Kernels from two wild fruits in Mozambique, Adansonia digitata
and Sclerocarya birrea, were selected for this study to determine their amino acid and fatty acid composition, as well as the monomeric composition of their dietary fibre.
The vegetation is made up of several species of which the most remarkable are Rhizophora mangle, Rhizophora harissoni, Avicennia africana, Adansonia digitata
(baobab), Khaya senegalensis, Cordyla penata (Dimb), Daniellia oliveri (santan).
(Baobab) fruit pulp as substrate for Bacillus Endoglucanase production.
, baobab genetic diversity, Africa, Indian subcontinent, inferred ancestry, cultural symbolism
Three of these were subterranean caves; one was a large hole in a Baobab tree, Adansonia digitata
In addition, triterpenoids and saponins in choroform; saponins in hexane; steroids, saponins, tannins and alkaloids in methanol extracts of Adansonia digitata
had revealed their toxicity against Ae.
For his thesis titled: "Modulation of the redox status, phase 2 drug metabolizing enzymes and fumonisin-induced cancer promotion in rat liver by selected southern African medicinal plants", Dr Hikuam characterised antioxidant contents and capacities of Adansonia digitata
, Agathosma betulina, Siphonochilus aethiopicus and Myrothamnus flabellifolius.
The Baobab Adansonia digitata
is preserved as a historically important tree by the Archeological Department in Pallimunei, Mannar.
Some species such as Faidherbia albida and Adansonia digitata
require a rare combination of factors to germinate and invade new areas (Dunham, 1992).
Fatty acid composition and metal content of Adansonia digitata
seeds and seed oil.
In this research work, chemical composition, phytochemical screening, elemental analysis and anti-oxidant assay of the pulp of Adansonia digitata
were carried out.
Locally stands of Baobabs, Adansonia digitata
, had been saved to provide shade for man and livestock.