nutritional evaluation of crude palm oil in rats.edible-grade crude palm oil (cpo: from elaeis guineensis) is one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene (7500 mumol/l) and is cheaper than other edible oils, making it a promising source of vitamin a in a deficient population. nutritional studies were conducted on weanling albino rats of the wistar/nin strain for 28 and 90 d. diets contained 10% of either cpo, groundnut oil (gno), or refined palm-olein oil (rpo) and adequate amounts of all other nutrients. no adverse effects were observ ...19912012012
dietary responses to fruit scarcity of wild chimpanzees at bossou, guinea: possible implications for ecological importance of tool use.a 13-month ecological study was conducted at bossou, guinea, west africa, to elucidate how a community of wild chimpanzees (pan troglodytes verus) deals with the scarcity of main foods. during the study period, fruit availability fluctuated radically. the chimpanzees were confirmed to depend heavily on three "keystone resources" which were available when their main foods (fruit pulp) were scarce. these were fruits of musanga cecropioides, oil-palm (elaeis guineensis) nuts, and oil-palm pith. the ...19989696145
prevalence of allergic sensitization to regional inhalants among allergic patients in jakarta, indonesia.sensitization towards a panel of eight regional inhalant allergens was evaluated among 107 patients with allergic rhinitis and/or asthma. a total of 32 children (age 5-13 years, mean 9 years; 18 male, 14 female), 75 adolescents and adults (aged 14-66 years, mean 32 years; 21 male, 54 female) and 20 normal control volunteers (aged 16-46, mean 30 years; 4 male, 16 female) were evaluated via skin prick test. a weal response of 3 x 3 mm or greater was taken to be positive. the sensitization rates am ...199910403003
white-faced monkey (cebus capucinus) ecology and management in neotropical agricultural landscapes during the dry season.habitat use by a c. capucinus troop was studied in an agricultural landscape during late dry season (march-april 1994) in northwest costa rica. riparian forests, palm canals and living fence rows accounted for 82% of observations, significantly more than the other six habitats present. the study troop consumed 24 species of plants and five animals. feeding concentrated on the introduced african oil palm (elaeis guineensis) (33.6%) and mango (mangifera indica) (27.2%), found mostly in palm canals ...200112189802
palm oil: biochemical, physiological, nutritional, hematological, and toxicological aspects: a review.the link between dietary fats and cardiovascular diseases has necessitated a growing research interest in palm oil, the second largest consumed vegetable oil in the world. palm oil, obtained from a tropical plant, elaeis guineensis contains 50% saturated fatty acids, yet it does not promote atherosclerosis and arterial thrombosis. the saturated fatty acid to unsaturated fatty acid ratio of palm oil is close to unity and it contains a high amount of the antioxidants, beta-carotene, and vitamin e. ...200212602939
comparison of the effect of two excipients (karite nut butter and vaseline) on the efficacy of cocos nucifera, elaeis guineensis and carapa procera oil-based repellents formulations against mosquitoes biting in ivory coast.repellents in the form of dermal pomades are recommended as a protection against awakening and bedtime mosquito bites. if synthesis repellents are available, they are nevertheless not common and the prices remain out of reach for the communities concerned. the people therefore have to resort more and more to traditional concoctions, some of which have been shown to be effective. after demonstrating that oil-based formulations (lotions, creams, pomades) of cocos nucifera (coconut), elaeis guineen ...200312847928
experimental evidence of the pathogenicity of fusarium oxysporum schl. f. to the oil palm (elaeis guineensis j.). 195114826797
microbial degradation of palm (elaeis guineensis) biodiesel.the kinetics of biodegradation of palm-derived fatty methyl and ethyl esters (elaeis guineensis biodiesel) by a wild-type aerobic bacterial population was measured at 20 degrees c, as the rate of oxygen uptake by a manometric technique. the methyl and ethyl biodiesels were obtained by potassium-hydroxide catalysed trans-esterification of palm oil, respectively. the bacterial flora included the genera bacillus, proteus, pseudomonas, citrobacter and enterobacter. the rate of oxygen uptake for palm ...200618457175
birds defend oil palms from herbivorous forces are expected to be important in regulating herbivore populations in most agricultural systems where primary productivity is high and species diversity is low. under such conditions, trophic cascades are predicted to occur when predator populations are reduced or removed. studies on how predator removal indirectly affects herbivory rates in agricultural systems are lacking. through a bird-exclosure experiment, i test the hypothesis that insectivorous birds indirectly defend oil pa ...200818536244
teratorhabditis palmarum n. sp. (nemata: rhabditidae): an associate of rhynchophorus palmarum and r. cruentatus.teratorhabditis palmarum n. sp., an associate of the palm weevils rhynchophorus palmarum and r. cruentatus is described. teratorhabditis palmarum was isolated from newly emerged adults and cocoons of r. palmarum from red-ring diseased coconut palms, cocos nucifera, in trinidad and ecuador, and from red-ring diseased oil palms, elaeis guineensis, in colombia. teratorhabditis palmarum was also associated internally with newly emerged adults of r. cruentatus from mature transplanted cabbage palmett ...199019287730
[first occurrence of alcaeorrhynchus grandis (dallas) (hemiptera: pentatomidae) preying on defoliating caterpillars of oil palm in the state of pará, brazil].the oil palm elaeis guineensis is usually attacked by pests, particularly, defoliating caterpillars. between 2004 and 2006 a stinkbug predator (asopinae) was registered preying on caterpillars of brassolis sophorae l., opsiphanes invirae hübner (lepidoptera: nymphalidae) and sibine spp. (lepidoptera: limacodidae), reducing their populations in commercial oil palm plantations in the state of pará, brazil. specimens of the natural enemy were collected, mounted, and identified as alcaeorrhynchus gr ...201020305909
identification of a 7s globulin as a novel coconut allergen.coconut (cocos nucifera) is a monocotyledonous plant of the arecaceae family. allergy to coconut is infrequent, with only 5 cases reported so far in the medical literature.200717601273
determination of flower structure in elaeis guineensis: do palms use the same homeotic genes as other species?in this article a review is made of data recently obtained on the structural diversity and possible functions of mads box genes in the determination of flower structure in the african oil palm (elaeis guineensis). mads box genes play a dominant role in the abc model established to explain how floral organ identity is determined in model dicotyledon species such as arabidopsis thaliana and antirrhinum majus. in the monocotyledons, although there appears to be a broad general conservation of abc g ...200717355996
natural efficiency of parasitism by billaea rhynchophorae (blanchard) (diptera: tachinidae) for the control of rhynchophorus palmarum (l.) (coleoptera: curculionidae).the occurrence of the tachinid parasitoid billaea rhynchophorae (blanchard) on larvae of the palm weevil rhynchophorus palmarum (l.) was evaluated in plantations of piassava palm (attalea funifera mart.) and african oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacquin), in southeastern bahia, brazil. the monthly percentages of parasitism were evaluated during 13 months, from november 2000 to november 2001, based on the comparison between the number of parasitized and non-parasitized cocoons of r. palmarum. mean ...200617348142
