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Plants 2017, 6(4), 43; doi:10.3390/plants6040043

Flavonoid Profile of the Cotton Plant, Gossypium hirsutum: A Review

CSIRO Agriculture and Food, GPO Box 2583, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia
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Received: 2 August 2017 / Revised: 10 September 2017 / Accepted: 19 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Flavonoids)
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Cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., is a plant fibre of significant economic importance, with seeds providing an additional source of protein in human and animal nutrition. Flavonoids play a vital role in maintaining plant health and function and much research has investigated the role of flavonoids in plant defence and plant vigour and the influence these have on cotton production. As part of ongoing research into host plant/invertebrate pest interactions, we investigated the flavonoid profile of cotton reported in published, peer-reviewed literature. Here we report 52 flavonoids representing seven classes and their reported distribution within the cotton plant. We briefly discuss the historical research of flavonoids in cotton production and propose research areas that warrant further investigation. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomarker; pigeonpea; Cajanus cajan; sorghum; flavone; flavonols; resistance; lepidoptera; host plant interaction biomarker; pigeonpea; Cajanus cajan; sorghum; flavone; flavonols; resistance; lepidoptera; host plant interaction
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Nix, A.; Paull, C.; Colgrave, M. Flavonoid Profile of the Cotton Plant, Gossypium hirsutum: A Review. Plants 2017, 6, 43.

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