beet western yellows virus infects the carnivorous plant nepenthes mirabilis.although poleroviruses are known to infect a broad range of higher plants, carnivorous plants have not yet been reported as hosts. here, we describe the first polerovirus naturally infecting the pitcher plant nepenthes mirabilis. the virus was identified through bioinformatic analysis of ngs transcriptome data. the complete viral genome sequence was assembled from overlapping pcr fragments and shown to share 91.1 % nucleotide sequence identity with the us isolate of beet western yellows virus (b ...201627180098
nepenthesin protease activity indicates digestive fluid dynamics in carnivorous nepenthes plants.carnivorous plants use different morphological features to attract, trap and digest prey, mainly insects. plants from the genus nepenthes possess specialized leaves called pitchers that function as pitfall-traps. these pitchers are filled with a digestive fluid that is generated by the plants themselves. in order to digest caught prey in their pitchers, nepenthes plants produce various hydrolytic enzymes including aspartic proteases, nepenthesins (nep). knowledge about the generation and inducti ...201525750992
screening for potential α-glucosidase and α-amylase inhibitory constituents from selected vietnamese plants used to treat type 2 diabetes.the 18 plant species investigated in this study have been used as herbal antidiabetic remedies in vietnamese traditional medicines. this study aimed to evaluate their ability to inhibit α-glucosidase and α-amylase, two key enzymes involved in serum glucose regulation.201627041401
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