the effects of provisioning and crop-raiding on the diet and foraging activities of human-commensal white-faced capuchins (cebus capucinus).non-human primates are coming into increasingly frequent contact with humans and with human-modified environments. the potential for monkeys to survive in such modified landscapes is questionable, and is likely related to a species' behavioral plasticity, particularly as it relates to diet. in this study, i explore the ways in which white-faced capuchins (cebus capucinus) adjust their diet and foraging behaviors in response to anthropogenic impact. i compare a troop of human-commensal monkeys an ...201121432873
growth of yeasts, lactic and acetic acid bacteria in palm wine during tapping and fermentation from felled oil palm (elaeis guineensis) in investigate the microbiological and biochemical changes which occur in palm wine during the tapping of felled oil palm trees. methods and results: microbiological and biochemical contents of palm wine were determined during the tapping of felled oil palm trees for 5 weeks and also during the storage. saccharomyces cerevisiae dominated the yeast biota and was the only species isolated in the mature samples. lactobacillus plantarum and leuconostoc mesenteroides were the dominated lactic acid ba ...200717241367
assaying lipase activity from oil palm fruit (elaeis guineensis jacq.) mesocarp.the mesocarp of mature oil palm fruit undergoes intensive triglycerides hydrolysis upon abscission and bruising. this generates such a high amount of free fatty acids that the oil might become unfit for human consumption without appropriate refining. the lipase (ec involved in the breakdown of the oil is not stable after homogenization of the tissue in aqueous buffers. in this study, we have devised a solvent-based procedure that allowed us to obtain fractions with stable lipase activit ...200617064925
variants of coconut cadang-cadang viroid isolated from an african oil palm (elaies guineensis jacq.) in malaysia.variants of coconut cadang-cadang viroid have been identified in a plantation oil palm growing in malaysia. three size classes are described, comprising 297, 293, and 270 nt. compared with the 296-nt form of coconut cadang-cadang viroid (cccvd), all variants substituted c31 --> u in the pathogenicity domain and a175 --> c in the right-hand terminus. other mutations and deletions accounted for the different sizes. these are the first sequences reported for variants of coconut cadang-cadang viroid ...200616470341
phytonutrient deficiency: the place of palm fruit.the oil palm (elaeis guineensis) is native to many west african countries, where local populations have used its oil for culinary and other purposes. large-scale plantations, established principally in tropical regions (asia, africa and latin america), are mostly aimed at the production of oil, which is extracted from the fleshy mesocarp of the palm fruit, and endosperm or kernel oil. palm oil is different from other plant and animal oils in that it contains 50% saturated fatty acids, 40% unsatu ...200314506002
characterisation of copia-like retrotransposons in oil palm ( elaeis guineensis jacq.).the work aimed to isolate and characterise copia-like sequences from elaeis guineensis. thirty-two different rt (reverse transcriptase) sequences were isolated from a single oil palm genome using degenerate primers. extreme sequence heterogeneity was observed. the dna and protein sequences were assigned to three different classes (a, b, c) on the basis of bootstrapping. we estimated the copy number of the three different classes by using a dot-blot analysis. the comparative results suggest that ...200212582647
polyphenol-enriched extract of oil palm fronds (elaeis guineensis) promotes vascular relaxation via endothelium-dependent mechanisms.plant-based polyphenolic compounds have been reported to possess cardiovascular health benefits. several dietary sources, including herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables, and tea and wine, contain an array of biologically active compounds that have been shown to be effective in retarding oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (ldl) and promoting vascular relaxation. in the present study four different plant sources, both edible and non-edible, were evaluated for potential activity. organic extr ...200212492636
Symbiotic interaction of endophytic bacteria with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and its antagonistic effect on Ganoderma boninense.Endophytic bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa UPMP3 and Burkholderia cepacia UMPB3), isolated from within roots of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) were tested for their presymbiotic effects on two arbuscular mcorrhizal fungi, Glomus intraradices UT126 and Glomus clarum BR152B). These endophytic bacteria were also tested for antagonistic effects on Ganoderma boninense PER 71, a white wood rot fungal pathogen that causes a serious disease in oil palm. Spore germination and hyphal length of each a ...201121887636
purification and characterization of 31-kda palm pollen glycoprotein (ela g bd 31 k), which is recognized by ige from palm pollinosis patients.a basic glycoprotein, which was recognized by ige from oil palm pollinosis patients, has been purified from oil palm pollen (elaeis guineensis jacq.), which is a strong allergen and causes severe pollinosis in malaysia and singapore. soluble proteins were extracted from defatted palm pollen with both tris-hcl buffer (ph 7.8) and na-acetate buffer (ph 4.0). the allergenic glycoprotein was purified from the total extract to homogeneity with 0.4% yield by a combination of deae- and cm-cellulose, sp ...200212036055
long-term chemiluminescent signal is produced in the course of luminol peroxidation catalyzed by peroxidase isolated from leaves of african oil palm tree.optimal conditions were found for the oxidation of luminol by hydrogen peroxide in the presence of peroxidase isolated from leaves of the african oil palm tree elaeis guineensis (aoptp). the ph range for maximal chemiluminescence intensity (8.3-8.6) is similar for aoptp, horseradish, and arthromyces ramosus peroxidases and slightly different from that for tobacco peroxidase (9.3). increasing the buffer concentration decreases the chemiluminescence intensity. as in the case of other anionic perox ...200111405886
effect of feeding crude red palm oil (elaeis guineensis) and grain amaranth (amaranthus paniculatus) to hens on total lipids, cholesterol, pufa levels and acceptability of eggs.eggs, though a very nutritious food, also have high amounts of cholesterol and hence are not recommended to be consumed regularly by persons having hypercholesterolemia and associated cardiovascular diseases (cvd). in this context, an attempt was made in this study to reduce the cholesterol content of eggs by diet manipulation, using two naturally available and already proved hypocholesteromic agents [red palm oil (rpo) and grain amaranth]. thirteen experimental rations using raw and popped grai ...200010898484
cytotoxicity of methanol extracts of elaeis guineensis on mcf-7 and vero cell investigate the cytotoxic effect of elaeis guineensis methanol extract on mcf-7 and vero cell.201223569855
multigeneration studies on red palm oil, and on hydrogenated vegetable oil containing mahua oil.edible grade red palm oil (rpo; elaeis guineensis) is being considered for use an an edible oil in india since it is one of the richest natural sources of carotenoids. earlier chemical and nutritional evaluations in rats indicated no adverse effects. multigeneration breeding studies in rats have now been carried out. mahua oil (mo; madhuca latifolia) is used in hydrogenated vegetable oil (hvo) for human consumption. earlier studies on mo indicated adverse effects on the male reproductive system. ...19938505022
