agavaceae

Summary

Summary: A plant family of the order Liliales, subclass Liliidae, class Liliopsida. Members of the family have narrow, lance-shaped, sometimes fleshy or toothed leaves that are clustered at the base of each plant. Most species have large flower clusters containing many flowers. The fruit is a capsule or berry.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Species of colletotrichum on agavaceae
    David F Farr
    Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Mycol Res 110:1395-408. 2006
  2. ncbi Toxicological assessment of the aqueous root extract of Sanseviera liberica Gerome and Labroy (Agavaceae)
    Muibat B Amida
    Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi Araba, P M B 12003 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:171-5. 2007
  3. doi Species identification and sibship assignment of sympatric larvae in the yucca moths Tegeticula synthetica and Tegeticula antithetica (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae)
    Christopher S Drummond
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, PO Box 443051, Moscow, ID 83844, USA Department of Biology, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1369-72. 2009
  4. ncbi Influence of phenolic constituents from Yucca schidigera bark on arachidonate metabolism in vitro
    Eva M Wenzig
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Graz, Universitaetsplatz 4, 8010 Graz, Austria
    J Agric Food Chem 56:8885-90. 2008
  5. ncbi Short seed longevity, variable germination conditions, and infrequent establishment events provide a narrow window for Yucca brevifolia (Agavaceae) recruitment
    M Bryant J Reynolds
    U S Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, 160 N Stephanie Street, Henderson, Nevada 89074, USA
    Am J Bot 99:1647-54. 2012
  6. ncbi A new steroidal saponin, yuccalan, from the leaves of Yucca smalliana
    Yu Lan Jin
    Division of Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500 757, Korea
    Arch Pharm Res 30:543-6. 2007
  7. ncbi Effect of herbal molluscicides and their combinations on the reproduction of the snail Lymnaea acuminata
    Amrita Singh
    Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, India
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 46:470-7. 2004
  8. ncbi Antitumor activity of Sansevieria roxburghiana rhizome against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in mice
    Pallab Kanti Haldar
    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
    Pharm Biol 48:1337-43. 2010
  9. ncbi Steroidal glycosides from the underground parts of Dracaena thalioides and their cytotoxic activity
    Liying Tang
    Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, No 16 Nanxiaojie, Dongzhimennei, Beijing 100700, China Department of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432 1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan
    Phytochemistry 107:102-10. 2014
  10. pmc Timing and rate of speciation in Agave (Agavaceae)
    Sara V Good-Avila
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9124-9. 2006

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  1. ncbi Species of colletotrichum on agavaceae
    David F Farr
    Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Mycol Res 110:1395-408. 2006
    Species of Colletotrichum cause diseases on a wide range of hosts, frequently infecting plants in the Agavaceae (monocotyledons: Liliales)...
  2. ncbi Toxicological assessment of the aqueous root extract of Sanseviera liberica Gerome and Labroy (Agavaceae)
    Muibat B Amida
    Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi Araba, P M B 12003 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:171-5. 2007
    ..Results indicate that oral doses of SL are relatively safe in rats; however, assessment of hepato-biliary function should be done during chronic use in humans...
  3. doi Species identification and sibship assignment of sympatric larvae in the yucca moths Tegeticula synthetica and Tegeticula antithetica (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae)
    Christopher S Drummond
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, PO Box 443051, Moscow, ID 83844, USA Department of Biology, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1369-72. 2009
    Ecological interactions between yucca moths (Tegeticula, Prodoxidae) and their host plants (Yucca, Agavaceae) are exemplary of obligate plant-pollinator mutualism and co-evolution...
  4. ncbi Influence of phenolic constituents from Yucca schidigera bark on arachidonate metabolism in vitro
    Eva M Wenzig
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Graz, Universitaetsplatz 4, 8010 Graz, Austria
    J Agric Food Chem 56:8885-90. 2008
    Yucca schidigera Roezl. (Agavaceae) has been traditionally used to treat a variety of diseases including arthritis and rheumatism...
  5. ncbi Short seed longevity, variable germination conditions, and infrequent establishment events provide a narrow window for Yucca brevifolia (Agavaceae) recruitment
    M Bryant J Reynolds
    U S Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, 160 N Stephanie Street, Henderson, Nevada 89074, USA
    Am J Bot 99:1647-54. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi A new steroidal saponin, yuccalan, from the leaves of Yucca smalliana
    Yu Lan Jin
    Division of Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500 757, Korea
    Arch Pharm Res 30:543-6. 2007
    An extract of the leaves of Yucca smalliana Fern. (Agavaceae) showed potential antimicrobial activity...
  7. ncbi Effect of herbal molluscicides and their combinations on the reproduction of the snail Lymnaea acuminata
    Amrita Singh
    Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, India
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 46:470-7. 2004
    ..Twenty-four-hour sublethal treatment with the acetogenins caused a maximum reduction in the protein, amino acid, DNA, and RNA in the ovotestis of treated Lymnaea acuminata...
  8. ncbi Antitumor activity of Sansevieria roxburghiana rhizome against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in mice
    Pallab Kanti Haldar
    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
    Pharm Biol 48:1337-43. 2010
    Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult. f. (Agavaceae) is a herbaceous perennial plant traditionally used for coughs, rheumatism; as an expectorant, febrifuge, purgative, and tonic.
