acacia

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. The gums and tanning agents obtained from Acacia are called GUM ARABIC. The common name catechu is more often used for Areca catechu (ARECA).

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  1. Mansour H, Boubaker J, Bouhlel I, Mahmoud A, Bernillon S, Chibani J, et al. Antigenotoxic activities of crude extracts from Acacia salicina leaves. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2007;48:58-66 pubmed
    ..In the present study, we investigated the effects of extracts of Acacia salicina leaves on the genotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene (B(a)P) and nifuroxazide in the SOS Chromotest...
  2. Tung Y, Wu J, Kuo Y, Chang S. Antioxidant activities of natural phenolic compounds from Acacia confusa bark. Bioresour Technol. 2007;98:1120-3 pubmed
    The present study showed that the ethanolic extracts from the bark of Acacia confusa exhibited a strong antioxidant activity...
  3. Lee J, Chen W, Wu S, Tseng C, Chiou C, Chang F, et al. Anti-hepatitis C virus activity of Acacia confusa extract via suppressing cyclooxygenase-2. Antiviral Res. 2011;89:35-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report that the n-butanol-methanol extract obtained from Acacia confusa plant, referred as ACSB-M4, exhibited the inhibition of HCV RNA replication in the HCV replicon assay ..
  4. Rivas R, Abril A, Trujillo M, Velázquez E. Sphingomonas phyllosphaerae sp. nov., from the phyllosphere of Acacia caven in Argentina. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:2147-50 pubmed
    Two bacterial strains (FA1 and FA2(T)) were isolated from the phyllosphere of a leguminous tree, Acacia caven, in central Argentina...
  5. Isbell L, Young T. Interspecific and temporal variation of ant species within Acacia drepanolobium ant domatia, a staple food of patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Laikipia, Kenya. Am J Primatol. 2007;69:1387-98 pubmed
    The ants that live in the swollen thorns (domatia) of Acacia drepanolobium are staple foods for patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas)...
  6. Meena P, Kaushik P, Shukla S, Soni A, Kumar M, Kumar A. Anticancer and antimutagenic properties of Acacia nilotica (Linn.) on 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced skin papillomagenesis in Swiss albino mice. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2006;7:627-32 pubmed
    We report the chemopreventive activity of Acacia nilotica (Linn.) gum, flower and leaf aqueous extracts, on 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) induced skin papillomagenesis in male Swiss albino mice...
  7. Singh B, Singh B, Sarma B, Singh H. Potential chemoprevention of N-nitrosodiethylamine-induced hepatocarcinogenesis by polyphenolics from Acacia nilotica bark. Chem Biol Interact. 2009;181:20-8 pubmed publisher
    Chemopreventive potential of Acacia nilotica bark extract (ANBE) against single intraperitoneal injection of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA, 200mg/kg) followed by weekly subcutaneous injections of carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4), 3 ml/kg) for 6 ..
  8. Imran I, Hussain L, Zia Ul Haq M, Janbaz K, Gilani A, De Feo V. Gastrointestial and respiratory activities of Acacia leucophloea. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;138:676-82 pubmed publisher
    The barks of Acacia leucophloea (Fabaceae) are used in Pakistan traditional medicine as an astringent, a bitter, a thermogenic, a styptic, a preventive of infections, an anthelmintic, a vulnery, a demulcent, an expectorant, an antipyretic,..
  9. Bakhoum N, Ndoye F, Kane A, Assigbetse K, Fall D, Sylla S, et al. Impact of rhizobial inoculation on Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. growth in greenhouse and soil functioning in relation to seed provenance and soil origin. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;28:2567-79 pubmed publisher
    ..It was therefore necessary to test the effect of inoculation of Acacia senegal (L.) Willd...

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  1. Guzman Partida A, Robles Burgueño M, Ortega Nieblas M, Vázquez Moreno I. Purification and characterization of complex carbohydrate specific isolectins from wild legume seeds: Acacia constricta is (vinorama) highly homologous to Phaseolus vulgaris lectins. Biochimie. 2004;86:335-42 pubmed
    Vinorama isolectins (VL2-VL4) were purified from seeds of Acacia constricta (vinorama) using affinity chromatography on a fetuin-fractogel column followed by cationic-exchange chromatography...
