High-speed counter-current chromatography for the study of defense metabolites in wheat. Characterization of 5,6-O-methyl trans-aconitic acid.

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High-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) methods were developed for the study of induced defense metabolites in wheat (Triticum aestivum) against powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici). A single HSCCC purification step afforded extraction of mg-quantities of an induced compound with antifungal activity. Subsequent LC-MS and NMR analyses… (More)

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