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metabolites that have antioxidant properties could be crucial for defense against oxidative stress (Hosseinimehr et al., 2007; Akhtar et al., 2015; Al-Snafi, 2015; Kasote et al., 2015; Korga et al., 2017). Centaurea species (Asteraceae) are known to be used as antimicrobial, antifungal, anti

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Centaurea eriophora L. is reported from Beer Sheva. A pathway for the introduction of this western Mediterranean species into Israel is suggested.

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, Urophora sp. and Acanthiophilus sp. were found in flower-heads of Centaurea perrottetii DC., which also were infested by caterpillars of a noctuid moth, Eublemma sp. Larvae of C. polyspila were the most numerous, and they were attacked by Ormyrus sp., a hymenopteran parasitoid. In flower-heads of Vernonia

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Cecidomyiidae reared from flower heads of seven genera of Asteraceae (Centaurea, Cirsium, Hieracium, Hypochoe- ris, Inula, Reichardia, and Saussurea) demonstrated, despite great overall morphological con- formity, many instances of statistically significant differences between the species. Measure- ment values

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Habitat loss and landscape fragmentation are considered factors that cause a significant decrease in biodiversity and changes in the community composition. The impact of fragmented natural patches of various sizes on plant species richness, plant composition, and soil properties were investigated in this study. The study area was located in a semiarid Mediterranean region (average annual rainfall 300 mm/ winter) and dominated by Sarcopoterium spinosum L. (SP) association. The results indicated that: (a) SP dwarf-shrubs were absent from patches of less than one hectare; (b) SP and other perennial coverage increased with patch size; however (c) herbaceous plants dominated the patches (70-100%); (d) the annual grasses Stipa capensis Thunb. and Avena sterilis L. were the dominant species and their coverage was significantly higher in the small patches; (e) species richness increased with patch size; (f) the total number of species for all the patches was almost two times higher than in the adjacent nature reserve; (g) native weeds such as Chrysanthemum coronarium L. and Centaurea hyalolepis Boiss. abounded in the patch edges; (h) the similarity between the patches and the adjacent nature reserve increased with patch size, but was less than 35%; and (i) rock fragments were almost absent from the small patches where the soil was shallower than in the large patches. In conclusion, on the patch scale, it is important to conserve larger patches. However, on the landscape scale, it is recommended to conserve the various patch sizes because of their high biodiversity.

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. Centaurea pumilio L. (Asteraceae), una nuova specie per la flora italiana. Thalassia Salentina 1996b 22 41 45 Maugini A. In: Prodromo della Flora Cirenaica, Valbonesi, Forlì, pp. Pampanini R. 1931 464 465 Nyman C.F. Sylloge Florae Europaeae. Oerebroae 1854 34 Pampanini R. Nuovo contributo alla

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Hicken en España. An. Jard. Bot. Madrid 1988 45 346 347 Clayton W.D. Pennisetum L.C.M. Richard Flora europaea. Tutin T.G. Cambridge University Press Cambridge 1980 5 264 Crespo M.B. Centaurea hyalolepis Boiss. subp. hyalolepis (Asteraceae), a new taxon for the Iberian Peninsula. Isr. J. Bot. 1992

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