aslan, Ali [Education Faculty, Department of Biology, Atatuerk University, Erzurum 25240 (Turkey); Bayhan, Y. Kemal [Engineering Faculty, Department of Environmental Engineering, Atatuerk University, Erzurum 25240 (Turkey); Cakici, Avni [Engineering Faculty, Department of Environmental Engineering, Atatuerk University, Erzurum 25240 (Turkey)

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    Biosorption of heavy metals can be an effective process for the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. In this study, the adsorption properties of lichen biomass of Cladonia rangiformis hoffm. for copper(II) were investigated by using batch adsorption techniques. The effects of initial metal ion concentration, initial pH, biosorbent concentration, stirring speed and contact time on biosorption efficiency were studied. In the experiments the optimum pH value was found out 5.0 which was the native pH value of solution. The experimental adsorption data were fitted to the Langmuir adsorption model. The highest metal uptake was calculated from Langmuir isotherm and found to be 7.6923 mg Cu(II)/g inactivated lichen at 15 deg. C. The results indicated that the biomass of C. rangiformis is a suitable biosorbent for removing Cu(II) from aqueous solutions.

  5. 太白花化学成分的研究%Chemical constituents of Cladonia stellaris

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    王晓玲; 杨伯伦

    2004-01-01

    Object To study the chemical constituents in lichen plant of Cladonia stellaris. Methods C. Stellaris was extracted with petroleum ether,separated and purified by column chromatography and preparative TLC on silica gel. All the compounds were identified on the basis of spectral analysis. Results Six compounds were obtained. Their structures were characterized as usnic acid(Ⅰ),evinic acid (Ⅱ),perlatolic acid(Ⅲ),olivetoric acid (Ⅳ),2-hydroxyl-4-methoxyl-6-pentyl benzoic acid(Ⅴ) and 2,4-dihydroxyl benzoic acid (Ⅵ),respectively. Conclusion Compounds Ⅱ and Ⅳ were isolated from C. Stellaris for the first time.%目的研究地衣植物太白花(又称雀石蕊)Cladonia stellaris的化学成分.方法太白花经石油醚提取,采用硅胶柱色谱和硅胶制备TLC分离纯化,波谱分析鉴定结构.结果从太白花的石油醚部分得到6个化合物,分别鉴定为:松萝酸(Ⅰ)、去甲环萝酸(Ⅱ)、珠光酸(Ⅲ)、漂红梅衣酸(Ⅳ)、2-羟基-4-甲氧基-6-正戊基苯甲酸(Ⅴ)和2,4-二羟基-6-正戊基苯甲酸(Ⅵ).结论化合物Ⅱ和Ⅳ为首次从太白花中分离得到.

  6. Antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer activity of the lichens Cladonia furcata, Lecanora atra and Lecanora muralis

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    Stanojković Tatjana P

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study is to investigate in vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer activity of the acetone extracts of the lichens Cladonia furcata, Lecanora atra and Lecanora muralis. Methods Antioxidant activity was evaluated by five separate methods: free radical scavenging, superoxide anion radical scavenging, reducing power, determination of total phenolic compounds and determination of total flavonoid content. The antimicrobial activity was estimated by determination of the minimal inhibitory concentration by the broth microdilution method against six species of bacteria and ten species of fungi. Anticancer activity was tested against FemX (human melanoma and LS174 (human colon carcinoma cell lines using MTT method. Results Of the lichens tested, Lecanora atra had largest free radical scavenging activity (94.7% inhibition, which was greater than the standard antioxidants. Moreover, the tested extracts had effective reducing power and superoxide anion radical scavenging. The strong relationships between total phenolic and flavonoid contents and the antioxidant effect of tested extracts were observed. Extract of Cladonia furcata was the most active antimicrobial agent with minimum inhibitory concentration values ranging from 0.78 to 25 mg/mL. All extracts were found to be strong anticancer activity toward both cell lines with IC50 values ranging from 8.51 to 40.22 μg/mL. Conclusions The present study shows that tested lichen extracts demonstrated a strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer effects. That suggest that lichens may be used as as possible natural antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer agents to control various human, animal and plant diseases.

  7. Produção de metabólitos bioativos pelo líquen Cladonia substellata Vainio Production of bioactive metabolites from lichen Cladonia substellata Vainio

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    Sheyla Mara Ribeiro

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando comparar a atividade antimicrobiana de extratos brutos de Cladonia substellata, proveniente dos Estados de Minas Gerais e Pará, Brasil, utilizou-se o método de difusão em meio sólido. Extratos etéreo, clorofórmico e acetônico foram testados contra patógenos humanos e fitopatógenos na concentração de 1,0 mg/mL, 0,1 mg/mL e 0,01 mg/mL. Os extratos foram submetidos à cromatografia em camada delgada, e o princípio ativo atribuído através de biocromatografia. Os resultados demonstraram que as sete espécies de fungos testadas foram resistentes aos extratos de C. substellata procedente do Pará, porém, quatro destas espécies mostraram-se sensíveis aos extratos etéreo e clorofórmico da amostra de Minas Gerais. Todos os extratos foram ativos contra as mesmas espécies de bactérias, entretanto os extratos da amostra procedente de Minas Gerais demonstraram melhor atividade. Das bactérias inibidas, Staphylococcus aureus mostrou-se a menos sensível, ao contrário das fitopatógenas que apresentaram grande sensibilidade. Os testes cromatográficos revelaram a presença de ácido úsnico em todos os extratos, porém, em maior quantidade na amostra do Pará. O biocromatograma revelou este ácido como princípio ativo da espécie, além de sua ação sinérgica com o ácido norestíctico, na amostra de Minas Gerais, justificando sua maior atividade.This work purposed to make a comparison between antimicrobial activity of crude extracts from Cladonia substellata, collected at Minas Gerais and Pará States, Brazil, using the diffusion solid medium methods. Ether, chloroform, and acetone extracts, at 1 mg/mL, 0.1 mg/mL, and 0.01 mg/mL, were tested against human pathogens and phytopathogens. The extracts were submitted to thin layer chromatography and their active principles attributed by biochromatography. The results demonstrated that the seven fungi species tested were no sensitive to extracts from C. substellata from Pará. On

  8. Seed transmission and pathogenicity of Pestalotiopsis sp. in seedlings of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi
    Transmissão de fungos via semente e patogenicidade de Pestalotiopsis sp. em mudas de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Caciara Gonzatto Maciel; Tiago Silveira Ferrera; Marciéli Pitorini Bovolini; Rogério Gonzatto; Marlove Fátima Brião Muniz; Galileu Adeli Buriol

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    This study aimed to verify the transmission of fungi through seeds of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. (aroeira-vermelha) collected in the municipality of Santa Maria-RS, as well as the pathogenicity of the fungus Pestalotiopsis sp. Isolated from these seeds, aroeira-vermelha seedlings. For the transmission test 100 seeds were used, divided into four replicates of 25 each. The seeds were sown in sand and the evaluations were weekly, quantified the number of seedlings emerging and symptomatic. ...

  9. Estabelecimento in vitro de aroeira da praia (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) em diferentes concentrações de 6-benzilaminopurina (BAP) In vitro establishment of Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) at different concentrations of 6-benzylaminopurine

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    A.M.S. Paiva; M.A.I. Aloufa

    2009-01-01

    A aroeira da praia (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) é Anacardiaceae com propriedades medicinais extensamente exploradas por populares, no tratamento de inflamações uterinas, principalmente na região Nordeste do Brasil. O objetivo desse estudo foi estabelecer concentrações ideais de 6-Benzilaminopurina (BAP) para o estabelecimento in vitro de Schinus terebinthifolius através de segmentos nodais, internodais, cotiledonares e ápices caulinares. Os explantes foram cultivados em meio MS, suplement...

  10. Pressurized liquid extraction of anthocyanins and biflavonoids from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi: A multivariate optimization.

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    Feuereisen, Michelle M; Gamero Barraza, Mariana; Zimmermann, Benno F; Schieber, Andreas; Schulze-Kaysers, Nadine

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    Response surface methodology was employed to investigate the effects of pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) parameters on the recovery of phenolic compounds (anthocyanins, biflavonoids) from Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) fruits. The effects of temperature, static time, and ethanol as well as acid concentration on the polyphenol yield were described well by quadratic models (p75°C), an artifact occurred and was tentatively identified as a diastereomer of I3',II8-binaringenin. Multivariate optimization led to high yields of phenolic compounds from the exocarp/drupes at 100/75°C, 10/10min, 54.5/54.2% ethanol, and 5/0.03% acetic acid. This study demonstrates that PLE is well suited for the extraction of phenolic compounds from S. terebinthifolius and can efficiently be optimized by response surface methodology. PMID:27507511

  11. Ontogeny and Structure of the Pericarp of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae

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    Sandra Maria Carmello-Guerreiro

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available The fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a globose red drupe with friable exocarp when ripe and composed of two lignified layers: the epidermis and hypodermis. The mesocarp is parenchymatous with large secretory ducts associated with vascular bundles. In the mesocarp two regions are observed: an outer region composed of only parenchymatous cells and an inner region, bounded by one or more layers of druse-like crystals of calcium oxalate, composed of parenchymatous cells, secretory ducts and vascular bundles. The mesocarp detaches itself from the exocarp due to degeneration of the cellular layers in contact with the hypodermis. The lignified endocarp is composed of four layers: the outermost layer of polyhedral cells with prismatic crystals of calcium oxalate, and the three innermost layers of sclereids in palisade.O fruto de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi é uma drupa vermelha, globosa, com exocarpo friável quando maduro e composto de duas camadas lignificadas: a epiderme e a hipoderme. O mesocarpo é parenquimático com grandes canais secretores associados aos feixes vasculares. No mesocarpo distinguem-se duas regiões uma externa composta apenas de células parenquimáticas e uma interna, delimitada por uma ou mais camadas de células contendo cristais de oxalato de cálcio do tipo drusa, composta de células parenquimáticas, canais secretores e feixes vasculares. O mesocarpo desprende-se do exocarpo devido à degeneração das camadas celulares em contato com a hipoderme. O endocarpo é lignificado e composto de quatro camadas: uma mais externa de células poliédricas com cristais prismáticos de oxalato de cálcio e três mais internas de esclereides em paliçada.

  12. Antibacterial activity, chemical composition, and cytotoxicity of leaf’s essential oil from brazilian pepper tree (schinus terebinthifolius, raddi)

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    Silva, A. B.; de Silva, T; Franco, E. S.; Rabelo, S.A.; Lima, E.R.; R.A. Mota; C.A.G. da Câmara; Pontes-Filho, N.T.; Lima-Filho, J.V.

    2010-01-01

    The antibacterial potential of leaf’s essential oil (EO) from Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) against staphylococcal isolates from dogs with otitis externa was evaluated. The minimum inhibitory concentration of EO ranged from 78.1 to 1,250 μg/mL. The oil was analyzed by GC and GC/MS and cytotoxicity tests were carried out with laboratory animals.

  13. Antibacterial activity, chemical composition, and cytotoxicity of leaf's essential oil from Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius, Raddi

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    A.B. Silva

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The antibacterial potential of leaf's essential oil (EO from Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi against staphylococcal isolates from dogs with otitis externa was evaluated. The minimum inhibitory concentration of EO ranged from 78.1 to 1,250 fg/mL. The oil was analyzed by GC and GC/MS and cytotoxicity tests were carried out with laboratory animals.

  14. Establishment of Cladonia stellaris after artificial dispersal in an unfenced forest in northern Sweden

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    Samuel Roturier

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In 2002, fragments and whole thalli of reindeer lichen, mainly Cladonia stellaris, were spread in a typical Scots pine forest in northern boreal Sweden to study the survival and development after artificial lichen dispersal. The forest was not fenced, allowing reindeer access to graze. Lichens were dispersed in intact vegetation in 1 m2 plots by one of two methods: either as an intact lichen mat (patch of 0.25 m2 in the centre of the plot or as fragments scattered (scatter across the whole plot. The lichen was then monitored by photo inventory. In 2006, three years after the first inventory, all patch plots had been partially grazed by reindeer and the lichen cover measured in both patch and scatter plots had decreased severely. In 2008, the lichen cover in the patch and scatter plots had increased by up to 54% and 88%, respectively, of the cover measured during the first inventory in 2003. A significant increase in the number of fragments in the plots was also observed between 2006 and 2008, suggesting that in addition to growing like naturally established thalli, the lichen had spread and slowly colonized the plots. Dispersing lichen by the “patch” method appears to be less costefficient than the “scatter” method, if the area is grazed by reindeer. These results support the hypothesis that dispersal of reindeer lichen could be an effective means of restoring lichen stands, which are important for reindeer husbandry, even if the area is open to reindeer grazing. Abstract in Swedish / Sammanfattning: Etablering av Cladonia stellaris efter artificiell spridning i ej inhägnad skog i norra Sverige Renlav (främst Cladonia stellaris spreds manuellt 2002 i en talldominerad skog i norra Sverige för att studera lavens etablering efter artificiell spridning. Försöksområdet var inte hägnat utan öppet för renbete. Laven spreds i intakt markvegetation på 1 m2-ytor, antingen i form av intakta lavbålar (0,25 m2 i ytans centrum eller som

  15. Propagação vegetativa de aroeira-pimenteira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Vegetative propagation of brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Kairo Henrique Pereira Fernandes

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar os melhores métodos e épocas de realização da enxertia, sobre o pegamento de enxertos de aroeira-pimenteira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. Foram conduzidos dois experimentos, instalados na Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, da Universidade Estadual Paulista - Câmpus de Botucatu-SP, nos períodos de 16 de dezembro de 2005 a 30 de janeiro 2006 e de 03 de junho a 17 de julho de 2006. O delineamento utilizado foi de blocos casualizados, com cinco tratamentos, três repetições cada e dez plantas por parcela. Os tratamentos foram: garfagem no topo em fenda cheia, inglês simples, inglês complicado; borbulhia em "T" normal e "T" invertido. As diferentes épocas do ano alteraram o índice de pegamento, o que restringe o período de coleta de garfos. A maior porcentagem de pegamento ocorreu no mês de dezembro, com a enxertia em fenda cheia (40%. No mês de junho, não houve pegamento significativo, mostrando então que o mês de dezembro é o mês ideal, entre os estudados, para a realização da enxertia em aroeira. As garfagens em geral foram superiores à borbulhia. Houve baixo índice de pegamento, quando não foi nulo, e, além disso, suas borbulhas não apresentaram brotos dentro de 45 dias. A maior porcentagem de plantas com brotos, aos 45 dias, foi pelo método inglês simples, com 92%.The research was carried out aiming to evaluate the best grafting procedure and period for grafting healing of Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. Two experiments were set up at School of Agronomical Science (FCA of São Paulo State University - UNESP - Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil, through the periods from December 16th, 2005 to January 30th, 2006 and from June 3rd to July 17th, 2006. The experimental design used was the randomized blocks with five treatments, three replications, and ten plants per plot. The treatments were: cleft grafting, splice grafting, whip grafting

  16. Gamma radiation influence on Cladonia substellata (lichen) and its effects on limestone rocks

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    The lichens play an important role in decomposition of the rocky substrate, through the chemical weathering of their substances. This work aimed to determine the influence of gamma Ray on usnic acid production of Cladonia substellata and the influence of chelates formation in limestone rocks. Samples with 2.5 g of C. substellata were packed on paper envelopes for irradiation submission to gamma on a Co-60 source. They received 10 different doses: 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 80 Gy. Lichen irradiation was conducted on the gamma irradiator (Co-60), and packed over powdered limestone. Lichen samples were analyzed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and rocky samples by X-Ray Diffractometry. The X-ray diffractogram obtained from the analysis of limestone not subjected to the action of lichen - control sample was compared with limestone subjected to C. substellata irradiated at doses 10, 30 and 80Gy. Increased production of the usnic acid and changes on the rocky samples were noted. We realized that C. substellata increments the usnic acid biosynthesis as the gamma radiation dose is increased, but there is a limit to it. The chelating effect of the usnic acid on limestone was proportional to the produced amount of the substance, which could be extrapolated to natural conditions, where excessive radiation may influence pedogenesis and ecological succession. (author)

  17. Gamma radiation influence on Cladonia substellata (lichen) and its effects on limestone rocks

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    Silva, Helena P. de B., E-mail: barrosleny@hotmail.co [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Nuclear Energy Dept. Energetical and Nuclear Technologies Post-Graduation Program; Colaco, Waldeciro [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Nuclear Energy Dept.; Pereira, Eugenia C. [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Geographical Sciences Dept.; Silva, Nicacio H. da [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Biochemistry Dept.

    2009-07-01

    The lichens play an important role in decomposition of the rocky substrate, through the chemical weathering of their substances. This work aimed to determine the influence of gamma Ray on usnic acid production of Cladonia substellata and the influence of chelates formation in limestone rocks. Samples with 2.5 g of C. substellata were packed on paper envelopes for irradiation submission to gamma on a Co-60 source. They received 10 different doses: 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 80 Gy. Lichen irradiation was conducted on the gamma irradiator (Co-60), and packed over powdered limestone. Lichen samples were analyzed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and rocky samples by X-Ray Diffractometry. The X-ray diffractogram obtained from the analysis of limestone not subjected to the action of lichen - control sample was compared with limestone subjected to C. substellata irradiated at doses 10, 30 and 80Gy. Increased production of the usnic acid and changes on the rocky samples were noted. We realized that C. substellata increments the usnic acid biosynthesis as the gamma radiation dose is increased, but there is a limit to it. The chelating effect of the usnic acid on limestone was proportional to the produced amount of the substance, which could be extrapolated to natural conditions, where excessive radiation may influence pedogenesis and ecological succession. (author)

  18. Pollination ecology of Swartzia apetala Raddi var. apetala (leguminosae-papilionoideae

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    Maria Cecília de Chiara Moço

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available The pollination ecology of Swartzia apetala Raddi var. apetala was studied in the restinga of Maricá, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. S. apetala var. apetala is a shrub with asynchronic annual blooming, between the months of November and April (hot-rainy season. Each plant can exhibit more than one blooming episode in this period. Their flowers are hermaphrodites, apetalous, heterantherous, odoriferous, and the pollen represents the only reward offered to visitors. It is pollinized by species of Centris and Xylocopa, solitary and polyletic bees, which collect the pollen by means of vibratory movements. Other bees such as Apis mellifera, Pseudaugochloropsis graminea and Trigona spinipes are only pollen-thieves. In this variety of Swartzia vibrating is an efficient method to collect pollen from the anthers despite non-poricidal dehiscence.. The flowering phenology and the behavior of visitors influence the rate of outcrossing.A ecologia da polinização de Swartzia apetala Raddi var. apetala foi estudada na restinga de Maricá, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. S. apetala var. apetala é um arbusto com floração do tipo anual assincrônica, entre os meses de novembro e abril (estação quente- chuvosa. Cada planta pode apresentar mais de um episódio de floração neste período. As flores são hermafroditas, apétalas, heterândricas, odoríferas e o polem constitui a única recompensa oferecida aos visitantes. É polinizada por espécies de Centris e Xylocopa, abelhas solitárias e poliléticas, que coletam o polem através do método de vibração. Nesta variedade de Swartzia a vibração é um método eficiente de coleta de polem apesar das anteras apresentarem deiscência rimosa. Outras abelhas, como Apis mellifera, Pseudaugochloropsis graminea e Trigona spinipes, são pilhadoras de pólen. A fenologia da floração e o comportamento dos visitantes florais influenciam a taxa de fertilização cruzada.

  19. The growth rate of Cladonia rangiferina and C. mitis in relation to forest characteristics in northeastern Finland

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    Timo Helle

    1983-05-01

    Full Text Available The growth rate of Cladonia rangiferina and C. mitis was studied in Kuusamo, northeastern Finland, where they share more than 90 percent of the total lichen biomass. The material was collected from 5 pine forests of different ages in Calluna-Cladina heaths. The length growth rate of C. rangiferina varied by site from 3.9 to 4.3 mmyr -' and that of C. mitis from 3.0 to 3.5 mmyr-1 C. rangiferina achieved the fastest growth in a younger (60 years shadowy forest; growth was slowest in a clear-felled area and in an old (180 years, already thinned forest. C. mitis grew fastest in a site with young (10 years old pine plants and slowest in a younger shadowy site. The results do not support suggestions that clear-felling itself might negatively influence the growth of lichens. However, it is important also from the point of view of range management to create a new forest as soon as possible, since both species studied here grew faster in young forests than in clear-felled areas.Harmaaporonjakalan ja mietoporonjakalan kasvunopeus eri-ikaisissa metsissa.Abstract in Finnish / Yhteenveto: Harmaaporonjakalan (Cladonia rangiferina ja mietoporonjakalan (Cladonia mitis kasvunopeutta tutkittiin Kuusamossa. Aineisto kerattiin 5 puustoltaan eri-ikaiselti jakalakankaalta. Harmaaporonjakala kasvoi pituutta keskimaarin 3.9 - 4.3 mm/v ja mietoporonjakala 3.0 - 3.5 mm/v kasvupaikasta riippuen. Harmaaporonjakalan kasvu oli nopeinta nuorehkossa (60 v tiheassa metsassa, hitainta paljaaksihakkuulla ja vanhassa (180 v, jo harventuneessa metsassa. Mietoporonjakala kasvoi nopeimmin 90 cm:n taimikossa ja hitaimmin varjoisimmalla kasvupaikalla. Tulosten perusteella on vaikea yhtya kasitykseen, etta paljaaksihakkuu sinansa vahentaa poronjakalien kasvunopeutta. Myos poronhoidon kannalta on kuitenkin tarkeaa, etta uusi metsa saadaan aikaan mahdollisimman nopeasti, silla molemmat lajit kasvavat nopeimmin eri-ikaisissa nuorissa metsissa.

  20. Tratamento da vaginose bacteriana com gel vaginal de Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi): ensaio clínico randomizado Treatment of bacterial vaginosis with Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi vaginal gel: a randomized controlled trial

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    OBJETIVOS: testar a eficácia e a tolerância do gel de aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) para tratamento da vaginose bacteriana. MÉTODOS: quarenta e oito mulheres com vaginose bacteriana sintomática (de acordo com os critérios de Amsel) foram incluídas em ensaio clínico randomizado, duplo-cego, controlado, comparando-se o uso do gel vaginal de aroeira (25 casos) com placebo (23 casos). Os principais desfechos avaliados foram: taxa de cura, presença de lactobacilos na colpocitologia depo...

  1. Avaliação do extrato de Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) no processo de cicatrização de gastrorrafias em ratos Evaluation of the aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) extract on the healing process of gastroraphy in rats

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    Orlando José dos Santos; Jurandir Marcondes Ribas Filho; Nicolau Gregori Czeczko; Manoel Lages Castelo Branco Neto; Carlos Naufel Jr; Lydia Masako Ferreira; Rodrigo Peixoto Campos; Hamilton Moreira; Rafael Dib Porcides; Samuel Dobrowolski

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Avaliar a cicatrização de ferida provocada no estômago de ratos com uso do extrato hidroalcoólico de aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi). MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 40 ratos, adultos, machos, divididos em dois grupos de vinte, denominados: grupo aroeira e grupo controle, cada grupo foi dividido em dois subgrupos de dez animais conforme o momento das mortes (três e sete dias). Em cada animal foi realizado o mesmo procedimento cirúrgico, ou seja, lesão do estômago e rafia com fio ...

  2. Lichen (sp. Cladonia) as a deposition indicator for transuranium elements investigated with the Chernobyl fallout

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    Paatero, Jussi; Jaakkola, Timo; Kulmala, Seija [Helsinki Univ., Radiochemistry Lab., Helsinki (Finland)

    1998-06-01

    The feasibility of employing carpet-forming lichens (sp. Cladonia) as a measure for the deposition of transuranium elements was investigated with the Chernobyl fallout. In Finland, the deposition of these elements after the accident was very uneven. The highest deposition values for {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239,240}Pu, {sup 241}Am, {sup 242}Cm and {sup 243,244}Cm were 5.7, 3.0, 1.3, 98 and 0.025 Bq m{sup -2}, respectively. The amount of deposited {sup 239,240}Pu was, however, only some percent of the fallout of the nuclear test explosions of the 1950s and the 1960s. Instead, practically no {sup 242}Cm was released into the environment during the weapons` testing. The correlation between the refractory nuclides {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239,240}Pu, {sup 241}Am, {sup 242}Cm, {sup 95}Zr and {sup 144}Ce in lichen was high (r = 0.709-0.979), but the correlation between the transuranium elements and volatile {sup 137}Cs was much lower (r = 0.227-0.276). The calculated biological half-lives of Pu and Am in lichen were 730 and 320 days, respectively. The {sup 238}Pu/{sup 239,240}Pu activity ratio in the top parts of lichen samples was 0.54 ``+`` 0.02 corresponding to a burn-up value of 12 MWd kg{sup -1}. The {sup 238}Pu/{sup 239,240}Pu activity ratios of 0.43 and 0.69 measured from two isolated hot particles correspond to burn-up values of 10 and 14 MWd kg{sup -1}, respectively. (author).

  3. Bactericidal Activity of Some Lichen Secondary Compounds of Cladonia ochrochlora , Parmotrema nilgherrensis & Parmotrema sancti-angelii

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    VERMA NEERAJ

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, bactericidal potential of some lichen secondary compounds has been presented. Three lichen species namely Cladonia ochrochlora, Parmotrema nilgherrensis and Parmotrema sancti-angelii were successively fractionated in various organic solvents nhexane, ethyl acetate, acetone and methanol. The ethyl acetate fraction (10 μg/ml of these lichen species showed promised bactericidal activity and the order of the activity of lichen species were found as P. nilgherrensis > P. sanctiangelii > C. ochrochlora. Seven lichen secondary compounds alectoronic acid, atranorin, $-collatolic acid, fumarprotocetraric acid, hypoprotocetraric acid, lecanoric acid and protocetraric acid isolated from ethyl acetate fraction of above lichen species demonstrated moderate to strong bactericidal activity with low MIC value; alectoronic acid showed MIC 21.9 μg to 162.1 μg/ml, atranorin (5 μg - 70.7 μg/ml, $-collatolic acid (8.6 μg - 245 μg/ml, fumarprotocetraric acid (24 μg - 227.3 μg/ml, hypoprotocetraric acid (12.2 μg - 278.5 μg/ml, lecanoric acid (24.6 μg - 591.7 μg/ml, protocetraric acid (18.7 μg - 740.7 μg/ml. These secondary compounds were found most effective to kill microorganisms within a period of 0 hrs to 6 hrs incubation as evident from the kinetic time kill assay study. As far as the stability of the lichen compounds for the observed activity, it was found that these compounds were stable at 4oC without loosing their bactericidal potential.

  4. Distribution of Np and Pu in Swedish lichen samples (Cladonia stellaris) contaminated by atmospheric fallout

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    Lindahl, Patric E-mail: patric.lindahl@radfys.lu.se; Roos, Per; Eriksson, Mats; Holm, Elis

    2004-07-01

    The activity concentrations of {sup 237}Np and the two Pu isotopes, {sup 239}Pu and {sup 240}Pu, were determined in lichen samples (Cladonia stellaris) contaminated by fallout from atmospheric nuclear test explosions and the Chernobyl accident. The samples were collected at 18 locations in Sweden, from north to south, between 1986 and 1988 and analysed with high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HR-ICP-MS) and alpha spectrometry. Data on the activity ratios {sup 238}Pu/{sup 239+240}Pu and {sup 134}Cs/{sup 137}Cs measured previously were also included in this study for comparison. The {sup 237}Np activity concentration ranged from 0.08{+-}0.01 to 2.08{+-}0.17 mBq kg{sup -1}, depending on the location of the sampling site and time of collection. The {sup 239+240}Pu activity concentration ranged from 0.09{+-}0.01 to 4.09{+-}0.15 Bq kg{sup -1}, with the {sup 240}Pu/{sup 239}Pu atomic ratio ranging between 0.16{+-}0.01 and 0.44{+-}0.03, the higher ratios indicating a combination of weapons test fallout and Chernobyl fallout. The {sup 237}Np/{sup 239}Pu atomic ratios ranged between 0.06{+-}0.01 and 0.42{+-}0.04, the lower ratios indicating combination of weapons test fallout and Chernobyl fallout. At a well-defined sampling site at Lake Rogen (62.32 deg. N, 12.38 deg. E), additional lichen samples were collected between 1987 and 1998 to study the distribution of Np and Pu in different layers. The concentrations of the two elements follow each other quite well in the profile.

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

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    M.S. Santos

    2014-03-01

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

  6. Germination and gametophyte development of Cyathea corcovadensis (Raddi Domin (Cyatheaceae from spores stored at low temperatures

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    Catiuscia Marcon

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The tree fern Cyathea corcovadensis (Raddi Domin is an endangered species in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It currently occurs only in the northern segment of the coastal region. Spore storage would help in conservation programs since it maintains genetic variability and provides material for in vitro cultures. Current study evaluates the effect of low temperatures combined to different spore storage times on the germination and initial gametophyte development of C. corcovadensis. Spores were divided into two groups: spores of the first group were sowed immediately in Meyer culture medium with nystatin, at pH 4.0, while spores of the second group were stored at 7, -20 and -196°C during 60, 120, 180, and 365 days and then sowed in the same medium. Spore storage at 7 and -196°C for 365 days not only provided higher germination percentages than those reported for recently-collected spores but also stimulated gametophytic development. The latter was demonstrated by the higher percentages of laminar gametophytes in these treatments. The possibility of storing spores provides material for in vitro experiments, which is of special interest for C. corcovadensis due to its ornamental potential and conservation status.

  7. The effect of irradiation in the preservation of pink pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi)

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    de Souza, Adriana Régia Marques; Arthur, Valter; Nogueira, Danielle Pires

    2012-08-01

    Pink peppers, also known as "pimenta-rosa" and "poivre rose", are the fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, a species of pepper cultivated in Brazil, and have great potential for the exploration of uses. In efforts to lengthen the shelf life of this pepper, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different doses of radiation on its physical composition and color. The pink pepper samples were irradiated with doses of 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6 kGy, and the moisture, ash and lipid contents, pH and color were analyzed. The moisture content, lipid content and pH analysis indicated effects due to the irradiation (p>0.05) in which the higher doses resulted in decreases in the attribute. In contrast, there were no significant differences for the ash analysis (p<0.05) among the studied doses. The color of the pink peppers were affected by the irradiation: the parameters a* and b* were the most affected by the intermediate doses (0.2 and 0.8 kGy), which induced their elevation, enhancing the reddish and yellowish colors. Based on the presented data, irradiation is as an alternative preservation process for pink peppers.

  8. The effect of irradiation in the preservation of pink pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi)

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    Pink peppers, also known as “pimenta-rosa” and “poivre rose”, are the fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, a species of pepper cultivated in Brazil, and have great potential for the exploration of uses. In efforts to lengthen the shelf life of this pepper, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different doses of radiation on its physical composition and color. The pink pepper samples were irradiated with doses of 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6 kGy, and the moisture, ash and lipid contents, pH and color were analyzed. The moisture content, lipid content and pH analysis indicated effects due to the irradiation (p>0.05) in which the higher doses resulted in decreases in the attribute. In contrast, there were no significant differences for the ash analysis (p⁎ and b⁎ were the most affected by the intermediate doses (0.2 and 0.8 kGy), which induced their elevation, enhancing the reddish and yellowish colors. Based on the presented data, irradiation is as an alternative preservation process for pink peppers.

  9. Structure and genetic diversity of natural Brazilian pepper populations (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi).

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    Álvares-Carvalho, S V; Duarte, J F; Santos, T C; Santos, R M; Silva-Mann, R; Carvalho, D

    2016-01-01

    In the face of a possible loss of genetic diversity in plants due the environmental changes, actions to ensure the genetic variability are an urgent necessity. The extraction of Brazilian pepper fruits is a cause of concern because it results in the lack of seeds in soil, hindering its distribution in space and time. It is important to address this concern and explore the species, used by riparian communities and agro-factories without considering the need for keeping the seeds for natural seed banks and for species sustainability. The objective of this study was to evaluate the structure and the genetic diversity in natural Brazilian pepper populations (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi). Twenty-two alleles in 223 individuals were identified from eight forest remnants located in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Sergipe. All populations presented loci in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium deviation. Four populations presented six combinations of loci in linkage disequilibrium. Six exclusive alleles were detected in four populations. Analysis of molecular variance showed the absence of diversity between regions and that between the populations (GST) was 41%. Genetic diversity was structured in seven clusters (ΔK7). Brazilian pepper populations were not structured in a pattern of isolation by distance and present genetic bottleneck. The populations São Mateus, Canastra, Barbacena, and Ilha das Flores were identified as management units and may support conservation projects, ecological restoration and in implementation of management plans for Brazilian pepper in the State of Sergipe. PMID:27323193

  10. Estudo farmacobotânico de partes aéreas vegetativas de aroeira-vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae)

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    C.F. Azevedo; Z.G.M. QUIRINO; R.L.A. Bruno

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    Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), conhecida como aroeira-vermelha é uma espécie nativa do Brasil, perenifólia e pioneira, sendo muito utilizada para combater diversas doenças, pois apresenta, entre outras, propriedades anti-inflamatórias e cicatrizantes. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi realizar um estudo morfoanatômico do caule e da folha de S. terebinthifolius, descrevendo a organização dos tecidos e suas possíveis variações. As análises macro e microscópicas foram realizadas com...

  11. Tratamento da vaginose bacteriana com gel vaginal de Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi): ensaio clínico randomizado

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    Amorim Melania Maria Ramos de; Santos Luiz Carlos

    2003-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: testar a eficácia e a tolerância do gel de aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) para tratamento da vaginose bacteriana. MÉTODOS: quarenta e oito mulheres com vaginose bacteriana sintomática (de acordo com os critérios de Amsel) foram incluídas em ensaio clínico randomizado, duplo-cego, controlado, comparando-se o uso do gel vaginal de aroeira (25 casos) com placebo (23 casos). Os principais desfechos avaliados foram: taxa de cura, presença de lactobacilos na colpocitologia depo...

  12. Espécies de Cladonia P. Browne (Cladoniaceae, Ascomycota dos Supergrupos Cocciferae, Crustaceae e Perviae em restingas e costões rochosos dos estados do Paraná e de Santa Catarina, Brasil Species of Cladonia P. Browne (Cladoniaceae, Ascomycota, of Supergroup Cocciferae, Crustaceae and Perviae, from restinga vegetation and rocky shores of Paraná and Santa Catarina, Brazil

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    Emerson Luiz Gumboski

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Pouco se conhece das espécies de Cladonia que ocorrem nos estados do Paraná e de Santa Catarina. Informações sobre a ocorrência de liquens em restingas são muito escassas e não há qualquer registro para costões rochosos. O objetivo do trabalho foi realizar um levantamento intensivo das espécies de Cladonia presentes em áreas de restingas e costões rochosos presentes nos estados do Paraná e de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil. Foram encontradas nove espécies pertencentes aos Supergrupos Cocciferae, Crustaceae e Perviae, sendo que Cladonia squamosa é nova citação para o Paraná e C. palmicola para Santa Catarina. Todas as espécies encontradas ocorrem em restingas e sete delas também em costões rochosos. São apresentadas chave de identificação, descrições, comentários e ilustrações.Little is known about the species of Cladonia that occur in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. Information about the occurrence of lichens in restinga (a type of coastal vegetation in Brazil is very scarce and there are no records from rocky shores. The main goal of the present work was to make an intensive survey of Cladonia species that grow in restinga and on the rocky shores of this region. Nine species belonging to Supergroups Cocciferae, Crustaceae and Perviae were found, and two of them were new records: Cladonia squamosa for Paraná and C. palmicola for Santa Catarina. All of the species recorded occur in restinga and seven of them are also found along rocky shores. An identification key, descriptions, comments and illustrations are provided.

  13. Influência da temperatura de secagem e da concentração de Aerosil®200 nas características dos extratos secos por aspersão da Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) Influence of the drying temperature and the Aerosil®200 concentration on the characteristics of Spray-dried extracts from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anarcadiaceae)

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    E.A.F. Vasconcelos; M.G.F. Medeiros; F.N. Raffin; T.F.A.L. Moura

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    A Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi é muito usada na medicina popular e atualmente como fitomedicamento pelas propriedades antimicrobiana, cicatrizante e antiinflamatória. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da temperatura de entrada e a concentração de Aerosil®200 nas características de extratos secos por aspersão da Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. Os extratos preparados com etanol 70 °GL foram secos em Mini-spray dryer, Buchi B191, com adição do adjuvante tecnológico numa propor...

  14. Estrutura e desenvolvimento de canais secretores em frutos de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae Structure and development of the secretory cavities in the fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae

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    Silvia Rodrigues Machado

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available As cavidades secretoras no fruto de Schinus terebinthifolius foram analisadas aos microscópios de luz e eletrônico de transmissão. Estas cavidades são complexas e constituídas por epitélio multiestratificado que circunda o lume preenchido por secreção viscosa e por células epiteliais isoladas. Cada cavidade é circundada externamente por duas ou três camadas de células menores que as adjacentes achatadas, radialmente e que progressivamente diferenciam-se em epiteliais. As cavidades secretoras iniciam-se por esquizogênese e desenvolvem-se pelo processo esquizo-lisígeno. O lume inicia-se pela dissolução da lamela média entre um grupo de células precursoras dispostas em roseta; sua ampliação é decorrente da separação das células internas desta roseta. As células epiteliais jovens possuem citoplasma denso com mitocôndrias conspícuas, retículo endoplasmático rugoso extensivo, numerosos corpos multivesiculares e plastídeos modificados. Grumos de material eletron-denso, destituídos de membrana, ocorrem no citoplasma periférico, espaço periplasmático, bem como dispersos no lume da cavidade. À medida que a diferenciação progride, as células epiteliais mais internas são continuamente liberadas para o lume, onde sofrem degeneração. A lisogênese destas células acrescenta materiais à secreção e permite, também, o alargamento da cavidade. As evidências deste trabalho indicam que a secreção nos frutos de S. terebinthifolius é eliminada pelos mecanismos écrino e holócrino.The secreory cavities in fruits of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi were studied by optical and electron microscopy. These are complex cavities with a multistratified epithelium, surrounding a lumen filled with whole cells and viscous fluid. Each cavity is surrounded by two or three layers, radially flattened cells, which will progressively mature into epithelial cells. The secretory cavities initiate schizogenously and develop

  15. Intravarietal polymorphisms reveal possible common ancestor of native Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi populations in Brazil.

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    Pinto, J V C; Crispim, B A; Vasconcelos, A A; Geelen, D; Grisolia, A B; Vieira, M C

    2016-01-01

    Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a perennial native from Atlantic forest. It is of high ecological plasticity and is used in traditional medicine. Based on promising reports concerning its bioactivity, it was included as a species of great interest for distribution through the National Health System. A number of agronomic studies to guide its crop production are therefore underway. This study examined diversity and phylogenetic relationships among native S. terebinthifolius populations from different Brazilian ecosystems: Cerrado; sandbanks; dense rainforest; and deciduous forest. The intergenic regions rpl20-5'rps12, trnH-psbA, and trnS-trnG were sequenced from cpDNA and aligned using BLASTn. There were few fragments for comparison in GenBank and so only region trnS-trnG was informative. There were variations among and within populations with intravarietal polymorphisms and three distinct haplotypes (HpSM, HpDDO, HpNE), once populations from NE (sandbanks and rainforest) clustered together. Sequences from HpSM, HpNE, and HpDDO returned greater similarity to haplotypes A (AY928398.1), B (AY928399.1), and C (AY928400.1), respectively. A network, built by median-joining among native haplotypes and 10 available on GenBank, revealed HpSM as the origin of all other haplogroups. HpDDO showed the most mutations and was closely related to haplogroups from Argentina. While this could indicate hybridization, we believe that the polymorphisms resulted from adaptation to events such as deforestation, fire, rising temperature, and seasonal drought during the transition from Atlantic forest to Cerrado. While more detailed phylogeographical studies are needed, these results indicate eligible groups for distinct climates as an important step for pre-breeding programs before field propagation. PMID:26909905

  16. Level and origin of 129I and 137Cs in lichen samples (Cladonia alpestris) in central Sweden.

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    Gómez-Guzmán, J M; López-Gutiérrez, J M; Holm, E; Pinto-Gómez, A R

    2011-02-01

    Lichen is a symbiosis between algae and fungi. They have for decades been used as bioindicators for atmospheric deposition of heavy metals, organic compounds and radioactive elements. Especially the species Cladonia alpestris and Cladonia rangiferina are important for the food chain lichen-reindeer-man. The concentration of (129)I was determined in lichen samples (Cladonia alpestris) contaminated by fallout from atmospheric nuclear tests explosions and the Chernobyl accident. The samples were collected at Lake Rogen District (62.3°N, 12.4°E) in central Sweden in the periods 1961-1975 and 1987-1998, and analysed with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at CNA (Seville) to study its distribution in different layers. Data on the (137)Cs activity measured previously were also included in this study. The (129)I concentration ranged from (0.95 ± 0.13) × 10(8) at g(-1) in 1961 in the uppermost layer to (14.2 ± 0.5) × 10(8) at g(-1) in 1987 in deepest layer. The (129)I/(137)Cs atom ratio ranged between 0.12 and 0.27 for lichen samples collected in the period 1961-1975, indicating weapons tests fallout. For lichen samples collected between 1987 and 1998 the behaviour of (137)Cs concentrations reflected Chernobyl fallout. The concentrations of the two radionuclides followed each other quite well in the profile, reflecting the same origin for both. From the point of view of the spatial distribution in the lichen, it appears that (129)I was predominantly accumulated in the lowest layer, the opposite to (137)Cs for which the highest amounts were detected systematically in the topmost layer of lichen. This vertical distribution is important for radioecology because lichen is the initial link in the food chain lichen-reindeer-man, and reindeer only graze the upper parts of lichen carpets. PMID:21177003

  17. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of the lichen forming fungus Cladonia metacorallifera%根癌农杆菌介导的地衣型真菌Cladonia metacorallifera的转化

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    王毅; 王晨晨; 周旭; 许宰铣; 王娟

    2015-01-01

    以潮霉素抗性和增强型绿色荧光蛋白(enhanced green fluorescent protein,EGFP)作为筛选标记,利用地衣型真菌Cladonia metacorallifera的菌丝,成功实现了根癌农杆菌介导的遗传转化,PCR检测证明转化子中存在潮霉素抗性基因,共聚焦显微镜检测到转化子菌丝能够产生绿色荧光,证明EGFP能够在trpC启动子控制下在地衣型真菌中表达.

  18. Efeito fungicida dos óleos essenciais de Schinus molle L. e Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, do Rio Grande do Sul Antifungal effect of Schinus molle L., Anacardiaceae, and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, essential oils of Rio Grande do Sul

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    Ana C. Atti dos Santos; Marcelo Rossato; Luciana Atti Serafini; Marina Bueno; Liziane B. Crippa; Valdirene C. Sartori; Eduardo Dellacassa; Patrick Moyna

    2010-01-01

    Uma das alternativas para reduzir o uso de agrotóxicos pode ser a utilização de óleos essenciais para o controle de doenças e pragas que afetam a produção agrícola. O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar o efeito fungicida dos óleos essenciais de Schinus molle L. e Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, espécies nativas amplamente distribuídas na região. Os óleos foram extraídos por hidrodestilação e analisados por cromatografia gasosa. Os fungos fitopatógenos Alternaria spp., Botrytis spp., Co...

  19. Chemical constituents from Swartzia apetala Raddi var. glabra and evaluation of their antifungal activity against Candida spp.

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    Marcelo Francisco de Araujo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available From the hexanic extract of the stem from Swartzia apetala Raddi var. glabra were isolated one stilbene (1, one flavanone (2, one pterocarpan (3, one triterpene (4 and a mixture of three steroids (5 to 7. The crude extract and the compounds isolated were submitted to evaluation of the antifungal activity against nine yeast standard ATCC of the Candida genus. Among the compounds only the triterpene (4 and the mixture of steroids (5 to 7 showed no activity. The structures of the compounds were determined by spectral data analysis of GC/MS and ¹H and 13C NMR (1D and 2D experiments, as well as comparison with literature values.

  20. Cladonia lichens on extensive green roofs: evapotranspiration, substrate temperature, and albedo [v1; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/2ha

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Green roofs are constructed ecosystems that provide ecosystem services in urban environments. Shallow substrate green roofs subject the vegetation layer to desiccation and other environmental extremes, so researchers have evaluated a variety of stress-tolerant vegetation types for green roof applications. Lichens can be found in most terrestrial habitats.  They are able to survive extremely harsh conditions, including frequent cycles of desiccation and rehydration, nutrient-poor soil, fluctuating temperatures, and high UV intensities. Extensive green roofs (substrate depth <20cm exhibit these harsh conditions, making lichens possible candidates for incorporation into the vegetation layer on extensive green roofs.  In a modular green roof system, we tested the effect of Cladonia lichens on substrate temperature, water loss, and albedo compared to a substrate-only control. Overall, the Cladonia modules had significantly cooler substrate temperatures during the summer and significantly warmer temperatures during the fall.  Additionally, the Cladonia modules lost significantly less water than the substrate-only control. This implies that they may be able to benefit neighboring vascular plant species by reducing water loss and maintaining favorable substrate temperatures.

  1. Cladonia lichens on extensive green roofs: evapotranspiration, substrate temperature, and albedo [v2; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/2v4

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    Amy Heim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Green roofs are constructed ecosystems that provide ecosystem services in urban environments. Shallow substrate green roofs subject the vegetation layer to desiccation and other environmental extremes, so researchers have evaluated a variety of stress-tolerant vegetation types for green roof applications. Lichens can be found in most terrestrial habitats.  They are able to survive extremely harsh conditions, including frequent cycles of desiccation and rehydration, nutrient-poor soil, fluctuating temperatures, and high UV intensities. Extensive green roofs (substrate depth <20cm exhibit these harsh conditions, making lichens possible candidates for incorporation into the vegetation layer on extensive green roofs.  In a modular green roof system, we tested the effect of Cladonia lichens on substrate temperature, water loss, and albedo compared to a substrate-only control. Overall, the Cladonia modules had significantly cooler substrate temperatures during the summer and significantly warmer temperatures during the fall.  Additionally, the Cladonia modules lost significantly less water than the substrate-only control. This implies that they may be able to benefit neighboring vascular plant species by reducing water loss and maintaining favorable substrate temperatures.

  2. Effect of soil contaminated by diesel oil on the germination of seeds and the growth of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) Seedlings

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    Cleusa Bona; Igor Mendonça de Rezende; Gedir de Oliveira Santos; Luiz Antônio de Souza

    2011-01-01

    The effect of soil polluted by diesel oil on the germination of seeds and the growth of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi seedlings was analyzed at different times after contamination of the soil. The experiments were conducted under greenhouse conditions, with four treatments and five repetitions. The four treatments included: soil contaminated 30 (T30), 90 (T90) or 180 (T180) days before planting as well as a non-polluted soil (T0) (control). Soil saturated to 50% of its maximum retention capa...

  3. QUALITY CONTROL OF COMMERCIAL SAMPLES Schinus terebinthifolius RADDI (AROEIRA) ACQUIRED IN PUBLIC MARKETS OF SÃO LUÍS-MA CITY

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    Milena Valadar Miranda; Wellyson da Cunha Araújo Firmo; Luciana Patrícia Lima Alves Pereira; Clarice Noleto Dias; Natércia Gomes de Castro; Roberto Sigfrido Gallegos Olea; Denise Fernandes Coutinho Moraes; Luíz Mário da Silva Silveira

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    The phytotherapy has been becoming an important alternative to terapeutic all over the world. Thereby, several plants have been commercialized at public markets and fairs in many countries. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a species popularly known as aroeira in Brazil and is considered one of the most consumed plants in our country due to its medicinal properties. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of commercial samples of aroeira, purchased at public markets in São Luis-MA, Brazil. T...

  4. Quantificação das substâncias fenólicas totais em órgãos da aroeira Schinus Terebenthifolius (RADDI)

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    Luís Carlos Soares Queires; Luiz Erlon Araujo Rodrigues

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    The "aroeira" (Schinus terebenthifolius, RADDI), known as a toxic plant is actually very used in popular medicine, mainly in the treatment of general inflammatory processes. Many of its properties or of its curative effects may be attributed to the different polyphenols that belong to its structural constitution. In this work we have demonstrated that the distribution of total phenols was different in the several organs of the "aroeira", such as leaves, flowers, fruits and stem. The importanc...

  5. USE OF HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi IN PRE- AND POST-MILKING ANTISEPSIS OF THE TEAT IN DAIRY COWS

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    Ângela Faccin; Luiz Filipe Damé Schuch; Diane Bender Almeida Schiavon; Carolina Lambrecht Gonçalves; Fernanda Voight Mota; Lisiane Ferreira Lessa

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    Medicinal plants have been used for centuries as an alternative treatment for health problems. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a median tree that belongs to the Anacardiaceae family. The antibacterial effect of leaves extract of this plant has already been demonstrated. The objective of this study was to test a substance derived from this plant to be used in pre- and post-milking teat antisepsis. The hydroalcoholic extract of Brazilian pepper tree was used in opposite quarters for twelve co...

