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Cyanogenic Glycosides of Carica papaya and its Phylogenetic Position with Respect to the Violales and Capparales

Kevin C. Spencer and David S. Seigler
American Journal of Botany
Vol. 71, No. 10 (Nov. - Dec., 1984), pp. 1444-1447
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2443711
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Cyanogenic Glycosides of Carica papaya and its Phylogenetic Position with Respect to the Violales and Capparales
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Abstract

Carica papaya L. (Caricaceae) was found to contain the cyclopentene-ring containing cyanogenic glucoside tetraphyllin B as well as the aromatic cyanogenic glucoside prunasin. This is the first report of the isolation of cyanogenic glucosides from a species known to produce glucosinolates. The presence of both classes of compounds suggests that Carica papaya may be intermediate between the Capparales and the Violales.

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