African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12275

Review

Uses and technological prospects for the mangaba, a native fruit of Brazil

Ana Veruska Cruz da Silva*
  • Ana Veruska Cruz da Silva*
  • Embrapa Coastal Tablelands. Av. Beira-mar, 3250. Aracaju, Sergipe, 49025-040, Brazil.
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Adrielle Naiana Ribeiro Soares
  • Adrielle Naiana Ribeiro Soares
  • Universidade Federal de Sergip, Brazil.
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Ana Silva Ledo
  • Ana Silva Ledo
  • Embrapa Coastal Tablelands. Av. Beira-mar, 3250. Aracaju, Sergipe, 49025-040, Brazil.
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Tatiana Santos Costa
  • Tatiana Santos Costa
  • Embrapa Coastal Tablelands. Av. Beira-mar, 3250. Aracaju, Sergipe, 49025-040, Brazil.
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Camila Santos Almeida
  • Camila Santos Almeida
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista, Câmpus de Jaboticabal, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Brazil.
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Julie Anne Espíndola Amorim
  • Julie Anne Espíndola Amorim
  • Universidade Federal de Sergip, Brazil.
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PriscilLa Santana Santos
  • PriscilLa Santana Santos
  • Universidade Federal de Sergip, Brazil.
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Marina Ferreira Vitoria
  • Marina Ferreira Vitoria
  • Universidade Federal de Sergip, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 16 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 06 February 2017
  •  Published: 15 February 2017

Abstract

Mangaba (Hancornia speciosa Gomes - Apocynaceae) is a native fruit of Brazil which is of great importance in its areas of occurrence. This species has been subjected to habitat fragmentation that is mainly due to human activity, and requires conservation. The aim of the present review was to evaluate the biotechnological advances in the species. This paper deals with recent studies on the genetic diversity and bioactive compounds.

Key words: Hancornia speciosa Gomes, bioactive compounds, genetic resources, conservation.