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Impact of different preparations on the nutritional value of the edible caterpillar Imbrasia epimethea from northern Angola
In contrast to most European countries, raw and processed insects are a part of the traditional diet in Africa, especially among poor people in rural areas. This paper presents a first nutritionalExpand
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Relicts of a forested past: Southernmost distribution of the hairy frog genus Trichobatrachus Boulenger, 1900 (Anura: Arthroleptidae) in the Serra do Pingano region of Angola with comments on its
The monotypic genus Trichobatrachus, with its sole representative, the hairy frog, Trichobatrachus robustus Boulenger, 1900, could be considered one of the most well-known frogs of Africa. DespiteExpand
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Medicinal plants of northern Angola and their anti-inflammatory properties.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE 32 plants, from which 30 are used in local traditional medicine - identified by interviews with the resident population - in the province of Uíge in northern Angola forExpand
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Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola
BackgroundThis study represents the first in-depth ethnobotanical study in the province of Uíge in northern Angola and documents the traditional knowledge of the Bakongo people living in the area.Expand
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How to become a tree without wood--biomechanical analysis of the stem of Carica papaya L.
Carica papaya L. does not contain wood, according to the botanical definition of wood as lignified secondary xylem. Despite its parenchymatous secondary xylem, these plants are able to grow up toExpand
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Characterization of Willow Bast Fibers (Salix spp.) from Short-Rotation Plantation as Potential Reinforcement for Polymer Composites
Short-rotation coppices have potential to be the future source of raw materials for many applications in the wood and paper industries. It is important to establish methods and products to handleExpand
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Almost forgotten resources - biomechanical properties of traditionally used bast fibers from northern Angola.
The wide use of natural fibers has a long-standing history in Africa. In northern Angola, three native fiber plant species, namely Urena lobata, Triumfetta cordifolia, and Dombeya burgessiae, wereExpand
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First large-scale ethnobotanical survey in the province of Uíge, northern Angola
BackgroundAngola suffered a long-lasting military conflict. Therefore, traditional knowledge of plant usage is still an important part of cultural heritage, especially concerning the still very poorExpand
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First Ethnobotanical Analysis of Useful Plants in Cuanza Norte, North Angola
Objective: This study addresses the diverse use of plants in the unexplored province of Cuanza Norte, Angola. The joint survey between the University Kimpa Vita, N’dalatando, Angola and theExpand
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