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Comparison of the heavy metal bioaccumulation capacity of an epiphytic moss and an epiphytic lichen.
The moss had the highest bioaccumulation capacity for all metals and showed a more constant and linear accumulation trend than the lichen. Expand
Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of ethanol extract from Paullinia cupana Mart.
The antibacterial and antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract from Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis Mart. (Sapindaceae) seeds, commonly called guarana, was assessed towards selected bacteria asExpand
Antibacterial activity of pure flavonoids isolated from mosses.
Seven pure flavonoids were isolated and identified from five moss species and shown to have pronounced antibacterial effects against Enterobacter cloaceae, E. aerogenes and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Expand
Trace element accumulation in Pseudevernia furfuracea (L.) Zopf exposed in Italy's so called Triangle of Death.
Test the hypothesis that P. furfuracea, when transplanted in the district of Acerra, would respond to air pollution accumulating trace elements and that element concentrations in the exposed lichens were different in relation to the three different environments, characterised by different pollution sources. Expand
Nutraceutical potential and antioxidant benefits of red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) extracts
Polyphenols from flesh and peels of red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) fruit were quantified by employing an extract sub-fractionation procedure applied for the first time to this fruit. HigherExpand
Antibacterial and antioxidant activities in Sideritis italica (Miller) Greuter et Burdet essential oils.
The finding of antibacterial and antioxidant activities in the essential oils from Sideritis italica flowerheads and leaves validated the use of the plant for medical purposes. Expand
Toxicity, Accumulation, and Removal of Heavy Metals by Three Aquatic Macrophytes
Investigation of accumulation, tissue and intracellular localization, and toxic effects of cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and copper (Cu) in three aquatic macrophytes showed that they could be considered good candidates for wastewaters remediation purpose. Expand
Antibacterial and allelopathic activity of extract from Castanea sativa leaves.
The extract, quercetin, rutin and apigenin caused a decrease in the percentage of seed germination and root and epicotyl growth and the allelopathic effect was tested against Raphanus sativus seed Germination. Expand
Accumulation, localisation, and toxic effects of cadmium in the liverwort Lunularia cruciata
Accumulation, tissue and intracellular localisation, and toxic effects of cadmium were investigated in the liverwort Lunularia cruciata and sublethal concentrations of Cadmium induced a dose-dependent inhibition of apical thallus growth and gemma germination. Expand
Ultrastructural alterations and HSP 70 induction in Elodea ca-nadensisMichx. exposed to heavy metals
The induction of HSP 70 in E. canadensis would confer a higher resistance to pollutants under stressful conditions, lethal for other mosses and higher plant species. Expand