  9. ncbi Steroidal glycosides from the underground parts of Dracaena thalioides and their cytotoxic activity
    Liying Tang
    Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, No 16 Nanxiaojie, Dongzhimennei, Beijing 100700, China Department of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432 1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan
    Phytochemistry 107:102-10. 2014
    ..glycosides (1-6) and 12 known compounds (7-18) were isolated from the underground parts of Dracaena thalioides (Agavaceae)...
  10. pmc Timing and rate of speciation in Agave (Agavaceae)
    Sara V Good-Avila
    Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9124-9. 2006
    The Agave (Agavaceae) are keystone species of semiarid to arid regions where the geographic center of origin is Mexico but whose populations spread from the southwestern U.S...
  11. ncbi Enhancement of starting up anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic substrate: fique's bagasse as an example
    Mabel Quintero
    Escuela de Bacteriología y Laboratorio Clínico Grupo de investigación en Bioquímica y Microbiología, Universidad Industrial de Santander, AA, 678 Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Bioresour Technol 108:8-13. 2012
    In Colombia there are 20,000 ha of fique fields (Furcraea sp., family Agavaceae), that produce around 93,400 tons of fique's bagasse per year. These residuals are disposed into rivers and soil causing pollution...
  12. ncbi Binary PVA bio-nanocomposites containing cellulose nanocrystals extracted from different natural sources: part I
    E Fortunati
    University of Perugia, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, UdR INSTM, Strada di Pentima 4, 05100 Terni, Italy
    Carbohydr Polym 97:825-36. 2013
    ..It was also clarified that all PVA/CNC systems remain transparent due to CNC dispersion at the nanoscale, while being all saturated after the first 18-24h of water absorption. ..
  13. ncbi A reverse-phase liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry method for the analysis of high-molecular-weight fructooligosaccharides
    Scott J Harrison
    Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Anal Biochem 395:113-5. 2009
    ..This method allows the separation and quantification of isomeric fructan oligomers ranging from degree of polymerization (DP) 3 to DP 49...
  14. ncbi Steroidal glycosides from the underground parts of Yucca glauca and their cytotoxic activities
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Department of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, 1432 1, Horinouchi, Hachiouji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan Electronic address
    Phytochemistry 101:109-15. 2014
    Six steroidal glycosides and 14 known compounds were isolated from the underground parts of Yucca glauca (Agavaceae)...
  15. pmc Tolerance to cadmium of Agave lechuguilla (Agavaceae) seeds and seedlings from sites contaminated with heavy metals
    Alejandra Méndez-Hurtado
    Instituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 32310 Ciudad Juárez, Chih, Mexico
    ScientificWorldJournal 2013:167834. 2013
    ..Most of our results fitted into the hypothesis that plants from metal-contaminated places do not tolerate more pollution, because of the accumulative effect that cadmium might have on them. ..
  16. pmc Evaluation of traditional medicines II: the use of metabolite peak-kinetics to monitor PHELA in rat plasma
    Makhotso Lekhooa
    Department of Pharmacology, University of the Free State, Francie van Ziyl Drive, Tygerberg 7505, Parow Valley, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 9:73-80. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi A simple HPLC-fluorescence detection of nitric oxide in cultivated plant cells by in situ derivatization with 2,3-diaminonaphthalene
    Mitsuhiro Wada
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan
    Anal Sci 18:631-4. 2002
    ..fluorescence detection for the determination of nitric oxide (NO) in cultivated plant cells (Agave pacifica, Agavaceae) was developed...
  18. ncbi Ternary PVA nanocomposites containing cellulose nanocrystals from different sources and silver particles: part II
    E Fortunati
    University of Perugia, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, UdR INSTM, Strada di Pentima 4, 05100 Terni, Italy
    Carbohydr Polym 97:837-48. 2013
    ..Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) has only been performed on the ternary composite containing 0.1 wt% Ag, which yielded higher values of Young's modulus, and as a whole confirmed the above results...
  19. ncbi Characterization of microsatellite loci in Yucca brevifolia (Agavaceae) and cross-amplification in related species
    Ramona Flatz
    Department of Biology, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301, USA
    Am J Bot 98:e67-9. 2011
    ..Microsatellite primers were characterized in Yucca brevifolia for use in population genetic studies and, particularly, analyses of gene flow between varieties...
  20. ncbi Chemical constituents of the leaves of Dracaena thalioides
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Department of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432 1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan
    Nat Prod Commun 8:315-8. 2013
    ..bisdesmosides (1 and 2) and seven known compounds (3-9) were isolated from the leaves of Dracaena thalioides (Agavaceae)...
  21. ncbi Agaves as a raw material: recent technologies and applications
    J A Narváez-Zapata
    Centro de Biotecnología Genómica Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Blvd Del Maestro esq Elias Piña, Col Narciso Mendoza 88710, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
    Recent Pat Biotechnol 3:185-91. 2009
    ..This plant genus belongs to the Agavaceae family and until now more than 200 species have been described...
