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Microwave-assisted extraction of coumarin and related compounds from Melilotus officinalis (L.) Pallas as an alternative to Soxhlet and ultrasound-assisted extraction.
On the basis of the ratio extraction yield/extraction time, MAE is proposed as the most efficient method to determine the content of coumarin, o-coumaric and melilotic acids in flowering tops of Melilotus officinalis. Expand
Vegetation and flora
Fatty acid content profile and main constituents of Corylus avellana kernel in wild type and cultivars growing in Italy
Hazelnut oil is among the ones with the highest contents of monounsaturated and the lowest content of saturated fatty acid and may be beneficial for the human diet preventing cholesterol-based atherosclerosis and ischemic cardiovascular diseases. Expand
Phytochemical and ethnomedicinal study of Huperzia species used in the traditional medicine of Saraguros in Southern Ecuador; AChE and MAO inhibitory activity.
The first phytochemical and ethnopharmacological study of seven Huperzia plants led to the identification of several alkaloids and triterpenoids with different remarkable biological activities, which may support the use of these plants in brews prepared for inducing psychoactive effects in participants in magical-religious ceremonies. Expand
Influence of the extraction mode on the yield of hyperoside, vitexin and vitexin-2''-O-rhamnoside from Crataegus monogyna Jacq. (hawthorn).
A microwave protocol combined with isocratic HPLC analysis is proposed for the rapid screening of plant materials collected in different environmental conditions in order to evaluate the productivity of Crataegus monogyna Jacq. Expand
How water supply during leaf development drives water stress response in Corylus avellana saplings
The results suggested that saplings which formed leaves under moderate and severe-water stress regimes (MS and SS saplings, respectively) displayed several anatomical, morphological and physiological acclimations compared to those developed under a well-watered regime, giving them a greater capacity to cope with water stress. Expand
Pollen development in Liriodendron tulipifera: some unusual features
The cytological results give evidence of a trace paternal transmission of plastids in Liriodendron tulipifera, indicating that their inheritance is predominantly maternal. Expand
Chemical Characterization and in Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Myrcianthes hallii (O. Berg) McVaugh (Myrtaceae), a Traditional Plant Growing in Ecuador
The results show that M. hallii extract could be used as a potential new antiseptic agent and new anti-infective biomaterials and nanomaterials could be designed through the incorporation of M.Hallii polyphenols. Expand