A heartwood pigment in Dalbergia cell cultures.

  title={A heartwood pigment in Dalbergia cell cultures.},
  author={Mih{\'a}ly Czak{\'o} and L{\'a}szl{\'o} M{\'a}rton},
  volume={57 6},
In an extensive survey of the genera Baphia, Caesalpinia, Dalbergia, Haematoxylon, and Pterocarpus, we have identified a number of species whose cell cultures accumulated pigments similar to those in heartwood. Thirteen rosewood (Dalbergia) species produced a purple quinonemethide pigment in the callus that was apparently identical between the species. The pigment was first purified from D. retusa cell culture and its structure was elucidated by mass, infrared, and detailed 1H and 13C NMR and… CONTINUE READING