Cyanogenesis of Dendrocalamus: Taxiphyllin

  • Schwarzmaier U
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Abstract

Taxiphyllin (1), l-asparagine, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and β-sitosterol are identified as the main extractives of the shoots of Dendrocalamus giganteus and D. hamiltonii. An analysis of the free amino acids is presented and the administration of taxiphyllin-[1-14C] to the inner leaves of a bamboo shoot yielding labelled asparagine described. © 1977.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 4-hydroxy-benzaldehyde
  • D. hamiltonii
  • Dendrocalamus giganteus
  • Gramineae
  • amino acids
  • bamboo
  • cyanogenesis
  • cyanoside metabolism
  • l-asparagine.
  • phytosterols
  • taxiphyllin

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  • Ulrich Schwarzmaier

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