bromelia

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family BROMELIACEAE. Members contain karatasin and balansain (ENDOPEPTIDASES) and BROMELAINS.

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  1. Teixeira R, Schineider J, Almeida G. The occurrence of amphibians in bromeliads from a southeastern Brazilian restinga habitat, with special reference to Aparasphenodon brunoi (Anura, Hylidae). Braz J Biol. 2002;62:263-8 pubmed
    ..Aparasphenodon brunoi is a threatened species in many habitats of southeastern Brazil. Only natural vegetation protection may guarantee its survival during the immediate future...
  2. Brouard O, Le Jeune A, Leroy C, Céréghino R, Roux O, Pelozuelo L, et al. Are algae relevant to the detritus-based food web in tank-bromeliads?. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e20129 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that algae are a relevant functional community of the aquatic food web in C. berteroniana and might form the basis of a complementary non-detrital food web...
  3. Zanella C, Bruxel M, Paggi G, Goetze M, Buttow M, Cidade F, et al. Genetic structure and phenotypic variation in wild populations of the medicinal tetraploid species Bromelia antiacantha (Bromeliaceae). Am J Bot. 2011;98:1511-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied the patterns of genetic structure and morphological variation of Bromelia antiacantha (Bromeliaceae) populations, a polyploid terrestrial species. •
  4. Weisse T, Scheffel U, Stadler P, Foissner W. Bromeliothrix metopoides, a boom and bust ciliate (Ciliophora, Colpodea) from tank bromeliads. Eur J Protistol. 2013;49:406-19 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that B. metopoides is a boom and bust ciliate that is specifically adapted to its peculiar habitat but virtually unviable in other environments...
  5. Vallés D, Cantera A. Antiacanthain A: New proteases isolated from Bromelia antiacantha Bertol. (Bromeliaceae). Int J Biol Macromol. 2018;113:916-923 pubmed publisher
    Crude extract (CE) from pulp of Bromelia antiacantha Bertol. mature fruit, contains at least 3 cysteine proteases with proteolytic activity...
  6. Errasti M, Prospitti A, Viana C, Gonzalez M, Ramos M, Rotelli A, et al. Effects on fibrinogen, fibrin, and blood coagulation of proteolytic extracts from fruits of Pseudananas macrodontes, Bromelia balansae, and B. hieronymi (Bromeliaceae) in comparison with bromelain. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2016;27:441-9 pubmed publisher
    Extracts rich in cysteine proteases obtained from fruits of Pseudananas macrodontes (Pm), Bromelia balansae (Bb), and B. hieronymi (Bh) have previously shown an anti-inflammatory effect on animal models...
  7. Docile T, Figueiró R, Honório N, Baptista D, Pereira G, Dos Santos J, et al. Frequency of Aedes sp. Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Associated Entomofauna in Bromeliads from a Forest Patch within a densely Urbanized Area. Neotrop Entomol. 2017;46:613-621 pubmed publisher
    ..57%) was found throughout the year in 0%-80% of the sites, averaging 1.0 mosq/bromelia. Aedes albopictus was found predominantly in central sites of the forest fragment...
  8. Errasti M, Caffini N, López L. Proteolytic extracts of three Bromeliaceae species as eco-compatible tools for leather industry. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:21459-21466 pubmed publisher
    ..Extracts with high proteolytic activity have been obtained from fruits of Bromeliaceae species: Bromelia balansae Mez (Bb), Bromelia hieronymi Mez (Bh), and Pseudananas macrodontes (Morr.) Harms (Pm)...
  9. Moreno Hernández J, Hernández Mancillas X, Navarrete E, Mazorra Manzano M, Osuna Ruiz I, Rodríguez Tirado V, et al. Partial Characterization of the Proteolytic Properties of an Enzymatic Extract From "Aguama" Bromelia pinguin L. Fruit Grown in Mexico. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2017;182:181-196 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Bromelia pinguin (aguama) is a wild abundant natural resource in several regions of Central America and the Caribbean ..

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  1. Juvik O, Holmelid B, Francis G, Lie Andersen H, de Oliveira A, Gonçalves de Oliveira Júnior R, et al. Non-Polar Natural Products from Bromelia laciniosa, Neoglaziovia variegata and Encholirium spectabile (Bromeliaceae). Molecules. 2017;22: pubmed publisher
    ..Consequently, extended use of available drought resistant food plants should be encouraged. Bromelia laciniosa , Neoglaziovia variegata and Encholirium spectabile are excellent candidates in that ..
