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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202455/in-the-interface-of-caesalpinioids-and-mimosoids-comparative-floral-development-elucidates-shared-characters-in-dimorphandra-mollis-and-pentaclethra-macroloba-leguminosae
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Thais C De Barros, Giseli D Pedersoli, Juliana V Paulino, Simone P Teixeira
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Pentaclethra and Dimorphandra (Leguminosae) have long been considered a possible enigmatic link between caesalpinioids and mimosoids because they both have an imbricate calyx and heteromorphic androecium, floral features that are rare among mimosoids but common among caesalpinioids. This study compared the developing flowers of Dimorphandra mollis and Pentaclethra macroloba to determine whether the shared floral conditions also have the same ontogenetic origin. METHODS: Buds of different sizes and flowers were processed for surface (scanning electron microscopy) and histological (light microscopy) examination...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187694/antibacterial-activity-of-aqueous-and-methanol-extracts-of-selected-species-used-in-livestock-health-management
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Clarice P Mudzengi, Amon Murwira, Musa Tivapasi, Chrispen Murungweni, Joan V Burumu, Tinyiko Halimani
CONTEXT: Salvadora persica L. (Salvadoraceae), Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J. Léonard (Leguminosae) and Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. (Leguminosae) crude extracts are used by local farmers against many livestock infections with little or no side effects usually associated with synthetic antimicrobials. However, their efficacy has rarely been tested. OBJECTIVE: These plants were tested for potential antibacterial activity against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus ATCC33862 and Escherichia coli ATCC25922...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167290/albizia-zygia-dc-j-f-macbr-leguminosae-mimosoideae-root-extract-exhibits-anti-nociceptive-and-antipyretic-activities-in-murine-models
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Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi, Stanley Benjamin Lamptey, Eric Boakye-Gyasi, Eric Woode
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The root extract of Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr. (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) is traditionally used in the management of pain and fever. However, little scientific data exists in literature to support its use. AIM OF STUDY: The present study evaluated the anti-nociceptive and antipyretic properties of the hydroethanolic extract of the roots of Albizia zygia in animal models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analgesic effects were investigated in chemical (acetic acid-induced abdominal writhing and formalin tests), thermal (tail-immersion test) and mechanical (carrageenan-induced hyperalgesia) pain models...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160212/phthalides-distribution-in-nature-chemical-reactivity-synthesis-and-biological-activity
#4
Alejandra León, Mayela Del-Ángel, José Luis Ávila, Guillermo Delgado
Phthalides are a relatively small group of natural compounds confined to several plant families and some genera of fungi and liverworts. They are divided into two structural groups, the monomeric and dimeric phthalides, and known mainly as bioactive constituents of different plant species used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Asia, Europe, and North America.The first reports on the chemistry of phthalides appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, in which they were identified as the odor constituents of the essential oil of celery (Apium graveolens) by Ciamician and Silber (1897)...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147891/mechanistic-assessment-of-the-analgesic-anti-inflammatory-and-antipyretic-actions-of-dalbergia-saxatilis-in-animal-models
#5
Omoniyi K Yemitan, Olufunmilayo O Adeyemi
CONTEXT: Aqueous root extract of Dalbergia saxatilis, Hook, f., (Leguminosae) (DS) is reported useful for toothache, pains, and fever, but not scientifically proven. OBJECTIVE: This study determined its effectiveness in pain, inflammation, and fever, applying scientific models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Swiss mice or Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 5) were pretreated with distilled water, DS (100 or 200 mg/kg), or standard drug for 30 min. The analgesic activity was measured by acetic acid writhing, tail flick, tail immersion, tail clip, hot plate, and formalin pain tests; anti-inflammatory effects were determined via carrageenan and dextran rat paw oedema tests; antipyretic activity was measured by Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (ECL) and turpentine in rabbits, and d-amphetamine sulphate (d-AS) pyrexia test in rats...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137291/the-complete-genome-sequence-occurrence-and-host-range-of-tomato-mottle-mosaic-virus-chinese-isolate
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Yueyue Li, Yang Wang, John Hu, Long Xiao, Guanlin Tan, Pingxiu Lan, Yong Liu, Fan Li
BACKGROUND: Tomato mottle mosaic virus (ToMMV) is a recently identified species in the genus Tobamovirus and was first reported from a greenhouse tomato sample collected in Mexico in 2013. In August 2013, ToMMV was detected on peppers (Capsicum spp.) in China. However, little is known about the molecular and biological characteristics of ToMMV. METHODS: Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and rapid identification of cDNA ends (RACE) were carried out to obtain the complete genomic sequences of ToMMV...
