Summary: A plant family of the order Myrtales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida composed of tropical plants with parallel-nerved leaves.
Publications124 found, 100 shown here
- Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties of Melastoma malabathricum leaves aqueous extract in experimental animalsZ A Zakaria
Faculty of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Universiti Industri Selangor, Jalan Zirkon A 7 A, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Can J Physiol Pharmacol 84:1291-9. 2006..Our findings that the aqueous extract of M. malabathricum possesses antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic activities supports previous claims on its traditional uses to treat various ailments...
- Response of stress indicators and growth parameters of Tibouchina pulchra Cogn. exposed to air and soil pollution near the industrial complex of Cubatão, BrazilG Klumpp
Universitat Hohenheim, Institut für Landschafts und Pflanzenökologie, Stuttgart, Germany
Sci Total Environ 246:79-91. 2000..b>Melastomataceae), a common species of secondary Atlantic Rain Forest vegetation, to the impact of complex air pollution...
- Antinociceptive effect of Melastoma malabathricum ethanolic extract in miceM R Sulaiman
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Fitoterapia 75:667-72. 2004..Furthermore, the nonselective opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone blocked the antinociceptive effect of the extract in both tests, suggesting that M. malabathricum may act both at peripheral and central levels...
- Antimicrobial activity of Miconia species (Melastomataceae)Juliana Rodrigues
Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Sao Paulo State University, Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
J Med Food 11:120-6. 2008..The results obtained showed that the methanol extracts of the leaves of M. rubiginosa and M. stenostachya and the chloroform extract of the leaves of M. cabucu presented antimicrobial activity against the tested microorganisms...
- Conostegia xalapensis (Melastomataceae): an aluminum accumulator plantIris Hayde González-Santana
Laboratorio de Alelopatía, Departamento de Ecologia Funcional, Instituto de Ecologia, UNAM, Circuito exterior s n anexo al Jardín Botánico Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, Delegacion Coyoacan, C P 04510, Mexico D F, Mexico
Physiol Plant 144:134-45. 2012In acidic soils, an excess of Al³⁺ is toxic to most plants. The Melastomataceae family includes Al-accumulator genera that tolerate high Al³⁺ by accumulating it in their tissues...
- Multiple Miocene Melastomataceae dispersal between Madagascar, Africa and IndiaSusanne S Renner
Systematic Botany, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Menzinger Strasse 67, D 80638 Munich, Germany
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1485-94. 2004b>Melastomataceae sensu stricto (excluding Memecylaceae) comprise some 3000 species in the neotropics, 1000 in Asia, 240 in Africa, and 230 in Madagascar...
- Development of microsatellite markers for the endangered Neotropical tree species Tibouchina papyrus (Melastomataceae)M P C Telles
Laboratório de Genética e Biodiversidade, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brasil
Genet Mol Res 10:321-5. 2011We isolated and characterized 12 microsatellite loci for Tibouchina papyrus (Melastomataceae), an endangered species with narrow and disjunct range, endemics to a few localities in "cerrado rupestre" from Central Brazil...
- Biomass allocation, growth, and photosynthesis of genotypes from native and introduced ranges of the tropical shrub Clidemia hirtaSaara J DeWalt
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Oecologia 138:521-31. 2004..We conclude that genetic shifts in resource use, resource allocation, or plasticity do not contribute to differences in habitat distribution and abundance between the native and introduced ranges of C. hirta...
- Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound healing activities of the leaves of Memecylon edule RoxbSomsak Nualkaew
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham 44150, Thailand
J Ethnopharmacol 121:278-81. 2009..To determine the anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activities of the leaves of Memecylon edule Roxb. used traditionally in Thailand...
- Aluminium accumulation in leaves of 127 species in Melastomataceae, with comments on the order MyrtalesSteven Jansen
Laboratory of Plant Systematics, Institute of Botany and Microbiology, K U Leuven, Belgium
Ann Bot 90:53-64. 2002..is surveyed based on semi-quantitative tests of 166 species, representing all tribes and subfamilies of the Melastomataceae as well as a few members of related families within the Myrtales...
- Effect of Mouriri pusa extracts on experimentally induced gastric lesions in rodents: role of endogenous sulfhydryls compounds and nitric oxide in gastroprotectionMarcio Adriano Andreo
Departamento de Quimica Organica, Instituto de Quimica, CP 355, CEP 14801 970, UNESP, Sao Paulo State University, Araraquara, SP, Brasil
J Ethnopharmacol 107:431-41. 2006Several plants are used in folk medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Mouriri pusa Gardn. (Melastomataceae) is a medicinal plant commonly used in the central region of Brazil against gastric ulcer...
- Stem and leaf hydraulics of congeneric tree species from adjacent tropical savanna and forest ecosystemsGuang You Hao
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, 666303, Mengla, Yunnan Province, China
Oecologia 155:405-15. 2008....
