Selected Topics In Flavonoid Biosynthesis

  • H. Grisebach
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 12)

Abstract

Early tracer studies led to a basic knowledge of the building units of flavonoids and to an understanding of some details of their biosynthesis. The work of the last few years has been concentrated on the enzymology of the biosynthetic pathways and on their regulation. A correlation between the genetic makeup of plants and the biochemistry of their flavonoid pathways is now emerging through work with mutants. Plant cell suspension cultures have played a major role in these developments.

Keywords

Glycoside Quercetin Glucoside Ligase Transferase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Grisebach
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der Pflanzen, Biologisches Institut IIUniversität FreiburgFreiburg i.Br.Germany

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