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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Comparative Phytotoxicity of Artemisinin and Several Sesquiterpene Analogues

Authors
item Dayan, Franck
item Hernandez, A - BILBOA,SPAIN
item Allen, Stacy
item Moraes-Cerdeira, R - NCDNP,UNIV OF MS
item Vroman, J - DEPT MED CHEM,UNIV OF MS
item Avery, M - DEPT MED CHEM, UNIV OF MS
item Duke, Stephen

Submitted to: Phytochemistry
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 20, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The herbicidal effects of a natural product from wormwood, artemisinin and several similar compounds were studied. Artemisinin and several analalogues were herbicidal. All of the herbicidal compounds reduced cell division.

Technical Abstract: Phytotoxicity of artemisinin and several sesquiterpene analogues was tested. Active compounds caused reduction in root growth, decreased chlorophyll concentration, indueced higher rate of respiration, and affected mitosis in seedlings.

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