  2. Bouhlel I, Limem I, Skandrani I, Nefatti A, Ghedira K, Dijoux Franca M, et al. Assessment of isorhamnetin 3-O-neohesperidoside from Acacia salicina: protective effects toward oxidation damage and genotoxicity induced by aflatoxin B1 and nifuroxazide. J Appl Toxicol. 2010;30:551-8 pubmed publisher
    Antioxidant activity of isorhamnetin 3-O-neohesperidoside, isolated from the leaves of Acacia salicina, was determined by the ability of this compound to inhibit xanthine oxidase activity and to scavenge the free radical 2,2'-azino-bis (3-..
  3. Yadav A, Bhatnagar D. Inhibition of iron induced lipid peroxidation and antioxidant activity of Indian spices and Acacia in vitro. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2010;65:18-24 pubmed publisher
    ..such as Star anise (Illicium verum), Bay leaves (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Cobra's saffron (Mesua ferrea), and Acacia (Acacia catechu), which have medicinal value, were used as test samples, to find their effect on in vitro lipid ..
  4. Wong M, Cannon C, Wickneswari R. Development of high-throughput SNP-based genotyping in Acacia auriculiformis x A. mangium hybrids using short-read transcriptome data. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:726 pubmed publisher
    ..comprehensive, affordable and high-throughput DNA sequences for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) discovery in Acacia auriculiformis and Acacia mangium...
  5. Salem M, Davidorf F, Abdel Rahman M. In vitro anti-uveal melanoma activity of phenolic compounds from the Egyptian medicinal plant Acacia nilotica. Fitoterapia. 2011;82:1279-84 pubmed publisher
    Anti-uveal melanoma activity-guided fractionation of the MeOH extract of Acacia nilotica pods resulted in the isolation of the new compound gallocatechin 5-O-gallate in addition to methyl gallate, gallic acid, catechin, catechin 5-O-..
  6. Tung Y, Wu J, Huang C, Peng H, Chen Y, Yang S, et al. Protective effect of Acacia confusa bark extract and its active compound gallic acid against carbon tetrachloride-induced chronic liver injury in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2009;47:1385-92 pubmed publisher
    b>Acacia confusa Merr. (Leguminosae), a species native to Taiwan, is widely distributed on the hills and lowlands of Taiwan, and has been traditionally used as a medicine. The hepatoprotective effects of A...
  7. Lerman R, Minich D, Darland G, Lamb J, Chang J, Hsi A, et al. Subjects with elevated LDL cholesterol and metabolic syndrome benefit from supplementation with soy protein, phytosterols, hops rho iso-alpha acids, and Acacia nilotica proanthocyanidins. J Clin Lipidol. 2010;4:59-68 pubmed publisher
    ..medical food containing soy protein and plant sterols and a nutraceutical containing hops rho iso-alpha acids and acacia proanthocyanidins. All subjects received identical aerobic exercise counseling...
  8. Chatti I, Boubaker J, Skandrani I, Bhouri W, Ghedira K, Chekir Ghedira L. Antioxidant and antigenotoxic activities in Acacia salicina extracts and its protective role against DNA strand scission induced by hydroxyl radical. Food Chem Toxicol. 2011;49:1753-8 pubmed publisher
    The antioxidant potency of Acacia salicina extracts was investigated. Total antioxidant capacity was determined using an ABTS(+) assay. Superoxide radical scavenging was measured using riboflavin-light-nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) assay...
  9. Bouchenak Khelladi Y, Maurin O, Hurter J, van der Bank M. The evolutionary history and biogeography of Mimosoideae (Leguminosae): an emphasis on African acacias. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;57:495-508 pubmed publisher
    ..This has led to the use of new generic names for Acacia sensu lato (s.l...
  10. Demba Diallo M, Willems A, Vloemans N, Cousin S, Vandekerckhove T, de Lajudie P, et al. Polymerase chain reaction denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis of the N2-fixing bacterial diversity in soil under Acacia tortilis ssp. raddiana and Balanites aegyptiaca in the dryland part of Senegal. Environ Microbiol. 2004;6:400-15 pubmed
    ..DGGE) of amplified nifH gene fragments was used to study the diazotrophic community of soil samples under Acacia tortilis ssp...