  22. ncbi Neophaeosphaeria and Phaeosphaeriopsis, segregates of Paraphaeosphaeria
    Marcos P S Câmara
    Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Room 304, Building 011A, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Mycol Res 107:516-22. 2003
    ..quadriseptata are transferred to Neophaeosphaeria. At present all species in Neophaeosphaeria occur on Yucca (Agavaceae). Phaeosphaeriopsis is described for species that produce 4-5-septate ascospores...
  23. ncbi Effect of steam explosion and enzymatic pre-treatments on pulping and bleaching of Hesperaloe funifera
    R Martín-Sampedro
    Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria INIA, Carretera de La Coruna, km 7 5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 111:460-7. 2012
    ..1% delignification rate and a final brightness of 67% ISO. Finally, the steam explosion pre-treatment also improved the color properties of the bleached pulp and reduced the hydrogen peroxide consumption by 24.6%...
  24. ncbi Asymmetric hybridization and gene flow between Joshua trees (Agavaceae: Yucca) reflect differences in pollinator host specificity
    Tyler N Starr
    Department of Biology, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:437-49. 2013
    ..Natural selection may be required to maintain phenotypic differences in the face of ongoing gene flow...
  25. ncbi New chlorogenin hexasaccharide isolated from Agave fourcroydes with cytotoxic and cell cycle inhibitory activities
    Takashi Ohtsuki
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, 1 33 Yayoi cho, Inage Ku, Chiba 263 8522, Japan
    Bioorg Med Chem 12:3841-5. 2004
    A new chlorogenin hexasaccharide (1) was isolated from leaves of Agave fourcroydes (Agavaceae)...
  26. ncbi Effects of different sources of fructans on body weight, blood metabolites and fecal bacteria in normal and obese non-diabetic and diabetic rats
    Juan A Rendón-Huerta
    Programa Multidisciplinario de Posgrado en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Altair 200 Fracc Del Llano, S L P México, CP, 78377, Mexico
    Plant Foods Hum Nutr 67:64-70. 2012
    ..Asteraceae, Helianthus tuberosus L. Asteraceae and Agave angustifolia ssp. tequilana Haw, Agavaceae) on body weight change, blood metabolites and fecal bacteria in non-diabetic (ND) and diabetic (D) rats...
  27. ncbi Florivore impacts on plant reproductive success and pollinator mortality in an obligate pollination mutualism
    David M Althoff
    Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 13244, USA
    Oecologia 173:1345-54. 2013
    ..Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae) is pollinated by the moth Tegeticula cassandra (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae), and the mutualism also attracts two ..
  28. ncbi AFLP analysis and zebra disease resistance identification of 40 sisal genotypes in China
    Jianming Gao
    Key Laboratory of Tropical Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou, 571101, China
    Mol Biol Rep 39:6379-85. 2012
    ..attenuata var. marginata, Dong 109, Nan ya 1 and A. attenuata are suitable for hybridization with H.11648 to breed a new disease-resistant variety...
  29. ncbi Novel microsatellite loci for Agave parryi and cross-amplification in Agave palmeri (Agavaceae)
    Denise L Lindsay
    Environmental Laboratory, U S Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180, USA
    Am J Bot 99:e295-7. 2012
    ..These markers were also tested for cross-amplification and applicability to assess patterns of genetic diversity and structure in A. palmeri...
  30. ncbi Effects of gene flow on phenotype matching between two varieties of Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia; Agavaceae) and their pollinators
    J B Yoder
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Evol Biol 26:1220-33. 2013
    ..we examine possible effects of gene flow on plant-pollinator trait matching in two varieties of Joshua tree (Agavaceae: Yucca brevifolia)...
  31. ncbi New cholestane glycosides from the leaves of Cordyline terminalis
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Laboratory of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432 1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 60:275-9. 2012
    Four new cholestane glycosides (1-4) were isolated from the leaves of Cordyline terminalis (Agavaceae)...
  32. ncbi Host specificity and reproductive success of yucca moths (Tegeticula spp. Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae) mirror patterns of gene flow between host plant varieties of the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia: Agavaceae)
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    Department of Biology, Willamette University, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:5218-29. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi Steroidal glycosides from Furcraea foetida and their cytotoxic activity
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Laboratory of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences School of Pharmacy, Hachiouji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 57:1161-6. 2009
    ..3), together with nine known steroidal glycosides (4-12) were isolated from the leaves of Furcraea foetida (Agavaceae)...
  34. ncbi Simulation of the thermogravimetry analysis of three non-wood pulps
    Agustín García Barneto
    Chemical Engineering Department, Campus El Carmen, University of Huelva, 21071 Huelva, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:3220-9. 2010
    ..These simulations allow us to investigate certain effects like oxygen influence on cellulose-char formation (including reduction in activation energy) and to calculate the composition of samples...
  35. ncbi Phylogeography of Camassia quamash in western North America: postglacial colonization and transport by indigenous peoples
    Hiroshi Tomimatsu
    Departments of Botany and Zoology and Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Mol Ecol 18:3918-28. 2009
    ..quamash does not show any detectable signatures of transport by indigenous peoples and is better understood as the result of natural dispersal processes...
