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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 715040, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/715040
Research Article

Chemical Composition and Validation of the Ethnopharmacological Reported Antimicrobial Activity of the Body Fat of Phrynops geoffroanus Used in Traditional Medicine

1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Bioprospecção Molecular, Universidade Regional do Cariri, 63105-000 Crato, CE, Brazil
2Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biotecnologia de Recursos Naturais, BioMol-Lab, Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, P.O. Box 6043, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Campus do Pici, 60455-970 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
3Programa de Pós-Graduação em Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco—UFRPE, 52171-900 Dois Irmãos, Recife, PE, Brazil
4Departamento de Química Biológica, Universidade Regional do Cariri, 63105-000 Crato, CE, Brazil
5Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, 58429-500 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil

Received 22 February 2013; Revised 9 September 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editor: Ana H. Ladio

Copyright © 2013 Diógenes de Queiroz Dias et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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