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Human health sciences : Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
Molecular biology, phytochemistry and bioactivity of three endemic Aloe species from Mauritius and Reunion Islands.
Ranghoo-Sanmukhiya, M. [> > > >]
Govinden-Soulange, J. [> > > >]
Lavergne, C. [> > > >]
Khoyratty, S. [> > > >]
Da Silva, D. [> > > >]
Frederich, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Pharmacognosie >]
Kodja, H. [> > > >]
Phytochemical Analysis
John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Yes (verified by ORBi)
West Sussex
United Kingdom
[en] Introduction - Aloe tormentorii, A. purpurea and A. macra are used as multipurpose folk medicines in Reunion and Mauritius Islands and are mistaken for the introduced Aloe vera.Objective - To compare the phytochemical, antimicrobial and DNA profiles of Aloe endemic to Mauritius and Reunion with the profiles of A. vera.Methodology - Leaf extracts of these Aloe species were analysed using standard phytochemical screening techniques, TLC and by HPLC. These extracts were also assayed for antimicrobial activity using microdilution techniques. Genetic diversity was studied using RAPD markers.Results - Phytochemical and antimicrobial assays and RAPD analysis showed that Mascarene Aloe species were very different from A. vera.Conclusion - This study is the first report highlighting the differences between Aloe sp.p from Mascarene and Aloe vera at the metabolic and genomic level. Copyright (c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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