Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

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Persia FA


  • Commentary
    Overview of Genus Prosopis Toxicity Reports and its Beneficial Biomedical Properties
    Author(s): Persia FA, Rinaldini E, Hapon MB and Gamarra-Luques CPersia FA, Rinaldini E, Hapon MB and Gamarra-Luques C

    Secondary plant metabolites are regarded as promising sources of plant-protecting substances and they are one of the most important lines of plant defense against pests. The range of cellular targets for these substances is very wide and covers metabolic pathways, macromolecules and organelles. In consequence, the plant derivatives study represents a critical situation in which toxic effects against other organisms need to be evaluated in relation to its biological benefits. The genus Prosopis (Fabaceae) include 44 species and is considered among the world’s most damaging invasive species. The genus had been found in 129 countries globally and many more countries are climatically suitable. Prosopis physiology evidences a wide range of adaptability, shows the capability to growth in several adverse conditions, accumulates heavy metals and synthetizes chemical defences. Curiously,.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000326

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