effect of red palm oil on some hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes in palm oil (rpo) from elaeis guineensis is being considered for use as an edible oil in india as it is one of the richest natural sources of carotenoids. the effect of rpo on the host detoxification system, which is a vital mechanism in cancer prevention, was studied in three separate batches of wistar/nin inbred albino rats, and compared with controls, groundnut oil (gno) and refined bleached deodorized palmolein oil (rbdpo). the first batch of 36 rats (12 from each group) comprised the adult ...19938349204
tsetse ecology in a liberian rain-forest focus of gambian sleeping sickness.investigations on tsetse ecology were undertaken in bong county of liberia during the dry season, october 1981 to february 1982, around villages where the human infection rate with trypanosoma brucei gambiense dutton was about 2%. most tsetse captured in biconical traps were glossina palpalis robineau-desvoidy and g. pallicera bigot, with relatively few g. fusca walker and g. nigrofusca newstead. swamps and water-gathering places were predominant habitats of all four species, but tsetse were als ...19872979539
antiinflammatory activity of a ghanaian antiarthritic herbal preparation: ii.a boiling water extract from a mixture of alstonia boonei and rauvolfia vomitoria root barks and elaeis guineensis nuts without pericarp was tested for its antiinflammatory activity by measuring over a period of 17 days the changes in rat ankle diameter caused by subplantar injection of complete freund's adjuvant. the extract fed in drinking water ad libitum reduced ipsilateral ankle adjuvant swelling by an average of 16% for the period of +4 to +17 days and improved weight gain.19911943160
efficacy of insecticide and bioinsecticide ground sprays to control metisa plana walker (lepidoptera: psychidae) in oil palm plantations, malaysia.the effectiveness of the synthetic insecticides trichlorfon, lambda-cyhalothrin, cypermethrin emulsion concentrated (ec) and cypermethrin emulsion water based (ew) and a bio-insecticide, bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki (btk), was evaluated at 3, 7, 14 and 30 days after treatment (dat) for the control of metisa plana larvae in an oil palm (elaeis guineensis) plantation in malaysia. although all synthetic insecticides effectively reduced the larval population of m. plana, trichlorfon, lambd ...201526868711
antiinflammatory activity of a ghanaian antiarthritic herbal preparation: i.a boiling water extract from a powdered sample containing alstonia boonei root bark (90%) rauvolfia vomitoria root bark (5%) and elaeis guineensis nut without pericarp (5%) was tested intraperitoneally for its antiinflammatory activity by measuring rat hindpaw edema induced by the subplantar injection of carrageenin in the presence or absence of arachidonic acid. arachidonic acid increased swelling during the early phase of carrageenin edema. the extract suppressed the late phase of carrageenin ...19911921424
overexpression of the oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) tapetum development1-like eg707 in rice affects cell division and differentiation and reduces fertility.the functional analysis of the tapetum development1-like analog eg707 of oil palm was carried out in rice by over-expressing eg707 under the control of a double cauliflower mosaic virus 35s promoter. ectopic expression of eg707 in rice induced dark green and matured compact brownish calli compared to pale wild type and negative control calli. regenerated transgenic rice plants exhibited a reduction in organ size and plant height, rolled, erect leaves, less tillers, increased chlorophyll content, ...201323086301
palm oil-derived natural vitamin e alpha-tocotrienol in brain health and disease.a growing body of research supports that members of the vitamin e family are not redundant with respect to their biological function. palm oil derived from elaeis guineensis represents the richest source of the lesser characterized vitamin e, alpha-tocotrienol. one of 8 naturally occurring and chemically distinct vitamin e analogs, alpha-tocotrienol possesses unique biological activity that is independent of its potent antioxidant capacity. current developments in alpha-tocotrienol research demo ...201020823491
effect of autohydrolysis and enzymatic treatment on oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) frond fibres for xylose and xylooligosaccharides production.oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) is one of the most important commercial crops for the production of palm oil, which generates 10.88 tons of oil palm fronds per hectare of plantation as a by-product. in this study, oil palm frond fibres were subjected to an autohydrolysis treatment using an autoclave, operated at 121 °c for 20-80 min, to facilitate the separation of hemicelluloses. the hemicellulose-rich solution (autohydrolysate) was subjected to further hydrolysis with 4-16 u of mixed tricho ...201120797853
the capsid protein of grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus contains a typical nuclear localization signal and targets to the nucleus.grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus (grspav) is a positive strand, ssrna virus of the genus foveavirus (family betaflexiviridae; order tymovirales). grspav is distributed in table and wine grapes worldwide and comprises a large family of sequence variants. as a newly discovered virus, mechanisms of virus replication and movement of grspav have not been elucidated. we recently revealed the subcellular localization of the proteins encoded by the triple gene block of grspav (rebelo et ...201020708048
wound healing potential of elaeis guineensis jacq leaves in an infected albino rat model.elaeis guineensis jacq (arecaceae) is one of the plants that are central to the lives of traditional societies in west africa. it has been reported as a traditional folkloric medicine for a variety of ailments. the plant leaves are also used in some parts of africa for wound healing, but there are no scientific reports on any wound healing activity of the plant.201020657471
isolation and characterization of differentially expressed transcripts from the suspension cells of oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) in response to different concentration of auxins.oil palm suspension cultures were initiated by transferring the gel-like friable embryogenic tissue onto liquid medium supplemented with auxins. in this study, transcripts that were differentially expressed in oil palm suspension cells cultured at different auxin concentrations were examined using suppression subtractive hybridization. total rna was first isolated from oil palm suspension cells proliferated in liquid medium with different hormone concentrations for 6 months. four different hormo ...201020390382
nitrogen management is essential to prevent tropical oil palm plantations from causing ground-level ozone pollution.more than half the world's rainforest has been lost to agriculture since the industrial revolution. among the most widespread tropical crops is oil palm (elaeis guineensis): global production now exceeds 35 million tonnes per year. in malaysia, for example, 13% of land area is now oil palm plantation, compared with 1% in 1974. there are enormous pressures to increase palm oil production for food, domestic products, and, especially, biofuels. greater use of palm oil for biofuel production is pred ...200919841269
