Involvement of strictosidine as a defensive chemical inCatharanthus roseus

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The involvement of the glucoalkaloid strictosidine in antimicrobial and antifeedant activity inCatharanthus roseus leaves was investigated. Strictosidine and its deglucosylation product, specifically formed by the enzyme strictosidine glucosidase, were shown to be active against several microorganisms. In contrast, neither the intact glucoside, nor the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02027718

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