kunzea

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family MYRTACEAE. The common name of tea tree more often refers to MELALEUCA or LEPTOSPERMUM.

Top Publications

  1. doi Arabinogalactan proteins contribute to the immunostimulatory properties of New Zealand honeys
    Swapna Gannabathula
    The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
    Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 34:598-607. 2012
  2. ncbi Evaluation of repellent properties of volatile extracts from the Australian native plant Kunzea ambigua against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culcidae)
    J Thomas
    School of Pharmacy, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 26, Hobart, 7001 TAS, Australia
    J Med Entomol 46:1387-91. 2009
  3. doi Phloroglucinol diglycosides accompanying hydrolyzable tannins from Kunzea ambigua
    Naoki Kasajima
    School of Pharmacy, Shujitsu University, Nishigawara, Okayama 703 8516, Japan
    Phytochemistry 69:3080-6. 2008
  4. pmc The effect of New Zealand kanuka, manuka and clover honeys on bacterial growth dynamics and cellular morphology varies according to the species
    Jing Lu
    The ithree Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55898. 2013
  5. doi An assessment of changes in Kunzea ericoides var. microflora and other hydrothermal vegetation at the Wairakei-Tauhara geothermal field, New Zealand
    Saskia M van Manen
    GNS Science, Private Bag 2000, Taupo, 3352, New Zealand
    Environ Manage 50:766-86. 2012
  6. pmc Investigating the host-range of the rust fungus Puccinia psidii sensu lato across tribes of the family Myrtaceae present in Australia
    Louise Morin
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e35434. 2012
  7. doi The interaction of temperature, water availability and fire cues regulates seed germination in a fire-prone landscape
    Paul Bengt Thomas
    Ecology and Environment Research Group, Hawkesbury Campus K12, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South, DC, 1797, Australia
    Oecologia 162:293-302. 2010
  8. doi Breeding behaviour of Kunzea pomifera (Myrtaceae): self-incompatibility, intraspecific and interspecific cross-compatibility
    T Page
    Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia
    Sex Plant Reprod 23:239-53. 2010
  9. doi Native Australian fruit polyphenols inhibit cell viability and induce apoptosis in human cancer cell lines
    Aaron C Tan
    Food Futures Flagship, CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    Nutr Cancer 63:444-55. 2011
  10. ncbi The relative fitness of parental and hybrid Kunzea (Myrtaceae): The interaction of reproductive traits and ecological selection
    David A Tierney
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Am J Bot 95:146-55. 2008

Scientific Experts

  • Louise Morin
  • Bhupinder P S Khambay
  • Brajesh Kumar Singh
  • Tony Page
  • Paul Bengt Thomas
  • M Lis-Balchin
  • Gunther Tschuch
  • David Whitehead
  • P H Warnke
  • Wendy Maddocks-Jennings
  • J Thomas
  • Swapna Gannabathula
  • Naoki Kasajima
  • Hideyuki Ito
  • Jing Lu
  • Ralf C Schlothauer
  • Jonathan Stephens
  • Douglas Rosendale
  • Gregor Steinhorn
  • Saskia M van Manen
  • Aaron C Tan
  • C Narkowicz
  • G M Peterson
  • Sucheta Joshee
  • G A Jacobson
  • Izabela Konczak
  • David A Tierney
  • Michael Netzel
  • Takashi Yoshida
  • Rebecca M Wyatt
  • Elizabeth J Harry
  • Lynne Turnbull
  • Duncan Hedderley
  • Cynthia B Whitchurch
  • Dee A Carter
  • Geoffrey W Krissansen
  • Anthony N Mutukumira
  • Margot A Skinner
  • Jeffrey M Greenwood
  • Robert Reeves
  • Iqbal Ramzan
  • Daniel M Y Sze
  • N W Davies
  • Peter R Johnston
  • R C Russell
  • Barbara C Paulus
  • A Narayana
  • C E Webb
  • Duckchul Park
  • Tsutomu Hatano
  • Glenda M Wardle
  • Steven Schwartz
  • Qingguo Tian
  • Gabriele Netzel
  • Paul M Wynne
  • Lynn D Hodges
  • Theodore A Macrides
  • Paul F A Wright
  • Nicolette Kalafatis
  • Harukuni Tokuda
  • Hoyoku Nishino

