genus Annona


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Noun1.genus Annona - type genus of the Annonaceaegenus Annona - type genus of the Annonaceae; tropical American trees or shrubs
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Annonaceae, custard-apple family, family Annonaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs
custard apple, custard apple tree - any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp
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The genus Annona (Annonaceae) consists of 250 species distributed across Brazil, and has a great variety of of fleshy, odorous and tathy fruits, known as "araticum" or "marolo", widely consumed "in natura" and used by the population to prepare juice, ice-cream or jelly (Silva and Tassara, 2001).
Chemical and pharmacological investigations of species of the genus Annona have indicated important bioactive compounds, revealing the presence of alkaloids and acetogenin of Annonaceae, with evident insecticidal action on disease vectors (Alali et al.
Compounds with insecticidal activity are particularly abundant in the genus Annona, having been detected in no fewer than 13 species.