WorldWideScience

Sample records for sanseviera liberica gerome

  1. In Vitro and In Vivo Anticancer Activity of Root Extracts of Sansevieria liberica Gerome and Labroy (Agavaceae

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Abidemi J. Akindele

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Sansevieria liberica Gerome and Labroy (Agavaceae is a perennial plant widely distributed in tropical Africa. Preparations of the plant are commonly used across Nigeria for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. Based on the fact that herbal medicine is a strong component of integrative medicine, this study was conducted to evaluate the anticancer activity of root extracts of Sansevieria liberica. Methods. Sulforhodamine B (SRB in vitro cytotoxicity assay, Sarcoma-180 (S-180 ascites and solid tumor, and L1210 lymphoid leukemia in vivo models were used in this study. Results. SL-A002 (IC50 23 µg/mL with HeLa, SL-A003 (IC50 22 µg/mL with HCT-116, and SL-A004 (IC50 23 and 18 µg/mL with A549 and THP-1, resp. demonstrated significant activity in the SRB cytotoxicity assay. Potency was highest with the following pairs of extract : cancer cell line: SL-A002 : HeLa (IC50 23 µg/mL, SL-A003 : HCT-116 (IC50 22 µg/mL, and SL-A004 : THP-1 (IC50 18 µg/mL. SL-A002 demonstrated significant dose-dependent antitumor activity in the Sarcoma-180 (S-180 ascites model with peak effect produced at the dose of 120 mg/kg (i.p. with inhibition of 89.36% compared to 97.96% for 5-FU (20 mg/kg i.p.. The inhibition of tumor growth by SL-A002 in the S-180 solid tumor model was 47.40% compared to a value of 50.18% for 5-FU. SL-A002 was also significantly active in the L1210 lymphoid leukemia model with 158.33% increase in mean survival time, the same value for 5-FU. Conclusions. The hydroethanolic extract of Sansevieria liberica, SL-A002, possesses significant anticancer activity to warrant further extensive study to identify, isolate, and characterize the specific bioactive molecules responsible for the observed antitumor activity and the precise mechanism(s of action.

  2. Positive moderation of the hematology, plasma biochemistry and ocular indices of oxidative stress in alloxan-induced diabetic rats, by an aqueous extract of the leaves of Sansevieria liberica Gerome and Labroy

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Ikewuchi Jude Chigozie; Ikewuchi Catherine Chidinma

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the ability of an aqueous extract of the leaves of Sansevieria liberica (S. liberica) to alter the hematology, plasma biochemistry and ocular indices of oxidative stress in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Method: Diabetes mellitus was induced by injection of alloxan (80 mg/kg body weight), via the tail vein. The extract was administered orally at 100, 200 and 300 mg/kg body weight (both to normal and diabetic rats), and metformin at 50 mg/kg body weight.Results:Compared to test control, the treatment dose dependently, significantly lowered (P<0.05) ocular malondialdehyde content, atherogenic indices, red cell, total white cell and lymphocyte counts, mean cell hemoglobin concentration; and plasma levels of glucose, triglyceride, total-, very low density lipoprotein-, low density lipoprotein- and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterols, total, conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin, sodium, urea, blood urea nitrogen, as well as plasma activities of alkaline phosphatase, alanine and aspartate transaminases. However, the treatment significantly increased (P<0.05) hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration, mean cell hemoglobin, and mean cell volume, neutrophil and monocyte counts, and plasma levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol, potassium, chloride, calcium, bicarbonate and total protein, ocular ascorbic acid content and ocular activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase. This study showed the hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, immune-modulating, ocular-, hepato-renal and cardio-protective potentials of the extract. Conclusions: All these, support the use of the leaves of S. liberica in African traditional health care practices for the management of diabetes mellitus.

  3. Introgression molecular analysis of a leaf rust resistance gene from Coffea liberica into C. arabica L.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Prakash, N S; Marques, D V; Varzea, V M P; Silva, M C; Combes, M C; Lashermes, P

    2004-10-01

    Leaf rust caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix is the most devastating disease of arabica coffee ( Coffea arabica). Therefore, developing leaf rust-resistant varieties has been a breeding objective of the highest priority in many countries. The purpose of the present work was to gain insight into the mechanism of introgression into C. arabica of a leaf rust resistance gene from C. liberica (i.e. S(H)3 resistance factor) and to identify associated molecular markers. An F(2) progeny (i.e. 101 individuals) derived from a cross between Matari, an arabica accession and liberica-introgressed line S.288, was evaluated for resistance against three different races of H. vastatrix. The progeny segregated for the S(H)3 gene in a 3:1 ratio, as expected for a single dominant gene. Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis of a population subset using 80 different primer combinations revealed that at least half of the total polymorphism observed in the population is associated with introgression of C. liberica chromosome fragments. Furthermore, 15 primer combinations generating candidate marker bands associated with the S(H)3 resistance gene were used to analyse the whole F(2) population. A total of 34 marker bands originating from S.288 and attributable to introgression were scored. None exhibited segregation distortion. Linkage analysis revealed only three distinct introgressed fragments corresponding to a total length of 52.8 cM. Twenty-one markers were strongly associated (LOD score >14) with the S(H)3 gene and were grouped together in a single linkage group of 6.3 cM. The results are discussed in relation to the efficient use of genetic resources in arabica breeding.

