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Natural antioxidants and biocides from wild medicinal plants.

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This book provides an up-to-date treatment of antioxidant and biocidal compounds mainly from Latin American plants. New antimicrobials, insecticides and antioxidants are compiled in a single source for the first time based on the research and knowledge of several internationally renowned research groups. This book is organized in three sections: Part I provides a general overview and perspectives ...

Chapter 15 (Page no: 214)

Insect growth regulatory, moulting disruption and insecticidal activity of Calceolaria talcana (Calceolariaceae: Scrophulariaceae) and Condalia microphylla cav. (Rhamnaceae).

This chapter reviews the results of investigations on the biological activity of extracts and secondary metabolites from Calceolaria talcana and Condalia microphylla. Aerial parts of Calceolaria talcana were collected on the north shore of the Itata river Ñuble province, VIII region, in Chile, in November 2010. Aerial parts (leaves, heartwood and bark) of Condalia microphylla were collected during November 2010 on the slopes of the Andes Mountains near Los Andes City in Chile (collection 1) and at the Ecological Reserve on Campus of Catholic University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina (collection 2). The content of total phenolic compounds; antifeedant/insecticidal/growth inhibitory/toxic activities against Spodoptera frugiperda, Drosophila melanogaster and yellow meal worm (Tenebrio molitor); and antioxidant property against 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical are presented.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Antioxidant and biocidal activities from natural sources: an overview. Author(s): Céspedes, C. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Antioxidants from vegetal sources: new research avenues. Author(s): Pastene, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Proanthocyanidins in cacao. Author(s): Seigler, D., Lieberei, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of bioactive compounds in food and plant determination. Author(s): Bastias, J., Fuentealba, C., Muñoz, O.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Biocidal metabolites from endophytes that occur in medicinal plants. Author(s): Mahendra Rai, Dnyaneshwar Rathod, Avinash Ingle, Proksch, P., Kon, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 65) Antioxidant properties of singlet oxygen suppressors. Author(s): Uchoa, A. F., Severino, D., Baptista, M. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 92) Antioxidant activity and chemical composition of Colombian propolis. Author(s): Gil-González, J. H., Durango-Restrepo, D. L., Rojano, B. A., Marín-Loaiza, J. C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 116) Chilean plants as a source of polyphenols. Author(s): Fredes, C., Montenegro, G.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 137) Antioxidant activity of anacardic acids. Author(s): Masuoka, N., Shimizu, K., Kubo, I.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 148) Alkylresorcinols: chemical properties, methods of analysis and potential uses in food, industry and plant protection. Author(s): Sampietro, D. A., Belizán, M. M. E., Apud, G. R., Juarez, J. H., Vattuone, M. A., Catalán, C. A. N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 167) Phytoecdysteroids and related sterols isolated from Mexican cacti: their potential use as natural insecticides. Author(s): Salazar, J. R., Céspedes, C. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 178) Zuccagnia punctata Cav.: phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacology. Author(s): Vattuone, M. A., Soberón, J. R., Sgariglia, M. A., Quiroga, E. N., Sampietro, D. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 188) Insecticidal activity of a South American plant: Hybanthus parviflorus (Violaceae). Author(s): Broussalis, A. M., Clemente, S., Ferraro, G. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 207) Natural polymers and their biological activities. Author(s): Lillo, L., Alarcón, J., Cabello, G., Céspedes, C. L., Caro, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 239) Anti-Salmonella agents from the Brazilian medicinal plant Tanacetum balsamita and their applications. Author(s): Kubo, I., Fujita, K., Shimizu, K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 254) Photoprotective activity of some Mexican plants. Author(s): García-Bores, A. M., Hernández, T., Arciniegas, A. R., Benítez, J. del C., Gonzalez, M. R., López, M., Vivar, A. R. de, Avila, J. G.