zingiberales

Summary

Summary: An order of herbaceous tropical perennials which include the banana (MUSACEAE) and GINGER (ZINGIBERACEAE) family.

Top Publications

  1. Chirangini P, Sharma G, Sinha S. Sulfur free radical reactivity with curcumin as reference for evaluating antioxidant properties of medicinal zingiberales. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 2004;23:227-36 pubmed
    Rhizome extracts of some members of the medicinal Zingiberales are widely used in dietary intake as well as in the traditional system of medicine...
  2. Kress W, Prince L, Hahn W, Zimmer E. Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberales using morphological and molecular evidence. Syst Biol. 2001;50:926-44 pubmed
    The Zingiberales are a tropical group of monocotyledons that includes bananas, gingers, and their relatives...
  3. Bartlett M, Specht C. Evidence for the involvement of Globosa-like gene duplications and expression divergence in the evolution of floral morphology in the Zingiberales. New Phytol. 2010;187:521-41 pubmed publisher
    ..members of the B-class MADS box gene lineage, in the evolution of floral development within the monocot order Zingiberales. *We assessed changes in perianth and stamen whorl morphology in a phylogenetic framework...
  4. Bartlett M, Specht C. Changes in expression pattern of the teosinte branched1-like genes in the Zingiberales provide a mechanism for evolutionary shifts in symmetry across the order. Am J Bot. 2011;98:227-43 pubmed publisher
    ..a possible role for these genes in the evolution of floral symmetry within petaloid monocots, using the order Zingiberales as a model system...
  5. Yockteng R, Almeida A, Morioka K, Alvarez Buylla E, Specht C. Molecular evolution and patterns of duplication in the SEP/AGL6-like lineage of the Zingiberales: a proposed mechanism for floral diversification. Mol Biol Evol. 2013;30:2401-22 pubmed publisher
    The diversity of floral forms in the plant order Zingiberales has evolved through alterations in floral organ morphology...
  6. Nyfors A, Holter G, Mehlum I, Overå K. [Latex allergy]. Nord Med. 1998;113:338-40 pubmed
    ..History and prick tests are most important. The most frequent cross-reaction is to banana. Careful instruction on prevention is a must. ..
  7. Sagi L, Panis B, Remy S, Schoofs H, De Smet K, Swennen R, et al. Genetic transformation of banana and plantain (Musa spp.) via particle bombardment. Biotechnology (N Y). 1995;13:481-5 pubmed
    ..Bombarded banana cells were selected with hygromycin and regenerated into plants. Molecular and histochemical characterization of transformants revealed the stable integration of the transferred genes into the banana genome. ..
  8. Murakami A, Morita H, Safitri R, Ramlan A, Koshimizu K, Ohigashi H. Screening for in vitro anti-tumor-promoting activities of edible plants from Indonesia. Cancer Detect Prev. 1998;22:516-25 pubmed
    ..Thus, a high potential of edible Southeast Asian plants for cancer chemoprevention is indicated. ..
  9. Fagbemi T. Effect of blanching and ripening on functional properties of plantain (Musa aab) flour. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 1999;54:261-9 pubmed
    ..Ripening was found to have a negative effect on all the functional properties examined except the bulk density, and gelation property. Unripe plantain could be used as an emulsifier and thickener in a food system. ..

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Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. Kanazawa K, Sakakibara H. High content of dopamine, a strong antioxidant, in Cavendish banana. J Agric Food Chem. 2000;48:844-8 pubmed
    ..Banana contained dopamine at high levels in both the peel and pulp. Dopamine levels ranged from 80-560 mg per 100 g in peel and 2.5-10 mg in pulp, even in ripened bananas ready to eat. Banana is thus one of the antioxidative foods. ..
  2. Horser C, Karan M, Harding R, Dale J. Additional rep-encoding DNAs associated with banana bunchy top virus. Arch Virol. 2001;146:71-86 pubmed
    ..Based on these results, BBTV-S1 and S2 do not appear to be integral components of the BBTV genome and represent additional Rep-encoding DNAs associated with BBTV. ..
