ENZYMATIC LIBERATION OF TULIPALIN (α-METHYLENEBUTYROL-ACTONE), A FUNGITOXIC SUBSTANCE ISOLATED FROM TULIPS

J.C.M. Beijersbergen, Cath.B.G. Lemmers
The white skin of young tulip bulbs possesses a barrier against infection by Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht. f. tulipea Apt. In extracts of white skin tissue, tulipalin (alpha-methylenebutyrolactone) is the only factor that inhibited the growth of the fungus in vitro. A precursor of tulipalin, isolated from white skins and bulb scales, was studied. Special attention was given to the enzymatic breakdown of this precursor.
Beijersbergen, J.C.M. and Lemmers, Cath.B.G. (1971). ENZYMATIC LIBERATION OF TULIPALIN (α-METHYLENEBUTYROL-ACTONE), A FUNGITOXIC SUBSTANCE ISOLATED FROM TULIPS. Acta Hortic. 23, 230-234
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.23.36
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.23.36

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