- Tibouchina pulchra (Cham.) Cogn., a native Atlantic Forest species, as a bio-indicator of ozone: visible injuryCláudia M Furlan
Departamento de Botanica, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 11461, 05422 970 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Environ Pollut 152:361-5. 2008..2% within the NF treatment. The extent of leaf area injured (leaf injury index) was mostly explained by the accumulated exposure of ozone (r2=0.89; p<0.05)...
- In vivo analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of ursolic acid and oleanoic acid from Miconia albicans (Melastomataceae)Maria Anita L Vasconcelos
Universidade de Franca, Av Dr Armando Salles de Oliveira, 201 Parque Universitário, Franca SP, Brazil
Z Naturforsch C 61:477-82. 2006....
- Effects of initial climatic conditions on growth and accumulation of fluoride and nitrogen in leaves of two tropical tree species exposed to industrial air pollutionCláudia Maria Furlan
Departamento de Botanica, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 11461, 05422 970, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Sci Total Environ 374:399-407. 2007..The results suggested that seasonal conditions of the first months of sapling exposure (summer or winter) modulate the intensity of responses to pollution stress...
- In vitro inhibition of acetylcholinesterase by crude plant extracts from Colombian floraJaime Niño
Grupo de Biotecnología Productos Naturales, Escuela de Tecnología Química, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:783-5. 2006The methanol extracts from five different plant families (Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Melastomataceae, Rubiaceae, and Solanaceae) collected at Regional Natural Park Ucumarí (Colombia), were screened for their acetylcholinesterase ..
- Foliar growth of Eriocnema fulva Naudin (Melastomataceae) in a forest fragment in southeastern BrazilP M Andrade
Instituto Estadual de Florestas, Belo Horizonte, MG, 30160 030, Brazil
Braz J Biol 68:1-10. 2008..The relationships among size measures were significant, reinforcing the great contribution of leaf size for plant size. The age of the largest individual was estimated as 36 years based on the median annual leaf production rate...
- A study of the trypanocidal activity of triterpene acids isolated from Miconia speciesWilson Roberto Cunha
Núcleo de Pesquisas em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas da Universidade de Franca, Franca, SP, Brasil
Phytother Res 20:474-8. 2006..The most significant reduction in parasite number in the parasitemic peak were obtained for compound 1 and its salt derivative 1a (75.7% and 70.4%, respectively). Moreover, the survival time was increased for all the treated animals...
- Determination of the ascorbic acid content of two medicinal plants in NigeriaOkeri H A
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Pak J Pharm Sci 19:44-8. 2006..05). However, there was significant difference between ascorbic acid content of the fresh and dried leaves of the same plant, obviously indicating that the fresh leaves contain more ascorbic acid than the dried leaves...
- Flavanone glycosides from Miconia trailiiZhizhen Zhang
National Center for Natural Products Research, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677, USA
J Nat Prod 66:39-41. 2003..The structures of 1-8 were elucidated by spectroscopic methods, including 2D NMR...
- Photoperiodic induction of synchronous flowering near the EquatorRolf Borchert
Biology Division, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 7534, USA
Nature 433:627-9. 2005....
- Antibacterial activity of triterpene acids and semi-synthetic derivatives against oral pathogensLuis C Scalon Cunha
Universidade de Franca, Av Dr Armando Salles de Oliveira, 201 Parque Universitário, Franca SP, CEP 14404 600, Brazil
Z Naturforsch C 62:668-72. 2007....
- Dispersal, environment, and floristic variation of western Amazonian forestsHanna Tuomisto
Department of Biology, University of Turku, FIN 20014 Turku, Finland
Science 299:241-4. 2003..Consequently, it is important that management planning for conservation and resource use take into account both habitat heterogeneity and biogeographic differences...
- Galls and gall makers in plants from the Pé-de-Gigante Cerrado Reserve, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP, BrazilM V Urso-Guimarães
UFSCar, CEP 18085 850, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
Braz J Biol 66:357-69. 2006..Anacardiaceae, Annonaceae, Asteraceae, Bignoniaceae, Caryocaraceae, Erythroxylaceae, Fabaceae, Malpighiaceae, Melastomataceae, Myrtaceae, Ochnaceae, Polygalaceae, Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae, and Smilacaceae...
- Anti-hemorrhagic activity of four Brazilian vegetable species against Bothrops jararaca venomCatarine Massucato Nishijima Nishijima
Department of Physiology, Sao Paulo State University, UNESP Botucatu, SP, Brazil
Molecules 14:1072-80. 2009..In this study, we investigated the anti-hemorrhagic effects of Mouriri pusa Gardn. (Melastomataceae), Byrsonima crassa Niedenzu (Malpighiaceae), Davilla elliptica St. Hill...
