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J.N. Shoolery

Bio: J.N. Shoolery is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Eria. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 68 citations.
Topics: Eria

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TL;DR: An amorphous phenanthrene, named nudol has been isolated from Eulophia nuda, Eria carinata and E. stricta and was identified as 2,7-dihydroxy-3,4-dimethoxyphenanthrene.

74 citations


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TL;DR: The present study reviews the traditional therapeutic uses of orchidaceous preparations with its recent advances in pharmacological investigations that would be a useful reference for plant drug researches, especially in orchids.

287 citations

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TL;DR: The present study furnishes an overview of the hydroxy or/and methoxy-substituted 9,10-dihydro/phenanthrene, methylated, prenylated and other monomeric derivatives, dimeric and trimeric phenanthrenes and their biological activities.

282 citations

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TL;DR: Root amendments had a greater impact over time on phenanthrene degraders than heterotrophs resulting in selective maintenance of degrader populations in amended soils compared with controls.
Abstract: To investigate the mechanisms by which slender oat (Avena barbata Pott ex Link) enhances phenanthrene biodegradation, we analyzed the impacts of root exudates and root debris on phenanthrene biodegradation and degrader community dynamics. Accelerated phenanthrene biodegradation rates occurred in soils amended with slender oat root exudates as well as combined root debris + root exudate as compared with unamended controls. Root exudates significantly enhanced phenanthrene biodegradation in rhizosphere soils, either by increasing contaminant bioavailability and/or increasing microbial population size and activity. A modified most probable number (MPN) method was used to determine quantitative shifts in heterotrophic and phenanthrene degrader communities. During the first 4 to 6 d of treatment, heterotrophic populations increased in all amended soils. Both root debris-amended and exudate-amended soil then maintained larger phenanthrene degrader populations than in control soils later in the experiment after much of the phenanthrene had been utilized. Thus, root amendments had a greater impact over time on phenanthrene degraders than heterotrophs resulting in selective maintenance of degrader populations in amended soils compared with controls.

184 citations

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TL;DR: Two new phenanthrenes (4,9-dimethoxyphenanthrene-2,5-diol and 4,6-dimethyltoxymethylhexane-1,3,7-triol) and two new 9,10-dihydrophenanthreness (4methoxy-9, 10-dibenzyls and the triterpenoid friedelin were isolated and characterized from the hexane extract of the orchid Bulbophyllum vaginatum) were determined by spectroscopic analyses

94 citations

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TL;DR: Compounds 1-3 and denthyrsinin (1,5,7-trimethoxyphenanthrene-2,6-diol; 4) showed significant cytotoxic activities against Hela (13.5, 9.5 and 4.8 microM, respectively) cell lines.

79 citations