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2015-11-26 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Anglais - 1 page(s)

Duez Pierre , "Conserving and valorizing biodiversity: the medicinal flora of Madagascar", symposium "Biodiversity and development, a global heritage" in Symposium "Biodiversity and development, a global heritage", Bruxelles, Belgique, 2015

  • Codes CREF : Pharmacognosie (DI3410), Sciences pharmaceutiques (DI3400), Biologie des milieux particuliers (DI3190)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie thérapeutique et Pharmacognosie (M136)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Madagascar broke away from Africa more than 150 million years. This island is home to 12,000 species of plants (of which 70 80 % are endemic ), making it one of the regions with the most diverse and original flora in the world. However, Madagascar's ecosystems are highly vulnerable to human activities. This raises the problem of the conservation and regeneration of certain species; which is crucial for the wealth of biodiversity but also for preserved access to original research material, important for the scientific community to develop and enhance new natural compounds that could form the basis for new drugs. The presentation illustrates examples of concrete achievements from a partnership between Malagasy and Belgian scientific teams, more particularly the establishment of an in vitro medicinal plants collection.