melastomataceae

Summary

Summary: A plant family of the order Myrtales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida composed of tropical plants with parallel-nerved leaves.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties of Melastoma malabathricum leaves aqueous extract in experimental animals
    Z 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
  2. ncbi Response of stress indicators and growth parameters of Tibouchina pulchra Cogn. exposed to air and soil pollution near the industrial complex of Cubatão, Brazil
    G Klumpp
    Universitat Hohenheim, Institut für Landschafts und Pflanzenökologie, Stuttgart, Germany
    Sci Total Environ 246:79-91. 2000
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi Conostegia xalapensis (Melastomataceae): an aluminum accumulator plant
    Iris 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. 2012
  5. pmc Multiple Miocene Melastomataceae dispersal between Madagascar, Africa and India
    Susanne 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. 2004
  6. ncbi 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. 2011
  7. ncbi Biomass allocation, growth, and photosynthesis of genotypes from native and introduced ranges of the tropical shrub Clidemia hirta
    Saara J DeWalt
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Oecologia 138:521-31. 2004
  8. ncbi Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound healing activities of the leaves of Memecylon edule Roxb
    Somsak Nualkaew
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham 44150, Thailand
    J Ethnopharmacol 121:278-81. 2009
  9. pmc Aluminium accumulation in leaves of 127 species in Melastomataceae, with comments on the order Myrtales
    Steven Jansen
    Laboratory of Plant Systematics, Institute of Botany and Microbiology, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Ann Bot 90:53-64. 2002
  10. ncbi Tibouchina pulchra (Cham.) Cogn., a native Atlantic Forest species, as a bio-indicator of ozone: visible injury
    Cláudia 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

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  1. ncbi Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties of Melastoma malabathricum leaves aqueous extract in experimental animals
    Z 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...
  2. ncbi Response of stress indicators and growth parameters of Tibouchina pulchra Cogn. exposed to air and soil pollution near the industrial complex of Cubatão, Brazil
    G 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi Conostegia xalapensis (Melastomataceae): an aluminum accumulator plant
    Iris 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. 2012
    In 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...
  5. pmc Multiple Miocene Melastomataceae dispersal between Madagascar, Africa and India
    Susanne 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. 2004
    b>Melastomataceae sensu stricto (excluding Memecylaceae) comprise some 3000 species in the neotropics, 1000 in Asia, 240 in Africa, and 230 in Madagascar...
  6. ncbi 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. 2011
    We 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...
  7. ncbi Biomass allocation, growth, and photosynthesis of genotypes from native and introduced ranges of the tropical shrub Clidemia hirta
    Saara 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...
  8. ncbi Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound healing activities of the leaves of Memecylon edule Roxb
    Somsak 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...
  9. pmc Aluminium accumulation in leaves of 127 species in Melastomataceae, with comments on the order Myrtales
    Steven 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...
  10. ncbi Tibouchina pulchra (Cham.) Cogn., a native Atlantic Forest species, as a bio-indicator of ozone: visible injury
    Cláudia 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)...
  11. ncbi Effect of Mouriri pusa extracts on experimentally induced gastric lesions in rodents: role of endogenous sulfhydryls compounds and nitric oxide in gastroprotection
    Marcio 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. 2006
    Several 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...
  12. ncbi Determination of the ascorbic acid content of two medicinal plants in Nigeria
    Okeri 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...
  13. ncbi In vitro inhibition of acetylcholinesterase by crude plant extracts from Colombian flora
    Jaime Niño
    Grupo de Biotecnología Productos Naturales, Escuela de Tecnología Química, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:783-5. 2006
    The 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 ..
  14. ncbi A study of the trypanocidal activity of triterpene acids isolated from Miconia species
    Wilson 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...
  15. ncbi Flavanone glycosides from Miconia trailii
    Zhizhen 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...
  16. ncbi Photoperiodic induction of synchronous flowering near the Equator
    Rolf Borchert
    Biology Division, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 7534, USA
    Nature 433:627-9. 2005
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  17. ncbi Antibacterial activity of triterpene acids and semi-synthetic derivatives against oral pathogens
    Luis 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
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  18. ncbi Contrasting structure and composition of the understory in species-rich tropical rain forests
    James 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...