  11. Guleria S, Tiku A, Singh G, Vyas D, Bhardwaj A. Antioxidant activity and protective effect against plasmid DNA strand scission of leaf, bark, and heartwood extracts from Acacia catechu. J Food Sci. 2011;76:C959-64 pubmed publisher
    The antioxidant activity of methanol extract/fractions of leaf, bark, and heartwood of Acacia catechu was evaluated by various antioxidant assays, including free radical, superoxide and hydroxyl radical, reducing power, metal ion ..
  12. Singh B, Singh B, Singh R, Prakash D, Sarma B, Singh H. Antioxidant and anti-quorum sensing activities of green pod of Acacia nilotica L. Food Chem Toxicol. 2009;47:778-86 pubmed publisher
    The antioxidant and anti-quorum sensing activities of eight extracts were studied in green pods of Acacia nilotica...
  13. Raheel R, Ashraf M, Ejaz S, Javeed A, Altaf I. Assessment of the cytotoxic and anti-viral potential of aqueous extracts from different parts of Acacia nilotica (Linn) Delile against Peste des petits ruminants virus. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2013;35:72-81 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Acacia nilotica (Linn) Delile; a tannin-rich medicinal plant distributed throughout subcontinent, is traditionally used ..
  14. McLeish M, Crespi B, Chapman T, Schwarz M. Parallel diversification of Australian gall-thrips on Acacia. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2007;43:714-25 pubmed
    The diversification of gall-inducing Australian Kladothrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) on Acacia has produced a pair of sister-clades, each of which includes a suite of lineages that utilize virtually the same set of 15 closely related host ..
  15. Adedapo A, Sofidiya M, Masika P, Afolayan A. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of the aqueous extract of Acacia karroo stem bark in experimental animals. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2008;103:397-400 pubmed publisher
    The aqueous extract of the stem bark of Acacia karroo Hayne was investigated for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities in animal models...
  16. Dou Y, Lu J, Kang L, Wang S, Jiang Y, Liao S. [Biodiversity of Rhizobia associated with Acacia melanoxylon grown in South China]. Wei Sheng Wu Xue Bao. 2012;52:1439-48 pubmed
    This study aimed to investigate the genetic diversity of 174 isolates of symbiotic bacteria associated with Acacia melanoxylon obtained from 15 sampling sites in Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces of China...
  17. Gu W, Müller G, Schlein Y, Novak R, Beier J. Natural plant sugar sources of Anopheles mosquitoes strongly impact malaria transmission potential. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e15996 pubmed publisher
    ..were conducted in two oases in Israel with either absence or presence of the local primary sugar source, flowering Acacia raddiana trees. Compared with population estimates from the sugar-rich oasis, An...
  18. Heil M, Greiner S, Meimberg H, Krüger R, Noyer J, Heubl G, et al. Evolutionary change from induced to constitutive expression of an indirect plant resistance. Nature. 2004;430:205-8 pubmed
    ..Here we report that extrafloral nectar, a usually inducible trait, is constitutively secreted by Central American Acacia species that are obligately inhabited by ants...
  19. Pradeep A, Happy D, Garg G. Short-term clinical effects of commercially available gel containing Acacia arabica: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Aust Dent J. 2010;55:65-9 pubmed publisher
    ..clinical trial was designed to evaluate the short-term clinical effects of a commercially available gel containing Acacia arabica in the reduction of plaque and gingival inflammation in subjects with gingivitis...
  20. McLeish M, Chapman T, Schwarz M. Host-driven diversification of gall-inducing Acacia thrips and the aridification of Australia. BMC Biol. 2007;5:3 pubmed
    ..Chronological analyses indicated that the approximate age of origin of gall-inducing thrips on Acacia might be as recent as 10 million years ago during the Miocene, as truly arid landscapes first developed in ..
