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Evolutionary prediction of medicinal properties in the genus Euphorbia L.
The current decrease of new drugs brought to the market has fostered renewed interest in plant-based drug discovery. Given the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, systematic methodologies in findingExpand
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Global medicinal uses of Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae).
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The genus Euphorbia (spurges, Euphorbiaceae) is the third largest genus of flowering plants, with almost 2000 species. Its exceptional diversity of growth forms andExpand
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Using evolutionary tools to search for novel psychoactive plants
Bioprospecting is the search for valuable products from natural sources. Given that most species are poorly known, a key question is where to search. Ethnodirected bioprospecting approaches useExpand
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A phylogenetic road map to antimalarial Artemisia species.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The discovery of the antimalarial agent artemisinin is considered one of the most significant success stories of ethnopharmacological research in recent times. TheExpand
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Did a plant-herbivore arms race drive chemical diversity in Euphorbia?
The genus Euphorbia is among the most diverse and species-rich plant genera on Earth, exhibiting a near-cosmopolitan distribution and extraordinary chemical diversity, especially across highly toxicExpand
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Thapsigargins and induced chemical defence in Thapsia garganica
Thapsigargin and related compounds are produced by Thapsia garganica L. (Apiaceae) and are thought to be a defence compound against herbivory. Thapsigargin inhibits the sarco-endoplasmic reticulum CaExpand
Updates on the genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) in Santa Catarina, Brazil
This contribution presents updates to the knowledge of the species of Euphorbia that occur in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. More specifically, we here typify the names E. cyathophora , E.Expand
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Biomonitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Deposition in Greenland Using Historical Moss Herbarium Specimens Shows a Decrease in Pollution During the 20th Century
Although most point sources of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), are at lower latitudes, the Arctic region is contaminated. In particular, PAHsExpand