January 31, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135026/temporal-but-not-spatial-changes-in-expression-patterns-of-petal-identity-genes-are-associated-with-loss-of-papillate-conical-cells-and-the-shift-to-bird-pollination-in-macaronesian-lotus-leguminosae
#7
Dario I Ojeda, Ruth Jaén-Molina, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra, Juli Caujape-Castells, Quentin Cronk
In the generally bee-pollinated genus Lotus a group of four species have evolved bird-pollinated flowers. The floral changes in these species include altered petal orientation, shape and texture. In Lotus these characters are associated with dorsiventral petal identity, suggesting that shifts in the expression of dorsal identity genes may be involved in the evolution of bird pollination. Of particular interest is Lotus japonicus CYCLOIDEA 2 (LjCYC2), known to determine the presence of papillate conical cells on the dorsal petal in Lotus japonicus...
January 30, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128318/pantoea-alhagi-a-novel-endophytic-bacterium-with-ability-to-improve-growth-and-drought-tolerance-in-wheat
#8
Chaoqiong Chen, Kaiyun Xin, Hao Liu, Juanli Cheng, Xihui Shen, Yao Wang, Lei Zhang
A novel strain LTYR-11Z(T) that exhibited multiple plant growth promoting (PGP) traits was isolated from the surface-sterilized leaves of Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. (Leguminosae), which reprsents one of the top drought tolerant plants in north-west China. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences and multilocus sequence analysis based on partial sequences of atpD, gyrB, infB and rpoB genes revealed that strain LTYR-11Z(T) was a member of the genus Pantoea, with Pantoea theicola NBRC 110557(T) and Pantoea intestinalis DSM 28113(T) as the closest phylogenetic relatives...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078783/new-propolis-type-from-northeast-brazil-chemical-composition-antioxidant-activity-and-botanical-origin
#9
Joselena M Ferreira, Caroline C Fernandes-Silva, Antonio Salatino, Giuseppina Negri, Dejair Message
BACKGROUND: Propolis is a bee product with wide diversity of biological activity. It has complex composition, which is dependent on its botanical source. The present work aimed at determining the chemical profile, antioxidant activity and botanical origin of two samples of a propolis type from two locations of the state of Rio Grande do Norte (RN, northeast Brazil). RESULTS: The standard chemical characteristics of the RN propolis are similar or superior to the internationally marketed Brazilian green propolis...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073678/natural-potential-neuroinflammatory-inhibitors-from-alhagi-sparsifolia-shap
#10
Di Zhou, Hongyan Wei, Zhe Jiang, Xuezheng Li, Kun Jiao, Xiaoguang Jia, Yue Hou, Ning Li
Neuroinflammation is a key contributor to neuronal damage in neurodegenerative diseases. In our previous work on natural effective neuroinflammatory inhibitors, Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. (Leguminosae), a folk medicine widely distributed in Xinjiang, attracted our attention because of its significant anti-neuroinflammatory effect. Therefore, further investigation of the bioactive material basis was carried out. As a result, 33 major components were characterized and identified by chromatographic and spectral methods, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049474/ethnopharmacological-survey-of-medicinal-plants-used-by-patients-with-psoriasis-in-the-west-bank-of-palestine
#11
Ramzi Shawahna, Nidal Amin Jaradat
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a frequent skin inflammatory disorder that inflicts millions of patients around the globe. To meet their healthcare needs, patients with psoriasis often seek treatment outside the allopathic paradigm. Use of medicinal plants has emerged as one of the most common and preferred modalities of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The aim of this study was to investigate the use of medicinal plants by patients with psoriasis in the West Bank of Palestine. METHODS: The current study was a questionnaire based cross-sectional descriptive study on the use of medicinal plants by psoriasis patients in the West Bank of Palestine...
January 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025284/flower-development-of-goniorrhachis-marginata-reveals-new-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-florally-diverse-detarioid-legumes
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Gerhard Prenner, Domingos Cardoso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The study of floral morphology and ontogeny and the re-investigation of existing data help to uncover potential synapomorphic characters and foster our understanding of phylogenetic relationships that rely primarily on molecular analyses. Goniorrhachis marginata is a monotypic caesalpinioid legume (Leguminosae) that shows some interesting floral features, such as a long hypanthium and regular Rosaceae-like flowers. We studied the ontogeny and morphology of the flowers in detail and present our results in a broad phylogenetic context...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006791/distribution-phenology-and-host-plants-of-danish-bees-hymenoptera-apoidea
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Claus Rasmussen, Hans Thomsen Schmidt, Henning Bang Madsen
Based on the examination of 47.629 specimens of bees from Denmark (54.6ºN to 57.8ºN) we summarize for the first time the distribution, phenology and host-plants for all 286 known species occurring in the country. The mapped occurrence records distinguish whether species are found only in 1974 or earlier, 1975 or later, or in both periods. Danish bees are recorded active from February 29 through October 21 and have been collected in 79% of the 10x10 km Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) squares covering the country; seven UTM squares have over 100 reported species...