organoleptic analysis of doughs fermented with yeasts from a nigerian palm wine (elaeis guineensis) and certain commercial yeasts.yeasts isolated from a freshly tapped palm wine obtained from akure, nigeria were identified as schizosaccharomyces pombe, saccharomyces cerevisiae, debaryomyces hansenii, geotrichum lactis and zygosaccharomyces rouxii. each of the isolates was used to ferment wheat flour dough and baked. sensory analysis of the doughs was carried out using leavening, texture, aroma, taste and appearance. saccharomyces cerevisiae performed best in leavening the dough while debaryomyces hansenii produced doughs w ...200819088921
contrasting globulin and cysteine proteinase gene expression patterns reveal fundamental developmental differences between zygotic and somatic embryos of oil palm.oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) somatic embryos differ from zygotic embryos in that they accumulate only small amounts of storage proteins. we compared the balance between deposition and degradation of storage proteins during zygotic or somatic embryogenesis and germinative growth in the two types of embryos. during mid to late zygotic embryogenesis, storage proteins accumulated and globulin 7s (glo7a) gene transcripts were detected, whereas neither protease activity nor cysteine proteinase ( ...200818519247
ssr mining in oil palm est database: application in oil palm germplasm diversity studies.this study reports on the detection of additional expressed sequence tags (est) derived simple sequence repeat (ssr) markers for the oil palm. a large collection of 19243 elaeis guineensis ests were assembled to give 10258 unique sequences, of which 629 ests were found to contain 722 ssrs with a variety of motifs. dinucleotide repeats formed the largest group (45.6%) consisting of 66.9% ag/ct, 21.9% at/at, 10.9% ac/gt and 0.3% cg/cg motifs. this was followed by trinucleotide repeats, which is th ...201020861564
mechanisms underlying the endothelium-dependent vasodilatory effect of an aqueous extract of elaeis guineensis jacq. (arecaceae) in porcine coronary artery rings.this study was undertaken to investigate the vasodilatory effect of an aqueous extract of elaeis guineensis jacq (ege) in the porcine coronary artery and elicit its possible mechanism(s) of action. vascular effects of crude extract of dried and powdered leaves of elaeis guineensis were evaluated on isolated coronary arteries on organ chambers. determination of enos expression and the phosphorylation level of enos were determined by western blot analysis. in the presence of indomethacin, ege caus ...200921304623
isolation and characterization of proline/betaine transporter gene from oil palm.oil production from oil palm is adversely affected by drought and salt. under drought and salt stress, proline content increases in oil palm; the mechanism for this is unknown. here, an 8319-nucleotide sequence including cdna, genomic dna and the promoter region of proline transporter gene from oil palm elaeis guineensis was determined. the transporter gene exhibited high similarity to bet/prot genes from several plants, but the highest homology was found with rice prot1. the exon-intron structu ...201121474553
mrna expression of egchi1, egchi2, and egchi3 in oil palm leaves (elaeis guineesis jacq.) after treatment with ganoderma boninense pat. and trichoderma harzianum rifai.basal stem rot (bsr) disease caused by the fungus ganoderma boninense is the most serious disease affecting the oil palm; this is because the disease escapes the early disease detection. the biocontrol agent trichoderma harzianum can protect the disease only at the early stage of the disease. in the present study, the expression levels of three oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) chitinases encoding egchi1, egchi2, and egchi3 at 2, 5, and 8 weeks inoculation were measured in oil palm leaves from ...201222919345
regulatory mechanisms underlying oil palm fruit mesocarp maturation, ripening, and functional specialization in lipid and carotenoid metabolism.fruit provide essential nutrients and vitamins for the human diet. not only is the lipid-rich fleshy mesocarp tissue of the oil palm (elaeis guineensis) fruit the main source of edible oil for the world, but it is also the richest dietary source of provitamin a. this study examines the transcriptional basis of these two outstanding metabolic characters in the oil palm mesocarp. morphological, cellular, biochemical, and hormonal features defined key phases of mesocarp development. a 454 pyroseque ...201121487046
isolation and characterization of an oil palm constitutive promoter derived from a translationally control tumor protein (tctp) gene.we have characterized an oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) constitutive promoter that is derived from a translationally control tumor protein (tctp) gene. the tctp promoter was fused transcriptionally with the gusa reporter gene and transferred to monocot and dicot systems in order to study its regulatory role in a transient expression study. it was found that the 5' region of tctp was capable of driving the gusa expression in all the oil palm tissues tested, including immature embryo, embryoge ...201121549610
antihypertensive and cardiovascular effects of catechin-rich oil palm (elaeis guineensis) leaf extract in nitric oxide-deficient rats.abstract oil palm (elaeis guineensis) leaf extract (ople) possesses good ex vivo vasodilation and antioxidant properties. this study evaluated the catechin-rich ople antioxidant, antihypertensive, and cardiovascular effects in normal and nitric oxide (no)-deficient hypertensive rats. ople was administered orally (500 mg/kg of body weight/day) to normotensive wistar rats and n(ω)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-name)-induced no-deficient hypertensive rats. ople significantly (p<.05) attenuated b ...201121631357
potential health implication of in vitro human low-density lipoprotein-vitamin e oxidation modulation by polyphenols derived from co¦éte d'ivoire's oil palm species.antioxidant activities of polyphenolic compounds extracted (ppes) from ripe fruits of oil palms are investigated by studying their in vitro effects on human low-density lipoprotein (ldl) oxidation. four oil palm species ( elaeis guineensis ) are issued from the national centre of agronomic research of co¦éte d'ivoire, of which two are parental varieties (hp1 and hp2), while the other two are crossing varieties (hp3 and hp4). the main identified compounds were rutin (hp3 and hp4) and caffeic and ...201121707032
phylogenetic and experimental characterization of an acyl-acp thioesterase family reveals significant diversity in enzymatic specificity and activity.abstract: background: acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterases (acyl-acp tes) catalyze the hydrolysis of the thioester bond that links the acyl chain to the sulfhydryl group of the phosphopantetheine prosthetic group of acp. this reaction terminates acyl chain elongation of fatty acid biosynthesis, and in plant seeds it is the biochemical determinant of the fatty acid compositions of storage lipids. results: to explore acyl-acp te diversity and to identify novel acyl acp-tes, 31 acyl-acp tes from ...201121831316
impact of different inclusion levels of oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) fronds on fatty acid profiles of goat muscles.the effects of different inclusion levels of oil palm fronds (opf) on the fatty acid profile of the longissimus dorsi (ld), biceps femoris (bf) and infraspinatus (is) muscle of goats fed for 100 days are described. twenty-four individually housed kacang crossbred male goats (averaged 21.7 ± 0.97 kg bw) were allocated to three groups receiving either a 100% concentrate control diet (con), diet with 25% inclusion level of opf (haf) or a diet with 50% inclusion of opf. the diets were adjusted to be ...201121848848
