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Bin Wu
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
China

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Chemistry and Biology of the Cruciferous Phytoalexins Brassinin and Cyclobrassinin

Author(s): M. Soledade C. Pedras.

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Abstract:

Brassinin and cyclobrassinin are phytoalexins produced by plants of the family Brassicaceae. An overview of the chemistry of these phytoalexins, metabolism, biological activity and applications of current knowledge that could contribute to the sustainability of crucifer crop production is provided.

Keywords: Biosynthesis, biotransformation, Brassicaceae, brassinin, crucifer, cyclobrassinin, paldoxin, phytoalexin.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2014
Page: [166 - 172]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2210315504666141016222025
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