Synthetic inhibitor of leaf-closure that reveals the biological importance of leaf-movement for the survival of leguminous plants

Eisuke Kato, Hideharu Nagano, Shosuke Yamamura, Minoru Ueda

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Abstract

Nyctinasty has been known since pre-Christian era, whereas the question 'Why do leguminous plants sleep?' has always puzzled scientists. This paper gives a clue to the historical mystery: by using synthetic inhibitors for nyctinasty, we found that legumes cannot survive without nyctinasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5909-5917
Number of pages9
JournalTetrahedron
Volume59
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 28

Keywords

  • Leguminous plants
  • Nyctinasty
  • Synthetic inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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