  21. Eldeen I, van Heerden F, van Staden J. In vitro biological activities of niloticane, a new bioactive cassane diterpene from the bark of Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana. J Ethnopharmacol. 2010;128:555-60 pubmed publisher
    b>Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana was reported in African traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments...
  22. Wong M, Cannon C, Wickneswari R. Identification of lignin genes and regulatory sequences involved in secondary cell wall formation in Acacia auriculiformis and Acacia mangium via de novo transcriptome sequencing. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:342 pubmed publisher
    b>Acacia auriculiformis × Acacia mangium hybrids are commercially important trees for the timber and pulp industry in Southeast Asia. Increasing pulp yield while reducing pulping costs are major objectives of tree breeding programs...
  23. Tung Y, Hsu C, Chen C, Yang S, Huang C, Chang S. Phytochemicals from Acacia confusa heartwood extracts reduce serum uric acid levels in oxonate-induced mice: their potential use as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:9936-41 pubmed publisher
    In this study, the antihyperuricemic effect of Acacia confusa heartwood extracts and their phytochemicals on potassium oxonate (PO)-induced acute hyperuricemia was investigated for the first time...
  24. Azim M, Perveen H, Mesaik M, Simjee S. Antinociceptive activity of natural honey in thermal-nociception models in mice. Phytother Res. 2007;21:194-7 pubmed
    ..Among the tested samples, Acacia honey showed most effective dose-dependent antinociceptive activity which was significantly different from the ..
  25. Mihara R, Barry K, Mohammed C, Mitsunaga T. Comparison of antifungal and antioxidant activities of Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis heartwood extracts. J Chem Ecol. 2005;31:789-804 pubmed
    The effect of heartwood extracts from Acacia mangium (heartrot-susceptible) and A. auriculiformis (heartrot-resistant) was examined on the growth of wood rotting fungi with in vitro assays. A...
  26. Santi Gadelha T, Rocha B, Oliveira C, Aragão K, Marinho E, Gadelha C, et al. Purification of a PHA-like chitin-binding protein from Acacia farnesiana seeds: a time-dependent oligomerization protein. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2008;150:97-111 pubmed publisher
    A lectin-like protein from the seeds of Acacia farnesiana was isolated from the albumin fraction, characterized, and sequenced by tandem mass spectrometry. The albumin fraction was extracted with 0...
  27. Heil M, Rattke J, Boland W. Postsecretory hydrolysis of nectar sucrose and specialization in ant/plant mutualism. Science. 2005;308:560-3 pubmed
    Obligate Acacia ant plants house mutualistic ants as a defense mechanism and provide them with extrafloral nectar (EFN). Ant/plant mutualisms are widespread, but little is known about the biochemical basis of their species specificity...
  28. Kalaivani T, Mathew L. Free radical scavenging activity from leaves of Acacia nilotica (L.) Wild. ex Delile, an Indian medicinal tree. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010;48:298-305 pubmed publisher
    The present study compares the two extraction methods and evaluates the free radical scavenging activity of Acacia nilotica...
  29. Forster M, Ladd B, Bonser S. Optimal allocation of resources in response to shading and neighbours in the heteroblastic species, Acacia implexa. Ann Bot. 2011;107:219-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Compound leaves of the shade-intolerant Acacia implexa allocate less biomass per unit photosynthetic area than transitional leaves or phyllodes and it is ..
  30. Lopes J, Valadares N, Moraes D, Rosa J, Araújo H, Beltramini L. Physico-chemical and antifungal properties of protease inhibitors from Acacia plumosa. Phytochemistry. 2009;70:871-9 pubmed publisher
    ..and some structural properties of three serine protease inhibitors isoforms, denoted ApTIA, ApTIB, and ApTIC from Acacia plumosa Lowe seeds...
  31. Heil M, González Teuber M, Clement L, Kautz S, Verhaagh M, Bueno J. Divergent investment strategies of Acacia myrmecophytes and the coexistence of mutualists and exploiters. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:18091-6 pubmed publisher
    ..physiological, ecological, and phylogenetic approaches to study the evolution and coexistence of strategies in the Acacia-Pseudomyrmex system. Host plant species represented 2 different strategies...