- Contrasting structure and composition of the understory in species-rich tropical rain forestsJames V LaFrankie
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, c o National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616 Singapore
Ecology 87:2298-305. 2006..g., Melastomataceae sensu stricto, Piperaceae, and Malvaceae [Bombacacoidea]) were predominantly species of small classes...
- Novel hosts of the Eucalyptus canker pathogen Chrysoporthe cubensis and a new Chrysoporthe species from ColombiaMarieka Gryzenhout
Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Tree Protection Co operative Programme, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Mycol Res 110:833-45. 2006..Furthermore, C. cubensis has been found on Miconia spp. native to South America and residing in Melastomataceae. Recent surveys have yielded C...
- Pollen sources of the orchid bee Euglossa annectans Dressler 1982 (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Euglossini) analyzed from larval provisionsM Cortopassi-Laurino
Departamento de Ecologia, Laboratório de Abelhas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil
Genet Mol Res 8:546-56. 2009..Among the 26 pollen types that reached more than 10% in monthly means, the families Melastomataceae, Bromeliaceae, Ochnaceae, Fabaceae, and Myrtaceae were most frequently represented...
- Connecting fruit production to seedling establishment in two co-occurring Miconia species: consequences of seed dispersal by birds in upper AmazoniaPedro G Blendinger
Department of Biology, University of Missouri at Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63121 4499, USA
Oecologia 167:61-73. 2011This study investigated links between seed production by two species of Miconia (Melastomataceae), whose seeds are dispersed by birds, and later stages of recruitment in lowland forests of eastern Ecuador...
- Antiviral and cytotoxic activities of some Indonesian plantsF Lohezic-Le Devehat
Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie et de Mycologie, UPRES 2234, avenue du Pr Leon Bernard, 35043, Rennes Cedex, France
Fitoterapia 73:400-5. 2002..Besides Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomataceae), the Indonesian Loranthaceae species among which Elytranthe tubaeflora, E. maingayi, E...
- Diversity of bees and their floral resources at altitudinal areas in the Southern Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, BrazilVinícius A Araújo
Lab Histofisiologia Reprodutiva e Digestiva Pós Graduação em Entomologia Univ Federal de Viçosa, 36570 000 Vicosa, MG
Neotrop Entomol 35:30-40. 2006..plant species; the most visited plants were the Asteraceae (n = 220), the Malpighiaceae (n = 95), the Melastomataceae (n = 94), the Fabaceae (n = 78), and the Solanaceae (n = 63). Diversity was higher in Ouro Branco (H = 1...
- Insect galls from Serra de São José (Tiradentes, MG, Brazil)V C Maia
Departamento de Entomologia, Muscu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Sao Cristovao, CEP 209940 040 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Braz J Biol 64:423-45. 2004..Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Asteraceae, and Melastomataceae were the plant families that supported most of the galls (49.6% of the total)...
- Predation and aggressiveness in host plant protection: a generalization using ants from the genus AztecaAlain Dejean
Écologie des Forêts de Guyane UMR CNRS 8172, Campus agronomique, 97379, Kourou Cedex, France
Naturwissenschaften 96:57-63. 2009..their colonies shelter in its hollow branches; whereas Azteca bequaerti is associated with Tococa guianensis (Melastomataceae) and its colonies shelter in leaf pouches situated at the base of the laminas. Whereas A...
- Plant Vigor Hypothesis refuted: preference-performance linkage of a gall-inducing weevil on small-sized host plant resourcesJ C Santos
Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil
Braz J Biol 71:65-9. 2011..We tested the PVH predictions by investigating the effects of leaf size of Miconia prasina (Sw.) DC. (Melastomataceae) on the oviposition preference and on the offspring survival of the gall-inducing weevil Prospoliata ..
- Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers from the velvet tree, Miconia calvescens DC. (Melastomataceae)Johannes J Le Roux
Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 3190 Maile Way, St John 102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
Mol Ecol Resour 8:961-4. 2008..The expected and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.0367 to 0.5053 and from 0.0370 to 0.2473, respectively. These markers should be useful to study dispersal and the invasion genetics of the velvet tree...
- The limited importance of size-asymmetric light competition and growth of pioneer species in early secondary forest succession in VietnamMarijke van Kuijk
Department of Plant Ecology and Biodiversity, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80084, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Oecologia 157:1-12. 2008..We conclude, therefore, that in slow-growing regenerating vegetation stands, the importance of asymmetric competition for light and growth can be much less than is often assumed...
- Short dry spells in the wet season increase mortality of tropical pioneer seedlingsBettina M J Engelbrecht
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Gamboa, P O Box 0843 03092, Panama, Republica de Panama
Oecologia 148:258-69. 2006..Our data provide strong evidence that short dry spells in the wet season differentially affect seedling survivorship of pioneer species, and may therefore have important implications to seedling demography and community dynamics...