evolution and structural diversification of nictaba-like lectin genes in food crops with a focus on soybean (glycine max).the nictaba family groups all proteins that show homology to nictaba, the tobacco lectin. so far, nictaba and an arabidopsis thaliana homologue have been shown to be implicated in the plant stress response. the availability of more than 50 sequenced plant genomes provided the opportunity for a genome-wide identification of nictaba-like genes in 15 species, representing members of the fabaceae, poaceae, solanaceae, musaceae, arecaceae, malvaceae and rubiaceae. additionally, phylogenetic relations ...201728087663
differential transcriptomic profiles effected by oil palm phenolics indicate novel health outcomes.plant phenolics are important nutritional antioxidants which could aid in overcoming chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, two leading causes of death in the world. the oil palm (elaeis guineensis) is a rich source of water-soluble phenolics which have high antioxidant activities. this study aimed to identify the in vivo effects and molecular mechanisms involved in the biological activities of oil palm phenolics (opp) during healthy states via microarray gene expression pro ...201121864415
simultaneous extraction of oil and antioxidant compounds from oil palm fruit (elaeis guineensis) by an aqueous enzymatic process.oil palm (elaeis guineensis) fruit was treated with enzymes to facilitate simultaneous recovery of oil and bioactive compounds. tannase from paecilomyces variotii, cellulase and pectinase were evaluated for their influence on oil recovery and antioxidant capacity (dpph), oxidative stability (rancimat), fatty acid profile, total phenols, total carotenoids and tocols of the oil. maximum oil recovery (90-93% total oil) was obtained with central composite design using 4% of enzyme preparation (w/w) ...201223274221
microbial inoculation improves growth of oil palm plants (elaeis guineensis jacq.).introduction of diazotrophic rhizobacteria to oil palm tissues during the in vitro micropropagation process establishes an early associative interaction between the plant cells and bacteria. in the association, the diazotrophs provide the host plants with phytohormones and fixed nitrogen. this study was conducted to observe growth of bacterised tissue cultured oil palm plants under ex vitro conditions after 280 days of growth. root dry weight, shoot dry weight, root volume, bacterial colonisatio ...200924575180
de novo transcriptome analyses of host-fungal interactions in oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.).basal stem rot (bsr) is a fungal disease in oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) which is caused by hemibiotrophic white rot fungi belonging to the ganoderma genus. molecular responses of oil palm to these pathogens are not well known although this information is crucial to strategize effective measures to eradicate bsr. in order to elucidate the molecular interactions between oil palm and g. boninense and its biocontrol fungus trichoderma harzianum, we compared the root transcriptomes of untreate ...201626781612
evaluation on the effectiveness of 2-deoxyglucose-6-phosphate phosphatase (dog(r)1) gene as a selectable marker for oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) embryogenic calli transformation mediated by agrobacterium, which encodes 2-deoxyglucose-6-phosphate phosphatase, has been used as a selectable marker gene to produce transgenic plants. in this study, a transformation vector, pbidog, which contains the dog(r)1 gene, was transformed into oil palm embryogenic calli (ec) mediated by agrobacterium tumefaciens strain lba4404. transformed ec were exposed to 400 mg l(-1) 2-deoxyglucose (2-dog) as the selection agent. 2-dog resistant tissues were regenerated into whole plantlets on various regeneration ...201526442041
transformation of oil palm using agrobacterium tumefaciens.transgenic oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) plantlets are regenerated after agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of embryogenic calli derived from young leaves of oil palm. the calli are transformed with an agrobacterium strain, lba4404, harboring the plasmid puba, which carries a selectable marker gene (bar) for resistance to the herbicide basta and is driven by a maize ubiquitin promoter. modifications of the transformation method, treatment of the target tissues using acetosyri ...201222351008
nutritional composition of fruits selected by long-tailed macaques (macaca fascicularis) in kuala selangor, malaysia.proximate analysis of twelve species of fruits commonly consumed by long-tailed macaques (macaca fascicularis), i.e., arenga pinnata, areca catechu, terminalia catappa, elaeis guineensis, lagerstroemia tomentosa, mangifera indica, cascabela thevetia, muntingia calabura, musa sp., artocarpus heterophyllus, ficus tinctoria ssp. gibbosa and ficus microcarpa, was conducted with the specific objective to determine the nutritional composition of the foodstuffs of long-tailed macaques. the results show ...201728228918
three-dimensional (3d) structure prediction of the american and african oil-palms β-ketoacyl-[acp] synthase-ii protein by comparative modelling.the fatty-acid profile of the vegetable oils determines its properties and nutritional value. palm-oil obtained from the african oil-palm [elaeis guineensis jacq. (tenera)] contains 44% palmitic acid (c16:0), but, palm-oil obtained from the american oilpalm [elaeis oleifera] contains only 25% c16:0. in part, the b-ketoacyl-[acp] synthase ii (kasii) [ec:] protein is responsible for the high level of c16:0 in palm-oil derived from the african oil-palm. to understand more about e. guineen ...201424748752
bud rot caused by phytophthora palmivora: a destructive emerging disease of oil palm.oomycetes from the genus phytophthora are among the most important plant pathogens in agriculture. epidemics caused by p. infestans precipitated the great irish famine and had a major impact on society and human history. in the tropics, p. palmivora is a pathogen of many plant species including cacao (theobroma cacao), citrus (citrus sp.), durian (durio zibethines), jackfruit (artrocarpus heterophyllus), rubber (hevea brasiliensis), and several palm species including coconut (cocos nucifera), an ...201626714102
in vitro anti-plasmodial activity of three herbal remedies for malaria in ghana: adenia cissampeloides (planch.) harms., termina liaivorensis a. chev, and elaeis guineensis jacq.herbal remedies of adenia cissampeloides, terminalia ivorensis, and elaeis guineensis among others have been used in ghana for the treatment of various ailments including malaria. however, most of these remedies have not been scientifically investigated.201223225967
application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with pseudomonas aeruginosa upmp3 reduces the development of ganoderma basal stem rot disease in oil palm seedlings.the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (amf) in combination with endophytic bacteria (eb) in reducing development of basal stem rot (bsr) disease in oil palm (elaeis guineensis) was investigated. bsr caused by ganoderma boninense leads to devastating economic loss and the oil palm industry is struggling to control the disease. the application of two amf with two eb as biocontrol agents was assessed in the nursery and subsequently, repeated in the field using bait seedlings. seedlings pre-ino ...201525492807