  36. ncbi Effect of Chlorophytum Borivilianum Santapau and Fernandes on sexual dysfunction in hyperglycemic male rats
    Mayank Thakur
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Chin J Integr Med 15:448-53. 2009
    ..To investigate the effects of Chlorophytum borivilianum (CB) on sexual dysfunction, loss of body weight, and lack of libido in hyperglycemic rats induced with streptozotocin or alloxan...
  37. ncbi Evaluation of the antidiarrhoeal effect of Sanseviera liberica Gerome & Labroy (Agavaceae) root extract
    O O Adeyemi
    Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, P M B 12003 Lagos, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 123:459-63. 2009
    The aqueous root extract of Sansevieraliberica (Agavaceae), SL, is used in Traditional African Medicine (TAM) for the treatment of diarrhoea. However, the scientific basis for this usage has not been established.
  38. ncbi A GIS-based comparison of the Mexican national and IUCN methods for determining extinction risk
    Teresa P Feria Arroyo
    Laboratory of Landscape Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Texas Pan American, 1201 W University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA
    Conserv Biol 23:1156-66. 2009
    ..for evaluation of risk of extinction of wild species [MER]) with the IUCN system for the 16 Polianthes taxa (Agavaceae), a genus of plants with marked variation in distribution sizes...
  39. ncbi [Steroidal saponins from the plant Agave brittoniana with activity against the parasite Trichomona vaginalis]
    José Orestes Guerra
    Facultad de Quimica y Farmacia, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba
    Rev Biol Trop 56:1645-52. 2008
    The genus Agave (Agavaceae), includes more than 300 species; around 16 of them show an homogeneous distribution throughout Cuba. Agave brittoniana (ssp...
  40. ncbi Steroidal saponins from the whole plants of Agave utahensis and their cytotoxic activity
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Laboratory of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
    Phytochemistry 70:807-15. 2009
    Phytochemical investigation of the whole plants of Agave utahensis Engelm. (Agavaceae) has resulted in the isolation of 15 steroidal saponins (1-15), including five spirostanol saponins (1-5) and three furostanol saponins (11-13)...
  41. ncbi Genetic consequences of pre-Columbian cultivation for Agave murpheyi and A. delamateri (Agavaceae)
    Kathleen C Parker
    Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 USA
    Am J Bot 94:1479-90. 2007
    ..Genetic variation in both cultigens was lower than in most contemporary commercial crops but similar to that observed in modern traditional agricultural systems...
  42. ncbi Primary and secondary thickening in the stem of Cordyline fruticosa
    Marina B Cattai
    Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Cidade Universitaria, Butanta, SP, Brazil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 82:653-62. 2010
    ..The analysis of serial sections shows that the pericycle and STM are continuous in this species, and it is clear that the STM originates in the pericycle.The endodermis is acknowledged only as the innermost layer of the cortex...
  43. ncbi Diversity and structure of landraces of Agave grown for spirits under traditional agriculture: A comparison with wild populations of A. angustifolia (Agavaceae) and commercial plantations of A. tequilana
    Ofelia Vargas-Ponce
    Departamento de Botanica y Zoologia, CUCBA, Universidad de Guadalajara, km 15 5 carretera Guadalajara Nogales, Las Agujas, Nextipac, Zapopan, Jalisco, A P 1100 México
    Am J Bot 96:448-57. 2009
    ..118) was 73% lower. Changes to agave spirits certification laws to allow the conservation of current genetic, ecological and cultural diversity can play a key role in the preservation of the traditional agroecosystems...
  44. ncbi Desert wildfire and severe drought diminish survivorship of the long-lived Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia; Agavaceae)
    Lesley A Defalco
    U S Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, 160 N Stephanie Street, Henderson, Nevada 89074 USA
    Am J Bot 97:243-50. 2010
    ..brevifolia population structure toward tall, old adults with fewer opportunities for plant recruitment, thus imperiling the persistence of this unique plant community...
  45. ncbi Specialization clines in the pollination systems of agaves (Agavaceae) and columnar cacti (Cactaceae): A phylogenetically controlled meta-analysis
    Miguel A Munguía-Rosas
    Departamento de Ecología Aplicada, Instituto de Ecologia, A C Apartado Postal 63, Xalapa, Veracruz, C P 91000 Mexico
    Am J Bot 96:1887-95. 2009
    ..The degree of specificity in the pollination systems of columnar cacti is heavily influenced by ecological factors and has a predictable geographic pattern...
  46. ncbi [Interpopulation reproductive synchrony of Agave cocui (Agavaceae) in Venezuela]
    Carmen J Figueredo
    Centro de Ecologia, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, A P 20632, Caracas 1020 A, Venezuela
    Rev Biol Trop 59:1359-70. 2011
    Agave cocui (Agavaceae) is a species with broad distribution in arid and semiarid areas of Venezuela and Colombia...
  47. pmc Heterogeneous pollen in Chlorophytum comosum, a species with a unique mode of plastid inheritance intermediate between the maternal and biparental modes
    Yang Liu
    College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
    Plant Physiol 135:193-200. 2004
    ..comosum, we propose that the species is a transitional type with a mode of plastid inheritance that is genetically intermediate between the maternal and biparental modes...
