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Evidence for a Correlation between Systematics and Bioactivity in New Caledonian Cunoniaceae and Its Implications for Screening and Conservation.

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dc.contributor.authorPillon, Yohanen_US
dc.contributor.authorFogliani, Brunoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-06T00:45:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-06T00:45:57Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationPillon Y, Fogliani B. Evidence for a Correlation between Systematics and Bioactivity in New Caledonian Cunoniaceae and Its Implications for Screening and Conservation. Pac Sci 63(1): 97-104.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0030-8870en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/22748-
dc.descriptionv. ill. 23 cm.en_US
dc.descriptionQuarterlyen_US
dc.description.abstractIt is generally assumed that there is a good correlation between systematics and the secondary compounds found in plants. However because of the frequent homoplasy of chemical characters this has been difficult to test using statistical methods. Here we applied two nonparametric tests on a published data set, where 50 species of New Caledonian Cunoniaceae were screened for bioactivity against several pathogenic strains. Using Moran’s I index we showed that in two of nine tests against pathogenic strains there was a significantly higher similarity than expected in bioactivities between species belonging to the same genus and a significantly higher than expected dissimilarity in bioactivity between species belonging to different tribes. When considering the bioactivities against all pathogenic strains with Mantel tests, we also found significant correlation between bioactivity and phylogenetic distance in two of four tests. This has implications in screening and conservation. Searches for new molecules and bioactivity should preferentially be made on species spread across the tree of life. There is also a need to preserve as much phylogenetic diversity as possible to make sure that the widest reservoir of natural compounds remains available for future generations.en_US
dc.format.extent8 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen-USen_US
dc.publisherHonolulu, University of Hawaii Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesvol. 63, no. 1en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural history--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshScience--Periodicalsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.en_US
dc.titleEvidence for a Correlation between Systematics and Bioactivity in New Caledonian Cunoniaceae and Its Implications for Screening and Conservation.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 63, Number 1, 2009


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