  3. Yates T, Fletcher L. Prediction of a glucose appearance function from foods using deconvolution. IMA J Math Appl Med Biol. 2000;17:169-84 pubmed
    ..The Lehmann-Deutsch gastric curve is described by either a trapezoidal or triangular function dependent on the carbohydrate cont ..
  4. Luo P, Niu H, Zheng G, Bai X, Zhang M, Wang W. From salmon pink to blue natural sensitizers for solar cells: Canna indica L., Salvia splendens, cowberry and Solanum nigrum L. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2009;74:936-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was used to analyze the interface resistance of cells. The result indicated that high resistance existed in the interfaces of cell with cowberry extract as sensitizer. ..
  5. Chaverri G, Kunz T. Response of a specialist bat to the loss of a critical resource. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28821 pubmed publisher
    ..species highly morphologically specialized for roosting in the developing furled leaves of members of the order Zingiberales. We found that the number of species used for roosting increased, that home range size increased (before: mean ..
  6. Cock M, Congdon T, Collins S. Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 9. Hesperiinae incertae sedis: Zingiberales feeders, genera of unknown biology and an overview of the Hesperiinae incertae sedis. Zootaxa. 2016;4066:201-47 pubmed publisher
    The Afrotropical genera that have been recorded to feed on Zingiberales are documented. Partial life histories are presented for Erionota torus Evans (a South-East Asian species established in Mauritius), Semalea arela (Mabille), S...
  7. O HARA M, Kiefer D, Farrell K, Kemper K. A review of 12 commonly used medicinal herbs. Arch Fam Med. 1998;7:523-36 pubmed
    ..This article provides a review of the data on 12 of the most commonly used herbs in the United States. In addition, we provide practical information and guidelines for the judicious use of medicinal herbs...
  8. Schenk P, Sagi L, Remans T, Dietzgen R, Bernard M, Graham M, et al. A promoter from sugarcane bacilliform badnavirus drives transgene expression in banana and other monocot and dicot plants. Plant Mol Biol. 1999;39:1221-30 pubmed
  9. Rabbani G, Teka T, Zaman B, Majid N, Khatun M, Fuchs G. Clinical studies in persistent diarrhea: dietary management with green banana or pectin in Bangladeshi children. Gastroenterology. 2001;121:554-60 pubmed
    ..Green banana and pectin are useful in the dietary management of persistent diarrhea in hospitalized children and may also be useful to treat children at home. ..
  10. Cisneros F, Zevillanos R, Cisneros Zevallos L. Characterization of starch from two ecotypes of andean achira roots (Canna edulis). J Agric Food Chem. 2009;57:7363-8 pubmed publisher
  11. Cui L, Ouyang Y, Gu W, Yang W, Xu Q. Evaluation of nutrient removal efficiency and microbial enzyme activity in a baffled subsurface-flow constructed wetland system. Bioresour Technol. 2013;146:656-662 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that the activity of urease in the root zones of those three CWs is an important indicator for N purification from wastewaters. ..
  12. Iles W, Sass C, Lagomarsino L, Benson Martin G, Driscoll H, Specht C. The phylogeny of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) and the evolution of floral presentation. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017;117:150-167 pubmed publisher
    Heliconia (Heliconiaceae, order Zingiberales) is among the showiest plants of the Neotropical rainforest and represent a spectacular co-evolutionary radiation with hummingbirds...
  13. Castro Gutiérrez N, McConnell R, Andersson K, Pacheco Antón F, Hogstedt C. Respiratory symptoms, spirometry and chronic occupational paraquat exposure. Scand J Work Environ Health. 1997;23:421-7 pubmed
  14. Yang S, Zhou B, Malone S, Werkhoven M, van Troon F, Wisse J, et al. A new labdane diterpenoid from Renealmia alpinia collected in the Suriname rainforest. J Nat Prod. 1999;62:1173-4 pubmed
    ..The structure of the new diterpenoid was determined by a combination of NMR techniques and HRFABMS. ..
  15. Yamazaki T, Matsushita Y, Kawashima K, Someya M, Nakajima Y, Kurashige T. Evaluation of the pharmacological activity of extracts from amomi semen on the gastrointestinal tracts. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000;71:331-5 pubmed
  16. García Robledo C, Horvitz C. Jack of all trades masters novel host plants: positive genetic correlations in specialist and generalist insect herbivores expanding their diets to novel hosts. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:38-53 pubmed publisher
    ..All significant cross-host correlations were positive. These results indicate very different ecological and evolutionary dynamics than those predicted by the 'Jack of all trades-master of none' principle. ..
