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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 151–152 | Cite as

A new class of phytoalexins from grapevines

  • P. Langcake
  • R. J. Pryce
Specialia

Summary

Novel phytoalexins which have been isolated from grapevine leaves are oligomeric forms of the trihydroxy stilbene resveratrol, which co-occurs with these compounds. The characterization of one of these phytoalexins as a resveratrol dimer, designated ε-viniferin, is described as well as a model for its biosynthesis from resveratrol.

Keywords

Resveratrol Stilbene Oligomeric Form Trihydroxy Grapevine Leave 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Langcake
    • 1
  • R. J. Pryce
    • 1
  1. 1.Shell Research LimitedSittingbourne Research CentreSittingbourne(England)

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