  4. Immobilized Tannin from Sanseviera trifasciata on Carbon as Adsorbent For Iron(II in Polluted Water Source

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Irfan Hanafi Arif

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The organic-agricultural waste resulted from local farmer or community gardening recently paid public attention. The presence and easily grown of “Lidah Mertua” or Sanseviera trifasciata being focused on potency investigation for its prospecting application. It was reported contain some phenolic and also tannin extracted from aqueous solvents. This paper revealed recent investigation applying of its isolated tannin from leave part to modifying of activated carbon. The previous report published that carbon were able to adsorb some toxic heavy metals. However, it has some limitation including lower capacity adsorption. Impregnated or immobilized the tannin-isolated from S. trifasciata leaves was able to modify the carbon functionality, physical appearance, pores size, and it adsorption capacity. Both Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption mechanism model also disclosed the developed adsorbent mechanism of iron(II adsorption on the adsorbent tannin-immobolized on carbon. The real test using community well drilling water source also gave important finding on the concentration of iron(II contained on water source.

  5. Consequences of stoichiometric error on nuclear DNA content evaluation in Coffea liberica var. dewevrei using DAPI and propidium iodide.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Noirot, Michel; Barre, Philippe; Louarn, Jacques; Duperray, Christophe; Hamon, Serge

    2002-04-01

    The genome size of coffee trees (Coffea sp.) was assessed using flow cytometry. Nuclear DNA was stained with two dyes [4',6-diamino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride hydrate (DAPI) and propidium iodide (PI)]. Fluorescence in coffee tree nuclei (C-PI or C-DAPI) was compared with that of the standard, petunia (P-PI or P-DAPI). If there is no stoichiometric error, then the ratio between fluorescence of the target nuclei and that of the standard nuclei (R-PI or R-DAPI) is expected to be proportional to the genome size. Between-tree differences in target : standard fluorescence ratios were noted in Coffea liberica var. dewevrei using propidium iodide and DAPI. For both dyes, between-tree differences were due to a lack of proportionality when comparing locations of the coffee peak and the petunia peak. Intraspecific genome size variations clearly cannot explain variations in the target : standard fluorescence ratio. The origin of the lack of proportionality between target and standard fluorescences differed for the two dyes. With propidium iodide, there was a regression line convergence point, and no between-tree differences were noted in this respect, whereas there was no such convergence with DAPI. An accurate estimate of genome size can thus be obtained with PI. Implications with respect to accessibility and binding mode are discussed.

  6. Análisis de segregación de marcadores moleculares en una población derivada de Coffea liberica Hiern x C. eugenioides L.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Germán Ariel López Gartner

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El café es un cultivo importante para la economía mundial. La producción comercial de café se basa en dos especies, Coffea arabica L. (70% y C. canephora Pierre (30%. La primera es la única alotetraploide (2n = 4x = 44 que tiene su centro primario de diversidad en las tierras altas del suroeste de Etiopía; la segunda es la única cultivada en Colombia y representa un importante valor económico y social. Sin embargo, C. arabica tiene una base genética muy estrecha y por ello es importante el uso de especies diploides en el mejoramiento del café para ampliar su diversidad. En este trabajo fueron evaluados los patrones de segregación genética en una población consistente en 101 plantas híbridas F1 de un cruce entre la especie diploide C. liberica y C. eugenioides utilizando 618 marcadores moleculares, de las cuales 168 SSR y 2 EST exhibieron patrones polimórficos que permitieron el análisis de segregación. Aproximadamente 24% de los loci fueron alelos nulos y la distorsión de la segregación alcanzó 23.5% (α < 0.01. Se observaron un total de cuatro tipos segregantes de entre siete posibilidades diferentes. Se discuten los orígenes de los alelos nulos, posibles causas de distorsión de la segregación, diferentes patrones de segregación y frecuencias de recombinación. El conocimiento derivado de este estudio permite entender mejor el comportamiento de la segregación genética de estos marcadores, con el fin de desarrollar mapas genéticos que tienen aplicaciones importantes para los programas de mejoramiento de café y de otras especies comerciales.