  32. Wei S, Zhou H, Lin Y, Liao M, Chai W. MALDI-TOF MS analysis of condensed tannins with potent antioxidant activity from the leaf, stem bark and root bark of Acacia confusa. Molecules. 2010;15:4369-81 pubmed publisher
    The structures of the condensed tannins from leaf, stem bark and root bark of Acacia confusa were characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis, and their antioxidant ..
  33. Truchado P, Ferreres F, Bortolotti L, Sabatini A, Tomas Barberan F. Nectar Flavonol rhamnosides are floral markers of acacia (Robinia pseudacacia) honey. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:8815-24 pubmed publisher
    With the objective of finding floral markers for the determination of the botanical origin of acacia (robinia) honey, the phytochemicals present in nectar collected from Robinia pseudacacia flowers were analyzed by high-performance liquid ..
  34. Essendoubi M, Brhada F, Eljamali J, Filali Maltouf A, Bonnassie S, Georgeault S, et al. Osmoadaptative responses in the rhizobia nodulating Acacia isolated from south-eastern Moroccan Sahara. Environ Microbiol. 2007;9:603-11 pubmed
    Four strains of rhizobia nodulating Acacia were isolated from the Moroccan desert soil by trapping with seedlings of Acacia gummifera and Acacia raddiana, and were studied for their ability to tolerate high salinity and dryness conditions...
  35. Kaur K, Michael H, Arora S, Härkönen P, Kumar S. In vitro bioactivity-guided fractionation and characterization of polyphenolic inhibitory fractions from Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Del. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005;99:353-60 pubmed
    The present study was undertaken to evaluate antimutagenic and cytotoxic effects of different extracts/fractions of Acacia nilotica prepared by maceration method...
  36. Nugroho W, Yamagishi Y, Nakaba S, Fukuhara S, Begum S, Marsoem S, et al. Gibberellin is required for the formation of tension wood and stem gravitropism in Acacia mangium seedlings. Ann Bot. 2012;110:887-95 pubmed publisher
    ..designed to investigate the effects of gibberellin and of inhibitors of the synthesis of gibberellin, namely paclobutrazole and uniconazole-P, on the formation of tension wood and negative stem gravitropism in Acacia mangium seedlings.
  37. Bairstow K, Clarke K, McGeoch M, Andrew N. Leaf miner and plant galler species richness on Acacia: relative importance of plant traits and climate. Oecologia. 2010;163:437-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Forty-six species of Acacia were sampled to encapsulate the diversity of species across four taxonomic sections and a range of habitats along ..
  38. Fall D, Diouf D, Ourarhi M, Faye A, Abdelmounen H, Neyra M, et al. Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. root-nodulating bacteria isolated from soils in the dryland part of Senegal. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2008;47:85-97 pubmed publisher
    We characterized phenotypically and genotypically root-nodulating bacteria associated with Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. isolated from the soils surrounding A. senegal trees in the dry land area of Senegal.
  39. Ong S, Wickneswari R. Expression profile of small RNAs in Acacia mangium secondary xylem tissue with contrasting lignin content - potential regulatory sequences in monolignol biosynthetic pathway. BMC Genomics. 2011;12 Suppl 3:S13 pubmed publisher
  40. Ng C, Lee S, Ng K, Muhammad N, Ratnam W. Mating system and seed variation of Acacia hybrid (A. mangium x A. auriculiformis). J Genet. 2009;88:25-31 pubmed
    The mating system and seed variation of Acacia hybrid (A. mangium x A. auriculiformis) were studied using allozymes and random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers, respectively...
  41. Forster M, Bonser S. Heteroblastic development and the optimal partitioning of traits among contrasting environments in Acacia implexa. Ann Bot. 2009;103:95-105 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Acacia implexa (Mimosaceae) is a heteroblastic species that develops compound (juvenile), transitional and phyllode (..
  42. He H, Bleby T, Veneklaas E, Lambers H, Kuo J. Morphologies and elemental compositions of calcium crystals in phyllodes and branchlets of Acacia robeorum (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Ann Bot. 2012;109:887-96 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the morphologies and elemental compositions of crystals found in phyllodes and branchlets of Acacia robeorum, a desert shrub of north-western Australia.