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi Arabinogalactan proteins contribute to the immunostimulatory properties of New Zealand honeys
    Swapna Gannabathula
    The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
    Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 34:598-607. 2012
    ..Factors in honey that improve wound healing are poorly understood, but are thought to include lipopolysaccharide (LPS), apalbumin-1 and -2, and a 5.8‚ÄČkDa component that stimulate cytokine release from macrophages...
  2. ncbi Evaluation of repellent properties of volatile extracts from the Australian native plant Kunzea ambigua against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culcidae)
    J Thomas
    School of Pharmacy, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 26, Hobart, 7001 TAS, Australia
    J Med Entomol 46:1387-91. 2009
    b>Kunzea ambigua (Smith) Druce (Myrtaceae) is an Australian native plant, commonly known as tick bush. The essential oil of the plant has been proposed as a potential mosquito repellent. Commercial K...
  3. doi Phloroglucinol diglycosides accompanying hydrolyzable tannins from Kunzea ambigua
    Naoki Kasajima
    School of Pharmacy, Shujitsu University, Nishigawara, Okayama 703 8516, Japan
    Phytochemistry 69:3080-6. 2008
    ..and a hydrolyzable tannin, kunzeatannin A (7)-were isolated along with 10 known polyphenols from the leaf extract of Kunzea ambigua. Structural elucidation of these compounds was based on spectroscopic analyses and chemical properties.
  4. pmc The effect of New Zealand kanuka, manuka and clover honeys on bacterial growth dynamics and cellular morphology varies according to the species
    Jing Lu
    The ithree Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55898. 2013
    ..These changes are likely to reflect the different regulatory circuits of the organisms that are activated by the stress of honey treatment...
  5. doi An assessment of changes in Kunzea ericoides var. microflora and other hydrothermal vegetation at the Wairakei-Tauhara geothermal field, New Zealand
    Saskia M van Manen
    GNS Science, Private Bag 2000, Taupo, 3352, New Zealand
    Environ Manage 50:766-86. 2012
    ..It highlights the response of plant communities, in particular that of Kunzea ericoides var...
  6. pmc Investigating the host-range of the rust fungus Puccinia psidii sensu lato across tribes of the family Myrtaceae present in Australia
    Louise Morin
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e35434. 2012
    ..17 genera: Agonis, Austromyrtus, Beaufortia, Callistemon, Calothamnus, Chamelaucium, Darwinia, Eucalyptus, Gossia, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Metrosideros, Syzygium, Thryptomene, Tristania, Verticordia...
  7. doi The interaction of temperature, water availability and fire cues regulates seed germination in a fire-prone landscape
    Paul Bengt Thomas
    Ecology and Environment Research Group, Hawkesbury Campus K12, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South, DC, 1797, Australia
    Oecologia 162:293-302. 2010
    ..Incubation temperature affected germination of untreated seeds of Kunzea ambigua and Kunzea capitata (Myrtaceae) (reduction at 25 degrees C), but germination was uniformly low in Epacris ..
  8. doi Breeding behaviour of Kunzea pomifera (Myrtaceae): self-incompatibility, intraspecific and interspecific cross-compatibility
    T Page
    Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia
    Sex Plant Reprod 23:239-53. 2010
    To examine breeding system characteristics of the endemic Australian prostrate shrub Kunzea pomifera, artificial hybridisations were undertaken using thirteen different genotypes of K...
  9. doi Native Australian fruit polyphenols inhibit cell viability and induce apoptosis in human cancer cell lines
    Aaron C Tan
    Food Futures Flagship, CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    Nutr Cancer 63:444-55. 2011
    ..Podocarpaceae), Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana Exell, Combretaceae), muntries (Kunzea pomifera F. Muell., Myrtaceae), and native currant (Acrotriche depressa R.Br...
  10. ncbi The relative fitness of parental and hybrid Kunzea (Myrtaceae): The interaction of reproductive traits and ecological selection
    David A Tierney
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Am J Bot 95:146-55. 2008
    ..This study evaluates components of fitness in the field for naturally occurring hybrids of the shrub Kunzea, relative to the parental speciesKunzea rupestris...
  11. doi Diversity and distribution of fungal foliar endophytes in New Zealand Podocarpaceae
    Sucheta Joshee
    Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Mycol Res 113:1003-15. 2009
