Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 143, Issue 3, pp 167–174 | Cite as

Chemogeographical evolution of quinolizidines inPapilionoideae

  • Antonio Salatino
  • Otto R. Gottlieb
Article

Abstract

Characterization of the predominant biogenetic quinolizidine types, together with the determination of oxidation levels and skeletal specializations of such alkaloids contained inPapilionoideae genera led to the recognition of several evolutionary lines in this subfamily. The results are consistent with the most recent views on the subject based on morphology and indicate quinolizidine alkaloidal evolution to have proceeded by skeletal specialization in tropical regions and by variation of oxidation level in temperate regions.

Key words

Leguminosae Papilionoideae Bossiaeeae Genisteae Liparieae Sophoreae Thermopsideae Quinolizidine alkaloids biochemical evolution ecogeographical evolution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Salatino
    • 1
  • Otto R. Gottlieb
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de BiociênciasUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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