  19. ncbi Novel hosts of the Eucalyptus canker pathogen Chrysoporthe cubensis and a new Chrysoporthe species from Colombia
    Marieka 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...
  20. ncbi Antiviral and cytotoxic activities of some Indonesian plants
    F 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...
  21. ncbi 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)...
  22. ncbi Predation and aggressiveness in host plant protection: a generalization using ants from the genus Azteca
    Alain 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...
  23. ncbi Short dry spells in the wet season increase mortality of tropical pioneer seedlings
    Bettina 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...
  24. pmc The limited importance of size-asymmetric light competition and growth of pioneer species in early secondary forest succession in Vietnam
    Marijke 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...
  25. ncbi Oligomeric hydrolysable tannins from Tibouchina multiflora
    T 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 ..
  26. ncbi Two thrush species as dispersers of Miconia prasina (Sw.) DC. (Melastomataceae): an experimental approach
    M 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...
  27. ncbi Stem and leaf hydraulics of congeneric tree species from adjacent tropical savanna and forest ecosystems
    Guang You Hao
    Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, 666303, Mengla, Yunnan Province, China
    Oecologia 155:405-15. 2008
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  28. ncbi Antiulcer activity of methanol extract of Melastoma malabathricum leaves in rats
    Z Zabidi
    Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
    Med Princ Pract 21:501-3. 2012
    ..To determine the potential antiulcer activity of methanol extract of Melastoma malabathricum leaves (MEMM) using various established rat models...
  29. ncbi Diversity of bees and their floral resources at altitudinal areas in the Southern Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Vinícius 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...
  30. pmc Methanol extract of Melastoma malabathricum leaves exerted antioxidant and liver protective activity in rats
    Siti Syariah Mamat
    Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:326. 2013
    ..The present study was carried out to determine the hepatoprotective activity of methanol extract of M. malabathricum leaves (MEMM) against the paracetamol-induced liver toxicity in rats model...
  31. ncbi Size-dependent changes in leaf and wood chemical traits in two Caribbean rainforest trees
    Adam R Martin
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Building, 33 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3B3, Canada
    Tree Physiol 33:1338-53. 2013
    ..Such ontogenetic variation is comparable in magnitude with interspecific variation, and so should be accounted for in trait-based studies of forest dynamics, structure and function. ..
  32. ncbi A comparison of the ability of Bellucia dichotoma Cogn. (Melastomataceae) extract to inhibit the local effects of Bothrops atrox venom when pre-incubated and when used according to traditional methods
    Valéria Mourão de Moura
    Programa Multi Institucional de Pós Graduação em Biotecnologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, AM 69077 000, Brazil Laboratório de Imunologia, Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, AM 69077 000, Brazil Electronic address
    Toxicon 85:59-68. 2014
    Bellucia dichotoma Cogn. (Melastomataceae) is one of various plant species used in folk medicine in the west of the state of Pará, Brazil, to treat snake bites...
  33. pmc Seed diversity in the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae): taxonomic, systematic, and evolutionary implications
    Gilberto Ocampo
    California Academy of Sciences, Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, Department of Botany, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e100561. 2014
    Miconieae is the largest tribe in the Melastomataceae with over 1,850 species. The members of Miconieae display a wide range of morphological diversity, and seed morphology is no exception...
  34. ncbi Inhibition of bacterial quorum sensing and biofilm formation by extracts of neotropical rainforest plants
    Chieu Anh Ta
    Laboratory for Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Environmental Toxins LANSET, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Planta Med 80:343-50. 2014
    ..Species with significant anti-quorum sensing and/or anti-biofilm activities belonged to the Meliaceae, Melastomataceae, Lepidobotryaceae, Sapindaceae, and Simaroubaceae families. IC50 values ranged from 45 to 266 µg/mL...
  35. pmc Pollination of Cambessedesia wurdackii in Brazilian campo rupestre vegetation, with special reference to crepuscular bees
    Emanuella Lopes Franco
    Departamento de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Bairro Novo Horizonte, 44036 900 Feira de Santana, BA, Brasil
    J Insect Sci 11:97. 2011
    Cambessedesia wurdackii Martins (Myrtales: Melastomataceae) is presumably endemic to the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil...