  48. ncbi Functional plant cell wall design revealed by the Raman imaging approach
    Stephan Richter
    Faculty 5 Biomimetics, Biological Materials, University of Applied Sciences Bremen, 28199, Bremen, Germany
    Planta 233:763-72. 2011
    ..The different plant cell wall designs on the tissue and microlevel involve changes in chemical composition as well as cellulose microfibril alignment and are discussed and related according to the development and function...
  49. ncbi Coumarins in Phormium (New Zealand flax) fibers: their role in fluorescence and photodegradation
    Gerald J Smith
    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Photochem Photobiol 87:45-50. 2011
    ..The spectral distributions of the fluorescence associated with the unirradiated fibers and their aqueous extracts are consistent with them originating from a number of 7-hydroxycoumarins present...
  50. ncbi Absence of population-level phenotype matching in an obligate pollination mutualism
    W Godsoe
    National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 1527, USA
    J Evol Biol 23:2739-46. 2010
    ..Here, we use the case of co-divergence between different varieties of Joshua tree Yucca brevifolia (Agavaceae) and their obligate pollinators, two yucca moths (Tegeticula spp...
  51. ncbi Exploitation of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin from Hesperaloe funifera
    R Sanchez
    Chemical Engineering Department, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 102:1308-15. 2011
    ..13% H2, 31.79% CO and 1.86% CH4 by weight. Gasification of the same sample provided a gas containing 0.18% H2, 24.50% CO and 17.75% CH4...
  52. ncbi Characterization of calcium oxalate biominerals in some (non-Cactaceae) succulent plant species
    Paula V Monje
    Centro de Química Inorgánica CEQUINOR, CONICET UNLP, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C Correo 962, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
    Z Naturforsch C 65:429-32. 2010
    ..Spectroscopic results revealed that the mineral present in succulent species of Agavaceae, Aizoaceae, and Asphodelaceae was calcium oxalate monohydrate (whewellite, CaC2O4 x H2O)...
  53. ncbi Soda pulp and fuel gases synthesis from Hesperaloe funifera
    Rafael Sanchez
    Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Science, University of Cordoba, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:7043-51. 2010
    ..H. funifera contains little lignin and abundant alpha-cellulose; this, together with the morphological characteristics of its fibers, makes it a potentially highly useful papermaking raw material...
  54. pmc Elucidating the selenium and arsenic metabolic pathways following exposure to the non-hyperaccumulating Chlorophytum comosum, spider plant
    Scott E Afton
    Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati Agilent Technologies Metallomics Center of the Americas, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221 0172, USA
    J Exp Bot 60:1289-97. 2009
    ..Although total elemental analysis demonstrates a selenium and arsenic antagonism, a compound containing selenium and arsenic was not present in the general aqueous extract of the plant...
  55. pmc An Aphelenchoides sp. nematode Parasitic of Polianthes tuberosa in the Mekong Delta
    Nguyen Thi Thu Cuc
    Cantho University, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Department of Plant Protection, 3 2 street, Can Tho City, Vietnam Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Goteborg University, S 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    J Nematol 39:248-57. 2007
    ..Finally, we demonstrated that the nematode is capable of infecting 30 rice cultivars but does not cause the white tip disease usually associated with A. besseyi infection...
  56. ncbi Cytotoxic activity of Agave intermixta L. (Agavaceae) and Cissus sicyoides L. (Vitaceae)
    M T Saenz
    Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Seville, S N, 41012 Seville, Spain
    Phytother Res 14:552-4. 2000
    The cytostatic activities of Agave intermixta L. (Agavaceae) and Cissus sicyoides L. (Vitaceae) have been determined. In the antimitotic assay, Agave intermixta L. showed complete inhibition of cell division at 24 h of treatment...
  57. ncbi In situ chromosomal localization of rDNA sites in "Safed Musli" Chlorophytum ker-gawl and their physical measurement by fiber FISH
    U C Lavania
    Cytogenetics Division, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow 226 015, India
    J Hered 96:155-60. 2005
    ..comosum, grossly in correspondence to their respective physical sizes at metaphase...
  58. ncbi Multivariate analysis of FTIR and ion chromatographic data for the quality control of tequila
    Dirk W Lachenmeier
    Chemisches und Veterinaruntersuchungsamt CVUA Karlsruhe, Weissenburger Strasse 3, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
    J Agric Food Chem 53:2151-7. 2005
    ..azul, Agavaceae) and tequila produced with other fermentable sugars ("mixed"tequila) was possible...
  59. ncbi Antifungal activity of tuberose absolute and some of its constituents
    Eugene Sebastian J Nidiry
    Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake P O, Bangalore 560089, India
    Phytother Res 19:447-9. 2005
    ..However, three constituents present in the absolute, namely geraniol, indole and methyl anthranilate exhibited significant activity showing total inhibition of the mycelial growth at this concentration...
  60. ncbi Dracaenogenins A and B, new spirostanols from the red resin of Dracaena cochinchinensis
    Qing An Zheng
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resource in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, PR China
    Steroids 71:160-4. 2006
    ..dracaenogenin B (2) were isolated from Chinese dragon's blood, the red resin of Dracaena cochinchinensis (Agavaceae)...
