Alma Rosa López-Laredo

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Castilleja tenuiflora is a medicinal plant that grows in pine–oak woods primarily in southern and central Mexico. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties, which have been attributed to aucubin-like iridoids. In the present study, we developed an efficient protocol for in vitro shoot proliferation and ex vitro rooting of C. tenuiflora. Using a(More)
The content of total phenolic compounds and flavonoids was determined in methanol extracts of root, stem, leaves, and inflorescences from wild growing and greenhouse cultivated plants of Castilleja tenuiflora. The antioxidant activity in each extract was evaluated using three in vitro models: scavenging of free radicals with 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl(More)
Castilleja tenuiflora, a species highly valued for its medicinal properties, is threatened in the wild. We evaluated the effects of six different immersion cycles in a temporary immersion bioreactor on C. tenuiflora shoot growth, proliferation rate, phenolics content, flavonoid content, and antioxidant activity. We also evaluated the regeneration capacity(More)
Castilleja tenuiflora Benth. (Orobanchaceae) in vitro cultures are alternative sources of phenylethanoid glycosides (PhGs), promising natural products for chronic diseases treatment because of their extensive range of biological activities. To increase the yields of these bioactive compounds, the identification of factors affecting their biosynthesis is(More)
Tecoma stans is a tropical plant from the Americas. Antioxidant activity and both phenolic compound and flavonoid total content were determined for callus tissue of T. stans cultured in either a set photoperiod or in darkness. Callus lines from three explant types (hypocotyls, stem, and leaf) were established on B5 culture medium supplemented with 0.5 μM(More)
Cuphea aequipetala Cav. (Lythraceae), a species highly valued for its medicinal properties, is threatened in the wild. To provide an alternative source of material for production of bioactive compounds, we established adventitious root cultures of C. aequipetala and determined their phenolic compounds contents and antioxidant activity. Cultures were(More)
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