  7. Cloning and Expression of α-D-Galactosidase from Coffee Bean( Coffea liberica & Coffea canephora )%具血型转换功能的咖啡α-半乳糖苷酶基因的克隆与表达

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    梁素钰; 郑学勤

    2005-01-01

    从大粒种咖啡(Coffea liberica)和中粒种咖啡(Coffea canephora)中分离克隆到了α-半乳糖苷酶(α-D-gal-actosidase)cDNA的开放阅读框架即编码区,分别记为Gal-D与Gal-Z,长度与已发表的小粒种咖啡cDNA编码序列相同均为1 089 bp,同源性与已发表的小粒种咖啡cDNA编码序列相比分别为98.7%和99.27%.将克隆到的Gal-D与Gal-Z用巴斯德毕赤氏酵母Pichia pastoris表达载体pPICZαA(分泌甲醇诱导型)和pGAPZαA(分泌组成型)成功地构建了如下酵母表达载体:pPICZαA/Gal-Z,pPICZαA/Gal-D和pGAPZαA/Gal-D,并转入酵母宿主菌GS115进行了发酵表达研究.实验得出工程菌株pPICZαA/Gal-D/GS115的重组表达产物酶活最高可达48 22(U/mL),对发酵产物进行了SDS-PAGE电泳,得到一条清晰的主条带.

  8. Proximate and Phytochemical Profile of Sansevieria liberica Gérôme ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Michael Horsfall

    Proximate analysis: A portion was used immediately for proximate analysis. ... analysis to determine the moisture, crude protein, fat, ash, fiber ... protein, fat and carbohydrate respectively .... increasing fecal bulk, which dilutes the increased.

  9. An ethnobotanical study of plants used to treat liver diseases in the Maritime region of Togo.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kpodar, Madje S; Karou, Simplice D; Katawa, Gnatoulma; Anani, Kokou; Gbekley, Holaly E; Adjrah, Yao; Tchacondo, Tchadjobo; Batawila, Komlan; Simpore, Jacques

    2016-04-02

    In Togo, many persons still rely on plants for healing, however very little is known about the medicinal practices of the indigenous people. The present study aimed to document the medicinal plant utilization for the management of liver diseases in the Maritime region of the country. This was an ethnobotanical survey conducted in the Maritime region of Togo from June to August 2015. The data were gathered from 104 traditional healers (TH) by direct interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire. The calculated use values (UV) were used to analyze the importance of the cited plants. A total of 99 plant species belonging to 88 genera and 49 families were cited by the TH as curing the hepatic diseases. The most represented families were Caesalpiniaceae with 8 species, followed by Euphorbiaceae with 7 species, Apocynaceae and Asteraceae with 6 species each. The highest UV were recorded with Gomphrena celosioides (0.13), Xylopia ethiopica (0.12), Senna occidentalis (0.12), Bridelia ferruginea (0.12), Cymbopogon citratus (0.12), Kigellia Africana (0.09), Cassia sieberiana (0.08) and Sanseviera liberica (0.08), showing their importance in the management of liver dysfunction in the surveyed region. The main used parts were the leaves, followed by the roots, the whole plant, the rhizome and the bark, accounting for more than 10% each. The herbal medicines were mostly prepared in the form of decoction and administrated by oral route. This study showed that Maritime region of Togo has an important plant biodiversity that is exploited by the indigenous TH. However, some plants cited by the TH have not been studied for their possible hepatoprotective effects. These plants are therefore a starting point for biological screenings. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. West Europe Report.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2007-11-02

    are warning their own party bigshots that especially the OeVP is in no way immune to the Green votor vacuum cleaner . The Blacks [conservatives], just...Jean-Marie Domenach, Pierre Emmanuel Francois Fejto, Henry Frenay, Raymond Gerome, Roger Gicquel, Francois Goguel Eric and Tania Heidsieck, Rene...are en- tirely too different. Munich: Conference of "Sulfur Cleaners " Typical of the conference were also the uncertainties and doubts about the

  11. Character of Main Cultivated Coffee Varieties%咖啡主要栽培品种特性研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    李亚男; 李荣福; 黄家雄; 王万东; 程金焕; 王雪松

    2012-01-01

    Three protospecies of coffee (Coffea arabica, Coffea robusta, Coffea liberica) were introduced, as well as the source, characteristic of Coffea Arabica, so as to provide basis for coffee research and production.%主要介绍咖啡的3大原种:小粒种(Coffea arabica)、中粒种(Coffea robusta)和大粒种(Coffea liberica),并重点介绍了小粒种的主要品种来源及特性,为科研、生产提供参考依据.

