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Title: COMPARATIVE PHYTOTOXICITY OF ARTEMISININ AND SEVERAL SESQUITERPENE ANALOGUES

Author
item Dayan, Franck
item Hernandez, A
item Allen, Stacy
item Moraes-cerdeira, R
item Vroman, J
item Avery, M
item Duke, Stephen

Submitted to: Phytochemistry
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/20/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: 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.