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The Natural Products Journal


ISSN (Print): 2210-3155
ISSN (Online): 2210-3163

Chemistry and Biology of the Cruciferous Phytoalexins Brassinin and Cyclobrassinin

Author(s): M. Soledade C. Pedras

Volume 4 , Issue 3 , 2014

Page: [166 - 172] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/2210315504666141016222025

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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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