  17. Goldsmith J. Dibromochloropropane: epidemiological findings and current questions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1997;837:300-6 pubmed
    ..4) Shifts in sex ratios of populations may be a subtle sign of more serious risks. (5) Continued use of an agent such as this under circumstances in which these UROs cannot be prevented is unconscionable. ..
  18. Ndowora T, Dahal G, Lafleur D, Harper G, Hull R, Olszewski N, et al. Evidence that badnavirus infection in Musa can originate from integrated pararetroviral sequences. Virology. 1999;255:214-20 pubmed
  19. Langner E, Greifenberg S, Gruenwald J. Ginger: history and use. Adv Ther. 1998;15:25-44 pubmed
    ..The use of this ancient medicine for gastrointestinal problems (stimulation of digestion) has been given scientific approval. Today, medicinal ginger is used mainly for prevention of the symptoms of travel sickness. ..
  20. Habsah M, Amran M, Mackeen M, Lajis N, Kikuzaki H, Nakatani N, et al. Screening of Zingiberaceae extracts for antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000;72:403-10 pubmed
    ..6 microg per disc). All the extracts showed strong antioxidant activity comparable with or higher that of alpha-tocopherol. ..
  21. Westerband A, Horvitz C. Interactions between plant size and canopy openness influence vital rates and life-history tradeoffs in two neotropical understory herbs. Am J Bot. 2015;102:1290-9 pubmed publisher
    ..rates of growth, survival, and reproduction (vital rates), for two neotropical understory herbs (order Zingiberales) in a premontane tropical rainforest in Costa Rica...
  22. Zhang Y, Li L, Liao G. [Rules of the absorption, distribution and translocation of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in turmeric plant]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1996;21:462-5, 509 pubmed
    ..Nutrient absorption occurs mainly in the young turmeric forming stage and enriching stage. Nutrient translocation takes place mainly from leaves and leaf stalks to young and old turmeric, the rate of P being the highest. ..
  23. Vimala S, Norhanom A, Yadav M. Anti-tumour promoter activity in Malaysian ginger rhizobia used in traditional medicine. Br J Cancer. 1999;80:110-6 pubmed
  24. Konishi Y, Hashima K, Kishida K. Increases in 1,5-anhydroglucitol levels in germinating amaranth seeds and in ripening banana. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000;64:2462-5 pubmed
  25. Li L, Qin S. [Effect of organic fertilizer and mineral fertilizer on the tuber yield of Curcuma longa L]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1996;21:651-2, 702 pubmed
    ..The effect of agronomic measures on the tuber yield is human and livestock excreta, rape cake > Ca3(PO4)2 > KCl. The optimal combination of farming practices has been obtained according to the analysis of these models. ..
  26. Ramirez Bosca A, Soler A, Carrión M, Diaz Alperi J, Bernd A, Quintanilla C, et al. An hydroalcoholic extract of curcuma longa lowers the apo B/apo A ratio. Implications for atherogenesis prevention. Mech Ageing Dev. 2000;119:41-7 pubmed
  27. Sutra L, Risède J, Gardan L. Isolation of fluorescent pseudomonads from the rhizosphere of banana plants antagonistic towards root necrosing fungi. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2000;31:289-93 pubmed
    ..Antagonistic fluorescent pseudomonads represent a potential for the biological control of banana root infections by Cylindrocladium sp. ..
  28. Kim S, Choi Y, Jeong H, Kang H, Moon G, Shin T, et al. Suppression of immunoglobulin E-mediated anaphylactic reaction by Alpinia oxyphylla in rats. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2000;22:267-77 pubmed
    ..These results indicated that AOWE may possess strong antianaphylactic action and also suggest that differential activity following administration routes may be caused by difference of bioavailability. ..