  2. Müller G, Name F, Pacheco F, Marcondes C. Analysis of an alternative method for the study of bromeliad-associated fauna in plants with different foliar organization. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2010;82:903-6 pubmed
    ..This method can be useful to get immature forms of Scirtidae and Coenagrionidae in one-tank bromeliads...
  3. Varejão J, Santos C, Rezende H, Bevilacqua L, Falqueto A. [Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) breeding sites in native bromeliads in Vitória City, ES]. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2005;38:238-40 pubmed
    ..Further studies are necessary to define whether breeding sites in bromeliads constitute primary foci of Aedes aegypti, or are a consequence of high infestation levels in urban areas...
  4. Pontes R, Santori R, Gonçalves e Cunha F, Pontes J. Habitat selection by anurofauna community at rocky seashore in coastal Atlantic Forest, Southeastern Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2013;73:533-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, the occupation of rocky seashores by anurans may be more associated with the specialized reproductive modes presented by species, since there is no permanent water available in ponds or streams. ..
  5. Marcondes C, Paterno U. Preliminary evidence of association between species of mosquitoes in Atlantic forest of Santa Catarina State, (Diptera: Culicidae). Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2005;38:75-6 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, a high (0.92) index of association between Oc. scapularis and Wyeomyia incaudata, with low coefficient of association was observed...
  6. Gonçalves A, Mercier H, Mazzafera P, Romero G. Spider-fed bromeliads: seasonal and interspecific variation in plant performance. Ann Bot. 2011;107:1047-55 pubmed publisher
    ..The bromeliad-living spider Psecas chapoda (Salticidae) inhabits and breeds on Bromelia balansae in regions of South America, but in specific regions can also appear on Ananas comosus (pineapple) ..
  7. Cruz Ruiz G, Mondragon D, Santos Moreno A. The presence of Abronia oaxacae (Squamata: Anguidae) in tank bromeliads in temperate forests of Oaxaca, Mexico. Braz J Biol. 2012;72:337-41 pubmed
    ..The presence of A. oaxacae in bromeliads during the dry season could be related to the cooler, moister microhabitat that these plants represent...
  8. Bruno M, Trejo S, Caffini N, López L. Purification and characterization of hieronymain III. Comparison with other proteases previously isolated from Bromelia hieronymi Mez. Protein J. 2008;27:426-33 pubmed publisher
    ..proteolytic enzyme, named hieronymain III, has been purified by ion-exchange chromatography from unripe fruits of Bromelia hieronymi Mez...
  9. Balke M, Gómez Zurita J, Ribera I, Viloria A, Zillikens A, Steiner J, et al. Ancient associations of aquatic beetles and tank bromeliads in the Neotropical forest canopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:6356-61 pubmed publisher
  10. Payrol J, Obregón W, Trejo S, Caffini N. Purification and characterization of four new cysteine endopeptidases from fruits of Bromelia pinguin L. grown in Cuba. Protein J. 2008;27:88-96 pubmed
    b>Bromelia pinguin L. is a plant broadly distributed in Central America and Caribbean islands...
  11. Landell M, Inácio J, Fonseca A, Vainstein M, Valente P. Cryptococcus bromeliarum sp. nov., an orange-coloured basidiomycetous yeast isolated from bromeliads in Brazil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009;59:910-3 pubmed publisher
    ..amylolyticus and C. cistialbidi included the inability of C. bromeliarum to assimilate citrate and to form starch-like compounds. Differentiation from C. tibetensis can be achieved by the ability of the latter to assimilate ethylamine...
  12. Dézerald O, Leroy C, Corbara B, Carrias J, Pelozuelo L, Dejean A, et al. Food-web structure in relation to environmental gradients and predator-prey ratios in tank-bromeliad ecosystems. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e71735 pubmed publisher
    ..While linkage density and nestedness were lower in bromeliads in the forest than in open areas, experiments are needed to confirm a trend for lower food-web stability in the understorey of primary forests. ..
  13. González Salvatierra C, Luis Andrade J, Escalante Erosa F, García Sosa K, Manuel Peña Rodríguez L. Antioxidant content in two CAM bromeliad species as a response to seasonal light changes in a tropical dry deciduous forest. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:792-9 pubmed publisher
    ..One of these was an epiphyte, Tillandsia brachycaulos, and the other a terrestrial species, Bromelia karatas...