comprehensive definition of genome features in spirodela polyrhiza by high-depth physical mapping and short-read dna sequencing strategies.spirodela polyrhiza is a fast-growing aquatic monocot with highly reduced morphology, genome size and number of protein-coding genes. considering these biological features of spirodela and its basal position in the monocot lineage, understanding its genome architecture could shed light on plant adaptation and genome evolution. like many draft genomes, however, the 158-mb spirodela genome sequence has not been resolved to chromosomes, and important genome characteristics have not been defined. he ...201727754575
identification of a δ12 fatty acid desaturase from oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) involved in the biosynthesis of linoleic acid by heterologous expression in saccharomyces cerevisiae.oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) is one of the highest oil-yield crops in the world. a δ12-desaturases associated with the primary steps of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (lc-pufa) biosynthesis were successfully cloned from oil palm and their functions identified. the open reading frames (orfs) of egfad2 (genbank accession: kt023602) consisted of 1176bp and code for 391 amino acids. their deduced polypeptides showed 75-93% identity to microsomal δ12-desaturases from other higher plants, ...201627370696
fatty acid profile of milk and cheese from dairy cows supplemented a diet with palm kernel cake.lipid supplements (oilseeds vegetables) are included in ruminant diet to increase its energy density and improve fatty acid composition of milk and consequently of fresh cheese. milk and cheeses were evaluated from crossbred holstein × zebu, fed diets enriched with 0%, 25%, 50%, and 75% inclusion levels of palm kernel cake in concentrated supplement, which were supplied daily (3.0 kg). milk and fresh cheese (p = 0.001) fatty acids c12:0 exhibited quadratic negative values. milk fatty acids c13:0 ...201526305244
molecular characterization of the elaeis guineensis medium-chain fatty acid diacylglycerol acyltransferase dgat1-1 by heterologous expression in yarrowia lipolytica.diacylglycerol acyltransferases (dgat) are involved in the acylation of sn-1,2-diacylglycerol. palm kernel oil, extracted from elaeis guineensis (oil palm) seeds, has a high content of medium-chain fatty acids mainly lauric acid (c12:0). a putative e. guineensis diacylglycerol acyltransferase gene (egdgat1-1) is expressed at the onset of lauric acid accumulation in the seed endosperm suggesting that it is a determinant of medium-chain triacylglycerol storage. to test this hypothesis, we thorough ...201526581109
effects of exogenous enzyme supplementation to corn- and soybean meal-based or complex diets on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and blood metabolites in growing pigs.two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of dietary supplementation of exogenous enzymes on growth performance, apparent total tract digestibility (attd) of energy and nutrients, blood metabolites, fecal vfa, and fecal ammonia-n in growing pigs (sus scrofa) fed a corn (zea mays l.)- and soybean [glycine max (l.) merr.] meal (sbm)-based diet. in exp. 1, 240 growing barrows (initial bw: 55.6 ± 0.9 kg) were randomly allotted to 5 treatments on the basis of bw. there were 4 replicates ...201222585797
cloning and functional expression of a cdna encoding stearoyl-acp δ9-desaturase from the endosperm of coconut (cocos nucifera l.).coconut (cocos nucifera l.) is an economically tropical fruit tree with special fatty acid compositions. the stearoyl-acyl carrier protein (acp) desaturase (sad) plays a key role in the properties of the majority of cellular glycerolipids. in this paper, a full-length cdna of a stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase, designated cocofad, was isolated from cdna library prepared from the endosperm of coconut (c. nucifera l.). an 1176 bp cdna from overlapped pcr products containing orf encoding a ...201425038276
the antimicrobial efficacy of elaeis guineensis: characterization, in vitro and in vivo studies.the urgent need to treat multi-drug resistant pathogenic microorganisms in chronically infected patients has given rise to the development of new antimicrobials from natural resources. we have tested elaeis guineensis jacq (arecaceae) methanol extract against a variety of bacterial, fungal and yeast strains associated with infections. our studies have demonstrated that e. guineensis exhibits excellent antimicrobial activity in vitro and in vivo against the bacterial and fungal strains tested. a ...201222538489
expression profiles of defence related cdnas in oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) inoculated with mycorrhizae and trichoderma harzianum rifai t32.basal stem rot is one of the major diseases of oil palm (elaies guineensis jacq.) caused by pathogenic ganoderma species. trichoderma and mycorrhizae were proposed to be able to reduce the disease severity. however, their roles in improving oil palm defence system by possibly inducing defence-related genes in the host are not well characterized. to better understand that, transcript profiles of eleven putative defence-related cdnas in the roots of oil palm inoculated with trichoderma harzianum t ...201526322853
expression profiles of putative defence-related proteins in oil palm (elaeis guineensis) colonized by ganoderma boninense.basal stem rot (bsr) is a major disease of oil palm caused by a pathogenic fungus, ganoderma boninense. however, the interaction between the host plant and its pathogen is not well characterized. to better understand the response of oil palm to g. boninense, transcript profiles of eleven putative defence-related genes from oil palm were measured by quantitative reverse-transcription (qrt)-pcr in the roots of oil palms treated with g. boninense from 3 to 12 weeks post infection (wpi). these trans ...201323769496
sequence analysis and gene expression of putative oil palm chitinase and chitinase-like proteins in response to colonization of ganoderma boninense and trichoderma harzianum.chitinases are glycosyl hydrolases that cleave the β-1,4-glycosidic linkages between n-acetylglucosamine residues in chitin which is a major component of fungal cell wall. plant chitinases hydrolyze fungal chitin to chitin oligosaccharides that serve as elicitors of plant defense system against fungal pathogens. however, plants synthesize many chitinase isozymes and some of them are not pathogenesis-related. in this study, three full-length cdna sequences encoding a putative chitinase (egchit3-1 ...201323065213
sequence analysis and gene expression of putative exo- and endo-glucanases from oil palm (elaeis guineensis) during fungal infection.glucanases are enzymes that hydrolyze a variety β-d-glucosidic linkages. plant β-1,3-glucanases are able to degrade fungal cell walls; and promote the release of cell-wall derived fungal elicitors. in this study, three full-length cdna sequences encoding oil palm (elaeis guineensis) glucanases were analyzed. sequence analyses of the cdna sequences suggested that egglc1-1 is a putative β-d-glucan exohydolase belonging to glycosyl hydrolase (gh) family 3 while egglc5-1 and egglc5-2 are putative gl ...201222854183
differential expression of oil palm pathology genes during interactions with ganoderma boninense and trichoderma harzianum.the expression profiles of δ9 stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase (sad1 and sad2) and type 3 metallothionein (mt3-a and mt3-b) were investigated in seedlings of oil palm (elaeis guineensis) artificially inoculated with the pathogenic fungus ganoderma boninense and the symbiotic fungus trichoderma harzianum. expression of sad1 and mt3-a in roots and sad2 in leaves were significantly up-regulated in g. boninense inoculated seedlings at 21 d after treatment when physical symptoms had not yet a ...201121333381
