Thymol derivatives from hairy roots of Arnica montana
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Five known thymol derivatives were isolated from roots of Arnica montana transformed with Agrobacterium rhizogenes LBA 9402. The compounds were characterized by spectral methods. The pattern of thymol derivatives in light-grown hairy roots was slightly different from that in dark-grown ones. This is the first report on the presence of thymol derivatives in hairy roots of the plant.
KeywordsArnica montana Asteraceae Hairy root culture Thymol derivatives
This investigation was supported by a research grant 503-312-1 from Medical University of Łódź.
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