  6. Level and origin of {sup 129}I and {sup 137}Cs in lichen samples (Cladonia alpestris) in central Sweden

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    Gomez-Guzman, J.M., E-mail: jm_gomez@us.e [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Unit, Avd. Tomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de Cartuja, Seville 41092 (Spain); Lopez-Gutierrez, J.M. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Unit, Avd. Tomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de Cartuja, Seville 41092 (Spain); Department of Applied Physics, University of Seville, C. Virgen de Africa 7, Seville 41011 (Spain); Holm, E. [Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Grini Naearingspark 13, P.O. Box 55, 1332 Osteras (Norway); Pinto-Gomez, A.R. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Unit, Avd. Tomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de Cartuja, Seville 41092 (Spain)

    2011-02-15

    Lichen is a symbiosis between algae and fungi. They have for decades been used as bioindicators for atmospheric deposition of heavy metals, organic compounds and radioactive elements. Especially the species Cladonia alpestris and Cladonia rangiferina are important for the food chain lichen-reindeer-man. The concentration of {sup 129}I was determined in lichen samples (Cladonia alpestris) contaminated by fallout from atmospheric nuclear tests explosions and the Chernobyl accident. The samples were collected at Lake Rogen District (62.3{sup o}N, 12.4{sup o}E) in central Sweden in the periods 1961-1975 and 1987-1998, and analysed with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at CNA (Seville) to study its distribution in different layers. Data on the {sup 137}Cs activity measured previously were also included in this study. The {sup 129}I concentration ranged from (0.95 {+-} 0.13) x 10{sup 8} at g{sup -1} in 1961 in the uppermost layer to (14.2 {+-} 0.5) x 10{sup 8} at g{sup -1} in 1987 in deepest layer. The {sup 129}I/{sup 137}Cs atom ratio ranged between 0.12 and 0.27 for lichen samples collected in the period 1961-1975, indicating weapons tests fallout. For lichen samples collected between 1987 and 1998 the behaviour of {sup 137}Cs concentrations reflected Chernobyl fallout. The concentrations of the two radionuclides followed each other quite well in the profile, reflecting the same origin for both. From the point of view of the spatial distribution in the lichen, it appears that {sup 129}I was predominantly accumulated in the lowest layer, the opposite to {sup 137}Cs for which the highest amounts were detected systematically in the topmost layer of lichen. This vertical distribution is important for radioecology because lichen is the initial link in the food chain lichen-reindeer-man, and reindeer only graze the upper parts of lichen carpets. - Research highlights: {yields} This work shows the results for {sup 129}I in lichens collected in 1961-1975 and 1987

  7. Avaliação do extrato de Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi no processo de cicatrização de gastrorrafias em ratos Evaluation of the aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi extract on the healing process of gastroraphy in rats

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a cicatrização de ferida provocada no estômago de ratos com uso do extrato hidroalcoólico de aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 40 ratos, adultos, machos, divididos em dois grupos de vinte, denominados: grupo aroeira e grupo controle, cada grupo foi dividido em dois subgrupos de dez animais conforme o momento das mortes (três e sete dias. Em cada animal foi realizado o mesmo procedimento cirúrgico, ou seja, lesão do estômago e rafia com fio polipropileno (Prolene® 6-0, diferindo apenas que os animais do grupo aroeira receberam dose única de 100mg/kg do extrato hidroalcóolico via intraperitoneal no dia do procedimento e aqueles do grupo controle a mesma quantidade em mililitros de solução salina isotônica. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: alterações macroscópicas, teste de resistência à insuflação de ar atmosférico e alterações microscópicas durante a evolução pós-operatória. RESULTADOS: Todos os animais demonstraram boa cicatrização da parede abdominal, sem sinais clínicos de infecção ou deiscência, isentos de complicações como abscessos e peritonites; ambos os grupos apresentaram aderências à superfície das gastrorrafias com órgãos vizinhos, principalmente com fígado, intestino delgado e parede abdominal. O teste de resistência não mostrou diferença estatisticamente significante nos grupos estudados. A análise microscópica evidenciou somente a inflamação crônica como possuidora de diferença significativa entre os grupos aroeira e controle no 3º dia de observação. CONCLUSÃO: O extrato hidroalcoólico de aroeira não alterou o processo de cicatrização do estômago quanto à avaliação macroscópica, tensiométrica e microscópica.PURPOSE: To evaluate the healing process of gastric suture in rats using hydroalcoholic aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi extract. METHODS: Forty adult male rats, divided into two groups of 20 animals were

  8. Radioactivity measurements in moss (Hypnum cupressiforme) and lichen (Cladonia rangiformis) samples collected from Marmara region of Turkey

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    Belivermis, Murat, E-mail: belmurat@istanbul.edu.t [Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34134 Vezneciler, Istanbul (Turkey); Cotuk, Yavuz, E-mail: cotukyav@istanbul.edu.t [Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34134 Vezneciler, Istanbul (Turkey)

    2010-11-15

    The present study was conducted to compare the {sup 137}Cs, {sup 40}K, {sup 232}Th, and {sup 238}U activity concentrations in epigeic moss (Hypnum cupressiforme) and lichen (Cladonia rangiformis). The activity levels in 37 moss and 38 lichen samples collected from the Marmara region of Turkey were measured using a gamma spectrometer equipped with a high purity germanium (HPGe) detector. The activity concentrations of {sup 137}Cs, {sup 40}K, {sup 232}Th, and {sup 238}U in the moss samples were found to be in the range of 0.36-8.13, 17.1-181.1, 1.51-6.17, and 0.87-6.70 Bq kg{sup -1} respectively, while these values were below detection limit (BDL)-4.32, 16.6-240.0, 1.32-6.47, and BDL-3.57 Bq kg{sup -1} respectively in lichen. The average moss/lichen activity ratios of {sup 137}Cs, {sup 40}K, {sup 232}Th, and {sup 238}U were found to be 1.32 {+-} 0.57, 2.79 {+-} 1.67, 2.11 {+-} 0.82, and 2.19 {+-} 1.02, respectively. Very low {sup 137}Cs concentrations were observed in moss and lichen samples compared to soil samples collected from the same locations in a previous study. Seasonal variations of the measured radionuclide activities were also examined in the three sampling stations.

  9. Estabelecimento in vitro de aroeira da praia (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi em diferentes concentrações de 6-benzilaminopurina (BAP In vitro establishment of Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi at different concentrations of 6-benzylaminopurine

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    A.M.S. Paiva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A aroeira da praia (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi é Anacardiaceae com propriedades medicinais extensamente exploradas por populares, no tratamento de inflamações uterinas, principalmente na região Nordeste do Brasil. O objetivo desse estudo foi estabelecer concentrações ideais de 6-Benzilaminopurina (BAP para o estabelecimento in vitro de Schinus terebinthifolius através de segmentos nodais, internodais, cotiledonares e ápices caulinares. Os explantes foram cultivados em meio MS, suplementado com 3% de sacarose, 0,1 g L-1 de mio-inositol e concentrações distintas de BAP: 0; 2,25; 4,5; 9,0; 18,0 μM. As características avaliadas foram a indução de brotos, número e comprimento dos brotos. Foi observado que, para o estabelecimento in vitro da aroeira da praia, o explante mais indicado é o segmento nodal. Os segmentos internodais desenvolvem apenas calos, não havendo indução de brotos adventícios. O tratamento com 4,5 μM de BAP é o mais responsivo para a regeneração de Schinus terebinthifolius.Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is Anacardiaceae presenting medicinal proprieties which are extensively exploited by common citizens to treat uterine inflammation, especially in the northeast region of Brazil. The aim of this study was to establish ideal concentrations of 6-benzilaminopurine (BAP for the in vitro establishment of Schinus terebinthifolius using nodal, internodal, cotyledonary and apical stem segments. Explants were cultured on MS medium supplemented with 3% sucrose, 0.1 g L-1 myo-inositol and distinct concentrations of BAP: 0, 2.25, 4.5, 9.0 and 18.0 μM. The evaluated parameters were sprout induction, and sprout number and length. Nodal segment is the most suitable explant for the in vitro establishment of Brazilian pepper. Internodal segments only develop callus, not inducing adventitious sprouts. The treatment with 4.5 μM BAP was the most responsive to Schinus terebinthifolius regeneration.

  10. Efeito fungicida dos óleos essenciais de Schinus molle L. e Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, do Rio Grande do Sul Antifungal effect of Schinus molle L., Anacardiaceae, and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, essential oils of Rio Grande do Sul

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    Ana C. Atti dos Santos

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Uma das alternativas para reduzir o uso de agrotóxicos pode ser a utilização de óleos essenciais para o controle de doenças e pragas que afetam a produção agrícola. O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar o efeito fungicida dos óleos essenciais de Schinus molle L. e Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, espécies nativas amplamente distribuídas na região. Os óleos foram extraídos por hidrodestilação e analisados por cromatografia gasosa. Os fungos fitopatógenos Alternaria spp., Botrytis spp., Colletotrichum spp. e Fusarium spp., foram isolados a partir de gérberas e rosas com sintomas de doença e os ensaios de atividade antifúngica foram realizados através da técnica de difusão em disco e os dados analisados pelo teste de Tukey e Duncan a 5%. Em geral o óleo essencial de S. molle foi efetivo para os quatro fungos testados, nas quatro diluições utilizadas e para todos os tempos avaliados e o óleo essencial de S. terebinthifolius apresenta efeito fungicida mais pronunciado contra Botrytis spp., a partir de testes in vitro.One of the alternatives to reduce the use of pesticides may be the use of essential oils to control diseases and pests that affect agricultural production. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the fungicide effect of essential oils of Schinus molle L. and Schinus terebinthifoliusRaddi, native species widely distributed in the region. The oils were extracted by hydro distillation and analyzed by gas chromatography. The phytopathogenic fungi Alternariaspp., Botrytisspp., Colletotrichumspp. and Fusarium spp., were isolated from "gerberas" and roses with symptoms of disease and antifungal activity of the tests were carried out by the technique of spreading disk. The data was analyzed by Tukey and Duncan tests to 5%. In general, the essential oil of S. mollewas effective for the four fungi tested, for the four dilutions used and for all the times evaluated. The essential oil of S. terebinthifolius presents

  11. Antiulcer effect of the pepper trees Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (aroeira-da-praia) and Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão, Anacardiaceae (aroeira-do-sertão) Ação antiúlcera das aroeiras Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (aroeira-da-praia) e Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão, Anacardiaceae (aroeira-do-sertão)

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    Elisaldo A. Carlini; Joaquim M. Duarte-Almeida; Eliana Rodrigues; Ricardo Tabach

    2010-01-01

    Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi and the Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão were evaluated in rats and mice for antiulcer effects, as these two plants are widely used in Brazil for gastric ulcer treatment. Extracts of the plants showed a marked protective effect against gastric ulcerations induced by immobilization stress at low temperature in rats. They also showed an increase in the pH and volume of the gastric contents, and reduction in gastric hemorrhage in rats, and decrease in intestinal tran...

  12. Effects of nitrogen deposition and soil fertility on cover and physiology of Cladonia foliacea (Huds.) Willd., a lichen of biological soil crusts from Mediterranean Spain

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    Ochoa-Hueso, Raul, E-mail: raul.ochoa@ccma.csic.e [Instituto de Recursos Naturales, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, C/Serrano 115 bis, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Manrique, Esteban [Instituto de Recursos Naturales, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, C/Serrano 115 bis, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2011-02-15

    We are fertilizing a thicket with 0, 10, 20 and 50 kg nitrogen (N) ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} in central Spain. Here we report changes in cover, pigments, pigment ratios and FvFm of the N-tolerant, terricolous, lichen Cladonia foliacea after 1-2 y adding N in order to study its potential as biomarker of atmospheric pollution. Cover tended to increase. Pigments increased with fertilization independently of the dose supplied but only significantly with soil nitrate as covariate. {beta}-carotene/chlorophylls increased with 20-50 kg N ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} (over the background) and neoxanthin/chlorophylls also increased with N. (Neoxanthin+lutein)/carotene decreased with N when nitrate and pH seasonalities were used as covariates. FvFm showed a critical load above 40 kg N ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1}. Water-stress, iron and copper also explained variables of lichen physiology. We conclude that this tolerant lichen could be used as biomarker and that responses to N are complex in heterogeneous Mediterranean-type landscapes. - Research highlights: We are providing evidence of the potential use of the crust-forming lichen Cladonia foliacea as biomarker of atmospheric pollution in Mediterranean ecosystems of Europe, which are understudied with regard to this topic. Pigment concentration increased with N addition and FvFm, used as indicator of physiological status, showed a critical load above 20 kg N ha{sup -1} y{sup -1}. Soil nitrate and pH were important in modulating responses to simulated N pollution and other soil parameters (micro-nutrients, water content...) also explained variables of lichen physiology. We conclude that Cladonia foliacea could be used as biomarker and that responses to N are complex in heterogeneous Mediterranean-type landscapes. - Nitrogen deposition and soil variables affect the physiology of terrestrial Mediterranean lichens.

  13. Ecology of Mabuya agilis (Raddi (Lacertilia, Scincidae at the restinga of Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil

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    Davor Vrcibradic

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Some aspects of the ecology of the skink Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823 at the restinga habitat of Grumari, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are studied. Most of the lizards were first sighted on the ground, though a few were using perches (mainly cacti up to 30 cm high. Mean body temperature in activity was 33.1 ± 2.4ºC and was significantly correlated to air temperature. There was sexual dimorphism in size (snout-vent length - SVL, with females growing larger than males. Frequency of broken tails was high overall (83% and did not differ between sexes. Females and males are sexually mature at 49 mm and 47 mm SVL, respectively. Brood size averaged 3.2 ± 1.0 (range 1-5 and was positively and significantly related to female SVL (r = 0.65, p = 0.001. Relative clutch mass (RCM of seven gravid females averaged 0.250 ± 0.042, being relatively low compared to those of other congeners. The diet of M. agilis was composed basically of arthropods, with relatively large and soft-bodied arthropods such as spiders, caterpillars and homopterans being the most important prey. The results of our work confirm and expand the knowledge of ecological tendencies previously observed for M. agilis in other areas.

  14. Propagação vegetativa de aroeira schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Canela Sassafras Ocotea pretiosa Benth & Hook e cedro Cedrela fissilis Vellozo atraves de estacas radicais e caulinares

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    Rodrigues, Valdemir Antonio, 1956-

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    A presente pesquisa teve a finalidade de avaliar o enraizamento de estacas radiciais e caulinares de três espécies florestais nativas: aroeira [ Schinus terebinthlfolius Raddi); canela sassafrás [ Ocotea pretiosa Benth & Rook); e cedro [Cedrela fissilis Vellozo), agrupadas em três classes diamétricas, em condições de viveiro parcialmente controladas de telado, sombrite 501., ap6s tratamentos com promotores do enraizamento. Os testes foram realizados em duas épocas do ano [outono/inverno e pri...

  15. Diversidade genética e RNAdf de isolados de Colletotrichum spp. endofíticos da planta medicinal Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Aroeira)

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    Lima, Jociney dos Santos

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    Resumo: A aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi), uma Anacardiaceae, arbórea comum na América do Sul e conhecida como aroeira-vermelha, possuem importância comercial por se tratar de uma planta com propriedades medicinais, fitoquímicas e alimentícias, pelo consumo de seus frutos a pimenta rosa. Foi relatada a existência de variação na produção de princípios ativos entre plantas localizadas no Campus Politécnico da UFPR (com produção) e a plantas localizadas em Guaraqueçaba (BOROS, 2007). O ...

  16. Chemical composition of essential oil from ripe fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi and evaluation of its activity against wild strains of hospital origin

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    Cole, E.R.; dos Santos, R.B.; V. Lacerda Júnior; Martins, J.D.L.; Greco, S J; A. Cunha Neto

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    The essential oil (EO) composition of ripe fruit of S. terebinthifolius Raddi was analyzed by GC-MS. The oil extraction yielded 6.54 ± 1.06% (w/w). Seventeen compounds were identified, accounting for 91.15% of the total oil, where monoterpenes constituted the main chemical class (85.81%), followed by sesquiterpenes (5.34%). The major monoterpene identified was δ-3-carene (30.37%), followed by limonene (17.44%), α-phellandrene (12.60%) and α-pinene (12.59%). Trans-caryophyllene (1.77%) was the...

  17. Chemical composition of essential oil from ripe fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi and evaluation of its activity against wild strains of hospital origin

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil (EO composition of ripe fruit of S. terebinthifolius Raddi was analyzed by GC-MS. The oil extraction yielded 6.54 ± 1.06% (w/w. Seventeen compounds were identified, accounting for 91.15% of the total oil, where monoterpenes constituted the main chemical class (85.81%, followed by sesquiterpenes (5.34%. The major monoterpene identified was δ-3-carene (30.37%, followed by limonene (17.44%, α-phellandrene (12.60% and α-pinene (12.59%. Trans-caryophyllene (1.77% was the major sesquiterpene identified. The antibacterial activity of the essential oil was evaluated against wild strains of hospital origin (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas sp., Klebsiella oxytoca, Corynebacterium sp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter sp., Enterobacter agglomerans, Bacillus sp., Nocardia sp. and Streptococcus group D. The essential oil of the ripe fruit of S. terebinthifolius Raddi has shown to be active against all tested wild strains, with minimum inhibitory concentration ranging from 3.55 μg/mL to 56.86 μg/mL. However, it has revealed some differences in susceptibility: the general, Gram-positive species showed greater sensitivity to the action of EO, which is probably due to the lower structural complexity of their cell walls.

  18. Chemical composition of essential oil from ripe fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi and evaluation of its activity against wild strains of hospital origin.

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    Cole, E R; dos Santos, R B; Lacerda Júnior, V; Martins, J D L; Greco, S J; Cunha Neto, A

    2014-01-01

    The essential oil (EO) composition of ripe fruit of S. terebinthifolius Raddi was analyzed by GC-MS. The oil extraction yielded 6.54 ± 1.06% (w/w). Seventeen compounds were identified, accounting for 91.15% of the total oil, where monoterpenes constituted the main chemical class (85.81%), followed by sesquiterpenes (5.34%). The major monoterpene identified was δ-3-carene (30.37%), followed by limonene (17.44%), α-phellandrene (12.60%) and α-pinene (12.59%). Trans-caryophyllene (1.77%) was the major sesquiterpene identified. The antibacterial activity of the essential oil was evaluated against wild strains of hospital origin (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas sp., Klebsiella oxytoca, Corynebacterium sp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter sp., Enterobacter agglomerans, Bacillus sp., Nocardia sp. and Streptococcus group D). The essential oil of the ripe fruit of S. terebinthifolius Raddi has shown to be active against all tested wild strains, with minimum inhibitory concentration ranging from 3.55 μg/mL to 56.86 μg/mL. However, it has revealed some differences in susceptibility: the general, Gram-positive species showed greater sensitivity to the action of EO, which is probably due to the lower structural complexity of their cell walls. PMID:25477913

  19. Use of {sup 60}Co gamma radiation in increased levels of total polyphenol extracts of bark of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Santos, Gustavo H.F.; Silva, Edvane B.; Silva, Hianna A.M.F.; Amorin, Elba L.C.; Peixoto, Tadeu J.S.; Yara, Ricardo; Lima, Claudia S.A., E-mail: santosghf@hotmail.com, E-mail: edvborges@yahoo.com, E-mail: amdemelo@hotmail.com, E-mail: claudia.salima@gmail.com, E-mail: ricardo.yara@gmail.com, E-mail: tadeu1903@yahoo.com.br, E-mail: elba@ufpe.br [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

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    Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) is well known as sources of phenolic compounds. Known as mastic pepper, red pepper tree is a plant native to midsize coast of Brazil. Some of its structures have proven antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the difference in the phenol contents of crude extracts that were measured after irradiating the barks of S. terebinthifolius using gamma radiation from {sup 60}Co. The crude extract were divided into a control group and eight experimental groups, which were separated based on the doses of gamma radiation to which they were exposed: 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 20.0 and 50.0 kGy (Assays were performed in triplicate). The results allow observe that gamma radiation promoted in extracts of bark of S. terebinthifolius, many percents increase (p> 0.05) of total polyphenol content between 2.5 kGy (41.93%) and 50.0 kGy (44.52%) compared to 0 kGy (30.07%), with the same gradual to 10.0 kGy, and reaching peak maximum at 10.0 kGy (68.44%). However, the study puts the process of gamma radiation from {sup 60}Co as an alternative significant increase in the percentage of some natural substances of plant material, and subsequently contribute to the augmentation of various therapeutic applications to which they are assigned. (author)

  20. Use of 60Co gamma radiation in increased levels of total polyphenol extracts of bark of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) is well known as sources of phenolic compounds. Known as mastic pepper, red pepper tree is a plant native to midsize coast of Brazil. Some of its structures have proven antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the difference in the phenol contents of crude extracts that were measured after irradiating the barks of S. terebinthifolius using gamma radiation from 60Co. The crude extract were divided into a control group and eight experimental groups, which were separated based on the doses of gamma radiation to which they were exposed: 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 20.0 and 50.0 kGy (Assays were performed in triplicate). The results allow observe that gamma radiation promoted in extracts of bark of S. terebinthifolius, many percents increase (p> 0.05) of total polyphenol content between 2.5 kGy (41.93%) and 50.0 kGy (44.52%) compared to 0 kGy (30.07%), with the same gradual to 10.0 kGy, and reaching peak maximum at 10.0 kGy (68.44%). However, the study puts the process of gamma radiation from 60Co as an alternative significant increase in the percentage of some natural substances of plant material, and subsequently contribute to the augmentation of various therapeutic applications to which they are assigned. (author)

  1. Tratamento da vaginose bacteriana com gel vaginal de Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi: ensaio clínico randomizado

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    Amorim Melania Maria Ramos de

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: testar a eficácia e a tolerância do gel de aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi para tratamento da vaginose bacteriana. MÉTODOS: quarenta e oito mulheres com vaginose bacteriana sintomática (de acordo com os critérios de Amsel foram incluídas em ensaio clínico randomizado, duplo-cego, controlado, comparando-se o uso do gel vaginal de aroeira (25 casos com placebo (23 casos. Os principais desfechos avaliados foram: taxa de cura, presença de lactobacilos na colpocitologia depois do tratamento e efeitos colaterais. Realizou-se análise estatística usando os testes chi2 e exato de Fisher, ao nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: adotando-se os parâmetros clínicos de Amsel para vaginose bacteriana, a taxa de cura foi de 84% no grupo da aroeira e 47,8% no grupo placebo (p = 0,008. Observou-se freqüência significativamente maior de lactobacilos na colpocitologia entre as pacientes tratadas com aroeira (43,5% em relação ao placebo (4,3% (p = 0,002. Efeitos adversos relacionados ao tratamento não foram freqüentes em ambos os grupos. CONCLUSÕES: o presente estudo indica que o gel vaginal de aroeira é efetivo e seguro para o tratamento da vaginose bacteriana. Além disso, sugerem-se potenciais efeitos benéficos na flora vaginal.

  2. Crescimento Inicial de Mimosa scabrella Benth., Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi e Allophylus edulis (St. Hil.) Radl. sob Diferentes Regimes de Adubação Initial Growth of Mimosa scabrella Benth., Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi e Allophylus edulis (St. Hil.) Radl. with Different Levels of Mineral Fertilization

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    Juliane Garcia Knapik; Lausanne Soraya de Almeida; Marcio Pinheiro Ferreria; Edilson Batista Oliveira; Antonio Carlos Nogueira

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    O presente trabalho estudou a produção de mudas em viveiro envolvendo as espécies Mimosa scabrella Benth. (bracatinga), Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (aroeira-vermelha) e Allophylus edulis (ST Hil.) Radl (vacum). O experimento foi conduzido no Município de Colombo, PR, no viveiro da Embrapa Florestas. Em fevereiro de 2004, foi realizada a semeadura das três espécies, em tubetes com cerca de 50 cm3, preenchidos com 70% de substrato comercial a base de casca de pínus e vermiculita e...

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

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

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

  4. Estudo farmacobotânico de partes aéreas vegetativas de aroeira-vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae

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    C.F. AZEVEDO

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    Full Text Available Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae, conhecida como aroeira-vermelha é uma espécie nativa do Brasil, perenifólia e pioneira, sendo muito utilizada para combater diversas doenças, pois apresenta, entre outras, propriedades anti-inflamatórias e cicatrizantes. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi realizar um estudo morfoanatômico do caule e da folha de S. terebinthifolius, descrevendo a organização dos tecidos e suas possíveis variações. As análises macro e microscópicas foram realizadas com material selecionado de partes vegetativas de um espécime localizado na cidade de Campina Grande - PB. A aroeira-vermelha é um vegetal arbóreo e dióico, que apresenta caule cilíndrico e simpodial, com casca rugosa e estriada. A folha é perene, alterna, coriácea e composta. As análises microscópicas evidenciaram epiderme caulinar e foliar uniestratificadas, exceto na face adaxial da folha, que é bisseriada. No caule e no pecíolo são visualizados muitos tricomas tectores unicelulares, curtos, cônicos e agudos no ápice. Encontram-se canais secretores arredondados e bem desenvolvidos na região do floema em todos os órgãos estudados, bem como cutícula revestindo as células epidérmicas e grande quantidade de drusas de oxalato de cálcio. Os feixes vasculares são circundados por células esclerenquimáticas e apresentam o floema seguido por xilema helicoidal bem desenvolvido. No caule, pecíolo e nervura central da folha, o xilema é interno e o floema, externo. A aroeira-vermelha apresenta alguns aspectos estruturais característicos de plantas xerófilas, como camada múltipla da epiderme da face adaxial foliar, que protegem o mesofilo de excessiva dessecação; presença de cutícula espessa e grande quantidade de pêlos e de estômatos; além de sistema vascular bem desenvolvido, com abundância de esclerênquima, dando sustentação ao feixe.

  5. Quantificação das substâncias fenólicas totais em órgãos da aroeira Schinus Terebenthifolius (RADDI

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    Luís Carlos Soares Queires

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    Full Text Available The "aroeira" (Schinus terebenthifolius, RADDI, known as a toxic plant is actually very used in popular medicine, mainly in the treatment of general inflammatory processes. Many of its properties or of its curative effects may be attributed to the different polyphenols that belong to its structural constitution. In this work we have demonstrated that the distribution of total phenols was different in the several organs of the "aroeira", such as leaves, flowers, fruits and stem. The importance of these substances for the plant physiology and defense mechanisms, their ecological relationships and some therapeutic uses were also discussed. The correlation between the polyphenol properties and the metabolism of animal cells, suggest special attention when the infusions or hydroalcoholic extracts, obtained from that plant, are used in humans.

  6. USE OF HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi IN PRE- AND POST-MILKING ANTISEPSIS OF THE TEAT IN DAIRY COWS

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    Ângela Faccin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Medicinal plants have been used for centuries as an alternative treatment for health problems. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi is a median tree that belongs to the Anacardiaceae family. The antibacterial effect of leaves extract of this plant has already been demonstrated. The objective of this study was to test a substance derived from this plant to be used in pre- and post-milking teat antisepsis. The hydroalcoholic extract of Brazilian pepper tree was used in opposite quarters for twelve consecutive weeks, and commercial iodine was used as control. None of the indices analyzed – black background mug, CMT, intramammary infections, skin health, and teat health – showed a statistical difference between the treatments, suggesting that the plant extract can be used in pre- and post-milking teat antisepsis, as a substitute for conventional products for herds in an agroecological production system.

  7. 中国石蕊属地衣新记录种及其与近缘谱系的分化%A Species of Cladonia New to China and Its Divergence with Closely Related Lineage

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    秦正男; 韩留福; 郭守玉

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    在中国石蕊属种类的研究中,依据形态特征及nrDNA ITS序列数据,鉴定出采自海南的一新记录种——粗糙石蕊(Cladonia rudis).提供了描述及图片,依据序列数据估计了其与近缘谱系的分化时间.

  8. Conflitos socioambientais no extrativismo da aroeira (Schinus terebebinthifolius Raddi, Baixo São Francisco - Sergipe/Alagoas

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    Nádia Batista de Jesus

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    garantice el diálogo y cooperación entre los actores involucrados.This research paper has investigated the socio-enviromental conflicts in the extractivism of aroeira (Schinus terebebinthifolius Raddi in the lower São Francisco river, the states of Sergipe and Alagoas. In order to carry out this research, which spanned ten years starting in 2001 and ending in 2011, we resorted to interviews with the actors involved in the extractivism of aroeira as well as documental research. Data were analysed on the basis of conduct towards extractivism and classification of conflict. The lack of standard procedures in the management of the species is a key factor in bringing about conflicts arising in the appropriation of and access to aroeira. The fishermen who are also engaged in extractivism collect it for its economic value, whereas the processing/exporting companies focus on its role as merchandise. The different spheres of government tend to disagree on which one is entitled to regulate licencing and supervising of extractivism. The need has been found to design a sustainable forest management for the species in which both dialogue and cooperation among all actors involved have a place.

  9. {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr in live and dead reindeer lichens (genera Cladonia) from the 'Kraton-3' underground nuclear explosion site

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    Ramzaev, V. [St. Petersburg Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Laboratory of External Exposure, Mira Street 8, 197101 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)]. E-mail: v.ramzaev@mail.ru; Mishine, A. [St. Petersburg Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Laboratory of External Exposure, Mira Street 8, 197101 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Kaduka, M. [St. Petersburg Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Laboratory of External Exposure, Mira Street 8, 197101 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Basalaeva, L. [St. Petersburg Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Laboratory of External Exposure, Mira Street 8, 197101 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Brown, J. [Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, P.O. Box 55, N-1332 Osteras (Norway)]. E-mail: justin.brown@nrpa.no; Andersson, K.G. [Riso National Laboratory, P.O. Box 49, DK-4000 Roskilde (Denmark)]. E-mail: kasper.andersson@risoe.dk

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    The contents of {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr have been determined in 29 samples of live and dead reindeer lichens (genera Cladonia) collected at the 'Kraton-3' underground nuclear explosion site (65.9{sup o}N 112.3{sup o}E, event year - 1978) in Yakutia, Russia in 2002. The area contamination was within the range of 0.36-700 and 0.13-770 kBq m{sup -2} for {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr, respectively. The dead organisms were on average much more contaminated than the live ones. Vertical fractionation of the live lichen carpet demonstrated maximal activity concentrations of both radionuclides in the lower older section of the plants, while for the dead lichens the maximal activity concentrations of {sup 137}Cs were detected in the upper part. The vertical distribution of {sup 90}Sr was more or less homogeneous in the cushions of dead lichens. Elevated levels of {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr activity concentrations were also detected in the re-establishing young lichens growing over the residua of some dead lichens.

  10. Сomposition and ratio of the chemical elements on the surfaces different by height of reindeer lichen podetia Cladonia rangiferina

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    Byazrov Lev

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    Full Text Available In the paper the composition of 21 elements – Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Sr, Ba, Pb – was compared in the upper, central, and lower parts of podetia surfaces of the reindeer lichen Cladonia rangiferina, sampled on the slope of Barguzinsky chain. For the measurement of the elements content (%, a sample-nondestructive μ-XRF spectrometer was used. It was stated that the share (% of the most elements, except for Cu and Zn, was highly variable. The content of the elements on the surfaces differs significantly between the studied parts of C. rangiferina podetia: mean values of the content of P, S, Cl, and K were statistically higher on the surface of the upper part of podetia, while those of Al, Si, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Co, and the total content – on the surface of the lower part of podetia. On all the parts of podetia very high value of the enrichment factor for As and Pb was established, and It was increased for P, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn.

  11. Effect of metal stress on photosynthetic pigments in the Cu-hyperaccumulating lichens Cladonia humilis and Stereocaulon japonicum growing in Cu-polluted sites in Japan.

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    Nakajima, Hiromitsu; Yamamoto, Yoshikazu; Yoshitani, Azusa; Itoh, Kiminori

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    To understand the ecology and physiology of metal-accumulating lichens growing in Cu-polluted sites, we investigated lichens near temple and shrine buildings with Cu roofs in Japan and found that Stereocaulon japonicum Th. Fr. and Cladonia humilis (With.) J. R. Laundon grow in Cu-polluted sites. Metal concentrations in the lichen samples collected at some of these sites were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS). UV-vis absorption spectra of pigments extracted from the lichen samples were measured, and the pigment concentrations were estimated from the spectral data using equations from the literature. Secondary metabolites extracted from the lichen samples were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a photodiode array detector. We found that S. japonicum and C. humilis are Cu-hyperaccumulating lichens. Differences in pigment concentrations and their absorption spectra were observed between the Cu-polluted and control samples of the 2 lichens. However, no correlation was found between Cu and pigment concentrations. We observed a positive correlation between Al and Fe concentrations and unexpectedly found high negative correlations between Al and pigment concentrations. This suggests that Al stress reduces pigment concentrations. The concentrations of secondary metabolites in C. humilis growing in the Cu-polluted sites agreed with those in C. humilis growing in the control sites. This indicates that the metabolite concentrations are independent of Cu stress. PMID:23953993

  12. Efeito da schinus terebinthifolius raddi sobre o processo de reparo tecidual das lesões ulceradas induzidas na mucosa bucal do rato =Effect of the schinus terebinthifolius raddi in the process of tissular repair in ulcers induced in mucosa oral of the rat

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    Ribas, Marina de Oliveira et al.

    2006-01-01

    A aroeira (Schinus terebinth folius Raddi) uma planta nativa da região Sul do Brasil, Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai, Chile, Peru e Bolívia, esta distribuída por todo o litoral paranaense. A aroeira tem vários nomes tais como: aroeira-vermelha. aroeira mansa, aroeira branca, aroeira da praia, aroeira do brejo, aroeira rasteira, aroeira do campo, coração de bugre, bálsamo, fruta do sabiá, aroeira de sabiá, aguaraíba, aroeira do sertão, cabuí e cambuí. Floresce em novembro até março, às vezes irr...

  13. Use of cacti as heat sources by thermoregulating Mabuya agilis (Raddi and Mabuya macrorhyncha Hoge (Lacertflia, Scincidae in two restinga habitats in southeastern Brazil

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    Davor Vrcibradic

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    Full Text Available Lizards may benefit from gain of heat from contact with the substrate via conduction. In this study, evidence that the lizards Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823 and Mabuya macrorhynclui Hoge, 1946 (Scincidae inhabiting two restinga habitats in southeastern Brazil (Grussaf, Rio de Janeiro and Praia das Neves, Espfrito Santo, may shift microhabitat preferences along the day, and that such shifts may be related to the use of cacti surfaces as direct sources of heat is presented. For both species, body temperature (Tb was always significantly correlated (p < 0,05 with air temperature (Ta. Tb was significantly correlated (p < 0,0.5 with substrate temperature (Ts for M. agilis collected on cacti, but not for specimens collected on the ground. For M. macrorhyncha collected on cacti, both Ta and Ts were more important in conjunction than separately, in explaining lizard Tb. Use of cacti as perches by M. agilis was more frequent during late afternoon when environmental temperatures are declining, but such a trend was not evident for M. macrorhynclui. We suggest that the use of cacti as direct heat sources may be more evident in the ground-dwelling M. agilis than in the scansorial M. macrorhynclui.

  14. Effect of soil contaminated by diesel oil on the germination of seeds and the growth of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae Seedlings

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    Cleusa Bona

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of soil polluted by diesel oil on the germination of seeds and the growth of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi seedlings was analyzed at different times after contamination of the soil. The experiments were conducted under greenhouse conditions, with four treatments and five repetitions. The four treatments included: soil contaminated 30 (T30, 90 (T90 or 180 (T180 days before planting as well as a non-polluted soil (T0 (control. Soil saturated to 50% of its maximum retention capacity (MRC was contaminated with diesel oil at a rate of 92.4 mL per kg. The germination rate and germination speed index (GSI were significantly affected only in T30. The development of the plants was affected significantly in all the treatments, with reductions of biomass and eophyll area. It could be concluded that diesel oil significantly affected the germination, GSI and seedling growth of S. terebinthifolius, but the toxic effect decreased over the time.

  15. Análise preliminar da toxicidade aguda e dose letal mediana (DL50) comparativa entre os frutos de Pimenta-do-Reino do Brasil (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) e Pimenta do Reino (Piper nigrum L.)

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    Pires, Oscar César; Corsi Taquemasa, Andréia Viviane; Akisue, Gokithi; de Oliveira, Fernando; Pulz Araujo, Carlos Eduardo

    2004-01-01

    No presente trabalho, procurou-se avaliar a toxicidade aguda comparativa entre duas espécies de pimentas extensamente utilizadas na culinária brasileira. A Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (pimenta-doreino do Brasil) é encontrada com frequência em supermercados e outros estabelecimentos comerciais, sendo empregada como condimento ou até mesmo fraudando a tradicional pimenta-do-reino (Piper nigrum L.), porém sem a existência de trabalhos científicos que assegurem sua inocuidade ou ri...

  16. 喇叭石蕊共生菌藻液体培养的研究%Research on Liquid Culture of Mycobiont and Photobiont Isolated from Cladonia pyxidata

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    苏敏; 魏江春

    2008-01-01

    对喇叭石蕊共生菌、藻液体培养条件进行了研究.结果表明:共生菌生长在以40 g/L肌醇为碳源、2g/L L-谷氯酰胺为氮源、起始pH值为7.0的LB液体培养基中,培养温度为20 ℃时表现最佳.其共生藻的生长在以160 g/L葡萄糖为碳源、1.75 g/L NaNO3为氮源、起始pH值为5.0的BBM液体培养基中,培养温度为20℃时表现最佳.%This paper deals with the cell growth of both the mycohiont and photobiont of Cladonia pyxidata collected from China in liquid culture.The experiments results showed that the better conditions of mycobiontic growth were cultured by using liquid Lilly-Barnett medium containing 40 g/L inositol as a carbon source,2 g/L L-glutamine as a nitrogen source,adjusting pH to 7.0 before autoclaving,and incubating cultures at 20℃.The better conditions of photobiontic growth were cultured by using liquid Bold's basal medium containing 160 g/L glucose as a carbon source,1.75 g/L NaNO3 as a nitrogen source,adjusting pH to 5.0 before autoclaving,and incubating cultures at 20℃.

  17. Altitudinal patterns of the lichen genus Cladonia (Lichenized Ascomycota) in China%中国石蕊属地衣的垂直分布规律

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    郭守玉; 邓红; 毕海燕; 夏晓飞; 黄满荣

    2013-01-01

    Altitudinal patterns of the lichen genus Cladonia and 18 species in the genus were investigated based on herbarium collections.Species in the genus are inclined to grow at high elevation.Normal and lognormal probability patterns are ubiquitous for vertical distribution of these species,and vertical patterns are somewhat elevation-dependent.The altitudinal ranges of the species were found to decrease with increase of altitude.These evidences suggest an immediate threat from global warming to some species growing at higher elevation in the genus.Ecological evidence also confirms C.bacillaris and C.macilenta are conspecific.%基于标本馆馆藏标本的信息,研究了中国石蕊属Cladonia地衣及其18个种的垂直分布规律,并确认了本属倾向于分布在高海拔地区的特点.物种随海拔梯度的变化在统计学上呈正态分布或偏正态分布是非常普遍的现象,但是它们的分布规律与其所处的海拔位置相关:物种分布范围随着海拔的增加而缩小.因此,全球变暖会对高海拔地区的物种构成更直接的威胁.粉杆石蕊C.bacillaris和瘦柄红石蕊C.macilenta具有相同的海拔分布规律和分布范围,从生态学的角度支持了它们为同种的观点.

  18. Effect of copper stress on cup lichens Cladonia humilis and C. subconistea growing on copper-hyperaccumulating moss Scopelophila cataractae at copper-polluted sites in Japan.

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    Nakajima, Hiromitsu; Fujimoto, Kenjiro; Yoshitani, Azusa; Yamamoto, Yoshikazu; Sakurai, Haruka; Itoh, Kiminori

    2012-10-01

    We investigated lichen species in the habitats of the copper (Cu)-hyperaccumulating moss Scopelophila cataractae and found that the cup lichens Cladonia subconistea and C. humilis grow on this moss. We performed X-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma mass (ICP-MS) analysis of lichen samples and measured the visible absorption spectra of the pigments extracted from the samples to assess the effect of Cu stress on the cup lichens. The chlorophyll a/b ratio and degradation of chlorophyll a to pheophytin a were calculated from the spectral data. X-ray fluorescence analysis indicated that Cu concentrations in cup lichens growing on S. cataractae were much higher than those in control samples growing on non-polluted soil. Moreover, Cu microanalysis showed that Cu concentrations in parts of podetia of C. subconistea growing on S. cataractae increased as the substrate (S. cataractae) was approached, whereas those of C. humilis growing on S. cataractae decreased as the substrate was approached. This reflects the difference in the route of Cu ions from the source to the podetia. Furthermore, ICP-MS analysis confirmed that C. subconistea growing on S. cataractae was heavily contaminated with Cu, indicating that this lichen is Cu tolerant. We found a significant difference between the visible absorption spectra of pigments extracted from the Cu-contaminated and control samples. Hence, the spectra could be used to determine whether a cup lichen is contaminated with Cu. Chlorophyll analysis showed that cup lichens growing on S. cataractae were affected by Cu stress. However, it also suggested that the areas of dead moss under cup lichens were a suitable substrate for the growth of the lichen. Moreover, it suggested that cup lichens had allolepathic effects on S. cataractae; it is likely that secondary metabolites produced by cup lichens inhibited moss growth. PMID:22906716

  19. Dieta e uso de habitat da jararaca-do-brejo, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridade em domínio subtropical do Brasil Diet and habitat use of swamp racer snake, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridae in subtropical domains of Brazil

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    Pedro T. Leite

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A serpente Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi, 1820 é um grande colubrídeo neotropical que habita áreas abertas na América do Sul. Sua dieta é composta principalmente por anfíbios, mas inclui outros itens como mamíferos e lagartos. A dissecção de 224 espécimes desta serpente, provenientes dos estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina e Paraná, preservados em coleções herpetológicas do Brasil e um estudo de campo entre 1996 e 1998, fornecem informações sobre os hábitos alimentares e uso de habitat dessa serpente em domínio subtropical no Brasil. Essa serpente alimenta-se de anfíbios (80%, em sua maioria da família Leptodactylidae, mamíferos (10% e lagartos (2%. Foi verificada mudança ontogenética na dieta de M. bifossatus, o tamanho das presas ingeridas aumenta com o aumento de tamanho da serpente. Essa espécie ocorre principalmente em áreas abertas, algumas vezes perto de áreas antrópicas em domínio subtropical no Brasil.Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi, 1820 is a large neotropical colubrid snake that inhabits open areas in South America. The diet is mainly composed by frogs, but it includes other items like mammals and lizards. The dissection of 224 specimens of this snake, proceeding from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná, stored in herpetological collections in Brazil and a field study between 1996 and 1998, provided information on dietary habits and habitat use of this snake in subtropical domains in Brazil. This snake eats mainly amphibians of the family Leptodactylidae (80%, mammals (10% and lizards (2%. There is ontogenetic diet shift in M. bifossatus, as the snake grows, the range of preys grows as well. M. bifossatus occur in open areas.

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

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    2009-03-01

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

  1. Characterization of a transcriptome from a non-model organism, Cladonia rangiferina, the grey reindeer lichen, using high-throughput next generation sequencing and EST sequence data

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    Junttila Sini

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lichens are symbiotic organisms that have a remarkable ability to survive in some of the most extreme terrestrial climates on earth. Lichens can endure frequent desiccation and wetting cycles and are able to survive in a dehydrated molecular dormant state for decades at a time. Genetic resources have been established in lichen species for the study of molecular systematics and their taxonomic classification. No lichen species have been characterised yet using genomics and the molecular mechanisms underlying the lichen symbiosis and the fundamentals of desiccation tolerance remain undescribed. We report the characterisation of a transcriptome of the grey reindeer lichen, Cladonia rangiferina, using high-throughput next-generation transcriptome sequencing and traditional Sanger EST sequencing data. Results Altogether 243,729 high quality sequence reads were de novo assembled into 16,204 contigs and 49,587 singletons. The genome of origin for the sequences produced was predicted using Eclat with sequences derived from the axenically grown symbiotic partners used as training sequences for the classification model. 62.8% of the sequences were classified as being of fungal origin while the remaining 37.2% were predicted as being of algal origin. The assembled sequences were annotated by BLASTX comparison against a non-redundant protein sequence database with 34.4% of the sequences having a BLAST match. 29.3% of the sequences had a Gene Ontology term match and 27.9% of the sequences had a domain or structural match following an InterPro search. 60 KEGG pathways with more than 10 associated sequences were identified. Conclusions Our results present a first transcriptome sequencing and de novo assembly for a lichen species and describe the ongoing molecular processes and the most active pathways in C. rangiferina. This brings a meaningful contribution to publicly available lichen sequence information. These data provide a first

  2. 角石蕊中松萝酸的提取工艺及含量测定%Extraction technology of usnic acid from Cladonia cornuta(L.)Hoffm and content determination

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    热衣木·马木提; 阿地里江; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2010-01-01

    以新疆天山后峡地区英雄桥采集的角石蕊(Cladonia cornuta(L.)Hoffm.)为材料,采用有机溶剂提取法,考察了提取次数、料液比、提取温度和提取时间对角石蕊中松萝酸提取率的影响.试验结果表明:角石蕊中提取松萝酸的最佳提取工艺条件为提取3次,料液比1:20,温度70℃,提取时间3h.此条件下角石蕊中松萝酸的含最为26.95%.

  3. Crescimento Inicial de Mimosa scabrella Benth., Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi e Allophylus edulis (St. Hil. Radl. sob Diferentes Regimes de Adubação Initial Growth of Mimosa scabrella Benth., Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi e Allophylus edulis (St. Hil. Radl. with Different Levels of Mineral Fertilization

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    O presente trabalho estudou a produção de mudas em viveiro envolvendo as espécies Mimosa scabrella Benth. (bracatinga, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (aroeira-vermelha e Allophylus edulis (ST Hil. Radl (vacum. O experimento foi conduzido no Município de Colombo, PR, no viveiro da Embrapa Florestas. Em fevereiro de 2004, foi realizada a semeadura das três espécies, em tubetes com cerca de 50 cm3, preenchidos com 70% de substrato comercial a base de casca de pínus e vermiculita e 30% de fibra de coco granulada. Os tratamentos corresponderam à três diferentes dosagens de adubos, parceladas em adubação de base e de cobertura, dispostos em blocos ao acaso, com parcelas de nove mudas e sete repetições, correspondendo a 63 mudas por espécie/tratamento. Aos quatro meses após a semeadura, foi realizada a avaliação do experimento, com medições de altura e diâmetro o caule de todas as mudas, e selecionada uma muda por repetição para as análises destrutivas de biomassa seca (parte aérea e radicial, tendo como critério a escolha da muda mais próxima da média da repetição. A aroeira-vermelha foi a espécie que melhor respondeu à adubação, seguida da bracatinga. Diferentemente das demais espécies, o vacum apresentou baixa exigência quanto à adubação no processo de produção de mudas. O crescimento das espécies pode ter sido mais lento devido à época do ano, que envolveu o inverno. 
    In order to study the influence of mineral nutrition on quality and the growth of��seedlings of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Mimosa scabrella Benth. and Allophylus edulis (ST. Hil. Radl, a experiment was conducted in the nursery facilities of Embrapa Florestas, Colombo – PR. The three species were sown in plastic containers of 50 cm3 in February 2004. The substrate was a mixture of a commercial formula (pine bark and vermiculite and granulated coconut fiber in a proportion of 70% and 30

  4. Avaliação do efeito do extrato hidroalcoólico de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Aroeira no processo de cicatrização da linea alba de ratos Evaluation of the hydro-alcoholic Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Aroeira extract in the healing process of the alba linea in rats

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    José Aldemir Teixeira Nunes Jr.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o processo de cicatrização da parede abdominal de ratos após a injeção intraperitoneal do extrato hidroalcóolico de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se 40 ratos da linhagem Wistar, distribuídos em dois grupos de 20 animais, cada um subdividido em dois subgrupos. Estes ratos foram mortos no 3º e 7º dias após a aplicação intraperitoneal do extrato. No grupo experimento, injetou-se uma única dose de extrato hidroalcoólico de Aroeira (100 mg por quilo de peso do animal e no grupo controle uma única dose de solução salina isotônica a 0.9%. Após a morte dos animais, realizou-se o inventário da cavidade peritoneal à procura de aderências, seguido da ressecção da parede abdominal anterior englobando a ferida operatória para análise. As aderências foram classificadas pelos critérios de adesão de Nair. Realizou-se avaliação tensiométrica da parede abdominal através da medida da carga máxima suportada e da deformação máxima, medidos em máquina universal de ensaios do tipo Tiratest. Por fim, a avaliação histológica foi realizada através da coloração hematoxilina-eosina, com análise dos parâmetros: inflamação aguda, inflamação crônica, necrose isquêmica, reação gigantocelular do tipo corpo estranho, proliferação fibroblástica, fibrose, reepitelização e coaptação das bordas da sutura. RESULTADOS: A avaliacão macroscópica não revelou presença de aderências significativas entre a linha alba e as vísceras intra-abdominais nos grupos de estudo. A tensiometria demonstrou aumento significativo das variáveis carga máxima e deformação máxima (p=0,006 e p=0,000 respectivamente entre os grupos controle e experimento de sete dias. A avaliação histológica intergrupos (controle e experimento de três e sete dias não demonstrou alteração significativa para os parâmetros neoformação vascular, necrose, fibrose, reepitelização e coaptação das bordas da

  5. Antioxidant Activity of Biruloquinone from Secondary Metabolites of Cladonia macilenta%瘦柄红石蕊次生代谢产物Biruloquinone的抗氧化作用研究

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    代欢欢; 李长田

    2015-01-01

    讨论了从瘦柄红石蕊Cladonia macilenta发酵液中分离得到的一种自然界罕见的菲醌化合物biruloquinone的体外抗氧化能力;分别采用DPPH.自由基清除法和ABTS.+自由基清除法对其抗氧化活性进行测定.结果显示,biruloquinone具有较高的抗氧化活性,且在检测浓度范围内对自由基的清除效果呈现剂量依赖关系,在浓度分别为100 μg/mL和1.2 mmol/L时对DPPH.和ABTS.+自由基清除能力最大值分别达到90.83%和75.39%,其自由基半数清除浓度(EC50)分别为24.91 μg/mL和0.488 mmol/L,在ABTS.+法中,biruloquinone的总抗氧化能力为2.5 TEAC.

