The chemical control of leaf-movement in a nyctinastic plant, Lespedeza cuneata G. Don

Minoru Ueda, Takashi Ohnuki, Shosuke Yamamura

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Abstract

Potassium D-idarate (1) was isolated from Lespedeza cuneata G. Don as a bioactive substance for nyctinasty. The compound was quite effective for leaf-closing of the plant at 1 x 10-6 M in the daytime and caused leaf-closing movement on the leaf of Cassia mimosoides L. Inversely effective two leaf-movement factors, 1 and potassium lespedezate (2), were isolated from the same plant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2500
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume38
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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