  36. ncbi Evaluation of enhanced virgin coconut oil and senduduk (Melastoma malabathricum) as anthelmintics against caprine strongyle nematodes
    H B Basripuzi
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Locked Bag 36, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Trop Biomed 30:516-25. 2013
    ..This efficacy test with senduduk also gave negative results. The findings obtained indicated that EVCO and senduduk were ineffective as anthelmintics against caprinestrongyle nematodes at the concentrations used. ..
  37. ncbi In vitro antiproliferative and antioxidant activities and total phenolic contents of the extracts of Melastoma malabathricum leaves
    Z A Zakaria
    Department of Biomedical Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 4:248-56. 2011
    ..1, 3055.1 ± 8.7, and 92.5 ± 7.3 mg/100 g of gallic acid, respectively. The M malabathricum leaves possessed potential antiproliferative and antioxidant activities that could be attributed to its high content of phenolic compounds...
  38. ncbi Antioxidant activity and total phenols from the methanolic extract of Miconia albicans (Sw.) Triana leaves
    Laís Goyos Pieroni
    Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Unesp Univ Estadual Paulista, 17033 360 Bauru, SP, Brazil
    Molecules 16:9439-50. 2011
    Miconia is one of the largest genus of the Melastomataceae, with approximately 1,000 species...
  39. ncbi Phenology and frugivory by birds on Miconia ligustroides (Melastomataceae) in a fragment of cerrado, southeastern Brazil
    N Allenspach
    Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva DEBE, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos UFSCar, Rod Washington Luiz, km 235, CP 676, CEP 13565 905, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
    Braz J Biol 72:859-64. 2012
    We identified the avian assembly that consumes Miconia ligustroides (Melastomataceae) fruit and described its phenophases in a fragment of cerrado vegetation located in southeastern Brazil...
  40. doi 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...
  41. ncbi Identification of oleamide in Guatteria recurvisepala by LC/MS-based Plasmodium falciparum thioredoxin reductase ligand binding method
    Ranjith Munigunti
    Department of Pharmacal Sciences, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
    Planta Med 77:1749-53. 2011
    ..This is the first report on the identification of oleamide as a PfTrxR ligand from Guatteria recurvisepala R. E. Fr. and the corresponding in vitro activity against P. falciparum strain K1 (IC₅₀ 4.29 μg/mL)...
  42. ncbi Damage to Miconia calvescens and seasonal abundance of Salbia lotanalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Costa Rica
    Francisco R Badenes-Perez
    Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Environ Entomol 43:877-82. 2014
    Miconia calvescens de Candolle (Melastomataceae) is an invasive tree considered the most serious threat to natural ecosystems of Hawaii and other Pacific islands. The success of M...
  43. ncbi Plant Vigor Hypothesis refuted: preference-performance linkage of a gall-inducing weevil on small-sized host plant resources
    J 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 ..
  44. ncbi Structural elucidation of a new flavone from Sarcopyramis nepalensis
    Jin Wen Zhang
    Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
    J Asian Nat Prod Res 13:256-9. 2011
    ..Their structures were established by the spectroscopic analysis, especially by 2D NMR. All of the three compounds were isolated from the plant for the first time...
  45. pmc One-step green synthesis and characterization of leaf extract-mediated biocompatible silver and gold nanoparticles from Memecylon umbellatum
    Kantha D Arunachalam
    Center for Environmental Nuclear Research, Directorate of Research, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Int J Nanomedicine 8:1307-15. 2013
    ..Given the simple and eco-friendly approach for synthesis, these nanoparticles could easily be commercialized for large-scale production...
  46. ncbi Apoptogenic activity of ethyl acetate extract of leaves of Memecylon edule on human gastric carcinoma cells via mitochondrial dependent pathway
    V G M Naidu
    Venom and Toxin Research Programme, Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 4 Medical Drive, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 6:337-45. 2013
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  47. ncbi In vivo activity of ursolic and oleanolic acids during the acute phase of Trypanosoma cruzi infection
    Daniele da Silva Ferreira
    Universidade de Franca Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas da Universidade de Franca, Av Dr Armando Salles Oliveira, 201, 14404 600 Franca, SP, Brazil
    Exp Parasitol 134:455-9. 2013
    ..Taken together, these data demonstrate that triterpenes could be interesting compounds to develop therapeutically for the treatment of Chagas' disease. ..