  29. Lima R, Gandolfi S. Structure of the herb stratum under different light regimes in the Submontane Atlantic Rain Forest. Braz J Biol. 2009;69:289-96 pubmed
  30. Fang J, Sung K, Lin H, Fang C. Transdermal iontophoretic delivery of diclofenac sodium from various polymer formulations: in vitro and in vivo studies. Int J Pharm. 1999;178:83-92 pubmed
    ..A synergistic effect on drug permeation was observed when transdermal iontophoresis combined with the pretreatment of cardamom oil as a permeation enhancer. ..
  31. Murakami A, Takahashi M, Jiwajinda S, Koshimizu K, Ohigashi H. Identification of zerumbone in Zingiber zerumbet Smith as a potent inhibitor of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced Epstein-Barr virus activation. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1999;63:1811-2 pubmed
    ..Interestingly, alpha-humulene lacking the carbonyl group at the 8-position in zerumbone was inactive (IC50 > 100 microM), while 8-hydroxy-alpha-humulune was markedly active (IC50 = 0.95 microM). ..
  32. Hwang J, Shim J, Pyun Y. Antibacterial activity of xanthorrhizol from Curcuma xanthorrhiza against oral pathogens. Fitoterapia. 2000;71:321-3 pubmed
    ..The antibacterial activity of xanthorrhizol, isolated from the methanol extract of Curcuma xanthorrhiza roots, was evaluated against oral microorganisms in comparison with chlorhexidine. ..
  33. Ennos A, Spatz H, Speck T. The functional morphology of the petioles of the banana, Musa textilis. J Exp Bot. 2000;51:2085-93 pubmed
    ..The banana petiole, therefore, seems to be an excellent example of natural integrated mechanical design. ..
  34. Wang X, Peng X. [Cloning of promoter of banana fruit-specific ACC synthase gene and primary study on its function]. Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2001;17:293-6 pubmed
    ..The regulatory region for fruit-specificity was possibly located in the region from -1111 to +1 and a positive regulatory region may locate between nucleotide -1111 to -608. ..
  35. Pérez E, Lares M. Chemical composition, mineral profile, and functional properties of Canna (Canna edulis) and Arrowroot (Maranta spp.) starches. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2005;60:113-6 pubmed
    ..From the previous results, it can be concluded that Canna and Arrowroot starches could become interesting alternatives for food developers, depending on their characteristics and functional properties...
  36. Luke G, Gough H, Beeley J, Geddes D. Human salivary sugar clearance after sugar rinses and intake of foodstuffs. Caries Res. 1999;33:123-9 pubmed
    ..Surprisingly, carbohydrate residues from the three foods studied were still present in the mouth even 1 h after ingestion, which is longer than has hitherto been reported. ..
  37. Emele F, Agbonlahor D, Ahanotu C. Euphorbia hirta leaves and Musa sapientum fruits in culture media for fungi. Mycoses. 1998;41:529-33 pubmed
    ..The results of this study suggest that Euphorbia sapientum glucose agar can safely be recommended as a cheap and efficient medium for routine isolation of fungi in both clinical and general mycological studies...
  38. Yu J, Sun L, Zhou L, Luo X, Guo J, Liu C, et al. [Chemical constituents of fructus Amomi]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1997;22:231-2, 255 pubmed
    ..Eight components in the volatile oil over 1% in content are bornyl acetate, camphor, borneol, limonene, camphene, myrecene, carene-3 and alpha-terpeneol...
  39. Balint Kurti P, Clendennen S, Dolezelová M, Valarik M, Dolezel J, Beetham P, et al. Identification and chromosomal localization of the monkey retrotransposon in Musa sp. Mol Gen Genet. 2000;263:908-15 pubmed
    ..Other copies of monkey appear to be dispersed throughout the genome...
  40. Li C, Li L, Luo J, Huang N. [Effect of turmeric volatile oil on the respiratory tract]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1998;23:624-5, inside back cover pubmed
    ..Researching the effect of turmeric volatile oil on functions of the respiratory tract...
  41. de Araújo P, Coelho de Souza A, Morais S, Ferreira S, Leal Cardoso J. Antinociceptive effects of the essential oil of Alpinia zerumbet on mice. Phytomedicine. 2005;12:482-6 pubmed
    ..The data show that orally administered OEAz promotes a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect, with a mechanism of action which probably involves the participation of opiate receptors...
