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Last.P.A. Nwoha (University of Port Harcourt)
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Abstract 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a strong anticancer agent commonly used for the treatment of various malignancies. However, its clinical utility is countered by non-targeted nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity which is sometimes unbearable for cancer patients. Accumulating evidence has implicated oxidative stress and pro-inflammation in 5-FU toxicity. The study explored whether Moringa oleifera seed oil (MOO) could protect against 5-FU-induced nephrotoxicity and its mechanism of action in Wistar...
#1Elizabeth Joubert (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 37
#2Dalene de Beer (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 26
Last.Wentzel C. A. Gelderblom (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 51
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Abstract The formal honeybush tea industry has reached a 20-year milestone on 24 February 2019, giving an opportunity to reflect on the research targeting phenolic composition, quality and bioactivity, since a previous review published in 2008. This research underpins ongoing endeavours to unlock the potential of this indigenous agricultural commodity. The current review illustrates that the bulk of the research followed a clear ‘vision’ to enhance consumer confidence in the product and by explo...
Abstract This study investigates the population structure and life history traits of the Critically Endangered cycad, Encephalartos latifrons. Populations of E. latifrons have been considered functionally extinct because no natural recruitment has been observed in the wild for almost 30 years. The discovery of a previously undocumented population of E. latifrons has made it possible to build on previous research into the life history and regeneration capabilities of the species. This new populat...
#1Amândio Luis Gomes (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 4
#2Rasmus Revermann (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 8
Last.Norbert Jürgens (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Geoxyles and their congeneric tree species are a very common feature in the Zambezian Floristic Region, however, little is known about differing expression of plant functional traits between the two life forms and thus their evolutionary adaptations to prevailing habitat conditions. Therefore, we measured selected plant functional traits and compared them between the geoxyle and tree growth forms. We selected six species pairs that are common in the study area, i.e. Brachystegia russell...
#1Xiaofeng Yuan (ZJNU: Zhejiang Chinese Medical University)H-Index: 8
#2T.J. Song (ZJNU: Zhejiang Chinese Medical University)
Last.J.Y. Shi (ZJU: Zhejiang University)
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Abstract Consecutive replanting significantly affects the yield and quality of Atractylodes macrocephala due to replant disease. To explore the changes in the rhizosphere soil when atractylodes get replant disease, we detect soil physicochemical properties and the microbial community. The results show higher level of pH and phosphatase activity in the rhizo-soil of diseased plants than that of healthy ones. Moreover, 42 species of bacteria in the phylum of Acidobacteria, Gemmatimonadetes, Nitros...
#1I.M. Hulley (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 4
#2Gülmira Özek (Anadolu University)H-Index: 10
Last.Ben-Erik Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 35
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ABSTRACT Pentzia punctata Harv. (Asteraceae) is one of 27 species occurring in southern and North Africa. It is a Cape species that is used in traditional medicine to treat stomach ailments and respiratory complaints. Pentzia punctata is locally known in the Cape as bergwildeals and is considered to be a more potent medicine than the well-known wildeals (Artemisia afra). An infusion of the leaves can be taken to treat colds. The leaf surfaces of this species are furnished with secretory glands t...
Abstract Patch size (area) and isolation (inverse distance to source) are key variables of island biogeography, but their application in conservation planning has recently come under scrutiny. Based on animal distribution data in fragmented landscapes from around the world it was postulated that occupancy was poorly predicted by patch size and isolation. Do these findings also apply to arid areas and to plants? This question was investigated in four inselberg landscapes in the Namib Desert stret...
#1G. T. El-Taher (Tanta University)
#2Dalia A. Ahmed (Tanta University)H-Index: 4
Last.A. Sharaf El-Din (Tanta University)H-Index: 2
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Abstract The present study aims at developing a regression model for biomass estimation of Pluchea dioscoridis and investigating its ability to accumulate heavy metals from urbanized soils in order to be used as a potential bio-indicator of contaminated soils. In each of three residential sites, seven permanent quadrats (10 × 10 m) were selected for investigating the phenological behavior of P. dioscoridis, while an additional three quadrats were sampled for soil and plant analysis during March ...
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