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Phenolic compounds in date palm cultivars sensitive and resistant toFusarium oxysporum

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In date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) leaves, the main compounds of the phenolic pool were quercetin and isorhamnetin heterosides, (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin. Although previously observed only in date palm fruits, 5-caffeoylshikimic acid (dactylifric acid) and its positional isomers (3-caffeoylshikimic acid and 4-caffeoylshikimic acid) were detected also in the leaves and roots. Quantitative, but not qualitative, differences between cultivars resistant and susceptible toFusarium oxysporum f. sp.albedinis during growth period were observed

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Acknowledgements: The authors are very grateful to Dr. Janati, Director of SCAS (INRA, Marrakech) for supplying the plant material used in this study. The study was funded by the Programme de Cooperation Franco-Marocaine (Al 473/90) between Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech, Maroc) and Montpellier II University (France)

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Ziouti, A., El Modafar, C., Fleuriet, A. et al. Phenolic compounds in date palm cultivars sensitive and resistant toFusarium oxysporum . Biol Plant 38, 451–457 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02896679

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Additional key words

  • caffeoylshikimic acids
  • flavonoids
  • Phoenix dactylifera