  12. Responses of two field-grown coffee species to drought and re-hydration

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Cai, Z.Q.; Chen, Y.J.; Cao, K.F.

    2005-01-01

    The gas exchange, parameters of chlorophyll fluorescence, contents of pigments, and activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), as well as lipid peroxidation were investigated in two field-grown coffee species, Coffea arabica and C. liberica, exposed to drought and

  13. Simple Sequence Repeat Analysis of Selected NSIC-registered Coffee Varieties in the Philippines

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Daisy May C. Santos

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Coffee (Coffea sp. is an important commercial crop worldwide. Three species of coffee are used as beverage, namely Coffea arabica, C. canephora, and C. liberica. Coffea arabica L. is the most cultivated among the three coffee species due to its taste quality, rich aroma, and low caffeine content. Despite its inferior taste and aroma, C. canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner, which has the highest caffeine content, is the second most widely cultivated because of its resistance to coffee diseases. On the other hand, C. liberica W.Bull ex Hierncomes is characterized by its very strong taste and flavor. The Philippines used to be a leading exporter of coffee until coffee rust destroyed the farms in Batangas, home of the famous Kapeng Barako. The country has been attempting to revive the coffee industry by focusing on the production of specialty coffee with registered varieties on the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC. Correct identification and isolation of pure coffee beans are the main factors that determine coffee’s market value. Local farms usually misidentify and mix coffee beans of different varieties, leading to the depreciation of their value. This study used simple sequence repeat (SSR markers to evaluate and distinguish Philippine NSIC-registered coffee species and varieties. The neighbor-joining tree generated using PAUP showed high bootstrap support, separating C. arabica, C. canephora, and C. liberica from each other. Among the twenty primer pairs used, seven were able to distinguish C. arabica, nine for C. liberica, and one for C. canephora.

  14. Avaliação da suscetibilidade à Xylella fastidiosa em diferentes espécies de cafeeiro Susceptibity valuation to Xylella fastidiosa in different coffee species

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rachel Benetti Queiroz-Voltan

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A bactéria Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. foi detectada pela primeira vez em cafeeiro no Brasil, em 1995, entretanto acredita-se que a cultura foi infectada por essa bactéria há muitos anos, embora os sintomas fossem atribuídos a um estresse nutricional. Até o momento têm sido realizados estudos principalmente com espécies de C. arabica e C. canephora, porém, em outras espécies do gênero, somente foi detectada sua presença. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a proporção de elementos de vaso do xilema obstruídos, total e parcialmente, pela X. fastidiosa, naturalmente infectadas, em diferentes espécies de cafeeiro do Banco de Germoplasma do IAC, visando identificar material resistente a essa bactéria para ser utilizado no programa de melhoramento genético. Os acessos estudados foram: C. canephora (progenitora da 'Guarini', C. liberica var. liberica, os quatro acessos de C. liberica var. dewevrei (Ugandae, Dibowskii, Abeokutae, Excelsa e o híbrido interespecífico Piatã (C. arabica X C. liberica var. dewevrei. Todos eles mostraram-se menos suscetíveis à X. fastidiosa. A porcentagem de obstrução dos elementos de vasos na folha não foi maior que 0,6% na maioria dos acessos, com exceção de Excelsa e do híbrido Piatã com até 2% de obstrução, sendo bem menos suscetíveis a essa bactéria do que as cultivares de C. arabica. Trata-se, portanto, de materiais genéticos importantes para serem utilizados no programa de melhoramento do cafeeiro visando à resistência ao agente dessa doença.Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. bacteria was firstly detected in coffee plants in Brazil in 1995. However it is believed to be attacking this crop this time. Disease symptoms have been attributed mostly to nutritional unbalances. Up to date studies have comprised only the species C. arabica and C. canephora. However X. fastidiosa was also detected in other Coffea species, but without disease symptoms. Aiming to identify in the IAC

  15. Rasga Coração, de Vianinha, e Hair: aproximação e distanciamento num contexto de contracultura

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Éwerton Silva de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Considering the plays’ formal and content structure, and the political and cultural movements of the 60’s and 70’s youth  the counterculture among them  in the North - American context and in the B razilian historical process (including the dictatorship present in Brazil in these decades, this article aims to analyze how the musical called Hair (1967, by the American actors James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and Rasga coração (1974, a play by the Brazil ian playwright Oduvaldo Vianna Filho (Vianinha, represent the presence of the counterculture, with its innovations and contradictions, similarities and differences, in Brazil and in the United States. This representation is made especially by the young ch aracters of these plays, and the different focus Rasga coração and Hair give to this political - cultural movement is also emphasized in the article.

