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Seasonal Variation of Cistus ladanifer L. Diterpenes
AbstractThe exudate of Cistus ladanifer L. consists mainly of two families of secondary metabolites: flavonoids and diterpenes. The amount of flavonoids present in the leaves has a marked seasonal variation, being maximum in summer and minimum in winter. In the present study, we demonstrate that the amount of diterpenes varies seasonally, but with a different pattern: maximum concentration in winter and minimum in spring-summer. The experiments under controlled conditions have shown that temperature influences diterpene production, and in particular, low temperatures. Given this pattern, the functions that these compounds perform in C. ladanifer are probably different.
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Alías, J.C.; Sosa, T.; Valares, C.; Escudero, J.C.; Chaves, N. Seasonal Variation of Cistus ladanifer L. Diterpenes. Plants 2012, 1, 6-15.View more citation formats
Alías JC, Sosa T, Valares C, Escudero JC, Chaves N. Seasonal Variation of Cistus ladanifer L. Diterpenes. Plants. 2012; 1(1):6-15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alías, Juan Carlos; Sosa, Teresa; Valares, Cristina; Escudero, José Carlos; Chaves, Natividad. 2012. "Seasonal Variation of Cistus ladanifer L. Diterpenes." Plants 1, no. 1: 6-15.