December 23, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975962/isolation-and-structure-elucidation-of-twelve-new-prenylated-flavonoids-from-onobrychis-spp-leguminosae-employing-lc-hrms-hsccc-and-nmr-techniques
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M E Sakavitsi, J Tchoumtchoua, S Mitakou, M Halabalaki, A L Skaltsounis
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December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937037/gc-ms-analysis-and-hepatoprotective-activity-of-the-n-hexane-extract-of-acrocarpus-fraxinifolius-leaves-against-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-male-albino-rats
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Eman A Abd El-Ghffar, Heba A S El-Nashar, Omayma A Eldahshan, Abdel Nasser B Singab
CONTEXT: In Egypt, the burden of liver diseases is exceptionally high. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the components of the n-hexane extract of Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Arn. (Leguminosae) and its hepatoprotective activity against paracetamol (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: TRACE GC ultra gas chromatogaphic spectrometry was used for extract analysis. Thirty albino rats were divided into six groups (five rats in each)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927089/an-evaluation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-antipyretic-and-analgesic-effects-of-hydroethanol-leaf-extract-of-albizia-zygia-in-animal-models
#16
Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi, Stanley Benjamin Lamptey, Stephen Afrane, Eric Boakye-Gyasi, Ruth Uwa Umoh, Eric Woode
CONTEXT: The leaves of Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr. (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) are used in Ghanaian traditional medicine for the treatment of pain, inflammatory disorders and fever (including malaria). OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effects of the hydroethanol leaf extract of Albizia zygia (AZE) in animal models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of AZE were examined in the carrageenan-induced foot oedema model and the baker's yeast-induced pyrexia test respectively...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905101/a-review-on-antiviral-activity-of-the-himalayan-medicinal-plants-traditionally-used-to-treat-bronchitis-and-related-symptoms
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Rahila Amber, Muhammad Adnan, Akash Tariq, Sakina Mussarat
OBJECTIVES: Bronchitis is a common respiratory tract infection of humans mainly caused by influenza virus, rhinovirus, adenovirus, coronavirus and respiratory syncytial virus. The aim of this review was to gather fragmented literature on ethnomedicinal plants used against bronchitis in the Himalayan region and their in-vitro validation against bronchitis causing viral pathogens. KEY FINDINGS: Present review contains ethnomedicines of total 55 plants from different countries of the Himalayas...
February 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882358/monofloral-honeys-by-sicilian-black-honeybee-apis-mellifera-ssp-sicula-have-high-reducing-power-and-antioxidant-capacity
#18
Alessandro Attanzio, Luisa Tesoriere, Mario Allegra, Maria A Livrea
Thirty samples from thirteen Sicilian monofloral honeys by the local black honeybee, and two honeydew honeys, were studied to assess phenol content, reducing power and antioxidant capacity as well as correlations among these parameters. Honeys from Apiaceae showed the highest phenol amount and capacity to reduce ferric ion and stable chemical radicals, whereas honeys from Leguminosae the lowest. All honeys were active against myoglobin-derived radicals usually formed in red meat after storage and/or heating and significant correlation (p = 0...
November 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878093/effects-of-environmental-factors-on-genetic-diversity-of-caragana-microphylla-in-horqin-sandy-land-northeast-china
#19
Wenda Huang, Xueyong Zhao, Xin Zhao, Yulin Li, Jie Lian
Caragana microphylla (Leguminosae) is a dominant climax semishrub species in northern China. We evaluated genetic variation within and among populations sampled from three different environmental gradients in Horqin Sandy Land in northern China using intersimple sequence repeats markers and investigated the possible existence of relationships between genetic diversity and environmental factors. The results showed that C. microphylla have high genetic diversity, and environmental gradients affected genetic diversity of C...
November 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876549/nitrogen-fixing-bacteria-and-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-in-piptadenia-gonoacantha-mart-macbr
#20
Joel Quintino de Oliveira Júnior, Ederson da Conceição Jesus, Francy Junio Lisboa, Ricardo Luis Louro Berbara, Sergio Miana de Faria
The family Leguminosae comprises approximately 20,000 species that mostly form symbioses with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and nitrogen-fixing bacteria (NFB). This study is aimed at investigating and confirming the dependence on nodulation and biological nitrogen fixation in the specie Piptadenia gonoacantha (Mart.) Macbr., which belongs to the Piptadenia group. Two consecutive experiments were performed in a greenhouse. The experiments were fully randomized with six replicates and a factorial scheme...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
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