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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6429652, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6429652
Research Article

Preliminary Screening of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities and Establishment of an Efficient Callus Induction in Curculigo latifolia Dryand (Lemba)

1Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS), Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Biology Division, Center for Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3Academic Development Centre (AdeC), Wisma R&D, University of Malaya, 59990 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 11 December 2015; Revised 29 March 2016; Accepted 13 April 2016

Academic Editor: Nunziatina De Tommasi

Copyright © 2016 Reza Farzinebrahimi 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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