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Trichosanthes cucumerina

  • T. K. Lim
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Abstract

The genus is native to tropical south and southeast Asia and the islands of the western Pacific. This species was first domesticated in India from where non-bitter and long and large-fruited types were developed.

Keywords

Lung Cancer Cell Line Ferric Reduce Antioxidant Power Hepatoprotective Activity Nematicidal Activity Lung Cancer Line 
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  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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