  43. Tung Y, Chang S. Variation in antioxidant activity of extracts of Acacia confusa of different ages. Nat Prod Commun. 2010;5:73-6 pubmed
    The antioxidant activity of extracts of Acacia confusa of different ages has been evaluated...
  44. Forrester D, Schortemeyer M, Stock W, Bauhus J, Khanna P, Cowie A. Assessing nitrogen fixation in mixed- and single-species plantations of Eucalyptus globulus and Acacia mearnsii. Tree Physiol. 2007;27:1319-28 pubmed
    Mixtures of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. and Acacia mearnsii de Wildeman are twice as productive as E...
  45. Bukhari I, Khan R, Gilani A, Ahmed S, Saeed S. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet activities of the methanolic extract of Acacia modesta leaves. Inflammopharmacology. 2010;18:187-96 pubmed publisher
    The current study was aimed to evaluate Acacia modesta for analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-platelet activities...
  46. Isaac M, Harmand J, Drevon J. Growth and nitrogen acquisition strategies of Acacia senegal seedlings under exponential phosphorus additions. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:776-81 pubmed publisher
    ..conditions inherent to many economically and ecologically important semi-arid leguminous tree species, such as Acacia senegal, are P deficient...
  47. Rahmatullah M, Hossain M, Mahmud A, Sultana N, Rahman S, Islam M, et al. Antihyperglycemic and antinociceptive activity evaluation of 'khoyer' prepared from boiling the wood of Acacia catechu in water. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2013;10:1-5 pubmed
    Khoyer' is prepared by boiling the wood of Acacia catechu in water and then evaporating the resultant brew...
  48. Pal D, Chakraborty P, Ray H, Pal B, Mitra D, Kabir S. Acaciaside-B-enriched fraction of Acacia auriculiformis is a prospective spermicide with no mutagenic property. Reproduction. 2009;138:453-62 pubmed publisher
    ..identified a triterpene glycoside (Acaciaside-B (Ac-B))-enriched fraction (Ac-B-en) isolated from the seeds of Acacia auriculiformis and evaluated its spermicidal potential in vitro...
  49. Monga J, Chauhan C, Sharma M. Human epithelial carcinoma cytotoxicity and inhibition of DMBA/TPA induced squamous cell carcinoma in Balb/c mice by Acacia catechu heartwood. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2011;63:1470-82 pubmed publisher
    b>Acacia catechu heartwood contains significant amounts of polyphenolic compounds that exhibit powerful antioxidant activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity of A...
  50. Mohali S, Slippers B, Wingfield M. Two new Fusicoccum species from Acacia and Eucalyptus in Venezuela, based on morphology and DNA sequence data. Mycol Res. 2006;110:405-13 pubmed
    ..are common endophytes of woody plants, and they also include some serious pathogens of Eucalyptus and Acacia species...
  51. He H, Bleby T, Veneklaas E, Lambers H. Dinitrogen-fixing Acacia species from phosphorus-impoverished soils resorb leaf phosphorus efficiently. Plant Cell Environ. 2011;34:2060-70 pubmed publisher
    ..and the contribution of N and P cycling through litterfall to soil nutrient patchiness was investigated for four Acacia species in the Great Sandy Desert in north-western Australia...
  52. Ward D, Shrestha M, Golan Goldhirsh A. Evolution and ecology meet molecular genetics: adaptive phenotypic plasticity in two isolated Negev desert populations of Acacia raddiana at either end of a rainfall gradient. Ann Bot. 2012;109:247-55 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared differences in several growth- and defence-related traits in two isolated populations of Acacia raddiana trees from sites at either end of an extreme environmental gradient in the Negev desert.
  53. Wu J, Huang C, Tung Y, Chang S. Online RP-HPLC-DPPH screening method for detection of radical-scavenging phytochemicals from flowers of Acacia confusa. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:328-32 pubmed publisher
    b>Acacia confusa is traditionally used as a medicinal plant in Taiwan. In this study, phytochemicals and antioxidant activities of extracts from flowers of A. confusa were investigated for the first time...
