Phytoecdysteroids: Diversity, Biosynthesis and Distribution

  • Laurence Dinan
  • Juraj Harmatha
  • Vladimir Volodin
  • René Lafont

We review the current status of knowledge on phytoecdysteroids, with particular emphasis on their occurrence, diversity, functions, biosynthesis and biotechnological production. We also consider evolutionary aspects with regard to their probable role in the deterrence of phytophagous invertebrates and in respect to their relationship to other classes of phytosteroids.


Allelochemical biosynthesis cell culture deterrence distribution diversity ecdysteroid insect-plant relationships phytosteroid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurence Dinan
    • 1
  • Juraj Harmatha
    • 2
  • Vladimir Volodin
    • 3
  • René Lafont
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Protéines: Biochimie Structurale et FonctionnelleUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis cedex 05France
  2. 2.Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicInstitute of Organic Chemistry and BiochemistryPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Biochemistry and Biotechnology Laboratory, Biology Institute, Komi Science CentreUral Department of the Academy of Science of the Russian FederationSyktyvkarRussia

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