By Peter Rudolf Seidl, Otto Richard Gottlieb, Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan
content material: Amazon biodiversity: a renewable common source? / Peter Rudolf Seidl --
normal items as medicinal and organic brokers : potentiating the assets of the rain wooded area / Geoffrey A. Cordell --
monetary vegetation of the Amazon : their commercial improvement in security of the woodland / Benjamin Gilbert --
Agroforestry concepts for easing soil chemical constraints to foodstuff and fiber construction within the Brazilian Amazon / Erick C.M. Fernandes and João Carlos de Souza Matos --
Secondary compound accumulation in plants-the software of plant biotechnology to plant development : a proposed procedure for natural-product study in Brazil / Marcia Pletsch, Antônio Euzébio G. Sant'Ana, and Barry Victor Charlwood --
The promise of plant-derived traditional items for the advance of latest prescription drugs and agrochemicals / James D. McChesney --
Poisons and anti-poisons from the Amazon wooded area / Walter B. Mors --
Biologically lively neolignans from Amazonian bushes / Massayoshi Yoshida --
Proteins from Amazonia : stories and views for his or her study / Lauro Morhy --
Terpenoids from Amazonian Icacinaceae / Alaide Braga de Oliveira --
Chemical stories of Myristicaceae species of the Colombian Amazon / Juan C. Martinez V. and Luis E. Cuca S. --
Plant chemistry of Amazonia in an ecological context / Klaus Kubitzki --
Lignans : range, biosynthesis, and serve as / Norman G. Lewis, Massuo J. Kato, Norberto Lopes, and Laurence B. Davin --
The chemistry of Amazonian Myristicaceae : developmental, ecological, and pharmacological facets / Massuo J. Kato --
Amazonia as opposed to Australia : geographically far away, chemically shut / Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan --
Chemodiversity of angiosperms : range- and herbaceousness-conditioned gradients / Maria Renata de M.B. Borin and Otto R. Gottlieb --
Future-oriented mapping of biodiversity in Amazonia / Otto R. Gottlieb --
Advances in Amazonian biogeochemistry / K.O. Konhauser, W.S. Fyfe, W. Zang, M.I. chook, and B.I. Kronberg --
The chemistry of headwater streams within the Rio das Mortes process and its impact at the constitution of the biotic group / Charles W. Heckman --
The chemistry of atmospheric aerosol debris within the Amazon Basin / Paulo Artaxo, Fábio Gerab, Márcia A. Yamasoe, and José V. Martins --
The "Garimpo" challenge within the Amazon area / Alexandre Pessoa, Gildo Sá Albuquerque, and Maria Laura Barreto --
Mineral extraction within the Amazon and the surroundings : the mercury challenge / Roberto C. Villas Bôas.
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The oil contains volatile neutral constituents such as β-caryophyllene whose composition varies greatly from species to species. Dissolved in these are sesquiterpene acids which appear to be responsible for part of the antibiotic activity. Copaiba oil is locally used as a treatment for skin infections and for some of these it is certainly effective. The oil also has anti inflammatory action (30) but the affirmation that it cures skin cancer is anecdotal. TABLE V. Examples of Medicinally Used Trunk Balsams or Resins (11,28,21) Plant Source & Product and Important Use Ref.
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G. 5% Ca). Interpreting data for micronutrient concentrations in tree and shrub biomass is still difficult. Leafy biomass derived from vigorously growing trees of Inga eaulis grown on an Ultisol were as follows: Μη 112, Cu 13, Zn 35, and Fe 95 mg/kg (77). g. g. Inga edulis and Flemingia macrophylla). • Absence of toxic substances in the foliage or root exudates. For example, in the acid savannas (cerraao) of Brazil some species have been shown to accumulate from 4,000 to 14,000 mg/kg of Al in the foliage (18).