  54. Asad M, Munir T, Afzal N. Acacia nilotica leave extract and glyburide: comparison of fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, beta-thromboglubulin levels and platelet aggregation in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. J Pak Med Assoc. 2011;61:247-51 pubmed
    To evaluate the hypoglycaemic and anti-platelet aggregation effect of aqueous methanol extract of Acacia Nilotica (AN) leaves compared with glyburide on streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.
  55. Sakthivel K, Kannan N, Angeline A, Guruvayoorappan C. Anticancer activity of Acacia nilotica (L.) Wild. Ex. Delile subsp. indica against Dalton's ascitic lymphoma induced solid and ascitic tumor model. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012;13:3989-95 pubmed
    ..Histopathological studies also confirmed protective influence. The outcome of the present work indicates that A. nilotica extract could be used as natural anticancer agent for human health...
  56. Sarr A, Neyra M, Houeibib M, Ndoye I, Oihabi A, Lesueur D. Rhizobial populations in soils from natural Acacia senegal and Acacia nilotica forests in Mauritania and the Senegal river valley. Microb Ecol. 2005;50:152-62 pubmed
    ..These soil samples were collected from natural stands of Acacia nilotica and Acacia senegal...
  57. Forrester D, Vanclay J, Forrester R. The balance between facilitation and competition in mixtures of Eucalyptus and Acacia changes as stands develop. Oecologia. 2011;166:265-72 pubmed publisher
    ..mixed with Acacia mearnsii de Wildeman trees changed with age and productivity in a field experiment in temperate south-eastern ..
  58. Lepais O, Bacles C. Comparison of random and SSR-enriched shotgun pyrosequencing for microsatellite discovery and single multiplex PCR optimization in Acacia harpophylla F. Muell. Ex Benth. Mol Ecol Resour. 2011;11:711-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Using the example of Acacia harpophylla, an acacia tree endemic of north-eastern Australia, we show that high-throughput shotgun ..
  59. Ong S, Wickneswari R. Characterization of microRNAs expressed during secondary wall biosynthesis in Acacia mangium. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e49662 pubmed publisher
    ..This study offers a comprehensive analysis on the involvement of highly conserved miRNAs implicated in the secondary wall formation of woody plants. ..
  60. Hsieh C, Chang S. Antioxidant activities and xanthine oxidase inhibitory effects of phenolic phytochemicals from Acacia confusa twigs and branches. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:1578-83 pubmed publisher
    ..bioactivities and active phytochemicals of the extracts of twigs and branches from the indigenous Taiwanese tree Acacia confusa Merr. The bioassay-guided fractionation yielded 8 potent antioxidative phytochemicals...
  61. Brody A, Palmer T, Fox Dobbs K, Doak D. Termites, vertebrate herbivores, and the fruiting success of Acacia drepanolobium. Ecology. 2010;91:399-407 pubmed
    ..of high soil fertility), vertebrate herbivores, and symbiotic ants, on the fruiting success of a dominant plant, Acacia drepanolobium, in East African savannas...
  62. Pinto P, Evtuguin D, Pascoal Neto C. Chemical composition and structural features of the macromolecular components of plantation Acacia mangium wood. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:7856-62 pubmed
    The wood of Acacia mangium, a prominent fast-growing plantation species used in the pulp-and-paper industry and, so far, poorly investigated for its chemical structure, was submitted to a detailed characterization of its main ..
  63. Diouf D, Fall D, Chaintreuil C, Ba A, Dreyfus B, Neyra M, et al. Phylogenetic analyses of symbiotic genes and characterization of functional traits of Mesorhizobium spp. strains associated with the promiscuous species Acacia seyal Del. J Appl Microbiol. 2010;108:818-30 pubmed publisher
    To assess the phenotypic, symbiotic and genotypic diversity scope of Mesorhizobium spp. strains associated with Acacia seyal (Del...
  64. Possell M, Nicholas Hewitt C. Gas exchange and photosynthetic performance of the tropical tree Acacia nigrescens when grown in different CO(2) concentrations. Planta. 2009;229:837-46 pubmed publisher
    The photosynthetic responses of the tropical tree species Acacia nigrescens Oliv. grown at different atmospheric CO(2) concentrations-from sub-ambient to super-ambient-have been studied...