fungal planet description sheets: 320-370.novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from malaysia: castanediella eucalypti from eucalyptus pellita, codinaea acacia from acacia mangium, emarcea eucalyptigena from eucalyptus brassiana, myrtapenidiella eucalyptorum from eucalyptus pellita, pilidiella eucalyptigena from eucalyptus brassiana and strelitziana malaysiana from acacia mangium. furthermore, stachybotrys sansevieriicola is described from sansevieria ehrenbergii (tanzania), phacidium grevilleae fro ...201526240451
physical, mechanical and hydration kinetics of particleboards manufactured with woody biomass (cupressus lusitanica, gmelina arborea, tectona grandis), agricultural resources, and tetra pak packages.lignocellulosic wastes resulting from agricultural activities as well as tetra pak residues from urban centres can cause significant levels of pollution. a possible action to minimize this problem is to use them in the production of particleboards. the purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical, mechanical, and hydration properties of particleboards manufactured with the mixture of woody biomass (cupressus lusitanica, gmelina arborea, and tectona grandis) and either agricultural wastes [ ...201424519224
cloning and functional analysis of a novel ascorbate peroxidase (apx) gene from anthurium 888-bp full-length ascorbate peroxidase (apx) complementary dna (cdna) gene was cloned from anthurium andraeanum, and designated as anapx. it contains a 110-bp 5'-noncoding region, a 28-bp 3'-noncoding region, and a 750-bp open reading frame (orf). this protein is hydrophilic with an aliphatic index of 81.64 and its structure consisting of α-helixes, β-turns, and random coils. the anapx protein showed 93%, 87%, 87%, 87%, and 86% similarities to the apx homologs from zantedeschia aethiopica, v ...201324302711
improving transcriptome de novo assembly by using a reference genome of a related species: translational genomics from oil palm to coconut.the palms are a family of tropical origin and one of the main constituents of the ecosystems of these regions around the world. the two main species of palm represent different challenges: coconut (cocos nucifera l.) is a source of multiple goods and services in tropical communities, while oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq) is the main protagonist of the oil market. in this study, we present a workflow that exploits the comparative genomics between a target species (coconut) and a reference speci ...201728334050
computational identification and comparative analysis of mirna precursors in three palm the present study, mirna precursors in the genomes of three palm species were identified. analyzes of sequence conservation and biological function of their putative targets contribute to understand the roles of mirna in palm biology. micrornas are small rnas of 20-25 nucleotides in length, with important functions in the regulation of gene expression. recent genome sequencing of the palm species elaeis guineensis, elaeis oleifera and phoenix dactylifera have enabled the discovery of mirna ge ...201626919984
the effect of canopy closure on chimpanzee nest abundance in lagoas de cufada national park, guinea-bissau.the present study aimed to gather baseline information about chimpanzee nesting and density in lagoas de cufada natural park (lcnp), in guinea-bissau. old and narrow trails were followed to estimate chimpanzee density through marked-nest counts and to test the effect of canopy closure (woodland savannah, forest with a sparse canopy, and forest with a dense canopy) on nest distribution. chimpanzee abundance was estimated at 0.79 nest builders/km(2), the lowest among the areas of guinea-bissau wit ...201424408762
integrated syntenic and phylogenomic analyses reveal an ancient genome duplication in monocots.unraveling widespread polyploidy events throughout plant evolution is a necessity for inferring the impacts of whole-genome duplication (wgd) on speciation, functional innovations, and to guide identification of true orthologs in divergent taxa. here, we employed an integrated syntenic and phylogenomic analyses to reveal an ancient wgd that shaped the genomes of all commelinid monocots, including grasses, bromeliads, bananas (musa acuminata), ginger, palms, and other plants of fundamental, agric ...201425082857
a novel transcript of oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.), eg707, is specifically upregulated in tissues related to this study, we report the molecular characterization of clone eg707 isolated from cell suspension culture of the oil palm. the deduced polypeptide of clone eg707 is highly similar to an unknown protein from arabidopsis thaliana. the presence of an ald-xan-dh-c2 superfamily domain in the deduced protein sequence suggested that eg707 protein might be involved in abscisic acid biosynthesis. eg707 might be present as a single copy gene in the oil palm genome. this gene is highly expressed in tiss ...201121153717
functional characterization of mads box genes involved in the determination of oil palm flower order to study the molecular regulation of flower development in the monoecious species oil palm (elaeis guineensis), cdnas of 12 mads box genes from this plant belonging to seven distinct subfamilies were previously isolated and characterized. here studies carried out on five of these genes, each likely to be involved in floral morphogenesis: egsqua1 (squamosa subfamily); egagl2-1 (agl2 subfamily); egglo2 (globosa subfamily); egdef1 (deficiens subfamily); and egag2 (agamous subfamily), are d ...200717339652
circadian control of isoprene emissions from oil palm (elaeis guineensis).the emission of isoprene from the biosphere to the atmosphere has a profound effect on the earth's atmospheric system. until now, it has been assumed that the primary short-term controls on isoprene emission are photosynthetically active radiation and temperature. here we show that isoprene emissions from a tropical tree (oil palm, elaeis guineensis) are under strong circadian control, and that the circadian clock is potentially able to gate light-induced isoprene emissions. these rhythms are ro ...200616899082
somaclonal variation in micropropagated oil palm. characterization of two novel genes with enhanced expression in epigenetically abnormal cell lines and in response to vitro micropropagation based on somatic embryogenesis provides an efficient means to multiply selected genotypes of oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.). despite its considerable potential, somatic embryogenesis can yield plants bearing a homeotic flowering abnormality known as mantled. because the mantled abnormality is epigenetic, it cannot be detected with conventional structural molecular markers. thus, to develop a means of discriminating among callus cultures carrying or lacking the mantl ...200616452072
purification and stability of peroxidase of african oil palm elaies the previous work, after screening tropical plants (43 species) for peroxidase activity, high activity has been detected in leaves of some palms and especially african oil palm elaeis guineensis. this palm is widely cultivated in colombia and presents a promising source for the industrial production of peroxidase. the initial enzyme isolation included homogenization and extraction of pigments using aqueous two phase polymer system. initially, traditional system, formed by polyethyleneglycol/k ...200011105241