  61. ncbi Free radical scavenging potential of Chlorophytum tuberosum Baker
    Sreevidya Narasimhan
    Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226 001, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 104:423-5. 2006
    ..97 microg/ml for scavenging of DPPH, nitric oxide, lipid peroxidation and ferry bi-pyridyl complex, respectively, along with a integral anitoxidant activity of 2.986 nmol ascorbic acid/g equivalents in photochemiluminescence assay...
  62. ncbi Phytochemistry and antimycobacterial activity of Chlorophytum inornatum
    Gemma O'Donnell
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX, UK
    Phytochemistry 67:178-82. 2006
    ..The antimycobacterial activity of this plant was mainly due to the homoisoflavonoid which exhibited minimum inhibitory values ranging from 16-256 microg/ml against four strains of fast-growing mycobacteria...
  63. ncbi Rapid plant regeneration and analysis of genetic fidelity of in vitro derived plants of Chlorophytum arundinaceum Baker--an endangered medicinal herb
    S K Lattoo
    Genetics and Plant Breeding, Regional Research Laboratory CSIR, Canal Road, Jammu Tawi, 180 001 India
    Plant Cell Rep 25:499-506. 2006
    ..High multiplication frequency, molecular, cytological and phenotypic stability ensures the efficacy of the protocol developed for the production and conservation of this important endangered medicinal herb...
  64. ncbi Isolation and structure elucidation of three glycosides and a long chain alcohol from Polianthes tuberosa Linn
    Khalid Mohammed Kha
    H E J Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan
    Nat Prod Lett 16:283-90. 2002
    ..All four isolated compounds were screened for their cytotoxicity, antibacterial and antifungal activities, none of the compounds showed any significant activity...
  65. ncbi Variations in the fibre repeat between samples of cellulose I from different sources
    Tony C Davidson
    Industrial Research Limited, PO Box 31310 Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Carbohydr Res 339:2889-93. 2004
    ..The model was used to extrapolate the fibre repeat to a value of 1.043 nm for a hypothetical, infinitely large crystal, and to 1.029 nm for a crystallite so narrow that all chains were exposed on surfaces...
  66. ncbi Saponins from Furcraea selloa var. marginata
    Joanne L Simmons-Boyce
    Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, P O Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados, WI
    Fitoterapia 75:634-8. 2004
    ..The 22-O-methyl ether (2) of furcreafurostatin (1) was also characterized. The structures were determined by using a combination of spectroscopic techniques...
  67. ncbi Chemoprotective potentials of homoisoflavonoids and chalcones of Dracaena cinnabari: modulations of drug-metabolizing enzymes and antioxidant activity
    M Machala
    Veterinary Research Institute, Hudcova 70, 62132 Brno, Czech Republic
    Phytother Res 15:114-8. 2001
    A series of homoisoflavonoids and chalcones, isolated from the endemic tropical plant Dracaena cinnabari Balf. (Agavaceae), were tested for their potential to inhibit cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) enzymes and Fe-enhanced in vitro ..
  68. ncbi Four new 3,5-cyclosteroidal saponins from Dracaena surculosa
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Laboratory of Medicinal Plant Science, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 50:992-5. 2002
    Further search for steroidal compounds contained in Dracaena surculosa (Agavaceae) led to the isolation of two new 3,5-cyclospirostanol saponins (1, 2) and two new 3,5-cyclofurostanol saponins (3, 4)...
  69. ncbi Spirostanol pentaglycosides from the underground parts of polianthestuberosa
    Yoshihiro Mimaki
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, 1432 1, Horinouchi, Hachioji, Japan
    J Nat Prod 65:1424-8. 2002
    ..The cytotoxic activities of 1-4 against HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells and HSC-2 human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells are reported...
  70. ncbi Genetic differentiation in the Agave deserti (Agavaceae) complex of the Sonoran desert
    A Navarro-Quezada
    Biology Department, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Dr Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Heredity (Edinb) 90:220-7. 2003
    ..91-6.14). Nei's genetic distances between the three species were low compared to the values obtained from other Agavaceae, and there was no clear correlation with taxonomic divisions. In a UPGMA analysis, A. subsimplex and A...
  71. pmc An obligate pollination mutualism and reciprocal diversification in the tree genus Glochidion (Euphorbiaceae)
    Makoto Kato
    Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida nihonmatsu cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:5264-7. 2003
    ..accompanied by reciprocal diversification has been known in only two plant genera, Ficus (Moraceae) and Yucca (Agavaceae), which are pollinated exclusively by obligate seed-parasitic wasps and moths, respectively...
  72. ncbi Spirostanol and furostanol glycosides from the fresh tubers of Polianthes tuberosa
    Jian Ming Jin
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, People s Republic of China
    J Nat Prod 67:5-9. 2004
    ..Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and the results of acidic and enzymatic hydrolysis. The cytotoxic activities of 1-14 against HeLa cells are reported...
  73. ncbi Polysaccharide (ANK-102) from Polianthes tuberosa cells deteriorates the resistance of mice to Listeria monocytogenes infection
    T Majima
    Department of Ontogeny and Development, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 17:59-68. 1995
    ..2 expression on the surface of the thymocytes. A new type of immunosuppressive polysaccharide ANK-102 was introduced...
