Forest plot as a tool to demonstrate the pharmaceutical potential of plants in a tropical forest of Panama

@article{Caldern2008ForestPA,
  title={Forest plot as a tool to demonstrate the pharmaceutical potential of plants in a tropical forest of Panama},
  author={Angela I. Calder{\'o}n and Cindy K. Angerhofer and John M. Pezzuto and N. R. Farnsworth and Robin B. Foster and Richard S. Condit and Mahabir P Gupta and D. D. Soejarto},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={278-294}
}
Based on literature analysis of 308 angiosperm species inventoried from a 50-hectare forest plot on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 40 species were selected and 80 samples (two samples for every species; leaf + twig and stembark samples) were collected for investigation of their medicinal/pharmaceutical potential. Extracts of these 80 samples were tested in bioassay systems to assess cancer chemoprevention (eight assays), antiplasmodial, cytotoxicity, and anti-HIV activities. Details of bioassay… 

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