  14. Marques G, Forattini O. [Culicidae in bromeliads: diversity of species by anthropic environments, coastal area of Southeastern Brazil]. Rev Saude Publica. 2008;42:979-85 pubmed
    ..To compare diversity of Culicidae species collected from ground bromeliads in an urban, and periurban area and primitive forest...
  15. Chaves L, Rodrigues de Sá I, Bergamaschi D, Sallum M. Kerteszia Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes and bromeliads: A landscape ecology approach regarding two species in the Atlantic rainforest. Acta Trop. 2016;164:303-313 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus we can conclude that landscape characteristics influence the distribution of Kerteszia mosquitoes. An. bellator has a higher prevalence in Restinga areas, whereas An. cruzii was the most prevalent in the dense tropical rainforest. ..
  16. Cabral H, Leopoldino A, Tajara E, Greene L, Faca V, Mateus R, et al. Preliminary functional characterization, cloning and primary sequence of Fastuosain, a cysteine peptidase isolated from fruits of Bromelia fastuosa. Protein Pept Lett. 2006;13:83-9 pubmed
    ..the characterization of Fastuosain, a novel cysteine protease of 25kDa, purified from the unripe fruits of Bromelia fastuosa, a wild South American Bromeliaceae...
  17. Weisse T, Scheffel U, Stadler P, Foissner W. Functional ecology of the ciliate Glaucomides bromelicola, and comparison with the sympatric species Bromeliothrix metopoides. J Eukaryot Microbiol. 2013;60:578-87 pubmed publisher
    ..These ciliates appear to be limited to tank bromeliads because they either lack resting cysts and vectors for long distance dispersal (G. bromelicola) and/or have highly specific food requirements (primarily B. metopoides). ..
  18. Ricardo Silva A, Lopes C, Ramos L, Marques W, Mello C, Duarte R, et al. Correlation between populations of Rhodnius and presence of palm trees as risk factors for the emergence of Chagas disease in Amazon region, Brazil. Acta Trop. 2012;123:217-23 pubmed publisher
    ..cruzi infection, in the vicinity of the main settlement of the municipality, suggest that there is a need for entomological and epidemiological surveillance in this region...
  19. Canela M, Sazima M. Aechmea pectinata: a hummingbird-dependent bromeliad with inconspicuous flowers from the rainforest in south-eastern Brazil. Ann Bot. 2003;92:731-7 pubmed
    ..These observations suggest that successful fruit set of A. pectinata depends on both the spatial distribution of its individuals and the interactions among hummingbirds...
  20. Coelho R, Honda N, Vieira M, Brum R, Pavan F, Leite C, et al. Chemical composition and antioxidant and antimycobacterial activities of Bromelia balansae (Bromeliaceae). J Med Food. 2010;13:1277-80 pubmed publisher
    b>Bromelia balansae (Family Bromeliaceae) is a medicinal plant commonly used in the central region of Brazil as a cough syrup and also eaten roasted...
  21. Mocellin M, Simões T, Nascimento T, Teixeira M, Lounibos L, Oliveira R. Bromeliad-inhabiting mosquitoes in an urban botanical garden of dengue endemic Rio de Janeiro--are bromeliads productive habitats for the invasive vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus?. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2009;104:1171-6 pubmed
    ..However, the results of this study of only one year in a single area may not represent outcomes in other urban localities where bromeliads, Ae. aegypti and dengue coincide in more disturbed habitats...
  22. Canela M, Sazima M. The pollination of Bromelia antiacantha (Bromeliaceae) in southeastern Brazil: ornithophilous versus melittophilous features. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2005;7:411-6 pubmed
    b>Bromelia antiacantha flowered from December to February and during this period the central leaves and bracts displayed a bright red colour. The inflorescence bears 150-350 flowers, with 10-35 flowers opening per day over 4-5 days...
  23. Pío León J, López Angulo G, Paredes López O, Uribe Beltrán M, Diaz Camacho S, Delgado Vargas F. Physicochemical, nutritional and antibacterial characteristics of the fruit of Bromelia pinguin L. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2009;64:181-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Bromelia pinguin L. is a plant native to Sinaloa, Mexico, where its fruit is used as food or as a phytotherapeutic agent. The fruits of B. pinguin were characterized and they could be considered as a functional food...