  16. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: VIII - Novas determinações sôbre poliembrionia, sementes sem embrião e lojas dos frutos sem sementes em Coffea Coffee breeding: VIII - Additional information on polyembryony, germless seeds and empty seeds in Coffea

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Aldo Alves

    1955-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são apresentadas observações sôbre a freqüência de várias anomalias encontradas em frutos e sementes de diversas variedades de Coffea arabica, em C. canephora, C. Dewevrei, C. congensis, C. liberica e em alguns híbridos interespecíficos. C. arabica var. typica foi considerada como padrão nas comparações realizadas no grupo de variedades dessa espécie. De um modo geral as sementes poliembriônicas apresentam dois embriões. No entanto, algumas sementes com três embriões foram também achadas, porém com freqüência mais reduzida. Observou-se 1,19% de sementes poliembriônicas na var. typica, enquanto a incidência dêste tipo de sementes foi de 3,47% para a var. angustifolia e 3,16% para a var. erecta. Proporções muito reduzidas de sementes poliembriônicas foram encontradas em C. canephora (café Robusta, C. congensis (Congensis Bangelan e no híbrido tetraploide C. arabica x C. Dewevrei (cafeeiro 387. Sementes sem embrião foram achadas com maior freqüência no Caturra Amarelo, Cêra, Goiaba Amarelo e Nana, e no café Kouillou (C. canephora, Congensis Bangelan, C. Dewevrei e no híbrido interespecífico C. liberica x C. Dewevrei. A alta freqüência de sementes sem embrião no Caturra Amarelo é limitada a um cafeeiro, C 476-15, e a algumas plantas de sua progênie. Êste característico provavelmente é hereditário. Verificou-se que a var. typica de C. arabica apresenta 0,21% de lojas do fruto com falsa poliembrionia. As porcentagens correspondentes para o Mundo Novo, Bourbon Amarelo e Mokka foram de 5,34, 4,97 e 4,91, respectivamente. Em C. congensis (Bangelan e C. Dewevrei, esta anomalia foi encontrada com alta freqüência. A falsa poliembrionia é responsável pelas sementes "concha", as quais podem se formar em frutos com um, dois ou três lóculos desenvolvidos. A freqüência de lojas vazias, sem sementes, foi de 6,60% para a var. typica, enquanto o café Mundo Novo e a var. erecta apresentaram

  17. Survey of Philippine coffee beans for the presence of ochratoxigenic fungi.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Alvindia, Dionisio G; de Guzman, Monica F

    2016-05-01

    In 2012 to 2014, Philippine green coffee beans from Coffea arabica in Benguet and Ifugao; Coffea canephora var. Robusta in Abra, Cavite, and Ifugao; and Coffea liberica and Coffea excelsea from Cavite were collected and assessed for the distribution of fungi with the potential to produce ochratoxin A (OTA). The presence of fungal species was evaluated both before and after surface sterilization. There were remarkable ecological and varietal differences in the population of OTA-producing species from the five provinces. Aspergillus ochraceus, A. westerdijkiae, and Penicillium verruculosum were detected from Arabica in Benguet and Ifugao while Aspergillus carbonarius, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus japonicus were isolated in Excelsa, Liberica, and Robusta varieties from Abra, Cavite, and Davao. Contamination by Aspergillus and Penicillium species was found on 59 and 19 %, respectively, of the 57 samples from five provinces. After disinfection with 1% sodium hypochlorite, the levels of infection by Aspergillus and Penicillium fell to 40 and 17%, respectively. A total of 1184 fungal isolates were identified to species level comprising Aspergillus sections Circumdati (four species), Clavati (one), Flavi (one), Fumigati (one), Nigri (three), and Terrie (one). Within section Circumdati, 70% of A. ochraceus produced OTA as high as 16238 ng g(-1) while 40% of A. westerdijkiae produced maximum OTA of 36561 ng g(-1) in solid agar. Within section Nigri, 16.76% of A. niger produced OTA at the highest 18439 ng g(-1), 10% of A. japonicus at maximum level of 174 ng g(-1), and 21.21% of A. carbonarius yielded maximum OTA of 1900 ng g(-1). Of the 12 species of Penicillium isolated, P. verruculosum was ochratoxigenic, with a maximum OTA production of 12 ng g(-1).

