Chemistry and Biology of the Cruciferous Phytoalexins Brassinin and Cyclobrassinin
M. Soledade C. Pedras.
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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