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The effects of heat, smoke, leaching, scarification, temperature and NaCl salinity on the germination of Solanum centrale (the Australian bush tomato)

  • Authors: Ahmed, AK., Johnson, KA., Burchett, MD., Kenny, BJ.
  • Published: 2006

Poor germination is considered a barrier to the horticultural development of a commercially significant Australian native edible species, Solanum centrale JM Black (bush tomato). Seed viability and the effects of…

Horticultural development of Australian native edible plants

  • Authors: Ahmed, AK., Johnson, KA.
  • Published: 2000

The Australian native edible plant industry is rapidly expanding. We provide a review of the horticultural research that has been carried out on the top 14 commercially significant Australian native…

Is livestock grazing compatible with biodiversity conservation? Impacts on savanna ant communities in the Australian seasonal tropics

  • Authors: Arcoverde, GB, Andersen, A. N., Setterfield, S.
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Published: 2017

Grazing by domestic livestock is one of the most widespread forms of anthropogenic disturbance globally, and can have a major impact on biodiversity and therefore conservation values. Here we use…

Value chains of herbal medicines—Research needs and key challenges in the context of ethnopharmacology

  • Authors: Booker, A., Johnston, D., Heinrich, M.
  • Published: 2012

Background Value chain analyses are commonly used to understand socioeconomic and power relationships in the production chain from the initial starting material to a final (generally high value) product. These…

The nutritional composition of Australian aboriginal bushfoods. I.

  • Authors: Brand, JC., Rae, C., McDonnell, J., Lee, A., Cherikoff, V., Truswell, AS.
  • Published: 1983

The nutritional composition of Australian aboriginal bushfoods. I.

Eco–Enterprises and Terminalia ferdinandiana: “Best Laid Plans” and Australian policy lessons

  • Authors: Cunningham, A., Garnett, S., Gorman, J., Courtenay, K., Boehme, D.
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Published: 2009

Eco–Enterprises and Terminalia ferdinandiana : “Best Laid Plans” and Australian Policy Lessons. This paper reviews practical policy lessons from trade in a dietary supplement (or nutraceutical) processed from Terminalia ferdinandiana…

Policy lessons from practice: Australian bush products for commercial markets

  • Authors: Cunningham, A., Garnett, S., Gorman, J.
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Published: 2009

Bush products provide one of few prospects for new or expanded natural resource-based enterprise activity by indigenous people of remote regions of arid central and tropical northern Australia. Realizing this…

Seed germination of Solanum spp. (Solanaceae) for use in rehabilitation and commercial industries

  • Authors: Commander, L.E., Merritt, D.J., Rokich, D.P., Flematti, G.R., Dixon, K.W.
  • Published: 2008

Effective methods for propagation of native Solanum species are required for mine rehabilitation and the native food industry in Australia. This study investigated seed germination of eight native Solanum species…

Arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in Solanum centrale (Bush Tomato), a perennial sub-shrub from the arid zone of Australia.

  • Authors: Dennett, A., Burgess, L., McGee, P., Ryder, M.
  • Published: 2011

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi convey well documented benefits to plant growth in domesticated species. We investigated AM in Solanum centrale, a desert shrub of central Australia and traditional food for…

When cosmology meets property: Indigenous people’s innovation and intellectual property

  • Author: Drahos, P.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2011

The protection of traditional knowledge by means of intellectual property rights is one of the major concerns of international organizations. Less attention has been paid to the relationship between systems…

An analysis of the use of plant products for commerce in remote aboriginal communities of northern Australia

  • Authors: Gorman, Julian, Griffiths, Anthony, Whitehead, Peter
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Published: 2006

The indigenous people of Australia have a long and well documented history of using native plants as an essential component of their customary economy. However, few have engaged successfully in…

Indigenous fruits of Australia

  • Author: Gorst, JR.
  • Published: 2002

Australian native food has come to be called bushfood. However, this term has several different connotations depending on the context. Firstly, while it is often used to denote both flora…

Reinforcing alternative economies: self-motivated work by central Anmatyerr people to sell Katyerr (Desert Raisin, Bush Tomato) in central Australia

  • Authors: Holcombe, S., Yates, P., Walsh, F.
  • Published: 2011

This paper examines an alternative economy in the Anmatyerr region of central Australia, with reference to the ‘hybrid economy’ concept. We argue that this concept has application in recognising emerging…

Antioxidant capacity and hydrophilic phytochemicals in commercially grown native Australian fruits

  • Authors: Konczak, I., Zabaras, D., Dunstan, M., Aguas, P.
  • Published: 2010

Hydrophilic phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities of eight commercially grown native Australian fruits were determined. Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) contained a 6-fold higher level of total phenolic compounds and quandong (Santalum…

Investigations into in vitro manipulation of Solanum centrale (Bush Tomato)

  • Authors: Johnson, KA., Ahmed, AK., Armstrong, G.
  • Published: 2003

Solanum centrale J.M. Black (Solanaceae) commonly called bush raisin or bush tomato, or known locally as “kampurarpa”, is a small clonally spreading undershrub with yellow fruit that dry on the…

Antioxidant capacity and phenolic compounds in commercially grown native Australian herbs and spices

  • Authors: Konczak, I., Zabaras, D., Dunstan, M., Aguas, P.
  • Published: 2010

The antioxidant capacities and phenolic composition in six native, commercially grown, Australian herbs and spices were investigated. Tasmannia pepper leaf, followed by anise myrtle and lemon myrtle contained the highest…

Using a legally enforceable knowledge trust doctrine to fulfil the moral obligation to protect indigenous secrets

  • Authors: Martin, P., Jeffery, M.
  • Published: 2007

This article discusses the potential legal obligations of researchers who obtain cultural, technological, religious or mystical knowledge from Indigenous custodians. It is argued that the combination of four existing areas…

Traditional and modern plant use among the Alyawara of central Australia

  • Authors: O’Connell, J., Latz, P., Barnett, P.
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Published: 1983

This is a descriptive summary of information on traditional and modern uses of native plants by Alyawara-speaking Australian Aborigines. It includes data on 157 species, 92 of which are used…

Commodification of the sacred through intellectual property rights

  • Author: Posey, DA.
  • Published: 2002

Indigenous and traditional peoples have made major contributions to the enhancement and conservation of the world's biodiversity. Although this is increasingly recognized in international discourse, rights of these peoples to…

Opportunities for contributing to the development of Aboriginal food plants

  • Author: Stynes, B.
  • Published: 1997

The fledgling Australian Bushfood Industry is valued at $14 million and is growing at c . 75% per annum. Eleven species have been identified which currently comprise the core of…

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