  18. Effect of maleic anhydride treatment on the mechanical properties of sansevieria fiber/vinyl ester composites

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pradipta, Rangga; Mardiyati, Steven, Purnomo, Ikhsan

    2017-03-01

    Sanseviera trifasciata commonly called mother-in-law tongue also known as snake plant is native to Indonesia, India and Africa. Sansevieria is a new fiber in composite research and has showed promising properties as reinforcement material in polymer matrix composites. Chemical treatment on reinforcing fiber is crucial to reduce hydrophilic tendency and thus improve compatibility with the matrix. In this study, effect of maleic anhydride as chemical treatment on the mechanical properties of Sansevieria fiber/vinyl ester composite was investigated. Sansevieria fibers were immersed by using NaOH 3% for two hours at 100°C and then treated by using maleic anhydrate for two hours at 120°C. Composites were prepared by solution casting with various volume fractions of fiber; 0%, 2.5%, 5%, 7.5% and 10%. Actual density, volume fraction of void and mechanical properties of composite were conducted according to ASTM standard testing methods D792, D3171 and D3039. It was found that mechanical properties of composites increased as volume fractions of fiber was increased. The highest tensile strength and modulus of elasticity of composites were 57.45 MPa and 3.47 GPa respectively, obtained from composites with volume fraction of fiber 10%.

  19. PROSTATIC ILLNESSES: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TREATMENT WITH MEDICINAL PLANTS AT MAROUA (CAMEROON

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Noumi E

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Three fieldworks were done at Maroua area in the Northern Cameroon to evaluate the epidemiology and the prophylaxis of prostatic illnesses, in 2008-2010. Data from the central Hospital of Maroua permitted us to appreciate the epidemiology. Interviews on 22 patients showed the risk factors for the apparition of prostatic illnesses and discussion with 27 phytotherapists indicated the treatments as done in the study area.Surgical intervention of Urogenital tumors related to prostatic illnesses occupy a preponderant place (51% in the surgery Service of the regional Hospital of Maroua. The patients prefer to go to traditional Doctors for treatment although there, the diagnoses by symptoms are approximate. Four plants are the more used by the traditional healers in the treatment of the prostatic illnesses: Azadirachta indica, Moringa oleifera, Sanseviera senegambica and Tamarindus indica; and 5 are new in the Cameroonian ethnobotany literature: Hyparrhenia nyassae, Hyphaene thebaica, Prosopis africana, Marsdenia sylvestri and Thelepogon elegans. The rate of monospecific recipe is lower (2/18 with respect to bispecific (12/18 or trispecific ones. The population of Maroua, both patients and phytotherapists, need some information on the feeding, the type of foods and the temperament of the prostate.

  20. Recovery index, attentiveness and state of memory after xenon or isoflurane anaesthesia: a randomized controlled trial

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    Background Performance of patients immediately after anaesthesia is an area of special interest and so a clinical trial was conducted to compare Xenon with Isoflurane anaesthesia. In order to assess the early cognitive recovery the syndrome short test (SST) according to Erzigkeit (Geromed GmbH) was applied. Methods ASA I and II patients undergoing long and short surgical interventions were randomised to receive either general anaesthesia with Xenon or Isoflurane. The primary endpoint was the validated SST which covering memory disturbances and attentiveness. The test was used on the day prior to intervention, one and three hours post extubation. The secondary endpoint was the recovery index (RI) measured after the end of the inhalation of Xenon or Isoflurane. In addition the Aldrete score was evaluated up to 180 min. On the first post-operative day the patients rated the quality of the anaesthetic using a scoring system from 1-6. Results The demographics of the groups were similar. The sum score of the SST delivered a clear trend one hour post extubation and a statistically significant superiority for Xenon three hours post extubation (p Aldrete score was significantly higher for 45 min. The scoring system results were also better after Xenon anaesthesia (p < 0.001). Conclusions The results show that recovery from anaesthesia and the early return of post-operative cognitive functions are significantly better after Xenon anaesthesia compared to Isoflurane. The results of the RI for Xenon are similar with the previously published results. Trial Registration The trial was registered with the number ISRCTN01110844 http://www.controlled-trials.com/isrctn/pf/01110844. PMID:20459661

  1. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XXXVII - Observações sobre a resistência do cafeeiro ao bicho-mineiro Coffee breeding: XXXVII - Coffee resistance to the leaf miner

