Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families

dc.contributor.advisorLindsey, George Gen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorFarrant, Jill Men_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorDe Wet, Jacquesen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDzobo, Kevinen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T17:36:55Z
dc.date.available2014-07-30T17:36:55Z
dc.date.issued2005en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractPolyphenols in plants are known to act as antioxidants, antimicrobials, antifungal, photoreceptors, visual attractors and as light screens. In this study polyphenols in angiosperms found in southern Africa and called resurrection (desiccation tolerant) plants were studied. These plants are Myrothamnus flabellifolius, Xerophyta viscosa, Xerophyta humilis, Xerophyta schlecterii, Xerophyta villosa. Craterostigma wilmsii, Craterostigma plantagineum, Craterostigma pumilum and Eragrostis nindensis. These plants are able to tolerate water stress without undergoing permanent damage. During drying these plants are subjected to different stresses and one such stress is oxidative stress. It has been suggested that polyphenols function as stress protectants in plant cells by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced during a period of oxidative stress. In this study the total phenolic content and the related antioxidant capacity of the plants leaf extracts were analysed.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationDzobo, K. (2005). <i>Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4256en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationDzobo, Kevin. <i>"Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4256en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationDzobo, K. 2005. Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Dzobo, Kevin AB - Polyphenols in plants are known to act as antioxidants, antimicrobials, antifungal, photoreceptors, visual attractors and as light screens. In this study polyphenols in angiosperms found in southern Africa and called resurrection (desiccation tolerant) plants were studied. These plants are Myrothamnus flabellifolius, Xerophyta viscosa, Xerophyta humilis, Xerophyta schlecterii, Xerophyta villosa. Craterostigma wilmsii, Craterostigma plantagineum, Craterostigma pumilum and Eragrostis nindensis. These plants are able to tolerate water stress without undergoing permanent damage. During drying these plants are subjected to different stresses and one such stress is oxidative stress. It has been suggested that polyphenols function as stress protectants in plant cells by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced during a period of oxidative stress. In this study the total phenolic content and the related antioxidant capacity of the plants leaf extracts were analysed. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families TI - Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4256 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/4256
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationDzobo K. Characterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant families. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4256en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Molecular and Cell Biologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_ZA
dc.titleCharacterization of polyphenols in leaves of four desiccation tolerant plant familiesen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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