Chemical studies on the nyctinastic leaf-movement regulated by a biological clock

Minoru Ueda, Shosuke Yamamura

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Abstract

Most leguminosae plants close their leaves in the evening as if to sleep, and open them early in the morning. This circadian rhythm is known to be controlled by the biological clock of such plants. Extensive studies on other nyctinastic plants led to the isolation of a variety of leaf-closing and leaf-opening substances. Based on our experiments on these plants is controlled by a biological clock that regulates the balance of concentration between leaf-opening and -closing substances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-940
Number of pages14
JournalHeterocycles
Volume51
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry

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