  65. Wu J, Tung Y, Chien S, Wang S, Kuo Y, Shyur L, et al. Effect of phytocompounds from the heartwood of Acacia confusa on inflammatory mediator production. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:1567-73 pubmed publisher
    b>Acacia confusa Merr. (Leguminosae) is traditionally used as a medicinal plant in Taiwan. In the present study, anti-inflammatory activity of extracts from the heartwood of A. confusa were investigated for the first time...
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    We used direct recovery of bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences to investigate the bacterial diversity under Acacia tortilis subsp. raddiana, a legume tree naturally growing in the dry land part of Senegal (West Africa)...
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    ..The overall aim of this study was to identify the native source populations of Acacia pycnantha, a tree native to south-eastern Australia and invasive in South Africa, Western Australia and Portugal...
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    Ten strains of root nodule bacteria were isolated from the nodules of Acacia mangium grown in the Philippines and Thailand. Partial sequences (approx. 300 bp) of the 16S rRNA gene of each isolate were analyzed...
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    ..25-1% NaCl), and retorting (115 degrees C for 30 min). The study showed that water-soluble wattle extracts have great potential as emulsifiers and stabilizers for the food industry, especially at low pH levels...
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    ..A study was conducted to assess the wound-healing activity of Acacia honey using incision, excision, burn and dead-space wound models in rats...
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    b>Acacia confusa Merr. (Leguminosae) is traditionally used as a medicinal plant in Taiwan. In the present study, the XOD-inhibitory activity of ethanolic extracts from A. confusa was investigated for the first time...
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    ..For example, nutrient-poor Australian soils are often dominated by shrubby legumes (e.g. species of Acacia)...
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    ..Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a natural flavone commonly found in acacia honey. It has previously been shown to be an anti-tumor agent...
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    ..Hence, it is important for agents used in the treatment of oral diseases to have antifungal properties for effective therapy...
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    ..We investigated the proteins and anti-microbial activity in the EFN of two Central American Acacia myrmecophytes (A. cornigera and A. hindsii) and two related non-myrmecophytes (A...
  79. Bachaya H, Iqbal Z, Khan M, Sindhu Z, Jabbar A. Anthelmintic activity of Ziziphus nummularia (bark) and Acacia nilotica (fruit) against Trichostrongylid nematodes of sheep. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009;123:325-9 pubmed publisher
    Ziziphus nummularia (Rhamnaceae) and Acacia nilotica (Fabaceae) are being used as anthelmintics in ethnoveterinary medicinal system of Pakistan.
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    ..recruitment and change in populations of the ecologically and culturally important and drought persistent Acacia tortilis and Balanites aegyptiaca are therefore estimated in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, and are related to the ..
  81. Chaubal R, Pawar P, Hebbalkar G, Tungikar V, Puranik V, Deshpande V, et al. Larvicidal activity of Acacia nilotica extracts and isolation of D-pinitol--a bioactive carbohydrate. Chem Biodivers. 2005;2:684-8 pubmed
    ..than glucose, fructose, sucrose, or myo-inositol showing lipophilic nature was isolated from the EtOH extract of Acacia nilotica. The structure of the compound was determined by spectral methods...
  82. Or K, Ward D. The effects of seed quality and pipecolic and djenkolic acids on bruchid beetle infestation in water deficit-stressed Acacia trees. J Chem Ecol. 2004;30:2297-307 pubmed
    b>Acacia trees in the Negev desert and the Arava valley of Israel are suffering high levels of mortality due to water stress. Additionally, recruitment is negatively affected by bruchid beetles...
  83. Sakthivel K, Guruvayoorappan C. Acacia ferruginea inhibits tumor progression by regulating inflammatory mediators-(TNF-a, iNOS, COX-2, IL-1?, IL-6, IFN-?, IL-2, GM-CSF) and pro-angiogenic growth factor- VEGF. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14:3909-19 pubmed
    ..Thus, the outcome of the present study suggests that A ferruginea extract has immunomodulatory and tumor inhibitory activities and has the potential to be developed as a natural anticancer agent. ..