  6. 分枝石蕊多糖诱导人白血病K562细胞凋亡%Cladonia furcata polysaccharide induced apoptosis in human leukemia K562 cells

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    林忻; 蔡育军; 李志孝; 刘中立; 尹少甫; 赵进昌

    2001-01-01

    目的:研究分枝石蕊多糖(CFP-1)是否能诱导K562 细胞凋亡.方法:抑制细胞增殖的测定采用MTT法;用荧光显微镜和透射电镜观察细胞的形态学变化;采用琼脂糖凝胶电泳法观测DNA碎片;用流式细胞仪检测凋亡细胞数.结果:CFP-1(50-800mg/L)明显抑制K562细胞增殖,并且呈浓度依赖 性.K562细胞与CFP-1 300 mg/L共同培养5 d后,观察到典型的凋亡形态变化,电泳呈现梯形条带.结论:CFP-1诱导人白血病K562细胞凋亡.%AIM: To study whether Cladonia furcata polysaccharide (CFP-1) might induce apoptosis in human leukemia K562 cells. METHODS: Inhibition of proliferation was measured by MTT assay.Morphological assessment of apoptosis was performed with fluorescence microscope and electron microscope.DNA fragmentation was visualized by agarose gel electrophoresis.The amount of apoptosis cells was measured by flow cytomeyry.RESULTS: CFP-1(50-800 mg/L) inhibited K562 cell proliferation in a oncentration-dependent manner.After incubation of K562 cells with CFP-1 300 mg/L for 5 d,morphological changes of typical apoptosis were observed and agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA revealed“ladder”pattern.CONCLUSION: CFP-1 induced apoptosis in human leukemia K562 cells.

  7. Produção de frutos e características morfofisiológicas de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., na região do baixo São Francisco, Brasil

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    Danilla Cristina Lemos Souza

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Espécies florestais com potencial econômico, como é o caso da aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., requerem a seleção de indivíduos com características superiores para uso em projetos de restauração florestal e para o estabelecimento de plantios comerciais. Estas plantações podem contribuir para a sustentabilidade de populações naturais de espécies nos fragmentos florestais remanescentes, em áreas de preservação permanente, reservas legais ou outras áreas de importância ecológica. Foi avaliada a produção de frutos, morfometria e viabilidade de sementes de 15 indivíduos de aroeira, em diferentes fragmentos, na região do Baixo São Francisco sergipano. A produção de frutos foi estimada pelo índice de intensidade de Fournier e as características morfométricas foram obtidas com paquímetro e balança analítica digital. A viabilidade e o vigor foram avaliados por meio da porcentagem de germinação e índice de velocidade de germinação (IVG, sob condições controladas. Os resultados da produção de frutos foram submetidos à análise de variância e as médias comparadas pelo teste de Tukey (p <0,05. Para as demais variáveis foi utilizado o teste de Scott-Knott (p <0,05. Os indivíduos diferiram em índices de Fournier (índices 1, 2, 3 e 4 e no tamanho de frutos e sementes. A germinação variou de 0 a 83% e o IVG de 0,00 a 0,98. As diferenças fenotípicas observadas entre os indivíduos para a produção de frutos e características morfofisiológicas podem ser exploradas em restauração florestal e estabelecimento de testes de procedências/progênies, visando à discriminação de material superior para futuros plantios comerciais.

  8. Polar phenolic constituents from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae); Constituintes fenolicos polares de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Ceruks, Melina; Romoff, Paulete; Favero, Oriana A.; Lago, Joao Henrique G. [Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail: joaolago@iq.usp.br

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    The EtOH extract from the leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius showed anti-radicalar potential in the DPPH test. It was partitioned between n-BuOH:H{sub 2}O (1:1) and these two phases were also evaluated for anti-radicalar activity. The active n-BuOH phase was partitioned between EtOAc:H{sub 2}O (1:1) and the active EtOAc phase was submitted to chromatographic procedures to afford five active phenolic compounds: ethyl gallate, methyl gallate, quercitrin, myricetrin and myricetin. The structures of these compounds were established by NMR spectral data analysis. (author)

  9. Atividade antimicrobiana de Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi Antimicrobial activity of Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi

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    Cláudia Helena Degáspari; Nina Waszczynskyj; Maria Rosa Machado Prado

    2005-01-01

    Objetivou-se com este trabalho analisar a atividade antimicrobiana de extratos aquoso e alcoólico obtidos de frutos da Schinus terebenthifolius ou aroeira-vermelha, diretamente ligados à quantidade de compostos fenólicos existentes nesses extratos. Pelos testes, verificou-se que o extrato alcoólico apresentou efeito inibitório sobre o crescimento de Staphylococcus aureus e Bacillus cereus, já o extrato aquoso não apresentou efeito inibitório sobre os crescimento dos microrganismos testados. O...

  10. Atividade antimicrobiana de Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi Antimicrobial activity of Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi

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    Cláudia Helena Degáspari

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho analisar a atividade antimicrobiana de extratos aquoso e alcoólico obtidos de frutos da Schinus terebenthifolius ou aroeira-vermelha, diretamente ligados à quantidade de compostos fenólicos existentes nesses extratos. Pelos testes, verificou-se que o extrato alcoólico apresentou efeito inibitório sobre o crescimento de Staphylococcus aureus e Bacillus cereus, já o extrato aquoso não apresentou efeito inibitório sobre os crescimento dos microrganismos testados. O extrato alcoólico mostrou-se com quantidade significativa da flavona apigenina, além de ácido elágico, ao passo que no extrato aquoso foi observada a presença da flavanona naringina.This research analyzed the antimicrobial activity of aqueous and alcoholic extracts obtained from Schinus terebenthifolius fruits or aroeira-vermelha, directly linked to the amount of phenolics compouds existent in these extracts. The tests showed that the alcoholic extract presented an inibitory effect to the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus, and the aqueous extract didn't present inibitory effect to the growth of the tested microorganisms. The alcoholic extract was shown with a significant amount of the flavone apigenin, besides ellagic acid and siringic acid, while in the aqueous extract was observed the flavanone naringine.

  11. Polar phenolic constituents from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    The EtOH extract from the leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius showed anti-radicalar potential in the DPPH test. It was partitioned between n-BuOH:H2O (1:1) and these two phases were also evaluated for anti-radicalar activity. The active n-BuOH phase was partitioned between EtOAc:H2O (1:1) and the active EtOAc phase was submitted to chromatographic procedures to afford five active phenolic compounds: ethyl gallate, methyl gallate, quercitrin, myricetrin and myricetin. The structures of these compounds were established by NMR spectral data analysis. (author)

  12. Isolation and evaluation of cytotoxic potential of phenolic derivatives from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae); Isolamento e avaliacao do potencial citotoxico de derivados fenolicos de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Santana, Jeferson S.; Sartorelli, Patricia; Lago, Joao Henrique G. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Diadema, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias Ambientais, Quimicas e Farmaceuticas; Matsuo, Alisson L., E-mail: joao.lago@unifesp.br [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Micro, Imuno e Parasitologia

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    The EtOH extract from leaves of S. terebinthifolius was subjected to partition between EtOH:H{sub 2}O and hexane, CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}, and EtOAc. The phases obtained were evaluated in vitro against human tumoral cell lines and the EtOAc phase exhibited activity. Chromatographic procedures afforded gallic acid (1), methyl (2) and ethyl (3) gallates, trans-catechin (4), quercitrin (5), and afzelin (6), being the first occurrence of 1, 4 and 6 in S. terebinthifolius. In vitro cytotoxic evaluation of 1 - 6 indicated that gallic acid (1) displayed higher activity than ethyl gallate (3) against HL-60 and HeLa cells, while compounds 2, 4 - 6 were inactive. (author)

  13. Estrutura e desenvolvimento de canais secretores em frutos de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) Structure and development of the secretory cavities in the fruit of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Silvia Rodrigues Machado; Sandra Maria Carmello-Guerreiro

    2001-01-01

    As cavidades secretoras no fruto de Schinus terebinthifolius foram analisadas aos microscópios de luz e eletrônico de transmissão. Estas cavidades são complexas e constituídas por epitélio multiestratificado que circunda o lume preenchido por secreção viscosa e por células epiteliais isoladas. Cada cavidade é circundada externamente por duas ou três camadas de células menores que as adjacentes achatadas, radialmente e que progressivamente diferenciam-se em epiteliais. As cavidades secretoras ...

  14. Constituíntes fenólicos polares de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) Polar phenolic constituents from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Melina Ceruks; Paulete Romoff; Oriana A. Fávero; Lago, João Henrique G.

    2007-01-01

    The EtOH extract from the leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius showed anti-radicalar potential in the DPPH test. It was partitioned between n-BuOH:H2O (1:1) and these two phases were also evaluated for anti-radicalar activity. The active n-BuOH phase was partitioned between EtOAc:H2O (1:1) and the active EtOAc phase was submitted to chromatographic procedures to afford five active phenolic compounds: ethyl gallate, methyl gallate, quercitrin, myricetrin and myricetin. The structures of these co...

  15. Constituíntes fenólicos polares de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae Polar phenolic constituents from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae

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    Melina Ceruks

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The EtOH extract from the leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius showed anti-radicalar potential in the DPPH test. It was partitioned between n-BuOH:H2O (1:1 and these two phases were also evaluated for anti-radicalar activity. The active n-BuOH phase was partitioned between EtOAc:H2O (1:1 and the active EtOAc phase was submitted to chromatographic procedures to afford five active phenolic compounds: ethyl gallate, methyl gallate, quercitrin, myricetrin and myricetin. The structures of these compounds were established by NMR spectral data analysis.

  16. Chemical constituents of Cladoniae stellardis (Opiz.)%雀鹿蕊化学成分研究

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    张树军; 孟磊; 马良; 王金兰; 赵明

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究产自内蒙古自治区的雀鹿蕊的化学成分.方法 雀鹿蕊乙醇提取液依次用石油醚、乙酸乙酯和正丁醇萃取,萃取物经色谱柱重结晶HPLC纯化,数据分析鉴定结构.结果 分离鉴定了13个化合物,(+)-松萝酸(1),2,4-二羟基-6-戊基苯甲酸-3-羟基-4-甲氧羰基-5-戊基苯基酯(2),黑茶渍素(3),2,4-二羟基-3,6-二甲基苯甲酸-3-羟基-4-甲氧羰基-2,5-二甲基苯基酯(4),赤星衣酸乙酯(5),丁二酸(6),十四酸乙酯(7),α-香树脂醇乙酸酯(8),2,4-二羟基-3,6-二甲基苯甲酸甲酯(9),2,4-二羟基-3-醛基-6-甲基苯甲酸甲酯(10),2-羟基-4-甲氧基-6-正戊基苯甲酸(11),2-羟基-4-甲氧基-6-正戊基苯甲酸甲酯(12),2-羟基-4-甲氧基-6-正戊基苯甲酸乙酯(13).结论 化合物2、4、6、7、8、10、12、13为首次从该植物中分离得到.

  17. Evaluation of Photoprotective Potential and Percutaneous Penetration by Photoacoustic Spectroscopy of the Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Extract.

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    Bulla, Milena K; Hernandes, Luzmarina; Baesso, Mauro L; Nogueira, Ana C; Bento, Antonio C; Bortoluzzi, Bruno B; Serra, Lara Z; Cortez, Diogenes A G

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    Schinus terebinthifolius is a plant rich in phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant properties and can provide new opportunities for treatment and prevention of diseases mediated by ultraviolet radiation like photoaging and skin cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the photoprotective potential and ex vivo percutaneous penetration of the crude extract of Schinus terebinthifolius leaves. The extract was tested for antioxidant activity using the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) method and β-carotene bleaching test. The sun protection factor was also evaluated. The ex vivo skin permeation of the emulsion and gel formulations were assayed. Fractionation of the extract resulted in gallic acid, ethyl gallate and a mixture of flavonoids, suggesting derivatives of quercetin and myricetin. The phenolic content of the extract was 384.64 ± 2.60 mg GAE g(-1) extract. The antioxidant activity was superior to butylated hydroxytoluene, in DPPH method, and ascorbic acid and rutin, in β-carotene bleaching assay. The extract showed UV absorption with photoprotector potential in the UVB region. The photoacoustic spectroscopy measurements confirmed absorption in the UV region and topical application of the formulations caused no histological changes in the rats' skin. These results suggest that the crude extract of Schinus terebinthifolius leaves may be a promising natural sunscreen product. PMID:25580770

  18. Effects of aroeira (Schinus terebinthifoliu Raddi) oil on cutaneous wound healing in rats

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    Lígia Reis Moura Estevão; Fábio de Souza Mendonça; Liriane Baratella-Evêncio; Ricardo Santos Simões; Maria Edna Gomes de Barros; Rosa Maria Esteves Arantes; Milene Alvarenga Rachid; Joaquim Evêncio-Neto

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    PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius) ointment on skin wound healing in rats. METHODS: Adult male rats (n=20) were divided into four groups of five animals each, as follows: G4, G7, G14 and G21, which corresponds to 4th, 7th, 14th and 21th days postoperatively. Each animal were made two incisions on the skin, including the subcutaneous tissue, in the right and left sides of thoracic region, separated by a distance of two inches. The right lesion was treated wi...

  19. Effects of aroeira (Schinus terebinthifoliu Raddi oil on cutaneous wound healing in rats

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius ointment on skin wound healing in rats. METHODS: Adult male rats (n=20 were divided into four groups of five animals each, as follows: G4, G7, G14 and G21, which corresponds to 4th, 7th, 14th and 21th days postoperatively. Each animal were made two incisions on the skin, including the subcutaneous tissue, in the right and left sides of thoracic region, separated by a distance of two inches. The right lesion was treated with base ointment (vaseline, lanolin; the left one was treated with base ointment containing 5% of aroeira oil. At the end of each experimental period the lesions were evaluated for the contraction degree. Then held the collection of fragments that were fixed in 10% formalin and processed for paraffin embedding. In the histological sections (5μm was evaluated the morphology and quantified the collagen and blood vessels. The data obtained were submitted to ANOVA test complemented by Tukey-Kramer test (p<0.05. RESULTS: The contraction of the lesions was higher in wounds treated with aroeira oil than in controls at 7th and 14th days (p<0.01, whereas in the 21st day all lesions were already completely healed. The morphology showed granulation tissue more developed, with fibroblasts more bulky and collagen fibers more arranged in the experimental group at 4th, 7th and 14th days. The morphometry showed a significant increase in the quantification of collagen fibers in the experimental group at 7th and 14th days (p<0.05. CONCLUSION: The aroeira oil accelerates the healing process of wounds as a macroscopic, morphological and morphometrical analysis.

  20. Osteologia do sincrânio de Ceratophrys aurita (Raddi, 1823 (Anura, Leptodactylidae

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    1983-01-01

    Full Text Available The syncranial osteology of Ceratophrys aurita, a largosized and characteristic anuran of southeastern Brazil, is described. The main osteological features and their resultant manifestations, as well as the exostosic dermal ornamentation and the specialized dentition clearly confirm this species as a terrestrial, fossorial and phragmotic type, with active predatory habits.

  1. Osteologia do sincrânio de Ceratophrys aurita (Raddi, 1823) (Anura, Leptodactylidae)

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    1983-01-01

    The syncranial osteology of Ceratophrys aurita, a largosized and characteristic anuran of southeastern Brazil, is described. The main osteological features and their resultant manifestations, as well as the exostosic dermal ornamentation and the specialized dentition clearly confirm this species as a terrestrial, fossorial and phragmotic type, with active predatory habits.

  2. Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae) in Florida

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    How can successful invaders overcome reduced genetic variation via small founder population sizes to persist, thrive, and successfully adapt to a new set of environmental conditions? An expanding body of literature posits hybridization, both inter- and intraspecific, as a driver of the evolution of...

  3. Isolation and evaluation of cytotoxic potential of phenolic derivatives from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    The EtOH extract from leaves of S. terebinthifolius was subjected to partition between EtOH:H2O and hexane, CH2Cl2, and EtOAc. The phases obtained were evaluated in vitro against human tumoral cell lines and the EtOAc phase exhibited activity. Chromatographic procedures afforded gallic acid (1), methyl (2) and ethyl (3) gallates, trans-catechin (4), quercitrin (5), and afzelin (6), being the first occurrence of 1, 4 and 6 in S. terebinthifolius. In vitro cytotoxic evaluation of 1 - 6 indicated that gallic acid (1) displayed higher activity than ethyl gallate (3) against HL-60 and HeLa cells, while compounds 2, 4 - 6 were inactive. (author)

  4. Estrutura e desenvolvimento de canais secretores em frutos de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Machado Silvia Rodrigues; Carmello-Guerreiro Sandra Maria

    2001-01-01

    As cavidades secretoras no fruto de Schinus terebinthifolius foram analisadas aos microscópios de luz e eletrônico de transmissão. Estas cavidades são complexas e constituídas por epitélio multiestratificado que circunda o lume preenchido por secreção viscosa e por células epiteliais isoladas. Cada cavidade é circundada externamente por duas ou três camadas de células menores que as adjacentes achatadas, radialmente e que progressivamente diferenciam-se em epiteliais. As cavidades secretoras ...

  5. Seasonal variation in the composition of volatile oils from Schinus terebinthifolius raddi

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    Luiz Cláudio de Almeida Barbosa; Antônio Jacinto Demuner; Alan Dumont Clemente; Vanderlúcia Fonseca de Paula; Faiz M. D. Ismail

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    Essential oils from leaves, ripe and unripe fruits of Schinus terebinthifolius growing in Brazil were investigated. Oil content from either ripe or unripe fruits was similar (4.65% and 3.98%, respectively). Sesquiterpenes (from 78.0% to 90.4%) dominated the oil content of both leaves and unripe fruit. The essential oils were tested in vitro for their allelopathic activity on germination and radicle growth of Lactuca sativa and Cucumis sativus at 1,000 and 10,000 µg mL-1concentrations. The thr...

  6. Responses of the lichen Cladonia convoluta to high CO{sub 2} level and heavy metal treatment

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    Takacs, Z.; Csintalan, Z.; Tuba, Z. [Agricultural Univ. of Goedoello (Hungary). Dept. of Botany and Plant Physiology

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    Despite of the downward acclimation of photosynthesis in C. convoluta, increased net photosynthesis and carbon balance can be anticipated in response to elevated atmospheric CO{sub 2} level. CO{sub 2} exchange measurement seems to be more indicative when detecting heavy metal stress than fluorescence parameters. Among these, the relative fluorescence decrease ratio (RFd690) shows damage first, suggesting that the primary attack site for heavy metal ions is CO{sub 2} fixation and reaction centres are harmed last. Long-term elevated CO{sub 2} ameliorates partly this damage by improving C-balance to a greater extent in the heavy-metal stressed lichens. (orig.)

  7. Analyse of Active Ingredients in Cladonia furcata%分枝石蕊有效成分分析

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    古丽娜·巴克; 宋曼殳; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2007-01-01

    分枝石蕊属于地衣植物中的石蕊科石蕊属的地衣植物,松萝酸是其主要成分之一.据实验证明,松萝酸易溶于氯仿及丙酮,且在地衣显色反应中,松萝酸与KOH反应显黄色;与KOH和NaCl混合液反应显深黄色.松萝酸在丙酮溶液中是黄色斜方棱柱结晶,在甲醇溶剂中呈黄色针状结晶,在乙醇溶剂中呈黄色针状结晶,用笨-乙醇(1:1)混合溶剂可将从甲醇及乙醇溶剂中提取出的粗品进行纯化,并得到松萝酸精品.本实验通过测定分枝石蕊中的有效成分,为今后该类植物的开发应用提供一定的科学依据.

  8. Utilização de biossólido no crescimento inicial de mudas de aroeira (Schinus terebynthifolius Raddi Utilization of sewage sludge in the seedling growth of aroeira (Schinus terebynthifolius Raddi seedlings

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    Rafaela Simão Abrahão Nóbrega

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o uso do biossólido como componente do substrato para crescimento inicial de mudas de aroeira. Os substratos foram compostos de amostras de Neossolo Quartzarênico e de Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo coletadas na profundidade de 0,2 a 0,5 m, acrescidos do biossólido produzido pela Estação de Tratamento de Esgoto (ETE de Serrania, MG, nas seguintes proporções de solo:biossólido (%: 100:0; 80:20; 60:40; 40:60; e 20:80, sem a utilização de fertilização mineral. Após 30 dias da semeadura, foi feito o desbaste deixando-se uma planta por tubete, e, no final do período de 60 dias, as mudas foram coletadas para a determinação da massa seca da parte aérea (MSPA, das raízes (MSR e total (MST, diâmetro de colo (D, altura das plantas (H, área foliar (A, relação altura da parte aérea com diâmetro do colo (H/D e peso da massa seca da parte aérea com peso da massa seca da raiz (MSPA/MSR. O biossólido melhorou a fertilidade dos substratos, aumentando os teores de P, K, Ca, Mg, soma de bases, CTC, matéria orgânica e teores de micronutrientes, fato que proporcionou aumento no D, A, MSPA, MSR, MST, H, MSPA/MSR das mudas de aroeira, sendo que esses efeitos variaram de acordo com as proporções de biossólido empregadas. O crescimento máximo das mudas foi obtido com a proporção de 63:37, tanto para Neossolo Quartzarênico quanto Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo. A concentração de metais pesados em todos os substratos ficou abaixo dos limites estabelecidos pela CETESB.This work aimed to evaluate sewage sludge as substrate component for aroeira seedling growth. Substrates were composed of soil samples collected at 0.2-0.5 m depth from a Quartzarenic Neosol or from a Red-Yellow Latosol, with sewage sludge produced by the Sewage Treatment Station (Estação de Tratamento de Esgoto - ETE located in Serrania, Minas Gerais, in five proportions: 100:0; 80:20; 60:40; 40:60 and 20:80, being all without mineral fertilizers. Thirty days after sowing, thinning was carried out to one plant per pot. Aroeira growth after 60 days was evaluated by shoot and root dry weight, total dry matter, stem diameter, plant height, leaf area, shoot height/stem and diameter shoot/root ratio. Amendments with sewage sludge increased substrate fertility as indicated by P, K, Ca, Mg concentrations, CEC and SB values, organic matter and micronutrient contents, which promoted growth of stem diameter, plant height, shoot and root dry weight, total dry matter, leaf area, and shoot/root ratio in aroeira seedlings . The effect of sewage sludge on aroeira seedlings growth varied according to the different proportions of sewage sludge. Maximum growth was obtained with the proportion 37% of sewage sludge + 63% of Quartzarenic Neosol or Red-Yellow Latosol. Heavy metal concentration in all substrates was below the limits allowed by CETESB.

  9. Efeito fungitóxico do óleo essencial de aroeira da praia (Schinus terebinthifolius RADDI sobre Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Fungitoxic effect of essential oil from aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius RADDI on Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

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    L.F.G Oliveira Junior

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi avaliado o efeito do óleo essencial do fruto de Schinus terebinthifolius sobre o crescimento micelial do fungo Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in vitro, e no desenvolvimento da antracnose no período de pós-colheita em mamões. As diferentes concentrações de óleo foram diluídas em Tween 80 a 8%. No experimento in vitro foram preparados meios de cultura BDA nas concentrações de 0,05; 0,10; 0,25 e 0,50% do óleo essencial. O controle negativo foi realizado apenas com meio BDA e o controle solvente com meio BDA e Tween 80 a 8%. A inibição do crescimento do fungo foi diretamente proporcional à quantidade do óleo e a maior inibição encontrada foi de 79,07% na concentração de óleo de 0,50%. No experimento in vivo os frutos do mamoeiro foram inoculados com o fungo em quatro tratamentos: com biofilme; com biofilme mais 0,50% do óleo; com fungicida Prochloraz e frutos controle. Embora o tratamento com óleo tenha sido eficiente contra o fungo, não foi indicado comercialmente, pois apresentou valores elevados de perda de massa fresca, de firmeza, e também sintomas de fitotoxidade. O óleo tem propriedade antifúngica contra C. gloeosporioides in vitro e in vivo, contudo, não é recomendado para o mamão em função da fitotoxidezThis study evaluated the effect of essential oil from Schinus terebinthifolius fruit on the mycelial growth of the fungus Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in vitro and on the anthracnose development during the postharvest period of papaya fruits. The different oil concentrations were diluted in 8% Tween 80. For the in vitro experiment, PDA culture media were prepared at the concentrations of 0.05, 0.10, 0.25 and 0.50% essential oil. Negative control was prepared with PDA medium alone, while solvent control was prepared with PDA medium and 8% Tween 80. Fungal growth inhibition was directly proportional to the oil amount and the greatest inhibition was 79.07% at 0.50% oil concentration. For the in vivo experiment, papaya fruits were inoculated with the fungus in four treatments: with biofilm, with biofilm plus 0.50% oil, with the fungicide Prochloraz and control fruits. Although treatment with oil was efficient against the fungus, it was not commercially recommended since it presented high values of loss of fresh mass and firmness, as well as phytotoxicity symptoms. The oil has antifungal property against C. gloeosporioides both in vitro and in vivo; however, it is not recommended for papaya fruits due to its phytotoxicity.

  10. Efeito fungitóxico do óleo essencial de aroeira da praia (Schinus terebinthifolius RADDI) sobre Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Fungitoxic effect of essential oil from aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius RADDI) on Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

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    L.F.G Oliveira Junior; R. B. Santos; F.O. Reis; S.T Matsumoto; W.M.S. Bispo; Machado, L. P.; L.F.M. Oliveira

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    Neste trabalho foi avaliado o efeito do óleo essencial do fruto de Schinus terebinthifolius sobre o crescimento micelial do fungo Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in vitro, e no desenvolvimento da antracnose no período de pós-colheita em mamões. As diferentes concentrações de óleo foram diluídas em Tween 80 a 8%. No experimento in vitro foram preparados meios de cultura BDA nas concentrações de 0,05; 0,10; 0,25 e 0,50% do óleo essencial. O controle negativo foi realizado apenas com meio BDA e o...

  11. Biologia floral e fenologia reprodutiva de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) em Restinga do Norte Fluminense Floral biology and reproductive phenology of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) in the restinga of northern Rio de Janeiro State

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    Lorena Farizel Cesário; Maria Cristina Gaglianone

    2008-01-01

    A fenologia reprodutiva, a morfologia floral e o sistema reprodutivo de Schinus terebinthifolius foram investigados em duas fisionomias de vegetação da restinga de Grussaí/Iquipari, Rio de Janeiro, no período de janeiro a dezembro/2004. Schinus terebinthifolius apresentou estratégia de florescimento do tipo cornucópia, com dois picos de floração ao ano na estação chuvosa, e frutificou no período seco. A análise morfológica das flores e os experimentos de polinização confirmaram que esta espéc...

  12. Biologia floral e fenologia reprodutiva de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae em Restinga do Norte Fluminense Floral biology and reproductive phenology of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae in the restinga of northern Rio de Janeiro State

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    Lorena Farizel Cesário

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A fenologia reprodutiva, a morfologia floral e o sistema reprodutivo de Schinus terebinthifolius foram investigados em duas fisionomias de vegetação da restinga de Grussaí/Iquipari, Rio de Janeiro, no período de janeiro a dezembro/2004. Schinus terebinthifolius apresentou estratégia de florescimento do tipo cornucópia, com dois picos de floração ao ano na estação chuvosa, e frutificou no período seco. A análise morfológica das flores e os experimentos de polinização confirmaram que esta espécie é dióica e apresenta reprodução xenógama obrigatória. Ocorreu alta sincronia entre plantas masculinas e femininas, considerada importante estratégia para espécies dióicas. Não houve diferença entre a frutificação por polinização natural e polinização cruzada, nem entre as duas fitosionomias estudadas, sendo os valores encontrados menores do que os observados em outros trabalhos.Reproductive phenology, floral morphology and the reproductive system of Schinus terebinthifolius were investigated in two physiognomies of restinga vegetation at Grussai/Iquipari, Rio de Janeiro, from January to December/2004. Schinus terebinthifolius had cornucopia flowering strategy, with two flowering peaks during the year, both in the rainy season; fruit was set in the dry period. Morphological analysis of the flowers and pollination experiments confirmed dioicism and obligatory xenogamy in this species. High synchrony between male and female plants occurred, an important strategy for dioecious species. No difference in fruit set was found between natural and cross pollinations in the two physiognomies studied, indicating lower values than those observed in others studies.

  13. Insecticidal activity of the essential oil from fruits and seeds of Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi against African malaria vectors

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    Mosha Franklin

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Alternative insecticides for the control of malaria and filarial vectors are of paramount need as resistance is increasing among classes of insecticides currently in use in the public health sector. In this study, mosquitocidal activity of Schinus terebinthifolia essential oil against Anopheles gambiae s.s., An. arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus was assessed in laboratory, semi- field and full- field conditions Method Twenty third instar larvae of both Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Cx. quinquefasciatus were exposed to different dosages of plant extract in both laboratory and semi- field environments. Observation of the mortality response was assessed at intervals of 12, 24, 48 and 72 hours. Adult semi- gravid female mosquitoes were exposed to papers treated with S. terebinthifolia and compared with WHO standard paper treated with alphacypermethrin (0.05%. Results Gas chromatography, coupled to mass spectrometry, identified 15 compounds from S. terebinthifolia extracts, the most abundant identified compound was δ-3-carene (55.36% and the least was γ-elemene (0.41%. The density of the oil was found to be 0.8086 g/ml. The effective dosages in the insectary ranged from 202.15 to 2625.20 ppm and were further evaluated in the semi- field situation. In the laboratory, the mortality of Cx. quinquefasciatus ranged from 0.5 to 96.75% while for An. gambiae s.s it was from 13.75 to 97.91%. In the semi- field experiments, the mortality rates observed varied for both species with time and concentrations. The LC50 and LC95 value in the laboratory was similar for both species while in the semi- field they were different for each. In wild, adult mosquitoes, the KT50 for S. terebinthifolia was 11.29 minutes while for alphacypermethrin was 19.34 minutes. The 24 hour mortality was found to be 100.0% for S. terebinthifolia and 75.0% for alphacypermethrin which was statistically significant (P Conclusion The efficacy shown by essential oils of fruits and seeds of S. terebinthifolia has given an opportunity for further investigation of individual components of these plant extracts and to evaluate them in small- scale field trials.

  14. In vitro trypanocidal evaluation of pinane derivatives from essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Patricia Sartorelli; Jefferson S. Santana; Guadagnin, Rafael C; Lago, João Henrique G.; Érika G. Pinto; André G. Tempone; Stefani, Hélio A.; Marisi G. Soares; Adalberto M. da Silva

    2012-01-01

    Essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae), obtained using a pilot extractor and a Clevenger apparatus were chemically characterized. Due the high amount of (-)- α-pinene in both oils, this monoterpene was tested against the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, showing a moderate potential (IC50 63.56 µg/mL) when compared to benznidazole (IC50 43.14 µg/mL). Otherwise, (-)- α-pinene oxide did not showed anti-trypanosomal activity (IC50 > 400 µg/mL) while (-)-p...

  15. The essential oil of Brazilian pepper, Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi in larval control of Stegomyia aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762)

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    Silva Ary G; Almeida Drielle L; Ronchi Silas N; Bento Amarildo C; Scherer Rodrigo; Ramos Alessandro C; Cruz Zilma MA

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    Abstract Background The ability of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes and its allies, such as Stegomyia, to transmit diseases such as dengue and yellow fever, makes them important in public health. This study aims to evaluate the use of the essential oil of Brazilian pepper in biological control of by assessing and quantifying the larvicidal effect against S. aegypti, the only available access to dengue control, and test its risk of genotoxicity with Salmonella typhimurium as an indicator of safet...

  16. In vitro trypanocidal evaluation of pinane derivatives from essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae

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    Patricia Sartorelli

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae, obtained using a pilot extractor and a Clevenger apparatus were chemically characterized. Due the high amount of (-- α-pinene in both oils, this monoterpene was tested against the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, showing a moderate potential (IC50 63.56 µg/mL when compared to benznidazole (IC50 43.14 µg/mL. Otherwise, (-- α-pinene oxide did not showed anti-trypanosomal activity (IC50 > 400 µg/mL while (--pinane showed an IC50 of 56.50 µg/mL. The obtained results indicated that the epoxydation of α-pinene results to the loss of the anti-parasitic activity while its hydrogenation product, contributed slightly to the increased activity.

  17. In vitro trypanocidal evaluation of pinane derivatives from essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Sartorelli, Patricia; Santana, Jefferson S.; Guadagnin, Rafael C.; Lago, Joao Henrique G., E-mail: joao.lago@unifesp.br [Instituto de Ciencias Ambientais, Quimicas e Farmaceuticas, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Diadema - SP (Brazil); Pinto, Erika G. [Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo - SP (Brazil); Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, Universidade de Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Tempone, Andre G. [Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo - SP (Brazil); Stefani, Helio A. [Departamento de Farmacia, Faculdade de Ciencias Farmaceuticas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Soares, Marisi G. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas - MG (Brazil); Silva, Adalberto M. da [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, MG (Brazil)

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    Essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae), obtained using a pilot extractor and a Clevenger apparatus were chemically characterized. Due the high amount of (-)-{alpha}-pinene in both oils, this monoterpene was tested against the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, showing a moderate potential (IC{sub 50} 63.56 {mu}g/mL) when compared to benznidazole (IC{sub 50} 43.14 {mu}g/mL). Otherwise, (-)-{alpha}-pinene oxide did not showed anti-trypanosomal activity (IC{sub 50} > 400 {mu}g/mL) while (-)-pinane showed an IC{sub 50} of 56.50 mg/mL. The obtained results indicated that the epoxidation of {alpha}-pinene results to the loss of the anti-parasitic activity while its hydrogenation product, contributed slightly to the increased activity. (author)

  18. In vitro trypanocidal evaluation of pinane derivatives from essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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    Essential oils of ripe fruits from Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae), obtained using a pilot extractor and a Clevenger apparatus were chemically characterized. Due the high amount of (-)-α-pinene in both oils, this monoterpene was tested against the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, showing a moderate potential (IC50 63.56 μg/mL) when compared to benznidazole (IC50 43.14 μg/mL). Otherwise, (-)-α-pinene oxide did not showed anti-trypanosomal activity (IC50 > 400 μg/mL) while (-)-pinane showed an IC50 of 56.50 mg/mL. The obtained results indicated that the epoxidation of α-pinene results to the loss of the anti-parasitic activity while its hydrogenation product, contributed slightly to the increased activity. (author)

  19. Optimization and comparison of different methods for RNA isolation for cDNA library construction from the reindeer lichen Cladonia rangiferina

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    Lim Kean-Jin

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The reindeer lichen is the product of a mutualistic relationship between a fungus and an algae. Lichen demonstrate a remarkable capacity to tolerate dehydration. This tolerance is driven by a variety of biochemical processes and the accumulation of specific secondary metabolites that may be of relevance to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries. These protective metabolites hinder in vitro enzymatic reactions required in cDNA synthesis. Along with the low concentrations of RNA present within lichen tissues, the process of creating a cDNA library is technically challenging. Findings An evaluation of existing commercial and published protocols for RNA extraction from plant or fungal tissues has been performed and experimental conditions have been optimised to balance the need for the highest quality total ribonucleotides and the constraints of budget, time and human resources. Conclusion We present a protocol that balances inexpensive RNA extraction methods with commercial RNA clean-up kits to yield sufficient RNA for cDNA library construction. Evaluation of the protocol and the construction of, and sampling from, a cDNA library is used to demonstrate the suitability of the RNA extraction method for expressed sequence tag production.

  20. Optimization of Extraction Conditions of Usnic Acid from Cladonia furcata%分枝石蕊中松萝酸提取条件的优化

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    古丽娜·巴克; 宋曼殳; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2008-01-01

    本实验研究了分枝石蕊中松萝酸提取方法以及提取条件的优化.结果表明,分枝石蕊中松萝酸的最佳提取条件为料液比为1:10,提取时间为4h,提取温度为60℃,提取次数为2次;黄绿色针状结晶体测得的熔点范围及吸收峰与松萝酸的相关报道一致,说明分枝石蕊是松萝酸提取的一种好材料.这为今后松萝酸的开发利用扩大了原料来源,并奠定了一定的研究基础.

  1. 地衣类药材黑穗石蕊的重金属含量测定%Content Determination of Heavy Metals in Cladonia amaurocraea

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    陈曦

    2010-01-01

    [目的]弄清黑穗石蕊的重金属含量,建立质量标准重金属检测限量,为保障用药安全提供依据.[方法]利用原子吸收分光光度法,分别采用石墨炉、火焰、氧化发生装置测定黑穗石蕊中铅、镉、砷、汞、铜的含量.[结果]测得黑穗石蕊的铅含量小于0.6 mg/kg、镉含量小于0.3 mg/kg、铜含量小于12.0 mg/kg、砷含量小于0.2 mg/kg、汞含量小于0.1 mg/kg;加样回收率96%~103%,RSD小于3.8%.[结论]所用方法精密度高、重现性好、干扰小,适合于该药材的重金属含量测定;上述测定结果符合国家有关的限量规定标准,可安全用于临床.

  2. ANALYSIS OF GEOGRAPHY OF THE LICHEN GENUS CLADONIA FROM CHINA%中国石蕊属地衣的地理学分析

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    郭守玉

    2000-01-01

    将中国92种石蕊属地衣划分为8个地理成分:广布成分19种,占总种数的21%,环北极成分32种(35%),泛热带成分8种(9%),欧亚成分5种(5%),东亚-北美成分7种(8%),东亚成分13种(14%),中国喜马拉雅成分1种(1%),中国特有成分7种(7%).对中国石蕊属地衣所属的主要地理成分的形成进行了初步讨论,提出东亚特有种云南石蕊(Cladoniayunnana)和北美特有种拟胀石蕊(C. transcendens)为一对地理替代种;比蒙氏石蕊(C.beaumontii),圆筒石蕊(C. cylindrica),丛杯石蕊(C.mateocyatha)和大翅石蕊(C.macroptera)等4种为东亚-北美间断分布种.指出中国喜马拉雅成分戴氏石蕊(C.delavayi)及欧亚成分中的细枝石蕊(C. corymbescens)在中国分布的北界是秦岭山脉.

  3. Effects of gamma irradiation of the 60 Co on antimicrobial action of plant extracts of bark and leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    This study aimed to evaluate the potential for antimicrobial activity in vitro of extracts of bark and leaves of S. terebinthifolius treated with 60Co gamma radiation. 5,0 doses were used; 7.5 and 10 kGy, being held non-irradiated controls. To determine the antimicrobial activity was applied to the disc diffusion technique to evaluate the diameter of the inhibition zones against Gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, alcohol-acid-resistant and yeast. Antimicrobial activity was considered significant for halos ≥ 15 mm. The results indicate an intensification of antimicrobial action of bark extracts, the 5.0 kGy, against S. aureus. Was held the micro dilution in broth to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) of peels extracts, compared to eight clinical isolates of S. aureus. The MBC values showed that ionizing radiation did not produce the increased of anti bacteriostatic action of S. terebinthifolius, but the results indicated that S. terebinthifolius bark extracts can be used as an antimicrobial agent and ionizing radiation as an important alternative in this conservation feature

  4. Phytochemical screening, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of extracts prepared from different tissues of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi that occurs in the coast of Bahia, Brazil

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    Cinara Oliveira D′Sousa′ Costa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Schinus terebinthifolius is widely used in traditional medicine by Brazilian quilombola and indigenous communities for treatment of several diseases. Extracts from different tissues are being used to produce creams to treat cervicitis and cervicovaginitis. However, most studies are limited to the assessment of the essential oils and extracts obtained from the leaves. Objective: The aim was to evaluate antioxidant and antibacterial activities, to assess the phytochemical profile and to quantify total phenolic compounds of various extracts prepared from S. terebinthifolius grown in the coast of Bahia, Brazil. Materials and Methods: Extracts were obtained by hot continuous extraction (soxhlet and by maceration. Quantification of phenolic compounds was performed using the Folin Ciocalteu method and antioxidant properties were assessed by 2,2 diphenyl 1 picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay. Phytochemical screening was performed as described by in the literature and antibacterial activity against Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212 was determined by the microdilution broth assay. Results: Extraction method greatly affected the metabolite profile of the extracts. Antioxidant activity varied between 21.92% and 85.76%, while total phenols ranged between 5.44 and 309.03 mg EAG/g of extract. Leaf extract obtained with soxhlet showed minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC of 15.62 μg/mL, while stem extract obtained by maceration was able to inhibit the growth of E. faecalis at 62.5 μg/mL. Stem bark extracts showed a MIC of 500 μg/mL for both extraction methods, while no inhibition was observed for fruit extracts. Conclusion: In general, total phenolic content, antioxidant and antibacterial activities were higher in samples obtained by soxhlet. Our results provide important clues in order to identify alternative sources of bioactive compounds that can be used to develop new drugs.

  5. Isolamento e avaliação do potencial citotóxico de derivados fenólicos de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae

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    Jeferson S. Santana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The EtOH extract from leaves of S. terebinthifolius was subjected to partition between EtOH:H2O and hexane, CH2Cl2, and EtOAc. The phases obtained were evaluated in vitro against human tumoral cell lines and the EtOAc phase exhibited activity. Chromatographic procedures afforded gallic acid (1, methyl (2 and ethyl (3 gallates, trans-catechin (4, quercitrin (5, and afzelin (6, being the first occurrence of 1, 4 and 6 in S. terebinthifolius.In vitro cytotoxic evaluation of 1 - 6 indicated that gallic acid (1 displayed higher activity than ethyl gallate (3 against HL-60 and HeLa cells, while compounds 2, 4 - 6 were inactive.

  6. Área de tecidos de folhas e caules de Axonopus scoparius (Fluggüe Kuhlm. e Axonopus fissifolius (Raddi Kuhlm

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    Lima Lenir Maristela Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar a área ocupada pelos principais tecidos presentes em folhas (lâminas e bainhas e caules de cultivares das espécies Axonopus scoparius e Axonopus fissifolius, em dois estádios de desenvolvimento. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com dois tratamentos (seis e vinte semanas de crescimento e cinco repetições. O tecido vascular lignificado + esclerênquima foi encontrado em maior concentração no limbo e no caule, seguidos pela quilha e bainha. Com a maturidade, houve incremento na deposição de lignina na maior parte dos tecidos estudados de A. scoparius, sendo o caule o órgão mais afetado. Isso não foi observado com os cvs. de A. fissifolius. A maior área de tecido epidérmico foi encontrada no limbo, representando mais de 20% para os cvs. de A. scoparius e cerca de 16% para os de A. fissifolius. A maior área de tecido lignificado e epidérmico, presente nas frações foliares de A. fissifolius, constitue barreiras adicionais que dificultam a digestibilidade ruminal, em relação às folhas de A. scoparius. O tecido parenquimático ocupou grandes áreas (acima de 80% do caule, principalmente no primeiro corte. Houve redução na participação desse tecido na área total do caule, acompanhada pelo incremento na área de tecido lignificado, com o envelhecimento das plantas. Foi determinado que a anatomia dos diversos órgãos das plantas não permite estabelecer diferenças mais claras entre os cultivares das espécies estudadas.

  7. Insecticidal activity of the essential oil from fruits and seeds of Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi against African malaria vectors

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    Mosha Franklin; Nyindo Mramba; Kweka Eliningaya J; Silva Ary G

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    Abstract Background Alternative insecticides for the control of malaria and filarial vectors are of paramount need as resistance is increasing among classes of insecticides currently in use in the public health sector. In this study, mosquitocidal activity of Schinus terebinthifolia essential oil against Anopheles gambiae s.s., An. arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus was assessed in laboratory, semi- field and full- field conditions Method Twenty third instar larvae of both Anopheles gambia...

  8. Phytochemical screening, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of extracts prepared from different tissues of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi that occurs in the coast of Bahia, Brazil

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    Cinara Oliveira D′Sousa′ Costa; Paulo Roberto Ribeiro; Marta Bruno Loureiro; Rafael Conceição Simões; Renato Delmondez de Castro; Luzimar Gonzaga Fernandez

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    Background: Schinus terebinthifolius is widely used in traditional medicine by Brazilian quilombola and indigenous communities for treatment of several diseases. Extracts from different tissues are being used to produce creams to treat cervicitis and cervicovaginitis. However, most studies are limited to the assessment of the essential oils and extracts obtained from the leaves. Objective: The aim was to evaluate antioxidant and antibacterial activities, to assess the phytochemical profile an...

  9. Biology and systematics of the leafmining Gracillariidae of Brazilian pepper tree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, with descriptions of a new genus and four new species

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    Recent surveys in southern Florida, USA, Brazil and Argentina, for biological control agents to assist in the control of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, have discovered several previously unknown species of plant mining Lepidoptera of the family Gracillariidae. Morphological descriptions with sum...

  10. Caracterização funcional do sistema reprodutivo da aroeira-vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi), em Florianópolis-SC, Brasil Characterization of the functional reproductive system of the pink-pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi), in Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

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    Maurício Lenzi; Afonso Inácio Orth

    2004-01-01

    Determinou-se a dioicia como sistema reprodutivo de S. terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae), em uma área com influência antrópica e em outra área de restinga, no município de Florianópolis-SC. Durante dois períodos reprodutivos, desenvolveram-se os tratamentos de polinização livre e cruzada manual, realizados em plantas de ambos os sexos, e tratamentos de anemofilia, agamospermia e partenocarpia, realizados apenas em plantas femininas. Os tratamentos de polinização que resultaram em frutificação ...

  11. Caracterização funcional do sistema reprodutivo da aroeira-vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, em Florianópolis-SC, Brasil Characterization of the functional reproductive system of the pink-pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, in Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

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    Maurício Lenzi

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Determinou-se a dioicia como sistema reprodutivo de S. terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae, em uma área com influência antrópica e em outra área de restinga, no município de Florianópolis-SC. Durante dois períodos reprodutivos, desenvolveram-se os tratamentos de polinização livre e cruzada manual, realizados em plantas de ambos os sexos, e tratamentos de anemofilia, agamospermia e partenocarpia, realizados apenas em plantas femininas. Os tratamentos de polinização que resultaram em frutificação foram o livre, maior média 45%, e cruzada manual, maior média 56,2%, confirmando-se funcionalmente a dioicia da espécie. Os demais tratamentos de polinização não resultaram em frutificação, indicando que o gineceu reduzido das flores masculinas não é funcional, a espécie não é anemófila, não é apomítica e não possui partenocarpia. A razão pólen/óvulo entre uma flor masculina e uma flor feminina foi alta (99.267: 1, classificando a espécie como xenogâmica.Dioecy, as the reproductive system of S. terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae, was investigated in an area with human interference and in a sandbank area, in the municipal district of Florianópolis, SC. During two reproductive periods the following pollination tests were performed: open pollination and manual cross-pollination have been developed in plants of both sexes, and tests of anemophily, agamospermy and parthenogenesis, accomplished only in female plants. Pollen grains have been germinated in different sucrose concentrations to verify their viability. The pollination treatments that resulted into fruit set were the open pollination, with the greatest average of 45%, and manual cross-pollination, with the greatest average of 56,2%. The other pollination tests did not result in fruit set, showing that the reduced gynoecium of the male flowers is not functional, proving dioecy of the species, neither the species is anemophilic, nor apomitic, and it does not present partenocarpy. The pollen/ovule ratio between a male and a female flower was high (99,267:1, classifying the species as xenogamic.

