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Trace element accumulation by moss and lichen exposed in bags in the city of Naples (Italy).
It was observed that there was a much greater difference in metal accumulation by P. furfuracea between the dry and wet seasons compared with S. capillifolium, and a clear distinction between "lithophilic" and "anthropogenic" elements was achieved by cluster analysis. Expand
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 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
Ubiquitous genetic diversity in ISSR markers between and within populations of the asexually producing moss Pleurochaete squarrosa
The ubiquitous genetic variability detected in P. squarrosa can be related to continuous, occasionally massive, short-range recruitment of propagules, and to the high degree of intermingling, both favoured by the modality of vegetative reproduction and growth occurring in the species. Expand
Antioxidant activity in extracts from Leptodictyum riparium (Bryophyta), stressed by heavy metals, heat shock, and salinity
Abstract We studied the antioxidant activity of the moss Leptodictyum riparium stressed with lead, cadmium, heat shock, and salinity. The acetonic extracts of the moss were tested for antioxidantExpand
Feijoa sellowiana derived natural Flavone exerts anti-cancer action displaying HDAC inhibitory activities.
It is reported here that the Feijoa acetonic extract exerts anti-cancer activities on solid and hematological cancer cells and shows a tumor-selective activity, supporting the hypothesis of its epigenetic pro-apoptotic regulation in cancer systems. Expand
Effects of seven pure flavonoids from mosses on germination and growth of Tortula muralis HEDW (Bryophyta) and Raphanus sativus L (Magnoliophyta).
Dried mosses (five moss species) were progressively extracted and subjected to a four-step Craig distribution, finding seven pure flavonoids, which caused a decrease in the percentage of spore germination, protonemal development and root growth and morphological alterations. Expand
Antibacterial activity in Pleurochaete squarrosa extract (Bryophyta).
An acetone extract of the moss Pleurochaete squarrosa was tested against eleven bacterial strains, some of which are pathogenous for man. The extract was active on some Gram-negative strains.Expand
Antioxidant properties of Lunularia cruciata (Bryophyta) extract.
The CL results indicated that L. cruciata induced significant changes in light emission from whole blood phagocytes, as well as isolated PMNs, which could be caused by several compounds, such as flavonoids and/or sesquiterpenes, present in the acetonic extract. Expand
Applications of Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) in botanical research
The differential localisation of trace elements in the plant protected the dorsal lobes, which are the main photosynthetic part of the plant, the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterial colonies and the apical meristems from potentially adverse effects of Trace elements. Expand