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Secondary metabolites from Ganoderma.
Elite genotypes/chemotypes, with high contents of madecassoside and asiaticoside, from sixty accessions of Centella asiatica of south India and the Andaman Islands: For cultivation and utility in…
Antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of two major chromenes from Melicope lunu-ankenda.
O-prenylated flavonoid, an antidiabetes constituent in Melicope lunu-ankenda.
High content of zerumbone in volatile oils of Zingiber zerumbet from southern India and Malaysia
Zerumbone is a sesquiterpene phytochemical with potential anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-HIV and other biological activities, most abundantly found in Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith. Previous…
Secondary metabolites from the unique bamboo, Melocanna baccifera
- Balaji Govindan, A. J. Johnson, Gayathri Viswanathan, V. Ramaswamy, K. C. Koshy, Sabulal Baby
- ChemistryNatural product research
- 2 January 2019
Phytochemistry of fruits and leaves of the unique bamboo Melocanna baccifera resulted in the isolation of 27 secondary metabolites, including 4-Oxabicyclo[3.2.2]nona-1(7),5,8-triene and Verbacine, revealing it as an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase and as cytotoxic against C6 cancer cells.
Nutritional properties of the largest bamboo fruit Melocanna baccifera and its ecological significance
The nutritional properties of M. baccifera fruits, and the ecological significance of its fruiting, are reported to help in the successful management of rodent outbreaks and other ecological problems associated with M. gregarious flowering and fruiting.
UV induced visual cues in grasses
- Sabulal Baby, A. J. Johnson, Balaji Govindan, S. Lukose, B. Gopakumar, K. C. Koshy
- Biology, MedicineScientific reports
- 24 September 2013
Grasses are traditionally considered as wind pollinated, however, field observations confirmed frequent insect visits to grass flowers, suggesting insect pollination. Fruit and seed predators inflict…
Nepenthes pitchers are CO2-enriched cavities, emit CO2 to attract preys
- Sabulal Baby, A. J. Johnson, Elavinamannil Jacob Zachariah, Abdul Azeez Hussain
- Environmental ScienceScientific Reports
- 12 September 2017
Most unique features of Nepenthes pitchers, viz., high growth rate, enhanced carbohydrate levels, declined protein levels, low photosynthetic capacity, high respiration rate and evolved stomata, are influenced by the CO2-enriched environment within them.