  42. Paru R, Hii J, Lewis D, Alpers M. Relative repellency of woodsmoke and topical applications of plant products against mosquitoes. P N G Med J. 1995;38:215-21 pubmed
    ..This low-technology control method may be included in the range of options for householders in order to reduce mosquito nuisance and improve their standard of health...
  43. Yang J. Effects of gamma irradiation on the flavor composition of food commodities. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1998;434:277-84 pubmed
    ..Food samples were irradiated with optimum doses and then studied for possible occurrence of chemical changes and effects on compositional characteristics of foods...
  44. Odukoya O, Houghton P, Raman A. Lipoxygenase inhibitors in the seeds of Aframomum danielli K. Schum (Zingiberaceae). Phytomedicine. 1999;6:251-6 pubmed
    ..The presence of these two known benzoquinones in A. danielli and their ability to inhibit 5-lipoxygenase are reported here for the first time...
  45. Masuda T, Mizuguchi S, Tanaka T, Iritani K, Takeda Y, Yonemori S. Isolation and structure determination of new antioxidative ferulic acid glucoside esters from the rhizome of Alpinia speciosa, a Zingiberaceae plant used in Okinawan food culture. J Agric Food Chem. 2000;48:1479-84 pubmed
    ..Both compounds showed greater activity than that of Trolox in the TLC method; however, one of the compounds showed weaker inhibitory activity than that of Trolox and epicatechin against AMVN-induced methyl linoleate oxidation...
  46. Armstrong J. Quarantine security of bananas at harvest maturity against Mediterranean and Oriental fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2001;94:302-14 pubmed
    ..Recommendations for exporting mature green bananas from Hawaii without risk of fruit fly infestation are provided. The research reported herein resulted in a USDA-APHIS protocol for exporting mature green bananas from Hawaii...
  47. Kim D, Park S, Kim J. Curcuminoids from Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) that protect PC12 rat pheochromocytoma and normal human umbilical vein endothelial cells from betaA(1-42) insult. Neurosci Lett. 2001;303:57-61 pubmed
    ..alpha-Tocopherol did not protect the cells from betaA(1-42) insult even at>50 microg/ml concentration. The results suggest that these compounds may be protecting the cells from betaA(1-42) insult through antioxidant pathway...
  48. Indrayanto G, Zumaroh S, Syahrani A, Wilkins A. C-27 and C-3 glucosylation of diosgenin by cell suspension cultures of Costus speciosus. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2001;3:161-8 pubmed
  49. Yang X, Choi H, Yang S, Li N. A UV-light activated cinnamic acid isomer regulates plant growth and gravitropism via an ethylene receptor-independent pathway. Aust J Plant Physiol. 1999;26:325-35 pubmed
    ..These results support the conclusion that the action sites of the vapor of cis-CA and ethylene are fundamentally different...
  50. Opitz S, Schneider B. Oxidative biosynthesis of phenylbenzoisochromenones from phenylphenalenones. Phytochemistry. 2003;62:307-12 pubmed
    ..A dioxygenase-type mechanism, followed by decarboxylation, is suggested for the key steps of this conversion...
  51. Monger W, Harju V, Skelton A, Seal S, Mumford R. Canna yellow streak virus: a new potyvirus associated with severe streaking symptoms in canna. Arch Virol. 2007;152:1527-30 pubmed
    ..This virus has been found in different canna varieties from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Israel. The name Canna yellow streak virus (CaYSV) has been proposed for this new virus...
  52. Masuda T, Ohta K, Ojiro N, Murata K, Mikami B, Tani F, et al. A Hypersweet Protein: Removal of The Specific Negative Charge at Asp21 Enhances Thaumatin Sweetness. Sci Rep. 2016;6:20255 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings clearly confirm the importance of electrostatic potentials in the interaction of thaumatin with the sweet receptor. ..
  53. Wafa S, Mat Taha R, Mohajer S, Mahmad N, Ali Ahmed Abdul B. Organogenesis and Ultrastructural Features of In Vitro Grown Canna indica L. Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:2820454 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, there were no abnormalities or major differences between in vitro regenerants and mother plants. ..