- Oligomeric hydrolysable tannins from Tibouchina multifloraT Yoshida
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Japan
Phytochemistry 52:1661-6. 1999..tannins, nobotanin O and nobotanin P, were isolated from the leaf extract of Tibouchina multiflora (Melastomataceae) and their dimeric and tetrameric structures elucidated on the basis of spectral data and chemical ..
- Two thrush species as dispersers of Miconia prasina (Sw.) DC. (Melastomataceae): an experimental approachM A S Alves
Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Braz J Biol 68:397-401. 2008..At the end of the first 30 minutes both species had already defecated approximately 50% of the seeds ingested Our results suggest that both species could act as disperser agents of M. prasina...
- The redifferentiation of nutritive cells in galls induced by Lepidoptera on Tibouchina pulchra (Cham.) Cogn. reveals predefined patterns of plant developmentClaudia Vecchi
Departamento de Botanica, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo USP, Rua do Matão 277, Travessa 14, P O Box 11461, 05422 970, Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Protoplasma 250:1363-8. 2013..Cogn. (Melastomataceae) are organelle-rich, with developed Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, polyribosomes, ..
- New cycloartane-type triterpenes from Marcetia latifolia (Melastomataceae) and in silico studies on Candida parapsilosis proteaseTonny C C Leite
Departamento de Saúde, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Campus Universitario, Av Transnordestina, s n o, Bairro Novo Horizonte, 44 036 900 Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
Nat Prod Commun 8:1049-52. 2013..In addition, the activity of triterpenes 1 and 2 on the Candida protease target was investigated by in silico methods using molecular docking...
- Physiological responses of the tropical tree Tibouchina pulchra Cogn under the influence of combustion of crude oil and natural gas at an oil refineryDaiane T Silva
Instituto de Botânica, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 90:69-75. 2013..However, the increase in Asat did not promote growth increase suggesting that changes at the refinery did not result in better air quality, but only in a change in the main contaminants...
- Seed germination from lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) fecal samples collected during the dry season in the Northern Brazilian AmazonAdriana Renata Barcelos
National Institute for Amazonian Research INPA, Biodiversity Coordination, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Integr Zool 8:63-73. 2013..Of the 111 fecal samples, 94 (84.7%) had viable seeds of 75 species. Melastomataceae was the most frequent family with viable seeds in the fecal samples (69.1% of samples, N= 18 species)...
- The use of polliniferous resources by Melipona capixaba, an endangered stingless bee speciesBruna Danielle Vieira Serra
Departamento de Biologia Animal, Programa de Pós Graduação em Entomologia, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Av PH Rolfs, Vicosa, Minas Gerais 36570 000, Brazil
J Insect Sci 12:1-14. 2012..The dominant pollen grains in the spectrum of the samples belonged to the families Myrtaceae and Melastomataceae. Eucalyptus was the most frequent pollen type in the corbiculae in Conceição do Castelo municipality; ..
- Taxiphyllin from Henriettella fascicularisAngela I Calderón
Institut de Pharmacognosie et Phytochimie, Universite de Lausanne, BEP, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Acta Crystallogr C 59:o174-6. 2003..C. Wright (Melastomataceae). Its structure is stabilized by a wealth of intermolecular O-H...O and O-H.....
- Lepidopterans as potential agents for the biological control of the invasive plant, Miconia calvescensElisangela G F Morais
Embrapa Roraima Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation s, Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
J Insect Sci 12:63. 2012This work investigated eight species of Lepidoptera associated with Miconia calvescens DC. (Myrtales: Melastomataceae) in Brazil, including six defoliators, Salbia lotanalis Druce (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Druentia inscita Schaus (..
- Acute toxicity evaluation, antibacterial, antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects of Melastoma malabathricumZahra A Amin Alnajar
Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Molecules 17:3547-59. 2012..These findings suggest the excellent medicinal bioactivity of MM and explain the popularity of this plant in the folk medicine as a remedy for different illnesses...
- Do herbivores eavesdrop on ant chemical communication to avoid predation?David J Gonthier
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
PLoS ONE 7:e28703. 2012..Furthermore, it supports the hypothesis that herbivores use ant chemical communication to avoid predation or confrontation with ants...
- Chemical constituents and antibacterial activity of Melastoma malabathricum LKeng Chong Wong
School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
Nat Prod Res 26:609-18. 2012..Compounds 2-5, 7 and 9-12 are reported for the first time from M. malabathricum. Compound 10 is rare, being reported only once before from a plant, without assignment of the double bond geometry in the p-coumaryl moiety...