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    H. P. Medina Filho

    1977-01-01

    Full Text Available Diversos cultivares, híbridos e retrocruzamentos no gênero Coffea foram, avaliados, em condições de campo, quanto à resistência ao ataque pelo bicho-mineiro. Entre as espécies diplóides observou-se acentuada variabilidade quanto ao grau de infestação. As espécies C. eugenioides, C. dewevrei, C. racemosa, C. liberica, C. kapakata apresentaram reduzida porcentagem de folhas atacadas, enquanto C. stenophylla mostrou-se praticamente imune. As espécies C. canephora e C. congensis revelaram-se suscetíveis. Altos índices de infestação foram também verificados para os cultivares e variedades de C. arabica, com exceção da variedade mokka. Não se verificaram diferenças de infestação em plantas com graus variáveis de ploidía, as quais apresentam a espessura variável da lâmina foliar ou com folhas de tamanhos diferentes. O exame das populações híbridas sugere que a resistência ao ataque pelo bicho-mineiro seja de natureza dominante, não se podendo tirar conclusões sobre o número de genes envolvidos. Considerações sobre o tipo de ação gênica controlando essas características e sugestões para o aproveitamento dessa resistência ao melhoramento de C. arabica e C. canephora são discutidas.A survey on the level of resistance of coffee species and cultivars to the leaf miner (Perileucoptera coffeella was carried out under field conditions. It was observed that the diploid coffee species namely C. eugenioides, C. dewevrei, C. racemosa, C. liberica, and C. kapakata present a high level of resistance, while C. stenophylla is almost immune to the insect. C. canephora and C. congensis are susceptible. Within the species C. arabica only the mokka variety showed some degree of resistance. No relation was noticed between resistance to the leaf miner and the leaf blade thickness, in the diploid, tetraploid and octoploid forms of C. arabica and diploid and tetraploid C. canephora. The leaf blade size also does not influence the

  2. Genética de Coffea: XII - Hereditariedade da côr amarela da semente

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A. Carvalho

    1949-01-01

    Full Text Available The known species of Coffea can be grouped into two categories according to the color of their endosperm which is either green or yellow. The commercially cultivated varieties of Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner are well known for the green color of their seed while the less known varieties of Coffea liberica Hiern and Coffea Dewevrei De Wild, et Th. Dur. have yellow Feed. In 1935, however, a yellow seeded type of C. arabica, was found in Brazil and has been described as Coffea arabica L. var. cera K.M.C. ; it is believed to have originated by mutation from Coffea arabica L. var. typica Cramer. In this paper the authors present the results of a genetic study of the yellow seeded mutant known as "cera". It has been found that in C. arabica, yellow endosperm is controlled by one pair of recessive factors cece. Hybrid seeds containing a Cece embryo were green (xenia, their endosperm being either Cecece or CeCece. Cera is a tetraploid variety and when it was crossed with diploid Coffea species having yellow endosperm, it was found to produce only yellow hybrid seeds. The cera, which is a yellow seeded mutant has been useful not only for definitely showing that the bulk of the coffee seed is true endosperm, but it has also proved useful is study of the biology of the coffee flower.

  3. Crescimento, fotossíntese e composição mineral em genótipos de Coffea com potencial para utilização como porta-enxerto Growth, photosynthesis and mineral composition of Coffea germplasm with potential as rootstock

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eduardo Lauriano Alfonsi

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudado o desenvolvimento da parte aérea e das raízes, as trocas gasosas fotossintéticas e a composição mineral nos genótipos de Coffea, Apoatã IAC 2258 (C. canephora; Bangelan IAC col. 5 (C. congensis X C. canephora; Catuaí IAC 144 (C. arabica; Excelsa (C. liberica, var. dewevrei e Piatã (IAC 387 (C. arabica X C. liberica, var. dewevrei, visando conhecer seus potenciais para utilização como porta-enxerto em C. arabica. Utilizaram-se plantas jovens cultivadas em terra, contida em saco plástico e em tubos de PVC sob telado, e no campo em plantas de quatro anos de idade. Em 'Bangelan' observaram-se maior comprimento da raiz pivotante e mais quantidade de raízes secundárias do que em 'Catuaí' e 'Piatã'. Os teores foliares de potássio do 'Piatã', 'Apoatã' e 'Bangelan' foram maiores aos observados para 'Catuaí' e 'Excelsa'. No campo, com baixa disponibilidade de água e nutrientes, os teores foliares de fósforo em 'Apoatã' e 'Piatã' foram maiores que em 'Catuaí' e 'Excelsa'. Em 'Catuaí,' notou-se maior eficiência na absorção de todos os micronutrientes (B, Cu, Mn e Zn, exceto ferro. A taxa fotossintética, condutância estomática e transpiração decresceram à tarde em todos os genótipos. Sob défice hídrico no solo, houve quedas significativas nas taxas fotossintéticas, condutância estomática e transpiração, sendo mais pronunciadas em 'Apoatã' e 'Excelsa', e menos em 'Catuaí' e 'Piatã', em relação aos valores observados sem restrição hídrica. A taxa fotossintética do 'Apoatã' foi menos influenciada pelo teor de água no solo em relação aos demais genótipos, que mostraram quedas acentuadas no período da tarde. Verificaram-se em 'Bangelan' e 'Apoatã' características favoráveis para a utilização como porta-enxerto em C. arabica.The development of shoot and roots, photosynthetic gas exchange and mineral composition of Coffea plants were studied in 'Apoatã' IAC 2258 (C. canephora, 'Bangelan

