Molecules 2002, 7(3), 331-340; doi:10.3390/70300331
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Correlation between Phenylphenalenone Phytoalexins and Phytopathological Properties in Musa and the Role of a Dihydrophenylphenalene Triol

1 Institute of Chemistry, Universidad de Antioquia, P. O. Box 1226, Medellin-Colombia 2 Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Ökologie, Beutenberg Campus, Winzerlaer Str. 10, D-07745 Jena, Germany
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Received: 21 November 2001; in revised form: 6 March 2002 / Accepted: 15 March 2002 / Published: 31 March 2002
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Abstract: A correlation has been established between production of specific phenylphenalenones and resistance of various banana and plantain varieties towards certain pathogens. In addition a dihydrotrihydroxyphenylphenalene was isolated from the resistant 'Pelipita' plantain variety in relatively high concentrations and its structure and relative configuration were assigned on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR and NOE information. This compound is considered a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of phenylphenalenone phytoalexins.
Keywords: Musa acuminata; biosynthesis; phytoalexins; pathogens; resistance; susceptibility

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Otálvaro, F.; Echeverri, F.; Quiñones, W.; Torres, F.; Schneider, B. Correlation between Phenylphenalenone Phytoalexins and Phytopathological Properties in Musa and the Role of a Dihydrophenylphenalene Triol. Molecules 2002, 7, 331-340.

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Otálvaro F, Echeverri F, Quiñones W, Torres F, Schneider B. Correlation between Phenylphenalenone Phytoalexins and Phytopathological Properties in Musa and the Role of a Dihydrophenylphenalene Triol. Molecules. 2002; 7(3):331-340.

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Otálvaro, Felipe; Echeverri, Fernando; Quiñones, Winston; Torres, Fernando; Schneider, Bernd. 2002. "Correlation between Phenylphenalenone Phytoalexins and Phytopathological Properties in Musa and the Role of a Dihydrophenylphenalene Triol." Molecules 7, no. 3: 331-340.

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