Monoterpenes in Plants

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  • M. Dvořáková Department of Organic and Nuclear Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague,
  • I. Valterová Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • T. Vaněk Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague,

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The article deals with the role of monoterpenes in the environment and their biosynthesis in plants. Monoterpenes play a significant role in plant defence and communication with the environment, especially with insect pests and pollinators. They are also considered bioactive compounds due to a great impact on human health. Monoterpenes show antimicrobial and antifungal properties and may also prevent cancer.

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15.12.2011

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Dvořáková, M., Valterová, I., & Vaněk, T. (2011). Monoterpenes in Plants. Chemické Listy, 105(11). Získáno z http://ww.chemicke-listy.cz/ojs3/index.php/chemicke-listy/article/view/1026

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