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Cytotoxicity and chromosomal aberrations induced by methanolic extract of Cuscuta reflexa and its pure compounds on meristematic cells of Allium species.

@article{Ali2017CytotoxicityAC,
  title={Cytotoxicity and chromosomal aberrations induced by methanolic extract of Cuscuta reflexa and its pure compounds on meristematic cells of Allium species.},
  author={Syeda Roohina Ali and Sayedul Haque and - Mudassar and Muhammad Ali Versiani and Shaheen Faizi and Ahsana Dar Farooq},
  journal={Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          521-529
        }
}
Cuscuta reflexa (Convolvulaceae), is commonly known as amarbel or akashbel. In Bangladesh and Nepal some of the tribes use C. reflexa against edema, body ache, cancer, skin infections and liver disorders. Despite its traditional uses there is no information regarding genotoxic effects of either the plant extract or its pure compounds. Methanolic extract of C. reflexa (MECR) and pure compounds derived from it namely, odoroside H, neritaloside, and strospeside, were evaluated in Allium cepa L… 
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