  12. Alterações ligno-anatômicas em Solanum gilo Raddi por aplicação de cálcio e boro como estratégia de defesa Ligno-anatomical alteration in Solanum gilo Raddi for the calcium and boron application as defense strategy

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    Adriana Firmino

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available As plantas lenhosas, de maneira geral, possuem alto teor de lignina, podendo alcançar valores entre 25 a 35% em relação a massa seca. Valores normalmente encontrados nas plantas arbóreas. Algumas plantas jovens ou de hábitos de crescimentos inferiores aos arbustivos possuem baixo teor de lignina, neste sentido, buscando superar os atuais níveis de lignificação, foram testados em plantas fatores exógenos de estimulação. Um sistema enzimático complexo é responsável pela formação biossintética dos precursores intermediários da lignina, entretanto as peroxidases são responsáveis pela fase determinante da polimerização na parede celular, cuja atividade foi pressupostamente modificada através da aplicação de cálcio e boro, visando aumentar a resistência da planta aos fatores bióticos e abióticos, entre outros. Para tal, utilizou-se a espécie Solanum gilo (família Solanaceae cultivar Português como planta experimental sob vários tratamentos, monitorando as aplicações quinzenal e semanalmente, nas formas simples e múltiplas de aplicação de CaSO4, H3BO3, CaCl2 e H3BO3/CaSO4, CaSO4/CaCl2, CaCl2/ H3BO3 e CaSO4/H3BO3/CaCl 2. O tratamento CaSO4/CaCl2, estatisticamente avaliado, induziu às plantas a uma taxa de lignificação equivalente ao teor de lignina de 19%, superando a testemunha que apresentou 14 %. Modificações anatômicas foram também observadas nos elementos de vaso e fibras no que tange ao comprimento, diâmetro e espessura da parede celular. A quantificação da lignina foi realizada segundo o método de Klason. A espectroscopia no infravermelho foi utilizada para análise composicional, revelando a existência de modificação da composição de lignina guaiacílica da planta testemunha (G:S, 1,2:1 para lignina siringílica (G:S, 0,8:1 nas plantas que receberam o tratamento (CaSO4/CaCl2 quinzenal e semanalmente, respectivamente.Normally woody plants present high lignin content, even overcoming 35% from dry weight. Such values are almost found in arboreal plants. However, young plants or plants with lower growth form than tree show low lignin content. In this term, current levels of lignification could be increased by exogenous factor of stimulation. There are complex enzymatic systems responsible for the lignin intermediary precursors formation, however, the peroxidases enzymes have been pointed out as responsible for the lignin polymerization in the cellular wall, whose activity was modified supposedly by calcium and boron application, seeking to increase the plant resistance to the biotic and non biotic factors. The Solanum gilo (Solanaceae family, (Portuguese cultivars was used as experimental plant according to the several treatments, installed twice (15 days and once (7 days for month, in the simple and multiple form to CaSO4, H3BO3, CaCl2 and H3BO3/CaSO4, CaSO4/CaCl2, CaCl2/H3BO3 and CaSO4 /H3BO3/CaCl2 treatments, respectively. The treatment (CaSO4/CaCl2 appraised statistically showed plants with 19% of lignin, overcoming the standard plants that presented 14%. Anatomical modifications were also observed in the vessels and fibers according to the length, diameter and thickness of the cellular wall. The lignin was quantified by Klason method and the compositional analysis was carried out by infrared spectroscopy, (free extractives samples, revealing the existence of compositional modification from guaiacyl lignin in the standard plants (G:S 1.2:1 to syringyl lignin (G:S 0.8:1 in the plants that received (CaSO4/CaCl2 twice for month and weekly, respectively.

  13. Avaliação da ação da Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi na cicatrização de feridas cirúrgicas em bexiga de ratos Evaluation of the aroreira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi in the healing process of surgical incision in the bladder of rats

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    Periguari Luiz Holanda de Lucena

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a ação cicatrizante do extrato hidroalcoólico da aroeira em bexigas de ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 40 ratos machos da linhagem Wistar, divididos em dois grupos de 20, denominados grupo aroeira (GA e grupo controle (GC. Todos foram submetidos à incisão abdominal mediana com cistotomia de 1 cm, seguida de cistorrafia em plano único com pontos separados de poliglactina 910 5-0 (Vicryl®. Após este procedimento, nos animais GA injetou-se 100mg por quilo de peso de extrato hidroalcoólico da aroeira na cavidade peritoneal e nos GC injetou-se 1 ml por quilo de peso de solução salina a 0,9% . Cada grupo foi dividido em dois sub-grupos de 10 animais de acordo com a data da morte: sub-grupo A3 e C3, sacrificados no 3º dia pós-operatório e sub-grupo A7 e C7, sacrificados no 7º dia. A parede, a cavidade abdominal e a sutura da bexiga foram avaliadas macroscopicamente. Amostras de tecido da bexiga foram retiradas e analisadas histologicamente, utilizando a coloração de Hematoxilina-Eosina (HE e tricrômio de Masson. RESULTADOS: Na análise macroscópica observou-se infecção na incisão cirúrgica em três ratos do GC e em um do GA, e aderências peritoneais em 29 ratos do GC controle e 17 no GA. A avaliação microscópica mostrou processo inflamatório agudo mais severo no 3° (p=0,045 e no 7° dia (p=0,002. Evidenciou-se ainda diferença estatística nos parâmetros utilizados para a avaliação histológica da cicatrização da bexiga nas variáveis colagenização (p = 0.001, reepitelização (p = 0,046 e neoformação (p = 0 nos subgrupos GC e GA no 3º dia e na variável neoformação vascular (p=0,001 no subgrupo do 7º dia. CONCLUSÃO: O uso de extrato hidroalcoólico de aroeira mostrou efeito cicatrizante favorável nas cistotomias em ratos.PURPOSE: To evaluate the hydroalcoholic aroeira extract in the healing process of surgical incisions in the bladder of rats in an experimental comparative study. METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were used. All of them underwent a median abdominal incision, with an 1cm cistotomy, followed by one plan suture with separated stitches of poliglactine 910 5-0. The animals were then divided into two groups of 20 rats each, and named the aroeira group (GA and the control group (GC. In the first one, 80% hydro-alcoholic plant extract was injected in the peritoneal cavity, in a one dose of 100mg/kg. The second group, a 0.9% saline solution was injected in place of aroeira extract. Each group was divided into two subgroups (SGA and SGC of 10 animals. According to their scheduled death, they were named subgroups SGA3 and SGC3 when killed in the 3th day after surgery and subgroups SGA7 and SGC7 in the 7th day. The abdominal cavity and the bladder suture were macroscopically evaluated. RESULTS: The microscopic analysis of the surgical incision in the bladder was performed by means of the hematoxilin-eosine stain and the trichrome of Masson. The macroscopic analysis showed an infection in the surgical incision in three rats of the SGC group and in one of the SGA, and peritoneal adhesion in the 26 rats belonging nine to SGC and 17 in the SGA. The microscopic evaluation revealed a more severe acute inflammation process in the SGC on the 3th (p=0.045 and in the 7th (0=0.002 days. In the SGA, a more significant colagenization (p=0.001 could be seen, as far as the evidence of vascular neoformation (p=0.002 on the 3th day. Chronic inflammatory reaction (p=0.006 and a more intense vascular neoformation (p=0.001 were observed in the 7th day. CONCLUSION: The hydroalcoholic aroeira extract have a favorable effect in the healing process of cystotomies done in rats.

  14. Effects of gamma irradiation of the {sup 60} Co on antimicrobial action of plant extracts of bark and leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi; Efeitos da radiacao gama do {sup 60} Co sobre a acao antimicrobiana de extratos vegetais de cascas e folhas de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Silva, Edvane Borges da; Santos, Gustavo Henrique Farias dos; Amaral, Ademir de Jesus [Universidade Federal da Pernambuco (GERAR/DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Estudos em Radioprotecao e Radioecologia; Lima, Jeniffer Maiza de Souza [Universidade Federal da Pernambuco (CAV/UFPE), Vitoria de Santo Antao, PE (Brazil); Xisto, Kesia; Araujo, Rosilma de Oliveira [Universidade Federal da Pernambuco (DA/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Antibioticos

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    This study aimed to evaluate the potential for antimicrobial activity in vitro of extracts of bark and leaves of S. terebinthifolius treated with {sup 60}Co gamma radiation. 5,0 doses were used; 7.5 and 10 kGy, being held non-irradiated controls. To determine the antimicrobial activity was applied to the disc diffusion technique to evaluate the diameter of the inhibition zones against Gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, alcohol-acid-resistant and yeast. Antimicrobial activity was considered significant for halos ≥ 15 mm. The results indicate an intensification of antimicrobial action of bark extracts, the 5.0 kGy, against S. aureus. Was held the micro dilution in broth to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) of peels extracts, compared to eight clinical isolates of S. aureus. The MBC values showed that ionizing radiation did not produce the increased of anti bacteriostatic action of S. terebinthifolius, but the results indicated that S. terebinthifolius bark extracts can be used as an antimicrobial agent and ionizing radiation as an important alternative in this conservation feature.

  15. 采自天山的新疆新记录的地衣种%The Lichens New to Xinjiang from Mt Tianshan

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    阿不都拉·阿巴斯; 努尔巴衣.阿不都沙勒克; 艾尼瓦尔·铁木尔; 苏力但·阿巴把克里

    2000-01-01

    本文报道了在天山山区野外考察中采集的地衣标本经过整理鉴定后已定名的新疆新记录地衣:比蒙氏石蕊Cladonia beaumontii(Tuck.)Vain.、狭杯红石蕊Cladonia diversa Aspeges、繁鳞石蕊Cladonia fenestralis Nuno等三种,此新记录地衣种隶属于石蕊属Cladonia Wigg.和石蕊科Cladoniaceae .

  16. 太白花活性成分的筛选与药理作用相关性研究%Studies on screening the effective components of Cladonia alpestris and its correlation with pharmacological effects

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    张汉利; 杨广德; 贺浪冲; 杨银京

    2003-01-01

    目的筛选太白花中对主动脉血管有舒张作用、对心肌收缩力有抑制作用的有效成分.方法采用柱色谱法分离,反相高效液相色谱法与细胞膜色谱法联用,并结合离体药理实验确定太白花中的有效成分.结果太白花乙醚提取部位中TBH2-2和TBH2-6含有对血管细胞膜及膜受体有作用的活性成分;太白花石油醚提取部位中所含成分TBHG8是对心肌细胞膜及膜受体有作用的活性成分;太白花中含量较高的松萝酸不是对血管以及心肌细胞膜及膜受体有作用的活性成分.结论太白花中含有对主动脉血管有舒张作用、对心肌收缩力有抑制作用的有效成分;细胞膜色谱法的筛选结果与其药理作用有显著的相性.

  17. 角石蕊中松萝酸的提取及生物活性研究%Extraction and Bioactivity of Usnic Acid from Cladonia cornuta(L.)Hoffm.

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    热衣木·马木提; 阿地里江·阿不都拉; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2010-01-01

    以采自新疆天山后峡地区角石蕊为实验材料,从角石蕊中提取松萝酸,并对其抗氧化活性和抑菌活性进行测定,以松萝酸标准品和VC为参照物.结果表明:样品具有较强的还原力和清除羟自由基、超氧阴离子自由基的能力;松萝酸对细菌的生长均有明显的抑制作用,其中对变形杆菌的抑制作用最强,对大肠杆菌的抑制作用次之,对金黄色葡萄球菌的抑制作用较弱,对枯草芽孢杆菌的抑制作用最弱.

  18. Influência da contaminação do solo por cobre no crescimento e qualidade de mudas de açoita-cavalo (Luehea divaricata Mart. & Zucc. e aroeira-vermelha (Schinus therebinthifolius Raddi

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    Rodrigo Ferreira da Silva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Copper contamination has become common in areas of mining and grape culture in Rio Grande do Sul. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the dose of copper on growth and seedling quality of acoita-cavalo and aroeira-vermelha. The experimental design was completely randomized in a factorial scheme (2 x 5, using two forestry species and five copper doses: 0, 64, 128, 192 and 256 mg kg-1 of soil, with five replications. Plant height, collar diameter, dry mass weight of root system and shoot, length and surface specific area of root system and index of seedlings quality were evaluated and relation between shoot height and haste diameter, shoot height and shoot dry mass weight and Dickson quality index were assessed. The results showed that the copper doses tested did not change the quality of aroeira-vermelha seedlings but acoita-cavalo displayed better quality with the application of 64 mg kg-1 Cu. Copper primarily affected the acoita cavalo and aroeira-vermelha root system. Aroeira vermelha was more tolerant to copper toxicity than acoita-cavalo and displayed better quality at higher copper doses.

  19. Composição química e atividade inseticida do óleo essencial de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae sobre a broca-do-café (Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari

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    M.R.A. Santos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O óleo essencial das folhas de Schinus terebinthifolius foi obtido por hidrodestilação e analisado por CG-EM. O rendimento do óleo foi de 0,8%, sendo identificados 37 constituintes químicos. Os componentes principais foram germacreno D (25,0%, (E-β-cariofileno (17,5% e δ -elemeno (10,5%. O óleo essencial foi diluído em acetona nas concentrações de 10-2 a 10-8 e aplicado aos insetos (Hypothenemus hampei por aplicação tópica e exposição em superfície contaminada. As taxas de mortalidade foram avaliadas após 24 e 48 horas do início do experimento. A aplicação em superfície contaminada resultou em 25% de mortalidade no controle, enquanto nas diluições de 10-2 a 10-8 foram observados 100,0 a 30,0% de mortalidade. Na aplicação tópica, observou-se 27,5% de mortalidade no controle e 97,5 a 77,5% nas diluições de 10-2 a 10-8.

  20. Composição química e atividade inseticida do óleo essencial de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) sobre a broca-do-café (Hypothenemus hampei) Ferrari

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    M.R.A. Santos; R.A. Lima; A. G. SILVA; D.K.S. Lima; L.A.P. Sallet; C.A.D. Teixeira; V.A. Facundo

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    O óleo essencial das folhas de Schinus terebinthifolius foi obtido por hidrodestilação e analisado por CG-EM. O rendimento do óleo foi de 0,8%, sendo identificados 37 constituintes químicos. Os componentes principais foram germacreno D (25,0%), (E)-β-cariofileno (17,5%) e δ -elemeno (10,5%). O óleo essencial foi diluído em acetona nas concentrações de 10-2 a 10-8 e aplicado aos insetos (Hypothenemus hampei) por aplicação tópica e exposição em superfície contaminada. As taxas de mortalidade fo...

  1. Water content in terricolous lichens

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    Anna Matwiejuk

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Investigations of the 24-hour absorption and evaporation in Cetraria ericetorum, Cetraria islandica, Cladina mitis, Cladina rangiferina, Cladonia furcata, Cladonia phyllophora were carrided out. A high correlation was found between these processes and weather conditions and especially 24-hour changes in relative air humidity and changes in temperature. These processes are correlated independently of the season of the year.

  2. Lichenized and lichenicolous fungi from Greece collected by M. Skytte Christiansen, Svend Rungby and other Danish botanists

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    Christensen, Steen

    2016-01-01

    Seventy six taxa are reported from 20 localities in Greece. Six taxa are new to Atika (Caloplaca herbidella, Cladonia foliacea, C. subrangiformis, Fulgensia bracteata, Pertusaria amara and Ramalina fastigiata), one is new to the Saronikos Kolpos island Aigina (Cladonia foliacea), one is new...

  3. Enkele nieuwe vondsten van Cladonia’s in Nederland

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

    1985-01-01

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

  4. Comparative evaluation of two populations of Pseudophilothrips ichini as candidates for biological control of Brazilian peppertree

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    Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) is one of the worst invasive species in Florida. The thrips Pseudophilothrips ichini Hood (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) is being considered as a potential biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree. Two populati...

  5. Biology, host specificity tests, and risk assessment of the sawfly Heteroperreyia hubrichi, a potential biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolius in Hawaii

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    Abstract. Heteroperreyia hubrichi Malaise (Hymenoptera: Pergidae), a foliage feeding sawfly of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae), was studied to assess its suitability as a classical biological control agent of this invasive weed in Hawaii. Nochoice host-specificity tests we...

  6. One hundred new species of lichenized fungi: a signature of undiscovered global diversity

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    Lumbsch, H.T.; Ahti, T.; Altermann, S.;

    2011-01-01

    . decipioides, C. digitaurea, C. magnussoniana, C. mereschkowskiana, C. yorkensis, Calvitimela uniseptata, Chapsa microspora, C. psoromica, C. rubropulveracea, C. thallotrema, Chiodecton pustuliferum, Cladonia mongkolsukii, Clypeopyrenis porinoides, Coccocarpia delicatula, Coenogonium flammeum, Cresponea...

  7. Lichen-rich coastal and inland sand dunes (Corynephorion) in the Netherlands: vegetation dynamics and nature management

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    Ketner-Oostra, H.G.M.

    2006-01-01

    Keywords: Acidification; Ammophila arenaria ; Campylopus introflexus ; Carex arenaria ; Cladonia ; Invasive species; Management; Nitrogen deposition; Species diversity; Spergulo-Corynephoretum; Succession; Violo-Corynephoretum; wildfire.

  8. Medicinal plants in the healing of dry socket in rats: microbiological and microscopic analysis.

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    de Melo Júnior, E J M; Raposo, M J; Lisboa Neto, J A; Diniz, M F A; Marcelino Júnior, C A C; Sant'Ana, A E G

    2002-03-01

    The effectiveness of medicinal herbs as antimicrobial agents was tested on isolated microorganisms from an induced alveolitis and on alveolitis in rats. Sixteen ethanolic extracts from plants were prepared and tested. The plant materials were selected from ethnobotanic data and the best result was obtained with Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. The activity on Enterococcus, Bacillus corineforme, Streptococcus viridans and S. beta-hemolytic was better than the one presented by the antibiotic currently used for the treatment of alveolitis. The extract of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi has shown good wound-healing activity by histological analysis. PMID:11995943

  9. On the inclusion of macroscopic theory in Monte Carlo simulation using game theory

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    This paper presents the inclusion of macroscopic damage theory into Monte Carlo particle-range simulation using game theory. A new computer code called RADDI was developed on the basis of this inclusion. Results of Monte Carlo damage simulation after 6.3 MeV proton bombardment of silicon are compared with experimental data of Bulgakov et al. (orig.)

  10. Natural enemies of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius: Anacardiaceae) from Argentina: their possible use for biological control in the USA

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    Brazilian peppertree (BP) (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae) is a perennial tree native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The plant was introduced into the USA prior to 1900. Originally grown as an ornamental, BP is now considered a state noxious plant in Hawaii and Florida, where it i...

  11. Host specificity testing and examination for plant pathogens reveals that the gall-forming psyllid, Calophya latiforceps (Hemiptera: Calophyidae), is safe to release for biological control of Schinus terebinthifolia

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    Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi) is one of the worst upland exotic weeds in Florida. Foreign exploration for natural enemies led to the discovery of a pit-galling psyllid, Calophya latiforceps (Hemiptera: Calophyidae), in the state of Bahia, Brazil in 2010. Crawlers of C. latifor...

  12. New prospects for biological control of Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius

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    Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), is an invasive weed from South America that has been spread to many countries. It was introduced into the USA about 100 years ago as an ornamental. Escaping cultivation, it now occurs in three south-eastern states of the USA, Cali...

  13. Brazilian peppertree seed-borne pathogen Neofusicoccum batangarum a potential biocontrol agent

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    The invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) has become a serious threat to the delicate ecosystem of Everglades National Park. More than 4,000 acres land in the Hole-in-the-Donut (HID) area within the Park has been infested with Brazilian pep...

  14. Life history and host range of the leaf blotcher Eucosmophora schinusivora; a candidate for biological control of Schinus terebinthifolius in the USA

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    The host range of Eucosmophora schinusivora Davis & Wheeler (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) was studied to assess its suitability as a biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), a serious environmental and agricultural weed in the USA and elsewhere in the world. The l...

  15. Natural enemies of Brazilian peppertree (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) from Argentina: their possible use for biological control in the USA

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    Brazilian peppertree (BP) (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae) is a perennial tree native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The plant was introduced into the USA before 1900. Originally grown as an ornamental, BP is now considered a noxious plant in Hawaii and Florida, where it is ranked...

  16. Description and biology of Paectes longiformis Pogue, a new species from Brazil (Lepidoptera: Euteliidae) as a potential biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree in Florida

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    Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), a native weed from South America, has invaded different habitats throughout south and central Florida. In recent surveys of natural enemies conducted in Salvador, Brazil (native range), a new euteliid species in the genus Paectes ...

  17. Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida and South America: Evidence of a possible niche shift driven by hybridization

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    Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae) was introduced into Florida from South America in the 1800s and commercialized as an ornamental plant. Based on herbaria records and available literature, it began to escape cultivation and invade ruderal and natural habitats in t...

  18. The leafmining Leurocephala schinusae (Lepidoptera Gracillariidae): Not suitable for the biological control of Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales Anacardiaceae)in continental USA

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    Leurocephala schinusae Davis & Mc Kay (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) was studied to assess its suitability as a biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae), a serious environmental weed in the USA and elsewhere in the world. The host range was determined by ...

  19. Biology and host range of Tecmessa elegans (Lepidoptera:Notodontidae) a leaf-feeding moth evaluated as a potential biological control agent for Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in the USA

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    During surveys for natural enemies that could potentially be used as classical biological control agents of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Brazilian pepper) which is invasive in the USA, the caterpillar, Tecmessa elegans Schaus (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae), was recorded feeding on the leaves of the ...

  20. Pharmaceutical topical gel: development and validation of a UV spectrophotometric method for determination of polyphenols

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    Silva-Corazza, Patrícia E.R.; Lopes, Gisely C.; Diciaula, Maria C.; Lima, Marli M. S.; de Mello, João Carlos Palazzo

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    The objective was to develop and validate a method for the determination of total polyphenols in a vaginal gel containing a dried extract of Aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi). The method was developed by UV spectrophotometry, and proved to be precise, accurate, reproducible, and easy to perform.

  1. Trace element concentrations in ashes from various types of lichen biomass species

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    Demirbas, A. [Selcuk University, Konya (Turkey)

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    Lichens are useful as pollution biomonitors because their biomass can strongly concentrate heavy metals, pollutant gases, and radionuclides from aerosol fallout, precipitation, or runoff. Lichens tend to concentrate pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and heavy metals. The results obtained from the analysis of the lichen biomass gave information about the predominant direction of pollutant transportation, while those related to the concentrations found in the air particulate allowed the evaluation of the degree of the local trace metals atmospheric pollution. Sixteen elements (Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni, Cr, Cd, P, K, Ca, Mg, Al, Na, B and S) were determined in 17 different lichen biomass genera Cladina rangiferina, Cladonia foliacea, Cladonia furcata, Cladonia pyxidata, Cladonia rangiformis, Cladonia stellaris, Dermatocarpon miniatum, Diploschistes scruposus, Evernia mesomorpha, Hypogymnia physodes, Parmelia caperata, Parmelia sulcata, Peltiqera canina, Physcita adcenders, Pseadevernia furfurace, Xanthoria calcicola, and Xanthoria parietina by atomic absorption (AAS) and spectrophotometric methods. The highest K, Ca, Mn, and Hg concentrations were 5125, 4627, 126.4, and 0.72 mg/kg in Xanthoria parietina, respectively. The highest P, B, S, Zn and Pb concentrations were 1561, 6.18, 1226, 82.72, and 16.82 mg/kg in Parmelia sulcata, respectively. The highest Cu, Ni, Cr, and Cd concentrations were 17.53, 1.75, 15.36 and 3.86 mg/kg in Xanthoria calcicola, respectively. The highest Mg, Al, Fe and Na concentrations were 601.8, 951.8, 925.2 and 76.33 mg/kg in Cladonia pyxidata, respectively. (author)

  2. Molecular phylogeny and ultrastructure of the lichen microalga Asterochloris mediterranea sp. nov. from Mediterranean and Canary Islands ecosystems.

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    Moya, Patricia; Škaloud, Pavel; Chiva, Salvador; García-Breijo, Francisco J; Reig-Armiñana, José; Vančurová, Lucie; Barreno, Eva

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    The microalgae of the genus Asterochloris are the preferential phycobionts in Cladonia, Lepraria and Stereocaulon lichens. Recent studies have highlighted the hidden diversity of the genus, even though phycobionts hosting species of the genus Cladonia in Mediterranean and Canarian ecosystems have been poorly explored. Phylogenetic analyses were made by concatenation of the sequences obtained with a plastid - LSU rDNA - and two nuclear - internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rDNA and actin - molecular markers of the phycobionts living in several populations of the Cladonia convoluta-Cladonia foliacea complex, Cladonia rangiformis and Cladonia cervicornis s. str. widely distributed in these areas in a great variety of substrata and habitats. A new strongly supported clade was obtained in relation to the previously published Asterochloris phylogenies. Minimum genetic variation was detected between our haplotypes and other sequences available in the GenBank database. The correct identification of the fungal partners was corroborated by the ITS rDNA barcode. In this study we provide a detailed characterization comprising chloroplast morphology, and ultrastructural and phylogenetic analyses of a novel phycobiont species, here described as Asterochloris mediterranea sp. nov. Barreno, Chiva, Moya et Škaloud. A cryopreserved holotype specimen has been deposited in the Culture Collection of Algae of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (CAUP) as CAUP H 1015. We suggest the use of a combination of several nuclear and plastid molecular markers, as well as ultrastructural (transmission electron and confocal microscopy) techniques, both in culture and in the symbiotic state, to improve novel species delimitation of phycobionts in lichens. PMID:25757706

  3. Microbiome change by symbiotic invasion in lichens.

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    Wedin, Mats; Maier, Stefanie; Fernandez-Brime, Samantha; Cronholm, Bodil; Westberg, Martin; Grube, Martin

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    Lichens are obligate symbioses between fungi and green algae or cyanobacteria. Most lichens resynthesize their symbiotic thalli from propagules, but some develop within the structures of already existing lichen symbioses. Diploschistes muscorum starts as a parasite infecting the lichen Cladonia symphycarpa and gradually develops an independent Diploschistes lichen thallus. Here we studied how this process influences lichen-associated microbiomes and photobionts by sampling four transitional stages, at sites in Sweden and Germany, and characterizing their microbial communities using high-throughput 16S rRNA gene and photobiont-specific ITS rDNA sequencing, and fluorescence in situ hybridization. A gradual microbiome shift occurred during the transition, but fractions of Cladonia-associated bacteria were retained during the process of symbiotic reorganization. Consistent changes observed across sites included a notable decrease in the relative abundance of Alphaproteobacteria with a concomitant increase in Betaproteobacteria. Armatimonadia, Spartobacteria and Acidobacteria also decreased during the infection of Cladonia by Diploschistes. The lichens differed in photobiont specificity. Cladonia symphycarpa was associated with the same algal species at all sites, but Diploschistes muscorum had a flexible strategy with different photobiont combinations at each site. This symbiotic invasion system suggests that partners can be reorganized and selected for maintaining potential roles rather than depending on particular species. PMID:26310431

  4. Some lichens from the vicinity of Ribeiro Frio (Madeira, Macaronesia

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    Ivan Pišút

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A list of 49 lichens recently collected in the vicinity of Ribeiro Frio in Madeira is given. The species Ramalina nodosa and Peltigera neckeri are probably new to the island. Collections of Cladonia stereoclada, Hypogymnia madeirensis, Megalospora maderensis, Peltigera degenii and Phlyctis agelaea are interesting as well.

  5. Bibliography

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    1962-01-01

    Abeywickrama, B. A.: A provisional check list of the flowering plants of Ceylon (Ceylon J. Sc., Biol. Sec. 2, 1959, 119- 240). Ahti, T.: Taxonomic studies on reindeer lichens (Cladonia, subg. Cladina) (Ann. Bot. Soc. Zool. Bot Fenn. Vanamo 32¹, 1961, 1-160, many fig.). Also map of C. mitis, p. 121.

  6. Even low to medium nitrogen deposition impacts vegetation of dry, coastal dunes around the Baltic Sea

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    E. Remke; E. Brouwer; A. Kooijman; I. Blindow; H. Esselink; J.G.M. Roelofs

    2009-01-01

    Coastal dunes around the Baltic Sea have received small amounts of atmospheric nitrogen and are rather pristine ecosystems in this respect. In 19 investigated dune sites the atmospheric wet nitrogen deposition is 3-8 kg N ha−1 yr−1. The nitrogen content of Cladonia portentosa appeared to be a suitab

  7. 宁波等地的8种地衣%The Eight Lichens in Ningbo and Other Local Regions

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    童丽娟; 戴健寿; 潘志崇

    2001-01-01

    The latest researches and records of different lichen plants in Ningbo and other local regions of Zhejiang Province are presented. Species are taken from such regions as Ningbo、Hangzhou and Zhoushan. They are Normandina pulchella、Graphis intrcata、Graphis scripta、Glyphis cicatricosa、Cladonia pyxidata、Cladonia gracilis、 Parmotrema grayanum and Alectoria jabara. The living environment, the features of shape national distribution and utilization of lichen species are also described.%报道了浙江宁波等地的8种地衣:小叶皿衣( Normandina pulchella ) 、缠结文字衣( Graphis intrcata) 、文字衣(Graphis scripta)、刻痕衣( Glyphis cicatricosa) 、喇叭石蕊( Cladonia pyxidata) 、细石蕊(Cladonia gracilis)、东方大叶梅衣(Parmotrema grayanum) 、树发(Alectoria jabara),均为浙江省新记录。标本分别采自浙江的宁波、杭州、舟山地区,并对种的形态特征、生境、用途和国内分布等作了描述。

  8. Nitrogen limitation in the coastal heath at Anholt, Denmark

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    Johnsen, Ib; Christensen, Steen; Riis-Nielsen, Torben

    2014-01-01

    ) and phosphorus as KH2PO4 (P-addition) was carried out in the coastal grey dune vegetation of Anholt. The Naddition corresponded to 40 kg N ha−1 year−1 and the Paddition to 7 kg P ha−1 year−1 The experiment included N-, P-, N + P-addition and control. Lichens (genera: mainly Cladonia, Stereocaulon, Cetraria...

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    1959-01-01

    Abbayes, Henri des: Quelques Cladonia (Lichens) des régions intertropicales, nouveaux ou peu connus, conservés dans l’Herbier de Kew (Kew Bull. 1956, 259-266). Contains some records from New Guinea, Siam, etc. Arisz, W.H.: Herinneringen uit drie perioden van plantenphysiologisch onderzoek. Groningen

  10. Notitie over het uitplanten van korstmossen

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    Geraerdts, W.H.J.M.; Ketner-Oostra, H.G.M.

    2006-01-01

    In de voormalige tuin van Wim Geraedts (Wijchen, Gelderland) blijkt het uitplanten van korstmossen een sukses te zijn. Het gaat om enkele Cladonia-soorten, een Cladina- en twee Peltigera-soorten. Het biotoop waarin ze uitgezet zijn, ligt op een wal van heideplaggen om een kunstmatig hoogveentje met

  11. Microbiome change by symbiotic invasion in lichens

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    Maier, Stefanie; Wedin, Mats; Fernandez-Brime, Samantha; Cronholm, Bodil; Westberg, Martin; Weber, Bettina; Grube, Martin

    2016-04-01

    Biological soil crusts (BSC) seal the soil surface from erosive forces in many habitats where plants cannot compete. Lichens symbioses of fungi and algae often form significant fraction of these microbial assemblages. In addition to the fungal symbiont, many species of other fungi can inhabit the lichenic structures and interact with their hosts in different ways, ranging from commensalism to parasitism. More than 1800 species of lichenicolous (lichen-inhabiting) fungi are known to science. One example is Diploschistes muscorum, a common species in lichen-dominated BSC that infects lichens of the genus Cladonia. D. muscorum starts as a lichenicolous fungus, invading the lichen Cladonia symphycarpa and gradually develops an independent Diploschistes lichen thallus. Furthermore, bacterial groups, such as Alphaproteobacteria and Acidobacteria, have been consistently recovered from lichen thalli and evidence is rapidly accumulating that these microbes may generally play integral roles in the lichen symbiosis. Here we describe lichen microbiome dynamics as the parasitic lichen D. muscorum takes over C. symphycarpa. We used high-throughput 16S rRNA gene and photobiont-specific ITS rDNA sequencing to track bacterial and algal transitions during the infection process, and employed fluorescence in situ hybridization to localize bacteria in the Cladonia and Diploschistes lichen thalli. We sampled four transitional stages, at sites in Sweden and Germany: A) Cladonia with no visible infection, B) early infection stage defined by the first visible Diploschistes thallus, C) late-stage infection with parts of the Cladonia thallus still identifiable, and D) final stage with a fully developed Diploschistes thallus, A gradual microbiome shift occurred during the transition, but fractions of Cladonia-associated bacteria were retained during the process of symbiotic reorganization. Consistent changes observed across sites included a notable decrease in the relative abundance of

  12. Saponins from Swartzia langsdorffii: biological activities

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    The presence of saponins and the molluscicidal activity of the roots, leaves, seeds and fruits of Swartzia langsdorffii Raddi (Leguminosae) against Biomphalaria glabrata adults and eggs were investigated. The roots, seeds and fruits were macerated in 95% ethanol. These extracts exerted a significant molluscicidal activity against B. glabrata, up to a dilution of 100 mg/l. Four mixtures (A2, B2, C and D) of triterpenoid oleanane type saponins were chromatographically isolated from the seed and...

  13. Evaluation of anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, chemopreventive and wound healing potentials from Schinus terebinthifolius methanolic extract

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    Lis E.S. Fedel-Miyasato; Cândida A.L. Kassuya; Sarah A. Auharek; Anelise S. N. Formagio; Cardoso, Claudia A. L.; Mariana O. Mauro; Andréa L. Cunha-Laura; Antônio C.D. Monreal; MARIA C. VIEIRA; Rodrigo J. Oliveira

    2014-01-01

    Inflammatory and genetic alterations are related to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, is used in folk medicine to treat inflammation, wounds and tumors. This study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, chemopreventive, and wound healing potentials of the methanolic extract from the leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius. The chemical composition of the extract was characterized using preliminary analytical LC methods. T...

  14. Effects of 3 Topical Plant Extracts on Wound Healing in Beef Cattle

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    Lipinski, Leandro Cavalcante; Wouk, Antonio Felipe Paulino de Figueiredo; da Silva, Nilceu Lemos; Perotto, Daniel; Ollhoff, Rüdiger Daniel

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    Eleven heifers of the Purunã cattle breed were used to evaluate wound healing by second intention. An experimental wound excision model in bovines was created by means of a skin punch of diameter 2cm. The animals were topically treated for 17 days with a saline control or decoctions of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Aroeira mansa), Tabebuia avellanedae Lorentz ex Griseb (Ipê Roxo), and Casearia sylvestris Sw.(Guaçatonga) mixed with carboxymethyl cellulose. Centripetal retraction, clinical, a...

  15. Evaluation of a preservative system in a gel containing hydroalcoholic extract of Schinus terebinthifolius

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    Túlio Flávio A. L. Moura; Fernanda N. Raffin; Ana Lourdes R. Santos

    2011-01-01

    Currently, microbial contamination is one of the major problems faced by the phytomedicine industry with respect to the quality of the raw materials. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a preservative system in a formulation with hydrogel containing hydroalcoholic extract of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae ("aroeira" or "Brazilian Peppertree"), through the challenge test. The extracts were prepared by maceration at a ratio of 1:10 plant/solvent in 40...

  16. Genetic Diversity of Colletotrichum spp. an Endophytic Fungi in a Medicinal Plant, Brazilian Pepper Tree

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    Lima, J. S.; Figueiredo, J. G.; Gomes, R. G.; Stringari, D.; Goulin, E. H.; Adamoski, D.; Kava-Cordeiro, V.; Galli-Terasawa, L. V.; Glienke, C.

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    In this study, we reported thirty-nine endophytic fungi identified as Colletotrichum spp. associated with Brazilian pepper tree or aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. Anacardiaceae) in Paraná state, Brazil. These endophytes were identified by morphological and molecular methods, using PCR taxon-specific with CaInt/ITS4, CgInt/ITS4, and Col1/ITS4 primers, which amplify specific bands in C. acutatum, C. gloeosporioides lato sensu, and Colletotrichum boninensis, respectively, and by DNA seq...

  17. Volatiles composition and extraction kinetics from Schinus terebinthifolius and Schinus molle leaves and fruit

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    Adriano dos Santos Cavalcanti; Marcela de Souza Alves; Laurine Cristina Paulo da Silva; Daiane dos Santos Patrocínio; Mirza Nalesso Sanches; Douglas Siqueira de Almeida Chaves; Marco Andre Alves de Souza

    2015-01-01

    AbstractEssential oils extracted from Schinus molle L. and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, leaves and fruit hydrodistillation, as well as, their chemical composition and extraction kinetic were evaluated. For this proposal, 6 h extraction and aliquots collected at sequencing different times (0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 6 h) were carried out allowing calculating accumulated content (% w/w) and verifying essential oil chemical profile. β-caryophyllene (35.2%), α-pinene (28.1%) and germacren...

  18. Digestibility of the lichen Stereocaulon paschale in reindeer

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    Full Text Available The digestibility of the lichen Stereocaulon paschale is studied in a digestibility trial with two reindeer calves. The lichen is collected near Kautokeino in Northern Norway. Chemical composition of the lichen is shown in Table 1. Compared with Cladonia-species the content of crude protein and ash is higher in Stereocanlon paschale The content of Ca, P and Mg in the two species is of the same magnitude, while the content of Na and CI is ten times higher in Cladonia alpestris. The estimated digestibility is shown in Table 2. The dry matter digestibility is calculated to 46, 4%, which is very low compared to Cladonia-species. The higher crude protein content in Stereocaulon paschale has resulted in a positive apparent digestibility of protein.Tinajåkålån (Stereocanlon paschale sulavuus porolla.Abstract in Finnish / Yhteenveto: Tinajåkålån sulavuutta on tutkittu sulavuuskokeissa kahdella poronvasalla. Kokeessa kåytetty jåkålå on koottu låheltå Kautokemoa. Jåkålån kemiallinen koosturnus on esitetty taulukossa I. Tinajåkålån sisåltåmå raakaproteiini- ja tuhkapitoisuus on korkeampi kuin (Cladonia-lajeilla. Ca-, P- ja Mg-pitoisuudet ovat po. jåkålålajeilla samantasoiset, kun taas Cladonia alpestris sisaltåmåt Na- ja Cl-pitoisuudet ovat kymmenen kertaa korkeampia. Sulavuuslaskelmat esitetåån taulukossa 2. Kuiva-aineen sulavuus on 46,4% mikå on erittåin alhainen verrattuna Cladonia-lajien sulavuuteen. Tinajåkålån korkeampi proteiinisisålto on vaikuttanut myonteisesti valkuaisaineen sulavuuteen.Fordøyelighet av saltlav, (Stereocaulon paschale til reinAbstract in Norwegian / Sammendrag: Fordøyeligheten av saltlav (Stereocaulon paschale er undersøkt i fordøyelsesforsøk med 2 reinkalver. Lav til forsøket er sanket nær Kautokeino. Kjemisk sammensetning av lavet er vist i Tabell 1. Sammenlignet med Cladonia-arter er innholdet av råprotein og aske høyere i saltlavet. Innholdet av Ca. P og Mg er på samme nivå i disse

  19. 黑龙江省五大连池枝状地衣多样性%Fruticose Lichen Diversity in Wudalianchi Region of Heilongjiang Province

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    齐光月; 沙伟; 曲业元; 董原; 魏江春

    2014-01-01

    报道了五大连池地区枝状地衣4属32种,其中圆鳞石蕊(Cladonia trassii Ahti)为中国新记录种,裸柄石蕊(Cladonia gymnopoda Vain.)为中国大陆新记录种,7种为黑龙江省新记录种.对32种地衣地理成分进行了分析,分属于6个地理成分:环北极成分(50%),广布成分(25%),东亚成分(9%),欧亚成分(6%),泛热带成分(6%),中国特有成分(3%);并对32种地衣的基物及分布特点进行了简要分析.

  20. Lichens and mosses for correlation between trace elements and Po-210 in the areas near coal-fired power plant at Yatagan, Turkey

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    Ugur, A.; Ozden, B.; Sac, M.M.; Yener, G.; Altinbas, U.; Kurucu, Y.; Bolca, M. [Ege University Institute of Nuclear Science, Izmir (Turkey)

    2004-07-01

    The lichens Rhizoplaca melanophthalma, Cladonia convoluta, Cladonia pyxidata and the mosses Grimmia pulvinata, Hypnum cupressiforme were analyzed for Pb, Cr, Cd, Co, Ni, Mn, Cu, Zn and Fe using atomic absorption spectrophotometry over a wide area around a coal-fired power plant located in Yatagan. The results were compared with the Po-210 concentrations previously measured in the same samples. Correlations between Po-210 and trace elements for different moss and lichen species of the same localization and for different localizations for the same species were also studied. In general trace element concentrations do not show significant differences from site to site for all species except Mn in Hypnum cupressiforme and Po-210 in Grimmia pulvinata. To discuss the Pb-210 level and sources in indicator plants analyzed, also radium contents of surface soil at each sampling station was measured and compared with the average values for similar soil types in the literature.

  1. Oribatid communities and heavy metal bioaccumulation in selected species associated with lichens in a heavily contaminated habitat.

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    Skubała, Piotr; Rola, Kaja; Osyczka, Piotr

    2016-05-01

    The study examines oribatid communities and heavy metal bioaccumulation in selected species associated with different microhabitats of a post-smelting dump, i.e. three lichen species of Cladonia with various growth forms and the slag substrate. The abundance of oribatids collected from the substrate was significantly lower than observed in lichen thalli. The morphology and chemical properties of lichens, and to some extent varying concentrations of heavy metals in thalli, are probably responsible for significant differences in oribatid communities inhabiting different Cladonia species. Some oribatids demonstrate the ability to accumulate zinc and cadmium with unusual efficiency, whereas lead is the most effectively regulated element by all species. A positive correlation was found between Zn content in all studied oribatids and their microhabitats. Oribatids exploring different food resources, i.e. fungivorous and non-fungivorous grazers, show considerable differences in bioconcentrations of certain elements. PMID:26810668

  2. PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE LICHEN COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN FOREST ECOSYSTEM OF WESTERN TIANSHAN MOUNTAINS%新疆天山西部山脉森林生态系统地衣群落结构的初步研究

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯; 热衣木江·马木提; 孜比尔尼沙·吾买尔

    2003-01-01

    根据多年的研究资料并采用聚类分析方法对分布在天山西部山脉的地衣群落结构进行了研究.结果表明,分布在该地区的地衣种类形成了6种群落:1) 土星猫耳衣(Leptogium saturninum)+矮石蕊(Cladonia humilis)+兰灰蜈蚣衣(Physcia caesia)群落;2)黑穗石蕊(Cladonia amaurocraea)+角石蕊(Cladonia cornuta)+硫石蕊(Cladonia sulphurina) 群落;3)对开蜈蚣衣(Physcia caesia)+ 斑面蜈蚣衣(Physcia dimidiata)群落;4)雪地茶(Thamnolia subuliformis)+白腹地卷(Peltigera leucophlebia)群落;5)淡肤根石耳(Umbilicaria virginis)+石梅衣(Parmelia saxatilis)地衣群落;6) 腊肠梅衣(Allantoparmelia almquistii)+白边岛衣(Cetraria laevigata)群落等,地衣对基物形成专一性,它们的基物包括:树皮、藓丛、藓土、草地、石面、地面、土层、石浮土等.同时发现树皮生地衣群落的定性和定量最小面积分别为25~50 cm2和51~72 cm2和整体取样技术适合树皮生地衣的植物群落学研究.

  3. Antioxidants and photoprotection in a lichen as compared with its isolated symbiotic partners

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    Kranner, Ilse; Cram, W. John; Zorn, Margret; Wornik, Sabine; Yoshimura, Isao; Stabentheiner, Edith; Pfeifhofer, Hartwig W.

    2005-01-01

    Extreme desiccation and irradiation increase the formation of reactive oxygen species in organisms. Lichens are highly resistant to potential damage, but it is not known whether biochemical interaction between their fungal and algal partners is involved in conferring stress tolerance. Here, we show that antioxidant and photoprotective mechanisms in the lichen Cladonia vulcani are more effective by orders of magnitude than those of its isolated partners. When alone, both alga and fungus suffer...

  4. The ecological behaviour of 55Fe in plants and in the flesh of cattle and game

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    98 samples of shrub lichens taken between 1965 and 1970, including 69 from the Federal Republic of Germany and 15 from Finland, mainly of the genus Cladonia, particularly the species Cladonia rangiferina and Cladonia silvatica, 5 samples of moss, 2 of heather and 4 of hay, and also meat samples taken from 12 Bavarian cattle slaughtered in the spring of 1970, 7 stags killed in the Eastern Carpathians in the autumn of 1969 and one chamois shot in the Lower Tauern mountains in the autumn of 1970, were all analysed for their contents of 55Fe and stable Fe. The lichens contained between 0.7 - in 1970 - and a maximum of 139.0 nCi 55Fe/kg dry matter - in 1965, or between 0.09 and 6.9 nCi/g ash. Their stable Fe contents varied between 0.234 and 1.990 mg/g dry matter or between 16.3 and 59.7 mg/Fe/g ash. Specific 55Fe activities of between 231 pCi 55Fe/mg Fe (1964) and 1.6 pCi 55Fe/mg Fe (1970) can be calculated from these values. There were no obvious differences between the 55Fe contamination of lichens of different species. This was also true of their contents of stable Fe. Cladonia furcata had the highest contents of 55Fe and stable Fe, both relatively and absolutely. From 1965 onwards the 55Fe-activities in the lichens examined declined in line with the drop in 55Fe in the fall-out. (orig./AJ.)

  5. Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Activities of Five Lichen Species

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    Snežana Marković; Milena Ćurčić; Dragana Đačić; Ljiljana Čomić; Olgica Stefanović; Ivana Radojević; Milan Stanković; Tatjana Mitrović; Svetlana Tošić; Vladimir Cvetković; Slaviša Stamenković

    2011-01-01

    The antioxidative, antimicrobial and antiproliferative potentials of the methanol extracts of the lichen species Parmelia sulcata, Flavoparmelia caperata, Evernia prunastri, Hypogymnia physodes and Cladonia foliacea were evaluated. The total phenolic content of the tested extracts varied from 78.12 to 141.59 mg of gallic acid equivalent (GA)/g of extract and the total flavonoid content from 20.14 to 44.43 mg of rutin equivalent (Ru)/g of extract. The antioxidant capacities of the lichen extra...

  6. Australian atmospheric lead deposition reconstructed using lead concentrations and isotopic compositions of archival lichen and fungi.

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    Wu, Liqin; Taylor, Mark Patrick; Handley, Heather K; Wu, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Lead concentrations and their isotopic compositions were measured in lichen genera Cladonia and Usnea and fungi genus Trametes from the Greater Sydney region (New South Wales, Australia) that had been collected and archived over the past 120 years. The median lead contents were elevated in lichens and fungi prior to the introduction of leaded petrol (Cladonia 12.5 mg/kg; Usnea 15.6 mg/kg; Trametes 1.85 mg/kg) corresponding to early industrial development. During the use of leaded petrol for automobiles in Australia from 1932 to 2002, total median lead concentrations rose: Cladonia 18.8 mg/kg; Usnea 21.5 mg/kg; Trametes 4.3 mg/kg. Following the cessation of leaded petrol use, median total lead concentrations decreased sharply in the 2000s: Cladonia 4.8 mg/kg; Usnea 1.7 mg/kg. The lichen and fungi isotopic compositions reveal a significant decrease in (206)Pb/(207)Pb values from the end of 19th century to the 1970s. The following decades were characterised by lower allowable levels of lead additive in fuel and the introduction of unleaded petrol in 1985. The environmental response to these regulatory changes was that lichen and fungi (206)Pb/(207)Pb values increased, particularly from 1995 onwards. Although the lead isotope ratios of lichens continued to increase in the 2000s they do not return to pre-leaded petrol values. This demonstrates that historic leaded petrol emissions, inter alia other sources, remain a persistent source of anthropogenic contamination in the Greater Sydney region. PMID:26608874

  7. Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Activities of Five Lichen Species

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The antioxidative, antimicrobial and antiproliferative potentials of the methanol extracts of the lichen species Parmelia sulcata, Flavoparmelia caperata, Evernia prunastri, Hypogymnia physodes and Cladonia foliacea were evaluated. The total phenolic content of the tested extracts varied from 78.12 to 141.59 mg of gallic acid equivalent (GA/g of extract and the total flavonoid content from 20.14 to 44.43 mg of rutin equivalent (Ru/g of extract. The antioxidant capacities of the lichen extracts were determined by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radicals scavenging. Hypogymnia physodes with the highest phenolic content showed the strongest DPPH radical scavenging effect. Further, the antimicrobial potential of the lichen extracts was determined by a microdilution method on 29 microorganisms, including 15 strains of bacteria, 10 species of filamentous fungi and 4 yeast species. A high antimicrobial activity of all the tested extracts was observed with more potent inhibitory effects on the growth of Gram (+ bacteria. The highest antimicrobial activity among lichens was demonstrated by Hypogymnia physodes and Cladonia foliacea. Finally, the antiproliferative activity of the lichen extracts was explored on the colon cancer adenocarcinoma cell line HCT-116 by MTT (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide viability assay and acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining. The methanol extracts of Hypogymnia physodes and Cladonia foliacea showed a better cytotoxic activity than the other extracts. All lichen species showed the ability to induce apoptosis of HCT-116 cells.