oil palm defensin: a thermal stable peptide that restricts the mycelial growth of ganoderma boninense.plant defensins are plant defence peptides that have many different biological activities, including antifungal, antimicrobial, and insecticidal activities. a cdna (egdfs) encoding defensin was isolated from elaeis guineensis. the open reading frame of egdfs contained 231 nucleotides encoding a 71-amino acid protein with a predicted molecular weight at 8.69 kda, and a potential signal peptide. the eight highly conserved cysteine sites in plant defensins were also conserved in egdfs. the egdfs se ...201627719656
plant products used as mosquito repellents in guinea bissau, west standardized interviews of people in 23 rural villages, in the oio region of guinea bissau, we collected data on which plant species and plant derived products or methods people use to reduce mosquito biting activity. the following plants were used to reduce numbers of mosquitoes indoors at night: fresh or smouldering hyptis suaveolens poit. (lamiaceae), smoke of the bark of daniellia oliveri rolfe (caesalpiniaceae), smoke of the infructescence of elaeis guineensis jacq. (arecaceae), smoke of ...19999924960
ethnopharmacological use of herbal remedies for the treatment of malaria in the dangme west district of ghana.malaria is one of the most important diseases in the world. because of the devastating nature of the disease there is an urgent need to develop new drugs or vaccines for the treatment, prevention and management of the disease. the objective of the present study was to collect and document information on herbal remedies traditionally used for the treatment of malaria in the dangme west district of ghana.201020382213
physicochemical and sensory characteristics of meat from young nellore bulls fed different levels of palm kernel cake.palm kernel cake is a biodiesel byproduct and an alternative feed additive in cattle production. this study evaluated the effects of palm kernel cake added to bulls' diets on the physicochemical and sensory characteristics of their meat. thirty-two young nellore bulls were used, distributed in a randomized experimental design with four treatments: 0, 7, 14 or 21% (w/w) palm kernel cake in the dry matter of the diet. hay was used at 35% (w/w) in the diets, which were balanced to provide 150 g kg( ...201626608628
scale-dependent effects of a heterogeneous landscape on genetic differentiation in the central american squirrel monkey (saimiri oerstedii).landscape genetic studies offer a fine-scale understanding of how habitat heterogeneity influences population genetic structure. we examined population genetic structure and conducted a landscape genetic analysis for the endangered central american squirrel monkey (saimiri oerstedii) that lives in the fragmented, human-modified habitats of the central pacific region of costa rica. we analyzed non-invasively collected fecal samples from 244 individuals from 14 groups for 16 microsatellite markers ...201222905197
[bionomics data and descriptions of the immatures of calyptocephala gerstaeckeri boheman (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), pest of the oil palm (elaeis guineensis j.) and camedor palm (chamaedorea elegans mart.) (arecaceae) in tabasco, mexico].characters of the external morphology of egg, larval instars and pupae of calyptocephala gerstaeckeri boheman, insect pest of oil palm (elaeis guineensis j.) and camedor palm (chamaedorea elegans mart.) in the state of tabasco, mexico, are described and illustrated. some bionomics data are also presented. the specie was reared in the laboratory on young oil palm plants.200919169555
a reconfigured kennedy pathway which promotes efficient accumulation of medium chain fatty acids in leaf oils.medium chain fatty acids (mcfa, c6-14 fatty acids) are an ideal feedstock for biodiesel and broader oleochemicals. in recent decades, several studies have used transgenic engineering to produce mcfa in seeds oils, though these modifications result in unbalance membrane lipid profiles that impair oil yields and agronomic performance. given the ability to engineer non-seed organs to produce oils, we have previously demonstrated that mcfa profiles can be produced in leaves, but this also results in ...201728301719
streptomyces palmae sp. nov., isolated from oil palm (elaeis guineensis) rhizosphere soil.actinomycete strain cmu-ab204t was isolated from oil palm rhizosphere soil collected in chiang mai university (chiang mai, thailand). based on morphological and chemotaxonomic characteristics, the organism was considered to belong to the genus streptomyces. whole cell-wall hydrolysates consisted of ll-diaminopimelic acid, glucose, ribose and galactose. the predominant menaquinones were mk-9(h4), mk-9(h6), mk-9(h2) and mk-8(h4). the fatty acid profile contained iso-c15 : 0, iso-c16 : 0 and anteis ...201627405543
integrating mixed-effect models into an architectural plant model to simulate inter- and intra-progeny variability: a case study on oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.).three-dimensional (3d) reconstruction of plants is time-consuming and involves considerable levels of data acquisition. this is possibly one reason why the integration of genetic variability into 3d architectural models has so far been largely overlooked. in this study, an allometry-based approach was developed to account for architectural variability in 3d architectural models of oil palm (elaeis guineensis jacq.) as a case study. allometric relationships were used to model architectural traits ...201627302128
bird responses to lowland rainforest conversion in sumatran smallholder landscapes, indonesia.rapid land-use change in the tropics causes dramatic losses in biodiversity and associated functions. in sumatra, indonesia, lowland rainforest has mainly been transformed by smallholders into oil palm (elaeis guineensis) and rubber (hevea brasiliensis) monocultures, interspersed with jungle rubber (rubber agroforests) and a few forest remnants. in two regions of the jambi province, we conducted point counts in 32 plots of four different land-use types (lowland rainforest, jungle rubber, rubber ...201627224063
single base substitution causing the fragrant phenotype and development of a type-specific marker in aromatic coconut (cocos nucifera).the fragrance gene, betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (badh2), has been well studied in many plant species. the objectives of this study were to clone badh2 and compare the sequences between aromatic and non-aromatic coconuts. the complete coding region was cloned from cdna of both aromatic and non-aromatic coconuts. the nucleotide sequences were highly homologous to badh2 genes of other plants. badh2 consisted of a 1512-bp open reading frame encoding 503 amino acids. a single nucleotide differen ...201627706750
infestation of raoiella indica hirst (trombidiformes: tenuipalpidae) on host plants of high socio-economic importance for tropical america.the mite raoiella indica hirst was recently introduced into america, where it has shown amazing ability to disseminate and broaden its range of hosts. an experiment was conducted in cancún, mexico, to determine infestation levels of this mite on plants recorded as hosts: coconut palm (cocos nucifera) of cultivars pacific tall and malayan dwarf, oil palm (elaeis guineensis) hybrids deli x ghana and deli x nigeria, dwarf giant banana (musa acuminata, aaa subgroup cavendish), horn plantain (m. acum ...201626874954
african palm ethno-medicine.this study is the first to demonstrate the breadth and patterns of the medicinal applications of african palms. it sheds light on species with the potential to provide new therapeutic agents for use in biomedicine; and links the gap between traditional use of palms and pharmacological evaluation for the beneficial effects of palm products on human health. last but not least, the study provides recommendations for the areas that should be targeted in future ethno-botanical surveys.201525749399
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