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Germacrene D, A Common Sesquiterpene in the Genus Bursera (Burseraceae)
Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Department of Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Present address: Department of Biological Production, Akita Prefectural University, Akita 010- 0195, Japan.
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Received: 12 November 2009; in revised form: 15 December 2009 / Accepted: 15 December 2009 / Published: 15 December 2009
Abstract: The volatile components of the leaves of five Bursera species, B. copallifera, B. exselsa, B. mirandae, B. ruticola and B. fagaroides var. purpusii were determined by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Germacrene D was one of the predominant components (15.1–56.2%) of all of these species. Germacrene D has also been found in other Bursera species and some species of Commiphora, the sister group of Bursera, suggesting that the production of germacrene D might be an ancient trait in the genus Bursera.
Keywords: Bursera; burseraceae; germacrene D; monoterpenes; sesquiterpenes
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Noge, K.; Becerra, J.X. Germacrene D, A Common Sesquiterpene in the Genus Bursera (Burseraceae). Molecules 2009, 14, 5289-5297.
Noge K, Becerra JX. Germacrene D, A Common Sesquiterpene in the Genus Bursera (Burseraceae). Molecules. 2009; 14(12):5289-5297.
Noge, Koji; Becerra, Judith X. 2009. "Germacrene D, A Common Sesquiterpene in the Genus Bursera (Burseraceae)." Molecules 14, no. 12: 5289-5297.