  74. ncbi Changes in polyamine pattern are involved in floral initiation and development in Polianthes tuberosa
    Chiung Kuei Huang
    Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, ROC
    J Plant Physiol 161:709-13. 2004
    ..tuberosa. It is also suggested that a significant reduction in putrescine and spermine in the corms is involved in the early floral initiation in P. tuberosa...
  75. ncbi Isolation and identification of some steroidal glycosides of Furcraea selloa
    M M El-Sayed
    Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Warrak el Hadar, Giza, Egypt
    Pharmazie 61:478-82. 2006
    The antischistosomal impact of different extracts of the leaves of Furcraea selloa C. Koch (Family Agavaceae) were screened against adult Schistosoma mansoni worms in vitro using well established culture media...
  76. ncbi Guard cells in albino leaf patches do not respond to photosynthetically active radiation, but are sensitive to blue light, CO2 and abscisic acid
    M Rob G Roelfsema
    Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics, Julius von Sachs Institute for Biosciences, Biocenter, Wurzburg University, Germany
    Plant Cell Environ 29:1595-605. 2006
    ..Stomata in albino leaf patches, however, do not respond to PAR, but require photosynthetically active mesophyll cells for this response...
  77. ncbi Action of (2-->1)Fructo-oligopolysaccharide fraction of Chlorophytum borivilianum against Streptozotocin-Induced oxidative stress
    Sreevidya Narasimhan
    Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India
    Planta Med 72:1421-4. 2006
    ..32 +/- 3.56 and 110.21 +/- 4.22, respectively, as compared to the control value of 231.25 +/- 3.03 along with moderate antioxidant activity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic animals...
  78. ncbi An evaluation of anthelmintic properties, assessed using faecal nematode egg counts, of New Zealand native flax (Phormium tenax)
    Aj Litherland
    AgResearch Ltd, Grasslands Research Centre, Private Bag 11008, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
    N Z Vet J 56:339-42. 2008
    ..To investigate the anthelmintic properties of New Zealand native flax (Phormium tenax) for cattle, using a faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT)...
  79. ncbi Molluscicidal and schistosomicidal activities of a steroidal saponin containing fraction from Dracaena fragrans (L.)
    M M Tadros
    Department of Medical Malacology, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 38:585-98. 2008
    The steroidal saponin-containing fraction from methanolic extract of Dracaena fragrans (Family: Agavaceae) was tested for molluscicidal and ovicidal activities against Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus, the snail vectors of ..
  80. ncbi Contractile roots in succulent monocots: convergence, divergence and adaptation to limited rainfall
    Gretchen B North
    Department of Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1179-89. 2008
    ..pull shoots further down in the soil are a possible example of convergent evolution in two monocot families, the Agavaceae and the Asphodelaceae...
  81. ncbi A combined extract of Cinnamomi Ramulus, Anemarrhenae Rhizoma and Alpiniae Officinari Rhizoma suppresses production of nitric oxide by inhibiting NF-kappaB activation in RAW 264.7 cells
    Mi Young Jeong
    Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience in Vision 2000 Project, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, East West Medical Research Institute, Kyung Hee University, 1 Hoegidong, Dongdaemoongu, Seoul, 130 701, South Korea
    Phytother Res 22:772-7. 2008
    ..CAA might be a potential therapeutic candidate for treating inflammatory diseases such as arthritis...
  82. ncbi Cytotoxic spirostane-type saponins from the roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum
    Debabrata Acharya
    Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, Unite de Molecules d Interet Biologique, UMIB UPRES EA 3660, Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite de Bourgogne, 21079 Dijon Cedex, France
    J Nat Prod 72:177-81. 2009
    ..The cytotoxicity of borivilianosides F (2), G (3), and H (4) and three known compounds was evaluated using two human colon cancer cell lines (HT-29 and HCT 116)...
  83. ncbi Anti-stress and anti-oxidant effects of roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum (Santa Pau & Fernandes)
    R D Kenjale
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 45:974-9. 2007
    ..The results suggested that it could be used for the treatment of oxidative stress-induced disorders...
  84. pmc Pattern and timing of diversification in Yucca (Agavaceae): specialized pollination does not escalate rates of diversification
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:249-58. 2008
    ..also corroborate the suggestion that the plant-moth pollination mutualism has at least two origins within the Agavaceae. Finally, age estimates show significant discord between the age of Yucca (ca 6-10Myr) and the current best ..
  85. ncbi Antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic activity of novel phenolic derivatives of resveratrol
    P Nigro
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Italy
    Life Sci 81:873-83. 2007
    Gloriosaols A-C, isolated from Yucca gloriosa (Agavaceae), are novel phenolic compounds structurally related to resveratrol...
  86. ncbi Steroidal saponins from the stem of Yucca elephantipes
    Ying Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, PR China
    Phytochemistry 69:264-70. 2008
    ..b>Agavaceae). Their structures were determined by detailed chemical and spectroscopic analysis...