  8. 乌鲁木齐南部山区地生地衣群落分布格局%Distribution of forest floor lichen communities in the mountainous area of southern Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿地力江·阿不都拉; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2011-01-01

    为了查明乌鲁木齐南部山区地生地衣群落分布格局,作者选取了24个样点(20 m×20 m),设置了240个50cm×50 cm样方,调查地生地衣的种类及盖度,分析其分布格局及其与环境因子的关系.结果表明,乌鲁木齐南部山区共有地生地衣17种,隶属于2目5科10属.聚类分析和DCA排序将该地区的地生地衣分为4个主要样点组,分别是:(1)喇叭石蕊(Cladonia pyxidata)+腐石蕊(C.cariosa)+喇叭粉石蕊(C.chlorophaea)群落,共有7种,总盖度为19.7%;(2)双孢散盘衣(Solorina bispora)+腐石蕊+粗皮石蕊(C.scabriuscula)群落,共有1 1种,总盖度为21.1%;(3)雪岛衣(Cetraria nivalis)+喇叭石蕊群落,共有3种,总盖度最小为8.05%;(4)地卷(Peltigera rufescens)+多指地卷(P.polydactyla)群落,共有7种,总盖度为23.83%.CCA排序结果显示,该地区地生地衣的分布与海拔高度、郁闭度、人为干扰和湿度有关,其中影响最大的因素是海拔高度,其次为郁闭度和干扰.不同海拔高度的植物群落郁闭度不同,到达地面的光照强度也有差异,所以不同海拔的地生地衣种类及多样性有显著性差异.%Forest floor lichens are sensitive to variations in habitat conditions. To understand the distributional patterns of forest floor lichen communities and how habitat factors relate to dominant lichen species composition and diversity, we sampled 240 plots (50 cm×50 cm) in the mountainous area of southern Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. We detected 17 species in total, belonging to 10 genera and 5 families. Cluster analysis and detrended correspondence analysis (DCA) showed that plots clustered into four groups: (1) a Cladonia pyxidata + Cladonia cariosa + Cladonia chlorophaea community, including seven species with a total coverage of 19.7%; (2) a Solorina bispora + Cladonia cariosa + Cladonia scabriuscula community, including 11 species with a total coverage of 21.1%; (3) a Cetraria nivalis + Cladonia pyxidata community, including

  9. Frações de carboidratos de quatro gramíneas tropicais em diferentes idades de corte e doses de adubação nitrogenada Carbohydrate fractions of tropical grasses at different cutting ages and under nitrogen fertilization

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    L.T. Henriques; J.F. Coelho da Silva; E. Detmann; H.M. Vasquez; O.G. Pereira

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    Avaliaram-se as frações de carboidratos dos capins setária (Setaria anceps Stapf), hemarthria (Hemarthria altissima [Poir] Stapf. & Hubbard), angola (Brachiaria purpurascens [Raddi] Henr.) e acroceres (Acroceras macrum Stapf.) adubados com 0, 100, 200, 300 e 400kg de N/ha na forma de sulfato de amônio e colhidos aos 28, 42, 56 e 70 dias de idade. Os cortes foram realizados a 20cm do solo para o capim-setária e a 10cm para as demais espécies. As frações dos carboidratos das forrageiras foram i...

  10. Effect of the activity of the Brazilian polyherbal formulation: Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Peltodon radicans Pohl and Schinus terebinthifolius Radd in inflammatory models

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    Karina C.P. Medeiros; Monteiro, Juliana C; Margareth F. F. M. Diniz; Isac A. Medeiros; Bagnólia A. Silva; Márcia R. Piuvezam

    2007-01-01

    The Brazilian polyherbal formulation (BPF) is composed by dyes of Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Peltodon radicans Pohl and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi in alcohol at 13.3° GL. The formulation is popularly used in Paraíba state, Brazil since 1889 and it is used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory property of the polyherbal formulation. For this purpose it was used the12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) and capsaici...

  11. Utilização de lodo de esgoto na produção de mudas de aroeira-pimenteira

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a viabilidade do uso de lodo de esgoto como componente do substrato para produção de mudas de aroeira-pimenteira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi). Para tanto, foram testadas as seguintes proporções de lodo de esgoto/casca de arroz carbonizada, em tubetes com 50 cm³: 80/20, 70/30, 60/40, 50/50 e 40/60, as quais foram comparadas ao substrato comercial comumente usado em viveiro florestal. Foram avaliados a altura de planta, o diâmetro de colo e o acúmulo de...

  12. Randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy of the vaginal use of metronidazole with a Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus) extract for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis

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    2011-01-01

    A 7.4% vaginal extract of the Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) was compared with 0.75% vaginal metronidazole, both manufactured by the Hebron Laboratory, for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, used at bedtime for 7 nights. The condition was diagnosed using the combined criteria of Amsel and Nugent in two groups of 140 and 137 women, aged between 18 and 40 years. Intention-to-treat analysis was performed. Women were excluded from the study if they presented delayed men...

  13. Hepáticas talosas do Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Denise P. da Costa

    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available Onze especies de hepáticas talosas são mencionadas para o Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Dumortiera hirsuta (Sw. Nees, Marchantia papillata Raddi, Metzgeria aurantiaca Steph., M. dichotoma (Sw. Nees, M.furcata (L. Dum., Monoclea forsteri Hook. Riccardia cataractarum (Spruce Hell, R. chamedryfolia (With. Grolle, Symphyogyna aspera Steph. ex Evans, S. brasitiensis Nees & Mont, e S. podophylla (Thumb. Mont. & Nees. Metzgeria aurantiaca e Riccardia cataractarum estão sendo mencionadas pela primeira vez para o Rio de Janeiro. Descrição, e distribuição geográfica brasileira para cada espécie são apresentadasEleven species of thallose liverworts are mentioned for the Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Dumortiera hirsuta (Sw. Nees, Marchantia papillata Raddi, Metzgeria aurantiaca Steph., M. dichotoma (Sw. Nees, M.furcata (L. Dum., Monoclea forsteri Hook. Riccardia cataractarum (Spruce Hell, R. chamedryfolia (With. Grolle, Symphyogyna aspera Steph. ex Evans, S. brasiliensis Nees & Mont., and S. podophylla (Thumb. Mont. & Nees. Metzgeria aurantiaca and Riccardia cataractarum are mentioned for the first time for Rio de Janeiro State. Description, and Brazilian geographical distribution for each taxon are presented

  14. Biruloquinone的体外BACE酶抑制活性

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    2014-01-01

    本文以瘦柄红石蕊Cladonia macilenta次生代谢产物biruloquinone为对象,研究其体外BACE酶抑制活性。结果显示,birulo-quinone对BACE的抑制与浓度正相关,浓度为100微克/毫升时,抑制率达68.36%,对酶活抑制50%的浓度(IC50)为62.3微克/毫升(191微米)。

  15. Screening de atividade citotóxica de extratos liquênicos: cladoniaceae Screening of cytotoxic activity of lichen crude extracts: cladoniaceae

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    Silene C. Nascimento

    1994-07-01

    Full Text Available Extratos etéreos, acetônicos , metanólicos e aquosos de Cladonia substellata, C. crispatula e Cladina dendroides ocorrentes em solos arenosos de tabuleiros (cerrado no Estado da Paraíba (Brasil, foram testados contra células PC3 e MDA-MB231 obtidas de adenocarcinoma prostático e mamário (humanos, bem como células P388 e L1210 provinientes de leucemia murina. Os resultados demonstraram uma maior eficácia dos extratos de C. substellata frente às quatro células testadas. Esta espécie e a Cladina dendroides, exceto seu extrato metanólico, apresentaram IC50 inferiores a 50(µg/ml, o que indica atividade satisfatória. Os extratos de C. crispatula não exerceram inibição relevante frente às células estudadas. Testes cromatográficos revelaram, em maior quantidade, a presença dos ácidos úsnico e estítico em C. substellata; ácido tamnólico em C. crispatula; atranorina e os ácidos protocetrárico e fumarprotocetrárico em C. dendroides, o que se supõe ser o princípio ativo dessas espécies.Ethereous, acetonic and methanolic crude extracts from Cladonia substellata, C. Crispatula and Cladina dendroides occured on sandy soil of Paraíba State - Brazil, were tested against PC3 and MDA-MB231 cells from prostatic and breast human adenocarcinom, and P388 and L1210 cells from murine leukemia.The results showed the highest inhibition of Cladonia substellata extracts against the four tested cells. This specie and Cladina dendroides, except its methanolic extract, presented IC50 lower than 50µg/ml that indicates a satisfactory activity. Cladonia crispatula extracts did not exert inhibition on the studied cells. Chromatographic tests revealed the presence, in highest content, of usnic an stictic acids in C. substellata; thamnolic acid in C. crispatula protocetraric and fumarprocetraric acids and atranorin in C. dendroides, what one may suppose to be the active principles of the studied species.

  16. DOMINANCE PATTERN CHANGES OF A LICHEN-RICH CORYNEPHORUS GRASSLAND IN THE INLAND OF THE NETHERLANDS

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper documents the pattern changes of a Corynephorion-grassland during the period 1981-2004. All 2-3 years the dominant moss- and lichen microcommunity (mc types and the dominant grass species were recorded in all 936 square meter subplots of a 26 m x 36 m plot. The study site is situated in the National Park “De Hoge Veluwe”, the Netherlands. The area is roamed mainly by deer and wild sheep. Climate is oceanic. Main purpose of the study is long-term monitoring of vegetation dynamics in relation to grazing and climate. In 1981 the densely vegetated plot was mainly dominated by the Cladonia glauca – Trapeliopsis granulosa mc type (5, the Cladonia glauca mc type with reindeer lichens (6 and the Cladonia portentosa mc type (8 and the grasses Corynephorus canescens (C and Festuca filiformis (F. The subplot dominance of Corynephorus canescens appeared positively correlated with that of mc type 5, whereas the subplot dominance of Festuca filiformis was correlated with those of mc types 6 and 8. The Campylopus introflexus mc type (4 was dominant in one subplot only. During 1981-1984 the subplot dominance frequency of mc types 6 and 8 increased, while that of mc type 5 decreased. These changes are in line with known progressive succession features of the Spergulo-Corynephoretum. During 1984-1994 almost all mc types from 1981 disappeared and in 1994 the plot was almost completely dominated by the Campylopus introflexus mc type (4 and Corynephorus canescens. In the beginning of this period (1985, 1986, 1987 some winter months were very cold and dry (continental. Thereafter the oceanic Festuca filiformis and Cladonia portentosa (mc type 8 died off. Moreover game density in the National Park increased. The resulting open places with sand and litter were easily occupied by the highly invasive neophytic moss Campylopus introflexus (mc type 4. From 1994 onwards we observe again a development towards the situation of 1981.The dominance frequency of

  17. Determination of element composition of three lichens and their distribution in King George Island, Antarctica

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    2000-01-01

    Cross-section slices of Usnea antarctica Du Rietz, Usnea aurantiaco-atra (Jacq.) Bory. and Cladonia sp. at upper, middle and basal positions were prepared, respectively. The element composition and relative content were determined by SEM and EDS at the surface, intermediate and inner layers in each slice, respectively. The result indicated that the composition of element is mostly same in these lichens. The relative content of Al, Si, K and Ca elements is high, and P is close at each position. The result is of benefit to study the structure and physiological characteristics of lichens, and to analyze geological environment in Antarctica.

  18. Usnic acid, a secondary metabolite of lichens and its effect on in vitro digestibility in reindeer

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    R. Thomas Palo

    1993-10-01

    Full Text Available Usnic acid, a common secondary metabolite in prefered lichens by reindeer and caribou, has been tested for its effect on In Vitro Dry Matter Digestibility (IVDMD using inocula from four reindeer. When Cladonia alpestris (stellaris (OpicJ was used as substrate and reindeer rumen liqour as media of incubation together with usnic acid, digestibility was considerably enhanced. This was also true for a lower prefered lichen Stereocaulon paschale (L., but the effect was less pronounced. The results suggest that reindeer host some rumen microorganism able to metabolize lichen secondary metabolities.

  19. New Record of Lichen from Hebei Province,China (Ⅲ)%河北省地衣新记录种(Ⅲ)

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    张浩; 侯雅铮; 叶嘉; 韩留福

    2008-01-01

    报道了采自河北省8种地衣新记录种:喇叭粉石蕊(Cladonia chlorophaea),肉石蕊(C.carneola),大叶梅(Parmotrema tinctorum),蜡黄橙衣(Caloplaca cerina),石胶衣(Collema flaccidum),隆胶衣(Co.glebulentum),小鳞胶衣(Co.furfureolum),暗裂芽黑蜈蚣衣(Phaeophyscia sciastra).对8种地衣的生境、识别特征和地理分布特点进行了简要概述.

  20. Even low to medium nitrogen deposition impacts vegetation of dry, coastal dunes around the Baltic Sea

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    Coastal dunes around the Baltic Sea have received small amounts of atmospheric nitrogen and are rather pristine ecosystems in this respect. In 19 investigated dune sites the atmospheric wet nitrogen deposition is 3-8 kg N ha-1 yr-1. The nitrogen content of Cladonia portentosa appeared to be a suitable biomonitor of these low to medium deposition levels. Comparison with EMEP-deposition data showed that Cladonia reflects the deposition history of the last 3-6 years. With increasing nitrogen load, we observed a shift from lichen-rich short grass vegetation towards species-poor vegetation dominated by the tall graminoid Carex arenaria. Plant species richness per field site, however, does not decrease directly with these low to medium N deposition loads, but with change in vegetation composition. Critical loads for acidic, dry coastal dunes might be lower than previously thought, in the range of 4-6 kg N ha-1 yr-1 wet deposition. - Even low to medium nitrogen deposition impacts Baltic dune vegetation promoting a dominance of taller graminoids

  1. Determination of Usnic Acid in Lichen at Different Elevations by HPLC%HPLC法测定不同海拔地衣中松萝酸的含量

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    梁瑞霞; 江晓倩; 李稳; 李然然; 刘庆彬; 韩留福

    2011-01-01

    [目的]测定不同海拔地衣中松萝酸含量.[方法]以不同海拔的地农为材料,乙酸乙酯为溶剂,通过高效液相色谱法(HPLC)测定不同海拔的暗腹黄梅、淡腹黄梅、喇叭粉石蕊中松萝酸含量.[结果]淡膜黄梅中松萝酸含量最高,为0.789 1%,其次为暗腹黄梅,喇叭粉石蕊中最低.[结论]不同地衣体中松萝酸含量与海拔无明显关系,松萝酸含量与种间亲缘关系有关.%[Objective] To determine the content of usnic acid from lichens growing at different elevation. [Method] Using lichens at different elevation as materials and ethylacetate solvent, contents of usnic acid in Xanthoparmelia tinctina,Xanthoparmelia mexicanna and Cladonia chlorphaea were detennined by HPLC. [ Result ] The content of usnic acid in Xanthoparmelia mexicanna was highest, followed by Xanthoparmelia tinctina and Cladonia chlorpaea. [Conelusion ]Content of usnic acid in lichen which was chosely related with species had nothing to do with altiude.

  2. 天山森林生态系统中朽木生地衣植物生态分布的DCA排序%DCA ordination of ecological distribution of saprophytic lichens in forest ecosystem of Tianshan

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2002-01-01

    应用DCA排序方法对天山森林生态系统中朽木生地衣植物的分布格局与海拔之间的相关性进行了分析.结果表明,不同海拔高度的不同类型的森林生态系统中分布着不同种类的朽木生地衣植物.分布于海拔800 m的主要地衣种类有脱落网衣(Lecidella elabens Fr., Kgl)、柳茶渍[Lecanora saligna (Schrad.) A. Zahlbr]等.分布于海拔900~1 100 m的有: 刺小孢衣[Bryoria confusa (Awas.) Bodo & Hawksw]、叉小孢衣[Bryoria furcellata (Fr.) Bodo & Hawksw]等种类.分布于海拔1 300~1 760 m的有: 粗皮石蕊[Cladonia scabriuscula (Del.) Leight.]、亚鳞石蕊[Cladonia subsquamosa (Nyl.) Vain]等种类;分布于海拔1 800~2 300 m的有: 黑蜈蚣衣[Phaeophyscia nigricans (Flk.) Moberg]、美丽黑蜈蚣衣[Phaeophyscia rubropulchra (Degel.) Essl.]等种类.

  3. Biomonitoring of Po-210 and Pb-210 using lichens and mosses around a uraniferous coal-fired power plant in western Turkey

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    Ugur, A.; Ozden, B.; Sac, M.M.; Yener, G. [Ege University, Izmir (Turkey). Inst. of Nuclear Science

    2003-05-01

    Studies were realized over a wide area around the coal-fired power plant (CPP) located at Yatagan , Gokova, Turkey, to evaluate the possible increase of natural radioactivity level due to the operation of the plant. The lichens Rhizoplaca melanophthalma, Cladonia convoluta, Cladonia pyxidata and the mosses Grimmia pulvinata, Hypnum cupressiforme were investigated for potential use as bioindicators for Po-210 and Pb-210 deposition. The maximum Po-210 and Pb-210 activities were observed around the hill close to ash stacks. The capture efficiency was the highest in one of the moss species, G. pulvinata with the activity concentration ranges of 600 {+-} 19 - 1228 {+-} 36 and 446 {+-} 15 - 650 {+-} 21 Bq kg{sup -1} for Po-210 and Pb-210, respectively. Soil samples were also collected and analysed in order to investigate any possible contamination in soil profiles due to CPPs and to determine unsupported Pb-210 flux. The Pb-210 and Ra-226 concentrations in uncultivated soil profiles varied between 58 {+-} 2 and 258 {+-} 6 Bq kg{sup -1}, 50 {+-} 5 and 58 {+-} 5 Bq kg{sup -1}, respectively. The unsupported Pb-210 inventory in the core was calculated to be 3312 Bq m{sup 2}. The corresponding annual Pb-210 flux of 103 Bq m{sup -2} yr{sup -1} is high with compare to estimates of the atmospheric flux given in literature for the same region.

  4. Effect of forest fragmentation on the epiphytic lichen cover of pine trunks on the example taiga town

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    Gaigysh Irina Sergeevna

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The main characteristics of epiphytic lichen cover on pine trunks depending on the area of natural pine forest in Kostomuksha (north Karelia were analysed. The town of Kostomuksha was built so that to provide the conservation of forest sites. 56 fragments with the area of 0.04 - 6.13 ha were studied. The average area of fragment is 0.62 ha, with 49 fragments (88% having the area less than 1 ha. Biodiversity and lichen cover were studied in the each fragment with using framework 10x20 cm. 1792 sample plots were made on 448 trees. The total lichens cover varies from 0 to 85%,averaging 10%. 25 species of lichens were found. The number of species in the sample plots varies from 0 to 9. Dominant species found are Hypogymnia physodes, Parmeliopsis ambigua, P. hyperopta, Imshaugia aleurites, Cladonia. Species Alectoria sarmentosa, Cladonia macilenta, Pseudevernia fufruraceae, Bryoria fremontii were less common. It was shown that the main parameters of lichen cover are closely related to the size of the area left in the city forest fragments. The maximum values of species diversity and cover of lichens were found in the fragments of more 1-2 hectares.

  5. Even low to medium nitrogen deposition impacts vegetation of dry, coastal dunes around the Baltic Sea

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    Remke, Eva [Biological Station of Hiddensee, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Biologenweg 15, 18565 Kloster (Germany); Bargerveen Foundation, Department of Animal Ecology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands)], E-mail: remke@science.ru.nl; Brouwer, Emiel [Research Center B-WARE B.V., Radboud University Nijmegen, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands)], E-mail: e.brouwer@ocbw.nl; Kooijman, Annemieke [Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Physical Geography, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 WV Amsterdam (Netherlands)], E-mail: a.m.kooijman@uva.nl; Blindow, Irmgard [Biological Station of Hiddensee, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Biologenweg 15, 18565 Kloster (Germany)], E-mail: blindi@uni-greifswald.de; Esselink, Hans [Bargerveen Foundation, Department of Animal Ecology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands)], E-mail: h.esselink@science.ru.nl; Roelofs, Jan G.M. [Department of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands)], E-mail: j.roelofs@science.ru.nl

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    Coastal dunes around the Baltic Sea have received small amounts of atmospheric nitrogen and are rather pristine ecosystems in this respect. In 19 investigated dune sites the atmospheric wet nitrogen deposition is 3-8 kg N ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1}. The nitrogen content of Cladonia portentosa appeared to be a suitable biomonitor of these low to medium deposition levels. Comparison with EMEP-deposition data showed that Cladonia reflects the deposition history of the last 3-6 years. With increasing nitrogen load, we observed a shift from lichen-rich short grass vegetation towards species-poor vegetation dominated by the tall graminoid Carex arenaria. Plant species richness per field site, however, does not decrease directly with these low to medium N deposition loads, but with change in vegetation composition. Critical loads for acidic, dry coastal dunes might be lower than previously thought, in the range of 4-6 kg N ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} wet deposition. - Even low to medium nitrogen deposition impacts Baltic dune vegetation promoting a dominance of taller graminoids.

  6. ADUBAÇÃO FOSFATADA NA CULTURA DO JILÓ IRRIGADO NAS CONDIÇÕES DE CASSILÂNDIA-MS

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    Guilherme Augusto Biscaro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the reply of the scarlet culture (Solanum gilo Raddi irrigated submitted the different applied doses phosphate in the plantation hollow. The used experimental delineation was of randomized blocks, being tested four levels of simple superphosphate (0, 1.000, 2.000, 3.000 kg ha-1. The phosphate fertilization in the plantation caused an increase in the following characteristics total of fruits to plant, commercial weight of fruits to plant, not commercial weight of the fruits to plant and productivity to fruits to hectare. The doses of phosphate that got a bigger efficiency to get a good productivity in the conditions of Cassilândia-MS, was of 1590 kg ha-1 of simple superphosphate that is the equivalent 286,2 kg of P2O5.

  7. A Comparison of Anatomy of Thalluses Among Four Hepaticarum%4种苔类植物叶状体的比较解剖学研究

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    韩留福; 王秀云; 代娜

    2004-01-01

    通过对无纹紫背苔(Plagiochasma intermedium Lindb.et Gott.)、石地钱(Reboulia hemisphaerica (L.)Raddi.)、粗裂地钱(Marchantia paleacea Bertol.)和蛇苔(Conocephalum conicum (L.)Dum.)4种苔类植物的叶状体横切观察,证明它们的气孔类型、气室层数、营养丝的有无及同化组织所占的比例等特征因种类不同而有明显差异,这些特征可以作为科、属和种的分类依据.苔类植物叶状体的形态结构因生长环境不同也有一定的差异.

  8. The exotic wasp Megastigmus transvaalensis (Hymenoptera: Torymidae): first record and damage on the Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius drupes, in São Paulo, Brazil.

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    Ferreira-Filho, Pedro J; Piña-Rodrigues, Fátima C M; Silva, José M S; Guerreiro, Julio C; Ghiotto, Thaís C; Piotrowski, Ivonir; Dias, Luiz P; Wilcken, Carlos F; Zanuncio, José C

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    This paper records the first report of Megastigmus transvaalensis Hussey (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) in Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae) drupes in Sorocaba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. This wasp is an invasive species and was found damaging S. terebinthifolius drupes in urban areas (35.0 ± 15.8%), natural forests (21.5 ± 10.2%) and restoration areas (15.8 ± 8.4%). The bio-ecology and damage caused by M. transvaalensis in the S. terebinthifolius drupes warrants further study focused upon the management of this phytophagous wasp. Megastigmus transvaalensis has a potential to be disseminated throughout Brazil and is posing a threat to the natural regeneration of S. terebinthifolius in the native forests and restoration areas and ecological regions of this country. PMID:26536850

  9. In vitro cytotoxic activity of Brazilian Middle West plant extracts

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    Talal Suleiman Mahmoud

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Cytotoxic activity of eight plant extracts, native from the Mid-West of Brazil comprising Cerrado, Pantanal and semideciduous forest, was evaluated for MDA-MB-435, SF-295, and HCT-8 cancer cell strains. A single 100 µg.mL-1 dose of each extract was employed with 72 h of incubation for all tests. Doxorubicin (1 µg.mL-1 was used as the positive control and the MTT method was used to detect the activity. Cytotoxicity of distinct polarities was observed in thirty extracts (46%, from different parts of the following species: Tabebuia heptaphylla (Vell. Toledo, Bignoniaceae, Tapirira guianensis Aubl., Anacardiaceae, Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão, Anacardiaceae, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, Gomphrena elegans Mart., Amaranthaceae, Attalea phalerata Mart. ex Spreng., Arecaceae, Eugenia uniflora L., Myrtaceae, and Annona dioica A. St.-Hil., Annonaceae. Extracts of at least two tested cell strains were considered to be highly active since their inhibition rate was over 75%.

  10. 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.

  11. 南极地衣提取物抗氧化能力的初步研究%A preliminary study on antioxidant ability of Antarctic lichen extract

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    韩乐琳; 魏江春

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with antioxidant ability of methanol extract from 4 Antarctic lichens, i.e. Usnea aurantiacoatra, Usnea antarctica, Sphaerophorus globosus and Cladonia sp. The antioxidant ability was detected by the linoleie acid, 1,1-dipheny1-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical and reducing power systems, and compared with that of commercial antioxidant Vitamin C and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA). The results showed that the lichens collected from Antarctica exhibited high antioxidant activities, and the antioxidant activity was concentration-dependent. Among 4 lichens, Usnea aurantiacoatra had the maximum inhibitory ratio of lipid peroxidantion and reducing power, Cladonia sp. showed the maximum scavenging activity on DPPH free radical. Besides, usnie acid from Usnea aurantiacoatra also exhibited antioxidant activity, however, its activity was lower than that of the crude extract from Usnea aurantiacoatra.%本文讨论4种南极地衣簇花石萝Usnea aurantiacoatra,南极石萝Usnea antarctica,粉球衣Sphaerophorus globosus及一种石蕊Cladonia sp.甲醇提取物的体外抗氧化能力;采用亚油酸氧化体系、二苯代苦味酰自由基体系、还原力实验对其抗氧化活性进行测定,并同维生素C、丁基甲氧基苯酚进行比较.结果显示供试南极地衣均具有较高的抗氧化活性,且呈剂量依赖关系;其中,簇花石萝的脂质过氧化抑制率最高,还原力最大;石蕊的二苯代苦味酰自由基清除能力最大.此外,从簇花石萝中提取的松萝酸具有一定的抗氧化活性,但明显低于簇花石萝粗提物.

  12. Assessment of 210Po and 210Pb in lichen, moss and soil around Can coal-fired power plant, Turkey

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    This paper deals with determination of 210Po and 210Pb activity concentrations using epigeic moss (Hypnum cupressiforme), bushy soil (fruticose) lichen (Cladonia rangiformis) and surface soil samples in the area around Can coal-fired power plant, northwest Turkey. Mean activity concentrations of 210Po and 210Pb were found to be 303.9 and 425.8 Bq kg-1 for moss, 161.6 and 259.1 Bq kg-1 for lichen, and 79.9 and 91.5 Bq kg-1 for soil samples at dry weight, respectively. We propose that distance and altitude of sampling site may be of significant parameters of distribution of both radionuclides. (author)

  13. Abundance and distribution of lichens found in the reclaimed areas of the nickel and copper mining region of Sudbury, Ontario

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    Wainio, S.; Beckett, P.J. [Laurentian Univ., Sudbury, Ontario (Canada)

    1998-12-31

    The Sudbury Land Reclamation Program has been operating since 1978 and has treated about 25% of the heavily stressed land near the base mining and smelting complexes. Over 3 million trees have been planted into 4000 ha of land treated with limestone, fertilizer and a grass-legume mixture. In the subsequent years over 25 species of lichen has invaded the ground in the developing open woodland ecosystem. The most numerous lichens are members of the Cladonia (Pixie Cup) group but Reindeer lichens (Cladina spp) also occur. The pattern of invasion has similarities to that observed in other disturbed ecosystems (cutting or burning in forests, or abandoned farmland). Lichens on reclaimed land show above normal amounts of nickel and copper but contain lesser amounts than lichens growing in adjacent unreclaimed areas.

  14. Lichens of abandoned zinc-lead mines

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    Urszula Bielczyk

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A list of lichens from areas of zinc-lead ores in Southern Poland and a review of the characteristic lichen biota of these sites is provided. In spite of the devastated and heavy metal contaminated environment, a highly diverse epigeic and epilithic lichen biota was found, including species characteristic of various anthropogenic habitats, particularly zinc and lead enriched substrates (Diploschistes muscorum, Steinia geophana, Sarcosagium campestre, Vezdaea aestivalis and V. leprosa. Also, the high-mountain species Leucocarpia biatorella, as well as very rare in Europe Thelocarpon imperceptum, and several species categorized as very rare, endangered and protected in Poland were recorded. Crustose lichens are the most abundant; among fruticose forms Cladonia spp. predominate and Stereocaulon incrustatum is common.

  15. Carotenoids in certain lichens of Białowieża Forest

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    Bazyli Czeczuga

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Column-, and thin-layer chromatography revealed the presence of the following carotenoids in the thalli of 29 lichen species from Białowieża Forest: α-carotene, β-carotene, α-cryptoxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein, 3'-epilutein, zeaxanthin, β-carotene monoepoxide, lutein epoxide, antheraxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone, α-doradexanthin, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, neoxani thin, violaxanthin and mutatoxanthin. The total content of carotenoids ranged from 16.83 (Cladonia rangiferina to 92.98 µg g dry wt (Xanthoria parietina. There were differences in carotenoid composition, concentration of each carotenoid, and in the total content in the thalli of four species collected from niches with different insolation.

  16. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF THE LICHEN FLORA FROM BISTRITA MOUNTAINS

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    POPA LOREDANA

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the results of the field-researches made between 2004-2005 in different places of Bistrita Mountains are presented. The lichen flora analysis had carried out to 115 taxa identification, belonging to Ascomycotina Class. The species have been analysed from the ecological point of view, on the values of ecological indexes (light, humidity, temperature and chemical reaction of the substrata published by Ellemberg et al (1992. 93,05% of the total number of species are common species and 6,95% are rare species (Cladonia amaurocraea, C. rangiformis, C. sulphurina, Cetraria sepincola, Pheophyscia ciliata, Peltigera pretextata. One species – Collema subflaccidum is for the second time cited in romanian lichenological flora.

  17. Natural Mongolian Pine Forests in the Great Xing'an Mountains, Northeast China

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    Zhou Zhiqiang; Liu Tong; Zhou Lin

    2003-01-01

    Based upon 134 reléves, the vegetation of the forests with Mongolian pine (Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica) of the Great Xing'an Mountains in the northeast China was classified into 3 communities, 7 types and 4 subtypes by numerical cluster analysis. 1) The Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica-Populus davidiana-community was found on relatively dry sites. It was subdivided into a Quercus mongolica-type, consisting of a Adenophora tetraphylla subtype, a Pulsatilla dahurica subtype, and a pure type; 2) The Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica-Rhododendron dauricum-community occurred on medium dry sites. It included a Calamagrostis angustifolia type, consisting of a Cladonia arbuscula subtype, a pure subtype, and a Rubus idaeus-type; 3) The Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica-Ledum palustre-community was found on periodically wet sites. It included a Picea koraiensis type, a Vaccinium uliginosum type, and a pure type.

  18. Analysis of {sup 129}I in lichens by accelerator mass spectrometry through a microwave-based sample preparation method

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    Gomez-Guzman, J.M. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Lopez-Gutierrez, J.M., E-mail: lguti@us.e [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada I, Escuela Universitaria Politecnica, c/. Virgen de Africa 7, 41011 Seville (Spain); Pinto, A.R. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Holm, E. [Department of Radiation Physics, Lund University Hospital, S-22185 Lund (Sweden); Garcia-Leon, M. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Dpto. Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Avda. Reina Mercedes, s/n, 41012 Seville (Spain)

    2010-04-15

    The presence of {sup 129}I in the environment has been strongly influenced by the artificial nuclear emissions since the beginning of the nuclear era in the mid 20th century. In order to know more about the different sources and their relative impact in different zones, it is necessary to complete the amount of measurements of this radionuclide in environmental samples. In this work, {sup 129}I has been determined in lichen samples (Cladonia alpestris) from Rogen Lake in Central Sweden. A method based on microwave digestion was developed for these measurements in order to improve speed and reduce contamination. Based on this method, {sup 129}I concentrations in some lichen samples from Lake Rogen (Sweden) have been measured, showing the impact of the Chernobyl accident and nuclear fuel reprocessing plants.

  19. Ecological half-life of {sup 137}Cs in lichens in an alpine region

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    Machart, Peter [Division of Physics and Biophysics, Department of Materials Engineering and Physics, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg (Austria); Hofmann, Werner [Division of Physics and Biophysics, Department of Materials Engineering and Physics, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg (Austria)], E-mail: Werner.Hofmann@sbg.ac.at; Tuerk, Roman [Department of Organismic Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg (Austria); Steger, Ferdinand [Austrian Research Centers, 2444 Seibersdorf (Austria)

    2007-09-15

    About 17 years after the Chernobyl accident, lichen samples were collected in an alpine region in Austria (Bad Gastein), which was heavily contaminated by the Chernobyl fallout. Measured {sup 137}Cs activity concentrations in selected lichens (Cetraria islandica, Cetraria cucullata, and Cladonia arbuscula) ranged from 100 to 1100 Bq kg{sup -1} dry weight, depending on lichen species and sampling site. Ecological half-lives for {sup 137}Cs in different lichen samples, obtained by comparison with earlier measurements of the same lichen species at the same site, ranged from 2 to 6 years, with average values between 3 and 4 years. Comparison with earlier studies indicated that ecological half-lives hardly changed during the last 10 years, suggesting that ecological clearance mechanisms (e.g. washout or soil transfer) did not vary substantially at the selected sampling area.

  20. Atmospheric deposition of trace elements around Ulan Bator city studied by moss and lichen biomonitoring technique and INAA

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    For the first time the moss and lichen biomonitoring technique has been applied to air pollution in Mongolia (Ulan-Bator, the capital city). INAA at the IBR-2 reactor has made it possible to determine the content of 35 elements in moss and lichen biomonitors. Samples collected at sites located 10-15 km from the center of Ulan-Bator were analyzed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) using epithermal neutrons. The mosses (Rhytidium rugosum, Thuidium abietinum, Entodon concinnus) and lichens (Cladonia stellaris, Parmelia separata) were used to study the atmospheric deposition of trace elements. It was shown that the suggested types of mosses could be used as suitable biomonitors to estimate the concentration levels of heavy metals and trace elements in Ulan-Bator atmospheric deposition. The results are compared to the data of atmospheric deposition of some European countries

  1. Search for latitudinal trends in the effective half-life of fallout sup(137)Cs in vegetation of the Canadian arctic

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    Using published data on the integrated deposition of fallout sup(90)Sr(sup(137)Cs) until 1975 and current measurements of the sup(137)Cs activity in plant communities along the latitudinal gradient north of 50 degrees N, an estimate has been made of the sup(137)Cs effective half-life, Tsub(eff), in the composite vegetation of the Canadian arctic. The lichens Alectoria nigricans, Alectoria ochroleuca, Cladonia rangiferina, Cornicularia divergens, and Umbilicaria muhlenbergii were studied, as well as a moss, Polytrichum juniperinum, and the vascular cushion plants Dryas integrifolia, Saxifraga oppositifolia, and Silene acaulis. In all cases, the effective half-life increases with increasing latitude, the longest Tsub(eff)(10-12 years) being exhibited by dry-habitat lichens at 80 degrees N

  2. Analysis of 129I in lichens by accelerator mass spectrometry through a microwave-based sample preparation method

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    The presence of 129I in the environment has been strongly influenced by the artificial nuclear emissions since the beginning of the nuclear era in the mid 20th century. In order to know more about the different sources and their relative impact in different zones, it is necessary to complete the amount of measurements of this radionuclide in environmental samples. In this work, 129I has been determined in lichen samples (Cladonia alpestris) from Rogen Lake in Central Sweden. A method based on microwave digestion was developed for these measurements in order to improve speed and reduce contamination. Based on this method, 129I concentrations in some lichen samples from Lake Rogen (Sweden) have been measured, showing the impact of the Chernobyl accident and nuclear fuel reprocessing plants.

  3. Photobiont diversity in lichens from metal-rich substrata based on ITS rDNA sequences.

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    Backor, Martin; Peksa, Ondrej; Skaloud, Pavel; Backorová, Miriam

    2010-05-01

    The photobiont is considered as the more sensitive partner of lichen symbiosis in metal pollution. For this reason the presence of a metal tolerant photobiont in lichens may be a key factor of ecological success of lichens growing on metal polluted substrata. The photobiont inventory was examined for terricolous lichen community growing in Cu mine-spoil heaps derived by historical mining. Sequences of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) were phylogenetically analyzed using maximum likelihood analyses. A total of 50 ITS algal sequences were obtained from 22 selected lichen taxa collected at three Cu mine-spoil heaps and two control localities. Algae associated with Cladonia and Stereocaulon were identified as members of several Asterochloris lineages, photobionts of cetrarioid lichens clustered with Trebouxia hypogymniae ined. We did not find close relationship between heavy metal content (in localities as well as lichen thalli) and photobiont diversity. Presence of multiple algal genotypes in single lichen thallus has been confirmed. PMID:20031214

  4. Atmospheric Deposition of Trace Elements Around Ulan-Bator City Studied by Moss and Lichen Biomonitoring Technique and INAA

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    Ganbold, G; Gundorina, S F; Frontasyeva, M V; Ostrovnaya, T M; Pavlov, S S; Tsendeekhuu, T

    2005-01-01

    For the first time the moss and lichen biomonitoring technique has been applied to air pollution in Mongolia (Ulan-Bator, the capital city). INAA at the IBR-2 reactor has made it possible to determine the content of 35 elements in moss and lichen biomonitors. Samples collected at sites located 10-15 km from the center of Ulan-Bator were analyzed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) using epithermal neutrons. The mosses (\\textit{Rhytidium rugosum}, \\textit{Thuidium abietinum}, \\textit{Entodon concinnus}) and lichens (\\textit{Cladonia stellaris}, \\textit{Parmelia separata}) were used to study the atmospheric deposition of trace elements. It was shown that the suggested types of mosses could be used as suitable biomonitors to estimate the concentration levels of heavy metals and trace elements in Ulan-Bator atmospheric deposition. The results are compared to the data of atmospheric deposition of some European countries.

  5. Distribution of some lichenicolous fungi in Poland

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    Krystyna Czyżewska

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Nineteen species of lichenicolous fungi collected in 129 localities in Poland in the years 1968 and 1970-2003 are reported in the paper. They are as follows: Athelia arachnoidea (Berk. Jülich, Tremella cladoniae Diederich et M.S. Chrst., T. hypogymniae Diederich et M.S. Chris., T. lichecola Diederich, Clypeococcum hypocenomycis D. Hawksw., Polycoccum superficiale D. Hawksw. et Miądlikowska, Nectria lecanodes Ces., Pronectria erythrinella (Nyl. Lowen, Cortocifraga fuckelii (Rehm D. Hawksw. et R. Sant., C. peltigerae (Nyl. D. Hawksw. et R. Sant., Libertiella malmedyensis Speg. et Roum., Lichenoconium erodens M.S. Christ. et D. Hawksw., L. lecanorae (Jaap D. Hawksw., L. pyxidatae (Oudem. Petrak et Sydow, Vouauxiella lichenicola (Lindsay Petrak et Sydow, Bispora christiansenii D. Hawksw., Illosporium carneum Fr., Karsteniomyces peltigerae (P. Karst. D. Hawksw. and Taeniolella beschiana Diederich.

  6. Biomonitoring of {sup 210}Po and {sup 210}Pb using lichens and mosses around coal-fired power plants in Western Turkey

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    Sert, Emel, E-mail: emel.sert@mail.ege.edu.tr [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Ugur, Aysun, E-mail: aysun.ugur@ege.edu.tr [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Ozden, Banu, E-mail: banu.ozden@ege.edu.tr [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Sac, Mueslim Murat, E-mail: muslum.murat.sac@ege.edu.tr [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Camgoez, Berkay, E-mail: berkay.camgoz@ege.edu.tr [Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey)

    2011-06-15

    Mosses and lichens are useful biological indicators of environmental contamination for a variety of metals and radionuclides of both natural and artificial origin. These plants lack a well-developed root system and rely largely on atmospheric deposition for nourishment. Therefore in the study, different lichens (Cladonia convoluta, Cladonia foliacea) and mosses (Homalothecium sericeum, Hypnum lacunosum, Hypnum cupressiforme, Tortella tortuosa, Didymodon acutus, Syntrichia ruralis, Syntrichia intermedia, Pterogonium graciale, Isothecium alopecuroides, Pleurochatae squarrosa) were collected around the Yatagan (Mugla), Soma (Manisa), Seyitoemer - Tuncbilek (Kuetahya) coal-fired power plants and investigated for potential use as biomonitors for {sup 210}Po and {sup 210}Pb deposition. While the activity concentrations of {sup 210}Po and {sup 210}Pb in lichens are in the ranges of 151 {+-} 7-593 {+-} 21 and 97 {+-} 5-364 {+-} 13 Bq kg{sup -1}, for mosses the ranges for {sup 210}Po and {sup 210}Pb are 124 {+-} 5-1125 {+-} 38 and 113 {+-} 4-490 {+-} 17 Bq kg{sup -1}, respectively. In the study, the moss samples were observed to accumulate more {sup 210}Po and {sup 210}Pb compared to lichens. While the most suitable biomonitor was a moss species (H. lacunosum) for Yatagan (Mugla), it was another moss species (S. intermedia) for Soma (Manisa) and Seyitoemer - Tuncbilek (Kuetahya) sites. {sup 210}Po concentrations were found higher than {sup 210}Pb concentrations at the all sampling stations. - Highlights: > Lichens and mosses have been used as biomonitors of 210Po and 210Pb deposition. > The morphology of lichens and mosses does not vary with seasons. > Lichens and mosses retain and accumulate pollutants deposited from the atmosphere. > Canopy is an important factor causing differences in the concentrations of radionuclides.

  7. The Conjugates of Phenolic Acids in Lichens of the Order Lecanorales

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    T. N. NIKOLAEVA

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Lichens are symbiotic associations of a fungus (usually an ascomycete and a photobiont, which may be an alga and/or a cyanobacterium. Lichens dominate on about 6–8% of land surface, mainly in the habitats with severe climatic conditions. Lichenized fungi are among the pioneer vegetation on bare rock or soil. Mat-forming species contribute substantially to the soil cover in tundras and high mountain elevations. Lichens are rich in water-soluble compounds which can be leached-out the lichen thalli with atmospheric depositions. We have recently described the occurrence of water-soluble phenolics in lichens (Zagoskina et al 2013. These compounds can play important role in the ecosystem functioning and primary soil formation (weathering, humification. The aim of this work was to study qualitative composition of water-soluble phenolics in the lichen species widespread in the soil cover of tundra zone. The air-dried thalli of Alectoria ochroleuca, Cetraria islandica, C.nigricans, C.nivalis, Cladonia arbuscula and C.stellaris were homogenized to powder and used for the study. Lichens were collected in Khibiny mountains, Kola Peninsula in August 2013. Phenolic compounds were extracted by distilled water (1h, 30C and analyzed by TLC before and after the acid hydrolysis. It was found that all the lichens under the study contained the conjugates of phenol carboxylic acids. We have identified that non-phenolic part in some of these conjugates was represented by sugars and amino acids. The TLC of the hydrolizates of water extracts revealed occurrence of p-oxybenzoic acid in all of the species studied. The lichens Cetraria islandica, С.nigricans and Cladonia stellaris contained also vanillic acid. These phenolic acids are widespread in plant kingdom and are known as products of lignin decomposition in higher plants. The physiological role of water-soluble phenolics in lichens as well as their environmental role are need to be understood in future studies.

  8. Regional variation in the chemical composition of winter snow pack and terricolous lichens in relation to sources of acid emissions in the Usa river basin, northeast European Russia

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    Walker, T.R.; Crittenden, P.D.; Young, S.D. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham (United Kingdom). School for Life & Environmental Science

    2003-07-01

    The chemical composition of snow and terricolous lichens was determined along transects through the Subarctic towns of Vorkuta (130 km west-east), Inta (240 km south-north) and Usinsk (140 km, southwest-northeast) in the Usa river basin, northeast European Russia. Evidence of pollution gradients was found on two spatial scales. First, on the Inta transect, northward decreases in concentrations of N in the lichen Cladonia stellaris (from 0.57 mmol N g{sup -1} at 90 km south to 0.43 mmol N g{sup -1} at 130 km north of Inta) and winter deposition of non-sea salt sulphate (from 29.3 to 12.8 mol ha{sup -1} at 90 km south and 110 km north of Inta, respectively) were attributed to long range transport of N and S from lower latitudes. Second, increased ionic content (SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, Ca{sup 2+}, K{sup +}) and pH of snow, and modified N concentration and the concentration ratios K{sup +}:Mg{sup 2+} and K{sup +}:(Mg{sup 2+} + Ca{sup 2+}) in lichens (Cladonia arbuscula and Flavocetraria cucullata) within ca. 25-40 km of Vorkuta and Inta were largely attributed to local deposition of alkaline coal ash. Total sulphate concentrations in snow varied from ca. 5 {mu}mol l{sup -1} at remote sites to ca. 19 {mu}mol l{sup -1} near Vorkuta. Nitrate concentration in snow (typically ca. 9 {mu}mol l{sup -1}) did not vary with proximity to perceived pollution sources.