  48. ncbi Isolation and identification of radical scavenging and tyrosinase inhibition of polyphenols from Tibouchina semidecandra L
    Hasnah M Sirat
    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
    J Agric Food Chem 58:10404-9. 2010
    ..Quercetin also exhibited strong antityrosinase activity with a percent inhibition of 95.0% equivalent to the positive control, kojic acid, in the tyrosinase inhibition assay...
  49. ncbi Pollen sources of the orchid bee Euglossa annectans Dressler 1982 (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Euglossini) analyzed from larval provisions
    M 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...
  50. ncbi Connecting fruit production to seedling establishment in two co-occurring Miconia species: consequences of seed dispersal by birds in upper Amazonia
    Pedro G Blendinger
    Department of Biology, University of Missouri at Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63121 4499, USA
    Oecologia 167:61-73. 2011
    This 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...
  51. ncbi Anti-hemorrhagic activity of four Brazilian vegetable species against Bothrops jararaca venom
    Catarine 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...
  52. ncbi Foliar growth of Eriocnema fulva Naudin (Melastomataceae) in a forest fragment in southeastern Brazil
    P 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...
  53. ncbi Effects of initial climatic conditions on growth and accumulation of fluoride and nitrogen in leaves of two tropical tree species exposed to industrial air pollution
    Cláudia 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...
  54. ncbi Galls and gall makers in plants from the Pé-de-Gigante Cerrado Reserve, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP, Brazil
    M 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...
  55. ncbi 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
    ....
  56. ncbi Dispersal, environment, and floristic variation of western Amazonian forests
    Hanna 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...
  57. ncbi The redifferentiation of nutritive cells in galls induced by Lepidoptera on Tibouchina pulchra (Cham.) Cogn. reveals predefined patterns of plant development
    Claudia 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, ..
  58. ncbi New cycloartane-type triterpenes from Marcetia latifolia (Melastomataceae) and in silico studies on Candida parapsilosis protease
    Tonny 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...
  59. ncbi Seed germination from lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) fecal samples collected during the dry season in the Northern Brazilian Amazon
    Adriana 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)...
  60. ncbi Physiological responses of the tropical tree Tibouchina pulchra Cogn under the influence of combustion of crude oil and natural gas at an oil refinery
    Daiane 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...
  61. ncbi Taxiphyllin from Henriettella fascicularis
    Angela 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.....
  62. pmc The use of polliniferous resources by Melipona capixaba, an endangered stingless bee species
    Bruna 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; ..
  63. ncbi Chemical constituents and antibacterial activity of Melastoma malabathricum L
    Keng 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...
  64. pmc 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...
  65. ncbi Acute toxicity evaluation, antibacterial, antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects of Melastoma malabathricum
    Zahra 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...
  66. pmc Lepidopterans as potential agents for the biological control of the invasive plant, Miconia calvescens
    Elisangela G F Morais
    Embrapa Roraima Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation s, Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
    J Insect Sci 12:63. 2012
    This 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 (..
  67. pmc 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...
  68. ncbi A new ursane triterpene from Monochaetum vulcanicum that inhibits DNA polymerase beta lyase
    V S Prakash Chaturvedula
    Department of Chemistry, M C 0212, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0212, USA
    J Nat Prod 67:899-901. 2004
    ..Compounds 1-3 and 5 exhibited polymerase beta lyase activity...
  69. ncbi Terpenoids from Microliabum polymnioides
    Oscar 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...
  70. ncbi Effect of Mouriri pusa tannins and flavonoids on prevention and treatment against experimental gastric ulcer
    P C P Vasconcelos
    Botucatu Institute of Biosciences, UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 131:146-53. 2010
    ....
  71. ncbi Two new ballistoconidium-forming yeast species, Bullera melastomae and Bullera formosana, found in Taiwan
    Takashi 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...
  72. ncbi Morphophysiological differences in leaves of Lavoisiera campos-portoana (Melastomataceae) enhance higher drought tolerance in water shortage events
    Marcel 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. 2012
    Lavoisiera 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...
  73. pmc Introduction and synthesis: Plant phylogeny and the origin of major biomes
    R 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 ..
  74. ncbi Screening of Latin American plants for antiparasitic activities against malaria, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis
    Angela 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...
