Trichome Microsampling of Sesquiterpene Lactones for the Use of Systematic Studies

  • Otmar Spring
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 25)


Over the last two decades few classes of secondary plant metabolites have attracted as much attention from phytochemists as sesquiterpene lactones (STL), which are characteristic metabolites of the Asteraceae. While Fischer et al.1 reviewed some 900 hundred different structures of naturally occuring STL in 1979, Seaman2 counted over 1300 only three years later and their number has increased at a rate of 200 to 250 a year since then (Fig 1).1–6 Interest in the broad spectrum of biological activities of these compounds (for reviews see 7,8) is probably the major driving force for this development.


Glandular Trichome Sesquiterpene Lactone Helianthus Annuus High Performance Liquid Chroma High Performance Liquid Chroma 
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  • Otmar Spring
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  1. 1.Institute of BiologyUniversity of TuebingenTuebingenGermany

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