  9. Photoprotection of green plants: a mechanism of ultra-fast thermal energy dissipation in desiccated lichens.

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    Heber, Ulrich

    2008-09-01

    In order to survive sunlight in the absence of water, desiccation-tolerant green plants need to be protected against photooxidation. During drying of the chlorolichen Cladonia rangiformis and the cyanolichen Peltigera neckeri, chlorophyll fluorescence decreased and stable light-dependent charge separation in reaction centers of the photosynthetic apparatus was lost. The presence of light during desiccation increased loss of fluorescence in the chlorolichen more than that in the cyanolichen. Heating of desiccated Cladonia thalli, but not of Peltigera thalli, increased fluorescence emission more after the lichen had been dried in the light than after drying in darkness. Activation of zeaxanthin-dependent energy dissipation by protonation of the PsbS protein of thylakoid membranes was not responsible for the increased loss of chlorophyll fluorescence by the chlorolichen during drying in the light. Glutaraldehyde inhibited loss of chlorophyll fluorescence during drying. Desiccation-induced loss of chlorophyll fluorescence and of light-dependent charge separation are interpreted to indicate activation of a highly effective mechanism of photoprotection in the lichens. Activation is based on desiccation-induced conformational changes of a pigment-protein complex. Absorbed light energy is converted into heat within a picosecond or femtosecond time domain. When present during desiccation, light interacts with the structural changes of the protein providing increased photoprotection. Energy dissipation is inactivated and structural changes are reversed when water becomes available again. Reversibility of ultra-fast thermal dissipation of light energy avoids photo-damage in the absence of water and facilitates the use of light for photosynthesis almost as soon as water becomes available. PMID:18587600

  10. Digestion of energy and nutrients in Svalbard reindeer

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    Hans Staaland

    1988-06-01

    Full Text Available Feeding trials with 5 male Svalbard reindeer, Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus Vrolik were conducted at the Man and the Biosphere (MAB Research Station in Adventdalen, Svalbard. Five different diets were used, 1: commercial reindeer food, (RF-71, 2: a mixture of locally harvested grasses and sedges (mainly Dupontia pelligera and Eriphorum scheusczeri, 3: a pure moss (Pleurozium scheberi diet, 4: a lichen diet using the dominant Svalbard species Cetraria delisei, and 5: a mixed diet of RF-71, moss (P. schreberi and lichens (mainly Cladonia alpestris and Cladonia rangiferina. When fed the RF-71 diet the digestibility by Svalbard and Norwegian reindeer were similar with respect to dry matter (DM 75 v 74% and crude protein (CP 74 v 70% as were the availabilities of P (72 v 76% a and Ca (18 v 36% in the diet. The mixture of grasses and sedges was highly digestible with respect to DM ((66,5% but had low availabilities of Ca (12%, Mg (10% and P (-11%. DM digestibility of the lichen C delisei was low (33% however this lichen could constitute a good source of Ca. Moss palatability was very low (174-252 g or 9-13g/kg 0 75 intake daily. DM, CP and energy digestibilities, respectively 48, 53 and 49%, and the availabilities of P (66% and Ca (20% were indicative that they could add to the energy and protein intake while contributing significantly to nutrient balance of Svalbard reindeer when present in a mixed diet.Fordøyelse av energi og næringsstoffer hos Svalbard-rein.Abstract in Norwegian / Sammendrag: Ved MAB-stasjonen i Adventdalen på Svalbard ble det utført foringsforsøk med fem voksne bukker av Svalbardrein, Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus Vrolik. Det ble nyttet fem forskjellige forty per, 1: pelletert reinfor, RF71, 2: en blanding av gras og siv høstet i Adventdalen (vesentlig Dupontia pelligera og Eriophorum scheuchzeri, 3: en ren mosediett (Pleurozium schreberi, 4: lav av den vanlige Svalbard -arten, Cetraria delisei, 5: en blandet diett av RF

  11. Chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of lichens

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    Torstein H. Garmo

    1986-06-01

    Full Text Available The chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of 45 samples of different species of lichen are reported. Mean content (g/100 g dry matter of the main nutrients was: crude protein 4.2, crude fat 3.2, crude fibre 16.6, ash 1.9, Ca 0.15, P 0.09, Mg 0.05, K 0.13, Na 0.035, S 0.07. The content of microminerals (mg/kg dry matter was: Cu 2.5, Mo 0.11, Zn 27.2, Se 0.12, Fe 898, Mn 154. The mean in vitro dry matter digestibility was 35%. However, the in vitro method do underestimate the dry matter digestibility of lichens. Stereocaulon spp. showed higher levels of crude protein, P, S, Cu and Mo than Cetraria spp. and Cladonia spp. Cetraria nivalis showed higher digestibility and contained more NFE, ash, Ca, Mg, but less crude fibre than Cladonia stellaris. Lichens contained less amounts of most nutrients compared with grasses (Fig. 1, exept for crude fat, NFE, Se and Fe.Kjemisk innhald og in vitro fordøyelsesgrad av lav.Abstract in Norwegian / Samandrag: Kjemisk innhald og in vitro fordøyelsesgrad av tørrstoffet er bestemt i 45 prøver av beitelav frå to stader i Sør-Noreg. Middel innhald (g/100g tørrstoff av følgjande næringsstoff var: protein 4.2, feitt 3.2, trevlar 16.6, oske 1.9, kalsium 0.15, fosfor 0.09, magnesium 0.05, kalium 0.13, natrium 0.035, svovel 0.07. Innhaldet (mg/kg tørrstoff av mikronæringsstoffa var: kopar 2.5, molybden 0.11, sink 27.2, selen 0.12, jern 898 og mangan 154. Den midlare fordøyelsesgraden av tørrstoffet i lav-prøvene var 35%, men in vitro fordøyelsesanalyser undervurderer fordøyelsesgraden av lav. Det var ein stor variasjon mellom dei ulike lavartane for dei fleste næringsstoffa og fordøyelsesgraden. Stereocaulon spp. inneheldt meir protein, fosfor, svovel, kopar og molybden enn Cetraria spp. og Cladonia spp. Gulskinn hadde høgare fordøyelsesgrad, og innehaldet av NFE, oske, kalsium og magnesium var høgre enn i kvitkrull, medan trevleinnhaldet var størst i kvitkrull. Lav inneheldt

  12. Análise comparativa de fragmentos identificáveis de forrageiras, pela técnica micro-histológica Comparative analysis of identifiable fragments of forages, by the microhistological technique

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    Maristela de Oliveira Bauer

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, verificar, pela técnica micro-histológica, diferenças entre espécies forrageiras quanto ao percentual de fragmentos identificáveis, em função do processo digestivo e da época do ano. Lâminas foliares frescas recém-expandidas, correspondentes à última e à penúltima posição no perfilho, das espécies Melinis minutiflora Pal. de Beauv (capim-gordura, Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees Stapf. (capim-jaraguá, Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. (capim-braquiária, Imperata brasiliensis Trin. (capim-sapé, de Medicago sativa L. (alfafa e de Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi (aroeira, amostradas nos períodos chuvoso e seco, foram digeridas in vitro e preparadas de acordo com a técnica micro-histológica. Observou-se que as espécies apresentaram diferenças marcantes na porcentagem de fragmentos identificáveis e que a digestão alterou estas porcentagens em torno de 10 %; que o período de amos­tragem não influenciou a porcentagem de fragmentos identificáveis para a maioria das espécies; que a presença de pigmentos e a adesão da epiderme às células dos tecidos internos da folha prejudicaram a identificação dos fragmentos; e que a digestão melhorou a visualização dos fragmentos dos capins sapé e jaraguá e da aroeira, mas prejudicou a do capim-braquiária e, principalmente, a da alfafa.The objetive of this study was to verify differences among forages species in relation to the percentage of identifiable fragment as affected by the digestion process and season. Fresh last expanded leaf lamina samples of the species Melinis minutiflora Pal. de Beauv (Molassesgrass, Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees Stapf. (Jaraguagrass, Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. (Signalgrass, Imperata brasilienses Trin. (Sapegrass, and foliar laminas of Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa and Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi (Aroeira, sampled in the rainy and dry seasons, were digested in vitro and prepared according to the microhistological technique. The

  13. A comparative study of four tree species used in riparian forest restoration along Uruguay River, Brazil Um estudo comparativo entre quatro espécies arbóreas utilizadas na restauração da cobertura florestal ripária do Rio Uruguai

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    Alexandre Hüller

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Silvicultural and ecological knowledge about tree species is basic to restoration planning, particularly in high diversity regions. Here we present a comparison of four native tree species from the middle Uruguay River basin, Brazil-Argentine frontier: Heliocarpus americanus L. (Malvaceae, Maclura tinctoria (L. D. Don ex Steud. (Moraceae, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae and Cordia trichotoma (Vell. Arrab. ex Steud. (Boraginaceae. We obtained data on initial growth, light interception, litterfall and litter mineral contents. H. americanus presented the greatest height and the lowest value of height/crown width ratio. H. americanus and M. tinctoria presented the highest light interception rate (>94 % and highest litterfall (879 ± 151 and 792 ± 164 g·m-2·year-1, respectively. For the set of species, the lowest litterfall occurred between July and September. H. americanus presented the highest K concentration (1.13% in the litter, while C. trichotoma had the highest values of Ca and Mg (6.35 and 2.02 %, respectively. S. terebinthifolius had the lowest light interception rate and litter mineral content.O conhecimento silvicultural e ecológico sobre as espécies arbóreas são fundamentais para o planejamento da restauração ecológica em áreas de alta diversidade. Este estudo apresenta uma comparação entre quatro espécies arbóreas nativas da porção média da bacia do rio Uruguai: Heliocarpus americanus L. (Malvaceae, Maclura tinctoria (L. D. Don ex Steud. (Moraceae, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae e Cordia trichotoma (Vell. Arrab. ex Steud. (Boraginaceae. Foram obtidos dados sobre o crescimento inicial, a interceptação de luz, a produção de serapilheira e o seu conteúdo mineral. H. americanus apresentou maior crescimento em altura e menor razão entre altura e largura de copa. H. americanus e M. tinctoria tiveram a maior interceptação da luz solar (> 94% e a maior produção de serapilheira (879 ± 151

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

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    Márcia Helena Scabora

    2011-06-01

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

  15. Effect of the activity of the Brazilian polyherbal formulation: Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Peltodon radicans Pohl and Schinus terebinthifolius Radd in inflammatory models

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    Karina C.P. Medeiros

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The Brazilian polyherbal formulation (BPF is composed by dyes of Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Peltodon radicans Pohl and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi in alcohol at 13.3° GL. The formulation is popularly used in Paraíba state, Brazil since 1889 and it is used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory property of the polyherbal formulation. For this purpose it was used the12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA and capsaicin-induced mouse ear edema and the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. The BPF at dose of 26 mL/Kg inhibited both 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA and capsaicin-induced ear edema by 49% (p O medicamento fitoterápico brasileiro - BPF é composto de corantes das plantas Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Peltodon radicans Pohl e Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi em alcool a 13,3° GL. Este medicamento é popularmente usado no estado da Paraíba, Brasil desde 1889 como anti-séptico e antiinflamatório. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a propriedade antiinflamatória deste medicamento fitoterápico. Para tal, foram utilizadas as técnicas de edema de orelha em camundongos induzido por 12-O-tetradecanoilforbol 13-acetato (TPA ou capsaicina e o edema de pata de rato induzido por carragenina. O BPF na dose de 26 mL/kg inibiu tanto edema de orelha induzido por TPA como por capsaicina a 49% (p < 0.05 e 24% (p < 0.01 respectivamente. Estudos preliminares utilizando a técnica de edema de pata induzido por carragenina demonstraram que a administração oral também inibiu o edema de pata em aproximadamente 29%. Os resultados demonstraram que o medicamento fitoterápico brasileiro (BPF apresentou propriedades antiinflamatórias e a melhor dose foi aquela que é usada pela população.

  16. Evolution of angular-momentum-losing exoplanetary systems - Revisiting Darwin stability

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    Damiani, Cilia; Lanza, Antonino-Francesco

    2015-12-01

    The dynamical evolution of planetary systems, after the evaporation of the accretion disk, is the result of the competition between tidal dissipation and the net angular momentum loss of the system. In the case of multiple systems, gravitational interaction between planets must also be taken into account. However, even focusing on single companion systems, the description of the diversity of orbital configurations, and correlations between parameters of the observed system, (e.g. in the case of hot Jupiters) is still limited by our understanding of tidal dissipation and its interplay with magnetic braking.Using energy considerations only, I will present a new characterisation of the tidal equilibrium that is valid when the total angular momentum of the system is not conserved. This implies a remarkably different evolution of the planet's semi-major axis depending on the properties of the stellar host. I apply this theory to a sample of planetary systems and discuss their evolution using a particularly simple graphic approach that generalizes the classic Darwin tidal diagrams. This can help constraining theories of tidal dissipation and testing models of planetary formation. This kind of studies rely on the determination of stellar raddi, masses and ages. Major advances will thus be obtained with the results of the PLATO 2.0 mission, selected as the next M-class mission of ESA's Cosmic Vision plan, that will allow the complete characterization of host stars using asteroseismology.

  17. A review of the Paectes arcigera species complex (Guenée (Lepidoptera, Euteliidae

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    Michael Pogue

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    Full Text Available Five new species of Paectes Hübner [1818] related to Paectes arcigera (Guenée (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and P. longiformis Pogue (Brazil are described: P. asper sp. n. (Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, Colombia, P. medialba sp. n. (Argentina, P. similis sp. n. (Brazil, P. sinuosa sp. n. (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and P. tumida sp. n. (Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana. Adults and genitalia are illustrated for all species. Taxonomic changes include the rev. stat. of P. nana (Walker (Florida, Greater Antilles, Mexico, Guatemala, Galapagos as a valid species and revised synonyms P. indefatigabilis Schaus and P. isabel Schaus as junior synonyms of P. nana instead of P. arcigera. New host records for P. sinuosa and P. nana reared on Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae are presented. The holotype and female genitalia of P. obrotunda (Guenée are illustrated.

  18. Initial growth of six forest tree species in differents spacing conditions

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    Daniel Ferreira do Nascimento

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This work veriflied the influence of planting spacing on the initial growth of six forest species, at the age of 22 months, in plantations of forest recomposition in the Guandu River Basin. The experiment was installed in the SFE - thermoelectric power plants Barbosa Lima Sobrinho, located in the City of Seropédica-RJ. Forty eight tree species were planted, using the spacings, 1.0 x 1.0, 1.5 x 1.5, 2.0 and 2.0 x 3.0 x 2.0 m, which are the study treatments. At 22 months after planting, it was evaluated the growth in height, diameter at ground level (DNS and area of the canopy for the species, Anadenanthera macrocarpa Benth. Brenan (angico vermelho, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (aroeira pimenteira, Schizolobium parahyba Blake (guapuruvu Chorisia speciosa St. Hill (paineira, Cordia sp. (babosa branca and Inga marginata (ingá. It was found that the studied species behaved in a different way in the differents spacing of planting, and that the planting density significantly influenced on the initial growth of all the species. In general, in wider planting spacings, the plants had higher growth.

  19. Evaluation of a preservative system in a gel containing hydroalcoholic extract of Schinus terebinthifolius

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    Túlio Flávio A. L. Moura

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Currently, microbial contamination is one of the major problems faced by the phytomedicine industry with respect to the quality of the raw materials. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a preservative system in a formulation with hydrogel containing hydroalcoholic extract of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae ("aroeira" or "Brazilian Peppertree", through the challenge test. The extracts were prepared by maceration at a ratio of 1:10 plant/solvent in 40% alcohol. Gel samples were artificially contaminated with separate inocula of Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the number of viable microorganisms determined in triplicate by the "pour plate" method for counting colonies at 0, 24 and 48h, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. The addition of the preservatives (methyl and propylparaben in the "aroeira" gel proved to be effective against the studied species when the samples were evaluated using the challenge test. According to the criterion A of the European Pharmacopoeia, it was verified that the hydrogel product showed good conservation in a 28 days period.

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

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

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

  1. Volatiles composition and extraction kinetics from Schinus terebinthifolius and Schinus molle leaves and fruit

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    Adriano dos Santos Cavalcanti

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available AbstractEssential oils extracted from Schinus molle L. and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae, leaves and fruit hydrodistillation, as well as, their chemical composition and extraction kinetic were evaluated. For this proposal, 6 h extraction and aliquots collected at sequencing different times (0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 6 h were carried out allowing calculating accumulated content (% w/w and verifying essential oil chemical profile. β-caryophyllene (35.2%, α-pinene (28.1% and germacrene D (15.5% represent S. terebinthifolius dried leaves essential oil major components, as well as, α-pinene (44.9%, germacrene D (17.6% and β-pinene (15.1% in the fruit. Cubenol (27.1%, caryophyllene oxide (15.3% and spathulenol (12.4% represent S. molle dried leaves essential oil major components, and β-pinene (36.3% α-pinene (20.3%, germacrene D (12.1% and spathulenol in the fruit. Essential oil extraction kinetics showed a hyperbolic distribution; monoterpene content presented exponential decay in time function and sesquiterpene showed exponential growth. Faster monoterpene extraction than the sesquiterpene extraction was observed, however, both presented increasing exponential distribution.

  2. Preferência Floral de Vespas (Hymenoptera, Vespidae no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Alexandre Somavilla

    2012-03-01

    Abstract Wasps integrate the floral visitors’ community and they can constitute a representative portion of the pollinators. For this reason, it was aimed to know and to analyze the floral preference of the Vespidae species and to investigate the use of floral resources for these wasps. The collects were performed between 2001 and 2008 in different localities of Rio Grande do Sul state (Estrela Velha, Santa Cruz do Sul, São Francisco de Paula e Sinimbu between 08:00 at 17:00 hours, utilizing entomological nets to catch the flower-visiting wasps. The collected specimens were deposited at the Coleção Entomológica de Santa Cruz do Sul (CESC. 1.483 specimens were captured belonging to 73 wasp species, whose 78.9% were Polistinae (30 species and 21.1% Eumeninae (43 species, visiting the flowers of 33 plant species classified in 16 botanical families; the families with the larger number of plant species were Asteraceae (12, Fabaceae (4 and Apiaceae (3. The plant species with the largest number of wasps collected was Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (616, followed by Eryngium pandanifolium L. (137 and Eryngium horridum Spreng (122. The analysis of the trophic niche overlap of 26 species with four or more visited plant species, showed an overlap equal or higher than 50% in six cases.

  3. In vitro evaluation of the root canal cleaning ability of plant extracts and their antimicrobial action

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    Edja Maria Melo de Brito Costa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This in vitro study evaluated both the antimicrobial activity and the root canal cleaning ability of plant extracts used in irrigation solutions. The antimicrobial activities of the aroeira-da-praia (Schinus terebintifolius Raddi and the quixabeira (Syderoxylum obtusifolium Roem & Schult hydroalcoholic extracts, of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl and of 0.12% chlorhexidine (positive control against Enterococcus faecalis were tested with the agar well diffusion method. The level of root canal cleanliness was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM. Twenty one single-rooted human teeth were divided into three groups according to the irrigation solution applied: 1 50% aroeira-da-praia; 2 50% quixabeira and 3 a combination of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite + 17% EDTA. All solutions tested demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Enterococcus faecalis. The SEM analysis revealed that higher and lower degrees of surface cleaning were observed, in the three groups, respectively for the coronal and apical thirds, in that quixabeira showed the greatest efficiency in removing the smear layer in the apical third. All the agents tested presented antimicrobial activity against E. faecalis. None, however, was able to completely remove the smear layer of the dentinal surface in the different thirds of the root canal. The results suggest that the analyzed plant extracts may represent a new therapeutic option in the list of alternative agents available for endodontic treatment.

  4. Saponins from Swartzia langsdorffii: biological activities

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    Magalhães Aderbal Farias

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The presence of saponins and the molluscicidal activity of the roots, leaves, seeds and fruits of Swartzia langsdorffii Raddi (Leguminosae against Biomphalaria glabrata adults and eggs were investigated. The roots, seeds and fruits were macerated in 95% ethanol. These extracts exerted a significant molluscicidal activity against B. glabrata, up to a dilution of 100 mg/l. Four mixtures (A2, B2, C and D of triterpenoid oleanane type saponins were chromatographically isolated from the seed and fruit extracts. Two known saponins (1 and 2 were identified as beta-D-glucopyranosyl-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1->3- beta-D-glucuronopyranosyl-(1->3]-3beta-hydroxyolean-12-ene-28 -oate, and beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->3-beta-D-glucuronopyranosyl-(1 ->3]-3beta-hydroxyolean-12-ene-28-oate, respectively. These two saponins were present in all the mixtures, together with other triterpenoid oleane type saponins, which were shown to be less polar, by reversed-phase HPLC. The saponin identifications were based on spectral evidence, including ¹H-¹H two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy, nuclear Overhauser and exchange spectroscopy, heteronuclear multiple quantum coherence, and heteronuclear multiple-bond connectivity experiments. The toxicity of S. langsdorffii saponins to non-target organisms was prescreened by the brine shrimp lethality test.

  5. Non-destructive estimation of lichen biomass

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    Jon Moen

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Ground lichens constitute a vital part of reindeer winter diet, and non-destructive estimation of lichen biomass is therefore crucial for providing objective data for the management of lichen resources. The aim of this study is to compare precisions of different methods of estimating lichen biomass from ground cover and thallus heights of the four most important lichen species: Cladonia arbuscula, C. rangiferina, C. stellaris, and Cetraria islandica. The methods were validated against actual lichen biomass within 50 cm x 50 cm plots. Different methods gave remarkably similar results, except when cover estimation was based on presence/absence data with a strict criterion of 100% lichen cover. Average thallus heights within the plot explained the variation in lichen biomass as well as lichen volume (estimated from cover and average heights. Relationships between biomass and volume or height were also very similar for all four lichen species, and separation into species thus do not seem necessary for practical purposes.Abstract in Swedish / Sammandrag:Icke-destruktiv skattning av lavbiomassa Marklavar utgör en kritisk del av renars vinterföda, och det blir därmed väsentligt att kunna skatta lavbiomassa på ett icke-destruktivt sätt för att kunna förvalta lavresursen. Syftet med denna studie är att jämföra precisionen hos olika metoder för att skatta lavbiomassa baserat på volym- och bålhöjdsmätningar för de fyra viktigaste arterna: Cladonia arbuscula, C. rangiferina, C. stellaris, and Cetraria islandica. Metoderna validerades mot lavbiomassa mätt i 50 cm x 50 cm provytor. Olika metoder gav anmärkningsvärt lika resultat, förutom när täckning skattades med förekomstdata med ett strikt kriterium av 100% lavförekomst. Medelhöjd på lavbålarna i provytan förklarade lika mycket av variationen i lavbiomassa som lavvolym (baserat på täckning och medelhöjd. Förhållandet mellan biomassa och volym eller bålhöjd var ocks

  6. Sewage sludge as a sensitive indicator for airborne radionuclides from nuclear power plants

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    Sewage sludge collected at waste water treatment plants located in the vicinity of nuclear power stations, has been shown to be a sensitive and convenient indicator for airborne locally released activation products, 60Co, 65Zn, 58Co and 54Mn. We have therefore been able to study the distribution and behaviour of these radionuclides in the terrestrial environment of three Swedish nuclear power stations. Comparative measurements on ground level air and on samples of lichen (Cladonia alpestris) and soil have also been performed. The variation by distance from the power station of 60Co measured in sludge as well as on air-filters could be described by the same power function. The temporal variation of the activity concentration in sludge samples well reflects the variation of the reported release rate of airborne radionuclides from the power stations if the prevalent wind direction is taken into consideration. The relation between the activity ratio 60Co/ 7Be in air and in sludge was investigated and indicated that most of the detected 60Co and part of 58Co and54Mn activity is released from a local source and is dry deposited on the ground before it is washed off by rain. (Author)

  7. Managing fire for woodland caribou in Jasper and Banff National Parks

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    Landon Shepherd

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou populations in Jasper (JNP and Banff National Parks (BNP have declined since the 1970s, coincident with reduced fire activity in both parks, relative to historic levels. Some researchers have suggested that long periods without fire may cause habitat deterioration for woodland caribou, primarily by reducing available lichen forage. We examined winter habitat selection by woodland caribou at coarse and fine scales based on GPS-derived telemetry data and used models that included stand origin (decade, topography, and several stand structure variables that are related to time since fire, to explore relationships among caribou, lichen, and fire history. Based on the relationships illustrated by the models, we assessed how fire management could be applied to caribou conservation in JNP and BNP. At a coarse scale, caribou selected old forest (> 75 years in landscapes that have likely experienced less frequent wildfire. While the abundance of Cladonia spp. influenced caribou use at fine scales, a preference for areas with older trees within stands was also significant. We conclude that short-term habitat protection for woodland caribou in JNP and BNP likely requires fire exclusion from caribou range.

  8. Site carbon storage along productivity gradients of a late-seral southern Boreal forest

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    Kranabetter, J.M. [British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range, Victoria, BC (Canada)

    2009-05-15

    This study examined the total ecosystem carbon (TEC) range of late-seral southern Boreal forests that encompassed a typical gradient of upland plant communities and soils. Stand ages were approximately 180 years old. The study examined major pools of ecosystem carbon (C) effected by timber harvesting for use in forest management C accounting. C content was determined using a combination of direct measures and key parameter estimates of tree biomass, soil bulk density, and specific gravity of decayed wood. The aim of the study was to refine estimates for TEC as a function of plant association and indices of site productivity. The study was also conducted to obtain baseline data on the theoretical upper bounds of C pools among soil and organic horizons, coarse woody debris, and tree biomass in late-seral boreal stands. Soil, coarse woody debris, and forest biomass parameters were compared among plant associations in a randomized incomplete block design. The study showed that TEC was lowest on dry, poor-Cladonia sites and highest on subhydric, very rich-Devil's club sites. It was concluded that while C inventories based on zonal sites may be useful for developing broad estimates of TEC, they are likely to be inaccurate for detailed landscape analyses. 50 refs., 4 tabs., 2 figs.

  9. DETERMINATION AND ANALYSIS OF ELEMENT COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THREE KINDS OF LICHEN BY EDS IN KING GEORGE ISLAND,ANTARCTICA%南极乔治王岛三种地衣体元素组成及其分布的测定分析

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    李永良; 周云龙; 张正旺

    1999-01-01

    将南极生长的南极石萝(Usnea antarctica Du Rietz)、蔟花石萝(Usnea aurantiaco-atra(Jacq.)Bory.)和石蕊(Cladonia sp.)三种地衣分别对上部、中部和基部三部分作横切,用扫描电镜和能谱仪观察和测定各部位的表、间、中央各层的元素组成和相对含量,结果发现三种地衣体的组成元素基本相同;各部位的Al、Si、K、Ca 四种元素的相对含量较高,P的相对含量相近;三种地衣体不同的部位、不同层的元素相对含量均不相同.研究结果对进一步探讨地衣体的结构和生理特点以及分析南极的地质环境均有重要意义.

  10. Natural radionuclides and 137Cs in moss and lichen in eastern Serbia

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    Čučulović Ana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of radionuclides determination in moss (Homolothecium sp., Hypnum Cupressiforme sp., and Brachythecium sp. and lichen (Cladonia sp. sampled in the region of Eastern Serbia during 1996-2010. The activities in moss are in the range of 100-500 Bq/kg d. w. for 40K, and 5-50 Bq/kg d. w. for 226Ra and 232Th, while the “soil-to-moss” transfer factors are 0.45 for 40K, 3 for 226Ra, and 0.3 for 232Th. The spatial distribution of the 137Cs activities is highly non-uniform; some values reach 500 Bq/kg d. w., with less than 10% of the samples, mainly the ones taken prior to 2000, with the activity above 1000 Bq/kg d. w. The variations in the content of natural radionuclides among the moss species are not significant. The frequency pattern of the activities of natural radionuclides in lichen is similar to the one in moss, but the activities in lichen are to some extent lower. The mean activity of 137Cs in lichen is below 400 Bq/kg d. w. The mean activities of 7Be in moss and lichen sampled in 2006 and 2008 are in the range of 41-122 Bq/kg d. w., with pronounced variations between the sampling sites.

  11. 金刷把中细胞毒性成分的筛选及其对HeLa细胞生长影响的研究

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    张博; 贺浪冲

    2003-01-01

    @@ 金刷把(Cladonia fallax Abbayes)为石蕊科植物松石蕊的全体,属于寄生地衣植物,主要分布陕西、四川等地,具有镇静、消炎、止痛的功能,主治癫痫、精神分裂、神经衰弱、头目眩晕等症,是一种陕西民间用的中草药.近年来的研究表明,细胞膜可以作为抗癌药物的一种新型靶点,可反映出药物分子与细胞膜及膜受体的某种作用关系,文献报道以红细胞作为研究对象的较多.据此笔者以细胞制成细胞膜色谱柱(cell membrane stationary phase,CMSP),利用液相色谱法进行大量药物筛选,并以阿霉素作为对照,利用MTT比色法验证药理作用.

  12. The late winter diets of barren-ground caribou in North-Central Canada

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    Donald C. Thomas

    1986-06-01

    Full Text Available Rumen samples from 104 barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus collected in March 1980 and 1981 at 18 sites on the winter range in south-central Northwest Territories (NWT and northern Saskatchewan were examined microscopically for relative occurrence of plant fragments. The composition of plant fragments in the rumens of calves did not differ from that in older caribou. Samples were homogeneous within sites and among them. Therefore we analyzed composite samples for each site and then pooled the data. Terricolous fruticose and foliose lichens averaged 68.5 ± 1.5% (SE ot tallied fragments at all 18 sites, followed by conifer needles (11.9 ± 1.2%, green leaves of Vactinium spp., Ledum spp., and other shrubs and iorbs (5.6 ± 0.6%, twigs and bark (5.5 ± 0.4%, bryophytes (4.9 ± 0.6% and 3.6% unidentified. The lichen component consisted of 8.4 ± 1.5% Stereocaulon spp., 46.9 ± 2.6% other fruticose lichens (largely Cladina spp., Cladonia spp., and Cetraria spp., and 13.2 ± 1.5% foliose lichens (largely Peltigera spp.. A comparison of rumen contents with the average relative abundance of plants found in feeding craters at 13 sites suggests that use of plant species was not always proportionate to their occurrence.

  13. Feeding site selection by woodland caribou in north-central British Columbia

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    Chris J. Johnson

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available We examined the foraging habits of the northern woodland caribou ecotype {Rangifer tarandus caribou at the scale of the individual feeding site. Field data were collected in north-central British Columbia over two winters (Dec 1996-Apr 1998. We trailed caribou and measured vegetation characteristics (species composition and percent cover, snow conditions (depth, density, and hardness, and canopy closure at terrestrial and arboreal feeding sites, and at random sites where feeding had not occurred. Logistic regression was used to determine the attributes of feeding sites that were important to predicting fine scale habitat selection in forested and alpine areas. In the forest, caribou selected feeding sites that had a greater percent cover of Cladina mitis and Cladonia spp, lower snow depths, and a lower percentage of debris and moss. Biomass of Bryoria spp. at the 1-2 m stratum above the snow significantly contributed to predicting what trees caribou chose as arboreal feeding sites. In the alpine, caribou selected feeding sites with a greater percent cover of Cladina mitis, Cladina rangiferina, Cetraria cucullata, Cetraria nivalis, Thamnolia spp., and Stereocaulon alpinum as well as lower snow depths.

  14. Ultrastructural Analysis of Leishmania infantum chagasi Promastigotes Forms Treated In Vitro with Usnic Acid

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    João S. B. da Luz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Leishmaniasis is considered by the World Health Organization as one of the infectious parasitic diseases endemic of great relevance and a global public health problem. Pentavalent antimonials used for treatment of this disease are limited and new phytochemicals emerge as an alternative to existing treatments, due to the low toxicity and cost reduction. Usnic acid is uniquely found in lichens and is especially abundant in genera such as Alectoria, Cladonia, Evernia, Lecanora, Ramalina, and Usnea. Usnic acid has been shown to exhibit antiviral, antiprotozoal, antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antileishmanial activity of usnic acid on Leishmania infantum chagasi promastigotes and the occurrence of drug-induced ultrastructural damage in the parasite. Usnic acid was effective against the promastigote forms (IC50 = 18.30 ± 2.00 µg/mL. Structural and ultrastructural aspects of parasite were analyzed. Morphological alterations were observed as blebs in cell membrane and shapes given off, increasing the number of cytoplasmic vacuoles, and cellular and mitochondrial swelling, with loss of cell polarity. We concluded that the usnic acid presented antileishmanial activity against promastigote forms of Leishmania infantum chagasi and structural and ultrastructural analysis reinforces its cytotoxicity. Further, in vitro studies are warranted to further evaluate this potential.

  15. Fire - caribou - winter range relationships in northern Canada

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    D.C. Thomas

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available We needed data on temporal changes in caribou forages after fire and relative use of age-classes of forests by caribou to help devise a fire suppression priority strategy for caribou winter range in north-central Canada. Consequently, from 1983 through 1986, we estimated the abundance of vegetation and relative use by caribou at 197 sites in western and eastern study areas on the winter range of the Beverly herd of caribou {Rangifer tarandus. Species of lichens attained peak biomass at different periods after fire - as early as 40-60 years for Cladonia spp. to > 150 years for Cladina rangiferina and Cetraria nivalis. Biomass of the primary "caribou lichen", Cladina mitis, increased rapidly from 21-30 years after fire to 41-50 years and attained maximum biomass at 81-90 yeats in the west and 41-60 years in the east. However, total lichen biomass increased with age of forest to 100-150 years because biomass of Stereocaulon spp. did not peak until after 100 years. The biomass of "caribou lichens" {Cladina spp. and Cetraria nivalis stabilized after 61-80 years in the west and 41-60 years in the east. The biomass of terrestrial lichen species can be predicted from their cover. Caribou lichen abundance apparently was only one of several factors that caused caribou to use stands 151-250 years after fire more than othet age classes.

  16. Anti-oxidation activity of ethanol extracts from natural thalli of lichens

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    Kojiro HARA; Marie ENDO; Hiroko KAWAKAMI; Masashi KOMINE; Yoshikazu YAMAMOTO

    2011-01-01

    Screening test on anti-oxidation activity using 1,1-diphenyl2-picrylhydrazyl(DPPH) was performed for 99 ethanol extracts of 85 species of natural thalli of lichens in order to find novel anti-oxidation compounds.The 17 extracts of natural thalli showed high anti-oxidation activity.Among them,the activities of extracts from Hypogymnia vittata,Peltigera aphthosa,Nephromopsis ornata,Pseudevernia furfuracea,Cladonia vulcani and Peltigera elizabethae were higher.Extracts of Peltigera spp.showed higher activity than those of other genera.The ethanol extract of P.aphthosa had been separated into ethyl acetate-soluble and water-soluble fractions.Two anti-oxidative spots were found only in the water-soluble fractions by thin-layer chromatography.The compound in the lower spot had the same Rf value,UV spectrum,and color as authentic solorinine that was previously found as a unique quaternary ammonium compound from Peltigera spp.We now report that the hydrophilic lichen substance,solorinine showed a nearly same anti-oxidation activity (EC50=120μmol/Lol/L) as standard antioxidant Trolox (EC50=150μmol/L).

  17. 大别山地衣研究概况%Investigation of Lichens in Dabie Mountain

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    李娜; 王玉良

    2013-01-01

    对采自大别山的19属57种地衣进行了分类学整理和化学物质分析,其中报道了安徽省和大别山地衣新记录2种。在所采集大别山的地衣标本中数量最多的是肉疣衣属Ochrolechia、石蕊属Cladonia和肺衣属Lobaria。利用显色反应和薄层层析TLC方法,共检出7种地衣物质,其中以含黑茶渍素成分的种类较多。文中对2个新记录种的特征、分布和生态信息进行简要描述。%Lichen specimens collected from Dabie Mountain, totally 57 species in 19 genera, were examined from taxonomical arrangement and chemical analysis aspects. Among them, Ramalina yasudae and Umbilicaria kisovana are reported as new distributions to Anhui Province and Dabie Mt.. The genus which contained the most species is Ochrolechia, followed by Cladonia and Lobaria, with corticolous lichens as common growing type in that region. Seven lichen substances were detected by thin-layer chromatography, and species with atranorin were more common in the test. In addition, the distribution and ecology information about the new record species were described simply.

  18. 河北省地衣新记录(Ⅰ)%New Record of Lichens to Hebei Province,China ( Ⅰ )

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    刘金妹; 张秀萍; 韩留福

    2007-01-01

    在研究河北省地衣资源的过程中,首次报道了河北省产11种地衣新记录种:苔生双缘衣(Diploschistes muscorum)、裂杯石蕊(Cladonia rei)、蒙古石蕊(Cl.mongolica)、矮石蕊(Cl.humilis)、多毛猫耳衣(Leptogium hirsutum)、土星猫耳衣(L.saturninum)、短根条衣(Everniastum nepalense)、圆叶黑蜈蚣衣(Phaeophyscia orbicularis)、斑面蜈蚣衣(Physcia aipolia)、兰灰蜈蚣衣(P.caesia)和石黄衣(Xanthoria parietina).其中,双缘衣属(Diploschistes)为河北省新记录属.对11种地衣的基物、识别特征和地理分布特点作了初步的讨论.

  19. Investigation of environmental contamination in lichens of Goekceada (Imbroz) Island in Turkey

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    Kahraman, A.; Kaynak, G. [Physics Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Uludag University, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa (Turkey); Gurler, O. [Physics Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Uludag University, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa (Turkey)], E-mail: ogurler@uludag.edu.tr; Yalcin, S. [Kastamonu University, Education Faculty, 37200 Kastamonu (Turkey); Ozturk, S. [Biology Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Uludag University, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa (Turkey); Gundogdu, O. [CNRP, Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); University of Kocaeli, Umuttepe Campus, 41100, Kocaeli (Turkey)

    2009-02-15

    The main objective of the present study is to determine the type of environmental contamination in lichens in Goekceada Island in the Northern Aegean Sea in Turkey. We used two different lichen species Cladonia foliacea and Ramalina pollinaria. In the first part of the investigation, the beta activities of lichens have been measured by using a TENNELEC LB 1000-PW detector. The range of beta activity values was between 607 {+-} 30 and 308 {+-} 12 Bq/kg for C. foliacea lichens collected from around Tuz Lake and values for R. pollinaria lichens were found to be 740 {+-} 25 and 541 {+-} 17 Bq/kg. The second part of the study was concerned with the gamma spectra of the lichen samples measured by using HpGe detector. {sup 137}Cs, {sup 134}Cs, {sup 40}K, {sup 232}Th, {sup 226}Ra radionuclides were found in C. foliacea collected from around Tepekoey and in R. pollinaria from around Tuz Lake. When these two types of lichens were compared, it was found that R. pollinaria contain more radionuclides. In order to compare and determine which of these lichens act as a better bioaccumulator, K, Mn, Zn, Rb, Sr, Ba and Pb metal content were determined by using Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. It was found that C. foliacea collected more Mn and Sr when compared to R. pollinaria.

  20. Insights into past atmospheric lead emissions using lead concentrations and isotopic compositions in historic lichens and fungi (1852-2008) from central and southern Victoria, Australia

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    Wu, Liqin; Taylor, Mark Patrick; Handley, Heather K.; Gulson, Brian L.

    2016-08-01

    Lead concentrations and lead isotopic compositions were determined in historic central and southern Victoria, Australia lichen (Cladonia and Usnea) and fungi (Trametes) samples collected between 1852 and 2008 to evaluate long-term atmospheric lead contamination sources. The data are grouped into four time intervals of 1850-1931, 1932-1984, 1985-2001 and 2002-2008 corresponding to the history of leaded petrol use in Australia. Elevated lichen and fungi lead concentrations and relatively high isotopic compositions from the period 1850-1931 are attributed to lithogenic sources, gold mining activities and early industrialisation. Significant increases in lichen and fungi lead concentrations and concomitant lower lead isotopic compositions correspond to the marked increase in lead emissions from leaded petrol use after 1932. Following the end of leaded petrol use in 2002 lead isotopic composition values 'recover' toward more lithogenic values. However, the lead isotopic composition data indicate that the environmental impact from leaded petrol emissions persists in contemporary samples dated to 2002-2008. Overall, the data reveal that herbarium lichens and fungi from central and southern Victoria can be used as proxies for environmental lead emissions over the past 150 years.

  1. Antioxidants and photoprotection in a lichen as compared with its isolated symbiotic partners

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    Kranner, Ilse; Cram, W. John; Zorn, Margret; Wornik, Sabine; Yoshimura, Isao; Stabentheiner, Edith; Pfeifhofer, Hartwig W.

    2005-01-01

    Extreme desiccation and irradiation increase the formation of reactive oxygen species in organisms. Lichens are highly resistant to potential damage, but it is not known whether biochemical interaction between their fungal and algal partners is involved in conferring stress tolerance. Here, we show that antioxidant and photoprotective mechanisms in the lichen Cladonia vulcani are more effective by orders of magnitude than those of its isolated partners. When alone, both alga and fungus suffer oxidative damage during desiccation, but in the lichen, each appears to induce up-regulation of protective systems in the other. Without the fungal contact, the alga tolerates only very dim light and its photoprotective system is only partially effective; without the alga, the glutathione-based antioxidant system of the fungus is slow and ineffective. In the lichen, this mutually enhanced resistance to oxidative stress and, in particular, its desiccation tolerance are essential for life above ground. This lifestyle, in turn, increases the chance of dispersal of reproductive propagules and ensures their joint evolutionary success. PMID:15710882

  2. Antioxidants and photoprotection in a lichen as compared with its isolated symbiotic partners.

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    Kranner, Ilse; Cram, W John; Zorn, Margret; Wornik, Sabine; Yoshimura, Isao; Stabentheiner, Edith; Pfeifhofer, Hartwig W

    2005-02-22

    Extreme desiccation and irradiation increase the formation of reactive oxygen species in organisms. Lichens are highly resistant to potential damage, but it is not known whether biochemical interaction between their fungal and algal partners is involved in conferring stress tolerance. Here, we show that antioxidant and photoprotective mechanisms in the lichen Cladonia vulcani are more effective by orders of magnitude than those of its isolated partners. When alone, both alga and fungus suffer oxidative damage during desiccation, but in the lichen, each appears to induce up-regulation of protective systems in the other. Without the fungal contact, the alga tolerates only very dim light and its photoprotective system is only partially effective; without the alga, the glutathione-based antioxidant system of the fungus is slow and ineffective. In the lichen, this mutually enhanced resistance to oxidative stress and, in particular, its desiccation tolerance are essential for life above ground. This lifestyle, in turn, increases the chance of dispersal of reproductive propagules and ensures their joint evolutionary success. PMID:15710882

  3. Lichens and mosses as monitors of industrial activity associated with uranium mining in Northern Ontario, Canada

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    A modified X-ray fluorescence spectrometry technique allowed the detection of uranium in cryptograms with a detection limit of 0.5 to 1 μg U g-1 of plant material. The levels of five elements (Ti, Fe, Ni, Pb and U) in 109 lichen and 98 moss samples collected around two uranium mining communities in northeastern Ontario, Canada, are reported. Similar metal accumulation tendencies were observed for the pair of lichens, Cladonia rangiferina and C. mitis, and for the moss pair, Pleurozium schreberi and Dicranum spp. This interchangeability, combined with favourable availability, made the above species the most useful biological monitors. Inter-elemental content comparisons employing Pearson's linear correlation statistic indicated a strong positive association among the pairs iron/titanium, and uranium/lead. Somewhat weaker positive correlations were observed in the individual comparisons of uranium levels with iron, or titanium, or nickel content. The associations between elements in mosses and lichens were in excellent agreement with the grouping based on the composition of the local uranium ores and tailings. (author)

  4. Studies of activation products in the terrestrial environment of three swedish nuclear power stations

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    Samples of sewage sludge, lichen (Cladonia alpestris), soil and ground level air have been analysed for activation products released to the atmosphere from the three Swedish nuclear power stations at Simpevarp near Oskarshamn, Ringhals and Barsebaeck. The activity concentration of the activation products in the sludge can be arranged in the following sequence: 60Co > 65Zn > 58Co 54Mn. There is agreement between the time variation of the activity concentration in the sludge and the reported releases to the air from the power stations. The measured activity ratio 58Co/60Co in sludge does not significantly differ from that reported in the releases to the air. The activity concentration in sludge sedimented from incoming waste water has been used to get better time resolution than using only digested sludge from the final step of the plant. These studies have shown that the activity concentration of 60Co increases substantially with the first rain run-off that reaches the sewage plant and then falls off rapidly. Measurements on samples of lichen and underlying soil show that the radioactive cobalt isotopes (58Co and 60Co) have a short mean residence time in the lichen carpet compared to most fission products present in global fall-out. (author)

  5. Relationship between carbohydrate movement and the symbiosis in lichens with green algae.

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    Hill, D J; Ahmadjian, V

    1972-09-01

    When isolated in pure culture, four genera of lichen algae were able to produce the polyol which is known to move from the alga to the fungus in lichens with these algae. This conclusion corrects earlier suggestions that the mobile polyol is only formed by the alga in the lichen thallus. Stichococcus produced sorbitol and it is therefore suggested that, in lichens with this alga, sorbitol moves between the symbionts. Hyalococcus and Stichococcus had a similar pattern of incorporation of H(14)CO 3 (-) in the light, suggesting a close relationship between these algae which are only separated now on morphological grounds.The pattern of incorporation of H(14)CO 3 (-) in the light into Cladonia cristatella and its alga (Trebouxia erici) in culture indicates that in the cultured algae more (14)C was incorporated into ethanol insoluble substances and lipids and less into ribitol than in the lichen. The pattern in a joint culture of the alga and the fungus of C. cristatella was approximately intermediate between that of the lichen and the alga. However, only a small amount of (14)C fixed by the alga reached the fungus in the joint culture, and it is therefore suggested that the presence of the fungus without morphological differentiation into a lichen thallus is not sufficient to promote the alga to release carbohydrate. PMID:24481561

  6. A hypothesis to explain lichen-Rangifer dynamic relationships

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    Eldar Gaare

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available A small group of fruticous lichen species, viz. Cetraria nivalis, Cladonia mitis, C. stellaris, and Stereocaulon paschale forms extensive mats in the most winter habitats of Rangifer tarandus populations in Norway. The plant communities accessible for grazing are often found on easily drained, moraine ridges. These lichen species are perennial, lying on the ground while growing slowly at the top. As they decompose they add humus to the top of the soil profile. The lichen mats catch all water from small showers, thus preventing vascular plants from obtaining a more regular water supply. Grazing removs whole plants and gradually makes larger and larger holes in the lichen mats. Wind and water erode the humus, with only coarse gravel remaining. This diminishes the soil water storage capacity. Without grazing, lichens will gradually build a humus layer, which would improve the soil water storage capacity. In time vascular plants then would take the place of the lichens. I propose the hypothesis that by (over-grazing Rangifer improve their winter pastures by making conditions more favourable for lichens than for vascular plants.The fact that lichens are more scarce on habitats with more and regular precipitation, 1 in more oceanic climates, 2 on soils with more silt, and 3 on bird perches with thick peat due to regular fertilising, support this hypothesis.

  7. Recognition- and defense-related gene expression at 3 resynthesis stages in lichen symbionts.

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    Athukorala, Sarangi N P; Piercey-Normore, Michele D

    2015-01-01

    Recognition and defense responses are early events in plant-pathogen interactions and between lichen symbionts. The effect of elicitors on responses between lichen symbionts is not well understood. The objective of this study was to compare the difference in recognition- and defense-related gene expression as a result of culture extracts (containing secreted water-soluble elicitors) from compatible and incompatible interactions at each of 3 resynthesis stages in the symbionts of Cladonia rangiferina. This study investigated gene expression by quantitative PCR in cultures of C. rangiferina and its algal partner, Asterochloris glomerata/irregularis, after incubation with liquid extracts from cultures of compatible and incompatible interactions at 3 early resynthesis stages. Recognition-related genes were significantly upregulated only after physical contact, demonstrating symbiont recognition in later resynthesis stages than expected. One of 3 defense-related genes, chit, showed significant downregulation in early resynthesis stages and upregulation in the third resynthesis stage, demonstrating a need for the absence of chitinase early in thallus formation and a need for its presence in later stages as an algal defense reaction. This study revealed that recognition- and defense-related genes are triggered by components in culture extracts at 3 stages of resynthesis, and some defense-related genes may be induced throughout thallus growth. The parasitic nature of the interaction shows parallels between lichen symbionts and plant pathogenic systems. PMID:25485526

  8. Efeito repelente de azadiractina e óleos essenciais sobre Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae em algodoeiro Repellent effect of azadirachtin and essential oils on Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae in cotton plants

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    Lígia Helena de Andrade

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A repelência de inseticidas botânicos tem se destacado como uma tática promissora no controle alternativo de pragas agrícolas e urbanas, podendo ser um dos componentes do manejo integrado de pragas. Objetivou-se com este trabalho identificar a repelência de inseticidas botânicos sobre fêmeas ápteras de Aphis gossypii Glover. Testes com chance de escolha foram realizados com discos de folha de algodoeiro, imersos nas caldas dos inseticidas e testemunha (água destilada com DMSO a 2%. Utilizou-se azadirachtina (0,075% e os óleos essenciais de Piper hispidinervum CDC, P. aduncum L., Cymbopogon winterianus (L., C. citratus (D.C. Stapf, Foeniculum vulgare Mill, Syzygium aromaticum (L. Merrill e Perry, Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi e Chenopodium ambrosioides L. na concentração de 0,05%. C. citratus, C. winterianus, P. aduncum, S. terebinthifolius, azadirachtina e C. zeylanicum apresentaram os maiores percentuais de repelência, 100; 84; 66,67; 64; 60,87 e 48% respectivamente e reduziram a produção de ninfas em 100; 92; 42,9; 87,5; 80,65 e 89,74%, apresentando resultados significativos pelo teste do χ2 ao nível de 10% de probabilidade. Nos testes com F. vulgare (χ2 = 3,66, P = 0,05 as fêmeas de A. gossypii foram atraídas significativamente para os discos tratados e ocorreu um aumento na produção de ninfas nos resultados obtidos para F. vulgare (χ2 = 5,87, P = 0,02 e C. ambrosioides (χ2 = 14,31, P = 0,001.The repellence of botanical insecticides has emerged as a promising technique in the alternative control of urban and agricultural pests, being seen as one component of integrated pest management. The aim of this work was to identify the repellence of botanical insecticides on apterous females of Aphis gossypii Glover. Random-choice tests were carried out with discs from the leaves of cotton plants immersed in insecticide solution and in a control (distilled water with 2% DMSO. Azadirachtin was used

  9. CONSUMER PROFILE AND PRICE VARIATION OF AGRO-ECOLOGICAL PRODUCTS PERFIL DO CONSUMIDOR E OSCILAÇÕES DE PREÇOS DE PRODUTOS AGROECOLÓGICOS

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    Érika Lidia Silva Cavalcante

    2011-10-01

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    The consumption of natural foods has increased significantly all over the world, and the term “organic” has acquired great importance. Thus, this study tried to identify the consumer profile of organic foods in Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil, in order to find out the main difficulties faced to purchase this kind of product. Prices for organic and conventional foods were also compared. The main problem mentioned by the people questioned about the difficulties for consuming this kind of product was the price factor, followed by its availability. Pumpkin (Curcubita moschata, eggplant (Solanum melongena, beetroot (Beta vulgaris L., carrot (Daucus carota L., jiló (Solanum gilo Raddi, and cucumber (Cucumis sativu were the products that showed the highest percent variation in price (conventional x organic.