  75. pmc South American palaeobotany and the origins of neotropical rainforests
    Robyn 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)...
  76. ncbi Antimalarial natural products drug discovery in Panama
    Angela 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...
  77. pmc Diversity, ecology and herbivory of hairstreak butterflies (Theclinae) associated with the velvet tree, Miconia calvescens in Costa Rica
    F 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...
  78. ncbi [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...
  79. ncbi Effects of abiotic stress on biomass and anthocyanin production in cell cultures of Melastoma malabathricum
    L 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...
  80. ncbi [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...
  81. ncbi 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...
  82. ncbi Isolation and structure elucidation of an isoflavone and a sesterterpenoic acid from Henriettella fascicularis
    Angela 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...
  83. pmc A comparative study of metal levels in leaves of some Al-accumulating Rubiaceae
    Steven 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-..
  84. ncbi In vitro trypanocidal activity of triterpenes from miconia species
    Wilson 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...
  85. ncbi Secondary metabolites of Miconia rubiginosa
    Juliana Rodrigues
    Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Sao Paulo State University, Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Med Food 14:834-9. 2011
    The 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...
  86. ncbi Hypoglicemic effect of Leandra lacunosa in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats
    W 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...
  87. pmc Melastoma malabathricum (L.) Smith Ethnomedicinal Uses, Chemical Constituents, and Pharmacological Properties: A Review
    S 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. 2012
    Melastoma malabathricum L. (Melastomataceae) is one of the 22 species found in the Southeast Asian region, including Malaysia...
  88. ncbi 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...
  89. ncbi Interspecific variation in the defensive responses of obligate plant-ants: experimental tests and consequences for herbivory
    Emilio 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)...
  90. ncbi 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...
  91. ncbi A new ferulic acid ester, a new ellagic acid derivative, and other constituents from pachycentria formosana: effects on neutrophil pro-inflammatory responses
    Jui 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...
  92. ncbi Potential pollinators of Comolia ovalifolia DC Triana (Melastomataceae) and Chamaecrista ramosa (Vog.) H.S. Irwin and Barneby var. ramosa (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae), in restinga, Bahia, Brazil
    P 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. 2011
    Comolia 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)...
  93. pmc Memecylon edule leaf extract mediated green synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles
    Tamizhamudu Elavazhagan
    Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Directorate of Research, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India
    Int J Nanomedicine 6:1265-78. 2011
    We 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...
  94. ncbi Melastomeae come full circle: biogeographic reconstruction and molecular clock dating
    S 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...
  95. pmc Comparative anatomy and morphology of nectar-producing Melastomataceae
    Isabela Galarda Varassin
    Universidade Federal do Parana, Departamento de Botanica, Centro Politecnico, Curitiba, PR 81531 980 Brazil
    Ann Bot 102:899-909. 2008
    Most 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...
  96. ncbi Crop size, plant aggregation, and microhabitat type affect fruit removal by birds from individual melastome plants in the Upper Amazon
    Pedro 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...
  97. ncbi In vivo assessment of DNA damage and protective effects of extracts from Miconia species using the comet assay and micronucleus test
    Juliana Mara Serpeloni
    Department of General Biology, Biological Sciences Center, Londrina State University, Londrina, Parana, Brazil
    Mutagenesis 23:501-7. 2008
    The genus Miconia comprises approximately 1000 species belonging to the Melastomataceae family...
  98. ncbi Pentameric ellagitannin oligomers in melastomataceous plants--chemotaxonomic significance
    Takashi Yoshida
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
    Phytochemistry 66:1972-83. 2005
    The pantropical plant family Melastomataceae produces characteristic hydrolyzable tannin oligomers...
  99. ncbi Bioactive plants from Argentina and Bolivia
    Alicia 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...
  100. ncbi Mutagenicity of Mouriri pusa Gardner and Mouriri elliptica Martius
    F 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. 2008
    Mouriri 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 ..
  101. ncbi Presence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in South Florida native plants
    Jack B Fisher
    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
    Mycorrhiza 15:580-8. 2005
    ..Arecaceae (Palmae), Boraginaceae, Cactaceae (questionable), Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lauraceae, Melastomataceae, Polygalaceae, Rubiaceae, Simaroubaceae, Ulmaceae, and Zamiaceae...