    ..Prumnopitys ferruginea, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, and Podocarpus totara, all Podocarpaceae) and an angiosperm (Kunzea ericoides, Myrtaceae) occurring in close stands were studied...
  12. doi The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections
    Patrick H Warnke
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Kiel, Germany
    J Craniomaxillofac Surg 37:392-7. 2009
    ..Tea tree, Thyme white, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Kunzea and Sage oil with the agar diffusion test...
  13. ncbi Randomised controlled trial of the treatment of pastern dermatitis with a formulation containing kunzea oil
    J Thomas
    School of Pharmacy, University of Tasmania, Hobart 7001, Tasmania, Australia
    Vet Rec 164:619-23. 2009
    The efficacy of an ointment containing kunzea oil for the treatment of horses with localised acute or chronic pastern dermatitis was assessed...
  14. ncbi An insecticidal mixture of tetramethylcyclohexenedione isomers from Kunzea ambigua and Kunzea baxterii
    Bhupinder P S Khambay
    Biological Chemistry Division, IACR Rothamsted, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ, Hertfordshire, UK
    Phytochemistry 59:69-71. 2002
    ..epimers, each of which is a pair of conformers, has been isolated from the hexane extract of the aerial parts of Kunzea ambigua and K. baxterii (Myrtaceae)...
  15. ncbi Dimeric flavonol glycoside and galloylated C-glucosylchromones from Kunzea ambigua
    Hideyuki Ito
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
    J Nat Prod 67:411-5. 2004
    ..C-glucosides, kunzeachromones A-F (2-7), were isolated along with seven known compounds from the leaf extract of Kunzea ambigua...
  16. ncbi Characteristics of photosynthesis and stomatal conductance in the shrubland species manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) for the estimation of annual canopy carbon uptake
    David Whitehead
    Landcare Research, P O Box 69, Lincoln 8152, New Zealand
    Tree Physiol 24:795-804. 2004
    ..R. Forst. & G. Forst.) and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides var. ericoides (A. Rich.) J...
  17. ncbi Phytochemical analysis and biological screening of leaf and twig extracts from Kunzea ericoides
    Rebecca M Wyatt
    Natural Products Research Group, School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Phytother Res 19:963-70. 2005
    b>Kunzea ericoides is a member of the Myrtle group of tea trees. Leaf and twig material of K...
  18. ncbi Sources of antioxidant activity in Australian native fruits. Identification and quantification of anthocyanins
    Michael Netzel
    Food Science Australia, Riverside Life Science Center, 11 Julius Avenue, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia
    J Agric Food Chem 54:9820-6. 2006
    Selected native Australian fruits, muntries (Kunzea pomifera F. Muell., Myrtaceae), Tasmanian pepper berry (Tasmanian lanceolata R. Br., Winteraceae), Illawarra plum (Podocarpus elatus R. Br. ex Endl...
  19. pmc Effect of afforestation and reforestation of pastures on the activity and population dynamics of methanotrophic bacteria
    Brajesh K Singh
    Macaulay Institute, Environmental Sciences, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5153-61. 2007
    ..Methane oxidation was measured in soils from two pine (Pinus radiata) forests and one shrubland (mainly Kunzea ericoides var. ericoides) and three adjacent permanent pastures...
  20. doi An unexpected mixture of substances in the defensive secretions of the tubuliferan thrips, Callococcithrips fuscipennis (Moulton)
    Gunther Tschuch
    Developmental Biology, Institute of Biology, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, 06099, Halle, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 34:742-7. 2008
    ..The scale is sessile and feeds on Kunzea shrubs (Myrtales: Myrtaceae). If stressed, the thrips produce droplets of secretions...
  21. doi Evaluating the effects of the essential oils Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) and Kunzea ericoides (kanuka) on radiotherapy induced mucositis: a randomized, placebo controlled feasibility study
    Wendy Maddocks-Jennings
    MJ Health Ltd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 13:87-93. 2009
    ..of a gargle containing 2 drops of a 1:1 mix of the essential oils of manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) in water...
  22. ncbi Pharmacological and antimicrobial studies on different tea-tree oils (Melaleuca alternifolia, Leptospermum scoparium or Manuka and Kunzea ericoides or Kanuka), originating in Australia and New Zealand
    M Lis-Balchin
    School of Applied Science, South Bank University, Borough Road, London SE1 OAA, UK
    Phytother Res 14:623-9. 2000
    ..the Australian Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), the New Zealand Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides)...