    Em todo o mundo, o consumo de alimentos naturais tem aumentado significativamente, e o termo “orgânico” tem se destacado. Em face disto, buscou-se conhecer o perfil do consumidor de alimentos orgânicos, no município de Goiânia (GO, bem como saber quais são as principais dificuldades por ele encontradas, na aquisição destes produtos. Fez-se, também, um levantamento de preços, a fim de serem comparados alimentos orgânicos e convencionais. O principal problema apontado pelos entrevistados, quanto à dificuldade no consumo, foi o fator preço, seguido pela disponibilidade de produtos. Abóbora (

  10. Hosting Capacity of Horticultural Plants for Insect Pests in Brazil Capacidad de Alojamiento de Plantas Hortícolas para Plagas de Insectos en Brasil

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    Germano L.D Leite

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Factors such as fertilization, allelochemicals, trichomes, weather, and natural enemies can influence pest populations. Thus, it is necessary to understand the factors that predispose vegetable species to pests and the role of polyculture, crop rotation, and neighboring plants. The objective of this research was to study the hosting capacity for pests of Abelmoschus esculentus (L., Brassica oleracea L. vars. acephala and capitata, Capsicum annuum L., Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne, Cucurbita maxima Duchesne and Cucumis sativus L., Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., Solanum gilo Raddi and Solanum melongena L., and Phaseolus vulgaris L. The higher density of Bemisia tabaci (Genn. adults on C. sativus can be due to the higher amount of pentacosane and octacosane in this plant. The occurrence of Brevicoryne brassicae (L. only in Brassica spp. can be accounted for by the nonacosane of these plants. The low trichome density and greater palmitic acid level can explain the greatest damage by Aphis gossypii Glover in A. esculentum. Empoasca sp. was more frequent in P. vulgaris followed by A. esculentum, which are plants with lower K content. Solanum melongena was attacked more by Hydrangea similis (Walker and Epitrix sp. perhaps because of higher palmitic acid and 11,14,17-eicosatrienoic methyl ester concentrations in their leaves. Frankliniella sp. exhibited more damage in C. sativus probably owing to higher pentacosane and octacosane in its leaves. Sistena sp. was more frequent in C. maxima and had higher octadecane levels and trichome density. The presence of ¥-humulene and hexacosane can explain the damage by Tuta absoluta (Meyrick on L. esculentum.Factores tales como la fertilización, aleloquímicos, tricomas, el clima y los enemigos naturales pueden influir en las poblaciones de plagas. Por lo tanto, es necesario comprender los factores que predisponen a las especies vegetales a las plagas y el papel de policultivos, rotación de cultivos y las plantas

  11. Cinética da degradação ruminal dos carboidratos de quatro gramíneas tropicais em diferentes idades de corte e doses de adubação nitrogenada: técnica de produção de gases Kinetic parameters of carbohydrates ruminal degradation of four tropical grasses in different cutting ages and nitrogen fertilizer levels

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    Edenio Detmann

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste experimento avaliar a cinética de degradação ruminal dos capins setária (Setaria anceps Stapf, hemarthria (Hemarthria altissima [Poir] Stapf. & Hubbard, angola (Brachiaria purpurascens [Raddi] Henr. e acroceres (Acroceras macrum Stapf. adubados com 0, 100, 200, 300 ou 400 kg de N/ha e colhidos aos 28, 42, 56 ou 70 dias de idade. Os resultados foram avaliados por intermédio de análise de fatores. Após redução e avaliação da variação conjunta total das variáveis, optou-se pela adoção de três fatores, que englobaram 86,4% da variação total: o primeiro fator (Fator 1 associou-se ao volume de gás oriundo das frações de lenta e de rápida degradação e à taxa de degradação da fração rapidamente degradável (Vf1, Vf2 e k2; o segundo fator (Fator 2 associou-se à taxa de degradação de lenta digestão e à latência (k1 e L; e o terceiro fator (Fator 3, por sua vez, associou-se à digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS. Os parâmetros da cinética de degradação foram influenciados pelas idades de corte. A digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca reduziu com o avançar da idade das plantas. A adubação nitrogenada não promoveu respostas evidentes nos parâmetros avaliados. O capim-hemarthria se destacou dos demais em virtude de maior digestibilidade.The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of levels 0, 100, 200, 300 and 400 kg of nitrogen/ha and cutting ages of 28, 42, 56 and 70 days on the kinetic parameters of ruminal degradation of carbohydrate of the following tropical forages: Setaria grass (Setaria anceps Stapf, Limpo grass (Hemarthria altissima [Poir] Stapf. & Hubbard, California grass (Brachiaria purpurascens [Raddi] Henr. and Nilo grass (Acroceras macrum Stpaf. The results were submitted to a factor analysis. After reduction and evaluation of the combined variation from the total variables, three factors comprising 86.44% of the total variation were considered

  12. Preferência Floral de Vespas (Hymenoptera, Vespidae no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Alexandre Somavilla

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available As vespas integram a comunidade de visitantes florais e podem constituir uma parcela representativa dos polinizadores. Por este motivo, objetivou-se conhecer e analisar a preferência floral das espécies de Vespidae, bem como investigar o uso de recursos florais por estas vespas. Foram realizadas coletas entre o período de 2001 a 2008 em diferentes localidades do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Estrela Velha, Santa Cruz do Sul, São Francisco de Paula e Sinimbu, entre 08:00 a 17:00 horas, utilizando redes entomológicas para a captura dos vespídeos visitando flores. Os espécimes coletados foram depositados na Coleção Entomológica de Santa Cruz do Sul (CESC. Coletou-se 1.483 indivíduos alocados em 73 espécies de vespas, sendo que 78,9% são Polistinae (30 espécies e 21,1% Eumeninae (43 espécies, visitando as flores de 33 espécies de plantas classificadas em 16 famílias botânicas; as famílias com maior número de espécies vegetais foram Asteraceae (12, Fabaceae (4 e Apiaceae (3. A planta com o maior número de vespídeos coletados foi Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (616, seguida por Eryngium pandanifolium L. (137 e Eryngium horridum Spreng (122. A análise da sobreposição de nicho trófico de 26 espécies que visitaram quatro ou mais floração, mostrou que a sobreposição foi igual ou maior que 50% em apenas seis casos.Floral Preferences of Wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae in the Rio Grande do Sul State, BrazilAbstract Wasps integrate the floral visitors’ community and they can constitute a representative portion of the pollinators. For this reason, it was aimed to know and to analyze the floral preference of the Vespidae species and to investigate the use of floral resources for these wasps. The collects were performed between 2001 and 2008 in different localities of Rio Grande do Sul state (Estrela Velha, Santa Cruz do Sul, São Francisco de Paula e Sinimbu between 08:00 at 17:00 hours, utilizing entomological nets to catch the

  13. Resposta estomática e produção de matéria seca em plantas jovens de aroeira submetidas a diferentes regimes hídricos Stomatal responses and dry matter yield in young aroeira plants submitted to different water levels

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    Maria Alice Vasconcelos da Silva

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar a transpiração, resistência difusiva do vapor d'água, a produção de matéria seca e alocação de biomassa em plantas jovens de aroeira submetidas a déficit hídrico. Foram utilizadas mudas de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi com três meses de idade, cultivadas em vasos de polietileno contendo 5,5 kg de terriço vegetal. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos hídricos (100% da capacidade de campo (CC, 75% CC, 50% CC e 25% CC e quatro repetições. Avaliaram-se a transpiração e a resistência difusiva às 12 h em intervalos de seis dias, durante 72 dias de déficit hídrico. No final do experimento, determinaram-se a matéria seca das folhas (MSF, caules (MSC e raízes (MSR, a alocação de biomassa de diversos órgãos e a razão raiz/parte aérea (R/Pa. O fechamento estomático ocorreu nas plantas submetidas a 25% CC, aos 11 dias depois da aplicação dos tratamentos. Nessa ocasião, essas mesmas plantas foram regadas até 100% CC. As regas foram suspensas até as plantas atingirem novamente 25% CC e serem mantidas nesse tratamento até o final do período experimental, não havendo mais fechamento estomático no horário estudado. A produção de matéria seca aumentou nas plantas cultivadas com 75% CC, em comparação com os demais tratamentos hídricos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos para alocação de biomassa nos diversos órgãos. Os resultados indicam que a aroeira é moderadamente tolerante ao déficit hídrico na fase inicial do desenvolvimento.This work aimed to evaluate gas exchange, dry matter yield and biomass allocation in young aroeira plants submitted to water deficit. Three month-old seedlings of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi were cultivated in containers containing 5.5 kg of soil. A completely randomized experimental design was used, with four water treatments (100%, 75%, 50% and 25% to field capacity-FC, with four

  14. Crescimento inicial, níveis críticos de fósforo e frações fosfatadas em espécies florestais Initial growing, phosphorus critical levels and phosphate fractions in forest species

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    LUIZ ARNALDO FERNANDES

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento em casa de vegetação, com o objetivo de avaliar o crescimento de plântulas, os níveis críticos de P e algumas frações fosfatadas, em três espécies florestais submetidas a quatro doses de P. Mudas de aroeirinha (Schinus terenbinthifolius Raddi, paineira (Chorisia speciosa St. Hill. e jambolão (Syzygium jambolanum Lam. foram cultivadas em um Latossolo Variação Una, onde foram aplicados 0, 150, 300 e 600 mg dm-3 de P. Aos 180 dias após a germinação, as plantas foram colhidas e submetidas às análises químicas. Sob todas as doses de P, a paineira produziu maior biomassa da parte aérea e das raízes em comparação à aroeirinha e jambolão, além de apresentar maiores teores de P orgânico (Po e maior participação relativa do P orgânico (Po em relação ao P total solúvel em ácido em todos os níveis de fertilização fosfatada. O melhor crescimento da paineira foi atribuído a uma maior eficiência nos ajustes metabólicos desta espécie em relação à nutrição fosfatada, o que indica que esta espécie pode ser plantada em solos com diferentes níveis de P.An experiment under greenhouse conditions was carried out at Universidade Federal de Lavras, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, to evaluate the growth of seedlings, phosphorus critical levels and phosphate fractions, in forest species growing under four phosphorus levels. Seedlings of Schinus terenbinthifolius Raddi (aroeirinha, Chorisia speciosa St. Hill. (paineira and Syzygium jambolanum Lam. (jambolão were cultivated on an Oxisol fertilized with 0, 150, 300 and 600 mg dm-3 of P. The seedlings were harvested 180 days after germination and analysed for P forms. In all levels of phosphorus addition, the paineira produced higher aerial and root biomass than aroeirinha and jambolão, and presented higher contents of organic phosphorus and higher relative participation of organic phosphorus in the total acid soluble phosphorus under all phosphorus

  15. Citogenética de algumas espécies frutíferas nativas do nordeste do Brasil Cytogenetics of some species of native fruits from northeast Brazil

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    Erllens Éder-Silva

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar o cariótipo de seis espécies de frutíferas nativas do Brasil por meio da análise do número e morfologia cromossômica das mesmas. As pontas de raízes jovens foram pré-tratadas com 8-hidroxiquinolina 0,002M, esmagadas em ácido acético 45% e coradas convencionalmente com Giemsa. O material estudado apresentou cariótipo simétrico, com cromossomos pequenos, medindo de 0,6 a 2,5µm, predominantemente metacêntricos a submetacêntricos com uma a duas constrições secundárias visíveis em todas as espécies, exceto em Bromelia karatas, onde não foi possível identificar a morfologia cromossômica ou a presença de constrições secundárias. Na família Myrtaceae, observou-se um complemento cromossômico diplóide com 2n=98 em Psidium arboreum Vell. e 2n=44 em P. araça Raddi; na família Bromeliaceae, 2n=50 em Bromelia karatas L.; na família Malvaceae, 2n=16 para Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.; na família Sapindaceae, 2n=32 em Talisia esculenta Radlk., e, na família Caricaceae, 2n=18 em Jaracatia spinosa (Aubl. A. DC. Todos os dados cromossômicos apresentados neste trabalho são inéditos, exceto para a espécie T. esculenta, que teve seu registro prévio confirmado. As espécies possuem potencial para utilização no melhoramento de plantas, e uma inversão em heterozigoze parece estar envolvida na evolução cariotípica de Guazuma ulmifolia.This work aimed to characterize the karyotype of six species of native fruits from Brazil through number and chromosome morphology analysis. The young root tips were pretreated with 8-hydroxiquinolin 0.002M, squashed in 45% acetic acid, and conventionally stained with Giemsa. All species showed symmetrical karyotype with small chromosomes and 0.6-2.5µm of length, mainly meta to sub-metacentric ones with one to two secondary visible constrictions in all species, except in Bromelia karatas in which it was not possible to identify the chromosome

  16. Parâmetros cinéticos da Glutationa S-Transferase e sua ativação por extratos de vegetais Kinetics parameters of Glutathione S-Transferase and its activation by vegetable extracts

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    Maria Célia Lopes Torres

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos avaliar a indução da Glutationa S-Transferase, com extratos de vegetais, e caracterizar os parâmetros cinéticos desta enzima. Foram obtidos os extratos aquoso, etanólico e hexanólico de vegetais, amplamente consumidos no Brasil, como berinjela (Solanum melongena L., couve-flor (Brassica oleracea L., couve (Brassica oleracea L., brócolis (Brassica oleracea L., couve-de-bruxelas (Brassicaoleraea L., cebola (Allium cepa L., alho (Allium sativum L.; vegetais que apresentam gosto amargo, como jiló (Solanum gilo Raddi, guariroba (Syagrus oleracea Becc., mostarda (Brassica nigra L., carqueja (Cacalia spp., e de plantas relacionadas, na cultura popular, como curadoras de determinadas doenças, como a babosa (Aloe vera L.. A atividade da enzima foi determinada usando como substrato o 1 cloro 2, 4 dinitrobenzeno, na presença dos extratos vegetais. A mistura da reação, sem a presença do extrato, foi considerada controle. Das amostras de vegetais avaliadas, a berinjela, a couve e o brócolis apresentaram maior indução na atividade da GST, sendo o extrato etanólico o mais eficaz. A enzima apresentou um Vmax de 0,016 abs. min-1/unidade da enzima e um Km de 0,323mM. O baixo valor de Km encontrado indica uma alta especificidade da enzima pelo substrato 1 cloro 2, 4 dinitrobenzeno e a atividade máxima da enzima foi na faixa de pH entre 6,5 e 7,0.This study was done to evaluate induction Glutathione S-Transferase, with vegetable extracts, and characterize its kinetics parameters. The aqueous, alcoholic, and hexanoic extracts were obtained from vegetables widely consumed in Brazil: eggplant (Solanum melongena L., cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L., cauli leaves (Brassica oleracea L., broccoli (Brassica oleracea L., Brussels sprout (Brassicaoleraea L., onions (Allium cepa L., garlic (Allium sativum L.; and bitter tasting vegetable such as jiló (Solanum gilo Raddi, guariroba (Syagrus oleracea Becc., black mustard

  17. Óleo essencial de aroeira-vermelha como aditivo na ração de frangos de corte Essential oil from Brazillian red pepper as an additive in broiler diet

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    Maria Aparecida da Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos da inclusão de óleo essencial de aroeira-vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi como promotor de crescimento nas rações de frangos de corte sobre o desempenho e morfometria intestinal desses animais. Foram utilizados 300 pintos de um dia de vida, tipo corte, machos, linhagem Cobb. As aves foram alojadas em 20 boxes de 2m² (15 aves boxe-1, distribuídos em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em grupos de quatro (4 tratamentos e cinco (5 repetições, com 15 aves cada. Os grupos foram identificados como T1: dieta sem promotor de crescimento e sem óleo de aroeira-vermelha (controle negativo; T2: dieta com promotor de crescimento e sem óleo de aroeira (antimicrobiano e anticoccidiano - controle positivo; T3: dieta contendo somente antimicrobiano (bacitracina de zinco; T4: dieta com 0,4% de óleo de aroeira-vermelha. Não houve efeito significativo dos tratamentos sobre o desempenho animal (P>0,05. Contudo, quanto aos aspectos morfométricos dos intestinos verificou-se que, aos 21 dias de idade, os animais tratados com promotor de crescimento apresentaram maior relação vilo:cripta, que não diferiu dos tratados com 0,4% de óleo de aroeira-vermelha (P>0,05. As aves arraçoadas com uma dieta sem promotor de crescimento (sem antibiótico e anticoccidiano tiveram a menor relação vilo:cripta (P0,05. Neste estudo, não houve diferença significativa na profundidade das criptas de Lieberkühn e na altura das vilosidades entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Concluiu-se que a adição de 0,4% de óleo de aroeira promoveu uma melhoria na superfície absortiva intestinal das aves, quando comparado com as aves alimentadas sem promotor de crescimento.The aim was to evaluate the effect of inclusion of Brazilian red pepper oil (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, as an additive in feed on performance and intestinal morphometry of broilers. A total of 300 day-old male chicks, Cobb, distributed in a randomized design in groups

  18. Estudo in vitro da ação antimicrobiana de extratos de plantas contra Enterococcus faecalis In vitro antimicrobial activity of plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis

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    Edja Maria Melo de Brito Costa

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Muitos estudos têm sido realizados para avaliar o potencial terapêutico das plantas. OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a ação antimicrobiana dos extratos etanólicos da aroeira-da-praia (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, da aroeira-do-sertão (Astronium urundeuva [Fr. All.] Engl., da ameixa-do-mato (Ximenia americana L., da quixabeira (Syderoxylum obtusifolium [Roem et Schult.] e do hipoclorito de sódio (NaOCl a 2,5%, contra o Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212. METODOLOGIA: Foi realizado teste de difusão em ágar, pelo método do poço, utilizando-se como controle positivo a clorexidina a 0,12%. Os microrganismos foram semeados em caldo BHI e incubados a 37ºC por 24 horas. Posteriormente, as suspensões microbianas foram semeadas em placas Petri, com ágar Mueller Hinton, sendo confeccionados seis poços equidistantes. As placas foram mantidas à temperatura ambiente por 2 horas, para ocorrer a pré-difusão das substâncias, e incubadas a 37ºC por 48 horas. Foram feitas as análises e medições dos halos de inibição em triplicata e os resultados foram analisados estatisticamente (teste de análise de variância [ANOVA]. RESULTADOS: A quixabeira apresentou os menores halos de inibição (teste t, p INTRODUCTION: Several studies have evaluated the therapeutic benefits of plants. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of ethanol extracts of pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, aroeira (Astronium urundeuva [Fr. All.] Engl., Olacaceae (Ximenia americana L., quixaba (Syderoxylum obtusifolium [Roem et Schult.], and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl 2.5% against Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212. METHODS: The agar diffusion test was performed and 0.12% chlorhexidine was applied as positive control. The microorganisms were allowed to grow in a brain-heart infusion broth (BHI and incubated at 37ºC for 24 hours. Subsequently, the microbial suspensions were seeded on Petri dishes

  19. Comparações florísticas e estruturais entre comunidades de Floresta Ombrófila Aberta com diferentes idades, no Município de Areia, PB, Brasil Floristic and structural comparisons of Ombrophilous Forest communities of different ages, in Areia Municipality, Paraíba State, Brazil

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    Francieldo Xavier de Oliveira

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi desenvolvido na Reserva Ecológica Estadual Mata do Pau-Ferro, localizada na Microrregião do Brejo Paraibano, Município de Areia. Com o objetivo de avaliar comparativamente a estrutura e a composição florística de floresta em trechos de diferentes idades, foram selecionadas seis capoeiras, assim caracterizadas: duas capoeiras de sete anos (C7; duas de 15 anos (C15 e duas de 20 anos (C20. Em cada uma das capoeiras foram plotados três transcectos medindo 4×35 m, nos quais foi efetuado o inventário do estrato arbustivo-arbóreo e da regeneração natural. Todos os indivíduos que apresentavam altura > 0,2 m foram identificados pelo nome popular, tomados o diâmetro ao nível do solo e a altura total. Foram amostrados 4.997 indivíduos, pertencentes a 40 famílias, 74 gêneros e 90 espécies, em uma área amostral total de 2.520 m². A área basal nas capoeiras de diferentes idades foi de 2,5; 11,5 e 37,6 m² ha-1 para C7, C15 e C20, respectivamente. As espécies que apresentaram os maiores Valores de Importância nos três grupos de capoeiras foram: Diplotropis purpurea (Rich Amchoff, Machaerium aculeatum Raddi, Erytroxylum pauferrense Plowman, Albizia polycephala (Benth. Killip, Verbesina diversifolia DC., Allophylus laevigatus Radlk, Guapira opposita (Vell. Reitz, Malouetia cestroides Muell. Arg. e Talisia esculenta (A. St.-Hil. Radlk. Constatou-se que há um aumento em complexidade das comunidades com o tempo após distúrbio, resultante do ingresso de novas espécies (aumento da riqueza, aumento da biomassa (área basal, densidade e eqüitabilidade. A estrutura da floresta de 20 anos aproxima-se do esperado para florestas maduras, com base na distribuição dos indivíduos entre classes de tamanho.This study was conducted at Mata do Pau-ferro State Ecological Reserve, Brejo Paraibano, Areia, Paraiba. Six regenerating sites were selected to evaluate structure and floristic composition of the forest at different ages

  20. Randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy of the vaginal use of metronidazole with a Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus extract for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis

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    S.R.R.F. Leite

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A 7.4% vaginal extract of the Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi was compared with 0.75% vaginal metronidazole, both manufactured by the Hebron Laboratory, for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, used at bedtime for 7 nights. The condition was diagnosed using the combined criteria of Amsel and Nugent in two groups of 140 and 137 women, aged between 18 and 40 years. Intention-to-treat analysis was performed. Women were excluded from the study if they presented delayed menstruation, were pregnant, were using or had used any topical or systemic medication, presented any other vaginal infections, presented hymen integrity, or if they reported any history suggestive of acute pelvic inflammatory disease. According to Amsel’s criteria separately, 29 patients (21.2% treated with the extract and 87 (62.1% treated with metronidazole were considered to be cured (P < 0.001. According to Nugent’s score separately, 19 women (13.9% treated with the extract and 79 (56.4% treated with metronidazole were considered to be cured (P < 0.001. Using the two criteria together, the so-called total cure was observed in 17 women (12.4% treated with the extract and in 79 women (56.4% treated with metronidazole (P < 0.001. In conclusion, the cure rate for bacterial vaginosis using a vaginal gel from a pepper tree extract was lower than the rate obtained with metronidazole gel, while side effects were infrequent and non-severe in both groups.

  1. Utilização de lodo de esgoto na produção de mudas de aroeira-pimenteira

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    Rodrigo de Menezes Trigueiro

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a viabilidade do uso de lodo de esgoto como componente do substrato para produção de mudas de aroeira-pimenteira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi. Para tanto, foram testadas as seguintes proporções de lodo de esgoto/casca de arroz carbonizada, em tubetes com 50 cm³: 80/20, 70/30, 60/40, 50/50 e 40/60, as quais foram comparadas ao substrato comercial comumente usado em viveiro florestal. Foram avaliados a altura de planta, o diâmetro de colo e o acúmulo de matéria seca de parte aérea e raiz, bem como se procedeu à análise química do tecido vegetal de parte aérea e raiz. As mudas de Schinus terebinthifolius desenvolvidas em substrato com 40, 50 e 60% de lodo de esgoto apresentaram crescimento inferior ao da testemunha, entretanto, considerando os parâmetros relação altura da planta/diâmetro do colo, produção de matéria seca de parte aérea e raiz e aspectos nutricionais, que atestam a qualidade da muda, os resultados foram satisfatórios. Portanto, conclui-se que o uso do resíduo lodo de esgoto na composição de substratos para a produção de mudas de espécies florestais é uma alternativa promissora.

  2. Estabelecimento de espécies florestais nativas por meio de semeadura direta para recuperação de áreas degradadas

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    Paula Luíza Santos

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar a utilização da semeadura direta e a influência de um protetor físico sobre o estabelecimento de espécies florestais nativas em uma área com pastagem e outra com agricultura. O experimento foi executado no Município de São Cristóvão, SE (10º55'20"S e 37º12'00"W, em delineamento em blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial, com três repetições. Foram utilizadas sementes de Erythrina velutina Wild., Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth., Guazuma ulmifolia Lam., Machaerium aculeatum Raddi, Lonchocarpus sericeus (Poir DC. e Sapindus saponaria L. As avaliações feitas em campo foram: emergência, sobrevivência e desenvolvimento inicial das mudas das espécies (altura e diâmetro. Com relação à emergência e sobrevivência de plântulas, houve diferença significativa entre os dois ambientes, com melhores resultados no subsistema agricultura. Considerando o desenvolvimento das espécies, E. velutina destacou-se das demais por ter apresentado as maiores médias de altura e diâmetro nas duas áreas, em ambos os tratamentos. A semeadura direta foi viável na recuperação de áreas degradadas com espécies florestais nativas, nos ambientes estudados.

  3. Antifungal activity of extracts of some plants used in Brazilian traditional medicine against the pathogenic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.

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    Johann, Susana; Cisalpino, Patricia Silva; Watanabe, Gisele Almeida; Cota, Betania Barros; de Siqueira, Ezequias Pessoa; Pizzolatti, Moacir Geraldo; Zani, Carlos Leomar; de Resende, Maria Aparecida

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    Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic granulomatous disease caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Almeida (Onygenales) that requires 1-2 years of treatment. In the absence of drug therapy, the disease is usually fatal, highlighting the need for the identification of safer, novel, and more effective antifungal compounds. With this need in mind, several plants employed in Brazilian traditional medicine were assayed on P. brasiliensis and murine macrophages. Extracts were prepared from 10 plant species: Inga spp. Mill. (Leguminosae), Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), Punica granatum L. (Punicaceae), Alternanthera brasiliana Kuntze (Amaranthaceae), Piper regnellii CDC. (Piperaceae), P. abutiloides Kunth (Piperaceae), Herissantia crispa L. Briz. (Malvaceae), Rubus urticaefolius Poir (Rosaceae), Rumex acetosa L. (Polygonaceae), and Baccharis dracunculifolia DC. (Asteraceae). Hexane fractions from hydroalcoholic extracts of Piper regnellii and Baccharis dracunculifolia were the most active against the fungus, displaying minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of 7.8 microg/mL and 7.8-30 mug/mL, respectively. Additionally, neither of the extracts exhibited any apparent cytotoxic effects on murine macrophages at 20 microg/mL. Analyses of these fractions using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) showed that the major components of B. dracunculifolia were ethyl hydrocinnamate (14.35%) and spathulenol (16.02%), while the major components of the hexane fraction of Piper regnellii were 1-methoxy-4-(1-propenyl) benzene (21.94%) and apiol (21.29%). The activities of these fractions against P. brasiliensis without evidence of cytotoxicity to macrophages justify their investigation as a potential source of new chemical agents for the treatment of PCM. PMID:20645716

  4. 新疆阿勒泰山两河源自然保护区地面生地衣的物种多样性%Floor lichen diversity under different vegetation types in Two-river Source Nature Reserve in Altay Mountains, Xinjiang

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

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    阿勒泰山地是我国著名水系额尔齐斯河和乌伦古河的发源地,该山地地衣植物的研究在中国乃至中亚都占有非常重要的科学地位.新疆阿勒泰山两河源自然保护区位于阿勒泰山东段,气候在新疆最为潮湿,其地衣植物种类十分丰富.作者在该保护区选择6个植被带类型,即山地荒漠带、山地草原带、针阔混交林带、针叶林带、亚高山草甸带、高山草甸带,研究了其地面生地衣植物的物种多样性特征.结果表明:阿勒泰山两河源自然保护区地衣植物区系成分丰富而且复杂,共有地面生地衣植物5科6属46种,以石蕊科种类最为丰富,约32种.该地区不同植被带类型下地面生地衣植物物种的S(φ)renson相似性系数在0.200-0.739之间,以针阔混交林和针叶林带的相似性为最高(0.739),针阔混交林和高山草甸带地衣植物物种相似性最低(0.200).各植被带地衣优势种中白边岛衣(Cetraria laeuigata)、林鹿蕊(Cladonia arbuscula)、佐木氏珊瑚枝(Stereocaulon sasakii)、鳞地卷(Peltigera lepidophora)、喇叭粉石蕊(Cladonia chlorophaea)、东方鹿蕊(Cladinagrisea)等的重要值在0.5以上,其余优势种的重要值均在0.5以下;山地森林带地衣植物物种多样性最为丰富,在整个阿勒泰山两河源自然保护区地面生地衣植物群落中占据优势地位,为该地区地衣植物多样性的分布中心,是地衣植物多样性保护的关键地区.

  5. Extracción de una Proteasa Anti-Priónica de Líquenes (Orden: LECANORALES en Fluido Gástrico e Intestinal Artificial -resumen-

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    Ricardo Millán-González

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    Full Text Available La proteína priónica anormal (PrPTSE es el agente etiológico de las encefalopatías espongiformes trasmisibles. Esta proteína posee una alta resistencia a ser inactivada por agentes químicos y ambientales‚ como la radiación y el calor‚ lo cual le da la capacidad de persistir en la tierra durante un periodo mayor a tres años después de haber sido enterrado‚ generando así una reserva de infectividad. Los líquenes son organismos simbióticos conformados por un hongo y un agente fotosintético que pueden ser encontrados en una gran variedad de ecosistemas terrestres y ser capaces de producir una amplia variedad de sustancias‚ muchas de ellas con usos farmacéuticos. Estudios recientes‚ desarrollados por el National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC‚ por sus siglas en Inglés de Estados Unidos‚ han revelado que ciertas especies de líquenes son capaces de producir una proteasa capaz de degradar la PrPTSE. El descubrimiento de la existencia de una proteasa anti-priónica en líquenes permite postular que la ingestión de éstos puede afectar la trasmisión o patogénesis de las encefalopatías espongiformes trasmisibles. Esto sería invaluable en el caso de la enfermedad debilitante crónica‚ la cual afecta grandes poblaciones de cérvidos. El objetivo principal de este estudio es verificar la extractabilidad de una proteasa anti-priónica de cuatro especies líquenes (Parmelia sulcata‚ Cladonia rangiferina‚ Cladonia stellaris y Evernia mesomorpha en el fluido gástrico e intestinal artificial‚ y así evaluar su actividad anti-priónica en diferentes condiciones. En la investigación los extractos liquénicos fueron realizados en agua desionizada‚ fluido gástrico simulado y fluido intestinal simulado sin pancreatina. El experimento utilizó homogenizado de cerebro derivado de ratones CD-1 clínicamente infectados con el agente priónico RML (Rocky Mountain Lab adaptado para ratones. Por su parte‚ la presencia de Pr

  6. Biomassa acima do solo de um ecossistema de "campina" em Roraima, norte da Amazônia brasileira Aboveground biomass of a "campina" ecosystem in Roraima, Northern of Brazilian Amazonia

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    Full Text Available Foi estimada a biomassa (viva + morta acima do solo de um ecossistema de "campina" localizado em Roraima, norte da Amazônia brasileira. A biomassa foi determinada a partir de um inventário fitossociológico (1 ha amostral e distribuída em dois estratos: (1 gramíneo-lenhoso, composto de "ervas + liquens" (Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Cladonia spp, Bromeliaceae, plântulas, "litter" fino e grosso e, (2 arbóreo-arbustivo, composto por árvores e arbustos. O estrato gramíneo-lenhoso foi estimado pelo método direto (corte e pesagem através de 10 quadras de 1m², aproveitando os transectos do inventário. O estrato arbóreo-arbustivo foi estimado pelo método indireto com o corte de 98 indivíduos de diferentes espécies e diâmetros. Foi gerado um modelo para expressar a relação entre a biomassa seca total (kg, a circunferência de base (cm e a altura total (m para os indivíduos deste estrato. A equação foi aplicada nos 3.966 indivíduos.ha-1 observados no inventário. A biomassa total foi estimada em 15,91 t.ha-1, sendo 2,20 ± 0,23 t.ha-1 (13,8% do estrato gramíneo-lenhoso e 13,70 ± 7,13 t.ha-1 (86,2% do arbóreo-arbustivo. A espécie arbórea de maior biomassa foi Humiria balsamifera (Aubl. St. Hill. (8,43 t.ha-1, seguida de Pagamea guianensis Aubl. (1,14 t.ha-1. Estes resultados são importantes para refinar os cálculos de emissão de gases do efeito estufa pela queima e decomposição da biomassa acima do solo em ecossistemas de campinas na Amazônia.The aboveground biomass of a "campina" ecosystem was estimated in Roraima, in the northern portion of Brazilian Amazonia. The biomass was determined from a phytosociological inventory (1 ha and distributed between two categories: (1 grassy-woody, composed of "herbs+lichens" (Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Cladonia spp, Bromeliaceae, seedlings, fine and coarse litter and, (2 woody, composed of trees and bushes. The grassy-woody category was estimated by the direct method

  7. Winter photosynthetic activity of twenty temperate semi-desert sand grassland species.

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    Tuba, Zoltán; Csintalan, Zsolt; Szente, Kálmán; Nagy, Zoltán; Fekete, Gábor; Larcher, Walter; Lichtenthaler, Hartmut K

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    The winter photosynthetic activity (quantified by net CO(2) assimilation rates and chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence parameters) of 20 plant species (including two lichens and two mosses) of a Hungarian temperate semi-desert sand grassland was determined on one occasion per year in 1984, 1989 and 1994. Throughout winter, the overwintering green shoots, leaves or thalli were regularly exposed to below zero temperatures at night and daytime temperatures of 0-5 degrees C. In situ tissue temperature varied between -2.1 and +6.9 degrees C and the photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) between 137 and 351 micromol m(-2)s(-1). Under these conditions 18 of the grassland species exhibited photosynthetic CO(2) uptake (range: vascular plants ca. 0.2-3.8 micromol m(-2)s(-1), cryptogams 0.3-2.79 micromol kg(-1)s(-1)) and values of 0.9-5.1 of the Chl fluorescence decrease ratio R(Fd). In 1984, Festuca vaginata and Sedum sexangulare had net CO(2) assimilation at leaf temperatures of -0.85 to -1.2 degrees C. In 1989, all species except Cladonia furcata showed net CO(2) assimilation at tissue temperatures of 0 to +3.3 degrees C, with the highest rates observed in Poa bulbosa and F. vaginata. The latter showed a net CO(2) assimilation saturation at a PPFD of 600 micromol m(-2)s(-1) and a temperature optimum between +5 and +18 degrees C. At the 1994 measurements, the photosynthetic rates were higher at higher tissue water contents. The two mosses and lichens had a net photosynthesis (range: 1.1-2.79 micromol CO(2)kg(-1)s(-1)) at 2 degrees C tissue temperature and at 4-5 degrees C air temperature. Ca. 80% of the vascular grassland plant species maintained a positive C-balance during the coldest periods of winter, with photosynthetic rates of 1.5-3.8 micromol CO(2)m(-2)s(-1). In an extremely warm beginning March of the relatively warm winter of 2006/2007, the dicotyledonous plants had much higher CO(2) assimilation rates on a Chl (range 6-14.9 micromol g(-1)Chl s(-1)) and on a dry

  8. Usnic Acid Potassium Salt: An Alternative for the Control of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818)

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    Lima, Vera L. M.; Pereira, Eugênia C.; Falcão, Emerson P. S.; Melo, Ana M. M. A.; da Silva, Nicácio Henrique

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    In Brazil, the snail Biomphalaria glabrata is the most important vector of schistosomiasis due to its wide geographical distribution, high infection rate and efficient disease transmission. Among the methods of schistosomiasis control, the World Health Organization recommends the use of synthetic molluscicides, such as niclosamide. However, different substances of natural origin have been tested as alternatives for the control or eradication of mollusks. The literature describes the antitumor, antimicrobial and antiviral properties of usnic acid as well as other important activities of common interest between medicine and the environment. However, usnic acid has a low degree of water solubility, which can be a limiting factor for its use, especially in aquatic environments, since the organic solvents commonly used to solubilize this substance can have toxic effects on aquatic biota. Thus, the aim of the present study was to test the potassium salt of usnic acid (potassium usnate) with regard to molluscicidal activity and toxicity to brine shrimp (Artemia salina). To obtain potassium usnate, usnic acid was extracted with diethyl ether isolated and purified from the lichen Cladonia substellata. Biological assays were performed with embryos and adult snails of B. glabrata exposed for 24 h to the usnate solution solubilized in dechlorinated water at 2.5; 5 and 10 µg/ml for embryos, 0.5; 0.9; 1;5 and 10 µg/ml for mollusks and 0.5; 1; 5; 10 µg/ml for A. salina. The lowest lethal concentration for the embryos and adult snails was 10 and 1 µg/ml, respectively. No toxicity to A. salina was found. The results show that modified usnic acid has increased solubility (100%) without losing its biological activity and may be a viable alternative for the control of B. glabrata. PMID:25375098

  9. Degradation of the disease-associated prion protein by a serine protease from lichens

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    Johnson, C.J.; Bennett, J.P.; Biro, S.M.; Duque-Velasquez, J.C.; Rodriguez, C.M.; Bessen, R.A.; Rocke, T.E.

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    The disease-associated prion protein (PrP(TSE)), the probable etiological agent of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), is resistant to degradation and can persist in the environment. Lichens, mutualistic symbioses containing fungi, algae, bacteria and occasionally cyanobacteria, are ubiquitous in the environment and have evolved unique biological activities allowing their survival in challenging ecological niches. We investigated PrP(TSE) inactivation by lichens and found acetone extracts of three lichen species (Parmelia sulcata, Cladonia rangiferina and Lobaria pulmonaria) have the ability to degrade prion protein (PrP) from TSE-infected hamsters, mice and deer. Immunoblots measuring PrP levels and protein misfolding cyclic amplification indicated at least two logs of reductions in PrP(TSE). Degradative activity was not found in closely related lichen species or in algae or a cyanobacterium that inhabit lichens. Degradation was blocked by Pefabloc SC, a serine protease inhibitor, but not inhibitors of other proteases or enzymes. Additionally, we found that PrP levels in PrP(TSE)-enriched preps or infected brain homogenates are also reduced following exposure to freshly-collected P. sulcata or an aqueous extract of the lichen. Our findings indicate that these lichen extracts efficiently degrade PrP(TSE) and suggest that some lichens could have potential to inactivate TSE infectivity on the landscape or be a source for agents to degrade prions. Further work to clone and characterize the protease, assess its effect on TSE infectivity and determine which organism or organisms present in lichens produce or influence the protease activity is warranted.

  10. ANALYSIS ON LICHEN STUDIES HISTORY OF ANHUI PROVINCE%安徽省地衣研究的历史分析

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    王玉良; 王晖; 徐如松; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2014-01-01

    安徽省地衣的研究有60余a的历史.在查阅文献资料、标本检测和作者前期工作基础上,对安徽省地衣研究的现状和成果进行了总结,以便为将来的地衣研究提供资料.根据统计,安徽已经报道的地衣有57属,203个种或种下单位,报道分布最多的是石蕊属(Cladonia)、哑铃孢属(Heterodermia)等10个属.对基物要求比较专一的有98种,其中严格生于树皮、树干或树枝的有54种,石生的22种,生于土壤的8种;检出的地衣化学物质有黑茶渍素(Atranorin)、泽渥萜(Zeorin)等11类,出现最多的地衣物质是黑茶渍素,共有22属、77种地衣含有该物质.除了分类学报道以外,安徽省地衣的其他方面研究相对薄弱.安徽省位于我国暖温带和亚热带过渡区,加强其中的地衣研究,对于理解该区地衣的多样性具有重要意义.

  11. Asociaciones interespecíficas de líquenes cortícolas en el borde de una plantación de Urapán (Fraxinus chinensis en el Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún, Quimbaya, Colombia

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    Peña Briceño Luis Carlos

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de establecer la existencia de asociaciones interespecíficas (positivas o negativas entre los líquenes cortícolas de una plantación de Urapán, se muestrearon al azar 27 árboles en un transecto de 200 m a una altura de 1,5 m en cada árbol, en la estación del Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otún-Quimbaya localizado en el municipio de Pereira, Colombia. Para el análisis de asociaciones se utilizó el programa SPASSOC.BAS y SYNTAX 5. Se encontraron representantes de los géneros: Everniastrum, Cladonia, Graphis, Heterodermia, Sticta, Hypotrachina, Buellia, y la especie Chiodecton sanguineum. Tanto el género Sticta como Heterodermia tienen dos especies cada una. Los géneros más abundantes son Everniastrum, Sticta y junto con el morfotipo 12 corresponden casi al 75% de los líquenes muestreados en la zona. Según los resultados arrojados por el análisis de asociaciones, se presentaron asociaciones negativas entre Everniastrum sp. y Sticta sp.; Heterodermia sp. y Buellia sp.; Heterodermia sp., el morfotipo 12, Buellia sp. y Sticta sp.;
    y Graphis sp. y Sticta sp.; y asociaciones positivas entre Heterodermia sp. y Sticta sp. Los géneros representados en el muestreo presentan ciertos rasgos en su historia de vida que les permiten abarcar gran parte de los hábitats disponibles para líquenes cortícolas en la zona. A su vez la estructura de las comunidades de líquenes que se establece puede ser usada para inferir la estructura y dinámica del bosque.

  12. Antioxidant activity, total phenols and flavonoids of lichens from Venezuelan Andes.

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    Full Text Available Context:The biological potential of lichens has been documented through their use in traditional medicine. Secondary lichen metabolites exert a wide variety of biological actions, including their use as antioxidants. Aims:To evaluate the antioxidant activity, total phenol content, and flavonoids of four lichen fungal taxa collected in Mérida (Venezuela, and statistically evaluate the correlation between the antioxidant activity and the amount of phenols and flavonoids in the samples. Methods: Extracts were prepared with water, ethanol and dichloromethane from Cladonia aff. rappii, Cora aff. glabrata, Peltigera laciniata and Thamnolia vermicularis. The antioxidant capacity assessment was determined using DPPH• radical method and reducing power, with ascorbic acid as control. Total phenols were determined by means of the Folin-Ciocalteu method with gallic acid. Total flavonoids were estimated according to the modified Dowd method, using quercetin as standard. Results:The ethanolic extracts of the tested lichens showed the highest scavenging activity and reducing power compared to water and dichloromethane extracts at 4 mg/mL. The highest antiradical power value was found in ethanolic extract of Peltigera laciniata (2.28 mL/mgand the lowest in dichloromethane extract of Cora aff. glabrata (0.30 mL/mg. The correlation between antioxidant activity and total phenolic content was moderate. The flavonoids content of ethanolic extracts was highly significant but negative (p < 0.05. There was good correlation in dichloromethane extracts. The ethanolic extract of P. laciniata exhibited the highest antiradical activity despite showing the lowest flavonoid content. Conclusions: The ethanolic extracts of lichens tested showed to have the higher antioxidant activity and may be used as natural sources of new antioxidants.

  13. 新疆额尔齐斯河大峡谷地衣区系特征的初步研究%The lichens floristic and ecological characteristics in Ergis river gorge, Xinjiang

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 张婷; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

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    根据实地调查并结合已有的文献资料,对新疆额尔齐斯河大峡谷地衣区系进行了初步研究.结果表明:该地区地衣共有72种、1个变种,隶属于6目、16科、30属,其中褐梅属(Melanelia Essl.)、石蕊属(Cladonia Wigg.)、地卷属(Peltigera Willd.)等地衣种类较多,分别占9.33%,10.67%,13.33%.在该地区分布的地衣科目中茶渍目占优势,其科、属、种数分别占该地区地衣总数的68.75%,73.33%,69.33%.根据地衣对环境的适应特征和选择性,将新疆额尔齐斯河大峡谷地衣的地理成分可划分为世界广布成分(20.00%)、环北极成分(26.67%)、温带成分(45.33%)、东亚成分(5.33%)和中国特有种(2.67%)等5个分布类型.其中温带成分和环北极成分占该地区地衣总种数的72.00%,占优势地位.

  14. Usnic acid potassium salt: an alternative for the control of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818.

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    Mônica C B Martins

    Full Text Available In Brazil, the snail Biomphalaria glabrata is the most important vector of schistosomiasis due to its wide geographical distribution, high infection rate and efficient disease transmission. Among the methods of schistosomiasis control, the World Health Organization recommends the use of synthetic molluscicides, such as niclosamide. However, different substances of natural origin have been tested as alternatives for the control or eradication of mollusks. The literature describes the antitumor, antimicrobial and antiviral properties of usnic acid as well as other important activities of common interest between medicine and the environment. However, usnic acid has a low degree of water solubility, which can be a limiting factor for its use, especially in aquatic environments, since the organic solvents commonly used to solubilize this substance can have toxic effects on aquatic biota. Thus, the aim of the present study was to test the potassium salt of usnic acid (potassium usnate with regard to molluscicidal activity and toxicity to brine shrimp (Artemia salina. To obtain potassium usnate, usnic acid was extracted with diethyl ether isolated and purified from the lichen Cladonia substellata. Biological assays were performed with embryos and adult snails of B. glabrata exposed for 24 h to the usnate solution solubilized in dechlorinated water at 2.5; 5 and 10 µg/ml for embryos, 0.5; 0.9; 1;5 and 10 µg/ml for mollusks and 0.5; 1; 5; 10 µg/ml for A. salina. The lowest lethal concentration for the embryos and adult snails was 10 and 1 µg/ml, respectively. No toxicity to A. salina was found. The results show that modified usnic acid has increased solubility (100% without losing its biological activity and may be a viable alternative for the control of B. glabrata.

  15. 南极菲尔德斯半岛六种藻类和地衣植物的X荧光分析

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    沈显生; 孙立广; 张莉; 尹雪斌; 康士秀; 吴自勤; 巨新; 黄宇营

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    为了研究南极的植物与环境间的关系,探讨植物在南极环境监测中的作用。在无标样条件下,利用微束X荧光分析法对南极菲尔德斯半岛的6种藻类和地衣植物进行了元素分析.其中藻类植物有孔石莼(Ulva pertusa)、海膜(Halymenia sp.)和大型鞘丝藻(Lyngbya maijor),地衣植物有筛石蕊(Cladonia borealis)、喇叭石蕊(C.fimbriata)和松萝(Usnea sp.).研究结果发现,不同的藻类植物对各种元素的吸收能力不同,在XRF(X射线荧光)谱中,孔石莼比海膜含有更多的元素,象As、Br和Rb,Cu和Zn的含量也较高。在大型鞘丝藻中,K比Ca少,Zn的含量较高.在3种地衣植物中,其XRF谱中的元素种类组成非常相似,只是Mn、Fe、Cu和Zn等元素的相对含量有些差异。

  16. Degradation of the disease-associated prion protein by a serine protease from lichens.

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    Full Text Available The disease-associated prion protein (PrP(TSE, the probable etiological agent of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs, is resistant to degradation and can persist in the environment. Lichens, mutualistic symbioses containing fungi, algae, bacteria and occasionally cyanobacteria, are ubiquitous in the environment and have evolved unique biological activities allowing their survival in challenging ecological niches. We investigated PrP(TSE inactivation by lichens and found acetone extracts of three lichen species (Parmelia sulcata, Cladonia rangiferina and Lobaria pulmonaria have the ability to degrade prion protein (PrP from TSE-infected hamsters, mice and deer. Immunoblots measuring PrP levels and protein misfolding cyclic amplification indicated at least two logs of reductions in PrP(TSE. Degradative activity was not found in closely related lichen species or in algae or a cyanobacterium that inhabit lichens. Degradation was blocked by Pefabloc SC, a serine protease inhibitor, but not inhibitors of other proteases or enzymes. Additionally, we found that PrP levels in PrP(TSE-enriched preps or infected brain homogenates are also reduced following exposure to freshly-collected P. sulcata or an aqueous extract of the lichen. Our findings indicate that these lichen extracts efficiently degrade PrP(TSE and suggest that some lichens could have potential to inactivate TSE infectivity on the landscape or be a source for agents to degrade prions. Further work to clone and characterize the protease, assess its effect on TSE infectivity and determine which organism or organisms present in lichens produce or influence the protease activity is warranted.

  17. Plutonium concentration and 240Pu/239Pu atom ratio in biota collected from Amchitka Island, Alaska: recent measurements using ICP-SFMS

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    Three underground nuclear tests, including the Unites States' largest, were conducted on Amchitka Island, Alaska. Monitoring of the radiological environment around the island is challenging because of its remote location. In 2008, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) became responsible for the long term maintenance and surveillance of the Amchitka site. The first DOE LM environmental survey occurred in 2011 and is part of a cycle of activities that will occur every 5 years. The University of Alaska Fairbanks, a participant in the 2011 study, provided the lichen (Cladonia spp.), freshwater moss (Fontinalis neomexicanus), kelp (Eualaria fistulosa) and horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) samples from Amchitka Island and Adak Island (a control site). These samples were analyzed for 239Pu and 240Pu concentration and 240Pu/239Pu atom ratio using inductively coupled plasma sector field mass spectrometry (ICP-SFMS). Plutonium concentrations and 240Pu/239Pu atom ratios were generally consistent with previous terrestrial and marine studies in the region. The 239+240Pu levels (mBq kg−1, dry weight) ranged from 3.79 to 57.1 for lichen, 167–700 for kelp, 27.9–148 for horse mussel, and 560–573 for moss. Lichen from Adak Island had higher Pu concentrations than Amchitka Island, the difference was likely the result of the higher precipitation at Adak compared to Amchitka. The 240Pu/239Pu atom ratios were significantly higher in marine samples compared to terrestrial and freshwater samples (t-test, p 240Pu/239Pu ratios in terrestrial samples are within the range of global fallout. • Elevated 240Pu/239Pu in marine samples was characteristic of North Pacific Ocean. • Potential sources of enriched Pu to the marine environment regionally are suggested. • Pu ratios cannot by themselves explain the enriched Pu in seawater around Amchitka

  18. Brine Organisms and the Question of Habitat Specific Adaptation

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    Siegel, B. Z.; Siegel, S. M.; Speitel, Thomas; Waber, Jack; Stoecker, Roy

    1984-12-01

    Among the well-known ultrasaline terrestrial habitats, the Dead Sea in the Jordan Rift Valley and Don Juan Pond in the Upper Wright Valley represent two of the most extreme. The former is a saturated sodium chloride-magnesium sulfate brine in a hot desert, the latter a saturated calcium chloride brine in an Antarctic desert. Both Dead Sea and Don Juan water bodies themselves are limited in microflora, but the saline Don Juan algal mat and muds contain abundant nutrients and a rich and varied microbiota, including Oscillatoria, Gleocapsa, Chlorella, diatoms, Penicillium and bacteria. In such environments, the existence of an array of specific adaptations is a common, and highly reasonable, presumption, at least with respect to habitat-obligate forms. Nevertheless, many years of ongoing study in our laboratory have demonstrated that lichens (e.g. Cladonia), algae (e.g. Nostoc) and fungi (e.g. Penicillium, Aspergillus) from the humid tropics can sustain metabolism down to -40°C and growth down to -10°C in simulated Dead Sea or Don Juan (or similar) media without benefit of selection or gradual acclimation. Non-selection is suggested in fungi by higher growth rates from vegetative inocula than spores. The importance of nutrient parameters was also evident in responses to potassium and reduced nitrogen compounds. In view of the saline performance of tropical Nostoc, and its presence in the Antarctic dry valley soils, its complete absence in our Don Juan mat samples was and remains a puzzle. We suggest that adaptive capability is already resident in many terrestrial life forms not currently in extreme habitats, a possible reflection of evolutionary selection for wide spectrum environmental adaptability.