  24. Rocha C, Ariani C, Menezes V, Vrcibradic D. Effects of a fire on a population of treefrogs (Scinax cf. alter, Lutz) in a restinga habitat in southern Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2008;68:539-43 pubmed
    ..The data suggest that the fire has negatively affected the local population of Scinax cf. alter, though it is possible that the population can recover...
  25. Marques G, Forattini O. [Anopheles cruzii larvae found in bromelias in an urban area on the Brazilian coast]. Rev Saude Publica. 2009;43:369-72 pubmed
    ..This set of factors makes it necessary to warn against the possibility of transferring infections from one environment to the other...
  26. Payrol J, Obregón W, Natalucci C, Caffini N. Reinvestigation of the proteolytically active components of Bromelia pinguin fruit. Fitoterapia. 2005;76:540-8 pubmed
    Pinguinain is the name given to a proteolytic enzyme preparation obtained from Bromelia pinguin fruits that has been scarcely studied. The present paper deals on the reexamination of the proteases present in fruits of B...
  27. Marques G, Forattini O. [Aedes albopictus in soil bromeliads in Ilhabela, coastal area of Southeastern Brazil]. Rev Saude Publica. 2005;39:548-52 pubmed
    ..To analyze the presence of Aedes albopictus in soil bromeliads in ecologically distinct environments in terms of positivity, density and volume of water...
  28. Bruno M, Trejo S, Avilés X, Caffini N, López L. Isolation and characterization of hieronymain II, another peptidase isolated from fruits of Bromelia hieronymi Mez (Bromeliaceae). Protein J. 2006;25:224-31 pubmed
    From unripe fruits of Bromelia hieronymi Mez (Bromeliaceae), a partially purified protease preparation was obtained by acetone fractionation of the crude extract...
  29. Araújo V, Melo S, Araújo A, Gomes M, Carneiro M. Relationship between invertebrate fauna and bromeliad size. Braz J Biol. 2007;67:611-7 pubmed
    ..Additionally, there was more chance of sampling different species in locales with greater abundance of individuals...
  30. Motta Tavares T, Maia Carneiro T, Dantas L, Sluys M, Hatano F, Vrcibradic D, et al. Ecology of the bromeligenous frog Phyllodytes luteolus (Anura, Hylidae) from three restinga remnants across Brazil's coast. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2016;88:93-104 pubmed publisher
    ..luteolus has a conservative diet independent of area, with ants and termites the being most relevant prey items. The sexual dimorphism in jaw and the solitary males may suggest that this species have territorial behavior. ..
  31. Bruno M, Trejo S, Aviles F, Caffini N, López L. Cloning, sequencing, and identification using proteomic tools of a protease from Bromelia hieronymi Mez. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2011;165:583-93 pubmed publisher
    Fruits of Bromelia hieronymi, a tropical South American plant, possess a high content of peptidases with potential biotechnological uses. Total RNA was extracted from unripe fruits and peptidase cDNA was obtained by 3'RACE-PCR...
  32. Landell M, Billodre R, Ramos J, Leoncini O, Vainstein M, Valente P. Candida aechmeae sp. nov. and Candida vrieseae sp. nov., novel yeast species isolated from the phylloplane of bromeliads in Southern Brazil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2010;60:244-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The type strain for Candida aechmeae sp. nov. is BI153(T) (=CBS 10831(T)=NRRL Y-48456(T)) and the type strain for C. vrieseae sp. nov. is BI146(T) (=CBS 10829(T)=NRRL Y-48461(T))...
  33. Reinert F, Leal Costa M, Junqueira N, Tavares E. Are sun- and shade-type anatomy required for the acclimation of Neoregelia cruenta?. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2013;85:561-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Data suggest that the ability of N. cruenta to acclimate to sun and shade is better explained by changes in rosette architecture than by leaf anatomy. ..
  34. Errasti M, Caffini N, Pelzer L, Rotelli A. Anti-inflammatory activity of Bromelia hieronymi: comparison with bromelain. Planta Med. 2013;79:207-13 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study the anti-inflammatory action of a partially purified extract of Bromelia hieronymi fruits, whose main components are cysteine endopeptidases, is presented...
  35. Sodré V, Rocha O, Messias M. Chironomid larvae inhabiting bromeliad phytotelmata in a fragment of the Atlantic Rainforest in Rio de Janeiro State. Braz J Biol. 2010;70:587-92 pubmed
    ..Apparently there is no preference by the chironomids regarding the colonistion of the bromeliad species...