  87. ncbi Molecular and morphological characterization of Leveillula (Ascomycota: Erysiphales) on monocotyledonous plants
    Seyed Akbar Khodaparast
    Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, P O Box 41635 1314, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
    Mycol Res 111:673-9. 2007
    ..4%. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the two monocot isolates do not group into a clade together. This result suggests that Leveillula acquired parasitism to monocots at least twice independently...
  88. ncbi Morphology and life cycle of a new species of Didymium (Myxomycetes) from arid areas of Mexico
    D Wrigley de Basanta
    Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    Mycologia 100:921-9. 2008
    A new species of myxomycete, Didymium umbilicatum, isolated from the bark of Agavaceae, is described from arid zones of Mexico. This species was obtained from moist chamber cultures of Yucca spp...
  89. ncbi Cytomixis impairs meiosis and influences reproductive success in Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb) Jacq. - an additional strategy and possible implications
    S K Lattoo
    Regional Research Laboratory, Canal Road, Jammu Tawi 180 001, India
    J Biosci 31:629-37. 2006
    ..The evolutionary significance and tenable hypothesis in the backdrop of existing literature is also proposed...
  90. ncbi Steroidal glycosides from Agave utahensis
    Akihito Yokosuka
    Laboratory of Medicinal Pharmacognosy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Hachiouji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 55:145-9. 2007
    ..together with two known spirostanol glycosides (5 and 6) were isolated from the whole plants of Agave utahensis (Agavaceae)...
  91. ncbi Methods for characterizing plant fibers
    Natasha Cruthers
    Clothing and Textile Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Microsc Res Tech 67:260-4. 2005
    ..The best methods were (i) transverse sections of leaf specimens 4 microm thick, embedded in Paraplast and observed using light microscopy, and (ii) nonfixed ultimate fibers observed using scanning electron microscopy...
  92. ncbi The influence of interaction type and feeding location on the phylogeographic structure of the yucca moth community associated with Hesperoyucca whipplei
    David M Althoff
    Department of Biology, 130 College Place, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:398-406. 2007
    ..We used a community of four yucca moth species, monophagous on the host plant Hesperoyucca whipplei (Agavaceae), to examine how the type of interaction and where insects feed within a plant influence phylogeographic ..
  93. ncbi Steroidal glycosides from the aerial parts of Polianthes tuberosa
    Y Mimaki
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, 1432 1, Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0392, Japan
    J Nat Prod 63:1519-23. 2000
    ..The isolated compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxic activity on HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells...
  94. ncbi Accidental importation of the mosquito Aedes albopictus into the Netherlands: a survey of mosquito distribution and the presence of dengue virus
    E J Scholte
    Dutch Plant Protection Service, Department of Entomology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Med Vet Entomol 22:352-8. 2008
    ..several horticultural companies that import the ornamental plant Dracaena sanderiana (Sparagalus: Dracaenaceae [Agavaceae]), known as Lucky bamboo, from southern China, an area endemic for this mosquito species and for arboviruses ..
  95. ncbi Effects of an increase in summer precipitation on leaf, soil, and ecosystem fluxes of CO2 and H2O in a sotol grassland in Big Bend National Park, Texas
    Lisa Patrick
    Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 3131, USA
    Oecologia 151:704-18. 2007
    ..In summary, greater amounts of summer precipitation may lead to short-term increased carbon uptake by this sotol grassland ecosystem...
  96. ncbi Effects of Chlorophytum borivilianum on sexual behaviour and sperm count in male rats
    Rakesh Kenjale
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India
    Phytother Res 22:796-801. 2008
    ..Thus, roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum can be useful in the treatment of certain forms of sexual inadequacies, such as premature ejaculation and oligospermia...
  97. ncbi Indigenous ancestral sayings contribute to modern conservation partnerships: examples using Phormium tenax
    Priscilla M Wehi
    School of Maori and Pacific Development and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Ecol Appl 19:267-75. 2009
    ..TEK can inform restoration ecology, historical ecology, and conservation management of species and ecosystems, especially where data from pollen records and archaeological artifacts are incomplete...
  98. ncbi Comparative analysis of the plasmids from two isolates of "Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense"
    Lia W Liefting
    AgriGenesis Biosciences Ltd, P O Box 50, Auckland, New Zealand
    Plasmid 56:138-44. 2006
    ..The identities of the deduced amino acid sequences of ORF1, ORF2, ORF3, and ORF4 between pPAPh2 and pPASb11 were 89, 68, 91, and 68%, respectively; the differences being consistent with the subgroup status of the parental phytoplasmas...
  99. ncbi Sedative and anticonvulsant activities of the aqueous root extract of Sanseviera liberica Gerome & Labroy (Agavaceae)
    Olufunmilayo O Adeyemi
    Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi Araba, P M B 12003, Lagos, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:111-4. 2007
    ..The results indicate that ASL has sedative and anticonvulsant activities, therefore, justifying its use in traditional African medicine...
  100. ncbi A new potyvirus from tuberose ( Polianthes tuberosa) in China
    L Lin
    Department of Virology and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, People s Republic of China
    Arch Virol 149:1107-16. 2004
    ..These results therefore suggest that the Hangzhou isolate should be regarded as a new member of the genus Potyvirus, and we have tentatively named it Tuberose mild mottle virus...