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DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products
Most of the herbal products tested were of poor quality, including considerable product substitution, contamination and use of fillers, which suggests that the herbal industry should embrace DNA barcoding for authenticating herbal products through testing of raw materials used in manufacturing products. Expand
Accumulation of Recombinant SARS-CoV Spike Protein in Plant Cytosol and Chloroplasts Indicate Potential for Development of Plant-Derived Oral Vaccines
The results demonstrate the feasibility of producing S1 in nuclear- and chloroplast-transformed plants, indicating its potential in subsequent development of a plant-derived and safe oral recombinant subunit vaccine against the SARS-CoV in edible plants. Expand
Influence of genotypic variations on antioxidant properties in different fractions of tomato.
It could be established that genetic factors play an important role in determining the antioxidants level and activity of the tomato genotypes and hence it is very important to select the right genotype to get the maximum health benefit. Expand
Overexpression of membrane-associated acyl-CoA-binding protein ACBP1 enhances lead tolerance in Arabidopsis.
The results suggest that ACBP1 is involved in mediating Pb(II) tolerance in Arabidopsis with accumulation of Pb.(II) in shoots, and implicate possible use of ACBP 1 in Pb (II) phytoremediation. Expand
An agglutinating chitinase with two chitin-binding domains confers fungal protection in transgenic potato
Observations of collapsed epidermal cells in the co-expressing potato roots suggest that these proteins effectively degrade the fungal cell wall, producing elicitors that initiate other defense responses causing epidersmal cell collapse that ultimately restricts further fungal penetration. Expand
Functional analyses of the chitin-binding domains and the catalytic domain of Brassica juncea chitinase BjCHI1
BjCHI1’s ability to agglutinate rabbit erythrocytes is unique among known chitinases; this property is absent in recombinant BjCHi2 and BjCHI3, which may be involved in substrate binding rather than catalysis. Expand
Antioxidant potentials of skin, pulp, and seed fractions of commercially important tomato cultivars
The rationale of this study is to compare the levels of different antioxidants present in commercially important tomato cultivars of India, specifically developed to grow in high altitude and plainExpand
DNA Barcode ITS Effectively Distinguishes the Medicinal Plant Boerhavia diffusa from Its Adulterants
It was revealed that ITS and ITS1 could be used as potential candidate regions for identifying B. diffusa and for authenticating its herbal products and the phylogenetic analysis was carried out for the four species of Boerhavia using barcode candidates. Expand
Assessment of the effects of metal oxide nanoparticles on the growth, physiology and metabolic responses in in vitro grown eggplant (Solanum melongena)
NiO NP was found to be more toxic comparable to CuO and ZnO NPs in the present study, and showed profound effects on the production of important secondary metabolites such as phenolics and flavonoid compounds. Expand
Realising the value of plant molecular pharming to benefit the poor in developing countries and emerging economies.
A four point plan is described to maximise the opportunity for molecular pharming to provide solutions to improve access to modern medicines, and improve health of the poor in developing countries and emerging economies. Expand