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Review Article Volume 1 Issue 2

Bio-prospecting Potential of Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) O. Kuntze for Access and Benefit Sharing

Dereje Mosissa*

Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Assosa Biodiversity Center, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Dereje Mosissa, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Assosa Biodiversity Center, Ethiopia.

Received: May 01, 2020; Published: May 21, 2020

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Abstract

  Phytochemical studies on the plants of this species have led to the isolation of ca. 122 compounds including steroidals, diarylheptanoids and terpenoids. Some chemical constituents displayed cytotoxic activity, microtubule-stabilizing activity and so on. Therefore, Tacca are important plants not only in the medicinal sense but also as a food source or as an energy material. Thus, we encourage any bio-prospecting company or an individual interested to work on the genetic resource, Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) O. Kuntze, for ethno-medical/pharmacological/uses and industrial activities in the production of medicinal extracts, food and beverages.

Keywords: Bioprospecting; Phytochemical; Tacca leontopetaloides; Steroidals; Diarylheptanoids; Terpenoids; Cytotoxic

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Citation

Citation: Dereje Mosissa. “Bio-prospecting Potential of Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) O. Kuntze for Access and Benefit Sharing". Acta Scientific Biotechnology 1.4 (2020): .




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