  4. Evidência isoenzímica sobre a origem interespecífica do café Piatã Isoenzymic evidence on the interspecific origin of the Piatã coffee

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Herculano Penna Medina Filho

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available Encontrou-se, anos atrás, em uma lavoura de Coffea arabica (2n = 44, uma forma de café bastante distinta das demais. Inicialmente, julgou-se tratar de um cafeeiro autotetraplóide de C. liberica (2n = 22 ou de C. dewevrei (2n = 22. Estudos morfológicos e citológicos de tal cafeeiro, denominado Piatã (prefixo C387 da Seção de Genética do IAC, assim como de seus descendentes, indicaram tratar-se, provavelmente, de um híbrido natural derivado da união de um gameta normal de C. arabica e de um não reduzido de C. dewevrei. No presente trabalho, os estudos dos padrões eletroforéticos das enzimas PGI, PGM e ADH do endosperma de sementes confirmaram a origem interespecífica do café Piatã. A combinação de alelos dessas enzimas é distinta e específica para C. dewevrei e C. arabica e tais alelos segregam nas sementes do cafeeiro Piatã. O estudo das isoenzimas das sementes mostram também que, ao contrário do que se pensava, o café Piatã não é auto-incompatível, sendo freqüente a autofecundação. Análises semelhantes, além de úteis na identificação de outros híbridos naturais entre espécies de Coffea, serão de grande valia nos trabalhos básicos de genética, evolução e melhoramento do cafeeiro, nos quais importa conhecer a origem, constituição genética e biologia da reprodução das plantas.Years ago it was found in a field of Coffea arabica (2n = 44 a coffee tree different from any other known so far. Initially it was thought to be an autotetraploid either of C. liberica (2n = 22 or of C. dewevrei (2n = 22. Morphological and cytological studies of this tree and its progeny, designated by the prefix C387 of the Department of Genetics, IAC and named Piatã, indicated that it was probably a natural hybrid originated from the fusion of a normal gamete (n = 22 of C. arabica and an unreduced gamete (2n = 22 of C. dewevrei. In the present study the isoenzyme banding patterns for the enzymes PGI, PGM and ADH of the seeds

  5. Observações citológicas em Coffea: XII - Uma nova forma tetraplóide

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A. J. T. Mendes

    1949-01-01

    Full Text Available Um cafeeiro muito rústico e altamente produtivo, encontrado em uma propriedade agrícola do Estado de São Paulo, revelou ser tetraplóide (2n=44. Neste particular êle se assemelha à espécie C. arabica ; porém, em sua auto-esterilidade, se aproxima das espécies diplóides (2n = 22 de café. Imaginou-se, a princípio, que se tratava de uma forma tetraplóide espontânea de C. liberica ou de C. Dewevrei. O estudo aqui apresentado, porém, conduz à conclusão de que se deve tratar de um híbrido entre C. arabica e C. Dewevrei. No estudo da microsporogênese verificou-se a formação de uni- e bivalentes e mais raramente de tri- e tetravalentes. Supondo que o complemento cromossômico desta planta seja constituído de 22 cromossômios arabica haplóides e 22 cromossômios Dewevrei diplóides, e sabendo-se que : a os cromossômios de C. arabica num indivíduo di-haplóide (2n = 22 formam 0 a 6 bivalentes ; e b os cromossômios de C. Dewevrei formam normalmente 11 bivalentes, infere-se que a planta em estudo deve apresentar 11 a 17 bivalentes. Os bivalentes encontrados mais comumente, na realidade, variavam de 12 a 16 e, portanto, dentro daqueles limites. Isto justifica a hipótese de se tratar de um híbrido entre C. arabica e C. Dewevrei. A distribuição anafásica dos cromossômios é irregular, havendo formação de grãos de pólen com n = 15 a 28 cromossômios ; mais frequentes, porém, (cêrca de 80%, são os grãos com n = 20 a 24. A determinação do número de cromossômios em híbridos desse cafeeiro com C. arabica (2n=44, C. Dewevrei (2n=22 e C. Dewevrei (2n=44, como fornecedores de pólen, mostrou que também da macrosporogênese resultam oosferas férteis com n=20 a 24 cromossômios. Cêrca de 31% dos grãos de pólen são estéreis. Se na macrosporogênese as mesmas anormalidades ocorrem, é de se esperar que muitos óvulos degenerem. Isto acontece realmente, havendo grande número de frutos sem sementes ou providos de uma