  54. Sarkar C, Bairy K, Rao N, Udupa E. Effect of banana on cold stress test & peak expiratory flow rate in healthy volunteers. Indian J Med Res. 1999;110:27-9 pubmed
    ..Banana decreased the rise of systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure in healthy volunteers subjected to cold stress test without much effect on heart rate and peak expiratory flow rate...
  55. Li L, Qin S, Yang H. [Effect of cultivating measures on the tuber yield of Curcuma longa L]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1997;22:77-8, 126 pubmed
    ..The rational producing area, soil, seed tuber and so on were selected according to the experiments...
  56. Wanitchakorn R, Harding R, Dale J. Sequence variability in the coat protein gene of two groups of banana bunchy top isolates. Arch Virol. 2000;145:593-602 pubmed
  57. Wang X, Peng X, Li H. [Cloning and sequence of cDNA encoding ACC synthase specifically expressed in banana fruit]. Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2000;16:134-6 pubmed
    ..The Northern blot analysis indicates that the ACC synthase mRNA is specifically transcripted in banana fruits...
  58. Nigatu A. Evaluation of numerical analyses of RAPD and API 50 CH patterns to differentiate Lactobacillus plantarum, Lact. fermentum, Lact. rhamnosus, Lact. sake, Lact. parabuchneri, Lact. gallinarum, Lact. casei, Weissella minor and related taxa isolated from . J Appl Microbiol. 2000;89:969-78 pubmed
    ..The study was carried out to assess the agreement of API 50 CH fermentation data of food lactobacilli with their RAPD profiles to determine whether the system could be used alone as a reliable taxonomic tool for this genus...
  59. Sadof C, Sclar D. Public tolerance to defoliation and flower distortion in a public horticulture garden. J Econ Entomol. 2002;95:348-53 pubmed
    ..We suggest that tolerance to insect pests can be increased by designing plantings that distract viewers from injured plant parts...
  60. Lares M, Pérez E. Determination of the mineral fraction and rheological properties of microwave modified starch from Canna edulis. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2006;61:109-13 pubmed
    ..This information should be considered when using microwave irradiation for food processing. Furthermore, the altered functional attributes of canna modified starch could be advantageous in new product development...
  61. Cheng S, Xiao J, Xiao H, Zhang L, Wu Z. Technical note phytoremediation of triazophos by Canna indica Linn. in a hydroponic system. Int J Phytoremediation. 2007;9:453-63 pubmed publisher
    ..indica, which showed the potential of phytoremediation of TAP, and is commonly used in constructed wetland, so the technique of phytoremediation of TAP from contaminated water can be developed with the combination of constructed wetland...
  62. Descampe A, Meskens C, Pasteels J, Windsor D, Hance T. Potential and realized feeding niches of neotropical hispine beetles (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae, Cephaloleiini). Environ Entomol. 2008;37:224-9 pubmed
    ..Cephaloleiini associated with rolled leaves of five species of Marantaceae and six species of Heliconiaceae (Zingiberales) in lowland Central Panama...
  63. Zonneveld B, Pollock W. Flow cytometric analysis of somaclonal variation in lineages of Hosta sports detects polyploidy and aneuploidy chimeras. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2012;14:972-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The complexity of chromosomal distribution in lineages of several Hosta cultivars is discussed...
  64. Wanitchakorn R, Harding R, Dale J. Banana bunchy top virus DNA-3 encodes the viral coat protein. Arch Virol. 1997;142:1673-80 pubmed
    ..The resultant antiserum was able to detect the presence of BBTV in infected leaf tissue confirming that the large virion sense ORF of BBTV DNA-3 encodes the viral coat protein...
  65. Rajakrishnan V, Viswanathan P, Rajasekharan K, Menon V. Neuroprotective role of curcumin from curcuma longa on ethanol-induced brain damage. Phytother Res. 1999;13:571-4 pubmed
  66. Kong L, Qin M, Niwa M. Diterpenoids from the rhizomes of Alpinia calcarata. J Nat Prod. 2000;63:939-42 pubmed
    ..The structures of 1-4 were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic studies...
