Phytomelatonin: Discovery, Content, and Role in Plants

@inproceedings{Arnao2014PhytomelatoninDC,
  title={Phytomelatonin: Discovery, Content, and Role in Plants},
  author={Marino B. Arnao},
  year={2014}
}
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is an indolic compound derived from tryptophan. Usually identified as a neurotransmitter or animal hormone, this compound was detected in plants in 1995. Interest in knowing the melatonin content of plants and its possible role therein is growing, as indicated by the increasing number of related publications. Melatonin is present in all plant species studied, with large variations in its level depending on the plant organ or tissue. It seems to be more… Expand

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