- Melastomeae come full circle: biogeographic reconstruction and molecular clock datingS S Renner
Department of Biology, University of Missouri St Louis, 63121, USA
Evolution 55:1315-24. 2001..Coastal Plain province of North America, is the only temperate zone endemic of the tropical eudicot family Melastomataceae. It is a member of the only pantropical tribe of that family, Melastomeae...
- Hawaiian residents' preferences for Miconia control program attributes using conjoint choice experiment and latent class analysisCatherine Chan-Halbrendt
Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Environ Manage 45:250-60. 2010..Finally, the biodiversity attribute had very low consideration from a majority of the respondents showing the need for educating the public regarding its importance in preserving the unique environment in Hawaii...
- Antimicrobial and brine shrimp toxicity of some plants used in traditional medicine in Bukoba District, north-western TanzaniaM J Moshi
Department of Biological and Preclinical Studies, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, P O Box 65001, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tanzan J Health Res 11:23-8. 2009..The seemingly innocuous nature and relatively good antibacterial activity against skin infections and gastrointestinal pathogenic bacteria support the traditional uses of the plants and deserve more detailed studies...
- Richness and composition of gall-inducing arthropods at Coiba National Park, PanamaJosé Luis Nieves-Aldrey
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales CSIC, Dpto Biodiversidad C José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Espana
Rev Biol Trop 56:1269-86. 2008..with the most galls were Myrtaceae with seven, Bignoniaceae with five and Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae and Melastomataceae with four. Leaf galls accounted for about 93% of collected galls...
- The relevance of ants as seed rescuers of a primarily bird-dispersed tree in the Neotropical cerrado savannaAlexander V Christianini
Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Oecologia 160:735-45. 2009..The quantitative component of dispersal effectiveness by ants acting as "rescuers" of seeds that fail to be dispersed, or fall under parent trees, is probably more important than currently recognized in other systems...
- Antimalarial natural products drug discovery in PanamaAngela I Calderón
Department of Pharmacal Sciences, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, AL, USA
Pharm Biol 50:61-71. 2012..For screening of this diversity more sensitive and economical in vitro methods are needed, Flora of Panama has been studied based on ethnomedical uses for discovering antimalarial compounds...
- A comparative study of metal levels in leaves of some Al-accumulating RubiaceaeSteven Jansen
Laboratory of Plant Systematics, Institute of Botany and Microbiology, K U Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Ann Bot 91:657-63. 2003..species, most of which are Al accumulators, and these were compared with concentrations in one species of Melastomataceae. Quantitative data confirmed the distribution of Al accumulation as previously determined by semi-..
- In vitro trypanocidal activity of triterpenes from miconia speciesWilson Roberto Cunha
Planta Med 69:470-2. 2003..In contrast, the acetyl and methyl ester derivatives were not found to potentiate the trypanocidal activity. These results suggest the importance of the polar groups for activity...
- Comparative anatomy and morphology of nectar-producing MelastomataceaeIsabela Galarda Varassin
Universidade Federal do Parana, Departamento de Botanica, Centro Politecnico, Curitiba, PR 81531 980 Brazil
Ann Bot 102:899-909. 2008Most neotropical Melastomataceae have bee-pollinated flowers with poricidal anthers. However, nectar rewards are known to be produced in about 80 species in eight genera from four different tribes...
- Crop size, plant aggregation, and microhabitat type affect fruit removal by birds from individual melastome plants in the Upper AmazonPedro G Blendinger
Department of Biology, University of Missouri St Louis, St Louis, MO, 63121 4499, USA
Oecologia 158:273-83. 2008..serrulata (Melastomataceae) seeds by birds in lowland tropical wet forest of Ecuador...
- In vivo assessment of DNA damage and protective effects of extracts from Miconia species using the comet assay and micronucleus testJuliana Mara Serpeloni
Department of General Biology, Biological Sciences Center, Londrina State University, Londrina, Parana, Brazil
Mutagenesis 23:501-7. 2008The genus Miconia comprises approximately 1000 species belonging to the Melastomataceae family...
- Morphophysiological differences in leaves of Lavoisiera campos-portoana (Melastomataceae) enhance higher drought tolerance in water shortage eventsMarcel Giovanni Costa França
Departamento de Botanica, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, 31270 901, Brazil
J Plant Res 125:85-92. 2012Lavoisiera campos-portoana Barreto (Melastomataceae) has two kinds of leaves, pubescent and glabrous, and branches may have one or both types of leaves at the same moment...
- [Structure and floristic composition of three oak forests in the northern region of the Central Cordillera in Colombia]Juan D León
Departamento de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia
Rev Biol Trop 57:1165-82. 2009..The families with the highest number of species were Fabaceae, Melastomataceae and Rubiaceae. Floristic similarity among places was low...
- Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite loci for the tropical understory tree Miconia affinis Wurdack (Melastomataceae)Shalene Jha
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, 830 North University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, PO Box 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama
Mol Ecol Resour 9:344-5. 2009We isolated nine microsatellite loci from the Neotropical understorey tree Miconia affinis (Melastomataceae) and optimized them for research on gene flow and genetic structure. Loci screened in 43 individuals from a 2...
- Effect of Mouriri pusa tannins and flavonoids on prevention and treatment against experimental gastric ulcerP C P Vasconcelos
Botucatu Institute of Biosciences, UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
J Ethnopharmacol 131:146-53. 2010....
- Diversity, ecology and herbivory of hairstreak butterflies (Theclinae) associated with the velvet tree, Miconia calvescens in Costa RicaF R Badenes-Perez
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
J Insect Sci 10:209. 2010..Myrtales: Melastomataceae) in Costa Rica...
- Effects of abiotic stress on biomass and anthocyanin production in cell cultures of Melastoma malabathricumL K Chan
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
Biol Res 43:127-35. 2010..Different medium pH did not affect the yield of cell biomass but anthocyanin accumulation was highest at pH 5.25 - 6.25...
- Antidiarrhoea and toxicological evaluation of the leaf extract of Dissotis rotundifolia Triana (Melastomataceae)Tavs A Abere
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
BMC Complement Altern Med 10:71. 2010..Determination of its phytochemical constituents, antimicrobial activity, effects on the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) as well as toxicological profile will provide supportive scientific evidence in favour of its continous usage...
- [Study on the chemical constituents from Sarcopyramis nepalensis]Hong Qiao Lan
Technology Center of China Tobacco Fujian Industrial Corporation, Xiamen 361022, China
Zhong Yao Cai 33:547-9. 2010..To study the chemical constituents from Sarcopyramis nepalensis...
- Effect of sucrose and methyl jasmonate on biomass and anthocyanin production in cell suspension culture of Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomaceae)Koay Suan See
Plant Tissue and Cell Culture Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Rev Biol Trop 59:597-606. 2011..37-0.40 CV/g-FCM). This study indicated that MeJA was not necessary but sucrose was needed for the enhancement of cell growth and anthocyanin production in M. malabathricum cell cultures...
- Isolation and structure elucidation of an isoflavone and a sesterterpenoic acid from Henriettella fascicularisAngela I Calderón
Institut de Pharmacognosie et Phytochimie, Universite de Lausanne, BEP, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
J Nat Prod 65:1749-53. 2002..Compound 1 showed significant competitive binding to estrogen receptor beta and moderate antiestrogenic activity with cultured Ishikawa cells...
- Memecylon edule leaf extract mediated green synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticlesTamizhamudu Elavazhagan
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Directorate of Research, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India
Int J Nanomedicine 6:1265-78. 2011We used an aqueous leaf extract of Memecylon edule (Melastomataceae) to synthesize silver and gold nanoparticles. To our knowledge, this is the first report where M...
- Screening of Latin American plants for antiparasitic activities against malaria, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasisAngela I Calderón
Department of Pharmacal Sciences, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Pharm Biol 48:545-53. 2010..Schltdl. (Solanaceae) (leaf, EtOH, IC(50): 4 microg/mL) Monochaetum myrtoideum Naudin (Melastomataceae) (leaf, MeOH, IC(50): 5 microg/mL) and Bourreria huanita (Lex.) Hemsl...
- Antidiarrhoeal Activity of Leaves of Melastoma malabathricum LinnJ A J Sunilson
School of Pharmacy, Masterskill University College Health Sciences, G 8, Jalan Kemacahaya 11, Taman Kemacahaya, Batu 9, Cheras 43200, Selangor, Malaysia
Indian J Pharm Sci 71:691-5. 2009The antidiarrhoeal effect of the water extract of Melastoma malabathricum Linn. (Melastomataceae) leaves were investigated by employing four experimental models of diarrhea in Swiss mice...
- Potential pollinators of Comolia ovalifolia DC Triana (Melastomataceae) and Chamaecrista ramosa (Vog.) H.S. Irwin and Barneby var. ramosa (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae), in restinga, Bahia, BrazilP Oliveira-Rebouças
Departamento de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil, 44031 460
Braz J Biol 71:343-51. 2011Comolia ovalifolia DC Triana (Melastomataceae) and Chamaecrista ramosa (Vog.) H.S. Irwin and Barneby var. ramosa (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) are tropical plant species found in restinga (herbaceous-shrubby, sandy costal ecosystems)...
- Secondary metabolites of Miconia rubiginosaJuliana Rodrigues
Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Sao Paulo State University, Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
J Med Food 14:834-9. 2011The Miconia genus is the most representative of the Melastomataceae family, and some species are commonly used in Brazilian folk medicine as anti-inflammatory agents. In this work we investigated the leaves from Miconia rubiginosa (Bonpl...
