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A Comparative Study of the Properties of Selected Melon Seed Oils as Potential Candidates for Development into Commercial Edible Vegetable Oils
A comprehensive compositional and characterization study was carried out on five seed oils from varieties of the melons Citrullus lanatus and C. colocynth in order to evaluate their suitability for…
The Efficacy of the Vaginal Plug Formation after Mating for Pregnancy Diagnosis, and Embyonic Resorption In Utero in the Greater Cane Rat (Thryonomys swinderianus, Temminck)
The efficacy of the detection of vaginal plug formation after mating for pregnancy diagnosis, and the degree of embryonic resorption were studied, and a significant positive correlation between the number of implanted embryos and the bled-out carcase weight suggests a positive role of maternal nutrition in increasing the litter size in the greater cane rat.
Characterization and compositional studies of the oils from some legume cultivars, Phaseolus vulgaris, grown in Southern Africa
Seed oils from six legume cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris, grown in the Kingdom of Lesotho, were extracted and their physicochemical properties and FA compositions were determined in order to compare…
NMR, GC–MS and ESI-FTICR-MS Profiling of Fatty Acids and Triacylglycerols in Some Botswana Seed Oils
In the search for non-traditional seed oils, physicochemical parameters, fatty acid (FA) and triacylglycerol (TAG) profiles for five Botswana seed oils, obtained by Soxhlet extraction, were…
Cytotoxicity of four Aframomum species (A. arundinaceum, A. alboviolaceum, A. kayserianum and A. polyanthum) towards multi-factorial drug resistant cancer cell lines
- V. Kuete, P. Ango, +5 authors T. Efferth
- MedicineBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- 19 September 2014
Evidence of the cytotoxicity selected Aframomum species as well as a baseline information for the potential use of Aframoum arundinaceum in the fight against drug sensitive and otherwise drug-resistant cancers are provided.
General properties and the fatty acid composition of the oil from the mophane caterpillar, Imbrasia belina
A preliminary investigation of the bulk properties of the oil from the edible mophane caterpillar (phane), Imbrasia belina, showed a significant difference in the iodine values of the oils from…
Compositional and structural studies of the oils from two edible seeds: Tiger nut, Cyperus esculentum, and asiato, Pachira insignis, from Ghana
Abstract A comprehensive lipid profiling has been carried out on the seed oils of tiger nut, Cyperus esculentum, and asiato, Pachira insignis, from Ghana in order to evaluate their potential uses for…
Profiling of Phytosterols, Tocopherols and Tocotrienols in Selected Seed Oils from Botswana by GC–MS and HPLC
The phytosterol, tocopherol, and tocotrienol profiles for mkukubuyo, Sterculia africana, manketti, Ricinodendron rautanenni, mokolwane, Hyphaene petersiana, morama, Tylosema esculentum, and…
Recent results from natural product research at the University of Botswana
Marketed plants are very important items of trade in many parts of the world. The community uses these for a variety of purposes such as foods, cosmetics, flavors, spices, and medicines. It seems…
Tylosema esculentum (Marama) Tuber and Bean Extracts Are Strong Antiviral Agents against Rotavirus Infection
- W. Chingwaru, R. Majinda, +4 authors A. Cencič
- Biology, MedicineEvidence-based complementary and alternative…
- 20 February 2011
Marama cotyledon and seed coat extracts inhibited virion infectivity possibly through interference with replication due to accumulation of nitric oxide, and are therefore promising microbicides against RV.