Distribution of foliar formylated phloroglucinol derivatives amongst Eucalyptus species

Eschler, B.M., Pass, D.M., Willis, R., and Foley, W.J. (2000) Distribution of foliar formylated phloroglucinol derivatives amongst Eucalyptus species. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 28 (9). pp. 813-824.

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Abstract

Formylated phloroglucinol compounds (FPCs) in Eucalyptus leaves are important determinants of feeding in marsupial folivores and have a wide range of other biological actions. We conducted a survey of the occurrence of formylated phloroglucinol compounds (euglobals, macrocarpals and sideroxylonals) in acetone–petrol extracts of 41 species of Eucalyptus from among seven informal subgenera growing on the East Coast of Australia. We used electrospray ionisation, Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (ESI-FTMS) to search crude extracts of eucalypt leaves for molecular weights characteristic of FPC compounds. We found masses characteristic of reported FPCs in 27 of the 41 species examined. The most frequently identified group of compounds was the sideroxylonals. Notable was the lack of known FPCs in the informal subgenus Monocalyptus.

Item ID: 12800
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-2925
Keywords: Eucalyptus; phloroglucinol; aldehyde; euglobal; macrocarpal; sideroxylonal; poymorphism; marsupial
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 06:04
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0304 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry > 030499 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified @ 51%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 49%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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