- Structural features and biological properties of ellagitannins in some plant families of the order myrtalesTakashi Yoshida
Matsuyama University, Bunkyo cho, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
Int J Mol Sci 11:79-106. 2010..features in various types of ellagitannins found in plants belonging to the Myrtaceae, Onagraceae, and Melastomataceae families, which are all included in the order Myrtales...
- Mutagenicity of Mouriri pusa Gardner and Mouriri elliptica MartiusF V Santos
Department of Biological Sciences, Araraquara School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
Food Chem Toxicol 46:2721-7. 2008Mouriri pusa Gardner and Mouriri elliptica Martius are fruit-bearing plants of the Melastomataceae family, popularly known in Brazil as puçá-preto or jaboticaba-do-cerrado, and they are used in folk medicine for the treatment of ..
- Terpenoids from Microliabum polymnioidesOscar J Díaz
Consejo de Investigación, Universidad Nacional de Salta, 4400 Salta, Argentina
Phytochemistry 65:2557-60. 2004..Three related known sesquiterpene lactones were also identified, and these data were used for chemotaxonomical purposes...
- Bioactive plants from Argentina and BoliviaAlicia Bardon
Facultad de Bioquimica, Quimica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Ayacucho 471, Tucuman 4000, Argentina
Fitoterapia 78:227-31. 2007..activities of methanol and chloroform extracts of 16 plant species belonging to the families Compositae and Melastomataceae were evaluated...
- Two new ballistoconidium-forming yeast species, Bullera melastomae and Bullera formosana, found in TaiwanTakashi Nakase
Japan Collection of Microorganisms, RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Syst Appl Microbiol 27:558-64. 2004..nov. and Bullera formosana sp. nov. In the phylogenetic trees based on 18S rDNA and D1/D2 domain of 26S rDNA sequences, these two species constitute a cluster connected with Dioszegia cluster in the Cryptococcus luteolus lineage...
- Introduction and synthesis: Plant phylogeny and the origin of major biomesR Toby Pennington
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1455-64. 2004..Dated plant phylogenies for angiosperm families such as Leguminoaceae (Fabaceae), Melastomataceae sensu stricto, Annonaceae and Rhamnaceae indicate that long-distance, transoceanic dispersal has played an ..
- South American palaeobotany and the origins of neotropical rainforestsRobyn J Burnham
Museum of Paleontology, 1109 Geddes Road, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1595-610. 2004..of drip tips and a suite of characteristic dominant families: Sapotaceae, Lauraceae, Leguminosae (Fabaceae), Melastomataceae and Palmae (Arecaceae)...
- A new ferulic acid ester, a new ellagic acid derivative, and other constituents from pachycentria formosana: effects on neutrophil pro-inflammatory responsesJui Ying Cho
School of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Chem Biodivers 8:1709-16. 2011..In addition, oleanolic acid (6), 3-O-[(E)-feruloyl]ursolic acid (8), 3-epibetulinic acid (9), and lawsonic acid (10) also inhibited fMLP/CB-induced elastase release with IC(50) values ≤ 18.6 μM...
- Aurapex penicillata gen. sp. nov. from native Miconia theaezans and Tibouchina spp. in ColombiaMarieka Gryzenhout
Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mycologia 98:105-15. 2006..lepidota and Miconia theaezans (Melastomataceae, Myrtales)...
- Evaluation of the analgesic activity of extracts of Miconia rubiginosa (Melastomataceae)M A Spessoto
Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas da Universidade de Franca, Pq Universitário, Franca SP, Brazil
Phytomedicine 10:606-9. 2003..Using only gas chromatography, it was possible to identify the following triterpenes in the hexane extract: alpha-amyrin, beta-amyrin, lupeol and beta-sitosterol...
- The beneficial effect of aluminium and the role of citrate in Al accumulation in Melastoma malabathricumToshihiro Watanabe
Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 8589, Japan
New Phytol 165:773-80. 2005..High Al levels in the plant tissues and/or an interaction of Al with particular nutrient elements in the apoplast of root cells appear to be essential to exert the beneficial effect of Al...
- Sporobolomyces fushanensis sp. nov., a new species of ballistoconidium-forming yeast in the Microbotryum lineage isolated from a plant in TaiwanTakashi Nakase
Central Research Unit, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, National Science and Technology Development Agency, 113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Road, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
J Gen Appl Microbiol 51:41-5. 2005
- Pentameric ellagitannin oligomers in melastomataceous plants--chemotaxonomic significanceTakashi Yoshida
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
Phytochemistry 66:1972-83. 2005The pantropical plant family Melastomataceae produces characteristic hydrolyzable tannin oligomers...