  19. ВОЗОБНОВЛЕНИЕ ШИЛОВИДНЫХ И БОКАЛЬЧАТЫХ ЛИШАЙНИКОВ ПОСЛЕ ПОЖАРОВ В ЛИСТВЕННИЧНЫХ ЛЕСАХ ЛЕСОТУНДРЫ ЗАПАДНОЙ СИБИРИ

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    Замараева, Татьяна

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    Дано описание начальной стадии возобновления лишайникового покрова на лесных лиственничных гарях багульниково-лишайниковой ассоциации после пожаров в лесотундре Западной Сибири. Эта стадия шиловидных и бокальчатых лишайников продолжается не менее сорока лет. Для нее характерны пирофитные лишайники Cladonia deformis (L.) Hoffm., C. gracilis (L.) Willd., C. coccifera (L.) Willd., C. fimbriata (L.) Fr, C. botrytes (Hagen) Willd., C. chlorophaea (Flk.) Spreng, Peltigera erumpens (Th. Tayl.) Vain....

  20. Range use and food selectivity by wild reindeer in Southern Norway

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    Year-round direct ground observations are in progress to determine the portion of active time that reindeer spend feeding in different vegetation types within the arctic-alpine ecosystem. Reindeer ranged through nine phytosociological plant communities during their annual cycle of movement in 1971. Cladonia heaths received 60 percent of the annual use and approximately 95 percent of the December-April use. Deschampsia dominated grass meadows received 14 percent of the annual use and approximately 50 percent of the early spring and late fall use. Salix and herb-dominated snowbeds received 22.5 percent of the annual use and approximately 95 percent of the early and late summer use. Bogs received 3 percent of the annual use and approximately 45 percent of the midsummer use. Grazing succession followed a gradient of altitude, and aspect related to snow conditions and phenology of key Salix and Deschampsia spp. Concentration of feeding on the relatively level and low midwinter range (1,100 m altitude), changed towards south-facing slopes and higher altitudes (1,400 m altitude) during late winter and the early spring snowmelt. A reversed movement downward toward wet areas (1,200 m altitude) relates to emergence of dwarf Salices in bogs and along riverbanks. In late summer reindeer followed the spring growth of north-facing snowbeds upward toward the edge of glaciers (1,450 m altitude). Toward winter reindeer descended eastward to their winter range. Observations of feeding rates were used as an index of food intake. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences in eating rate related to slope and aspect in late winter and spring. The X2 test showed no significant differences in eating rates between age and sex groups. Between lactating females and other herd members a ''t'' test showed significant differences at post-calving

  1. Application of the F1 Sterile Insect Technique (F1-SIT) for field host range testing of the Tortricid Episimus utilis, a candidate for classical biological control of Brazilian peppertree in Florida

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    Full text: Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), is a dioecious evergreen shrub-like tree native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, that was introduced to Florida in 1898 as an ornamental. Currently, Brazilian peppertree is distributed widely throughout central and southern Florida, and is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a 'Category 1' invasive exotic species because it is altering native plant communities. It also has exhibited invasive behaviour in California and Hawaii, as well as subtropical regions of at least 20 different countries. In 1994, several natural enemies of Brazilian peppertree were imported into a quarantine facility in Florida as candidates for classical biological control. One of the candidates was a South American leaf-rolling moth, Episimus utilis Zimmerman (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Larvae of E. utilis feed by scraping the surface of the Brazilian peppertree leaflets. As they mature, the developing larvae are capable of completely defoliating the plant. Host specificity tests are used to determine whether or not a potential biocontrol candidate is safe to release in the field. Some biologists believe that these tests often overestimate host range, which leads to the rejection of acceptable candidates. As cage testing under quarantine conditions may inhibit normal behaviour, open-field studies can provide a more realistic setting where insects can display an array of behaviours. However, open-field studies pose environmental risks in the area of introduction and are prohibited. Through the application of the F1 Sterile Insect Technique (F1-SIT), lepidopteran insects could be safely released temporarily for field host range testing. Advantages of F1-SIT include manifestation of sterility in the larvae of irradiated adults, exposure of the insect to the actual environmental conditions it will experience if approved for release, prediction of true field host range in the area of introduction

  2. Plantas úteis para revestimento do solo: II - Gramíneas de porte médio e grande

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    Full Text Available Preliminary results have been obtained on the development of 11 types of grasses with average height varying from 0.70 to 1.15 m and from 11 other types with average height from 1.30 to 5.00 m. From plots with an area of 25 m², from the collection of useful plants of the Soil Conservation Department of the Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, one sample of the plants was taken for each plot the sampled area being of 0,50 and 1.00 m², for the grasses of medium and large size, respectively. The above-ground parts of the plants were cut at the heights of 80, 26, 8, 2 and 0 cm (ground level respectively and determinations were made of the weight and volume of each portion of the plants under investigation. The results obtained are presented in tables 1 to 3. The underground parts of the grasses were studied in the same areas where the aerial parts were cut. Blocks of soil were taken with depths of 2, 8, 26 and 80 cm. The underground portions of the plants in each block were separated by the dry method, using wire screen, their weight and volume being determined (table 1 to 3. The soil particles holding capacity of each species of grass was determined by adding to the weight of the above-ground part at the lowest cut (block Aa the weight of the underground portion found at the first block (block Ba, table 2 and 3. It has been observed that among the medium sized grasses the capim chorão (Eragrostis curvula Nees var. valida Stapf, capim de boi (Setaria poiretiana Kunth, capim Araguai (Paspalum fasdculatum Willd. and capim de planta (Panicum purpurascens Raddi and among the taller grasses the capim sempre-verde (Panicum maximum Jacq. var. gongylodes, capim elefante Merker, Napier and AxB (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. as well as capim vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides Nash, seem to be more promissing for holding the soil particles and more useful for soil conservation purposes.

  3. Crescimento inicial de espécies florestais na recomposição da mata ciliar em taludes submetidos à técnica da bioengenharia de solos.

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    Francisco Sandro Rodrigues Holanda

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    Full Text Available A Bacia Hidrográfica do rio São Francisco, vem sendo submetida a fortes impactos ambientais por meio de alterações do regime hidrológico e sedimentológico, além de avançada destruição da sua mata ciliar. A vegetação ciliar possui importante função na proteção das margens dos rios promovida pela cobertura vegetal e seu sistema radicular, melhorando a agregação de um solo pouco coeso, diminuindo o arraste de partículas e, consequentemente resultando em menor taxa de erosão e assoreamento do curso d'água. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o crescimento inicial de espécies florestais em talude marginal submetido à técnica de bioengenharia de solos no rio São Francisco. A bioengenharia de solos foi composta pela cobertura longitudinal do talude com o biotêxtil (Tela Fibrax® 400BF, e em razão das variações diárias de cota do rio foram também utilizados retentores de sedimentos (Bemalonga® D40 para redução ao impacto da água na base do talude, evitando o solapamento promovido pelo fluxo e refluxo das ondas. Antes da fixação do biotêxtil, foram semeadas a lanço sementes da espécie Brachiaria decumbens para promoção de uma rápida cobertura vegetal. Em seguida foram plantadas mudas de seis espécies florestais nativas da região: aroeira vermelha (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., pau-pombo (Tapirira guianensis Aubl., mulungu (Erythrina velutina Willd., tamboril (Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vellozo Morong, canafístula (Cassia grandis L.f. e pau-ferro (Caesalpinia leiostachya (Bentham Ducke. O desenvolvimento das mudas foi analisado por meio da Taxa de Crescimento Relativo de Altura da parte aérea e Diâmetro do colo. Após 360 dias, ao final das avaliações, observou-se que o maior número de indivíduos vivos foi identificado no tratamento com bioengenharia de solos. A grande densidade e agressivo crescimento da espécie Brachiaria decumbens na área com biotêxtil, trouxe danos para o

  4. Estrutura da vegetação herbácea em paisagens ciliares no sul de Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Aline Votri Guislon

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    Full Text Available As características estruturais e ecológicas da vegetação herbácea fazem com que ela seja sensível às alterações do ambiente, atuando como indicador da qualidade ambiental. No entanto, o estudo dessa comunidade ainda é incipiente em regiões neotropicais. Este estudo descreve a florística e os aspectos fitossociológicos da vegetação herbácea terrícola na mata ciliar de sete rios, no município de Urussanga, sul do estado de Santa Catarina, além de analisar e quantificar o status do conhecimento científico relacionado às herbáceas terrícolas no Brasil. Foram levantadas 320 unidades amostrais de 4 m², nas quais todos os indivíduos foram identificados e dados relacionados aos parâmetros fitossociológicos foram coletados. A amostragem resultou em 58 táxons, 38 pertencentes às angiospermas e 20 às samambaias, distribuídos em 25 famílias botânicas. Poaceae apresentou maior riqueza, com 11 espécies. Estruturalmente, destacaram-se Goeppertia monophylla (Vell. Borchs. e S. Suárez, Blechnum brasiliense Desv. e Heliconia farinosa Raddi. A forma de vida mais frequente foi a hemicriptófita reptante. Os resultados revelam uma elevada riqueza de herbáceas terrícolas adaptadas às condições climáticas das matas ciliares, contribuindo para a diversidade da flora regional. Quanto à produção científica, foram encontrados 50 trabalhos indexados nas bases de dados eletrônicas (1990 a 2015, com destaque ao ano de 2011, que teve maior produção científica enfocando as herbáceas terrícolas. Embora com baixo número, a quantidade de indexações tende a crescer, em virtude do avanço da tecnologia de acesso às bases de dados e pela crescente adesão de periódicos em portais de busca.

  5. Assessment of attractiveness of plants as roosting sites for the melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, and oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis.

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    McQuate, Grant T; Vargas, Roger I

    2007-01-01

    pepper tree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae), ti plant, Cordyline terminate (L.) Chev.(Liliales: Liliaceae), guava and several Citrus spp. were identified as preferred roosting hosts for oriental fruit fly. Guava had not previously been identified as a preferred roosting host for melon fly. Other than for the use of panax as a roosting host, there has previously been little attention to roosting hosts for oriental fruit fly. Establishment of preferred roosting hosts as crop borders may help to improve suppression of both fruit fly species by providing sites for bait spray applications. Further research is needed to assess the use of vegetation bordering other host crops as roosting hosts, especially for oriental fruit fly. PMID:20334596

  6. Plantas lenhosas da Floresta Ombrófila Mista do Parque Municipal das Araucárias – Guarapuava (PR / Woody plants of the Mixed Ombrophylous Forest the Araucaria Municipal Park - Guarapuava (PR

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    Juliano Cordeiro

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado o levantamento florístico das espécies lenhosas da uma área de 41 ha de Floresta Ombrófila Mista (FOM do Parque Municipal das Araucárias, localizado em Guarapuava (PR com coordenadas geográficas 25º 20’ 44” e 25º 21’ 35” de latitude Sul e 51º 27’ 31” e 51º 28’ 16” de longitude Oeste. O patamar altimétrico do Parque fica em torno dos 1070 m.s.n.m., o predomínio é relevo suave ondulado e solo do tipo Latossolo Bruno Ácrico Húmico. O levantamento foi realizado de mar/04 a out/08 com média de uma visita a cada vinte dias. Foram identificadas 107 espécies, pertencentes a 77 gêneros e 41 famílias botânicas, distribuídos nas formas biológicas de microfanerófitos (n=44, mesofanerófitos (n=39, nanofanerófitos (n=15, lianas (n=8 e megafanerófito (n=1. As famílias que apresentaram maior diversidade foram: Solanaceae com 12 espécies, Myrtaceae com nove, Fabaceae com oito, Bignoniaceae com seis, Asteraceae com cinco. Estas famílias agruparam 37,4% das espécies, enquanto que as outras 38 famílias responderam por 62,6% da diversidade. Aproximadamente 60,5% das famílias são representadas por apenas uma espécie cada. Considerando o critério a frequência Allophylus edulis (A. St.-Hil., A. Juss & Cambess. Hieron. ex Niederl., Casearia decandra Jacq., Cedrela fissilis Vell., Cinnamodendron dinisii Schwacke, Jacaranda puberula Cham., Matayba elaeagnoides Radlk., Ocotea porosa (Nees & Mart. Barroso, Ocotea puberula (Rich. Nees, Ocotea pulchella (Nees Mez, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Vernonanthura discolor (Spreng. H. Rob. e Zanthoxylum rhoifolium Lam. podem ser consideradas espécies companheiras da Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol. Kuntze na florística da FOM. Os dados quanto ao total de espécies da FOM ainda são incompletos. Faz-se necessário que levantamentos sejam direcionados aos escassos remanescentes que restam e que o critério amostral estenda-se sobre todas as formas biol

  7. Problemas associados ao uso de plantas medicinais comercializadas no Mercadão de Madureira, município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Problems associated with the use of medicinal plants commercialized in "Mercadão de Madureira", Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil

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    Full Text Available O uso de plantas medicinais pela população brasileira é prática tradicional, sendo muitas vezes o único recurso utilizado na atenção básica de saúde. O uso terapêutico dessas plantas envolve várias etapas da cadeia produtiva, sendo a procedência, coleta, secagem, armazenamento, comércio, modo de preparo pelo usuário e uso. O objetivo desse trabalho documental, de caráter exploratório, foi levantar a produção científica existente sobre os problemas associados a cada uma dessas etapas e discutir as questões relacionadas à carência de estudos para comprovar a eficácia farmacológica e a ausência de riscos toxicológicos, bem como a prática de autodiagnóstico. As vinte plantas mais comercializadas em grande mercado do município do Rio de Janeiro em agosto de 2007 serviram de base para o levantamento documental do presente estudo. Dessas, seis apresentaram propriedades tóxicas comprovadas dependendo do preparo e uso, a arnica (Solidago chilensis Meyen, aroeira (Shinus terebinthifolius Raddi., arruda (Ruta graveolens L., babosa (Aloe vera L., confrei (Symphytum officinale L. e poejo (Mentha pulegium Lam. & DC.. A Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária aponta contra indicações para boldo-do-Chile (Peumus boldus Molina, chapéu-de-couro (Echinodorus macrophyllus Micheli, erva-cidreira (Lippia alba N.E.Br., erva-de-bicho (Polygonum spp., espinheira-santa (Maytenus spp., picão (Bidens pilosa L., poejo (Mentha pulegium Lam. e tanchagem (Plantago major L.. O abajerú, arnica, boldo-do-Chile, confrei, erva-de-bicho e espinheira-santa tiveram relato de problemas de identificação na coleta e comercialização frente a outras morfologicamente semelhantes. Plantas cultivadas e silvestres apresentam variabilidade de princípios ativos influenciados por fatores ambientais e genéticos, como chapéu-de-couro (Echinodorus macrophyllus Micheli, erva-cidreira (Lippia alba N.E.Br. e erva-de-bicho (Polygonum spp.. A contaminação e

  8. Radiological investigations at the "Taiga" nuclear explosion site, part II: man-made γ-ray emitting radionuclides in the ground and the resultant kerma rate in air.

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    Ramzaev, V; Repin, V; Medvedev, A; Khramtsov, E; Timofeeva, M; Yakovlev, V

    2012-07-01

    Samples of soil and epigeic lichens were collected from the "Taiga" peaceful nuclear explosion site (61.30°N 56.60°E, the Perm region, Russia) in 2009 and analyzed using high resolution γ-ray spectrometry. For soil samples obtained at six different plots, two products of fission ((137)Cs and (155)Eu), five products of neutron activation ((60)Co, (94)Nb, (152)Eu, (154)Eu, (207)Bi) and (241)Am have been identified and quantified. The maximal activity concentrations of (60)Co, (137)Cs, and (241)Am for the soils samples were measured as 1650, 7100, and 6800 Bq kg(-1) (d.w.), respectively. The deposit of (137)Cs for the top 20 cm of soil on the tested plots at the "Taiga" site ranged from 30 to 1020 kBq m(-2); the maximal value greatly (by almost 3 orders of magnitude) exceeded the regional background (from global fallout) level of 1.4 kBq m(-2). (137)Cs contributes approximately 57% of the total ground inventory of the man-made γ-ray emitters for the six plots tested at the "Taiga" site. The other major radionuclides -(241)Am and (60)Co, constitute around 40%. Such radionuclides as (60)Co, (137)Cs, (241)Am, and (207)Bi have also been determined for the epigeic lichens (genera Cladonia) that colonized certain areas at the ground lip produced by the "Taiga" explosion. Maximal activity concentrations (up to 80 Bq kg(-1) for (60)Co, 580 Bq kg(-1) for (137)Cs, 200 Bq kg(-1) for (241)Am, and 5 Bq kg(-1) for (207)Bi; all are given in terms of d.w.) have been detected for the lower dead section of the organisms. The air kerma rates associated with the anthropogenic sources of gamma radiation have been calculated using the data obtained from the laboratory analysis. For the six plots tested, the kerma rates ranged from 50 to 1200 nGy h(-1); on average, 51% of the dose can be attributed to (137)Cs and 45% to (60)Co. These estimates agree reasonably well with the results of the in situ measurements made during our field survey of the "Taiga" site in August

  9. Индикаторы антропогенной нагрузки на природно-территориальные комплексы нефтегазоконденсатных месторождений Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа

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    Опекунова, М.; Опекунов, А.; Кукушкин, С.; Арестова, И.

    2007-01-01

    Изучено состояние природно-территориальных комплексов в районах нефтегазовых месторождений ЯмалоНенецкого автономного округа. Определено содержание тяжелых металлов (Cu, Zn, Ni, Со, Pb, Mn, Cd, Hg, Ba, V, Cr), мышьяка, нефтяных углеводородов (НУ), полициклических ароматических углеводородов и полихлорированных бифенилов в воде, донных отложениях, почвах и растениях багульнике (Ledum decumbens (Ait.) Lodd. ex Steud.), лишайнике (Cladonia alpestris (L.) Rubh), лиственнице (Larix sibirica L.) и ...

  10. Discrimination of lichen genera and species using element concentrations

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    Bennett, J.P.

    2008-01-01

    The importance of organic chemistry in the classification of lichens is well established, but inorganic chemistry has been largely overlooked. Six lichen species were studied over a period of 23 years that were growing in 11 protected areas of the northern Great Lakes ecoregion, which were not greatly influenced by anthropogenic particulates or gaseous air pollutants. The elemental data from these studies were aggregated in order to test the hypothesis that differences among species in tissue element concentrations were large enough to discriminate between taxa faithfully. Concentrations of 16 chemical elements that were found in tissue samples from Cladonia rangiferina, Evernia mesomorpha, Flavopunctelia flaventior, Hypogymnia physodes, Parmelia sulcata, and Punctelia rudecta were analyzed statistically using multivariate discriminant functions and CART analyses, as well as t-tests. Genera and species were clearly separated in element space, and elemental discriminant functions were able to classify 91-100 of the samples correctly into species. At the broadest level, a Zn concentration of 51 ppm in tissues of four of the lichen species effectively discriminated foliose from fruticose species. Similarly, a S concentration of 680 ppm discriminated C. rangiferina and E. mesomorpha, and a Ca concentration of 10 436 ppm discriminated H. physodes from P. sulcata. For the three parmelioid species, a Ca concentration >32 837 ppm discriminated Punctelia rudecta from the other two species, while a Zn concentration of 56 ppm discriminated Parmelia sulcata from F. flaventior. Foliose species also had higher concentrations than did fruticose species of all elements except Na. Elemental signatures for each of the six species were developed using standardized means. Twenty-four mechanisms explaining the differences among species are summarized. Finally, the relationships of four species based on element concentrations, using additive-trees clustering of a Euclidean

  11. Terrestrial lichen response to partial cutting in lodgepole pine forests on caribou winter range in west-central British Columbia

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    Michaela J. Waterhouse

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In west-central British Columbia, terrestrial lichens located in older, lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta forests are important winter forage for woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou. Clearcut harvesting effectively removes winter forage habitat for decades, so management approaches based on partial cutting were designed to maintain continuous lichen-bearing habitat for caribou. This study tested a group selection system, based on removal of 33% of the forest every 80 years in small openings (15 m diameter, and two irregular shelterwood treatments (whole-tree and stem-only harvesting methods where 50% of the stand area is cut every 70 years in 20 to 30 m diameter openings. The abundance of common terrestrial lichens among the partial cutting and no-harvest treatments was compared across five replicate blocks, pre-harvest (1995 and post-harvest (1998, 2000 and 2004. The initial loss of preferred forage lichens (Cladonia, Cladina, Cetraria and Stereocaulon was similar among harvesting treatments, but there was greater reduction in these lichens in the openings than in the residual forest. After eight years, forage lichens in the group selection treatment recovered to pre-harvest amounts, while lichen in the shelterwood treatments steadily increased from 49 to 57% in 1998 to about 70% of pre-harvest amounts in 2004. Although not part of the randomized block design, there was substantially less lichen in three adjacent clearcut blocks than in the partial cuts. Regression analysis pre- and post-harvest indicated that increased cover of trees, shrubs, herbs, woody debris and logging slash corresponded with decreased forage lichen abundance. In the short-term, forestry activities that minimize inputs of woody debris, control herb and shrub development, and moderate the changes in light and temperatures associated with canopy removal will lessen the impact on lichen. Implementation of stand level prescriptions is only one aspect of caribou habitat

  12. Aspects of the ecology of mat-forming lichens

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    Full Text Available Lichen species in the genera Cladonia (subgenus Cladina, Cetraria, Stereocaulon and Alectoria are important vegetation components on well-drained terrain and on elevated micro-sites in peatlands in boreal-Arctic regions. These lichens often form closed mats, the component thalli in which grow vertically upwards at the apices and die off in the older basal regions; they are therefore only loosely attached to the underlying soil. This growth habit is relatively unusual in lichens being found in <0.5% of known species. It might facilitate internal nutrienr recycling and higher growth rates and, together with the production of allelochemicals, it might underlie the considerable ecological success of mat-forming lichens; experiments to critically assess the importance of these processes are required. Mat-forming lichens can constitute in excess of 60% of the winter food intake of caribou and reindeer. Accordingly there is a pressing need for data on lichen growth rates, measured as mass increment, in order to help determine the carrying capacity of winter ranges for rhese herbivores and to better predict recovery rates following grazing. Trampling during the snow-free season fragments lichen thalli; mat-forming lichens regenerate very successfully from thallus fragments provided trampling does nor re-occur. Frequent recurrence of trampling creates disturbed habitats from which lichens will rapidly become eliminated consistent with J.P. Grime's CSR strategy theory. Such damage to lichen ground cover has occurred where reindeer or caribou are unable to migrate away from their winter range such as on small islands or where political boundaries have been fenced; it can also occur on summer range that contains a significant lichen component and on winter range where numbers of migrarory animals become excessive. Species of Stereocaulon, and other genera that contain cyanobacteria (most notably Peltigera and Nephroma, are among the principal agents of

  13. 乌鲁木齐南部山区森林生态系统树生地衣群落结构%Corticolous Lichen Community Structure in a Forest Ecosystem in the Southern Mountains of Urumqi

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 热衣木·马木提; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2009-01-01

    为了探明乌鲁木齐南部山区树生地衣种类及其群落结构特征,应用多元分析中的主成分分析及聚类分析方法,对分布在乌鲁木齐南部山区森林生态系统中的树生地衣植物群落进行数量分类,并对其群落结构的物种多样性、相似性和均匀度等群落参数进行了比较系统的研究.结果表明,分布在乌鲁小齐南部山区的树生地衣共有39种.隶属于5目13科26属.根据多元分析结果,将该地区的树生地衣划分为3种类型:(1)小茶渍(Lecanora hageni(Ach.)Ach.)+蜈蚣衣(Physcia stellaris(L.)Nyl.)+柳茶渍(L.saligna(Schrad.)Zahlbr.)群落:(2)斑面蜈蚣衣(Physcia aipolia(Humb.)Furm.)+对开蜈蚣衣(Ph.dimidiata(Am.)Nyl.)+喇叭石蕊(Cladonia pyxidata(L.)Hoffm.)群落:(3)拟石黄衣(Xanthoria fallax(Hepp)Arnold.)+丽石黄衣(X.elegans(Link.)Th.Fr.)群落.群落3的多样性指数最大,为1.509,其次为群落2,其多样性指数为1.109,群落1的多样性指数最低,为1.088.同时,研究发现海拔高度和树种是影响乌鲁木齐南部山区森林生态系统树生地衣结构的两个重要因素.报44,578-586.

  14. Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus feeding on lichens and mushrooms: traditional ecological knowledge among reindeer-herding Sami in northern Sweden

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    Berit Inga

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The study was performed in four reindeer-herding districts (Sami villages in northern Sweden. Reindeer herding Sami, born in 1950 or earlier, were interviewed about reindeer foraging behaviour on lichens and mushrooms, especially relating to non-summer grazing habits, and about characteristics of a good winter feeding ground. The informants claimed that lichens are preferably grazed in the wintertime, but that they also may be eaten in the summertime when the weather is cold and humid. Mushrooms were chosen in the autumn months August and September, but according to some informants mushrooms may also be eaten during late autumn (from Oct. when frozen and under the snow. The reindeer herders had different names for lichens, which in general terms describe their appearance and habitat. For mushrooms they only used one Sami name. Ground lichens preferred by reindeer are Cladonia species, while the nitrogen-fixing lichen species such as Nephroma arcticum and Stereocaulon pascale were said not to be preferred by the reindeer. Snow conditions are very important, and the less snow (and the softer it is, the better. Habitats where reindeer herders know from experience that snow conditions tend to be problematic, e.g. in moist and open areas with small trees, are used early in the winter (Oct.–Jan., before too much snow has accumulated. A good winter grazing area should have lichens. It is preferably a dry pine (Pinus sylvestris forest heath with large, old and wide-crowned trees to shelter the ground from snow and thereby ease the cratering by reindeer. Abstract in Swedish / Sammanfattning: Renens (Rangifer tarandus tarandus bete av lavar och svampar: Traditionell ekologisk kunskap bland renskötande samer i norra Sverige Studien genomfördes i fyra renskötseldistrikt (samebyar i norra Sverige. Totalt 22 renskötande samer, födda 1950 eller tidigare, blev intervjuade om renens betande av lavar och svampar, renens vinterbete och om vad som karakt

  15. Quantitative Classification of Epiphytic Lichen Communities in Tumur Peak National Natural Reserve%新疆托木尔峰国家级自然保护区树附生地衣群落数量分类1)

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

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    在托木尔峰国家级自然保护区(海拔2200~3000 m)设置25个20 m×20 m的样地,调查样地内树附生地衣种类、地衣盖度和生境指标。以地衣种盖度为指标,应用除趋势对应分析法( DCA)和双向指示种分析法( TWINSPAN)对树附生地衣群落进行数量分类。根据数量分类结果并综合生境特征,将保护区树附生地衣划分为4个群落类型。群落A:茎口果粉衣( Chaenotheca stemonea ( Ach.) Muell)+黑蜈蚣衣( Phaeophyscia nigricans ( Flk.) Moberg)+枪石蕊群落(Cladonia coniocraea (Floerke) Spreng.);群落B:黄烛衣(Candelaria concolor (Dicks.) Stein.)+粉粒树花( Ramalina pollinaria ( Westr.) Ach).+中国树花( R.sinensis Jatta.);群落C:柯贝尔副茶渍( Lecania koerberi-ana Lahm.)+金黄茶渍( Candelariella aurella ( Hoffm.) Zahlbr.)+粗糙猫耳衣( Lepot gium brebisonii Mont.apud Webb.);群落D:斑面蜈蚣衣( Physcia aiop lia ( Humb.) Furnr.)+类锈橙衣( Caloplaca ferrugineoides ( H.Magn))+污白雪花衣( Anophychia ulto hir coied s ( Vain.) Vain.)。群落B和群落C的相似性最高,相似性系数为0.918;群落C和群落D的相似性系数为0.649;群落A与群落D相似性系数最低,相似性系数为0.264。树附生地衣的分布与海拔的关系较密切,高海拔和低海拔地带树附生地衣群落物种组成具有显著性差异。%We set 25 quadrats of 20 m×20 m at different altitudes along an altitudinal gradient of 2 200-3 000 m in Tumur Peak National Natural Reserve in Xinjiang .We identified lichen species in each quadrat and measured the lichen coverage of the quadrat combined with several environmental indices .We used the detrended correspondence analysis ( DCA) and two-way indicator species analysis (TWINSPAN)methods to classify the epiphytic lichens communities

  16. Impact of biocrust succession on water retention and repellency on open-cast lignite mining sites under reclamation in Lower Lusatia, NE-Germany

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    Gypser, Stella; Fischer, Thomas; Lange, Philipp; Veste, Maik

    2016-04-01

    Mining activities can strongly affect ecosystem properties by destruction of naturally developed soils and removal of vegetation. The unstructured substrates show high bulk densities, compaction, low water infiltration rates, reduced water holding capacities and higher susceptibility to wind and water erosion. In the initial stage of the ecosystem development, the post-mining sites are open areas without or with a low cover of higher vegetation. It is well-known that biocrusts are able to colonize the soil surface under such extreme conditions without human support and affect soil hydrological processes such as water infiltration, run-off or re-distribution. Investigations were conducted on two former lignite open-cast mining sites, an artificial sand dune on the reclaimed watershed Welzow "Neuer Lugteich" and a reforestation area in Schlabendorf (Brandenburg, north-east Germany). The aim was to relate the hydrological characteristics of the topsoil to successional stages of biological soil crusts on reclaimed soils and their influence on repellency index and water holding capacity compared to pure mining substrate. Our study emphasized the influence of changing successional stages and species composition of biological soil crusts, forming a small-scale crust pattern, on water repellency and retention on sandy soils in temperate climate. Different successional stages of soil crusts were identified from initial scattered green algae crusts, dominated by Zygogonium spec. and Ulothrix spec., and more developed soil crusts containing mosses such as Ceratodon purpureus and Polytrichum piliferum. Lichens of the Genus Cladonia were more pronouncedly contributed to biocrusts at later and mature stages of development. The repellency index on the one hand increased due to the cross-linking of sand particles by the filamentous green algae Zygogonium spec. which resulted in clogging of pores, and on the other hand decreased with the occurrence of moss plants due to absorption

  17. Characteristics of saxicolous lichen communities in Altay Two-River Source Natural Reserve in Xinjiang%新疆阿尔泰山两河源自然保护区岩面生地衣群落特征的研究

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿迪力江·阿不都拉; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2015-01-01

    采用主成分分析对新疆阿尔泰山两河源自然保护区的岩面生地衣进行数量分类并对地衣群落结构、物种多样性、相似性和均匀度等参数进行了比较系统的研究.结果表明:阿尔泰山两河源自然保护区的岩面生地衣共计106种,隶属于5目、20科、35属.其中,茶渍目地衣种类最多,共有15科、26属、81种,分别占科属和种总数的75%、74.28%、74.41%,是该地区的优势目.根据多元分析和生境的综合特征,该地区的岩面生地衣被划分为6个群落:群落1:聚盘微孢衣Acarospora glypholecioidesH.Magn.+疣微孢衣A.verruculosa H.Magn.+粉盘平茶渍Aspicilia alphaplaca(Wahlenb.) Poelt群落.群落2:赭色茶渍Lecanora umbrina (Ach.) A.Massal.+多形茶渍L.polytropa(Ehrh.)+孢氏平茶渍Aspicilia bohlinii(Magn.) Wei群落.群落3:霍夫曼平茶渍Aspicilia hoffmanii(Ach.) Flagey+白边平茶渍A.sublaqueata(H.Magn.)Wei.+亚球微孢衣Acarospora jenisejensis H.Magn.群落.群落4:尖石蕊Cladonia acuminate (Ach.) Norm.+网脊石耳Umbilicaria decussata (Vill.) Zahlbr.+灰色大孢蜈蚣衣Physconia grisea(Lam.)Poelt群落.群落5:不等瓶口衣Verrucaria iaequalis H.Magn.+石橙衣Caloplaca saxicola(Hoffm.)Nordin+地图衣Rhizocarpon geographicum (L.) DC.群落.群落6:粉芽石黄衣Xanthoria sorediata (Vain) Poelt.+丽石黄衣X.elegans (Link.) Th.Fr.+双孢灰地图衣Rhizocarpon disporum (Hepp.) Muell.Arg.群落.群落1的Simpson和Shannon-Weiner多样性指数、Odum和Menhinnick丰富度指数最高,其次为群落5和群落6.群落相似性方面,群落5和群落6的相似性最高为0.845,其次为群落3和群落4的相似性为0.742;而群落2和群落6的相似性最低为0.217.

  18. Cesium-137 as a tracer of soil turbation: example of the taiga landscapes of the Western Siberia, Russia

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    Usacheva, Anna A.; Semenkov, Ivan N. [The Organization of Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of geology of ore deposits, petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, 119017, Moscow (Russian Federation)

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    (130 - 150 Bq*km{sup -1}) to sedge-sphagnum and shrub-polytric (75 - 95 Bq*km{sup -1}) and lichens - Cladonia sp. and Cetraria sp. (50 Bq*km{sup -1}). Accumulation of {sup 137}Cs in topsoil is typical for the studied soil cross-over. But this feature is broken due to organic matter movement to subsoil by cryoturbations and windfalls in case this organic matter was contaminated by cesium-137. Cesium-137 activity does not exceed 3.5 Bq*kg{sup -1} in soil turbations. It is found only in soil turbations, which rich in organic matter. The identified activity levels correspond to the theoretical values that are observed in the buried organic material. Cesium-137 detection is possible in turbation formed after the middle of the XX century. It allows identification of current soil turbation. (authors)

  19. Environmental monitoring program for the Ormen Lange Onshore Processing Plant and the Reserve Power Plant at Nyhamna, Gossa. Monitoring of vegetation and soil: re-analyses and establishment of new monitoring plots in 2010.; Miljoeovervaakingsprogram for Ormen Lange landanlegg og Reservegasskraftverk paa Nyhamna, Gossa. Overvaaking av vegetasjon og jord: gjenanalyser og nyetablering av overvaakingsfelter i 2010

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    Aarrestad, P.A.; Bakkestuen, V.; Stabbetorp, O.E.; Myklebost, Heidi

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    conducted for three distinct habitats: wet oligotrophic heathland, and hummocks and lawns on raised bogs. The site in hummocks was established in 2010, whereas the other sites were re-analyzed with the same methods as in 2008. The parameters are monitored within delimited plots. The vegetation is monitored in permanently marked plots (0.5m x 0.5m), ten for each vegetation type at each site, in total 60 plots. In each plot the abundance of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens are recorded, as well as the cover of the vegetation layers. Plant growth is measured in each site for 20 individuals of Betula nana, Calluna vulgaris, and Sphagnum capillifolium. Five samples of each of Racomitrium lanuginosum, Sphagnum capillifolium and Cladonia arbuscula from each site are collected and analyzed for plant nutrient content and the heavy metals copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn). Ten soil samples are collected from each habitat at each site and analyzed for ph, Kjeldahl nitrogen, exchangeable elements, cation exchange capacity, and base saturation, a total of 30 samples from each site. The heavy metals Cu, Ni, Hg, Pb, and Zn are measured in samples of peat mud, 10 samples from each site. Peat water is analyzed for chemical nutrients and heavy metals, 10 samples from each site. The chemical analyses are conducted at the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and NILU. There is still no indication that any pollution has affected the species composition of the vegetation. The vegetation is stable at both sites, both in wet heathland and in lawns on raised bogs. A few species occurring at low frequency in 2008 were not recorded in 2010, and some previously unrecorded species were found. This is normal for re-analyses of vegetation. There were significant differences in plant growth for Betula nana and Calluna vulgaris between the two sites, with highest growth rate at Aukra. This is most likely due to better climatic. (Author)

  20. Floor lichens species distribution characteristics in Altay Two River Sources Natural Reserve in Xinjiang,China%阿尔泰山两河源自然保护区地面生地衣群落物种分布特征

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    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

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    The floor lichens species in the Altay Two River Sources Natural Reserve were divided into four different communities based on the species coverage in the 20 different sampling sites.The communities were named according to the dominant floor lichen species and cluster and principal component analysis (PCA)methods were used to ana-lyze and divided communities.Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA)was used to analyze the correlation of floor lichen species with environments.According to the result of multivariate analysis and universal characteristics of habi-tat,the floor lichens community in forest ecosystem in Altay Two River Sources Natural Reserve can be generalized four types:(1)Peltigera leucophlebia + Cladonia sulphurina +C .chlorophaea community;(2)Stereocaulon to-mentosum + Pneopolydatata + P .nigripunctata community;(3 )Leptogium saturninum + Cladina mitis +Pneopolydotata membranacea community ;(4)Cetraria nivalis + C .borealis + Paphthosa community.The re-sults reflected a certain correlation of the distribution of floor lichen species with different altitude,canopy density,soil humidity,soil pH and shrub coverage in the study area.%用聚类分析和主成分分析法对阿尔泰山两河源自然保护区地面生地衣群落进行划分;根据优势地衣种类进行群落命名。应用典范对应分析法探讨了地面生地衣种类分布与环境间的关系。结果表明:阿尔泰山两河源自然保护区地面生地衣可分为以下4个群落:白腹地卷+硫石蕊+喇叭粉石蕊群落;茸珊瑚枝+长根地卷+黑瘿地卷群落;土星猫耳衣+软鹿蕊+膜地卷群落;雪岛衣+北方石蕊+绿皮地卷群落。各群落中的地面生地衣种类与盖度,在一定程度上反映了地面生地衣在阿尔泰山两河源保护区分布格局与环境的关系。典范对应分析结果表明,阿尔泰山地面生地衣群落物种分布受到土壤湿度、土壤 pH、海拔高度、林冠层郁闭度

  1. Cesium-137 as a tracer of soil turbation: example of the taiga landscapes of the Western Siberia, Russia

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    -polytric (75 - 95 Bq*km-1) and lichens - Cladonia sp. and Cetraria sp. (50 Bq*km-1). Accumulation of 137Cs in topsoil is typical for the studied soil cross-over. But this feature is broken due to organic matter movement to subsoil by cryoturbations and windfalls in case this organic matter was contaminated by cesium-137. Cesium-137 activity does not exceed 3.5 Bq*kg-1 in soil turbations. It is found only in soil turbations, which rich in organic matter. The identified activity levels correspond to the theoretical values that are observed in the buried organic material. Cesium-137 detection is possible in turbation formed after the middle of the XX century. It allows identification of current soil turbation. (authors)

  2. 137Cs in forest ecosystems in Estonia

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    Full text: In the recently published 'Europe's Environment' (1995) one can find the map on 137Cs cumulative deposition in Europe after the Chernobyl accident (source: De Corte et al., 1990). On this map most of the Eastern Europe including Baltic Sea region is practically uncovered. In this reason we decided to present data on accumulation of 137Cs in the forest ecosystems in Estonia. Field sampling for current study has been conducted in 1986 - 1994. 137Cs concentrations were measured in different compartments of model trees, ground vegetation layers, debris and topsoil. The amount of 137Cs varied from 1.9 kBq/m2 in continental Estonia to 28.8 kBq/m2 in north-eastern Ne part of Estonia. The results obtained correspond to data presented in Wahlstroem et al., (1992) for Finland. According to the 'Europe's Environment' criteria northeastern Estonia belongs to the third cumulative deposition zone (10 to 32 kBq/m2). In Estonia the total deposition of 137Cs varies in the range from practically zero to 3.9 kBq/m2 . The calculations of Realo et al. (1994) back to May 1, 1986 gave figures from 0 to 21 kBq/m2. In macro lichens Cetraria, Cladina, Cladonia the rapid changes in 137Cs concentrations were observed: 0.06 - 0.18 kBq/kg in 1982-85, 0.93 - 6.23 kBq/kg in 1986-87, 0.27 -4.26 kBq/kg in 1988-89, 0.05 - 1.46 kBq/kg in 1990-91 and, finally, 0.03 - 0.46 kBq/kg in 1993-94. At the end of the observation period average value of the 137Cs concentrations was the same as maximum before the CRA and decline of the concentrations was 4 times during six years. Average concentrations of 137Cs in two common forest mosses Pleurozium shreberi and Hylocomium splendens was 0.43 kBq/kg of dry matter and in forest debris 0.38 kBq/kg. In 1986 the highest concentration in mushrooms - 16.6 kBq/kg was found in Lactarius sp. (Martin, L., et al., 1991). In 1991 samples of 41 different mushroom species from 63 sample sites mostly in Scots pine stands were analyzed. The highest concentration of

  3. Environmental monitoring program for the Ormen Lange Onshore Processing Plant and the Reserve Power Plant at Nyhamna, Gossa. Monitoring of vegetation and soil: re-analyses and establishment of new monitoring plots in 2010

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    conducted for three distinct habitats: wet oligotrophic heathland, and hummocks and lawns on raised bogs. The site in hummocks was established in 2010, whereas the other sites were re-analyzed with the same methods as in 2008. The parameters are monitored within delimited plots. The vegetation is monitored in permanently marked plots (0.5m x 0.5m), ten for each vegetation type at each site, in total 60 plots. In each plot the abundance of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens are recorded, as well as the cover of the vegetation layers. Plant growth is measured in each site for 20 individuals of Betula nana, Calluna vulgaris, and Sphagnum capillifolium. Five samples of each of Racomitrium lanuginosum, Sphagnum capillifolium and Cladonia arbuscula from each site are collected and analyzed for plant nutrient content and the heavy metals copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn). Ten soil samples are collected from each habitat at each site and analyzed for ph, Kjeldahl nitrogen, exchangeable elements, cation exchange capacity, and base saturation, a total of 30 samples from each site. The heavy metals Cu, Ni, Hg, Pb, and Zn are measured in samples of peat mud, 10 samples from each site. Peat water is analyzed for chemical nutrients and heavy metals, 10 samples from each site. The chemical analyses are conducted at the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and NILU. There is still no indication that any pollution has affected the species composition of the vegetation. The vegetation is stable at both sites, both in wet heathland and in lawns on raised bogs. A few species occurring at low frequency in 2008 were not recorded in 2010, and some previously unrecorded species were found. This is normal for re-analyses of vegetation. There were significant differences in plant growth for Betula nana and Calluna vulgaris between the two sites, with highest growth rate at Aukra. This is most likely due to better climatic. (Author)

  4. Long-term CO2 exchange at ICOS supersite in Northern Finland

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    Aurela, Mika; Laurila, Tuomas; Lohila, Annalea; Hatakka, Juha; Tuovinen, Juha-Pekka; Penttilä, Timo; Pumpanen, Jukka

    2013-04-01

    The ICOS ecosystem station of Sodankylä is situated in northern Finland (67°21'N, 26°38'E), 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Research Center of Finnish Meteorological Institute offers excellent facilities for the long-term measurements in harsh high-latitude conditions and provides extensive set of supporting environmental measurements. The eddy covariance measurements of CO2 exchange over a Scots pine forest have been running since January 2000 as a part of various EU projects (LAPP, Carboeuroflux, Carboeurope-IP). Presently this station belongs to one of the supersites in the ICOS. Due to the cool and short summer the annual NEE is typically relatively small in most ecosystems at these latitudes. At Sodankylä forest the annual NEE varies from being a sink to being a source of CO2. On the average, the ecosystem has actually acted as a net source of carbon during the recent decade. The tree inventory conducted in the forest, however, suggests that the trees are growing and thus accumulating carbon. In order to understand this discrepancy we have initiated some new studies in the area. One suggested reason for the imbalance is the growth of the reindeer population since 1950s, which has resulted in the disappearance of the thick lichen (Cladonia spp.) cover from the ground. We estimated the influence of this lichen carpet on the soil respiration by installing automatic soil chambers on grazed and ungrazed forest floor on the area which has been partly fenced since 1950s. We also analyzed soil samples from both sides of this fence in order to compare soil carbon content with and without the insulating lichen cover. We have conducted similar soil C survey at the actual flux measurement site twice, in 2004 and 2011, in order to assess the long-term carbon loss from the soil. One possible error source of the flux measurements is the limited fetch of the EC measurements in certain wind directions. In east, the measurement forest is bounded by a peatland

  5. Hydraulic and nutritional feedback controls surface patchiness of biological soil crusts at a post-mining site.

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    Fischer, Thomas; Gypser, Stella; Subbotina, Maria; Veste, Maik

    2015-04-01

    In a recultivation area located in Brandenburg, Germany, five types of biocrusts (initial BSC1, developed BSC2 and BSC3, mosses, lichens) and non-crusted mineral substrate were sampled on tertiary sand deposited in 1985-1986 to investigate hydrologic properties of crust patches. It was the aim of the study to demonstrate that (I) two types of BSC with alternative nutritional and hydraulic feedback modes co-exist in one area and that (II) these feedback modes are synergic. The sites to sample were selected by expertise, trying to represent mixed sites dominated by mosses, by lichens, and by visually in the field observable surface properties (colour and crust thickness) for the non-crusted substrate and BSC1 to 3. The non-crusted samples contained minor incrustations of the lichen Placynthiella oligotropha, young leaflets of the moss Ceratodon purpureus, as well as very sparsely present individuals of the green algae Ulothrix spec., Zygogonium spec. and Haematococcus spec. The sample BSC1 was not entirely covered with microphytes, crust patches were smooth, and P. oligotropha was observed to develop on residues of C. purpureus and on unspecified organic detritus. BSC2 covered the surface entirely and was dominated by P. oligotropha and by Zygogonium spec. The sample BSC3 consisted of pad-like patches predominantly growing on organic residues. The moss sample was dominated by C. purpureus and Zygogonium spec. growing between the moss stemlets directly on the mineral surface, the lichen sample was dominated by Cladonia subulata with sparsely scattered individuals of C. purpureus. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed that BSC2 was floristically and chemically most similar to the moss crust, whereas BSC3 was floristically and chemically most similar to the lichen crust. Crust biomass was lowest in the non-crusted substrate, increased to the initial BSC1 and peaked in the developed BSC2, BSC3, the lichens and the mosses. Water infiltration was highest on the substrate

  6. Development and hydrology of biological soil crusts -- first results from a surface inoculation experiment

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    Mykhailova, Larysa; Raab, Thomas; Gypser, Stella; Fischer, Thomas

    2016-04-01

    Representing a set of various micro-biocoenoses, biocrusts often reside in adjacent patches, which not necessarily relate to structural elements of the habitat, like (micro-) topography or vegetational patterns. Such biocrust patches may become more stable through the formation of mutually dependent ecohydrological regimes. For example, algal patches inhibiting infiltration and generating runoff alternate with runoff-receiving moss patches possessing high water holding capacities. Here, we preliminarily report on a lysimeter field experiment where natural biocrust isolates were used for surface inoculation to (I) prove stochastic vs. deterministic biocrust development and (II) to quantitatively relate biocrust development to soil hydrology. Lysimeter sand was collected from 3-4 m below surface at natural dune outcrops in south-eastern Brandenburg, Germany (Glashütte (GLA) and Neuer Lugteich (LUG)), where biocrust samples were collected at the respective dune bases. The lysimeters were designed to prevent runoff. In a completely randomized full-factorial design, three factors were considered. (A) Inocolum in three treatments (bare control, mosses, algae), (B) mineral substrate texture in two treatments (GLA: 55% and LUG: 79% particles >630 μm), and (C) surface compaction in two treatments (control, 41.5 kN m‑2 for 30 seconds). The samples were kept dry and re-moistened to -60 hPa two days before inoculation. After a species inventory, the inoculate was isolated by gently washing off sand particles from the biocrust samples. Algal/lichen crusts were dominated by Zygogonium ericetorum and Cladonia sp. at both sites. All moss crusts were dominated by Polytrichum piliferum and Ceratodon purpureus, whereas Brachythecium albicans was present at GLA only. 20 g of homogenized moist inoculate were spread over the surface of each lysimeter (Ø 19 cm, 22 cm depth). We performed autochthonous inoculation, i.e. biocrust isolates collected from GLA were used for inoculation

  7. Biodiversity impact of the aeolian periglacial geomorphologic evolution of the Fontainebleau Massif (France)

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    Thiry, M.; Liron, M. N.

    2009-04-01

    species among them 1350 flowering plants, some 460 mosses, about 500 algae, 675 lichens, 2.700 fungus, plus the insects, the birds, the mammals and batrachians (Testut et al., 1998). This exceptional biodiversity has been recognized in 1998 by the creation of a reserve of "Man and Biosphere" under the aegis of UNESCO. The "platières" landscapes are of special interest for biodiversity. The acidic soils on the sandstone "platières" are mainly covered by Atlantic moors. The dry moors with Calluna vulgaris and Erica cinerea relate to the Ulici-Ericion cinereae and the wet peaty moors are linked to the Ulici-Ericion tetralicis (Habitats 31.11 and 31.2 of the Corine Biotope Code). These dry and peaty moors interweave in a complex patchwork depending on the local, even metric scale, topography and soil moisture. The main interest in the flora of the "platières" lies in the vegetation of the network of pools, which develop in the sandstone depressions (Liron & Thiry, 2005). These wet zones include seven Natural Habitats of Community interest and nearly twenty protected plants species. The temporary ponds (Habitat 22.31 of the Corine Biotope Code), with an irregular hydraulic regime, favor a suite of annual plants, outstanding "intermittent" species, such as the endemic Franco-Iberian Ranunculus nodiflorus. In the acidic and oligotrophic waters of the permanent pools develop Utricularia australis along with Potamogeton polygonifolius. The peaty zones are valuable for their bryophyte biodiversity. For example thirteen species of Sphagnum (30 % of the European flora) have been recorded including Sphagnum magellanicum which is a rare species in the lowlands. There is also a wealth of bryophytes and lichens on the strata, with for instance fifty species of the lichen genus Cladonia. This species richness is strengthened by the limited area of the "platières" which represent only 15-20% of the whole massif. Main biodiversity interest is related to the almost bare "platières" of