  67. Balint Kurti P, May G, Churchill A. Development of a transformation system for Mycosphaerella pathogens of banana: a tool for the study of host/pathogen interactions. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2001;195:9-15 pubmed
    ..Leaf chlorosis and necrosis were often observed in advance of saprophytic growth of the mycelium on necrotic tissue, which supports previous reports suggesting secretion of a phytotoxin...
  68. Ali M, Tezuka Y, Banskota A, Kadota S. Blepharocalyxins C--E, three new dimeric diarylheptanoids, and related compounds from the seeds of Alpinia blepharocalyx. J Nat Prod. 2001;64:491-6 pubmed
    ..61 microM), while against human HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells, blepharocalyxin E (7) showed potent activity (ED(50), 9.02 microM)...
  69. Purgatto E, Lajolo F, do Nascimento J, Cordenunsi B. Inhibition of beta-amylase activity, starch degradation and sucrose formation by indole-3-acetic acid during banana ripening. Planta. 2001;212:823-8 pubmed
    ..This is the first report showing that IAA can delay starch degradation, possibly affecting the activity of hydrolytic enzymes such as beta-amylase (EC 3.2.1.2)...
  70. Keong Y, Alitheen N, Mustafa S, Abdul Aziz S, Abdul Rahman M, Ali A. Immunomodulatory effects of zerumbone isolated from roots of Zingiber zerumbet. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2010;23:75-82 pubmed
    ..The above results indicate that zerumbone can be used as immunomodulatory agent which can react toward the immune cell cytokine production in dosage dependent pattern...
  71. Tiengburanatam N, Boonmee A, Sangvanich P, Karnchanatat A. A novel ?-glucosidase inhibitor protein from the rhizomes of Zingiber ottensii valeton. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2010;162:1938-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Although this ?-glucosidase inhibitory protein was purified from Z. ottensii rhizomes and preliminarily characterized, further studies are needed prior to firm applications being envisaged...
  72. Sojo M, Núñez Delicado E, Garcia Carmona F, Sanchez Ferrer A. Cyclodextrins as activator and inhibitor of latent banana pulp polyphenol oxidase. J Agric Food Chem. 1999;47:518-23 pubmed
    ..This dual effect of CDs as activator and inhibitor was tested in crude banana pulp extracts, with surprising activation effects never before described being observed...
  73. Salazar de Saavedra M, Saavedra Cuadra I. Application of a sensorial response model to the design of an oral liquid pharmaceutical dosage form. Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2000;26:55-60 pubmed
    ..It was found that a mixture of sweeteners and an essence was the most efficient way of masking the bitter taste of this active ingredient...
  74. Cheah P, Gan S. Antioxidative/Antimicrobial effects of galangal and alpha-tocopherol in minced beef. J Food Prot. 2000;63:404-7 pubmed
    ..Galangal extract may prove useful in inhibiting lipid oxidation and increasing microbial stability of minced meat...
  75. Loh J, Kiew R, Set O, Gan L, Gan Y. Amplified fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting of 16 banana cultivars (Musa cvs.). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2000;17:360-6 pubmed
    ..The cluster analysis also revealed the need for a link between genotype studies using molecular techniques and the current system of classification of Musa cultivars based purely on morphological traits...
  76. Horser C, Harding R, Dale J. Banana bunchy top nanovirus DNA-1 encodes the 'master' replication initiation protein. J Gen Virol. 2001;82:459-64 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that (i) BBTV DNA-1 is the minimal replicative unit of BBTV and encodes the 'master' viral Rep and (ii) BBTV S1 is possibly a satellite DNA which is unable to replicate integral BBTV components...
  77. De Greef J, Lieutier Colas F, Bessot J, Verot A, Gallerand A, Pauli G, et al. Urticaria and rhinitis to shrubs of Ficus benjamina and breadfruit in a banana-allergic road worker: evidence for a cross-sensitization between Moracea, banana and latex. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2001;125:182-4 pubmed
    ..We report the case of a road worker with a food allergy to banana, who developed urticaria and rhinitis when cutting shrubs of Ficus benjamina and breadfruit. He did not develop an allergy to latex of Hevea brasiliensis...
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    ..Despite the high removal of organic content from the influent wastewater, during 17 months of operation, no significant differences in performance were observed between units...
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