- Beccaridiol, an unusual 28-nortriterpenoid from the leaves of Diplectria beccarianaDae Sik Jang
Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Phytochemistry 67:1832-7. 2006..All isolates were evaluated for their potential cancer chemopreventive properties utilizing a cell culture assay to determine quinone reductase induction...
- An unusual C6-C6" linked flavonoid from Miconia cabucu (Melastomataceae)Juliana Rodrigues
Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP, C P 355, 14801 97, Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Phytochemistry 68:1781-4. 2007Chromatographic fractionation of the methanolic extract from the leaves of Miconia cabucu Hoehne (Melastomataceae) afforded the first example of a C(6)-C(6") linked flavone dimer, 5-hydroxy-4',7-dimethoxyflavone-(6-C-6'')-5''-..
- Fungal pathogens of Miconia calvescens (Melastomataceae) from Brazil, with reference to classical biological controlClaudine D S Seixas
Departamento de Fitopatologia, Universidade Federal de Virosa, MG 36571 000, Brazil
Mycologia 99:99-111. 2007..Pseudocercospora tamonae associated with leaf spots of other species of Miconia also was collected and also was proven to be pathogenic to M. calvescens...
- Hypoglicemic effect of Leandra lacunosa in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic ratsW R Cunha
Núcleo de Pesquisas em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas da Universidade de Franca, Franca, Avenida Dr Armando Salles de Oliveira, 201 14404 600 Franca SP, Brazil
Fitoterapia 79:356-60. 2008..This study seems to provide biological evidence for the folkloric use of L. lacunosa in the treatment of diabetes mellitus...
- Interspecific variation in the defensive responses of obligate plant-ants: experimental tests and consequences for herbivoryEmilio M Bruna
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 0430, USA
Oecologia 138:558-65. 2004..responses of two ant species obligately associated with the Amazonian myrmecophyte Tococa bullifera (Melastomataceae)...
- Climate and host plant characteristics effects on lepidopteran caterpillar abundance on Miconia ferruginata DC and Miconia pohliana Cogn (Melastomataceae)S Scherrer
Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
Braz J Biol 70:103-9. 2010..We analysed the effects of climatic variation and of the characteristics of two host species (Miconia, Melastomataceae) on caterpillar abundance...
- Ursolic acid and oleanolic acid suppress preneoplastic lesions induced by 1,2-dimethylhydrazine in rat colonRicardo A Furtado
Universidade de Franca, Avenida Dr Armando Salles de Oliveira, 201 Parque Universitário, Franca SP, Brazil
Toxicol Pathol 36:576-80. 2008....
- Melastoma malabathricum (L.) Smith Ethnomedicinal Uses, Chemical Constituents, and Pharmacological Properties: A ReviewS Mohd Joffry
Departments of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Malaysia
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:258434. 2012Melastoma malabathricum L. (Melastomataceae) is one of the 22 species found in the Southeast Asian region, including Malaysia...
- Analgesic effects of crude extracts of Miconia albicans (Melastomataceae)M A Lemos Vasconcelos
Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas da Universidade de Franca Pq Universitário, Franca SP, Brazil
Boll Chim Farm 142:333-5. 2003..crude extracts (hexane, methylene chloride and ethanol) obtained from the aerial parts of Miconia albicans (Melastomataceae) using the writhing test and the hot plate models for pain in mice...
- Size structure and fertility in an Eriocnema fulva Naudin (Melastomataceae) population in Southeastern BrazilP M Andrade
Instituto Estadual de Florestas, Belo Horizonte, MG, 30160 030, Brazil
Braz J Biol 67:685-93. 2007..The intraspecific competition, which was indicated by negative correlation between fruit production per size unit and density, can affect fertility, as larger plants had higher fruit production...
- Leaf emergences in Microlepis oleaefolia (DC.) Triana (Melastomataceae) and their probable function: an anatomical and ultrastructural studyCamilla R D Milanez
Departamento de Botanica, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, C Postal 510, Botucatu 18618 000, SP, Brazil
Micron 39:884-90. 2008Microlepis oleaefolia (DC.) Triana, an endemic species of Melastomataceae from the Brazilian cerrado, presents very complex leaf structures called as "hairs with root-like base" embedded in the mesophyll...
- [Comparison of flavonoids in medicinal plants Melastoma]Tie xin Tang
Research Center for Medicinal Plants, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Zhong Yao Cai 30:912-3. 2007..Don were compared by Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC). Rutin was detected in all samples, but flavonoids were similar in M. affine and M. candidum. It suggests that both M. affine and M. candidum can be used for the Herba Melastoma...
- [Studies on the chemical constituents of Chinese herb Melastoma dodecandrum]Chao Zhang
Department of Chemistry, Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou 510182, Guangdong, China
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 28:429-31. 2003..To investigate the chemical constituents of Chinese herb Melastoma dodecandrum...