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caper,

common name for members of the Capparidaceae, a family of tropical plants found chiefly in the Old World and closely related to the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, or Brassicaceae, a large family chiefly of herbs of north temperate regions. The easily distinguished flowers of the Cruciferae have four petals arranged diagonally ("cruciform") and alternating with the four sepals.
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 family). Capparis spinosa is cultivated in the Mediterranean area for its flower buds—capers—which are pickled and used as a condiment. The spiderflower (Cleome spinosa) is a common garden annual. The family also includes a few species indigenous to the United States, e.g., the burro-fat (Isomeris), a common desert shrub of the Southwest. The caper family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales).

caper

1. a spiny trailing Mediterranean capparidaceous shrub, Capparis spinosa, with edible flower buds
2. any of various similar plants or their edible parts
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Jamil, Antibacterial potential of Capparis spinosa and Capparis decidua extracts.
Kyparissis, 2004 Exceptional photosynthetic performance of Capparis spinosa L.
Isolation and identification of N2-fixing microorganisms from the rhizosphere of Capparis spinosa (L.
Briefly, 1200 [micro]l of solution containing different volumes with different concentrations of Capparis spinosa bud extract or the standard chelator EDTA, 50|l of Fe[Cl.
The antibacterial effect of methanolic Capparis spinosa buds extract was tested against Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus ST01, Staphylococcus aureus ST01, Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus megaterium) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacea, Klebsiella pneumoniea, Citobacter SP.
Methanolic extract of Capparis spinosa buds exhibited a strong scavenging activity against DPPH radical in a concentration-dependent manner.
Yields from 580g wet Capparis spinosa seed and at different stages of purification of Cupparis spinosa antiproliferative protein Column Chromatographic fraction Yield (mg) - Crude extract 1800 DEAE-cellulose D3 500 SP-Sepharose Pl 300 Superdex 75 S2 120 Table 2.
Comparison of biological potencies of Capparis spinosa antiproliferative protein, doxorubicin and B.
Salvadora persica (13) displayed three unique bands with the molecular weight of 300, 700 and 600 bp while, 1 unique band was displayed by Capparis spinosa (5) with the molecular weight of 400bp.
In the list of halophytes from Pakistan reported by Khan and Qaiser (2006) none of the member of Capparaceae family is included, but the present study revealed that Capparis spinosa (5) showed a close genetic relationship with the true halophytes reported by Khan and Qaiser (2006).
Liv-52 formulation consists of Capparis spinosa, Cichorium intybus, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia arjuna, Achillea millefolium, Tamarix gallica and Mandur basma.
Each Liv-52 tablet contains extracts of Capparis spinosa 65 mg, Cichorium intybus 65 mg, Solanum nigrum 32 mg, Cassia occidentalis 16 mg, T.